Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 28, 2010
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

NHS dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing an enjoyable voyage for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit Women's Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Last year's annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised more than $85,000. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or morrisr@nanticoke.org

Celebrity Golf Classic The Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. There will be a host of celebrities this year with the addition of four time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers and more to come. There will also be a NASCAR legend announced at a later date. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.

Spicer Memorial Golf The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. With each sponsorship, golfers will receive: 18-holes of championship golf; use of the driving range and practice facilities; on-course contests; gourmet boxed lunch; on course beverages and snacks; goodie bag; cocktail party and dinner to follow. Additional opportunities include: Mulligan; 50/50 raffle; silent auction; beat the pro contest; ball drop contest. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com

Coat Drive Liberty Tax Service will be collecting new and gently used coats and blankets, to be given to local charities. Drop off your donation at the Seaford Village location and receive a $20 off coupon toward yourtax preparation fee. For more information call 629-6675.

Equine Council The Delaware Equine Council's 5th Annual Dinner/Dance Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, Dover, from 6 to 10 p.m., on Saturday, March 20. For tickets and information,call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Pam at 240-994-2220.

Winter Gala Everyone is invited to attend Epworth Christian School's 7th Annual Winter Gala on Saturday, Feb. 20. This year's theme is "Hats Off to 30 Years of Excellence." Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction. Dinner by Marilyn's Catering at 6 p.m. with live auction at 7 p.m. Stop by the ECS office or call 875-4488 for tickets.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Seaford elections Elections in Seaford are set for Saturday, April 17. At stake will be the mayor's seat and one seat on the city council. Neither of the two incumbents, Mayor Ed Butler and councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe, has filed for reelection. Deadline to do so is 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Deadline to register to vote with city hall is also 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Voters must be registered with the city in order to vote. Butler was first elected to the city council in 1986 and was elected mayor in 2006. He was unopposed in the 2008 election.

Miss and Little Miss Seaford The Seaford Lioness presents their annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Seaford High School.The Miss Pageant is open to girls who reside inSeafordand attend Seaford or Sussex Tech schools. Girls must be a freshman, sophomore or junior, but cannot turn 19 in their reigning year as Miss Seaford. Applications and more information can be obtained by calling Bonny Hastings at Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150 or 841-4884. The Little Miss pageant is open to kindergarten and 1st grade students who reside in Seaford.

AARP Tax-Aide-E-Filing AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be preparing free federal and state income tax returns and e-Filing them at the Nanticoke Senior Center, beginning Wednesday, Feb.3. This free service is sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and is offered to taypayers of all ages and incomes. For an appointment, call Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939.

Father Daughter Dance tickets Mt. Olivet's Father Daughter Dance is Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each and can be purchased by contacting David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

Amateur Radio Club event The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will show off their emergency capabilities from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, during "Winter Field Day," at the Seaford Parks & Recreation Building. On Saturday, Jan. 30, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Seaford ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Amateur radio operators are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. Showing the newest digital capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities. The public is invited to attend. To learn more about amateur radio, visit www.emergency-radio.org

Super Bowl Sandwich Platters Mt. Olivet Preschool is selling Super Bowl Sandwich Platters to help pay for a recent restroom addition at the preschool. Platters are offered in three sizes and will contain fresh baked spiral ham and roast beef, American and Swiss cheeses, sweet and dill pickles and rolls. The Empty Nester serves 2-4 people for $12, the Family Platter serves 6-8 for $24 and the Party Platter serves 12-16 for $48. Orders and payment should be at Mt. Olivet Church by Sunday, Jan. 31. Platters may be picked up on Sunday, Feb. 7, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olivet U.M. Church, Seaford. For more information, contact Jackie Hashagen at 629-5733.

Historian speaks on early life On Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, the Seaford Historical Society and the Manor House will sponsor a program featuring Richard Carter, noted historian and author. The title of his presentation is "A Window on the Turn of the Century in Sussex County." Carter is also an artist. He will bring copies of his books and samples of his artwork which will be for sale in the SHS gift shops. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the SHS office at 628-9828.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Baby Bookworms," a story time for infants, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Registration has begun for the Adult Winter Reading Program "New Beginnings." For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Toddler Tales," a story time for walkers, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is looking for local artists who are interested in having their art displayed at the Seaford Library for our 3rd annual art show on March 12-13. This is a multi-medium art show, so all artists are welcome. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524. Space is limited so register at the front desk before March 5.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center 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 the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library are sponsoring a program, Historical Reflections, in celebration of Black History Month, on Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. Historical Reflections is an oral history program featuring noted and local people offering reflections on their lives as black persons. Light refreshments will be served.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • Renowned author Alisha Broughton will be at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center for a book signing of her book "Living on the Edge, Poetic Verse." Alisha Broughton has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people to live up to their greatness.
  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Choir will perform at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us


Pancake Dinner A Valentine's Day Pancake Dinner will be hosted by Seaford Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and contests. For more information, call 629-9077.

Fatherhood Carnival Free event for fathers and their young children. Come celebrate being a dad on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. The carnival includes games, music, food, fun and information. For more information, contact Sussex Parents As Teachers at 856-5239.

Comedy Barn & Dinner Theater Comedy Barn & Dinner Theater will be held Jan. 29 and 30. Dinner will be held at the Seaford Elks at 6 p.m., with show starting at 7:15 p.m. Price is $16 per person. Children under 9 are $10. Tickets are available at the Lodge, The Fantasy Beauty Salon, or by calling Donald Hickman at 628-2926.

Commemorative bricks on sale The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4x8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund.Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.

Free opportunity for dads Come join other fathers to talk about being a dad. Bring your child along for a free lunch and then supervised play while you have some time to meet with other dads. 24/7 Dad focuses on fatherhood concepts like masculinity, discipline and work/family balance.Earn gifts and recognition for your participation.The free event is held on Thursdays from Feb. 18 through May 18, noon to 2 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Pre-registration is required. All fathers are welcome. For more information, contact Lisa at 856-5239.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open tochildren birth through 48 months and their caregivers,on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at SeafordParks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact AnnaScovell at 856-5239.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Breakfast benefits program The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program will benefit from a Valentine's Day weekend special, AYCE Pancake/Link Sausage/Beverage Breakfast at Applebee's in Seaford from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. Cost is $6. The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring program staff and youth participants will be greeters and servers. For tickets, send your check made payable to DAPI/LKC, 26673 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973, Attn: Glenn Phillips. Tickets will be waiting for you at the door. For more information about the mentoring program, visit www.dapi.org or call 629-7790, ext. 314.

Laurel Library programs
  • Signups for the Laurel Public Library's 5th Annual Winter Reading Program for grades K-6, "Chill Out and Read," begin Saturday, Jan. 30, and will continue throughout February. Children can read books, earn prizes and have fun! To kick off the Winter Reading program, the library will host a "Way Up North" Festival for children in grades K-6 on Saturday, Jan. 30. Crafts, games and food from the Eskimo culture will be presented.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, 4:15 p.m. - Help us make a big winter village for the library
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. - Valentine's Day Craft program
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:15 p.m. - Make-a-Snowman-Day at the library
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 - Last day to add books to your Reading Log (Make up day for any snowed-out programs, 11 a.m.)
  • Saturday, March 6, 11 a.m. - Winter Reading Program Party! All children who complete the Winter Reading Program receive a book of their choice and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Top readers in each grade receive special prizes. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184 or email Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us.
  • Wedesday, Feb 10 - "Delaware Ghost Hunters." Scientific methods of capturing paranormal experiences.
  • Thursday, Feb 18 - " Food Lore: Scrapple, Muskrat and More." Local storyteller Ed Okonowicz explores the cuisine most identified with the Delmarva region. A Delaware Humanities Forum presentation.
  • Wednesday, March 3 - "The people who stayed behind: a history of the Indian People of Delaware, 1630-2008." Cara Blume, speaker. For more information, contact Norma Jean Fowler at 875-1344 or email comments@laurelhistoricalsociety.com


  • Indoor yard sale The Laurel Band Boosters Association is sponsoring a huge indoor yard sale and craft fair. The event will be held at the Laurel High School gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 7 am to 1 p.m. Plan to come shop, or rent a table. Call April at 875-2994 for details.

    AARP Tax-Aide E-Filing AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be preparing Free Federal and Sate income tax returns and E-Filing them at the Laurel Senior Center, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3. This free service is sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and is offered to taxpayers of All Ages and Incomes. For an appointment call the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.

    Toys exhibit continues An exhibit of toys from early to mid 20th century, entitled "Toys from another time," will continue at Laurel Public Library until Jan. 30. This exhibit is displayed in the Carvel Room on the second floor and is open to the public during regular library hours. Library staff will assist visitors who wish to view the collection.

    The Jones Boys The Jones Boys will be performing on Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Laurel Fire Hall. A dance to benefit Hope House I & II. Tickets are $10. There will be a Cash Bar.

    BETHEL EVENTS:

    The Town of Bethel Election The Town of Bethel will hold an election for two (2) Council seats on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Deadline for filing will be Fri., Feb. 5, 2010 at 5 p.m. Voting will take place at the Bethel Historical Museum on First (1st) Street between 1 and 4 p.m. There will be no absentee ballots. You must be 18-years-old and a resident of Bethel to vote.

    BRIDGEBILLE EVENTS:

    Library programs The Bridgeville Public Library has new hours of service. The library is now open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No change on Friday and Saturday hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Story time for ages 2-4 is on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Ms. Kathy has added a Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 3. A lap-sit is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits and develop the children into lifelong library users. Family Nights are held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are provided. Complete schedules are available at the library. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

    Rock for Books Sock Hop The Friends of the Bridgeville Library annual fundraiser "Rock for Books Sock Hop" featuring fifties and sixties music by the Cavemen is Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Heritage Shore Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event is fun for all ages and features a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Library and Bridgeville Town Hall or by calling Cheryl at 337-9733.

    TRIPS:

    DAR bus trip The Daughter's of the American Revolution, Mary Vining Chapter, is offering a bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 13, to Mount Vernon, with lunch at Gadsby's Tavern in Old Alexandria and a visit to the Delaware Room in the DAR building in Washington, D.C. The bus will leave the Seaford area at 7:15 a.m. and return around 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. For more information and to reserve a seat, call Hope Huey at 302-337-0559 or Cathie Dickerson at 302-236-0871.

    Seaford AARP trips March 1-3 - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Cost: $235 double; $320 single. March 31 - Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit Of Washington. Cost: $71. April 30 to May 2 - Azalea Festival, Norfolk - Botanical Gardens Tram Tour, a buffet dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk as you cruise the Elizabeth River, reserved seats at the Azalea Festival Grand Parade, seats at the Scope Auditorium to enjoy the Virginia International Tattoo parade. Tour the Naval Base, the Battleship Wisconsin and the Nauticus. Visit the MacAuthur Memorial. Cost: $387 double. April 12-16, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Anniversary Special. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Day 1- visit to Legends In Concert, day 2- visit the Carolina Opry, day 3- the Palace Theatre features a production of Le Grande Cirque performers with jugglers and acrobats. Day 4- a special performance at the Alabama Theatre and a celebration dinner at the House Of Blues. Also a scenic boat cruise, a guided tour of Charleston and time at Barefoot Landing. Cost: $535 double. June 5-6, Strasburg, Pa. - Murder Mystery Dinner Train Ride. Lunch at Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then board the train at 6 p.m. for your chance to solve the mystery before your friends while enjoying dinner! After breakfast the next day travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens "Festival of Fountains" theme. Later, travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride. Cost:$225 double. July 22 - 1 day bingo lunch cruise on The Spirit Of Norfolk, with prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Smoky Mountains, Tenn. - 3 dinner shows, "Magic Beyond Belief" and "Blast From The Past" performances and the Country Tonite Theatre. Admission to Dollywood and the Pigeon Forge Museum and a guided tour of the Great Smoky Mountains. Cost: $595 double. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

    Philadelphia Flower Show The Delmar Alumni are sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, titled "Passport to the World," on Tuesday, March 2. Leaving First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md. at 8:30 a.m. and departing flower shop at 6 p.m. There will be a dinner stop, on your own, at the Old Country Buffet in Christiana. Cost is $70. Payment must be received by Feb. 10. Make check payable to Delmar Alumni Association and send to: Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For information call 302-846-2366.

    Philadelphia Flower Show The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Thursday, March 4. Price of the trip is $60 per persona and includes admission to the show and transportation. Lunch is each individual's responsibility. The bus leaves Seaford at 8 a.m. from the Sears parking lot in the Village Shopping Center. The return trip leaves Philadelphia at 4 p.m. Reservations are required by Monday, Feb. 22, and mady be made by calling the SHS at 628-9828. Checks should be made payable to Seaford Historical Society.

    Philadelphia Flower Show The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor-coach trip to the 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday, March 2. The show theme is "Passport to the World," an international bouquet of exhibits that is a celebration of flowers and plants from around the globe. Cost is $48 per person and includes transportation and show ticket. Food and drink will be your responsibility. Food vendors are located within the Convention Center. Registration and full payment is due by Thursday, Feb. 18. The bus leaves the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8 a.m. and will make one stop. The bus leaves Philadelphia at 4 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

    See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

    New Hampshire Ski Week Space is still available on a New Hampshire Ski Week scheduled for Feb. 21-26. Spend five days skiing in New Hampshire at your choice each day of Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley, or Bretton Woods. Sponsored by the Salisbury Ski Club of Delmarva, the trip leaders are Wini Walton and Bobbi Pinson, who can be reached at 302-734-4930 or 629-6925. The ski week package includes everything but transportation and has the low per person price of $450-4/room, $475-3/room, and $515-2/room - plus all tips and taxes are included. This marks the 24th year for this popular trip, which has been so well received because it offers so much for such a reasonable price. Call Wini Walton or Bobbi Pinson after 6 p.m., at 302-734-4930 or 629-6925 for reservations.

    MEETINGS:

    Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. Pre-registration is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Class material will be available at pre-registration. You may also register the day of the class from 8:30 to 9 a.m. There will be a short break for lunch and then the class will walk around some of the boats to see the different types of hulls. Cost of the course is $20 per person or $30 for a family of up to three people. Class props will be used to show various aspects of boating. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg (629-0687) or Nanticoke Squadron (236-6593). United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join and participate in the classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

    USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Whether you're an experienced boater or a recreational kayaker learn what the new boating requirements are. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

    Friends of Bridgeville Library The February meeting of the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the meeting room of the Bridgeville Public Library. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a friend. For more information, contact Ruth Skala at 337-3678.

    H.A.P.P.E.N. H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization will meet on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

    SHS Alumni board The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its executive board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Seaford Museum.For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.

    AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. For details, call 629-8033.

    Beginners Needlepoint class Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild is offering a beginner's class at their next meeting, Monday, Feb. 1.For a small beginner's kit fee anda desire to learn, members will help you get started. The Delaware Seashore Chapter meets the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the CHEER Center in Georgetown at the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road.For more information, contact Helen Atkinson at 302-227-1848. Census positions The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses, such as mileage incurred while conducting census work right in your own community. You will be required to work when most people are typically at home, which includes evening and weekend hours. For more information, visit www.sss.gov For more information about the 2010 Census, visit www.census.gov or call the regional office that serves your area. The toll free number is 1-866-861-2010. The Delmar Testing Center is located at VFW Post #8276 in Delmar, Md.

    Watermelon Convention The 45th Annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held Feb. 5-6, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. This year's convention will include grower seminars, trade show, live auction, queen contest, membership meeting and various other fun-filled events. Registration forms and more details are available on the website at www.mardelwatermelon.org or you may contact our secretary at 410-341-4003.

    Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.

    Princess Tea Party A Princess Tea Party and Luncheon to benefit the Miss Georgetown Scholarship Program will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The event is held in honor and memory of Bethany VanSciver, Miss Teen Georgetown 2005. Advance ticket sales only. Cost is $15; ages 12 and under, $10. All princesses must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 302-249-9370 or email georgetownpageant@msn.com

    Possums dinner theater Possum Point Players will hold a dinner production, "I Ought to Be in Pictures," by Neil Simon through Jan. 31 in Georgetown. Tickets include a full, four-course dinner prepared at Possum Hall. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 30, and at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 31. Tickets are $40. Call 856-4560 to reserve your seat or for information on upgrading to a season ticket for 2010.