Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at Pizza King in Seaford at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. There will be a business meeting followed by a speaker from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to discuss medical directives. Lunch, ordered from the menu, will follow. Everyone is invited.

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.

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 info and ticket reservations, contact 629-4637/Messickjem@aol.com, 536-1449/Peggymboyd@comcast.net or the Seaford Library & Cultural Center at 629-2524.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for March at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 (includes supplies and light lunch). Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 (incl. supplies and light lunch). Adults can join in on the fun.

Ongoing classes Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m. - ARTiPARTY, Grotto Pizza, Seaford, $35. Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas & Coffee with Tammy Kearney & Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays (through 3/14) - 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. Cost is $100 members and $110 non-members (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.


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.

Little Miss Laurel, Miss Laurel Pageant The 2015 Little Miss Laurel and Miss Laurel Pageant, presented by the Laurel Lioness, will be held Saturday, April 18, at the new Laurel Middle High School. Applications are available now at the Laurel Town Hall or by calling 875-5701. All contestants must reside in the Laurel School District. Little Miss Laurel is open to girls ages four through first grade. Miss Laurel is open to freshmen, sophomores or juniors in high school. Applications must be returned to Laurel Lioness on April 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Lions Headquarters, 301 S. Central Ave., Laurel. The first 15 Little Miss Laurel applications will be accepted and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted.

LHS Class of '65 reunion The Laurel High School class of 1965 is planning their 50th class reunion for Oct. 10. We are trying to locate the following classmates: Joyce Ann Hearn, Carol Foskey, Ebin Ennis, Albert Thomas Lewis, Peggy Hastings (Dean) and Eddie Robinson. If you have information regarding any of these people, contact Linda Pusey LeCates at 536-1618 or lindalcts@aol.com.

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.


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 March 5, 12 & 19. All appointments will be held at 38481 Sussex Hwy., Delmar, the library's temporary location, just north of Furnitureland.


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: 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.


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.


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, 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.


Soup & Sandwich Sale The Blades Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a sale featuring fried oyster sandwiches, grilled ham & cheese sandwiches and homemade soups (chicken & rice and peas & dumplings) from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27. There will also be an Indoor Rummage Sale of gently used items. Chances will also be available for the 50/50 drawing on April 1.

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.


Free Teen Movie Night The Federalsburg Library will present "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG13) for middle and high school students at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Snacks will also be provided. Adults accompanying teens are welcome to wait in the library while the teens watch the movie.

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.


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.


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.


The Battle of Iwo Jima program On Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., retired Army Colonel Henry J. Foresman Jr. will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, about the Battle of Iwo Jima. While the presentation will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle, it will also focus on the "island hopping" strategy which the American military employed to defeat the Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or thomas.summers@state.de.us. For information about the Delaware Public Archives, visit archives.delaware.gov.

ESWA presents writing workshops The Eastern Shore Writer's Association (www.easternshorewriters.org) presents the first in a series of six half-day workshops on writing from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 28 at Trinity Cathedral in Easton, Md. All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The first workshop focuses on "The Art and Craft of the Short Story," with noted literature teachers John Miller and John Ford. The class is a must for anyone interested in writing short stories. Workshops are open to the public. Cost is $30 for ESWA members/$40 non-members. For registration, email kathykwinfield@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website listed above or email Gerald F. Sweeney at sweeneygf@aol.com.

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.


Azalea Festival/Tattoo Show Heritage Shores Military Club is sponsoring a trip to the Azalea Festval in Virginia. April 23-26, 2015. It is 4 days-3 nights, 3 breakfasts and 3 full course dinners. It includes motorcoach transportation, Festval Grand Parade, NATO Festival, Norfolk Naval Base tour & Botanical Gardens tram tour, MacArthur Center, dinner cruise as well as Virginia International Tattoo Show and evening entertainment. The cost is $500 per person double occupancy. If interested contact John Barr at 337-7775. The trip is run by White Star Tours and HS Mil. Club.

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.


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.

AARP meeting The AARP Georgetown Chapter #5340 will hold its monthly meeting at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown, at noon on Monday, March 2. Speaker will be Beth McGinn, chair of the Home of the Brave in Milford. For reservations, call Anita at 856-6215.

Tribal meeting A meeting will be held at the Nanticoke Indian Tribal Center in Millsboro at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss the tribal constitution. All tribal and association members are invited to attend. The 38th Annual Nanticoke Powwow is Sept. 12-13.

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. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 4. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Rotary breakfast meeting Kristen Rockenbach will focus on "5 Ways to Live a Purposeful Life With Passion" as she addresses a meeting of the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club. The breakfast meeting, to be held at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at the Stargate Diner, Rt. 13, Harrington, is open to the public. Breakfast is from the menu. For information or to reserve a space, call 302-242-0375.

ALA Book Discussion Group The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for March 5 is The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, a psychological drama of slow-burning anger. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. The book for March 10 is Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit. Apricots and Alzheimer's disease come together in a meditation on how lives are created and sustained. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

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: 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.