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.
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.
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.
Breakfast in Blades
Blades firemen and ladies auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, March 5, 8 to 11 a.m., adults $7, children, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall. For information call 629-6904.
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.
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.
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.
SVFD Ladies Auxiliary
Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall, corner of Pine and King streets, the ladies auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. regular monthly meeting to celebrate its 71st birthday. Invited guests will include county officers of the ladies auxiliary of the Sussex County Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association. Serving on the refreshment committee are Linda Russell, Isabel Stevenson and Megan Adams. Individuals interested in becoming prospective members are welcome to attend.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be March 2.
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.
Irish Night at the Archives
The Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York St., in Dover, fifth annual Irish Night at the Archives, Friday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program is free to the public and features a concert by Celtic Harvest, a Dover based band of musicians who play traditional music from Ireland. Contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Filled Basket Bingo at Club
Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club Longaberger filled basket bingo, Saturday, March 18. Each of the baskets will be filled with items centered around a theme. In addition, the first 100 ticket buyers will receive a Longaberger tote bag with a free lunch. The basket bingo will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. at the club, 310 Virginia Ave. Tickets ($35) are available by contacting Karen Schreiber at 629-8740. 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.
Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club Longaberger basket bingo, Tuesday, March 28, Laurel Fire House. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $20 and available from Lioness members, His & Hers Hairstylists, at the door, or call Charlotte Givens, 875-5448.
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.
Atlantic City Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Atlantic City on April 10 and 11. Trip includes: charter bus, one night lodging at the Resorts Hotel, one voucher for breakfast, lunch or dinner, one voucher for any of the hotel restaurants, $15 play money, the Price is Right Live Stage Show at the Palace Theater, admission to the "Catch A Rising Star" comedy show at the Resorts hotel. Cost: $185 per person/double occupancy. Trip insurance is available. Call 629-4939 for more information.
Day Trip to Philadelphia
Methodist Manor House in Seaford day trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 18. Cost of $70 includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tours and all gratuities. Lunch will be at The City Tavern and the tour will be the new Benjamin Franklin exhibit at the National Constitution Center. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle, 628-5631 by March 1.
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.
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.