Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 12, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

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 is $6. 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.

Historical Reflections at the library Historical Reflections, a program of story-telling, local and Delmarva history and first person remembrances, will be presented at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20. This will mark the seventh year this program has been sponsored by Rosetta "Cookie" Garfield who will introduce the presenters. This year's theme is "Lest We Forget." Included in the program will be a presentation by a collateral descendant of Frederick Douglass who will relate stories of growing up in Caroline County and of "Uncle Fred." Alumni from Jason High School will share memories of the school which is now Delaware Tech Community College. Two young students, Adriana, 11, and her sister Allie, 8, will relate their impressions upon talking to an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor. Everyone is welcome to add to the program. For more information, call the Seaford Library at 629-2524.

Gallery 107 art classes Gallery 107 in Seaford is offering the following art classes. Continuing on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney will hold their morning coffee and painting class for adults. 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. Rudelle Hall will teach the art of animation cell painting on Saturdays through April 28, for ages 10 and up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for non-members and $45 for members. Supplies are included. Call the gallery at 628-2787 to register. This class will also be offered again for 4 sessions from May 5 through May 26. Nancy LaPrad will hold a one session watercolor class for teens and adult beginners on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $30 and $20 for members. Karen Owens will again offer her very popular children's art classes on Saturdays beginning April 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. For older children and more advanced artists, she will teach class from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes all supplies. Karen may be reached at 628-8656. These classes are for a 4 week period and are ongoing through much of 2012. On Thursday, April 19, perspective drawing will be taught by Nancy LaPrad from 7 to 9 p.m. This is a one session class for teens and beginning adults. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Brenda Brasure will be offering her children's basket weaving class for ages 8 and up in the next few weeks. Call Brenda at 381-6193 for times, cost, and start up date. On May 5 and May 12, talented photographer Sandy Morgan will have a "Photography and Craft" class from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children ages 7 to 12. This engaging class features a craft for children to make for Mother's Day. Cost is $20 and includes supplies. Sandy may be reached at 536-1020 to register and for more information. 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.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser An all you can eat spaghetti dinner to benefit Cub Scout Pack 381 will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gethsemane Methodist Church, Rt. 20, four miles west of Seaford. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 to 12. There will also be a bake sale table. Help to send a scout to camp!

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.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" with crafts and songs is held every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • "Time Traveling Book Club" - 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 will be held the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. 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 will be 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 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.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library Annual Meeting will be held at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center 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 the library. Refreshments will be served.
  • Purchase your tickets now for the Third Annual "Dinner in the Library" presented by the Seaford Board of Commissioners on Friday, June 1. Laura Schroff, author of "An Invisible Thread" will be the featured speaker. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music by "The Medics" will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner by the Georgia House Restaurant at 7. Cost per person is $75. Contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 for ticket information.


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 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.


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.

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.

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.

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 seafordsociety@verizon.net. 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.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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. Applications must be received by May 1. For details, contact Jim Allen at 875-3456.

Auxiliary sandwiches sale Ladies Auxiliary Post 19, Route 24, Laurel, will serve oyster fritter sandwiches for $7 each and chicken salad sandwiches for $6 each on Friday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., to benefit veterans. Take out is available.

Spaghetti dinner An all you can eat spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (corner of Seaford and Bethel roads), Laurel. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 7 to 12 and free for kids 6 and under. Eat in or carry out. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

'Get in Gear' Bike Rally It's not too late to become a sponsor for Trap Pond Partners' 9th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally which takes place on the first Saturday in May (May 5). For $100, your company or organization can be on the back of the collectible t-shirts and you can help support the Partners' programs at Trap Pond State Park. To participate, bring your whole family for $20 or $5 per person. For more information, call Betty Grossmann at 875-5088.

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.

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 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 LEAP program for beginning readers continues in April on Monday, 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 info, call Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.

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. The program is free with no registration necessary. For more information visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

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.

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 normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Kids programs at Delmar Library Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend Game Day, on Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Movie Night is Friday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Middle schoolers are welcome for Wii Games every Tuesday in April immediately after school. Rock Band, Wheel of Fortune. 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. This Munch & Learn: Pizza Party is delivered by Megan O'Neil, finance educator for UMD Extension on the Lower Shore. The program is free, registration is required. Call the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894.

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. Chinese and live auctions will be held. Donation of items for the auctions would be appreciated. Cost is $22 per person. For more information, contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.

Cheerleading clinic on May 19 The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be sponsoring a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, May 19 at Delmar Middle/High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is for all girls in grades kindergarten to fifth. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors. Activities will include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance, and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. Girls should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring a bag lunch and drink. Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the clinic. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 1-800-374-9811 or 410-742-5107, ext. 109 or email plewis@cbgsc.org.

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. 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.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

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. 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. 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. Participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

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. 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.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

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. Applications are available at the 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 community yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 7 a.m.

Student artwork on display Artwork projects completed by students of Woodbridge High School's Art I, Art II and Computer Graphics classes will be on display during the month of April at the Bridgeville Public Library. Projects include acrylic paintings in cubism and expressionism styles as well as self-portrait stipple drawings. Computer Graphics students experimented in manipulating photos using Adobe Photoshop. Thank you to Woodbridge students and to art instructor, Mr. Tony Burton. For more information, contact Karen Johnson, library director, at 337-7401.

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.


TRIPS:

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. 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:
  • 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" To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.


'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. Cost $111.

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.

MEETINGS:

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.

Democrats to meet The 39th District Democrats will meet at Pizza King at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. All members are urged to attend since several upcoming events will be planned. For more information, call 628-2130.

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.

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.

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.

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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 date 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 Society–DE 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.

BBW Dinner, Casino Night BBW and Admirers Delaware State Chapter will host its 8th annual BBW Dinner and Casino Night. The group will meet at the Festival Buffet at Dover Downs at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. Cost is $20.25 per person for the all you can eat buffet including crab legs. After dinner, the group will visit the casino and then go to Bubba's Rock Shack for drinks and dancing. For more information, call 609-870-8853 or email bbwadmirer2007@aol.com.

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 esstampclub@yahoo.com. For more information about the club, visit http://sites.google.com/site/easternshorestampclub/home.