Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 05, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Bingomania Is Returning Bingomania, Saturday, Feb. 4, Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Mardela Junior/Senior High School Band. Three free cards for three cans of food. Phone 410-548-4911.

COURSES

Free Parenting Classes
Child Inc. is offering free parenting classes at Tabernacle of Praise in Seaford from Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 2006 on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics include: Parent/Child communication, problem solving, decision making, stress in the family, and building self-esteem. The classes fulfill Delaware requirements for parent education and child care providers. For more information and to register, call (302) 697-2292 or (302) 228-9943.

AARP Defensive Driving
AARP Defensive Driving course Jan. 23, 24 Nanticoke Senior Center and AARP Invite you to a two-day defensive driving course for seniors. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive A 10-15 percent off the liability portion of their insurance. Space is limited. Dates: Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, call 629-4939.

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m., Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training, or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Bay Foundation Training
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering its adult education/CBF volunteer training program "VoiCeS," Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, starting in January. The program is designed to create a deeper understanding of the Bay and the efforts needed to restore it. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as Chesapeake Stewards. This year's programs will be held in both Annapolis and Cambridge. The training includes an eight-week course of study, with one three-hour class each week, and a service requirement of 40 hours devoted to a Bay-related project to be completed within one year. Classes cover a wide range of topics, including Bay ecology and history, wetlands, fisheries, land use, and advocacy. There is no fee to enroll in the VoiCeS training program; participants instead are asked to commit to completing both program components. Pre-registration is required. Training dates are: in Cambridge: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11. Contact Margaret Enloe Vivian, grassroots coordinator, at mvivian@cbf.org or (410) 543-1999, ext. 502. For more information or to download the VoiCeS brochure, visit www.cbf.org/hotc.

MEETINGS

Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be Jan. 5.

NHS Auxiliary Annual Meeting
Nanticoke Health Services (NHS) Auxiliary annual meeting, Wednesday, January 11, at Seaford Golf & Country Club, 11 a.m., business meeting, 11:45 a.m., lunch ($12), annual meeting following lunch. Reservations due Jan. 6. Callers will be contacting members. Door prize drawing. The auxiliary's annual gift will be presented to administration and the board of NHS. New auxiliary officers will also be inducted

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Jan. 12, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Featured speaker, William Messinger, will talk on the origin of words and phrases. Refreshments served. Guests are welcome. For information call 875-5086.

Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Delaware State Fairgounds' Exhibitors' Hall, north entrance, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Nyle Callaway, 422-4094, or Peggy Koster, 629-5233.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MLK Celebration on Jan. 16
MLK Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16, Seaford Golf & Country Club and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Breakfast at 8 a.m. with celebration continuing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with youth events at the Boys & Girls Club. For more information, phone 628-1908.

Model Railroad Club Show
Delmarva Model Railroad Club 18th annual holiday open house, Jan. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Club is located at 103 East St., Camelot Hall, Delmar, Del. Refreshments, white elephant tables, train set raffle. Phone 856-9250.

Greenwood Meet The Candidates
Meet the Candidates Night, Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, Governors Avenue, Greenwood, Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Five candidates for three seats for the Jan. 21 election. Michaele Russell will be the moderator. Light refreshments will be served.

Seaford Chamber Mixer Jan. 26
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce after hours mixer, Thursday, Jan. 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Interiors for You, 201 West Market St., Greenwood. Refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to 629-9690.

Beat The Winter Blues Dance
Beat the Winter Blues dance, Wednesday, Jan. 25, CHEER Community Center, Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, 5 to 9 p.m. Wear something blue and the cost is reduced $5 from the regular ticket price of $10. The DJ will be Cathy Gorman and light refreshments will be served. Phone 854-9500 for more information.

Monster Truck Winternationals
2006 Monster Truck Winternationals and Thrill Show, Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. Tickets are $10 to $20. Phone 410-548-4911.

Seaford Lions Basket Bingo
Seaford Lions Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., at Seaford Moose, located on U.S. 13A, Seaford; 20 games and will feature several baskets. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Seaford Lions member or call 337-3383.

Father-Daughter Dance
Fifth annual Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance, Friday, Feb. 3, Mt. Olivet U.M. Church fellowship hall, 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 a person. Phone the church office at 629-4458 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, Only 150 tickets will be sold.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play For Kids
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months. from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.