Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 04, 2010
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS:

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 morrisr@nanticoke.org

Chicken & dumpling dinner On Saturday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 6:30 p.m., the Sussex Chapter #7, Order of the Eastern Star, will be serving a chicken and dumpling dinner to benefit special needs children. Dinner will be held at 7 Pine Street, Seaford. Price is $10, children under 12, $5. Dine in or carry out. Call 629-8330 for information.

Dinner for Coast Guard Auxiliary On Monday, Feb. 22, you can support the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Roadhouse. It's located at 1893 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 645-8273. Come for lunch or dinner and tell your server you are supporting the USCGA.

Celebrity Golf Classic The Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. There will be a host of celebrities this year with the addition of four time Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers and more to come. There will also be a NASCAR legend announced at a later date. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.

Coat Drive Liberty Tax Service will be collecting new and gently used coats and blankets, to be given to local charities. Drop off your donation at the 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 call Stan at 302-684-3966.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

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 Both Mayor Ed Butler and councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe are running in the upcoming Seaford city elections. Deadline to file as a candidate is Friday, March 26. Butler was first elected to the Seaford City Council in 1986. He served six terms on the council then, when Dan Short stepped down as mayor to run for state representative in 2006, he ran for mayor. 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. The election will be Saturday, April 17. Voters must be registered with the city by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Voters must be registered with the city in order to vote.

Seaford Library
  • Mrs. "Cookie" Garfield will host "Historical Reflections" as part of our Black History Month Celebration. Join us Friday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Baby Bookworms," a story time for infants, on Monday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Toddler Tales," a story time for walkers, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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 and 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 with 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.
  • 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


Pancake Dinner A Valentine's Day Pancake Dinner will be hosted by Seaford Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and contests. For more information, call 629-9077.

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. 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. For more information, contact Lisaat 856-5239.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Blades Volunteer Fire Company will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, a salad, bread, tea or coffee. Plain sauce and meat sauces will be homemade. Assorted desserts and drinks will be available. Cost is $8/adult and $4/12 and under. Eat in/take out/delivery for call in orders at 629-4896.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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.

Laurel Library helps smokers The Laurel Public Library, in partnership with the Delaware Division of Public Health, will offer a free, six week smoking cessation program for residents 18 and older, who want to stop smoking. The sessions, held every Thursday in the library's community room, will continue for four weeks throughout February. Denese Bell from the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program will be the presenter, and will be offering individuals a variety of methods for successful outcomes. Walk-in individual Quit Smoking counseling will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Healthy lifestyles techniques for "Smokers Only" will include indoor walking from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and relaxation techniques from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Registration is requested but not mandatory.Walk-ins are welcome. To register, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Laurel Library programs
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. - Valentine's Day Craft program
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4:15 p.m. - Make-a-Snowman-Day at the library
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 - Last day to add books to your Reading Log (Make up day for any snowed-out programs, 11 a.m.)
  • Saturday, March 6, 11 a.m. - Winter Reading Program Party! All children who complete the Winter Reading Program receive a book of their choice and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Top readers in each grade receive special prizes. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184 or email Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us
  • Wedesday, Feb 10 - "Delaware Ghost Hunters." Scientific methods of capturing paranormal experiences.
  • Thursday, Feb 18 - " Food Lore: Scrapple, Muskrat and More." Local storyteller Ed Okonowicz explores the cuisine most identified with the Delmarva region. A Delaware Humanities Forum presentation.


BETHEL EVENTS:

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.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

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.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Delmar Library Tax Prep - The following events will be held at the Delmar Public Library in February. The library will be a site for AARP Tax Preparation againthis year every Thursday in February and March with three dates in April.Call the library at 846-9894 to set up the required appointment time.
  • Friday, Feb. 5 - In honor of National Bubblegum Day (Feb. 6), the Delmar Public Library will have a bubblegum machine at the front desk. Any patron can guess the number of balls in the machine every time you come in the library. No more entries after 5 p.m. on Friday and the winner will be announced Saturday at noon.The prize?Well, the gumball machine of course.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Mardi Gras at the Delmar Public Library. During our children's program, we will make Mardi Gras masks, wear our beads and sample Cajun food.There will even be a King Cake, with the trinket baked inside.All the fun begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hayman Meeting Room.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 - It's time for the Delmar Library's annualTeddy Bear Picnic. Everything you wanted to know about bears. The movie "Teddy Bear Picnic" will be playing throughout the evening along withcrafts and games.Sign up at our front desk due to limited space and each child must have accompaning adult.


Library hosts program The Delmar Public Library will host an adultprogram, "The Folk Heroes," on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., in the Hayman Community Room. There will be guitar playing, solos, duets and storytelling along with light refreshments. The Delmar Library is located at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Sweetheart Dinner Dance Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center for a Sweetheart Dinner Dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. Come dance the night away to musical entertainment by Tony Windsor who will be singing some favorite Elvis songs. For information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Eat at Pizza King Support the Greenwood Public Library Friends group and enjoy a meal at Pizza King in Seaford on Monday, Feb. 22.Contact the library at 349-5309 or a friend at 349-4949 to receive coupons to present to the cashier when paying your guest receipt on this date.The Pizza King organization will donate a percentage of receipt to theLibrary Friends group to help with programs, etc.

Celebrate chocolate at the Library In honor of Chocolate Month, the Greenwood Public Library will hold its 3rd Annual Chocolate Lovers' Night on Friday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Whip up your tastiest chocolate dessert and enter it in our Best Chocolate Dessert contest to be held that evening. Those who attend will be our judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorite. Come learn about how chocolate is made and some of the unusual uses of chocolate. The highlight of the evening will be a special presentation by Mary Sears of Sweet Serenity Chocolates of Seaford. Free samples of her wares will be available, and the top three winners of the Best Chocolate Dessert contest will each receive a prize of some of her delectable delights. Participation in the Best Chocolate Dessert contest is not mandatory, but those wishing to enter must submit their forms (including recipe) by Feb. 15. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the library or by calling 349-5309. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mardi Gras Party Come join the fun at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center for a Mardi Gras Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Enjoy light refreshments and listen to Jazz music at 10:30 a.m. with Barry Eli. Come dressed for the occasion wearing clothing in green, purple and gold and don't forget your party mask. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

'Ceremony of the Four Chaplains' The Greenwood Memorial VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 will celebrate "The Ceremony of the Four Chaplains" at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Seaford Wesleyan Church, "The Ark."

The service memorializes the account of the four chaplains of the Dorchester, a U.S. Army transport ship that sank during World War II off the coast of Greenland on Feb. 3, 1943.The four Army chaplains on board gave up their life vests and stayed behind to comfort and calm those who could not be saved. The service will highlight the MCJROTC of Woodbridge High School and the evening's speaker and pastor of "The Ark," David Kiser, along with other patriotic features.An offering to benefit the Cancer Aid & Research Program of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be taken after the service. The public is invited to attend this special tribute. For more information, contact President Michaele S. Russell, Greenwood Memorial VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7478, at 302-349-4220.

Neighborhood Watch presentation Join us for a "Neighborhood Watch at Greenwood" presentation at the Greenwood CHEER Center on Friday, Feb. 26, at 11:15 a.m. Seniors are more vulnerable to certain crimes - purse snatching, mugging and fraud. You can reduce opportunities for criminals to strike by being careful, alert and a good neighbor. Learn safety precautions, discuss concerns and have your concerns reported to authorities. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

TRIPS:

Seaford AARP trips March 1-3 - Visit the largest casino in North America - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun. Cost: $235/double. $320/single. March 31 - Cherry Blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit Of Washington while you enjoy a band and dancing while cruising the Potomac to view the cherry blossoms and many historical buildings. Cost: $71. April 30 to May 2 - Azalea Festival with reserved seating for the Grand Parade - The Virginia International Tattoo show, a Botanical Gardens Tram Tour, a buffet dinner on the Spirit Of Norfolk as you cruise the Elizabeth River. Also tour the Naval Base, the Battleship Wisconsin and the Nauticus. Also visit the MacAuthur Memorial. Cost: $387 double. April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Anniversary Special - Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Day 1 - visit to Legends In Concert, day 2 - visit the Carolina Opry, day 3 - the Palace Theatre features a production of Le Grande Cirque performers with jugglers and acrobats. Day 4 - a special performance at the Alabama Theatre and a celebration dinner at the House of Blues. Also a scenic boat cruise, a guided tour of Charleston, and time at Barefoot Landing. Cost: $535 double. June 5-6, Strasburg, Pa. - Murder Mystery Dinner Train Ride. Lunch at Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then board the train at 6 p.m. for your chance to solve the mystery before your friends do, while enjoying dinner. After breakfast the next day travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens "Festival of Fountains" theme. Later, travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride. Cost: $225/double. July 22, 1 day trip - 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. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180

A.A.R.P. trips The Denton, Md., Chapter of A.A.R.P. is planning a trip to Wisconsin Dells and Chicago from Sunday, June 20 to Saturday, June 26, 2010. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. There will also be tours of Chicago, House on the Rock, an Upper Dells Boat Cruise and much more. A $75 deposit, per person, is required to make your reservation. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations and information call 410-754-8588 or 410-754-8189.

Philadelphia Flower Show The Delmar Alumni are sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, titled "Passport to the World," on Tuesday, March 2. Leaving First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md. at 8:30 a.m. and departing flower shop at 6 p.m. There will be a dinner stop, on your own, at the Old Country Buffet in Christiana. Cost is $70. Payment must be received by Feb. 10. Make check payable to Delmar Alumni Association and send to: Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For information call 302-846-2366.

Philadelphia Flower Show The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Thursday, March 4. Price of the trip is $60 per person and includes admission to the show and transportation. Lunch is each individual's responsibility. The bus leaves Seaford at 8 a.m. from the Sears parking lot in the Village Shopping Center. The return trip leaves Philadelphia at 4 p.m. Reservations are required by Monday, Feb. 22, and mady be made by calling the SHS at 628-9828. Checks should be made payable to Seaford Historical Society.

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.

Philadelphia Flower Show The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor-coach trip to the 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday, March 2. The show theme is "Passport to the World," an international bouquet of exhibits that is a celebration of flowers and plants from around the globe. Cost is $48 per person and includes transportation and show ticket. Registration and full payment is due by Thursday, Feb. 18. The bus leaves the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8 a.m. and will make one stop. The bus leaves Philadelphia at 4 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

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.

MEETINGS:

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.

Widowed Persons The Seaford Chamber of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.

PTSA meeting at Laurel Laurel High School will have its monthly PTSA meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the school auditorium. Items on the agenda include: a vote to approve the by-laws, musical selections from the Laurel High School Jazz Band, introductions of the cast of the high school musical, Annie and a parent workshop on Smart Moves, Smart Choices on teen misuse of prescription drugs. Come out to vote for the referendum and stay for the PTSA meeting. Anyone in the community is invited to attend. For more information, call the high school at 875-6120.

AARP membership meeting AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County's membership meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Charles Paparella of WBOC. This chapter is open for membership to persons 50+, and all are welcome at the hospitality table for refreshments and conversation after the meeting. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.

Spade & Trowel Club The Spade and Trowel Club of Seaford will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. John's United Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m. Wendy Aycoth, Delaware Federated Garden Club horticulture chairman, will conduct a design workshop, focusing on what the judges will look for in flower show entries. This will be an excellent opportunity to prepare for the club's Flower Show to be held at the Seaford Library on April 13. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Mary Noel, club president, at (302) 337-1054.

Antique Tractor Club The First State Antique Tractor Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Greenwood Fire House, at 7 p.m. There will be a very important discussion about the Tractor Show at the Delaware State Fair Grounds on June 11-13, and a consignment sale that is planned.

SARA The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA)will be heldon Wednesday,Feb. 17, at the Marvel Museum locatedat 510S. Bedford St., in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open toanyone with an interest in amateur radio. For more information on this and other SARA Club events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com

SURROUNDING AREAS:

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.

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: Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.

Princess Tea Party A Princess Tea Party and Luncheon to benefit the Miss Georgetown Scholarship Program will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The event is held in honor and memory of Bethany VanSciver, Miss Teen Georgetown 2005. Advance ticket sales only. Cost is $15; ages 12 and under, $10. All princesses must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 302-249-9370 or email georgetownpageant@msn.com

'Miracle Worker' Milford Second Street Players opens the new year - and its 30th anniversary season - with William Gibson's The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller.The play will be presented at Riverfront Theatre, Milford.Second Street Players is partnering with the Georgia House for a special Valentine's Eve dinner/theatre package on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for this special package are $45 per person or $80 per couple. Curtain time for The Miracle Worker is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Sunday matinees on Feb. 14 and 21 are at 3 p.m.Tickets are $17.A $1 discount is offered for seniors, students and military for Sunday matinees. For tickets, call Second Street Players at 302-422-0220 or visit www.secondstreetplayers.com

Delmarva history & families Saturday, Feb. 20, promises to be a full day of education for Sussex County genealogists and historians.At 10:30 a.m. the Sussex County Genealogical Society will present a program by Dr. Ray Thompson, director of Salisbury University's Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Dr. Thompson's topic, "Visualizing the Settlement of Lower Delmarva: 1609-1800," will cover the settlement of lower Delmarva, from the lower Eastern Shore upward into what becomes Sussex County.At 1 p.m., the Rehoboth Beach Public Library and the Sussex County Genealogical Society will host the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society as they present a workshop on the preservation of heirlooms and family papers by historian Michael Dixon. Meetings are held in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch; coffee and desert will be provided. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org

Valentine's Day Party The Georgetown CHEER Center will host a Valentine's Day Party at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.An Elvis impersonator will perform. Lunch will be served and the menu includes: fruit and vegetable trays, sweet and sour meatballs, baked chicken, dressing with gravy, mixed vegetables and pineapple upside down cake. Lunch is $3 for ages 60 and older and $4.50 for those under 60. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Beth Smith at 856-5187.

'Bridge to a new position' The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Sussex County announces the latest "Bridge to a New Position" series of three free workshops. All three sessions will take place at the Greenwood Public Library on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 will cover "Overcoming the Trauma of Job Loss" and "Maximizing Resources for Your Job Search." On Tuesday, March 16 the subjects will be "Resume Writing" and "Understanding the Interview Process." The final session on Tuesday, March 23 will consist of one-on-one consultations and mock interviews. Registration is limited to 20, so call 856-5815 now for more information or to register.