Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Car & Tractor Show The 11th Annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Concord United Methodist Church in Seaford. This event, which grows larger each year, features the Vintage Car Club of Delaware and the First State Tractor Club of Delaware. The public is invited and admission is free. An Indoor Flea Market will be held in the Community House. Anyone interested in showing an antique car or tractor is welcome at no charge. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 exhibitors. Tools, small engines and other small antiques will also be on display. The United Methodist Women will sell scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, slices of homemade pies/cakes and beverages. Concord UMC is located on Church Road, just off Concord Road (Rt. 20 east). For more information, call 629-7706 or 628-8114.

Museum will be open Weather permitting, the Days Gone By museum located at 4841 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. For more information, call 629-9889.

MS Walk fundraiser A fundraiser to benefit Kellys Crusaders for the Delaware MS Walk, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at Friendlys in Seaford. Ten percent of your check will benefit Kellys Crusaders.

Underground Railroad exhibit The Seaford Museum presents a new exhibit, The Underground Railroad in the Nanticoke Headwaters Area and Harriet Tubman and the Tilly Escape, in the Seaford Museums Webb Room. The exhibit, which runs through May, showcases information on Harriet Tubman and the Tilly Escape, the only documented slave escape led by Harriet Tubman in the state of Delaware and the headwaters of the Nanticoke River which border her home county of Dorchester in the state of Maryland. The Tilly Escape is said to be one of Harriets most complicated and clever escape attempts. Also showcased are other cases of slaves in the area who escaped to freedom through the Underground Railroad. The exhibit may be viewed during the Seaford Museums public hours Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 203 High St., in the old Post Office building. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an Adult. Admission for Seaford Historical Society members is free. For more information, contact the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 or seafordsociety@verizon.net

Family Fun Night Join us for Family Fun Night at the Western Seaford Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Enjoy open pool with floats, themed arts and crafts, fun physical activities in the gym, low cost refreshments and much more. Select Fridays: May 9, 7 to 9 p.m. - Cinco de Mayo June 6, 7 to 9 p.m. - Summer Fun For more information, call Amanda at 262-9459.

Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled in May at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, May 31, 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 except May 26 (Memorial Day): 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members Wednesdays: 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home ($60 public, $55 members) for four classes 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler ($90 public, $80 members) for three classes 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.

Gospel concert at Senior Center On Saturday, June 14, Nanticoke Senior Center will present a Grand Old Gospel Concert. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7. Attendees will enjoy the music of three popular gospel artists - Donnie Sumner, Jerry Jones and Thomas Slaughter. Special guest Jimmy Hoppa will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets, which are $15 each, may be purchased at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.


Oyster and Fish platters The women of New Zion United Methodist Church are having Oyster and Fish Sandwich and Platter sales.  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. It will be held in the dining hall of the church, 428 West 6th Street, Laurel, on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 11 a.m.  For details contact Maggie DuPont at 875-0744 or 875-0727.    Legion offers scholarship The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is accepting scholarship applications until May 1. Applications are available at Laurel Senior High School, Laurel Public Library, Delmar Senior High School, Sussex Tech High School and the American Legion Home Post 19. More information is available on the application form.

Annual Family Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners 11th Annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, May 3, at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel.  Registration and Bike Rodeo begin at 9 a.m. with the official kick-off at 10:30, at the Bald Cypress Nature Center.  This is a family event with a minimal charge of $7 per person or $27 per family. Each rider will receive a complimentary event t-shirt and raffle ticket for many prizes.  For more information, visit www.trappondpartners.net or call Betty Grossman at 875-5088.

Scrapbook, craft event Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is hosting a two day scrapbook and craft event at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Laurel from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 9 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included. There will be demos, door prizes, 50/50 and yard sale tables available to sell your extras. Cost is $35 per person. Come out and enjoy a weekend of crafting and fellowship. For more information, contact Leeann Wells at 228-5800.

Spring Craft Sale on May 10 The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Spring Craft Sale at the Laurel Fire Department on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. One table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Space is limited and payment must be received by May 1, to reserve your table. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For more information and reservations, contact Cindy Stevenson at cindystevenson10@comcast.net or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

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 Library Adult programs and services 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 info: 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., stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. More info: 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, May 13. Find out about our fundraising events to support youth programming at the library. Happy Knitters - Bring in a project to work on (knit, crochet, needlepoint, etc.) and join the happy group at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 every Thursday morning. Learn to Knit Workshop - Monthly knitting workshop, 6 p.m., last Thursday each month. Beginners to intermediates. Come to the 2nd floor on April 24, bring yarn and size 7 needles  well get you started or keep you going. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion in the round, the last Thursday of each month. Come April 24. Doors open 6 p.m. - meeting runs 6:30 to 7:45. Ask about Laurel and share life stories. Programs are generated by participants (newcomers and old-timers) not a speaker/lecture format. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join us May 8, as we discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. More info: 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. Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All welcome. Light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk  Jack the Tech Guy gives expert answers to your tech questions - simple to stumpers. Every Monday to Thursday evening: 5 to 7, and Tuesday, Wednesday: lunchtime, noon to 2 p.m. More info, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs For all youth program information, call Ms. Tameca at 875-3184 or email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us. Free Comic Book Day - Its a bird! Its a plane! No, its Free Comic Book Day at Laurel Public Library. The library will be giving away free comic books on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us for comic book crafts, a super hero photo shoot and free comics. Comic books will be available while supplies last. Girls Get IT (Information Technology) - Girls Only tech club for Teens and Tweens. Meet at the Digital Media Lab, 3 to 4:30 p.m., May 1 and May 22. Note: Preschool Storytime does not meet in May, but will begin again in June, every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Service Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will present a special Memorial Day service filled with music at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 25. American Legion Post 19 from Laurel will join in the tribute. Everyone is welcome as we pay tribute to God and our country.


Museum welcomes pottery exhibit The Bethel Historical Society welcomes a visiting exhibit of quality handmade pottery from the Eldreth Pottery Company in Lancaster County, Pa., to the Bethel Museum. This company has produced beautiful salt-glazed stoneware and redware pottery for more than 25 years. The majority of their pottery is produced using traditional Pennsylvania German production methods. This exhibit features a wide selection of traditional and contemporary pottery including personalized pottery, birdhouses, dinnerware, vases, bowls, jugs, cast items and one of kind pieces. The Eldreth Pottery Company has designed exquisite works of art, several of which are now a part of the permanent White House collection. Several items will be available for sale. The exhibit will be open April 27, May 11 and 25, and June 8 and 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Permanent exhibits about ship building in historic Bethel will also be open.

Eat at Laurel Pizzeria Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.


New location for Alumni Banquet The 12th Annual Delmar Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 26, at the Delmar Fire Hall. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a ham, fried chicken and crab cake dinner at 6:30. A highlight of the evening will be recognition of the 2014 scholarship recipients, who will be special guests at the event. Cost is $25 per person. Alumni members are asked to donate items for the live and Chinese auctions that will be held during the banquet. Proceeds from the auctions help support the scholarship fund. For more information, contact Gary Riley at 846-3846.

Annual Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, in Camelot Hall on State Street in Delmar. Music will be provided by the bell choirs of St. Francis Roman Catholic and St. Stephens United Methodist churches. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the door. Annual Golf Tournament St. Stephens UMC will hold its 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 13, at Green Hill Golf & Country Club in Quantico, Md. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. For more information, call 846-9501 or email ststephensumc@verizon.net.

Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser The 1st Annual Delmar Football Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Mason Dixon Sports Complex across the street from Delmar Elementary School. Cost is $40 per team. First 100 teams to register. Register at www.delmarfootballcornhole.myevent.com. All proceeds go directly to the Delmar Football Team.

Delmar Public Library Friday Friendly Folk meet on Friday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. for an open discussion. The group, which is for adults, discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts and shares life lessons. Bring a news story or topic to discuss. Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. This months book for discussion is the popular Cosmos by Carl Sagan. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. Enjoy books, crafts and special activities. Tween and Teen Talk/Debate will be held at the Laurel Public Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25, for Laurel and Delmar teens to come together to discuss hot topics and see how others feel. Open to seventh through 12th graders. Lunch is provided. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us.


Chicken BBQ opens April 25 The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ opens April 25. We will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 5.

Friends plan library fundraiser On Wednesday, April 30, the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Café Tamburellis located at 3 West Market St., Greenwood. No coupon is needed to participate, and dine-in and take-out orders are included in this all-day fundraising event. A percentage of your purchase will go to the Friends of the Greenwood Library which will enable them to continue their support of the programs and activities of the Greenwood Library.

Rotary plans Pig Pickin Hoedown The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary (Hub Club) will host a Pig Pickin Hoedown at the Harrington Parks & Recreation Center (the former Armory), Liberty Street, Harrington, on Saturday, May 10, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.   The menu will feature roast pork with all the fixings plus BBQ chicken, desserts and beverages. There will be music and dancing, a corn hole contest, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets, which are $20, are available from any Rotary member or by calling Mary at 270-6589. Proceeds benefit the Hub Clubs community service projects.

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.


Chicken Barbecue opens The Kiwanis Club of Bridgevilles Chicken Barbecue opens this weekend on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville. Serving the best smoky barbecue chicken since 1961, chicken will be available Saturdays and Sundays until October. The Bridgeville Kiwanis supports youth programs of all types within the Woodbridge School District area.

Library family festival Join us in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 26, for our Spring Into Your Library Family Festival. Sussex County Libraries, Woodbridge PTO/Youth Soccer Association/Little League, and Bridgeville Senior Center are ready for a fun and entertaining time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sussex County libraries will have games, prizes and crafts in the Bridgeville Library parking lot. Special entertainment will occur throughout the day. Woodbridge PTO and Woodbridge Youth Soccer Association will be in the school stadium. Be entertained with our local athletes as they perform soccer skills and drills. The PTO will have a variety of events including Animaland, where your child can build their own stuffed animal; barrel train rides, games, activities, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served from the concession stand and Woodbridge baskets will be available for purchase. Come out and also show your support for the Woodbridge Alumni, Bridgeville Lions (crab cakes), and Vanderwendes ice cream truck. Woodbridge Little League will have pony rides, vendors and snacks beside the library. Bake sale items will be available from the Bridgeville Senior Center along with crafters and vendors. Meet the Candidates Night The Woodbridge School District PTO will host a Meet the Candidates night in the Woodbridge Elementary School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29.  Candidates are Willie Savage (incumbent), Steve McCarron and Jan Bunting.  The Woodbridge community is welcome to come and get a better understanding of the candidates and to ask questions pertaining to their views on the future of the district.  The election is May 13.

Bridgeville Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.

Devil Dogs Golf Tournament The DE Devil Dogs Det 780 Marine Corps League Second Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 9, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration, coffee and doughnuts is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The tournament is a scramble format and there will be prizes and contests. Cost is $340 per foursome, $85 each.Registration deadline is May 2. Download the registration flyer at http://delawaredevildogsdet780.shutterfly.com. For more information, contact Frank Tulley at 536-7200, Jack Flood at 461-7785, Chuck Landon at 542-1082 and Mike Fleetwood at 228-4856.

Race for PASE 5K The Race for PASE 5K to raise money for Special Olympics and field trips will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the Woodbridge Athletic Complex in Greenwood. Entry fee is $15 and children ages 10 and under are free. The first 100 people to register will receive a free race t-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female winners in 10 year age groups. Refreshments will be provided after the race. Registration forms are available at the office at Woodbridge High School and can also be emailed. Forms must be returned to the office or emailed to constance.bean@wsd.k12.de.us. Checks should be made payable to Woodbridge High School.

Open seat on Library Board The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees seeks applicants for a five-year term on the board. The board will review applications and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be a resident of the Woodbridge School District, preferably within the Bridgeville post office service area. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operation and programs of the library and develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has monthly meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m., that are open to the public. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. The deadline to apply is May 12.

Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. All programming is free and open to everyone. Contact Karen Johnson, director, for more information at 337-7401, ext. 101. Lap Sit - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 4 and Thursdays, 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. - May 20 - Under the Big Top Fun. Spring into your Library Family Festival on Saturday, April 26 - Join us for a fantastic day featuring Sussex County libraries, Woodbridge Little League, WYSA, Bridgeville Senior Center, Woodbridge PTO and clubs, and more who will be here to raise awareness and funds. There will be something for everyone. Sherwood Amusements Carnival will be here from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 (Hometown Night), 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and all day Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Food For Thought Computer Skills, E-reader, and Genealogy Programs - Each month the library offers a variety of programs. Dates vary; check our Facebook page or website for details. Teen Programming on Tuesdays - May 6  Introduction to Chess for Tween/Teens (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) May 13  Introduction to Chess for Tween/Teens, part two (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Saturday, May 24  Tween/Teens Chess Tournament (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Meeting Room Rental Opportunities - The library meeting room has a 200 person capacity; it includes a projector, screen, and microphones. Organizations wishing to rent the meeting room should call the library for availability. The meeting room cannot be used for personal events such as birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Fees are: Full Day (more than 4 hours) - for-profit: $150; non-profit: $50; Half Day (less than 4 hours) - for-profit: $75; non-profit: $50. Library closings - Memorial Day: May 26.


AARP Driver Safety Course The AARP and the Georgetown Public Library will offer an Advanced Drivers Safety Course at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7. This classroom course will cover the rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, how to operate your vehicle more safely, how to manage and accommodate age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time and more over a six hour period. Cost for materials is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Seating is limited to 20 and registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 856-7958.

Ladies Auxiliary hosts tournament The Ladies Auxiliary of the Georgetown Fire Company will host a golf tournament on Friday, May 9, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. A hot lunch will be served after the tournament. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Mulligans will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Participants will receive a goody bag and door prizes will be awarded. This fundraiser will benefit the recent remodeling of the interior of the 48-year-old Georgetown Fire Hall. Hole sponsorships are available. For a participation form and more information, visit www.georgetown77.com or call 856-3255.

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


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.


FHS sponsors annual Hobby Fair Youth and adults alike are encouraged to exhibit a favorite hobby or collection when the Federalsburg Historical Society sponsors its 12th annual Hobby Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, at Federalsburg Elementary School. The Hobby Fair will mark the occasion with a new Christmas ornament depicting the Hobby Horse Monument located in back of the school. This ornament will be for sale along with several other FHS products as well as memberships in the organization. The Hobby Horse Monument also celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. A ceremony honoring the monument will be held at noon behind the school. Awards will be given in the youth and adult divisions. Hot dogs and sodas will be for sale at lunchtime along with bake sale items. Admission is free. To reserve a table or for more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or bart@mris.com.

Lego program for kids Come check out all the fun at the Caroline County Public Librarys popular Lego program for kids in grades K-8. These free-build programs allow kids to stretch their imaginations and build problem-solving skills. Its also a great opportunity to meet and work with others who share the love of Legos. The program will be offered at 6 p.m. in Federalsburg on Tuesday, May 27. This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.


Crown Collectors Club meeting The First State Keepsake Crown Collectors Club will hold their regular monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the Hallmark Store in Seaford.  The club is collecting supplies for Frederick Douglass Elementary School. A spring gift exchange is also planned.  We will be finishing the Mothers Day project so please bring cards. Guests are always welcome.

Ad Hoc Touring Company Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown.  For more information, call Roger Ault at 226-1118.

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.

Knitting group meeting 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 are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235. Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the 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.

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. Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

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. 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.

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.

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. Call 302-744-4256 for location. 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.


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.

AARP #1376 offers trips Salisbury AARP #1376 is offering the following trip: May 19-24 - 2014 Golden Isles of Georgia, Charleston, S.C. and Savannah with meal at Paula Deens and show at the Savannah Theater. Contact J. Shockley at 410-749-6093.

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.

Delmar Alumni offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for alumni, family and friends. 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. 

AARP offers trip AARP 915 is offering a trip to Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard, Boston and the Seaside Villages of Bostons North Shore on Sept. 3-10. Sign up fee is $75 and the balance is due in July. Limited seats are available. For more information, contact Diana at 410-754-8189. 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.


CHEER Eco Fair Join us for the first annual CHEER Eco Fair at the Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green vendors are needed to participate and show their love for Mother Earth. For more information, contact Yolanda at 539-2671 or ygallego@cheerde.com.

Annual war re-enactment The Fort Miles Historical Association and Cape Henlopen State Park will host the annual Delaware Goes to War Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. About 100 living historians in World War II uniforms will have period gear and drive in vintage vehicles. A WWII searchlight will be demonstrated, as well as artillery loading and firing at 11 a.m and 2:30 p.m. Participants will re-enact the 1945 surrender of the crew of a German U-Boat at Fort Miles. Speakers will talk about the Civil Air Patrol and Fort DuPont during WWII. Tours of Battery 519 will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a reduced price of $3. Docents will answer questions and provide information about how the big guns at Fort Miles targeted enemy surface ships. Visitors will have the opportunity to fire a 12-inch gun. The band WWTunes will perform in the orientation building at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., playing music from the 1930s and 40s. At 3 p.m., a Wall of Honor Ceremony will be held in Battery 519.   Food and drinks will be for sale. Park entrance fees will be in effect. For more information, call 302-645-6852.

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. April 26. Rain date, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Annual Senior Art Exhibit All artists age 50 and over are invited to exhibit their artwork at Delaware Technical Community Colleges 23rd Annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit beginning April 28. Information packets are available, and can be obtained by calling Corporate and Community Programs at 302-259-6361. The Statewide Senior Art Exhibit displays recent painting/work of art in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, photography, sculpture (metal/stone), pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, ceramics, and other. Ribbons are awarded in each category. No more than two entries are allowed per person in the exhibit. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at the number listed above or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.

Pig Pickin fundraiser There will be a Pig Pickin at the Harrington Parks & Recreation Center on Liberty Street, Harrington, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Enjoy roast pork with all the fixings, BBQ chicken, desserts and beverage plus music and dancing, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets are $20 per person; call 302-270-6589. Proceeds benefit the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Clubs community service projects. 25th Anniversary Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp Club will hold its 25th anniversary stamp show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milton Fire Department on Saturday, May 3. The show will feature a number of well recognized dealers and there will be a postal booth operated by the USPS branch in Milton. For the first time, there are two cancellation hand stamps designed by the club for this occasion - a 25th anniversary cancel and the Horseshoe Crab Festival 2014. There will also be Duck stamps, US stamps and stamps from around the world. There will be door prizes every hour. Admission is free. For more information, contact Bruce McKinney at sussexcostampclub@inbox.com or visit sites.google.com/site/sussexcountystampclub/.

Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes on May 10 and Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Harrington Moose Lodge #534. Classes will be offered on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #7 in Harrington. Participants must bring their own food and drinks. Cost is $15 per person and includes books. To sign up, contact Dave Nagle at 302-258-7830.

Spring Fling The Dorchester Ruritan Club will be serving crab cakes, fried green tomatoes and more on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and May 3 on Route 50 across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Md. Come celebrate the coming of spring, remind your senses what great crab cakes taste like and enjoy the best fried green tomatoes you have ever eaten. For more information, call Bruce Bernard at 410-228-0011.

Weekend at the Beach BBW and Admirers Delmarva chapter will host their 6th annual Weekend at the Beach on May 3-4. The group will meet at Shenanigans at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, for lunch. After lunch there will be free time for shopping, the beach and Spring Fest. At 7:30 p.m., the group will meet for dinner at Bonfire Buffet and then drinks and dancing at Seacrets. On Sunday, May 4, the group will meet at Halls Buffet for Sunday brunch. For more information, call Larry at 609-870-8853 or email bbwadmirer2007@aol.com.

Barefoot Gardeners Garden Club Fenwick Islands Barefoot Gardeners Garden Club will have a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the corner of Coastal Highway and James Street in Fenwick Island. There will be flowers, vegetables, vines, grasses and prepared containers for sale. For more information, call 436-2223.