Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 19, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Fund Raiser For Drama Club
The Centre of Visual and Performing Arts at Sussex Central High School fund-raiser for the Take II Drama Club, Monday, Jan. 23, at Roadhouse Restaurant, Rt. 1, in Rehoboth. The club will receive 10 percent of all proceeds earned and the fund-raiser will continue throughout the day. The money collected will be going toward scholarships.

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
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.

Dance for Pop Warner
Mardi Gras dance to benefit Laurel Pop Warner, Saturday, Feb. 25, American Legion, Laurel. Doors will open at 8 p.m.; dance from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Music provided by DJ Brian K. Hall. Cash bar available,must be 21 or older to attend. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and are available at A&K Enterprises in Laurel, or by calling 443-880-8266.

COURSES

Free Parenting Classes
Child Inc. is offering free parenting classes at Tabernacle of Praise in Seaford until Feb. 18, 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
Nanticoke Senior Center and AARP 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.

Driving Course at Manor House
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 23 and 24, Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-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 for a reduction in auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10.

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.

MEETINGS

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.

Republican Women Meeting
Seaford Republican Women's Club meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m., Seaford Golf & Country Club. The program will feature installation of officers by Amy Peoples, retiring president of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women. Goals for the year and plans in place will be discussed. Lunch at noon is optional. Call Jane Short at 629-7097.

Acorn Club Meeting
GFWC-Acorn Club meets Jan. 26 GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford business meeting, Methodist Manor House, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26. The hostess in charge of refreshments is Joyce Schaefer.

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.

Hope Lodge Oyster Fry
Hope Lodge 4, 102 West Sixth Street, Laurel, oyster sandwich fry, Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs are also available. Proceeds benefit the many projects the lodge does in the community.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

Toy and Truck Show
Toy and Truck Show and Sale Jan. 28
15th annual Blue Hen Farm Toy and Truck Show and sale Saturday, Jan. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Admission is $3, with children 10 and under free with paying adult with door prizes and concessions. All proceeds will benefit Lake Forest East Elementary School's PTA. For more information call Chris Argo at (302) 684-0117.

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.

Epworth's Winter Gala Feb. 4
Epworth Christian School's third annual Winter Gala and Auction, Saturday, Feb. 4, CHEER Center, Georgetown. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., and a silent and live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Epworth Christian School, 875-4488. All proceeds benefit Epworth Christian School.

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.

Wine Fest Mardi Gras
Georgetown Millsboro Rotary Club fourth annual wine event, Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., at Warren L. & Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Tickets may be purchased from Rotary members, Baker's Hardware in Millsboro and Chardon Jewelers in Georgetown. Tickets are limited. Call Charlene Hubert, 302-933-0172.

TRIPS

Sight & Sound March 22
Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, is sponsoring a trip to Sight & Sound to see "Behold the Lamb" on March 22. The cost is $85 which includes transportation, show and dinner at Miller's. Seating is in orchestra section. Contact 875-4233 or 875-3278.

Sight & Sound April 5
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Sight & Sound Theatre's production of "Behold The Lamb," Wednesday, April 5, departing from the center at 8:45 a.m. The trip includes charter bus service, box lunch, show and dinner and all gratuities. Cost: $90 for members; $95 non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information and to register.

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.