Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 11th, 2001
Sussex Bird Club meeting
"The Natural History Legacy of the Cape Henlopen Area" will be the topic of the Sussex Bird Club meeting to be held on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Visitors Center at 2:30 p.m. Karen Bennett, DNREC acting coordinator for the Delaware Natural Heritage Program, will be the presenter. Ms. Bennett will highlight the rare plants and animals found in the Cape Henlopen State Park. The Sussex Bird Club welcomes visitors and guests at all its functions at no charge. The Sussex Bird Club was formed in June 1983. The club has conducted the annual Seaford-Nanticoke Audubon Christmas Count since 1983. The club has been active in supporting conservation activities throughout Sussex County and joined with the Nanticoke Watershed Preservation Committee to construct and install Osprey nesting platforms along the Nanticoke River near Seaford. Yearly dues are $7 for an individual and $10 for a couple. For more information call Don Bailey (302) 629-4736.

Auxiliary dinner-meeting
The Ladies Auxiliary of Sussex County Volunteer Fire Association will hold their meeting at the Ellendale Fire Station on Jan. 17. Dinner will be held at 7 p.m. with meeting following at 8.

Children's Theater at DTCC
Theater IV, a nationally known touring ensemble from Richmond, Va., will once again be delighting area school children with musical adaptations of entertaining and educational stories. Formerly sponsored by the Sussex Arts Council, the program has been taken over by Possum Point Players. Possum's will continue to use the theater at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown in order to accommodate the 3,000 local school children who have attended each year. This year's season consists of three shows. "The Sword And The Stone," which was performed in November; "A Woman Called Truth," will be performed Jan. 26, 26 and 29; and "The Velveteen Rabbit" which will be performed on April 3-5. Tickets are $5 a seat. These shows fill up quickly and teachers should call and reserve space as soon as possible. For details call 856-4560.

Blades Auxiliary dinner
The Blades Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will host a Beef & Dumpling all-you-can-eat dinner on Feb. 18, from noon till sold out, at the Blades Fire Hall, Fifth and Cannon streets, Blades. Cost is: adults, $7; children age 10 and under, $4; four-years old and under are free. Carryouts are $7.50.

Free Tax Assistance Feb. 5-April 11
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 5 through April 11 for middle and low income taxpayers with special emphasis on those 60 and over. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal REvenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations: * Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939; * Methodist Manor House, Middleford Road, Seaford, 629-4593; * Laurel Public Library, 101 E 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184; * Bridgeville Public Library, Market & Laws Bridgeville, 337-7401. Please call for an appointment. Service is also available for homebound individuals.

Longaberger Basket Bingo, Feb. 17 Tickets now on sale Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group will be sponsoring a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall. All proceeds will benefit the youth group to travel to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indiana. Doors open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m. Tickets sold in advance are $20, or $25 at the door. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening. Four Longaberger Baskets will be raffled off to ticket holders. Food will be available. For tickets, contact any youth group member or call Debbie Depta at 629-7999, or Becky Evaristo at 629-3395.