Tuesday, January 15, 6:00pm
Did you have company over the holidays? Had trouble dealing with difficult people, increased stress, or crowds? Join Dr. Carol Pollio, Elemental Space Clearing® Practitioner, to learn how to clear your space of negative energy. Based on indigenous cultural practices, this workshop shows you how to restore peace and tranquility to your home -- after all of the holiday madness!
Saturday, January 19, 11:30am
In 1942, as part of its plan to justify the mass migration of nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans from the west coast of the United States to internment camps in the American interior, the government employed photographers to take pictures of the evacuation process and later of the assembly and relocation centers. Billed as truthful documentary photographs, the resulting images were in fact instruments of propaganda tinged by prejudice that are remarkably similar to those evident in the current national discourse on immigration and minority rights.
Join Professor Jim Curtis for this deeply intriguing presentation in which these photographs will be observed and dissected, followed by a question-and-answer session.
This program is made possible through a grant with the Delaware Humanities Forum.
Thursday, January 24, 6:00pm
The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is excited to be hosting the official unveiling of Paul Lovett's "Golden Age of Rehoboth Beach, The Railroad Era” diorama, a historically accurate representation of what a section of Rehoboth Avenue in 1910.
The diorama, a work in progress, currently includes several models of buildings that existed on each side of Rehoboth Avenue just east of First Street.
Every year of his life, Paul Lovett has spent time in Rehoboth along the canal, just across from the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Over the past year, he has immersed himself in the history of Rehoboth during the late 1800s and early 1900s, also known as The Railroad Era. He has studied all the reference sources he can discover on the subject and has interviewed many local folks with ties back to that earlier time in history. Paul’s vision is to create a dioramic display of Rehoboth Avenue extending from the end of the fishing pier off Horn’s Pavilion and back across the canal to the interesting railroad switching yard.
Attendees will have the opportunity to see and examine the diorama before a presentation by Mr. Lovett that features a tour of what it would have been like to walk down Rehoboth Avenue in 1910. Come out to learn about a rarely discussed, yet deeply fascinating segment of Rehoboth Beach history. Those interested can keep track of Paul’s progress by visiting his Facebook page at “Golden Age of Rehoboth Beach, The Railroad Era.”
The event will take place at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library on Thursday, January 24, at 6:00pm. Coffee and dessert will be available, and there is no admission fee. Donations may be made at the door, which will go to support the creation of the diorama. Please make a reservation for this event by contacting the library at 302-227-8044. Depending on interest, space may be limited.
Tuesday, January 29, 6:00pm
Learn the most common financial mistakes people make when establishing a budget and making decisions about the management of your finances. You will be given practical tools to enhance your financial well-being and put an end to giving away your hard-earned money. Upon completion of this class, you will be able to navigate the obstacles associated with being financially successful.
Mondays February 4 - April 8 @ 4, 5, 6, Saturdays March 2 & 16 @ 2, 3, 4
We offer free in-person tax preparation to anyone who needs it. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules. However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that our volunteers stay within the scope of tax law set by the IRS for the program.
In certain situations, our volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.
We can prepare most returns with:
- Wages, interest, dividends, capital gains/losses, unemployment compensation, pensions and other retirement income, Social Security benefits
- Self-employment income if no employees, no inventory, no losses, no depreciation, no business use of home, and no other complicating factors
- Most income reported on Form 1099-MISC
- Schedule K-1 that includes only interest, dividends, capital gains/losses or royalties
- Qualified Business Income deduction if no complicating factors
- Itemized deductions, including noncash contributions to charity that total no more than $5,000
- Cancellation of nonbusiness credit card debt
- IRA contributions -- deductible or not
- Most credits, such as earned income tax credit, education credits, child/additional child credit and credit for other dependents, child/dependent car credit, premium tax credit, simplified method foreign tax credit on investments, and retirement savings credit
- Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit
- Estimated tax payments
- Tax on a Child's Investment and Other Unearned Income (Kiddie Tax)
- Injured spouse allocation, depending on state
- Health Saving Accounts (HSA)*
- Amendments to filed returns
- Prior three tax years' returns
We cannot prepare returns with:
- Self-employment expenses that exceed $25,000
- Complicated capital gains/losses, such as futures or options
- Rental income, except land-only rentals**
- Royalty income with expenses if not from self-employment
- Farm or farm co-op income or expenses
- Moving expenses**
- Some investment income or itemized deductions that are not included in our training
- Alternative Minimum Tax Additional Medicare Tax, or Net Investment Income Tax
- Foreign financial asset reporting requirements
* HSA: Only when volunteer is certified in the HSA module to prepare, and another volunteer is certified to review, a return that includes HSA contributions or distributions
** Rental or moving: Can prepare for active military personnel when volunteer is certified in the military module to prepare another volunteer is certified to review