Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 17, 2011
 
FUNDRAISERS:

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.

'Beef and Brew' fundraiser Delaware Hospice's annual "Beef and Brew" fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Tickets are $30 per person until Thursday, March 31, and $35 per person on the day of the event. Contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717, ext. 2123, or pdolby@delawarehospice.org for tickets or sponsorship information.

Longaberger, Vera Bradley Bingo The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary (DFDLA) is hosting a Longaberger and Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser to benefit the auxiliary on Thursday, March 24, at the Delmar Fire Department. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 875-2195 or 846-2335 or contact any DFDLA member.

Historical Society fundraiser The Seaford IHOP restaurant near Lowes is sponsoring a fundraising night for the Seaford Historical Society on Sunday, March 20, from 4 to 9 p.m. Upon presentation of a coupon, IHOP will donate 10% of a customer's payment to the SHS. This money is needed for operating expenses of the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupons may be obtained from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, phone 628-9828. For more information call the Historical Society office or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.

Historical Society fundraiser Come to the Laurel Pizzeria on the second Wednesday of the month to support the Bethel Historical Society. Mention this notice and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat-in or carry-out.

Ride to the Tide The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride to benefit Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 17. Bikers can either depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. or the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover at noon. All riders will end at Jake's Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach, where lunch will be provided compliments of Jake's. The cost to participate is $20 for riders and $15 for passengers - if registered before April 13. Day-of registration is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. For more information or to register, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653.

Little League fundraiser Nanticoke Little League will host a Dance fundraiser from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 19, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Tickets are $15 per person and include hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be silent auction items for bidding, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. A cash bar will be available. Music will be provided by DJ "Music2U". Also, league officials are selling raffle tickets to win a $1,000 Walmart gift card. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. Tickets for the dance or raffle can be purchased during sign ups or by contacting Stacie Satchell at 236-9616 or Laralyn Willey at 258-9518.

'Dodgeball Madness' Tournament Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Delaware on Saturday, March 19, at 8 a.m.The tournament will be held in the Caesar Rodney High School gymnasium. The tournament will consist of the first 24 teams to register.Those 24 teams will be divided into 3 different brackets. The minimum age to participate is 16. Teams must consist of six players and may have two alternate players. The entry fee is $50.To register visit www.sode.org or call Special Olympics Delaware at 831-3482.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Beef & dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will have a beef and dumpling dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Community House. The menu includes beef and dumplings, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and butter and assorted cakes for dessert, for $10 a person (pay at the door). Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Road (Rt. 20 East). For more information, call 628-8114.

AYCE spaghetti dinner Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., is serving an AYCE spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 19, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, salad, bread, coffee, tea, lemonade and homemade desserts. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and children 5 and under eat for free. Tickets are $12 at the door. Take outs are available. For information or to purchase tickets, call 629-5351 or 629-9755.

Seaford Lions Club Show The Annual Seaford Lions Club Show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 17, 18 and 19 at the Seaford High School Auditorium. Come see many of Seaford's best known citizens do whatever they have to do to raise money for vision research and the community. This is a fundraiser to raise the monies needed to provide college scholarships, eye exams and glasses for the poor, support the new library and, this year in particular, help provide funds for the new Senior Center.

Soroptimist Youth Forum The purpose of the Soroptomist Youth Forum is to provide an opportunity for young people to meet, interact and discuss current and pressing issues that society faces. It gives youth a voice on their world and keeps the community in touch with the experiences and knowledge of our young people. This year's event will take place on March 26, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Trinity Transport in Seaford. Participants discuss, under guidance, a current issue and are rated by judges on several areas. Youth have the ability to win prize money, which can be used to further their education. Participants range from grades 9-12 and can be enrolled in public, private and home school.

Safe Boating Course Seaford Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a safe boating coursefrom 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 9 andSaturday, April 16, at Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Participants must attend both sessions. This course, taught by Wayne Hickman, is being offered at no charge in recognition ofMr. Hickman's 30 years of safe boating instruction. To reserve a seat, callArt Wollschlager at 628-8259.

Chicken & dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 19, at 6 p.m.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children 6-12 are $4; 5 and under are free. No carry-outs. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

'Animal Farm' Seaford High School's Drama Department presentsGeorge Otwell's "Animal Farm" in the Madden Auditorium on Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2 and Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Cost is$5 per ticket.

SMS Poetry Slam Sixth grade through eighth grade students at Seaford Middle School who won placement in a recent school-wide poetry competition, will share their poetry in visual and dramatic form before a live audience at the first SMS Poetry Slam. The public is invited to attend this event which will be held on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m., in the Seaford Middle School Auditorium. Refreshments will follow in the school cafeteria. For more information, call the school office at 629-4587.

Community Fair The 39th District Democrats will present a Community Fair at the Norman N. Poole Community Center at Chandler Heights in Seaford on Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn more about job training, after-school programs, clean/safe housing, emergency services and more. This event is sponsored by the Sussex County Democrats and hosted by the 39th District Democratic Committee.

Seaford Library All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Science and Religion book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Adult Winter Reading Program "Getting Back to Classics" ends March 21, and all reading logs must be turned in by 8 p.m. Prize drawings are March 22, and winners will be called.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 6 p.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night on Wednesday, March 23, at 4 p.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
  • The Nanticoke River Arts Council will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
  • Read Aloud Delaware will have a training meeting for new volunteers at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Ann Gorrin at 856-2527.
  • The Spade and Trowel Garden Club will host a Dessert and Entertainment event at the Seaford library and Cultural Center on March 30, at 7 p.m. For ticket information, contact Barbara Adams at 629-4778.


Odd Fellows Basket Bingo The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14 of Seaford,will hold its annual BasketBingofundraiser to raise money for scholarships on Wednesday, April 13, at the Federalsburg VFW. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7. Refreshments will be available for sale. There will be door prizes. For advance tickets, call Charlie Good at 629-2092 or Henry Tifft at 629-3759. Businesses and other supporters may help offset the cost of the baskets by sponsoring a basket.

St. John's dinner The Methodist Mens Group of St. John's United Methodist Church will hold a chicken and dumpling dinner in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, March 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Take out orders may be picked up starting at 6 p.m. The donation will be $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. For tickets, contact the church office at 629-9466 or Jim Thompson at 629-3711.

Ham & cabbage dinner The public is invited to a ham and cabbage dinner with boiled potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee on Sunday, March 27, from 12 noon until ? The cost is $7 per plate for adults, $3.50 for children 10 and under. Sponsored by the Women of the Moose, Seaford Chapter #1384, it will be held at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 22759 Bridgeville Highway. For information, call 629-8408.

Bethel Community Church dinner A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at Bethel Community House, on Saturday, April 9, from 4 - 6 p.m. Donation is $10 and children under 12, $5. Price includes dessert and beverage. Dinner is by ticket only. For info or tickets, call 629-7117. Carryouts will be available.

Homemade Easter Eggs available Christ Lutheran Church women are again offering homemade Easter eggs for sale. They are the first and still the best on the shore, available in peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream for $3.50 each. To order, please call 629-951 or 629-9755.

Luncheon Fashion Show Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,Seaford, will hold a Luncheon Fashion Show on Sunday, March 20, at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall. Tickets may be purchased at the church office, 629-3591, or by calling 629-0367. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

Royal Classic Miss Pageant Mid Atlantic's Royal Classic Miss pageant is now accepting contestants from babies through adults for a pageant to be held Saturday, April 2, in Seaford. Door entries are not accepted. Low registration fees and a guaranteed crown, banner and trophy for every contestant. Call 841-9471 or visit www.royalclassicmisspageants.com for entry details.

Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley handbags and Longaberger baskets, on Saturday, March 26, at the Boys and Girls Club in Seaford.Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Refreshments will be available and there will be door prizes. You must be 18 to play. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available from Kiwanis members or at Soil Service (629-7054). For more information, call 629-2594.

Acorn Club directory The GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford is working on the 2011-2012 edition of the Seaford Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory. To place an ad or update your address/phone number, call 629-5229.

LAUREL EVENTS:

'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring what you're reading or listening to. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Wenona at wenona.phillips@lib.de.us or 875-3184.

Annual ALS Walk The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its Third Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, May 21, at the school's hockey field. This is an hour walk which can be done any time between 9 and 11 a.m. There is no registration fee; walkers are encouraged to form teams. The goal is for each team to raise a minimum of $50. All proceeds will go to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. For details contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.

'Meet the Candidate' A "Meet the Candidate" fundraiser for Patrick Vanderslice will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel on Monday, March 28 at 5 p.m. The event is a buffet dinner. For more information, call 381-2454.

Knitting classes Due to popular demand the learn- to- knit workshops at the Laurel Public Library will continue monthly at least until summer. The informal classes are led by members of the library's Thursday morning knitting group, and will be held the last Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. Participants are asked to bring a skein of worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. The next meeting will be Thursday, March 31. Knitters who are available in the daytime are encouraged to join the morning group of ladies who have been together for more than 10 years. All levels of knitting are welcome. For more information, call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Benefit dinner for Jeff Oliver A benefit dinner for Jeff Oliver will be held on Monday, March 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Georgia House Restaurant in Laurel. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Come out and support Jeff Oliver and his family as Jeff recovers from a traumatic brain injury. For tickets, call Laurel Nazarene Church at 875-7873. Tickets must be purchased by March 18.

July 4th Celebration The Laurel 4th of July committee is accepting applications for craft vendors for this year's celebration which is scheduled for Monday, July 4, beginning with a Prayer Breakfast and Red, White and Blue Parade. Cost for craft vendors is $50 and an additional $25 if electric is needed. For an application, contact Jamie Smith at the Town of Laurel, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel; 875-2277 or laurelop@comcast.net.

Miss and Little Miss Laurel The Laurel Exchange Club is seeking contestants for the 2011 Miss and Little Miss LaurelPageant to be held on Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m., in the Laurel Senior High School auditorium. To participate in Big Miss, contestants must be a sophomore or junior in good standing, with no childrenof her own and age 15 to 17 but not 18 beforeSept. 1, 2011. Little Miss contestants must be age 4 to 6, but not 7 before Sept. 1, 2011. All contestants must live in the 19956 zip code or attend school in the Laurel School District. Applications are availableat Dunbar Elementary for Little Miss and Laurel High School for Big Miss. Both applications are available at Todd's Financial Serviceson Commercial Avenue, the Laurel Chamber in Laurel Town and by calling Barbara Cross at 875-3753. No applications will be excepted after April 4.

Strawberry Festival Vendors St. Philips Strawberry Festival Committee members are seeking arts and crafts vendors for their 5th Annual Festival on Saturday, May 21, at St. Philips Episcopal Church, Laurel. The Strawberry Festival will be held in conjunction with the Laurel Pride in Bloom celebration. There will be events throughout the day. The festival, which is being advertised statewide, promises to be great fun. This year we have added a Community Yard Sale at the Cliff Lee Memorial Park in the center of Laurel. For more information, contact Jen Fleming at 610-703-5452 or the church office at 875-3644 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

General Municipal Election The Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thursday, March 24, from 1 to 8 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall. Registered voters must show proof of identification. There is a contest for the seat of Mayor between Joshua S. Duryea and John Shwed. Uncontested candidates are Phillip C. Calio, Councilman at Large; Randall Lee, Councilman Ward One; and Terry Wright, Councilwoman Ward Four.

AARP Driving Course An AARP Beginners Driving Course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, March 21 at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.

Poultry & Pork fundraiser Christ United Methodist Church's Men of Faith will hold a Poultry & Pork fundraiser dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the church, 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Children 5 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Guests can eat in or carry out. Pickups will be available beginning at 2 p.m. March 19. For tickets or more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917.

Spaghetti dinner The God's Men Group of Centenary Church is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the dining room at Centenary United Methodist Church on West Market Street in Laurel. The dinner includes spaghetti, meat balls, meat sauce, marinara sauce, garlic bread and salad.Adults $6, children 6-12, $3 and children under six free.

Visitors Day at the Farm Whimsical Equine Rescue in Laurel presents Visitors Day at the Farm on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the horses and check out the tack store. There will be raffles and food. Donations of feed, hay and gift cards from local feed stores would be greatly appreciated. Come and join us for the annual Delaware Week for the Animals. Whimsical Equine Rescue is located at 29573 West Elliotts Dam Road in Laurel. For more information, contact Robin Weinkam at 858-7058 or visit www.whimsicalequine.rescuegroups.org.

Lions Club Variety Show The Laurel Lions Club is having its 50th annual variety show, "Thanks for the Memories," on March 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., at Laurel High School. Tickets are available from any Laurel Lionandat Laurel Petroleum on Central Avenue, or at the door. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, and free for children under 3. Proceeds from this and all Lions Club fundraisersare used forcommunity service.

Library honors Vietnam veterans A new panel exhibit featuring letters written home from the Vietnam front opened at the Laurel Public Library on March 11 and will remain available for viewing on the second floor until June 22. The multi-paneled display which was created and first displayed by the Delaware Public Archives will illuminate many of the letters written home from the Vietnam front in the 1960's and 1970's by hometown men and women from throughout Delaware. Nancy Lynch spent time corresponding with Delaware's soldiers and 40 years later, has compiled the letters from her archives into a well-received book, "Vietnam Mailbag: Voices from the War: 1968-1972," which was published in 2008. On March 22 at 4 p.m., Lynch and her co-author Rick Lovekin will be on hand for a program discussing the letters and what they represented as well as a look into the lives that the returning soldiers later carved out for themselves. The program will take place in the second floor reading area with the Vietnam panel exhibit. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Cooking with herbs presentation A special presentation on cooking with herbs will be offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Carpenter Community Room at the Laurel Public Library for interested cooks of all ages. Former Laurel school teacher Ann Sterling Suthowski will offer tips and suggestions for increasing flavor and appearance with garden herbs and spices. The program is free with no registration. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts with Miss Monica,our guest story lady this winter. For more information, call 875-3184.

LFD hosts 'Italian Night' The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting an Italian Night Buffet on March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children under 10 are free. For tickets contact Ann Hill at 875-4789, Sandy Steele at 875-2164 or sandysta81@yahoo.com, Pat Walker at reddwytch@hotmail.com or any auxiliary member.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., 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. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Easter egg hunt April 23 There will be an Easter egg hunt for kids from 1- to 12-years-old at Woodbridge Elementary School on April 23 from 12 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Living Life Fellowship Church, Greenwood, besides the egg hunt, there will be an Easter story for children, games and a barbecue. For more info, call 349-4569.

Financial assistance session The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a free Elderinfo information session on Financial Assistance for People with Medicare, on Tuesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. Learn how to save money paying for Medicare Part A & B premiums and prescription drugs. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Antiques Appraisal Fair Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, April 9, starting at noon. Tickets for appraisals should be purchased before the event; cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program, which should run approximately 3 to 4 hours, will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood. All antiques and collectibles will be expertly appraised in a group lecture-type format by Eric Wilke of Blue Hen Auction Co. in Dover and Louis and Shirley O'Neal of O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel. Appraisals will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, and all appraisals are verbal and non-binding. Refreshments prepared by the Friends of the Greenwood Library will also be available for purchase. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

March for Meals dinners The Nutrition Program of CHEER, Inc. will host March for Meals Fundraising dinners at four of their locations - Greenwood, Georgetown, Millsboro and Ocean View - on Wednesday, March 23. The dinners begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30. The menu includes roast turkey with dressing, baked ham, potato salad, spring vegetable blend, rolls, ice cream and beverages. Cost is $5 a person and the public is invited to attend. For every meal served in any of the four participating locations, each meal will help provide another meal for a senior in Sussex County. For more information, call Florence Mason at 856-5187.

BBQ beef & chicken dinner The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 will hold its annual BBQ Beef and Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost for the all-you-can-eat dinner is: adults $7.50, children 6 to 12 $3.25, and children under 6 are free.Dinner includes coffee and/or tea. The Ladies Auxiliary will sell dessert items as long as the supply lasts. For more information, contact Quarter Master Bob Manning at 398-4702.

Dinner Club, Game Night The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in March and running through May. The Dinner Club offers an evening of fellowship and a dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Then, you can stay for card games from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call the center at 349-5237.

AYCE Spaghetti Dinner The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the school on Saturday, March 19, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.There will be a variety of pasta sauces, salad, rolls and desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-12 or $30 per family.Children 3 and under are free, and carry out is available. For more information, call 349-4131.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Library
  • Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
  • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.

Celtic Harvest Band The Celtic Harvest Band will play at the Bridgeville Public Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Their music include tunes (melodies without words) composed by fiddlers and whistle players and a blind harpist who played for the gentry of the great houses of 17th Century Ireland. The program is being offered by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library following the library's Scottish-Irish Genealogy Seminar earlier in the day. Refreshments will be served.

Basket Bingo The Bridgeville Fire Company Auxiliary will host a Basket Bingo on Wednesday, March 23, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the games starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be door prizes between every game with the 3 Level Organizer with Wooden Shelves as the grand door prize. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and free refreshments during intermission. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 337-7429, 337-9511 or 337-7446.

Genealogy Program The Bridgeville Public Library will hold a Scotch-Irish Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Morning coffee and a light lunch will be served.Lisa Kerr Illowite will be the speaker. The Celtic Harvest Irish Band will perform for the culmination of Irish Heritage Week at the library. For more information and to register, call the library at 337-7401.

TRIPS:

Seaford AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 has the following trips open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. April 11-14 - Biltmore Estate in North Carolina - 3 hot breakfasts and 3 hot dinners included. Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the Cherokee Indian Museum and a guided bus tour of Asheville. Spend a day at the Biltmore Estate, the Gardens, the Farm Village and the Winery. Cost: $435 per person/doubles and $545/singles. July 30 - Aug. 6 - Branson & The Ozarks in Missouri - 7 shows, College of the Ozarks tour, Branson Landing, tour of historic downtown Branson. Breakfast and dinner included. Cost: $765 per person/double. July 11-14 - Adirondack Adventure in New York - 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners included. A Lake George Sternwheeler Cruise and a Raquette Lake Gilded Age Luncheon Cruise. Also 2 train rides - The Upper Hudson River Railroad and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. One night's dinner at the Saratoga Gaming in Sarotoga Springs. A tour of Great Camp Sagamore built by Vanderbilt. Cost: $565 per person/doubles and $740/singles. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, South Dakota - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel thru the Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. Have dinner and see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian. A drive thru Custer State Park. Visit the Journey Museum, Mt. Rushmore Black Hille Gold Factory and Historic Deadwood. Cost: $1,125 per person/double.

Trip to Lake George, N.Y. Seaford Widowed Persons Service is sponsoring a four-day motorcoach trip to Lake George and Lake Placid, N.Y., on June 13-16. The cost is $445 and includes 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, welcome reception, cruise, guided tours of Saratoga Springs and Lake Placid, Prospect Mountain, entertainment and all gratuities. For additional information, contact Frances at 629-4416.

MEETINGS:

Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.

Republican Women's Club Terry Strine, well-known Republican Party leader, will speak at the Seaford Republican Women's Club meeting on Thursday, March 24. The meeting will be held at the Pizza King Restaurant in Seaford at 10:30 a.m. Strine will speak at 11 a.m. talking about the efforts being made to train future leaders in Delaware. For further information, call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

Rubber Stamping Club Anyone interested in rubber stamping and making cards? We meet the second Thursday of each month at the Seaford Public library. If you have any questions please call Karen at 629-5089. Cost is $5.

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.

USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, March 19, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and anyone interested in family history is welcome to attend. Guest speaker will be Frank Payton from Fine Line Websites & IT Consulting.A lifetime Sussex County resident, Payton will discuss how modern technology can be used in genealogy.

Airport Advisory meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, 21911 Rudder Lane (Sussex County Airport), Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting H.A.P.P.E.N.'s next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

NARFE meeting The Western Sussex Chapter 1992 of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, March 21, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown. Note the change in location. Sally Boswell will present an overview of the Center for the Inland Bays. For more information, call Betty Graebner at 875-7287.

Antique Tractor Club meeting The First State Antique Tractor Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Greenwood Fire House. There will be an important discussion and planning session about our June 17, 18 & 19, Tractor Show at the Georgetown Speedway. Interested vendors may call Charles Davis at 875-5329. This will be our best show yet, so come out and be a part of the planning.

Trap Pond Partners Trap Pond Partners, a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Trap Pond Park's natural and recreational resources for future generations, will hold their annual meeting at 3 p.m. on March 20, at the new Bald Cypress Nature Center. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Galestown UMC yard sale Galestown United Methodist Church is holding their annual crafts & yard sale on March 19, from 7 a.m. until ? Table rentals are $5 each. Contact Randy Marine at 410-883-2149. Galestown Church cook books will be for sale for $10. Featuring scrapple sandwiches, pancakes, french toast, eggs cooked to order, beef vegetable soup, chicken salad sandwiches, oyster sandwiches and more. Eat-in or carry out. All benefits go to the Galestown United Methodist Church.

Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month 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 in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be Sunday, March 27.

SCDC Spring Dinner The Sussex County Democratic Committee (SCDC) Spring Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at theCHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Tickets are $40 per person and may be ordered by sending checks payable to SCDC c/o John R. Workman, 32859 Inlet Way, Lewes, DE 19958. For more information, e-mail workmanjr2@aol.com.

Delaware Horse Expo The Delaware Horse Expo will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110 or visit www.DEHorseExpo.com.

DASEF Rocket Launch The Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation's 15th high altitude rocket launch is Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cape Henlopen Park in Lewes. Park entrance fee is $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for others. For more information, visit www.dasef.org, under programs; call 834-1978; or email dasef.outpost@verizon.org.

Concert at Parkside High Brian Free & Assurance, Dixie Melody Boys and Mark Bishop will be performing at Parkside High School on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door; children 10 and under are $6. The concert is sponsored by Snethen UMC. For more info contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641.

Annual Stamp Show The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 50th annual stamp show on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #64 (across from the National Armory) on Route 50 in Salisbury, Md. For more information, call club member Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at esstampclub@yahoo.com.

Bluegrass Gospel Concert A Bluegrass Gospel Concert will be held at Sam Yoder's Community Building in Houston on Saturday, March 19. The event features "Set Free" and "Sacred Sounds." Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Marilyn's Catering will have food and beverages for sale. Cost is $10 per person at the door. For more information, call Marie at 875-2595 or Stan at 519-1157.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Vera Bradley Bingo on Saturday, April 9, at the Millsboro Fire Hall on State Street in downtown Millsboro. Proceeds will benefit local children and youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. The Bingo includes 20 regular games, 2 special games and 2 prize raffles, plus door prizes and refreshments. Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket reservations or information, call Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-5245 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@mchsi.com.

Road Scholar courses The Road Scholar program (formerly known as Elderhostel) is offered year-round by Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Road Scholar is an international educational adventure for adults age 40 and older who want to do something different and like to be on the move. Classes are held at hotels in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City.
  • Seafood and Specialties of the Eastern Shore; Wine and Dine is the focus of the presentation for March 22-25.
  • Participants can enjoy the beginning of spring with Watercolor at the Beach from April 3-8.
New ideas, people, experiences and entertainment are part and parcel of the Road Scholar program. For specific course information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech at 856-5618.

Longaberger, Thirty One Bingo The Georgetown Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Bingo featuring Longaberger and Thirty One products on Tuesday, March 29 at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. There will be raffle drawings, a Chinese Auction and a 50/50. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call Cathy at 745-5056 or Danielle at 542-6530.

Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant The 70th anniversary of the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant will be held June 9-11 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. To celebrate this anniversary, early bird ticket sales are available through April 1. All riser seats will be $20 each for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. For reservations, call Miss Delaware board member, Sandy Soucek at 745-1619. For more information about the Miss Delaware Organization, visit www.missde.org.

Society sponsors conference The Sussex County Genealogical Society in Delaware will hold a one-day conference, "Tracking Your Ancestors," on Saturday, April 30, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. Featured speakers Julia Coldren-Walker, Rebecca Koford, Charles Mason and others will cover topics such as Beginning Genealogy, Church Records, Identifying Photographs, Researching Your Home's History, Brick Walls, and Finding Female Ancestors, Documenting and Resourcing Methodology, and a new course, "Mapping Colonial Sussex. To find more information visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

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