Princess Tea on January 14 You are invited to a Princess Tea at Mt. Olivet U.M. Church on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 1-3 p.m. Hosted by the Seaford High School Class of 2013; tickets (available January 1) are $12 for children and $5 for adults. Costumes are optional. Contact Carolyn Smith at 542-7285 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Need help losing weight? Join the Seaford T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group. There will be an open house Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. This affordable program is here to hep you succeed. There are no diet pills. T.O.P.S. is a non-profit group that teaches you the healthy way to succeed. For information call 628-1618. No appointment is needed to attend the open house.
Gallery 107 reopens in new space On Friday, Jan. 6, Gallery 107 will open in downtown Seaford in its newly renovated larger space. When the original gallery opened in October, it was a great success and coupled with an overwhelming positive response from the community, other local artists were encouraged to participate in displaying their work. The end result was that the Gallery at 107 Pine Street was too small. The new gallery on the corner of High and Pine streets features more room for artists to display their work, plus a larger area for upcoming art classes. The Gallery will open at its regular time on Friday at 1 p.m., and refreshments will be served between 5 and 8. Come to downtown Seaford on Friday, Jan. 6 and view the new space, talk to the artists and celebrate the new gallery.
Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18-36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" with crafts and songs at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
- Come and join the "Time Traveling Book Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade.
- Join the "S'More Books Club" for kids in 3rd through 5th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. The kids will read great books, discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
- Come and join the "Livin'/Lovin' Library Club" for kids in 3rd through 6th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Kids will volunteer at the library and learn how it works.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "High School Diploma/GED classes" every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723, email email@example.com or visit http://dcdal.org.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will offer Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for more information.
Financial Peace University Attend Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Free preview session at Harvest Christian Church on Ockels Road, south of Blades, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to find out more and to register for the class which will meet Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Janet Blevins at 629-8722. Registration may be completed online at www.daveramsey.com.
Installation of officers Reliance Grange #58 will host the installation of officers for the Sussex County Pomona Grange on Thursday, Jan. 12. A covered dish dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford. For more information, contact Howard Millman Jr., secretary, at 645-8098.
Nanticoke River Arts Council The Nanticoke River Arts Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Gallery 107, located at 107 Pine St., Seaford. Everyone is invited to attend. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., Fridays 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the council or the gallery, contact the gallery at 628-ARTS (2787) or Christina Darby at 629-4321. A handmade dulcimer will be raffled off in the spring of 2012. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.
Pre-war holiday train exhibit The Seaford Museum is presenting an encore exhibit of model trains up to the year 1941, generally referred to as "Pre-War" model trains. The model train exhibit fills the Webb Room of the museum and will be open through Saturday, Jan. 15. The Sea Side Model Train Club will again set up a moving train exhibit. The museum, located in the old Post Office Building at 203 High Street, is open from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.
SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society is raffling a small hand-crocheted American flag quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and available from SHS members or the office at 203 High Street, 628-9828. The drawing will take place at the SHS annual meeting on Jan. 16, 2012. For more information, call 628-9828.
Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information, contact Trisha Emmett at 682-4379.
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. For details, call 875-3184.
Laurel Library Tech Talk - Having problems with your computer, camera or other electronic device? Then come over to the Laurel Public Library every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and have your questions answered. The library's very own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be open for consultation as he guides you through the electronic world. Preschool Story Time - Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to attend for fun with books, music, games and so much more.
Beef and dumpling dinner Laurel Centenary United Methodist Church will sponsor an all-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. Adults are $12; children from 6 to 12 are $6 and children under 6 are free. The Delmar VFW is located on W. State Street near the Old Mill Restaurant. Call Centenary Church at 875-3983 to pre-purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Extreme Couponing program An introductory program on using coupons to save money at the check-out will be offered at the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Carpenter Community Room. Candy Carey, a local coupon enthusiast will present ways to collect, organize and redeem coupons while shopping at supermarkets and other retail outlets. Swap coupons and share tips. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Holiday train show, sale The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will hold the 26th annual holiday train show, open house and sale through Jan. 15, 2012, at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. Saturdays include: Jan. 7 and Jan. 14. Sundays include: Jan. 8 and Jan. 15. Saturdays are from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sundays are from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@comcast.net.
January warm up at the library
- After School Wii Games and More for teens meets on Tuesdays, Jan. 17 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.
- Teen Crafts program will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. Make winter-themed items to decorate your room. Pre-registration is required.
- Family Movie Night returns on Friday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. This month's PG movie is inspired by the real-life story of Winter, the dolphin.
- Read Your Movie Club for middle and high school students meets on Monday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. This month's book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
- Cooking with Chef Bonnie Aronson on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. Watch and learn, ask questions, and enjoy a sample of the selected recipes. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
- If you enjoy knitting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m, in the Hayman Meeting Room at the library. On-going service projects are completed during the program, including making hats for newborns.
- Stamp Detectives, a stamp club for children in grades 1-6, will meet at the Delmar Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Space is limited to 10. Call or visit the Library to pre-register. The club is led by a member of the Eastern Shore Stamp Club.
- Decorative Painting workshop on Thursday, Jan. 19 and 26, at 5:30 p.m. The group focuses on acrylic paints and is open to painters of every skill level. Participants are required to provide their own supplies. Patterns are provided. The group is led by Loretta Graf who is a member of the Decorative Painting Society. Registration is not required; however, patterns need to be obtained ahead of time for the prep work to be done before each session. Costs are generally under $10.
- Homeschool Youth Book Club will meet on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. Bring a copy of the latest book you've read and discuss it. For kids 12 and under.
- Teens are welcome to share a book and pizza at the Pages and Pizza Recent Reads program on Monday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. Bring any book that you are reading and talk about your likes and dislikes. Books are required for pizza. DPL's Teen Advisory Committee will meet also to offer advice on new library decorations and our materials selection. Pre-registration is required.
- Enjoy books and songs with Miss Jackie on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Stuffed animals will be spending the night at the library. Have a discussion with your stuffed animal prior to attending to make sure they understand how to behave properly in a library. All stuffed animals will need to know their bedtimes, too.
- Kids ages 6-10 are invited to Play with Your Food on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. Bring the kids, talk fruits and veggies and make fun food art. Pre-registration is required. For more information about these programs, call the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.
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. For details, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Classes for kids at VFW
- Hand-sewing - Starting Thursday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m., the Greenwood Library will offer a series of programs designed to teach children the art of hand-sewing. Children will learn how to sew on buttons, make simple stitches, and create easy projects that will lead them to designing projects of their own. Students will need to bring their own scissors and needle threader. Another class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.
- Lego Night - LEGO Night returns to the Greenwood area on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own LEGOS. Both events are offered at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 which is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue. For more information, call the library at 349-5309.
Masquerade Ball at VFW Post 7478 The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 on 2 Governors Avenue in Greenwood, present a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $15 for a couple. Includes masks, food, arm band and door prize entry. Music by the Smooth Sound Dance Band of Milford. Catering by TT's House of Catering. Photography (available for $6 a picture) by Ruth Houston. Silent auction and door prizes. Alcohol free with a closed VFW bar. There is an age minimum of 17 years and ticket sales are limited to 175. Dresses and suits, vintage formal, black tie and/or formal evening wear. No Halloween costumes or masks. Special guests will be Miss Liberty and escort and Mrs. Liberty and husband. Proceeds benefit veterans' programs of the LAVFW. For more information, contact President Carol Reese Summers at 302-393-1757, Sr. VP Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220, and Jr. VP Yvonne Anthony at 302-349-4289.
Bridgeville Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library in January. All programming provided by the library is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107.
- Lap Sit - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
- Story Time - Tuesdays 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursdays 11 a.m. for ages 4-6
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Jan. 17: Pajama and Movie Night - Children are welcome to wear pajamas and/or bring their favorite stuffed animal. The movie will begin promptly at 6:40 p.m. Milk and cookies to end the evening.
- Teen Programming - Book Talk: "Trapped" by Michael Northop is the book selection for our teen winter book discussion. If you are between the ages of 13-17, join us on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
- Talent Showcase: On Saturday, Jan. 7 from 6-8 p.m., the library is sponsoring a teen talent showcase. Pre-registration is required. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext.101.
- Recent Reads at your Library - Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Genealogy Discussion Group - meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Discuss, research and enjoy genealogy.
Art at the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present the work of two outstanding artists in January, Nancy Hodges LaPrad and Beve S. Handwerger. The work of Nancy Hodges LaPrad will be on display in the reading area. Nancy is a resident of Seaford and a member of the Nanticoke River Arts Council. She studied at the Maryland Institute of Art and the University of Delaware. Watercolor is her favorite medium but she is comfortable with oils, pastels, pen and ink, and acrylics. She likes to paint waterfowl, landscapes, still life and, most recently, portraits in oil. She teaches art to adults and children. Her work has been widely displayed including the Eastern Shore Room at the Easton Waterfowl Festival. The needlework of Beve S. Handwerger, an Annapolis resident, will be in the library's display case. Beve is a board certified Level II graduate of the National Academy of Needle Arts in canvas work and creative contemporary embroidery. She is the first graduate of the Teacher Cum Laude program instituted by the National Academy of Needle Arts for graduate teachers who want to continue their studies and expand their horizons. Beve's art concentration is mixed media and collage. She has two one person shows in the Annapolis area. Both displays can be viewed during library hours. Items in both displays are available for purchase directly from the artists. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 858-1534.
Open house at Maritime Museum Join us for an open house at the newly renovated Bethel Maritime Museum on Sunday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. These open houses feature a new Victorian Christmas exhibit displaying Victorian furniture from the old Governor's mansion, known as Buena Vista in New Castle County, along with nautical objects, furniture and accessories from the Bethel Museum collection and private citizens showing what domestic life might be inside a Bethel home in the late 1800s. This is the first visiting exhibit brought to us by the Department of State, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Affiliates Program. The Bethel Museum will be working with them to develop our own maritime exhibits and to bring additional visiting exhibits to our museum in the future. The museum is located on First Street which is the left turn off Main Street immediately before the church and graveyard.
Winter Caribbean Cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 12 night Winter Getaway Cruise to the southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Cape Liberty, N.J. on Feb. 10. The itinerary includes St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Johns (Antigua), St. Lucia and St. Maarten (Philipsburg). Transportation to and from the dock is available. Call or visit Dr. Wolfgang's office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or call Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471. Space is limited.
AARP 915 bus trips Feb. 25-March 4, 2012 - Miami/Key West, Fla. - Miami area, cruise Biscayne Bay, Hollywood Beach, South Beach, Key West and much more. $670 single occupancy - $75 due with sign-up by November. For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP is offering the following trips which are open to the public.
- May 10, 2012 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and eat at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111 per person/doubles with bus driver's tip included. For more information, call Rose at 302-629-7180
- May 22-25 - Newport & Block Island, Rhode Island - 2 hot meals per day, take the ferry to Block Island and enjoy a narrated bus tour of the island with time to explore the shops and have lunch. A Newport Harbor cruise followed by a visit to the Brick Marketplace or Bannister's Wharf for more shop browsing. Also an audio tour of two guilded-age mansions. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $494 per person/doubles.
Trip to see Jonah St. John's U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, 2012, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the driver's tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats, only 8 left.
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.
New Young Writer's group A new writing group for young writers is being formed at the Laurel Library. This writers group is designed for people ages 13 to 30, who are serious about becoming writers. Meetings will be held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library, 2nd floor. For details, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
'Sea Purls' The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Ladies Auxiliary meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will meet on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Georgia House in Laurel.
Widowed Persons Service group The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned entertainment will be Everett Hart. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us and learn more about our group and all the trips, lunches and dinners that we take.
Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Our speaker, Peggy Fisher, will tell us about the Melungeons, a population thought to be of mixed European ancestry. SCGS welcomes anyone interested in learning how to research their ancestry. Our membership is not limited to people with Sussex County roots, but includes people from all over the country who wish to learn how to find their family's place in history. More information can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org or by calling 875-5418.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 news Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 board meeting will be held on Jan. 5, 2012. The regular monthly meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Manor House. Bryan Posey will install the new president and vice president. For more information, contact our new chapter president, Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454. A special thank you to Gladys Bonowicz for stepping up and leading our local chapter for the past three years. We also wish her a speedy recovery from her recent hip replacement.
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 in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be January 22.
Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will be held at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW, 1/2 mile south of the Rt. 113 and 16 intersection. The 2011-2012 schedule includes the following dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24 and April 28. Corresponding rain/snow dates are Feb. 4, March 3, March 31 and May 5. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by shooting at 11 a.m. For possible cancellations, call 302-249-7025.