Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 10th, 2000
Valentine luncheon Feb. 10
The DSFWC Acorn Club will have a Valentine Covered Dish Luncheon on Thursday, FEb. 10 at noon in the Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta Road, Seaford.
There will be a special program presented by Sharon Shulder from Laurel. Sharon teaches classes on "Quilting" and she will share her talents with us.
The hostesses for this affair Betty Daudt and Barbara Burket and their committee will make the luncheon festive.

Places of worship topic Feb. 11
Bernard L. Herman, professor of art history at the University of Delaware, will present "Traditional Places of Worship in Rural Delaware" as part of the UD Land and Sea Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 11.
Rural Delaware is home to some of the most unique and historical church in America. Herman, who recently made a detailed photographic essay of these churches, will share his pictorial insights via a slide show presentation.
The 15th annual Land and Sea Lecture Series is presented on Fridays during the month of February. The free, public lectures by noted university faculty and staff take place at 10 a.m. in Lewes and again at 2 p.m. in Seaford.
The talks in Lewes are held at the Virden Center, 700 Pilottown Road, on the UD High R. Sharp Campus. The Seaford talks are held in the auditorium of the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road.
For more information, call (302) 855-1620 or (302) 735-8200.

'Closer Than Ever' for Valentines (Feb. 11, 12, 13)
For a Valentine's weekend treat, Second Street Players recommend coming "Closer Than Ever," Feb. 11, 12, and 13. All manner of relationships, put to music, are at the heart of the musical revue.
The players observe a 20th anniversary, and audience members of the first show of the season are invited to share in the celebration at each intermission with anniversary cake and punch. Rosanne Pack, players' board president and producer of "Closer Than Ever," said the special complementary refreshments are the first of many anniversary treats planned throughout the year. She said there will be commemorative give-aways and surprise treats for those who attend productions in 2000.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. Tickets are $12; senior citizens and students pay $11 discount price for the Sunday matinee. For reservations, call 422-0220. Riverfront theater is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford.

Author Event held Feb. 11
Delaware Chapter of R.W.A. invites romance readers to their Valentine Gala Author Event on Friday, Feb. 11, at B. Dalton Bookseller, Salisbury Centre.
Best-selling romance authors Colleen Faulkner and Judith E. French will welcome readers between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Salisbury Centre on Feb. 11.
Faulkner of Seaford, winner of the Diamond Award for Author Excellence, will autograph two new books, her historical romance, "Highland Bride," a Scottish novel, and "Maggie's Baby," her first contemporary romance.
"Maggie's Baby" has a Delaware beach setting and is sure to please local readers. It's a story of a young woman doctor trying to heal her own heart who unexpectedly finds a second chance at happiness.
Faulkner's mother, award-winning novelist, Judith E. French of Kent County, will be signing her latest western, "Morgan's Woman," as well as "Rachel's Choice," a Civil War novel played out against a Delaware River background. Advanced reservations for personalized novels will be accepted by phone. There is no charge for autographing with book purchase.

Singles Supper Club Dinner Dance Feb. 12
The Valentine and Mardi Gras Dinner Dance will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club, Feb. 12. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30. $25 per person. To join us or for information call Peggy at 302-629-6026.

Indoor Turkey Shoot Feb. 13
The Nanticoke Sportsman's Club will host an indoor turkey shoot monthly at the club's complex outside of Seaford, on Sundays, Feb. 13, and March 12, at noon. The public is welcome and instruction is available; 12 gauge shells will be provided. Interested newcomers may call 629-9199 for details and directions.

Sportsman's club offers indoor shooting Feb. 14
Every Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., the Nanticoke Sportsman's Club offers indoor pistol shooting at the club's complex outside of Seaford. The public is welcome and instruction is available. Interested newcomers may call 629-4125 for details and directions.

Delaware Tech hosts theater production Feb. 16
A free two-person stage performance dealing with diversity, acceptance, and equality will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in the Arts & Science Center Theater at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College. The show is called "Aspects: Faces of America Too," and incorporates shared ideas, concerns, and experiences of young people all over America.
The performance is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to register by calling 856-5400. Ext. 3040.

Wildlife benefit dinner Feb. 18
The Delaware Wildlife Exposition's Second Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction will be held Friday, Feb. 18. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., at the Felton Fire Hall. The Felton Ladies Auxiliary is famous for its hearty meals. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and will feature oysters, roast beef, and chicken salad along with dumplings, mashed potatoes, and cole slaw. The rest of the evening will be filled with door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction, with items donated by local artists, craftsmen, and businesses.
Tickets are $20 per person, $35 a couple, and $15 for those 14-years of age and under. For details call (302) 323-5334.

Ellendale Assn. plans fundraiser (Feb. 19-buy tickets prior)
The Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association announces plans to raise funds for sewer hook-up fees for residents who cannot afford the cost.
The event will be Saturday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church (located on Old State Road), Ellendale. Jimmy's Grille will cater dinner. Nathan Hill, president of Greenwood Trust Bank, will be the keynote speaker.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and can be purchased from Harold Truxon, 422-4304. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Monetary donations are accepted. Checks made payable to ECCIA and mailed to: Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association, Attn: Harold Truxon, P.O. Box 327, Ellendale, DE 1971.
Any businesses, individuals, churches, civic or community organizations who would like to purchase a table ($250) can do so and their name will be placed on the table as one of the supporters, as well as listed in our local newspapers.

Church holds dinner Feb. 19
Shiloh Community Church will hold a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner with two vegetables, dessert and drink, on Feb. 19, starting at 4 p.m., eat-in or take-out. Cost is $7 adults, $3 for children under 12. The youth group will have a bake table. The church is located on Shiloh Church Road, Laurel. Call 302-875-7075 for more information.

Nearly 200 events featured in Winter-Spring Calendar
The Delaware Calendar of Events, Winter-Spring 2000 issue, published by the Delaware Tourism Office, highlights nearly 200 events held throughout the state - from cultural festivals and theater performances to sporting events and holiday celebrations. The calendar is published bi-annually to assist those planning trips to Delaware in getting the most out of their visit.
"The calendar is a very effective way for event planners to reach potential visitors," says Keia Benefield, Delaware Tourism Office director. "More than 73,000 calendars are distributed each year through phoned-in requests, industry trade shows, regional information centers, and media mailings."
Guidelines for a free listing in the Summer-Fall 2000 Calendar of events and a listing form are available by calling 302-672-6841. In order to be considered, events must be of interest to Delaware visitors and must be designed to attract and accommodate more than 500 people.
A free copy of the calendar can be obtained by calling the Delaware Tourism Office's visitor information hotline at (800) 441-8846. Beginning mid-February, continuously updated special event information will also be available on DTO's new website, www.state.de.us/tourism.
The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division of the Delaware Economic development Office, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware and works to preserve the state's cultural and natural resources. For more information, call (800) 441-8846.

Make your pledge now to CHEER
It's not too late to make a donation to the CHEER Building Fund. A pledge of $100 will allow you to honor a loved one or organization with an engraved paving brick, which is located at the main entrance of the CHEER Community Center, Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. This is a wonderful way to remember someone for many years to come.
For more information, call Charlene Hubert at 302-856-5187.

Wine & Cheese Social Feb. 24 (last Thursday of each month)
The CHEER Community Center will host a "Wine & Cheese Social" the last Thursday of each month beginning Feb. 24 in the lobby of their new facility located at the intersection of Rt. 9 & Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. The public is invited to come between 3 and 5 p.m. For more information, call 854-9500.

Photographers meet Feb. 25-29
Delaware Professional Photographers will be hosting the SEPPA affiliated print judging. This is a 12-state judging that will be held at the Bay Center in Dewey Beach, on Feb. 25-29.
In conjunction with the print judging, DPP will also be having their annual convention. The featured speakers will be LaMarr Williamson and Bob Headley teaching how to "Create Your Own Backgrounds and Dye Muslins," Mary Jean and Joe Campanellie on "Creative Expressions," Kimberly Phillips Simonetti on "Selling Wall Portraits" and "Painting Your Way to a Million," Debbie and Ralph Melvin on "Doing Big Things in Small Place."
Last, but certainly not least, is Frank Cricchio on "Leading Edge Portrait Techniques."
For information call 302-684-8777, or go to the DPP web site at www.delawarephotographers.com. E-mail is at studio@ezy.net.

Miss Sussex County Scholarship Pageant contestant sought before Feb. 26
The Miss Sussex County Scholarship Pageant (an official Miss Delaware Preliminary) will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Interested applicants should call 629-8887.

Craft fair Feb. 26- vendors call for info.
A Craft Fair and Flea Market will be held in the new CHEER Community Center, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. The Center is located at the intersection of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Vendors and information call 854-9500.

Miss Delaware contestants sought
Contestants are being sought for the Miss Delaware Pageant. Applicants must be female, ages 17-24, single, and must live, work full-time or go to school full-time in the state of Delaware. For more information contact Sue Kuhling, director of Field Operations at (302) 678-0668.

Hunter education course Feb. 26-27-pre-registration required
Delaware Hunter Education Courses will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Delaware's Ag Center in Georgetown, and Sunday, Feb. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Ellendale. Pre-registration is required for the Georgetown course. To pre-register, call the Delaware Hunter Education program Office at (302) 323-5336.
Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, is required to complete a Hunter Education course before purchasing a Delaware hunting license.