Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gallery 107 classes
  • 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.

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.

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.

Telephone directory being updated The Seaford Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory is in the process of updating current listings for the 2012-2013 publication. If you'd like to place an add, or correct your address/phone number, contact us at 629-5229. The directory, which is published by the G.F.W.C. Acorn Club of Seaford, sincerely appreciates all patrons and advertisers.

Chicken and dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children 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 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.
  • The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Contact Dan Braunstein at 629-7239.
  • "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.
  • 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 on 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 will be held on 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 is held every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets 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 on 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.

Nanticoke Little League signups Nanticoke Little League will hold signups in the West Seaford Elementary School cafeteria on the following dates: Feb. 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to noon and Feb. 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.

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.

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.

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." Dancing Stars are: Craig Littleton, Laurel Business Association; John Shwed, Laurel mayor; Scott Allen, Odd Fellows Charity Lodge; Dot Hickman, president of the Laurel New Century Club; Patty Littleton, president of the Laurel Lions Club; and Pat Olekszek. Returning Stars are Bob Wheatley, Jeff Shields, Ellen Hudson and Maxine Lynch. 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.

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 and 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 of 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.

'Movie Night' at Laurel Baptist Laurel Baptist Church will host "Movie Night" the last Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is invited to receive this blessing. Popcorn will be provided. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Indoor yard sale Indoor yard sale at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, corner of Bethel & Seaford Rd, Laurel, on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chili, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Scrapple Sandwiches. For vendor space, call 875-5415. No early birds, please.

Chamber mixer on Feb. 23 The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their first mixer of the year, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at their new office located in the old train station on Mechanic Street. This is a great opportunity to network with other businesses and share business ideas. Light refreshments will be provided.

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.

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. Set in the 1950s, the play tells the story of rock and roll singer Conrad Birdie, an Elvis type, who is about to be inducted into the army and all the turmoil that occurs when it is decided he will kiss an All-American girl good-bye on the Ed Sullivan Show. 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.

Test your presidential knowledge Test your knowledge about United States presidents at the Delmar Public Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Local author and storyteller Ed Okonowicz introduces presidential history as a mixture of mystery, superstition, and legend, but the facts associated with the country's chief executives may prove more fascinating than fiction. Find out through a number of interesting and outlandish tales in this presentation - that begins with a brief quiz for members of the audience which will help them discover and compare their PKL, "Presidential Knowledge Level." The program is free of charge. For more information, call 846-9894 or visit the library.

Financial management classes The University of Maryland Extension and Delmar Public Library continue to bring learning opportunities on managing money. On Feb. 28, Munch & Learn: Bring a Brown Bag Lunch from noon to 1 p.m., for adults focusing on retirement planning. Later that afternoon, Munch & Learn: Pizza Party, from 3 to 3:40 p.m., is for students in grades 5 through 8 focusing on planning careers and earning a living wage. The educational programs are being delivered by Megan O'Neil, finance educator for UMD Extension on the Lower Shore. O'Neil is a two time award winner from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for outstanding financial management educational programs. Both programs are free, but registration is required. Register by calling the Delmar Public Library, 846-9894.

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.

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!

  • Fundraiser at Cafe Tamburelli's The Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Café Tamburelli's located at 3 West Market St. in Greenwood on Tuesday, March 13 from 4 to 10 p.m. The Friends of the Greenwood Library will receive a percentage of proceeds for that date, which will be used to help fund the construction of a new library in Greenwood.


    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. No person shall be registered after the close of business on Feb. 22. Absentee balloting will be available for this election.

    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.
    • 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. 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. 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 dinners, 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.

    Seaford AARP offers trips May 10 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and a meal at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111. May 22-25 - Block Island and Newport, R.I. - Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Take the ferry from Point Judith to Block Island. Browsing and lunch on your own before a narrated bus tour on the island. Next, a Newport Harbor boat cruise, an audio tour of two mansions, visit the Brick Marketplace & more. Cost: $494 per person/doubles. July 22-27 - Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. - Five breakfasts, two dinners, 1 lunch included. A guided tour of Charleston to see the historic homes, beautiful gardens and churches plus the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. Enjoy a tour of the Magnolia Plantation and have a tram tour of the gardens. Next, 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. Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. In Kingston, N.Y. board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. Day 2 visit Hyde Park and tour the FDR home and have lunch at the Culinary Institute of America with a tour of that and also the Vanderbilt Mansion. Next day head for home with a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour and then visit the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - A southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. 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. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

    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. Historic New Castle provides an opportunity without equal for visitors seeking a real historic experience. The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Court House are just three of many authentically preserved historic buildings in this Historic Landmark District. We will have 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. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. The trip north will take us along scenic Route #9. We will pass through the quaint fishing village of Leipsic as well as see the Octagonal school house and many fine brick homes. 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.

    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


    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.

    Genealogical Society The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Russ McCabe, former archivist of the Delaware Public Archives. More information can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org or by calling 875-5418.

    Democratic committee There will an important Sussex County Democratic Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at 10 West Pine Street in Georgetown, the new Democratic headquarters. All registered Democrats in Sussex County are invited to attend. An important Democratic official will be the speaker.

    NARFE The Western Sussex Chapter 1992 of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Feb. 20, at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. The speaker will be Liz Byers from Home of The Brave. For more information, call Richard Stec at 684-1729.

    Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be James Hummel, D.C., of Nanticoke Chiropractic Center. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.


    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.

    Second Street Players The Second Street Players of Milford will present the play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, on Feb. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 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.

    Shakespeare performances Possum Point Players' New Faces of Shakespeare will bring scenes from three of Shakespeare's works to life at Possum Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Members of the group will perform staged readings of scenes from "Romeo and Juliet" and the classic comedies "Much Ado About Nothing" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door on the day of the show. The cast, under the direction of Maureen Downing of Lewes, will feature Roger Ault from Rehoboth Beach, Stephanie Allman of Lewes, John and Nancy Gardner of Dover, Richard Hoffman of Milford and Sharron Karrow of Milton. For more information, call the theater at 856-4560 or visit www.possumpointplayers.org.

    Oyster Day Luncheon The Georgetown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold an Oyster Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu includes Susan's famous chicken salad, hamburger/cheeseburger, chili and vegetable beef soup. Eat in or carry out. Order forms will be available the week of the event. Orders will be accepted by phone Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 856-7700.

    Pancake Supper Christ United Methodist Church in Federalsburg is having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs, scalloped apples, milk, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, $2 for children ages 3-5 and free for children under 3. For more information, call the church office at 410-754-7567.

    'Starting plants from seeds' The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to invite the public to a free workshop on 'Starting Plants from Seeds,' at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The workshop will be held at the Extension Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. Pre-register by contacting Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585, ext. 544.

    Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of 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 next breakfast is February 26. The menu 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.

    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.

    Delaware Horse Expo The Eighth Annual Delaware Horse Expo, expanded to a two-day event, will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Admission to the Delaware Horse Expo is $7 for one day or $10 for both days; children 12 and under are free. For details, call 398-5194 or visit www.DeHorseExpo.com.

    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.