Basket Bingo at B-G Club
Basket bingo, Thursday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, $20 in advance; $25 at the door. To benefit the Barracudas swim team members going to the national Boys & Girls Club swim meet in Florida. Contact Theresa Wills at 628-3789 for tickets (after 1 p.m.).
Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
Third annual Valentine spaghetti dinner and auction, Seaford Christian Academy, Saturday, Feb. 5, 5 to 5:45 p.m. and 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. by advanced tickets only with the live auction at 7 p.m. Child care is provided starting at 7 p.m.
AAUW Used Book Sale
“Dollars for Scholars” the 36th annual used book sale, sponsored by the Wilmington Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will be Feb. 24 through Feb. 27 at the Concord Mall, Rt. 202, Wilmington. The sale/mall hours are 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.
More than 45,000 books in 30 categories are for sale, including collectibles, rare edition, history, children’s, mid-Atlantic region and Delaware books, plus thousands of paperbacks. The proceeds benefit AAUW’s scholarship funds and national fellowships. Since 1914, 574 scholarships have been given to Delaware women students. In 2004, 15 scholarships totaling $50,000 were awarded to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students residing in Delaware. For more information, call Helga Ganci at (302) 475-8270 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Driving Course
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, 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. Call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.
Democrat Club Meeting
Western Sussex Democrat Club meeting, Monday, Jan. 31, at Dukes’ recreation facility, Sycamore. Covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Call 875-1041 or 875-7091 for directions.
Equine Council meeting
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, Feb. 21,7 p.m., at the State fairgrounds at Exhibitor’s Hall north entrance, Harrington. Guest speaker, Dr. Brittany Hazzard, DVM,PA will address the topic of foaling. All are welcome, need not be a member. Phone 629-5233 or 875-7869.
Acorn Club meeting
The GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meets Thursday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m., at Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club; soup and sandwich, catered by Jimmy’s Grill, followed by a business meeting. Hostess for this event is Janet Gibson.
VFW winter dance
Winter dance at VFW Post 5246, Federalsburg, on Jan. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music by County Line. Tickets $15 a couple, singles $7.50. Call 410-754-5020.
St. Stephen’s Church Dinner
Spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Jan. 29, 4-7 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St. Delmar. Adults $7; children 6-12 $3.50; under 6 free. Carryouts available, 846-9501.
Blades Breakfast Feb. 6
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 6, 8-11 a.m., cost: adults $6, children $3. Bacon, scrapple, and sausage, scrambled eggs, cream chip beef and sausage gravy over toast, pancakes made to order, toast, hash browns potatoes, fruit cup, fruit juices, coffee and milk. Breakfast is held the first Sunday of each month at Blades Fire Hall, 5th and Cannon streets, Blades, 629-4896.
Spaghetti dinner Feb. 19
Georgetown Historical Society spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Feb. 19, 4-8 p.m., at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown.Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact the Georgetown Historical Society at 855-9660.
Blue Hen Toy and Truck Show
14th annual Blue Hen Farm Toy and Truck Show and Sale, Saturday, Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Exhibit Hall, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Admission is $3, children 10 and under free with a paying adult. Door prizes and concessions. Call Chris Argo at 302-684-0117.
Reading and Discussion Group
Greenwood Public Library Reading and Discussion Group, Monday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The book under discussion will be “Skywriting” by Jane Pauley. Marie Cunningham of the Greenwood Public Library will moderate the discussion and furnish background information. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of “Skywriting” are available at the library. This program is open to the public at no cost. For more information call the library at 349-5309.
Fourth annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance, Mt. Olivet U.M. Church, Seaford, Friday, Feb. 4. Tickets ($5) go on sale Jan. 1. Phone 629-4458.
Mardis Gras Ball in Laurel
Laurel Community Foundation Mardis Gras charity ball, Saturday, Feb. 5, Laurel Fire Hall, 8 p.m. to midnight. Light fare by local restaurants with music by The Honeycombs and Tony Windsor. Tickets are $30 a person. Phone 875-9480. Proceeds benefit the Hope House project.
Teddy Bear Brunch
Teddy Bear Brunch to benefit the Salisbury Zoo Sat., Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salisbury Moose Lodge, 833 Snow Hill Road. Best Dressed Bear Contest, silent auction, live music. meet the author of “T. Rex at Swan Lake”, Lisa Carrier, coloring contest, door prizes, face painting and food. Live entertainment by Jim Schomann and Bill Stuart. Donation: $10 adult, $6 children under 12, children under 5 free. Call 410-860-6880, ext. 8
Seaford Historical Society
On Monday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House the Seaford Historical Society will present Lindy Moore with a program about vintage clothing. Moore has recently moved to Seaford from Los Angeles, where she had a vintage clothing business. She is most knowledgeable about caring for and preserving such garments. Numerous articles of apparel along with many, many dresses have been donated to the Society by Moore. They will be on display in the museum at a later date. Moore suggests that individuals bring into the meeting items that that they would like evaluated. The program has been arranged by Betty Wilbanks who will introduce the speaker. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. For more information call Wilbanks at 629-2466.
AARP Chapter Meets Feb. 7
AARP Chapter #5340 meeting Feb. 7, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with a luncheon at noon. Guest speaker Uday Jani, M.D., FACP of Shore View Medical, P.A., will provide information about how women can maintain a healthy heart to prevent heart attacks. Cost of the lunch is $13 per person. Call Mary Ann Richards (302) 945-4763 for reservations that is needed by Feb. 4. New members are welcome.
Animal Art at Ward Museum
New predators have taken residence on Schumaker Pond in Salisbury. Wildlife specialists, artists, bounty hunters, environmentalists, and children are awed by the big cats, elephants, wolves and other beasts that now inhabit the LaMay Gallery at the Ward Museum. From Feb. 11- May 1, the work of Guy Coheleach, one of the best wild animal painters in the world, is on exhibit. Coheleach, from Bernardsville, N.J., brings the stuff of dreams and safaris within everyone’s reach. Coheleach’s paintings have received the Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence an unprecedented eight times. This most prestigious honor is awarded by curators and professors of fine art from museums and universities across America. Coheleach has had one-man exhibitions at major museums in 21 cities from New York to Los Angeles in the last 11 years. “Residents of the Lower Shore should seize this opportunity to see this high caliber show by a distinguished artist in their own backyard,” said Lora Bottinelli, Ward Museum curator. The public is invited to a free opening reception Friday, Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m. A lecture with the artist will be held on April 24, noon, at the Ward Museum in conjunction with the 35th Annual Ward World Championship. Ward Museum gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 410-742-4988 ext. 111.
Auxiliary Book Fair in Lobby
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary book fair, Feb. 14 and 15. “Books and Fun” sale in the lobby of the Hospital. Hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This will be the first lobby sale fund-raising event for the auxiliary in support of the hospital.
High School Open House
Open house, regional Christian High School, 150 Airport Road, Georgetown, Thursday, Feb. 17, 4 to 7 p.m. School is for students grades 9-12. Phone 856-4040.
Bridal Show in Millsboro
Prospective brides, grooms, and their attendants, families and friends are encouraged to attend the 10th anniversary Central Sussex Bridal Show, to be held at the Millsboro Civic Center, Wilson Highway and Mitchell Street, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13. Sponsored by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, the show allows those making wedding plans to meet florists, photographers, caterers, deejays, travel agents, and a wide assortment of exhibitors who provide goods and services to newly weds. Show information and exhibitor applications are available by calling the Chamber at 934-6777, or e-mail Millsboro@intercom.net. Three different fashion shows featuring formal attire for the complete wedding party (including parents, grandparents, flower girls and ring bearers) will highlight the day. Each show will be presented by Candlelight Bridal, located in downtown Millsboro, and will include casual to ultra formal wear. Show times are 11:45 a.m., 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. Flowers for all shows will be done by Village Green Florist, Rt. 24 East, Millsboro.Emcee will be Brian K. Hall, of Cat Country. Tickets re $3.50, available at the door. Children under six enter free. Numerous door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Event chairman is Judy Henninger, of The Party Corner, in Millsboro. For exhibitor or other information, call the chamber at 934-6777, or e-mail Millsboro@intercom.net.
Possums Presenting ‘Songs’
The Possum Point Players will be sponsoring the production of “Songs From The Soul”. This multi-cultural musical celebration is a revue of African American music beginning with the early 1900’s through Motown and Jazz to Blues to Rap. Recommended for grades three through adult. Performances will be presented at Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, on Monday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 22, for two performances each day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The show is approximately one hour long with a question and answer session following each performance. Tickets are $5.50 each. To reserve tickets, call the Possum Point Players Ticketline at 856-4560 (ext. 2).
Parent Advisory Council
The Delaware State Parent Advisory Council of the Dept. of Education 27th annual Parent Training Conference. This is a statewide event where all parents and school staff members are welcome. It is on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank One Center at the Riverfront in Wilmington. This is located at 800 South Madison in Wilmington. There will be a full buffet Lunch by Bank One at the Riverfront.
Cruise to Bermuda
Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is sponsoring a Bermuda cruise aboard Celebrity Horizon, out of Norfolk April 30-May 7, 2005. Ports of call include Hamilton and St. George. Phone 629-7419.
Yu-Gi-Oh Players Event
Yu-Gi-Oh players will gather at the Greenwood Public Library on Friday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The Greenwood Library is located at 16 West, seven miles south of Harrington and is situated next door to the Post Office, on the corner of Market and Mill streets. For more information, call Miss Donna at 349-5309.
Stay & Play at Parks & Rec
Parents and children (birth to age three) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. (Closed on school holidays.) Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Toddler Time at Library
The Greenwood Public Library is open to children ages six months to three years every Thursday morning at 10:30. Toddler Time is a new program designed to stimulate learning by exposing the youngest of children to the joy of language, movement, music and, of course, books. Coffee and tea are provided for adults. The Greenwood Library is located on 16 West, seven miles south of Harrington and is situated next door to the Post Office, on the corner of Market and Mill streets. For more information, call 349-5309.
Volunteers needed for Fresh Air Fundin the Seaford area
The Fresh Air Fund’s Seaford area volunteer leaders are currently seeking committee members and host families to ensure that summer 2005 is special for New York City children.
Each summer, more than 5,000 children, ages six to 18, enjoy two-week vacations with volunteer host families in suburban and small town communities across 13 northeastern states from Maine to Virginia and in Ontario, Canada. Local Fresh Air Fund volunteers recruit and interview host families, check references and coordinate Friendly Town Program activities in their communities.
In 2005, the fund continues its 128-year-old tradition of serving children with a wide variety of special events and volunteer opportunities.
For more information on how you can join your local Fresh Air volunteer team, call Marianne Caven at 323-9383, or The Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003.