Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 31, 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.

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.

Gallery 107 Art Classes
The following classes are scheduled for April at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html.
The Gallery is located in Seaford, at 324 High St. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
No special classes are scheduled for the month.

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 individuals 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, $5.
Oil Painting workshops with Linda Steere:
Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3 from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is $85/members and $95/public or Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7 from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is $100/members and $110/public.
Oil painting workshop with Linda Steere for adults (14+) with some past painting experience. 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. Please register at Gallery 107 one week in advance. Contact Steere with any questions or comments at LMSteere@hughes.net or 875-2702.

WWII photo exhibit
The Seaford Museum is pleased to host 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.

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.

Docent Training
Docent Training will be held at the Ross Mansion on Monday, April 11 from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 by Wednesday, April 6 to RSVP.

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, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, ROTC, Seaford Library, Bridgeville Library, Laurel Library, Delmar Library, veterans, and local schools, etc.
Cost is $30 per person. Mail payment to Tana Figgs, 4587 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 by March 31. 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 will 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.

Basket Bingo Party
Hebron Lodge #14 of Seaford, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will hold its annual Basket Bingo Party at the Federalsburg (Md.) VFW on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 and the games will run from 7 to 9:30.
There will be 21 games. Prizes will be Longaberger baskets or accessories. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the games depending on how many prizes are donated. One basket will be drawn as a raffle item and one basket will be drawn for those games that have more than one winner.
Chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, cakes and pies will be available for purchase. Potato chips, pretzels and drinks will be provided at no cost.
Tickets are $25 each. Save $5 per ticket if you buy your tickets early. For groups of 10 or more, the tenth ticket is free and every tenth ticket after.
Consider becoming a sponsor or donating a door prize if you are unable to attend.
To purchase tickets now, donate an item, or become a sponsor, call 858-7588. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Longaberger Bingo
Longaberger Bingo for the Seaford Library will be held on Thursday, April 21 at the Seaford Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at door. Filled Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley, 31. Silent and Chinese Auction.
For tickets, contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or peggymboyd@comcast.net.

NHS to hold Basket Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge located on Rt. 13A, Seaford.
The event will include 20 games with Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, wrought iron organizer stand and baskets. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available.
For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Mother's Day Tea
The Seaford Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea for Mother's Day at the Ross Mansion on Thursday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Advance reservations are required and not confirmed until payment is received. Call Phyllis at 536-7194 for reservations and more information. The deadline to make reservations is Friday, April 29.
Tea will be served by Society members dressed in period style. The menu includes fresh fruit compote, savory tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, raspberry curd and jams, desserts and English teas. There will also be a special from the 'Teapot' drawing.

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.

SHS Class of 2018 fundraiser
Seaford High School, Class of 2018, will hold a Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser next to Home Team Realty in Seaford on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until sold out.

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.

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.

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.

Kindergarten registration
Children who will be 5-years-old by Aug. 31 and live in the Laurel School District can be registered for the 2016-17 kindergarten program. Staff will be available at Dunbar Elementary to meet with parents from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7.
Legal guardians are required to enroll with the child's birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency, and medical card. They will also be asked to present a picture ID. Children do not need to attend.
For more information, call 875-6140.

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).

Cash Bash
The Laurel Fire Department will hold its 1st Annual Cash Bash featuring $20,000 in cash prizes on Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first cash drawing is at 6. Tickets are $25 and include entry for cash giveaways, food, beer and deejay entertainment. Must be 21 to enter. Multiple chances to win. Cash giveaway every 15 minutes. You do not need to be present to win.
For tickets, contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department. For more information, call 875-3081.

Alumni Membership Meeting
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 where the 2016-17 officers will be elected.

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.

Craft Show/Community Yard Sale
Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold a Craft Show/Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendors include Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Jamberry Nails, Younique.

Events at the Senior Center
The Bridgeville Senior Center, 414 Market St., Bridgeville, will hold the following events and activities in April.
Friday, April 1 - 9:30 a.m. Leave for Salisbury Zoo, enjoy bag lunch at the Zoo
Monday, April 4 - PNC & PO; 9:30 a.m. - Blood Pressure; 10:30 a.m. - Chair Yoga & Wii; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Walmart
Tuesday, April 5 - 10:30 a.m. - Members meeting; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Bridgeville Dollar Store
Wednesday, April 6 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - April Birthday Celebration, Leave Center at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Leave Center at Noon for Bowling at Milford Lanes
Friday, April 8 - 10 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; 11:30 a.m. - Full Card; Noon - Lunch; 1-1:45 p.m. - Memory Game.

Bridgeville Library events
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yard Sale and Chicken Barbecue
Zion United Methodist Church, 31104 Zion Rd., Salisbury, Md., will hold its annual Yard Sale and Chicken Barbeque on Saturday, April 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks will be available. There will also be a bake sale. The barbeque will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance. Contact Randy Faust at 443-359-0187 or any church member for tickets.

MOPH veteran fundraiser
Chapter 1787 of The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will hold a fundraiser for its veteran outreach programs on Monday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Blue Water Grill in Millsboro.
For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or MOPH1787@gmail.com.
Chapter 1787 is a non-profit, 501(c)(19) veterans' service organization serving both Kent and Sussex county veterans.

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.

New Faces of Shakespeare
Possum Point Players' New Faces of Shakespeare in Georgetown will hold open auditions for Much Ado About Nothing on April 10-11 from 6-9 p.m. with call backs on April 13. All ages, ethnicities, orientation and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Auditioners should prepare a two minute Shakespeare monologue. Performances are June 29-30, July 1.
For more information, call Shannon at 703-861-4261.
The New Faces of Shakespeare will read Pericles, Prince of Tyre on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For a script, visit www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/periscenes.html. For more information, call Richard at 301-529-8403.

Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
The Sussex County 4-H will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction on Saturday, April 16, at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Dinner is at 5 p.m., live auction begins at 6:30, the silent auction will be held from 5-7.
Tickets are $10 for ages 12-adult; $5 for ages 4-11; and free for ages 3 and under. Take-outs are $8.
For tickets, call the 4-H office at 856-7303.

Marvil Packing Company discussion
During the late 1800s, Joshua Marvil patented the basket designs that were made at his factories in Laurel and Chestertown and Sharptown, Md.
Salisbury University's Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores these designs and their history during the roundtable discussion 'Coopered Vegetable and Fruit Baskets of Delmarva: The Marvil Packing Company' from 1:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
The event, in conjunction with the presentation 'Woven Traditions: Maryland Basket-Making Communities and Culture, Past and Present,' is held at the center's gallery, 190 Wayne St.
Led by Dr. Kathleen Beauchesne, director of the Maryland-based Center for Research in Basketry, Inc., the discussion includes area residents who worked for Marvil, as well as the Eastern Shore canning industry.
Marvil's baskets were based on a round wooden base with a hole in the center and wooden hoops that stabilized and formed the rim, much like coopered barrels used for easy rolling onto ships. The presentation highlights the importance of basketry to the Delmarva Peninsula's fruit and vegetable industry.
Baskets from the collections of the Westside Historical Society and Adkins Historical and Museum Complex of Mardela Springs and the Historical Society of Kent County will be on display during the discussion. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own baskets to show the group.
Sponsored by the Nabb Research Center, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 410-543-6312 or visit the center's website at www.salisbury.edu/nabb.

Marine Park Festival
The 4th Annual Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. This year's theme is Safe Boating On The Nanticoke.
If you or your organization, especially boat dealers, would like to be a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at judym24@hotmail.com or 335-1556 or 222-6341.

MHS Class of '66 reunion
The Millsboro High School Class of 1966 is planning a 50th anniversary reunion for the class and friends of the class. If you are interested in attending this gala event scheduled for July 9, contact Connie Rogers at paranurse1@mchsi.com or 934-9193. We are looking for addresses of former classmates who attended school with us as well as teachers and friends who attended at the same time.

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 Atlantic City
AARP #1276 in Salisbury, Md., is sponsoring a day trip to Atlantic City on Wednesday, April 20. Cost is $100 per person and includes slot money, buffet, show, transportation and gratuities. Call 410-749-6093.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Ad Hoc Touring Company
If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.
To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting
The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel).
For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.

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

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.

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, April 6. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

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.

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.

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.

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.