Read Aloud training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Delaware Horse Expo
Saturday, March 15, Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information, education, entertainment, shopping. Admission $5, children 12 and under admitted free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110, or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com.
The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 in Seaford invites interested people to attend their Lee-Jackson Birthday ceremonies happening at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Confederate Soldiers Monument, on the grounds of the Nutter B. Marvel Museum in Georgetown located at 510 South Bedford St., off Rt. 113 and just down from the inspection lane.
Lions Club train and toy show
The Laurel Lions Club is holding their second annual train and toy show, on Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Laurel Fire House. Admissions is $5; children under 10 are free. Live entertainment, door prizes, operating train layout. For more information, contact Barry Munoz at 875-7408
Dinner & auction
Seaford Christian Academy will be holding its 6th annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Feb. 2. The doors open for the auction at 6 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. Silent auction begins at 5 p.m. Dinner tickets are available (5 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. seating). Ticket price: $12/adults and $8 for children eight and under. Limited tickets available. Proceeds from this year's dinner/auction will benefit the Technology and Resource Centers as well as Elementary Renovations. For additional information call Seaford Christian Academy at 629-7161.
Lewes Polar Bear plunge
Lewes Polar Bear plunge for Special Olympics Delaware will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, 1 p.m., at Rehoboth Beach. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call, 302-831-4653, 302-855-0546 or www.sode.org
Ruritan's Ham and Turkey Shoot
The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Jan. 26, (rain date Feb. 2) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025. Texas hold'em tournament planned The Seaford Lions Club will host a texas hold'em tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. There is a $100 buy-in with two $25 re-buys available. You must be 21 years old to enter. All proceeds benefit the Seaford Lions Club community projects. For more information, call 629-4179 or 629-8685.
Your place in Laurel history
There are mail boxes at The Insurance Market, Financial Services Center, Laurel, waiting to be inscribed with the names of loved ones. These boxes are for display only. The proceeds from the sale of the boxes benefits Hope House I and II, transitional housing for our community's homeless families. The facility is open to the public, so all engraved post office boxes will be seen by anyone visiting the building. Further information, including applications, is available at The Insurance Market, or by calling Leigh Clark at 875-9480. It's a wonderful opportunity to support your community and to be included in Laurel's history.
Laurel High School Class of 1987
The LHS Class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information for class members and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at email@example.com or 628-4140.
Possum Point's 'Funny Money'
The British farce 'Funny Money' by Ray Cooney is 'fall-down funny' according to cast member, Doug Friend of Lewes. The dinner-theater opens on Friday, Jan. 25 at Possum Point Players in Georgetown. Dinner, which is a four-course meal, begins at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 - 26 and Feb. 1 - 2, and at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. For tickets, which are $38, call the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560.
Babies and toddlers 'Stay & Play'
The 'Parents As Teachers' (PAT) Stay & Play - parents and children (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. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Railroad Club annual open house
The Delmarva Model Railroad Club annual open house will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. at Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Featuring more than 5000 square feet of displays including six operating layouts in four different scales; large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Train videos. Win one of three train sets being raffled. Free admission. (Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult) Free parking. For more information call 410-742-9325 or 856-9250. TOPS DE61 open house TOPS DE61, Seaford will be having open houses to help those who made a New Years resolution to lose those unwanted pounds. They will be held on Tuesdays 12:30-2 p.m., Jan. 22, 29, at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford (1/2 mile from Rite-Aid and Stein Hwy.) If you need any additional information you can call Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.
Greenwood Library meeting room is holding their annual magazine sale which will continue throughout the month. The sale will also offer a large quantity of books, fiction and non-fiction, adult and juvenile. Magazines priced at just 10 cents a piece and book prices for hardbacks are only 50 cents and paperbacks 25 cents. The Greenwood Public Library is located on Market Street (Rt. 16) in downtown Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library. For further information, contact: Catharine Kramer or Pat Brown, Greenwood Public Library, 302-349-5309.
Feel great in 2008
Come join us in Fitness Classes, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Get your Dr.'s OK and come try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8-week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register, call 23-year AFAA-certified fitness-professional, Carol Lynch, at 629-7539.
Georgetown Library events
Hometown pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.
Seniors, begin the new year by socializing, honing skills, exercising, or learning with Adult Plus+ activities at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Jan. 24, join the lunch bunch for either 'Library Surprises-Resource Tour' or 'Lighthouses-Beacons in the night.' Enjoy drawing, get informal instruction and individual assistance for beginners to intermediate in 'Portrait Workshop' on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28; learn how to paint with watercolors in 'Watercolor' on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28. Participate in a forum of self discovery to help control overeating in 'Diets Don't Work' on Mondays from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11; like to dance learn 'Bellydancing' on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to March 13; share your view in 'Current Events' on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Aug. 28; learn how to get more use out of your computer in 'PC Savvy-At Last' on Jan. 26; acquire conversation skills to communicate effectively in 'Spanish 1' on Mondays from Jan. 28 to March 3. Become familiar with known and not-so-well-known Delaware treasures in 'Cures for Cabin Fever' on Jan. 29. For information about Adult Plus+ programs at Delaware Tech, call 856-5618.
Indoor yard sale
The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478, 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, will sponsor an indoor yard sale at the Post on Saturday, Feb. 16. Participants may rent a table for $10 (20 tables available). Time will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Set up starts at 6 a.m. There will be a bake sale and breakfast sandwiches available as well as some patriotic items sold by the Ladies Auxiliary. Proceeds will benefit the Relief fund. For more details call president Michaele Russell, 349-4220.
AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center AARP Driving Course (refresher), Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost $10. To register for the course call (302) 875-2536.
Turkey hunters education course
The hunter education office is reminding hunters planning to hunt turkeys on state-owned lands during the 2009 turkey season that new regulations require successful completion of Delaware's mandatory turkey education course before applying for their 2009 season permits. Since the deadline for application for a 2009 turkey hunting permit is Dec. 12, hunters who have not yet taken the course will need to take it in February or March of 2008 - and this year's course dates are now just around the corner. Each one-day course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations. Course dates and local locations for 2008 are as follows: Saturday, Feb. 23 - University of Delaware Research & Education Center (Old Agricultural Substation) on Route 9 near Georgetown. Sunday, Feb. 24 - Delmar Fire Hall, Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street, Delmar. Call the Hunter Education Office at 735-3600 to pre-register and reserve a seat for the course date and location of your choice. Courses are offered free of charge.
Lap blankets for Vets sought
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 of Laurel is looking for people who knit, crochet, or can hand-make lap blankets (36 x 36) for Veterans. If you are interested in helping please contact Ann Foskey, president, at 875-0714.
Preschoolers story time
Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Georgetown Lions Club meets
The Georgetown Lions Club meets at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. This month will be Feb. 12. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call 856-2972 Helen Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington phone 855-1160 ahead of time.
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.
Seaford High Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the downtown Seaford Museum. Call Donna Hastings Angell with any questions at 629-8077.
Sussex County Penn Alumni meets
The Penn Club of Sussex County cordially invites you to its first Social event of 2008.Ê Come meet and mingle with other Penn alumni from the area, and find out how you can get involved with the Club. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7, at La Rosa Negra, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15 and includes appetizers. A Cash Bar ($1 off all drinks from 5 to 6 p.m.) Contact Ron Miller W'82, to RSVP at Ronald_miller@ml.com or 302-227-5143.
Genealogical Society meets
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general membership meeting. Russ McCabe, Director of the Delaware Public Archives, will be our guest speaker. The topic of Mr. McCabe's program is 'Plans for the Future' at the Delaware Public Archives. The meeting will be held in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room, 226 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach and begin at 10:30 a.m. Ample free parking is available. For more information, call 302-875-5418 or go to www.scgsdelaware.org.
Republican Women's Club meets
The January meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Jan. 23, at the Sussex Pines Country Club at 10:45 a.m. New officers will be installed and Ron Sams, chairman of the Sussex County Republican Committee will give a short program. Lunch will be served at a cost of $15. Visitors are welcome and reservations need to be made by Jan. 19. For reservations contact Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. For more information about our club and club activities visit: www.SCRWC.net.
Acorn Club meets Jan. 24
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a business meeting at the Seaford Library on Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The hostess is Joyce Schaefer and her committee.
Seaford Republican Women meet
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Lunch from the menu is optional following the meeting. New officers will be installed. Anyone interested in getting involved with promoting good government is welcome to join this organization. Dues are $20 per person annually and are due right now for 2008. Membership in the Seaford group automatically includes membership in the state and national organizations. Men may be associate members. Dues for associate members are $10 per person per year. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their next meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, ,at noon with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. This month's program on exercise and health will be presented by Mrs. Carol Moore, Education Specialist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Les Martens at 629-9789.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
AARP Chapter #5340 meets
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet Feb. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speakers are Bob and Vivian Barry retired officers of the United States Central Intelligent Agency. Topic will be their careers and the intelligence community. 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.
Bridgeville Branch Tax Ditch
The annual meeting of the Bridgeville Branch Tax Ditch will be held at Bridgeville Town Hall on Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.
Equine Council meets
Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. Meet your 2008 officers. For more info, contact Stan 684-3966.
AARP Chapter #5340 meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call President Melissa Richardson at 945-1288.
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.
Cancer Support group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
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.
Adult Plus trips
Enjoy the New Year by participating in exciting trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Get an early start on next year's holiday presents with 'Shop Til Ya Drop' on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania. Beatles fans shouldn't miss the opportunity to see 'Rain: Experience the Beatles' at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Sunday, Jan. 20. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, enjoy the sensational Broadway musical 'Jersey Boys on Broadway' about The Four Seasons, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Watch a circus with European flair at 'Cirque Dreams' on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Baltimore's Hippodrome. Others can, enjoy a fun time on their own at the 'Inner Harbor' in Baltimore. Experience the wonder of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Feel like royalty when enjoying a wonderful seven-course Moroccan meal on the 'Casablanca Exotic' luncheon in New Castle on Thursday, Jan. 31. For information about Delaware Tech trips, call 302-856-5618.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Shrove Tuesday supper
Centenary United Methodist Church, located on Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. All you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and ham. Children under three are free; children 3-11 years old, $3; 12 years old and up $5.
Community luncheon in Laurel
A community luncheon (soup and sandwiches), will be held on Jan. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, (west side of 13A - approximately 2-miles-south of town). Any questions, call Shirley 875-2314.
Ruritan Club breakfast buffet
All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns.