Farmers & Artisans Market Although we've had a pretty mild winter, to date, many of us will soon begin thinking about spring planting and getting out in the garden or fields. Because those seed books will soon be arriving, we have scheduled the first full-member meeting of Seaford's Farmers & Artisans Market for Wednesday evening, Jan. 28; Seaford Library (Porter Street) at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be a sign-in sheet for those who would like to offer suggestions or comments. 2008 members(paying vendors in good standing and board members) will have voting priviledges. For details, contact Lynne Betts at 629-3949 or >DEGreendonkey@yahoo.com
Homemade soup sale Christ Lutheran Church homemade soup sale will include: chicken noodle, chilli with meat, and vegetable beef. Cost will be $8 a quart. To order, call Sue at 628-1357, or Anna at 629-9751, and leave message. Last day to order is Feb. 16. Pick up dates for soup are: Feb. 21 and 22 at the church. Drop your money off at the church between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, to the church secretary.
Truckload sale A truckload sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 26673 Sussex Highway, northbound Rt. 13 between Seaford and Laurel. Items to be sold include: fresh fruit and vegetables, ice cream treats, and beverages. This sale will benefit the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. - Ensuring good life choices and support for local pre-teens.
Taming temper tantrums Free program for parents and caregivers of young children. Families will learn about the basics of discipline, handling tantrums and understanding children and their temperment. Friday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford District Library meeting room, 402-N. Porter St. This is sponsored by Sussex Parents as Teachers. For more information call 856-5239, or Cris Henderson, 875-2781.
Chili cookoff On Saturday, Jan. 17, at Harley-Davidson of Seaford will host its annual Chili Cookoff to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The competition begins at 10 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m., or as long as supplies last. You can sample the chili with a $5 donation sampler packet available at the store. If you think you make the best chili, you can enter your best pot of MDA love for free. Contact Ashley at Harley-Davidson of Seaford before Friday to enter by calling 629-6161. The winner will be picked by the sampling public and the top prize is a $100 gift certificate to Harley-Davidson of Seaford. Second prize is a $75 gift certificate and third prize is a $25 gift certificate. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Seaford at 629-6161 or visit hdofseaford.com Seaford District Library Events "Ratification: The Rest of the Story" presented by Madeline Dunn on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. "A lively interactive perspective on the United States ConstitutionÉ" This program is for elementary aged students. The "Science and Religion Book Discussion will meet on Monday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Toddler Tales, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; 3-5 Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library receives 10% of the total receipt. Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "Winter Sizzlers" starts on Wednesday, Jan. 28. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. The Seaford District Library hosts "The History and Impact of the Beatles" presented by Joel Glazier on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. See how this quartet from Liverpool England changed popular culture around the world. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.
Senior Center holds bingo The Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Longaberger Basket and Pottery Bingo on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Senior Center in Seaford to benefit their building fund. Advance ticket sales are $20 and tickets at the door are $25. The evening includes a 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, door prizes and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939.
MLK celebration set A prayer breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Keynote speaker is Gregory Fuller. The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Regina Batson, a longtime educator in the Seaford School District. Live entertainment will be provided by James Brumble Jr. The celebration continues at Seaford High School from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with several events - open mic, cultural extravaganza, lunch, trivia, games and more. Admission is $2. For details or to sponsor a reserved table at the prayer breakfast, call 628-1908.
Historical Society hosts events The Historical Society will host speaker Russ McCabe, director of the DE Public Archives, on Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. McCabe will speak on the acquisition and preservation of the Cannon-Masten House on Atlanta Road which was built in 1727.
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 mari na office or by calling 628-8600.
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 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 rumble will take place 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 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. 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.
How to research old houses A program on how to research the dates and families of old houses will be offered at the Laurel Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Delaware Public Archive Researcher, Margaret Dunham will present strategies for discovering the history of home ownerships and land transfers by using legal documents such as wills, deeds, orphan court records, tax records, and other legal transfers on file at the Dover archives. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Laurel Library Reading Program The theme of this year's Winter Reading Program is "Get Wrapped Up in Reading at the Library!" with programs with an ancient Egyptian theme and lots of prizes for children in grades K-6. Signups for the Laurel Public Library's Winter Reading Program for children in grades K-6 begin on Saturday, Jan. 24, and will continue throughout the program. Students who read at least five books before Feb. 21 will receive a book and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Children will also earn a trip to the Treasure Box for every five books read. Special prizes will be awarded to the top reader in grades K-6 and to the child who reads the most books over all. Children are invited to an Ancient Egyptian Festival, which will offer games, crafts, food and fun at Saturday, Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m. Make an Egyptian collar and cuffs on Thursday, Feb. 5, 4:15 p.m. Dr. Fluharty from the Visiting Scholars Program of the Delaware Humanities Program presents a hands-on look at Ancient Egypt at Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. Egyptian Crafts: Make an Egyptian mobile on Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:15 p.m. Last day to add books to your Reading Log is Saturday, Feb. 21.
Life coaching Find more meaning in your life with an Essential Life Skills program at the Laurel Library on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Certified Life Coach Cindy Saadi will share two vital tools for having an enjoyable and productive life. Saadi is a certified professional life coach with training through the International Coach Academy. A published writer with a master's degree in criminology and corrections, she previously worked as a U.S. pretrial officer and Department of Defense special agent. The program lasts one hour with time for questions and answers. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
John Benson benefit The Laurel American Legion is hosting a benefit for the John Benson family on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Legion. Food, beverages and entertainment are included in tickets, which are $18 a person or $35 a couple. For more information, contact Ann at 236-8558.
Oyster sandwiches Hope Lodge 4 will have oyster sandwiches and crab cakes on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 102 West 6th Street, Laurel.
Model Train & Toy Show The Laurel Lions Club is sponsoring a Model Train & Collectible Toy Show on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Laurel Fire House, 10th Street. General Fee is $5, and children under 10 are free. For more information contact Barry Munoz at 875-7408.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
'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. Contact Brian Cass at email@example.com, for advance tickets or reserve by phone 875-6120, ext. 273, or purchase in the High School Office. Tickets price: adults $8, students/senior citizens $5.
Winter reading program Bring your family and friends to the Greenwood Library for the "Get Caught Reading Together!" program. Families, couples, or groups of two or more friends may register to play reading bingo and have the opportunity to win prizes. The program runs through March 6. For more information, visit the library or call 349-5309.
Indoor Yard Sale The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478 of 2 Governors Ave. in Greenwood, will sponsor their second "Cabin Fever Indoor Yard Sale" at the Post on Saturday, Jan. 24. Time is from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., set up starts at 6 a.m. Tables can be purchased for $10 by contacting Sr. Vice Durene Jones at (cell) 519-3604. Baked goods will be sold by the Ladies Auxiliary as well as breakfast sandwiches and hotdogs and beverages. There will also be an onsite 50/50 raffle to benefit Awareness Week for VFW National Home for Children. Proceeds from the "Cabin Fever Indoor Yard Sale" will benefit the programs of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Greenwood Library events Friday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m., area youth are invited to the Greenwood Public Library to learn to draw Anime and Manga characters. Bring your imagination and join in as we practice creating heroes and villains in the Japanese style. The program is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 302-349-5309. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m., Kindermusik instructor, Joyce Sterling, will return to the Greenwood Public Library to offer a special morning featuring stories, music and movement. The program is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call Donna or Rebekah at 302-349-5309.
Model Railroad Club This weekend, Jan. 17 and 18, will be the last open house of the season for the Delmarva Model Railroad Club. The display features an "O" scale layout, three "N" scale platforms a large "HO" scale platform with operating signals and a Christmas garden display featuring antique trains, Thomas the Tank engine and trolley cars. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. The club is located on the second floor at 103 East State St. (Rt. 54) in downtown Delmar. One block east of the N.S. Railroad tracks. Free parking in the rear. Hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 410-742-9325, or 302-877-0231.
Bingo benefits scholarship A basket bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley is set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Salisbury, Md. The event, which will benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, is presented by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. This scholarship is given to a high school senior who plans to become a teacher. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available from the kitchen, with a portion of the proceeds going to the scholarship. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, located on Route 50 east of Berlin, Md., and at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, located on Route 13 just north of Seaford. Tickets are $25 at the door and seating is limited. For more information on the games, contact Helen Rash at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599. For more information about the scholarship, contact Benita Wilson of Harley-Davidson of Seaford at 629-6161 or Benita.Wilson@hdofseaford.com.
Collectibles Show A farm toy, truck, and collectibles show, featuring die cast farm toys, trucks, and cars will be held at Federalsburg Fire Hall, 208 N. University Ave., Federalsburg, Md., on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $1. This will benefit the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company. For more information call 410-754-7400.
VFW announces fundraiser The eighth annual Red, White, & Blue Gala, a fundraiser for Operation Uplink, sponsored by the Department of Delaware Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Dover Sheraton Hotel. The evening begins with cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. After dinner, there will be fundraising events to raise money for Operation Uplink, a VFW program that supplies pre-paid phone cards to our military heroes on active duty as well as hospitalized veterans. Dress is semi-formal and tickets are $35 per person. The public is invited to attend. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, Jan. 23. For more information, contact QM Kitson at 302-335-0286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are available through Jesse E. Kitson, State QM, 167 Carnation Dr., Magnolia, DE 19962. Checks should be made payable to the "Dept. of DE, VFW," memo to "RWB GALA".
Scrapbooking fundraiser A scrapbooking fundraiser event will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lulu Ross Elementary School at 310 Lovers Lane, Milford. The event is sponsored by the Lulu Ross Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP). All proceeds will directly benefit students at Lulu Ross Elementary School. The cost of the scrapbooking event is $25 per person and the fee includes breakfast, lunch, table space and hourly door prizes. Vendors from Creative Memories and Close to My Heart will have inventory available throughout the day and will be available to assist scrapbookers with their projects as well as make and take activities. To register for the event, please contact Cindy McKenzie at CMckenzi@mail.milford.k12.de.us or call the school at 302-422-1640.
Watermelon Convention The 44th annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held Feb. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. The convention will include grower seminars, a trade show, live auction, queen contest, membership meeting and other fun-filled events. Registration forms and more details are available online at www.mardelwatermelon.org or by calling 410-341-7487.
Chicken & dumpling dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Lee-Jackson Day Ceremony The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Caleb Ross Chapter # 2635 invite interested people to attend the Lee-Jackson Birthday Ceremonies taking place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Georgetown, at the Nutter B. Marvel Museum located at 510 South Bedford Street, off Rt. 113. For details visit www.DESCV.org.
Del Tech activites 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. Singles can attend the Mixed Singles Club luncheon on Jan. 21. 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. 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.
AARP Chapter 1084 March 9-11 - Foxwoods in Connecticut. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel. Breakfasts and dinners are included. The cost is $240 per person, double occupancy.
March 18. Toby's Dinner Theater to see "My Way," a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan. Two meals a day included. Have two days in Frankenmuth and cross Lake Huron for lunch at the Grand Hotel on the island. Also cross Lake Superior and ride through the Soo Locks. Visit the Kewadin Shores Casino. Cost: $790 pp double occupancy. To insure a bus seat, reserve your seat early. One third of cost is due at time of sign up. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information.
Longaberger bus trip Renee' S. Morris, an Independent Longaberger branch leader, is hosting a tour to The Longaberger Company in Ohio on Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28. The chartered tour will include visits to Longaberger's basket-shaped home office in Newark, Ohio; the manufacturing campus to see baskets being handcrafted by thousands of artisans; and Longaberger Homestead, the company's shopping, dining and entertainment destination, located adjacent to the manufacturing campus in Frazeysburg, Ohio. For more information or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302-245-8842 or RGMorris93@comcast.net.
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.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will be holding a meeting at the Seaford District Library on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Committee Members and an Executive Board. For more information contact Chairperson Karen Chapman at 628-6939.
SHS Alumni Assn. The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its executive board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the downtown Seaford Museum. Any interested alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call Donna Angell with any questions at 629-8077.
Equine Council The Delaware Equine Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at the Harrington Public Library in Harrington. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
NARFE The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Jan. 19, at noon, with lunch at the Grotto Pizza in Seaford. For more information or to become a member, contact Charles Singman, president, at 302-337-0337.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 12:15 p.m. at St. Luke's Parish House, Seaford. It will be a "Pot-Luck" lunch ($3 and bring a covered dish). The planned guest speaker will be Danielle Gunderson of Walgreen's Pharmacy. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. If you have questions call 629-2216. Also, Tuesday, Feb. 3, Social will be at Grott's Pizza at 5:30 p.m. (takes the place of Pizza King which is under repairs).
Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The speaker will be Ron Sams, chairman of the Sussex County Republican Committee. The topic is "Winning Elections at the Grassroots." Lunch is optional and will be ordered from the menu. The public is invited. For further information call Sharlana Edgell at 629 7123.
Genealogical Society The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, Jan.17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's meeting room. Our special guest speaker is Esthelda Parker Selby, a well-known educator. Selby is a native of Delaware and will present a first-hand account of growing up and being educated in the segregated schools of Sussex County. More information on the Sussex County Genealogical Society can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org.
Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a business meeting a the Seaford District Library on Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The hostess is Sue Ockels and her committee.
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.