SHS Prom, Grand March Seaford High School Class of 2012 present "A Night in Hollywood" Junior/Senior Prom and Grand March held April 16. 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.
Elks Easter egg hunt The Seaford Elks will be holding an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at their lodge on Elks Road, Seaford. Bring your children/grandchildren, ages 2 through 12. There will be prizes. The event should last about 1 to 2 hours.
Victorian Tea to be held The Victorian Tea at the Ross Mansion will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m. This activity offers an excellent opportunity for gracious entertaining, reminiscent of the pre-Civil War days when Governor Ross's wife entertained her friends. Hostesses and servers in period costume add to the aura of the event. John Kisela, famed dulcimer player, will recreate musical sounds of centuries ago. Charge for the tea is $15 per person. Reservations are required and may be made in multiples of two by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Only 40 people can be accommodated, so the first 40 people will be included.
16th Annual Awards Banquet The Seaford High School Alumni Association Executive Committee will host their 16th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The evening will begin with social hour at 5:30 p.m. where a cash bar, punch table and light snacks will be available. A buffet dinner will be prepared and served by the Ladies Auxiliary. The price is $22 per person. Letters and reservation forms have been mailed to all alumni members, but anyone with an interest in Seaford Schools can attend the evening's festivities by calling Carroll Beard at 629-2279 or Dolores Lloyd at 629-8177 for reservations. One of the highlights of the evening will be the introduction of the Alumni Scholarship recipients from the Class of 2011. To cap off the evening, everyone will be invited to join in a Celebrity Cruise. Be treated to special celebrities from the world of entertainment, featuring "The Alumni Players." Cruise attire is welcome and an elevator is available.
'Arsenic and Old Lace' An old time radio comedy. "Arsenic and Old Lace," will be performed by the Ad Hoc Touring Company of the Possum Point Players at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Seaford Library, is free and open to the public and will be preceded by a short annual business meeting. Introduced on Broadway in 1941, "Arsenic and Old Lace" is both a comedy and a mystery. The play centers on two elderly sisters in Brooklyn, famous for acts of kindness which lead to a laugh-filled mixture of murder and mayhem. The cast includes Ad Hoc stars Nita Gary, Maureen Downing and Charles Meyer. For further information, contact Jean Gandek at 629-2255 or Peggy Boyd at 536-1449.
Seaford Board Candidates Forum The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School Auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford. The three candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1, 2011 are Carlton Cannon, Matthew MacCoy, and Michael Smith. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at the District Administration Office, N. Market Street, Seaford.
Chicken & dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. 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 1/2 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs.For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Seaford Library Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, April 22, for Good Friday. We will open for our regular business hours on Saturday, April 23.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, April 26 and Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night on Wednesday, April 27, at 4 p.m.
- Every Tuesday is "Baby Bookworms" 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 the 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.
Relay for Life Basket Bingo The Trinity Foundation is sponsoring a Longaberger Basket, Bag and Pottery Bingo on Thursday, April 21, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door or buy a table of 8 for $150. For more information and tickets, call Ashley at 253-0239.
'Family Fun Fest' The Boys & Girls Club is hosting a special "Family Fun Fest" April 16, on the grounds of the club at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Barton's Grand Rental Station in Seaford is donating the use of a large assortment of inflatable jumpers. On the same day, the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition will hold its Fifth Annual "Spring into Health Walk," in Bridgeville, Georgetown, Lewes, Laurel and Seaford.
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.
'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.
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.
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. Children who want to learn to knit are welcomed to attend if accompanied by an adult. Next class is Thursday April 28. 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.
Laurel Chamber plans events The Greater Laurel Chamber of Commerce is planning the following events: April 20 - mixer sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society April 27 - Administrative Professionals luncheon May 4 - General membership meeting 7:30 a.m. If anyone would like to donate door prizes and/or gift bag items for Administrative Professionals Day, contact the chamber office.
Centenary UMC dinner Centenary UMC will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the dining hall. Adults are $10; children ages 6-12 are $5; and children under 6 are free. Sweets are also available. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel.
Sailing Rams of Bethel Talk Local historian Michael Morgan will present a talk on Bethel and the Sailing Ram ships that were built there at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in the Carpenter Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. Mr. Morgan's talk last year on Patty Cannon was a standing room only event and this year's visit promises to be equally as engaging. Morgan is a contributing feature writer for the coastal newspapers and has been bringing history to life for many years.For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
Cooking with Herbs rescheduled The Cooking with Herbs program, originally scheduled for April and cancelled due to presenter illness, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room of the library. Ann Sterling Suthowski, a former Laurel educator will be discussing new ways to spice up foods using garden herbs. Mrs. Suthowski was a teacher in the Laurel school district for many years and is eager to visit with her old students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Legion Egg Hunt The Laurel American Post 19 is holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m., at Laurel Middle School, Central Avenue. Ages 12 and under are invited to participate.
Spaghetti dinner The youth of New Zion United Methodist Church is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 16. It will be held at the church hall, 428 West 6th Street, Laurel, from noon to 3 p.m. The cost for adults is $7; children under 12 -$5. For more information, call Amy Handy at 875-4263.
AARP Refresher Driving Course An AARP Refresher Driving Course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, April 18 at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.
New learning station Laurel Public Library announces the acquisition of the Early Learning Station, a new computerresource, with easy-to-use educational software in English and Spanish,forkids from two-years-oldthrough early elementary grades. This is a standalone computer (not connected to the Internet) that is age-appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for young children. We hopeour youngest patrons and their parents will discover itin the Story Room andenjoy interactive fun. The Early Literacy Stationis loaded with over 50games and activities that cover seven curricular areas: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts & music and reference.
Library honors Vietnam veterans A new panel exhibit featuring letters written home from the Vietnam front at the Laurel Public Library will remain available for viewing on the second floor until June 22. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
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.
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.
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.
National Day of Prayer event Greenwood Memorial VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 will sponsor the National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at New Birth Christian Center on Addix Avenue in Greenwood. Pastor Willie Pearce will be the keynote speaker and many area ministries will be represented.
The theme is "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
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.
Dinner Club, Game Night The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. 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, 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.
Geraniums, sub sale The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Spring Geranium Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Geraniums are $6. The Ladies Auxiliary will also hold a Sub Sale on April 30. A 12" cold cut sub or 12" turkey sub will be available for pick up between 8 a.m. and noon. For more information, call 875-2195 or 846-2335.
Expansion fundraising meeting The Delmar Public Library will hold their first Expansion Fundraising Committee Meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in the library's Hayman Meeting Room. All volunteers interested in supporting the Delmar Public Library are encouraged to attend. For questions or more information, call Fred at 245-0546 or Sharon at 846-9574.
Easter egg hunt An Easter egg hunt will be held at the Delmar VFW Post 8276 in Delmar, Md., on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. For more information, call 846-3871.
Cheerleading clinic The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, May 14. The camp will be held at Delmar Middle/High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cheerleading Clinic is for all girls in grades kindergarten to fifth. The Delmar High School Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities will include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the clinic. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811, ext. 26 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Spaghetti dinner The Sunday School of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bridgeville will hold an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 16, from 3 to 7 p.m.Cost is $7 for adults, children 5 and under, free; children 6 to 13, $5.50. For tickets or more information, call 337-8019.
Annual Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville's Annual Prayer Breakfast is Saturday, May 7 at 8 a.m., in the Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 and available in limited quantities at no charge from corporate table sponsors. This year's event will feature a presentation by Emma Rider about her shoe ministry. A buffet meal, music, worship, fellowship and prayer will make for an awesome morning.
Jewelry display at library Jewelry made by Mary Lee Groton is on display at the Bridgeville Public Library through April 30. In the 1990s, Mary Lee, a Laurel native, discovered the art of beading. She is a member of the Nanticoke River Arts Council which is collaborating with the Friends of the Bridgeville Library to present on-going art exhibits to the community. The display can be enjoyed at the library Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All jewelry is available for purchase with a percentage of sales donated to the Friends.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. July 11-14 - Adirondack Mts., N.Y. - 4 days - A train ride then a cruise across Lake George on the Minnehaha and dinner at Saratoga Gaming. Next day another train ride and a luncheon cruise on Raquette Lake and then a tour of Camp Sagamore, built by Alfred Vanderbilt. 6 meals included. Cost: $565 per person/double. July 30-Aug. 6 - Branson & The Ozarks in Missouri. 7 shows, College of the Ozarks tour, Branson Landing, & downtown Branson visits between shows. 10 meals included. Overnight in St. Louis going and returning, with time in the evening to visit the Gateway Arch Complex or a casino. Cost: $765 per person/double. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, South Dakota. 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, Corn Palace and Wall Drug. Travel thru 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. For more information, 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.
Bus trips offered The City of Seaford Recreation Department is offering the following trips:
- Trip to Camden Yards, Orioles vs. Yankees, Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $66 per person and includes the ticket and transportation to the game on a motor coach. Call the office at 629-6809 to reserve your tickets.
- Inner Harbor Bus Trip, Saturday, May 21. Cost is $20 per person. Call the office to reserve your seat.
Delmar Alumni Trips The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring two bus trips through Holloway Tours. The first trip is to Ocean City, Maryland to attend the "Branson on the Road" show at the Ocean City Jamboree Theatre on Saturday, May 20. The cost of $98.64 per person includes bus transportation to Ocean City, lunch at the Sunset Grill, and admission to the "Branson on the Road" show featuring hilarious comedy as well as great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music. The second bus trip is to "The Fabulous 50's" show presented by the Latshaw Pops Orchestra and Dancers at the LaFontaine Blue in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Thursday, June 30. The $99 cost will include bus transportation to Glen Burnie, lunch at LaFountaine, and admission to their "Fabulous 50's" show. The show will feature the Latshaw Pops orchestra, singers and dancers performing songs such as At the Hop, Little Darlin, In the Still of the Night, This Magic Moment, and many more of your favorite oldies. For more information or to request reservation forms for the trips, please call Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
New York shopping trip Take a bus to New York on Saturday, April 30. The bus leaves at 4:30 a.m. Cost is $42 per person. It will stop at the Bronx, Queens and Matsuwa Market. For info call Paris Twyman at 410-754-9135.
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.
Olde Seaford Block Watch meeting Everyone is welcome to attend the Olde Seaford Block Watch meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at City Hall. Attendees should use the ramp entrance. There will be a covered dish dinner. Guest speaker will be Arlene Marvel, master gardener, with the University of Delaware Extension Office in Georgetown. For more information, call 629-5643.
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.
Minner-Windsor Dinner The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold their annual Minner-Windsor Dinner on Saturday, April 16, at the Cheer Center in Georgetown. Social time is at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 followed by speakers and an auction. To reserve a seat for $25, call Betsy at 875-7091.
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.
'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. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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, April 24.
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. Topics include 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.
Salisbury Chamber Singers "The Great Big World of Broadway" presented by the Salisbury Chamber Singers on May 21 at 4 p.m. in Wicomico Presbyterian Church, Broad Street, Salisbury. Adults, $10; Senior Citizens, $7; students free. For info contact SWAC at 410-543-2787.
Restore anniversary celebration Sussex County Habitat For Humanity Restore will celebrate its third anniversary at noon on Wednesday, April 20, with sales, door prizes and the last day of a silent auction. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Restore is located at 107 Depot Street, Georgetown. Call 855-1156 for more information or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Pig Pickin' Hoedown The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton (Hub Club) Rotary will host a Pig Pickin' Hoedown at the Price Community Center (formerly the Harrington New Century Club) on Dorman Street, Harrington, on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets, at $20, are available now from any Rotary member or by calling 335-2750. Proceeds benefit the Hub Club's community service projects.
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 details, visit www.dasef.org, call 834-1978, or email email@example.com.