Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 23, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Harp Concert Expressions of Joy, an 11 member harp ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. Admission is Free. The ensemble will perform a variety of styles of music including Irish, Sacred, and traditional. Solos, duets, and ensemble pieces will be performed. For more information, call Joy at 443-359-0186.

Car & Tractor Show The 12th Annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, 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. 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. An Indoor Flea Market will be held in the Community House. The United Methodist Women will be selling scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pies/cakes, & beverages. Concord UMC is located on Church Rd, just off Concord Rd (Rt. 20 East). For more information, call 629-7706 or 629-8114.

AAUW Geranium Pick-Up Geraniums ordered to benefit the Western Sussex AAUW scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 26 between 8 and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11, will be sold to the public.

Benefit Quarter Auction A Quarter Auction will be held on Sunday, April 26 at the Seaford VFW on Middleford Road to benefit Team Europe Boosters Club. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the auction starts at 2. Come early to preview items and get the best seats. Auction items will include Longaberger, Pampered Chef and Thirty One. Cost is $5 for the first paddle and $3 for each additional paddle. All in one paddles are $45 each, no quarters needed. Special feature is the golden paddle. Refreshments will be available. Door prizes, 50/50.

Dinner in the Library The 6th Annual Dinner in the Library at the Seaford District Library will be held on Saturday, May 2. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Guest author Tony Russo will discuss the history of beer making in the Chesapeake Bay area and the new craft brewing movement. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP to Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or peggymboyd@comcast.net.

Strawberry Festival Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 30 at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford, to benefit the Nurture, Outreach and Witness Committee of the church. Tables and spaces are available for arts and crafts vendors, flea markets, organizations, etc. The cost is $10 per table or space. Call 410-479-3205 or 629-6126 for reservations by Thursday, May 14.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for April. 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.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Special Class Saturday, April 25, 1-5 p.m. - Watercolor Landscape workshop with Kurt Plinke. $50 members, $60 public. Watercolor paper provided. Class size: 12. Register at the Gallery. Continuing Classes Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Gather Vocal Band The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to hear the Gather Vocal Band at the American Music Theater on Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $96 and includes motor coach transportation, tickets, family style lunch and gratuities. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

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:

Free garden workshop The Delaware Nature Society at Abbott's Mill presents a free workshop, "Create a smart-yard with a Garden of Colorful Native Plants," on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside Greenhouses in Laurel. Enjoy a beautiful yard that invites birds and butterflies while helping to reduce pollution in our local waterways. For more information or to register, email alice@delnature.org.

Help a Horse Day Join Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware on Sunday, April 26 to help the ASPCA celebrate Help a Horse Day. The farm is located at 31283 Old Cabin Rd., Laurel. Meet the horses and spend some time at the farm. There will be games for the kids, raffles and light refreshments.

Auxiliary Yard/Bake Sale The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 19, will hold an indoor Yard/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be available. Proceeds will benefit children and youth programs. For more information, call Connie at 841-2730.

Scholarships available The Laurel Lioness Club will be giving two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in the Laurel School District. Applications are in the guidance office at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech High School. Applications should be mailed and received by the Laurel Lioness Club (PO Box 105, Laurel, DE 19956) by May 1.

Church Bazaar, Yard Sale A Church Bazaar & Yard Sale will be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel. Call 381-4372 for vendor information and yard sale table availability.

Annual Strawberry Festival St. Philip's 9th Annual Strawberry Festival, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafters, exhibitors, a baked goods table, attic treasures, free entertainment and much more. Breakfast, lunch and strawberry shortcake will be served. Crafter and exhibitor space is available. Call Charles at 875-5537. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.

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:

Delmar Alumni Banquet The 13th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 25 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. Highlights of the evening will be the announcement of the 2015 scholarship recipients and recognition of alumni members who are veterans of the Vietnam War. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact Gary Riley at 846-3846. Alumni members are asked to donate items that can be included in the live and Chinese auctions that will be held at the banquet. Call Jean Nichols Maloney at 875-2337 if you have an item that you would like to donate. Pickup can be arranged. Proceeds from the auctions help support the Scholarship Fund.

ALL ABOUT 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:

Grilling demonstrations The Cookbook Club will enjoy grilling demonstrations by grill masters Scott Kemp, Larry Skala and Mike Gilden at the Bridgeville Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Join us and enjoy samples from the menu. There will be perfect burgers and chicken breasts, country-style ribs with Kansas City Rub & Honey BBQ Sauce, and lemon-herb salmon with skewered spring vegetables. For dessert, we will enjoy grilled pineapple with vanilla ice cream. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

Senior Center events The following events will be held in April at the Bridgeville Senior Center. Friday, April 24 - 9:30 a.m. - Delmar Dollar Tree and Dutch Market; 1 p.m. - Lunch Monday, April 27 - 10-11 a.m. - Martha will present Medicare Part D; Noon - Lunch then Wii Tuesday, April 28 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, April 29 - 9:30 a.m. - Annual 55+ Expo at Dover Downs; Noon - Lunch - Chinese, Dover Thursday, April 30 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens

Bridgeville Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.

Library Board seeks applicants The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a five-year term on the board. The board will review applications received 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. They 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, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext.107. Deadline to apply is May 13.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Chicken BBQ open for the season Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now to Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.

'Op Art' program Teens ages 12+ will gather at the Greenwood Public Library at noon on Saturday, April 25, to learn how to create incredible optical-illusion artwork. Op Art is artwork that plays tricks on your eyes and all that is needed to make this 3-D art is pencils, sharpies, a ruler and paper (all materials will be provided). Come to this free program and join in the fun. Pre-register on our website or call the Greenwood Public Library.

Library to host Vietnam program Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, author of the award-winning social history, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972, and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin will present a multi-media program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at the Greenwood Public Library. Lynch, who lives in Bethel, will read correspondence from servicemen featured in her book, based on the nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of pictures her popular newspaper column, Nancy's Vietnam Mailbag, received for five years from our troops on the front lines. Lovekin spent a year in combat as a door gunner on a Huey helicopter and later as crew chief on a Cobra chopper. He wrote frequently to Lynch during his 1969-1970 tour, always signing his letters, "Your Man in Nam." Now retired, Lovekin lives in Wilmington. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. To register, call 349-5309, or visit the library's website at www.greenwood.lib.de.us and register on the calendar of events.

Beginning Pilates Class The Greenwood Public Library is offering an 8-week class in Pilates. Pilates is a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. The classes will be held from 4 - 5 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon beginning April 28, and will be taught by Christina Poe, a certified Pilates instructor. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, either stop by the front desk at the library, visit the library's website, www.greenwood.lib.de.us and click on the class on the library calendar, or call 349-5309.

Train to be a Jedi Knight On Monday, May 4, come to the library at 4 p.m. to train to be a Jedi Knight. This program is for ages 5 and up as the training will scale with age. Prepare to exercise your mind and body in the ways of the force and for extra fun, come dressed as your favorite character! See you there and "May the 4th" be with you! The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Orphan Train Movement Program Donna Aviles, award-winning author and granddaughter of an orphan train rider, will present "The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Greenwood Public Library. Come and learn the history of this 75 year "social experiment" - now recognized as our country's first Foster Care System - which transported an estimated 250,000 homeless children from the streets of East Coast cities to farming communities of the Midwest in search of stable homes. This presentation includes the first person account of orphan train rider Oliver Nordmark who, in 1906, traveled with his younger brother from the Children's Village on Long Island to the small town of Bern, Kan. Attendees will hear audio recordings of Oliver telling just what it was like to ride the orphan train and then be chosen by a childless farmer and his wife. Additional recordings include "life in the orphanage" and "living in a sod house on the Kansas prairie." The presentation concludes with a discussion of the importance of journaling one's own story, through oral history or personal narrative, as a means of preserving social history. Q&A is encouraged. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. To register, call 349-5309, or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us and register on the calendar of events.

L.E.A.P. nights at the library Join us at the Greenwood Public Library for the L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program. Children of all ages are welcome to read to the dogs every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30. Come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Anniversary Celebration Blades Homecoming Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at Blades Park. Tickets are $8 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at Town Hall or Blades VFC. For more information, call 629-7366. Blades 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Blades Park on East Seventh Street. Sponsorship, vendor and parade forms are still being accepted. Contact Vikki Prettyman at 629-7366 or vikkiprettyman@bladesde.com or visit www.blades.delaware.gov.

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. 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:

Annual Ladies Expo, Luncheon The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its third Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Georgetown Cheer Community Center, Georgetown. All net proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness. The event includes a variety of exhibitors. Exhibits start at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP on or before April 24. For more information, call Natosha Norwood Carmine at 302-593-7237 or email nncarmine@gmail.com.

District 1 Candidates Forum The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will present an Indian River School District 1 Candidates Forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Georgetown Library. Incumbents, James E. Hudson and James E. Fritz are being challenged by Miguel A. Pirez-Fabar for the two seats in District 1. The candidates will give a short speech introducing themselves to the voters. This will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. The forum will be conducted according to the rules of the League of Women Voters. On May 12, a candidate for each of the two seats will be elected for a five year term running from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020. Take this opportunity to meet the candidates, ask your questions and be an informed voter on May 12.

Anniversary celebration The Georgetown Chapter #5340 will celebrate their 15th anniversary at the May meeting at noon on Monday, May 4, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. To attend the meetings, call Anita at 856-6215. Lunch is $14.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Museum benefit auction On Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m., the Nanticoke Indian Association will hold an auction to benefit the Nanticoke Indian Museum. The auction will be held at the Nanticoke Indian Center, 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call the center at 302-945-3400.

Dor-Wic Post 218 events Dor-Wic Post 218 located at 203 State St., Sharptown, Md., will hold the following events: Friday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. - Shrimp Scampi or Sausage Peppers over Pasta Saturday, April 25, 5-7 p.m. - Oyster Fritters.

ESWA presents writing workshops The Eastern Shore Writer's Association (www.easternshorewriters.org) is hosting a series of half-day workshops on writing. All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The remaining four workshops are: April 25 - Bridgeville Library, Bridge-ville - Poetry May 9 - Trinity Cathedral Parish Hall, Easton - Self Publishing 101 May 30 - Evergreen Center, Easton - Weaving Story from Fact June 20 - Evergreen Center, Easton - Inspired Writing 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.

Annual Hobby Fair The 14th Annual Hobby Fair sponsored by the Federalsburg Historical Society will be held at Federalsburg Elementary School on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Youth (ages 18 and under) and adults alike are encouraged to exhibit a favorite hobby or collection. An award will be given in each of the two exhibit divisions. To reserve a free table or for more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or bart@mris.com Dollar hot dogs and sodas will be for sale at lunch along with bake sale items. Products from the museum shop will also be for sale, as well as memberships in the organization.

Girl's Night Out The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will hold its fourth annual Girl's Night Out fundraiser featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Harrington Raceway and Casino presented by The Milford Chamber of Commerce (CCGM) and DBCC. The Marvelous Men of Milford will be modeling, mascots will be challenging, food and drinks will be flowing, and raffles and games will be offered to raise funds to support the DBCC. Last year's event raised over $24,000 and $13,000 was donated to DBCC. The rest of the proceeds went to support the CCGM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.milfordchamber.com or call 302-422-3344.

Annual Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp club will hold their annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St., Milton. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Hourly door prizes donated by local merchants will be given away starting at noon. An album collection set with pages (stamps not included) courtesy of the Mystic Stamp Co., Camden, N.Y. will be raffled off. You must be present to win. New this year, a bid board will be included, allowing collectors to bid on stamps up for bid. For more information, email sussexcostampclub@inbox.com.

Bluegrass by the Mill Bluegrass by the Mill featuring Grammy nominees Dailey and Vincent will be held on Sunday, May 3, at the home of Bill and Gail Towers, 26299 Sennett Rd., Denton, Md. Also performing will be Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Flatland Drive and Sonshine Band. The gate opens at noon and music starts at 2 p.m. Food will be available. Bring your own chair; seating will be available under cover. Cost is a $20 donation at the door. Call 1-800-773-9128 for advance tickets and visit www.bluegrassbythemill.com for more information. This event is sponsored by Ames United Methodist Church to benefit Caroline County Hospice.

Public forum on immigration Sussex Unity will hold a public forum, "Call to Action: Support the Undocumented Immigrant Community in Sussex County" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Georgetown. The forum will include the showing of "Sin Pais (Without Country)," from the PBS POV series, which attempts to get beyond partisan politics and mainstream media's 'talking point' approach to immigration issues by exploring one Guatemalan family's journey involving deportation. A panel of experts, including representatives from social services and the legal community, will explain the issues facing the undocumented immigrant community and entertain questions from the audience. For more information, contact Don Peterson at 703-963-1871 or donpetersonde@gmail.com.

'Diamond Jubilee' variety show The Millsboro Lions Club presents "Diamond Jubilee," its 75th anniversary variety show, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Sussex Central High School, Georgetown. All seats are $6. For tickets, call 302-945-2607.

FSCAA Mini Golf Tournament First State Community Action Agency will hold its 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, at Jungle Jim's in Rehoboth Beach. Registration is $200 for a team of four which includes lunch. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 1. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds support First State's community-based programs benefitting local youth. For more information or to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761, ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

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: The last shoot for the season is April 25. Rain date: May 2. For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

London Town, Harbor Cruise Chesapeake Tours and Promotion and the Pemberton Hall Foundation are offering a trip to historic London Town and Annapolis with a cruise of the Annapolis Harbor on Saturday, June 13. Depart from the Pecan Square Shopping Center in Salisbury, Md. at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Visit London Town, a 23 acre lost sea village on the South River with costumed interpreters and gorgeous gardens. Then travel to Annapolis with a private, guided tour of the William Paca House, home of one of the most accomplished historic gardens in the world. Enjoy time on your own for shopping and dining. Finish the day with a cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. Cost of $84 per person includes transportation, guided tour, entrance into London Town and William Paca House and the cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. For more information, contact Priscilla Timken, 443-366-2784. You may also visit www.chespeaketourplanner.com/tours-scheduled.htm.

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. AARP Trip to Nova Scotia A trip is being planned to Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island for Sept. 14-21, 2015. For details and to signup, call Diana at 410-754-2015. A deposit of $100 will reserve your seat.

Trip to Vermont & New Hampshire A $50 deposit is due now for the bus trip to Vermont & New Hampshire on Sept. 14-18. Cost for five days is $815 per person/doubles and $945/single. Trip includes four breakfasts, one buffet lunch, complete with Austrian pastries, at the Von Trapp Family Lodge where you can enjoy the Sound Of Music's 50th anniversary celebration. Also, three dinners, including one aboard a train around Lake Winnipesaukee. The first night in Vermont will be entertainment after dinner. Next day, a visit to Stowe Village, Ben & Jerry's and the Trapp Family Lodge. In New Hampshire, a stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center and a ride on the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Enjoy dinner followed by the movie "On Golden Pond." Next day, a narrated morning cruise on Squam Lake where the movie was filmed. In the Lakes region you can also explore the Moultonboro Country Store and the Loon Center before the dinner/train ride. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Hometown Diner, 611 N. DuPont Blvd., Unit 3, Milford. 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 the MOPH Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits, and employment.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting The May Sussex County meeting of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Millsboro Fire Hall; not May 14 as originally scheduled.

ESWA monthly meeting The Eastern Shore Writers Association will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, May 9 at Roma Restaurant in Dover. Featured speaker is writer and editor Barrett Warner, whose talk is entitled "From the Muse to the Mailman. Warner will discuss how to turn triggering points into literary moments by 'finding your angle,' the importance of releasing information slowly to the reader, line tempo and clarity, and cover letters to editors. The program will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. The public is welcome. RSVP to Gerald Sweeney at sweeneygf@aol.com. Lunch is $15.

Vets helping Vets meeting A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting The May Sussex County meeting of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Millsboro Fire Hall; not May 14 as originally scheduled.

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

ESWA monthly meeting The Eastern Shore Writers Association will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, May 9 at Roma Restaurant in Dover. Featured speaker is writer and editor Barrett Warner, whose talk is entitled "From the Muse to the Mailman. Warner will discuss how to turn triggering points into literary moments by 'finding your angle,' the importance of releasing information slowly to the reader, line tempo and clarity, and cover letters to editors. The program will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. The public is welcome. RSVP to Gerald Sweeney at sweeneygf@aol.com. Lunch is $15.

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 the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. 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.

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. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers 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.

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. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.

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, Middle-ford 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 Nanti-coke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.

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 www.912DelawarePatriots.com.

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.

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 one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We support each other, 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.