Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Valentines Day Dinner Christ Lutheran Church in Seaford invites the community to a dinner featuring stuffed pork with cranberry glaze, macaroni and cheese and green beans with almonds on Friday, Feb. 14. Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at $8 each or $15 per couple. Call 629-9755 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for reservations before Feb. 10.

Dinner & Cabaret Show Nanticoke Senior Center and Footlight Productions will present Love is Here to Stay, a special Valentines Day dinner and cabaret show on Friday, Feb. 14. This event will feature love songs, such as Love is Here to Stay, Unforgettable, My Funny Valentine, and many more. The menu includes: chicken cordon bleu, steamed vegetables, fruit cup, baked potato, and Smith Island cake. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 and the show will begin at 7. Cost is $30 for one ticket or $50 for two tickets. Tickets are available at the Nanticoke Senior Center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Lions present final variety show After 75 years, the Seaford Lions will present their final variety show, Thanks for the Memories, at Seaford High School, 7:30 nightly on March 20, 21, 22. Tickets are $7 each and on sale at Bank of Delmarva, Nanticoke Automotive and Home Team Realty.

Learn the history of postcards Wish You Were Here is the phrase most commonly written on postcards sent between 1893-1918. Come hear the history of the postcard and the local points of interest they represent from local historian Kendall Jones who will share his Delaware and holiday postcards collected over the past 50 years.  Meetings will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Manor House in Seaford from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Feb. 10: Holiday Postcards; Feb. 24: Rehoboth Beach Postcards. For more information, contact Deborah Reeves at 629-4593, ext. 5631. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Basket Bingo to support AHA  Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Seaford Moose Lodge located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes.  Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Holds It All and Villager baskets, along with several other door prizes. Baskets will be filled. Nearly 30 chances to win.    Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on many items donated for the Silent Auction. In recognition of National Heart Awareness month, attendees wearing red will receive a ticket for an exclusive basket. Refreshments will be available.   For ticket information, call 629-6611 ext. 8944 or email MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for February at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 (includes supplies and light lunch) Ongoing classes Mondays: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month/public, $80/members 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65/public, $55/members Wednesdays: 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55/public, $50/members Fridays: 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5


Backyard Habitat Presentation The Laurel Garden Club will host a presentation on Backyard Habitats by Burr Monroe of the Delaware Nature Society on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1:45 p.m. Learn about the things needed to attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden. The program, which will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, is free and open to all.

Hearts For Hope Benefit Dinner Hearts For Hope Annual Benefit Dinner and silent auction for Laurels Hope House I and II, transitional homes for the homeless, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, this event will feature music for your dancing pleasure by Bob Hughes and Dancing With The Stars led by M.C. Dennis ONeal. Tickets, which are $25, are available from any member of the Laurel Community Foundation. For information or tickets, call 841-4007.

African American Genealogy Workshop The Laurel Public Library is offering a special, introductory workshop on skills and techniques used in African American genealogy research from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Carpenter Community Room. The workshop will consist of a morning instructional session, a light lunch, and an afternoon work session using online resources. The morning session will offer an introduction to general genealogy skills and then move on to more specific strategies for African American research. Participants will have the opportunity in the afternoon session to practice what they have learned in the earlier session and/or do additional research. A limited number of laptop computers will be available for this use. Wi-Fi Internet will be available for those with their own personal computers. Due to space and computer limitations, the audience will be limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required for all three sessions. This program will be presented by library staff member, Norma Jean Fowler, who oversees the librarys Genealogy and Delaware History department. An avid amateur genealogist, Fowler will help beginners with the basics of doing genealogical research. This will include using the librarys collection of online census records and other print sources. For those more advanced researchers, Fowler will offer techniques, strategies, and online sources which may help in finding specialized African American records. A collection of library books that are available for checkout will also be on hand, as well as other DVD items that relate to African American genealogy. To register for this program or for more information about genealogy research, email normajean.fowler@ lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Meet and Greet for produce farmers Local fruit and vegetable farmers are invited to a meet and greet at the Laurel School District Office. At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, local produce farmers can come hear about how to sell produce to Laurel schools as part of the Farm to School program. The Laurel School District received an USDA Farm to School Program Planning Grant. The goal of this project is to increase the amount of local produce served in Laurel cafeterias by linking the district to local growers. Please RSVP to Hilary Ennis at 302-875-6104.  The Laurel School District Office is located at 1160 South Central Avenue, Laurel, DE, just down the road from the Laurel High School

Indoor Yard Sale An Indoor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Odd Fellows Charity Lodge, 319 Poplar St., Laurel, sponsored by the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 and Sussex Encampment #4, I.O.O.F. Tables are available to rent for $10 to sell your wares or just come to browse. You can also donate your items to the Martha Rebekah Lodge. RSVP your table reservation no later than Feb. 15, by calling 745-1959. Breakfast sandwiches and beverages will be available. All of the profits will sponsor a United Nations student to attend the United Nations Pilgrimage.

Lions present annual show The Laurel Lions Annual Show, Country Roads, will be presented at Laurel Senior High School, 7:30 nightly on April 3-5. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 through 12. The show on Friday, April 4, also offers the option of dinner and show for $18.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Laurel Library Adult programs/services AARP Tax Preparers  Free, by appointment only. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb 6  March 27. Limited space. To schedule an appointment, call 875-3184. Affordable Care Act (Spanish Language) - Thursday, Feb. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Group presentation of basic information on how to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan. Sign up for individual help after the presentation. For more information, call Eduardo at 853-5278. Seguro de Salud Accesible - Jueves 10 de Febrero, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presentacion en Grupo de Informacion basica en como enrrolarse en un Plan de Salud. Tendra la posibilidad de hacer una cita de forma individual despues de la presentacion. Para mas informacion, contactar al Sr. Eduardo, 853-5278. Affordable Care Act (Bilingual): Greet the Guide  Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m. For English or Spanish speakers. Meet a certified Marketplace guide. Find out what documents you will need when you enroll in a Qualified Health Plan and set up an appointment for 1-on-1 assistance. For more information, call Eduardo at 853-5278. Seguro de Salud Accesible: (Espanol - Ingles) Martes 18 de Febrero, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Conozca al guia certificado del mercado y haga sus preguntas y una cita si es necesario para su asistencia con su seguro medico. Para mas informacion, contactar al Sr. Eduardo, 853-5278. Computer How-to - One-on-One help with many different skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use a mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the Internet. For more information, call 875-3184 to speak with Dana. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Friends of Laurel Public Library - You are welcome to attend the regular meeting of the Friends of Laurel Public Library, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11. Find out about our fundraising events to support youth programming at the library. Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at the Laurel Library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor genealogy area. Library staff and volunteers will be available for beginners or those needing advice. Whether you are a novice or an old hand, join other researchers for tips and suggestions. Advice on using the library collection, the Internet, or other resources will be the main topics. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at the Laurel Public Library at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group. Learn to Knit Workshop - The monthly knitting workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Laurel Public Library on the last Thursday of each month. Intended for the novice, other knitting issues and concerns can be addressed. Bring a skein of yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed to accommodate major holidays. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion in the round at Laurel Public Library, the last Thursday each month from 6:30 to 7:45. Its a place for folks to ask about Laurel and share life stories. Each program is generated by participants (newcomers and old-timers) not a speaker/lecture format. No preregistration needed. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library is currently welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 pm. Join us on Feb. 13, as we discuss The Kitchen Help by Kathleen Grissom. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Its not your average book club! Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome, for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk  Jack the Tech Guy, now has a mid-week Lunch Hour session! Expert answers to your tech questions, simple to stumpers. Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evening: 5 to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs Buckets, Bolts & Electrodes  Tweens! Theres a new tech club at Laurel Public Library, for young people ages 8 to 12. Be at the first meeting 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. JumpBunch  Preschool & Early Elementary Activity, the third Friday of every month from October to April. Join us at the Laurel Public Library 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 21, for a free sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. No registration necessary. Structured format introduces a wide variety of sports and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, and cool down. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Leadership Skills Workshop - This four-month leadership development program will help young leaders learn and develop their leadership skills. Topics addressed will be: goal setting, project management skills, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. This program is a joint partnership between the Laurel Public Library and the ARK Educational Resource Center. The next meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts in the Laurel Public Library Story Room. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.


All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Melson Church Community Hall, east of Delmar. Price is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction will also be held. Tickets for the dinner are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for St. Stephens UMC in Delmar on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Camelot Hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 3 and under are free). All you can eat spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Come out and have some good food.

Beef & Dumpling Dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner will be held at the Delmar Fire House on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry-outs are $12 and children 12 and under are $6. For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.

Delmar Public Library Support the librarys capital campaign by attending Hardees Extra Helping at Hardees Delmar restaurant location on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. A fundraiser flyer is required in order for the library to receive 20% donation of all orders made during the hours of the fundraiser. All proceeds support the librarys building fund. Free income tax preparation provided by local AARP volunteers begins on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m. Appointments begin at 9:30 and can be made by calling the library. Space is very limited. This program will continue Feb. 13, 20, and 27, and March 6, 13, 20, and 27. Friday Friendly Folk meet on Fridays in February at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. On Friday, Feb. 7, well explore The Book of Questions. On Friday, Feb. 14, well talk about the traditions of St. Valentines Day. On Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., well learn more about Hindu beliefs and traditions. On Feb. 28, the discussion centers on Leap Year. Friday Friendly Folk is a discussion group for adults. 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 1:30 p.m. To learn more about the books, go to the Library of Congress Books That Shaped America list on their website. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Join the Friends, (its free!), and support the library. The KC Madhatters will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hayman Meeting room. Whether youre a novice or an experienced knitter or enjoy crocheting, join us and share your current project. The group also works on community service projects throughout the year. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19, and 26, at 11 a.m. Enjoy books, crafts, and special activities. Elementary and middle school students are welcome to play Wii and board games on Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 25, at 3:30 p.m. Compete with your friends. Homework Help is available after school on Wednesdays, Feb. 12 and 26 at 3 p.m. Use a laptop and other library resources to work on projects and research. Pages and Pizza book discussion group for middle and high school students will be held on Monday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m. Bring the book youre currently reading and discuss it with the group. Everyone enjoys pizza after the discussion. The Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) meets immediately after Pages and Pizza. TAC members share their ideas for programs and titles for the librarys collection. The library is looking for a few (more) volunteers for its Steering Committee to raise funds for the new library building. Join us at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m., to learn what you can do to help with already scheduled fundraising events and help build our new community library. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available on our website at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us. The library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17.

Double Basket Bingo Extravaganza A Double Basket Bingo Extravaganza to benefit girls sports at Delmar High School will be held at the Delmar VFW Post #8276 in Delmar, Md., on Saturday, March 29. Doors open at 11 a.m. Pizza will be available for purchase for lunch. Session one begins at 1 p.m. Session two begins after dinner. Intermission features a free catered dinner of ham/crab cake/chicken. Regular games are filled with Pampered Chef items. Specials/jackpots are filled with a Coach or Dooney Bourke purse. Over $30,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. For more information and tickets which are $55 each ($65 at the door), call 410-726-7450 (Ronnie) or, after 5 p.m., call 443-235-4463 (Nancy).


Lunch & Tour at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Genealogy workshop offered A beginners/intermediate genealogy workshop will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Presenter will be Alice du Bois Min, A.A., B.A., who has over 38 years of experience researching and teaching family history. She will give a power point presentation which will cover: how to get started, how to find genealogical information, and how to preserve the information once it is acquired. Morning coffee and a light lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call the library at 302-337-7401, ext. 101.

Soup Luncheon at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its annual Soup Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Featured will be an all you can eat homemade vegetable beef soup, biscuits and desserts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $6.50 per adult.

Take out will also be available. For take out, call the church at 337-7409 by 10 a.m. on Feb. 26. The church is located at 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409. The Soup Luncheon is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and is a fundraiser for the many ministries they support.

Library plans annual fundraiser The annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Heritage Shores Club House Ballroom. The Disco Party theme dance will feature music by DJ Jumping Jukebox. Included in the ticket price will be light hors doeuvres, coffee, tea and dessert cake. A cash bar will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and specialty basket raffles. The $25 per person ticket is only available by advance sale at the Bridgeville Library, Town Hall, or by calling Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733.

Municipal Election information Candidate filing and voter registration continue for the Bridgeville Municipal Election, scheduled for Saturday, March 1, in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main St., with voting from noon to 7 p.m. The Bridgeville Commissioners have established five Election Voting Districts for Municipal Elections. This year, Election Voting Districts #1, #2 and #3 will each vote for a candidate from their district to represent them on the commission for a two-year term. If you are uncertain of your district, a voting district map is available for review at Bridgeville Town Hall. The Town is soliciting candidates in Districts #1, #2 and #3 for the 2014 Municipal Election. The following qualifications apply to all candidates:
  •  U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age on or before the Election date.
  •  Bridgeville Resident and Qualified Voter in the Municipality for at least one year immediately preceding Election date.
  •  Qualified voter in the State of Delaware.
  •  Live within the election voting district they wish to represent.
  •  Not convicted of a felony.
Prospective candidates must file a written letter of intent with the Commission President or Secretary by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Questions may be directed to Bridgeville Town Hall at 337-7135. Every Bridgeville citizen who is at least 18 years of age and has resided in the Town at least 30 days shall have one vote in his/her Voting District Election, provided he/she has registered on the Books of Registered Voters of the Town of Bridgeville and is a qualified voter in the State of Delaware. A person may register at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An additional registration time has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. No person shall be registered after the close of business on Feb. 19. Absentee balloting will be available for this election.

Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursday 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Mark your calendars - Winter Reading Program runs Fridays through Feb. 21. Our annual Princess Party is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Superhero Party is Saturday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants must be between the ages of 3-10. Registration is now open. Computer skills and E-reader classes - Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check Facebook or our website for details. Food For Thought at your Library - Join us for a meaningful conversation. From current events to civic concerns; we encourage dialogue that share your ideas, concerns and opinions. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. Genealogy Discussion Group - Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research and enjoy genealogy. All programming is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.


Players season tickets The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! The final show of Laura, a murder mystery, is on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. South Pacific, the classic Broadway musical, will be presented April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two couples in love are both threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. See How They Run, a British comedy, will be presented June 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; June 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. Galloping in and out of the doors of a vicarage in a roundabout of mistaken identities are an actor and actress, a cockney maid, an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop, among others.   Baby, a musical comedy, is Possums Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided Elvis for some musical family fun.  Season tickets are available at a discounted rate of $115 for adults or $110 for seniors/students. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org.


Bethel Museum hosts exhibit Visit the Bethel Museum to view needle artwork by Julia A. Purnell from her museum in Snow Hill, Md. Purnell was a well known artist who specialized in utilizing historic scenes on quilts, cross-stitch and embroidery. Several of her works of art will be on display along with a few artifacts showing Worcester County history. The exhibit will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 and 23, and March 2 and 16. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel.


Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.


LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 continues in 2014. The library supplies the LEGOs; the kids supply the imagination. Federalsburg programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. (Feb. 25). This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.

Gospel Showcase February 7 Friday Nites in Caroline presents its signature winter music event, The Gospel Showcase, featuring four gospel choirs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at Colonel Richardson High School Auditorium. The event is free. The four regional gospel choirs include the renowned Delaware State University Gospel Choir, the Union Baptist Mass Choir of Easton, New Generations Gospel Choir of Ridgely and Voice of Praise. As unique as jazz, blues and country, gospel music has deep American roots. When it comes to the African-American experience, gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century. In the later 20th century, gospel music developed into a popular commercial genre, with artists touring worldwide. For more information about this program, contact the Caroline County Library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org.


Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public. Sussex Bird Club Meeting Speaker, Steve Huy, owl bander and manager of Project OWLNET, will speak on owl banding at the next meeting of the Sussex Bird Club (SBC) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Cadbury in Lewes. Meetings are open to club members, those who are interested in becoming members and all Cadbury residents.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Gail Phillips who will talk about the Backpack Program at St. Johns Church. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc.

County Genealogical Society meeting A 30 minute conversation with President Abraham Lincoln will be presented at the February general meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Barbara Slavin of Ocean View will interview President Lincoln, played by Robert Ross, a former model and actor. Barbara will ask questions of the President from the perspective of present time, focusing on his early life, humorous statements attributed to the President, and key issues faced during his administration. The presentation will end with the Gettysburg Address. A brief business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by the conversation. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Barbara Slaven at slavenbe1@yahoo.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) will host a monthly Coffee with Constituents meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck. No reservations are needed.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets through May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.

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.


Delmar Alumni offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for alumni, family and friends. Wednesday, March 5 - $82 - Philadelphia Flower Show - this years theme is Agriculture. Horticulture design in itself is a form of art. Sunday, July 13 - $107 - Mickey Gilley and Gene Watson from Branson, Mo. a musical fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. Make checks payable to The Delmar Alumni Association, c/o Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. 

Seaford Widowed Persons trips The Seaford WPS is offering the following trips: Sight & Sound, March 26 - See the new production, Moses. Cost of the trip is $89 and also includes a buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand restaurant and driver gratuity. Virginia International Tattoo, April 26 - Visit Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope in Norfolk. The Tattoo is a mass performance by military bands, color guards and drill teams, drum corps, bagpipers, singers and dancers from around the world - many from the US. With over 750 performers this is a trip you will not want to miss. Cost is $112 and also includes a buffet dinner, Navy Base tour, Tattoo Hullabaloo entertainment and driver gratuity. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to Sight & Sound Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight & Sound to see Moses on Thursday, May 22. Cost is $102 and includes transportation, show and meal at Shady Maple. For more information, contact the Senior Center at 875-2536.

Thrills in Louisville June 16-21 - 6 days-5 nights, $725 per person (double occupancy), $75 signup (single slightly higher). Backstretch Breakfast Tour, Churchill Downs, Derby Dinner Playhouse & Belle of Louisville Riverboat Dinner Cruise. Tribute to the Legends Show at Renfro Valley, Kentucky Derby Museum, Shaker Village, Louisville Slugger Museum, Glassblowing at Glassworks, Heavens Hill Distillery, Historical Arms Museum. For more information, call Lucille Richardson at 410-754-8588 or Vicki Galloway at 410-754-9997.

February Travel and Culture trips The Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Technical Community Colleges Owens Campus is offering some exciting adventures in February. Crayola Experience  On Saturday, Feb. 8, discover the magic of color at the worlds only Crayola Experience in Easton, Pa. There are 18 one-of-a-kind attractions to create an adventure for you and your family. The cost is $109. Valentine Progressive Lunch  On Thursday, Feb. 13, treat yourself and/or a friend to this special afternoon. You dont need a date, just share camaraderie and food in three charming restaurants overlooking scenic bays and waterways. The cost is $69. Stomp at the DuPont Theater  On Saturday, Feb. 22, enjoy this unique experience for all ages as an eight-member troupe fills the stage with magnificent rhythms. The cost is $99. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 259-6361 or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.


Players present Christie production Second Street Players in Milford presents: The Witness For The Prosecution by Agatha Christie on Feb. 7-9, 14-16. Shows on Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m. and at 3 on Sunday.   Director Steven Dow brings this story to life on the Riverfront Theater stage. Can you figure out who the murderer is? A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man finds himself the chief suspect. The testimony of his wife can prove his innocence, but when she takes the stand she denies his alibi. Can he escape the hangmans noose? If you are a fan of mystery, and if you love to figure out Whodunit? you wont want to miss Witness for the Prosecution.  Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com secondstreetplayers.com or by calling the box office at 800-838-300.

Auditions for M*A*S*H production Milford Second Street Players will hold auditions for the comedy M*A*S*H at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 10 and 11, at the Riverfront Theatre, located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford.  The comedy is the second show of Second Street Players 2014 season and is based on the well-known movie and TV series. In this wild, free-flowing comedy, two army docs, Hawkeye and Duke, wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered into a good school. All the characters you remember are here, plus a few more.  Director Mark Dissinger and Assistant Director Josh Gross are looking for an ethnically diverse cast of 16 men and 14 women, plus extras, ages 18 and up. Although non-traditional casting will be considered, the cast of characters specifically includes a Korean teenage male and an African-American male to portray one of the Army surgeons. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A resume with a headshot is encouraged but not necessary. Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the theatre. Performance dates are April 25-27 and May 2-4. For more information, call Mark at 302-228-9612.

Stamp Show at Civic Center The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 53rd annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, a dealer bourse and free stamps and activities for kids. In addition to stamps, coins and postcards will also be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at esstampclub@yahoo.com.

Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale A Vintage Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Reagan/Watson Auction Building, 115 N. Washington St., Milford. Join us for a day of looking over vintage hunting and fishing related memorabilia. Also buy, sell or trade with vendors at the show or find out what a vintage piece you have is worth. On display will be the most complete Delaware Hunting/Fishing license collection known. Hunting/Fishing licenses, old lures and tackle, shell boxes, powder tins, advertising items, decoys, oyster cans and other miscellaneous items related to hunting and fishing will be for sale. Food will also be available. For more info or to rent an 8 table, call Mike Pusey at 448-6467 or 875-9061.

Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner Enjoy a real Italian Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at St. Bernadette Church Hall, 109 Dixon St., Harrington. Tickets are $10 for adults and take-outs, $4 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. For tickets and more information, call 302-398-8269 or visit stbernadettechurch.net.

Ham/Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. Schedule - March 22, April 26. Rain dates - March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Sussex County Democrats host expo The public is invited to attend the Sussex County Democrats Expo on March 1-2, from 3 to 5 p.m. The March 1 event will be held at the Democratic Party Headquarters at 10 W. Pine St., just off the Circle in Georgetown. The March 2 event will take place at Fish On restaurant in the Village of Five Point outside Lewes. Both venues will feature a Mardi Gras celebration, with complimentary appetizers, prizes and games. For directions or more information, contact Dennis Steigerwalt at demexpo14@gmail.com.