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.
Rockers for a Cure Thanks The "Rockers for a Cure" relay team of western Sussex county would like to thank all the volunteers and guests that came out to Applebee's on Feb. 12 to help make the fundraiser a success. With your help, they raised $420. If you'd like info on upcoming fundraisers or to make a donation, call Ruth Ann at 236-6858 or 628-9856.
Historical Society fundraiser IHOP restaurant near Lowes in Seaford is assisting Seaford Historical Society with fund raising efforts by giving a percentage of a customer's payment when a coupon is offered. The date this month will be Sunday, Feb. 20, during the hours of 4 to 9 p.m. The Seaford Historical Society maintains two properties, the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion. The Museum depicts the life and times of early Seaford. The Ross Mansion is a treasured historic landmark which exemplifies life in Seaford prior to the Civil War. Coupon may be obtained from any historical society member or from the SHS office, 203 High Street, Seaford, phone 628-9828. For more information call the SHS office at the phone number listed above or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com
Kiwanis Club holds spaghetti dinner The Kiwanis Club, along with Key Club members, will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 18, 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.
'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. The entry fee is $50. To register visit www.sode.org or call Special Olympics Delaware at 831-3482.
Seaford Library Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, 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. 17 and Thursday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m.
- The Science and religion book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 and Monday, March 7.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m.
- Teddy Bear Storytime is Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals for a "Teddy Bear Sleepover" at the library.We will do a fun storytime and craft with your special animal. When you go home, your animal will stay at the library and have a sleepover with the library.Pick up your animal on Friday and see what fun they had with pictures of their adventures. This special program is designed for children ages 3 -7.
- 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. Register for the Adult Winter Reading Program.
Battle of the Bands The Seventh Annual Battle of the Bands will host rap, blues, jazz, Christian rock and contemporary rock - all genres of music - from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Seaford High School. Tickets are $5 until Feb. 26; $7 at the door. Don't miss the greatest representation of local talent. Some of the bands who are participating this year include: Bride Dressed in Black, The Luscious Pear, The Noize, Mr 2011, Not my Own, Anonymously Unique, We are the Weapons, Tyler Zeek, and Garage Dudes. For more information, email email@example.com or call 629-4587, ext 405.
Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant The Seaford Lioness presents their annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at Seaford High School. Miss Seaford 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. Little Miss Seaford is open to kindergarten and 1st grade students who reside in Seaford. Applications will be available Feb. 28 for Little Miss Seaford and are available now for Miss Seaford applicants. Applications and further information can be obtained by contacting Bonny Hastings at Cut n' Up Family Salon at 628-8150 or 841-4884.
Safe Boating Course The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5. You will receive your course books to study in advance which is strongly encouraged. You may also register on March 12 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
All you can eat dinner The Women of the Moose are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12 noon until ? This dinner is open to the public and will include mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. The cost is $9 per person, $4 for children under 10. It will be held at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 227959 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford.
AARP offers driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course for all and any drivers will be given from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., 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 three years. For information and registration, call Mr. Devone at 629-8081, Monday through Friday between the hours of 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.
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.
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 volunteer board members.
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. Cost is $15 per table (additional table $5). 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 Steele, 875-2164, email email@example.com.
'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Whether you enjoy reading the latest novel, non-fiction or like listening to your favorites on audio books, this club is for you.Find new authors or subjects to read and share your likes with the group. Bring what you're reading or listening to. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Wenona at firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184.
Blues Chase Dinner The Blues Chase Dinner for The Friends of The Laurel Library to benefit the Children's Reading Program will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. The buffet beef and dumpling dinner also includes entertainment by The Humanaires. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from the Laurel Library or any member of the Friends of the Laurel Library.
AARP Refresher Driving Course An AARP Refresher Driving Course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 875-2536.
Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts with Miss Monica, our guest story lady this winter. For more information, call 875-3184.
Railroad Exhibit on display The Laurel Public Library will host a new traveling exhibit from the Delaware Historical Society, "Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly: The Railroad in Delaware History," for the month of February. The exhibit consists of large display panels which examine the history of Delaware railroads, past and present, and the industry's influences on the state's economy, culture and communities. The display is located in the second floor reading area and will be available for viewing during normal library hours until Feb. 28. For more information, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
Learn to Knit workshop The Learn to Knit workshop at the Laurel Library has been extended to meet again this month on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Members of the library knitting group will be on hand to help those who want to improve their knitting skills. All levels are welcome to join this informal group.First timers are asked to bring size 7 or 8 knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.Free with no registration. With continued support, thisworkshop may become a monthly meeting. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
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 email@example.com, Pat Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or any auxiliary member.
Western Sussex byway to be featured A video depicting the newly created Western Sussex byway and narrated by local historian, Kendal 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. 20, 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.
Beef and dumpling dinner The Delmar New Century Club will have a beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, March 6 at the Delmar VFW from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 (10 and under $6) and can be purchased at the door. Drink and dessert included and carry-outs available. Proceeds benefit our scholarship fund and other community service projects. For tickets, call 846-9880.
All you can eat spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 19,from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is$8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. There will beChinese and silent auctions; bidders do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at the door.
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.
AARP Defensive Driver course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-member. You must pre-register for this course. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Chocolate Lovers' Night In honor of Chocolate Month, the Greenwood Public Library will hold its 4th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Night on Friday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Whip up your tastiest chocolate dessert and enter it in our Best Chocolate Dessert contest, or try your hand in our new contest for the Best Brownies. Those who attend will be our judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorites. The top two winners of both the Best Chocolate Dessert contest and the Best Brownies contest will each receive a prize from Sweet Serenity Chocolates of Seaford. Submit your forms (including recipe) by Feb. 21. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the library or by calling 349-5309.
Greenwood CHEER activity 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, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
- 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. For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
Mature Game Night Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold a Mature Game Night on Friday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall and will feature Wii games. You can try your hand at golf, tennis and bowling. Jamie Magee, Sussex County coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, will be a featured speaker. For more information, call Joan Hastings at the church office at 337-7409 or 423-5682.
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.
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.
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.
Seaford AARP trips Biltmore Estate& Winery and tour Asheville, N.C. - April 11-14 -3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 shows. See the St. Lawrence Basilica, lake cruise, Cherokee Indian Museum andcasino visit. Cost: $435 per person/doubles. Branson, Mo. - June 6-14 - 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 7 shows. Silver Dollar City,winery, dinner on the Showboat Belle and a tour thru the College of the Ozarks and St. Louis - Golden Arch. Cost: $875 per person/doubles. Adirondack Mts., N.Y.- July 11-14 -3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lake cruises, 2 train rides, Camp Sagamore tour and Saratoga Gaming. Cost: $565 per person/doubles. Black Hills, S.D. - Sept. 14-24 - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Chicago tour, Wisconsin Dells cruise, the Corn Palace, Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, American Indian Museum, Deadwood and Wall Drug. In Iowa, a riverfront casino on the way home. Cost: $1,125 per person/doubles. All trips are open to the public. For more information, call 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.
New Hampshire Ski Weekend The Salisbury Ski Club of Delmarva has scheduled a New Hampshire Ski Week for Sunday, Feb. 27 - Friday, March 4. Trip Leader Wini Walton indicate they have room for a few more people, but you must make reservations with them now at 302-270-6121 or 302-734-4930,or 302-734-8773. The ski week package price is the club's lowest and includes lodging, meals, lift tickets, parties, and all tips and taxes. Skiers spend five days skiing at four different ski areas. Areas included are Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley and Bretton Woods.
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.
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.
Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republic Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant in Seaford. The speaker will be County Councilman George Cole. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch is optional and may be ordered from the menu. For further information, call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.
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.
Rubber Stamping Club in Seaford Anyone interested in rubber stamping and making cards? We meet the second Thursday of each month at the Seaford Public library. If you have any questions please call Karen at 629-5089. Cost is $5.
LMA association meeting The Laurel Ministers Association will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995, ext. 4.
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.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Guests will be Rep. Dave Wilson, Sen. Bob Venables, Rep. Danny Short and Frank Piorko of DNREC. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
NARFE meeting The Western Sussex Chapter 1992 of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Feb. 21, at the Pizza King Restaurant in Seaford. For more information, call Betty Graebner at 875-7287.
SCGS meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will meet on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m., in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The featured speaker will be Dr. William Campbell. The meeting is open at no charge to everyone interested in researching their family history.More information can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org or by calling 875-5418.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Delaware Horse Expo The Delaware Horse Expo will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. The event features a Parade of Breeds, demonstrations, clinics, riding horse sale and vendors. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110 or visit www.DEHorseExpo.com.
Chicken and dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.Cost is $10; children ages 6 to 12 are $4; 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
DASEF Rocket Launch The Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation's 15th high altitude rocket launch is Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cape Henlopen Park in Lewes. Rockets designed and constructed by K-12 Delaware students will be launched all day. Outdoor/tent event will feature displays, launches of canister, bottle, single stage, advanced plus kite demonstrations and the Del Tech Terry Campus Balloon launch. Park entrance fee is $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for others. All events rain or shine. For more information, visit www.dasef.org, under programs; call 834-1978; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.