Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 09, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Blues Chaser Dinner
Blues Chaser Dinner to support the Friends of the Laurel Library, Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar VFW. Tickets are $7.75. For more tickets, contact the Laurel Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, DE 19956.

Mardi Gras for Hope House
Third annual Mardi Gras to benefit Hope House in Laurel, Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. to midnight, Laurel Fire Hall. Price is $25 a person. Music by the Honeycombs with light fare, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets available at Bank of Delmarva and Laurel Petroleum. Phone 875-9480.

Dance for Pop Warner
Mardi Gras dance to benefit Laurel Pop Warner, Saturday, Feb. 25, American Legion, Laurel. Doors will open at 8 p.m.; dance from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Music provided by DJ Brian K. Hall. Cash bar available,must be 21 or older to attend. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and are available at A&K Enterprises in Laurel, or by calling 443-880-8266.

Midland Grange Benefit
The Roadhouse Steak Joint located at Midway Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, will donate a percentage of its food sales to Midland Grange #27, Georgetown. The Grange will benefit from all meals served Monday, March 6. For details call Jo Ann Kruger 856-9495.

COURSES

Free Parenting Classes
Child Inc. is offering free parenting classes at Tabernacle of Praise in Seaford until Feb. 18, 2006 on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics include: Parent/Child communication, problem solving, decision making, stress in the family, and building self-esteem. The classes fulfill Delaware requirements for parent education and child care providers. For more information and to register, call (302) 697-2292 or (302) 228-9943.

Read Aloud Training
Real Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Bay Foundation Training
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering its adult education/CBF volunteer training program "VoiCeS," Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, starting in January. The program is designed to create a deeper understanding of the Bay and the efforts needed to restore it. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as Chesapeake Stewards. This year's programs will be held in both Annapolis and Cambridge. The training includes an eight-week course of study, with one three-hour class each week, and a service requirement of 40 hours devoted to a Bay-related project to be completed within one year. Classes cover a wide range of topics, including Bay ecology and history, wetlands, fisheries, land use, and advocacy. There is no fee to enroll in the VoiCeS training program; participants instead are asked to commit to completing both program components. Pre-registration is required. Training dates are: in Cambridge: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays, until March 11. Contact Margaret Enloe Vivian, grassroots coordinator, at mvivian@cbf.org or (410) 543-1999, ext. 502. For more information or to download the VoiCeS brochure, visit www.cbf.org/hotc.

EDUCATION

Del Tech Information Night
"Get the Big Picture," information night & open house, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Rt. 18 - Seashore Highway, Georgetown. Meet and talk with students, graduates, faculty. Obtain information on all aspects of college life. Food and ice cream provided. Free to students and families.

FOOD

Beef and Dumpling Dinner
Hope Lodge #4 oyster sandwich sale, Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind St. Philip's Church, 102 West 6th St., Laurel.

Union U.M. Church Diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall, monthly 'Union Station Diner' on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $7; children 12 and under, $3.50.Menu: Turkey with gravy, Pennsylvania Dutch potato filling, vegetables, cranberry relish, cole slaw, rolls and assorted desserts. Proceeds benefit the church. Call 337-7409.

Beef and Dumpling Dinner
Beef and dumpling dinner, Saturday, Feb. 25, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Fire Department (benefits the ladies auxiliary). Tickets are $10 for adults and carryouts; $5 for children 12 and under (advanced tickets only). Phone 846-3314 or 846-9983 for more information.

Reliance Grange Supper
On Feb. 27, the Reliance Grange 58 will have a covered dish supper, at the Gethsemane Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. After the supper, Bob Seiler will be telling a few spoonerism stories which are usually funny. For more information call 337-3615.

Centenary U.M. Church Supper
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, all you can eat pancake supper, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3 (under six years free). Dinner is sponsored by the Sunday School department.

Annual Bridgeville Dinner
17th annual roast beef and dumplings dinner, Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company, Sunday, March 5, noon to 5 p.m. Adults, $9, children under 12, $3, pre-school, free. Carry outs, $9.

St. George's Luncheon
St. George's Spring Luncheon, with oyster fritters, chicken salad, homemade soups and desserts, Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also silent auction and live music. The church is located on St. George's Road between Laurel and Delmar. Phone 846-2301 for more information.

MEETINGS

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

Acorn Club Luncheon
GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford, Valentine covered dish luncheon, at the Shiloh Community Church, Laurel, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9. Hostesses for this special event are Pat Malinchak and Joyce Whaley. AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting, Thursday, Feb. 9, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Guest speaker from Delmarva Power will address energy conservation and emergency outage preparation. Chapter dues are only $5 per year and one must be 50 plus to join. Call Helen Skjoldager, president, 875-5086, for more information. Refreshments served. Guests are welcome.

Sussex Democrats Meeting
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet Feb. 16, Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, with luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Brenda White Hurst of First State Community Action Agency. Cost is $12. Call Thelma Monroe 934-9716 for reservations by Feb. 13. New members are welcome. Red Hats Plan Meeting
Methodist Manor House in Seaford third annual Red Hat gathering, Thursday, Feb. 16, at noon. Cost $7 for lunch and entertainment. Individual Red Hatters or Red Hat groups are welcome. Reservations are required. Call 628-5631.

Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council (DEC) meeting, Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., at Harrington Public Library. Guest speaker Robert Jacobson will share information on "hoof care." For more information phone 422-4094.

Federal Employees Chapter
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting, Monday, Feb. 20, noon, Jimmy's Fly-In Grille, located at the Georgetown Airport. A representative from the Delaware Humanities Forum will present a program entitled "The History of Patriotic Music."

Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Brian Posey, a representative of AARP in Wilmington. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Republican Women
Seaford Republican Women's Club meeting, Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m., Seaford Golf & Country Club. Seaford Mayor Dan Short will be the speaker. Meeting is open to the public. Phone Anne Nesbitt, 628-7788.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Black History Month
Seaford District Library's Black History Month celebration, at the library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford, on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m., a program, "Historical Reflections." Reflections on unwritten times in the lives of local African Americans including Noble Prettyman, Teresa Stephenson, Henry Wilson, Herbert Quick and others. Program 2, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., from Princess Anne, Md., the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir will perform African American spirituals and historic songs.

Symphony To Perform
On Saturday, Feb. 11, a Winter Concert by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra – Andrew Balio, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, plays Haydn's "Trumpet Concerto" accompanied by local MSO musician Julie Barton, formerly of Seaford. Beethoven's "Symphony #3 Eroica" is the special finale. Theatre, Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, 8 p.m. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. Tickets call 888-846-8600 or Delaware Tech at 858-5475 or visit the Web site at midatlanticsymphony.org . Auxiliary Book Fair
Nanticoke Hospital Auxiliary "Ultimate Book Fair," in the hospital main lobby in Seaford. Tuesday, Feb. 14 and Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Choose from a huge selection of premium quality books, toys, music, computer software and gifts at up to 75 percent off retail. Categories include novels, reference, cookbooks, crafts, sports, history, home and garden, health and beauty and children's, etc.

Art Show & Sale
Lewes Historical Society Fine Art Show & Sale, Children's Beach House, Cedar Street, Lewes, Feb. 17, preview party, tickets $25, 6-8 p.m.; Feb. 18, general admission, $3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Feb. 19, general admission $3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For information and tickets call 645-7670 or visit www.historiclewes.org. Tickets also available at Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Stepping Stone, Lewes.

Wine Fest Mardi Gras
Georgetown Millsboro Rotary Club fourth annual wine event, Saturday, Feb. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m., at Warren L. & Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. Tickets may be purchased from Rotary members, Baker's Hardware in Millsboro and Chardon Jewelers in Georgetown. Tickets are limited. Call Charlene Hubert, 302-93

SVFD Toy & Train Show
12th annual Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. Toy & Train Show, Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seaford Fire Hall. Tables are available. Phone 302-258-9764. Admission is $3; children under 12 free. 3-0172.

Equine Council Dance
Delaware Equine Council's first benefit "A Casual Country Affair," dinner, dance, auction on Friday, March 24, 6 p.m., at Exhibitors' Hall, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Jones Boys will provide the music, Smiths' Buffet. Tickets may be purchased from any director or call Paula Barto, 629-5233, $25 a person. No tickets will be sold at the door. The public is welcomed.

TRIPS

Sight & Sound March 22
Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, is sponsoring a trip to Sight & Sound to see "Behold the Lamb" on March 22. The cost is $85 which includes transportation, show and dinner at Miller's. Seating is in orchestra section. Contact 875-4233 or 875-3278.

Sight & Sound April 5
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Sight & Sound Theatre's production of "Behold The Lamb," Wednesday, April 5, departing from the center at 8:45 a.m. The trip includes charter bus service, box lunch, show and dinner and all gratuities. Cost: $90 for members; $95 non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information and to register.

Trip To West Virginia
AARP chapter 1084 trip to West Virginia May 3-5 including sternwheeler ride to Blennerhassett Island, mansion tour, Fenton Glass and Middleton Doll factory tours, Smoot Theater. Cost of $335 a person includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two dinners. A $35 deposit required at sign-up. Contact Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play For Kids
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months to May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.