NHS dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing an enjoyable voyage for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit Women's Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Last year's annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised more than $85,000. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or email@example.com
Spicer Memorial Golf The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. With each sponsorship, golfers will receive: 18-holes of championship golf; use of the driving range and practice facilities; on-course contests; gourmet boxed lunch; on course beverages and snacks; goodie bag; cocktail party and dinner to follow. Additional opportunities include: Mulligan; 50/50 raffle; silent auction; beat the pro contest; ball drop contest. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com
Coat Drive Liberty Tax Service will be collecting new and gently used coats and blankets, to be given to local charities. Just drop off your donation at our Seaford Village location and receive a $20 off coupon toward yourtax preparation fee. For more information call 629-6675.
Equine Council The Delaware Equine Council's 5th Annual Dinner/Dance Scholarship Fundraiser will be held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, Dover, from 6 to 10 p.m., on Saturday, March 20. For tickets and information,call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Pam at 240-994-2220.
Winter Gala Everyone is invited to attend Epworth Christian School's 7th Annual Winter Gala on Saturday, Feb. 20. This year's theme is "Hats Off to 30 Years of Excellence." Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction. Dinner by Marilyn's Catering at 6 p.m. with live auction at 7 p.m. Stop by the ECS office or call 875-4488 for tickets.
Seaford elections Elections in Seaford are set for Saturday, April 17. At stake will be the mayor's seat and one seat on the city council. Neither of the two incumbents, Mayor Ed Butler and councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe, has filed for reelection. Deadline to do so is 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Deadline to register to vote with city hall is also 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Voters must be registered with the city in order to vote. Butler was first elected to the city council in 1986 and was elected mayor in 2006. He was unopposed in the 2008 election. Phillips-Lowe was appointed to fill Butler's council seat in 2006. She was reelected in 2007. The mayor's term lasts two years. Council members' terms are three years.
Coffee with Rep. Short State Rep. Danny Short will hold his first coffee of 2010 on Friday, Jan. 22, from 8 to 9 a.m. Danny said he is changing to the fourth Friday of the month and moving the time to 8 a.m. to make it more convenient for folks to attend. The coffee is held in the Pizza King restaurant in the back banquet room.
Miss and Little Miss Seaford The Seaford Lioness presents their annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Seaford High School.The Miss Pageant is open to girls who reside inSeafordand attend Seaford or Sussex Tech schools. Girls must be a freshman, sophomore or junior, but cannot turn 19 in their reigning year as Miss Seaford. Applications and more information can be obtained by calling Bonny Hastings at Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150 or 841-4884. The Little Miss pageant is open to kindergarten and 1st grade students who reside in Seaford.
AARP Tax-Aide-E-Filing AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be preparing free federal and state income tax returns and e-Filing them at the Nanticoke Senior Center, beginning Wednesday, Feb.3. This free service is sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and is offered to taypayers of all ages and incomes. For an appointment, call Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939.
AARP Driver Safety Program An AARP driver safety course for all and any drivers will be given from 1 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001Middleford Road, Seaford. The 2-day program, sponsored by AARP stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safety. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a 10 percent reduction in their auto liability insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years.
Father Daughter Dance tickets Mt. Olivet's Father Daughter Dance is Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each and can be purchased by contacting David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.
- Join us on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., to make a quilt block for "Quilts of Valor." All you need to bring are willing hands and a joyful heart. We will provide material, cutting supplies and sewing machines. Make a block or two that will be added to the Quilt of Valor. "Quilts of Valor" is a non-profit foundation providing quilts to service men and women whom have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan. This is a program for all ages. For more information, contact Amber at 629-2524.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Baby Bookworms," a story time for infants, on Monday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "New Beginnings" will start on Monday, Jan. 25. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Toddler Tales," a story time for walkers, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is looking for local artists who are interested in having their art displayed at the Seaford Library for our 3rd annual art show on March 12-13. This is a multi-medium art show, so all artists are welcome. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524. Space is limited so register at the front desk before March 5.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center 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 the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The Library will receive 10% of the total receipt. Upcoming events
- "Baby Bookworms," a story time for infants, Monday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- "Toddler Tales," a story time for walkers, Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- In celebration of Black History Month, the Friends of the Seaford Library is sponsoring a multi-media presentation of Historical Reflections on Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. Historical Reflections is an oral history program featuring noted and local black people offering reflections on their lives. Light refreshments will be served.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Choir will perform at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
Fatherhood Carnival Free event for fathers and their young children. Come celebrate being a dad on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. The carnival includes games, music, food, fun and information. For more information,contact Sussex Parents As Teachers at 856-5239.
Comedy Barn & Dinner Theater Comedy Barn & Dinner Theater will be held Jan. 29 and 30. Dinner will be held at the Seaford Elks at 6 p.m., with show starting at 7:15 p.m. Price is $16 per person. Children under 9 are $10. Tickets are available at the Lodge, The Fantasy Beauty Salon, or by calling Donald Hickman at 628-2926.
AYCE dinner An all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner, with mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 24, from noon 'til? Cost is $9.95 per person; children under 10, $4. Seaford Moose Family Center, 22759 Bridgevillle Highway, Seaford. Sponsored by: Women of the Moose.
Commemorative bricks on sale The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4X8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives. Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund.Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.
Free opportunity for dads Come join other fathers to talk about being a dad. Bring your child along for a free lunch and then supervised play while you have some time to meet with other dads. 24/7 Dad focuses on fatherhood concepts like masculinity, discipline and work/family balance.Earn gifts and recognition for your participation.The free event is held on Thursdays from Feb. 18 through May 18, noon to 2 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Pre-registration is required. All fathers are welcome. For more information, contact Lisaat 856-5239.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help senior and low income taxpayers complete their 2009 federal and state income tax returns. Volunteers are needed for assignments in western Sussex County (Delmar to Greenwood). Volunteers will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week during the ten week tax preparation period. For details, call Bill Watt at 262-0516 or Melvin Koster at 628-3849.
Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open tochildren birth through 48 months and their caregivers,on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at SeafordParks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact AnnaScovellat 856-5239.
Breakfast benefits program The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program will benefit from a Valentine's Day weekend special, AYCE Pancake/Link Sausage/Beverage Breakfast at Applebee's in Seaford from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. Cost is $6. The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring program staff and youth participants will be greeters and servers. For tickets, send your check made payable to DAPI/LKC, 26673 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973, Attn: Glenn Phillips. Tickets will be waiting for you at the door. For more information about the mentoring program, visit www.dapi.org or call 629-7790, ext. 314.
Indoor yard sale The Laurel Band Boosters Association is sponsoring a huge indoor yard sale and craft fair. The event will be held at the Laurel High School gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 7 am to 1 p.m. Plan to come shop, or rent a table. Call April at 875-2994 for details.
AARP Tax-Aide E-Filing AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be preparing Free Federal and Sate income tax returns and E-Filing them at the Laurel Senior Center, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3. This free service is sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and is offered to taxpayers of All Ages and Incomes. For an appointment call the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.
Toys exhibit continues An exhibit of toys from early to mid 20th century, entitled "Toys from another time," will continue at Laurel Public Library until Jan. 30. This exhibit is displayed in the Carvel Room on the second floor and is open to the public during regular library hours. Library staff will assist visitors who wish to view the collection.
Cub Scout pancake breakfast Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 announces an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. Cost is $5 per person.
The Jones Boys The Jones Boys will be performing on Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Laurel Fire Hall. A dance to benefit Hope House I & II. Tickets are $10. There will be a Cash Bar.
AARP Driving Course AARP Refresher Driving Course will be held at Laurel Senior Center on Jan. 25, 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.
The Town of Bethel Election The Town of Bethel will hold an election for two (2) Council seats on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Deadline for filing will be Fri., Feb. 5, 2010 at 5 p.m. Voting will take place at the Bethel Historical Museum on First (1st) Street between 1 and 4 p.m. There will be no absentee ballots. You must be 18-years-old and a resident of Bethel to vote.
Library programs The Bridgeville Public Library has new hours of service. The library is now open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No change on Friday and Saturday hours, which are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Story time for ages 2-4 is on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Ms. Kathy has added a Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 3. A lap-sit is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits and develop the children into lifelong library users. Family Nights are held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are provided. Complete schedules are available at the library. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
Rock for Books Sock Hop The Friends of the Bridgeville Library annual fundraiser "Rock for Books Sock Hop" featuring fifties and sixties music by the Cavemen is Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Heritage Shore Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event is fun for all ages and features a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Library and Bridgeville Town Hall or by calling Cheryl at 337-9733.
Delaware Helpline Join the Greenwood CHEER Center for a presentation on Delaware Helpline 211 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. This is a free informational program promoting and encouraging Delaware constituents to call 2-1-1 for health and human service providers who can assist with a wide range of non-emergency issues. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Beef & dumpling dinner The Delmar New Century Club will host a beef and dumpling dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any club member or at the door. There will be a silent auction and carry-outs will be available. Proceeds benefit community projects.
DAR bus trip The Daughter's of the American Revolution, Mary Vining Chapter, is offering a bus trip on Saturday, Feb. 13, to Mount Vernon, with lunch at Gadsby's Tavern in Old Alexandria and a visit to the Delaware Room in the DAR building in Washington, D.C. The bus will leave the Seaford area at 7:15 a.m. and return around 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. For more information and to reserve a seat, call Hope Huey at 302-337-0559 or Cathie Dickerson at 302-236-0871.
Seaford AARP trips March 1-3 - a trip to Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Cost: $235 double. $320 single. March 31 - Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit Of Washington. Cost: $71 April 30 to May 2 - Azalea Festival Grand Parade, Botanical Gardens, International Tattoo Show, dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk, tours of the naval base, Battleship Wisconsin, The Nauticus and more. Cost: $387 double. April 12-16, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Shows at four different theaters: Alabama, Palace, Carolina and Legends in Concert, a boat cruise, tour of Charleston, House of Blues, Barefoot Landing and meals. Cost: $535 double. June 5-6, Strasburg, Pa. - Murder Mystery Dinner Train, overnight and Longwood Gardens next day. Cost: $225 double. July 22 - 1 day bingo lunch cruise on The Spirit of Norfolk, with prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29, Smoky Mountains, Tenn. - Three dinner shows, "Magic Beyond Belief" and "Blast From The Past" performances, and the Country Tonite Theatre. Admission to Dollywood and the Pigeon Forge Museum and a guided tour of the Great Smoky Mountains. Cost: $595 double. Trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
New Hampshire Ski Week Space is still available on a New Hampshire Ski Week scheduled for Feb. 21-26. Spend five days skiing in New Hampshire at your choice each day of Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley, or Bretton Woods. Sponsored by the Salisbury Ski Club of Delmarva, the trip leaders are Wini Walton and Bobbi Pinson, who can be reached at 302-734-4930 or 629-6925. The ski week package includes everything but transportation and has the low per person price of $450-4/room, $475-3/room, and $515-2/room - plus all tips and taxes are included. This marks the 24th year for this popular trip, which has been so well received because it offers so much for such a reasonable price. Call Wini Walton or Bobbi Pinson after 6 p.m., at 302-734-4930 or 629-6925 for reservations.
Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. Pre-registration is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 23, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Class material will be available at pre-registration. You may also register the day of the class from 8:30 to 9 a.m. There will be a short break for lunch and then the class will walk around some of the boats to see the different types of hulls. Cost of the course is $20 per person or $30 for a family of up to three people. Class props will be used to show various aspects of boating. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg (629-0687) or Nanticoke Squadron (236-6593). United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join and participate in the classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Republican Women The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant in Seaford. Officers for 2010 and 2011 will be installed. Programs for 2010 will be announced. The public is invited. Lunch from the menu will be available. For more information call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.
Acorn Club The G.F.W.C. Acorn Club of Seaford is having a buisness meeting and a tour of the new library on January 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the new Seaford District Library. The hostess is Peggy Boyd and her committee.
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Whether you're an experienced boater or a recreational kayaker learn what the new boating requirements are. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
H.A.P.P.E.N. H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization will meet on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
SHS Alumni board The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its executive board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. For details, call 629-8033.
Beginners Needlepoint class Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild is offering a beginner's class at their next meeting, Monday, Feb. 1.For a small beginner's kit fee anda desire to learn, members will help you get started. The Delaware Seashore Chapter meets the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the CHEER Center in Georgetown at the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road.For more information, contact Helen Atkinson at 302-227-1848.
Census positions The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses, such as mileage incurred while conducting census work right in your own community. You will be required to work when most people are typically at home, which includes evening and weekend hours. For more information, visit www.sss.gov For more information about the 2010 Census, visit www.census.gov or call the regional office that serves your area. The toll free number is 1-866-861-2010. The Delmar Testing Center is located at VFW Post #8276 in Delmar, Md.
Watermelon Convention The 45th Annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held Feb. 5-6, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. This year's convention will include grower seminars, trade show, live auction, queen contest, membership meeting and various other fun-filled events. Registration forms and more details are available on the website at www.mardelwatermelon.org or you may contact our secretary at 410-341-4003.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.
'Take back our state dinner' Conservative citizens of Delaware are sponsoring a dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Sam Yoder's Community Center in Houston, in order to unite citizens, share issues and concerns and hear from leaders. Featured speakers are statewide conservative candidates Christine O'Donnell, Fred Cullis and Sen. Colin Bonini. All candidates are running on their own merit.Nicole Theis, Delaware Family Policy Council and Doug Lileks, 9-12 DE Patriots will also speak. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under. All tickets will be sold in advance and are available at the Georgetown Animal Hospital, Trinity Transport in Seaford or by calling Lyle Humpton at 337-7815 or Jack Clark at 242-3155.
Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Freeze your fur off on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. on Rehoboth Beach with family, friends and frigid fans at the 19th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Wawa & Comcast, the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge benefits Special Olympics Delaware, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. A minimum of $50 in pledges guarantees you an official event sweatshirt and a spot on the beach. Sign up online at www.plungeDE.org For more information, call 831-4653.
Mrs. Delaware Pageant The 2010 Mrs. Delaware Pageant will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts at 6 p.m. Thirteen married women from around the state will compete for the opportunity to represent Delaware in the Mrs. America Pageant and will receive a prize package valued at more than $5,000. The reigning Mrs. Delaware 2009, Cacia Batts, will crown her successor. The winner will spend a year traveling throughout the state making public appearances and supporting charities. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-10 and children under 5 are free. Tickets will be available at the door. For more details, visit www.mrsdelawareamerica.com or call 228-7741.
Possums dinner theater Possum Point Players will hold a dinner production, "I Ought to Be in Pictures," by Neil Simon on Jan. 22-31 in Georgetown. Tickets include a full, four-course dinner prepared at Possum Hall. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 22, 23, 29 and 30, and at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays Jan. 24 and 31. Tickets are $40. Call 856-4560 to reserve your seat or for information on upgrading to a season ticket for 2010.