Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 28, 2013
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

SHS Community Yard Sale 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. The Seaford Historical Society will have sales tables with proceeds benefiting the society. Donations may be dropped off at the Ross Mansion until May 3. 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, contact the Seaford Historical Society's Administrative Office at 628-9828 or seafordsociety@verizon.net.

Basket Bingo at Senior Center Enjoy an evening of bingo on Thursday, April 11, at the Nanticoke Senior Center's Basket Bingo event. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7. This exciting night will include many special baskets, extra games, raffle items, a silent auction, and over 30 chances to win a prize. If you bring a non-perishable food item, you can earn an extra raffle ticket (all food will be donated to local food pantries). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. Call 629-4939 for more information.

Holy Week at Seaford Presbyterian Seaford Presbyterian Church Holy Week begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 with Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae. Friday, March 29 is the Good Friday Prayer Vigil from noon to 3 p.m. Come and go as you please, stay to pray, readings and prayer suggestions available. Easter Sunday features brunch at 8:45 a.m. and a Celebration of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. For more information, call 629-9077.

Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Association's annual festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Ferry Crossing on the Nanticoke River. To reserve table space, call Donna Angel at 629-8077.

EAC plans Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature filled Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person and $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper and flameware, 10 1/2" braiser and pizza stone. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

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 15.
  • 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.


Easter Egg Hunt A Children's Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 3 to 10, will be held on Saturday, March 30, at the Seaford Elks Lodge, 8846 Elks Rd., Seaford. Registration begins at noon and the hunt starts at 1 p.m. There will be first, second and third place prizes.

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. Class fee includes clear typed directions and assorted class supplies. Students should bring a glue runner or double-sided tape and pointed scissors. 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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

BLADES EVENTS:

Nanticoke River Park Festival The Nanticoke River Park Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the marina in Blades. Boats from local dealers will be on display, and there will be live entertainment, food, and informational/interactive exhibits. Get ready for the boating season, stop by for a Vessel Safety Check and meet Sea Vester, mascot for the United States Power Squadron. Rain date is April 21. For more information or space for a display, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 236-6593 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Safe Boating Course The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration will be on Saturday, April 13 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312 for more information.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. 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.

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. 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.

LHS class of 1968 picnic Laurel classmates of 1968, if you have not received notice of our upcoming class reunion picnic, contact Carol Schaefer at 410-463-0227 or Betty Harding at 629-6317.

Superintendent's Book Club The Laurel School District offers several opportunities to explore and discuss education philosophies and perspectives. Past opportunities have included the superintendent's Listen & Learn events, neighborhood chats, community presentations and student town hall meetings. Currently, events include the superintendent's weekly phone calls and tweets through Twitter, @LaurelDelSuper, to share informative articles and books. Future events include Laurel School District in the Community and the Superintendent's Book Club. The first book club is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, in the Media Center of Laurel High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the book, "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," by Carol Dweck. The second book club is scheduled for Monday, May 13, in the Media Center, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the book, "How Children Succeed," by Paul Tough. For more information, contact the superintendent's Office at 875-6100 or Jeanne.Ellison@laurel.k12.de.us.

Strawberry Festival The Strawberry Festival in Laurel is seeking vendors and crafters for the May 18 event at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Indoor tables are $25, and outdoor locations are $35; both are still available. For an application or for more information, call 875-5537. Easter Egg Drop on March 30 Central Worship Center in Laurel will have its Easter Egg Drop at the church for kids ages 1 through 11, on Saturday, March 30. Registration is at 1 p.m. Helicopter Egg Drop is at 2 p.m. For more information, call 875-7995.

Maundy Thursday service St. Paul's UMC Church invites the community to a special Maundy Thursday service on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. The church will present the drama, "Is it I, Lord?" Join St. Paul's congregation for an evening that will reflect on the events surrounding the night of the Last Supper and experience a time of meaningful worship. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, 875-7900.

Yard Sale, gift shop fundraiser A Yard Sale/Gift Shoppe fundraiser will be open on Friday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (corner of Bethel and Seaford Rd., Laurel).

Community events scheduled The Laurel School District values our community and the partnership we share in the education of our students. To that end, the Laurel School District has scheduled community events. The purpose of these events is to strengthen our community's level of engagement and partnership with the school district. Events will be held on the following dates at the community center in each apartment complex:
  • Hollybrook Apartments - May 1, 6 p.m.
  • Little Creek Apartment - May 22, 6 p.m.
  • Carvel Apartments - April 24, 4-5 p.m.
For more information, contact the Laurel School District superintendent's office at 875-6100 or Jeanne.Ellison@laurel.k12.de.us.

ALS Walk on May 18 The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its 5th Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, May 18. This one hour walk can be done at any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk will be held in front of the Laurel Middle School. There is a $25 registration fee; teams are encouraged. The goal is for each team to raise at least $50 but donations may be larger. The top three teams raising the most will receive awards. Come walk in honor or memory of someone affected by ALS. All proceeds go to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. For more information and to register your team, contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.

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.

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.

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.

BETHEL EVENTS:

Museum hosts railroad exhibit The Bethel Historical Society will host "Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly," a traveling exhibit about the railroad industry in Delaware from April through June. The museum will be open on the following Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. - April 7, 21; May 5, 19; and June 9, 23. The rail car building industry and the growth of agriculture represent major impacts on the state's economy, culture and personality. The story of the railroad in Delaware is the backbone that connects the state's industrial north to its agricultural south. The exhibit includes documents, photographs, artifacts and stories representing Delaware's railroad past and present.

Workshops about water quality Sponsored by the Town of Bethel and funded by the Town Creek Foundation, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will offer a series of Homeowner Workshops in Bethel this spring. The workshops are free but require registration. Space is limited. The first workshop, "Your Water, Your Watershed" is Thursday, April 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community House in Bethel. The workshop will provide participants with information about water quality and resources for reducing chemical and nutrient pollution. The "Soil Test" workshop is May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Park next to the Post Office in Bethel. The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service will be analyzing soil samples and providing direction on appropriate fertilization and other soil amendments. The "Rain Barrels" workshop on June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon will provide participants with a 45-gallon rain barrel by EarthMinded, along with information on how to install, maintain, and use the water-saving devices. This workshop will also be at Town Park. For more information about these workshops or to register, contact Wasden at 443-944-1175 or bethwasden@nanticokeriver.org.

DELMAR EVENTS:

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 meetings are scheduled for Thursday, March 28 (Lighthouse Project) and Thursday, April 11 (Bunny Baby) 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.

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.

Chicken & dumpling dinner A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., at the Delmar Fire House to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Adults and carry outs are $10 and children 12 and under are $5. Advance tickets only. For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

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.

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. 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.

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 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.


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. 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.

Bus trip to see 'Noah' Caroline County AARP #9915 will take a bus trip to see Sight & Sound's "Noah," in Lancaster, Pa., on Thursday, June 27. Cost is $130 per person and includes the performance at the Millennium Theatre, a smorgasbord at Shady Maple and time for shopping at Rockvale Outlets or Kitchen Kettle Village. The deadline to sign up is May 10. For more information, contact Peggy Perry at 410-822-2314.

Senior Center trip to dinner theatre On Wednesday, April 24 at 8 a.m., join the Nanticoke Senior Center for a trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md., to see the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Cost, which is $90 for members and $95 for non-members, includes comfortable coach bus transportation, show, an all-you-can-eat buffet, coffee, tea, iced tea, tax, and $4 gratuity. Gratuity for the bus driver is not included. Call the center at 629-4939 to sign up.

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:

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 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. Email info@912DelawarePatriots.com for more information.

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.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

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

Lodge plans annual fundraiser Hebron Lodge #14 of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows will be cooking crab cakes and kielbasa at a community cook out at the marina in Blades on Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The lodge will hold its annual Basket Bingo fundraiser at the Federalsburg VFW on Wednesday, April 17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:30. Light food will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Over 20 baskets will be given away. For tickets and more information, call 629-3759.

BBW & Admirers annual party BBW and Admirers Delaware State Chapter will host its annual party at Dover Downs, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover on Saturday, April 13. The group will meet at the Festival Buffet (at the top of the spiral staircase) at 5:30 p.m. for dinner which is $18.95 per person or $16.95 with a Dover Card. After dinner, there will be free time in the casino. At 9 p.m., the group will meet at the club, Fire and Ice, on the casino floor for drinks and dancing. For more information, contact Larry at 609-870-8853 or email bbwadmirer2007@aol.com

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.

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.

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.