UD to present 'King Lear'
The University of Delaware's Professional Theatre Training Program will present two performances of Shakespeare's "King Lear" at the Georgetown campus of Delaware Technical and Community, at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 2
Both performances are free and open to the public. School groups wishing to attend the matinee should call 856-5400, extension 2640 to reserve groups seats. For further information, call 831-2204.
Players to do British farce
The Possum Point Players will present the British farce, "Run for Your Wife," for its annual dinner theater, set for Feb. 2, 3 and 4. Director will be Becky Craft, Milford. Tickets are $29.
For the first time, the Players will be selling tickets to the show only. Tickets for the show only are $12.
Tickets may be reserved by calling 856-4560.
TRIAD to meet Feb. 8
The Western Sussex County TRIAD will hold its next meeting Thursday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m., at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. The TRIAD organization is comprised of citizens and law enforcement working together to ensure for safety of senior citizens. Meetings are open to the public.
The topic for the next TRIAD meeting will be Medicare fraud.
Authors to sign novels
Delaware Chapter 5 of Romance Writers of America will sponsor a Valentine's book signing Saturday, Feb. 10, at B.Dalton Booksellers, Salisbury.
Romance writers Linda Windsor, Lynn Bailey, Judith E. French and Colleen Faulkner will welcome readers between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the bookstore in the Centre at Salisbury.
Advance reservations for personalized novels will be accepted by phone. There is no charge for autographing with book purchase. For details, call (410) 543-2801.
Auditions set for 'Oliver
Possum Point Players will hold auditions for the musical "Oliver" Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.; and Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. All auditions will take place at Possum Hall in Georgetown. To schedule an audition at another time, call director Jim Hartzell at 856-5780 during the day or 856-6166 evenings.
"Oliver" will be performed on April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, and 6.
Republican Club dinner set
The first annual Western Sussex Republican Club Lincoln Day dinner will be Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. at RJ Riverside restaurant, Laurel. US Rep. Mike Castle will speak. Cost is $15 per person. Checks, payable to Western Sussex Republican Club, may be sent to the Western Sussex Republican Club, P.O. Box 98, Bethel, DE 19931. For details, call Donald Dykes at 877-5000.
Free Tax Assistance
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation through April 11 for middle- and low-income taxpayers with special emphasis on those 60 and over. Volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations:
* Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939
* Methodist Manor House, Middleford Road, Seaford, 629-4593
* Laurel Public Library, 101 E 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184
* Bridgeville Public Library, Market & Laws Bridgeville, 337-7401.
Appointments are required. Service is also available for homebound individuals.
Tai Chi class begins Feb. 13
Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a Tai Chi class for senior citizens. This 10-week class kicks off with a presentation by instructor, Dr. Bob McBrien, explaining the ancient Chinese system of exercise on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m. The 10-week class will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Cost of class is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. For details or to sign up, call the center.
Trap Pond Partners to meet
Trap Pond Partners, a non-profit group dedicated to the improvement of Trap Pond State Park, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Trap Pond Nature Center.
Call the park at 875-5153.
Bingo to benefit youth group
Our Lady of Lourdes youth group will sponsor a Longaberger basket bingo Saturday, Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church parish hall. All proceeds will help the youth group to travel to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indiana.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening. Four Longaberger Baskets will be raffled off to ticket holders. Food will be available. For tickets, contact any youth group member or call Debbie Depta at 629-7999, or Becky Evaristo at 629-3395.