- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m.
- Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
- Toddler Tales Story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
- 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date.
- 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. Get your copy at the Seaford District Library while supplies last. The Seaford District Library hosts a Book Discussion on the "The Maltese Falcon" written by Dashiell Hammett on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.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 will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- The Seaford District Library will be closed on April 10 and will reopen for our regular business hours on April 13.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. For more information about library events call 629-2524.
Relay for Life yard sale Delaware National Bank will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Seaford branch located next to Burger King on Route 13. Rain date is Saturday, April 25. We will have various items including clothes, books and toys. Items can be donated at the Seaford branch from April 6-10. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
Luncheon The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce brings you the annual Administrative Professionals' Appreciation Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 22, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Cost is $20 each including gratuity. There will be gift bags, buffet lunch, and door prizes. A presentation by: Dr. Warren Chen, Medical Director of Radiology, Nanticoke Health Services. (Women's Health & Prevention; latest developments in early detection of disease.By reservation only Ð RSVP no later than April 17 name of business, number attending, at $20 each . Make checks payable to the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. No payments will be accepted at the door. No substitutions are allowed.
Equine seminar Equine seminar, Efficiency in your Feeding Program, Friday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Davelli's Bagel Café, 201 West Stein Highway, Seaford, (first place on the left after overhead bridge). Speaker will be Jeff Miller, nutrition specialist with Blue Seal Feeds. Questions and answers, free samples, door prizes, refreshments. Bring a friend. To reserve your seat call Kay's Feed & Supplies, 875-5293.
Wee Learner Enrollment begins Wee Learner Christian Prepschool is now accepting enrollments for the school year September 2009 to June 2010. Classes are 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-4; and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for children ages 4-5. You may call the school for an appointment or for more details at 629-6261.
Spay/Neuter for cats A reduced cost spay/neuter for cats, Sussex Mobile Feline Spay Neuter Clinic will be in Seaford at Soroptimist Park on Wednesday, April 8. For information and reservations visit spayvan.com or call 302- 231-8115.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, Sunday, April 5, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children 12 and under, $3. Sponsored by the Volunteer Firemen and Auxiliary of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.
Higher Ground Youth Ministry Centenary United Methodist Church's Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground's mission trip and outreach programs. Registration for the golf tournament is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. The tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 16, register before April 30. Contact Blair Hall at 875-8106 or visit www.highergroundgolf.webs.com for registration or for more information about the tournament.
'Foods for Thought' seminar "Foods for Thought" seminar, presenting the latest research on how nutrition affects mood, memory, learning and behavior will be held April 28, 30 and May 5 and 7, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. An opportunity to mingle and taste delicious healthy foods and participate in interactive break-out sessions each evening. A seminar workbook, including healthy recipes, will be available for $20. This free health seminar is being hosted by the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seating is limited so register early. For further information or to make reservations visit www.lifestylematters.net, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.
Egg Hunt at Ross Mansion The Seaford Recreation Department hosts their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Ross Mansion in Seaford. Age groups include toddlers, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9 year olds. There will be an Easter bonnet contest after the egg hunt. Rain date is Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.
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.
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 (April 3). Serving times are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults are $8, children are $4. All proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 College Scholarship Fund.
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.
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. 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.
Easter egg hunt Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their Annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Laurel Middle School. All children up to age 12 are invited and there will be plenty of candy and prizes for all.
Laurel Chamber seeks food vendors Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food vendors for its 4th of July celebration.
Pancake supper The Men of Faith at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Pancake Supper beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. The church is located at 510 Central Ave., Laurel. All-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage, orange juice and coffee for $5. Take-out available. For more information, call 443-880-2917.
Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital Community yard sale on Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Pet portraits on that day from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will help our team raise funds for the annual Walk for the Animals in Rehoboth Beach on April 25. The money raised for the walk goes to the Delaware Humane Association. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the yard sale, they would be greatly appreciated. For more information call ESVH at 875-5941.
AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Refresher Driving Course, on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register for the course call 875-2536.
Laurel Lioness host bingo Laurel Lioness Vera Bradley bingo will be held Tuesday, April 21, at Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness or call 875-5597. Cost of tickets: advanced sales $20; at door, $25. Many door prizes and refreshments will be available.
Laurel clean-up week The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, beginning on Monday, April 20, until Saturday, April 25. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: Hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing registered address.
'Laurel Pride in Bloom Month' Since 2007, Mayor John Schwed has declared the month of May, "Laurel Pride in Bloom" month. The Public Works Department makes extra efforts to clean up the town and add new landscaping to the parks. The residents have been encouraged to cleanup by providing extra dumpsters for debris. Traditionally, the third weekend in May is the Laurel High School, Alumni Weekend and St. Philip's Church, Strawberry Festival. This year the library is planning to offer programs throughout the month, highlighting the history and beauty of the town. The Chamber of Commerce will showcase local businesses. The Bank of Delmarva has provided funding for barrels of spring flowers for display throughout the town. Organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to join these efforts to clean up the town and plant or display spring flowers and wreathes. For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 875-9319, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday thrugh Friday.
Tax-Aide AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the Greenwood Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 8 to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. Call the library to schedule an appointment.
Greenwood Dinner Club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in April and continuing through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $6 and non-members are $8. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Greenwood CHEER anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all day prize bingo and door prizes. The celebration will continue on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman, a basket raffle and games after lunch. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Project Clean Stream Trash clean up along Marshyhope Creek (Nanticoke River tributary) - part of the bay-wide event Project Clean Stream in partnership with Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. It will be held on April 4 (Saturday), 9:45 a.m.-noon, at Fishers Bridge Road (near Todd's Chapel Road,) Greenwood. Needed will be 15-20 volunteers. Volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Todd's Chapel parking lot on Todd's Chapel Road. At 10 a.m., we will carpool up to the site a few minutes distance away where there is limited parking along the road. To sign up or for more information: Contact Kara Kukovich, Volunteer Coordinator, 443-944-1175, email: email@example.com
AARP Driver Safety Course There will be a two-day AARP Driver Safety Course at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This basic two-day course is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members.For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
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.)
Beef and Dumpling Dinners The Delmar High School Band hosts an AYCE Beef and Dumpling Dinner at the Delmar VFW on State Street in Delmar on Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Delmar Teens Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will host a Beef and Dumpling Dinner at the VFW on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for both dinners and include beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea or coffee. Carry-outs are available. Walk-ins are welcome or call 410-896-3195 for tickets.
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.
Delmar VFW Turkey Shoot On Sunday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Delmar VFW Turkey Shoot will be hosting a benefit for Buddy Pollitt. Buddy has been ill for six months with cirrhosis of the liver and a hernia. We are looking for monetary donations. All proceeds will be given to Buddy to help offset medical expenses. Hope to see everyone at the benefit. All donations will be greatly appreciated.
Community-wide yard sale The Town of Bridgeville hosts a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. until ?. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town. Be sure to put Bridgeville on your list of yard sale stops on May 2.
Clean-up day Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 9. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M.T. Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed.
Craft show and Easter egg sale The annual spring craft show and Easter egg sale will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Farmington Fire House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter eggs, which are $5 each, are available in peanut butter, butter creme, coconut creme and cherry pecan. For more information, contact Angela at 302-222-0754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA hosts workshops The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold public workshops to discuss changes of the new 2008 Farm Bill.ÊThursday, April 9, 1 p.m. - Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, GeorgetownÊ For more information, visit www.de.nrcs.usda.gov or call the local USDA Service Center at 302-856-3990, ext. 3.
Easter Egg Hunt The VFW Blue Hen Post 6483 and Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Children up to the age of 12 are welcome to participate in this activity. The post home is located in Milford on Williamsville Road just past Southern States. For more information, call 422-4412.
Ride to the Tide planned The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride that benefits Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 19. Bikers can depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. or the Seaford Harley Davidson at 11 a.m. All riders will end at Jake's Seafood Restaurant in Lewes. Jake's will provide a complimentary lunch. Register before April 16 and pay $20 for riders and $15 for passengers. Day-of registration fee is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. The ride is organized by the Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, and supported by Delaware's Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Jake's Seafood and WBOC. For more information or to register online, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit www.sode.org.
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.
Orioles vs. Yankees game Seaford Recreation Department's annual trip to see the Yankees vs. the Orioles is Friday, May 8. Cost is $55 and includes a ticket to the game and charter bus transportation. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call the office at 629-6809.
Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. All trips leave from the Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - A visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor's Center and Museum, $79. Visit the galleries at the Visitor's Center and eat lunch at General Pickett's Buffet.
Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.; $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical with songs like "Singin' In The Rain," "All I Do Is Dream Of You" and "You Are My Lucky Star."
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Paradise, Pa., "Uncle Chick's Last Wish"; $70. A comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show.
Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich.; $790 pp, double. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth, Mich., a beautiful Bavarian town. Take a ferry to Mackinac Island where you will enjoy lunch at the famous Grand Hotel. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the island to Arch Rock. Ride thru the Soo Locks and then the Kewadin Shores Casino after a visit in St. Ignace, Mich.
Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa.; $69. Take a ride on the Strasburg railroad, enjoy lunch on board and then visit the train museum.
Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C.; $589 pp, double. Enjoy a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and a tour of the Biltmore. Also included are a Christmas show at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater and a Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Café at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and take a bus tour of Asheville.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas Show; $92. Stop for lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord in Lancaster, Pa. before the show.
For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
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.
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 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.
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.
Friends of the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, William Street, Bridgeville. The new Bridgeville Library is scheduled to open this summer. Updates on construction progress will be discussed. All are welcome. For more information, call Ruth Skala 337-3678.
Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Public Library. We are gearing up for the 2009 equine expo on Saturday, April 25 and preparing for upcoming events. Anyone interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966.
SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. This month it will be April 13. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386. Questions call 302-539-9717.
AARP membership AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 membership meeting will be held Thursday, April 9, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Cheryl Swain, Marketing Director for Methodist Manor House, will be guest speaker and Manor House tour guide. All western Sussex County residents, age 50+, who are interested in earning more about AARP Chapter 1084 activities are welcome to join in conversation and refreshments after the meeting. For more information call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519.