Tribute dinner for Sen. Venables The Nanticoke Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is honoring the conservation work of Delaware Sen. Robert L. Venables with a tribute dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire House on Saturday, March 2. Tickets, which are $75 per couple and $40 per person, are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tables may also be reserved for large groups of 8 or 10 people. A beef and dumplings dinner will be provided by the Seaford Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and there will be live and silent auctions to benefit the conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited. For more information, contact Ed Montague at 258-9115 or Mark Hardesty at 236-1010.
Bingo at Elks Lodge The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold Bingo on Sunday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 1 p.m. and Bingo starts at 2 p.m. There will be cash prizes. For more information, call 629-2458 or 629-3641.
Chicken and dumpling dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. 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 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Pasta Dinner at West Seaford West Seaford Elementary School will hold a Pasta Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 to benefit the West Seaford PTO Field Trip Fund. Tickets are $5 for ages 9 and up, $3 for ages 5-8 and free for ages 4 and under. Carry-out is available. Dinner includes salad, bread, pasta with sauce and meatballs, a beverage and a cookie. To make reservations, call the school at 628-4414.
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.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- "Baby Bookworms" is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 48 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- The "Creative Art Club" is the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
- The "I Can Read Club" will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for children in grades K-2. This is a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
- The "Pajama Story Hour," a story time with crafts and songs for kids ages 2-7, will meet at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
- Help the Seaford Library and Cultural Center purchase much needed books with our "Bucks for Books" program. Patrons who donate $5 or more will have their name displayed on a page in the Seaford Library's "Book Of Knowledge." Donations of $50 or more will give you an opportunity to name a chapter in the "Book of Knowledge." You can also help by visiting www.amazon.com to view the Seaford Library's "Wish List" to purchase items for the library.
- The library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18 and Monday, March 4.
- Mark your calendars, the Seaford Library and Cultural Center announces that the 4th Annual "Dinner in the Library" Gala will take place on Friday, April 26, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Featured authors are Caroline and Charles Todd, writers of mystery stories that take place in England during and after World War I. Hors d'oeuvres and dinner will be catered by Georgia House. Cost is $75 per person. Contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 for tickets or more information.
- Walk-in Job Search Assistance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. No registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to noon. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (302-424-3301, ext. 107).
- "Introduction to Computers": Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. - 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 (must attend all 5 sessions). For the first time computer user, this class will teach you the basics of a computer. Registration is required and patron must attend all 5 classes.
- "Advancement through Pardons and Expungement": Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Matthew Rosen at 333-7600.
Benefit Concert for Peggy Martinez A Benefit Concert for Peggy Martinez will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Wesley UMC, 22025 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Come out and hear the Good News Tour, The Lights of Home and other special guests. Refreshments will be served and a love offering will be taken. Contributions are appreciated and can be mailed to Wesley UMC, attn: Denise Crockett.
Chicken and dumpling dinner An all you can eat chicken and dumpling dinner sponsored by the Women of the Moose will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Seaford Moose Family Center located at 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. The menu includes chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. The dinner will begin at noon. For more information, call 875-7530 or 629-8408.
Basket weaving class Brenda Brasure will offer her popular basket weaving class on February 16. This all day workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Cost is $30 with gallery members receiving a 10% discount; kit costs range from $15 to $35. This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. Class size is limited to eight. For more information and to register, call Brenda at 381-6193.
Basket Bingo and Silent Auction Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo to support the American Heart Association at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Route 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Hamper and Collectors Club Bucket basket, along with several other door prizes. Baskets will be filled. Nearly 30 chances to win. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on many great items donated for the Silent Auction. In recognition of National Heart Awareness month, attendees wearing red will receive a ticket for an exclusive basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 629-6611, ext. 8944 or email MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Spaghetti dinner The Seaford Senior High School Key Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. John's United Methodist Church. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children and $12 for a couple.
Art classes at Gallery 107 Card Making Classes with Betty Speer, second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee $20. Classes are focused on card making with rubber stamps and learning different techniques, as well as iris folding and other forms of card making. Class fee includes clear typed directions and assorted class supplies. Students should bring a glue runner or double-sided tape and pointed scissors. Ages 16-adult. Skill level, new to experienced. Call Betty at 875-2612 for more information. Call Gallery 107 at 628-ARTS to pre-register with payment to reserve your space. Drawing Classes, ages 7-11. Private class for 1 individual is $15 an hour. Two or more in a class is $10 an hour per student. Saturdays at 2 p.m. Revolving class, may start any week. 4 hour minimum. Must preregister with Rudelle, 604-7961. Canvas & Coffee - ongoing - Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. - A casual drop-in art class - bring your own project or learn how to get started. No registration required, $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829. John Schisler - Classical Realism in Oil - ongoing - Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m., adults, all levels. Members - $55, public - $65 for three sessions (maximum 8). Participants of all levels will learn the oil painting techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium. Nancy LaPrad - Watercolor Classes - ongoing - Wednesday evenings - 6 to 8 p.m., beginners to advanced. Members - $50, public - $55 (minimum - 3, maximum - 8). Nancy will teach you how to use watercolors to get the effects you want - details, textures, color mixing, etc., or you may work on your own project. Students must furnish their own supplies (a list of supplies will be provided at the first class). Call Nancy for more information at 629-4356.
Blue Jay Tervis tumbler sale The Seaford Educational Secretaries Association is proud to announce the Seaford Blue Jay Tervis tumbler has arrived. These high-quality tumblers proudly display the Seaford Blue Jay and are available for a limited time while supplies last. The tumbler comes in two sizes 16 oz for $18 or 24 oz for $20. Both sizes come with a matching lid. Show your Seaford Blue Jay Pride by purchasing a Seaford Blue Jay Tervis tumbler. All proceeds benefit the Seaford Educational Secretaries Association. Contact Amy Steele at 629-4587, ext. 270 to place your order.
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 details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.
Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Must be 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.
Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
Library holds genealogy program The Vaughn Banks family of Middleford can trace the Banks/Fountain family back to the time of slavery. One descendant, Shirley Batson Collins, a Seaford native now living in Pennsylvania, has spearheaded her family in the researching, gathering and organizing over 350 photographs in an effort to preserve their stories and histories. She then had an i-movie produced with narration and background music. This collection of images identifies several of the slaves in their families as well as the first generation of freedmen, and covers the 1853 to 2008. The Laurel Public Library is pleased to host a showing of some of these images on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Collins will provide information on how to get started, who to reach out to, and the importance of confirming information. Anyone interested in researching and preserving their heritage will enjoy hearing how one family accomplished this. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Bean dinner and auction Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will host a Bean Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. The church is located on Rt. 13A, between Seaford and Laurel. Cost is $5 per person.
General Municipal Election The Town of Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thursday, March 28. The office of Mayor, Ward 2 Council Seat, Ward 3 Council Seat and an At Large Council seat will be decided. The filing deadline for citizens interested in running is Thursday, Feb. 21. Candidates may file at the town office located in the municipal building at 201 Mechanic St., during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to register to vote is Thursday, Feb. 28. Registration to vote in the town election is separate from registration for the presidential election. All residents who are a bona fide resident of the Town of Laurel for at least 30 days prior to the date of the General Municipal Election and who are 18 years of age, are eligible to register and vote. Voters may register at the town office during regular business hours.
Monthly genealogy help time Laurel Library will offer a new genealogy help time on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If successful these sessions will continue monthly, and will focus primarily on getting started in family research. Volunteer genealogist Linda Mueller will be available to help patrons begin their search using both Internet and library resources. Mueller has taught genealogy classes in Baltimore area libraries for many years and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the area. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. Wireless internet is available for laptops. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Free retirement presentation Edward Jones Financial Advisor Melinda Tingle of Laurel is hosting a free presentation, "Retirement: Making Your Money Last," at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Laurel Public Library. Tingle will discuss strategies designed to help investors work toward fulfilling their retirement expectations, focusing on providing for their income needs today and in the future. The presentation will also explore inflation, health care expenses, market volatility and other unexpected events. The presentation is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, contact Amanda Lowe at 875-0355.
Blues Chaser Dinner A benefit dinner sponsored by The Friends of the Laurel Library will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Delmar VFW. The dinner benefits the Friends' "Our Children's Reading Programs." Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children under 12, and free for children under 6. Tickets may be purchased from members of the Friends or at the Laurel Library.
Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary will hold a Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $7 for one table, $10 for two tables and $5 for each additional table. Vendors may set up on Friday, April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 5 to 7 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For reservations and more information, call Karen Cooper at 258-6468 or email@example.com or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit Dinner and Auction The Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction, "Hearts for Hope," will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Laurel Fire Hall, to benefit the Laurel Community Foundation in support of Hope House I and II, Laurel's transitional housing for people who are temporarily homeless. The buffet dinner is being catered by My Turn to Cook and entertainment will be provided by Justified, the former Joe Smith Band. Master of ceremonies is Dennis O'Neal. "Dancing with the Stars" will also return for your enjoyment. Tickets are $25 per person. Purchase a "table of eight" for $200. Sponsors will receive recognition in the event program. Donations are welcome for the silent auction. All donations are tax deductible. Call John Shwed at 841-4007 for tickets, sponsorship information and to have an auction item picked up.
General Membership Meeting The Annual General Membership Meeting of the Laurel Alumni Association (LAA) will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. The meeting will be held in the Laurel High School cafeteria and is open to all LAA members.
Remove Christmas flowers All Christmas flowers and decorations must be removed from all graves in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, by March 1.
Beekeeping program rescheduled Laurel Library's beekeeping program has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21. Two local beekeepers will present a program on how they got started in their beekeeping adventures, and will offer tips for those considering the hobby. Retired teachers from the area, Nancy and Joanne only recently started their beekeeping, and are eager to share their successes and mishaps. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room and will last about an hour. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Laurel Library events
- An informal time for chess playing continues at Laurel Public Library each Saturday from 10 a.m. -12 noon. Anyone who plays chess is invited to drop in, meet other chess players, and for the time being, bring their own chess boards. For more information call 302-875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.
- Family Movie Matinee - the Laurel Public Library presents Family Movie Matinee. The Game Plan (Rated PG) will be shown at 11 a.m. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Delmar Public Library Adults
- If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join the Madhatters knitting group at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. On-going service projects are completed during the program and participants can share their current projects and learn new patterns. Free of charge.
- Adults are invited to participate in a book discussion based on the 88 Books That Shaped America, a list developed by the Library of Congress. The discussion takes place on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., and on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. The list is available at the library or by visiting www.loc.gov.
- "Cutting Calories, Adding Flavor," a cooking program for adults, will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2-4 p.m. Join Chef Bonnie Aronson as she prepares low-calorie recipes while keeping the foods flavorful and delicious. This popular program requires preregistration due to limited space. Sign up at the circulation desk.
- Free Computer Basics classes for adults will be held at the library for five weeks starting Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. The weekly 60-minute class will provide instruction on learning to start up and shut down a computer, parts of a computer, how to use a mouse, understanding the start menu, task bar, and icons, how to connect to the Internet, how to open software, and how to set up an email account. Participants must attend all five classes. Ask at the circulation desk.
- The Delmar Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of President's Day.
For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894, stop in at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, or like us on Facebook.
- Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Join Ms. Jessica for stories, songs, activities, and crafts guaranteed to warm you up on a cold winter day.
- Preschool and elementary students can come to the library in their pajamas on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m., for PJ Story Time. Bring a favorite stuffed animal for its overnight at the library. Make sure it's not one you sleep with every night. Listen to stories, tuck in your friend for the night, but come back the next day to see how their overnight at the library transpired.
- Wii Events and Games are held every Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. Bring your best competitive nature and participate in active or quiet games.
- The library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of President's Day.
Spaghetti dinner Delmar Church of God of Prophecy located on Rt. 13 North and Dorothy Road is having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $7 for eat-in or carry out and includes salad, bread, dessert and drink. For more information, call the church at 875-7824.
LORA Gala is March 9 On March 9, LORA (Local Owners Restaurant Association) will hold the LORA Gala, Tastes for Tomorrow, "A Night at the Movies." Money raised will be used to provide scholarships for culinary arts for students of Wicomico County and Delmar Jr./Sr. High School. Come dressed as your favorite movie star. Food will be available from 18 LORA restaurants. There will be a drawing at 8 p.m. for limousine transportation to dinner (for four) at Sobo's Restaurant, flowers, and wine. The band, On The Edge will provide the music. Tickets are $50 per person and $95 per couple. For tickets, call Cakes by David at 410-742-1571 or order online at www.lorarestaurants.org.
DSHS presents 'Oklahoma' The Delmar Senior High School chorus will present Oklahoma in the high school auditorium on Feb. 28, March 1, and March 2 at 7 p.m. Oklahoma is Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical set in the 1906 American West. It is a love story of the cowboy Curley, played by high school senior Jared Messick, and the ranch hand Jud, played by high school senior Mila Simon, vying for the hand of Laurey, played by high school senior Lyndsi Jones. It also follows the attempts of the cowboy Tom, played by high school senior Josh Bell, to win his girlfriend Ado Annie, played by high school senior Kallie Dimarhos, who "just can't say no" to other men. These love stories play out against the class issues between the farmers and the cowmen and their struggle to find hope, love and the fulfillment of "the American Dream" in the still-developing, rugged landscape of the new state of Oklahoma. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased from any chorus member or in the Delmar Senior High School office. For more information, contact Denise Speicher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and 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. In addition to a Chinese Auction, a raffle will be held for a beautiful new Schwinn 21 speed bicycle painted and marked with John Deere green and yellow. Tickets for both the dinner and the bicycle raffle are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.
Library commission seeks member The Delmar Public Library Commission is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacancy on the commission. The vacancy will fill an honorary Maryland resident representative to the commission. The commission consists of five volunteer members from the community who act as the governing body for the Delmar Public Library. There is also one honorary, non-voting Maryland representative. Responsibilities of the Library Commission include tasks such as determining policy, adopting rules, regulations, and procedures, adopting an annual budget and attending special library functions. The commission holds 11 regular meetings each year and schedules special meetings as necessary. Maryland residents who are at least 18 years of age and live in the Delmar School District are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a strong desire to serve the community, a sincere interest in the future of the Delmar Public Library, and be able to attend monthly commission meetings and special meetings as needed. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the evening. For more information, call Board Vice President Faith Krebs at 846-2546. Applications are available at the Delmar Public Library, 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. Deadline for applications is Feb. 15.
Education Foundation annual gala The 2nd Annual Delmar Community Gala, "Delmar Goes Hollywood" presented by The Foundation for Delmar Education will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Delmar Fire Hall. The Foundation for Delmar Education was developed to help support programs and activities at Delmar Elementary, Middle and High Schools. In an effort to raise funds for such projects, the first gala was held in February 2012 with great success in raising in excess of $31,000. The foundation board has committed to putting back $24,000 into the classrooms which will help alleviate the financial burden that has been placed upon the individual schools. This year's semi-formal event includes a night of entertainment, heavy hors d'oeurves and cash bar, silent and live auction and raffles. Tickets are $50 per person. Gala sponsorships are available. Names of sponsors will be displayed on a banner at the gala. Donations of products and services are also needed for the silent auction, live auction and raffles. For tickets and more information about becoming a gala sponsor and donating products and services, contact The Foundation for Delmar Education at 846-9544.
Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.
Financial Peace University Are you struggling to make ends meet like most people these days? Debt seems never-ending? Or, are savings just not happening, you wonder about insurance coverage for your family, and retirement and college planning are not even on your agenda? Find answers and the peace that comes with solutions to managing your money at classes based on Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Cost of this nine week course of study is $89. To sign up or for more information, contact David Rust at 236-3486 or visit www.http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classfinder/.
Aging Well Workshop Delaware Hospice's workshop series, entitled "Aging Well: Mind, Body and Soul," features a guest speaker each month. Chair Yoga will be offered at the February 19 session at Greenwood CHEER Center, from 12:30 to 1:30. Chair Yoga will demonstrate to attendees how to relax through breathing and gentle movements and will focus on helping connect the mind, body and soul. There is no charge for this community outreach program by Delaware Hospice. Learn more by contacting Cheryl Doucette at email@example.com or 856-7717.
Activities at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center has a lot of new, fun events and activities coming up in the next few months including a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, a Food Skills Cooking Class presented by the Cooperative Extension Department of the University of Delaware, A Matter of Balance Program, Tai Chi and many more fun trips. The center is now taking reservations for a 2-day, 1-night trip to Virginia Beach on April 28. The trip is open to the public. For more information or to schedule a free "Lunch and Tour," call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Greenwood Public Library Acting classes - Children who can read independently are invited to attend a series of acting classes conducted by Karen Kalinevitch at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 on Tuesday afternoons during the month of February. This set of weekly programs is presented by the Greenwood Public Library and will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Children will participate in a variety of drama exercises including reader's theater and role playing. Pre-registration is suggested by calling the library at 349-5309. America's Past Presidents - On Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m., the library invites all ages to the VFW Post 7478 for a special program, "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Presidents of the United States." Presented by speaker Daniel Pritchett, and sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Program, this look at American leaders will appeal to history buffs, as well as to those who don't think they enjoy history. For more information, call the library at 349-5309. Drama program - On Friday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m., the library invites the public to the VFW Post 7478 for a program, "Mime Through the Ages," sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Join in the fun as Nancy B. Lynch, veteran stage director, theatre educator and performer, traces this art form's history using slide shows, short performances and active mime games. The Greenwood VFW Post 7478 is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Post Office.
Bridgeville Public Library
- AARP Tax Assistance - Wednesdays at the Bridgeville Library. Free tax preparations are available for low to middle income households. Appointments are necessary; call the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
- Resume Writing & Internet Job Searching, Monday, Feb. 25 from noon to 3 p.m.
- Resume Writing - Noon to 2 p.m.: This program will provide an overview of how to write a resume, then participants will have the opportunity to write or update their own. Tell employers about your experiences, skills and work history that highlight your qualifications.
- "Internet Job Search" - 2 to 3 p.m.: This program will provide an overview of how to use employer and other job search sites effectively and will cover how to locate employer career webpages that list current jobs and are secure with your information. Search popular national job searching websites and learn how to use those sites safely. Call the library at 302-227-7401 to reserve your spot.
Soup luncheon An all-you-can eat Soup Luncheon sponsored by UUMW will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. There will be homemade beef vegetable soup, hot biscuits, assorted desserts and beverage. Serving time is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-outs available. For more information, call 629-9582 or the church office at 337-7409.
Filing, voter registration Candidate filing and voter registration continue for the Bridgeville Municipal Election, scheduled for Saturday, March 2, in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main St., with voting from noon to 7 p.m. The Bridgeville Commissioners have established five Election Voting Districts for Municipal Elections. This year, Election Voting Districts #4 and #5 will each vote for a candidate from their district to represent them on the commission for a two-year term. If you are uncertain of your district, a voting district map is available for review at Bridgeville Town Hall. Every Bridgeville citizen 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. 20. Absentee balloting is available for this election.
Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP is offering the following trips in 2013. Wednesday, March 6 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see an excellent comedy about a cab driver who has two wives and how he manages to keep it a secret - for a while, that is! Cost is $104 per person. Wednesday, April 17 - Sight & Sound to see "Noah," which depicts the story of Noah and the Ark from the Bible. This is an excellent musical that features singing, dancing and hundreds of live animals. Cost is $108 per person for show and dinner at Hershey Farms Restaurant. For more information on these day trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to two coastal museums The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to two coastal museums on Tuesday, April 30. Cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. The Ocean City Life-Saving Station was used by the Coast Guard until 1964. The building was originally built in 1891 to save vessels in distress and now houses artifacts pertaining to Ocean City and Worcester County history. Lunch will be served at the Cottage Café in Bethany Beach. In the afternoon, we will visit the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in Fenwick Island. This collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is a hands-on experience dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage. There will be some stairs - with hand rails - to climb on this trip. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot at 9 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office (628-9828) by April 21. It will also be necessary to give your lunch menu choice at that time.
Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Sight & Sound, Tuesday, April 30 - $100, includes luncheon buffet, transportation and show Branson, Mo. - Sept. 14-24 For more information, call 875-2536.
AARP offers trips Caroline County AARP #915 is offering the following trips. For more information and reservations, call 410-822-2314. Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday, April 13 - $140, includes Cherry Blossom parade grandstand tickets, Smithsonian Institution, dinner, taxes and gratuities, motorcoach transportation. Sight & Sound's "Noah," June 27 - $130, includes performance, Dutch-style meal, transportation.
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.
DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. Chapter meetings are not normally held in October and April due to the DAR Delaware State Meeting. The Mary Vining Chapter will host the Delaware DAR State meeting on Saturday, April 20, at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meets The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or email@example.com.
Safe boating classes US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-01 of Salisbury, Md., will offer safe boating classes beginning Monday, March 4, at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Contact Clif at 410-603-3702.
NRS&PS to meet The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The program will be a presentation about the Nanticoke River by a guest speaker from the Creek Watchers. The public is invited. For more information about the NRS&PS, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Radio Club sponsors program The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring the program, "Digital Communications and the Internet" at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Seaford Public Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Planned guest speaker will be Frank Calio. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us.
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.
Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.
Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The schedule for the 2012-2013 Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW has been released. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. Dates are: Feb. 23, March 23, April 27. Rain dates are Feb. 2, March 2, March 30 and May 4. If rain dates are cancelled, the schedule will go to the next shoot. For possible cancellations, call 349-7025.
Red Hat Society schedule The Red Hat Society in Delaware has a full schedule for 2013. The following events have been scheduled to date: Feb. 14 - Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a buffet luncheon in Oak Orchard. March 11 - Travel to Lewes to receive a proclamation from Mayor Ford. Afterwards, we will go to Irish Eyes. All chapter members, husbands, friends and guests are encouraged to attend. April 25 - Celebrate the 15th birthday of the Red Hat Society with a High Tea in Georgetown. Every chapter and their members and chapter guests are welcome to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For more information about the Red Hat Society, visit www.redhatsociety.com.
Miss Delaware pageant If you are a 17-year-old senior or up to age 24, have never been married, live, work full time, or attend school full time in Delaware and are a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to participate in a preliminary Miss Delaware pageant. This is an opportunity to earn scholarships, make a difference, gain experience and showcase your talents and knowledge. For more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Delaware Pageant, send an email to Dulcenia Kemmerlin, field director of operations, at email@example.com.
'Free genealogical event The Delaware Public Archives, Dover, will host a free genealogical event featuring two prominent speakers on Saturday, March 2 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Shamele Jordon, genealogical lecturer and podcaster, will present a program, "Tips and Techniques for Using Technology in Genealogy Research." Sabrina Peterson, director of global imaging for Ancestry.com will present, "Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Family Roots." Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oyster Eat Day Luncheon The Georgetown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold an Oyster Eat Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Eat in and check out the Oyster Eat set up or carry out and enjoy. The menu includes Susan's Famous Chicken Salad, Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Chili and Vegetable Beef Soup. Order forms will be available the week of the event. Orders will be accepted by phone on Friday, Feb. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at 856-7700.
Learn about the Amish Join us at the Georgetown Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, when Dr. Thomas Gallagher will present "The Beliefs of the Old Order Amish" and help us to explore the many aspects of Amish Life their home and family, church and the broader community. With each of these areas, Dr. Gallagher will show how Amish beliefs influence their idiosyncratic lifestyle.
Children's Dessert Theatre The Second Street Players of Milford will present the next play in the Children's Dessert Theatre, "Puss In Boots," at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Riverfront Theatre. Bring the whole family for our special "family affordable" performance on Friday evening, Feb. 15. No set ticket price, just pay what you can. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday afternoon shows are $10 and available at the door. No reservations are necessary and any questions can be answered by calling 422-0220 or visiting secondstreetplayers.com.