Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 11, 2010
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

NHS dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit the Womens 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 morrisr@nanticoke.org

Pancake Breakfast at Applebee's Sisters in Christ will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Seaford, from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea or soda. Tickets are $6.50 each and children under age 5 are $3. For tickets, contact Christine Sockriter at 628-8925 or pay at the door. All proceeds benefit Bethel Worship Center's Building Fund.

Indoor Yard Sale An Indoor Yard Sale will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, Seaford, on Saturday, March 20, to benefit Haiti's Relief Effort through UMCOR. Tables cost $15, each additional costs $10. A limited number of tables and space is available. There will be entertainment, refreshments for sale, activities and door prizes. To purchase a table and for more information, call Kim George at 245-9098. This event is sponsored by the Serendipity Bible Study, a women's Bible study at Mount Olivet. The sale will be handicapped accessible.

Georgetown Library fundraiser La Quetzalteca Mexican Restaurant in the Georgetown Plaza shopping center will give the Georgetown Public Library 10% of its receipts all day Monday, April 5. For more information, call the library at 856-7958.

'Pancake Breakfast' fundraiser Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 will hold an "All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast" fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 13, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will be used to purchase a Pine Wood Derby track.

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, who lost her battle with cancer in 2007. Tables are available for $20 each. Call 841-2104 for details.Homemade easter eggs of all flavors will be available along with other desserts.

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

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.

Historical Society fundraisers Join us the second Wednesday of each month at the Laurel Pizzeria and help support the Bethel Historical Society. Bring in this announcement and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society.Eat-in or carry-out is available. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 27 (rain date is April 3), at the Bethel Historical Society in Bethel. Tickets are $5 and include a hot dog, drink and cookie.Hot dogs, drinks and goodies will be available for adults too. For more information, call 875-5965.

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

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
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will host the "Clean the Air" Smoking Cessation Program on Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 18 at 10 a.m. Learn how to quit for good through individual counseling, indoor walking exercises and relaxation for free.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will host its 3rd Annual Art Show March 12-13. This is an all day event so come and show support for your local artists and enjoy the beauty that they create. Refreshments will be served.
  • The Music group "Too Human" with Bryan Rizzuto will appear at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Friday, March 12, at 3 p.m. They will be playing jazzy-bluesy originals and Jazz standards from the American Songbook.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, March 15, at 6 p.m.
  • Renowned author Alisha Broughton will be at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center for a book signing of her book, "Living on the Edge, Poetic Verse," on Saturday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. Alisha Broughton has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people to live up to their greatness.
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" the Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Movie Night" on Thursday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and refreshments; all you need to do is take a seat and enjoy the show.
  • 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.
  • Renowned author Alisha Broughton will be at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, for her seminar, "Unveiling the Woman You are - Letting Go of the Baggage in 2010." Lunch will be served.


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 Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact AnnaScovell at 856-5239.

Kiwanis Club hosts bingo The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will hold a Longaberger Basket & Vera Bradley Bingo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Boys & Girls Club in Seaford.The bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley products as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper, Tall File basket and the new Flare baskets and pottery. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 629-7054.

Little League Basket Bingo The Nanticoke Little League (NLL) will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Elks Lodge.The bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets, which are $20 per person and $25 at the door, include a chance to win the hostess sort & store hamper, large market and large boardwalk baskets. Nearly 30 chances to win and refreshments will be available. For more information, contact the NLL at 629-9209.

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 through May 18, noon to 2 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Pre-registration is required. For details contact Lisaat 856-5239.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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. For an appointment call the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness Club is holding a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, March 23 at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets, available from any member, are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Lots of door prizes and losers drawing. Must be 18 or older to enter. Call Cathy 875-2128 or Erma 875-3055 for tickets or information.

LHS presents 'Annie' The Laurel High School Performing Arts Department presents "Annie" on March 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on March 20-21 at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $8 and student/senior citizen tickets are $5. Tickets are available in the Laurel High School office, or by reserving them from Brian Cass at bcass@laurel.k12.de.us or 875-6120, ext. 273.

Eastern Shore 'Food Lore' Ed Okonowicz will return to the Laurel Public Library with a new program, "Food Lore: Scrapple, Muskrat, and more," on Thursday, March 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. Come explore how what you eat tells more about where you're from than you would ever expect.

Italian Night at the Fire Dept. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be held at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, lasagna, stuffed shells, Italian bread with butter, tossed salad, Italian desserts, wine, coffee and ice tea. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789, Sandy at 875-2164 or sandysta81@yahoo.com, or Pat Walker at reddwytch@hotmail.com

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

'Rock for Books' fundraiser The third annual fundraiser, sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library, "Rock for Books" Sock Hop, featuring 1950's-60's music by The Cavemen, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 26, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event includes a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 is tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Public Library. Advance ticket sales only.

Genealogy Program The Bridgeville Public Library will hold a Genealogy Program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23. John T. Reardon, retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Navigator and author of "A Civil War Cavalry Man," is the speaker. Reardon will share his research into his Irish ancestors' Civil War experiences. For more information, call the library at 337-7401.

Fire Department Parade The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department's 100th anniversary celebration parade will start at noon on Saturday, April 10. Original starting time was 1 p.m. The parade, which will march down Main Street then Market Street, will be followed by an open house at the fire hall on Market Street. During the celebration, the department will also dedicate the new equipment storage building.

Variety show The Bridgeville Lions Club is presenting their 57th Annual Variety Show, "Music Across America," on Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, at the Woodbridge High School Auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door. Also the Woodbridge Sophomore Class will be sponsoring an "All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner" from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the same days in the high school cafeteria. Cost for adults is $10 and children, 10 and under, is $5. So, enjoy a good meal and then enjoy the show.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Delmar Library 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.

Bingo to benefit Ladies Auxiliary A Longaberger and Vera Bradley Bingo to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Delmar Fire Department on Thursday, March 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 875-2195 or 846-2530.

Poker Run Fundraiser A Poker Run Fundraiser to benefit the 2010 Diamond Dreams Baseball Season U13CP will be held on Saturday, April 3 (rain date is April 10). Ride starts at 9 a.m. and registrationis from 8 to 11 a.m.at Bistro 54 in the Delmar Commons. Breakfast will be available for purchase. Ride route is approximately 100 miles and will end at 2 p.m. at Oasis Bar and Grill in Whaleyville, Md. Registration includes a buffet at Oasis Bar & Grill. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a cash prize will be awarded.Single rider/driver is $20 and rider/driver with passenger is $30.

DHS's 'Into the Woods' The Delmar High School Drama Club presentation of "Into the Woods'' will be offered at 7 p.m. on March 18, 19, and 20, and at 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 21, in the school auditorium, 200 North Eighth Street, Delmar. Ticket cost is $8 for adults, students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the school's office, at Sportman's Liquidation in Delmar, or by calling 443-359-5222.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Job search workshops The Greenwood Public Library will host a three-part job search workshop series, "Bridge to a New Position," in March. The workshop sessions, designed to help you search for and find a new job, will be held in the library meeting room from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 and March 23. On March 16, the topic is resume writing and understanding the interview process. Part three on March 23 will give participants the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills with one-on-one consultations and mock interviews. To register, or obtain more information, call 856-5815.

Antiques Appraisal Fair Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair at noon on Saturday, April 10. Tickets must be purchased for the appraisals, and the cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets for the appraisals should be purchased in advance and are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program, which should run approximately 3 to 4 hours, will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. All antiques and collectibles will be expertly appraised in a group lecture-type format by Eric Wilke of Blue Hen Auction Co. in Dover and Shirley O'Neal of O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

Family Research Program On Monday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m., Barbara Flexer, a charter member of the Sussex County Genealogical Society, will present a family history program, "I'm a What?" at the Greenwood Public Library. Instead of going back in time, Flexer teaches people how to write their own life story, making their personal history come alive for their descendants. The whys will be presented along with ways an individual's history can be preserved for future generations. In addition, Flexer will answer questions regarding genealogy and share information on the Sussex County Genealogical Society. Pre-registration is requested by March 18. For more information, or to register, visit the Greenwood Library or call 349-5309.

Greenwood Library fundraiser Support the Greenwood Public Library and enjoy a meal at Friendly's Restaurant in Seaford on Thursday, March 25. Simply visit Friendly's and dine any time between 5 and 8 p.m. on that date, and Friendly's will donate a percentage of the receipt to the library to help with its programs.

Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP Restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

Benefit concert planned The Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 is partnering with Greenwood UMC to sponsor a concert by the CrossRoad Vocal Band to benefit the Cancer Aid and Research Program of the Ladies Auxiliary. The concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, at Greenwood UMC. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food

items and household products for area food pantries. Items should be new and not expired. An offering will be taken. Checks can be made payable to: VFW Ladies Aux. Post 7478. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact President Michaele Russell, Greenwood Memorial VFWLA, at 349-4220.

CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host their Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning March 11 and continuing through April. This will be an evening of fellowship and a meal consisting of a dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

St. Patrick's Day Party The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a St. Patrick's Day Party on Wednesday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, 50/50 raffle and musical entertainment with Side By Side followed by a ham and cabbage luncheon. Come join the fun dressed in something green. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

CHEER Easter celebration The Greenwood CHEER Center will hold an Easter Celebration and Bonnet Parade on Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment by Any Olde Tyme, a basket raffle and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the best Easter bonnet. For information, call the center at 349-5237.

Tyvonia Bull to speak The Mary & Martha Tea Room, a spiritual outreach program for women sponsored by Take My Hand Ministry, will hold an afternoon event from 2 to 4 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17, at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. Guest speaker will be First Lady Tyvonia Bull, formerly of the Seaford area and currently of North Carolina.There will be a time of teaching and ministry, light refreshments and a free will offering for the speaker. Dress is casual. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

DINNERS:

Fried chicken buffet Bethany Church will have a Fried Chicken Buffet from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. The menu includes fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, greens, coleslaw, apple sauce, rolls, assorted desserts and drinks. Adults $10, children $5 and carry-outs will be available. The church is located eight miles east of Laurel off Route 24 at Lowes Crossing Road.

GMS spaghetti dinner The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 20, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of delicious pasta sauces, salad, rolls and desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-12 or $30 per family. Children 3 and under are free, and carry out is available. For more information, call 349-4131.

Ham & cabbage dinner Women of the Moose, Seaford Chapter #1384 is hosting a Ham and Cabbage Dinner, open to the public, on Saturday, March 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. It will also include parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. It will be held at the Wesley U.M.C. Community House on Wesley Church and Atlanta roads, Seaford.

Spaghetti dinner and auction The Delmar Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary presents a spaghetti dinner and auction on Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m., at the Delmar Fire Department. Only 200 tickets will be sold for $7 each. Proceeds go toward the purchase of state champion rings for the Delmar football team. There will also be Delmar football t-shirts for sale and a 50/50 drawing. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Delmar High School at 846-9544.

Beef & dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on Route 13A between Seaford and Laurel, will host a beef and dumpling dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, with carryouts at 4:30 p.m.

Oyster fritter fry Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Sixth Street, Laurel, location. Oyster fritters, crab cakes, cream of crab soup, hamburgers and hot dogs will be available along with homemade baked goods.

Spaghetti dinner Snethen United Methodist Church in Mardela Springs will hold an All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at Double Mills Community Hall in Mardela Springs. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, drink and desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

UUMW soup luncheon Union United Methodist Women will hold their annual All-You-Can-Eat Soup Luncheon on Thursday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville. Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, assorted desserts and beverage. Adults are $6.50.Carry-outs available. For more information, call 337-1054 or the church office at 337-7409.

TRIPS:

Sight & Sound Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motorcoach trip to see Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4. This is an all-new live musical production about Joseph's epic story of character and forgiveness. The show is an exhilarating experience that will inspire every member of your family. Cost is $98 for members, or $105 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Tips and gratuities are not included. The bus departs the CHEER Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by March 25. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

King of Prussia Mall trip Wallace Temple AME Zion church is sponsoring a shopping trip to the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 17. The bus will depart from Peebles parking lot, Seaford Village, at 8 a.m. and will leave Pennsylvania to return to Delaware at 4 p.m. The cost is $40. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due by March 26 with the balance due April 10. Call Maria West at 629-3433 and leave your name and phone number.

Seaford AARP trips April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Visit Legends In Concert, the Carolina Opry, see performers and jugglers at the Palace Theatre, a special performance at the Alabama Theatre and a celebration dinner at the House of Blues. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise, time at Barefoot Landing and a guided tour of Charleston. Four breakfasts and four dinners. Cost: $535/double. April 30 - May 2 - This grand military show of drill team bands will make you feel the pride of the military tattoo when you view the talent and teamwork of over 850 performers from around the world. This year's chosen nation is France. Enjoy 28 countries in a day - food, culture, marching bands and live entertainment, reserved seats for the Annual Parade of Nations. A tram tour at the Botanical Gardens, tour the Nauticus and USS Wisconsin, McArthur Memorial and a lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River. Two nights motel and five meals. Cost: $387/double. June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. Have dinner on a train ride while trying to solve a murder mystery. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast the next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour of the gardens before time on your own. Mid afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before time on your own. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A lunch cruise down the Elizabeth River on the Spirit Of Norfolk while you play bingo and win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Tour the great Smoky Mts. Pigeon Forge, Tenn.- Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show, the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum, a performance at Country Tonite. Four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches included. Cost: $595/double. Trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Travel with Delaware Tech Celebrate the end of winter by taking a day trip in March with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Tap your feet to the music of the six-time Grammy Award-winning Chieftains as they charm the audience with Irish folk music at the Kimmel Center on Saturday, March 13. Savor a delicious St. Paddy's Progressive Lunch featuring Irish dishes at three restaurants on Tuesday, March 16. Experience "Joseph" the biblical play that highlights Joseph's epic story of character and forgiveness at the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., followed by a family-style lunch at the Hershey Farm Restaurant on Wednesday, March 24. Audiences will be captivated by "Cirque Le Masque," an innovative new show that pays tribute to the time-honored traditions of European cirque troupes at the DuPont Theatre on Saturday, March 27. Witness the splendor of thousands of orchids displayed by collectors and growers from Hawaii to South America during "Orchid Extravaganza" in the conservatory at Longwood Gardens on Sunday, March 28. Enjoy the masterpiece "Porgy and Bess," featuring George Gershwin's mix of classical music, jazz, blues and spirituals, at the Washington National Opera on Sunday, March 28. For more information about these events or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

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 contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

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. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

H.A.P.P.E.N The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending this meeting is welcome.

Kayaking, canoeing presentation Kayaking, canoeing and associated equipment presentation sponsored by the Nanticoke River Power Squadron will be held on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information contact C.M. Kohlenberg, 302- 236-6593.

Pomona Grange meeting The Sussex County Pomona Grange meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, with a covered dish dinner hosted by Reliance Grange at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Seaford. For details, call Shirley Millman at 645-8098.

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

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations,are welcome.

Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons Service will have it next meeting on Tuesday, March 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be James Diehl. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us.

Ladies Auxiliary The Sussex County Volunteer Firemen Ladies Auxiliary will meet on March 17 at the Ellendale Fire Department. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 8 p.m.

Democrat Club The Western Sussex Democrat Club will meet on the last Monday in March at Dukes' Pool House in Laurel.

USPS monthly meeting 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 us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

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.

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 gderrickson@cheerde.com or call 854-9500.

Research presentation Nancy Lyons will present her program, "Irish-American Research – The Basics 101" at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, at the Sussex County Genealogical Society meeting at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. Lyons is well-known for her expertise in researching Irish heritage and her work with the Delaware Public Archives in promoting genealogical research techniques. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or contact Ralph Nelson at 875-5418.

Delaware Horse Expo The Sixth Annual Delaware Horse Expo will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Admission is $5; children 12 and under are free. For information, call 302-398-4630, ext. 110 or visit www.DelawareHorseExpo.com

Bluegrass Gospel Show Bluegrass Gospel Show featuring Sunnyside plus Raymond Sheridan & Gospel Side will be held on Saturday, March 20, at Sam Yoder's Community Building, Houston. Doors open at 4 p.m.; the concert begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per person at the door. Food and beverages will be for sale by Marilyn's Catering. For more information, call Marie at 875-2595.

Bug and Bud Festival This year's annual Bug and Bud Festival in downtown Milford is Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bug and Bud Festival serves as a celebration of Arbor Day and Milford's role in the ladybug's designation as the state bug of Delaware. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.

Chicken & dumplings Chicken & Dumplings Dinner, Saturday, March 20, 5-6:30 p.m. Includes vegetables, dessert & beverage.$10 per person, $5 childrenage 5-12 (under age 5 free). Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road (Route 20A), Seaford.Call 628-8114 or 629-7706 for directions if necessary.

VFW fish fry A fish fry will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, at the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 on Williamsville Road in Milford. The menu includes bay trout, potatoes, succotash, cole slaw, baked beans, coffee, lemonade and iced tea. Cost is $9 per dinner and children ages 4-10 are $4.50. Take out is available. For more information, call 422-4412 any day after noon

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. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. 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: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27.

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.

Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is Saturday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m. You will receive your course books to study in advance which is strongly encouraged. You may also register on April 24 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Democrat spring dinner The Sussex County Democrat spring dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, at the CHEER Community Center, Georgetown. The reception with cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be catered by the Georgia House Cafe. Cost is $40. Various Democrat dignitaries will be in attendance. Event includes a live auction and silent auctions. For more information, contact Rebecca Breasure at 856-2173.