Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 12, 2009
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Spaghetti dinner The Seaford High School Key Club will host a spaghetti dinner at St. John's Fellowship Hall on Pine Street on Friday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 each, children under 6 free. Takeouts are available. Proceeds will benefit community projects. Tickets are available at the door or you can call Harry Brake at 629-4587, ext. 405 to reserve tickets.

Community night The Friends of the Seaford District Library invites the community to Grotto's Pizza on Monday, Feb. 23 in support of the Seaford District Library. Between the hours of 4 to 9 p.m enjoy a meal at Grotto's, eat in or take out, and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Seaford District Library. A coupon, which may be obtained at the circulation desk at the library, must be presented when paying your bill.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford District will have its Science and Religion book discussion on Monday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524.
  • Join us at the Seaford District Library for Storyteller Rosa Barnes on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. as she shares African American stories in celebration of Black History Month.
  • The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Toddler tales, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; 3-5 Storytime, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Cindi Smith at 302-629-2524.
  • Delaware EITC Campaign will have 2008 tax preparations on Fridays starting at 10 a.m.
  • Adults, here is your chance to win great prizes. Registration has begun for the Adult Winter Reading Program "Winter Sizzlers." Registration ends March 20.
  • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • Mrs. "Cookie" Garfield will host "Historical Reflections" as part of our Black History Month celebrations. Join us on Friday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Seaford District Library.
  • The Celiac Support Group will meet at the Seaford District Library on Monday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.
  • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.
  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Choir will perform at the Methodist Manor House on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.


  • Chicken & dumpling dinner A chicken & dumpling dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, Sussex Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star at the Eastern Star Building, 7 North Pine St., Seaford, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. An all-you-can-eat dinner, cost is $10 for adults; children 10 years-and-under, $5. Take-outs available. Proceeds will benefit Special Needs Children in the State of Delaware. Advance tickets required, call Marlene Simpler, 629-3205, or Ethelene Krauss 629-2292.

    Read Aloud Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

    Miss/Little Miss Seaford The Lioness Club presents its annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford pageant on Friday, March 27, at the Seaford Senior High School. Contestants for Miss Seaford must be 14 years of age prior to the pageant date but cannot turn 19 during the pageant year. They must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior. Contestants must live within the Seaford School District, but do not have to attend Seaford School. For more information or to pick up an application, contact Bonny Hastings at Cut-n-Up Family Salon, or call Bonny at 841-4884 or 628-8150. Little Miss applications will not be available until Feb. 27.

    Fitness classes Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information or to register call 24-year AFAA-certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

    LAUREL EVENTS

    Library recognizes black soldiers In recognition of Black History Month, the Laurel Public Library will offer a program highlighting the participation of African Americans from Delaware in the Civil War. Civil War historian George Contant has researched northern regiments to find individuals who listed their home state as Delaware. He will present his findings at the Laurel Public Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 in a program entitled, "The Missing 954: Delaware's Forgotten United States Colored Troops and Sailors." A question and answer period will follow the illustrated presentation. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

    Library hosts WWII film showing The Laurel Public Library will host a "Mid-Winter Movie Night" on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 in the Carpenter Community Room from 6 to 9 p.m. The featured showing is the recently released Spike Lee production, "Miracle at St. Anna," which tells the story of four black American soldiers, who are members of the U.S. Army's all-black 92nd 'Buffalo Soldier' division stationed in Italy. Rated R for intense war scenes, those under the age of 18 will not be admitted unless accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. A discussion period will follow the film and refreshments will be available. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

    Laurel Library Reading Program The theme of this year's Winter Reading Program is "Get Wrapped Up in Reading at the Library!" with programs with an ancient Egyptian theme and lots of prizes for children in grades K-6. Students who read at least five books before Feb. 21 will receive a book and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Children will also earn a trip to the Treasure Box for every five books read. Special prizes will be awarded to the top reader in grades K-6 and to the child who reads the most books over all. Dr. Fluharty from the Visiting Scholars Program of the Delaware Humanities Program presents a hands-on look at Ancient Egypt on Saturday, Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. Egyptian Crafts: Make an Egyptian mobile on Thursday, Feb. 19, 4:15 p.m. Last day to add books to your Reading Log is Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Class of 1956 social The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold a dinner social for classmates and spouses on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgia House. Call Frank Calio at 875-3770 to confirm your attendance.

    CPR course Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Road in Laurel, will hold a CPR course on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The $40 fee covers the cost of the class which will be administered by a registered instructor from the Delaware Fire School. A free luncheon will be held directly after the three-hour course. Space is limited and the deadline to register is March 8. To register, call the church at 302-875-7814 and leave a message, or call Rebecca Jones, pastor's wife, at 628-8172.

    Blues Chaser Dinner The Friends of the Laurel Public Library will hold their annual Blues Chaser Dinner on Sunday, March 1 from 2-5 p.m. to benefit children's and teens programs at the library. Entertainment will be provided by the Humanaires and there will also be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the library, from Friends of the Library board members and at the door. The menu features beef and dumplings and carry-outs will be available. For more information, visit the library or call 875-3184.

    Hearts for Hope The LCF presents Hearts for Hope at the Laurel Fire House on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. The night includes dinner (catered by My Turn to Cook) and an evening of entertainment.ÊCost is $25 per person and the meal consists of two entrees, salad, two vegetables, rolls and a variety of desserts.ÊEntertainment will be provided by Cathy Gorman and the Cave Men with Drs. Anthony Policastro, Joe Olekszyk, Darius Sypek and Jim Rupp along with Matt Ellis and Dave Chandler. The LCF provides transitional housing for needy families with children. All monies raised will be for their benefit. For more information, call 875-5051.

    'High School Musical' The Laurel High School Drama Club will present its Winter Musical, Disney's "High School Musical," on Feb. 27, 28, and March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on March 1, 7, and 8 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Laurel High School Auditorium. Contact Brian Cass at bcass@laurel.k12.de.us, for advance tickets or reserve by phone 875-6120, ext. 273, or purchase in the High School office. Tickets price: adults $8, students/senior citizens $5.

    John Benson benefit The Laurel American Legion is hosting a benefit for the John Benson family on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Legion. Food, beverages and entertainment are included in tickets, which are $18 a person or $35 a couple. For more information, contact Ann at 236-8558.

    Donations accepted Delaware National Bank is accepting donations for the house fire that happened in Laurel, that caused $100,000 in damage. If you have any questions feel free to contact Wende Niblett at 875-2137.

    AARP driving course Laurel Senior Center will hold an AARP driving course on Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non members. To register for the course call 875-2536.

    Pancake supper A traditional pancake supper will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Laurel, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 24, with Jeff Dolby as chairman. Tickets are $5, youth 18 and under eat free. The community is invited to join parishioners for the supper in Memorial Hall. Proceeds are to be used for Acolyte trip to the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

    Spring luncheon St. George's Methodist Church annual spring luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oyster, chicken salad, hot dogs sandwiches, vegetable beef and cream of crab soup, peas and dumplings, and deserts. A bake table will be available. Any questions call 846-2301.

    Laurel Chamber meeting Larry McQuay and Shawn Hall, owners of the Georgia House Restaurant, will be sharing their success stories at the Laurel Chamber's first membership meeting, Feb. 26, at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel. Coffee and donuts will be served. RSVP by fax 875-4660, phone 875-9319, or e-mail info@laurelchamber.com no later than Feb. 18.

    Oyster sandwiches Hope Lodge 4 will have oyster sandwiches and crab cakes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 102 West 6th St., Laurel on Saturday, Feb. 21

    'In God We Trust' Epworth Christian School's sixth annual Winter Gala, 'In God We Trust,' will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, in ECS gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. and auction begins at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 per person and $300/table sponsors. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun and fine dining. The meal is provided by Marilyn's Catering (crab imperial, eye round beef, meatballs and delicious sides and variety of desserts.) To purchase tickets, contact the school office at 875-4488.

    GREENWOOD EVENTS

    Winter reading program Bring your family and friends to the Greenwood Library for the "Get Caught Reading Together!" program. Families, couples, or groups of two or more friends may register to play reading bingo and have the opportunity to win prizes. The program runs through March 6. For more information, visit the library or call 349-5309.

    Chocolate Lovers' Night The Greenwood Public Library will hold its second annual free Chocolate Lovers' Night on Friday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. Enter your tastiest chocolate dessert in the Best Chocolate Dessert contest to be held that evening. Those who attend will be the judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorite. The highlight of the evening is a presentation by Mary Sears of Sweet Serenity Chocolates in Seaford. The winner of the dessert contest will receive a grand prize of her delectable delights. To enter the dessert contest, submit a registration form (available at the library) along with the recipe by Saturday, Feb. 21. For more information, call 349-5309. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    AARP driver safety The AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Thursday, March 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP. You must register in advance and have had the AARP Driver Safety Course within the last three years to take the refresher course. Participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

    Learn computer basics Learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed environment at the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come in to the library sign up.

    Library offers free tax prep 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. 25, March 11, March 25 and April 8. Anyone interested must call to schedule an appointment. This program is free and open to the public. AARP Tax-Aide is a confidential service that prepares tax returns and answers tax questions. Volunteers are IRS trained and certified. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 302-349-5309.

    Library fundraiser "For the Love of Books Fund Raiser," sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library on Friday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. This will be held at the Bridgeville Banquet Center (next to Jimmy's Grille) Rt. 13. Cost per ticket is $20. Honoring Norman Reynolds, Woodbridge High School English/French teacher, with a special tribute by Gen. John Custer. The event will include hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and cash bar. Silent, live and chinese auctions will be held. Tickets are available at Bridgeville Library and the Bridgeville Town Hall, or by mail with check payable to Friends of the Bridgeville Library, c/o Cheryl Gerring, 47 Emily's Pintail Drive, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

    BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS

    Roast Beef and dumplings Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its Annual Spring Dinner – roast beef and dumplings with all the trimmings and dessert on Sunday, March 1, noon till 5 p.m. Adults are $11, children under 12 are $5, and pre-school are free. All carry-outs are $11.

    DELMAR EVENTS

    Cheerleading clinic announced The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Delmar High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cheerleading Clinic is for girls in kindergarten to fifth grade. The Delmar Wildcats Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic, which includes stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. Girls should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811 ext. 26. To learn more about Girl Scouts, visit www.GSCB.org or call 800-374-9811.

    Baseball team plans dinner The Diamond Dreams U12 MM Baseball Team in Delmar, Md. will host an all you can eat benefit dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Delmar Fire Department. The dinner, which is catered by Millie's Roadhouse in Vienna, Md., features oysters, steamed shrimp, fried fish, chicken, beef, pork, ham and various side dishes. There will be a cash bar and silent and live auctions. A donation of $25 per person is suggested.

    Ruritans spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Melson Church Community Hall east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will also be available for purchase. A Chinese auction is planned.

    SURROUNDING AREAS:

    Bingo benefits scholarship A basket bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley is set for Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Salisbury, Md. The event, which will benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, is presented by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. This scholarship is given to a high school senior who plans to become a teacher. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available from the kitchen, with a portion of the proceeds going to the scholarship. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, located on Route 50 east of Berlin, Md., and at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, located on Route 13 just north of Seaford. Tickets are $25 at the door and seating is limited. For more information contact Helen Rash at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599. For more information about the scholarship, contact Benita Wilson of Harley-Davidson of Seaford at 629-6161 or Benita.Wilson@hdofseaford.com.

    Searching for relatives The Sussex County Genealogical Society strives to present educational information to members of the community on finding information about their ancestors. On Feb. 21, Shirley Arnell from the Dover Family History Center will talk on the advantages of using Family History Centers and the progress on their efforts to digitalize their records collection. Ms. Arnell is a native of Idaho and has traveled the world extensively. She has worked in several Family History Centers and served as the Director of the Dover Family History Center. She is currently in charge of training the consultants and patrons for the Dover Center.

    Princess Tea Party Princess Tea Party and luncheon to benefit the Miss Georgetown Scholarship Program, in memory and honor of Bethany VanSciver, Miss Teen Georgetown 2005, will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Jones Hall, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. Princess attire suggested. Cost is $15 princess ages 12 and under, $10 adults. All princesses must be accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets sales only by Feb. 21. For tickets, call 934-8029 or 855-9595, or by email to georgetownpageant@msn.com.

    Federalsburg VFW Federalsburg VFW 5246 has planned the following events for February:
  • Bingo every Thursday evening - doors open at 6 p.m.; Bingo starts at 7:20 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. - Valentine's Dinner - five course meal, ladies get a rose, comedy show; $15 in advance, $16 at the door. For more information, call 410-829-6308.
  • Sunday, Feb. 15 - Basket & Bag Bingo (Longaberger and Vera Bradley), doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m.; $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Includes hot dog, potato salad and a cookie; raffles and door prizes.


  • Ruritan Club breakfast 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 $7 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.

    TRIPS:

    Seaford AARP The following trips are planned for the Seaford AARP, Chapter 1084. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
  • Foxwoods in Connecticut - March 9-11. Stay in the Great Cedar Hotel. All breakfast and dinner buffets included and one full day at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Bonuses included at both casinos. $240 per person, double occupancy.
  • Toby's Dinner Theatre - March 18. See a tribute to Frank Sinatra called "My Way." $65
  • Mackinac Island, Mich. - Sept. 12-18. A seven day trip with two hot meals a day. Visit Christmas Wonderland while staying in Frankenmuth. Browse the unique European shops and enjoy German foods. Ride across Lake Huron on a hydro-jet ferry and stay overnight on the island. $790 per person, double occupancy.


  • Valentine's Day trips Celebrate Valentine's Day with a loved one or make new friends by taking a trip offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. On Feb. 14, take your pick of fun trips. Travel back in time with the musical "Grease" at the Hippodrome in Baltimore or enjoy a day to visit the aquarium, sightsee or shop at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Support the local arts by viewing "Love Letters" at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts and enjoy dinner. A bus departing from Owens Campus in Georgetown will make the show more accessible to residents of western and central Sussex County. For more information about these events or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

    Flower show The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Wednesday, March 4. The cost of the trip is $60 per person. This includes transportation and admission to the Flower Show. No meals are included. The bus leaves from the Sears parking lot in Seaford at 8 a.m. and leaves Philadelphia for return at 4 p.m. This year's show theme is "Bella Italia." The landscapes and culture of Italy are the inspiration for the 2009 show. Reservations including advance payment are required and must be made by Monday, Feb. 23. Make check payable to Seaford Historical Society and mail to 203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. There will be no refunds unless the entire trip is cancelled. For further information call 628-9828.

    Longaberger bus trip Renee' S. Morris, an Independent Longaberger branch leader, is hosting a tour to The Longaberger Company, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, located in Ohio. The tour is March 26-28 and includes a Longaberger filled basket, transportation and lodging. The bus leaves the Seaford Village Center (Roses parking lot) on Thursday, March 26 at 10 p.m. and returns on Saturday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. The chartered tour will include visits to Longaberger's seven-story, basket-shaped Home Office in Newark, Ohio, its Manufacturing Campus to see baskets being handcrafted by thousands of artisans, and Longaberger Homestead, the company's shopping, dining and entertainment destination, located adjacent to the Manufacturing Campus in Frazeysburg, Ohio. For more information about the bus trip or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302-245-8842 or RGMorris93@comcast.net.

    Garden trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, and the East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro are offering a bus trip to Winterthur: A Horticulture Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 21. Winterthur is an American country estate, located just southwest of Philadelphia. It is also the former home of Henry Francis du Pont, an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. Learn how to create a productive garden, grow your own vegetables, landscape with fruits, harvest herbs and cut flowers. Two other trips focusing on gardens are also scheduled. The first will be a return trip to Winterthur on Sunday, March 22 to hear guest lectures on spring plants and view the blooming spring bulbs. The second trip will be on Tuesday, April 7 to the Rawlings Conservatory, the Baltimore Botanic Gardens and the Baltimore Museum of Art. For more information or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-855-1617.

    Montreal and Quebec City Escorted motrcoach trip to Montreal and Quebec City sponsored by WPS Seaford, May 11-15. Five days and four nights - cost $718 per person, which includes four nights accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners, entertainment, guided tours of Montreal, Quebec City, and old Quebec, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal Underground, St. Joseph's Oratory, St. Anne de Beaupre Shrine, Quebec Experience Theatre, Tea at the Chateau Frontenac, Olympic Park, Montimorency Falls, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For details contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

    Nemours Mansion On Tuesday, May 19, the Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a bus trip to the luxurious Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington. This 300-acre country estate of the late indusrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. DuPont has recently completed a 3-1/2 year, $39 million restoration. The trip is open to the public. This is an exceptional opportunity to see an amazing piece of restored grandeur. The cost of the trip is $68. This includes transportation, admission to the Mansion and lunch at the DuPont Country Club. The bus will leave from the Sears parking lot in the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 7 a.m. and leave Wilmington for return trip at 2:30 p.m. It is important to call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 immediately for reservations since many were left on a waiting list from this trip last year. There is one addition this year.

    MEETINGS:

    Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome to attend. For details call 302-539-9717.

    Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at the DE Exhibitors Hall Board Room (north entrance) at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The guest speaker is Elainea Goldthwaite, Large Animal Response Team coordinator, who will talk about large animal disaster for Delaware. This is also College Scholarship Award Night. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 302-629-5233.

    Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 12:15 p.m., at the Pizza King in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Carol Moore of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

    Antique Tractor Club The First State Antique Tractor Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire House. The meeting includes an important discussion about the group's 2009 Tractor Show on June 12-14 at the Delaware State Fair Grounds. Interested flea market vendors may call 302-875-5329.

    Knitting group The "Sea Purls" Chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. New members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776.

    Republican Women The Seaford Republican Women will hold a meeting and luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 26 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Country Club. Representative Dan Short, 39th District, will speak and answer questions. Reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.