Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Little League sign ups Nanticoke Little League sign ups for the upcoming season will be held in the cafeteria at West Seaford Elementary on the following Saturdays: Feb. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. and March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign up their child. Cost is $60 for the first child and $30 for each additional sibling. Try-outs are March 8. For more information, visit NanticokeLittleLeague.org.  

Miss and Little Miss Seaford The Miss and Little Miss Pageant will be held on March 28.  Applications are now at Home Team Realty. We are accepting only 12 Little Miss contestants.   The entrance fee will be $10 per contestant. Miss Seaford contestants will not need to produce a talent this year.

Chicken n Dumpling Dinner St. Johns Methodist Church, Pine Street, will hold a Chicken n Dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out will be available. Cost is $8 per adult and $4 for kids 12 and under. Contact St. Johns Church or any member of the St. Johns Mens Group for tickets.

Seaford Elks plan dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 2 from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Seaford Elks #2458, 8846 Elks Rd. Adults are $12, kids under 10 are $6. The public is welcome.

Pancake/Sausage Supper Shrove Tuesday Pancake/Sausage Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 4, at Bethel Community House, Neals School Road, Seaford. Includes scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, scalloped apples and drink. Eat in only. For tickets, call 337-8316 or 410-754-8681. Cost is a donation of $8 per person.

Annual Bluejay Pageant The Student Government Association of Seaford Senior High School will present the 2014 Bluejay Pageant at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the Madden Auditorium. This annual event is a night to showcase the programs and students at Seaford Senior High School. Seven students will be running for the title of Miss Seaford Bluejay and Mr. Seaford High. Many students and staff will perform in the talent portion of the program. Acts include singing, dance, poetry and performances by the SHS Chamber Choir and SHS Jazz band. Tickets are available at the door - $4 for adults and $3 for students. Children ages 10 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the Student Government Association. For more information, contact Connie Halter at 629-4587, ext. 2520.

DAR Mary Vining news DAR Mary Vining now has a website, darmaryvining.org. Katie Moose from Easton, Md., will speak about herbs and foods and cooking leading up to 1812, at the meeting on Saturday, March 8. Contact a member for meeting time and location. The guest speaker will be announced at a later date for the meeting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Seaford Library. DAR Mary Vining will have a field trip with CAR chapter on Saturday, May 3. Contact a member for more information. Delaware DAR State DAR meeting will be held at the Hilton Christina on Saturday, May 10. President General of DAR, Lynn Forney Young from Texas, will be the honored guest speaker.

Lions present final variety show After 75 years, the Seaford Lions will present their final variety show, Thanks for the Memories, at Seaford High School, 7:30 nightly on March 20, 21, 22. Tickets are $7 each and on sale at Bank of Delmarva, Nanticoke Automotive and Home Team Realty.

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.  The next meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Manor House in Seaford from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, 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.

Basket Bingo to support AHA Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Seaford Moose Lodge located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes.  Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Holds It All and Villager baskets, along with several other door prizes. Baskets will be filled. Nearly 30 chances to win.    Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on many items donated for the Silent Auction. In recognition of National Heart Awareness month, attendees wearing red will receive a ticket for an exclusive basket. Refreshments will be available.   For ticket information, call 629-6611 ext. 8944 or email MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Kiwanis holds annual Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night on March 15, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., in Seaford. Prizes include filled Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One handbags and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Soil Service (629-7054) or from any Kiwanis member. For more information call 302-629-2594. Must be 18 to play.

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. 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.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law. Bingo is also played the third Sunday of every month with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and play beginning at 2.


Laurel Little League signups Laurel Little League signups will be held from 9 a.m to noon on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Laurel Little League Complex on Woodland Ferry Road. Cost is $50 for one child and $75 for two or more children. There is a $10 late fee. For more information, contact Mike Ellingsworth at 443-250-3824.

Oyster and Fish Sandwich sale The women of New Zion United Methodist Church will have an Oyster and Fish Sandwich and Platter sale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Oyster sandwiches are $7.50 and platters are $10. Fish sandwiches are $5 and platters are $7.50.  Platters come with a choice of two sides: mac-n-cheese, potato salad, greens, or string beans. Sandwiches and platters come with a dessert. You can dine in or carry out.  The sale will be held in the dining hall of the church which is located at 428 W. 6th St., Laurel.  For more information, contact Maggie DuPont at 875-0744 or 875-0727. 

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, just down the road from the Laurel High School.

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.

Abbotts sponsors Historical Society Abbotts Grill in Laurel is initiating a community day once a month in which 10% of sales for the days lunches and dinners (exclusive of private events) will be donated to a community organization/charity. The Laurel Historical Society has been chosen as the first organization to receive this honor on Tuesday, March 4. Abbotts plans to make this a regular event on the first Tuesday of each month. 

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.

Laurel Public Library The library will be closed on Friday, Feb. 28 for Staff Training Day. Adult programs AARP Tax Preparers  Free of charge. By appointment only. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now through March 27. To schedule an appointment, call 875-3184. Beef N Dumpling Dinner - Annual fundraiser hosted by Friends of Laurel Public Library, held at Delmar VFW, 200 W State St., Delmar, MD 21875. Adults $12, under 12 $8, Under 6, free. Music by The Humanaires, Chinese Auction, Book Cart, Bake Sale. All proceeds go toward youth programs. Tickets at the door or at the library. Call 875-3184 for information. Computer How-to - One-on-One help with many skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the Internet. 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 at 10 a.m., 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. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group! Learn to Knit Workshop - A monthly knitting workshop, held at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Instructions for beginners, help for intermediates. Bring yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed for holidays. More information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion in the round, the last Thursday each month. Come Feb. 27. Doors open 6 p.m.; meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Its a place for folks to ask about Laurel and share life stories. Programs are generated by participants (newcomers and old-timers) not a speaker/lecture format. Every meeting is unique and always fun. More information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library meets the second Thursday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join us March 13, as we discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 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, light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tai Chi Class  Six week Introduction to Tai Chi for adults and seniors. Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., March 5, 12, 19 and 26; April 2 and 9. Registration required. Space limited. More information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Tech Talk  Jack the Tech Guy gives expert answers to your tech questions, simple to stumpers. Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evening, 5 to 7, and Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. 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. More information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. JumpBunch  Preschool & Early Elementary activity, 3rd Friday every month, October through April. Join us at the library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 21, for a free sports and exercise program for little ones. No registration. Builds coordination, balance and confidence. More information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Leadership Skills Workshop - This four-month leadership program helps young leaders develop skills. Topics: goal setting, project management, entrepreneurship, public speaking. Laurel Public Library partners with the ARK Educational Resource Center. Next meeting - Thursday, March 13, 3:30 p.m. More information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca in the Story Room every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Children and caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. More informatio, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.


Ladies Auxiliary sale The Ladies Auxiliary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Company will be selling oyster and chicken salad sandwiches, peas and dumplings and chicken rice soup on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Blades Fire Hall, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Homemade baked goods will be for sale and there will be iced tea and coffee. Eat in or carry out.


Beef & Dumpling Dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner will be held at the Delmar Fire House on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry-outs are $12 and children 12 and under are $6. For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.

Delmar Public Library Free income tax preparation provided by local AARP volunteers has begun. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m., and can be made by calling the library. Space is very limited. This program will continue on Thursdays, Feb. 20 and 27, and March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Friday Friendly Folk meet on Fridays in February at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. On Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., well learn more about Hindu beliefs and traditions. On Feb. 28, the discussion centers on Leap Year. Friday Friendly Folk is a discussion group for adults. 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. To learn more about the books, go to the Library of Congress Books That Shaped America list on their website. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Join the Friends, (its free!), and support the library. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. Enjoy books, crafts, and special activities. Elementary and middle school students are welcome to play Wii and board games on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Compete with your friends. Homework Help is available after school on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Use a laptop and other library resources to work on projects and research. 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, Feb. 24, 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 these 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.

Double Basket Bingo Extravaganza A Double Basket Bingo Extravaganza to benefit girls sports at Delmar High School will be held at the Delmar VFW Post #8276 in Delmar, Md., on Saturday, March 29. Doors open at 11 a.m. Pizza will be available for purchase for lunch. Session one begins at 1 p.m. Session two begins after dinner. Intermission features a free catered dinner of ham/crab cake/chicken. Regular games are filled with Pampered Chef items. Specials/jackpots are filled with a Coach or Dooney Bourke purse. Over $30,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. For more information and tickets which are $55 each ($65 at the door), call 410-726-7450 (Ronnie) or, after 5 p.m., call 443-235-4463 (Nancy).


Join the Greenwood 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. 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.


Genealogy workshop offered A beginners/intermediate genealogy workshop will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Presenter will be Alice du Bois Min, A.A., B.A., who has over 38 years of experience researching and teaching family history. She will give a power point presentation which will cover: how to get started, how to find genealogical information, and how to preserve the information once it is acquired. Morning coffee and a light lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call the library at 302-337-7401, ext. 101.

Soup Luncheon at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its annual Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Featured will be an all you can eat homemade vegetable beef soup, biscuits and desserts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $6.50 per adult. Take out will also be available. For take out, call the church at 337-7409 by 10 a.m. on Feb. 26. The church is located at 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409.

The Soup Luncheon is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and is a fundraiser for the many ministries they support.

Annual Bridgeville Library fundraiser The annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held 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.

Bridgeville Library Visit 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. 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.


Restoration of Dr. Green house The Dr. Stephen Green house located on South Front Street in Georgetown is one of the towns oldest structures. The north portion of the house was built in the late 1700s shortly after the founding of Georgetown. In 1868, a three-story bay section was added when another home was moved and attached to the original house. Green was a physician and served as a magistrate in the mid 1800s. Brian Matthias, who is in the process of renovating the Green House for his residence, lived in Georgetown as a child, graduating from Sussex Central High School in 1976. He moved to Pennsylvania where he established a thriving insurance agency, and he is now returning to the area. The prior owner of the property previously accomplished some restoration but the property has been unoccupied for 10 years. Matthias will talk of the history of the structure, its unusual features, and his plans for the restoration at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at the Georgetown Historical Society, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. The public is invited. There is no charge to attend, parking is abundant, and refreshments will be served after the talk. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 855-9660.

Hospice Beef and Brew fundraiser Delaware Hospices annual Beef and Brew fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Guests will enjoy the live music of The Funsters, catering by Lighthouse Catering, beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard Restaurant, and bidding on prizes in the raffles and silent auction. Delaware Hospice invites you to support the event through sponsorships or donations of auction items. Tickets are $40 per person until March 14, and $50 per person after March 14 and at the door. Contact Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or pdolby@delawarehospice.org for tickets or sponsorship information, or visit www.delawarehospice.org.

Players season tickets The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! 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 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.


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. 23, March 2 and 16. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel.


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.


LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 continues 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. (Feb. 25). This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.


Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at Pizza King on Stein Highway, Seaford, on Thursday, Feb. 27. The business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. and include the installation of new officers that was originally scheduled for the January meeting which was cancelled due to weather. 2014-2015 officers are: president, Marty Mickles; vice president, Fran Turner; secretary, Peggy Reining; treasurer, Pat Theis; past president, Gloria Burton. The goals and objectives outlined by Charles Copeland, chairman of the Republican Party for the State of Delaware, are being followed. Better communication is the theme for February. At 11 a.m., speaker will be Tim Dukes, state representative from the Laurel area. Lunch will be served at noon with individuals ordering from the menu. The meeting is open to the public. Reservations are not required. More information is available by calling Marty Mickles at 536-1348.

Seaford AARP meeting Seaford AARP #1084 had an excellent turnout at our February gathering. With anticipation of even a larger crowd on Wednesday, March 5, we will meet at the StarGate where we hope to have better seating arrangements. Mark your calendars and please try to join us at noon on March 5. Remember, friends are like old shoes, youd hate to lose them. For more information, call 629-7180.

Safe Boating Class The Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will present a Basic Safe Boating Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club located at the marina in Blades. Come to pre-registration at the marina from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, to receive your student manual. This class is a Boat Delaware course taught by Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron instructors. All students must be a minimum of 12 years of age to attend. There must be a minimum of five students per class or class may be cancelled or rescheduled. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. For more information, contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

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. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

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. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

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 auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets through May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) will host a monthly Coffee with Constituents meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck. No reservations are needed.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.


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 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 27 - 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 info, call Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to see Moses The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight & Sound to see Moses on Thursday, May 22. Cost is $102 and includes transportation, show and a meal at Shady Maple. For more information, contact the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.

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.

March travel and culture trips The Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Technical Community Colleges Owens Campus is offering the following trips and activities in March to help you get rid of the winter blues. Philadelphia Flower Show  On Tuesday, March 4, experience the combinations of art and horticulture at the 184th show that celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollack, and daVinci to Dali. Cost is $79 per person. St. Paddys Progressive Lunch  On Friday, March 14, celebrate in grand style as we follow the leprechauns and three restaurants will roll out the green carpet. Cost is $65 per person. Ripleys Believe It or Not  On Saturday, March 15, experience the most unbelievable stories and oddities. Robert Ripley has collected odd, unusual, and the unexplained for 35 years in over 201 countries. Cost is $85 per person. Moses at the Sight and Sound Theatre  On Tuesday, March 18, see the greatest biblical epic of the Old Testament come to life. Cost includes a family style late lunch at Hershey Farms. Cost is $149 per person. The U.S. Mint/Food Tour of Philadelphia  On Thursday, March 20, enjoy a tour of the largest coin factory in the world  The United States Mint at Philadelphia  followed by an introduction of Phillys best specialty shops and restaurants while sampling Phillys best foods. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-259-6361 or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.

Trip to South Carolina, Georgia The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a 6 day-5 night motor coach trip to Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 13-18. Cost is $579 per person (double occupancy). Package includes 5 nights lodging including overnights, 5 breakfasts, southern-style buffet lunch at Paula Deens Lady & Sons Restaurant, 2 full course dinners, guided tours of Savannah and Charleston, Patriots Point Tour including the USS Yorktown and Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Boone Hall Plantation Home & Gardens, River Street District, Charleston City Market, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A $50 deposit is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation. The trip is open to the public. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser An all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Snethen UMC Community Hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3 and under free). Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. Carry-outs available. Snethen UMC is located on Delmar Road (Rt. 54 west), Mardela Springs, Md.

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner Enjoy a real Italian Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at St. Bernadette Church Hall, 109 Dixon St., Harrington. Tickets are $10 for adults and take-outs, $4 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. For tickets and more information, call 302-398-8269 or visit stbernadettechurch.net.

Worcester Prep presents Grease Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md. will present Grease at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets and information, call 410-641-3575.

Mardi Gras celebration A Mardi Gras celebration will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Harrington Fire Hall, 20 Clark St., Harrington. Music and dancing with deejay, Just Kidding Around, dinner and drinks with a taste of New Orleans, fun and games, silent and live auctions. Benefits the Lake Forest Community Education Fund. Tickets are $25; call Mary 302-284-3230 or Rebecca 302-284-9365.

Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival Calling all bakers and chocolate lovers! The 24th Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Rehoboth Convention Center. Mark your calendars now and start thinking of a favorite recipe you would like to enter in the contest. There are seven categories: cookies, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, candy, cake and most unusual. In addition to sampling decadent chocolate, guests can visit with vendors and enjoy childrens crafts. Admission tickets are $5 (includes 5 tastes) at the door or they can be purchased in advance at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office, Azura Clothing, Snyders Candy, or The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. For more information, photos or to volunteer for the Chocolate Festival, call 302-227-2772, or visit www.downtownrehoboth.com.

Sussex County Democrats host expo The public is invited to attend the Sussex County Democrats Expo on March 1-2, from 3 to 5 p.m. The March 1 event will be held at the Democratic Party Headquarters at 10 W. Pine St., just off the Circle in Georgetown. The March 2 event will take place at Fish On restaurant in the Village of Five Point outside Lewes. Both venues will feature a Mardi Gras celebration, with complimentary appetizers, prizes and games. For directions or more information, contact Dennis Steigerwalt at demexpo14@gmail.com.

Equine Council scholarship dinner The Delaware Equine Councils Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Harrington Moose Lodge. The event will feature dinner, scholarship awards, cash bar, silent and live auction, and raffle. Tickets are $30 per person. Group discounts are available. Deadline for tickets is March 15. They can be purchased at Chicks, Harrington, or contact Mark Stevens at Mark3545@gmail.com, Stan at 302-684-3966 or Kathy at 302-670-7358. Donated items and gift certificates for the silent and live auction are appreciated. Visit www.delawareequinecouncil.org.

Ham/Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. Schedule - March 22, April 26. Rain dates - March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.