Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 26, 2012
 
FUNDRAISERS:

Hearts for Hope dinner and auction The Laurel Community Foundation invites the public to the Seaford Fire Hall for its annual Hearts for Hope Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. My Turn to Cook will provide a buffet dinner followed by a Silent Auction, music by the Bo Dickerson Band and "Dancing with the Stars." Hope House I and II provide transitional housing for more than 20 families with children in school annually. Tickets are available at Laurel Petroleum and Dennis O'Neal Jewelers in Laurel. You may also ask any of the volunteer board members - John Shwed, Donald Hitchens, Ellie Guest, Brad Spicer, Leigh Clark, Everett Hart, Patty Littleton, Catina Goff, Edie Snecdecor, Mollie DeCoster, Garrett Whaley, Nancy Schlicker, Joanne Czernik, Ella Collins and Candace Jones.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Nanticoke River Arts Council The Nanticoke River Arts Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Gallery 107, located at 107 Pine St., Seaford. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., Fridays 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 628-ARTS (2787) or Christina Darby at 629-4321. A handmade dulcimer will be raffled off in the spring of 2012. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Historical Society fundraisers The Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford is cooperating with the Seaford Historical Society's fundraising efforts on Monday, Jan. 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. On that date a customer must present a coupon when paying his or her sales check to qualify for this benefit. Pizza King will then give SHS 10% of the value of each sales check. Carry-outs are included. On Thursday, Feb. 2, the Seaford Texas Roadhouse near Lowe's will honor coupons distributed by the Seaford Historical Society. These coupons authorize the Texas Roadhouse to pay SHS 10% of the income from the sale of dinners between 4 and 10 p.m. on that date. Coupons must be presented to the waiter when paying the sales check. This money will help with maintenance expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupons are available from the SHS office in the Seaford Museum building at 203 High St., 628-9828. Coupons may also be obtained online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.

Marriage seminar at Church of God "Oh how sweet it is (was)," a marriage seminar for couples only, will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford. Facilitators are Dr. & Mrs. Wallace J. Sibley. Call 448-0852 or 629-9443 to register or for more information. No registration fee, a free will offering only. Group fellowship lunch will be held on Saturday immediately after the seminar. For planning purposes, RSVP no later than Friday, Feb. 3.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • Vines and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship will meet at the library on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Nanticoke Health Services will present the Heart Truth Red Dress Road Show at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. This program will feature red dresses worn by well known celebrities to help promote awareness of women and heart disease.
  • Through the Susan G Komen Foundation for a Cure and Compassionate Care the Cancer Support Community is offering Stress Reduction & Relaxation Yoga classes at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Feb. 6 at 5:45 p.m. Nutrition classes will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. Call Latrinka Lee, Community Based Outreach coordinator, at 542-7753 for required pre-registration.
  • Seaford Rubber Stamps will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. For more information, contact Karen Cook at 629-5089.
  • The "Critical Reading" group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.
  • "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18-36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" with crafts and songs at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • "Time Traveling Book Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade.
  • "S'More Books Club" for kids in 3rd through 5th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. The kids will read great books, discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • "Livin'/Lovin' Library Club" for kids in 3rd through 6th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
  • Family Fun Night every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
  • 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. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
  • High School Diploma/GED classes every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723, email info@dcdal.org or visit http://dcdal.org.
  • Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.


Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church is serving those who served. They will hold a coffee and talk time every Tuesday afternoon in the fellowship hall at 805 Atlanta Rd., from 3 to 5 p.m. Anyone who has served, or is now serving, in the armed services of the United States are invited to join to share your memories. This is not a church service, but an outreach to all denominations and all who served or are now serving. It is free of charge. For questions, call 629-8434.

AYCE dinner A chicken & dumplings with parsley potatoes and green beans (AYCE) dinner will be held at American Legion Post 6 in Seaford on Friday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. Cost is $10. The event is open to the public. Proceeds go to the Amvet Post 1694, "Veterans Helping Veterans."

Celebrate Mardi Gras in Seaford Celebrate Mardi Gras - without going to New Orleans! Enjoy dinner and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Stein Highway in Seaford. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. There will be a cash bar and costumes are optional. The Vital Signs, a doctors' oldies band, will provide music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 14; tickets will not be sold at the door. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and proceeds will help to support its charities. For information or ticket reservations, call Dan Braunstein at 629-7239 (after 5 p.m.) or Ernie Davis at 875-2895.

Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Laurel Library events
  • Preschool Story Time - Calling all Preschoolers! Come join Miss Cindy at Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30am. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
  • "Tech Talk" expands hours - Has your computer, eBook reader, camera or other electronic device got you stumped? Laurel Public Library now offers two weekly "Tech Talk" sessions. Starting in February, the library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Saturday and Thursday from 12-1:30. For details, call 875-3184.


ESL classes offered Two new English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be offered at the Laurel Public Library. ESL beginner and intermediate classes will start on Feb. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ESL computer basics class starts Feb. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • ESL beginner and intermediate evening classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesdays, students will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Thursdays, students will spend time working with Mango Languages and other computer programs.
  • ESL computer basics will meet on Fridays for six weeks. Students will learn the basics of computers and software, while sharpening listening, speaking, reading and writing English skills.
For more information, contact the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Pack 90 news Cub Scout Pack 90 in Laurel meets every Monday night at 6:30, at Centenary U.M.C. On Saturday, March 3, Laurel's Cub Scouts will hold their annual Pinewood Derby Race at Centenary U.M.C. The open division race is open to anyone and costs $5 to enter. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. For questions, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Cooking with herbs The Laurel Garden Club is pleased to invite the public to their February Meeting Program 'Cooking with Ann means cooking with herbs' presented by Ann Suthowski. The presentation will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m., at Saint Philip's Episcopal Church, 600 South Central Ave. in Laurel. For more information call Linda Peters at 629-6205.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held at Centenary UMC, Poplar & Market streets, Laurel on Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The supper is all you can eat and features pancakes, sausage, scrapple, eggs & potatoes, OJ and coffee. Children under 3 are free, children ages 3-11 are $3 and ages 12 and up are $5.

Black History Celebration The Roger C. Fisher African American Society will have their Black History program on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Laurel. Individuals are invited to participate. Feel free to share a poem, dance, song, history, etc., to help make this event a great success.Teyra Barrow, an African American math educator and Jennie Davis, a Laurel High School educator, published their first children's book, Code Breakers Mystery of the Keyless Vault. They will be in attendance and will have books to sell and hopefully autograph. The society will continue celebrating Black History at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Pisgah AME Church with a special guest speaker. For more information, contact Cynthia Hall at 628-8815; Gloria Gillespie at 875-5799; Twila Anderson at 337-9585; or Jackie Chase at 875-4661.

Library shows WWII documentary The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that filmmaker and author, James Diehl will host a film showing and discussion of his new documentary, Vanishing Veterans of World War II: Southern Delaware's Humble Heroes, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Vanishing Voices brings to life recollections from some of the 100 veterans included in Diehl's two previous books, World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware, and World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware. Senator Tom Carper, a Vietnam veteran, narrates the film. Diehl will follow the film with a question and answer discussion period. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Knitting workshops continue The monthly Learn to Knit knitting workshops will continue to meet at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. An introductory packet of instructions is offered free of charge. Participants need to bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Four Chaplains Memorial Feb. 5 The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood invites the public to come and share tribute to the four chaplains who gave their lives aboard the USS Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943, after their ship, carrying 905 American servicemen bound for Greenland, sank due to a German submarine's torpedo. Some 675 servicemen, including the four chaplains (one Catholic, one Jewish, and two Protestant) lost their lives in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. The Four Chaplains Memorial will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m., at the House of Praise for All People International, Inc. on 10280 Shawnee Rd. near Greenwood. Light refreshments will follow the service. A free will donation will be received for the Relief Fund of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood. For more information, contact Pres. Carol Reese Summers at 393-1757 or Sr. VP Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

Homestyle breakfast every month Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Homestyle Breakfast on the first Saturday of every month beginning Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 to 11 a.m. Musical entertainment will follow at 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per person, $4 for children under 10. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Cheer seeks new members The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call 349-5237.

Greenwood Library The following events are planned for children in February at the Greenwood Library. For more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 302-349-5309. Events will be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 which is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Public Library.

  • Hand-sewing - The Greenwood Library will continue their series of programs designed to teach children the art of hand-sewing on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. Children will learn how to sew on buttons, make simple stitches and create easy projects that will lead them to designing projects of their own. Students will need to bring their own scissors and needle threader.
  • Acting classes - Children, who can read independently, are invited to attend a series of acting classes conducted by Karin Kalinevitch at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478. This set of programs, offered bi-weekly, will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Children will participate in a variety of drama exercises including Reader's Theater and Role Playing. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the library at 349-5309.
  • Lego Night - Lego Night returns on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own Legos and join in the fun!


Civil War program In observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Tom Ryan, local Civil War historian, will be presenting the program "Delaware During the Civil War," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Ryan will discuss the political, military, economic and social aspects of Delaware during the Civil War period, including interesting information about leading Delaware personalities and what occurred at the Fort Delaware prison for Confederate soldiers. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood

DELMAR EVENTS:

Financial management classes The University of Maryland Extension and Delmar Public Library offer a start to the new year with "Munch & Learn," a bring-your-own-eats learning opportunity in January, Financial Wellness Month, focusing on better personal budgeting and credit repair. Munch & Learn: Brown Bag Lunch is Tuesday, Jan. 31, noon to 1 p.m. and Munch & Learn: Do It Yourself Dessert is Thursday, Feb. 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The educational programs are being delivered by Megan O'Neil, finance educator for UMD Extension on the Lower Shore. She is credentialed in both Human Development and Family Studies (CFCS-HDFS) and Personal and Family Financial Education (CFCS-PFFE). Pre-register for the session of your choice by calling the Delmar Public Library, 846-9894. Plan to bring snacks with you.

Delmar Library events
  • After School Wii Games and More for teens meets on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Kids ages 6-10 are invited to Play with Your Food on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. Bring the kids, talk fruits and veggies and make fun food art. Pre-registration is required.
For more information about these programs, call the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library in January. All programming provided by the library is free and open to the public. For details, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401.
  • Lap Sit - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
  • Story Time - Tuesdays 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursdays 11 a.m. for ages 4-6
  • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Recent Reads at your Library - Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Genealogy Discussion Group - meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Discuss, research and enjoy genealogy.


Annual Soup Luncheon An All-You-Can-Eat Soup Luncheon will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, dessert and beverage. Cost $6.50. Carry-outs available. Sponsored by the UUMW.

Bridgeville Municipal Election Candidate filing and voter registration continue for the Bridgeville Municipal Election, scheduled for Saturday, March 3, in the Town Hall with voting from noon to 7 p.m. Election voting districts #1, #2 and #3 will each vote for a candidate from their district to represent them on the Commission for a two-year term at this election. If you are uncertain of your district, a voting district map is available for review at Bridgeville Town Hall. The town is soliciting candidates in Districts # 1, #2 and #3. The following qualifications apply to all candidates: U.S. citizen and above age 21; Bridgeville resident for at least one year; live within the election voting district they wish to represent; not convicted of a felony and owner of real estate within town, or wife/husband of the owner of real estate within the town. Prospective candidates must file a written letter of intent with the commission president or secretary by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 3. Questions may be directed to Bridgeville Town Hall at 337-7135. Every resident of the town who is at least 18 years of age and has resided in the town at least 30 days shall have one vote in his/her voting district election, provided he/she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the Town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An additional registration time has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. No person shall be registered after the close of business on Feb. 22. Absentee balloting will be available for this election.

Art at the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present the work of two outstanding artists in January, Nancy Hodges LaPrad and Beve S. Handwerger. The work of Nancy Hodges LaPrad will be on display in the reading area. Nancy is a resident of Seaford and a member of the Nanticoke River Arts Council. Her work has been widely displayed including the Eastern Shore Room at the Easton Waterfowl Festival. The needlework of Beve S. Handwerger, an Annapolis resident, will be in the library's display case. Beve's art concentration is mixed media and collage. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 858-1534.

TRIPS:

AARP 915 bus trip Bus trip to Branson, MO on October 1-8. All inclusive: transportation, 7 breakfasts, 5 full course dinner, 6 outstanding shows, visit to Grand Country Square, Branson Landing, and Union Station Marketplace in St. Louis. $75.00 signup per person. Cost of trip $885.00 (dbl occupancy). For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588

NSC offers trips The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering the following trips. Call the center at 629-4939 to find out more.
  • Vermont - Monday, Aug. 13 to Thursday, Aug. 16. You will experience the ultimate Vermont tour, and enjoy scenic Route 100, the Friesians of Majesty Show, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Yankee Candle, Burlington, and much more!
  • The Senior Center and Curran Travel present a New England and Canada Cruise aboard the Carnival "Glory" from Saturday, Oct. 6 to Saturday, Oct. 13. Ports of call include Boston, Mass.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Portland, Maine.
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre - Trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to enjoy the family musical The King and I from Rodgers and Hammerstein. Cost is $75 for members and $80 for non-members; this includes your bus transportation, show, all-you-can-eat buffet, coffee, tea, iced tea, tax, and $4 gratuity. Call the center at 629-4939 to sign up.


Bus trip to Norfolk Seaford WPS is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Norfolk on April 27-29. Cost is $395 per person and includes the following: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, one on the Spirit of Norfolk, International Tattoo performance, Azalea Festival Parade, NATO Fest activities, Botanical Garden Tram Tour, Mac Arthur Memorial, Chrysler Museum, Naval Base tour, evening entertainment and all gratuities. For more information, contact Fran at 629-4416.

See the 'Cake Boss' live Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus is offering a bus trip to see Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's baking show "Cake Boss" in "An Afternoon with Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss" at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, March 17. The bus departs the Owens Campus at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618, or online at dtcc.edu/owens/ccp

Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP is offering the following trips which are open to the public.
  • May 10, 2012 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and eat at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111 per person/doubles with bus driver's tip included. For more information, call Rose at 302-629-7180
  • May 22-25 - Newport & Block Island, Rhode Island - 2 hot meals per day, take the ferry to Block Island and enjoy a narrated bus tour of the island with time to explore the shops and have lunch. A Newport Harbor cruise followed by a visit to the Brick Marketplace or Bannister's Wharf for more shop browsing. Also an audio tour of two guilded-age mansions. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $494 per person/doubles.


Trip to see Jonah St. John's U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the driver's tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats, only 8 left.

MEETINGS:

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' 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. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes. All active duty, retired, Guard and Reserve officers and their families, are welcome.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

First State Harmonettes The First State Harmonettes Chorus will hold an open house at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the First Presbyterian Church at 101 S. Walnut St., Milford. Women of all ages in the Sussex and Kent county area who enjoy singing are invited to attend weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7 to 9:15 p.m. To learn more contact Team Leader Dee Postles at 302-270-0304 or e-mail iluv2singbass@comcast.net. Visit www.sweetadelineintl.org.

Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will be held at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW, 1/2 mile south of the Rt. 113 and 16 intersection. The 2012 schedule includes the following dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24 and April 28. Corresponding rain/snow dates are Feb. 4, March 3, March 31 and May 5. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by shooting at 11 a.m. For possible cancellations, call 302-249-7025.

Reynolds Family Benefit The Georgetown Ladies Auxiliary will hold a benefit at the Marvel Museum (Lynch Building) on Friday, Jan. 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., to help the Reynolds family defray the costs associated with Bud's hospitalization and illness. Tickets are $7, children ages 2 to 10 are $4 and children under 2 are free. A ticket includes pasta, salad, rolls and a beverage. Take out is available. For tickets, call 745-5056 or 245-4434 or Town Hall at 856-7391.

'Valley of Vision' discussion Jon and Jolene Hamill, of Lamplighter Ministries in Frederick, Md., will discuss America's "Valley of Vision," Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the home of Randy and Barbara Walter, 209 West St., Berlin. The Hamills are state and mid-Atlantic coordinators of the Reformation Prayer Network, under Cindy Jacobs, and the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, under John Benefiel. Friday's meeting begins with a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m., followed by teaching. The conference continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, includes lunch, and is free of charge. For more information, contact Shiloh Ministries at 410-641-3953.

Mardi Gras event Mardi Gras will be held at the Harrington Fire Hall on Saturday, March 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. Music and dancing with DJ, food and drink, silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Lake Forest Community Education Fund. Tickets $25 per person; reserve at 302-284-3230.

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. 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.