Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 12, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner There will be a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner to benefit children with special needs on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Eastern Star Building at 7 N. Pine St., Seaford. Cost is $10. Call 629-8330 for more information.

Valentine's Day Program Mt. Olivet Preschool invites families with preschool children (ages 2-4) to a Valentine's Day program on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the sanctuary of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, located at 315 High St., Seaford. Current students will entertain by singing songs and reciting poems for the school's curriculum. A reception will be held after the performance where information will be shared and light refreshments will be served. Parents of current students, administrators and teachers will be available to answer questions. Registration for the 2015-16 school year begins in March.

Pancake Supper A Pancake Supper will be held at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal's School Rd., Seaford, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 (Fat Tuesday). The menu will feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, scrapple, sausage, hash browns, warm apples and drink. For tickets, call 410-218-6900 or 410-754-8681. Cost is a donation of $8.

Basket Bingo, Silent Auction Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A, 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 Hamper Basket with Lid and Villager basket, along with several other door prizes. 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 MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Oyster sandwiches, indoor yard sale Concord United Methodist Church will be selling oyster sandwiches on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Community House. Hot dogs, homemade pies and cakes, and beverages will also be available. There will also be an indoor yard sale. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Road (Rt. 20E) near Seaford. For more information, call 628-8114.

Eat, Drink and be Arty Party! An Eat, Drink and be Arty Party will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grotto Pizza in Seaford. The subject will be a bird fishing in a lake at sunset. Cost is $35 per person. Adults only and no experience necessary. This is a fun experience and you will receive a lot of help. Enjoy a glass of wine while you work. Instructor will be Karen Owens, artist and art teacher and assistants will be Beth Kopecki, school teacher and Nanci LaPrad, artist and art teacher. Class size is limited and the $35 fee must be paid in advance. Contact eatdrinkandbearty@yahoo.com or visit Facebook, Eat Drink and be Arty Party. The event benefits Nanticoke River Art Council's Gallery 107 and the Community Food Closet at St. John's Church, both of Seaford. A future class will be held on Tuesday, March 31 and the subject will be a bird's nest with three Robin's eggs.

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Seaford Library & Cultural Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Thursday, March 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first game starts at 7. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be 20 regular games and filled Longaberger baskets. Several door prizes including Longaberger hamper with lid and Longaberger woven traditions casserole bundle. For more information and ticket reservations, contact 629-4637/Messickjem@aol.com, 536-1449/Peggymboyd@comcast.net or the Seaford Library & Cultural Center at 629-2524.

Little Miss/Miss Seaford pageant Applications for the Little Miss and Miss Seaford pageant are now available. They may be picked up at Home Team Realty, 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford. Twelve Little Miss contestants will be accepted. Little Miss contestants must attend school in Seaford and be in kindergarten or first grade. The pageant fee for both Little and Miss is $25, which includes two free tickets. The pageant, which is sponsored by the Seaford Lioness Club will be held on Friday, March 6. For more information, contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or Susan Michel at 228-5934.

'Paint it Foward' An Aftershock mission trip fundraiser will be held on Monday, March 30, at Gethsemane UMC Fellowship Hall, located at 2701 Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford. The cost is $30, which includes canvas and use of paint and brushes. Register at www.gumcseaford.com/aftershock-youth-group. Payment can be made online with registration through PayPal or by check/cash by March 16.

Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for February. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can also participate. Ongoing classes Mondays - 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80/members, $90/non-members (per month). Tuesdays - 6-8 p.m. - ARTiPARTY, Grotto Pizza, Seaford. $35. Feb. 24 and March 31. Fridays - 9-11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays through March 14. 3-5 p.m., Adult Beginner's Oil Painting for ages 16 and up with Linda Steere. Learn the basics of oil painting - composition, values, drawing, color, painting techniques, etc. $100/members; $110/non-members, to be paid in advance. Minimum of three students.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Beef 'N Dumpling Dinner A Beef 'N Dumpling dinner benefiting the Youth Summer Reading Program and sponsored by The Friends of the Laurel Library will be held at the Delmar VFW from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $14, children 6 and under are free and may be purchased at the Laurel Library or from any member of the Laurel Friends.

Hearts for Hope Benefit Gala The annual "Hearts for Hope Benefit Dinner Dance and Silent Auction" will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street. Master of Ceremonies, Dennis O'Neal will host the evening's events. Deejay Bob Hughes will provide music and a buffet dinner will be provided by My Turn to Cook. Our famous Dancing with the Stars will be part of the entertainment. Celebrities include Lisa Horsey, Josh Wharton, Tim and Dottie Dukes, Penny Short and Robert Lee. Silent auction items are coming in from many established Laurel businesses as well as other Delmarva businesses and estates. All proceeds will provide support for Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Hope House I and II provide transitional housing for more than 20 homeless families each year. These services are not limited to Laurel residents. Individual tickets are $30. Purchase a table for eight for employees, family, and friends for $200. Make a financial donation or donate an item for the silent auction. Bring your checkbook or cash to purchase votes for the dancers of your choice and bid on many fine auction items. All donations are tax-deductible. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, can be obtained from any Laurel Community Foundation board member. For more information, contact the Laurel Community Foundation at 841-4007.

Beer & Wine Tasting The Laurel Lioness Club will host a Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be appetizers, door prizes, 50/50 and a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets are available at the Insurance Market in Laurel, Heads Up Salon in Laurel, from any Laurel Lioness or by calling 875-7244.

Lions Showboat returns in March The all new Lions Showboat - "A Night on Broadway," is coming to Laurel on March 26, 27, 28. This is one show you will not want to miss. The show will feature a variety of Broadway hits. You will also enjoy a lot of laughs thanks to the many special people who brought comedy to Broadway. Many of these performers started their career on showboats and in Vaudeville, working their way to the Broadway stage. Local Lions Club stars give this show a great review. The Lions Showboat is 54-years-old and one of the few left to enjoy so mark your calendar for this great event. Make it a night out by visiting one of the fine restaurants in Laurel for dinner followed by this great show. Tickets may be purchased early from any Lion or at Laurel Pizzeria.

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.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Free income tax return prep The Delmar Public Library will offer free income tax return preparation for low income and elderly individuals as provided by local AARP volunteers from now until March 19. Appointments may be made by calling the library at 846-9894. Individuals must bring their previous year tax return, photo ID, Social Security card, and proof of health insurance to their appointment. AARP volunteers cannot complete returns without proof of health insurance. Space is limited. This program will continue Feb. 19 & 26, and March 5, 12 & 19. All appointments will be held at 38481 Sussex Hwy., Delmar, the library's temporary location, just north of Furnitureland. The library is closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of President's Day.

Beef and Dumpling Dinner A Beef and Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Delmar Fire Dept. Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets only. Adults and all carry-outs are $14; children 12 and under are $7 (dine-in only). For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Horseshoe Crabs and the Arts Come to the Bethel Museum and enjoy an art exhibit created by children from all over the world that celebrates the horseshoe crab. The museum is hosting the art of over 30 students who were the 2013 winners of the Ecological Research & Development Group's annual juried art completion showing the importance of the horseshoe crab and its preservation. Learn how children from pre-K through 12th grade can enter the 2014 competition by creating paintings, poems and stories about the significance of the horseshoe crab. There will also be real horseshoe crab skeletons to touch and a movie discussing the life cycle of the horseshoe crab and how we benefit from this creature. The museum will also feature Assateague ponies including a movie on these wild horses. The permanent exhibit featuring the ship building industry in Bethel will also be open. The exhibit will be open on the following Sundays: Feb. 22, and March 8 and 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel.

Bethel Historical Society fundraiser 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.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Bridgeville Senior Center events Friday, Feb. 13 - 9:30 a.m. - leave for Long Neck Senior Center for lunch, Bingo surprise Monday, Feb. 16 - Center closed for President's Day Tuesday, Feb. 17 - PNC, PO; 11:30 a.m. - Dollar Tree, lunch at Golden Corral, Salisbury Wednesday, Feb. 18 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Food Lion Thursday, Feb. 19 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Feb. 20 - 10 a.m. - Eat Healthy presentation; 10 a.m. - chair, machine exercise and crafts; noon - lunch Monday, Feb. 23 - PNC, PO; 10 a.m. - nutrition class; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Feb. 24 - Harrington Senior Center visits for lunch and Bingo Wednesday, Feb. 25 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch Thursday, Feb. 27 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Feb. 28 - 8 a.m. - noon - inside yard sale; noon - lunch

Soup Luncheon at Union United All-You-Can-Eat Soup Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, assorted desserts and beverage for $6.50. Carry-outs available. Union United Methodist Church, 2 Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409. The luncheon is sponsored by the UUMW.

Bridgeville Library fundraiser As part of Abbott's Grill on Broad Creek's Community outreach program, The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will receive 10% of all lunch and dinner sales on Tuesday, March 3. This is a great way to enjoy a meal at Abbott's Grill that will also benefit the Bridgeville Library.

'Healing & Spirituality' The Friends of the Bridgeville Library presents "Healing & Spirituality" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14 in the library meeting room. All are welcome to attend this free event. Dr. Uday Jani will explore the role of spirituality in health from 10 to 11 a.m. and Jayne Smith will share her near death experience from 11 a.m. to noon. These programs are presented by The Friends of the Bridgeville Library in cooperation with the Integrated Health Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine located at Beebe Hospital in Lewes.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Beginner's Crochet Class Morning Star Alpaca Farm invites everyone to join us for a Beginner's Crochet Class. Starting Feb. 28, classes will meet for four consecutive Saturdays at 2 p.m. Cost is $100 for four classes. Materials will be available for $6 for the first project. The class is located at 8071 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early for registration for the first class. Alpaca yarn will also be available for purchase. For more information, call 349-5550.

Free tax prep offered AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the Greenwood Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, March 12, to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for taxpayers of all ages in the community. Appointments are required. AARP Tax-Aide is a confidential service that prepares tax returns and answers tax questions. Volunteers are IRS-trained and certified. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring to their scheduled appointment all pertinent documentation for their 2014 income, a copy of their 2013 tax return and social security cards for all listed on the return. If filing jointly with a spouse and e-filing is desired that day, the spouse must be present to sign the return.

To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309 or stop by the circulation desk at the library.

Join the Greenwood Cheer Center Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center, and receive a complimentary lunch. 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.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Blessing of Blades In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Town of Blades, Blades United Methodist Church will host a Blessing of Blades service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. All current and past residents, business owners, council members, church pastors and community leaders are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Additional parking is available on West Fourth Street. For more information, call Vikki Prettyman at 629-7366.

Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival The Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This is the final event of the weekend of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Blades. The festival will be held at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. If you or your organization is interested in being a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at judym24@hotmail.com or 302-335-1556.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.

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 GEORGETOWN:

'Bride's Night Out' It's a "Bride's Night Out" in Georgetown at the CHEER Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. CHEER is honoring the bride to be with food, music, dance demonstrations and fashion, and there's even a groom's cave for the guys. Over 30 vendors will be available to help plan all aspects of your wedding. Complimentary food will be provided by Lighthouse Catering, Cheer's exclusive caterer. Seven grand prize drawings valued at over $1,000 will be hidden in cupcakes by Susan Patt of Cake Art. Fashions by "Brides 2 be," The Groom's Cave by 16 Mile Brewery, music by J & B Entertainment and dance by "Dance Moves & Manners." Admission is $5. For more information, call 854-2892 or register online at cheered.com.

Annual pageant seeks contestants Applications are available for the 58th annual Little Miss Georgetown & the 10th annual Junior Miss Georgetown Pageant, which will be held on Saturday, March 21, at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. All participants must be a resident of Georgetown. Little Miss contestants must be 4 to 6-years-old and Junior Miss Contestants must be 7 to 12-years-old. The first 12 in each age division will be accepted. All contestants will receive a trophy and sponsor gift for their participation. To request an application or for more information, contact Cassidy Seabolt at cass.seabolt@yahoo.com or 302-569-1859 or Laurie VanSciver Lankford at lvansciver2005@msn.com or 302-249-9370. Deadline for applications is Feb. 20.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Mardi Gras Celebration A Mardi Gras Celebration to benefit the Lake Forest Community Education Foundation will be held at the Harrington Fire Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. Join us for music and dancing, dinner and drinks with a taste of New Orleans, games, silent and live auctions and 50/50 raffle. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $25; call Mary at 302-284-3230 or Rebecca at 302-745-2900.

Stamp show in Salisbury The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 54th annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at American Legion Post #64, 1109 American Legion Road, Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, eight stamp dealers and free stamps and activities for kids. Coins and postcards, as well as refreshments will also be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 846-2746 or email esstampclub@yahoo.com.

ALA book discussion group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

Spring Craft Show Spring Craft Show and Easter Egg Sale sponsored by the Farmington VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be held at Farmington Fire Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Admission is free. There will be over 20 craft vendors. Homemade Easter Eggs (6 oz.) will be available in cherry pecan, butter cream, coconut creme and peanut butter for $5 each. Soups, chicken salad and lunch items will also be available. For more information, contact Kathy at 302-398-8552 or aaak4@aol.com.

Ellendale Ruritan shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan announces the 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11 at the Ellendale/Georgetown VFW. Cancellations will be made by noon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Schedule: Feb. 28; March 28; April 25. Rain dates: March 7; April 4; May 2. For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

WPS Mystery Trip Step back in time on a Mystery Trip Down Memory Lane. The WPS is sponsoring a three day mystery trip, April 23-25, 2015. Cost is $329 and includes: two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners (including a dinner theatre), an exciting park, a unique museum, guided tour, other surprises and all taxes, gratuities and luggage handling. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.

Bus trip to see 'Joseph' Delmar Wesleyan Church is sponsoring a bus trip to see "Joseph" on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The show is at 2:45 p.m. Cost is $78 per person which includes show and bus. Eat lunch and dinner on our own. If interested, call Jim at 875-1153.

Wheaton Tours offers trip The Wheaton Tours is offering the following trip on Sept. 14-18. Cost for the five day trip is $815 per person/doubles and $945 single. Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire - Trip includes four breakfasts, three dinners and one lunch. Arrive in Rutland, Vt. area, check into motel, enjoy a welcome reception, dinner and entertainment. Next day pick up a step-on guide for the next three days. Tour Ben & Jerry's Factory, shop in Stowe Village, visit a covered bridge and Quechee Gorge for photos. Then have a buffet lunch at the Trappe Family Lodge to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary of "The Sound Of Music." Ride the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center before you check into a lodge in the Waterville Valley area with another welcome reception and a movie, "On Golden Pond." Next day travel to Squam Lake where the movie was filmed and where you will take a narrated cruise on the lake. Also visit the Moultonboo Country Store/Loon Center before taking a train ride aboard the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, complete with dinner. For information, call Rose at 629-7180.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Meeting of AAUW The February meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speaker will be author Lucille Payne who will lead a discussion on her recently published book, Dancing in Quicksand, which is available on Amazon. To learn more about the Coastal-Georgetown Branch of AAUW, email pennyd@udel.edu or visit georgetown-de.aauw.net. For more information on membership in the organization, contact Brenda at 302-684-8716.

MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Pizza King in Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or MOPH1787@gmail.com. Visit our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits, and employment information.

Women's Democrat Club On Thursday, Feb. 26, Detective Dickerson of the Delaware State Police Finance Division will address the monthly meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club on the best practices clubs and organizations should follow in managing its money. Dickerson is unable to talk about specific cases, however, he will talk in general terms about how and why organization's should manage its finances. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Arenas Restaurant in Georgetown at the Sussex County Airport off of Route 9, downtown Georgetown. Guests will order off the menu; RSVP at rtuman@me.com.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Sea Purls 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 always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. The following guest speakers are scheduled: Feb. 14 - Gunner Norman, ROTC, Seaford High School March 14 - Debbie Milano will share pictures, videos of her trip to the Anniversary of Bastogne April 11 - Harmony Broussard, CAR president, senior, Seaford High School. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.

Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.

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.

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 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.

Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's 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.

Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The meetings are for one hour and are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We meet weekly to support each other in our journey to learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, please call Sherry Norman at 302-519-8519.

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.

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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.