Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016 Lecture Series The Seaford Historical Society (SHS) has kicked off its 2016 Lecture Series at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The lecture series will be held the first Monday of the month through May at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free. After a summer hiatus the series will begin again in September and run through November. For more information, call the SHS Administrative Office at 628-9828.

Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes will be held in February at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located at 324 High St, Seaford. Hours are 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes Saturday, Feb. 27, 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 will be available for persons ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting, $5. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays through March 5, 3-5:30 p.m. - Oil painting classes with Linda Steere for adult (16+) intermediate 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. For more information, email LMSteere@hughes.net or call 875-2702.

Quarter Auction A Quarter Auction to benefit the Seaford Baseball Program will be held at the Seaford High School cafeteria on Saturday, Feb. 20. Doors open at 1 p.m., bidding begins at 2. Admission, which is $10, includes one paddle. Over 100 items including golf at Glen Riddle, Kuhn's Jewelers, Survival Products, Scott's Furniture, Delmarva Shooting Supply, Owens Station, Walker's Marina, Sturgis, local and surrounding restaurants, and many more. Tickets will be available at the door or call Lynn Schofer at 302-258-4845.

Basket Bingo to benefit AHA Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and 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 Blanket basket, along with several other door prizes. Baskets will be filled. Nearly 30 chances to win. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on many donated items for the Silent Auction. In recognition of Heart Awareness, attendees wearing red will receive a ticket for an exclusive basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 536-5390 or email MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner St. John's United Methodist Church Methodist Men's Annual Chicken and Dumpling Dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the church fellowship hall. Take-out starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 per adult and $4 for children. This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Boy Scouts to use in a scholarship for items that are needed for camping trips. For tickets and more information, contact Dave Baker at 629-8204; Donny Dickerson at 629-5309; or the church at 629-9466.

Wreath Making Class Mary Vining Chapter, DAR, will hold a Wreath Making (spring theme) class on Tuesday, April 12 at the American Legion in Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30. Join us for a night of creative fun and social gathering. Make a spring wreath to keep or give as a gift. Event proceeds will help DAR support other community groups. Cost is $45 per person. Mail payment to Tana Figgs, 4587 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 by April 5. For more information, contact Tana at 943-3524.

Kiwanis Club offers scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing in the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School. Each scholarship is $4,000. Two are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and one is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available at the Seaford High School Guidance Office or by contacting Fred Glime at 629-3652. The application deadline is April 13.

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.

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.


Beef and Dumplin' Dinner Friends of the Laurel Library's annual A.Y.C.E. Beef and Dumplin' Dinner will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1-4 p.m. Dine-in or carry-outs available. Enjoy music by The Humanaires. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $14. Children under 6 are free. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Laurel Public Library, Youth Services programming.

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. 27, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street in Laurel. Master of Ceremonies, Dennis O'Neal will host the evening's events. DJ Bob Hughes will provide music for listening and dancing. A buffet dinner will be provided by My Turn to Cook. Enjoy Dancing with the Stars and silent and live auctions. All proceeds support Hope House I and II which are 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. Services are not limited to Laurel residents. Individual tickets are $30. Purchase a table of eight for a savings of $40. Make a financial donation or donate an item for the 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 must be purchased in advance and 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 hold a Beer & Wine Tasting on Saturday, March 5 from 7-10 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. Enjoy appetizers, 50/50, door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Must be 21 or older. Tickets are available at the Insurance Market, Laurel; Heads Up Salon, Laurel; from any Laurel Lioness or by calling 875-7244.

Laurel Lions show returns It's time once again for the Laurel Lions Club show. This is the 55th year for the show which will be held in the new Laurel High School Auditorium. This year's theme is "A Tribute to America from Sea to Shining Sea." This patriotic theme gives thanks and recognition to all of the service men and women and our veterans. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for ages 4-12; and free for ages 3 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club member, at Laurel Pizzeria or at the door. Come support the Laurel Lions Club. Money from the show will be used for community projects. Enjoy a night of singing, comedy, and saluting our service men and women. We want to have a full house each night. Please come and support the Laurel Lions Club.

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 through 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.


Beef & Dumpling Dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Delmar Fire House on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 3-6:30 p.m. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry-outs are $14 and children ages 12 and under are $7. For ticket information, call 302-846-2335, 302-875-2195 or 443-359-0924.

Lions Club Golf Tournament The Delmar Lions Club will hold their 23rd annual golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, March 25, at Nutters Crossing Golf Course in Salisbury. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Applications can be found online at e-clubhouse.org/sites/delmar/, by emailing delmarlionsclub@gmail.com, or by calling Lion Dave Burton at 846-9860.

Delmar Alumni Banquet The 14th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a ham, fried chicken, and crab cake dinner. The highlight of the evening will be the introduction of the 2016 scholarship recipients. As in past years, Chinese, silent, and live auctions will be held, and all monies collected from the auctions will go directly to the student scholarship fund. Donated items are needed for these auctions. If you have any questions or an item you would like to donate, contact Diana Nero Dean at 846-9592. Pickup can be arranged if desired. For the first time in many years, a disc jockey will be playing music for dancing and listening enjoyment. Following dinner and introduction of the 2016 scholarship winners, "DJ Wookie" will spin dance tunes until 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Advance registration is required by April 11. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Reservation forms are available online at www.delmaralumni.net or by calling Gary Riley at 846-3846.


Roast Beef & Dumpling Dinner The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 27th Annual Roast Beef & Dumpling Dinner with all the trimmings and dessert from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the fire hall. Eat-in only. Adults are $12, kids under 12 are $6 and preschool kids are free.

Volunteers needed for Apple Scrapple Volunteers are needed for the 25th Annual Apple Scrapple Festival. Individuals and businesses/organizations are welcome to come volunteer. Organizing the festival is a yearlong mission and we gladly serve so that local community/school/civic organizations raise much needed funds. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Library.

Bridgeville Library Friends of the Bridgeville Library Featured Artist - The featured display at the Bridgeville Public Library is part of an extensive collection of items that depict the image of George Washington. The display includes numerous items from portrait engravings, and commemorative stamps and coins, postcards to pewter figurines, dolls, thimbles and buttons. The display in the Reading Lounge area showcases portrait paintings and watercolor scenes, donated by local artists to the Bridgeville Library's art collection. These displays will be showcased through February. Super Heroes Unite - Saturday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., ages 4-10. Registration required. Join us for an afternoon filled with games, crafts and light refreshments. We encourage you to come as your favorite super hero. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult Craft Night - Our next event is Friday, Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m. We will be painting a cardinal on pallet wood. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 19. Register by stopping by or calling the Bridgeville Library circulation desk. Life-Size Candyland Event - On Saturday, March 5 from 4-6 p.m., join us at the Bridgeville Library as we play a life-size version of the popular children's game, Candyland. Teams of 10 will navigate their way on the board that takes you through the library. Your team will be able to find special treats along the way. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by calling the library at 337-7401, ext. 101. There will be limited slots available for teams, and the start times will be staggered, so call now to reserve your spot. UUMC Food Pantry - The Bridgeville Library is partnering with 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, 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


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. 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. 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. 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.

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.


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.

PPP seeks lighting chair The Possum Point Players (PPP) are in search of someone to serve as chair of the theater lighting area for stage productions. This person will be responsible for upkeep, operation and maintenance of stage lighting and booth-to-backstage communication equipment. The person should have knowledge of theatrical lighting systems including design, placement and light board operation. This person is encouraged to either serve as the lighting person for stage performances and/or to seek and encourage participation of others who are willing to train and assist in these areas. For more information, contact PPP president Kenney Workman at kenney.workman@yahoo.com or 422-8779 (home) or 245-2755 (cell).


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, Feb. 28.


Spaghetti Dinner Snethen UMC in Mardela Springs, Md., will hold a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. The dinner includes a beverage, salad, bread, spaghetti and dessert. Adults are $8; children ages 12 & under are $3. Snethen UMC is located on Rt. 54 West (Delmar Road), Mardela Springs. Contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641 for more information.

Bull & Oyster Roast Hurlock American Legion Post 243, Hurlock, Md., will host a Bull & Oyster Roast on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2-7 p.m. Music will be provided by The Jones Boys.

Enjoy oysters on the half shell, oyster stew, pit beef and fixings, draft beer and soda. Cost is $35 per person in advance and $40 per person at the door. For tickets and more information, call 410-943-8205 after 3:30 p.m.

Wings and Beer Night The Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Department, 5725 Rhodesdale-Eldorado Rd., Rhodesdale, Md., will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Wings and Beer Night at the firehouse on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 5-8 p.m. The meal will include BBQ, Old Bay, hot, salt & vinegar, and plain wings, along with hot dogs and fries, celery, tea and water. Cost is $15 per person and an additional $10 for beer. For more information, call Ryan at 443-783-9948.

Quarter Auction There will be bargains galore at the second annual Raven Nation Marching Band Quarter Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in the cafeteria at Sussex Tech. The first paddle is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Additional paddles are $5. Preview items at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available. To purchase your paddles or to donate an item for auction, contact Valerie Thompson at 443-783-8063; Ian Kenny, band director; or any Sussex Tech band member. All proceeds go toward helping the Sussex Tech Marching Band travel to NYC to perform in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Donations are tax deductible.

Tricky Tray Basket Auction St. Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington, will host a Tricky Tray Basket Auction on Saturday, March 5. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a $5 donation or five canned goods. There will be door prizes, raffles and plenty of good food to purchase. For more information, call Patti at 302-284-8695.

Tim Kennard River Run & Run/Walk The 2016 Tim Kennard 10 Mile River Run & 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, March 6, in Salisbury. Starting and finishing on the campus of Salisbury University, this race winds through the neighborhoods surrounding the University and the Wicomico River. Options include a 10 mile race, 10 mile/2 person relay race, 5K race and 5K non-competitive walk. Cash awards are given to the top finishers in the 10 mile, 10 mile relay and 5K races. Detailed information and registration is available at www.timkennard.org. The race is in honor of Timothy Kennard, an avid local runner who died in 2004 after a courageous battle against kidney cancer. Proceeds benefit Coastal Hospice, Salisbury Horizons, Coalition of Caring, and VSCOA PAWS. Questions may be directed to Race Directors, Harlan Eagle (harlan@timkennard.org) or Linda Mills (linda@timkennard.org).

Coastal Hospice fundraiser Coastal Corvette Club of Delaware, Inc. is hosting a raffle ticket fundraiser for Delaware Hospice. All money raised will be donated to Delaware Hospice to support its services in Sussex County. Tickets are $5 each or $10 for three tickets. Winner will be drawn on Monday, March 7, at the Coastal Corvette Club monthly meeting; ticket holders do not need to be present. First prize is an Apple iPad Air2, 64GB with cover; second prize is an ANY 1 Fitness gift certificate for a one year VIP membership at the Rehoboth Beach location; and third prize is $50. To purchase tickets, contact Irene Pidcock at pidcocki@comcast.net.

Paint Party Fundraiser The Raven Nation Marching Band of Sussex Tech High School is headed to New York City to march in one of the biggest parades on the East Coast, the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. To raise money for the trip, the Band Boosters are hosting a Paint Party fundraiser led by Copy Cat Paints on Thursday, March 10 in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. and painting starts at 6:30. Cost is $35 per painter. All ages are welcome. For tickets, contact Valerie Thompson at 443-783-8063.

Spina Bifida Walk Morgan Ramos is organizing a Spina Bifida Walk for her senior project. The walk will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk in front of Fun Land. Donations, which will be given directly to the Spina Bifida Association, may be made online at www.sbevents.org/campaign/Readysetletsroll.

Craft Show, Egg Sale A Spring Craft Show and Easter Egg Sale sponsored by the Farmington VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Farmington Fire Hall on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 20 craft vendors, soups, chicken salad and lunch items. Pre-order 6 oz. homemade Easter eggs by March 6. Available flavors include cherry pecan, butter cream, coconut cream and peanut butter. Eggs are $6 each. Admission is free. For orders and more information, contact Kathy at 302-398-8552 or aaak4@aol.com.

Dinner Auction A Dinner Auction to benefit the Delaware Diamonds Gold 12U will be held at the Ellendale Firehouse on Saturday, March 19 from 6 p.m. until. Dinner will include pasta, salad, bread and drink. Desserts will be available. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 10 and under. For tickets, contact Jacob Boothe at 302-245-9735.

Boy Scout Mulch Sale Boy Scout Troop 137 is taking orders for its 8th Annual Mulch Sale. Hardwood mulch is $3.25 per bag and black, brown or red colored mulch is $3.75 per bag. Each bag is 2 cubic feet with free delivery. Scouts will unload mulch according to your instructions. Orders are due by March 25. Deliveries will be made the weekend of April 8-10. For more information and to place an order, contact Scout Master Eddie Hitchens at 410-310-9174, Vickie Gray at 443-239-1354 or Jen Hoffman at 410-330-2723. You may also email federalsburgbsatroop137@gmail.com. Funds raised are used to send the troop to summer camp for a week.

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.


Sight & Sound to see "SAMSON" Enjoy a bus trip to Sight & Sound to see "Samson" on Wednesday, April 6. Cost is $120 per person. Before the show, we will eat at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Samson is the world's first superhero and the strongest man who ever lived. He killed a lion with his bare hands and defeated a thousand soldiers. Samson had this strength because of the faith in his heart for God. When he stands between two colossal columns in a godless temple and starts to push - you will find yourself captivated watching what happens. To reserve seats, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Trip to Mackinac Island The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Mackinac Island, Mich., on Friday, May 20 through Friday, May 27. Trip highlights include: Frankenmuth, Mich. (Little Bavaria), Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet, Bavarian Inn Lodge, Mackinac Island Carriage Tour, Soo Locks Cruise, Pittsburgh Tour & Duquesne Incline Ride, Mountaineer Racetrack & Casino and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. Cost is $1,349 for single occupancy and $1,049 for double and triple occupancy. A deposit of $50 per person is required to make a reservation. Final payment is due March 30. For more information and reservations, call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939 or stop by the front desk.

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.

CHEER offers Kentucky trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a five day, four night motor coach trip to the Renfro Valley in Kentucky from Oct. 6-10. Cost is $550 per person (double occupancy). The trip is open to the public. Package includes: four nights lodging, four breakfasts, two dinners, Renfro Valley Barn Dance Show, Tribute to the Legends, Mountain Gospel Jubilee, Renfro Valley Country Show, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Country Music Museum & Hall of Fame, tour of historic Berea, shopping in the Renfro Valley Village, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A fifty percent deposit is due upon sign up. The balance is due June 1. For more information and to register, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 302-349-5237.

Trip to the Smokey Mountains Travel to Pigeon Forge in the Smokey Mountains for an action packed stay Oct. 24-28. Cost for five days is $660 per person/doubles and $800 single. This is a 45th anniversary special loaded with entertainment and good food. Included are four deluxe breakfasts, four full course dinners - with shows - and a brunch in the Secret Dining Room at the Titanic Museum. Also a visit to Dollywood where you can catch one of the live musical performances, enjoy the rides, craft demonstrations, and the shops. That evening dinner will be at the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show with a four-course feast. Another day there will be a step-on guide to take us through the great Smoky Mountains and that evening will be a family-style dinner and a special show at the new Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theatre. This show is somewhat based on the true story of these two families. The evening will end at the Smoky Mt. Opry with multiple types of entertainers. In Pigeon Forge the new attraction is The Island where you will have free time to shop, eat and explore Margaritaville. There will also be free time to explore downtown Gatlinburg. Another evening dinner will be at the Majestic Theater with The Soul of Motown, a tribute to the Motown Legends. Now, this day is the one you really don't want to miss! The Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum will be an experience you will never forget. The museum displays artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Touch an actual iceberg, sit in an actual life boat, steer the ship and send an SOS message. Our last night's dinner will feature the Smith Family with a special show. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.


Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Pizza King in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Hans Reigle, Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress. Everyone is invited.

Laurel Alumni meeting The Laurel Alumni Annual General Membership Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at Laurel Centenary Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel. All members are welcome. 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, March 16, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hub Club meetings 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 until 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and light hors d'ouevres are provided. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105, or email gscottjones@desu.edu.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.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.

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.

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.