Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 25, 2016
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

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 Seaford Gallery 107 has scheduled the following classes for March. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Gallery 107, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special Classes Tuesday, March 8, 3:15-4:15 p.m. - New class - Interactive Art/Bilingual (English, Spanish) Story Hour for children in Pre-K through grade two. Call or text FranceAnna at 236-7525 to sign up. Fee $5. Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9. Fee $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14. Fee $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Anyone interested in these children's classes, please contact Karen directly at ework53@yahoo.com. Ongoing Classes Mondays, 10 a.m. to 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 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. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad. Cost is $5.

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.

'Reflections' at the library Cookie Garfield will host "Reflections" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Reflections are untold stories about growing up on the Eastern Shore as an African-American. Harriette Lowery will present the "Talbot Project, 1700/1800 Forward." Louise Henry will explore Frankford and Clarksville history and Ester Henry will tell the story of Fenwick Island. Jane Hovington, president of the Richard Allen Coalition, will present an update on the Richard Allen schoolhouse project. The Richard Allen Elementary School was one of the first "colored schools" built by Pierre S. du Pont in the 1920s. The school was named after Richard Allen, who was a slave who bought his own freedom and founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first independent black denomination in the United States. Friends of the Seaford Library will provide refreshments. For more information, contact the library at 629-2524.

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.

Kiwanis Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club's annual Bingo Night is Saturday, March 19, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Must be 18 to play. Prizes include filled Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley handbags and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Soil Service (629-7054), the Boys and Girls Club, or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 629-2594.

Spring Fever Fundraiser Celebrate spring at Hooper's Landing on Saturday, April 2 from 6-10 p.m. during the Nanticoke Senior Center's annual fundraiser. Enjoy an hors d'oeuvre buffet and cash bar. Listen to the mellow saxophone of Everett Spells while sampling great food and cocktails. Bid on dozens of silent auction items and then dance the night away to the music of the fabulous Funsters. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75 and can be purchased at the Nanticoke Senior Center which is located at Hooper's Landing, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, or online at nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call the Senior Center at 629-4939 and ask for Barbara Elliott. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Nanticoke Senior Center.

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.

SHS Class of '76 Reunion Seaford High School Class of '76 will hold its 40 Year Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Gold Room at the Harrington Casino. For more information, log onto Facebook at Seaford High School Class of '76 or call David Smith at 410-726-7090 or Jeanne McMahon Griffith at 302-628-3188.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

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.

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.

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.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Band Boosters Band Blast Delmar Band Boosters Band Blast featuring a spaghetti dinner with prizes will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Delmar High School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and dinner and prizes will be from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $15 for dinner and 25 prize tickets and $7 for dinner only. Additional prize tickets will be available. Vendors include Tupperware, Mary Kay, Avon, 31 Bags, Pampered Chef and more.

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.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Bridgeville Senior Center The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center this month. Monday, Feb. 29 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Sewing Circle (bring items to sew); 11 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Walmart.

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.

Bridgeville Library 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 children will navigate their way on the board that takes them through the library. Teams will be able to find special treats along the way. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required before close of business on Thursday, March 3, by calling the library at 337-7401, ext. 101. Start times will be staggered. You will receive your start time when you register. Parents/guardians are required to accompany their children. Parents may be asked to assist during the game as needed. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

Apple-Scrapple volunteer meeting Bridgeville will host its 25th Apple-Scrapple Festival Oct. 14 and 15. Planning for the festival's silver anniversary is already underway. Chairman Karen Johnson said that she hopes that this festival "will be the best one yet." She is hoping for an increased corps of volunteers to help with that. Volunteers will next meet Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Public Library. Interested people are welcome. For details, call Johnson at the library, 337-7401.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

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.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

PPP set auditions for comedy Possum Point Players have scheduled auditions for "Moon Over the Brewery" Sunday, Feb. 28, and Monday, Feb. 29. Auditions are at 7 p.m. both nights in Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. Cast requirements are one woman (ages 25 to 40) and one girl (ages 12 to 16) to play mother and daughter; one man (ages 25 to 45); and one man (ages 35 to 45). Show dates are April 15-17, 22-24. Auditions will be by cold readings from the script; those auditioning also have the option of preparing a short monologue, maximum three minutes. "Moon Over the Brewery" is described as "a very funny, very moving play." Additional information is available at possumpointplayers.org and by contacting director Michael Polo, michael.polo@me.com.

Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser I'myia Custis has been selected to race in a tournament in Australia representing the State of Delaware. A Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser will be held at noon on Saturday, March 12, at Marvel Carriage Museum Grounds, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 per team. First, second and third place pay will be determined by the number of teams playing. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and food for sale - BBQ, hot dogs, chips, snacks and sodas. For more information, contact Ralph Floyd at 302-344-6518.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Family movie at the library What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Go on an epic journey into the world of Apatosaurus Arlo as he makes an unlikely human friend.

Dinosaur fans of all ages are invited to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4, to see what happens when the worlds of dinosaurs and humans collide. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-754-8397, 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org.

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 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.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

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.

Coastal Camera 'Digital Day' The Coastal Camera Club will hold its fourth annual Digital Day Series, "My Lightroom Workflow," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. This year's program will be presented by Tim Grey, noted photographer, publisher and educator in the field of photography. This program will be valuable to all photography enthusiasts. It will even be helpful to those who are not necessarily Lightroom users because the principles will work for other editing programs. There is no charge for this event, but tickets are needed to attend. To secure a free ticket, go to www.eventbrite.com and look for the event. For more information about the club, visit www.coastalcameraclub.com.

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 &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.

Youth Game Nights Delmarva Christian Schools is offering Youth Game Nights for all elementary- and middle-school athletes who are interested in playing soccer, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, lacrosse, and more. The Youth Game Nights will be held in the Delmarva Christian Milton Campus (DCMC) gymnasium beginning Thursday, March 24, and continue every Friday thereafter for eight weeks (excluding Friday, March 25, and Friday, April 1). Athletes ages five to 10 will play from 5-6 p.m. Athletes ages 11 through 8th grade will play from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Athletes may pay at the door at a cost of $5 per night or they may sign-up online at www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-game-nights-tickets-21450861103 at a cost of $25 per child. Athletes ages five to seven will comprise one group while athletes ages eight to 10 will be another. For more information, contact Dan Young at dyoung@delmarvachristian.com.

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.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

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.

Trip to Branson Join us for our newest trip offering - Branson Show Extravaganza. Trip is nine days and eight nights on July 16-24. Enjoy seven Branson shows and the Showboat Branson Belle. Trip also includes a tour in St. Louis of Anheuser-Busch and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Trip is all inclusive - cost includes transportation, lodging, 14 meals, admission to all shows and tours. A $75 deposit is due with sign-up by March 10. Call Diana at 410-754-8189 for more information.

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.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

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.

MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, at Pizza King, 358 E. DuPont Hwy. (Rt. 113 South), Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or MOPH1787@gmail.com. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits, and employment.

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.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twice monthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grotto's Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arena's in Milford. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at karen@912delawarepatriots.com or 302-381-6426.

Writers' Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), 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.