Chicken 'n dumpling dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of Virgil Wilson VFW POST 4961 is sponsoring an AYCE chicken 'n dumpling dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the post which is located at 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The price per dinner is $12; dinners for children ages 12 and under are $6. The menu also include rolls, mashed potatoes, peas, ice tea, coffee and dessert. Take-out will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle for cancer aid and research. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the purchase of new American flags for patriotic holidays.
Basket Bingo at Senior Center Enjoy an evening of bingo on Thursday, April 19 at Nanticoke Senior Center's basket bingo event. Doors will open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Many special baskets, extra games, raffle items, a silent auction, and over 30 chances to win a prize. Bring a non-perishable food item, and earn an extra raffle ticket (all food will be donated to local food pantries). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. Call 629-4939 for more information.
Covered dish dinner A covered dish dinner will be held at the City Hall building in Seaford at 6:30 p.m on Monday, April 16. Arlene Marvel from the U of D Extension Office will speak about "Beautifying with Flowers." Drinks and desserts will be provided. Mark your calendar and support your Neighborhood Watch. For more information, call 629-5643.
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.
- Baby Bookworms - 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.
- Come and 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.
- "S'More Books Club" for kids in 3rd through 5th grade held 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.
- "Livin'/Lovin' Library Club" for kids in 3rd through 6th grade held 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 is held 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 at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8.
- The Friends of the Seaford Library Annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Charles Paparella, a featured reporter on WBOC, will speak. There will be a demonstration on downloading books from the library to your Nook or Kindle along with a tour of the new Job Center at Library. Refreshments will be served.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "High School Diploma/GED classes" every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://dcdal.org.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will offer 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.
Tull Bros. Reunion Tull Bros. Employee and spouse reunion, featuring a buffet dinner, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at Pizza King in Seaford. RSVP by April 7 to Audrey Taylor at 542-9717.
Easter Egg Hunt An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Seaford Elks Lodge (8846 Elks Rd.) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, for kids ages 2 through 10. There will be prizes and lots of fun for kids and adults. The event will last about 1 to 2 hours. No rain date.
STIRS Poker Run The Delmarva HOG STIRS Poker Run is Sunday, April 15. Cost is $10 per hand, and includes a free hot dog and soda. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon; last bike in at 2:30 p.m. and awards are at 3 p.m. The top prize is $500 (based on 500 entries). For more information, visit www.delmarvahog.com.
Telephone directory being updated The Seaford Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory is in the process of updating current listings for the 2012-2013 publication. If you'd like to place an ad, or correct your address/phone number, contact us at 629-5229. The directory, which is published by the G.F.W.C. Acorn Club of Seaford, sincerely appreciates all patrons and advertisers.
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.
Yard sale benefits Historical Society Donate your seldom used items to the Seaford Historical Society for the yard sale on the Ross Mansion lawn on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor spaces of 10'x10' will be available at $10 each with parking for one car or truck at each site. Tables and chairs will be the responsibility of the vendor. To reserve a space, call the SHS office at 628-9828 or email email@example.com. There will also be some antique items offered from SHS possessions and some items from the gift shops. Baked goods will be for sale. Donated things may be left on the front porch of the Ross Mansion. There will be a gray box for smaller items. For very large items, call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 for help with transportation. All proceeds will help with operating expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum, both properties of the Seaford Historical Society.
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.
'Puttin' On The Ritz' concert The Southern Delaware Choral Society will give a "Puttin On The Ritz" concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 at Seaford High School. Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students. Group discounts are available for this concert only. Any block of 10 or more tickets will be discounted substantially. This is ideal for civic, work and church groups. It is not necessary to arrive together. Group sales may be obtained by calling 542-8387. The concert will feature the music of Broadway's golden age written by composers George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. There will also be performances at 7 p.m. on April 20 at Del Tech in Georgetown and at 7 p.m. on April 21 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth. Regular tickets may be obtained from any SDCS member or at the door.
Art classes at Gallery 107 Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney are offering a morning coffee and painting class for adults from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. This is an opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Call Nancy at 629-4356 or Tammy at 629-2829 for more information. Karen Owens is offering her popular children's art classes. Cost is $40 and includes all supplies. Karen may be reached at 628-8656. Classes are for a 4 week period and are ongoing through much of 2012. Professional photographers, Jim Hill and Lisa Swartzenruber, both PPA certified, are offering a 4 week beginner's course for adults. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Participants must bring their own camera. For registration and class times, Jim can be reached at 629-4396.
Legion offers scholarships The Laurel American Legion Post 19 has announced that scholarship applications are now available to 2012 graduating seniors at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech High School. The Post will present two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. Applications may be picked up at each high school office and also at the Laurel Public Library. All applications must be received by May 1. For more information, contact Jim Allen at 875-3456.
Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
Legion Egg Hunt The Laurel American Post 19 is holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m., at Laurel Middle School, Central Avenue. Ages 12 and under are invited to participate.
Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday Tech Talks end at the end of March. For details, call 875-3184.
ESL classes at Laurel Public Library English as a Second Language (ESL) computer basics classes will be offered at the Laurel Public Library on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. ESL beginner and intermediate evening classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. 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.
Pride in Bloom Proud of Laurel? Have you noticed the ongoing changes that continue to make our town one of warmth and beauty? Want to be a part of the beautification process? You can now donate to maintain the planters located in Market Street Park. For more information, call Charles Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.
Miss/Little Miss Laurel Pageant The Laurel Exchange Club will sponsor their 63rd Miss/Little Miss Laurel Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in the Laurel Sr. High School Auditorium. Admission is $5, one parent admitted free with a contestant and ages 5 and under are free. Little Miss: must be between the ages of 4 to 6, but not 7 before Sept. 1, of pageant year. Big Miss: Sophomore or junior, between the ages of 15 to 17 but not 18 before Sept. 1, of pageant year, with a GPA of 2.5 or better, no children of her own and in good standings. All contestants must live in the 19956 zip code or attend the Laurel School district. Applications are available at PL Dunbar Elementary for 4 to 6-year-olds and Laurel Sr. High School for 15 to 17-year-olds. All applications available at Todd's Income Tax and Accounting Service, 11515 Commercial Lane, Laurel or by calling Barbara Cross at 875-3753. All applications must be returned by April 21, no exceptions.
Fun for kids at the library The teen book club, Nibbles and Novels will meet on Monday, April 9. Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to join us for a cafe and book discussion. Bring a favorite book and a few quarters for snacks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. An educator from the Delaware Art Museum will visit the library to talk about Delaware's own Howard Pyle at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Famous for his stories and illustrations about Robin Hood and King Arthur, this man had a powerful impact on American illustration. Kids and adults ages 10 and up are invited to spend an hour learning about Pyle and participating in an art project. Peter Rabbit and Farmer MacGregor are coming to Laurel on Tuesday, April 17. At 10:45 a.m. the library will host a special story hour about gardens for children ages 2 to 8. This interactive show is brought to you by the Sussex County Master Gardeners, Delaware Cooperative Extension Service. The first annual Teen Photography Contest begins April 2. Stop by the library or your school library to pick up an entry form. The theme is Laurel Unseen and we want your photos. Prizes in two categories and a special prize for the best use of theme. The LEAP program for beginning readers continues in April on Monday, April 16 and again on April 30 at 3:30 p.m. Young readers who wish to practice their reading skills are invited to join canine friends, Lilly, Moxie, River and Kola for an afternoon of literacy partnerships. Register on site if you are new to the program. For more information, call Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.
LHS Class of '92 seeks classmates Laurel High School Class of 1992 is planning its 20 year reunion and is looking for classmates. Contact Bobbie Bailey at 302-381-4737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Professionals Day Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. Lunch is $18. New this year is the Administrative Professional of the Year award. Nominations will be accepted at the Laurel Chamber through 2 p.m. on April 16. No application will be accepted after that date and time. The speaker will be Sussex County Economic Director Julie Wheatley. RSVP by calling the Laurel Chamber at 875-9319.
Visitor's Day at the Farm Join us at Changing Fates Equine Rescue in Laurel for the 5th Annual Delaware Week for the Animals with Visitor's Day at the Farm on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Changing Fates Equine Rescue is an all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of the horses we rescue, as well as the families who adopt them. You will have the opportunity to meet our wonderful horses and find yourself a new partner. Also visit our used tack store. Raffles and food will be available. Donations of feed, hay and gift cards from local feed stores are appreciated. For more information, contact Robin Weinkam at 410-858-7058 or visit www.changingfates.rescuegroups.org.
Veteran's benefit workshop Area active and non-active military personnel are encouraged to attend a veteran's benefit workshop at the Laurel Public Library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Carpenter Community Room. Sussex County Veterans Service Officer, Laurie White will present an outline of the available federal and state benefits and entitlements for service men and women of all ages. White represents the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs which was established in 1987 to provide assistance to Delaware's veterans, their spouses and dependent children. According to White many opportunities are available. The program is free with no registration necessary. For more information visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or call 875-3184.
Annual book sale It's time for the great Annual book sale given by the Laurel Library Friends. Come to the Laurel Library Community Room from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11. There will be great, cheap prices for books, tapes and DVDs. All proceeds are used to promote youth programs at the library.
Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, April 17, in the Laurel High School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, desserts and snacks. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door. For advance tickets, call 875-5597. Mark your calendar now and plan to bring a friend to help the Laurel Lioness continue to support the community.
Festival seeks crafters, exhibitors Crafters and exhibitors are needed for the 6th Annual St. Philips Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Charles Wise at 875-5537.
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. Participants need to bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
Kids programs at Delmar Library Children of all ages can decorate eggs with friends and family on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m., to get in the mood for Easter. Everything will be provided including a snack. Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group for middle school students, meets Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. Bring the book you're reading, talk about it with friends, and enjoy pizza. Books are required for pizza. Pre-registration is recommended. Sewing Club for kids ages 6 to 12 meets on Mondays, April 9 and 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will learn basic sewing techniques and make fun projects to share with others. Registration is required. Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend Game Day, on Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate National Scrabble Day by playing a game or two as well as other popular games. Family Movie Night is Friday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sit back and enjoy a free movie and popcorn. Middle schoolers are welcome for Wii Games every Tuesday in April immediately after school. Rock Band, Wheel of Fortune test your skills against your friends. Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to Munch and Learn: Pizza Party on Tuesday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. April's program focuses on planning careers and earning a living wage. Students will learn that education still pays. Research shows that the more education you have, the more you will earn. This Munch & Learn: Pizza Party is delivered by Megan O'Neil, finance educator for UMD Extension on the Lower Shore. The program is free, but registration is required. Register by calling the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894. All programs are offered free of charge. Some may require pre-registration. For more information, call the library at 846-9894 or visit us at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., in Delmar.
Delmar Alumni Banquet The 10th Annual Delmar Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Delmar VFW. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a prime rib and crab cake dinner at 6:30 p.m. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of scholarships to the 2012 scholarship recipients, mspecial guests at the banquet. Chinese and live auctions will be held again this year. Donation of items for the auctions would be most appreciated. Cost is $22 per person. For more information, contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.
Clean-up days in Delmar The town of Delmar will hold spring clean-ups on the following dates:
Delmar, Del. - April 11-12 and Delmar, Md. - April 17-18. Collection times will be between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. To participate, residents and civic organizations are asked to contact the town's administrative office at 410-896-2777 or 846-2664 no later than the week before collection. The resident or organization's name, address or location, contact phone number and a brief description of the items to be picked up must be provided to the town. The following items are not eligible for collection: automobiles; oil, gas cans; riding lawn mowers; air conditioners; construction materials; large tree stumps; automotive parts; heavy machinery; tires; freezers/refrigerators; paint; sleep sofas; chemicals; and any item containing freon. Limbs over three feet must be bundled and window frames must have the glass removed. Only one couch and one box spring and mattress will be removed from each household.
Delmar Library adult programs The Delmar Public Library will host money-saving and self-improvement programs in April. Introduction to Yoga will be held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Taught by instructor Chrys Egan, this free class is available for adults of all ages. Pre-register by calling the library or add your name in person. You belong @ Your Library is the theme for National Library Week April 9-14. Stop in to browse and borrow books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, ebooks. Apply for a job online using the library's computers, learn a new skill, enjoy a concert, or teach a child to read. World Book Night will be celebrated in Delmar on Monday, April 23. Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.
Antiques Appraisal Fair The Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair will be held on Saturday, April 14, at noon. Tickets 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. 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 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 Evard B. Hall, Auctions and Appraisals, of Greenwood; Louis and Shirley O'Neal of O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel; and Gary Manlove of Manlove's Choice Antiques of Greenwood. 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. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the construction of a new library in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Pig Pickin' Hoedown The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club will host a Pig Pickin' Hoedown at the Harrington Parks & Recreation Center (the former Armory) on Liberty Street, Harrington, on Saturday, April 28, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Roast pork and turkey will highlight a menu complemented by a variety of side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music will be supplied by Ty Sherwood & The Tydewater Band. Silent and live auctions and games. Tickets, at $20, are available now by calling 302-228-9768.
Greenwood Library events
- A copy of Silverstein's Falling Up as well as Where the Sidewalk Ends will be raffled for free. For more information, call the library at 302-349-5309.
- LEGO Night - LEGO Night returns to the Greenwood area at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478. For more information, call 349-5309.
- Magic of Creative Writing - Adults and students who love to write, and have pre-registered, are invited to participate in a fun-filled, interactive series for creative writers. Join former English professor, Karen Kalinevitch, as she guides future authors through activities and exercises designed to enhance imagination and writing skills. The class will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, April 26.
- Yu-Gi-Oh Card Game - On Friday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh Card Game are invited to bring their Dueling Decks to the library for a night of fun. For more information, call 349-5309.
AARP Defensive Driver course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 16. This is a one day refresher class. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Mixed media art lesson On Thursday, April 12, at 4 p.m., children ages 8 and up are invited to join artist, Angela Prattis and learn how to apply a variety of media to create a raised abstract collage at the Greenwood Public Library. Possible materials may include such things as sandpaper, yarn, and tissue paper. Space is limited, so call 349-5309 to reserve your spot.
Cheer Center activities
- The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center invites the public to join them for a home-style breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per person or $4 for children under 10.
- The center is also now accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch and is invited to learn about all the activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required for tours. Among the facilities available is the fitness center which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is available for members 50+ years of age.
- Dinner Club is every Thursday night at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.
- The center will host an "Afternoon of Art" on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. Local artists will display their work. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by calling site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Library fundraiser at Friendly's On Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Friendly's in Seaford. No coupon is needed to participate, and the Friends of the Greenwood Library will receive 10% of all proceeds for that date. This will be used to help fund the construction of a new library in Greenwood.
Library seeks board member The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a five-year term on the board. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be a resident of the Woodbridge School District, preferably within the Bridgeville post office service area. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for the application is May 11.
Bridgeville Library New hours - Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Storytime schedule - 11 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 2-4; 11 a.m. Thursdays, ages 4-6
- Lap sit - 10 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 months-2 years
- Family Nights - On the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
AARP 915 bus trip Bus trip to Branson, MO on October 1-8. All inclusive: transportation, 7 breakfasts, 5 full course dinners, 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.
AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. May 10 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and a meal at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111. July 22-27 - Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. Five breakfasts, two dinners, 1 lunch included. A guided tour of Charleston to see the historic homes, beautiful gardens, churches, etc. Also the Citadel, the Military College of S.C. Enjoy a tour of the Magnolia Plantation and have a tram tour of the gardens. Next, 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 Deen's 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. Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner. In Kingston, N.Y. board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. Day 2 visit Hyde Park and tour the FDR home and have lunch and a tour at the Culinary Institute of America and also the Vanderbilt Mansion. Next day, head for home with a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour and then visit the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice, and the Carolina Opry. (Pat Boone's new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles. The trip on May 22 to Newport has been cancelled. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Grand Canyon of PA trip Salisbury AARP Chapter #1276 is taking a trip to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania on June 11-13. The trip, which includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two dinners, transportation and gratuities, will feature a River Cruise, Railroad Ride and Wagon Tour. Contact J. Shockley at 410-749-6093 for more information and to have a brochure mailed with the various activities of the trip.
Trip to Longwood Gardens Join the Nanticoke Senior Center on a trip to Longwood Gardens on Monday, April 16, which is Senior Day. You will depart from the center at 7:30 a.m. to enjoy a day full of activities, including garden talks, garden walks, a flower arranging demonstration, a cooking demonstration, a silent movie (accompanied by organ music on a 10,010-pipe Aeolian Organ), and a guided walk through Mr. DuPont's flower garden. Cost is $42 for members and $47 for non-members, which includes your coach bus transportation and day at Longwood. Bring extra money for your lunch. Stop by the center or call 629-4939 to sign up.
See 'The Wedding Singer' Don't miss the Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to the New Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington, to see the great musical comedy "The Wedding Singer." Cost for the trip is $80 for members and $85 for non-members, which includes your coach bus transportation, a buffet-style meal and show. The bus will leave the center at 8:30 a.m. to head to Wilmington. Stop by the center or call 629-4939 to sign up.
Laurel Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.
- Myrtle Beach - Sept. 10-14 - "Fun in the Sun Getaway" - Stay in oceanfront suites with four breakfasts, four dinners, five shows, a beach day plus sightseeing and shopping.
- Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 - "Swingin' Christmas"
Trip to dinner theater AARP #1276 will have a trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa., to see "9 to 5 The Musical" on Tuesday, April 10. Cost is $77 per person and includes bus, tips, meal and show. The bus leaves from the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury. This is a one day trip. For more information, call B. Briddell at 410-742-4394.
'Jonah' at Sight & Sound AARP is sponsoring a trip to Sight & Sound to see "Jonah". The bus will leave Seaford at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, and arrive at Kitchen Kettle at 11 a.m. for a light lunch on your own before going to the theatre which starts at 1 p.m. After the show, at 4 p.m., the group will go to the Shady Maple for dinner (included). At 6 p.m., the group will board the bus for the trip back home. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.
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.
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
'Sea Purls' meeting 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.
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.
Sussex Bird Club Meeting A meeting of the Sussex Bird Club will be held at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes. Bill and Sally Fintel will talk on "Namibia, Botswanna, and Zambia" showing photos of their trip to South Africa. The public is welcome.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. Planned guest speaker will be Boe Harris speaking on Indian culture. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come and join us.
H.A.P.P.E.N. holds meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.
LHS class of 1960 meeting The Laurel High School Class of 1960 will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at the Laurel Georgia House at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and a meeting. Members and their spouse are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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.
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 April 28 at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW, 1/2 mile south of the Rt. 113 and 16 intersection. Corresponding rain/snow dates is May 5. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by shooting at 11 a.m. For possible cancellations, call 302-249-7025.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of 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 menu 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 is April 29.
Genealogical Society plans events The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) is an official participant in the 1940 Census Community Project a group of volunteers who are indexing the 132 million records in order to make the census searchable by surname. If you would like to be part of this project that covers "the greatest generation," go to http://www.The1940census.com/Society and register to be part of the Sussex County Genealogical SocietyDE group. Training sessions are being established for new indexers. On Saturday, April 21, Tom Dempsey will present a free program, "Writing Your Family History" at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Dempsey became interested in his family's history at the age of 12. In order to share his heritage with his children, he is actively writing two histories - one about his great great grandfather who came from Ireland, lived in New Jersey, and fought for the Union in the War Between the States and an anthology that starts with his parent's wedding and goes back to ancestors in Ireland and Germany. April 28 is the date for the SCGS' one-day conference, Tracking Your Ancestors II at the Delmarva Christian High School. Several nationally-known speakers and authors are leading sessions geared to all levels of researchers. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Yard, soup, baked goods sale A yard, vegetable beef soup and baked goods sale will be held at Redden Community Hall on Redden and McColleys Chapel roads in Georgetown on Saturday, April 14 from 7 a.m. until. Soup may be pre-ordered for $3.50 a quart by calling 337-7692 or 856-6473.
Ride to the Tide The Ride to the Tide for Special Olympics Delaware is Sunday, April 22. This is a police-escorted motorcycle ride from Newark or Dover to Rehoboth Beach. Preregistration is $20 per biker, $15 per passenger. For more information or to register, visit www.sode.org.
Annual Stamp Show The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 51st annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at American Legion Post #64 (across from the National Armory) on Route 50 in Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, a dealer bourse and free stamps and activities for kids. Refreshments will also be offered for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call club member Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the club, visit http://sites.google.com/site/easternshorestampclub/home.