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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pancake and Sausage fundraiser The Pastor's Aide Committee will sponsor an all you can eat pancake and sausage fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Applebee's in Salisbury, Md. Cost is $7 per person.For details call Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.
CHEER Golf Tournament CHEER's First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 23, at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo at 856-5187.
Flapjack Fundraiser You're invited to a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, April 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's in Seaford to support the Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown. The cost is $5 per person. For details call Peggy Trott at 856-3404.
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.
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. 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. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.
Class of 1965 Reunion The SHSClass of 1965 Reunion Committee is busy planning their 45th class reunionlater this fall. The class is unable to find addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Barry S. Cordrey, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Roland Fraser, Faye Hayes Wright, Sherry Hoster, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin, Linda Pierce Ragin, David Spencer, Barbara Thompson Savage, Ronald West & Pat Williams Honan. If you have any information to share call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 or email her at email@example.com
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" the Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Movie Night" at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, and Thursday, April 15. We provide the movie and refreshments, you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, April 2. We will reopen on Saturday, April 3, for our regular business hours.
- "Baby Bookworms," infant story time, is Monday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- "Toddler Tales," toddler story time, is Tuesday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
- Mrs. "Cookie" Garfield will host "Historical Reflections," at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center has joined IHOP 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 Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 19. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us
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 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.
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.
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.
Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10 The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year's theme "Sweet 16," celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950's flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America's first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.
Easter Egg Hunt The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under on Easter Sunday, April 4. It will be held at the Laurel Middle School on Central Avenue at 1:30 p.m.
Troop 90 breakfast Boy Scouts, Troop 90 will hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast, including sausage, eggs and juice, for $5 on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Laurel Centenary UMC. Call ahead or delivery orders can be placed by calling 875-4156.
Troop 90 Benefit Dance The parents of Boy Scouts Troop 90 in Laurel are having a benefit dance on Friday, May 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall to raise money for a new trailer. The current trailer is no longer safe for travel outside of the local area. Proceeds will be used to purchase a new, larger trailer to carry camping equipment. The goal is to purchase and equip the trailer before a June camping trip to Lehigh Valley for white water rafting. There will be light snacks, a silent auction and music by The Jones Boys.
American Legion Yard Sale Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 will hold its Annual Indoor Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No early birds.
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. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.
Annual book sale The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold their annual book sale on Monday, April 5 thru Wednesday, April 7, in the Community Room of the Laurel Library. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Great selection of used books, CDs, videos, audio books and DVDs for all ages and interests. Prices are $.25 to $1. Come early for the best selection. Proceeds benefit the Youth Services programs at the Laurel Library. For more information, contact the library at 875-9084, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghost Tales The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host storyteller Ed Okonowicz - Delaware History, Ghost Stores and Tall Tales. The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room. His books will be on sale at a discount and there will be a drawing for six of his books. Please, no children under the age of 10. No fee but donations to the library will be accepted. For more information, call 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 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.
Delmar Library The library will be a site for AARP Tax Preparation againthis year every Thursday with three dates in April. Call the library at 846-9894 to set up the required appointment time.
Cheerleading Clinic The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic for girls in kindergarten thru fifth grade on Saturday, April 17, at Delmar Middle/High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl.Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and wear comfortable pants and sneakers. Also, bring a bag lunch and drink.Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the camp. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811, ext. 26, or email email@example.com
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.
Casino Night Casino Night at the Delmar Fire Department is Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Games include blackjack, poker, money wheels and 50-50's. Admission is $10. Must be 21 and older to enter.
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 will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
CHEER's 36th anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a week-long celebration during the week of April 26-30. Throughout the week, there will be special events, guests, games, raffles and door prizes. The Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir will perform on Monday, April 26 and Leighton-Taylor will perform on Wednesday, April 28. The public is welcome. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Beginning Basket Weaving Come to the Greenwood Library and learn the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 3, April 17 and April 24. These workshops will be taught by Brenda Brasure, a member of the North Carolina Basket Makers Association and Nature Coast Basket Makers Guild. She will present the basics of basket weaving and then help each participant create a different basket for each Saturday they are able to attend. The fee for each session (payable on the day) will range from $25 to $30, depending on the cost of the basket. On the following Saturdays, the choices will be a Cutie Cracker Basket, Bread Basket and Napkin Basket. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Robin Miller at 349-5309.
'Vietnam Mailbag' book signing Award-winning author Nancy E. Lynch will be at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, for a presentation and book signing. Anyone with any connection to those involved in the war in Vietnam will find this a rare opportunity to meet Lynch and obtain a signed copy of the book, a compilation of letters between our military and their families and friends, giving first-person insight into the experience of this historic conflict. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Tull Road closed The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) crews closed Tull Road between Route 404 and Shirleys Road near Greenwood, due to crossroad pipe failure. The road is closed until further notice. Traffic will be detoured as follows: Northbound: Route 404 to Wooden Hawk Road onto Shirleys Road and back to Tull Road Southbound: Tull Road to Shirleys Road onto Wooden Hawk Road to Route 404 Real time travel and construction information is available online at www.deldot.gov
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.
Chicken & dumpling dinner Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets in advance only, phone 410-754-8681 or 337-8836. They are $10 adults, $5 children under 12. The prices include dessert. No tickets will be available after April 11. The church is located west of Seaford and the north end of Oak Grove Road.
Emings BBQ at Delmar Wesleyan Delmar Wesleyan Church presents "Emings BBQ" on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to2 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 per person. Carry-outs only. For tickets, call 410-896-3600 and leave a message or call 875-1153.
Centenary Church Dinner Centenary UMW in Laurel will sponsor an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the dining hall. Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free. Sweets are also available.
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. 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. 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. - The bus for this trip leaves Peebles' parking lot in Seaford at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 12. 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. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. Six seats open. Cost: $535/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 - 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 the Country Tonite with entertainment of humor, dancing and singing. Also a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches included. Cost: $595/double. All trips are open to the public. Note that all trips have a deposit made on hotels, meals, entertainment, tour guides, etc. and we must have enough people booked two months in advance in order to make the trip. Otherwise, we have to cancel the trip to get our deposit back or we lose it. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School Board meeting The next Board meeting for the Seaford School District is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Seaford District Office.
AARP chapter meeting AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Charlie Paparella from WBOC TV. This chapter is open for membership to all persons 50+. Come join us to decide if you would like to become a member of our local chapter. Stop by the hospitality table for refreshments and conversation after the meeting. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.
SHS Alumni meeting The Seaford High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Seaford Museum. All interested alumni are invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
AARP board meeting Chapter 1084 of the Seaford AARP in Western Sussex County will hold their board meeting on Thursday, April 1. Board members should try to attend this meeting since final preparations for the annual picnic on May 13 will be discussed.
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. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.
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: April 25, May 23, June 27.
Delaware Grange schedule Saturday, April 10 - Annual Chicken & Slippery Dumpling dinner at Henlopen Grange Hall in Lewes, from 3 to 7 p.m., $9/adults and $5/children under 12 Sunday, May 2 - State Grange Worship Service, 2:30 p.m., in the church at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown Sunday, June 13 -Sussex County Pomona Grange picnic, 2 p.m., Soroptimist Park, Seaford Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.
Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, April 24, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, featuring 20 regular games, two special games and two raffles, along with a 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Bingo prizes will be Vera Bradley handbags and other products. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds from the bingo will benefit local children and youth. For information, contact Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Reunion Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or email@example.com
Basket Bingo Basket Bingo will be held April 23 at the Federalsburg V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games being at 7 p.m. Bingo will benefit the International Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Robert Anger at 410-542-4761 or Henry Tift at 410-858-7588 for tickets or information.