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.
Black History Program A Black History Program will be held at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Woodruff Room. The theme is "Having Our Say!" and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Seaford Library.
Chicken & Dumplin' Dinner St. John's United Methodist Church Men will serve their annual Chicken & Dumplin' Dinner on March 2. Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. Come join us at Pine and Poplar Streets in Seaford for a wonderful meal. Everyone is welcome.
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, 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). Come learn about the program and get assistance. 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, how to use the mouse, as well as how to go on the Internet and email. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Adventures in Genealogy The Vaughn Banks family of Middleford can trace their family back to the time of slavery. Recently, one descendant, Shirley Batson Collins, a Seaford native now living in Pennsylvania, led her family in researching, gathering and organizing more than 350 photographs tracing their heritage back to 1853. She then had an i-movie produced with narrative and background music. The title of this presentation is "Sankofa," an African term which means to look back at your past and gather the best from it while you move forward. The purpose of this project was to seize the moment while it is still possible to gather information, to preserve their heritage and instill greater awareness and pride in their family. This collection of images identifies several of the slaves in the families as well as their first generation of freed men, and covers from 1853 to 2008. The stories of their ancestors are awesome and inspiring. She made her debut of this project to her family on Jan. 5, 2013. This has been a project of several years and many family members have contributed. The completion of Part I of this project has inspired the family to continue with other genealogy projects. Collins is continuing by having a comprehensive genealogy DNA analysis done. The Laurel Public Library is pleased to host Shirley and her family on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. She will provide information on how to get started, who to reach out to, and the importance of confirming information. She will show a part of the i-movie and entertain questions. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Laurel Public Library The Laurel Public Library presents a Family Movie Matinee, The Lion King (rated G), at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184. Come join Miss Tameca and Miss Pat every Monday and 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.
Pick Up Laurel Day Youth Helping Community Grow, a teen group that meets at Laurel Public Library, has created a project for everyone in the community. "Pick Up Laurel Day" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce Train Station Museum. Youth challenge you to spend an hour or two, take action, bring beauty back, restore pride in the appearance of Laurel, celebrate our town! "Pick Up Laurel Day" grew out of a community conversation held at the library in December. It is sponsored by Laurel Public Library, Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Laurel Historical Society, Delaware 4-H Club "Engaging Youth, Serving Community." Program advisor is University of Delaware's Community Development Extension Agent, Bill McGowan.
Butterfly garden program Linda Peters, a Delaware Master Gardener will speak on "How to Create a Butterfly Garden" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the Carpenter Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. Linda has been a Master Gardener since 2003 and has a large garden in the Seaford area that she shares with the birds, butterflies and a large cat. The evening will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn techniques for attracting butterflies to their gardens. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 875-3184.
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.
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 a.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.
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.
Flotilla offers safe boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 12-01 of Salisbury, Md., will offer safe boating classes beginning Monday, March 4, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. For details contact Clif at 410-603-3702.
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 email@example.com
- 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 Lion King (Rated PG) will be shown at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Remove Christmas flowers All Christmas flowers and decorations must be removed from all graves in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, by March 1.
Delmar Public Library Adults
- 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.
- 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. 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.
Soccer team fundraiser The Delmar High School girls' soccer team will hold a beef and dumpling dinner and Chinese auction on Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the school office.
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 email@example.com.
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/.
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. Tony Windsor will be performing this Thursday, Feb. 21. 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. 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.
Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show The Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford has arranged a 44-passenger bus and discount tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 5. The bus will leave the Peebles parking lot promptly at 10 a.m. and depart for the return trip to Seaford at 7 p.m. There will be no extra stops. Participants should bring their own bag lunch and beverage to eat on the bus and be prepared for dinner on their own in Philadelphia. Cost of the bus and flower show admission is $46 per person. Seating is limited. Call club president Mary Noel for reservations at 337-1054.
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.
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.
Flotilla offers safe boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 12-01 of Salisbury, Md., will offer safe boating classes beginning Monday, March 4, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. For details, contact Clif at 410-603-3702.
Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at the Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford on Thursday, Feb. 28. The business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. At 11, Danny Short will speak about his new responsibilities as the recently elected Republican House Minority leader. He is always anxious to talk about problems and issues being considered at the 147th General Assembly. Lunch will be served at noon with individuals ordering from the menu. The meeting is open to the public. No reservations are needed. More information is available by calling Gloria Burton at 629-3470.
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.
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 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: March 11 - Travel to Lewes to receive a proclamation from Mayor Ford. Afterwards, we will go to Irish Eyes. 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.
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.
National president to visit The National President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Leanne Lemley, will be visiting in Delaware March 9-11. The honorary Aisle of Flags and Reception for National President Lemley will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Mason Dixon VFW Post #7234, Ocean View. RSVP to Carol Weber at 829-8906 by Feb. 28. Everyone is welcome. On Sunday, March 10, the National President will be touring historic places in Delaware and making visits at local VFW Posts. A 1:30 p.m. luncheon will be held at Hall-Burke VFW Post 5447, Wilmington. RSVP to Sue Beachboard at 302-478-6303 by Feb. 28. A 5 p.m. dinner will be held at Sgt. William Lloyd Nelson VFW Post #3792 at Middletown. RSVP to Teresa Iosbaker at 632-7672 by Feb. 28. The public is welcome to attend, but RSVPs are necessary. Lemley of West Point, Iowa was elected National President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States at its 99th National Convention in Reno, Nev. on July 25, 2012. Her theme for the 2012-2013 year is "Serving from the Heart for Our Veterans," and her focus has been on female veterans, youth scholarships, and support of VFW national military services.
'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.