Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 16, 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.

Master Gardeners Workshop
Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University and University of Delaware, workshop on "Pruning Ornamentals & the Tools You Need," Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at the Sussex County Research and Education Center, Rt. 9, 16684 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb, 856-2585, Ext. 540 to register. Pre-registration is requested. Space is limited.

FOOD

Dinner in Woodland
Woodland United Methodist Church Women chicken and dumpling dinner Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years $4; 5-years and under free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Dinner at Cornerstone
Christ the Cornerstone Community Church spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Feb. 18, 3-6 p.m., eat-in or take-out. $7 adults, under 12, $4. Call 875-8150.

All-You-Can-Eat-Breakfast
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 19, 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults. This event is now smoke free.

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.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
All-you-can-eat Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper, Feb. 28, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10th Street, Delmar, Del., 4 to 7 p.m.

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

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.

Acorn Club at the Library
GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meeting at the Seaford library, Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. This is a business meeting with refreshment hostess, Cathy Hurley.

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

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.

St. Patrick's Day Party
CHEER Community Center St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, 5 to 9 p.m., dancing, entertainment and a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner. Entertainment is provided by DJ Sky Brady. The cost is $5. Tickets are available in advance by stopping in at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road or by calling 854-9500.

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

Trip to Flower Show
Friday, March 10, 7:30 a.m., a bus will leave the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, and head to the Philadelphia Flower Show. The cost for your Flower Show and bus ticket is $46.50 per adult and $34.50 per child. The bus will stop for a 15 minute break in Smyrna going up and 15 minutes on the return trip. Return arrival back to the CHEER Community Center will be approximately 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information call Cindy Mitchell at 302-854-9500.

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.