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.
Little League fundraiser Nanticoke Little League will host a Dance fundraiser from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, March 19, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Tickets are $15 per person and include hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be silent auction items for bidding, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. A cash bar will be available. Music will be provided by DJ "Music2U". Also, league officials are selling raffle tickets to win a $1,000 Walmart gift card. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. Tickets for the dance or raffle can be purchased during sign ups or by contacting Stacie Satchell at 236-9616 or Laralyn Willey at 258-9518.
'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. The entry fee is $50. To register visit www.sode.org or call Special Olympics Delaware at 831-3482.
Historical Society fundraiser On Thursday, March 3, from 4 to 10 p.m., the Texas Roadhouse near Lowes in Seaford is cooperating with the Seaford Historical Society. They are giving 10% of sales upon presentation of a coupon by the customer. This money helps maintain the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion. Grants are usually available only for special projects such as construction. Routine maintenance must be covered by dues and fundraising efforts. SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, phone 628-9828. For more information call the SHS office or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
Battle of the Bands The Seventh Annual Battle of the Bands will host rap, blues, jazz, Christian rock and contemporary rock - all genres of music - from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Seaford High School. Tickets are $5 until Feb. 26; $7 at the door. Don't miss the greatest representation of local talent. Some of the bands who are participating this year include: Bride Dressed in Black, The Luscious Pear, The Noize, Mr 2011, Not my Own, Anonymously Unique, We are the Weapons, Tyler Zeek, and Garage Dudes. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 629-4587, ext 405.
Seaford Library Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Teddy Bear Storytime - Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals for a "Teddy Bear Sleepover" at the library. We will do a fun storytime and craft with your special animal. When you go home, your animal will stay at the library and have a sleepover at the library. Pick up your animal on Friday and see what fun they had with pictures of their adventures. This special program is designed for children ages 3 to 7.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, March 1, 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, March 3, 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.
- Adults, here is your chance to win some great prizes. Register for the Adult Winter Reading Program.
- The Science and Religion Book Discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
- On Wednesday, March 9, the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Children's Book discussion at 4 p.m. The program offers kids in 2nd through 4th grade a chance to read a great book and discuss it with friends.
Beef & dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church will have a Beef and Dumpling Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Community House. The menu includes beef & dumplings, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & cole slaw, applesauce, rolls & butter, iced tea, water & coffee, and assorted cakes for dessert, for $10 a person (pay at the door). Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Road (Rt. 20 East). For more information, call 628-8114.
St. Luke's pancake supper St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will have a pancake supper at 6 p.m. on Shrove Tuesday, March 7, at the Parish House. There will be a free will offering. All are welcome. For more information, call 629-7979.
Acorn Club directory The GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford is working on the 2011-2012 edition of the Seaford Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory. To place an ad or update your address/phone number, call 629-5229.
Spaghetti dinner & bake sale West Seaford Elementary School will hold a Spaghetti Dinnerand Bake Salefrom 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Ticketsare $5 for ages 9 and up, $3 for ages 5 to 8 and kids 4 and under are free. Carry-out is available. Dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti and a cookie. All proceedsfrom ticket sales willbenefit the West Seaford PTO Field Trip Fund. A bake sale table will also be set up, with all proceeds to benefit the West Seaford Elementary Relay for Life team. To make reservations, call the school at 628-4414.
Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant The Seaford Lioness presents their annual Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, at Seaford High School. MissSeaford is open to girls who reside inSeafordand attend Seaford or Sussex Tech schools. Girls must be a freshman, sophomore or junior, but cannot turn 19 in their reigning year as Miss Seaford. Little MissSeaford is open to kindergarten and 1st grade students who reside in Seaford. Applications will be available Feb. 28 for Little Miss Seaford and are available now for Miss Seaford applicants. Applications and further information can be obtained by contacting Bonny Hastings at Cut n' Up Family Salon at 628-8150 or 841-4884.
Safe Boating Course 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, March 12. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5. You will receive your course books to study in advance which is strongly encouraged. You may also register on March 12 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
All you can eat dinner The Women of the Moose are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 12 noon until ? This dinner is open to the public and will include mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. The cost is $9 per person, $4 for children under 10. It will be held at the Seaford Moose Family Center, 227959 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford.
AARP offers driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course for all and any drivers will be given from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The 2-day program, sponsored by AARP stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a 10% reduction in their auto liability insurance. A 15% reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call Mr. Devone at 629-8081, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Do not call the Manor House. The cost of the program is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.
Yard sale at Laurel Fire Dept. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting an indoor yard sale on March 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Department. Cost is $15 per table (additional table $5). Reserve your table no later than Feb. 26 by contacting any auxiliary member; Ann Hill at 875-4789, email email@example.com, or Sandy Steele, 875-2164, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring what you're reading or listening to. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Wenona at email@example.com or 875-3184.
Blues Chase Dinner The Blues Chase Dinner for The Friends of The Laurel Library to benefit the Children's Reading Program will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. The buffet beef and dumpling dinner also includes entertainment by The Humanaires. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from the Laurel Library or any member of the Friends of the Laurel Library.
AARP Refresher Driving Course An AARP Refresher Driving Course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, call 875-2536.
Lauren American Legion casino night The Laurel American Legion Post 19, located on Rt. 24 will hold a casino night on Friday, March 11 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Featuring black jack, a money wheel and poker tables. Tickets - $5, includes sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks, soda and draft beer. Cash bar available. Must be 21.
Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts with Miss Monica,our guest story lady this winter. For more information, call 875-3184.
Railroad Exhibit on display The Laurel Public Library will host a new traveling exhibit from the Delaware Historical Society, "Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly: The Railroad in Delaware History," for the month of February. The exhibit consists of large display panels which examine the history of Delaware railroads, past and present, and the industry's influences on the state's economy, culture and communities. The display is located in the second floor reading area and will be available for viewing during normal library hours until Feb. 28. For more information, call 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to Knit workshop The Learn to Knit workshop at the Laurel Library has been extended to meet again this month on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. First timers are asked to bring size 7 or 8 knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.Free with no registration.With continued support, thisworkshop may become a monthlymeeting. For more info, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
LFD hosts 'Italian Night' The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting an Italian Night Buffet on March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children under 10 are free. For tickets contact Ann Hill at 875-4789, Sandy Steele at 875-2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Walker at email@example.com or any auxiliary member.
Beef and dumpling dinner The Delmar New Century Club will have a beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, March 6 at the Delmar VFW from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 (10 and under $6) and can be purchased at the door. Drink and dessert included and carry-outs available. Proceeds benefit our scholarship fund and other community service projects. For tickets, call 846-9880.
Wellness Wednesday 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.
Defensive Driver course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.
and the cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-member. You must pre-register for this course. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Chocolate Lovers' Night In honor of Chocolate Month, the Greenwood Public Library will hold its 4th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Night on Friday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW Hall.
Greenwood CHEER activity Winter dinner on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. An evening of socialization, dinner and card games. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Financial assistance session The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a free Elderinfo information session on Financial Assistance for People with Medicare, on Tuesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. Learn how to save money paying for Medicare Part A & B premiums and prescription drugs. The public is invited. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Dinner Club, Game Night The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in March and running through May. The Dinner Club offers an evening of fellowship and a dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Then, you can stay for card games from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call the center at 349-5237.
St. Patrick's Dinner Show The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show on Thursday, March 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a ham and cabbage dinner with the southern gospel music of Wayne and Barbie Porter. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, contact 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.
Shrove Tuesday supper A pancake supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, atUnion United Methodist Church, 2 Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409. The supper is sponsored by the UUMC Chancel Choir.
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. 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.
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.
Seaford AARP trips Biltmore Estate& Winery and tour Asheville, N.C. - April 11-14 -3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 shows. See the St. Lawrence Basilica, lake cruise, Cherokee Indian Museum andcasino visit. Cost: $435 per person/doubles. Branson, Mo. - June 6-14 - 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 7 shows. Silver Dollar City,winery, dinner on the Showboat Belle and a tour thru the College of the Ozarks and St. Louis - Golden Arch. Cost: $875 per person/doubles. Adirondack Mts., N.Y.- July 11-14 -3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lake cruises, 2 train rides, Camp Sagamore tour and Saratoga Gaming. Cost: $565 per person/doubles. Black Hills, S.D. - Sept. 14-24 - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Chicago tour, Wisconsin Dells cruise, the Corn Palace, Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, American Indian Museum, Deadwood and Wall Drug.In Iowa, a riverfront casino on the way home. Cost: $1,125 per person/doubles. All trips are open to the public. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Lake George, N.Y. Seaford Widowed Persons Service is sponsoring a four-day motorcoach trip to Lake George and Lake Placid, N.Y., on June 13-16. The cost is $445 and includes 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, welcome reception, cruise, guided tours of Saratoga Springs and Lake Placid, Prospect Mountain, entertainment and all gratuities. For additional information, contact Frances at 629-4416.
Delaware Tech offers trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering a variety of day trips to brighten up the dreary days of winter. Enjoy the comic genius of Mel Brooks in "Young Frankenstein" at the DuPont Theater on March 5. Like to dance? Then the 50s Dance Party with the Philly Pops is sure to please. Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and others will get your fingers snapping on March 6. The most exotic flowers await you on March 8 at the Philadelphia Flower Show, featuring exhibits, demonstrations and more. Enjoy a favorite from the past when you see "Cats" on March 9 at the Candlelight Dinner Theater in Ardentown. The Meyerhoff Theater in Baltimore will host a "Celtic Celebration" on March 13; this show sells-out every time. Also in Baltimore is the National Civil War Museum. Explore history with a self-guided tour on March 16. And last, but not least, celebrate the Irish with a St. Paddy's Day Progressive Lunch on March 17. The "green carpet" will be rolled out for you at three restaurants. For complete details or to reserve your seat, call Delaware Tech's Corporate & Community Programs at 856-5416.
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.
OCCL annual meeting The Old Christ Church League (OCCL) will hold its annual meeting and dinner on Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. The evening will feature a video presentation of the newly created Western Sussex Byway narrated by Kendal Jones. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $18 per person. Individuals interested in attending and becoming a member of the Old Christ Church League should email OldChristChurchLeague@gmail.com.
Rubber Stamping Club Anyone interested in rubber stamping and making cards? We meet the second Thursday of each month at the Seaford Public library. If you have any questions please call Karen at 629-5089. Cost is $5.
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.
AARP meeting AARP Chapter 1084, Seaford area of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall next to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The speaker will be Corp. Mark Albert from the State Police who will explain police procedures. This chapter is open to anyone age 50 and older. Stay after the meeting to partake in refreshments and fellowship. Pick up a brochure on our trips while you're there. For more information, call chapter president, Gladys at 875-1519.
Acorn Club GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meets at Christ Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.Soup, made by committee members; headed by Ann McFarland. Bring your own sandwich. A business meeting will follow dinner.
Alumni board The Seaford High School Alumni Association will holdtheir board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Seaford Museum. Any member or interested Seaford alumni are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
Democratic Committee The 35th RD Democratic Committee meeting and elections will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, at Grotto's Pizza in Seaford. We will elect three new members to join the Democratic Committee covering Bridgeville, Greenwood, parts of Ellendale and parts of Seaford. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 245-7882.
Laurel Alumni The Laurel Alumni Association will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Laurel High School. All members are encouraged to attend.
Trap Pond Partners Trap Pond Partners, a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving Trap Pond Park's natural and recreational resources for future generations, will hold their annual meeting at 3 p.m. on March 20, at the new Bald Cypress Nature Center. Light refreshments will be served. Meet William Koth, park naturalist, who will present a program about what the park has to offer. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet on Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Guests will be Rep. Dave Wilson, Sen. Bob Venables, Rep. Danny Short and Frank Piorko of DNREC. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
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.
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. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 27.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Horse Expo The Delaware Horse Expo will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Admission is $5, children 12 and under are free. For information, call 398-4630, ext. 110 or visit www.DEHorseExpo.com.
DASEF Rocket Launch The Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation's 15th high altitude rocket launch is Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cape Henlopen Park in Lewes. Park entrance fee is $4 for Delaware residents and $8 for others. For more information, visit www.dasef.org, under programs; call 834-1978; or email email@example.com.
Oyster Eat Day Luncheon The Georgetown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary presents an Oyster Eat Day Luncheon on Friday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat in or carry out. The menu includes Susan's Famous Chicken Salad, hamburger/cheeseburger, chili, vegetable beef soup. Orders will be accepted by phone on Friday, Feb. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m., at 856-7700.