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.
Lions Club Train and Toy Show
The Laurel Lions Club is holding their second annual Train and Toy Show, on Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Laurel Fire House. Admissions is $5; children under 10 are free. Live entertainment, door prizes, operating train layout. For more information, contact Barry Munoz at 875-7408
Texas Hold'em Tournament planned
The Seaford Lions Club will host a Texas Hold'em tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. There is a $100 buy-in with two $25 re-buys available. You must be 21 years old to enter. All proceeds benefit the Seaford Lions Club community projects. For more information, call 629-4179 or 629-8685.
Your place in Laurel history
There are mail boxes at The Insurance Market, Financial Services Center, Laurel, waiting to be inscribed with the names of loved ones. These boxes are for display only. The proceeds from the sale of the boxes benefits Hope House I and II, transitional housing for our community's homeless families. The facility is open to the public, so all engraved post office boxes will be seen by anyone visiting the building. Further information, including applications, is available at The Insurance Market, or by calling Leigh Clark at 875-9480. It's a wonderful opportunity to support your community and to be included in Laurel's history.
Laurel High School Class of 1987
The LHS Class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information for class members and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at email@example.com or 628-4140.
Possum Point's 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.
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.
Greenwood Library meeting room is holding their annual Magazine Sale which will continue throughout the month. The sale will also offer a large quantity of books, fiction and non-fiction, adult and juvenile. Magazines priced at just 10 cents a piece and book prices for hardbacks are only 50 cents and paperbacks 25 cents. 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 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. 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 in "Cures for Cabin Fever" on Jan. 29. For information about Adult Plus+ programs at Delaware Tech, call 302-856-5618.
Lap blankets for Vets sought
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 of Laurel is looking for people who knit, crocet, or can hand-make lap blankets (36 x 36) for Veterans. If you are interested in helping please contact Ann Foskey, president, at 875-0714.
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.
West Sussex Relay for Life
West Sussex Relay for Life Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Rt. 20 west of Seaford. If you are not currently involved with Relay For Life, but would like information about becoming involved, come by to find out more.
First State Antique Tractor Club
The F.S.A.T.C. meets the third Thursday of each month except in November and December. The next meeting will be Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. The club meets at Yoder Farm, 75 Hunting Quarter Road, Greenwood. Anyone interested in old farm tractors, equipment or implements is welcome. For directions or other information call 875-7427 or 875-5329.
Georgetown Lions Club meets
The Georgetown Lions Club meets at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. This month will be Feb. 12. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call (302) 856-2972 Helen Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington phone (302) 855-1160 ahead of time.
Genealogical Society meets
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general membership meeting. Russ McCabe, Director of the Delaware Public Archives, will be our guest speaker. Mr. McCabe is a native and life-long resident of Sussex County. The topic of Mr. McCabe's program is Plans for the Future at the Delaware Public Archives. The meeting will be held in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room, 226 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach and begin at 10:30 a.m. Our meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about researching family history. Ample free parking is available. For more information, call 302-875-5418 or go to www.scgsdelaware.org.
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their next meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, ,at noon with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. This month's program on exercise and health will be presented by Mrs. Carol Moore, Education Specialist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Les Martens at 629-9789.
AARP Chapter #5340 meets
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet Feb. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speakers are Bob and Vivian Barry retired officers of the United States Central Intelligent Agency. Topic will be their careers and the intelligence community. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright (302) 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Jan. 29. New members are welcome.
Women's Democrat Club
The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. on January 17, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Joe Conaway Mayor of Bridgeville and a well-known Sussex Countian will be the guest speaker. Dinner cost is $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.
Aging and Physical Disabilities
The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. Agendas and minutes can be viewed on the county's website at www.sussexcountyde.gov. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Sandra Dole, chair, at 302-684-2755.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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. For information about Delaware Tech trips, call 302-856-5618.
Laurel Senior Center trip
Laurel Senior Center trip to Branson, Mo. 9 Days, 8 nights, 14 meals, 7 fabulous Branson shows, May 17-25. Cost, $735 per person (double occupancy). For more information call 302-875-2536.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
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.