Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 12, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Blades Elementary Fund Raiser
Blades Elementary School PTO fund raiser at Friendly's, U.S. 13, Seaford, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5 to 8 p.m. with 10 percent of the profits going to the PTO. No coupons can be used for dinner.

Little League Basket Bingo
Nanticoke Little League holds Basket Bingo
The Nanticoke Little League, Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., Seaford Moose Lodge, U.S. 13A, Seaford; 20 games; several sets and regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of the eight door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information phone at 629-2237.

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.

Mardi Gras for Hope House
Third annual Mardi Gras to benefit Hope House in Laurel, Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. to midnight, Laurel Fire Hall. Price is $25 a person. Music by the Honeycombs with light fare, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets available at Bank of Delmarva and Laurel Petroleum. Phone 875-9480.

BOOKMOBILE

Local Bookmobile schedule Jan. 18:
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Bookmobile will be at:
The Child Craft Company, parking lot, Market Street, Seaford, 9:45-10:30 a.m.;
Bethel Store, parking lot, Main and Vine streets, Bethel, 10:45-11:30 a.m.;
Sussex Manor M.H. Park, main entrance, Sussex Manor Lane, Seaford, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;
Methodist manor House, side walk entrance, Middleford Road, Seaford, 1:15-1:45 p.m.;
Seaford Center, parking lot, Dutton Avenue, Seaford, 2-2:30 p.m.;
Coverdale Child Development Center, parking lot, Fisher Circle, Bridgeville, 3:15-3:45 p.m.;
Walker's Mill M.H. Park, office parking lot, Martin Street, Bridgeville, 4-4:30 p.m.

COURSES

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

St. John's Chicken/Dumplings
St. John's U.M. Church men's group chicken and dumplings dinner, Saturday, Jan. 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults, $7; children, $4 (3 and under free). Takeouts available with ticket. Proceeds will benefit missions. For tickets, contact Jim Thompson, 629-3711.

MEETINGS

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Jan. 12, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Featured speaker, William Messinger, will talk on the origin of words and phrases. Refreshments served. Guests are welcome. For information call 875-5086.

Pomona Grange Meeting Jan. 12
Sussex County Pomona Grange covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m., with the regular meeting following at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Henlopen Grange 20 at their Grange Hall in Lewes.

Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Delaware State Fairgounds' Exhibitors' Hall, north entrance, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Nyle Callaway, 422-4094, or Peggy Koster, 629-5233.

Seaford Historical Society
Seaford Historical Society annual members' dinner, Monday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Seaford Moose Lodge, U.S. 13A. Bring a covered dish; cost is $3. Phone Anne Nesbitt, 628-7788.

Retired Federal Employees
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Monday, Jan. 16, noon at Jimmy's Fly-In Grille, Georgetown Airport. Program will be presented by Robert Stickels, Sussex County administrator.

Chapter of Widowed Persons
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17, 12:15 p.m., Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Carol Moore, a representative of Peninsula Regional Medical Center speaking on "Humor and Healing." All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary
Sussex County Volunteer Firemen's Ladies Auxiliaries Association meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Bridgeville firehouse. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with the business meeting to follow. Call Crystal J. Chaffinch, 629-6904 for more information.

Sussex Women's Democrats
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club meeting, Thursday, Jan. 19, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, with luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Cost of the lunch is $13 per person. Call Thelma Monroe, 934-9716, for reservations that are needed by Jan. 16. There is a guest speaker and new members are welcome.

Aging Advisory Committee
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting, Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public For more information, call John Williams, chairman, at 856-3125.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MLK Celebration Jan. 16
MLK Celebration, Monday, Jan. 16, Seaford Golf & Country Club and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Breakfast at 8 a.m. with celebration continuing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with youth events at the Boys & Girls Club. For more information, phone 628-1908.

Meet The Candidates
Meet the Candidates Night, Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, Governors Avenue, Greenwood, Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Five candidates for three seats for the Jan. 21 election. Michaele Russell will be the moderator. Light refreshments will be served.

Railroad Club Show
Delmarva Model Railroad Club 18th annual holiday open house, Jan. 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.

Gym Complex Open House
Owens Campus gymnasium complex open house, Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. Free admission, spring semester fun and fitness course info, demonstrations, prizes, and refreshments. For more information, contact Susie Antonik at 854-6966.

Seaford Chamber Mixer
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce after hours mixer, Thursday, Jan. 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Interiors for You, 201 West Market St., Greenwood. Refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to 629-9690.

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.

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.

Lions Basket Bingo
Seaford Lions Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., at Seaford Moose, located on U.S. 13A, Seaford; 20 games and will feature several baskets. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Seaford Lions member or call 337-3383.

Folk Singers Series
Community Coffee House, Thursday, Jan. 26, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 7 to 9 p.m., featuring John Flynn, nationally-known folk singer. To reserve a free seat, phone 628-3789. Charlie Zahm and Stephen DiJoseph will perform on March 16.

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.

SVFD Toy & Train Show
12th annual Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. Toy & Train Show, Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seaford Fire Hall. Tables are available. Phone 302-258-9764. Admission is $3; children under 12 free.

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 to May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.