Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 09, 2012

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 Joe Smith 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.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner The Order of the Eastern Star will hold a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Star Building located at 7 Pine St., Seaford. The dinner will benefit special needs children. Price is $10 and carry outs will be available.

Gallery 107 classes
  • Nancy LaPrad will offer a 2 day painting workshop for adults on Thursdays, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $40 for members of the gallery, $50 for non-members and includes use of supplies. For more information and/or questions, call Nancy at 629-4356.
  • Beginning March 2, Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney will offer a morning coffee and painting class for adults from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. This is an opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain help in starting one. These classes are ongoing. Call Tammy at 629-2829 for more information.
  • Professional photographers, Jim Hill and Lisa Swartzentruber, both PPA Certified, will begin a 4 week beginner's course for adults starting March 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $40 for members, and $50 for non-members. Participants must bring their own camera. Jim can be reached at 629-4396.
  • Karen Owens will offer her popular children's art classes beginning March 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $40. Karen may be reached at 628-8656.
  • On Feb. 18, Brenda Brasure will offer a 4 week basket weaving class for children designed specifically for entry into the Delaware State Fair arts and crafts competition. The class is from noon to 2 p.m. and costs $40, plus the cost of each kit. On March 24, Brenda will offer a 5 week adult class. Cost is $50, plus the cost of each kit. Brenda may be reached at 381-6193 for more information or questions.

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.
  • Seaford Rubber Stamps will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. For more information, contact Karen Cook at 629-5089.
  • Through the Susan G Komen Foundation for a Cure and Compassionate Care the Cancer Support Community is offering Stress Reduction & Relaxation Yoga classes on Monday, Feb. 13, at 5:45 p.m.
  • The Spade and Trowel Garden Club will have a workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon.
  • The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Contact Dan Braunstein at 629-7239.
  • "Baby Bookworms" is held 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 every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • "Time Traveling Book Club" will be held 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, held 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, held the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Kids will volunteer at the library and learn how it works.
  • 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.
  • "Avoiding Probate" workshop on Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will be offering 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. Classes will be held on Monday, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. 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 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is accepting registration for Word/Excel workshops. The workshop starts Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m.

Roast beef & dumpling dinner A roast beef & dumpling dinner will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Seaford Elks, 8846 Elks Rd., Seaford. The menu includes roast beef, dumplings, mashed potatoes, lima beans with corn, rolls, butter, tea and coffee. Cost is $9 per person. For more information, call 628-2926.

Chicken & dumpling dinner The Women of the Moose will hold an all you can eat Chicken & Dumpling Dinner at noon on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Seaford Moose Family Center located at 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. The menu includes chicken and dumplings with parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. Cost is $10 per person and $4 for children under 10.

Benefit for mentoring program The Delaware Kids Connection Mentoring Program will hold a fundraiser at Applebee's in Seaford on Tuesday, Feb. 14, all day, with 10% of the proceeds to benefit the program. You must have a flyer that needs to be presented to your server at the time of your order. For more information, contact Glenn Phillips Sr. at 297-0370, ext. 17 or 236-0321.

Nanticoke Little League signups Nanticoke Little League will hold signups in the West Seaford Elementary School cafeteria on the following dates: Feb. 11, 18, 25 from 9 a.m. to noon and Feb. 15 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact the league at nanticokelittleleague@yahoo.com. Opening day will be held on May 5.

How to grow a cut flower garden The Spade and Trowel Garden Club invites the public to hear Lisa Ziegler of Newport News, Va., share how to grow a cut flower garden. She will speak at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, 600 N. Market St. Ext., on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at noon. There is no charge to attend, but registration is requested by calling Eileen Marx at 875-0182 to ensure adequate seating.

OES Auction Party The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) will hold an Auction Party on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Sussex Chapter #7 OES, Stein Highway & Pine St. Ext., Seaford, to help maintain the building and other projects for the community. Cost is one wrapped gift to be auctioned to the highest bidder. Gifts should cost no more than $10. There will be free desserts and drinks will be served. Friends and family are invited to attend this event which will feature lots of fun, fellowship and laughs.

Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley handbags and Longaberger Baskets, on Saturday, March 24, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There will be raffle handbags and baskets and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Must be 18 to play. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 7. 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 302-629-2594.

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. 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. 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 Library events
  • Preschool Story Time - Come join Miss Cindy 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 - 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.
  • An English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be offered at the Laurel Public Library. ESL computer basics class starts Feb. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m., Fridays for six weeks.
ESL beginner and intermediate evening classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. 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.

Antique dolls at Laurel Library The Laurel Public Library will hold a program exploring the history and value of antique dolls at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 29, in the Carpenter Community Room. Doll expert and Laurel native Karen Hopkins Pugh will present a brief overview of the history of dolls, and the different types that are considered collectible. She will then move into a session of sharing, evaluation, and informal appraisal of dolls. Patrons are encouraged to bring in their special dolls and learn more about the history and background of these treasures from childhood. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Beef and dumpling dinner The Friends of the Laurel Library will have an Annual Beef 'N Dumpling Dinner at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. The fundraiser is a benefit for the Children's Program at the library. Entertainment, door prizes and a raffle are part the event. Tickets may be purchased at the Laurel Library or any member of the Friends. Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12.

Oyster Fritter Fry Hope Lodge #4 in Laurel will have an Oyster Fritter Fry on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. until. There will be oyster fritters, crab cakes and the lodge's famous cream of crab soup. All are welcome. Hope Lodge #4 is located at 102 W. 6th St. in Laurel.

Book discussion group An afternoon book discussion group will meet at the Laurel Public Library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the second floor reading area. New members are welcomed and encouraged. The group reads a variety of titles with emphasis on items available through the Delaware Library Catalog. The selection for February is "The Girls from Ames" by Jeffry Zaslow. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Indoor yard sale An indoor yard sale will be held at the Odd Fellow's Lodge located at 319 Poplar St., Laurel, on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7 a.m. to noon. Tables may be rented for $15. Set up is on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be Scrapple sandwiches, coffee, sodas and baked goods for sale. For more information, call 745-1959.

Meet the Beatles discussion The Laurel Public Library presents an evening discussion of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Carpenter Community Room. Joel Glazier from the Delaware Humanities Forum will present a program entitled "The History and Impact of the Beatles" which will be appropriate for ages 14 and up. Forty eight years ago in February of 1964, the musical group landed in New York City to perform on the Ed Sullivan television show and the phenomena began. The Beatles lasted as a musical group for less than eight years. However, their influence went beyond the world of popular music and impacted Western culture, past the 1960s generation, in areas of fashion, popular culture, politics, and entertainment. This presentation will provide a history of the group and examine how these four talented performers both influenced and were changed by their times. The presentation, with discussion and questions, can be tailored to specific aspects or audiences. Glazier has met all members of The Beatles and presented talks on the group around the world. He recently studied about the group's influences in a class presented at the University of Oxford in England. Visuals, audio and artifacts from The Beatles' career will be shared. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.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.


Spaghetti benefit dinner An all you can eat spaghetti dinner will be held on Feb. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Delmar Fire Hall to benefit Theresa Bradley who is fighting cancer. There will be a 50/50 bake sale and raffle. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids 10 and under. Advance tickets only. See any Delmar Post Office employee or call 410-726-5481 for information and donations.

'Bye, Bye Birdie' musical Delmar High School will present the musical, Bye, Bye Birdie, at 7 p.m. on March 1, 2, and 3, in the school's auditorium. The musical is one of the most captivating. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 if purchased at the door. Tickets are available from cast members or by calling the school at 846-9544 or contacting byebyebirdiedelmar@gmail.com.

Spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road & Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win). Tickets are available at the door.

Celebrate chocolate at the library In honor of Chocolate Month, the Greenwood Public Library will hold its 5th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Night on Friday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Whip up your tastiest chocolate dessert and enter it in the Best Chocolate Dessert contest. Those who attend will be our judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorites. The top two winners of the Best Chocolate Dessert contest will each receive a prize from Sweet Serenity Chocolates of Seaford. There will be several chocolate-related activities to enjoy, including a chocolate trivia quiz, guess the number of M & M's contest, and cocoa bingo. Participation in the baking contests is not mandatory, but those wishing to enter must submit their forms (with recipe) by Feb. 22. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the library or by calling 349-5309. The Greenwood VFW Hall is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.


AARP Defensive Driver Safety course An AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Monday, Feb. 13. This is a one day advanced class. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register. Checks may be made payable to AARP. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 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


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. 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.

Sweetheart Ball on Feb. 11 Woodbridge Pop Warner is hosting a Sweetheart Ball at the Woodbridge Elementary cafeteria on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m., for ages 7 to 13. Dress is formal and pictures will be taken for small fee. Cost of the dance is $3 per person or $5 with a date. All are welcome. For more information, contact Sharay Knight at 265-7522.

Bridgeville Library New hours - New library hours effective April 1 - Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Storytime schedule - 11 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 2-4; 11 a.m. Thursdays, ages 4-6 Lap sit - 10 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 months-2 years Family Nights - On the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the library will host a family night. Feb. 21: Great Backyard Bird Count with crafts and refreshments. March 20: Celebrate Easter early with an extraordinary egg craft, games and refreshments. Teen Book Discussion - Our next teen book discussion is Tuesday, March 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The selected book is "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead. Pizza will be served. Registration is preferred; call the library circulation desk at ext. 101. Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Saturday, Feb 18 at 10 a.m. a beginners African-American Genealogy class will be held. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Registration is required; call the library circulation desk at ext. 101. Ballroom Dance Lessons - Instructor Aggie Beletsky from the dance studio Dancing on the Shore will teach two free ballroom dance lessons on the Swing/Jitterbug. The lessons are Friday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required; call the library circulation desk at ext. 101. For more information or special needs, contact the library at 302-337-7401.

'Swing into Spring' Welcome spring with the Friends of the Bridgeville Library with the sounds of The Smooth Sound Dance Band who will recreate the big band sound of the '30's and '40's on Saturday, March 31 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., in the Heritage Shores Ballroom in Bridgeville. Starting at 7 p.m. before the dance, Aggie Beletsky, a dance instructor with Dancing on the Shore, will offer free lessons in swing dancing. The event includes a choice of dessert cakes, coffee and tea, a cash bar as well as a 50/50 raffle and a contest for the couple with the best '40's outfit. Prior to the event, Heritage Shores will be offering, by reservation, its weekly dinner specials and full menu. Ticket holders will receive a free appetizer. Tickets are being sold until March 23. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, Bridgeville Town Hall or by phone from Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733 for $25. Don't delay purchasing your tickets as ticket sales are robust. 50/50 tickets are on sale at the Bridgeville Library.


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.

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.

Trip to historic New Castle The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the town of historic New Castle on Wednesday, April 18. The cost is $65 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. New Castle had its beginnings in the middle 17th century as a Dutch military outpost called Fort Casimir and then as Delaware's colonial and first state capital. The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Court House are just three of many authentically preserved historic buildings in this Historic Landmark District. There will be a guided tour of those three locations as well as an opportunity to look at two early churches, the old Library and walk around the Strand and Battery Park. Lunch will be served by a wait staff in period colonial attire at historic Jessop's Tavern. All entrees will include drinks, rolls and dessert. The choices are: 1. Thirteen Colonies Chowder and Tavern Salad; 2. Fish and Chips served with cole slaw (voted best in Delaware); 3. Hutspot Dutch Pot Roast served with mashed potatoes. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by April 8. It will also be necessary to give your menu choice at that time.

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

Trips offered by AARP The following trips are offered by the Seaford AARP. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. May 10 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and a meal at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111. May 22-25 - Newport & Block Island, Rhode Island. A ferry to the Island and a narrated bus tour on the island. A Newport Harbor boat cruise, tour two mansions, visit the Brick Marketplace & more. Cost: $494 per people/double. July 22-27 - Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. A guided tour of Charleston to see the historic homes, beautiful gardens, churches, and many public buildings. Also see the Citadel, the Military College of S.C. Take a tour of the Magnolia Plantation and have a tram tour of the gardens. Enjoy a harbor cruise and a visit to Ft. Sumter, which is known as the Battery. Have a 2 hour tour of Savannah before having lunch at the famous Paula Deen's restaurant. Also visit the Savannah History Museum. Last, a guided tour of Beaufort, S.C. and Parris Island Marine Base. Cost: $575 per person/doubles Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a southern holiday of Christmas shows. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice, and the Carolina Opry (Pat Boone's new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles.


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.

Democrats meeting A joint meeting of Democrats from the 35th and 39th districts will be held at Pizza King in Seaford at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Plans for spring and summer activities will be discussed. For more information, call 628-2130.

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.

Block Watch meeting All are welcome to attend an Olde Seaford Block Watch Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at City Hall (use the ramp entrance). There will be a covered dish dinner. Guest speaker will be the Seaford Police Department who will talk about Internet, mail and telephone scams. For more information, call 629-5643.


Spaghetti dinner fundraiser A spaghetti dinner will be held at the newly remodeled Galestown Community House in Galestown, Md., from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids and kids under 3 are free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad bar, bread, beverage and dessert, and a special Valentine's gift while supplies last. Proceeds will be used for the utilities and maintenance of the Galestown Community House. For more information, call 410-883-3611.

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: 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.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' The Second Street Players of Milford will present the play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, on Feb. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. at the Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St. in Milford. Tickets are $17 with a $1 discount offered on the matinees for students, senior citizens, and military. Group rates are also available. This play is recommended for mature audiences. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 302-422-0220.

'Miss Swamp Rat' beauty contest As February began we were waiting to see if Phil saw his shadow. Now we're waiting to see if reigning Miss Swamp Rat Donna (Donald) Webb comes out on Feb. 11, at the Ellendale Fire Hall to defend her crown. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Gee...You Will Project will once again lend gowns to at least six lovely contestants, most of whom are Ellendale Firemen by day but competing for the Miss Swamp Rat title that night. The loosely titled "beauty contest" began years ago as part of the Ellendale Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary "HeeHaw Show." The tradition was revived two years ago as part of another event, but will be the headlining event. The "Miss Swamp Rat" pageant kicks off at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. Refreshments will be available and there will be a basket auction. All proceeds benefit the Ellendale Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.