Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Basket weaving class Brenda Brasure will offer her popular basket weaving class on February 9 and 16. These all day workshops are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Cost is $30 with gallery members receiving a 10% discount; kit costs range from $15 to $35. This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. Class size is limited to eight. For more information and to register, call Brenda at 381-6193.

Gallery 107 Open House Gallery 107, located at 324 High St. in Seaford, will have an open house and artist reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, for the public to enjoy libations and view the new displays of art.

Read Aloud Delaware training A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Seaford Public Library, 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for more information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County. For more information about the program, visit www.readalouddelaware.org.

Christmas tree recycling Delawareans are encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees at one of many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state through Jan. 26. Christmas trees are no longer accepted for recycling at any Delaware State Park locations. Christmas trees may be dropped off for free in Seaford, Monday through Friday, at Kaye Construction, 22288 Coverdale Rd., Seaford, 629-7483. Other locations throughout the state also accept Christmas trees for recycling for a fee. For information on all yard waste drop-off sites in Delaware, go to: www.dnrec.delaware.gov/yardwaste and click "Yard waste drop-off options".

Mardi Gras Celebration Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Mardi Gras Celebration sponsored by the Knights of Columbus St. Molua Council #4075 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Seaford. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The Mardi Gras dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the band, The Vital Signs, will begin at 7:30. Costumes are optional. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 4. Cost is $20 per person and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will be sold after Mass by the Knights of Columbus or call the Parish office at 629-3591 for more information.

Gallery 107 classes Card Making Classes with Betty Speer are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Class fee is $20. Classes are focused on card making with rubber stamps and learning different techniques, as well as iris folding and other forms of card making. Class fee includes clear typed directions and assorted class supplies. Students should bring a glue runner or double-sided tape and pointed scissors. Classes are for ages 16 to adult. Skill level is new to experienced. Call Betty at 875-2612 for more information. Call Gallery 107 at 302-628-ARTS to pre-register with payment to reserve your space. Canvas & Coffee is on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. This is a casual, drop-in art class. Bring you own project or learn how to get started. Cost is $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829. Classical Realism in Oil with John Schisler is on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is for adults, all levels. Members are $55 and the public is $65 for three sessions. Participants will learn the oil painting techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium and will develop skills in basic oil painting using form and color to create compositions working from still life and photographs. Watercolor with Nancy LaPrad is Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is for beginners to advanced. Cost is $50 for members and $55 for the public. Nancy will teach you how to use watercolors to get the effects you want - details, textures, color mixing, etc., or you may work on your own project. Students must furnish their own supplies (a list of supplies will be provided at the first class). Start the class any time during the month, however, there are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes. Call Nancy for more information at 629-4356.

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" is every Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 48 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • The "Creative Art Club" is the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
  • The "I Can Read Club" will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for children in grades K-2. This is a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • The "Pajama Story Hour," a story time with crafts and songs, will meet at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center want your gently used books, CDs, movies, and DVDs. Please drop off all donated items at the old library location on 402 North Porter St. in Seaford (the former library building) through March 2013. You can drop off your donations on the first and third Saturdays each month from 9 a.m. to noon and the first and third Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. No textbooks, reference books, encyclopedias or magazines. For more information, call Barbra at 629-7212 or 236-7379.
  • Calling all readers - come to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center for a month long, "Super Bowl" Winter Reading Program. Compete against the Laurel and Delmar libraries to see which library can score the most reading touchdowns. Program runs from Jan. 2-30. For more information, contact the Seaford, Laurel, or Delmar libraries.
  • Help the Seaford Library and Cultural Center purchase much needed books with our "Bucks for Books" program. Patrons who donate $5 or more will have their name displayed on a page in the Seaford Library's "Book Of Knowledge." Donations of $50 or more will give you an opportunity to name a chapter in the "Book of Knowledge." You can also help by visiting www.amazon.com to view the Seaford Library's "Wish List" to purchase items for the library.
  • The library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • Visit the Open Lab Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. No registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
  • "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
  • 55+ Basic Computer Class - Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. 6 weeks: 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (no class on 2/18). Must attend all 6 classes. This class is for senior citizens who are first time computer users and will teach the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse, and how to go on the Internet. Register by contacting the Nanticoke Senior Center.
  • "Introduction to Computers" - Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. 5 weeks: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6. Must attend all 5 classes. For the first time computer user. This class will teach you the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse, as well as how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required.
  • "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel" - Wednesdays, 5:45-7:45 p.m. 4 Weeks: 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6. This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word and Excel. Registration is required and patron must attend all 4 classes.
  • "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel in Spanish" - Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4 weeks: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28. This program, which will be offered entirely in Spanish provides and overview of Microsoft Word and Excel. Registration is required and patron must attend all 4 classes.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Excel" - Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. 6 weeks: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft spreadsheet software application. A basic understanding of Excel is required. Must attend all 6 sessions.
  • Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, 1/18 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Come learn about the program and get assistance. Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or for more information at 302-424-3301, ext. 107.

MLK prayer breakfast Jan. 21 Western Sussex MLK Day of Celebration will conduct its annual Rise & Shine Prayer Breakfast honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. The event will be held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Tickets for the buffet breakfast, which are $20 each, may be purchased by calling 628-1908. Additional information can be found online at www.easternshoreafram.org. This year, the Seaford School District superintendent, educator and author, Dr. Shawn Joseph, will be the keynote speaker. The theme of the 2013 celebration is, "Everybody can be great√Čbecause anybody can serve." The Outstanding Community Recognition Award recipient for 2013 is John Hollis. Hollis is the Sussex manager of community and government affairs and is also a lobbyist for Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Western Sussex MLK Day of Celebration is headed by Seaford City Councilwoman and Western Sussex MLK Day of Celebration Executive Director Pat A. Jones.

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

Lionel train exhibit The Seaford Museum's Holiday Train Exhibit will feature many of the model trains of Lionel's Golden Age of the early 1950's. The exhibit will close on Sunday, Jan. 20. The Seashore Railroad Club will feature a running new display this year called "The Fabulous Fifties." Adults are $3 while children are free with an adult. Come relive this wonderful time in American History Thursday through Sunday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m., in the Webb Exhibit Room of the Seaford Museum, located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., in the old post office.

Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.


Money School presentation Edward Jones Financial Advisor Melinda Tingle of Laurel will present a free program, "Social Security: Your Questions Answered," at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Laurel Public Library, 101 E. Fourth Street in Laurel. The presentation will tackle the following questions: How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan? When should I start taking benefits? What about taxes? The presentation is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, contact Amanda Lowe at 875-0355.

Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday 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.

Black History Program The Ross Point Improvement Club will hold its annual "Black History Program" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. John A.M.E. Zion Church located on Trap Pond Road in Laurel. Everyone is invited. We will especially be looking for all persons who attended the Ross Point School where Mrs. Cora Norwood Selby was the last teacher.

General Municipal Election The Town of Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thursday, March 28. The office of Mayor, Ward 2 Council Seat, Ward 3 Council Seat and an At Large Council seat will be decided. The filing deadline for citizens interested in running is Thursday, Feb. 21. Candidates may file at the town office located in the municipal building at 201 Mechanic St., during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to register to vote is Thursday, Feb. 28. Registration to vote in the town election is separate from registration for the presidential election. All residents who are a bona fide resident of the Town of Laurel for at least 30 days prior to the date of the General Municipal Election and who are 18 years of age, are eligible to register and vote. Voters may register at the town office during regular business hours and there are two after hours voter registrations scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 13 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Troop 90 Open House Boy Scouts of Laurel Troop 90 invites boys between the ages of 11 to 16 to an Open House from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Brett at 875-4156.

Dancing through cancer program The Laurel Library in partnership with the Cancer Support Community of Delaware will present a program, "Learn, Share, Thrive√Čdancing into health" at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, in the Carpenter Community Room. Fitness trainer Emma Rodriguez from Flex World will demonstrate the benefits of integrating dance into a cancer wellness program. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Super Bowl Winter Reading Program Come to the library for a one month, Super Bowl Winter Reading Program. Compete against other libraries to see which library can score the most reading touchdowns. Program runs until Jan. 30. Find out more information at the Laurel, Seaford or Delmar Library.

Monthly genealogy help time Laurel Library will offer a new genealogy help time on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If successful these sessions will continue monthly, and will focus primarily on getting started in family research. Volunteer genealogist Linda Mueller will be available to help patrons begin their search using both Internet and library resources. Mueller has taught genealogy classes in Baltimore area libraries for many years and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the area. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. Wireless Internet is available for laptops. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

No-sew blanket craft program Create a simple blanket throw without sewing a stitch at Laurel Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Carpenter Community Room. Bonnie Elliott, assistant director at Georgetown Public Library, will teach how to make this cozy craft just in time for cold winter weather. A snow date has been set aside for Jan. 29. Participants will need to bring one and a half yards of fleece, scissors or a rotary cutter, and a seam ripper (optional). Fleece can be found at Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabric or any store that sells material. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Laurel Library events
  • An informal time for chess playing continues at Laurel Public Library each Saturday from 10 a.m. -12 noon. Anyone who plays chess is invited to drop in, meet other chess players, and for the time being, bring their own chess boards. For more information call 302-875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us
  • 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 turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.


Holiday Train Show celebration The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will hold a celebration of the 27th anniversary of its free Holiday Train Show, Open House and Sale in Delmar at 103 State St. Visit on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. There is over 6,000 sqf of trains (10 layouts), hundreds of items for sale, games, giveaway, food and prizes. Bring your family and friends. For more information, visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.

Benefit Dance for Chris Powell A Benefit Dance is being organized to raise money for Chris Powell of Delmar, who recently received a liver transplant. This event is being held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Delmar Fire Hall.

The benefit is being catered by Whiteys Barbecue, and a cash bar will be available along with 50/50 drawings and silent and Chinese auctions. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to make a donation, call 841-3883 or 443-235-3474.

Delmar Public Library Children's Events The Delmar Public Library welcomes children of all ages and their parents and caregivers to special programs and events in January. Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Join Ms. Jessica for stories, songs, activities and crafts guaranteed to warm you up on a cold winter day. Middle and high school students can choose from an array of programs in January:
  • Wii Events and Games are held at 3 p.m. every Tuesday. Bring your best competitive nature and participate in active or quiet games.
  • Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group for teens, meets at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. Bring your current book and provide your review. Once everyone has a chance to share, it's time for pizza. Books are required!
  • Bring out your inner artist at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, for school-age crafts. Glue, paint, fabric markers – just ask Ms. Jessica what's in store for you.
Pre-registration is required for Kids Cook and Books, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Local Chef Bonnie Aronson will share recipes for appetizers and easy fixings for kids to make just in time for the Super Bowl. Hands-on preparation, watch and learn, and taste test is included. Recipes will be distributed. Delmar readers should gear up for the Super Bowl Winter Reading program. Elementary, middle and high school readers will compete against readers from Seaford and Laurel to see which library can score the most reading touchdowns. The program ends Jan. 20. For more information, stop by the library. The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King's birthday. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894, stop in or like us on Facebook. Adult programs If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join the Madhatters knitting group at the Delmar Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. On-going service projects are completed during the program and participants can share their current projects and learn new patterns. Free of charge. A decorative painting class for adults meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 and 24. Join us to learn the basics (or review techniques) of decorative painting. Space is limited. No session fee, but you must bring your own supplies. Sign up at the front desk and get a supply list. Adults are invited to participate in a book discussion based on the "88 Books That Shaped America," a list developed by the Library of Congress. The discussion takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 and at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The list is available at the library or by visiting www.loc.gov. E-ssentials: Guide to eBooks and eAudiobooks, will be presented from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. Do you have a Kindle? An iPad? Or Nook? If you have an electronic device that supports eBooks or eAudiobooks and you would like to learn how to use the free resources available via the Delaware Library catalog, join us for a step-by-step tutorial on the basics of how to use your device. The Delmar Public Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., in Delmar. Visit the Job Center's Open Lab at the Delmar Public Library to learn to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance and laptops are available. Help is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, through the Job Centers@Delaware Libraries. Registration is not required and all services are free. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call the library at 846-9894.

Education Foundation annual gala The 2nd Annual Delmar Community Gala, "Delmar Goes Hollywood" presented by The Foundation for Delmar Education will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Delmar Fire Hall. The Foundation for Delmar Education was developed to help support programs and activities at Delmar Elementary, Middle and High Schools. In an effort to raise funds for such projects, the first gala was held in February 2012 with great success in raising in excess of $31,000. The foundation board has committed to putting back $24,000 into the classrooms which will help alleviate the financial burden that has been placed upon the individual schools. This year's semi-formal event includes a night of entertainment, heavy hors d'oeurves and cash bar, silent and live auction and raffles. Tickets are $50 per person. Gala sponsorships are available. Names of sponsors will be displayed on a banner at the gala. Donations of products and services are also needed for the silent auction, live auction and raffles. For tickets and more information about becoming a gala sponsor and donating products and services, contact The Foundation for Delmar Education at 846-9544.


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. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

New support group A new support group, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Greenwood Cheer Center. Call Kathy Landis to register at 856-5187 or email Linda.Connors@state.de.us, caregiver resource coordinator for Sussex County.

Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center has a lot of new, fun events and activities coming up in 2013 including a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, a Food Skills Cooking Class, A Matter of Balance Program, Tai Chi and many more fun trips. The center now also offers motor coach trips. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to join for a fee of $25 per year. For more information or to schedule a free lunch and tour, call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Bridgeville Public Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library: Fundraiser - We are raffling off a beautifully framed print, "Master Bedroom" by Andrew Wyeth donated by Bud Snyder from Snyder Custom Framing in Seaford. Tickets are $1 each and available at the library. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Lapsit is on hiatus through Jan. 8. Story time - Tues. at 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thurs. at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teens are invited to join Ms. Jonnell in the Teen Area for crafts and games during this time. Recent Reads Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research, and enjoy genealogy.

Smithsonian exhibit Come see the visiting exhibit, "The Way We Worked," from the Smithsonian Institute at the Bethel Museum. Displays demonstrate how we worked in all types of industries over the past 100 years and how changes have affected how we work today. The exhibit, which features hands-on displays, video presentations and artifacts from the past, will bring you fond memories of days gone by and will be enjoyed by adults and children. The exhibit will be open on the following Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. - Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel, and admission is free. Call 858-3840 for more information.


Holy Land Experience AARP 915 is offering a trip to Orlando, Fla. for a Holy Land Experience, Feb. 24 through March 2. Visit Holy Land, ancient Jerusalem recreated in Orlando, Morse Museum, Tiffany Chapel and Bok Tower Gardens. Cost is $530/double occupancy. To reserve a spot, call Lucille at 410-754-8588 or 410-754-8189 today.

Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP is offering the following trips in 2013. Wednesday, March 6 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see an excellent comedy about a cab driver who has two wives and how he manages to keep it a secret - for a while, that is! Cost is $104 per person. Wednesday, April 17 - Sight & Sound to see "Noah," which depicts the story of Noah and the Ark from the Bible. This is an excellent musical that features singing, dancing and hundreds of live animals. Cost is $108 per person for show and dinner at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Be sure to sign up early. For more information on these day trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.

AARP offers trips Caroline County AARP #915 is offering the following trips. For more information and reservations, call 410-822-2314. Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday, April 13 - $140, includes Cherry Blossom parade grandstand tickets, Smithsonian Institution, dinner, taxes and gratuities, motorcoach transportation. Sight & Sound's "Noah," June 27 - $130, includes performance, Dutch-style meal, transportation.


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.

Grange to meet Jan. 10 Sussex Pomona Grange #3 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Marvel Carriage Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown. Host will be Milford Grange #6.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Planned guest speaker will be Dr. Imran Faroogi, pharmacist of the Seaford HealthMart. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches and dinners that we do.

Young Life info meeting A Young Life information meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Seaford Public Library, Woodruff Room. The meeting will discuss the start-up of a Young Life group in the Seaford area.

Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Cadbury in Lewes. Derek Stoner will talk about "The future of Youth Birding in Delaware." The public is welcome to attend.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its preservation, protection, enhancement and naturalization will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.

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.

9-12 group meeting Join us at the 9-12 Delaware Patriots Sussex County Chapter meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 109 E. State St. The 9-12 Delaware Patriots is a grass roots organization that meets monthly and features guest speakers and networking with other conservative citizens. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.912delawarepatriots.com or contact us at info@912delawarepatriots.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary 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. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For details, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

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.


Country Breakfast Buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The schedule for the 2012-2013 Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW has been released. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. Dates are: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27. Rain dates are Feb. 2, March 2, March 30 and May 4. If rain dates are cancelled, the schedule will go to the next shoot. For possible cancellations, call 349-7025.

2013 Mar-Del Watermelon Pageant Mar-Del Watermelon Association is looking for interested young women to enter their pageant to select the 2013 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen. The Mar-Del Watermelon. For more information visit us at www.mardelwatermelon.org or call 302-875-2819. Entry deadline is January 17, 2013.

Technician Amateur Radio Class The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will offer a technician amateur radio license class on Jan. 12-13, at the Bethany Beach Fire Department on Route 1. The class is open to anyone interested in obtaining an amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase and study a study guide prior to the class. The classes will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday ending with administration of the FCC amateur radio license exam. There is no fee but there is a suggested donation of $20 to cover expenses. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR, at k3axr@arrl.net or 410-208-3328.

The Beliefs of the Old Order Amish The Georgetown Public Library is holding a program for adults on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Dr. Thomas Gallagher will present "The Beliefs of the Old Order Amish" and help us explore the many aspects of Amish Life including their homes and family, church and the broader community. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Delaware Humanities Forum.

Red Hat Society plans full schedule The Red Hat Society in Delaware has a full schedule for 2013. The following events have been scheduled to date: Feb. 14 - Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a buffet luncheon in Oak Orchard. March 11 - Travel to Lewes to receive a proclamation from Mayor Ford. Afterwards, we will go to Irish Eyes. All chapter members, husbands, friends and guests are encouraged to attend. April 25 - Celebrate the 15th birthday of the Red Hat Society with a High Tea in Georgetown. Every chapter and their members and chapter guests are welcome to attend. Contact bjy324@verizon.net for more information. For more information about the Red Hat Society, visit www.redhatsociety.com.

Miss Delaware seeks contestants If you are a 17-year-old senior or up to age 24, have never been married, live, work full time, or attend school full time in Delaware and are a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to participate in a preliminary Miss Delaware pageant. Phases of competition are interview, on-stage question, talent (not to exceed 90 seconds), evening wear and lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit. This is an opportunity to earn scholarships, make a difference, gain experience and showcase your talents and knowledge. For more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Delaware Pageant, send an email to Dulcenia Kemmerlin, field director of operations, at kemmer32@hotmail.com.

'Explore the Solar System' The Georgetown Public Library is beginning a series from NASA on Explore! Jupiter's Family Secrets which also includes the other planets and the solar system. Dates are Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. and a special night time sky watch in March. Recommended ages are 8-13, but can be younger or older based on the child's interest level. To sign up, visit or call the library at 856-7958. Story time for toddlers and preschoolers is on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in January. It will switch to Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in February.