Free tax assistance
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 4 through April 11 for senior and low-income taxpayers. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations:
Please call for an appointment.
Service is also available for homebound individuals.
- 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 and Laws, Bridgeville, 337-7401
- Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524
Woodland chicken dinner
The Woodland United Methodist Church women will host its Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Price for adults is $7; children 6-12 years, $3.50; five and under free. No carry outs. The church is located next to the Woodland Ferry house, 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road.
Boys & Girls Club dances
There will be a Spring Dance at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club for three different age groups on Saturday, March 16. The fourth and fifth grade dance will take place from 5-7 p.m.; the sixth-eighth grade dance takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; the ninth-12th grade dance takes place from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members. Refreshments, provided by the DARE program, are available for a nominal fee. For more information, contact Karen at 629-8740.
Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service will have their next meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Charlie Truitt from Delmar, who will give an overview of trains, railroads, etc. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Photographers will meet
Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc., will be having a program on, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Photographing Jewish Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.” Anthony Marill, CPP, will present the program on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Marill will cover what occurs and why at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, by understanding what is happening, the event can be captured by the photographer in a better, and more meaningful way.
For more information on this program or DPP, Inc., call 302-629-4396.
On Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., at the Ross Mansion Ed Okonowicz will present a program “Disappearing Delmarva” for Seaford Historical Society.
This is the title of his award-winning book for which he interviewed more than 50 Delmarva residents.
He recorded their comments about occupations that once flourished and have since fallen victim to progress and the natural passage of time. This program discusses the effects of economic “progress” on the region’s traditions, families and small businesses.
Okonowicz is a storyteller and author who teaches writing and storytelling at the University of Delaware and conducts docent training workshops at historical societies and museums. His highly entertaining style will also include slides of the area.
This program is open to the public. There is no charge. It is made available to us through the Delaware Humanities Forum.
For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 or 628-9500.
God Bless the USA dinner
The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council, is sponsoring a “God Bless the USA” dinner/dance on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall in Seaford.
Come and enjoy a patriotic night out with good food and DJ music from the 1950s to now. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $15 per person. Call 629-3395 or 629-7999 for tickets. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Cutoff date is April 7.
Ladies Auxiliary meeting
Ladies Auxiliary Sussex County Vol. Firemen’s Association meeting will be held on March 20, at Bethany Beach Fire Hall. Dinner will be at 7, meeting follows at 8 p.m. Call 302-875-2195.