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. To obtain a form or reserve vendor space, contact the Seaford Historical Society's Administrative Office at 628-9828 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 and Monday, May 6.
- 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.
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.
- "Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint": Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. This program runs for 6 weeks: 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this popular Microsoft visual presentation software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint is required. Must attend all 6 sessions and registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, April 19, 10 - 10:30 a.m. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information at 302-424-3301, ext. 107.
- "Advancement through Pardons and Expungement" - Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center on Thursday, April 4. To schedule an appointment, call Andrew Duncan at 302-233-6462.
Gallery 107 Art Classes Card Making Classes with Betty Speer. 3rd Sunday of the month. Classes focused on the art of card-making using rubber stamps and other techniques. Call Betty at 875-2612 for details. Basket weaving workshop with Brenda Brasure. Saturdays, April 13 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class size limited to 8 students. The cost of the workshop, held at Gallery 107 or the new Gallery Classroom next door, is $30 for the public and 10% off for NRAC members. Cost of materials (basket kits) runs from $15 - $40. Call Brenda at 302-381-6193 for more information and to pre-register. Children's classes available with Karen Owens at Studio 107. Saturdays, ages 6 to 8 from 9 to 11 a.m., arts and crafts using watercolor, oil pastels, and clay. Supplies provided. For ages 9 years old and up, the class runs from 11:30 to 1:30 and is strictly art. At the end of each 4-week session, an art show exhibiting the paintings from the older class and selected art and/or crafts completed by the younger class is held for family and friends. The cost for each student is $40; all supplies are provided. The next 4-week session begins April 20. These classes fill up quickly so call Karen at 628-8656. Rudelle Fay Hall, an award winning, multi-media artist, is offering the following classes. Call 302-604-7961 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. 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. 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. 4 hours - $40. $35 for NRAC members. 4. Photoshop Creativity Art Class. Learn various techniques to turn photos into digital art. 4 hours - $45. $40 for NRAC members.
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.
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. 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.
Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. For details, call 875-3184.
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. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Walk for Huntington's Disease A walk will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel to raise awareness for Huntington's Disease. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Walking and a basket auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, $20 for families of four (includes parking, walk t-shirt and proceeds go to the HDSA). Donations are also needed for the basket auction. For more information, visit www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-de/thwdesouth2013.
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.
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:
For more information, contact the Laurel School District superintendent's office at 875-6100 or Jeanne.Ellison@laurel.k12.de.us.
- Hollybrook Apartments - May 1, 6 p.m.
- Little Creek Apartment - May 22, 6 p.m.
- Carvel Apartments - April 24, 4-5 p.m.
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. 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email email@example.com 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 a flyer at the register 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, May 11, at Camelot Hall starting promptly at 9 a.m. The Delmar High School Acapella Chorus will provide the music and Pastor Mike Ritten will deliver the message. Tickets may be purchased from all Kiwanis members at the door.
Delmar Public Library Adult programs Learn more about the SNAP program in Delaware along with other Delaware Food Bank programs at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, when Brenda Palomo, SNAP outreach coordinator, will discuss the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, assist anyone who needs help signing up for the benefits, and talk about 2-1-1, the statewide information and referral service. Program is for anyone needing assistance or for those just interested in learning more about SNAP. Free Computer Basics classes for adults continue at the library on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. The weekly 60-minute class will provide instruction on learning to start and shut down a computer, parts of a computer, how to use a mouse, understanding the start menu, task bar, and icons, how to connect to the Internet, how to open software, and how to set up an email account. Classes meet on Saturday, April 6 and 13. Pre-registration is required. Ask at the circulation desk. The Job Center at Delaware Libraries will be open on Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work on your resume or have someone critique the one you've written, search for jobs online, practice interview skills, learn to type, start a free class to improve your Microsoft Office skills. All things are possible at the Job Center. Walk ins welcome. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold a free luncheon for people interested in knowing more about the organization at noon on Friday, April 19. Learn more about the Friends and lend support for the library. Call the library and register your place at the table. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join the Madhatters knitting group at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Ongoing service projects are completed during the program and participants can share their current projects and learn new patterns. Free. Adults are invited to participate in a book discussion based on the "88 Books That Shaped America," a list developed by the Library of Congress. The discussion takes place on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. The list is available at the library or by visiting www.loc.gov. Chef Bonnie will present "Trendy Spring Fun Favorites" on Wednesday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. It's Chef's Choice as she prepares what's fresh and popular this spring. Space is limited at this popular program; preregistration is required. Youth programs 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. Family Movie Night is scheduled for Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. We can't tell you the title, but it's about an arcade "bad guy" who is tired of being overshadowed by the good guys and he sets out to show everyone he is a true hero with a big heart. Popcorn and juice will be available or bring your own snacks. PJs optional. Game Time is held Tuesdays, April 9, and 23 from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Play Wii or board games or UNO. Bring your best competitive nature and participate in active or quiet games.
Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group for teens, meets Monday, April 15 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 Monday, April 15. Give suggestions for programs, books, DVDs for the library and learn about volunteer opportunities. Family Night will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. Families are invited to compete with one another at Wii games or board games. A Teddy Bear Picnic returns at Delmar's State Street Park on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your favorite teddy bear and enjoy crafts, games, and food. Learn to juggle with Cascading Carlos and have Carlos entertain you at his show starting at 1 p.m. Fun for all ages. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
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 April 11 (Bunny Baby) and April 25 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.
Delmar Alumni Banquet The 11th Annual Delmar Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Delmar VFW. Social Hour will begin at 5:30 and will be followed by a prime rib and crab cake dinner at 6:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of scholarships to the 2013 scholarship recipients who will be special guests at the banquet. Since this is Mother's Day weekend, honor your mother by treating her to dinner. Chinese and live auctions will be held again this year. The donation of items to be included in the auctions would be greatly appreciated. The cost is $25 per person. For more information contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.
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 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. 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.
'Draw Me a Picture' program On Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW Hall, the Greenwood Public Library is sponsoring an intriguing program, "Draw Me a Picture (and I'll Tell You Something about Yourself!)". Professional educator and lecturer Mark Zacharia will ask attendees to draw a simple image and to write a brief letter to themselves, complete with signature. He will then tell them what their image and handwriting reveal about them with a positive, upbeat explanation. He will also teach image reading and handwriting analysis to the audience so that they too can learn more about others and have a tool to initiate engaging conversations with people that they meet. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Antiques Appraisal Fair Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Do you enjoy watching Antiques Roadshow? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, April 20, starting at noon. Tickets for appraisals, which should be purchased before the event, are $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. If appraisal times are still available, tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event, but to ensure that your items will be appraised, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program, which should run approximately 3 to 4 hours, will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. All antiques and collectibles will be expertly appraised in a group lecture-type format by Evard B. Hall, Auctions and Appraisals, of Greenwood; Louis and Shirley O'Neal of O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel; and Gary Manlove of Manlove's Choice Antiques of Greenwood. Appraisals will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, and all appraisals are verbal and non-binding. Refreshments prepared by the Friends of the Greenwood Library will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the construction of the new library in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
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.
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.
Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast Day will be held on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m., at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Bridgeville. Tickets are $8 each and are also available from corporate and individual table sponsors. Call Ralph Scott III, 337-8274, for more information including tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
Music at the Bridgeville Library Join us for an evening of laid back acoustic rock-pop-funky-folk-country music with singer/songwriter Nathan Johnson, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The library is located at 600 S Cannon St. The program is free and open to all.
Bridgeville Library Storytime Schedule - 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 4-year-olds; 11 a.m. Thursdays, 4 to 6-year-olds. Storytime hiatus begins May 23. Lap sit - 10 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 months to 2-years-old Family Night - On the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8 p.m., the library hosts a family night full of fun, crafts, and games. April is Family Gaming Night and May is Camping Fun. Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Recent Reads Join us for a conversation! Our Recent Reads program brings readers together; share your latest novel, your favorite classic, or the author that speaks to you. A delightful comfortable chat with a light luncheon held on the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Computer skills and e-reader classes - Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check our Facebook or website for details. Job Center @ the Library - Join us on Monday, April 29 from noon to 3 p.m. for Resume Writing and Internet Job Searching. The resume class is from noon to 2 p.m. and the Internet Job Search is from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration required; call the library at 337-7401, ext. 101. Special programming - "Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe" program sponsored by Bridgeville and Greenwood Public Libraries. On Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Public Library, Kevin Manning, an award-winning astrophysicist and national lecturer, will present his program. Following an indoor presentation with slides, video footage and hands-on activities, the program will move outdoors where, through a powerful telescope, the audience can view celestial objects in the night sky, such as the rings of Saturn and craters on the Moon, weather permitting. New services available - document scanning and notary service; call the library for availability. The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10 for professional development. For a complete listing, visit www.bridgevillelibrary.com and "Like" our Facebook page. For more information concerning these programs, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
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.
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.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meets The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, met on Thursday, March 14. Topics included the traffic on Hearns Pond Road and the Western Sussex Scenic Byway. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned entertainment will be Allen Hudson and Dick Scott with their acoustic guitars. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches and dinners that we do.
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.
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. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. 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 email@example.com 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.
DASEF Family Day Fundraiser DASEF (Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation) will host a Family Day at the Environmental Post on 140 Dinosaur Dr., Smyrna, on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities include rocket launching, face painting, solar viewers, a spinning device, Clean Water Maze, Earth Walk and more. The event will be held rain or shine. There is a $5 entrance fee per person, children 3 and under are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Visit www.dasef.org or call 302-834-1978 for more information and directions.