Soroptimist Youth Forum The purpose of the Soroptomist Youth Forum is to provide an opportunity for young people to meet, interact and discuss current and pressing issues that society faces. It gives youth a voice on their world and keeps the community in touch with the experiences and knowledge of our young people. This year's event will take place on March 26, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Trinity Transport in Seaford.
Relay Team holds Car Wash Rockers For A Cure relay team of Western Sussex County will be holding a car wash on Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Applebee's in Seaford. Requesting $5 for cars and $7 for SUVs. Donations welcome. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Ruth Ann at 236-6858.
AAUW geranium sale The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship funds. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel has again provided us with the best quality plants. Each 6-inch pot is $4.25. To order, call 629-4619 or contact any AAUW member by March 31. The plants will be available for pick-up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot (across from the old Seaford Golf and Country Club) on Saturday, May 7, between 8 and 11 a.m.
SHS Prom, Grand March Seaford High School Class of 2012 present "A Night in Hollywood" Junior/Senior Prom and Grand March. Tickets for the Grand March at the SHS Ken Madden auditorium are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. For more information or tickets, call LeighAnn Fake or Kendra Lineweaver at 629-4587.
Seaford Library All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Read Aloud Delaware will have a training meeting for new volunteers at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Ann Gorrin at 856-2527.
- The Spade and Trowel Garden Club will host a Dessert and Entertainment event at the Seaford library and Cultural Center on March 30, at 7 p.m. For ticket information, contact Barbara Adams at 629-4778.
- "Baby Bookworms" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is on every Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- The Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is on every first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
- 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 Nanticoke River Arts Council will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
- The Science and Religion Book Discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4.
Safe Boating Course Seaford Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a safe boating coursefrom 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 9 andSaturday, April 16, at Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Participants must attend both sessions.This course, taught by Wayne Hickman, is being offered at no charge in recognition ofMr. Hickman's 30 years of safe boating instruction. To reserve a seat, callArt Wollschlager at 628-8259.
'Animal Farm' Seaford High School's Drama Department presentsGeorge Otwell's "Animal Farm" in the Madden Auditorium on Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2 and Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Cost is$5 per ticket.
Odd Fellows Basket Bingo The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14 of Seaford,will hold its annual BasketBingofundraiser to raise money for scholarships on Wednesday, April 13, at the Federalsburg VFW. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7. For advance tickets, call Charlie Good at 629-2092 or Henry Tifft at 629-3759. Businesses and other supporters may help offset the cost of the baskets by sponsoring a basket.
Ham & cabbage dinner The public is invited to a ham and cabbage dinner with boiled potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee on Sunday, March 27, from 12 noon until ? The cost is $7 per plate for adults, $3.50 for children 10 and under. Sponsored by the Women of the Moose, Seaford Chapter #1384, it will be held at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 22759 Bridgeville Highway. For information, call 629-8408.
Community Church dinner A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at Bethel Community House, on Saturday, April 9, from 4 - 6 p.m. Donation is $10 and children under 12, $5. Price includes dessert and beverage. Dinner is by ticket only. For info or tickets, call 629-7117.
Homemade Easter Eggs available Christ Lutheran Church women are again offering homemade Easter eggs for sale. They are the first and still the best on the shore, available in peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream for $3.50 each. To order, please call 629-9751 or 629-9755.
Zumba classes available Zumba clases are now available at X-Treme Dance Studio on Tuesdays from 6:15-7 p.m. and Thursdays 7 - 7:45 p.m. Classes are $5 per class or sign-up on Tuesday and attend Thursday for only $2. Contact 629-4049 for more information.
Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley handbags and Longaberger baskets, on Saturday, March 26, at the Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. You must be 18 to play. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available from Kiwanis members or at Soil Service (629-7054). For more information, call 629-2594.
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184.
Historical Society fundraiser Come to the Laurel Pizzeria on the second Wednesday of the month to support the Bethel Historical Society. Mention this notice and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society.
Annual ALS Walk The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its Third Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, May 21, at the school's hockey field. This is an hour walk which can be done any time between 9 and 11 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. For details contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.
'Meet the Candidate' A "Meet the Candidate" fundraiser for Patrick Vanderslice will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel on Monday, March 28 at 5 p.m. The event is a buffet dinner. For more information, call 381-2454.
Knitting classes Due to popular demand the learn- to- knit workshops at the Laurel Public Library will continue monthly at least until summer. The informal classes are led by members of the library's Thursday morning knitting group, and will be held the last Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. Participants are asked to bring a skein of worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. The next class will be Thursday, March 31. For more information, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
July 4th Celebration The Laurel 4th of July committee is accepting applications for craft vendors for this year's celebration which is scheduled for Monday, July 4, beginning with a Prayer Breakfast and Red, White and Blue Parade. Cost for craft vendors is $50 and an additional $25 if electric is needed. For an application, contact Jamie Smith at the Town of Laurel, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel; 875-2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss and Little Miss Laurel The Laurel Exchange Club is seeking contestants for the 2011 Miss and Little Miss LaurelPageant to be held on Saturday, April 9 at 6 p.m., in the Laurel Senior High School auditorium. Applications are availableat Dunbar Elementary for Little Miss and Laurel High School for Big Miss. Applications are available at Todd's Financial Serviceson Commercial Avenue and the Laurel Chamber. No applications will be excepted after April 4.
Strawberry Festival Vendors St. Philips Strawberry Festival Committee members are seeking arts and crafts vendors for their 5th Annual Festival on Saturday, May 21, at St. Philips Episcopal Church, Laurel. For more information, contact Jen Fleming at 610-703-5452 or the church office at 875-3644 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
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.
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 email@example.com, Pat Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or any auxiliary member.
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. For more info, call 349-4569.
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. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
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.
Antiques Appraisal Fair Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, April 9, starting at noon. Tickets for appraisals should be purchased before the event; cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street. All antiques and collectibles will be expertly appraised in a group lecture-type format by Eric Wilke of Blue Hen Auction Co. in Dover and Louis and Shirley O'Neal of O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel. Appraisals will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, and all appraisals are verbal and non-binding. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
BBQ beef & chicken dinner The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 will hold its annual BBQ beef and chicken dinner on Sunday, March 27, from noon to 4 p.m.Cost for the all-you-can-eat dinner is: adults $7.50, children 6 to 12 $3.25, and children under 6 are free. Dinner includes coffee and/or tea. The Ladies Auxiliary will sell dessert items as long as the supply lasts. For more information, contact Quarter Master Bob Manning at 398-4702.
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.
Delmar Alumni Banquet The 9th Annual Delmar Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Delmar VFW. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a prime rib and crab cake dinner at 6:30 p.m. Alumni who had been boys baseball or girls softball team members will be special honorees at the banquet. The cost is $22 per person. For more information, please contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.
Spring clean up The Town of Delmar will hold spring cleanups on the following dates: Delmar (Del.)- April 13-14 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Delmar (Md.)- April 19-20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents and civic organizations are asked to call the town's administrative office at 410-896-2777 or 302-846-2664 no later than a week prior to collection to participate in the clean up and for more information on what will be collected.
35th Annual Day in the Park The 35th Annual Day in the Park, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the State Street Park on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone interested in a vendor space or in volunteering are asked to call the Chamber's voicemail at 302-846-3336 or e-mail Diane Johnson at email@example.com
Easter Egg Hunt is April 16 The Delmar Kiwanis Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Delmar High School football field on April 16 at 1 p.m. The rain date is April 23 at 1 p.m.
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.
Sunday Best Fashion Show Liberating Power AME Zion Church in Bridgeville will hold a Sunday Best Fashion Show on Saturday, March 26 at 5 p.m. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, contact Sister Veronica Oney at 629-7748 or Tracey Crapper at 628-8158.
Gabriel Jules' art on display The art of Gabriel Jules will be on display at the Bridgeville Public Library through May 2. Herexhibit can be enjoyed in the library's reading section Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The art is available for purchase with a percentage of the sales being donated to the Friends.
Seaford AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 has the following trips open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. 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.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
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.
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 H.A.P.P.E.N.'s next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
'Sea Purls' chapter meeting The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 6. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
SHS Alumni board meeting The Seaford High School Alumni Association will holdtheir board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the Seaford Museum. Any member or interested Seaford alumni are encouraged to attend. Contact Donna Angell formore information at 629-8077.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The concert is sponsored by Snethen UMC. For more info contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641.
Spring Fashion Show, luncheon The Sussex County Republican Women's Club (SCRWC) is holding its annual springfashion show and luncheon on Saturday, April 2, at the Baywood Country Club.The fashion show, Stepping Out, will begin at noon and the luncheon will follow.The show includes a fancy hat contest. Guests can create their own fancy hat and wear it to the show.There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rdplace prize given to the best creations.Tickets, which are $30 each, will be sold at the door. To purchase tickets and make reservations, send a check made payable to SCRWC to:SCRWC, P.O. Box 933, BethanyBeach, DE19930. For more information, call 684-8036 or537-0635, or visit www.scrwc.net.
Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant The 70th anniversary of the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant will be held June 9-11 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. To celebrate this anniversary, early bird ticket sales are available through April 1. All riser seats will be $20 each for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. For reservations, call Sandy Soucek at 745-1619.
Society sponsors conference The Sussex County Genealogical Society in Delaware will hold a one-day conference, "Tracking Your Ancestors," on Saturday, April 30, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown.Featured speakers Julia Coldren-Walker, Rebecca Koford, Charles Mason and others will cover topics such as Beginning Genealogy, Church Records, Identifying Photographs, Researching Your Home's History, Brick Walls, and Finding Female Ancestors, Documenting and Resourcing Methodology, and a new course, "Mapping Colonial Sussex.To find more information visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
'Beef and Brew' fundraiser Delaware Hospice's annual "Beef and Brew" fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 1, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Tickets are $30 per person until Thursday, March 31, and $35 per person on the day of the event. Contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717, ext. 2123, or email@example.com for tickets or sponsorship information.
Ride to the Tide The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride to benefit Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 17. The cost to participate is $20 for riders and $15 for passengers - if registered before April 13. Day-of registration is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. For more information or to register, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon Thursday, at least one week before. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org