Culinary arts and training
First State Community Action Agency's new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of Labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.
AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center AARP Driving Course will be held on Jan. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register for the course call (302) 875-2536.
Read Aloud training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
College Goal Sunday
College Goal Sunday is a one-day event that invites college-bound students to a location near them to receive free assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the form required by colleges and universities, and private career schools to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans. The event is being held Feb. 10, from 2-4 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College's following locations: Owens Campus, Stanton Campus & Terry Campus. For more information, those who are interested can either go to www.go2goal.org or call the toll free number 1-866-GO-2-GOAL. Let Katie Burton know if this is something you are interested in.
Possum Point presents Funny Money
The British farce Funny Money by Ray Cooney is "fall-down funny" according to cast member, Doug Friend of Lewes. The dinner-theater opens on Friday, Jan. 25 at Possum Point Players in Georgetown. Dinner, which is a four-course meal, begins at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 - 26 and Feb. 1 - 2, and at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. For tickets, which are $38, call the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560. In addition to taking reservations for the dinner theater, Possum Point Players is also accepting 2008 season ticket orders.
CHEER hosts indoor yard sale
CHEER Community Center is hosting an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community center is located at 20520 Sand Hill Road, or Rte. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Tables cost $10 each. To reserve a table, call the CHEER Community Center at 854-9500. Railroad Club annual open house The Delmarva Model Railroad Club annual open house will be held on Saturday Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. at Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Featuring more than 5000 square feet of displays including six operating layouts in four different scales; large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Train videos. Win one of three train sets being raffled. Free admission! (Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult) Free parking! For more information call 410-742-9325 or 856-9250.
Driver Safety program
An AARP Driver Safety course for people 50 and over will be given 1 to 5 p.m., on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15, 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, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.
TOPS DE61 open house
TOPS DE61, Seaford will be having three weeks of open houses to help those who made a New Years resolution to lose those unwanted pounds. They will be held on Tuesdays 12:30-2 p.m., Jan. 15, 22, 29, at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford (1/2 mile from Rite-Aid and Stein Hwy.) If you need any additional information you can call Jean Davis at 410-883-3407
Seaford Heritage Days
Re-live the rich history of Seaford and Western Sussex County from the days of the area's first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during "Seaford Heritage Days," Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC. www.seafordchamber.com.
S.A.L.T. Council changes
The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council has announced that their monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 9, in the Sussex County Administration Office just south of the Wilmington Trust Bank on Route 113. The Council invites any individuals, organizations, agencies and police departments concerned with the welfare of senior citizens to send a representative to attend these meetings. Come and share your programs and knowledge, as well as your concerns. The Council is an Advisory Committee for the following Triads: Kent County Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the State Police Museum in Dover. Roxana Triad meets the third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Roxana Senior Center at the Pyle Center in Frankford. Seaford Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. These meetings are held to discuss the safety and well-being of seniors and are open to the public. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 436-2157.
January has rolled around once again and the Greenwood Library meeting room is filling up with a huge variety of magazines, issued in 2006, to be sold at the annual Magazine Sale which began Wednesday, Jan. 2 and continuing throughout the month. This year the sale will also offer a large quantity of books, fiction and non-fiction, adult and juvenile. With magazines priced at just $.10 a piece, supplies don't last long. Book prices are great, also – hardbacks are only $.50 and paperbacks $.25. Be sure to visit the Greenwood Public Library early to guarantee the best selection. The Greenwood Public Library is located on market Street (Rt. 16) in downtown Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library. For further information, contact: Catharine Kramer or Pat Brown, Greenwood Public Library, 302-349-5309.
Feel great in 2008
Come join us in Fitness Classes, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. We start a 6-week session the week of Jan. 7 and meet in St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Get your Dr.'s OK and come try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8-week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register, call 23-year AFAA-certified fitness-professional, Carol Lynch, at 629-7539.
Georgetown Library events
Hometown pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.
Seniors, begin the new year by socializing, honing skills, exercising, or learning with Adult Plus+ activities at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Social activities in January include: for couples "Adult Plus+ Couples Club" on Jan. 10; for single seniors "Adult Plus+ Mixed Singles Club" on Jan. 14; card players can participate in "Hand and Foot Card Game" on Jan. 14 and "Open Bridge" on Jan. 15; on Jan. 24, join the lunch bunch for either "Library Surprises-Resource Tour" or "Lighthouses-Beacons in the night." For those who enjoy art: want to learn how to draw, take "Basic Drawing Skills" on Wednesdays from Jan. 16 to Feb. 20; planning on making quilts for your children or grandchildren get advice in quilts for kids on January 16; learn how to make great personal gifts in woodcarving every Thursday from Jan. 17 to Feb. 21. Enjoy drawing, get informal instruction and individual assistance for beginners to intermediate in "Portrait Workshop" on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28; learn how to paint with watercolors in "Watercolor" on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28. Other activities include: horseback riding on Tuesdays from Jan. 15 to Feb. 5; participate in a forum of self discovery to help control overeating in "Diets Don't Work" on Mondays from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11; like to dance learn "Bellydancing" on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to March 13; share your view in "Current Events" on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Aug. 28; learn how to get more use out of your computer in "PC Savvy-At Last" on Jan. 26; acquire conversation skills to communicate effectively in "Spanish 1" on Mondays from Jan. 28 to March 3. Become familiar with known and not-so-well-known Delaware treasures to explore in "Cures for Cabin Fever" on Jan. 29. For complete information about activities or to become a member of the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, call 302-856-5618.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.
Lap blankets for Vets sought
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 of Laurel is looking for people who knit, crochet, or can hand-make lap blankets for our veterans in the local nursing homes. We have a goal of 60. If you are interested in helping us reach our goal, contact Ann Foskey, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19, at 875-0714.
Laurel history books still available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.
Stay and play
The "Parents As Teachers" (PAT) Stay & Play - Parents and children (birth to age four) 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 Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson.Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's Preschool Storytime. Storytime is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Widowed Persons Service meets
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speakers will be Lieutenants Charles and Debbie Engel from the Salvation Army. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
Pomona Grange Meeting
Sussex County Pomona Grange will meet Thursday, Jan. 10. A covered dish dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Reliance Grange. Any questions call Shirley Millman at 645-8098. The public is welcome.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics to be discussed will be annexation, traffic, the Hearn's Pond Dam study, and the historical marker progress. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and anyone interested in attending is welcome.
AARP Chapter #1084 meets
AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Brian Posey, Associate State Director, Advocacy. Topic featuring AARP nationwide "Divided We Fail - United We Succeed Campaign," for health care and financial security for all citizens. Guests, 50 years or older, are welcome and invited to join in refreshments and conversation after the meeting. For information regarding membership to this state chapter, call Helen at 875-5086.
Sussex County Airport meeting
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 10 a.m.
Equine Council meets
Next Meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. Meet your 2008 Officers. For more info, contact Stan 684-3966.
AARP Chapter #5340 meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call President Melissa Richardson at 945-1288.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Adult Plus trips
Enjoy the New Year by participating in exciting trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On Saturday, Jan. 12, experience one of music's greatest storytellers come to life through song and dance in "Moving Out-Billy Joel's Hit" at Wilmington's DuPont Theater. Get an early start on next year's holiday presents with "Shop Til Ya Drop" on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania. Beatles fans shouldn't miss the opportunity to see "Rain: Experience the Beatles" at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Sunday, Jan. 20. This show features music performed live and video screens with historical footage from the 60s. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, enjoy the sensational Broadway musical "Jersey Boys on Broadway" about The Four Seasons, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Watch a dazzling circus with European flair, imaginative theatrics and world class acrobatics in "Cirque Dreams" on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Baltimore's Hippodrome. That same day, others can, enjoy a fun time on their own at the "Inner Harbor" in Baltimore. Experience the wonder of the eight Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Feel like royalty when enjoying a wonderful seven-course Moroccan meal on the "Casablanca Exotic" luncheon in New Castle on Thursday, Jan. 31. Enjoy dance, entertainment and more during your meal. For complete information about these and other Delaware Tech trips, call 302-856-5618.
AARP Chapter #1084 Trips
"Ride the Rails in West Virginia" is being offered by Seaford AARP, May 21-23. The price is $420 per person, double occupancy. Three train rides through the Appalachian mountains, a windmill farm, Blackwater Falls State Park and shopping in Thomas. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 New Hampshire White Mountains trip is being offered Oct. 13-16. The price is $640 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, world famous Chutter's store, Littleton's Pollyanna, Sugar Hill Sampler & museum, Harman's Cheese & Country Store. You will enjoy dinner aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train and also a ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Then cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee on the 230bfoot cruise ship. Next, a visit to Hampshire Pewter. Free time to shop along Main Street of Wolfeboro, a summer resort. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for information.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Breakfast in Blades
All-you-can-eat-breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and 5th streets in Blades. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Firemen, on Jan. 6, 8 til 11 a.m. Adults, $7, Children, $3.
Community luncheon in Laurel
A community luncheon (soup and sandwiches), will be held on Jan. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, (West side of 13A - approximately 2-miles-south of town). Any questions, call Shirley 875-2314.
Oyster Sandwich Day
Hope Lodge #4 will be serving oyster sandwiches on Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located on 102 West 6th St., Laurel.