In honor of chocolate month, the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a chocolate lovers' night on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be a special presentation by Mary Sears of Sweet Serenity Chocolates of Seaford. Free samples of her wares will be available, and the winner of the best chocolate dessert contest will receive a box of her delectable delights! The Greenwood Library is located on Market Street in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For further information contact: Robin Miller, at 349-5309.
Delaware Tech 50+ activities
Seniors, become involved in social and fitness activities offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On Feb. 20, enhance your creativity with games, puzzles, activities, and enjoy a great lunch by participating in adult plus+ lunch bunch - brainpower. Learn new ways to prepare clams and oysters in "Succulent Shellfish" on Feb. 20. If you enjoy reading, attend the reading club every month from 1 to 3 p.m. starting Feb. 21. Web Savvy...is a possibility on Feb. 23 is for those who are new to the Internet or want to learn more. Planning to get in shape or lose weight this year? Adult plus+ has courses that can help. "Diets Don't Work", part 1, from Feb. 18 to March 10, focuses on the underlying causes of overeating. On Feb. 19, begin to learn the basics of safety, stable management, and equestrian skills in "Horseback Riding" at a Seaford site. Build cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone with the senior circuit program beginning Feb. 19. For complete information about activities or to become a member of the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, call 302-856-5618.
Italian genealogy presentation
On Feb. 16, the Sussex County Genealogical Society presents Mark Manno, the State Extension Educator for the Delaware Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Delaware. He is very committed to furthering the 4-H genealogy program. Mr. Manno is a native Delawarean whose Italian family arrived here between 1880 and 1916. All are welcome. Join us as he tells how his research has answered questions about his Italian heritage. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.
Greenwood Library Tax-Aide
AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 27, March 12, 26 and April 9. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is open to the public at no charge. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. If filing jointly with a spouse and e-filing is desired that day, the spouse must be present to sign the return. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.
Seaford Lions Club's basket bingo
The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, Feb. 28, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the collectors club membership basket, American crafts traditions medium market basket and oval bowl basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, 10" American work basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Seaford Lions member, or call at 629-8685.
Seaford Lions Club variety show
The Seaford Lions Club 69th annual variety show, "Signs of the Times", will be held on March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Penco, Home Team Realty, and Wilmington Trust (Stein Highway, Seaford). For more information, call 629-4179.
The town of Bridgeville commission election will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008, in the Town Hall, 101 North Main St., between the hours of noon and 7 p.m. Registered voters will receive notification of their voting district by mail. Every resident of the town who is 18 years of age shall have one vote, provided he/she has registered on the "Books of Registered Voters" of the town of Bridgeville. A person may register at the Town Hall during regular office hours by completing such forms as provided by the town. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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. Free tax assistance AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation 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.
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.
Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. A seven week session will start the week of Feb. 25 & 26 and meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. Classes are co-ed and non-competitive. For more information or to register call 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.
Library learning journeys
On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library, representatives from the Delaware Division of Libraries will present the Delaware Library Learning Journeys program; a library reading and learning adventure designed to support you on your own personal reading and learning path. All who attend will receive a copy of Between the Lines, the Delaware Library Learning Journal, along with instruction and helpful hints on how to best utilize it. Discover how the journal will help you keep track of what you've read, remember meaningful quotes, plan your future reading, customize your exploration of interesting topics and more. Light refreshments will also be served. The program is free and open to all teens and adults. To register, call 349-5309 or come by the front desk at the Greenwood Library. The Greenwood Library is located on Market Street in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks.
Laurel American Legion Post #19 on Rt. 24 will hold a casino night on Friday, Feb. 29, from7 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission is $5 and includes beer, soda, food, snacks, door prizes and fun. The public is invited. Must be over 21.
Little League's basket bingo
Nanticoke Little League will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Tuesday, March 4, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the medium wash day and large hamper as prizes. Many baskets also include liners and protectors. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Nanticoke Little League member, or call at 875-2947.
Longaberger basket bingo
A Longaberger Basket Bingo, benefiting the Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen Organization, will be held Wednesday, March 5, at the Millsboro Fire Company Banquet Hall. The event will include 20 bingo games with Longaberger baskets as prizes. All baskets will be filled with Easter goodies. The event will also feature a chinese auction with a variety of items, including Vera Bradley. Featured guests will include Chelsea Betts, Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2007, and Brittany Dempsey, Miss Delaware 2007. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For advance tickets call 934-9797.
Lions Club variety show
The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents their 55th Annual Variety Show, "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at the Woodbridge High School Auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door. Join us for an evening of family entertainment.
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.
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 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.
The CHEER Community Center located at Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, Georgetown is scheduling appointments to have your taxes done. 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 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 guests 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 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 hour refresher AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Tuesday, March 4. This course will be held from 12:30- 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 per participant. 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 three years to take the refresher course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a 15 percent deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Greenwood Public Library will host the Delaware Money School workshop, "Money Management," on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is open to the public at no charge. The Delaware Money School, sponsored by Delaware State Treasurer's Office, is a "community-based effort to provide financial education in a hassle-free environment." The workshop is designed to focus on current and future financial goals and objectives. Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (Rt. 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood. Walk-ins welcome. For information or to register, call, Greenwood Public Library, 302-349-5309 or Debbie Townsend, 302-537-1836. Online information and registration available at www.delawaremoneyschool.com.
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.
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 at 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 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 course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all locations. Course dates and locations for 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.
The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Dr. William A. Carter will tell his experiences as an officer during WWII and his book Why Me. Lunch will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.
AARP chapter #5340
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet March 3, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker is Ginny Taylor Sparks a registered yoga teacher. Topic will be the benefits of yoga, and chair yoga with a demonstration. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Feb. 26. New members are welcome.
Delaware Equine Council
Monday, Feb 18, 7 p.m.,program/speaker night ...all about therapeutic riding will be held at C-Line Stables, Odessa-directions from US 13 near Odessa, go west onto Pine Tree Road, right onto Harris Rd, look for 3491 Harris Road and sign says C-Line Stables. For more information, contact Pam at 302-473-6515.
Widowed Persons Service
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Jessica Collin, Delaware Hospice. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us.
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.
Southern chapter of MOAA
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces the February meeting. The speaker for the Feb. 19 meeting will be RADM Donald Sturtz, USN, Ret. MC who will speak on Aviation Training and Operating Room Safety. The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes, at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses. The next meeting will be held March 18.
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.
Adult Plus+ February trips
Take a day-trip in February with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Trips are available to the general public with discounts offered to Adult Plus+ members. Enjoy a great luncheon and afternoon in "Matinee Express" on Feb. 20. Sign up for "Mummers & Luncheon," on Feb. 28, to take a guided tour of the Mummers Museum in Philadelphia and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch For more information, or to register for trips, contact Adult Plus+ by calling 302-856-5618.
LHS 'The Music Man'
LHS Performing Arts Department will be performing the ever popular musical, Meredith Willson's "The Music Man". Performances will be Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, and Thursday and Friday, Feb. 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors with proper ID. Tickets are available by contacting the Laurel High School Performing Arts Department at 875-6120, or stopping by the High School Office. Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" is presented with permission by Music Theatre International, New York, N.Y.
Organ crawl to Philadelphia
On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Southern Del. Chapter of the American Gild of Organists will visit organs in Philadelphia. The tour will begin at Wanamaker's (Macy's) console and the workshop/Museum/Studio (six floors), followed by a visit to the organ at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The event will conclude with a concert by Hector Olivera at The Kimmel Center. For more information, call Jane Locke at 629-8033.
Longaberger bus trip
The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 10-12. Package includes tour of Longaberger's home office, homestead, factory store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual Spring Fling during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and Dash for Baskets. Each traveling guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For additional information call 245-8842 or email RGMorris93@comcast.net.
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 846-2301 or 875-7645.
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 846-2301.
Fish fry Fridays
Fish dinners each Friday night until March 6, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Adults $7.50 and children $3.50. Includes 'heart smart' flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade coleslaw, green beans and a roll. Beverage for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of the church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Island of Love Sweetheart Banquet, by Higher Ground Youth Ministry at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Cost is $20 a couple or $10 per person. Childcare will be provided for a donation. Seating is limited, call 875-8106 to reserve a spot. Entertainment will be The Sunshine Boys and Bob Murphy. Plus dancing with your sweetheart.
Spaghetti dinner & auction
The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win).
Lincoln Day dinner
The Sussex County Republican Women's Club and Eastern Sussex Republican Club will co-host the Sussex Lincoln Day Dinner on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 18, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Convention Center, Rehoboth, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Speaker: Councilman Vance Phillips; MC: Judge Bill Lee. $45/person;$80/couple; table of 10 - $500. Reservations with payment please. Checks payable to ESRC, mail to: Treasurer, 32046 River Road, Millsboro, DE 19966. To request tickets and to RSVP, call Mary Spicer at 645-7767.
Oyster sandwich day
Oyster sandwich day will be held Feb. 16, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., at Hope Lodge 4, Laurel, 102 West 6th St. The Eastern Star will have bake goods for sale.
Enjoy a spaghetti Dinner at Camelot Hall (next to St. Stephen's United Methodist Church on State Street, in Delmar, Del.) on Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m. Cost is adults $7; children ages 4-12, $5; children age 3 and under are free. Carry outs are $8. Ticket information, call 846-9501; St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 101 - 5 E. State St., Delmar, DE 19940. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Chicken & dumpling dinner
The Women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is adults, $8; children 6-12 years, $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 45 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Beef & dumpling dinner
A beef & dumpling dinner will be held Feb. 23, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry outs, $10; children (12 and under) $5. Proceeds benefit D.F.D. Ladies Auxiliary. For ticket information, call 302-846-3314, or 875-2195.
Chicken & dumpling dinner
On Saturday, March 8, from 3-5 p.m., a Chicken and dumpling dinner-fundraiser will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Dinner includes beverage, roll & dessert. Carry outs available: $7.50 – your support is always greatly appreciated. For ticket information call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.
Covered dish dinner
On Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m., a Covered Dish Dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove. Karaoke music will be provided for the evening. Call Jerry Butler for details 629-6319.