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.
Mentoring Program Training
On Monday, Jan. 28, Creative Mentoring will present training from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. This training is for anyone interested in becoming a mentor with the Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program or any other mentoring program. There is no fee for the session; however, participants must register through Creative Mentoring. To register: www.creativementoring.org or call Ashley Adlam at the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. 856-7331 ext. 17.
Greenwood library workshop
On Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Workshop presented by Carl Davis of the Sussex County Citizen Corps. All who pre-register by Jan. 25 will be providing a "starter kit" for emergency preparedness, including a sturdy container containing many of the items recommended for an emergency supply kit.The program is free and open to all. To register, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Library is located at 100 Mill St., in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks.
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.
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.
Free tax assistance
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 1 through April 15 for senior and low-income taxpayers of all ages. AARP-Tax Aide 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. Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524. Greenwood Public Library, Market and Mill streets, Greenwood, 349-5309. Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, 337-7401. Laurel Public Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184. Delmar Public Library, 101 North Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar, 846-9894. Evening appointments are available at the Seaford Library, all other locations are daytime appointments. Call for an appointment. Service is also available for homebound individuals.
The Georgetown Chamber and Georgetown Public Library have teamed up again to host another training seminar, ProQuest., on Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., at the Georgetown Train Station, 140 Depot Street. ProQuest's vast content pools include the world's largest digital newspaper archive, periodical databases comprising the output of more than 9,000 titles and spanning more than 500 years, the preeminent dissertation collection, and various other scholarly collections. For more information, visit www.proquest.com and www.csa.com. There is no charge to attend this seminar, which runs from 8:30-10:30 a.m. with continental breakfast served at 8 a.m., but we do ask that you RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 856-1544, emailing email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 628-4140.
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.
'Wishes, Bubbles, and Romance'
The Shoppes of High Street in Historic Downtown Seaford invite the public to an afternoon of wishes, bubbles and romance, Saturday, Feb. 2, for an afternoon dedicated to romance. Stroll Seaford's Historic District from noon-4 p.m. to enjoy romantically inspired treats and bubbling cheer. Preview great gifts in the local shops as they host visiting vendors, take gift registries, offer romantic give-a-ways, special Valentine's sales, and sale vouchers.
Art of jewelry making
The Seaford Museum will be participating in 'Wishes, Bubbles, & Romance' on Saturday, Feb. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Bunny Williams, a member of the Historical Society, will be demonstrating the art of jewelry making. There will be several items previously made that may be purchased on that day.
Historian to speak at Manor House
The Seaford Historical Society and the Methodist Manor House will sponsor Sandra Denney, a published art historian as the guest speaker on Feb. 4, at the Methodist Manor House. The program will focus on Thomas Jefferson, Gentleman Architect. According to Ms Denney, President Jefferson's artistic standards, technical knowledge and enthusiasm equaled that of any professional architect of the day. She will illustrate her lecture with slides. The program will begin at 7pm and is free and open to the public.
Laurie White of the Veteran Services will be at the CHEER Community Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. until noon to answer questions on Veteran Benefits. This month it will be on Feb. 5. This service is free to all Veterans of any era and there is no appointment necessary. The CHEER Community Center is located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For further information call the community center at 302-854-9500.
It is that time again for having your taxes done. The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. Beginning on Monday, Feb. 4 through Monday, April 7, appointments can be made from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the following information with you when coming to your appointment: last year's return, W-2, Social Security cards or individual tax identification and a valid photo ID. For further information call the center at 302-854-9500.
The Laurel Planning & Zoning Committee will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is to review the proposed changes to the town's proposed subdivision ordinance. The public hearing will be held in the conference room of Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel.
The Home, Garden, Family & Craft Show, presented by the Salisbury Optimist Club, will return to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center for its 44th year on Friday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 24. Spend the day perusing a variety of displays to gather ideas and learn some valuable tips on how to improve your home this year. Show hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily admission is just $4 per person for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For additional information on the show, or how to become a vendor contact Optimist member Don Fitzgerald at 410-742-0734.
CHEER dinner theater
Join the members and guest of the CHEER Long Neck center for an evening of mystery and delight on Friday, Feb. 29, for their "Murder at Mardi Gras" mystery dinner. The evening will begin at 4:30 p.m., doors are opening, until the mystery is solved. Cost for the dinner and mystery theater is $10 for members and $12.95 for non-members. For more information or tickets call the centers at 302-945-3551.Tickets are limited please call early to purchase.
AARP safety program course
The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy, in Greenwood, will host a 1-day, 4 hours refresher AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Tuesday, March 4. This course will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per participant. Please make checks payable to AARP. You must register in advance for this course and must have had the AARP Driver Safety Program course within the last 3 years to take the refresher course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a 15% deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Junior Miss scholarship program
The Delaware's Junior Miss Scholarship Organization is currently seeking contestants for its upcoming state program. Girls must be high school juniors graduating in 2009. Delaware's Junior Miss is a non-profit organization which offers scholarship monies for high school girls. The winner will represent Delaware at the America's Junior Miss National Finals in June at Mobile, Ala. There is no entry fee and the application deadline is April 4. Contact the state chairman at 302-373-1575 or 302-841-7080 or go to www.ajm.org for an application.
TOPS DE61 open house
TOPS DE61, Seaford will be having an open house to help those who made a New Years resolution to lose those unwanted pounds. It will be held on Tuesday 12:30-2 p.m., Jan. 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.
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. 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.
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 phone Rev. Charles Covington 855-1160 ahead of time.
Old Christ Church League meets
The Old Christ Church League will hold its annual dinner meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Members are invited to attend an evening of food, fellowship and fun as they enjoy a social hour at 6 p.m. with dinner catered by "My Turn to Cook" at 7 p.m. and a brief business meeting a 8 p.m. The highlight of the evening is a pictorial tour of Old Christ Church given by the League's own Kendal Jones, Laurel Town Historian. For more information call St. Philip's office 875-3644. Membership forms and annual dinner reservation forms are available. Reservations are due by Feb. 1.
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.
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.
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.
W.S. Democrat Club meets
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold the first meeting of the year on Monday, Jan. 28, at Duke's Pool House, Sycamore Road, Laurel at 6:30 p.m. After a dish-to-pass dinner, the club will hold a business meeting with new club officers to be installed. New officers are Joyce Schaefer, president; Lynn Betts, vice-president; Mary Anne Nichols, recording secretary and Marion Holt, treasurer. All members and newcomers to the area are urged to attend since Democrat Club by-laws and the introduction of several committees will be up for discussion.
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.
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.
Philadelphia Flower Show
The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 5. The bus will leave from the Sears parking lot at 8 a.m. The bus will leave Philadelphia at 4 p.m. to return home. The cost of the trip is $55. Call 628-9828 by Wednesday, Jan. 31, for reservations.
Sight and Sound trip
A bus trip to see "Daniel and the Lions' Den" at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George's United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call (302) 846-2301 or 875-7645.
Laurel Senior Center trip
Laurel Senior Center trip to Branson, Mo. 9 Days, 8 nights, 14 meals, 7 fabulous Branson shows, May 17-25. Cost, $735 per person (double occupancy). For more information call 875-2536.
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.
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. This month it will be held January 27. 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.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, Feb. 3, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.
A luncheon will be on Saturday, March 8, at St. George's United Methodist Church located between Laurel and Delmar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, homemade chicken salad and hot dogs with homemade soups (cream of crab, vegetable and peas and dumplings). Also baked goods and crafts for sale. For more information, call (302) 846-2301.