Lewes Polar Bear Plunge The 20th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge will be held in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. 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.
Kiwanis Club holds spaghetti dinner The Kiwanis Club, along with Key Club members, will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's Methodist Church in Seaford. The meal includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread, drinks and dessert for $7. For tickets, contact Kristin Lee, 629-5465 or Penny Austin-Richardson, 629-4587 ext. 403. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Seaford Historic Society Fundraiser In the interest of helping the Seaford Historical Society raise funds to put a new roof on the Ross Mansion, the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Seaford will honor coupons on Thursday, Feb. 3,. from 4 to 10 p.m. A customer presents a coupon when paying his or her bill, which authorizes the Texas Roadhouse to send a certain percentage of the amount of the bill to SHS. Coupons may be obtained from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, phone 628-9828.
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.
Basket bingo The Wesley College Nursing Class of 2011 will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Elks Lodge on Elks Road.The evening will consist of 20 games featuring Longaberger baskets as prizes.Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the new Signature Market Basket or one of several door prizes. For ticket information, call 302-448-5476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Dodgeball Madness' Tournament Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Delaware on Saturday, March 19, at 8 a.m.The tournament will be held in the Caesar Rodney High School gymnasium. The tournament will consist of the first 24 teams to register.Those 24 teams will be divided into 3 different brackets. The minimum age to participate is 16. Teams must consist of six players and may have two alternate players.Teams can consist of all male, female or co-ed members. The entry fee is $50.To register visit www.sode.org or call Special Olympics Delaware at 831-3482.
Patsy Cline Tribute Show The Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 will host a Patsy Cline Tribute Show featuring professional singer/songwriter/performer C.J. Harding from Florida. Harding has performed across the United States for the past 15 years. The show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. This is a one show performance. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Children are welcome at the same ticket prices. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call Travis Sirman at 875-3792 or Seaford Moose Lodge at 629-8408. Seating is limited.
Valentine luncheon GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a "Bring your Favorite Dish & Recipe," Valentine luncheon at the Seaford District Library on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 11:30 a.m. The hostess for the luncheon is Karen Brunken and her committee.
For more information on library programs call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 3 and Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- The Science and Religion book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 and Monday, Feb. 21.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m.
- On Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m., the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Children's Book Discussion.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club for teens who like to play Magic cards on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
- Adults, here is your chance to win some great prizes. Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "Getting Back to Classics" has started at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center.
- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Choir will perform at the Seaford Library and Cultural at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant The Seaford Lioness presents their annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant at 7 p.m. on March 25, at Seaford High School. MissSeaford is open to girls who reside inSeafordand attend Seaford or Sussex Tech schools. Girls must be a freshman, sophomore or junior, but can't turn 19 in their reigning year as Miss Seaford. Little MissSeaford is open to kindergarten and 1st grade students who reside in Seaford. For applications and more information, contact Bonny Hastings at Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150 or 841-4884.
Read Aloud volunteer training A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Seaford Library. For more information and to sign up,call 856-2527. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Valentine Celebration in Seaford There will be a valentine celebration at the Seaford Fire Hall on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. "Love Is The Key" is sponsored by the Lighthouse Church of God, East New Market. There will be a $30 donation per person. For more information, contact Rachel Abbott at 629-2138.
Hearts for Hope On Saturday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., the Laurel Community Foundation invites the public to join them at the Laurel Fire Hall for the annual "Heart for Hope Dinner and Auction." My Turn to Cook will provide a delicious buffet dinner, followed by an auction, and music by the Bo Dickerson Band, and "Dancing with the Stars." Tickets are available at Laurel Petroleum and Dennis O'Neal Jewelers in Laurel or through the volunteer board members, John Shwed, Donald Hitchens, Ellie Guest, Brad Spicer, Leigh Clark, Everett Hart, Patty Littleton, Edie Snedecor, Mollie DeCoster, Catina Goff, Garrett Whaley, Nancy Schlicker, Joanne Czernik, Ella Collins or Candace Jones.
New book club for adults The Laurel Public Library presents a new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Feb. 8. Bring what you're reading or listening to. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Wenona at email@example.com or 875-3184.
Yard sale at Laurel Fire Dept. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting an indoor yard sale on March 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St. Cost is $15 per table (additional table $5). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Reserve your table no later than Feb. 26 by contacting any auxiliary member; Ann Hill at 875-4789, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sandy Steel, 875-2164, email email@example.com
LFD hosts 'Italian Night' The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting an Italian Night Buffet on March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children under 10 are free. For tickets contact Ann Hill at 875-4789, Sandy Steele at 875-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Walker at email@example.com or any auxiliary member.
Western Sussex byway to be featured A video depicting the newly created Western Sussex byway and narrated by local historian, Kendall Jones, will be the feature presentation of the annual dinner and meeting of the Old Christ Church League. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel. Membership applications will be available at the dinner. There will be a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner will follow, catered by "My Turn To Cook" The cost is $18 per person. Call 875-5678 or email OldChristChurchLeague@gmail.com by February 18 for reservations.
Wellness Wednesday 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.
Lantern Festival The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Lantern Festival on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.
Enjoy dinner and jazz music with Barry Eli. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For the menu and more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Greenwood CHEER activities
For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
- Super Bowl Celebration on Friday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Valentine Party on Friday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by CaroLen. There will be light refreshments, a basket raffle and lunch served at noon.
- Winter dinner on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. An evening of socialization, dinner and card games.
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.
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Scotch-Irish Genealogy Program The Bridgeville Public Library will hold a Scotch-Irish Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Morning coffee and a light lunch will be served. Lisa Kerr Illowite will be the speaker. The Celtic Harvest Irish Band will perform for the culmination of Irish Heritage Week at the library. For more information and to register, call the library at 337-7401.
Soup luncheon There will be an all-you-can-eat soup luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UnionUnited Methodist Church (UUMW), 2 Laws St., Bridgeville.Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, dessert and beverage for $6.50. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409. Luncheon is sponsored by UUMW.
Art work on display The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are proud to present the art work of Tammy Kearney, member of the Nanticoke River Arts Council, on display at the Bridgeville Library through Feb. 11. The collection includes original paintings and giclee prints. All displayed art is available for purchase. For more information, contact Ms. Kearney at 629-2829.
Gardening program The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are offering a program on gardening, "Think Spring," on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Linda Peters, master gardener, will speakabout native plants,soil enrichment and how best to plant a garden. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to everyone.
Benefit dinner There will be a benefit dinner to help the family of Karissa Yoder at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, on Friday, Feb. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m.Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for kids, 12 and under, and include spaghetti, salad, bread and drink. Desserts and take-outs will be available.
San Antonio trip AARP 915 presents a trip to San Antonio, Texas on June 17-27. Cost is $870 per person/double occupancy ($75 due upon signing) and includes: stops in Nashville and Little Rock, Ark.; 18 meals - 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners; a guided tour of San Antonio, a cruise at San Antonio's famous River Walk, a visit to the Alamo and Imax Theater, Institute of Texan Cultures and San Antonio Missions; and a guided tour of LBJ Ranch and much more. For reservations, call 410-754-8189.
Philadelphia Flower Show The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show, "Springtime In Paris," in Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday, March 8. Cost is $50 per person that includes transportation and show ticket. All meals are on your own; food can be purchased at the show. Deadline for trip payment is Feb. 24. For departures times and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Rainbow Dinner Theatre The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, Pa., to see the comedy show, "Send Me No Flowers!," on Thursday, March 10. The bus departs the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 9 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per person for members or $70 for non-members. Cost includes buffet dinner, show and motor coach transportation. Deadline for payment is Feb. 24. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
AARP trips April 11-14 - Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. Cost: $435 per person/doubles and $545 singles. June 6-14 - Branson & The Ozarks in Missouri. Cost: $875 per person/doubles and $1,110 singles. July 11-14 - Adirondack Adventure in New York. Cost: $565 per person/doubles and $740/singles. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, S.D. Cost: $1,125 per person/doubles and $1,475/singles. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Lake George, N.Y. Seaford Widowed Persons Service is sponsoring a four-day motorcoach trip to Lake George and Lake Placid, N.Y., on June 13-16. The cost is $445 and includes 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, welcome reception, cruise, guided tours of Saratoga Springs and Lake Placid, Prospect Mountain, entertainment, and all gratuities. For additional information, contact Frances at 629-4416.
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.
Venturing crew interest Are you a young adult between the ages of 15 and 21 who enjoys camping and having a great time? If so, stop by for a Venturing crew meeting at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Seaford Dairy Queen. For questions, contact Mrs. Betsey Godfrey at 629-3878.
OCCL annual meeting The Old Christ Church League (OCCL) will hold its annual meeting and dinner on Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. The evening will feature a video presentation of the newly created Western Sussex Byway narrated by Kendal Jones. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $18 per person. Individuals interested in attending and becoming a member of the Old Christ Church League should email OldChristChurchLeague@gmail.com.
H.A.P.P.E.N. The next meetingof H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum.
AARP AARP Chapter 1084, Seaford area of Western Sussex County, will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall next to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For more information, call chapter president Gladys at 875-1519.
SCDC Spring Dinner The Sussex County Democratic Committee (SCDC) Spring Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at theCHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Tickets are $40 per person and may be ordered by sending checks payable to SCDC c/o John R. Workman, 32859 Inlet Way, Lewes, DE 19958. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Jason Beale.
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.
Auxiliary seeks members The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States serves our country by supporting deployed troops and their families, providing scholarships for students and raising money for disabled veterans. To find out how to join, contact Kimberly Norman at 462-0730 or Colleen Shannon at 381-4963.
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.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month 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 next breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 27.