Leaf removal Left over leaves littering your lawn or lot? Seaford Lions will rake your Seaford City limits location of leaves (for a donation), so you can live leaf free. Call Lion Keller at 629-4179, or Lion George at 629-7982, to set up an appointment.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, Jan. 4, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children 12 and under, $3. Sponsored by the Blades Volunteer Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.
AP Parent Night Seaford Senior High School will hold its second Advanced Placement Parental Forum Night on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. lasting until 7 p.m. in the Blue Jay Café. All Seaford High School AP parents are invited to attend.
AARP driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given 1-5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 13, 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 $12 per person.
BEDCO Boat Show & Auction BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the Marina office or by calling 628-6800.
Battle of the Bands Battle of the Bands is back again for its third annual play off. To register your band you can pick up applications at Seaford Music, call Mr. Brake, or catch Maria Demott at 629-4587 ext. 405. Bands are required to attend a dress rehearsal on Feb. 5, 10, and 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., to review important details for the show. Category prizes will be given to best rock, rap, and latino groups pending the number of competing groups for each category. The music will rumble on Feb. 27, 6 to 10 p.m. at Seaford High School Madden Auditorium. Pay your $5 dollars before, or $7 dollars at the door. Additionally, an official Guitar Hero competition will be held. See your Aloha Staff for your chance to enter.
Fitness classes Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We start an eight-week session the week of Jan. 5 and 6, and meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, 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 24-year AFAA-certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539.
Basket & pottery bingo A Longaberger basket and pottery bingo will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m., Games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance (includes an early bird drawing); or $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Baskets are filled. All proceeds go to Nanticoke Senior center building fund. For information call 629-4939.
Elks Lodge The Seaford Elks Lodge 2458 is running the Michael Manning Disabled Vietnam Veteran's Coin Can Drive. Cans have been placed in stores through the area and customers are urged to drop spare change in to help injured and disabled veterans. If there are any questions feel free to call Glenn Beard at 628-2991.
Seaford display For several years Kenna Nethken and Cheryl Webster, owners of Cut'Em Up Tree Care of Delaware in Seaford, have been sponsoring a holiday display at their home and business in Middleford. This year they invite area residents to drive through the display. The drive through will be well marked and will be opening the first weekend in December for residents of the greater Seaford area. The display will be open every evening from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. weather permitting, and will be open through New Year's weekend. Donations are greatly appreciated. From Rt. 13 (Dunkin'Donuts) travel west on Middleford Road towards Georgetown. At the stop sign turn left and the display will be visible on the left.
Prayer breakfast Rise-n-Shine to a prayer breakfast Jan. 19 at Seaford Golf & Country Club starting at 8 a.m. Advanced tickets only; $20. (No tickets will be sold after Jan 15, 2009.) The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Regina Batson, a longtime educator dedicated to Seaford School District. Come out and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet, live entertainment, and gripping power points on the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration continues at the Seaford High School from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is only $2. Special appearance by: Artist Earl Hardy Sobers, the Rev. Brian Nixon reciting, "I Have a Dream Speech," also featuring a Teen Summit, open mic, live entertainment, creative dance, vendors, free lunch, step show, MLK Jr. trivia, theme contest, children's games sponsored by the Seaford Parks & Recreation, and face painting by the Seaford District Library, and much, much more. For tickets call 628-1908.
Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
LHS class of '98 Laurel High School class of '98 is planning a class reunion. Contact Megan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 841-5835 with contact information.
African American doll exhibit "Silent Companions: 150 years of African American dolls" at the Laurel Public Library will remain on display in the Carvel Room until Jan. 30. Children accompanied by adults are encouraged to come. For more information contact email@example.com or call 875-3184.
AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Driving Course on Jan. 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members.
Mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program is seeking dedicated adults to spend one hour per week with a fifth, sixth, or seventh grader. Mentors and students meet at the Laurel Library. Contact Kim Trivits or Lynne Betts at 629-7790 for details.
Amnesty Week Jan. 5 - Jan. 11 is Amnesty Week at the Laurel Public Library. All fines for items that are returned during this period will be forgiven. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Indoor Yard Sale & Craft Fair The Laurel High School Band and Theater Boosters will be holding it's First Annual "Indoor Yard Sale and Craft Fair" on Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Laurel High School Gym. Shopping hours will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., concessions will be sold during the event, and assistance will be provided to anyone in need of help loading vehicles. Donations of baked goods or other household merchandise can be made to the band and theater programs by delivering items to Laurel High School. Individuals and crafters can also rent a 10x10 space to sell your own merchandise and keep your own profits. The rental fee for space is $25. The deadline for renting booth space will be Wednesday, Jan. 7. Contact Brian Cass at 875-6120 x273, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from all donations, concessions and vendor rentals benefit the Laurel High School Band and theater programs.
'High School Musical' The Laurel High School Drama Club will present its Winter Musical, Disney's "High School Musical," on Feb. 27, 28, and March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on March 1, 7, and 8 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Laurel High School Auditorium. Advance tickets will go on sale starting Jan. 15, by contacting Brian Cass at email@example.com, reserve by phone 875-6120, ext. 273, or purchase in the High School Office. Tickets price: adults $8, students/senior citizens $5. "High School Musical" is a copyrighted production, Book By: David Simpatico. Songs by: Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil , Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston.
Longaberger sale The Delmar Lions Club is holding a Longaberger basket sale with all proceeds going to the community and the visually impaired. Baskets, with blue and orange trim and Wildcat paws, cost $49 each. The price of the lid, with a Delmar and Wildcat logo, is $30. Liners and dividers are available upon request. For more information contact Mildred Riley at 846-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January activities for Del Tech Start off the new year by learning a new hobby, getting in shape, or taking a fun-day trip with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On Jan. 8, couples are invited to enjoy delicious food and great company at the Adult Plus+ Couples Club luncheon; singles can attend the Mixed Singles Club luncheon on Jan. 21. Bingo and dominoes games begin Jan.14 at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Watch the best of Johnny Carson and enjoy a yummy lunch on Jan. 22. On Jan. 26, bring back memories of the 50s at the Sock Hop. Play bridge and socialize beginning Jan. 27, or learn how to play bridge or improve your skills beginning Jan. 29. Take an art class or learn a new language. Beginning Jan. 22, receive informal portrait drawing instruction or learn the basics of watercolor. Learn how to speak Spanish, use Windows, or incorporate life stories in creative writing beginning Jan. 27. Woodcarvers can enjoy hands-on learning, camaraderie and demonstrations as a member of the Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club. Fitness and wellness classes will improve your health and lower stress. Beginning Jan. 26, drop-in recreational swimming will be held at Independence Hall in Millsboro. Beginning Jan. 27, combine the use of mind, body and spirit into graceful and slow movements with Tai Chi. Join the Delaware Tech Fitness Center by signing up for the monthly or 16-week program. On Jan.18, watch the musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" from great orchestra seats at the Hippodrome in Baltimore; or see "Shrek The Musical" on Broadway on Jan. 24. Attend a musical and visual journey through our country with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops in "Visions of America" at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Jan. 31.
'Narnia' exhibit Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Franklin Institute 'Narnia' Exhibit will be on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. Trip includes: motor coach transportation, admission to Franklin Institute, lunch at Old Country Buffet, all tips and gratuities. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members.
Myrtle Beach Round trip bus transportation, four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, one box lunch on river cruise with live entertainment, four dinners, luggage handling, step on tour guide, shopping/free time, Broadway at the Beach, four live shows: Legends in Concert, Carolina Opry, Good Vibrations & the Alabama Theatre. Single: $1,171; Double: $885; Triple: $805; Quad: $800. Depart April 13 at 5 a.m., return April 17 at 8:30 p.m. Accommodations: The Caravelle Resort (ocean front rooms) www.thecaravelle.com. Must have full deposit by Feb. 1, 2009. RSVP with a $200 deposit. Contact: Kay Carrier at 875-7877 email@example.com, or Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366, firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not have to be a member of the Delmar Alumni Association.
AARP Chapter 1084 March 9-11 - Foxwoods in Connecticut. Accommodations at Great Cedar Hotel. Casino package includes all breakfasts and dinners and gaming credits. To ensure your bus seat, sign up early. Cost: $240 per person, double occupancy.
March 18 - Toby's Dinner Theater to see, "My Way." A Frank Sinatra tribute with lots of your favorite songs such as "Chicago," "Strangers In The Night," "That's Life" and more. Cost is $65 pp.
May 22 - Gettysburg Battlefield, Eisenhower Farm and a buffet luncheon. Cost is $88.
Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich. Visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Mich., and explore lots of interesting shops.
Enjoy dinner at the Bavarian Inn. Next day take the hydro-jet ferry ride to Mackinac Island and dine at the famous Grand Hotel. Take a carriage ride around the island and stop and view Arch Rock. Stay over on the island. Also take a ride through the famous Soo Locks, from Lake Huron to Lake Superior. Visit the Kewadin Shores Casino. To ensure a seat, make reservations early. Cost is $790 per person double occupancy. For more information contact: Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Mt. Calvary UMC Bus trip to Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. sponsored by Mt Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Aug. 8-15. Eight days and seven nights - Cost is $980 per person, double occupancy which includes bus, breakfast, dinner, hotel accommodations, taxes and meal gratuities and baggage handling at hotels as well as admission to such sites as The Cross at the Crossroads (a 198 foot-high cross surrounded at the base by a 10 commandments display), Scout Joplin House "The King of Ragtime" Black World History Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum, Grant Farms (Home of the Busch Family), tour of St. Louis and Kansas City, visit to Hallmark Visitors Center, shopping at the Crown Center and many more. Down payment of $200 is due by Jan. 15, 2009 - payments thereafter are $130 per month until July 4. For more information call. Mary Jones, 302-337-7335 for more information.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. For details call 302-539-9717.
Equine Council The Delaware Equine Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at the Harrington Public Library in Harrington. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Seaford Chapter 1084, of western Sussex County, will meet Friday, Jan. 2, at the Methodist Manor House game room in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Board members are to assist newly installed chapter president, Gladys Bonowicz, to implement a new chapter budget, chapter rules and activities for 2009. For more details call Gladys at 875-1519. AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest story teller, Gary Wray, of Lewis will tell his story about Fort Miles, World War II history of Delaware. Guests, age 50+ are invited to join in conversation and refreshments after the meeting. Yearly chapter dues remain at $5. For information on Chapter 1084 call chapter president, Gladys Bonowicz at 8875-1519.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
S.C. Advisory committee 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. 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 Raymond Moore, Chair, at 436-8132.