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.
Little League fundraiser Nanticoke Little League will host a Dance fundraiser from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 19, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Tickets are $15 per person and include hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be silent auction items for bidding, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. A cash bar will be available. Music will be provided by DJ "Music2U". Also, league officials are selling raffle tickets to win a $1,000 Walmart gift card. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. Tickets for the dance or raffle can be purchased during sign ups or by contacting Stacie Satchell at 236-9616 or Laralyn Willey at 258-9518.
Hope House Benefit dance The Jones Boys will be appearing at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, March 5, from 8 p.m. till midnight. This is a dance to benefit Hope House I & II. Tickets are $10, available at the door. There will be a cash bar.
'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.
Beef & dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will have a beef and dumpling dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Community House. The menu includes beef & dumplings, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & cole slaw, applesauce, rolls & butter, iced tea, water & coffee, and assorted cakes for dessert, for $10 a person (pay at the door). Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Road (Rt. 20 East). For more information, call 628-8114.
Seaford Library All 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, March 3 and Thursday, March 17, 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, March 7 and Monday, March 21.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
- On Wednesday, March 9, the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Children's Book discussion at 4 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 4. This program offers kids a chance to read a great book and discuss it with friends.
- 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.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- Delaware Commission for Women and the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will present "Diabetes and Women's Health Across the Life Stages" Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m.
- Adults, hurry in to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center for your chance to win some great prizes! Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "Getting Back to Classics" ends March 14, and all reading logs must be turned in by March 21.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night on Wednesday, March 23, at 4 p.m.
Seaford Lions Club Show The Annual Seaford Lions Club Show will be held on March 17, 18 and 19 at the Seaford High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Come see many of Seaford's best known citizens do whatever they have to do to raise money for vision research and the community. This is a major fundraiser to raise the monies needed to provide college scholarships, eye exams and glasses for the poor, support the new library to help provide funds for the new Senior Center.
St. Luke's pancake supper St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will have a pancake supper at 6 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, March 7, at the Parish House. There will be a free will offering. For details call 629-7979.
Acorn Club directory The GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford is working on the 2011-2012 edition of the Seaford Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory. To place an ad or update your address/phone number, call 629-5229.
Spaghetti dinner & bake sale West Seaford Elementary School will hold a spaghetti dinnerand bake salefrom 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Ticketsare $5 for ages 9 and up, $3 for ages 5 to 8 and kids 4 and under are free. Carry-out is available. All proceedsfrom ticket sales willbenefit the West Seaford PTO Field Trip Fund. A bake sale table will also be set up, with all proceeds to benefit the West Seaford Elementary Relay for Life team. To make reservations, call the school at 628-4414.
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.
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.
'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. 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.
Laurel American Legion casino night The Laurel American Legion Post 19, located on Rt. 24 will hold a casino night on Friday, March 11 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Featuring black jack, a money wheel and poker tables. Tickets - $5, includes sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks, soda and draft beer. Cash bar available. Must be 21.
Epworth Open House Epworth Christian School's Open House will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come tour the school, meet the educators, enjoy great fellowship and pick up information about financial aid and athletics. For more information, visit epworthchristianschool.org or call 875-4488.
Garden Club meeting The Laurel Garden Club invites the public to their Marchmeeting program featuring Jay Windsor speakingon 'New Plants For 2011.' The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at Saint Philip's Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel. If you are interested in attending, call Linda Peters at 629-6205 or Shirley Skinner at 629-9378.
Visitors Day at the Farm Whimsical Equine Rescue in Laurel presents Visitors Day at the Farm on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet the horses and check out the tack store. There will be raffles and food. Donations of feed, hay and gift cards from local feed stores would be greatly appreciated. Come and join us for the annual Delaware Week for the Animals. Whimsical Equine Rescue is located at 29573 West Elliotts Dam Road in Laurel. For more information, contact Robin Weinkam at 858-7058 or visit www.whimsicalequine.rescuegroups.org.
Lions Club Variety Show The Laurel Lions Club is having its 50th annual variety show, "Thanks for the Memories," on March 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., at Laurel High School. Tickets are available from any Laurel Lionandat Laurel Petroleum on Central Avenue, or at the door. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, and free for children under 3. Proceeds from this and all Lions Club fundraisersare used forcommunity service.
Storm film showing The Laurel Public Library will offer two showings of a documentary on the March Nor'easter that pounded the Sussex County coastal areas in 1962. The film will be shown on Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., in the Carpenter Community Room at the library. Archival photographs and film footage along with personal interviews of survivors are brought together to allow 21st century viewers an intimate view of the complete collapse of the beaches and surrounding communities as well as a look at what life was like there almost 50 years ago.
Library honors Vietnam veterans A new panel exhibit featuring letters written home from the Vietnam front will open at the Laurel Public Library on March 11 and remain available for viewing on the second floor until June 22. The multi-paneled display which was created and first displayed by the Delaware Public Archives will illuminate many of the letters written home from the Vietnam front in the 1960's and 1970's by hometown men and women from throughout Delaware. Nancy Lynch spent time corresponding with Delaware's soldiers and 40 years later, has compiled the letters from her archives into a well-received book, "Vietnam Mailbag: Voices from the War: 1968-1972," which was published in 2008. On March 22 at 4 p.m., Lynch and her co-author Rick Lovekin will be on hand for a program discussing the letters and what they represented as well as a look into the lives that the returning soldiers later carved out for themselves. The program will take place in the second floor reading area with the Vietnam panel exhibit. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Cooking with herbs presentation A special presentation on cooking with herbs will be offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Carpenter Community Room at the Laurel Public Library for interested cooks of all ages. Former Laurel school teacher Ann Sterling Suthowski will offer tips and suggestions for increasing flavor and appearance with garden herbs and spices. The program is free with no registration. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
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.
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.
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.
Delmar VFW event The Delmar VFW 8276 Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a chicken salad and soup/indoor yard sale at the post home on March 12, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.. Yard sale begins at 7 a.m.. To rent a table ($10 per table) call Brenda at 302-238-7239 or 302-236-9083. Chicken salad and soup can be picked up after 11 and can be preordered by calling Phyllis at 302-245-7220.
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. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Easter egg hunt April 23 There will be an Easter egg hunt for kids from 1- to 12-years-old at Woodbridge Elementary School on April 23 from 12 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Living Life Fellowship Church, Greenwood, besides the egg hunt, there will be an Easter story for children, games and a barbecue. Don't forget to bring your basket. For more info, call 349-4569.
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. To register, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Financial assistance session The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a free Elderinfo information session on Financial Assistance for People with Medicare, on Tuesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. Learn how to save money paying for Medicare Part A & B premiums and prescription drugs. The public is invited. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Dinner Club, Game Night The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in March and running through May. The Dinner Club offers an evening of fellowship and a dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Then, you can stay for card games from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call the center at 349-5237.
St. Patrick's Dinner Show The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show on Thursday, March 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a ham and cabbage dinner with the southern gospel music of Wayne and Barbie Porter. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, contact the center at 349-5237.
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.
Lions Variety Show, dinner The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents its 58th Annual Variety Show, "Back to the Fifties," on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, at the Woodbridge High School Auditorium. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $6, are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door. Before each performance, the Woodbridge Sophomore Class will be sponsoring an "All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner," from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Cost is $10 for adults and children (10 and under) are $5.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper The Chancel Choir of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. The public is welcome.
Yard and Bake Sale A Yard and Bake Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 5, at Seaford Presbyterian Church located at701 Bridgeville Hwy., Bridgeville.
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.
Gettysburg bus trip The Seaford Mary Vining Chapter of DAR is having a bus trip to Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, April 2. This is a private on bus guided tour of the Gettysburg battlefield with lunch and tip included at Dobbin's House Tavern and an afternoon tour of Gettysburg Museum. Cost is $75 per person, which includes bus ride to tour Gettysburg and lunch. There are three pickup locations: Lowe's Parking Lot - Seaford at 6 a.m.; Kmart Parking lot - Dover at 7 a.m.; Christiana Mall Park N Drive parking lot at 8 a.m. You do not need to be a member of DAR, SAR or CAR to sign up for the trip. Payment is due before March 11. For more information, contact Hope Huey at 858-8471.
Seaford AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 has the following trips open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. April 11-14 - Biltmore Estate in North Carolina - 3 hot breakfasts and 3 hot dinners included. Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the Cherokee Indian Museum and a guided bus tour of Asheville. Spend a day at the Biltmore Estate, the Gardens, the Farm Village and the Winery. Cost: $435 per person/doubles and $545/singles. July 30 - Aug. 6 - Branson & The Ozarks in Missouri - 7 shows, College of the Ozarks tour, Branson Landing, tour of historic downtown Branson. Breakfast and dinner included. Cost: $765 per person/double. July 11-14 - Adirondack Adventure in New York - 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners included. A Lake George Sternwheeler Cruise and a Raquette Lake Gilded Age Luncheon Cruise. Also 2 train rides - The Upper Hudson River Railroad and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. One night's dinner at the Saratoga Gaming in Sarotoga Springs. A tour of Great Camp Sagamore built by Vanderbilt. Cost: $565 per person/doubles and $740/singles. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, South Dakota - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel thru the Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. Have dinner and see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian. A drive thru Custer State Park. Visit the Journey Museum, Mt. Rushmore Black Hille Gold Factory and Historic Deadwood. Cost: $1,125 per person/double.
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.
Delaware Tech offers trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering a variety of day trips to brighten up the dreary days of winter. Enjoy a favorite from the past when you see "Cats" on March 9 at the Candlelight Dinner Theater in Ardentown. The Meyerhoff Theater in Baltimore will host a "Celtic Celebration" on March 13; this show sells-out every time. Also in Baltimore is the National Civil War Museum. Explore history with a self-guided tour on March 16. And last, but not least, celebrate the Irish with a St. Paddy's Day Progressive Lunch on March 17. For complete details or to reserve your seat, call Delaware Tech's Corporate & Community Programs at 856-5416.
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.
Rubber Stamping Club 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.
AARP meeting AARP Chapter 1084, Seaford area of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall next to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The speaker will be Corp. Mark Albert from the State Police who will explain police procedures. This chapter is open to anyone age 50 and older. For more information, call chapter president, Gladys 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.
Alumni board The Seaford High School Alumni Association will holdtheir board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Seaford Museum. Any member or interested Seaford alumni are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
Laurel Alumni The Laurel Alumni Association will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Laurel High School. All members are encouraged to attend.
Trap Pond Partners Trap Pond Partners, a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Trap Pond Park's natural and recreational resources for future generations, will hold their annual meeting at 3 p.m. on March 20, at the new Bald Cypress Nature Center. Meet William Koth, park naturalist, who will present a program about what the park has to offer. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537.
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.
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 in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be Sunday, March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110 or visit www.DEHorseExpo.com.
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. Park entrance fee is $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for others. For more information, visit www.dasef.org, under programs; call 834-1978; or email email@example.com.
Concert at Parkside High Brian Free & Assurance, Dixie Melody Boys and Mark Bishop will be performing at Parkside High School on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door; children 10 and under are $6. Parkside is located on Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury. The concert is sponsored by Snethen UMC. For more info contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641.
Annual Stamp Show The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 50th annual stamp show on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #64 (across from the National Armory) on Route 50 in Salisbury, Md. For more information, call club member Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon Thursday, at least one week before. Email to email@example.com or send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973.