Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Free Self-Paced Computer Training Learn basic and intermediate computer skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, social media, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library.

Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes will be held in May at Gallery 107. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located at 324 High St., Seaford. Hours are 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.

Special classes Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere. Learn how to oil paint like the French Impressionists Monet, Degas, Renoir. Come out and enjoy a few hours of fun with other artists while learning to add pizazz to your paintings. Saturdays from 3-5:30 p.m. 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27. ($100 members/$120 future members) Register at Gallery 107. Classes began on 4/22. Contact instructor for a supply list or questions at Steere8@comcast.net or 875-2702.

Ongoing classes Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Sir Rod Dinner and Show The Seaford Moose will be hosting a Sir Rod dinner and show Saturday, April 29. Dinner is from 5 - 7 p.m. and includes oven fried chicken, au gratin potatoes, California Medley, beets, and roll/butter as well as tea, coffee and dessert. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now for $25 per person.

Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show The 14th Annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, Seaford. This free event, which grows larger each year, features the Vintage Car Club of Delaware and the First State Tractor Club of Delaware, and the public is invited to attend. Anyone interested in showing antique cars, tractors, or other antique collections (tools, small engines, etc.)is welcome at no charge. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 exhibitors of vehicles. An indoor flea market will be held inside the Community House. The United Methodist Women will be selling scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches (starting 11 a.m.), hot dogs, homemade pies/cakes and beverages. For more information, call 629-7706.

Geranium Pick-Up Geraniums ordered to benefit the Western Sussex AAUW scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, May 6, from 8 to 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public. Thank you for your support!

SHSLecture Series On the secondMonday, May 8, at 7:15 p.m., Amanda Goebel will give a presentation of her exhibit, What We Wore, at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Admission isfree and open to the public. What We Wore is currently available for viewing at the Seaford Museum, Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Nolectures during June, July and August; they will resume on the second Monday in September.

Mother-Daughter Par Tea The Education Department of the Seaford Historical Society is holding a Mother-Daughter Par Tea on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ross Mansion. Admission is $10 for girls ages 5-12, $20 for adults. Reservations are required; please RSVP toYvette Bourne at 629-5689 or email yvette62186@gmail.com by May 6.Make checks payable to SHS and mail them to 203 High St., Seaford DE 19973.

Control Your Financial Destiny The Money School will present a seminar, How to Control Your Own Financial Destiny, at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. The session will include a presentation and time to ask questions. Information will be presented on how individuals can build sound investment portfolios, learn basic investment terms and strategies, and determine their investor type. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gregg at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us.

Learn Ballroom Basics Adults can learn ballroom dancing at the Laurel Public Library with Ballroom Basics, a series of three classes that teach various dances. Each class will be led by an instructor and attendees are encouraged to bring a dancing partner. Classes will be held on April 27, May 11, and May 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes are free and registration is not required. For more information, contact the library at 875-3184.

Mother/Son Dance fundraiser Laurel Pop Warner will host its 2ndAnnual Mother/Son Dance fundraiser on Saturday, April 29, at the Laurel Fire Department. Donations are needed to help with refreshments and decorations. Items may also be donated for door prizes. Table sponsorships are $50 per table. For more information, contact Crystal Chambers at 249-3468, Angela Brumbley at 462-5138 or Amy Littleton at 745-5736.

Legion 19 offers scholarships The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is accepting applications for three $2,000 scholarships this year. Applicants must be high school seniors and provide a letter of acceptance to an accredited institution. Consideration will be given to the applicants scholastic and academic records, SAT/ACT scores, character, work record, extracurricular activities, and community service. One of the three scholarships is reserved for seniors who are direct descendants of a member of the American Legion Post 19. The second scholarship is for any senior who lives in the 19956 zip code regardless of what school they attend. The third scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee. Scholarship applications are available at Laurel High School, Delmar High School, Sussex Tech and the Laurel Public Library. To receive an application by email, reply to 19barm@comcast.net or call Richard Elliott at 875-9948. Deadline for applications is April 30.

Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel, Charity Lodge will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge located at 319 Poplar St. Eat in or carry out. Delivery available to businesses.

BBQ Chicken fundraiser Odd Fellows of Laurel, Charity Lodge 27 will hold a BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser featuring chicken, baked beans, pickles and roll for $8 on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. until sold out, at the Rt. 9 Flea Market, Laurel Junction. Beverages and old fashioned homemade ice cream in many flavors courtesy of Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will also be available.

Annual Family Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners 14th Annual Get-in-Gear Family Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, May 6, at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the official kick off at 10:30 at the Baldcypress Nature Center. This is a family event with a minimal charge of $10 per person or $25 per family.A puppet show will follow the bike rally. Each rider will receive a complimentary event t-shirt and a raffle ticket. For more information, visit TrapPondPartners.com or call Betty at 875-5088. This year we are partneringwith the Delaware Wetlandsformusic, boat tours, guided wetland walks, art, history and more. Visit de.gov/wetlandscelebration for more information.

Laurel Library Special Events The Laurel Public Library is excited to offer a series of four yoga classes for adults: Yoga with Bonnie. Yoga instructor Bonnie Hernandez will lead participants in various yoga movements. The practice of yoga has many benefits, and attendees will enjoy its calming effects. Yoga with Bonnie will be held at the library from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, May 15, May 22, June 5, and June 12. The class is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Following the last session, the library will resume offering its weekly yoga class, Yoga 4 You, on Mondays, beginning Monday, June 19, at 5 p.m. The sessions will feature a video-led yoga session. This program is also free and open to the public. No materials are required; registration is not required. The Laurel Public Library will host Chef Bonnie Aronson for a cooking presentation, Fresh and Local Easy Recipes for Spring, on Friday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Chef Bonnie will prepare two recipes using local ingredients available in the spring. Attendees will watch and interact with Chef Bonnie as she prepares each dish and will get to sample them after theyre prepared. Copies of the recipes will be available. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, please visit the library.

Strawberry Festival Join us at the annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel. This community oriented, family friendly festival centers around local fresh strawberries. Admission is free. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, strawberry desserts and strawberry lemonade.Oyster fritter sandwiches and cream of crab soup will be served by Hope Lodge (Masons). The festival will also include: crafters and vendors, a bake table, attic treasures, live music, childrens activities and face painting. Also participating will be the Laurel Fire Department, EMS, Delaware State Police and Laurel Public Library. Strawberries will be sold by the quart and the gallon. All proceeds will be donated to families in need in the Laurel area and the organizations that serve them.

New pottery exhibit The Bethel Museum is hosting a new visiting exhibit - beautifully designed pottery from Zockoll Pottery in Parsonsburg, Md. - April 9 through June 25. Brent Zockoll established this business in 2013 to provide quality stoneware products. This wheel thrown pottery comes in various glazes and sizes. Unique and whimsical items are available along with personalized pottery which make great gifts. The permanent maritime exhibits showing Bethels boat building history, including the famous Ram, will also be open to enjoy. Several new models of these large sailing vessels have been added to the collection. The Bethel Museum, located at 312 First St., Bethel, is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 858-3840.

Spring Geranium Sale The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring their annual spring geranium sale on Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Delmar Fire Dept. Red and pink geraniums are available in 6 pots. Cost is $6 each. Advance sales please, as limited quantities will be available to purchase the day of the sale. All geraniums are to be picked up at the fire department. For more information and to place orders, call 443-493-3153, 443-359-5767, or410-896-3280.

Bridgeville Library Friends presentation - On Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., join the Friends of the Bridgeville Library as Dr. Uday Jani of Shore View Personal Care shares his Personal and Integrative Medicine program. Explore this new model of medicinal partnership between physician and patient. Light refreshments will be available. This program is free and open to the public. Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, May 11, for staff training.

The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.

Chicken BBQ opens Greenwood Vol. Fire Company Chicken BBQ opened April 21. We will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 1. Dinner consists of 1/2 chicken (or two leg quarters), roll, bag of chips and pickles.The price remains $7 per platter. For large orders (25 or more), call 349-5241 at least a week in advance.Thank you for your support.

Southern Gospel Concert Delmarva Gospel Music Association presents The Kingsman Quartet, The Anchorman and The Pine Ridge Boys southern gospel music at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Woodbridge High School, Greenwood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $23, can be purchased by calling 531-7997, online at delmarvagospel.com or at the door.

Loyalty Day Program State Representative Dave Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Loyalty Day Program hosted by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 and its Auxiliary on Monday, May 1, at 6 p.m. at the Post Home located at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The 1958 Joint Resolution designated the 1st of May of each year as Loyalty Day, a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States of America and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. The Post will sponsor a nonperishable food drive and cleaning supply drive for a local church charity pantry that evening. Please bring items to the program. Light refreshments will be served afterward, and the program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 883-4922 (cell).

Watercolor Art Class for adults The Greenwood Library will not be doing the Shabby Chic Beach Plaques scheduled for Monday, May 8. Due to high demand,we will be doing another Watercolor Art Class identical to the one on Monday, April 10, instead. On Monday, May 8, at 6 p.m., the Greenwood Library will offer a watercolor art class for adults. Local artist Grace Poe will teach techniques of using watercolors to paint a picture of wine being poured into a wine glass. The watercolor wine class is free and open to all ages 16 and older. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed by signing up online at www.greenwood.lib.de.us, dropping by the library, or calling 349-5309. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Hobby Fair at Federalsburg Elementary The annual Hobby Fair, which was revived in 2002 after several years absence, will be held at Federalsburg Elementary School on University Avenue, Federalsburg, Md., on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy adult and childrens exhibits of hobbies and collections. The event is free and refreshments will be available. The Hobby Fair was first held in 1931 and there is a large monument in the schoolyard at the rear of the school with a plaque commemorating the event. For more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or jbarton.mris@gmail.com.

NIA Ladies Expo and Luncheon The Fifth Annual Ladies Expo and Luncheon, hosted by The Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc. (NIA), will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a cost of $20 per person in advance. The keynote speaker will be E. Keith Colston, Administrative Director of The Commission for Indian Affairs in the State of Maryland. Make checks to NIA and mail to 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, DE, 19966. Contact the NIA secretary at 302-945-3400 or at info@nanticokeindians.org for more information.

Ruritan breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club will hold a Sunday morning breakfast buffet at the Galestown Community Center, Schoolhouse Road, Galestown, Md., from 7 to 10 a.m. on the last Sunday of each month. Upcoming dates include April 30 and May 28. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef,biscuits and sticky buns.

Saturday Night Dance Party CHEER, Inc. will hold a Saturday Night Dance Party on Saturday, May 6, at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Dance to the music of the 50s, 60s and 70s with Kathy Martin and the Hot Rods. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $20 per person. Music will play from 6 to 9 p.m. and food and a cash bar will be available. For more information and to order tickets, call Anthony DelFranco at 856-3047. Proceeds will benefit CHEER programs that promote healthy and active lifestyles for Sussex County seniors in order to enable them to stay in their homes.

Mini Golf Tournament First State Community Action Agency will hold its 4th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at Jungle Jims in Rehoboth Beach. Registration, which is $200, is open for a team of four, and includes lunch. Deadline to register is Monday, May 1.Business and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds support First States community-based programs benefiting local youth. For more information or to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761, ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

Annual Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp Club will hold its annual Stamp Show on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milton Fire Hall. This years theme is a Masonic pictorial cancellation from the Georgetown Post Office. This highly collectible, rare Masonic cancel will be available for a limited time at the Georgetown Post Office and debuts May 20. After a period this cancel will be destroyed and will not be available again. Hourly door prizes donated by local merchants will be given away starting at noon. An entire album collection set will be raffled with pages (stamps not included).Proceeds go to The Milton Food Pantry. The winner does not have to be present to win. There will be 10 top stamp dealers by special invitation. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.sussexcostampclub.com or email sussexcostampclub@gmail.com.

Annual Art Show Join us for our Annual Art Show at the Federalsburg Museum, 100 Covey-Williams Alley, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. Enjoy wine, cheeses, meatballs, vegetable tray and more. Original paintings by local artist Charles M. Walker will be on display (not for sale). Admission is $10.

Cheer Travel Club offers trips The CHEER Travel Club has three trips planned in May and June. The public is invited to join all CHEER travel excursions. On Tuesday, May 23, take a day-trip to Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. Prior to the show, enjoy dinner at Hershey Restaurant. The price of $102 per person includes bus travel, show ticket, and all-you-can-eat lunch. Bus departs the CHEER Community Center, east of Georgetown, at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 6 p.m. For reservations, call Robin Greene at 515-3063. Another day-outing is Suicide Bridge Restaurant on Thursday, June 15. Choptank Riverboat Co. will host a two-hour lunch cruise. Lunch will feature crab cakes and fried chicken with vegetables, potato and a dessert. Cost is $44 per person, all inclusive. The bus for this day trip will depart the Long Neck CHEER Center (next to Grottos in Long Neck) at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, contact Lori Workman at 945-3551. June 23-29, CHEER will travel to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Adventure will abound in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Columbia Falls, Montana; Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta; and Icefields Parkway. Cost is $3,399 double occupancy; $3,369 triple occupancy; and $4,249 single occupancy. Bus for the six-day trip will depart from the Ocean View CHEER Center on Cedar Neck Road. To make reservations for this trip, call Yolanda Gallego at 539-2671.

Trips to baseball games The CHEER Travel Club has planned bus trips for local professional baseball games. Phillies fans will have the opportunity to see their team play against the Rockies on Thursday, May 25, in Philadelphia. The bus will leave the CHEER Community Center at the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown, at 10 a.m. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. Cost is $65 per person. Fans will have a chance to go out on the field and participate in Senior Stroll the Bases. Orioles fans will head to Baltimore on Monday, Sept. 4 to watch a 1:35 p.m. game against the New York Yankees. The bus leaves the CHEER Community Center at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $65 per person. This is also Oriole T-shirt Promotion Day. The public is invited to attend. There are no age limitations for reservations. Seating is limited. Call Robin Greene at 515-3063.

Vermont, New Hampshire AARP #1276 is planning a trip to Vermont and New Hampshirefor June 11-15; The Hills are Alive. For more information and a brochure, contact E. Seaton at 410-742-6684.

Finger Lakes Wine & Sail Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel, Inc. Group Tours & Cruises present Finger Lakes Wine & Sail on Sunday, June 18 to Thursday, June 22. Package includes round trip motor coach transportation; four nights accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, Canandaigua, N.Y.; four deluxe continental breakfasts at hotel; four full dinners; narrated Erie Canal Locks Cruise Aboard the Colonial Belle; winery tour and tasting at Arbor Hill Grapery & Deer Run Winery; wine tasting at Belhurst Castle; guided tour of Letchworth State Park; scenic cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady; tour of Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens; lunch on your own in Fairport, N.Y.; stop at Sweet Expressions Candy Shop and shopping and browsing in downtown Canandaigua; gambling time at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack; and all baggage handling, taxes and gratuities except chambermaids. For pricing and reservations, contact the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939.

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include:
  • Saturday, June 10- New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in New York - $96.
  • Saturday, June 17- Vegas Legends, American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $79.
  • Thursday, October 19- The Buddy Holly Story, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
  • Thursday, October 26- Sex, Please. Were 60, Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
  • Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobeys Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.

Trip to Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Trip - Sept. 17-23 - Must have a passport. Cost: $1,265 per person/doubles. First payment due by April 1, to reserve your seats. This trip is fully escorted and will provide tours of the various attractions and sites. Included are six breakfasts and six dinners. Overnight in Portland, Maine, then New Brunswick - the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Visit the famous Reversing Falls, travel to Halifax, and stop at Hopewell Rocks where 50 tides have carved the worlds largest flower pots out of the cliffs. Time for sightseeing in Halifax before a tour of the Citadel National Historic Site and a visit to the Public Gardens and Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the burial place of the Titanic victims. Also a buffet dinner at the Casino Nova Scotia. Travel to Peggys Cove and observe the lighthouse built in 1868. Off to the town of Annapolis Royal for free time before boarding the Digby Ferry that takes you to Saint John for a lobster dinner and lodging. Next day head back south with a stop to visit Franklin D. Roosevelts summer home and retreat at Campobello Island. Also a chance to learn the history about more well-to-do families. Continue on to Portland for dinner and overnight lodging before returning home next day. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180.

Ark Trip On Sept. 23-27 there will be a trip to Williamstown, KY to Ark Encounter. The Ark is built to the approximate measurements of Noahs Ark, which makes it one and a half football fields in length and taller than a four story house. In addition to the Ark Encounter, the group will visit Creation Museum and Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Flight 93 Memorial, and ride the Duquense Incline. The cost of the trip is $664 per person based on double occupency and also includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, Riverboat Dinner Cruise, a German dinner with entertainment at the Hofbrauhaus, and dinner at Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, all taxes and gratuities included. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to Wheeling, WV Trip to Wheeling, WV - Dec. 13-15, Cost $359/ per person/doubles. Travel to Wheeling to see the Christmas Festival of Lights Celebration. Admission to Oglebay Park to watch the Winter Fantasy Display featuring a laser light show, model train exhibit, gingerbread houses and a miniature holiday village. Later have a dinner Christmas show and then return to Oglebay Park to view the Festival of Lights after dark. Next day a guided tour of Colonel Oglebays Mansion Museum and the Wymer General Store filled with thousands of items from the past. A visit to the Glass Museum & Artisan Center features over 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass from 1829-1939. Enjoy trip downtown to the Wheeling Centre Market before visiting the 1892 Eckhart House. Before returning to your motel, stop at Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center and receive a bonus package followed by a stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum before heading back home. For more information, call 629-7180.

Overeaters Anonymous Weve found freedom from compulsive overeating. Overeaters Anonymous meets every Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Milford Hospital, Grier Building, Room 207.For more information, call 302-245-3766 or visit www.OA.org.

Vets helping Vets 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.

Nar Anon meeting on Saturdays There will be a Nar Anon meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church on Market Street in Laurel on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Substance Abuse Support Group A free Substance Abuse Education and Support Group will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 629-8434 to register. Everyone is welcome.

Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

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.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twicemonthly 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 Grottos Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Captains Pizza and Grill in Millsboro. 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.

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.

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 on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Lunch is available.New members are always welcome. For details, callDiane at 302-228-0235. Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

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 atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday 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.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Georgetown Public Library at 123 W. Pine Street, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

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

DAR meeting DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, will meet on Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m., at the Seaford District Library. For more information, contact Kitty Dickerson at kittydickerson@yahoo.com or Carolynn Foxwell at ccfoxwell@gmail.com.