Seaford Library "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, March 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. Delaware EITC Campaign offers 2008 tax preparations on Fridays starting at 10 a.m. Love a good murder mystery? Who is Sam Spade? Find out this and much more with your free copy of The Maltese Falcon written by Dashiell Hammett. The 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. The library will receive 10% of the total receipt. Registration for the adult winter reading program, "Winter Sizzlers" ends March 20 and all reading logs are due March 24 with the "Grand Finale" celebration on March 28 at 3 p.m. The Celiac Support Group will meet on Monday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m.
Homecoming competition Miss De-Jana O'Shay Lynn De La Rosa, daughter of Maria De La Rosa of Bridgeville, has been selected finalist for Delaware's 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held March 21 & 22, at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center in Lancaster, Pa. She is the Seaford High School Homecoming Queen. Delaware's 2009 Homecoming Queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an expense paid trip to the national finals to compete with queens from the other states for America's Homecoming Queen.
Soroptimist Youth Forum The purpose of the Soroptimist Youth Forum is to provide an opportunity for young people to meet, interact, and discuss current and pressing issues that society faces. It gives youth a voice on their world and keeps the community in touch with the experiences and knowledge of our young people. Participants discuss under guidance a current issue and are rated by judges on several areas. Youth have the ability to win prize money, which can be used to further their education. Participants range from grades 9-12 and can be enrolled in public, private, and home school. This year's event will take place on March 28 from 9 a.m. until noon at Trinity Transport in Seaford. The public is invited to attend.
Texas Hold'Em tournament Seaford VFW Post 4961 will host a Texas Hold'Em tournament on Saturday, March 28 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the buy-in is $100. Cash pay outs and dealers are provided by Go All In. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Auction items include an 8x10 signed by Peyton Manning, 8x10 signed by Nolan Ryan, two tickets for the Dover Downs Sprint cup race on May 31, a basketball signed by Bill Walton, Phillies cap signed by Greg Dobbs, football signed by Emmitt Smith and much more. For more information, call Keith White at 875-7768 or 302-542-0308.
Egg Hunt at Ross Mansion The Seaford Recreation Department hosts their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Ross Mansion in Seaford. Age groups include toddlers, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9 year olds. There will be an Easter bonnet contest after the egg hunt. Rain date is Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.
AARP Driver Safety Course An AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The one-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
AAUW Geranium Sale The Western Sussex branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise money for a local high school student scholarship, a Delaware Tech student going for an advanced degree, a Delaware Space Academy student, and a student attending Camp Invention. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel has again provided us with the best quality plants. Colors available are: red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia. The price for each 6-inch pot is $4.25. To order call 628-1615 or contact any AAUW member by March 31. The plants will be available for pick-up at West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 25, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Schwan's sale benefits Easter Seals Schwan's Fundraising Truckload Sale is Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 22350 Sussex Highway, Seaford, one mile north of Walmart in the southbound lane.ÊUp to 20% of sales goes to the local Easter Seals facility in Georgetown. Submit preorders online at Schwans.com or 1-888-724-9267.
Beef & dumpling dinner All-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner, with parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee, will be held on Sunday, March 22, noon till 4 p.m., at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 227 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. For information call 875-7530.
Chili Bike Run Col.'s Camp Barnes Chili Bike Run will be held March 29. Two registration locations: Smyrna Rest Area on Rt. 13, North of Smyrna or Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Rt. 13, North of Seaford. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. $25 registration fee per rider. Police escorted scenic ride. Chili will be provided at Camp Barnes. Free t-shirt for the first 250 participants (with 125 at each location). Fund raiser to benefit Delaware State Police Camp Barnes. This event is open to the public. Donations appreciated. Make checks payable to: Camp Barnes. For more information contact Brenda Lee Unruh at 302-739-3711.
Italian ice giveaway For the 17th year, Rita's Italian Ice has "Spring FREEver" - and on March 20, from noon to 10 p.m., Rita's will offer every guest a free, 10 oz. cup of Italian ice to celebrate the beginning of spring. This giveaway will take place at all Rita's locations. Visit ritasice.com to find your neighborhood Rita's by zip code.
Lenten fish dinners available The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 is offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, which is located at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Highway, Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent (March 20, 27, and April 3). Serving times are from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes baked breaded flounder, homemade cole slaw, scalloped potatoes or baked macaroni and cheese, glazed carrots, cut green beans, rolls and butter, assorted deserts and coffee and iced tea. Adults are $8, children are $4. All proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council #4075 College Scholarship Fund.
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. Miss Seaford will be awarded a small scholarship and $100 cash prize. 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.
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 call Carol Lynch at 629-7539.
Laurel election The Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 1 to 8 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall, located at 205 Tenth Street. Registered voters must show proof of identification. There is a contest for the seat of mayor, between Joshua S. Duryea and John Shwed. The following uncontested candidates are: Robin Fisher, councilwoman ward two; William Trujillo, councilman ward three; and H. Donovan Phillips, Jr., councilman at large.
The Beatles The Laurel Lions Club will put on their show, "Let's take a look at the 60s," at the Laurel High School auditorium on March 27, 28, 29 (Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.)
Easter Egg Hunt The Boys & Girls Club at Laurel will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4. The event starts at 11 a.m. and various age groups will be hunting for eggs until 4 p.m. Up to three years old will hunt at 11 a.m.; ages 4 and 5 will start at 11:45 a.m.; ages 6 and 7 will start at 12:30 p.m.; ages 8 and 9 at 1:15 p.m. and ages 10 to 12 at 2 p.m. The egg hunt will take place in the open field next to the Insurance Market along Central Avenue. There will also be a variety of food, games and other things being held at the Boys & Girls Club building. For more information, call 875-1200.
Attention Active Duty Veterans The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members for the post. Membership eligibility dates: WWI, April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; WWII, Dec. 2, 1941-Dec. 31, 1948; Korean War, June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 29, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government. Any member serving today is eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD-214) is required. Call Bettylou Evans, membership chairperson at 875-0167 for more information or fax 875-1943 or send a note of interest with your name, address and phone number to P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956.
Laurel Alumni Scholarship The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation announces that the scholarship forms for 2009 are now available. An applicant for the Laurel Alumni Scholarship, must be a graduating son or daughter of a member of the Laurel Alumni Association for at least three years prior to June 2009. The Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation also administers the Helen Kirk Deputy Ellis Scholarship and the Class of 1956 Scholarship. Graduating seniors of Laurel High School are eligible for these scholarships. The application forms are available from the guidance office or by calling 875-2503. All completed applications are due back to the foundation by April 1.
Oyster roast Hope Lodge 4 will be having an oyster roast on Saturday, March 21, at the lodge location on Sixth Street, Laurel, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. All are welcome.
Laurel Chamber seeks food vendors Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food vendors for its 4th of July celebration.
Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital Community yard sale on Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Pet Portraits on that day from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will help our team raise funds for the annual Walk for the Animals in Rehoboth Beach on April 25. The money raised for the walk goes to the Delaware Humane Association. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the yard sale, they would be greatly appreciated. For more information call ESVH at 875-5941.
AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will be holding an AARP Driving Course on March 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non members. To register for the course call the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536. Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Refresher Driving Course, on April 20, from 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.
Laurel Lioness host bingo Laurel Lioness Vera Bradley bingo will be held Tuesday, April 21, at Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness or call 875-5597. Cost of tickets: advanced sales $20; at door, $25. Many door prizes and refreshments will be available.
Greenwood library events Come join the folks in Greenwood as they read and celebrate the granddaddy of them all, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, during The Big Read taking place in the month of March. The Greenwood Library will host a viewing of the movie "The Maltese Falcon" on Friday, March 20 at 6 p.m. There will be a discussion of the book on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library. Both programs are free and open to all teens and adults. AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 25 and April 8 to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. Call the library to schedule an appointment.
Greenwood VFW dinner The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 announces its traditional spring bbq beef and chicken dinner at the post on Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under are free. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 will offer dessert for $1 a slice or serving. Dessert profits will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary Program for Cancer Aid and Research. For more information, contact Commander Harold Mullins at 302-670-6695.
AARP Driver Safety Course There will be a two-day AARP Driver Safety Course at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This basic two-day course is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members.For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Beef & dumpling dinner The Delmar New Century Club will have a beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, March 22 at the Delmar VFW from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit community projects. Cost is $10 and carry-outs are available. There will also be a Chinese Auction. For more information, call 302-846-9880.
Easter egg hunt Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt will be held on April 4, 1 p.m., at Delmar Middle and Senior High School football field. (Rain date April 11, 1 p.m.)
Casino Night Delmar Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Casino Night, April 4, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: poker, blackjack, money wheels and tearoffs. Admission is $10, includes cold cuts, beer and soda.
Girl Power Celebration Brunch The third annual Ginny Verosko Girl Power Celebration Brunch and the presentation of the Girl-Powered Award to the Honorable Ruth Ann Minner is Saturday, April 4 at The Brick Hotel on the Circle in Georgetown. Girl Power alumnus and Delaware Tech Upward Bound graduate Cristina Collins is the keynote speaker. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for youth. For reservations, send a check to Women Networking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David St., Georgetown, DE 19947. For details call Rhonda Tuman at 302-249-0102.
Ruritan's ham & turkey shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, March 28 (rain date April 4) 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.
Delaware Horse Expo The Delaware Horse Expo is Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Event includes a parade of breeds, clinics, riding horse sale, Breyer horse show, vendors. Admission is $5, children 12 and under free. For more information, call 302-398-4630 ext. 110 or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com.
Galestown yard sale Galestown Community House will hold a yard sale and crafts from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on March 28. There will also be available: breakfast food; homemade vegetable soup and oyster sandwiches (start serving 11 a.m.) This will benefit Galestown United Methodist Church.
Bluegrass Gospel Show Bluegrass Gospel Show at Sam Yoder's Community Building, Houston, on Saturday, March 21, featuring Summit Hill Bluegrass and Raymond Sheridan and Gospel Side. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. Food and beverages for sale by Marilyn's Catering. For details call Marie at 875-2595.
Sound 'n Movement Sound 'n Movement, an ensemble of tap dancers and jazz musicians, will appear for one performance at the Schwartz Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 2. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Don't miss this exciting new dance company headed by nationally renowned tapper and choreographer, Alexandria "Brinae Ali" Bradley. Ê Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, students and military; and $5 for children. Call 302-678-5152 for tickets.
Ride to the Tide planned The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride that benefits Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 19. Bikers can depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. or the Seaford Harley Davidson at 11 a.m. All riders will end at Jake's Seafood Restaurant in Lewes. Jake's will provide a complimentary lunch. Register before April 16 and pay $20 for riders and $15 for passengers. Day-of registration fee is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. The ride is organized by the Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, and supported by Delaware's Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Jake's Seafood and WBOC. For more information or to register online, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit www.sode.org.
Ruritan Club 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.
Seaford AARP trips Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - Visit the Eisenhower Farm, $79. This is a revised price. Visit the galleries in the museum at the Visitor's Center and enjoy lunch at General Pickett's Buffet.
Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa., $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, "Uncle Chick's Last Wish," $70.
Saturday, Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan, $790 pp double. Trip includes six hot breakfasts, five dinners and one lunch at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In Frankenmuth, take a bus tour around the city; ride a hyro-jet across Lake Huron and Lake Superior; take a guided tour by horse and carriage and more!
Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg Railroad with lunch on the train, $69. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas At The Biltmore Estate, $589 pp double. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theatre, Christmas show, $92. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 to make your reservations.
Theater trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering trips with a multi-generational appeal that would be a great experience for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren. On Saturday, April 4 at the DuPont Theater in Wilmington, experience the critically acclaimed musical drama "Four Score and Seven Years Ago." At the Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Friday, April 17, journey into the enchanted forests of "Cirque Dreams" and encounter the strength and power of soaring aerialists, spine binding contortionists and vine swinging characters. On Tuesday, April 21 at Delaware State University in Dover enjoy the touching story of "Silent Boy." The Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" will premiere at Toby's Theater in Baltimore, Md. on Thursday, April 23. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Longaberger bus trip Renee' S. Morris, an independent Longaberger branch leader, is hosting a tour to The Longaberger Company in Ohio. The tour is March 26-28 and includes a Longaberger filled basket, transportation and lodging. The bus leaves the Seaford Village Shopping 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. For more information or to make reservations, contact Morris at 302-245-8842 or RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Bus trip to English Town On Saturday, April 4, at 6 a.m., a bus trip to English Town, N.J. Flea Market will leave from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (trip sponsor), 108 First St., Bridgeville. Cost is: adults $30 each, children under 12 years, $15.
Garden trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, and the East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro are offering a bus 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.
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.
Republican Women The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, March 26, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club at 10:30 a.m. For further information call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.
Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club is having a soup and sandwich night and a business meeting at theBlades Community Hall on March 26 at 6 p.m. The hostess is Ann McFarland and her committee.
Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066 or Bettie Comer at 302-265-5606.
SCRWC The March meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at the Sussex Pines Country Club. The business meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. followed by lunch and a speaker. This month's speaker is the chairman of the State Republican Committee, Tom Ross. To make reservations, call Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. Visitors are welcome. For more information on the club and club activities, visit www.scrwc.net.
Young Republicans meeting Sussex County Young Republicans invites all interested young Americans between the ages of 13 to 29 to the first meeting of the Sussex County Young Republicans. The meeting will be held promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 at Sussex County Republican Headquarters located at 131 E. Market St., Georgetown. For more information, contact Jim Dundas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Purls meet monthly The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 1. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Roseanne Jahnke at 302-854-6776.
Genealogical Society meets Join the Sussex County Genealogical Society for a presentation on "Fields of Stone" on Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room. Chuck Swift and Doug Breen will give an overview on how they have found and recorded the many "hidden" and previously unrecorded cemeteries in the Laurel area. For details visit scgsdelaware.org.