Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Freeze your fur off on Sunday, Feb. 6, with family, friends and frigid fans at the 20th annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. Presented by Wawa & Comcast, the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge benefits Special Olympics Delaware, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. A minimum of $50 in pledges guarantees you an official event sweatshirt and a spot on the beach. Sign up online at www.plungeDE.org, and join the fun on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. on Rehoboth Beach.
Seaford Historic Society Fundraiser In the interest of helping the Seaford Historical Society raise funds to put a new roof on the Ross Mansion, the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Seaford will honor coupons on Thursday, Feb. 3,. from 4 to 10 p.m. A customer presents a coupon when paying his or her bill, which authorizes the Texas Roadhouse to send a certain percentage of the amount of the bill to SHS. Coupons may be obtained from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, phone 628-9828.
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.
Basket Bingo The Wesley College Nursing Class of 2011 will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Elks Lodge on Elks Road.The evening will consist of 20 games featuring Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the new Signature Market Basket or one of several door prizes.Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 302-448-5476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dodgeball Madness' Tournament Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics is hosting a Dodgeball Tournament to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Delaware on Saturday, March 19, at 8 a.m.The tournament will be held in the Caesar Rodney High School gymnasium. The tournament will consist of the first 24 teams to register.Those 24 teams will be divided into 3 different brackets. The minimum age to participate is 16. Teams must consist of six players and may have two alternate players. Teams can consist of all male, female or co-ed members. Each team is guaranteed to play in at least five games. Games will be played under the rules and regulations of the National Dodgeball League. The entry fee for each team member is $50.All team members will receive a Dodgeball Madness event t-shirt. Trophies will be given to the overall tournament winner and runner up. To register visit www.sode.org or call Special Olympics Delaware at 831-3482.
For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
- Need help building a resume and job hunting using the Internet? Come to the Nason Computer Room in the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Thursday evening from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Adults, here is your chance to win some great prizes! Registration for the Adult Winter Reading Program "Getting Back to Classics" has started at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center.
- The Science and religion book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Choir will perform at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Patsy Cline Tribute Show The Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 will host a Patsy Cline Tribute Show featuring professional singer/songwriter/performer C.J. Harding from Florida. Harding has performed across the United States for the past 15 years. The show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. This is a one show performance. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Children are welcome at the same ticket prices. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call Travis Sirman at 875-3792 or Seaford Moose Lodge at 629-8408. Seating is limited.
LHS Class of 2000 reunion Laurel High School Class of 2000 will hold a reunion on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m., at theGeorgia House Restaurant in Laurel. Cost is $35 per person. For more information and to RSVP, call Sara PhillipsWalls at 542-4982 or Shannon Whaley Baker at 344-1545.
Indoor Yard Sale The Laurel High School Performing Arts Department is having an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7 a.m. to noon. Booths are available for $25 for a 10x10 space ($20 if you have rented before). If you only have a few things and would like to donate them to the Band/Theater table, donations will be accepted anytime between now and the sale. To reserve a space or to make a donation, call 875-6120, ext. 273 or email email@example.com.
Pancake Breakfast There will be a Pancake Breakfast at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church located on the corner of Bethel and Seaford Road, Laurel, on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults; kids under 12, $3; kids 5 and under, free. The menu also includes scrapple or bacon, coffee, tea or orange juice.
Hearts for Hope On Saturday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., the Laurel Community Foundation invites the public to join them at the Laurel Fire Hall for the annual "Heart for Hope Dinner and Auction." My Turn to Cook will provide a delicious buffet dinner, followed by an auction, and music by the Bo Dickerson Band, and "Dancing with the Stars." Hope House I & II provide transitional housing for more than 20 families with children annually. It's sure to be a wonderfully entertaining evening and a tremendous help to families in need. Tickets are available at Laurel Petroleum and Dennis O'Neal Jewelers in Laurel. Or ask any of the volunteer board members, John Shwed, Donald Hitchens, Ellie Guest, Brad Spicer, Leigh Clark, Everett Hart, Patty Littleton, Edie Snedecor, Mollie DeCoster, Catina Goff, Garrett Whaley, Nancy Schlicker, Joanne Czernik, Ella Collins or Candace Jones.
Learn to Knit' session The Laurel Library knitters will offer a free, one-time, "Learn to Knit" session in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. These knitters have been meeting weekly at the Laurel Library for over 10 years and offer a wealth of experience for any skill level. This session is intended for the beginning novice, but those needing slightly more advanced instructions are welcome to attend. Participants need to bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Sports card show The 1st annual Crawford Foxwell Memorial Sports Card Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Station 7 Restaurant in Laurel, at the corner of Rt. 13 and Rt. 9. Former Phillie, Costen Shockley, will be appearing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. signing autographs for $5. Admission is $2, children are free. Each paid admission will receive a 10% discount coupon for lunch at Station 7. The proceeds will benefit the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Salisbury. For more details, contact Donnie Davidson at 443-205-0937 or Mike Lambert at 629-6030.
Annual Pine Wood Derby Cub Scout Pack 90 will hold their annual Pine Wood Derby on Jan. 29. After the race, we will also hold an open division for adults/Boy Scouts or other youth groups that may want to compete.The open division will have an entry fee of $5. For more information, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. This service is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Taking Time for Tea The Greenwood Public Library will host a 4-part series of programs on the graceful art of tea on the first Friday evening of every month beginning Feb. 4. The first three sessions will feature a video tutorial by tea professional Nan Taylor plus light refreshments and discussion. Participants will use their knowledge and skills learned in these sessions to prepare and enjoy a Mother's Day Tea on May 6. Topics for the first session on Feb. 4 include the basics of setting the tea table, how to make a proper pot of tea and preparing tea for large groups. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and pre-registration is requested by Feb. 2. To register or for more information, visit the library or call 349-5309.
Lantern Festival The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Lantern Festival on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. Enjoy dinner and jazz music with Barry Eli. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For the menu and more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Philadelphia Flower Show The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show, "Springtime In Paris," in Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday, March 8. Cost is $50 per person that includes transportation and show ticket. All meals are on your own; food can be purchased at the show. Deadline for trip payment is Feb. 24. For departures times and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Super Bowl Celebration The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is having a Super Bowl Celebration on Friday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There will be light refreshments, Super Bowl predictions, Jackpot game with prizes, trivia and lunch at noon. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Valentine Party Join us for a Valentine Party at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Friday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by CaroLen. There will be light refreshments, a basket raffle and lunch served at noon. A Life Smatters Valentine program will be presented by the Greenwood Library. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Winter Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Winter Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Come join us for an evening of socialization, dinner and card games. For the menu, call the center at 349-5237.
For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
- Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Scotch-Irish Genealogy Program The Bridgeville Public Library will hold a Scotch-Irish Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Morning coffee and a light lunch will be served. Lisa Kerr Illowite will be the speaker. Illowite is a research scientist with over 13 years experience in genealogical research. She is a member of DAR, First Families of Western Pennsylvania and the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists. After the seminar at 3 p.m., the Celtic Harvest Irish Band will perform for the culmination of Irish Heritage Week at the library. For more information and to register, call the library at 337-7401.
Soup Luncheon There will be an All-You-Can-Eat Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at UnionUnited Methodist Church (UUMW), 2 Laws St., Bridgeville.Homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, dessert and beverage for $6.50. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409. Luncheon is sponsored by UUMW.
Art work on display The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are proud to present the art work of Tammy Kearney, member of the Nanticoke River Arts Council, on display at the Bridgeville Library through Feb. 11. The collection includes original paintings and giclee prints. All displayed art is available for purchase. For more information, contact Ms. Kearney at 629-2829.
Young Writers' Contest All students are encouraged to write a short story or poem for submission in the yearly Young Writers' Contest which is sponsored locally by the New Century Club. Complete contest rules are available at the Delmar Public Library. The deadline is Jan. 31. For questions, contact Kathy at 846-2478.
San Antonio trip AARP 915 presents a trip to San Antonio, Texas on June 17-27. Cost is $870 per person/double occupancy ($75 due upon signing) and includes: stops in Nashville and Little Rock, Ark.; 18 meals - 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners; a guided tour of San Antonio, a cruise at San Antonio's famous River Walk, a visit to the Alamo and Imax Theater, Institute of Texan Cultures and San Antonio Missions; and a guided tour of LBJ Ranch and much more. For reservations, call 410-754-8189.
Rainbow Dinner Theatre The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Paradise, Pa., to see the comedy show, "Send Me No Flowers!," on Thursday, March 10. The bus departs the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 9 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per person for members or $70 for non-members. Cost includes buffet dinner, show and motor coach transportation. Deadline for payment is Feb. 24. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 has trips open to the public. April 11-14 - Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. Three hot breakfasts and dinners included: one at the Fiddlin' Pig with entertainment, dinner at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and one at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater. Visit the Biltmore Estate, the Gardens and the Winery. Take a Lake Lure Cruise, visit the St. Lawrence Basilica and the Cherokee Indian museum. Also a guided tour of Asheville. Cost: $435 per person/doubles and $545 singles. June 6-14 - Branson & The Ozarks in Missouri. 7 shows, College of the Ozarks tour, Stone Hill Winery, Silver Dollar City and a dinner show on the Showboat Branson Belle. Included are 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners. Cost: $875 per person/doubles and $1,110 singles. July 11-14 - Adirondack Adventure in New York. 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners included. A Lake George Sternwheeler Cruise and a Raquette Lake Gilded Age Luncheon Cruise. Also 2 train rides - The Upper Hudson River Railroad and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. One night's dinner at the Saratoga Gaming in Sarotoga Springs. A tour of Great Camp Sagamore built by Vanderbilt. Cost: $565 per person/doubles and $740/singles. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, S.D. - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel through Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. Have dinner and see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian. Drive thru Custer State Park. Visit the Journey Museum, Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory and Historic Deadwood. Cost: $1,125 per person/doubles and $1,475/singles. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The next meetingof H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
AARP meeting AARP Chapter 1084, Seaford area of Western Sussex County, will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall next to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. "Elvis" will be the entertainment. This chapter is open to anyone 50 and older. Stop by and enjoy a visit with Elvis and partake in refreshments and fellowship afterwards. For more information, call chapter president Gladys at 875-1519.
Alumni Association board The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its first boardmeeting of the year at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Seaford Museum. All alumni are invited to attend. For more information, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
Western Sussex Democrat The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its first meeting of the year at Duke's Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, with a dish to pass for supper. Anyone interested in more informationabout the club may call 975-5385.
Acorn Club meeting GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford is doing a Scrapbooking Our History meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Seaford District Library. Bring any items that would help with the Acorn history. Betty and Wendy Doudt are the hostesses for the meeting.
SCDC Spring Dinner The Sussex County Democratic Committee (SCDC) Spring Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at theCHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Tickets are $40 per person and may be ordered by sending checks payable to SCDC c/o John R. Workman, 32859 Inlet Way, Lewes, DE 19958. For more information, e-mail email@example.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.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Auxiliary seeks members The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States serves our country by supporting deployed troops and their families, providing scholarships for students and raising money for disabled veterans. To find out how to join, contact your local Ladies Auxiliary VFW, the Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford, at 629-3092 or Kimberly Norman at 462-0730 or Colleen Shannon at 381-4963.
Laurel Cub Scouts Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at 6:30 every Monday night, in the basement at Centenary UMC in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys from 1st grade through 5th grade.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month 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.
Poker & Blackjack Fundraiser The SPCA will hold a Poker & Blackjack Fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at Poker at the Beach located on Route 1 in Rehoboth. For more information, call 227-3760.
Open House A free information night & open house for students and adults will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Carter Partnership Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Get the latest information about admissions, services, financial aid and scholarships, etc. In case of inclement weather, call the college HotLine at 856-5555.