Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 21, 2013

SHS Community Yard Sale By Linda Allen The Seaford Historical Society will hold its annual Community Yard Sale on the front lawn of the Ross Mansion on Saturday, May 4 from 7 a.m. to noon. Set-up will begin at 6 a.m.10'x10' spaces are available for $10 each. There will be bargains galore and a huge variety of items for sale along with some special goodies such as homemade baked goods and jellies and jams. This year we will raffle off a few prizes, among them a matted pen and ink drawing of the Schooner Victory Chimes by local artist Ellen Rice. Tickets are $1 each or three for $2. Refreshments will be available. The Seaford Historical Society will have sales tables with proceeds benefiting the society. Donations may be dropped off at the Ross Mansion between March 7 and May 3. A plastic tub will be available on the front porch of the mansion to deposit items. Anyone wishing to donate furniture or any type of large item/s may contact the Seaford Historical Society Administrative Office at 628-9828 to make arrangements for drop-off. Cash donations are welcome and appreciated. Vendors are required to sign a booth rental form. Payment is due in advance. Spaces are assigned on a "first come, first served" basis. To obtain a form and reserve your space/s, contact the Seaford Historical Society's Administrative Office at 628-9828 or seafordsociety@verizon.net.

St. John's Thrift Shop St. John's Thrift Shop is a non-profit outreach organization that offers quality, gently used merchandise at affordable prices, will have a half price sale on men's, women's and children's clothing March 23-30. The shop is open to the public Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and is located on Conwell Street, Seaford. Donations of clothing, household goods and linens are accepted on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

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.
  • The library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1.
  • 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.
  • Multi-award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall's works will be on display through the month of March at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, March 29. We will be open for our regular business hours on Saturday, March 30.
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.
  • "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.

Chicken and dumpling dinner A chicken and dumpling dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal School Rd., Seaford. Includes mashed potatoes, string beans, coleslaw, applesauce, beverage, roll and dessert. Donations of $10 or $5 for children under 12. Carry out is available. By ticket only. For tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836.

'Dine and Design' luncheon The public is invited to a "Dine and Design" luncheon to be presented by The Spade and Trowel Garden Club at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, 30 North St., Seaford. Enjoy a nice luncheon prepared and served by Angela's Fine Catering. Guest speaker will be Cathy Schultz, cutting-edge floral designer and owner of Bethany Florist in Bethany Beach, "the full service florist with a small town smile." Cost of the luncheon is $25. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 629-4927.

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 Saturday, 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 your 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.

Seaford Kiwanis bingo night 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.

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.

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.


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.

Library book sale The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold their annual book sale, their largest fundraiser of the year, at the Laurel Library in the Community Room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 1-3. Paperbacks are .50, hardbacks $1, CD's .50, VHS tapes .50 and DVD's $1.

Lions Club Variety Show The Laurel Lions Club presents their Annual Variety Show "Seasonal Greetings," on March 21-23, at Laurel High School. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any Laurel Lions member.

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. Genealogist Linda Mueller will be available to help patrons begin their search using both web and library resources. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. For details, 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. Yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon and sandwich sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $5. Located at 428 West 6th Street in Laurel. For more information, contact Amy Handy at 875-4263.

Laurel Alumni scholarship The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation 2013 scholarship forms 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 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 guidance office or by calling 875-2502. All competed applications are due back to the Foundation by April 1. Alzheimer program at the library In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of Delaware, the Laurel Public Library will offer an informational program on memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Carpenter Community Room. Trained staff from the association will be on hand to explain basic facts about these debilitating conditions. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 800-272-3900.

Men of Faith fundraiser dinner Christ United Methodist Church's Men of Faith will hold an AYCE chicken and 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. 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. 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.

Laurel Library events
  • Imagination Station Builders - Come build with us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. We supply the Legos, blocks, and Lincoln Logs and you bring your imagination. This activity is open to children ages 5 and up. Adults must attend with children who may need assistance.
  • 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.

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 p.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.

Christ the Cornerstone dinner A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, located on the corner of Bethel and Seaford Rd., Laurel. There will be spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert for $8. For more information, call 875-5415.


Decorative painting classes The "Painting with Class" group meets twice monthly in Delmar for acrylic painting classes. Painters of all skill levels are welcome. The next meeting is scheduled for March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Hayman Room of the Delmar Public Library. Session cost is $8. For more information, call Sharon at 846-9574 or visit sites.google.com/site/paintingwithclassde.

Chicken 'n dumpling dinner The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 8276 will hold a chicken 'n dumpling dinner from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at the Post home at 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Dinner will be chicken 'n dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert, rolls, coffee or tea. Cost is $12 per person, $6 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Carry outs will be available. For tickets or more information, call Phyllis at 245-7220 or the post home at 410-896-3722 after 3 p.m. This day is being sponsored by the Department of Maryland Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW to fund a Maryland Free Call Day for our troops.

Town of Delmar spring cleanup The town of Delmar will hold its annual spring cleanup days as follows: Delmar, Del.: Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11; Delmar, Md.- Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17. Items will be collected between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. To participate in the cleanup, residents or civic organizations (current weekly garbage customers) are asked to contact the town's administrative office at 410-896-2777 or 302-846-2664 no later than the week prior to collection. The following information must be provided: resident or organization's name, address or location along with phone number, and a brief description of the items to be picked up. The following items are not eligible for collection: automobiles, oil/gas cans, riding lawn mowers, air conditioners, construction materials, large tree stumps, automotive parts, heavy machinery, tires, freezers/refrigerators, paint, sleep sofas, chemicals, and any item containing freon. Limbs over three feet and not bundled will not be removed. Window frames will need to have the glass removed before they are picked up. Only one couch and one bed and one mattress pre household will be removed. There is one pickup date allowed per location.


Greenwood Cheer 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.

Library offers computer classes The Greenwood Public Library is offering two computer classes, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Both classes are offered on a Thursday, with students choosing between a morning session, 10 a.m. to noon, or an afternoon session, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word will be held on Thursday, March 28 and Introduction to Microsoft Excel will be held on Thursday, April 4. Students can choose one or both of the classes, which are being taught by Dean Dey of BTOP. Classes are free and open to all, ages 12 and up. Registration is required. To register, drop by the library or call 349-5309.

White Sock Drive The Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood, Delaware is conducting a "White Sock Drive" for our veterans. They will be given to veterans who are at the Wilmington VA Medical Center and Community Living Center at the Annual Patient Carnival on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. White socks and white anklets are needed because many patients are bedridden or have diabetes. White socks can be delivered to Dr. Michaele Russell at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. If you want to make a donation for us to buy the socks, checks should be made payable to: LAVFW 7478, earmarked "white sock drive." Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, call Dr. Russell at 349-4220.

Library presents King Tut program On Friday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m, the Greenwood Public Library will offer a program about Egyptian pharaoh, King Tut, at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478. Sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum, this program will be presented by Dr. William Flayhart and will take a close look at the life and times of the "Boy Pharaoh" through the clues and treasures discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood VFW Post 7478 is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Post Office.

Chicken BBQ begins April 5 The Greenwood Vol. Fire Company Chicken BBQ opens April 5 and will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles for $7. Soda, tea and water will be available to purchase. Thank you for your support.

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 fun trips. The center is now taking reservations for a 2-day, 1-night trip to Virginia Beach on April 28. For more information or to schedule a free "Lunch and Tour," call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


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. 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. 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.

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 Atlanta, New Orleans Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine day trip to Atlanta and New Orleans, Sept. 21-29. Cost is $995 per person and includes 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tour of Atlanta including CNN, Stone Mountain Park, Montgomery, Ala., New Orleans, Mardi Gras World, Swamp tour, plantation and garden tour, riverboat cruise, World War II Museum, Jackson Brewery & Riverwalk, motor coach transportation and gratuities. Cancellation insurance is available. 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.


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. 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.

Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at the Pizza King restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford on Thursday, March 28. The business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. with the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon with individuals ordering from the menu. Ruth Briggs King, state representative from the 37th District, will share with the group her views on the future plans for the Republican party. No reservations are needed. More information is available by calling Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

9-12 group meeting A meeting for the 9-12 group will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 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. Email info@912DelawarePatriots.com for more information.

Sussex Pamona Grange meeting Sussex Pomona Grange #3, will meet Thursday, March 21, at Henlopen Grange #20, Savannah Rd., Lewes. A covered dish supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Howard Millman, secretary, at 645-8098.

Democrat District Meeting Democrat District Meeting to be held at the Georgetown headquarters, 10 W. Pine St. on March 21, at 6:30 p.m. Come help in the planning process. For details contact Cookie Garfield at 628-9811.

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. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

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. 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.

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.

Free writers workshop A free writers workshop for aspiring and published writers will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Caroline County Public Library conference room in Greensboro. Constructive feedback on effective writing will be offered by local author Judy Reveal. For more information, call 410-482-2173 or email rsmith@carolib.org.

Delaware Horse Expo The 9th annual Delaware Horse Expo will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Parade of breeds, horsemanship clinics, vendors and special kids' activities. Admission is $7 each day; children 12 and under are free. For information, call 302-398-5194 or visit www.DeHorseExpo.com.

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 the program'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 the program. 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 high tea The Red Hat Society will celebrate the 15th birthday of the society with a high tea in Georgetown April 25. 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.

Tull Bros. Reunion Tull Bros. Employee and Spouse Reunion featuring a buffet dinner will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at Pizza King in Seaford. RSVP by April 6 to Audrey Taylor, 542-9717, or Arlene Baynard, 245-9228.

Marshyhope Duck Derby & Festival The 2nd Annual Marshyhope Duck Derby & Festival to benefit the Fund to Foster Federalsburg Elementary School will be held at noon on Saturday, June 29. Come see 5,000 ducks race as they are dropped into the Marshyhope Creek and race to the Federalsburg Marina where there will be a showcase of talent, carnival rides, craft vendors, food and beverages. Purchase your ducks for $2 each. Numbered duck chance tickets may be purchased from any Federalsburg Lions Club member before the event or the day of the event. For vendor information, contact Lion Debbie Brohawn at 410-829-9253. For talent showcase information, contact Lion Wayne Cole at 443-786-3943.

Lantern Tour of Battery 519 On Saturday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m., Fort Miles staff will offer tours of Battery 519 by lantern light. Visitors will learn how soldiers defended the coastline during World War II. This program meets at the Fort Miles Orientation Building and is suitable for ages 10 and up. Tours are $5 per person; fees are collected in cash at the beginning of the tour. Information and registration are available by calling 302-645-6852. Information about public programs at state parks throughout Delaware is available at destateparks.com.