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. The first full-member meeting of Seaford's Farmers & Artisans Market is 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.Ê 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
Seaford Middle pizza fundraiser Seaford Middle School PTO has kicked off a fundraiser selling Hungry Howie's Pizza through Feb. 2. Students are selling certificates for a medium one-topping pizza for $7. You can redeem your certificate at Hungry Howie's on Stein Highway at your convenience.
Blades Fire Hall Breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall located at the corner of 5th street and Cannon street. All you can eat buffet. Adults $7, children 12 and under $3. February 1 at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Blades Volunteer Firemen Ladies Auxilary and the Blades Volunteer Fire Company.
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.
Seaford District Library Events 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.
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 marina 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.
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 on 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 on 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.
Class of 1956 plans social The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold a dinner social for classmates and spouses on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgia House. Call Frank Calio at 302-875-3770 to confirm your attendance.
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.
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.
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.
Learn computer basics Learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed environment at the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come in to the library sign up.
Library offers free tax prep Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 11, AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25 and April 8. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is free and open to the public. AARP Tax-Aide is a confidential service that prepares tax returns and answers tax questions. Volunteers are IRS trained and certified. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 302-349-5309.
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 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 event 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.
Bridgeville Library plans fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library present "For the Love of Books," a fundraiser for the Bridgeville Public Library, on Friday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Banquet Center. The event includes hors'doeuvres, complimentary wine and a cash bar. There will be silent, live and Chinese auctions. The event honors Norman Reynolds, beloved Woodbridge High School English and French teacher. There will be a special tribute by General John Custer. Tickets, which are $20, are available at the Bridgeville Library and Bridgeville Town Hall. You can also mail a check made payable to Friends of the Bridgeville Library, c/o Cheryl Gerring, 47 Emily's Pintail Drive, Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Soup luncheon planned Union United Methodist Church on Law Street in Bridgeville announces their annual UMW Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The menu includes homemade vegetable beef soup, biscuits, a beverage and assorted desserts. Adults are $6.50 and children are $2. Carry-outs are available. For more information, call 337-1054.
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 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.
Delmar F.D. Auxiliary lunch Oyster sandwiches, chicken salad and homemade soup sale will be held on Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Taking advanced orders - contact any auxiliary member or call 846-2530 or 875-2195.
Ham and Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Jan. 24, (rain date Jan. 31) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.
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. 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 email@example.com. 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".
Puritan Club breakfast All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. This month it will be held January 27. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns.
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. Cost is $25 per person includes breakfast, lunch, table space and hourly door prizes. To register please contact Cindy McKenzie at CMckenzi@mail.milford.k12.de.us or call the school at 302-422-1640.
VFW dinner and show Federalsburg VFW Post 5246 will host a Valentine Dinner/Comedy Show on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance. For details call 410-829-6308. SCRWC luncheon meeting The January meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. This is a luncheon meeting that will begin at 10:45 a.m. The focus of this month's meeting is homeland security and disaster preparedness. Members are reminded to bring supplies for our soldiers and to turn in work hours. Yearly dues are also being collected. The cost of the meeting and lunch is $15 and reservations can be made by calling Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.SCRWC.net.
Knitting group meets The "Sea Purls" Chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 4. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776.
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, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, located in Ohio. The tour is March 26-28 and includes a Longaberger filled basket, transportation and lodging. The bus leaves the Seaford Village Center (Roses parking lot) on Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. and returns on Saturday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. The chartered tour will include visits to Longaberger's seven-story, basket-shaped Home Office in Newark, Ohio, its 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 about the bus trip or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302-245-8842 or RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Montreal and Quebec City Escorted motrcoach trip to Montreal and Quebec City sponsored by WPS Seaford, May 11-15. Five days and four nights - cost $718 per person, which includes four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners, entertainment, guided tours of Montreal, Quebec City, and old Quebec, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal Underground, St. Joseph's Oratory, St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine, Quebec Experience Theatre, Tea at the Chateau Frontenac, Olympic Park, Montimorency Falls, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For details contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
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.