Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 29, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Bingomania Is Returning
Bingomania, Saturday, Feb. 4, Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Mardela Junior/Senior High School Band. Three free cards for three cans of food. Phone 410-548-4911.

COURSES

Fitness Classes Starting
Fitness classes start Jan. 2 and 3, in St. John's United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, at 9 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic classes. Try a free one. For more information or to register call 20 years AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Free Parenting Classes
Child Inc. is offering free parenting classes at Tabernacle of Praise in Seaford from Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 2006 on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics include: Parent/Child communication, problem solving, decision making, stress in the family, and building self-esteem. The classes fulfill Delaware requirements for parent education and child care providers. For more information and to register, call (302) 697-2292 or (302) 228-9943.

AARP Defensive Driving
AARP Defensive Driving course Jan. 23, 24 Nanticoke Senior Center and AARP Invite you to a two-day defensive driving course for seniors. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a 10-15 percent off the liability portion of their insurance. Space is limited. Dates: Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, call 629-4939.

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m., Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training, or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Bay Foundation Training
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering its adult education/CBF volunteer training program "VoiCeS," Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, starting in January. The program is designed to create a deeper understanding of the Bay and the efforts needed to restore it. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as Chesapeake Stewards. This year's programs will be held in both Annapolis and Cambridge. The training includes an eight-week course of study, with one three-hour class each week, and a service requirement of 40 hours devoted to a Bay-related project to be completed within one year. Classes cover a wide range of topics, including Bay ecology and history, wetlands, fisheries, land use, and advocacy. There is no fee to enroll in the VoiCeS training program; participants instead are asked to commit to completing both program components. Pre-registration is required. Training dates are: in Cambridge: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 21-March 11. Contact Margaret Enloe Vivian, grassroots coordinator, at mvivian@cbf.org or (410) 543-1999, ext. 502. For more information or to download the VoiCeS brochure, visit www.cbf.org/hotc.

FOOD

All You Can Eat Breakfast
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 1, 8-11 a.m., adults $7, Children, $3. All breakfast foods, plus black eyed peas and biscuits, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Bridgeville Decorating Contest
The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville annual home decorating contest for Christmas. Homes in town limits will be judged between Christmas and New Year's Day. Winners will be notified with signs in their yards and announced in the town newsletter. Winners will receive free turkeys.

Model Railroad Club Show
Delmarva Model Railroad Club 18th annual holiday open house, Jan. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Club is located at 103 East St., Camelot Hall, Delmar, Del. Refreshments, white elephant tables, train set raffle. Phone 856-9250.

Beat The Winter Blues Dance
Beat the Winter Blues dance, Wednesday, Jan. 25, CHEER Community Center, Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, 5 to 9 p.m. Wear something blue and the cost is reduced $5 from the regular ticket price of $10. The DJ will be Cathy Gorman and light refreshments will be served. Phone 854-9500 for more information.

MEETINGS

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. This month will be Jan. 5

SPECIAL EVENTS

Country Gospel Jamboree
Country Gospel Music Association New Year's Jamboree, Saturday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Asbury U.M. Church, Sharptown, Md. Food will be available. Love offering taken. Phone 629-9689.

Monster Truck Winternationals
2006 Monster Truck Winternationals and Thrill Show, Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury. Tickets are $10 to $20. Phone 410-548-4911.

Father-Daughter Dance
Fifth annual Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance, Friday, Feb. 3, Mt. Olivet U.M. Church fellowship hall, 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 a person. Phone the church office at 629-4458 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, Only 150 tickets will be sold.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play For Kids
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months. from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.