Eat pancakes, help the library The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.
Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Freeze your fur off on Sunday, Feb. 6, with family, friends and frigid fans at the 20th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. Presented by Wawa & Comcast, the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge benefits Special Olympics Delaware, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. A minimum of $50 in pledges guarantees you an official event sweatshirt and a spot on the beach. Sign up online at www.plungeDE.org, and join the fun on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. on Rehoboth Beach.
Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Train exhibit at Seaford Museum A spectacular train exhibit is on display through January 8 in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. except Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age but children must be accompanied by an adult. For adults, the charge is $3 per person. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 27, at 9 a.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have a Magic Cards Club meeting for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Need help building a resume and job hunting using the Internet? Come to the Nason Computer Room in the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Thursday evening from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed Saturday, Jan. 1, for the New Year holiday. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Monday, Jan. 3 at 9 a.m.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
LHS Class of '85 reunion Laurel Senior High School Class of 1985 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact Jay Hastings at 875-9214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come Walk with Us! The Laurel Public Library invites people of all ages to "Come Walk with Us!" on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Walks begin and end at the library, and participants are invited to join us for a refreshing beverage when we're done. For more information, call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Homeschool Book Clubs The Laurel Public Library monthly book clubs are designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For details, call Becky Norton at 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
LHS Class of 75 reunion Laurel High School class of 1975 is planning their 35th class reunion and volunteers are needed. For more information, call Melinda Rogers Tingle, 875-0355; Debbie Calloway, 875-4160; or Denise Elliott Cugler, 245-5631.
Annual Pine Wood Derby Cub Scout Pack 90 will hold their annual Pine Wood Derby on Jan. 29. After the race, we will also hold an open division for adults/Boy Scouts or other youth groups that may want to compete. The open division will have an entry fee of $5. For more information on rules, or to pre-register, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
Cub scouts seeking memorabilia This year (2010) is the 100th anniversary of scouting. Cub Scout Pack 90 is looking for former scouts interested in joining them for an upcoming show and tell. They would love to see your scout uniforms, books, photos, patches, and hear your stories about your adventures with scouting. Contact Cub Master, Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
Laurel Pride in bloom You can now donate to purchase or maintain planters that change with the seasons. You can also donate for seasonal plantings or toward maintaining a planter in general. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o The Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.
CHEER Christmas Party The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. There will be joyful Christmas music by Everett Snyder & Friend. Light refreshments will be served. A basket raffle and christmas card exchange will take place. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over 60 years of age. Seniors age 55+ are invited to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Christmas Gift Auction The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Christmas Gift Auction on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. The items auctioned are new or in good condition to give as a gift. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over 60 years of age. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. This service is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
New Year's Celebration The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is having a New Years Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment by Leighton-Taylor, light refreshments, games and lunch at noon. Seniors age 55+ are invited to attend. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 302-349-5237. Cup of Coffee with Dave State Representative Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) reminds constituents that he is available for coffee and conversation each month in Bridgeville. The informal monthly meeting - known as a "Cup of Coffee with Dave" - gives constituents a chance to ask Rep. Wilson a question or share with him a concern they may have about the district or state government, while being treated to a free cup of coffee. The monthly coffee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The next quarterly meeting will be on Jan. 10, 2011.
For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
- Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Home Decorating Contest The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring the Christmas Home Decorating Contest in the Bridgeville community. This contest has been held since World War II. Homes will be judged between Christmas and New Years Day. Prizes will be awarded.
Model Railroad Club opens doors The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club is holding its 25h anniversary holiday train show, open house and sale at their 103 East State St., Delmar location on the 2nd floor of the Camelot Hall. There are over 6000 feet of tracks and 10 train layouts in N scale to G scale, including rare pre- and post-war tinplate trains, as well as drawings, games and gifts for kids, food, and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This is a free event for the public. It will be open Jan. 8 and 9, and Jan. 15 and 16. For more information, call 536-1418, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
Friends of the Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will hold a general meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at 7 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend.
AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Chapter 1084, Seaford area of Western Sussex County, will hold a board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House. The chapter will also meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall next to Nanticoke Hospital. Guest speaker will be WBOC's Charlie Paparella. This chapter is open to anyone 50 and older. Stop by and join us, listen to the speaker and enjoy refreshments and fellowship afterwards. For more information, call Gladys Bonowicz at 875-1519.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Laurel Cub Scouts Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at 6:30 every Monday night, in the basement at Centenary UMC in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys from 1st grade through 5th grade.
Watermelon Queen Mar-Del Watermelon Association is looking for interested young women to enter their pageant to select the 2011 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen. This contest is looking for young women to become a public spokesperson for the watermelon industry. As the Mar-Del Watermelon Spokesperson you will travel on the Eastern Shore spreading the word about the healthy benefits of watermelon and will have the opportunity to compete for the 2012 National Watermelon Queen. For more information and to obtain an application visit www.mardelwatermelon.org. Entry deadline is January 15 and the pageant is February 4 and 5.