luncheon Feb. 10
The DSFWC Acorn Club will have a Valentine Covered Dish Luncheon on
Thursday, FEb. 10 at noon in the Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta Road,
There will be a special program presented by Sharon Shulder from Laurel.
Sharon teaches classes on "Quilting" and she will share her talents
The hostesses for this affair Betty Daudt and Barbara Burket and their
committee will make the luncheon festive.
Places of worship topic Feb. 11
Bernard L. Herman, professor of art history at the University of Delaware,
will present "Traditional Places of Worship in Rural Delaware" as
part of the UD Land and Sea Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 11.
Rural Delaware is home to some of the most unique and historical church
in America. Herman, who recently made a detailed photographic essay
of these churches, will share his pictorial insights via a slide show
The 15th annual Land and Sea Lecture Series is presented on Fridays
during the month of February. The free, public lectures by noted university
faculty and staff take place at 10 a.m. in Lewes and again at 2 p.m.
The talks in Lewes are held at the Virden Center, 700 Pilottown Road,
on the UD High R. Sharp Campus. The Seaford talks are held in the
auditorium of the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road.
For more information, call (302) 855-1620 or (302) 735-8200.
'Closer Than Ever' for Valentines (Feb. 11, 12, 13)
For a Valentine's weekend treat, Second Street Players recommend coming
"Closer Than Ever," Feb. 11, 12, and 13. All manner of relationships,
put to music, are at the heart of the musical revue.
The players observe a 20th anniversary, and audience members of the
first show of the season are invited to share in the celebration at
each intermission with anniversary cake and punch. Rosanne Pack, players'
board president and producer of "Closer Than Ever," said the special
complementary refreshments are the first of many anniversary treats
planned throughout the year. She said there will be commemorative
give-aways and surprise treats for those who attend productions in
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee, 3
p.m. Tickets are $12; senior citizens and students pay $11 discount
price for the Sunday matinee. For reservations, call 422-0220. Riverfront
theater is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford.
Author Event held Feb. 11
Delaware Chapter of R.W.A. invites romance readers to their Valentine
Gala Author Event on Friday, Feb. 11, at B. Dalton Bookseller, Salisbury
Best-selling romance authors Colleen Faulkner and Judith E. French
will welcome readers between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Salisbury Centre
on Feb. 11.
Faulkner of Seaford, winner of the Diamond Award for Author Excellence,
will autograph two new books, her historical romance, "Highland Bride,"
a Scottish novel, and "Maggie's Baby," her first contemporary romance.
"Maggie's Baby" has a Delaware beach setting and is sure to please
local readers. It's a story of a young woman doctor trying to heal
her own heart who unexpectedly finds a second chance at happiness.
Faulkner's mother, award-winning novelist, Judith E. French of Kent
County, will be signing her latest western, "Morgan's Woman," as well
as "Rachel's Choice," a Civil War novel played out against a Delaware
River background. Advanced reservations for personalized novels will
be accepted by phone. There is no charge for autographing with book
Singles Supper Club Dinner Dance Feb. 12
The Valentine and Mardi Gras Dinner Dance will be held at the Seaford
Golf and Country Club, Feb. 12. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30.
$25 per person. To join us or for information call Peggy at 302-629-6026.
Indoor Turkey Shoot Feb. 13
The Nanticoke Sportsman's Club will host an indoor turkey shoot monthly
at the club's complex outside of Seaford, on Sundays, Feb. 13, and
March 12, at noon. The public is welcome and instruction is available;
12 gauge shells will be provided. Interested newcomers may call 629-9199
for details and directions.
Sportsman's club offers indoor shooting Feb. 14
Every Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., the Nanticoke Sportsman's Club
offers indoor pistol shooting at the club's complex outside of Seaford.
The public is welcome and instruction is available. Interested newcomers
may call 629-4125 for details and directions.
Delaware Tech hosts theater production Feb. 16
A free two-person stage performance dealing with diversity, acceptance,
and equality will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in the
Arts & Science Center Theater at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical
& Community College. The show is called "Aspects: Faces of America
Too," and incorporates shared ideas, concerns, and experiences of
young people all over America.
The performance is free and open to the public. Participants are asked
to register by calling 856-5400. Ext. 3040.
Wildlife benefit dinner Feb. 18
The Delaware Wildlife Exposition's Second Annual Benefit Dinner and
Auction will be held Friday, Feb. 18. The evening will begin with
a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., at the Felton Fire Hall. The Felton Ladies
Auxiliary is famous for its hearty meals. Dinner will be served at
7 p.m. and will feature oysters, roast beef, and chicken salad along
with dumplings, mashed potatoes, and cole slaw. The rest of the evening
will be filled with door prizes, raffles, a silent auction, and a
live auction, with items donated by local artists, craftsmen, and
Tickets are $20 per person, $35 a couple, and $15 for those 14-years
of age and under. For details call (302) 323-5334.
Ellendale Assn. plans fundraiser (Feb. 19-buy tickets prior)
The Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association announces plans
to raise funds for sewer hook-up fees for residents who cannot afford
event will be Saturday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Philadelphia Pentecostal
Holiness Church (located on Old State Road), Ellendale. Jimmy's Grille
will cater dinner. Nathan Hill, president of Greenwood Trust Bank,
will be the keynote speaker.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and can
be purchased from Harold Truxon, 422-4304. No tickets will be sold
at the door.
Monetary donations are accepted. Checks made payable to ECCIA and
mailed to: Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association, Attn:
Harold Truxon, P.O. Box 327, Ellendale, DE 1971.
Any businesses, individuals, churches, civic or community organizations
who would like to purchase a table ($250) can do so and their name
will be placed on the table as one of the supporters, as well as listed
in our local newspapers.
Church holds dinner Feb. 19
Shiloh Community Church will hold a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner with
two vegetables, dessert and drink, on Feb. 19, starting at 4 p.m.,
eat-in or take-out. Cost is $7 adults, $3 for children under 12. The
youth group will have a bake table. The church is located on Shiloh
Church Road, Laurel. Call 302-875-7075 for more information.
Nearly 200 events featured in Winter-Spring Calendar
The Delaware Calendar of Events, Winter-Spring 2000 issue, published
by the Delaware Tourism Office, highlights nearly 200 events held
throughout the state - from cultural festivals and theater performances
to sporting events and holiday celebrations. The calendar is published
bi-annually to assist those planning trips to Delaware in getting
the most out of their visit.
"The calendar is a very effective way for event planners to reach
potential visitors," says Keia Benefield, Delaware Tourism Office
director. "More than 73,000 calendars are distributed each year through
phoned-in requests, industry trade shows, regional information centers,
and media mailings."
Guidelines for a free listing in the Summer-Fall 2000 Calendar of
events and a listing form are available by calling 302-672-6841. In
order to be considered, events must be of interest to Delaware visitors
and must be designed to attract and accommodate more than 500 people.
A free copy of the calendar can be obtained by calling the Delaware
Tourism Office's visitor information hotline at (800) 441-8846. Beginning
mid-February, continuously updated special event information will
also be available on DTO's new website, www.state.de.us/tourism.
The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division
of the Delaware Economic development Office, promotes tourism and
economic growth in Delaware and works to preserve the state's cultural
and natural resources. For more information, call (800) 441-8846.
Make your pledge now to CHEER
It's not too late to make a donation to the CHEER Building Fund. A
pledge of $100 will allow you to honor a loved one or organization
with an engraved paving brick, which is located at the main entrance
of the CHEER Community Center, Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown.
This is a wonderful way to remember someone for many years to come.
For more information, call Charlene Hubert at 302-856-5187.
Wine & Cheese Social Feb. 24 (last Thursday of each month)
The CHEER Community Center will host a "Wine & Cheese Social" the
last Thursday of each month beginning Feb. 24 in the lobby of their
new facility located at the intersection of Rt. 9 & Sand Hill Road
in Georgetown. The public is invited to come between 3 and 5 p.m.
For more information, call 854-9500.
Photographers meet Feb. 25-29
Delaware Professional Photographers will be hosting the SEPPA affiliated
print judging. This is a 12-state judging that will be held at the
Bay Center in Dewey Beach, on Feb. 25-29.
In conjunction with the print judging, DPP will also be having their
annual convention. The featured speakers will be LaMarr Williamson
and Bob Headley teaching how to "Create Your Own Backgrounds and Dye
Muslins," Mary Jean and Joe Campanellie on "Creative Expressions,"
Kimberly Phillips Simonetti on "Selling Wall Portraits" and "Painting
Your Way to a Million," Debbie and Ralph Melvin on "Doing Big Things
in Small Place."
Last, but certainly not least, is Frank Cricchio on "Leading Edge
For information call 302-684-8777, or go to the DPP web site at www.delawarephotographers.com.
E-mail is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miss Sussex County Scholarship Pageant contestant sought before
The Miss Sussex County Scholarship Pageant (an official Miss Delaware
Preliminary) will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Methodist
Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Interested applicants should
Craft fair Feb. 26- vendors call for info.
A Craft Fair and Flea Market will be held in the new CHEER Community
Center, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cafe is open for breakfast
and lunch. The Center is located at the intersection of Route 9 and
Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Vendors and information call 854-9500.
Miss Delaware contestants sought
Contestants are being sought for the Miss Delaware Pageant. Applicants
must be female, ages 17-24, single, and must live, work full-time
or go to school full-time in the state of Delaware. For more information
contact Sue Kuhling, director of Field Operations at (302) 678-0668.
Hunter education course Feb. 26-27-pre-registration required
Delaware Hunter Education Courses will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Delaware's Ag Center
in Georgetown, and Sunday, Feb. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at the VFW
Hall in Ellendale. Pre-registration is required for the Georgetown
course. To pre-register, call the Delaware Hunter Education program
Office at (302) 323-5336.
Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, is required to complete a Hunter
Education course before purchasing a Delaware hunting license.