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 the Womens Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast A Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast sponsored by the Pastor's Aide Committee of the Bridgeville Charge United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, March6, from 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Seaford. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, contact Minister Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991 or the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. at 443-944-3665.
Georgetown Library fundraiser La Quetzalteca Mexican Restaurant in the Georgetown Plaza shopping center will give the Georgetown Public Library 10% of its receipts all day on Monday, March 1, and Monday, April 5. For more information, call the library at 856-7958.
Craft fair to support relay A craft fair will be held at the Greenwood Fire Hall on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit Relay for Life of Western Sussex. The Wolf Gang team walks in memory of Joyce Wolfgang, a co-worker and friend, that lost her battle with cancer in 2007. Tables are available for $20 each. If you are interested, call 841-2104. The event is open to the public. Homemade easter eggs of all flavors will be available along with other desserts.
Chicken & dumpling dinner The Sussex Chapter #7, Order of the Eastern Star, will be serving a chicken and dumpling dinner to benefit special needs children. Dinner will be held at 7 Pine Street, Seaford. Price is $10, children under 12, $5. Call 629-8330 for information. POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH.
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
Little League Basket Bingo Nanticoke Little League (NLL) will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Seaford Moose. The basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes.Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper, Large Market and Large Boardwalk baskets. For ticket information, contact the NLL at 629-9209.
Show benefits Operation Smile Courtenay Rickards, a senior at Sussex Tech, is producing a fashion show to benefit Operation Smile. The show will be held at Baywood Greens Country Club on Friday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and includes models from seven area high schools, including Seaford High School. Love Photo Booths will set up a booth during the show. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. For more information, contact Rickards at email@example.com
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.
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 call Stan at 302-684-3966.
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.
Seaford elections Both Mayor Ed Butler and councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe are running in the upcoming Seaford city elections. Deadline to file as a candidate is Friday, March 26. Butler was first elected to the Seaford City Council in 1986. He served six terms on the council then, when Dan Short stepped down as mayor to run for state representative in 2006, he ran for mayor. He was unopposed in the 2008 election. Phillips-Lowe was appointed to fill Butler's council seat in 2006. She was reelected in 2007. The mayor's term lasts two years. Council members' terms are three years. The election will be Saturday, April 17. Voters must be registered with the city by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Voters must be registered with the city in order to vote.
16th Annual Toy & Train Show The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 16th Annual Train & Toy Show at the station on Cannon Street, Seaford, on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow signs from Rt. 13 & Rt. 20. Admission is $3 for adults. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. There will be operating layouts, refreshments and door prizes. Call SVFD at 629-3112 for information.
Seaford library events
- 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 and 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 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
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" the Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Movie Night" on Thursday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; all you need to do is take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- 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 Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will host a "Clean the Air" Smoking Cessation Program on Thursday, March 11, at 10 a.m. Learn how to quit for good through individual counseling, indoor walking exercises and relaxation at no charge. This program is brought to you by Denese Bell, MS from DHSS.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will host its 3rd Annual Art Show on March 12 and 13. This is an all day event so come and show your support for local artists. Refreshments will be served.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, March 15, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
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 AnnaScovellat 856-5239.
Kiwanis Club hosts Bingo The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will hold a Longaberger Basket & Vera Bradley Bingo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Boys & Girls Club in Seaford.The bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley products as prizes.Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper, Tall File basket and the new Flare baskets and pottery. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact Soil Service (Bryon Palmer) at 629-7054.
Elks Dinner & Auction Seaford Elks Lodge 2458 presents its annual Dinner & Auction to benefit the Elks National Foundation on Saturday, March 6. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7:05 p.m. Tickets, which are $15 each, are available through Feb. 25 at the lodge and Fantasy Beauty Salon in Seaford. For more information or to arrange a donation for the auction, call Art League at 875-5443. The sale price of items you donate to be auctioned will go in your name to the Foundation.
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.The free event is held on Thursdays through May 18, noon to 2 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Lisaat 856-5239.
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.
Open House postponed The 1860's Open House at the Ross Mansion in Seaford has been postponed. A new date will be announced in April.
AARP Driver Safety Program An AARP Driver Safety Course for any and all drivers will be given from 1 to 5 p.m. on March 8 and 9 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The 2-day program, sponsored by AARP stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a 10% reduction in their auto liability insurance. A 15% reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within 3 years. For information and registration, call Mr. Devone at 629-8081, Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Do not call the Manor House. The cost of the program is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.
Laurel Library programs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Beef & dumplings dinner The Friends of the Laurel Public Library will hold their annual beef and dumplings dinner on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1-5 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Carry-outs will be available. Door prizes, 50/50 and live entertainment by the Humanaires will be featured.Proceeds benefit the Youth Services Programs at the Laurel Library. Tickets are available at the door, from the Laurel Library, members of the Friends or by calling Steve Norton at 875-9084.
Indoor yard sale, spaghetti dinner Christ the Cornerstone Community Church located at the corner of Bethel and Seaford Road in Laurel will hold an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 a.m. There will be a variety of vendors including the Sweet Potato Man and scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and peas and dumplings. The AUCE Spaghetti Dinner is from noon to 5 p.m. Adults are $7, children 6-12 are $4 and 5 and under are free.
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 Laurel Senior Center. 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.
Lions Club AYCE pancake breakfast Laurel Lions Club is holding a AYCE pancake breakfast at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., on Sat., Feb. 27, from 7-10 a.m. Adults $6, seniors (over 60) and children 3-12-years-old, $4; under 3-years-old free. Call 875-7775 for tickets. Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds used for local needs.
The Town of Bethel election The Town of Bethel will hold an election for two (2) Council seats on Saturday, Feb. 27. Voting will take place at the Bethel Historical Museum on First St. 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.
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. 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.
UUMW Soup Luncheon Union United Methodist Women will hold their annual All-You-Can-Eat Soup Luncheon on Thursday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville.Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, assorted desserts and beverage.Adults are $6.50.Carry-outs available. For more information, call 337-1054 or the church office at 337-7409.
Friends of the Library meeting TheMarch meeting of the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,March 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.
'Rock for Books' fundraiser The third annual fundraiser, sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library, "Rock for Books" Sock Hop, featuring 1950's-60's music by The Cavemen, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 26, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event includes a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 is tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Public Library. Advance ticket sales only.
Fire Department anniversary Bridgeville Fire Department's 100th anniversary celebration, parade and open house will be held Saturday, April 10. The anniversary parade will get underway at 1 p.m. and will march along Main and Market streets to the fire hall.
Spaghetti dinner & variety show The Bridgeville Lions Club is presenting their 57th Annual Variety Show, "Music Across America," on Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, at the Woodbridge High School Auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door. Also the Woodbridge Sophomore Class will be sponsoring an "All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner" from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the same days in the high school cafeteria. Cost for adults is $10 and children, 10 and under, is $5. So, enjoy a good meal and then enjoy the show.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Snethen U.M. Church will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Double Mills Community Hall, Rt. 54, Delmar-Mardela Road. Adults $8, children 12 and under $3, which includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Carry-outs will also be available.
Delmar Library The library will be a site for AARP Tax Preparation againthis year every Thursday in February and March with three dates in April. Call the library at 846-9894 to set up the required appointment time.
Spaghetti dinner and auction The Delmar Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary presents a spaghetti dinner and auction on Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m., at the Delmar Fire Department. Only 200 tickets will be sold for $7 each. Proceeds go toward the purchase of state champion rings for the Delmar football team. Some of the auction items include an Emmitt Smith autographed football,a hat signed by Tony Stewart, an 8x10 signed by Emmitt Smith, an 8x10 signed by Joe Theismann, a baseball signed by Josh Hamilton, and much more. There will also be Delmar football t-shirts for sale and a 50/50 drawing. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Delmar High School at 846-9544.
Beef & dumpling dinner The Diamond Dreams U13 CP baseball team will host a beef and dumpling dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from any team member or at the door. There will be a silent auction and carry-outs will be available. Proceeds will benefit the 2010 baseball season.
Roast beef dinner & concert On Friday, Feb. 26, Greenwood Mennonite School will be hosting an all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (come and go). Cost will be $9 for adults and $6 for children 10 years and under. A dessert bar for $2 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. will be available for those not having dinner."Enlighten in Concert" at 7:30 p.m. where a love offering will be taken. For more information see www.gms-flames.org or call GMS development committee at 302-349-4131.
Neighborhood Watch presentation Join us for a "Neighborhood Watch at Greenwood" presentation at the Greenwood CHEER Center on Friday, Feb. 26, at 11:15 a.m. Seniors are more vulnerable to certain crimes - purse snatching, mugging and fraud. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Job search workshops The Greenwood Public Library will host a three-part job search workshop series, "Bridge to a New Position," in March. The workshop sessions, designed to help you search for and find a new job, will be held in the library meeting room from 1-4 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: March 9, March 16 and March 23. Part One on March 9 will deal with overcoming the trauma of job loss and maximizing resources for your job search. On March 16, the topic is resume writing and understanding the interview process. Part Three on March 23 will give participants the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills with one-on-one consultations and mock interviews. The sessions are free and presented by highly qualified volunteers. To register, or obtain more information, call 856-5815.
Seaford AARP Trips March 31 - Washington, D.C. trip has been cancelled. April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Visit Legends in Concert, the Carolina Opry, see performers and jugglers at the Palace Theatre, a special performance at the Alabama Theatre, and a celebration dinner at the House of Blues. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise, time at Barefoot Landing, and a guided tour of Charleston. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Six seats open. Cost: $535/double. April 30-May 2 - Norfolk, Va. - A must see! The following will make you stand proud and tall. Reserved seats for the Parade of Nations where the Military International Tattoo Bands will march. This is the largest parade in the U.S. Military; music, entertainment and different talents from over 850 performers from around the world, over 28 different countries. A Botanical Gardens tram tour, the Nauticus, USS Wisconsin, McArthur Memorial, and a lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River. Two nights motel and five meals included. Cost: $387/double. June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. Have dinner on a train ride while trying to solve a murder mystery. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast the next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens before time on your own. Mid afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before time on your own. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River on the Spirit Of Norfolk while you play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Pigeon Forge, Tenn. - Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show, the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum, a performance at the Country Tonite with entertainment of humor, dancing and singing. Also a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches included. Cost: $595/double. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
AARP trip to Chicago AARP #915's trip to Wisconsin Dells/Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan's Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts; accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at sign-up. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
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.
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
SHS Alumni The SHS Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, at the Seaford Museum. Anyone who hasattended Seaford High Schoolis invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
Democrat Club The Western Sussex Democrat Club cancelled its February meeting due to weather conditions. The next meeting will be held on the last Monday in March at Dukes' Pool House in Laurel.
Sussex Tech musical Sussex Technical High School presents the Broadway smash, "Ragtime," the school's first venture into a musical production. The musical will be presented to the public at Delaware Technical and Community College Theater in Georgetown on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, with a ticket price of $8. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at the door.
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. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. 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.
Positive Growth Alliance Positive Growth Alliance will hold a Mixer on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Georgetown Airport Restaurant. Cost is $15 per person at the door, which includes light food and one adult beverage. This event is a great place to network. The new prosperity checklist will be discussed. For a sneak peek of the checklist, visit www.pgalliance.org If you can attend, contact Rich Collins at 302-381-1610.
Indoor yard sale On Saturday, March 13, CHEER will hold an Indoor Garage Sale at the CHEER Community Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale ends promptly at 1 p.m. Donations for CHEER will be collected at the entrance. Vendor space is still available. The cost is $15 for an 8' x 10' space and includes one table and two chairs. The Georgia House Café will be open during this event. For information and/or vendor space, contact Gina at email@example.com or call 854-9500.
Free eye screening clinic A free eye screening clinic will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 13. Dr. Rodolfo Rios will perform a physical eye exam, refraction and eye pressure testing. To register for an appointment, call 227-7743, ext. 107.
Oyster Eat Day Luncheon The Georgetown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold an Oyster Eat Day Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Eat in or carry out available. Menu includes Susan's Famous Chicken Salad, hamburger/cheeseburger, chili, vegetable beef soup and oysters. Order forms will be available the week of the event. Orders will be accepted by phone on Friday, Feb. 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. only at 856-770
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.