Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 30, 2014
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD

Valentines Day Dinner Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford invites the community to a dinner featuring stuffed pork with cranberry glaze, macaroni and cheese and green beans with almonds on Friday, Feb. 14. Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at $8 each or $15 per couple. Call 629-9755 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for reservations before Feb. 10.

Dinner & Cabaret Show Nanticoke Senior Center and Footlight Productions will present Love is Here to Stay, a special Valentines Day dinner and cabaret show on Friday, Feb. 14. This event will feature love songs, such as Love is Here to Stay, Unforgettable, My Funny Valentine, and many more. The menu includes: chicken cordon bleu, steamed vegetables, fruit cup, baked potato, and Smith Island cake. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 and the show will begin at 7. Cost is $30 for one ticket or $50 for two tickets. Tickets are available at the Nanticoke Senior Center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Learn the history of postcards Wish You Were Here is the phrase most commonly written on postcards sent between 1893-1918. Come hear the history of the postcard and the local points of interest they represent from local historian Kendall Jones who will share his Delaware and holiday postcards collected over the past 50 years.  Meetings will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Manor House in Seaford from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Feb. 10: Holiday Postcards; Feb. 24: Rehoboth Beach Postcards. For more information, contact Deborah Reeves at 629-4593, ext. 5631. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for February at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 (includes supplies and light lunch) Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 (includes supplies and light lunch) Ongoing classes Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month/public, $80/members 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65/public, $55/members Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55/public, $50/members Fridays 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5

ALL ABOUT LAUREL

Indoor Yard Sale An Indoor Yard Sale will be held at Laurel Senior High School from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Tables are $10. Set up begins at 6 a.m. on the day of the sale. For more information, contact the school at 875-6120.

Indoor Yard Sale An Indoor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Odd Fellows Charity Lodge, 319 Poplar St., Laurel, sponsored by the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 and Sussex Encampment #4, I.O.O.F. Tables are available to rent for $10 to sell your wares or just come to browse. You can also donate your items to the Martha Rebekah Lodge. RSVP your table reservation no later than Feb. 15, by calling 745-1959. Breakfast sandwiches and beverages will be available. All of the profits will sponsor a United Nations student to attend the United Nations Pilgrimage.

Lions present annual show The Laurel Lions Annual Show, Country Roads, will be presented at Laurel Senior High School, 7:30 nightly on April 3-5. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 through 12. The show on Friday, April 4, also offers the option of dinner and show for $18.

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. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Souper Bowl Goodies Sale The women of the Portsville United Methodist Church are having a Souper Bowl Goodies Sale on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. Soups and desserts will be available for carry out and can be picked up at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, Central Avenue, Laurel. For more information, call 841-3596 or 875-3458. Hearts For Hope Benefit Dinner Hearts For Hope Annual Benefit Dinner and silent auction for Laurels Hope House I and II, transitional homes for the homeless, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, this event will feature music for your dancing pleasure by Bob Hughes and Dancing With The Stars led by M.C. Dennis ONeal. Tickets, which are $25, are available from any member of the Laurel Community Foundation. For information or tickets, call 841-4007.

Backyard Habitat Presentation The Laurel Garden Club will host a presentation on Backyard Habitats by Burr Monroe of the Delaware Nature Society on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1:45 p.m. Learn about the things needed to attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden. The program, which will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, is free and open to all.

Meet and Greet for produce farmers Local fruit and vegetable farmers are invited to a meet and greet at the Laurel School District Office. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, local produce farmers can come hear about how to sell produce to Laurel schools as part of the Farm to School program. The Laurel School District received an USDA Farm to School Program Planning Grant. The goal of this project is to increase the amount of local produce served in Laurel cafeterias by linking the district to local growers. Please RSVP to Hilary Ennis at 302-875-6104.  The Laurel School District Office is located at 1160 South Central Avenue, Laurel, DE, just down the road from the Laurel High School

Laurel Library Adult programs/services AARP Tax Preparers  Free, by appointment only. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb 6  March 27. Limited space. To schedule an appointment, call 875-3184. Affordable Care Act (Spanish Language) - Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Group presentation of basic information on how to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan. Sign up for individual help after the presentation. For more information, call Eduardo at 853-5278. Seguro de Salud Accesible - Jueves 10 de Febrero, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presentacion en Grupo de Informacion basica en como enrrolarse en un Plan de Salud. Tendra la posibilidad de hacer una cita de forma individual despues de la presentacion. Para mas informacion, contactar al Sr. Eduardo, 853-5278. Affordable Care Act (Bilingual): Greet the Guide  Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For English or Spanish speakers. Meet a certified Marketplace guide. Find out what documents you will need when you enroll in a Qualified Health Plan and set up an appointment for 1-on-1 assistance. For more information, call Eduardo at 853-5278. Seguro de Salud Accesible: (Espanol - Ingles) Martes 18 de Febrero, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Conozca al guia certificado del mercado y haga sus preguntas y una cita si es necesario para su asistencia con su seguro medico. Para mas informacion, contactar al Sr. Eduardo, 853-5278. Computer How-to - One-on-One help with many different skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use a mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the Internet. For more information, call 875-3184 to speak with Dana. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Friends of Laurel Public Library - You are welcome to attend the regular meeting of the Friends of Laurel Public Library, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. Find out about our fundraising events to support youth programming at the library. Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at the Laurel Library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor genealogy area. Library staff and volunteers will be available for beginners or those needing advice. Whether you are a novice or an old hand, join other researchers for tips and suggestions. Advice on using the library collection, the Internet, or other resources will be the main topics. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at the Laurel Public Library at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group. Learn to Knit Workshop - The monthly knitting workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Laurel Public Library on the last Thursday of each month. Intended for the novice, other knitting issues and concerns can be addressed. Bring a skein of yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed to accommodate major holidays. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion in the round at Laurel Public Library, the last Thursday each month. Come on Thursday, Jan. 30, doors open at 6 p.m., the meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:45. Its a place for folks to ask about Laurel and share life stories. Each program is generated by participants (newcomers and old-timers) not a speaker/lecture format. No preregistration needed. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library is currently welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 pm. Join us on Feb. 13, as we discuss The Kitchen Help by Kathleen Grissom. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Its not your average book club! Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome, for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk  Jack the Tech Guy, now has a mid-week Lunch Hour session! Expert answers to your tech questions, simple to stumpers. Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evening: 5 to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs Buckets, Bolts & Electrodes  Tweens! Theres a new tech club at Laurel Public Library, for young people ages 8 to 12. Be at the first meeting 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. JumpBunch  Preschool & Early Elementary Activity, the third Friday of every month from October to April. Join us at the Laurel Public Library 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 21, for a free sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. No registration necessary. Structured format introduces a wide variety of sports and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, and cool down. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Leadership Skills Workshop - This four-month leadership development program will help young leaders learn and develop their leadership skills. Topics addressed will be: goal setting, project management skills, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. This program is a joint partnership between the Laurel Public Library and the ARK Educational Resource Center. The next meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. 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 in the Laurel Public Library Story Room. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for St. Stephens UMC in Delmar on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Camelot Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 3 and under are free). All you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Come out and have some good food.

Delmar Public Library Friday Friendly Folk, a discussion group for adults, meet on Fridays in January at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. On Friday, Jan. 31, celebrate Chinese New Year. The library is looking for a few (more) volunteers for its Steering Committee to raise funds for the new library building. Join us at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m., to learn what you can do to help with already scheduled fundraising events and help build our new community library. For more information on this or our other programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available on our website at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD

Defensive Driver Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. This is a one day advanced refresher class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register by Jan. 29. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 302-349-5237.

Lunch & Tour at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE

Soup Luncheon The UUMW of Union United Methodist Church will hold their annual Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Menu includes homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, beverage and dessert for $6.50. Carry-outs available. The church is located at 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409.

Library plans annual fundraiser The annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Heritage Shores Club House Ballroom. The Disco Party theme dance will feature music by DJ Jumping Jukebox. Included in the ticket price will be light hors doeuvres, coffee, tea and dessert cake. A cash bar will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and specialty basket raffles. The $25 per person ticket is only available by advance sale at the Bridgeville Library, Town Hall, or by calling Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733.

Municipal Election information Candidate filing and voter registration continue for the Bridgeville Municipal Election, scheduled for Saturday, March 1, in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main St., with voting from noon to 7 p.m.The Bridgeville Commissioners have established five Election Voting Districts for Municipal Elections.

This year, Election Voting Districts #1, #2 and #3 will each vote for a candidate from their district to represent them on the commission for a two-year term. If you are uncertain of your district, a voting district map is available for review at Bridgeville Town Hall. The Town is soliciting candidates in Districts #1, #2 and #3 for the 2014 Municipal Election. The following qualifications apply to all candidates:
  •  U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age on or before the Election date.
  •  Bridgeville Resident and Qualified Voter in the Municipality for at least one year immediately preceding Election date.
  •  Qualified voter in the State of Delaware.
  •  Live within the election voting district they wish to represent.
  •  Not convicted of a felony.
Prospective candidates must file a written letter of intent with the Commission President or Secretary by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Questions may be directed to Bridgeville Town Hall at 337-7135. Every Bridgeville citizen who is at least 18 years of age and has resided in the Town at least 30 days shall have one vote in his/her Voting District Election, provided he/she has registered on the Books of Registered Voters of the Town of Bridgeville and is a qualified voter in the State of Delaware. A person may register at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An additional registration time has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. No person shall be registered after the close of business on Feb. 19. Absentee balloting will be available for this election.

Warm Up On A Cold Night The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host a winter event, Warm Up On A Cold Night, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the librarys meeting room. This free dinner will consist of homemade soups and breads. Dessert and beverage will be included. RSVP to Yvonne Royster at 337-3494, to ensure there is plenty of good food to share.

Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursday 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Mark your calendars - Winter Reading Program runs Fridays through Feb. 21. Our annual Princess Party is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Superhero Party is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants must be between the ages of 3-10. Registration is now open. 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 Facebook or our website for details. Food For Thought at your Library - Join us for a meaningful conversation. From current events to civic concerns; we encourage dialogue that share your ideas, concerns and opinions. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. Genealogy Discussion Group - Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research and enjoy genealogy. All programming is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN

Players season tickets The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! Laura, a murder mystery, will be presented Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. Detective Mark McPherson was supposed to reconstruct the life of Laura, a vicious murder victim, but not to the point where he falls in love with her. Here is the secret of Lauras death... and her life. South Pacific, the classic Broadway musical, will be presented April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two couples in love are both threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. See How They Run, a British comedy, will be presented June 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; June 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. Galloping in and out of the doors of a vicarage in a roundabout of mistaken identities are an actor and actress, a cockney maid, an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop, among others.   Baby, a musical comedy, is Possums Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided Elvis for some musical family fun.  Season tickets are available at a discounted rate of $115 for adults or $110 for seniors/students. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org.

PPP brings mystery film to life Possum Point Players brings the brilliant murder mystery Laura to their Possum Hall stage beginning Friday, Jan. 31. The story is best known from the 1944 American film noir version directed by Otto Preminger and starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The American Film Institute ranked the film version of Laura #73 on AFIs 100 Years...100 Thrills and it was ranked the fourth best film in the mystery genre in AFIs 10 Top 10. Rotten Tomatoes reports that Laura is a psychologically complex portrait of obsession, Laura is also a deliciously well-crafted murder mystery. John Marino of Lewes directs the stage version of Laura with an ensemble cast, which includes Matt King of Lewes as Mark McPherson; Stephanie Allman of Lewes as Bessie Clary; Danny Keenan of Georgetown as Danny; Jim Killion of Lewes as Waldo Lydecker; Don Megee of Georgetown as Shelby Carpenter; Chris Polo of Dover as Mrs. Dorgan; and Chuck Rafferty of Laurel as Olsen. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, and Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 and 9, at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors. Call 856-4560 or visit www.possumpointplayers.org.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL

Bethel Museum hosts exhibit Visit the Bethel Museum to view needle artwork by Julia A. Purnell from her museum in Snow Hill, Md. Purnell was a well known artist who specialized in utilizing historic scenes on quilts, cross-stitch and embroidery. Several of her works of art will be on display along with a few artifacts showing Worcester County history. The exhibit will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 and 23, and March 2 and 16. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September 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.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG

LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 will continue in 2014. The library supplies the LEGOs; the kids supply the imagination. Federalsburg programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., (began Jan. 28). This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.

Gospel Showcase February 7 Friday Nites in Caroline presents its signature winter music event, The Gospel Showcase, featuring four gospel choirs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at Colonel Richardson High School Auditorium. The event is free. The four regional gospel choirs include the renowned Delaware State University Gospel Choir, the Union Baptist Mass Choir of Easton, New Generations Gospel Choir of Ridgely and Voice of Praise. As unique as jazz, blues and country, gospel music has deep American roots. When it comes to the African-American experience, gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century. In the later 20th century, gospel music developed into a popular commercial genre, with artists touring worldwide. For more information about this program, contact the Caroline County Library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS

Ad Hoc Touring Company meeting Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players, meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown.  At their monthly session at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, Ad Hoc will read Larry Shues The Foreigner. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

AARP will meet February 5 Seaford AARP #1084 will meet at Arbys in Seaford at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5, for the groups monthly gathering to socialize. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

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.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.

Sea Purls knitting group 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 Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS

Delmar Alumni offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for alumni, family and friends. Wednesday, March 5 - $82 - Philadelphia Flower Show - this years theme is Agriculture. Horticulture design in itself is a form of art. Sunday, July 13 - $107 - Mickey Gilley and Gene Watson from Branson, Mo. - a musical fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. Make checks payable to The Delmar Alumni Association, c/o Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. 

Seaford Widowed Persons trips The Seaford WPS is offering the following trips: Sight & Sound, March 26 - See the new production, Moses. Cost of the trip is $89 and also includes a buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand restaurant and driver gratuity. Virginia International Tattoo, April 26 - Visit Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope in Norfolk. The Tattoo is a mass performance by military bands, color guards and drill teams, drum corps, bagpipers, singers and dancers from around the world - many from the US. With over 750 performers this is a trip you will not want to miss. Cost is $112 and also includes a buffet dinner, Navy Base tour, Tattoo Hullabaloo entertainment and driver gratuity. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

Thrills in Louisville June 16-21 - 6 days-5 nights, $725 per person (double occupancy), $75 signup (single slightly higher). Backstretch Breakfast Tour, Churchill Downs, Derby Dinner Playhouse & Belle of Louisville Riverboat Dinner Cruise. Tribute to the Legends Show at Renfro Valley, Kentucky Derby Museum, Shaker Village, Louisville Slugger Museum, Glassblowing at Glassworks, Heavens Hill Distillery, Historical Arms Museum. For more information, call Lucille Richardson at 410-754-8588 or Vicki Galloway at 410-754-9997.

February Travel and Culture trips The Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Technical Community Colleges Owens Campus is offering some exciting adventures in February. Crayola Experience  On Saturday, Feb. 8, discover the magic of color at the worlds only Crayola Experience in Easton, Pa. There are 18 one-of-a-kind attractions to create an adventure for you and your family. The cost is $109. Valentine Progressive Lunch  On Thursday, Feb. 13, treat yourself and/or a friend to this special afternoon. You dont need a date, just share camaraderie and food in three charming restaurants overlooking scenic bays and waterways. The cost is $69. Stomp at the DuPont Theater  On Saturday, Feb. 22, enjoy this unique experience for all ages as an eight-member troupe fills the stage with magnificent rhythms. The cost is $99. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 259-6361 or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE

Auditions for M*A*S*H production Milford Second Street Players will hold auditions for the comedy M*A*S*H at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11, at the Riverfront Theatre, located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford.  The comedy is the second show of Second Street Players 2014 season and is based on the well-known movie and TV series. In this wild, free-flowing comedy, two army docs, Hawkeye and Duke, wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered into a good school. All the characters you remember are here, plus a few more.  Director Mark Dissinger and Assistant Director Josh Gross are looking for an ethnically diverse cast of 16 men and 14 women, plus extras, ages 18 and up. Although non-traditional casting will be considered, the cast of characters specifically includes a Korean teenage male and an African-American male to portray one of the Army surgeons. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A resume with a headshot is encouraged but not necessary. Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the theatre. Performance dates are April 25-27 and May 2-4. For more information, call Mark at 302-228-9612.

Stamp Show at Civic Center The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 53rd annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, a dealer bourse and free stamps and activities for kids. In addition to stamps, coins and postcards will also be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at esstampclub@yahoo.com.

Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale A Vintage Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Reagan/Watson Auction Building, 115 N. Washington St., Milford. Join us for a day of looking over vintage hunting and fishing related memorabilia. Also buy, sell or trade with vendors at the show or find out what a vintage piece you have is worth. On display will be the most complete Delaware Hunting/Fishing license collection known. Hunting/Fishing licenses, old lures and tackle, shell boxes, powder tins, advertising items, decoys, oyster cans and other miscellaneous items related to hunting and fishing will be for sale. Food will also be available. For more information or to rent an 8 table, call Mike Pusey at 448-6467 or 875-9061.