A Toast to Romance
Wishes, Bubbles and romance - The Shoppes of High Street in Historic Downtown Seaford will be hosting a toast to Romance. Couples are encouraged to stroll High Street on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-4 p.m. and join participating retailers for a champagne tasting, hosted by Nylon Package Store. Learn about the different types of champagne and enter drawings for romantic giveaways and door prizes. Register your special Valentine wish with your favorite retailers during your visit.
Dolls for Sale at Seaford Museum
On Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-4 p.m., at the Seaford Museum there will be an exhibit and sale of dolls made by Miriam Fruehauf. Mrs. Fruehauf and her husband retired in Seaford. She is a very talented seamstress having worked in a bridal gown salon for many years. She is the past vice-president of the Embroidery Guild of America. Her dolls are handmade with soft-sculptured features beautifully dressed in clothing designed by Mrs. Fruehauf. Hand-beaded velvet neck scarves made by Mrs. Fruehauf will also be for sale along with other scarves she had designed. Also on display and for sale will be dolls made by Pat Vandeursen from Pittsburgh, Pa. Ms. Vandeursen teaches doll making as part of her one-of-a-kind doll business. Mrs. Fruehauf is a former student. This display and sale is open to everyone as part of the downtown celebration of Romance. Stop in the museum and buy a doll or fill out your wish list for Valentine's Day. For more information call the Seaford museum 628-9828.
Hearts for Hope
Hearts for Hope - A benefit dinner and auction for Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-c3 non-profit organization, will be held on Feb. 17, 6 p.m., to the Laurel Fire Hall. Entertainment will be by Beverly La Fazia and Robert Naylor. Tickets are on sale at Laurel Petroleum, or from any LCF Board member, for $25. Call Leigh Clark for information at 875-9480.
Chronic pain relief
"Finding Hope with Chronic Pain" is a seminar that will pursue the effects, influences, and interventions for chronic pain. Cindy Heck will be presenting this seminar at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heck is an author and RN, with a masters degree in counseling. She will share from personal experience and Biblical truth how to develop a heart of praise in the midst of your trail and be assured of the healing presence of God. Admission if pre-registered is $20, or $25 at the door, which includes light refreshments and workbook. Register online at www.laurelwesleyan.org or call the office at 875-5380. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Rt. 13A.
Polar Bear Plunge
The 16th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware, the state's largest organization dedicated to providing year-round athletic training and sports competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, will take place Sunday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. at Rehoboth Beach. Sponsored by Wawa, the Plunge has evolved into Special Olympics Delaware's most significant fundraiser and has drawn more than 2,000 participating 'Polar Bears' each of the past four years, including an event record 2,390 participants in 2006. To participate, 'Polar Bears' must register for the Plunge and collect a minimum of $50 in pledges. On-line registration can be completed on the Special Olympics Delaware web site www.sode.org. The 2006 Plunge raised $426,000 for Special Olympics Delaware, and has raised more than $2.9 million since starting in 1992.
The 42nd Annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held February 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. The competition for the 2007 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen will be held during the convention. The competition is open to young women from Maryland or Delaware between the ages of 18 and 23. For more information about both the convention and the queen competition, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org, or call 443-783-2871.
Golden Dragons acrobats to perform at Delaware Tech
The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an unforgettable acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adult, $18 for student with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Owens Campus Student Tickets are available for purchase, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.
Blind Willie Band
Blind Willie Band playing Classic Rock (Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzie, Bob Segar, Lynard Skynard, etc.) will be at Federalsburg VFW Hall, Federalsburg, Md. on Feb. 10, from 8 p.m. till midnight. Tickets are $20 per couple to benefit Oddfellows, Hebron Lodge #14, Seaford. Come out and have fun and support an outstanding local organization in the process. For more information contact, Robert Anger 302-542-4751.
Nanticoke Little League
The Nanticoke Little League will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket sets, Collectors Club, Membership basket, Journal basket, Napkin set and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, Heartwood Serving Bowl basket, Toboso Plaid Throw or one of the eight door prizes. Several chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Nanticoke Little League member, call 875-2947, or email Hbyrd@delawarenational.com.
Women Supporting Women
Parkside High School Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Salisbury Moose Lodge on Snow Hill Road on Thursday, Feb. 8. The event is to benefit the students and they chose to donate a portion of the proceeds to Women Supporting Women. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Special raffle 50/50. Call for tickets at Parkside High School 410-677-5143, Susan Megargee 443-880-3130, or Women Supporting Women 410-548-7880.
Laurel Installation Dinner
Laurel Chamber Installation Dinner will be on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:30-6 p.m. social, with dinner at 6 p.m., at the American Legion Hall. Tickets are $20 and must be paid for in advance. They can be purchased at MCM Jewelers.
Western Sussex Republican Club
Join fellow Republicans in celebration of the birth and life of Ronald Reagan on Feb. 6, at the Golden Corral in Seaford, beginning at 6 p.m. This will be a time for celebration, socialization, camaraderie and an opportunity to focus on our 2007 goals. Representatives of the State Republican Party will be on hand and our guest speaker will be State Senate Minority Leader Charles Copeland. A buffet dinner and program is $15 and may be paid at the door. Call Monet Smith at 410-548-5229 or 302-542-4163 for more information.
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop "Starting Plants From Seeds," to be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Learn the basics of seed starting; including types of containers, timing, lighting, temperature, moisture, and soil. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540, to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.
AARP Chapter 5340
Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 will meet Feb. 5, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker Uday Jani, M.D., FACP of Shore view Medical P.A. will provide information about risk factors for coronary artery disease. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Jan. 29. New members are welcome.
SHS Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Assoc will have their monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on High Street. If additional information is needed contact Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077, or Mary Lee DeLuca at 629- 8429.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.
Delaware Equine Council
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be at 7p.m. at the AmericInn in Harrington on Monday, Feb. 19. There will be a short meeting followed by guest speaker, Dr. Beth Ross, DVM. Dr. Ross is new to the area. For details call Peggy at 629-5233.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Seaford Museum. All are welcome.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celtic Woman Concert
Celtic Woman Concert on Friday, Feb. 23, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets.
Seaford WPS Branson trip
The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine-day trip to Branson, Mo., May 3-11. The cost is $1,041 per person and includes bus transportation, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, eight shows, the Titanic Exhibit, Patch Collection Museum, Grants Farm and a guided tour of St. Louis including the Gateway Arch. All taxes, gratuities and luggage handling are also included. For more information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Norfolk Azalea Festival trip
The Seaford Area Chapter of the AARP is conducting a trip to the Norfolk Azalea festival on April 18-21. The cost is $440 per person and includes: most meals, all tips and bus transportation; tickets to the Festival's Grand Parade and the Virginia International Military Tattoo Show; tours of the Norfolk Naval Base and Botanical Gardens; and a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk. Contact Patrick Curran at 628-9743 by Feb. 8.
Caroline AARP plans trip
The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, the Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.
Mt. Calvary Minneapolis trip
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a trip to Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn., from Aug. 11-18. Cost is $760 per person, double occupancy - $280 extra if only one person to a room. Cancellation insurance available upon request. Deposit: $200 non refundable due before March 5. Payment Plan - April 5 - $150; May 5 - $150; June 5 - $150; and July 5 - $110. Bus will be leaving from Mt. Calvary with other pickups which will be given at a later date. All checks should be made payable to Mt. Calvary UMC. Mail payments to Mary E. Jones, 16186 Progress School Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Price includes: Seven nights accommodations including seven deluxe continental breakfasts and six complete dinners including one dinner at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, Ill. A guided tour of Minneapolis; a tour of the state capital in St. Paul, Minn; a day of shopping at the Mall of America, etc. For more information, call Mary Jones, 337-7335. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. is the Pastor.
Overnight Trip to Atlantic City
Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism's Happy Timers organization presents an overnight trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 22-23. The cost for the two-day trip is $105 based on double occupancy which includes motor coach transportation to and from the Wicomico Civic Center, one night of lodging, one meal, one free show ticket the night of arrival (if available) and two days of coin bonuses. Located on the boardwalk, the Tropicana is rated the best casino in Atlantic City and offers first class shopping and dining. For details call Sharon Engster at 410-548-4900, ext. 118.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows including: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Fish Fry supports youth
Laurel Wesleyan Church is having a Fish Fry Dinner to support the Youth on Friday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $5 (12 and under). Purchase in advance at Laurel Wesleyan Church or at the door. For more information call 875-5380.
Oyster Fritter fry
Laurel Charity Lodge #27 will hold an Oyster Fritter Fry, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 319 Poplar St., Laurel, across from the Laurel Police Dept. Serving Oyster, hamburger, and hotdog sandwiches, homemade ice cream and baked goods.
A dinner will be held at the Laurel Firehouse on Saturday, Feb. 17, to benefit Hope House I and II in Laurel. A buffet dinner will be served by "My Turn to Cook," with entertainment by Beverly La Fazia and Bob Naylor, and a live auction handled by Lee Collins. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Laurel petroleum, Dennis O'Neal's, A&K, and the Insurance Market, or by calling Leigh Clark at 875-9480. We anticipate a lot of interest and promise an evening to remember. All proceeds will benefit the town of Laurel by benefiting the maintenance of both units at Hope House.
Oyster Sandwich Day
Hope Lodge Four, Oyster sandwich day, Saturday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, Polish sausage, soup, 102 West 6th St., Laurel. Eastern Star will have baked goods.
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 4, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month, at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.
Milford Unity BBQ
The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner that includes potato salad and baked beans. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 422-8863.
Golf Kiwanis Tournament
Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year's winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.
Winter Reading Program
Registration for the Laurel Public Library's Second Annual K-6 Winter Reading Program "Pirates @the Library!" begins Saturday, Feb. 3. Children in grades K-6 who complete the program by reading five books will receive a book and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library, and will earn trips to the Treasure Box each time they add three books to their Reading Log. The month-long program will also feature several exciting programs, including a visit from the folks at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation to learn about real pirates on Saturday, Feb. 3, a Pirate Festival on Saturday, Feb. 17, and a Pirate movie on Saturday, March 3, all at 12:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, children are invited to a Magic Tree House Book Party, featuring "Pirates Past Noon" and on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the library will present a Time Warp Trio Book Party, featuring "The Not-So-Jolly Roger." Both Wednesday programs are from 4:15 - 5 p.m. and require pre-registration. Last day to record books is Saturday, March 3, and prizes will be awarded on Saturday, March 10. The student reading the most books will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift certificate and the classroom that has the most children completing the program by reading five books will win a Pizza Party. Top readers for each grade will also win prizes. For more information about the Laurel Public Library's Winter Reading Program, or to register for the Book Parties, stop by the Library at 101 East 4th Street or call 875-3184.
Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Rabies Clinic schedule
The Rabies clinics will be held at the SPCA, Rt. 113, Georgetown. All dogs must be on leash; all cats must be in carriers. Dates are: Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1-3 p.m.; Friday, Feb 9, 10 a.m.-noon; Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 2, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Rabies vaccination is $10; Canine distemper, $12; Feline Distemper, $10; Bordetella (kennel cough) $10. This is a no-exam vaccination clinic that will be held monthly. Call for more dates, 856-6361.
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., the Georgetown Public Library in conjunction with the Georgetown Police Department will present a program called, "You, and Your Personal Safety" to the public. For more information on this program or any other program call the library at 856-7958.