Benefit for Shawn Rowe
A spaghetti dinner to benefit a local musician, Shawn Rowe, and his family, Saturday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.-midnight, with proceeds to help cover the cost of his battle with cancer, Dagsboro Fire Hall. Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and desert, non-alcoholic beverage (BYOB), live classic and dance rock from “The Jam Junkies” and Bruce Ellingsworth and other local musicians; a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. For tickets or to help contribute contact: Bryan Selway at 853-0165 or 542-9648; Dennis Roberts at 422-5079. Tickets also available at O’Neal Bros.
All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet will be served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on Jan. 25, from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown (Md.) Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.
KSI Toy Show
The 13th annual Blue Hen Farm Toy and Truck Show, Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.
Admission is $3, children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. The toy show features door prizes, a concession stand, and raffles in addition to displays of farm toys, trucks and agricultural related items. Proceeds go to Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc. For more information contact Chris Argo at 422-4014 ext. 3133 (8-4 weekdays) or 302-684-0117 (evening and weekends).
Symphony at Del Tech
“Bring a Friend, Sweetheart or Spouse” Saturday, Feb. 7, special rate for the winter concert presented by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., at Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, Georgetown. Selections include Debussy, Grieg, Ravel, and Hayden. For tickets or information call Delaware Tech at (302) 858-5475 or toll-free (888)-846-8600.
Third annual Father/Father Figure and Daughter Dance, Friday, Feb. 6, 7-10 p.m., Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in downtown Seaford. The church’s Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a DJ, decorations, and refreshments. Fathers and father figures and daughters of all ages are invited.
Tickets are $5 per person, but only 150 will be sold. Each family is asked to bring an appetizer or baked good to share. Pictures will be available at an extra charge. Tickets went on sale Jan. 1, and are available from David and Becky Genshaw, 629-9014; the Mt. Olivet Church Office, 629-4458; or any committee member.
Sussex County Republican Women’s Club meets on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Sussex Pines Country Club, at 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Speaker, gubernatorial candidate Mike Protack. Reservations required; call Bunny Parish, 945-4646. Lunch $13.
Democrats Plan Event
Western Sussex Democrat Club meeting, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m., St. Phillips Episcopal Church Parish House, Central Avenue, Laurel. The covered-dish dinner will be followed by a short meeting and the guest speaker, Frank B. Calio, commissioner of elections. The public is invited.
Committee for the Aging
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting, Monday, Jan. 26, at Nanticoke Senior Center, Inc., 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford,10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Call Newton Crouse, acting chairman, 629-7783 for information.
Driver Safety Training
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 and 3, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.
TRAP POND EVENTS
For all programs call 875-5163 to register or for more information.
Camping and Wilderness First Aid, Saturday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.
Knowledge of first aid can be essential for a successful hike or camping.
Sugar me Sweet
Maple Sugar Sapping, Saturday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.Learn about the rich New England history of maple sugar sapping, from our native red maple trees.