Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 24, 2016

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.

WWII photo exhibit The Seaford Museum is pleased to h
ost a photo exhibit, in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, of the WWII photographs of Army photographer, William D. Willis. The exhibit, "Through the Lens," shows the perspective of a Southern Delaware native who photographed the war as he saw it, as well as the war years here at home.
The exhibit will be in the Web Exhibit Room until June.
The Seaford Museum is located in the old Post Office on High Street in Seaford and will be open to the public on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4.

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
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.

Annual Heart & Sole Run/Walk
The 6th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. The event will start and finish at Trinity Logistics in Seaford.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Nanticoke Hospital's Cardiac Rehab Unit.
For more information, contact Greg or Jill at 253-3900 or visit www.trisportsevents.com/index.cfm?ref=50200&ref2=41 to sign-up online.

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.

Seaford CAN collects canned goods
Now through April 4, Seaford CAN, a group of citizens helping to raise awareness and canned goods for the Food Bank of Delaware, is collecting canned goods for the Food Bank's annual CANgineering competition, a statewide effort encouraging organizations to build structures out of cans to help alleviate hunger.
Donations may be brought to the Seaford Library or one of the many sponsors which include Davelli's Bagel Cafe, Trinity Transport, Encounter Praise and Worship Center, Stein Highway Church of God, Lighthouse Church, ACE Peer Resource Center, OneMain Financial, Food Lion, IHOP and Friendly's.
Donations from the food drive will be used to build a structure at the Seaford Library for the CANgineering Competition.
For more information, visit Seaford CAN on Facebook.

Basket Bingo at Senior Center
The Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, will hold Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 7. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. Games, raffle and silent auction. Refreshments available. Tickets $20 in advance. Call the Center at 629-4939.

Pre-Job Fair Workshop
The Seaford Library Job Center/Inspiration Space will be offering a Workshop "How to Prepare for a Job Fair" on April 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Seaford Library Woodruff Room.
Members of three local businesses will serve on a panel and offer their recommendations and advice on how a job seeker should prepare for a job fair. They will also be available to answer questions.
This event will help job seekers prepare for the Western Sussex Job Fair schedule for April 26 at the Seaford High School Gym from noon to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for this workshop.

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.

Little Miss and Miss Seaford Pageant
The Little Miss and Miss Seaford Pageant, sponsored by the Seaford Lioness Club, will be held on Friday, April 15.
Twelve Little Miss contestants will be accepted. Little Miss contestants must be kindergarteners or first graders who live and attend school in Seaford. Miss Seaford is open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors who reside and attend school in the Seaford School District or reside in Seaford and attend Sussex Tech.
The pageant fee is $25 which includes two free tickets. For more information, contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or Susan Michel at 228-5934.

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.

Pack 381 Paint Party fundraiser
Cub Scout Pack 381 with hold a paint party fundraiser featuring Paint Parties by Maria Turner on Saturday, April 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford.
Cost is $35 per guest. Recommended age is 13 and up. No painting experience necessary. All materials will be provided to create your own canvas masterpiece.
To purchase tickets, visit www.mariaturnerartist.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 9. No tickets will be sold at the door.

AAUW Geranium Sale
The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local high school student, a Del Tech student going on for an advanced degree, and a Delaware Space Academy student.
Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel will provide quality red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia geraniums. Cost for each 6" pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619.
Plants will be available for pick-up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot across from the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, April 30 from 8-11 a.m. Geraniums that have not been picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public. Smith designs on display
For a limited time, the Laurel Historical Society will display original designs of Nancy Smith, an Italian immigrant who moved to America in 1921, finally settling in Laurel in 1941 with her husband James Lee Smith, a Merchant Marine from Portsville.
Nancy launched her sewing business to care for her two small children following the death of her husband in 1958 when he was lost at sea. Nancy's business thrived for four decades.
Known throughout the Delmarva Peninsula for her stylish sewing and creativity, Nancy will be remembered mostly for the nearly 200 wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses she fashioned from pictures. She especially liked working with brides because "they're so radiant - and I can give them some motherly advice and a few Italian recipes."
These designs may be viewed the first Sunday of each month from 1-4 p.m. at the Laurel Heritage Museum, 215 Mechanic St., Laurel.

Indoor Yard Sale to benefit library
Martha Rebekah Lodge #21 will have an indoor yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 26, at 319 South Poplar St., Laurel, to benefit the Laurel Public Library. Scrapple sandwiches, coffee and sodas will be available.

Easter Egg Drop
Central Worship Center in Laurel will hold its annual Easter Egg Drop for ages 1-11, on Saturday, March 26. Registration is at noon and the helicopter egg drop is at 2 p.m. Make plans to arrive early to participate in the activities. Helicopter rides will be $25 per person. For more information, call 875-7995.

Library Book Sale
Friends of the Laurel Public Library will hold their annual Book Sale on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 28-30, in the Library Community Room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hardback books are $1 each, paperback books .50 cents each, CD's .50 cents, and DVD's .50 cents. There is no limit on the number of purchases.
All proceeds benefit the Summer Youth Reading Programs sponsored by the Friends.

Learn about Medicare programs
Staff from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will give a program on Medicare, Managed Medicare, and the differences between them at Laurel Public Library at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Questions from attendees are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Gregg at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us for more information.

Miss Laurel, Little Miss Laurel Pageant
The Miss Laurel and Little Miss Laurel Pageant, presented by the Laurel Lioness Club, will be held on Friday, April 8, at Laurel Middle School.
Miss Laurel is open to freshmen, sophomore and junior girls who live in the Laurel School District. Only the first 12 applications are accepted. Little Miss Laurel is open to girls ages 4 through first grade who live in the Laurel School District. Only the first 15 applications are accepted.
Applications are available at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by calling 858-8500. Applications will be accepted from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Laurel Lions Building, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Twinkle Dance Club Dinner/Dance
The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 9, at the 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 us on Facebook (The Twinkle Club), online at www.twinkleclub.org, or by calling Edith Snedecor at 877-02618. Reservations must be made by April 1.

Craft, Vendor & Chicken Salad Sale
The Laurel Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold its Annual Spring Craft, Vendor, Antique & Chicken Salad Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Laurel Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St., Laurel.
The first 8' table is $10 and additional tables are $5 each. Electric is available indoors for $5 per vendor.
Payment and application must be received by April 1 to reserve your space. The application is available online at www.laurelfiredept.com.
For reservations and more information, contact Gloria Wright at 443-521-0015 or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.
Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Contact any Auxiliary member to pre-order your chicken salad (by the pint).

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 starts 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.

Heritage Day Quarter Auction
A Quarter Auction benefiting the Delmar Heritage Day Fund will take place Friday, April 1 at the Delmar VFW. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase (all food is $1).
Anyone wishing to donate food items or volunteer for the event can contact Cindy Fisher at Town Hall, 302-846-2664 ext 102.

Gavin's Fight Quarter Auction
A Quarter Auction will be held Saturday, April 9, at Melsons UMC Community Hall at 32705 Melson Rd., Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m. and auction starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Gavin's Fight. Gavin, a five year old from Delmar, Del., suffers from Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
There will be over 100 items for bidding, including Signature Homestyles, Pampered Chef, The Porch, The Jewelry Lady, Avon, Usborne Books & More, Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, and more.
For advance tickets, call 302-841-0102 or 302-259-2028.

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.

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.

Events at the Senior Center
The Bridgeville Senior Center, 414 Market St., Bridgeville, will hold the following events and activities in March.
Friday, March 25 - Center closed for Good Friday
Monday, March 28 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Chair Yoga; 11 a.m. - Visit Bridgeville Library; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion, Bridgeville
Tuesday, March 29 - 10 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch
Wednesday, March 30 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Dollar General, Bridgeville
Thursday, March 31 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for bowling at Milford Lanes.

Bridgeville Library events
Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 for the Easter holiday.
New Weekly Adult Program - Every Monday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Bridgeville Library will host "A Wellness Journey." This free program is open to adults only. Join us as we discover and share tips with each other as we follow the path to wellness and self-care. Topics will vary and will be chosen by attendees at each meeting. The first meeting is Monday, April 4.
Friends of the Library event - On Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Bridgeville Library present "What's Around." Join us as Scott Thomas, executive director, Southern Delaware Tourism, informs us about area events and tourism.
For more information, contact the library at 302-337-7401.

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.

Democratic Spring Dinner
US Senator Chris Coons and Joe Trippi, political consultant and former Howard Dean for President campaign chair, will headline the Sussex County Democratic Party's annual Spring Dinner.
The dinner is Saturday, April 9, at Heritage Shores Country Club, Bridgeville. The reception is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7.
Coons, elected to the US Senate in 2010, filling the last four years of the six year term of now Vice President Joe Biden, and re-elected in 2014, will be the keynote speaker. Also expected are most all statewide candidates seeking election this year as well as current elected officials.
The meal is a sit-down dinner and the dinner choices are chicken cordon bleu or salmon. Tickets are $60 each.
Tickets can be purchased from the Representative District Committees or by contacting County Chair Mitch Crane at judgemitch@aol.com or 302-703-2804. Checks, made payable to "SCDC" with dinner choice on the memo line may be mailed to 32859 Inlet Way, Lewes, DE 19958.

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.

Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. Chicken BBQ
The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 15 to Oct. 2, behind the fire hall. For more information, call 349-5241.

Free teen movie
Teens ages 13-17 are invited to view the movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," at the Federalsburg (Md.) branch of the Caroline County Public Library on Friday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
Don't miss the final installment of The Hunger Games (PG-13) on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks will be served. For more information, call 410-754-8397, 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org.

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.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt organized by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown. Egg hunts for kids in various age categories (under age 12) kick-off at noon. Over 6,000 candy-filled eggs will be hidden on the museum grounds.
In addition to the free egg hunts, for $3 kids can enjoy unlimited bounces on the moon bounce, face painting and rides on Lil' Toot the Train. Pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and presented in an Easter frame will be available for $5. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase as well as plants for Easter gifts.
An added feature to this year's event is an award-winning puppet show presented by the Sussex County Master Gardeners, "Peter Rabbit's Misadventures in Farmer McGregor's Garden."
For more information, call the Chamber at 856-1544 or visit www.georgetowncoc.com.

Walk to help save graveyard
On Saturday, March 26, the Federalsburg Historical Society is undertaking a walk to help save a graveyard. Participants are invited to meet at the Federalsburg Historical Society at 8:30 a.m., where they will be transported offsite to the historic area at 9.
The graveyard chronicles the family of Sarah Phillips. Late historian, Irma Harper, dug as deep as she could into the genealogy of this family but their connections to the larger community need to be examined. With the strong Quaker and Nicholite influence in the area, it is possible that the Underground Railroad moved through there. At the very least, the religious community may have swayed slave owners to manumit their slaves and encourage their independence.
This walk will be led by FHS members, Billy Caulk and Joe Glime. Attendees are encouraged to wear long pants and appropriate footwear for hiking. The walk and talk will take several hours. For more information about this free educational event, contact Billy Caulk at 410-310-1051.

Computer classes, Dr. Seuss event
Enhance your job seeking skills at this four-part series designed to help you get a job. Each session, held on four consecutive Mondays, from 2-3 p.m., covers a different topic: April 4 - Business email; April 11 - Google job searching techniques; April 18 - Using our free online Gale Courses (offering certificates of completion); April 25 - Promoting yourself with Social Media
All classes are held in the Caroline County Public Library's Central Library Computer Lab in Denton, Md. For information or to register, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1 or email info@carolib.org.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss at the Caroline County Public Library's second annual Dr. Seuss Storytime for children birth-age 5 and their caregivers.
Dr. Seuss-themed activities will be held at all three library locations; at the Federalsburg (Md.) Branch on April 5 at 10 a.m. (2nd floor entrance); at the North County Branch, Greensboro, Md. on April 14 at 11 a.m.; and at the Central Library in Denton on April 16 at 11 a.m.

AARP Quarter Auction
Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 will meet on April 4, May 2, June 6.
The chapter will hold a Quarter Auction on Saturday, April 9 at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown. Doors open at noon and the auction begins at 1 p.m.
Participating vendors include Tracey's Treasures, Dream in Chocolate, Initial Bags, and Denny's Wreaths. Cost is $5 admission, which includes one paddle. Additional paddles may be purchased.
Lunch will be sold from noon to 1 p.m. Please bring your own quarters and donations of non-perishable items for the local food pantry.
For more information, contact Pat at 302-253-0082.

Car Seat Safety Check
Is your child's car seat safe? Join the Caroline County Public Library as we partner with Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) for a car seat inspection on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Certified KISS technicians will be at the Central Library in Denton, Md. to perform evaluations and answer questions regarding safety seats.
To make an appointment, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1. Walk-ins will be accommodated as available. Plan on spending approximately 30 minutes per car seat, to fully assess and learn how to use your child's safety seat.

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.

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.

Garden Club trip
The Spade & Trowel Garden Club is sponsoring a trip to Hillwood, the Home & Gardens of Marjorie Merriweather Post, and the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 14. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. at the Lowes Shopping Center, Seaford. Dinner will be on your own at 8 p.m. at Old Country Buffet. Cost is $40 per person. Call Mary Noel at 337-1054.

Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country
The Nanticoke River Yacht Club is sponsoring a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County, Pa., on Saturday, May 14.
Enjoy lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord and shopping on your own. Cost is $55 for Yacht Club members and $60 for non-members. Included is roundtrip transportation on a Holloway Tours coach bus and reserved seating at the restaurant.
Fifty seats are available; first come, first served. The bus will depart from the Yacht Club parking lot in Blades at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m.
Payment is due by Friday, April 22. Checks should be made payable to Nanticoke River Yacht Club and mailed to PO Box 162, Blades, DE 19973. For more information, call Natasha Singleton at 875-7870.

Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains
AARP 1276 is hosting a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley on May 19-21. Cost is $365. Contact J. Marvel at 410-742-5865.

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
CHANGE IN SIGN-UP DEADLINE: 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. Last day to sign up is May 1. 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 Smoky Mountains
Trip to the Smoky Mountains - Oct. 24-28, $660 per person/doubles and $800 single room. Included are four deluxe breakfasts and four full course dinners with shows.
Shows include the Hatfield & McCoy dinner theatre where the audience will participate in the Hatfield/McCoy rivalry during dinner; The Dixie Stampede, which includes illusions, comedy, horsemanship, and audience participation; and dinner at the Majestic Theater which will invite you to sing along and dance in the aisles to their tribute to the Motown legends. Another night there will feature the Smith Family entertainers - Charlie, Jim & Charlie Bob Smith. Also enjoy a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry with talented singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers, and more.
Enjoy a bus tour of the great Smoky Mountains with a knowledgeable step-on guide who will answer all of your questions as we travel through the area. There will also be a guide to answer your questions as we tour the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum where you will have brunch in the secret dining room. Once you visit here you will want to explore other Titanic museums.
You will also enjoy a visit to Dollywood where you can enjoy live musical performances as you tour the park.
For more information on this trip, contact Rose at 629-7180.

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.

Annual Membership Meeting
The Delmar Alumni Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the library at Delmar High School. Members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to elect the 2016-2017 officers.

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.

Weekly weight loss support meeting
Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street, close to the parking lot).
We support each other, learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.

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 will be an evening meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited; dinner is from the menu. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email gscottjones@desu.edu.