Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Hearts for Hope dinner and auction The Laurel Community Foundation invites the public to the Seaford Fire Hall for its annual Hearts for Hope Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. My Turn to Cook will provide a buffet dinner followed by a Silent Auction, music by the Bo Dickerson Band and "Dancing with the Stars." Hope House I and II provide transitional housing for more than 20 families with children in school annually. Tickets are available at Laurel Petroleum and Dennis ONeal Jewelers in Laurel. You may also ask any of the volunteer board members - John Shwed, Donald Hitchens, Ellie Guest, Brad Spicer, Leigh Clark, Everett Hart, Patty Littleton, Catina Goff, Edie Snecdecor, Mollie DeCoster, Garrett Whaley, Nancy Schlicker, Joanne Czernik, Ella Collins and Candace Jones.


Nanticoke River Arts Council The Nanticoke River Arts Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Gallery 107, located at 107 Pine St., Seaford. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., Fridays 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 628-ARTS (2787) or Christina Darby at 629-4321. A handmade dulcimer will be raffled off in the spring. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Marriage seminar at Church of God "Oh how sweet it is (was)," a marriage seminar for couples only, will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford. Facilitators are Dr. & Mrs. Wallace J. Sibley. Call 448-0852 or 629-9443 to register or for more information. No registration fee, a free will offering only. Group fellowship lunch will be held on Saturday immediately after the seminar. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 3.

Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church is serving those who served. They will hold a coffee and talk time every Tuesday afternoon in the fellowship hall at 805 Atlanta Rd., from 3 to 5 p.m. Anyone who has served, or is now serving, in the armed services of the United States are invited to join to share your memories. This is not a church service, but an outreach to all denominations and all who served or are now serving. It is free of charge. For questions, call 629-8434.

Miss Seaford Scholarship Pageant The Seaford Lioness Club is looking for young ladies who are freshmen, sophomores or juniors (not over 17 years of age), who reside and attend school in Seaford School District or Sussex Tech, to participate in the Miss Seaford Scholarship Pageant. Each contestant will be asked to compete in 3 categories - interview, talent and evening gown. The pageant will be held on Friday, March 23, at Seaford Senior High School at 7 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Cut-n-Up Hair Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or 628-8150. Applications must be received by March 8.

Nanticoke Little League signups Nanticoke Little League will hold signups in the West Seaford Elementary School cafeteria on the following dates: Feb. 11, 18, 25 from 9 a.m. to noon and Feb. 15 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the league at nanticokelittleleague@yahoo.com. Opening day will be held on May 5.

How to grow a cut flower garden The Spade and Trowel Garden Club invites the public to hear Lisa Ziegler of Newport News, Va., share how to grow a cut flower garden. She will speak at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, 600 N. Market St. Ext., on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon. There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested by calling Eileen Marx at 875-0182 to ensure adequate seating.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • Nanticoke Health Services will present the Heart Truth Red Dress Road Show at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. This program will feature red dresses worn by well known celebrities to help promote awareness of women and heart disease.
  • Through the Susan G Komen Foundation for a Cure and Compassionate Care the Cancer Support Community is offering Stress Reduction & Relaxation Yoga classes at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Feb. 6 and Monday, Feb. 13, at 5:45 p.m. Nutrition classes will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Call Latrinka Lee, Community Based Outreach coordinator, at 542-7753 for required pre-registration.
  • Seaford Rubber Stamps will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. For more information, contact Karen Cook at 629-5089.
  • The "Critical Reading" group will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.
  • The Spade and Trowel Garden Club will have a workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon.
  • The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Contact Dan Braunstein at 629-723.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18-36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" with crafts and songs every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Join the "Time Traveling Book Club" on the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade.
  • Join the "SMore Books Club" for kids in 3rd through 5th grade on the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. The kids will read great books, discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • Join the "Livin/Lovin Library Club" for kids in 3rd through 6th grade on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Kids will volunteer at the library and learn how it works.
  • Family Fun Night every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.

Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • Avoiding Probate Workshop on Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  • English as a Second Language class (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
  • High School Diploma/GED classes every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Classes will be held on Monday, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. For more information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723, email info@dcdal.org or visit http://dcdal.org.
  • Open lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is accepting registration for Word/Excel workshops. The workshop starts Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

Chicken and dumpling dinner The Women of the Moose at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 22579 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, present an all you can eat chicken and dumpling dinner at noon on Sunday, Feb. 26. The dinner also includes parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. Cost is $10 per person and $4 for children under 10.

Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley handbags and Longaberger Baskets, on Saturday, March 24, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There will be raffle handbags and baskets and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Must be 18 to play. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 7. 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 302-629-2594.

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Seaford Celebrate Mardi Gras - without going to New Orleans! Enjoy dinner and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Stein Highway in Seaford. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. There will be a cash bar and costumes are optional. The Vital Signs, a doctors oldies band, will provide music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 14; tickets will not be sold at the door. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and proceeds will help to support its charities. For information or ticket reservations, call Dan Braunstein at 629-7239 (after 5 p.m.) or Ernie Davis at 875-2895.

Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.


Laurel Library events
  • Preschool Story Time - Calling all Preschoolers! Come join Miss Cindy at Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30am. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
  • "Tech Talk" expands hours - Has your computer, eBook reader, camera or other electronic device got you stumped? Laurel Public Library now offers two weekly "Tech Talk" sessions. Starting in February, the librarys own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Saturday and Thursday from 12-1:30. For details, call 875-3184.
  • Two new English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be offered at the Laurel Public Library. ESL beginner and intermediate classes will start on Feb. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ESL computer basics class starts Feb. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
ESL beginner and intermediate evening classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesdays, students will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Thursdays, students will spend time working with Mango Languages and other computer programs. ESL computer basics will meet on Fridays for six weeks. Students will learn the basics of computers and software, while sharpening listening, speaking, reading and writing English skills. For more information, contact the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Pack 90 news Cub Scout Pack 90 in Laurel meets every Monday night at 6:30, at Centenary U.M.C. On Saturday, March 3, Laurels Cub Scouts will hold their annual Pinewood Derby Race at Centenary U.M.C. The open division race is open to anyone and costs $5 to enter. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. For questions, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Cooking with herbs The Laurel Garden Club is pleased to invite the public to their February Meeting Program Cooking with Ann means cooking with herbs presented by Ann Suthowski. The presentation will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m., at Saint Philips Episcopal Church, 600 South Central Ave. in Laurel. For more information call Linda Peters at 629-6205.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held at Centenary UMC, Poplar & Market streets, Laurel on Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The supper is all you can eat and features pancakes, sausage, scrapple, eggs & potatoes, OJ and coffee. Children under 3 are free, children ages 3-11 are $3 and ages 12 and up are $5.

Antique dolls at Laurel Library The Laurel Public Library will hold a program exploring the history and value of antique dolls at at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 29, in the Carpenter Community Room. Doll expert and Laurel native Karen Hopkins Pugh will present a brief overview of the history of dolls, and the different types that are considered collectible. She will then move into a session of sharing, evaluation, and informal appraisal of dolls. Pugh will make comments on both her own dolls and those brought in by participants and will touch upon how to identify your doll, maintain the value of your items, and how to best sell a collection when its time to downsize. Patrons are encouraged to bring in their special dolls and learn more about the history and background of these treasures from childhood. Pugh has an extensive background in dolls and doll repair and is well known for her ability to bring broken hearted dolls back to life. She has formerly owned and operated both a doll hospital and a retail doll shop. Her knowledge of dolls covers a wide range of toys and will be informational for all. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Beef and dumpling dinner The Friends of the Laurel Library will have an Annual Beef N Dumpling Dinner at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. The fundraiser is a benefit for the Childrens Program at the library. Entertainment, door prizes and a raffle are part the event. Tickets may be purchased at the Laurel Library or any member of the Friends. Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12.

Meet the Beatles discussion The Laurel Public Library presents an evening discussion of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Carpenter Community Room. Joel Glazier from the Delaware Humanities Forum will present a program entitled "The History and Impact of the Beatles" which will be appropriate for ages 14 and up. Forty eight years ago in February of 1964, the musical group landed in New York City to perform on the Ed Sullivan television show and the phenomena began. The Beatles lasted as a musical group for less than eight years. However, their influence went beyond the world of popular music and impacted Western culture, past the 1960s generation, in areas of fashion, popular culture, politics, and entertainment. This presentation will provide a history of the group and examine how these four talented performers both influenced and were changed by their times.

The presentation, with discussion and questions, can be tailored to specific aspects or audiences. Glazier has met all members of The Beatles and presented talks on the group around the world. He recently studied about the groups influences in a class presented at the University of Oxford in England. Visuals, audio and artifacts from The Beatles career will be shared. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Black History Celebration The Roger C. Fisher African American Society will have their Black History program on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Laurel. Individuals are invited to participate. Feel free to share a poem, dance, song, history, etc., to help make this event a great success.Teyra Barrow, an African American math educator and Jennie Davis, a Laurel High School educator, published their first childrens book, Code Breakers Mystery of the Keyless Vault. They will be in attendance and will have books to sell and hopefully autograph. The society will continue celebrating Black History at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Pisgah AME Church with a special guest speaker. For more information, contact Cynthia Hall at 628-8815; Gloria Gillespie at 875-5799; Twila Anderson at 337-9585; or Jackie Chase at 875-4661.

Knitting workshops continue The monthly Learn to Knit knitting workshops will continue to meet at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. An introductory packet of instructions is offered free of charge. Participants need to bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.


Four Chaplains Memorial Feb. 5 The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood invites the public to come and share tribute to the four chaplains who gave their lives aboard the USS Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943, after their ship, carrying 905 American servicemen bound for Greenland, sank due to a German submarines torpedo. Some 675 servicemen, including the four chaplains (one Catholic, one Jewish, and two Protestant) lost their lives in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. The Four Chaplains Memorial will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m., at the House of Praise for All People International, Inc. on 10280 Shawnee Rd. near Greenwood. Light refreshments will follow the service. A free will donation will be received for the Relief Fund of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood. For more information, contact Pres. Carol Reese Summers at 393-1757 or Sr. VP Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

Homestyle breakfast every month Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold an all-you-can-eat homestyle breakfast on the first Saturday of every month beginning Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 to 11 a.m. Musical entertainment will follow at 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per person, $4 for children under 10. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Cheer seeks new members The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call 349-5237.

Greenwood Library The following events are planned for children in February at the Greenwood Library. For more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 302-349-5309. Events will be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 which is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Public Library.
  • Hand-sewing - The Greenwood Library will continue their series of programs designed to teach children the art of hand-sewing on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. Children will learn how to sew on buttons, make simple stitches and create easy projects that will lead them to designing projects of their own. Students will need to bring their own scissors and needle threader.
  • Acting classes - Children, who can read independently, are invited to attend a series of acting classes conducted by Karin Kalinevitch at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478. This set of programs, offered bi-weekly, will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Children will participate in a variety of drama exercises including Readers Theater and Role Playing. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the library at 349-5309.
  • Lego Night - Lego Night returns on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own Legos and join in the fun!

Civil War program In observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Tom Ryan, local Civil War historian, will be presenting the program "Delaware During the Civil War," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Ryan will discuss the political, military, economic and social aspects of Delaware during the Civil War period, including interesting information about leading Delaware personalities and what occurred at the Fort Delaware prison for Confederate soldiers. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood


Delmar Library Munch and Learn - On Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Delmar Library presents Munch and Learn. Learn about repairing your credit and managing a personal budget. Dessert will be provided. Family Movie Night - On Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., the Delmar Library presents a fun family friendly flick, The Smurfs. All ages are welcome. We provide the popcorn and drinks, families are encouraged to bring additional snacks for their members.


Annual Soup Luncheon An All-You-Can-Eat Soup Luncheon will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, dessert and beverage. Cost $6.50. Carry-outs available. Sponsored by the UUMW.

Create a butterfly garden Linda Peters, Delaware master gardener, will speak on How to Create a Butterfly Garden, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Bridgeville Public Library. Linda has been a master gardener since 2003. The evening will provide an opportunity for attendees to begin planning their spring gardens. The event in the library meeting room is free and open to all.

Bridgeville Municipal Election Candidate filing and voter registration continue for the Bridgeville Municipal Election, scheduled for Saturday, March 3, in the Town Hall with voting from noon to 7 p.m. Election voting districts #1, #2 and #3 will each vote for a candidate from their district to represent them on the Commission for a two-year term at this election. If you are uncertain of your district, a voting district map is available for review at Bridgeville Town Hall. The town is soliciting candidates in Districts # 1, #2 and #3. The following qualifications apply to all candidates: U.S. citizen and above age 21; Bridgeville resident for at least one year; live within the election voting district they wish to represent; not convicted of a felony and owner of real estate within town, or wife/husband of the owner of real estate within the town. Prospective candidates must file a written letter of intent with the commission president or secretary by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 3. Questions may be directed to Bridgeville Town Hall at 337-7135. Every resident of the town who is at least 18 years of age and has resided in the town at least 30 days shall have one vote in his/her voting district election, provided he/she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the Town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An additional registration time has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. No person shall be registered after the close of business on Feb. 22. Absentee balloting will be available for this election.


AARP 915 bus trip Bus trip to Branson, MO on October 1-8. All inclusive: transportation, 7 breakfasts, 5 full course dinner, 6 outstanding shows, visit to Grand Country Square, Branson Landing, and Union Station Marketplace in St. Louis. $75.00 signup per person. Cost of trip $885.00 (dbl occupancy). For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588

NSC offers trips The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering the following trips. Call the center at 629-4939 to find out more.
  • Vermont - Monday, Aug. 13 to Thursday, Aug. 16. You will experience the ultimate Vermont tour, and enjoy scenic Route 100, the Friesians of Majesty Show, Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream Factory, Yankee Candle, Burlington, and much more!
  • The Senior Center and Curran Travel present a New England and Canada Cruise aboard the Carnival "Glory" from Saturday, Oct. 6 to Saturday, Oct. 13. Ports of call include Boston, Mass.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Portland, Maine.

Bus trip to Norfolk Seaford WPS is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Norfolk on April 27-29. Cost is $395 per person and includes the following: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, one on the Spirit of Norfolk, International Tattoo performance, Azalea Festival Parade, NATO Fest activities, Botanical Garden Tram Tour, Mac Arthur Memorial, Chrysler Museum, Naval Base tour, evening entertainment and all gratuities. For more information, contact Fran at 629-4416.

See the Cake Boss live Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus is offering a bus trip to see Buddy Valastro, star of TLCs baking show "Cake Boss" in "An Afternoon with Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss" at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, March 17. The bus departs the Owens Campus at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618, or online at dtcc.edu/owens/ccp

Trip to see Jonah St. Johns U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the drivers tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats, only 8 left.

Trips offered by AARP The following trips are offered by the Seaford AARP. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. May 10 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and a meal at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111. May 22-25 - Newport & Block Island, Rhode Island. A ferry to the Island and a narrated bus tour on the island. A Newport Harbor boat cruise, tour two mansions, visit the Brick Marketplace & more. Cost: $494 per people/double. July 22-27 - Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. A guided tour of Charleston to see the historic homes, beautiful gardens, churches, and many public buildings. Also see the Citadel, the Military College of S.C. Take a tour of the Magnolia Plantation and have a tram tour of the gardens. Enjoy a harbor cruise and a visit to Ft. Sumter, which is known as the Battery. Have a 2 hour tour of Savannah before having lunch at the famous Paula Deens restaurant. Also visit the Savannah History Museum. Last, a guided tour of Beaufort, S.C. and Parris Island Marine Base. Cost: $575 per person/doubles Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a southern holiday of Christmas shows. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice, and the Carolina Opry (Pat Boones new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles.


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.

Sea Purls The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

Seaford AARP meeting Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 will have a monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Methodist Manor House in the Friendship Hall. You are invited to attend this meeting in hopes you might like to join the chapter. Entertainment will be "Chuck" Bensavage playing his guitar and singing. Light refreshments after the meeting. For details call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.

MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes. All active duty, retired, Guard and Reserve officers and their families, are welcome.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.


Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will be held at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW, 1/2 mile south of the Rt. 113 and 16 intersection. The 2012 schedule includes the following dates: Feb. 25, March 24 and April 28. Corresponding rain/snow dates are Feb. 4, March 3, March 31 and May 5. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by shooting at 11 a.m. For possible cancellations, call 302-249-7025.