ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Valentine's 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 Valentine's 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.
Chicken and Dumpling dinner A Chicken and Dumpling dinner to benefit children with special needs will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Eastern Star Building, 7 N. Pine St. Ext., Seaford. Cost is a donation of $10 per person and $5 for children under 10.
Chicken and Dumpling dinner Weather permitting, the women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 5:30. Cost is $10; children ages 6 to 12 are $4; ages 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404, 629-4662 or 629-6123.
Miss and Little Miss Seaford The Miss and Little Miss Pageant will be held on March 28. Applications will be available on Feb. 18 at 9 a.m., at Home Team Realty. We are accepting only 12 Little Miss contestants. The entrance fee will be $10 per contestant. Miss Seaford contestants will not need to produce a talent this year.
Pancake/Sausage Supper Shrove Tuesday Pancake/Sausage Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 4, at Bethel Community House, Neal's School Road, Seaford. Includes scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, scalloped apples and drink. Eat in only. For tickets, call 337-8316 or 410-754-8681. Cost is a donation of $8 per person.
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. The next meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Manor House in Seaford from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, 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. - Children's 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
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Laurel Little League signups Laurel Little League signups will be held from 9 a.m to noon on Saturday, Feb. 15 and 22, at the Laurel Little League Complex on Woodland Ferry Road. Cost is $50 for one child and $75 for two or more children. There is a $10 late fee. For more information, contact Mike Ellingsworth at 443-250-3824.
Hearts For Hope Benefit Dinner Hearts For Hope Annual Benefit Dinner and silent auction for Laurel's 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 O'Neal. Tickets, which are $25, are available from any member of the Laurel Community Foundation. For information or tickets, call 841-4007.
Oyster and Fish Sandwich sale The women of New Zion United Methodist Church will have an Oyster and Fish Sandwich and Platter sale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Oyster sandwiches are $7.50 and platters are $10. Fish sandwiches are $5 and platters are $7.50. Platters come with a choice of two sides: mac-n-cheese, potato salad, greens, or string beans. Sandwiches and platters come with a dessert. You can dine in or carry out. The sale will be held in the dining hall of the church which is located at 428 W. 6th St., Laurel. For more information, contact Maggie DuPont at 875-0744 or 875-0727.
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 library's 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 library's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Abbott's sponsors Historical Society Abbott's Grill in Laurel is initiating a "community day" once a month in which 10% of sales for the day's lunches and dinners (exclusive of private events) will be donated to a community organization/charity. The Laurel Historical Society has been chosen as the first organization to receive this honor on Tuesday, March 4. Abbott's plans to make this a regular event on the first Tuesday of each month.
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 The Laurel Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of Presidents Day. Adult programs/services AARP Tax Preparers - Free, by appointment only. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., now - March 27. Limited space. To schedule an appointment, call 875-3184. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion "in the round" at Laurel Public Library, the last Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. It's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. It's not your average book club! Bring whatever you're 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! There's a new tech club at Laurel Public Library, for young people ages 8 to 12. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 875-3184.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
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 Free income tax preparation provided by local AARP volunteers has begun. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m., and can be made by calling the library. Space is very limited. This program will continue on Thursdays, 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. 14, we'll talk about the traditions of St. Valentine's Day. On Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., we'll 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, March 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, (it's 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 you're 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. 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 Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. Compete with your friends. Homework Help is available after school on Wednesdays, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. Use a laptop and other library resources to work on projects and research. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
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.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
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 d'oeuvres, 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:
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. No person shall be registered after the close of business on Feb. 19. Absentee balloting will be available for this election.
- 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.
Bridgeville Library Visit 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 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.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Hospice 'Beef and Brew' fundraiser Delaware Hospice's annual "Beef and Brew" fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Guests will enjoy the live music of "The Funsters," catering by Lighthouse Catering, beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard Restaurant, and bidding on prizes in the raffles and silent auction. Delaware Hospice invites you to support the event through sponsorships or donations of auction items. Tickets are $40 per person until March 14, and $50 per person after March 14 and at the door. Contact Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or email@example.com for tickets or sponsorship information, or visit www.delawarehospice.org. Players season tickets The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! 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 Possum's 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 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.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
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. 23, March 2 and 16. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel.
ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:
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. All About
LEGO Free-Build Program The library's 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.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Crown Collectors Club meeting First State Keepsake Crown Collectors Club will hold their monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Hallmark Store, Seaford. Members are asked to bring items for the food pantry and a Valentine's exchange gift. Visitors are always welcome.
MOPH meeting Chapter 1787 of The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Pizza King, 358 E. DuPont Hwy., Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow Purple Heart veterans. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us at Facebook.com/MOPH1787.
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.
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. John's 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
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 year's 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 '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 see 'Moses' The 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 a meal at Shady Maple. For more information, contact the Laurel 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, Heaven's 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 College's Owens Campus is offering this adventure in February. "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, call 302-259-6361 or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
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 Dinner fundraiser An all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Snethen UMC Community Hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children (ages 3 and under free). Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. Carry-outs available. Snethen UMC is located on Delmar Road (Rt. 54 west), Mardela Springs, Md.
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.
Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival Calling all bakers and chocolate lovers! The 24th Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Rehoboth Convention Center. Mark your calendars now and start thinking of a favorite recipe you would like to enter in the contest. There are seven categories: cookies, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, candy, cake and most unusual. In addition to sampling decadent chocolate, guests can visit with vendors and enjoy children's crafts. Admission tickets are $5 (includes 5 tastes) at the door or they can be purchased in advance at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office, Azura Clothing, Snyder's Candy, or The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. For more information, photos or to volunteer for the Chocolate Festival, call 302-227-2772, or visit www.downtownrehoboth.com.
Equine Council scholarship dinner The Delaware Equine Council's Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Harrington Moose Lodge. The event will feature dinner, scholarship awards, cash bar, silent and live auction, and raffle. Tickets are $30 per person. Group discounts are available. Deadline for tickets is March 15. They can be purchased at Chick's, Harrington, or contact Mark Stevens at Mark3545@gmail.com, Stan at 302-684-3966 or Kathy at 302-670-7358. Donated items and gift certificates for the silent and live auction would be appreciated. For more information, visit www.delawareequinecouncil.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.