Little League Basket Bingo Nanticoke Little League will offer Basket Bingo on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Grand prize is the Blanket Basket, Sweetheart Basket set and Mail and Bill Basket. For more information call Heather at 875-2947 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Seaford District will have a "Science and Religion" book discussion on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at 5 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 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.
- Delaware EITC Campaign offers 2008 tax preparations on Fridays starting at 10 a.m.
- Love a good murder mystery? Who is Sam Spade? Find out this and much more with your free copy of The Maltese Falcon written by Dashiell Hammett.
- The 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. The library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- Registration for the adult winter reading program, "Winter Sizzlers" ends March 20 and all reading logs are due March 24 with the "Grand Finale" celebration on March 28 at 3 p.m.
- The Celiac Support Group will meet on Monday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m.
Schwan's sale benefits Easter Seals Schwan's Fundraising Truckload Sale is Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 22350 Sussex Highway, Seaford, one mile north of Walmart in the southbound lane. Up to 20% of sales goes to the local Easter Seals facility in Georgetown. Submit preorders online at Schwans.com or 1-888-724-9267.
Beef and dumpling dinner All-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner, with parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee, will be held on Sunday, March 22, noon till 4 p.m., at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 227 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. For information call 875-7530.
Spay/Neuter for cats A reduced cost spay/neuter for cats will be held on March 18, in Seaford (Soroptimist Park). For information and reservations visit spayvan.com or call 302-231-8115. How is your credit? Is your credit good enough to buy a house today? Find out at the Seaford Library, March 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. A free copy of your credit report available from Home Team Realty. RSVP call 302-462-1113 or 302-344-6470.
Chili Bike Run Col.'s Camp Barnes Chili Bike Run will be held March 29. Two registration locations: Smyrna Rest Area on Rt. 13, North of Smyrna or Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Rt. 13, North of Seaford. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. $25 registration fee per rider. Police escorted scenic ride. Chili will be provided at Camp Barnes. Free t-shirt for the first 250 participants (with 125 at each location). Fund raiser to benefit Delaware State Police Camp Barnes. This event is open to the public. Donations appreciated. Make checks payable to: Camp Barnes. For more information contact Brenda Lee Unruh at 302-739-3711.
Victorian Tea Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m., the annual spring Victorian Tea will be held at the Ross Mansion on Ross Station Road, formerly North Pine Stret Extended.
Mt. Olivet Preschool Mt. Olivet Preschool is now starting registration for three and four year olds for fall of 2009. We encourage families to come and visit our school during classroom hours 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Call the church office for an appointment 629-4458.
Eastern Star soup sale Homemade vegetable beef soup sale, $6 a quart. Order by March 12; pick up March 14, between 10 a.m.-noon. Eastern Star building, corner of Stein Highway and North Pine Street Ext. Call 629-0506, 629-6925, or 629-2292 to order.
'Ready, Set, Go!' Free program for parents and caregivers of young children. Families will learn about transitioning their child into daycare, preschool, and kindergarten. Learn what area schools expect of incoming students and how to best prepare your child for success. Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford District Library, Community Meeting Room, 402 N. Porter St. Sponsored by Sussex Parents As Teachers. For more information call 856-5239, or Cris Henderson 875-2781.
SHS Family Night Seaford Senior High School's 2nd Annual Family Awareness & Appreciation Night will be held Friday, March 13, at Seaford Senior High School from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Presentations: "Life after high school - final key steps;" "Making financial planning count;" "Delaware School Law - What you may not know." From 6 to 7 p.m.: Making Financial Planning Court will be held in the auditorium. Delaware School Law, in room 109; arts & crafts show in the lobby; "Life after high school" in room 107; 7 - 8:30 p.m. - faculty vs. student basketball, and three point contest in the gymnasium. Snacks and drinks in the cafeteria.
Italian ice giveaway For the 17th year, Rita's Italian Ice has "Spring FREEver" - and on March 20, from noon to 10 p.m., Rita's will offer every guest a free, 10 oz. cup of Italian ice to celebrate the beginning of spring. This giveaway will take place at all Rita's locations. Visit ritasice.com to find your neighborhood Rita's by zip code.
Lenten fish dinners available The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 is offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, which is located at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Highway, Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent (March 13, 20, 27, and April 3). Serving times are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes baked breaded flounder, homemade cole slaw, scalloped potatoes or baked macaroni and cheese, glazed carrots, cut green beans, rolls and butter, assorted deserts and coffee and iced tea. Adults are $8, children are $4. All proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 College Scholarship Fund.
Cemetery lot owners Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery lot owners are reminded if they desire to keep any grave decorations, have them removed by March 15, during which time the cemetery will be cleaned for the Easter season.
Giant basement sale Giant basement sale - clothes, shoes, TV's, computer parts - something for everyone on March 14, 7 a.m.-noon, at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Higway, 629-9077.
Miss/Little Miss Seaford The Lioness Club presents its annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford pageant on Friday, March 27, at the Seaford Senior High School. Contestants for Miss Seaford must be 14 years of age prior to the pageant date but cannot turn 19 during the pageant year. They must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior. Contestants must live within the Seaford School District, but do not have to attend Seaford School. Miss Seaford will be awarded a small scholarship and $100 cash prize. For more information or to pick up an application, contact Bonny Hastings at Cut-n-Up Family Salon, or call Bonny at 841-4884 or 628-8150.
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. For more information call Carol Lynch at 629-7539.
Laurel election The Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 1 to 8 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall, located at 205 Tenth Street. Registered voters must show proof of identification. There is a contest for the seat of mayor, between Joshua S. Duryea and John Shwed. The following uncontested candidates are: Robin Fisher, councilwoman ward two; William Trujillo, councilman ward three; and H. Donovan Phillips, Jr., councilman at large.
The Beatles The Laurel Lions Club will put on their show, "Let's take a look at the 60s," at the Laurel High School auditorium on March 27, 28, 29 (Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.)
Easter Egg Hunt The Boys & Girls Club at Laurel will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. The event starts at 11 a.m. and various age groups will be hunting for eggs until 4 p.m. Up to three years old will hunt at 11 a.m.; ages 4 and 5 will start at 11:45 a.m.; ages 6 and 7 will start at 12:30 p.m.; ages 8 and 9 at 1:15 p.m. and ages 10 to 12 at 2 p.m. The egg hunt will take place in the open field next to the Insurance Market along Central Avenue. There will also be a variety of food, games and other things being held at the Boys & Girls Club building. For more information, call 875-1200.
Attention Active Duty Veterans The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members for the post. Membership eligibility dates: WWI, April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; WWII, Dec. 2, 1941-Dec. 31, 1948; Korean War, June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 29, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government. Any member serving today is eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD-214) is required. Call Bettylou Evans, membership chairperson at 875-0167 for more information or fax 875-1943 or send a note of interest with your name, address and phone number to P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956.
Laurel Alumni Scholarship The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation announces that the scholarship forms for 2009 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship, must be a graduating son or daughter of a member of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2009. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers the Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship and the Class of 1956 Scholarship. Graduating seniors of Laurel High School are eligible for these scholarships. The application forms are available from the guidance office or by calling 875-2503. All completed applications are due back to the foundation by April 1.
Oyster roast Hope Lodge 4 will be having an oyster roast on Saturday, March 21, at the lodge location on Sixth Street, Laurel, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. All are welcome.
AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will be holding an AARP Driving Course on March 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non members. To register for the course call the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.
St. Patrick's Day events The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center has a full day of St. Patrick's Day events planned. A St. Patrick's Day Party will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jimmy Passwaters will sing country and gospel music at 10:15 a.m. and a ham & cabbage luncheon will be served at 11:45 a.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle with drawing after lunch. Don't forget to wear something green. A St. Patrick's evening dinner will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the CHEER Activity Center. Cost for members is $7 and $10 for non-members. Enjoy a chicken cordon bleu dinner from 5 to 6 p.m then listen to musical entertainment by CaroLen from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Greenwood library events
- Come join the folks in Greenwood as they read and celebrate the granddaddy of them all, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, during The Big Read taking place in the month of March. The Greenwood Library will host a viewing of the movie "The Maltese Falcon" on Friday, March 20 at 6 p.m. There will be a discussion of the book on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library. Both programs are free and open to all teens and adults.
- In honor of Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula will be offering a free Community Disaster Education presentation at the Greenwood Library on Monday, March 16, at 3 p.m.
- AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 25 and April 8 to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. Call the library to schedule an appointment.
Dinner & show Woodbridge High School Class of 2011 will host a buffet style dinner on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March, 14 in the high school cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public and will include ham, oven fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cole slaw, peas and carrots, baked pineapple, rolls and assorted desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. Tickets are on sale now and available at the door. For more information, call 349-5195 or 349-4678. The Bridgeville Lions Club will also be holding their annual variety show at the same time beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Beef and dumpling dinner The Delmar New Century Club will have a beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, March 22 at the Delmar VFW from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit community projects. Cost is $10 and carry-outs are available. There will also be a Chinese Auction. For more information, call 302-846-9880.
Easter egg hunt Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt will be held on April 4, 1 p.m., at Delmar Middle and Senior High School football field. (Rain date April 11, 1 p.m.)
Casino Night Delmar Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Casino Night, April 4, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: poker, blackjack, money wheels and tearoffs. Admission is $10, includes cold cuts, beer and soda.
Girl Power Celebration Brunch The third annual Ginny Verosko Girl Power Celebration Brunch and the presentation of the Girl-Powered Award to the Honorable Ruth Ann Minner is Saturday, April 4 at The Brick Hotel on the Circle in Georgetown. Girl Power alumnus and Delaware Tech Upward Bound graduate Cristina Collins is the keynote speaker. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for youth. For reservations, send a check to Women Networking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David St., Georgetown, DE 19947. For details call Rhonda Tuman at 302-249-0102.
Bluegrass Gospel Show Bluegrass Gospel Show at Sam Yoder's Community Building, Houston, on Saturday, March 21, featuring Summit Hill Bluegrass and Raymond Sheridan and Gospel Side. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Food and beverages for sale by Marilyn's Catering. For details call Marie at 875-2595.
Ruritan Club 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. 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.
Seaford AARP trips Wednesday, March 18 - Toby's Dinner Theater, Columbia, Md. to see "My Way," $65. Enjoy a buffet lunch with music from the Frank Sinatra era. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - Visit the Eisenhower Farm, $79. This is a revised price. Visit the galleries in the museum at the Visitor's Center and enjoy lunch at General Pickett's Buffet. Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa., $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical. Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, "Uncle Chick's Last Wish," $70. Saturday, Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan, $790 pp double. Trip includes six hot breakfasts, five dinners and one lunch at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In Frankenmuth, take a bus tour around the city; ride a hyro-jet across Lake Huron and Lake Superior; take a guided tour by horse and carriage and more! Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg Railroad with lunch on the train, $69. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas At The Biltmore Estate, $589 pp double. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theatre, Christmas show, $92. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 to make your reservations.
Theater trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering trips with a multi-generational appeal that would be a great experience for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren. On Saturday, April 4 at the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, experience the critically acclaimed musical drama "Four Score and Seven Years Ago." At the Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Friday, April 17, journey into the enchanted forests of "Cirque Dreams" and encounter the strength and power of soaring aerialists, spine binding contortionists and vine swinging characters. On Tuesday, April 21 at Delaware State University in Dover enjoy the touching story of "Silent Boy." The Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" will premiere at Toby's Theater in Baltimore, Md. on Thursday, April 23. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Del Tech offers trips Visit "The Chronicles of Narnia" exhibit at the Franklin Institute on Saturday, March 21. Have fun shopping, sightseeing or dining in New York on Wednesday, March 25. On Saturday, March 28, at the DuPont Theater, enjoy the 2005 Tony Award-winner, "Spamalot," which tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Experience unforgettable history with a trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 31. For complete trip information, or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Longaberger bus trip Renee' S. Morris, an independent Longaberger branch leader, is hosting a tour to The Longaberger Company in Ohio. The tour is March 26-28 and includes a Longaberger filled basket, transportation and lodging. The bus leaves the Seaford Village Shopping 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. For more information or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302-245-8842 or RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Bus trip to English Town On Saturday, April 4, at 6 a.m., a bus trip to English Town, N.J. Flea Market will leave from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (trip sponsor), 108 First St., Bridgeville. Cost is: adults $30 each, children under 12 years, $15.
Garden trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, and the East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro are offering a bus trip to Winterthur on Sunday, March 22 to hear guest lectures on spring plants and view the blooming spring bulbs. The second trip will be on Tuesday, April 7 to the Rawlings Conservatory, the Baltimore Botanic Gardens and the Baltimore Museum of Art. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-855-1617.
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.
Laurel July 4th The July 4th planning meeting has been rescheduled for March 16 at 5:30 p.m. It is to be held at the chamber office on Market Street. We need your help.
S.C. Pomona Grange Sussex County Pomona Grange meeting Thursday, March 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. with covered dish dinner, followed by meeting at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Reliance Grange at Gethsemane U.M. Church, Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford. For details call Shirley Millman, 645-8098.
Democrat Club The Western Sussex Democrat Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Laurel at Dukes' Pool House on Sycamore Road. The covered dish supper will be followed by the business meeting. Speaker for the evening will be Sussex County Sheriff Eric Swanson. The meeting is open to the public.
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, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16. 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 302-436-8132.
G.F.W.C. Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a meeting on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford District Library on conservation. The hostess for the meeting is Eleanor Hickey and her committee.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 17, at 12:15 p.m. at Pizza King, Seaford. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066 or Bettie Comer at 302-265-5606.
Sea Purls meet monthly The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 1. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776.
NARFE to meet at Pizza King The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, March 16 at noon. This meeting is resuming at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. For questions about the NARFE meetings, call Charles Singman at 337-0337.
Genealogical Society meets Join the Sussex County Genealogical Society for a presentation on "Fields of Stone" on Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room. Chuck Swift and Doug Breen will give an overview on how they have found and recorded the many "hidden" and previously unrecorded cemeteries in the Laurel area. For details visit scgsdelaware.org.