ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc. in Seaford will hold its next low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats on Friday, Jan. 30. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit www.HomelessCatHelpers.PetFinder.com.
Corbett to speak at Manor House Theodore "Ted" Corbett, a former trustee of the Seaford Historical Society, author and retired history professor, will speak at the Manor House in Seaford at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2. He will present the program "When Sussex County was Maryland." Corbett, who holds a Ph.D in history from the University of Southern California, has administered several museums and has written 10 books, mostly focusing on the Revolutionary War. Using visuals, Corbett will discuss colonial Sussex County as a confusing place until 1775 when a boundary between Maryland and Delaware was finally established. This program, which is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, is free and open to the public.
Little Miss/Miss Seaford pageant Applications for the Little Miss and Miss Seaford pageant will be available at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Twelve Little Miss contestants will be accepted. Little Miss contestants must attend school in Seaford and be in kindergarten or first grade. The pageant fee for both Little and Miss is $25, which includes two free tickets. Applications may be picked up at Home Team Realty, 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford. For more information, contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or Susan Michel at 228-5934. The pageant, which is sponsored by the Seaford Lioness Club will be held on Friday, March 6.
Annual Father Daughter Dance Tickets are now on sale on Sundays at Mt. Olivet UMC in Seaford for the 2015 Father Daughter Dance. Tickets are also available at Posey Palace in Seaford or online at www.fd-dance.com. Tickets are now $15 each. This year's dance is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaford High School.
Pancake Supper A Pancake Supper will be held at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal's School Rd., Seaford, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 (Fat Tuesday). The menu will feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, scrapple, sausage, hash browns, warm apples and drink. For tickets, call 410-218-6900 or 410-754-8681. Cost is a donation of $8.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for February. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can also participate. Ongoing classes Mondays - 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80/members, $90/non-members (per month). Tuesdays - 6-8 p.m. - ARTiPARTY, Grotto Pizza, Seaford. $35. Feb. 24 and March 31. Fridays - 9-11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays through March 14. 3-5 p.m., Adult Beginner's Oil Painting for ages 16 and up with Linda Steere. Learn the basics of oil painting - composition, values, drawing, color, painting techniques, etc. $100/members; $110/non-members, to be paid in advance. Minimum of three students.
Basket Bingo, Silent Auction Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A, 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 Hamper Basket with Lid and Villager basket, along with several other door prizes. 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 MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Beef 'N Dumpling Dinner A Beef 'N Dumpling dinner benefiting the Youth Summer Reading Program and sponsored by The Friends of the Laurel Library will be held at the Delmar VFW from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $14, children 6 and under are free and may be purchased at the Laurel Library or from any member of the Laurel Friends.
Beer & Wine Tasting The Laurel Lioness Club will host a Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be appetizers, door prizes, 50/50 and a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets are available at the Insurance Market in Laurel, Heads Up Salon in Laurel, from any Laurel Lioness or by calling 875-7244.
Lions Showboat returns in March The all new Lions Showboat - "A Night on Broadway," is coming to Laurel on March 26, 27, 28. This is one show you will not want to miss. The show will feature a variety of Broadway hits. You will also enjoy a lot of laughs thanks to the many special people who brought comedy to Broadway. Many of these performers started their career on showboats and in Vaudeville, working their way to the Broadway stage. Local Lions Club stars give this show a great review. The Lions Showboat is 54-years-old and one of the few left to enjoy so mark your calendar for this great event. Make it a night out by visiting one of the fine restaurants in Laurel for dinner followed by this great show. Tickets may be purchased early from any Lion or at Laurel Pizzeria.
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.
Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
Football and Casino Night Come and pick your football square at Super Bowl Football and Casino Night on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Delmar VFW. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance if entering the pool or $50 at the door; $20 in advance if not entering the pool or $30 at the door. Must have 100 pool tickets sold for the pool to take place. There will be a $750 payout per quarter of Super Bowl. Payment times and locations will be coordinated between winner and Delmar Pop Warner. The event also includes dinner, a cash bar, casino wheels, DJ, Pull Tabs, and silent auctions. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Dorie Simpler at 302-236-3589.
Free income tax return prep The Delmar Public Library will offer free income tax return preparation for low income and elderly individuals as provided by local AARP volunteers beginning Thursday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. Appointments may be made by calling the library at 846-9894. Individuals must bring their previous year tax return, photo ID, Social Security card, and proof of health insurance to their appointment. AARP volunteers cannot complete returns without proof of health insurance. Space is limited. This program will continue Feb. 12, 19, and 26, and March 5, 12, and 19. All appointments will be held at 38481 Sussex Hwy., Delmar, the library's temporary location, just north of Furnitureland. The library is closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of President's Day.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner A Beef and Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Delmar Fire Dept. Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets only. Adults and all carry-outs are $14; children 12 and under are $7 (dine-in only). For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
Horseshoe Crabs and the Arts Come to the Bethel Museum and enjoy an art exhibit created by children from all over the world that celebrates the horseshoe crab. The museum is hosting the art of over 30 students who were the 2013 winners of the Ecological Research & Development Group's annual juried art completion showing the importance of the horseshoe crab and its preservation. Learn how children from pre-K through 12th grade can enter the 2014 competition by creating paintings, poems and stories about the significance of the horseshoe crab. There will also be real horseshoe crab skeletons to touch and a movie discussing the life cycle of the horseshoe crab and how we benefit from this creature. The museum will also feature Assateague ponies including a movie on these wild horses. The permanent exhibit featuring the ship building industry in Bethel will also be open. The exhibit will be open on the following Sundays: Feb. 8, 22 and March 8, 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel.
Bethel Historical Society fundraiser Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Homemade soups and breads The Friends of the Bridgeville Library invite you to join us for homemade soups and breads on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. This free community social event will be held in the meeting room of the library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. RSVP to Larry Skala at lskala@Comcast.net or 337-3678 by Jan. 30.
Bridgeville Senior Center events Jan. 30 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full card after lunch Monday, Feb. 2 - 10 a.m. - chair, machine exercise; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, Feb. 3 - 10 a.m. - members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - computer class, Wii Wednesday, Feb. 4 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 12:45 p.m. - WC Clothing Thursday, Feb. 5 - 10 a.m. - bowling; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Feb. 6 - 10 a.m. - chair, machine exercise, crafts, Wii; noon - lunch; celebrate February birthdays Monday, Feb. 9 - 10 a.m. - nutrition class; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Feb. 10 - 9 a.m. - Valentine breakfast; 10 a.m. - Valentine Bingo; noon - lunch Wednesday, Feb. 11 - 9 a.m. - food box pick up; 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch Thursday, Feb. 12 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Feb. 13 - 9:30 a.m. - leave for Long Neck Senior Center for lunch, Bingo surprise Monday, Feb. 16 - Center closed for President's Day Tuesday, Feb. 17 - PNC, PO; 11:30 a.m. - Dollar Tree, lunch at Golden Corral, Salisbury Wednesday, Feb. 18 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Food Lion Thursday, Feb. 19 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Feb. 20 - 10 a.m. - Eat Healthy presentation; 10 a.m. - chair, machine exercise and crafts; noon - lunch Monday, Feb. 23 - PNC, PO; 10 a.m. - nutrition class; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Feb. 24 - Harrington Senior Center visits for lunch and Bingo Wednesday, Feb. 25 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch Thursday, Feb. 27 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Feb. 28 - 8 a.m. - noon - inside yard sale; noon - lunch
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Defensive Driving Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Monday, Feb. 9. This is a one day advanced refresher class. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by Feb. 2. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Join the Greenwood Cheer Center Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center, and receive a complimentary lunch. 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.
ALL ABOUT BLADES:
Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival The Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This is the final event of the weekend of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Blades. The festival will be held at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. If you or your organization is interested in being a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at email@example.com or 302-335-1556.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.
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 GEORGETOWN:
Vendors for Bride's Night Out Bride's Night Out at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown is Wednesday, Feb. 18. Beginning in February, this event will be advertised through multiple media sources - print, online and radio. Don't miss out on the opportunity to market your products and services. Space is limited. Booths are $70 if you reserve your space before Jan. 18. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Judy Lodge at 854-2892.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for Feb. 5 is: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. Love, terror and an American in Hitler's Berlin. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.
African American genealogy program Nineteenth century African American genealogy is particularly difficult for researchers. On Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a special program which will explore this challenging time period for African American genealogy. Presented by Shamele Jordon, the program will focus on a variety of sources and strategies. Jordon is a researcher for the PBS series, Oprah's Roots: African American Lives Special and African American Lives II. The program is free to the public and will last one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers 302-744-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunting/Fishing Show set for Feb. 7 The second annual Delaware Vintage Hunting & Fishing Show & Sale will be Saturday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reagan/Watson Auction Building, 115 N. Washington St., Milford. The following items will be for sale: 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. Food will be available. Admission is $4. People who want to get in early (at 8 a.m.) for the best bargains can pay $10 to do so. For more information or to rent an 8-foot table, call Mike Pusey at 302-448-6467 or 302-875-9061.
Watermelon Association Convention The 50th Annual Convention of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge. Md. For more information and registration forms, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org or contact the association's secretary at 410-749-9587.
Stamp show in Salisbury The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 54th annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at American Legion Post #64, 1109 American Legion Road, Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, eight stamp dealers and free stamps and activities for kids. Coins and postcards, as well as refreshments will also be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 846-2746 or email email@example.com.
Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. The Book for Feb. 10 is: Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma. Go around the world with a charmingly unreliable narrator in this coming-of-age tale. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
Ellendale Ruritan shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan announces the 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11 at the Ellentown/Georgetown VFW. Cancellations will be made by noon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Schedule: Feb. 28; March 28; April 25. Rain dates: Jan. 31; March 7; April 4; May 2. For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.
ALA book discussion group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 - "Moses" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Seaford AARP offers trip The Seaford AARP is offering the following trip on Sept. 14-18. Cost for the five day trip is $815 per person/doubles and $945 single. Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire - Trip includes four breakfasts, three dinners and one lunch. Arrive in Rutland, Vt. area, check into motel, enjoy a welcome reception, dinner and entertainment. Next day pick up a step-on guide for the next three days. Tour Ben & Jerry's Factory, shop in Stowe Village, visit a covered bridge and Quechee Gorge for photos. Then have a buffet lunch at the Trappe Family Lodge to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary of "The Sound Of Music." Ride the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center before you check into a lodge in the Waterville Valley area with another welcome reception and a movie, "On Golden Pond." Next day travel to Squam Lake where the movie was filmed and where you will take a narrated cruise on the lake. Also visit the Moultonboo Country Store/Loon Center before taking a train ride aboard the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, complete with dinner. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Georgetown AARP meeting The next AARP meeting for Chapter 5340 - Georgetown Chapter will be at the Cheer Center located on Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, on Monday, Feb. 2 at noon. If interested in attending this meeting, call Anita Wright at 856-6215.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Purls meeting 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 on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb, 4. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. The following guest speakers are scheduled: Feb. 14 - Gunner Norman, ROTC, Seaford High School March 14 - Debbie Milano will share pictures, videos of her trip to the Anniversary of Bastogne April 11 - Harmony Broussard, CAR president, senior, Seaford High School. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.
Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email email@example.com.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
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.
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.
Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The meetings are for one hour and are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We meet weekly to support each other in our journey to learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, please call Sherry Norman at 302-519-8519.
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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. The Education Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. There are also two special interest groups: Genie Bytes (a computer search group) and (Brick) Wall Busters. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The discussion group meets from noon to 2 p.m. at the library. Visitors are welcome. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.