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Thursday, March 07, 2013
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes will be held in March at Seaford's Gallery 107. Card Making Classes with Betty Speer, 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:30 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. Ages 16 to adult. Skill level is new to experienced. Call Betty at 875-2612 for more information. Call Gallery 107 at 628-ARTS to pre-register with payment to reserve your space. Basket Weaving with Brenda Brasure on Saturdays, March 9 and March 30, 9 a.m. to 3:30 or 4 p.m. Class fee of $30 with $15-$30 for the basket kit, depending on level of ability. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. Class size is limited to six. Come and weave a bread basket, napkin basket, cracker basket, a tote, a market basket, a basket for your gardening, a basket for just about anything you can think of. For more information and to register, call Brenda at 381-6193. Rudelle Fay Hall, an award winning, multi-media artist, is offering the following classes. Call 604-7961 for registration and/or questions. Payment is required in advance. 1. Children's Drawing Class. Students age 7-11. Concentration on drawing, composition, and perspective. Students are encouraged to be creative, as well as get step-by-step drawing instruction. 4 hours-$40. Supplies included. 2. Animation Art Cel Class. Learn how to copy or create original art cels. Students will be taught how to mat and frame like professional animation cels. Permanent ink, and acrylic paint will be used on a transparency sheet. Supplies included, except optional mat and frame. 4 hours-$50, $45 for NRAC members. 3. Photoshop Basics Class for beginners. Learn the tools and how to draw, paint, find new colors, make corrections, repair photos, etc. Laptop optional. Personal laptops must be fully charged. 4 hours-$40, $35 for NRAC members. 4. Photoshop Creativity Art Class. Rudelle will teach various techniques to turn photos into digital art. Learn her artistic secrets to digital art success. Personal laptops optional must be fully charged. 4 hours-$45, $40 for NRAC members. Ongoing classes 1. Canvas & Coffee - Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Casual drop-in art class - bring you own project or learn how to get started. No registration required - $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney 629-2829. 2. John Schisler - Classical Realism in Oil - Mondays, 6-9 p.m. Adults, all levels. Members $55, public $65 for three sessions. Maximum 8. Participants of all levels 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. 3. Nancy LaPrad - Watercolor Classes - Wednesday evenings, 6-8 p.m. Beginners to advanced. Members $50, Public $55. Minimum - 3, Maximum - 8. 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 needed will be provided at the first class). Start class any time during the month, however, no refunds or make-ups for missed classes. Call Nancy for more information, 629-4356.

Kiwanis Club scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will be offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing in the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School. Two scholarships are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and will be $4,000 each. The third scholarship for $4,000 is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available from the Seaford High School Guidance Office or by contacting Fred Glime at 629-3652. Application deadline is March 20.

Concord beef and dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will have a beef and dumpling dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at their Community House. Menu includes beef and dumplings, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, handmade cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, beverages and assorted homemade desserts. The public is invited. Cost is $12 per person or $6 for children under age 12. Pay at the door. Concord United Methodist Church is located at 25322 Church Rd., east of Seaford. For more information call 628-8114 or 629-7706.

Mt. Zion beef and dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host a Beef and Dumpling dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Carryouts will be available at 4 p.m. The church is located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel.

Bingo Night is March 23 The Seaford Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Bingo Night featuring filled Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One Handbags, on Saturday, March 23, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There will be raffle handbags, 50/50, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Must be 18 to play. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available from Kiwanis members or at Soil Service (629-7054). For more information, call 629-2594.

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 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 for kids ages 2-7, will meet at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Mark your calendars, the Seaford Library and Cultural Center announces that the 4th Annual "Dinner in the Library" Gala will take place on Friday, April 26, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Featured authors are Caroline and Charles Todd, writers of mystery stories that take place in England during and after World War I. Hors d'oeuvres and dinner will be catered by Georgia House. Cost is $75 per person. Contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 for tickets or more information.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • Walk-in Job Search Assistance - 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.
  • Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, March 15, 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 to get more information (302-424-3301, ext. 107).
  • "Introduction to Computers": Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. - 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 (must attend all 5 sessions). 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 and patron must attend all 5 classes.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Word": Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. - 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 (must attend all 6 sessions). This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is required and registration is required.
  • "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel": Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 (must attend all 4 classes). This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word (a word processor software program) and Excel (a spreadsheet program). Registration is required.
  • YWCA Women's Entrepreneurship Program: Friday, 3/8, 10 a.m. to noon. This program will provide an overview of Delaware's YWCA's programs and services, including the DE Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, job readiness, business development assistance, financial literacy and more. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 302-222-3618.


Blue Jay Tervis tumbler sale The Seaford Educational Secretaries Association is proud to announce the Seaford Blue Jay Tervis tumbler has arrived. These high-quality tumblers proudly display the Seaford Blue Jay and are available for a limited time while supplies last. The tumbler comes in two sizes 16 oz for $18 or 24 oz for $20. Both sizes come with a matching lid. Show your Seaford Blue Jay Pride by purchasing a Seaford Blue Jay Tervis tumbler. All proceeds benefit the Seaford Educational Secretaries Association. Contact Amy Steele at 629-4587, ext. 270 to place your order.

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.

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. Must be 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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.

Lyme Disease Prevention Program The Laurel Public Library in cooperation with the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland will present a free program at the library on Tuesday, March 12, on Lyme and other tick born diseases of the area. The program will be held in the library community room and will run from 5 to 6:30 pm. Marilyn Williams from the association will discuss risk, prevention, and treatment of this ever increasing threat to the region's health. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Pick Up Laurel Day Youth Helping Community Grow, a teen group that meets at Laurel Public Library, has created a project for everyone in the community. "Pick Up Laurel Day" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce Train Station Museum. Youth challenge you to spend an hour or two, take action, bring beauty back, restore pride in the appearance of Laurel, celebrate our town! "Pick Up Laurel Day" grew out of a community conversation held at the library in December. It is sponsored by Laurel Public Library, Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Laurel Historical Society, Delaware 4-H Club "Engaging Youth, Serving Community." Program advisor is University of Delaware's Community Development Extension Agent, Bill McGowan.

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.

Youth yard sale, fish sandwich sale The youth of New Zion UMC are having a yard sale and Fish Sandwich sale on Saturday, March 30. The yard sale is from 7 a.m. to noon and the fish sandwich sale is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $5. The church address is 428 West 6th Street in Laurel. For more information, contact Amy Handy at 875-4263.

Beef and dumpling dinner Laurel Baptist Church will hold an A.U.C.E. beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, March 17 from 3 p.m. until. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Trap Pond Partners meeting Trap Pond Partners monthly meeting takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park. This month, Trap Pond Partner and Delaware State Cultural Heritage historian, Cherie Clark will give a presentation on the history of Old Forge Dam and the iron ore and iron bog industry that existed in Sussex County in the 1700's.

Laurel Alumni scholarship The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that the scholarship forms for 2013 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship does not have to be graduating from Laurel High School, but must be a graduating son or daughter of a member, in good standing, of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2013. To become a member of the Laurel Alumni, call 875-2503. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers these additional scholarships: The Helen Dirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship - This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Ellis, a dedicated teacher in the state of Delaware for 42 years. She taught for 33 years in Laurel as a Latin instructor. This scholarship is awarded to a Laurel High School graduate who is attending a four year college or university and has met the other requirements. This year's scholarship is $3,600. The George Schollenberger Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship has been established by former students and athletes who were taught or coached by "Coach Schollenberger." This scholarship is awarded to a Laurel High School graduate who has lettered in football for two years and has met the other requirements. The recipient must be attending a two or four year college or university or trade school and has met the other requirements. This scholarship is $1,500. The Carolyn L. Calio Scholarship has been created by the Calio family to honor Carolyn Calio who was very active in the support of the Boys and Girls Club and the Laurel Alumni Association. This scholarship is awarded to a Laurel High School graduating senior who is attending a two or four year college or trade school. The applicant must also meet the other requirement outlined in the application. This scholarship is $1,500. New this year, the Evelyn Messick Scholarship has been created by the "girls" of the Class of 1954. This scholarship for $500 is offered to a Laurel High graduating senior who is also a resident of the Laurel School District. The applicant does not have to be a son or daughter of an alumni member. Tax deductible donations, for either scholarship, can be mailed to the Laurel Alumni Association Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 382, Laurel, DE 19956. Application forms are available from the Laurel Guidance Office or by calling 875-2502. All competed applications are due back to the Foundation by April 1.

Chicken 'n dumpling dinner Christ United Methodist Church's Men of Faith will hold an all-you-can-eat 'chicken 'n dumpling' fundraiser dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the church, 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, Dinner platters include chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, rolls and a dessert. Dinners also include a beverage (coffee, tea or water). Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Children 5 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Guests can eat in or carry out. Pickups will be available beginning at 2 p.m. on March 23. Large carryout orders (six or more) can be picked up prior to 2 p.m., but should be placed in advance by calling the church office at 875-4233. Place large orders by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. For tickets or more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917. All proceeds benefit Christ United Methodist Church and its missions serving the greater Laurel community.

Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary will hold a Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $7 for one table, $10 for two tables and $5 for each additional table. Vendors may set up on Friday, April 5 from 7 to 9 a.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 5 to 7 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For reservations and more information, call Karen Cooper at 258-6468 or ksteelepc@yahoo.com or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

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.

  • Family Movie Matinee - the Laurel Public Library presents Family Movie Matinee. Check with the library for the next event. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or 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.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Chicken 'n Crust Dinner A Chicken 'n Crust Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Delmar. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12 and free for kids 3 and under.

Soccer team fundraiser The Delmar High School girls' soccer team will hold a beef and dumpling dinner and Chinese auction on Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the school office.

Delmar Public Library The Delmar Public Library welcomes children of all ages and their parents and caregivers by providing programs and events throughout the month of March. Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is held 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 March: Wii Events and Games are held Tuesdays, March 12, and 19, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Bring your best competitive nature and participate in active or quiet games. Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group for teens, meets Thursday, March 14, at 4 p.m. Bring a book you are reading and provide your review. Once everyone has a chance to share, it's time for pizza. Books are required. The Teen Advisory Council meets immediately after Pages and Pizza at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Give suggestions for programs, books, DVDs for the Library and learn about volunteer opportunities. All children are welcome to decorate eggs for spring on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. We supply the eggs and you bring your creativity. The library will be closed on Monday, March 11, for Staff Development and on Friday, March 29, for Good Friday. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894, stop in at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, or like us on Facebook.

LORA Gala is March 9 On March 9, LORA (Local Owners Restaurant Association) will hold the LORA Gala, Tastes for Tomorrow, "A Night at the Movies." Money raised will be used to provide scholarships for culinary arts for students of Wicomico County and Delmar Jr./Sr. High School. Come dressed as your favorite movie star. Food will be available from 18 LORA restaurants. There will be a drawing at 8 p.m. for limousine transportation to dinner (for four) at Sobo's Restaurant, flowers, and wine. The band, On The Edge will provide the music. Tickets are $50 per person and $95 per couple. For tickets, call Cakes by David at 410-742-1571 or order online at www.lorarestaurants.org.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

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.

Activities at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center has a lot of new, fun events and activities coming up in the next few months including a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, a Food Skills Cooking Class presented by the Cooperative Extension Department of the University of Delaware, A Matter of Balance Program, Tai Chi and many more fun trips. The center is now taking reservations for a 2-day, 1-night trip to Virginia Beach on April 28. The trip is open to the public. For more information or to schedule a free "Lunch and Tour," call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Open House & Science Fair Greenwood Mennonite School will host its annual Open House & Science Fair Friday, March 15. The Science Fair, featuring projects done by fifth through 10th grades, will be held in the school gymnasium from 5 to 7:15 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony. The Open House will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Classrooms will be open with teachers available to answer questions. Guided tours will be available. The cafeteria will serve dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. For details, visit www.gmsflames.org or call the school office at 349-4131

Discussion on the Civil War In observance of Women's History Month, Tom Ryan, local Civil War historian, will present the program, "Leading Ladies of the Civil War: the Presidents' Wives," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Ryan will discuss in detail the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Union President Abraham Lincoln, and Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and the role these women played during the Civil War. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful but not required. For more information and to register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Public Library
  • AARP Tax Assistance - Wednesdays at the Bridgeville Library. Free tax preparations are available for low to middle income households. Appointments are necessary; call the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
  • Resume Writing - Noon to 2 p.m.: This program will provide an overview of how to write a resume, then participants will have the opportunity to write or update their own. Tell employers about your experiences, skills and work history that highlight your qualifications.
  • "Internet Job Search" - 2 to 3 p.m.: This program will provide an overview of how to use employer and other job search sites effectively and will cover how to locate employer career webpages that list current jobs and are secure with your information. Search popular national job searching websites and learn how to use those sites safely. Call the library at 302-227-7401 to reserve your spot.


Evening of Celtic Music An evening of Celtic Music, March 21, 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bridgeville Library. The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are pleased to host an evening of music by the Celtic Harvest Band. The program will include favorite old standards as well as some modern selections. The library is located at 600 South Cannon Street. The event is free.

Kindergarten registration The Woodbridge School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year at Woodbridge Elementary School on Tuesday, March 12, Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the school. Requirements to enroll:
  • Must be five years of age or older on or before Aug. 31, 2013
  • Child's official birth certificate & social security number
  • Copy of the child's most current physical exam; blood lead testing date and results; Tuberculosis (Mantaux) testing date and results or TB Risk Assessment
  • Immunization record
  • Proof of residency in the Woodbridge School District (lease agreement, mortgage document, property tax receipt, current month's electric, phone or gas bill with the 911 address and name of the parent/guardian of the child being registered)
  • Parent's/guardian's photo ID
  • Custody/guardian papers (if applicable)
Beginning March 1, registration packets may be picked up prior to scheduled registration dates.

Geranium sale Yancey Hillegas is selling geraniums to raise money for scholarships for those in need through the American Association of University Women's Scholarship Fund. Cost is $4.35 per plant; cash or checks only. Colors include red, white, salmon, pink or fuchsia. Deadline to order is March 20. Plants may be picked up on Saturday, April 27 from 8 to 11 a.m. at West Seaford Elementary School (across from Hooper's Landing Golf Course). To purchase plants, contact Hillegas at yancey3374@gmail.com or 772-631-7893. You can also contact Pat Kough.

TRIPS:

Trip to two coastal museums The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to two coastal museums on Tuesday, April 30. Cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. The Ocean City Life-Saving Station was used by the Coast Guard until 1964. The building was originally built in 1891 to save vessels in distress and now houses artifacts pertaining to Ocean City and Worcester County history. Lunch will be served at the Cottage Café in Bethany Beach. In the afternoon, we will visit the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in Fenwick Island. This collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is a hands-on experience dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage. There will be some stairs - with hand rails - to climb on this trip. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot at 9 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office (628-9828) by April 21. It will also be necessary to give your lunch menu choice at that time.

Azalea Festival, show Salisbury AARP #1276 will host a trip on April 15-28, to the Azalea Festival in Virginia along with tickets for the show Tattoo. Contact Janet Shockley at 410-749-6093 for more information.

Trip to Allenberry Resort Seaford WPS is sponsoring a two day trip to Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pa. on April 4-5. Cost is $220 per person and includes: overnight lodging at Allenberry, breakfast, dinner, show (Andrews Brothers), three mystery stops and all gratuities. We leave at 8 a.m. from the Seaford Village Shopping Center. For more information, call 629-4416.

Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Sight & Sound, Tuesday, April 30 - $100, includes luncheon buffet, transportation and show Branson, Mo. - Sept. 14-24 For more information, call 875-2536.

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.

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.

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.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. Chapter meetings are not normally held in October and April due to the DAR Delaware State Meeting. The Mary Vining Chapter will host the Delaware DAR State meeting on Saturday, April 20, at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

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.

Knitting group meets 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. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 3. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Sussex Bird Club Meeting The Sussex Bird Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at Cadbury in Lewes. The program will be "Ornithology: The Birds and the Bees" by George Armistead of the American Birding Association. The public is welcome to attend.

9-12 group meeting A meeting for the 9-12 group will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Millsboro Fire Hall. The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. It is informational, usually with guest speakers, and Q & A. We endorse no one, and welcome all. For more information, email info@912DelawarePatriots.com.

General Membership Meeting The Annual General Membership Meeting of the Laurel Alumni Association (LAA) will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. The meeting will be held in the Laurel High School cafeteria and is open to all LAA members.

Delmar Alumni Annual Meeting The Delmar Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Delmar High School library. A very important item of business will be the election of officers for the upcoming year. Alumni Association members are encouraged to attend this annual meeting. If you are a Delmar High School Alumni and should have an interest in being on a committee please contact us at delmaralumni@yahoo.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. 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.

Seaford AARP meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 hosted Brian Posey from the Wilmington office at its last meeting to install new president, John Kreppein and Janice Moseley as secretary/tresurer for the upcoming year. Posey, who shared AARP news, also awarded a check to the group from the National Office in honor of the group's 40th anniversary. We express our great appreciation to past president, Evelyn Parillo, for holding that position. If you have free time at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, come and join us at our next meeting at the Manor House located on Middleford Road in Seaford. Jack Lucia will play the piano and there will be refreshments after the meeting.

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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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.

Annual Beach Ride & Walk Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding (SDTRHR) will hold its 16th Annual Beach Ride & Walk, rain or shine, Saturday, April 6, at Cape Henlopen State Park. This event is SDTRHR's biggest fundraiser of the year, and is a great chance to come out and enjoy a ride or walk on the beach, while supporting our program. Whether you trailer your horse in, or lace up your sneakers, come out an enjoy the beautiful trails or the beach. Online registration and fundraising tools are available at www.BeachRide2013.myevent.com. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children to ride/walk and enjoy a delicious lunch. For more information, or to become a sponsor, call 302-644-1920 or visit our website.

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: March 23, April 27. Rain dates are March 30 and May 4. For possible cancellations, call 349-7025.

Red Hat Society schedule The Red Hat Society in Delaware has a full schedule for 2013. The following events have been scheduled to date: March 11 - Travel to Lewes to receive a proclamation from Mayor Ford. Afterwards, we will go to Irish Eyes. 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 pageant 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. 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.