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. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or email@example.com
Chicken & dumpling dinner 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. Call 629-8330 for information. POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH.
Pastor's Aide Breakfast The Pastor's Aide Committee of the Bridgeville Charge will be sponsoring an "All-U-Can-EatPancake and Sausage Breakfast" fundraiser at Applebee's in Seafordon Saturday, March 6, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $8. For more information, call Brandon at 410-845-5991.
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
Little League Basket Bingo Nanticoke Little League (NLL) will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Seaford Moose. The basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes.Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper, Large Market and Large Boardwalk baskets.For ticket information, contact the NLL at 629-9209.
Show benefits Operation Smile Courtenay Rickards, a senior at Sussex Tech, is producing a fashion show to benefit Operation Smile. The show will be held at Baywood Greens Country Club on Friday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and includes models from seven area high schools, including Seaford High School. Love Photo Booths will set up a booth during the show. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. For more information, contact Rickards at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
16th Annual Toy & Train Show The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 16th Annual Train & Toy Show at the station on Cannon Street, Seaford, on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow signs from Rt. 13 & Rt. 20. Admission is $3 for adults. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. There will be operating layouts, refreshments and door prizes. Call SVFD at 629-3112 for information.
- 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. 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.
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.
Elks Dinner & Auction Seaford Elks Lodge 2458 presents its annual Dinner & Auction to benefit the Elks National Foundation on Saturday, March 6. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7:05 p.m. Tickets, which are $15 each, are available through Feb. 25 at the lodge and Fantasy Beauty Salon in Seaford. For more information or to arrange a donation for the auction, call Art League at 875-5443. This is a benefit. The sale price of items you donate to be auctioned will go in your name to the Foundation.
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.
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.
Open House postponed The 1860's Open House at the Ross Mansion in Seaford that was to have been created by re-enactors of Ross family members on February 27 has been postponed. Present weather conditions are expected to bring into existence hazardous parking on the Ross Mansion grounds. A new date will be announced in April.
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 Library programs
- 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 email@example.com
- 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.
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 Laurel Senior Center. 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.
Hope Lodge #4 Oyster Fritter Fry Hope Lodge #4 in Laurel will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their sixth street location. Oyster fritters, crab cakes, hamburgers and home made cream of crab soup. Baked goods will also be available from the Eastern Star ladies.
T.O.L.D. Story Swap On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Tellers of Lower Delaware (T.O.L.D.) will meet at the Lighthouse Church in Laurel. Members and the public are invited to our first free swap, celebrating the magic of storytelling. Open mic will begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by our featured teller, Rebecca Jones. For car-pooling from the Dover area and other information, call Larry Koch at 335-8344.
Lions Club AYCE pancake breakfast Laurel Lions Club is holding a AYCE pancake breakfast at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., on Sat., Feb. 27, from 7 - 10 a.m. Adults $6, Seniors (over 60) and children 3-12-years-old, $4; under 3-years-old free. Call 875-7775 for tickets. Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds used for local needs.
The Town of Bethel election The Town of Bethel will hold an election for two (2) Council seats on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. 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. 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.
Fire Department anniversary Bridgeville Fire Department's 100th anniversary celebration, parade and open house will be held Saturday, April 10. The anniversary parade will get underway at 1 p.m. and will march along Main and Market streets to the fire hall.
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. 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.
All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Melson Church Community Hall, east of Delmar. $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese auction is planned and a separate raffle for a hand-stitched queen size quilt will also be held.
Beef & Dumpling dinner The Diamond Dreams U13 CP baseball team will host a beef and dumpling dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from any team member or at the door.There will be a silent auction and carry-outs will be available. Proceeds will benefit the 2010 baseball season.
Craft Fair to support relay A Craft Fair will be held at the Greenwood Fire Hall on Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit Relay for Life of Western Sussex. The Wolf Gang team walks in memory of Joyce Wolfgang, a co-worker and friend, that lost her battle with cancer in 2007. Tables are available for $20 each. If you are interested, call 841-2104. The event is open to the public. Homemade Easter eggs of all flavors will be available along with other desserts.
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. Those who attend will be our judges, sampling each entry and voting on their favorite. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
'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.
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. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Seaford AARP trips 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. Five meals included. 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 Mts. Cost: $595/double. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
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.
AARP trip to Chicago AARP #915's trip to Wisconsin Dells/Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan's Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts;accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at sign-up. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
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.
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
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.
Democrats meeting The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Piza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846. Republican women's club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant. Christine O'Donnell will be the speaker. She will discuss her views on the status of the government and how she would like to see it changed. The public is invited. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.
Spade & Trowel Club The regular Feb. 9 monthly meeting of the Spade and Trowel Club has been postponed. The new date is Tuesday, Feb. 23, atSt. John's United Methodist Church at 12:30 p.m.Visitors are welcome. 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 for the upcoming Flower Show to be held at the Seaford Library on April 13. Entry forms for the show are available. For more information, contact Mary Noel, club president, at 337-1054.
Sussex Tech musical Sussex Technical High School presents the Broadway smash, "Ragtime," the school's first venture into a musical production. The musical will be presented to the public at Delaware Technical and Community College Theater in Georgetown on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6, with a ticket price of $8. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at the door.
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.
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
Central Sussex Bridal Show The 14th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Civic Center. There will be over 32 vendors, door prizes and a grand prize drawing for attending brides. For more information, contact the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at 934-6777.
Positive Growth Alliance Positive Growth Alliance will hold a Mixer on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Georgetown Airport Restaurant. Cost is $15 per person at the door, which includes light food and one adult beverage. This event is a great place to network. The new prosperity checklist will be discussed. For a sneak peek of the checklist, visit www.pgalliance.org If you can attend, contact Rich Collins at 302-381-1610.
Indoor yard sale On Saturday, March 13, CHEER will hold an Indoor Garage Sale at the CHEER Community Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale ends promptly at 1 p.m. Donations for CHEER will be collected at the entrance. Vendor space is still available. The cost is $15 for an 8' x 10' space and includes one table and two chairs. The Georgia House Café will be open during this event. For information and/or vendor space, contact Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 854-9500.
Free eye screening clinic A free eye screening clinic will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 13. Dr. Rodolfo Rios will perform a physical eye exam, refraction and eye pressure testing. To register for an appointment, call 227-7743, ext. 107.
VFW Post 6483 Fish Fry Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 will hold a Fish Fry on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Post Home on Williamsville Road. Menu includes Bay Trout, baked beans, string beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies and cole slaw. Coffee, lemonade and iced tea will also be available. Cost is $9 per dinner; $4.50 for children ages 4-10. Take out is available. For more information, call 422-4412 any day after noon.
Oyster Eat Day Luncheon The Georgetown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold an Oyster Eat Day Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26. Eat in or carry out available. Menu includes Susan's Famous Chicken Salad, hamburger/cheeseburger, chili, vegetable beef soup and oysters. Order forms will be available the week of the event. Orders will be accepted by phone on Friday, Feb. 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. only at 856-770
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.