Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 29, 2018
 
Light It Up Blue Autism Awareness

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. The annual Light It Up Blue concert and lighting ceremony will take place from 5:45-7 p.m. at Gateway Park in downtown Seaford. JustUs and Friends, a local band with the primary goal of promoting Autism Awareness along with other disabilities, will be playing at 5:45 p.m. The ceremony and lighting ceremony will be begin at 6:30 p.m.

Kiwanis offers scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing within the boundaries of the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School.
Two scholarships are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and will be $4,000 each. The third scholarship for $4,000 is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance offices or by contacting Fred Glime at 629-3652. The application deadline is Friday, April 13.

Democratic Committee events

A Soup and Salad Social sponsored by the 35th and 39th Democratic Representativedistricts will be held at the Seaford DistrictLibrary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Come and share your concerns and vision for your community. The event is free but you must have a ticket. Complimentary tickets are available atwww.evite.com (search 'Western Sussex County Democrats Soup nÕ Salad Social').ÊFor more information, contact Marcel Hayes, 35th RD chair, at302-524-2196.
The Sussex County DemocraticCommittee Spring Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Cheer Community Center,ÊGeorgetown. The reception is at 6 p.m. and is followed by dinner and a program at 7. Cost is $60 per person. Come and enjoy an evening with your local, state and federal representatives.For tickets, go towww.eventbrite.com and search for Sussex County Democratic Committee Annual Spring Dinner. For more information, contact Valencia Hayes atvhayes_deldem@aol.com or call302-727-0359.

Learn about Nanticoke pre-history

Seaford Historical Society Lecture Series continues on Monday, April 2, with guest speaker Dr. Edward Otter, professor of archaeology at Salisbury University. Dr. Otter will present a program on Nanticoke pre-history.
People have lived on the Nanticoke River since their arrival over 10,000 years ago. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Sussex Society for History and Archaeology conducted archaeological research on a number of sites. Since then, little formal study has been done along the Nanticoke. This illustrative presentation is an attempt to pull together archaeological evidence to construct how Native American Indians lived and how those livelihoods changed through time.
The lecture will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the Manor House, Seaford. Admission is free.

Family Freedom Festival

Seaford VFW Post 4961 Auxiliary will hold the First Annual Family Freedom Festival on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Post. Bring the family and enjoy free entertainment - games, face painting, crafts, raffles and more - provided by the Delaware State Police, Seaford Fire Company and the National Guard. Music will be provided by DJ Storm and DJ Fireball. BBQ chicken and other food will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction.

Soup and Salad Social

The Western Sussex County Democratic Party will have a Soup and Salad Social on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. The event is hosted by the 35th and 39th Representative Districts.
Come and share your concerns and vision for your community. We all have a voice, so share yours while enjoying a warm bowl of soup and salad with your neighbors.
Complimentary tickets are available at www.evite.com - search: Western Sussex County Democrats Soup n' Salad Social. For more information, contact Marcel Hayes, 35th RD chair, at 302-524-2196 or email Deldems35@gmail.com.

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, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 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
Contact Karen at 302-236-7226 or email ework53@yahoo.com for more information on children's classes.
Ongoing classes
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Annual geranium sale

The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is taking pre-orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local Western Sussex County high school student and a Delaware Space Academy student. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel will again provide quality plants.
Pre-orders are due by Friday, April 6. Available colors are: red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia. Price for each 6' pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619.
The plants will be available for pick up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot across from the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, April 28, between 8 and 11 a.m. Geraniums not picked up by 11, will be sold to the public.

Department 56 at Seaford Museum

The Seaford Museum is featuring a Department 56 Exhibit through May.
In the 1980s, Department 56 started making high quality porcelain models of 18th century English housing and people and has since branched out into other times and areas.
This exhibit, with more than 120 buildings, several hundred people, trees, bushes, and signs is featured in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum. Because this collection is tied with the Christmas season, look closely to see if you can locate any Santa Clauses checking to see who is being naughty and who is being nice!
Following this exhibit, the Webb Room will feature a World War I exhibit with posters from the Smithsonian and other artifacts from the museum's collection throughout the summer.
The museum, located in the old Post Office on High Street, is open Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Department 56 Exhibit is part of the $7 museum entrance fee or $3 for only the Webb Room entrance.

Lenten specials at Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, is offering Lenten Specials, a fish dinner or vegetable lasagna with dessert, on Fridays of Lent, March 2-30, from 4:30-7 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out for $9 per person.

Free tax returns

The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2017 tax season. IRS certified counselors will be available to prepare returns starting Feb. 7, and every Wednesday until April 4.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling Pat James at 245-2320. Taxpayers are required to show a government issued photo ID plus their social security card(s).
Please bring your 2017 tax information and your 2016 tax return.

Oyster Sandwich Sale

Odd Fellows of Laurel - Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the Lodge at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery is available to businesses.

AYCE Breakfast

AYCE Breakfast will be held at the Laurel American Legion on Saturday, March 31 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the upstairs hall. Cost is $8 per person and $2 for children under age 12. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, coffee and juice. The public is welcome.

Easter Egg Drop

The Central Worship Center, 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, invites children to their Easter Egg Drop on Saturday, March 31. Activities start at noon and the Egg Drop line-up by age starts at 1:45 p.m. The three age groups are: ages 1-3, ages 4-6 and ages 7-11.
A total of 30,000 eggs will be dropped from a helicopter at 2.
Also enjoy a concession stand, petting zoo, and interactive inflatables. Helicopter rides are $25 per person.
For more information, call 875-7995.

Dinner/Dance on April 14 The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 14 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt.

24, Laurel.
Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Live music provided by Bob Hughes. Join us for a Rumba lesson before dinner. Enjoy a large variety of dance styles. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is jacket and tie/dressy casual.
Must be over 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be made in advance by April 7. No tickets will be sold at the door.
For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE, or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.

Wetlands Celebration Day

Adventure awaits at the second annual Wetlands Celebration Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park. The first 125 cars will receive free admission to the park.
Fun for the whole family including free pontoon boat tours, canoe rentals, self-guided hiking trails, exhibitors, bike rally and more. For more information, call 302-739-9939 or visit de.gov/wetlandscelebration.

Laurel Civic Club scholarship

The Laurel Civic Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship.This scholarship is given in memory of Robert Ellis. The scholarship is to assist a student with strong community service. Graduating seniors that reside within the Laurel School District, but not necessarily attending Laurel High School, are eligible. Applications are available at the Laurel High School, Sussex Tech High School andLaurel Public Library. Contact Lawrence Elliott at 302-875-3320 for additional information.
Application deadline is April 30.

Bridgeville Library events

Library Fundraiser Exhibit - The Bridgeville Library will exhibit the HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography of Gene Bleile from March 19 - April 26. The exhibition will showcase landscape, nautical, oceanscape, floral and architectural images of local interest, including photographs from Seaford's Ross Mansion and Woodland Ferry, along with images of Lewes and Rehoboth beaches. Additional photographs include images of Outer Banks/Nags Head, N.C., Colonial Williamsburg, Va., Gettysburg, Pa., Chincoteague, Va. and Cornwall, England.
Those who make a $30 contribution will select and order one print of their choice. Contributors of $50 will receive two prints, of $70, three prints, and of $100, four prints. All checks are payable to the Bridgeville Public Library. Photographs will be ordered and may be picked up during the first week of May.
Library closures - The library will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.

Delmar Alumni Association

The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family, and friends:
Thursday, Aug 23- 'Love, Lies and the Lottery': A winning lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions goes missing! Greedy friends and relatives plot and scheme and make this the funniest jackpot of the year.
Thursday, Nov. 29- 'Christmas in Paradise'- Three New York couples stranded by a snow storm in an Amish farmhouse learn the true meaning of Christmas. Both shows are presented at the Rainbow Comedy Playhouse in Paradise, Pa.The price is $127,25 per show which includes transportation, dinner, and show. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.

Love for America Fundraiser

A Love for America Fundraiser hosted by Delmarva Republican Women to benefit Operation We Care and Women Supporting Women will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Delmar VFW from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be Chinese and cake auctions. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 443-397-3321.

Easter Egg Hunt

Come meet the Easter Bunny at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids ages 12 and under can also enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be games, arts and crafts and door prizes. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Youth Conservation Festival

Delaware Ducks Unlimited presents the 2018 Youth Conservation Festival on Saturday, April 14 at 12613 Road 602, Owens Station, in Greenwood. The event's registration will be from 8-10 a.m. with activities from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This will be a day for the youth to learn about conservation and outdoor activities. The program is free and includes one-year Greenwing membership, lunch, and more. Visit www.greenwingde.org or contact Christy Willis at christy@willisgm.com for more information.

DGMA presents banquet/concert

The Delmarva Gospel Music Association will hold a banquet/concert featuring The Blackwater Brothers at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Sam Yoder Farm in Houston. Doors open at 5. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 302-422-8315or visiting DelmarvaGospel.com.

Antique appraisals

Todd Peenstra, a well-known antique appraiser from Annapolis, will be at the Federalsburg Historical Society and Museum, 100 Covey-Williams Alley, Federalsburg, Md., to identify and appraise treasures on Saturday, April 21. Registration begins at 1 p.m. followed by the show at 2. The fee is $5 per item with a limit of five items. Refreshments will be sold.

Community Hobby Fair

The Federalsburg Community Hobby Fair sponsored by Federalsburg Historical Society will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria of Federalsburg Elementary School.
The event is free and everyone is welcome. To display your hobby or collection, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or jbarton.mris@gmail.com.

Ruritan Breakfast Buffet

The Ruritan will resume its monthly breakfast buffet on the last Sunday of the month at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Rd., Galestown, Md. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on the following Sundays: April 29 and May 27 - weather permitting.
The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.

Volunteer with Read Aloud Delaware

Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week at local childcare centers.Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527 for more information.

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, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 4. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Airport Advisory meeting

The Delaware Coastal Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Lunch Bunch meeting

Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch. On Thursday, April 5, the group will gather at Ocean Grill, Long Neck Road, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other in facing this issue in our lives. The group meets Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Please call Carol at 302-245-3766 with any questions or to learn more.

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.

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.

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.

Sail & Power Squadron meeting

The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings.
For info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.

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.

Toastmasters Club

Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Self-paced computer training

Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, 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.
Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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.

Sussex County Stamp Club

The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton.
Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS

The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry.
SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations.
General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome.
For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

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.

Christian Writers Fellowship

Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking andopportunities to aspiring writers and poets.
If you possessa God-given talent and a passionate desirefor writing, this group is for you. Seize thisopportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers.
Meetings are heldon 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.

Alzheimer's support

Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. This is a free program and any interested persons are urged to attend.
If you are caring for someone who has any type of dementia, this is the time to get all your questions answered.
There is no registration required, just show up. We hope to see you there.
There are more than five million Americans who had Alzheimer's disease (AD) now, and, by mid-century, that number will triple Ð up to about 16 million. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop AD and account for almost two thirds of those five million.

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.

9-12 Delaware Patriots

The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings are taking place. Kent County meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Sussex County meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.

Transportation for veterans

In Sussex County there are several transportation opportunities available for our veterans. One of them is located in Seaford.
This eight passenger van carries veterans to and from the VA Hospital in Elsmere and to and from the VA Clinic in Dover. It tries to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays but will transport at other times if needed.
If you need this transportation, call the dispatcher at 302-858-7588.