Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Annual Chili Cook-Off Rommel Harley-Davidson in Seaford will hold its 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan. 30. Dust off your crockpot and join us for a good ol' fashioned chili cook-off. All entries must arrive and be ready for set-up by 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. Voting will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Entrant will provide food and dish to keep chili at the appropriate temperature. Rommel H-D will provide electricity, spoons and cups for sampling. Entrant will serve their submission to voters. Contest is limited to the first 15 entries. Voting is open to the public and conducted "People's Choice" style. One vote per person. Winner will be announced at 3:15 p.m. and must be present to win. First place winner gets $100 Rommel H-D shopping spree and trophy. Second and third place receive trophies. Donations for votes and tasting will go to Operation We Care, a non-profit organization that collects items to be sent to our troops overseas. Register by calling 629-6161 or email delmarva@rommelhd.com.

Class of 2017 fundraiser Seaford High School, Class of 2017, will hold a Paint Nite Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Seaford High School Cafe. To sign up, visit paintnite.com/pages/events/view/delaware/1039324 or contact Gigi Hastings at virginia.hastings@seaford.k12.de.us.

Lodge seeks nominations Hebron Lodge #14 of The independent Order of Odd Fellows will recognize someone in the Seaford area for their contribution to the community with a Recognition Award. The lodge needs your help in selecting that person. Please spend a few moments thinking about those who have been helpful and send their names with a small description about why you think they should be recognized. The list will be reviewed at the end of October with an awards dinner to follow shortly after. Mail your information to: Hebron Lodge #14, PO Box 415, Seaford, DE 19973. The Odd Fellows serves communities around the United States providing Thanksgiving and Christmas packages, working with schools to provide eye testing equipment, fixing meals for those staying at the Ronald McDonald House and more. The local Odd Fellows also owns and operates The Odd Fellows Cemetery in Seaford and Laurel. Through this award, the Odd Fellows hope to recognize others for their service.

Gallery 107 classes Seaford Gallery 107 will hold the following classes in January. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located at 105 Pine St., Seaford. Hours are 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are taught next door on Pine Street. Special classes Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Anyone interested in these children's classes, contact Karen directly at ework53@yahoo.com. Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio is available for ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays: Jan. 23-Feb. 27 - from 3-5:30 p.m. Oil painting classes with Linda Steere for adult (16+) intermediate and advanced oil painting students. Students can paint in the style of their choice. They can also choose their subject matter as long as it is not another artist's work or photo. $100 members, $110 public. Register immediately. For questions and concerns, call Linda at 875-2702 or email LMSteere@hughes.net.

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.


Dinner/Dance is Feb. 13 The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing to live music by Bob Hughes. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit www.twinkleclub.org or call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Reservations must be made by Feb. 7.

Oddfellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will be having its monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available as well as the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 selling their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the Lodge at 319 Poplar Street. Eat in or carry out. There will also be deliveries to businesses.

Heritage Museum Open House The Laurel Historical Society has unveiled its newest exhibit, "A Stitch in Time - The Nancy Smith Story" to family and society members at the Laurel Heritage Museum (Old Train Station). It's available to the public on the first Sunday of each month, from 1-4 p.m. The exhibit displays an array of exquisite clothing and other items designed and sewn by Nancy Smith in her home in Portsville and gives a glimpse into the life of this remarkable emigrant from southern Italy. The society's headquarters and house museum, Cook House, will also be open at the same times. Admission is free at both.


Bethel Museum presents exhibit The Bethel Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit featuring a large display of Indian artifacts collected by Henry Hutchinson, a Bethel resident and a founding trustee of the museum who was instrumental in forming the Bethel Historical Society in 1975. Artifacts are also on loan from other sources. Most of Hutchinson's artifacts have not been seen since he died in 1976. This is a great opportunity to see hundreds of artifacts that were used by ancient Nanticoke Indian tribes. Learn why the tribes moved here and how they developed methods of survival hundreds of years ago here on Broad Creek. This special exhibit, which is in honor of Henry Hutchinson, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday in January, February, and March. The museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel. Call the museum at 875-3974 or Kevin Phillips at 858-3840 for more information.


Bridgeville Library Winter Soups for the Soul - Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. The Friends of the Bridgeville Library invite you to join us for homemade soups and breads. This program is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to Pat McDonald at pmcdonald12@verizon.net or 302-337-7192, no later than Friday, Jan. 29. Princess Tea Party - Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m. The Bridgeville Public Library is hosting a Princess Tea Party for ages 4-10. Come dressed in your finest attire for an afternoon of crafts, treats, and a fashion show to show off your unique style. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. UUMC Food Pantry - The Bridgeville Library is partnering with the Union United Methodist Church Food Pantry. The library is now a drop off location for donations. A shopping list of items that the pantry is in need of and can accept is available at the library. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

Bridgeville Senior Center The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center this month. Friday, Jan. 22 - Greenwood here for Lunch & Bingo Monday, Jan. 25 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Noon - Basic Spanish; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, Jan. 26 - Leave at 9:30 a.m. to visit Harbor Light CHEER Center for Bingo & Lunch Wednesday, Jan. 27 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m.- Big Lots Thursday, Jan. 28 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens, 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Bowling at Milford Friday, Jan. 29 - 10 a.m. - Noon - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch Monday, Feb. 1 - PNC & PO; 9:30 a.m. - Ms. Thelma for B/P; 10:30 a.m. - Chair Yoga, Wii; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Feb. 2 - 10:30 a.m. - Members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Chat about "What You Know About Groundhogs" Wednesday, Feb. 3 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - February Birthday Celebration; 1:45 - Leave Center Thursday, Feb. 4 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Feb. 5 - 10 a.m. - Sewing Circle (bring items to sew); Noon - Lunch Monday, Feb. 8 - PNC & PO; 9:30 a.m. - Leave Center to Visit Roxanna Cheer Center for Lunch and Bingo Tuesday, Feb. 9 - 10 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, Feb. 10 - 9:30 a.m. - Food Box Pick Up; 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Teen Challenge Thursday, Feb. 11 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Feb. 12 - 11:30 a.m. - Curiosity Shop, Manor House & All Red Day Luncheon at Star Gate Monday, Feb. 15 - President's Day - Center Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Chair Yoga, Cards & Wii; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Save a Lot Wednesday, Feb. 17 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Dollar General, Bridgeville Thursday, Feb. 18 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Feb. 19 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave Center to visit Hobby Lobby & Dollar Tree in Salisbury; Noon - Lunch at Center Monday, Feb. 22 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Basic Spanish Class with Lina; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, Feb. 23 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Full Card Wednesday, Feb. 24 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Visit Pet Store, Seaford Thursday, Feb. 25 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Feb. 27 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave Center to visit Spence's at Dover Monday, Feb. 29 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Sewing Circle (bring items to sew); 11 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Walmart


Coffee and Conversation Coffee and Conversation, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, at Tressler Mennonite Church in Greenwood. This month's topic is "What happens when we don't deserve God's favor?," for those with questions about spirituality and Christianity. Everyone welcome; bring questions on any topic. For information, call or text 302-228-6771, email jeremyvernest@gmail.com, or visit www.tresslermennonite.org.

Programs at the library Kids Book Club - Let's Read Together is a book club for children in kindergarten through second grade. This club is about reading books, making crafts, and meeting new friends. Starting Feb. 5, the Let's Read Together club will meet the first Friday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library. For more information, call the library at 349-5309. Training for Reading Therapy Dogs - The Literacy Education Assistance Pups (L.E.A.P.) will hold training sessions for reading therapy dogs at the Greenwood Library. Sessions will be held on Monday, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, and Feb. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The dog must be at least one-year-old, pass a temperament test given the first session, and attend all three training sessions. Current vet records and a background check for the handler are required. The handler must be at least 18-years-old and pay annual dues of $30. Pre-registration is required and can be completed by visiting the library or calling 349-5309.

Lunch & Tour at CHEER 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. Check out our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held most Thursday nights at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour or for more info, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

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 info, 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.


First State Community Dinner First State Community Action Agency will hold its next monthly Community Dinner from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Dinners are held every third Thursday of each month. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. Call MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139 for reservations. First State Community Action Agency is located at 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown.


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 Buffet Breakfast Galestown Ruritan Club presents a country buffet breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown Community House. Buffet items include sausage, scrapple, pancakes, eggs, potato and hominy casseroles, creamed chip beef, homemade sticky buns and more. The next breakfast is Sunday, Jan. 31.


Spaghetti Dinner Snethen UMC in Mardela Springs, Md. will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 22 from 5-7:30 p.m. Adults $8; Children 12 & under $3. Includes beverage, salad, bread, spaghetti and dessert. Snethen UMC is located on Rt. 54 West (Delmar Road). Contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641 for more info.

Seed Swap and Potluck Are you growing a garden? Would you like to know how to get free seeds? Do you enjoy sharing gardening stories with other passionate gardeners? Join us for the First Annual Seed Swap and Potluck at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring your seeds and a covered dish to share. There will also be a Garden Book Swap Table and an open discussion with local Master Gardeners. Feel free to bring in seed catalogs, garden books and magazines and/or local garden event fliers to swap and share. For more information, call Laura Powell at 410-479-1343, ext. 161 or email lpowell@carolib.org. The event is free and registration is not necessary.

Italian genealogy webinar Melanie Holtz, CG, will present a webinar program at Delaware Public Archives about Italian Genealogy for beginners at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. The majority of records used for Italian genealogical research come from two major record sets, civil registration and ecclesiastical records. This lecture will cover what type of civil and ecclesiastical records are available, where to find these records, and the recent archival reclassifications of civil registration. This will be the first webinar program presented as a part of the Archives' First Saturday series. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Hunting & Fishing Show The Third Annual Delaware Vintage Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reagan/Watson Auction Building, 115 N. Washington St., Milford. The following items will be for sale: hunting/fishing licenses, old lures, tackle, wooden shell boxes, powder tins, advertising items, decoys, oyster cans, and other miscellaneous items related to hunting and fishing. Food will be available. Admission is $4. Cost is $10 to get in early - 8 a.m. - for the best bargains. For more information or to rent an 8' table, call Mike at 302-448-6467.

Indoor Winter Golf Clinic Sussex County Habitat for Humanity will hold an Indoor Winter Golf Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. The morning session is from 9-11 a.m. and the afternoon session is from noon-2 p.m. A team of local PGA professionals will instruct individual players in small groups at various stations including driving, pitching, putting, etc. Cost is $45 for adults and $35 for children ages 8-17. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own golf clubs. The event includes raffles and snacks will be available for purchase. To register, visit www.sussexcountyhabitat.org and click on the calendar. For more info, contact AR@sussexcountyhabitat.org or call 855-1153, ext. 209.

GriefShare at Bethel UMC Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes will hold a 13-week GriefShare session from Sunday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, April 10. The group will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Parsonage Meeting House. Registration is free. Learn how to walk the journey of grief with others who are grieving and receive support along the way. GriefShare is a place where grieving people find healing and hope. To sign up, contact GriefShare coordinator Jane Smith at 856-577-0614 or janeesmith53@gmail.com. A private, confidential sign up is offered online at www.bethellewes.org.

Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their 5th birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County child's home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.

ESWA publishes book The Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA) announces the publication of I Vaguely Recall: A short, incomplete history of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Known for its annual Bay-to-Ocean Writers Conference and its flagship publication, The Delmarva Review, ESWA began 30 years ago with its first meeting at the Easton Library. Today, there are nearly 250 members. The 44-page booklet that outlines the organization's journey begins with that initial meeting in 1985 and continues to the present, shedding light on the challenges ESWA has faced, and sharing the voices of many of its active members - present and past. A dozen of the taped "oral histories" have been placed in the ESWA Archive in the Maryland Room of the Talbot County Free Library in Easton. The publication is available with a donation of $6.12 (includes postage). Checks should be made out to the ESWA Education Fund and sent to Susan Jones, 21395 Island Club Rd., Tilghman, MD 21671.


Philadelphia Flower Show The Spade & Trowel Garden Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Thursday, March 10. The bus loads at 9:30 a.m. at the Lowes Shopping Center. Cost is $46 per person. For more information and reservations, call Mary Noel at 302-337-1054.

Trip to Sight & Sound Bus trip to Sight & Sound to see "Samson" on Wednesday, April 6. Cost is $120 per person. In this production, Samson's life story will unfold before your eyes. An angel was sent to Samson's parents to tell them they would have a child who would dedicate his life to God. Samson was forbidden to drink alcohol and cut his hair as the Lord had given him his unbelievable strength thru his hair. During his life, Samson killed a lion with his bare hands and fought against thousands of Philistines, a longtime enemy of the Israelites. In spite of the rivalry, Samson fell in love with Delilah, a woman from Philistine. To see the complete life story of Samson, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Del Tech offers trip to Alaska Delaware Technical Community College has partnered with Collette, a premier travel experiences company, to offer the community an opportunity to explore Alaska by land and sea. Ten percent of the cost of each trip booked is donated to Delaware Tech to fund scholarships for underprivileged children in Sussex County to attend summer camps and courses at Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus Program. The Alaska trip, featuring Denali National Park and days of sightseeing from an amazing cruise ship, runs from May 24 through June 5, 2016. The $4,249 per person (based on double occupancy) price includes round trip airfare, lodging, 21 meals, and the daily tours of scenic and wild places. Highlights of the trip include: Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Glacier Bay, Juneau, and a seven night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort. This trip was scheduled to capture the breathtaking views of Alaska's natural wonders. Call the Encore Program at Delaware Tech at 259-6342.

Trip to West Virginia Seaford WPS is sponsoring a four day trip to West Virginia on June 14-17. Cost is $678 per person. The trip includes: three nights lodging, three breakfasts, two lunches (one with entertainment), three dinners, three train rides (Cheat Mountain Salamander, Durbin Rocket, Cass Scenic Rail), National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Gandy Theater, American Mountain Theater, Blackwater Falls State Park, Crazy for Patsy Cline tour in Winchester, Va. and all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For more information and a complete itinerary, call Fran at 629-4416.

Bus trip to see 'Samson' Delmar Wesleyan Church is sponsoring a bus trip to see Samson on Wednesday, June 22. Cost is $79 per person which covers bus and show. Showtime is 2:45 p.m. Bus leaves the church at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Jim at 841-8874.

Trip to America's National Parks AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to America's National Parks on Sept. 4-13, 2016 (9 nights, 10 days). Cost includes flight from BWI and transfers to BWI, nine nights lodging. Tour Rapid City, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Black Hills, Tour of Deadwood, including Tatanka, Little Bighorn Battlefield/Museum, Buffalo Bill Center in Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Tour of Salt Lake City. Motorcoach transportation during tours, taxes and gratuities, insured, $3,294.50 per person, double occupancy, single is slightly higher. A $250 deposit due is with signup, the balance will be due at later date. Call Diana at 410-754-8189 to sign-up and for more information.


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, Feb. 3. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Nanticoke Conservancy Meeting The Nanticoke Conservancy welcomes members and visitors interested in area land conservation to attend our regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the conference room of the Delaware State Police Troop #5 barracks in Bridgeville. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of alternate months. Come and explore ways to serve our local communities through nature, wildlife and land conservation. For more information, call 337-8847.

Widowed Persons Meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meets on the third Tuesday of the month, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

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 DE Patriots not meeting in Dec. The 9-12 Delaware Patriots will resume meeting in January. 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.

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.

Kingdom Writers group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, want to improve your writing and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday morning at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

NARFE meeting NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992 meets at noon on the third Monday of the month, at Pizza King, Seaford. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, it is the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.

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're 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 Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.

Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Dis- cussion 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.

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.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.

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.

Writers' Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

Hub Club meets in Harrington The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudy's Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday features a public "Meet & Greet" event from 6-7 p.m.; everyone is invited and light hors d'oeuvres are provided. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or gscottjones@desu.edu.

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.

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.

Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

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.

Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possess a God-given talent and a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939 for more info.

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 St., 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, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.