All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet will be served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on Jan. 25, from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown (Md.) Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.
Western Sussex Martin Luther King Community Day of Celebration, Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, and Monday, Jan. 19, at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Banquet and presentations on Sunday (tickets are $20) and events for youth on Monday. Phone 629-1422.
KSI Toy Show
The 13th annual Blue Hen Farm Toy and Truck Show, Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.
Admission is $3, children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. The toy show features door prizes, a concession stand, and raffles in addition to displays of farm toys, trucks and agricultural related items. Proceeds go to Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc. For more information contact Chris Argo at 422-4014 ext. 3133 (8-4 weekdays) or 302-684-0117 (evening and weekends).
Railroad Open House
The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will have its 18th annual holiday open house on Jan. 17-18. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission charge. The Delmarva Model Railroad Club is located at 103 E. State St., Camelot Hall Second Floor, in Delmar, Del. This is one of the largest permanent model railroad displays on the Delmarva Peninsula with more than 5,000-square-feet of operating model railroads in N, HO, O (scale), O (hi-rail) and Standard Gauges plus N-trak, module layouts. Also train videos, refreshment and “white elephant” table. For more information or directions call Bill Deeter at 856-9250.
Ellendale Ruritan will hold their Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Ellendale V.F.W., Road 607 (1/2 mile south of Rt. 113 and 16 intersection), at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 24. Refreshments will be available for sale. For possible cancellation call 422-2948.
Equine Council Plans
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds, Exhibitor Hall, Harrington, at 7 p.m. All equine enthusiasts are welcome… projects to be discussed with emphasis on protocol for “abused equines” and more on trails. For more information call Paula 629-5233.
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service meets Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 12:30 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The guest speaker will be Sen. Robert Venables. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
County Auxiliary Meeting
The Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliaries Association meets, Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Company, at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served with the business meeting to follow. Call Crystal J. Chaffinch at 629-6904.
Democrats Plan Event
Western Sussex Democrat Club meeting, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m., St. Phillips Episcopal Church Parish House, Central Avenue, Laurel. The covered-dish dinner will be followed by a short meeting and the guest speaker, Frank B. Calio, commissioner of elections. The public is invited.
37th Democratic District pot-luck luncheon, Saturday, Jan. 17, 1-3 p.m., at Providence Church Hall on Shortly Road, Georgetown. No charge, just bring a covered dish to feed six. Call Rebecca Breasure at 856-2173 to confirm your attendance, or email Sussex37D@aol.com.
Democrats to meet
Sussex County Democratic executive committee meeting, Monday, Jan. 19, at Bonanza Restaurant in Millsboro, with dinner 6-7 p.m. and the meeting will follow dinner. Sen. Thomas R. Carper is scheduled to attend. The agenda includes information about the Democratic Party Primary on Feb. 3, and upcoming events. Call Thelma Monroe at 934-9706.
Committee for the Aging
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting, Monday, Jan. 26, at Nanticoke Senior Center, Inc., 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford,10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Call Newton Crouse, acting chairman, 629-7783 for information.
Winter Gala on schedule Jan. 24
Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase tickets to the Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Service’s Winter Gala “Champagne and Roses.”
Presented by the Mellon Financial Corporation, the Winter Gala will be held on Jan. 24, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The evening offers a dinner and dancing to the sounds of “Encore.”
Dance co-chairs Patricia Olekszyk and Sherry Michalik and the committee are utilizing the creative talents of Nancy Price and Yohko Doran to head up the decorations committee.
Ads can still be placed on the dance program.
For ticket reservation and program information contact volunteer services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 629-6611, ext. 2475. Proceeds from the evening will be part of the Auxiliary’s annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services.
CHEER group sets concert dates
The CHEERful Notes Glee Club, a singing group comprised of local senior citizens, has announced its winter concert schedule. All concerts are free and open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend.
For more information or to schedule a concert appearance, call Pat Rust at 302-856-6178. Visit www.scss.org for additional information on CHEER activities.
- Feb. 3: CHEER Community Center in Georgetown, 10:30 a.m.
- Feb. 17: Heritage in Milford, 1:30 p. m.
- March 2: Gull House in Rehoboth Beach, 1 p. m.
- March 9: Harrison House in Georgetown, 1:30 p. m.
- March 18: Lewes Senior Center, 1 p.m.
- March 23: CHEER Community Center in Georgetown, 10:30 a.m.
Read-Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m., in the conference room of the Delaware National Bank, Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Parks and Rec Conference
The 25th annual Delaware Recreation and Park Society (DRPS) state conference will be held March 3, and 4, at the Embassy Suites in Newark. Featured presenters include: “Remember the Titans,” coach Bill Yoast. For additional information, call 302-227-2800.
Driver Safety Training
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.
TRAP POND EVENTS
For all programs call 875-5163 to register or for more information.
Campfire Cooking, Saturday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.
Learn how to spice things up and make tasty simple meals everyone will enjoy.
Camping and Wilderness First Aid, Saturday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.
Knowledge of first aid can be essential for a successful hike or camping.
Sugar me Sweet: Maple Sugar Sapping, Saturday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.
Learn about the rich New England history of maple sugar sapping from our native red maple trees.