Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 25, 2010
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

NHS dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit the Womens Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or morrisr@nanticoke.org

Pancake and Sausage fundraiser The Pastor's Aide Committee will sponsor an all you can eat pancake and sausage fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Applebee's in Salisbury, Md. Cost is $7 per person.For details call Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.

CHEER Golf Tournament CHEER's First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 23, at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo at 856-5187.

Flapjack Fundraiser You're invited to a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's in Seaford to support the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown. The cost is $5 per person. For details call Peggy Trott at 856-3404.

Georgetown Library fundraiser La Quetzalteca Mexican Restaurant in the Georgetown Plaza shopping center will give the Georgetown Public Library 10% of its receipts all day Monday, April 5. For more information, call the library at 856-7958.

Craft fair to support relay A craft fair will be held at the Greenwood Fire Hall on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit Relay for Life of Western Sussex. The Wolf Gang team walks in memory of Joyce Wolfgang, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007. Tables are available for $20 each. Call 841-2104 for details. Homemade easter eggs of all flavors will be available along with other desserts.

Spicer Memorial Golf The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com

Celebrity Golf Classic The Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. There will be a host of celebrities this year with the addition of four time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers and more to come. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.

Historical Society fundraisers Join us the second Wednesday of each month at the Laurel Pizzeria and help support the Bethel Historical Society. Bring in this announcement and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. An easter egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 27 (rain date is April 3), at the Bethel Historical Society in Bethel. Tickets are $5 and include a hot dog, drink and cookie.For more information, call 875-5965.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Seaford elections Both Mayor Ed Butler and councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe are running in the upcoming Seaford city elections. Deadline to file as a candidate is Friday, March 26. Butler was first elected to the Seaford City Council in 1986. He served six terms on the council then, when Dan Short stepped down as mayor to run for state representative in 2006, he ran for mayor. He was unopposed in the 2008 election. Phillips-Lowe was appointed to fill Butler's council seat in 2006. She was reelected in 2007. The mayor's term lasts two years. Council members' terms are three years. The election will be Saturday, April 17. Voters must be registered with the city by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Voters must be registered with the city in order to vote.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Seaford Recreation Department is holding its Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. Age groups for the hunt will be Toddlers 3- to 4-year-olds; 5- to 6-years-olds; and 7- to 9-year-olds. Bring your own basket. Bring your wackiest bonnet for a decorating contest. The rain date will be Sunday, March 28. For information call 629-6809.

Class of 1965 Reunion The SHSClass of 1965 Reunion Committee is busy planning their 45th class reunionlater this fall. The class is unable to find addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Barry S. Cordrey, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Roland Fraser, Faye Hayes Wright, Sherry Hoster, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Linda Pierce Ragin, David Spencer, Barbara Thompson Savage, Ronald West & Pat Williams Honan. If you have any information to share call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 or email her at woodlandangell@hotmail.com

Sister's In Christ Bake Sale Sister's In Christ will have a bake sale at the entrance of the Seaford Walmart on Saturday, March 27, at 9 a.m.All proceeds benefit Bethel Worship Center's building fund.

Seaford Library
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, April 1, and Thursday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, contact the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md., IHOP locations and return the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, April 2. We will reopen on Saturday, April 3, for our regular business hours.
  • Mrs. "Cookie" Garfield will host, "Historical Reflections," Friday, April 9, at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, at 5 p.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 13, at 6 p.m.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us


Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is Saturday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m. You may also register on April 24 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

X-Treme Dance Studio performs The X-Treme Dance Studio of Seaford will be holding an Easter Celebration with food, fun and dancing at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown on Saturday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. Dances from their winter production and their upcoming annual recital will be presented. Space is limited. For tickets and information, please contact the studio at 629-4049 or visit www.X-TremeDs.com XDS is now also available on Facebook.

Commemorative bricks on sale The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4x8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund.Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.

AAUW Geranium Sale The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise money for scholarships. The plants, provided by Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel are available in red, white, pink, salmon and fuchsia. The price for each 6-inch pot is $4.25. To order call 628-1615 or contact any AAUW member by March 31. Pick-up will be on Saturday, April 24, from 8 TO 11 a.m. at West Seaford Elementary School parking lot (across from Seaford Golf and Country Club).

Soroptomist Youth Forum The Soroptimist Youth Forum provides an opportunity for young people to meet, interact and discuss current and pressing issues. It gives youth a voice on their world and keeps the community in touch with the experiences and knowledge of our young people. Participants from grades 9-12 discuss a current issue and are rated by judges on several areas. Prize money can be used to further their education. This year's event will take place on March 27, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, at Trinity Transport in Seaford. The public is invited to attend.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open tochildren birth through 48 months and their caregivers,on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at SeafordParks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact AnnaScovellat 856-5239.

Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10 The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year's theme "Sweet 16," celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950's flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America's first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.

Kiwanis Club hosts bingo The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will hold a Longaberger Basket & Vera Bradley Bingo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Boys & Girls Club in Seaford. The bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley products as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper, Tall File basket and the new Flare baskets and pottery. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 629-7054.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Easter Egg Hunt The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under on Easter Sunday, April 4. It will be held at the Laurel Middle School on Central Avenue at 1:30 p.m.

Italian Night at the Fire Dept. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be held at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.

Annual book sale The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold their annual book sale on Monday, April 5 thru Wednesday, April 7, in the Community Room of the Laurel Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Great selection of used books, CDs, videos, audio books and DVDs for all ages and interests. Prices are $.25 to $1. Come early for the best selection. Proceeds benefit the Youth Services programs at the Laurel Library. For more information, contact the library at 875-9084, or email snorton1948@hotmail.com

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

'Rock for Books' fundraiser The third annual fundraiser, sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library, "Rock for Books" Sock Hop, featuring 1950's-60's music by The Cavemen, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 26, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event includes a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 is tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Public Library. Advance ticket sales only.

Ghost Tales The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host storyteller Ed Okonowicz - Delaware History, Ghost Stores and Tall Tales. The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room. His books will be on sale at a discount and there will be a drawing for six of his books. Please, no children under the age of 10. No fee but donations to the library will be accepted. For more information, call 337-7401.

Spay/neuter clinic A Kitty Fix Co-Op spay/neuter clinic, sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc., will be held on Saturday, March 27, at the Bridgeville Fire Station. Cost is $73/female spay and $43/male neuter and includes Rabies and Distemper shots, state surcharge tax. Co-Op volunteers may receive additional discounts. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, email D-C_Brown@juno.com

Fire Department Parade The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department's 100th anniversary celebration parade will start at noon on Saturday, April 10. Original starting time was 1 p.m. The parade will be followed by an open house at the fire hall on Market Street. During the celebration, the department will also dedicate the new equipment storage building.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Delmar Library The library will be a site for AARP Tax Preparation againthis year every Thursday with three dates in April. Call the library at 846-9894 to set up the required appointment time.

Cheerleading Clinic The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic for girls in kindergarten thru fifth grade on Saturday, April 17, at Delmar Middle/High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and wear comfortable pants and sneakers. Also, bring a bag lunch and drink. Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the camp. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811, ext. 26, or email plewis@cbgsc.org

Bingo to benefit Ladies Auxiliary A Longaberger and Vera Bradley Bingo to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Delmar Fire Department on Thursday, March 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 875-2195 or 846-2530.

Poker run fundraiser A poker run fundraiser to benefit the 2010 Diamond Dreams Baseball Season U13CP will be held on Saturday, April 3 (rain date is April 10). Ride starts at 9 a.m. and registrationis from 8 to 11 a.m.at Bistro 54 in the Delmar Commons. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Ride route is approximately 100 miles and will end at 2 p.m. at Oasis Bar and Grill in Whaleyville, Md. Registration includes a buffet at Oasis Bar & Grill. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a cash prize will be awarded. Single rider/driver is $20 and rider/driver with passenger is $30.

Casino Night Casino Night at the Delmar Fire Department is Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Games include blackjack, poker, money wheels and 50-50's. Admission is $10. Must be 21 and older to enter.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Antiques Appraisal Fair Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair at noon on Saturday, April 10. Tickets must be purchased for the appraisals, and the cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets for the appraisals should be purchased in advance and are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

Greenwood Library fundraiser Support the Greenwood Public Library and enjoy a meal at Friendly's restaurant in Seaford on Thursday, March 25. Simply visit Friendly's and dine any time between 5 and 8 p.m. on that date, and Friendly's will donate a percentage of the receipt to the library to help with its programs.

CHEER's 36th anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a week-long celebration during the week of April 26-30. Throughout the week, there will be special events, guests, games, raffles and door prizes. The Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir will perform on Monday, April 26 and Leighton-Taylor will perform on Wednesday, April 28. The public is welcome. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Beginning Basket Weaving Come to the Greenwood Library and learn the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: March 27, April 3, April 17 and April 24. These workshops will be taught by Brenda Brasure, a member of the North Carolina Basket Makers Association and Nature Coast Basket Makers Guild. She will present the basics of basket weaving and then help each participant create a different basket for each Saturday they are able to attend. The fee for each session (payable on the day) will range from $25 to $30, depending on the cost of the basket. The basket for the first session on March 27 will be a small Easter basket, and the cost is $27. On the following Saturdays, the choices will be a Cutie Cracker Basket, Bread Basket and Napkin Basket. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Protection from identity theft The Greenwood CHEER Center is hosting a free educational workshop entitled, "Protecting You From Identity Theft," presented by Theresa Perry. Learn ways to protect yourself from identity theft and have your questions answered. This workshop is open to the public. For information, call the center at 349-5237.

Prepaid legal services The Greenwood CHEER Center is hosting a free educational workshop, Prepaid Legal Services, with Theresa Perry. Learn the value of protecting your rights to include traffic tickets, legal documents review, attorney consultation, etc. Questions or concerns will be answered. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

'Vietnam Mailbag' book signing Award-winning author Nancy E. Lynch will be at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, for a presentation and book signing. Anyone with any connection to those involved in the war in Vietnam will find this a rare opportunity to meet Lynch and obtain a signed copy of the book, a compilation of letters between our military and their families and friends, giving first-person insight into the experience of this historic conflict. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Tull Road closed The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews closed Tull Road between Route 404 and Shirleys Road near Greenwood, due to crossroad pipe failure. The road is closed until further notice. Traffic will be detoured as follows: Northbound: Route 404 to Wooden Hawk Road onto Shirleys Road and back to Tull Road Southbound: Tull Road to Shirleys Road onto Wooden Hawk Road to Route 404 Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.deldot.gov

Library hosts Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? On Wednesday, March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. This service is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

CHEER Easter celebration The Greenwood CHEER Center will hold an Easter Celebration and Bonnet Parade on Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment by Any Olde Tyme, a basket raffle and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the best Easter bonnet. For information, call the center at 349-5237.

DINNERS:

St. George's luncheon St. George's UMC, between Laurel and Delmar, is offering oysters, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, vegetable soup, peas and dumplings and desserts and baked goods on Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Chicken & dumpling dinner Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets in advance only, phone 410-754-8681 or 337-8836. They are $10 adults, $5 children under 12. The prices include dessert. No tickets will be available after Apri 11. The church is located west of Seaford and the north end of Oak Grove Road.

Emings BBQ at Delmar Wesleyan Delmar Wesleyan Church presents "Emings BBQ" on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to2 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 per person. Carry-outs only. For tickets, call 410-896-3600 and leave a message or call 875-1153.

Centenary Church Dinner Centenary UMW in Laurel will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the dining hall. Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free. Sweets are also available.

Spaghetti dinner Snethen United Methodist Church in Mardela Springs will hold an All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at Double Mills Community Hall in Mardela Springs. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, drink and desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

TRIPS:

Sight & Sound Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motorcoach trip to see Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4. This is an all-new live musical production about Joseph's epic story of character and forgiveness. Cost is $98 for members, or $105 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Tips and gratuities are not included. The bus departs the CHEER Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

King of Prussia Mall trip Wallace Temple AME Zion church is sponsoring a shopping trip to the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 17. The bus will depart from Peebles parking lot, Seaford Village, at 8 a.m. and will leave Pennsylvania to return to Delaware at 4 p.m. The cost is $40. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due by March 26 with the balance due April 10. Call Maria West at 629-3433 and leave your name and phone number.

Seaford AARP trips April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Visit Legends In Concert, the Carolina Opry, see performers and jugglers at the Palace Theatre, a special performance at the Alabama Theatre and a celebration dinner at the House of Blues. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise, time at Barefoot Landing and a guided tour of Charleston. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Six seats open. Cost: $535/double. June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. Have dinner on a train ride while trying to solve a murder mystery. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens before time on your own. Mid-afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before time on your own. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River on the Spirit Of Norfolk while you play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show, the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum, a performance at Country Tonite filled with humor, dancing and singing. Also, a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Included are four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches. Cost: $595/double. All trips are open to the public. Note that all of our trips have a deposit made on hotels, meals, entertainment, tour guides, etc. and we must have enough people booked two months in advance in order to be able to make the trip. Otherwise, we have to cancel the trip to get our deposit back or we lose the deposit. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

AARP trip to Chicago AARP #915's trip to Wisconsin Dells/Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan's Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts;accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at sign-up. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.

Travel with Delaware Tech Celebrate the end of winter by taking a day trip March 27 with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Audiences will be captivated by "Cirque Le Masque," an innovative new show that pays tribute to the time-honored traditions of European cirque troupes at the DuPont Theatre. Witness the splendor of thousands of orchids displayed by collectors and growers from Hawaii to South America during "Orchid Extravaganza" in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens on Sunday, March 28. Enjoy the masterpiece "Porgy and Bess," featuring George Gershwin's mix of classical music, jazz, blues and spirituals, at the Washington National Opera on Sunday, March 28. For more information about these events or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

MEETINGS:

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations,are welcome.

Democrat Club The Western Sussex Democrat Club will meet on the last Monday in March at Dukes' Pool House in Laurel.

USPS monthly meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

School Board meeting The next Board meeting for the Seaford School District is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Seaford District Office.

LHS PTSA meeting Laurel High School will hold its monthly PTSA meeting on Wednesday, March 31, from 6-7 p.m., in the school auditorium. On the agenda will be a vote to approve the by-laws and we will have a parent workshop on "Smart Moves, Smart Choices," about teen misuse of prescription drugs. Come out to vote for the referendum and stay for the PTSA meeting. Anyone in the community is invited to attend. For more information, call the high school at 875-6120.

AARP chapter meeting AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Charlie Paparella from WBOC TV. This chapter is open for membership to all persons 50+. Come join us to decide if you would like to become a member of our local chapter. Stop by the hospitality table for refreshments and conversation after the meeting. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.

SHS Alumni meeting The Seaford High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Seaford Museum. All interested alumni are invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.

AARP board meeting Chapter 1084 of the Seaford AARP in Western Sussex County will hold their board meeting on Thursday, April 1. Board members should try to attend this meeting since final preparations for the annual picnic on May 13 will be discussed.

Young Republicans meeting The Sussex County Young Republicans are having their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, at the law offices of Tunnell& Raysor, LLP (30 East Pine St., Georgetown). Guest speaker for the evening is Shaun Fink, executive vice president of the Caesar Rodney Institute. Everyone age 13-29 is welcome to attend. For more information, contactMonet Smith at 875-7384.

SURROUNDING AREA:

Bug and Bud Festival This year's annual Bug and Bud Festival in downtown Milford is Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.

Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.

Reunion Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th High School Reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or crhs1985@gmail.com

Basket Bingo Basket Bingo will be held April 23 at the Federalsburg V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games being at 7 p.m. Bingo will benefit the International Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Robert Anger at 410-542-4761 or Henry Tift at 410-858-7588 for tickets or information.