- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, April 2 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. For more information, call 629-2524.
- 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. Get your copy at the Seaford District Library while supplies last.
- The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP 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.
- The Seaford District Library will be closed on Friday, April 10.
Prayer breakfast The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford is having a prayer breakfast at the Methodist Manor House on April 2, at 9 a.m. The hostess is Juanita Truitt and her committee.
'Foods for Thought' seminar "Foods for Thought" seminar, presenting the latest research on how nutrition affects mood, memory, learning and behavior will be held April 28, 30 and May 5 and 7, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. An opportunity to mingle and taste delicious healthy foods and participate in interactive break-out sessions each evening. A seminar workbook, including healthy recipes, will be available for $20. This free health seminar is being hosted by the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seating is limited so register early. For further information or to make reservations visit www.lifestylematters.net, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.
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 all licensed drivers 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.
BEDCO Boat Show & Auction BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the marina office or by calling 628-8600.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 is being held 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.
Easter egg hunt Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their Annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Laurel Middle School. All children up to age 12 are invited and there will be plenty of candy and prizes for all.
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 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.
Tax-Aide AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the Greenwood Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 8 to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. Call the library to schedule an appointment.
Greenwood Dinner Club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in April and continuing through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $6 and non-members are $8. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Greenwood CHEER anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all day prize bingo and door prizes. The celebration will continue on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman, a basket raffle and games after lunch. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Project Clean Stream Trash clean up along Marshyhope Creek (Nanticoke River tributary) - part of the bay-wide event Project Clean Stream in partnership with Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. It will be held on April 4 (Saturday), 9:45 a.m.-noon, at Fishers Bridge Road (near Todd's Chapel Road,) Greenwood. Needed will be 15-20 volunteers. Volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Todd's Chapel parking lot on Todd's Chapel Road. At 10 a.m., we will carpool up to the site a few minutes distance away where there is limited parking along the road. To sign up or for more information: Contact Kara Kukovich, Volunteer Coordinator, 443-944-1175, email: email@example.com
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.
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.
Angelman Syndrome Walkathon The Bridgeville Charge will sponsor a Walkathon on Saturday, March 28 to raise funds and awareness for Angelman Syndrome at Woodbridge Sports Complex, Church Street Extended, Bridgeville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is a $5 donation or $1 per lap. If you want to come and support the event, bring your lawn chairs. For more information, call Butch at 302-249-8971. For more information on Angelman Syndrome, visit www.angelmansyndrome.com.
Craft show and Easter egg sale The annual spring craft show and Easter egg sale will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Farmington Fire House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter eggs, which are $5 each, are available in peanut butter, butter creme, coconut creme and cherry pecan. For more information, contact Angela at 302-222-0754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruritan's Ham and 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.
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.
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.
Orioles vs. Yankees game Seaford Recreation Department's annual trip to see the Yankees vs. the Orioles is Friday, May 8. Cost is $55 and includes a ticket to the game and charter bus transportation. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call the office at 629-6809.
Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. All trips leave from the Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - A visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor's Center and Museum, $79. Visit the galleries at the Visitor's Center and eat lunch at General Pickett's Buffet.
Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.; $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical with songs like "Singin' In The Rain," "All I Do Is Dream Of You" and "You Are My Lucky Star."
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Paradise, Pa., "Uncle Chick's Last Wish"; $70. A comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show.
Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich.; $790 pp, double. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth, Mich., a beautiful Bavarian town. Take a ferry to Mackinac Island where you will enjoy lunch at the famous Grand Hotel. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the island to Arch Rock. Ride thru the Soo Locks and then the Kewadin Shores Casino after a visit in St. Ignace, Mich.
Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa.; $69. Take a ride on the Strasburg railroad, enjoy lunch on board and then visit the train museum.
Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C.; $589 pp, double. Enjoy a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and a tour of the Biltmore. Also included are a Christmas show at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater and a Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Café at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and take a bus tour of Asheville.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas Show; $92. Stop for lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord in Lancaster, Pa. before the show. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
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.
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 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.
Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club is having a soup and sandwich night and a business meeting at the Blades 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.
Delaware Equine Council to meet The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Public Library. We are gearing up for the 2009 Equine Expo on Saturday, April 25 and preparing for up and coming events. Anyone interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966.
SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
Democrats meet The Sussex County Register of Wills, Greg Fuller, Sr., will be the speaker at the Western Sussex Democrat Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 30. The club meets at Duke's Pool House in Laurel and features a covered dish supper. Members are reminded to bring food items for the club's food pantry. This food is being given out to local persons in need.
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 email@example.com.
Airport committee The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, April 1, at the Sussex County Administrative offices building, 22215 DuPont highway (West Complex Building, RT 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. This month it will be April 13. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386. Questions call 302-539-9717.
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.