Bits & Pieces

Bethany church holding adult Sunday school
The Bethany Beach Disciples of Christ Church is hosting adult Sunday school in the Tabernacle Lounge, located behind the church. The church itself is located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway.
The classes run each Sunday through March 13, from 10:50 to 11:50 a.m., immediately following 9:30 a.m. services.

The classes will be entitled, “Religions of the World,” and will use video participants to show how religions have shaped cultures throughout the world.

All are welcome.

No need to study Millville candidates
The town of Millville recently announced there will not be a town council election in 2005, due to a lack of interested candidates. Incumbents will retain their seats.

Applicants for heroes still being accepted
The Coastal Point will be accepting applications for Coastal Point Hometown Heroes through the end of March. People should nominate a member of the community who has selflessly contributed to non-profit organizations or their neighbors.

Every three months a board will sift through the applicants and pick the Coastal Point Hometown Hero of the Quarter. That winner will have a feature story written on them, and a photo of them hung on the walls of the newspaper’s office forever. At the end of the year, the Coastal Point Hometown Hero of the Year will be chosen.

To nominate a member of the community, just look for the form in this week’s paper.

Chamber members ‘shop’ for new members
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off its annual Member-Get-A-Member Shopping Spree membership recruitment campaign March 1. During this campaign, current chamber members are encouraged to refer non-member businesses to the chamber. When the prospect joins, the “recruiter” member will earn a chamber buck. The “buck” is used to purchase prizes at the Shopping Spree night held at the April 27 Business After Hours at the Woodsong Country Inn.

“The Member-Get-a-Member Campaign is a great opportunity to strengthen the chamber just by telling others how we benefit from our membership” said chamber President Phil Fleming, also of Long & Foster. “And the fact that member recruiters earn great prizes during this campaign is an added chamber benefit.”

To submit a contact, or enlist a new member, contact Membership Director Carrie Subity at 539-2100, ext.12. The campaign will run until April 15.

Cassat to be subject of film at library
Mary Cassat, America’s only artist to exhibit with the Impressionists, will star in the film, “A Brush With Independence,” the second installment of the art film series Art in the Afternoon, hosted by local artist Anne Hanna at the South Coastal Library, this coming Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m.

Cassat was the daughter of a well-to-do Pittsburgh family that first studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, before moving to Paris in 1872. There, she studied with Camille Pissaro and soon met lifelong friend Edgar Degas, who invited her to show in the first salon of a group that would become known as the Impressionists, and forever change the history of modern art.