Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Western Sussex Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market opens Saturday, June 16, for its third season. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. The market, which is located in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, is open Saturdays through Sept. 1. The market will feature locally grown (conventional and organic) vegetables, fruits and herbs. Exotic garlics, a wide variety of mushrooms such as portabellas, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, cut flowers and plants will also be available. The Market Information Booth has a variety of informative materials on healthy eating including recipes. Chef George Turner will prepare healthy recipes using produce from the market plus answer questions on food preparation and food safety at various times during the season. Guest exhibitors, demonstrators and performers will also be featured. Market favorite, Dan Parsons, performs Opening Day. In an effort to make locally grown, fresh produce available to all community members, the market will soon begin accepting SNAP benefits. The market hopes to accept WIC and Senior Program benefit vouchers in 2013. Kids Day is Saturday, June 23, the market goes "Crazy 'bout Maters" on Saturday, Aug. 4 and celebrates "Ag Day" on Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information, contact President Linda Allen at lindaawesternsussexfarmmrkt@gmail.com or Market Manager Ricky Robinson at woodharvestfarm@gmail.com.

Block Watch dinner meeting Old Seaford Block Watch covered dish dinner, Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Seaford City Hall. Guest speaker is Barbara Elliott, director of operations for Nanticoke Senior Center.

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.
  • The "Critical Reading" group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will kick off the summer season with its Children's Summer Reading Program "Dream Big, Read @ Your Library" on Wednesday, June 20, with a make and take craft at noon.
  • The Children's Summer Reading Program will have Movie Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting June 26. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy the movie.
  • 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. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • The Job Center has "Adult Math Tutoring" Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
  • The Job 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.
  • "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.
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate class Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.
  • The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Claudy Joinville at 569-4135 or Kyle Davis at 430-8714.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Power Point Classes" - Mondays beginning June 18 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.

Gallery 107 art classes Canvas & Coffee - ongoing adult classes each Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. with Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney. This unstructured class gives the opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. For more information, call Tammy at 629-2829 or Nancy at 629-4356. John Schisler presents painting in the classical realism style. Students will learn the techniques of the Dutch Masters in this ongoing class on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Call John at 448-0212 for information. Well known artist Kurt Plinke will be offering three watercolor workshops for both accomplished and beginning artists on Saturdays July 7, and Aug. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. A different watercolor painting will be worked on during each session. Plinke's artwork is varied, realistic, and detailed with an underlying theme of the natural world. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Call the gallery at 628-2787 (ARTS) for more information. Children's Summer Art Camps - Week long art camps for ages 8 and up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $80 for each camp and pre-registration is required. July 16-19 includes macrame', basic drawing, 3-D paper sculpture, and collages. Aug. 14-16 includes macrame', basic drawing, watercolors, and collages. Call the gallery for more information. Learn how to create an original Animation Art Cell. Rudelle Fay Hall will be teaching both a children's and an adult class. Students will draw on transparency sheets, paint with acrylic, and learn how to float frame like professional animation art cels. All supplies included, except mat and frame. Four one hour classes $50, members $40. Call 604-7961 for times and class schedule. Beginner's Drawing class for ages 7 years and up taught by Rudelle Fay Hall. Each class will feature different subject matter and use of medium. Cost is $10 per hour. You choose the day, time, and length of class. Call 604-7961 for more information.

SHS plans activities The Seaford Historical Society is planning several events in June. A special program by speaker Russ McCabe will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at the Manor House in Seaford. McCabe, a Delaware historian, will talk about the 50 sites on the newly established Delaware history trail, of which the Ross Mansion is included. This program is free and open to the public. The SHS will sponsor a trip to Hillwood Estate and Gardens, Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 20, leaving at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by June 10. Cost is $70 per person.

Basket Bingo at LifeCare LifeCare at Lofland Park will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Large Stowaway basket and Getaway Tote. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact LifeCare at Lofland Park at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or TimmonsD@nanticoke.org.

Summer cruise-ins begin Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins begin Friday evening at the dealership. The cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of June, July and August and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. The opening event will feature the band Anything Goes and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Enchanted Forrest located next to the dealership. The event is open to all motorcyclists and cars are welcome. K&R Concessions will have food and the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will sell beverages. The event is free to attend. Future cruise-ins will feature the band Freshly Squeezed on June 29 and the July 27 event will be a Toys For Tots Christmas In July event featuring the band Semiblind and DJ JoyStar. The final event will be Aug. 31, a full moon, and features the band Cherry Budd. For more information, visit www.hdofseaford.com, find Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or call 629-6161.

Class of '65 Birthday Party The Seaford High School Class of 1965 is busy planning for their BIG 65th Birthday Party to be held on Saturday, June 30. The party will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel with social time beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. The cost is $25 per person; a cash bar will be available. Email Donna Hastings Angell at woodlandangell@hotmail.com with any questions or call 629-8077.

Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church is serving those who served. All veterans are welcome to stop by and have coffee and dessert each Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and noon. Anyone who has served, or is now serving, in the armed services of the United States is invited to join to share your memories. This is not a church service, but an outreach to all service men and veterans. The church is located at 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford. For questions, call 629-8434.

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 details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.


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.

Sign up for Cub Scouts The Cub Scout program is open to boys who are ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up for $20 now thru June 15. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or send an email to calpert1@comcast.net.

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. For details, call 875-3184.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then give it to the waitress with your bill at the end of the meal. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.

LHS Class of '67 meeting Laurel High Class of 1967 is having a reunion organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Laurel Pizzeria. Come help us plan our 45th reunion.

ESOL summer courses Summer courses are now forming at the Laurel Public Library for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). These classes, which are for adults, require registration and will run through early August. Students will practice basic English language and computer skills with a library staff instructor. The Tuesday/Thursday evening class begins June 19. The Friday mid-day class begins June 22. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.

Cooking demonstration on June 20 Professional Chef Bonnie Aronson will present a live cooking show at Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. Chef Bonnie has been cooking and teaching for many years, most recently at Wor-Wic Community College. She will present "Cool Salads for a Hot Summer" which will include a discussion of the healthy advantages of the Mediterranean Diet as it relates to older adults. She will also demonstrate various cooking techniques that apply to the foods being prepared. Tentative recipes include Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad with Gazpacho Dressing, and Cool Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint. Participants will enjoy the results of her efforts after the presentation. Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 20 registrants. Call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us to register.

Benefit Dance for Troop 90 The parents of Boy Scout Troop 90, Laurel will hold a Benefit Dance with music by The Jones Boys from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Laurel American Legion. Proceeds will be used to send the scouts to summer camp in July. Cost is $10 per person. Light snacks will be available and there will be a silent auction. For tickets and more information, call 875-4156.

Italian Night The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold Italian Night on Saturday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 205 W. Tenth St., Laurel. The buffet menu includes spaghetti w/marinara or meat sauce; chicken parmigiana; stuffed shells; italian bread; tossed salad; desserts; coffee and iced tea. There will be a cash bar and wine sampling included with dinner for everyone over 21. Carryouts available while supplies last. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets, contact Karen Cooper at 258-6468 or coopka81@yahoo.com or The Hen House at 875-6922.

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.


Twilight Cheerleading Camp The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will sponsor a Twilight Cheerleading Camp for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade on June 19-21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Delmar Middle/High School. 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 for registered Girl Scouts and $37 for non-registered girls. Girls should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the clinic. Registration deadline is June 12. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 800-374-9811, ext. 109 or email plewis@cbgsc.org.

Delmar Public Library What happens when you Dream Big and Read? The Delmar Public Library can help with programs for children, teens, and adults throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program for children, from birth through age 18, began June 1 and will continue through Aug. 9. Stop by and sign up to read today. Special Summer Reading Programs for June: On Tuesday, June 19, at 3 p.m., Cascading Carlos will bring his juggling talent and you'll learn how, too. All ages are welcome. On Thursday, June 28, at 5 p.m., naturalists from Trap Pond State Park will present "Night Hunters." Attendees will learn about owls, owl adaptations, and have an opportunity to examine owl pellets. All ages welcome. Additional June programs: Story time for preschool and early elementary age students is held every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Join Miss Jessica for hands-on, interactive story time filled with songs, books and crafts. Waggin Tails Reading Club meets on Wednesday, June 27, at 4 p.m. Kids of all reading abilities will have a chance to read to a patient, non-judgmental, calm, friendly, canine listener. On Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the library will host "Knit in Public Day," as part of the world-wide celebration. Come to the library with your needles, hooks, or looms, and share your talents and projects with others. Novices are welcome, too. Learn more about knitting and crocheting. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. The monthly meeting of the Madhatters will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join us. Ongoing service projects are completed during the program, including making hats for newborns. Bring out your inner artist at the Decorative Painting workshop on Monday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. The program is open to all skill levels. You must bring your own supplies and obtain patterns before class. A small fee may be required. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Friends volunteer their time and talents in support of the library. Come discover how you can help. Programs are offered free of charge, except as indicated. For more information about programs at the Delmar Public Library, visit the library or call 846-9894.

Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers.

Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. You may also visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.


Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. The event is open to the public. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Monday, June 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a one day refresher course. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Checks should be made payable to AARP. 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.

Greenwood Public Library In anticipation of the library's re-construction, programs are scheduled to be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874, located one block behind the library, on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue. For more information about any of the programs, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309. Summer Reading Program - Every Thursday, children and teens of all ages are invited to "Dream Big: Read" during the summer months at the library. Stop by any day to sign up for a summer of great books and fun programs. Murder mystery seeks actors - Local actors, young and old are invited to the Greenwood VFW Post 7874 on Monday, June 18, at 3 p.m. to audition for the library's annual Murder Mystery to be presented in August. Children auditioning must be able to read independently. Actors awarded roles must be available for rehearsals on most Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. Magician returns for summer reading fun - It wouldn't seem like a Summer Reading Program series without an appearance by the hysterically funny magician, Tom Lilly, and his sidekick, Beowulf the Wonderbunny! So, make a date to gather at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874 to join in the laughter on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.

Cheer Center activities
  • The Cheer Center is 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.


Bridgeville Public Library New hours - Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Genealogy Meeting - every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in meeting room or Genealogy Room
  • Recent Reads - every third Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room. Join us for a literary conversation and a light luncheon.
  • Storytime - in Children's Area - is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.
Family Fun Night - June 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., luau.

Annual Charity Golf Tournament Harrington Raceway, Inc. is hosting its 14th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 29, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start; scramble format. Cost is $125 per person. Hole sponsorship is $125. It will be a day of camaraderie with great golf, food & drink, lunch, followed by an awards dinner. Your involvement will allow the charitable arm of Harrington Raceway and Casino and the Delaware State Fair, the Mid-Del Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to carry on its work of supporting charitable organizations and activities involving agricultural, civic and social needs existing throughout the State of Delaware. Space is limited. For a pre-registration form, or for more information, contact Terry Elliott at 398-5321 or telliott@harringtonraceway.com.

Williams' artwork on display The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are proud to present the work of Marilyn Sturdevant Williams, Bridgeville resident, during the month of June. Marilyn's photographic art is on display in the reading area of the Bridgeville Public Library. Marilyn showed a deep interest in art at an early age and was able to pursue this interest by attending the Harrogate College of Art in Yorkshire, England. Marilyn's philosophy is to create a family friendly home full of pictures of people and friends you admire and places you have traveled. She utilizes India inks, real gold and silver, copper and various ground jewels to enhance the colors on the photos by hand. Marilyn says, "With all the software that is available, you can take a class or give me the pictures and I can edit them and make a piece of art out of the photo." She can be contacted through her website www.PictureArtistGallery.com or 443-534-5030.

Indoor Yard Sale Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, June 23, from 7 a.m. until noon, Fellowship Hall of the Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws Street, Bridgeville.

Panel discussion at the library Seven authors will present a panel discussion on "Publishing and Beyond" at the Bridgeville Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. The following authors will be present: James Diehl, local author, WWII film producer with a new book released this spring; Hannah Butler, local author of a "Busy Mom's Guide"; Colleen Faulkner, author of more than 60 books in various genres; Judith E. French, author of 38 novels and five novellas; Karen Kalinevitch, numerous academic published writings and professor of creative writing; Terry McAnally, published through Amazon.com publishing; and Mary-Margaret Pauer, winner of Emerging Artist of the Year award 2011 for short stories. If you are an avid reader, an aspiring author or someone who loves books, this is an event you must attend. It is free and open to all. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available and the authors' books will be available for purchase. Any questions, e-mail Sharon George at spooksmile@comcast.net.


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.

Travel with Del Tech this summer Summer is rapidly approaching and Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus has several trips planned to get you out, enjoy your summer vacation and spend time with family and friends. Eastern Shore Brewing Tour - On Saturday, June 16, get a taste of Eastern Shore brewing culture in St. Michaels. Take a behind the scenes tour of a tasting room and experience brewing magic. Call for pricing. Martin Luther King Memorial - On Saturday, June 23, take a day trip and spend time on your own to visit the Martin Luther King Memorial and National Mall. Departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs Washington D.C. at 4 p.m. Cost is $55 for Adult Plus+ members and $65 for the general public. Hello Dolly at Longwood Gardens - On Wednesday, July 27, watch a production of "Hello Dolly!" It is the story of Dolly Levi's efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband taught her. Departs Delaware Tech at 2:30 p.m., and departs Longwood Gardens at 11 p.m. Cost is $75 for Adult Plus+ members and $85 for the general public. For more information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.

Sight and Sound trip Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel and Sailors United Methodist Church in Bethel are sponsoring a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see "Jonah" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lunch will be on your own at the Rockvale Outlets and dinner is at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost is $115 per person and includes transportation. A deposit of $25 is required. The balance is due by July 2. Contact Charlotte Givens at 875-5448 or Betty Ringrose at 875-4233.

AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 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 tour 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 (also Pat Boone's new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

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.


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 meet 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 on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

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.

Widowed Persons Service meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Teresa Allen. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. (although all ages and writing abilities are welcome). Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library, 2nd floor. For more information, visit the Laurel Library website at www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. 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.

Flotilla forming Marching Band The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. The Auxiliary is the volunteer, uniformed, civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard. If you are patriotic and want to help your country by using your musical skills then come be a part of the now forming Marching Band. You must be 17 years or older, a citizen of the U.S., have no felony convictions and pass a security background check. Look for audition dates and times in the near future. To learn more about the Marching Band, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com. Leave a message and your call or email will be returned.

NARFE meeting The Western Sussex Chapter 1992 of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, June 18, at Pizza King in Seaford. The speaker will be Kevin Wade, US Senate candidate. For more information, call Richard Stec at 684-1729.

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.


Chicken BBQ fundraiser On Saturday, June 16, the Millsboro Lions Club will hold a chicken BBQ fundraiser from 10 a.m. until sold out on Main Street, Rt. 24, across from the Millsboro Post Office. The cost is $7 for 1/2 chicken, baked beans, chips, pickles and a roll. Soda and water will be for sale. For more information, call Lion Mitch Rogers 302-238-7077.

Cornhole Tournament Beta Sigma Phi will hold its second annual Cornhole Tournament, June 16 at 1 p.m. at the Millville Fire Hall, with registration starting at noon. The event benefits the Russell White Scholarship Foundation. Entry costs $50 per two-person team, which includes a t-shirt for each player. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first and second places, with the event also including door prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and refreshments sold by Charlie K's BBQ. Call 302-829-8578 for more information or to register.

Miss Delaware Pageant There will be a celebratory luncheon for Miss Delaware 2011, Maria Cahill, at noon on Saturday, June 16, at Michelle's Restaurant in Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For reservations, email SandySoucek@yahoo.com

Chicken Festival this weekend The 63rd annual Delmarva Chicken Festival, which celebrates the Delmarva chicken industry, will be held June 15-16 at The Centre at Salisbury. The event will include arts, crafts, home and trade exhibits, a car show, food, Delmarva's Giant Fry Pan, musical entertainment, children's activities, baby chicks, fun competitions, carnival games and rides. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.dpichicken.org.

Grange picnic Sussex Pomona Grange #3 picnic is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at Broadcreek Grange #59, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel. For information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, 684-8098.

Antique tractor, truck, car show The First State Antique Tractor Club will hold its 12th annual antique tractor, truck and car show on June 15-17, at the Georgetown Speedway on Route 113, Georgetown. Ed Kee, Delaware State Secretary of Agriculture will present $1,000 scholarships at noon on Saturday, June 16, to three graduating high school students who will be studying agriculture in college. In addition to tractors and other farm related equipment on display, there will be a flea market, baked goods table, agriculture demonstrations, crafters and food for sale. Friday will find the ladies vying in the pie baking contest and the cast iron fry pan toss while the men will be tossing a 24 inch wrench for distance and participating in a horse shoe tossing contest. At 5 p.m. there will be a consignment auction. Saturday will be a fun day for the kids with a pedal pull, pony rides, and exotic animals and face painting. There will be tractor games for the adults, lawn mower races, an antique tractor pull and entertainment. Admission and parking is free. For more information, call Charlie Davis at 875-5329.