Veteran's Open House
Nanticoke Post 6 of the American Legion will be holding an Open House at the Post Home (Log Cabin) on Front Street, Seaford, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee and donuts will be served. All veterans are welcome, members or not. We will be showing the film, "Project Delaware, WWII's Voices of War," which is about Delawareans who served in World War II.
Feel Like Heaven in 2007
New eight-week Fitness Session starts the week of Jan. 8 and 9. Only a six- to eight-week commitment required at a time. Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m., with free excellent childcare Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For information call 22-year AFAA Fitness Professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539. Try one free class to see if it's for you.
Fun & Games afternoon
Spend Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, with family and friends playing games of yesteryear at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Victorian parlor games, board and card games will be set up to play indoors. If weather permits outdoor games will also take place. Pre-registration is requested. Participation is free, although museum admission is required for non-members. For additional information and to register for this event contact the museum at 302-734-1618. DAMV is located at 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.
Historical Society annual meeting
The annual meeting for members of the Seaford Historical Society will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Rt. 13A north of Seaford. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of either vegetable, salad or dessert. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge will be $5 per person. Following dinner the evening will feature a brief interlude of musical entertainment by the Diamond State Four barbershop quartet. Accomplishments of the past year and plans for the future will be reviewed. New officers and three new trustees will be elected and installed. Certificates of appreciation will be awarded to retiring trustees. Volunteers of the year will be announced. Reservations are required and should be made by Jan. 10 by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
State Park Winter Programs
Officially it's winter and we are your official winter-fun headquarters. At Delaware State Parks, you can hike through winter forests and along winter beaches, or find out how you can help local wildlife through the harsh winter months. A full list of programs is available at www.destateparks.com. Here are some of the family activities that will be happening in the Delaware State Parks: Cape Henlopen State Park, 42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 645-6852 Jan. 6, New Years Nature Walk at 11 a.m. Start out the New Year on the right foot by joining a naturalist to discover what treasures the winter beach can hold. Hike to the beach and enjoy more of nature this New Year! Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, 875-5163 Jan. 6, Trap Pond Fitness Series - Barnes Woods Winter Hike, 10 a.m. Come hiking in a winter wonderland at Barnes Woods. Bring warm clothes and comfortable shoes. The trip will start at Trap Pond Nature Center, and then we will drive to Barnes Woods for a 45-minute hike. The program will last approximately two hours.
Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Jan. 13, 14, and 20 and 21, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking, 103 East State St., Delmar. Six operating layouts in four different scales. One of the largest club displays in the United States. Refreshments available. White elephant and consignment tables, train set raffle.
Texas Hold'em Tournament
The Georgetown Fire Company Texas Hold'em Tournament previously scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. $100 entry fee and two $25 rebuys. Refreshments will be available. To pre-register call 302-856-6723.
Seaford Lions basket bingo
The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Wednesday, Jan. 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the bread basket set, napkin set and oval bowl basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and Collectors Club Miniature Daisy basket, or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket info contact any Seaford Lions member or call 337-3383.
After Business Hours
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, After Business Hours Mixer, Thursday, Jan. 18, between 5-7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Please RSVP giving name, business, and number attending - bring a business card and a friend.
Rise 'n' Shine Breakfast
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Rise 'n' Shine Breakfast, Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Pizza King Banquet Room, 300 West Stein Highway, Seaford, 7-8 a.m., $7 per person, including gratuity. "Nanticoke Memorial hospital - Present & Future" with Tom Brown and Doug Connell. Join us to learn what's new and different at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital... and learn about future plans for the hospital. RSVP no later than Jan. 19, by contacting the Chamber office.
H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 membership meeting Thursday, Jan. 11, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Brenda Lee from the Shipley Center will be guest speaker. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. Chapter dues are $5 per year. If interested in joining this 300-member chapter call Helen Skjoldager, 875-5086.
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The guest speaker will be Paula Gunson, executive director of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month. The local chapter of the world's leading communications and leadership development organization meets in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. If you would like to develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment, visit the Southern Delaware club. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equine Council meeting
The monthly meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, at the Harrington Public Library. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more info contact Nyle at 422-4094 or Peggy at 629-5233.
Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m., at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Celtic Woman Concert
Celtic Woman Concert on Saturday, Feb. 24, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, price is $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets or more information.
Caroline AARP plans trip
The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, The Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Promise Keepers Breakfast
The Promise Keepers of Centenary United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 6, in the church dining room, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel; 6:30-10:30 a.m.; $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-12. Benefits college scholarship fund.
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 7, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month, at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.
Sandwiches and soup sale
A sandwich and soup sale benefiting Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Serving chicken salad sandwiches and oyster sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, and peas and dumplings. Call 846-2530 or 846-3314 for ticket information.
Seaford District Library events
Here is what's happening at the Seaford District Library Jan. 4-11:
Heat up with a Hot Title during the "Seaford District Library's First Adult Winter Reading Program" entitled "Warm Your Soul and Toes with a Hot Book." The Program will start on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and will run through Tuesday, March 13. You must have a library card, or sign up for a library card to register and participate. All you need to do is read or listen to books. Keep track of your hours on the Reading Log provided, come into the library and have the log initialed by a staff member. For every 5 hours that you log, you'll receive an entry blank to fill out for the Weekly Prize Drawing. Read up to 30 hours for the Third Prize Drawing, up to 40 hours for the Second Prize Drawing and 50 or more hours for the Grand Prize Drawing that will be held, at the Grand Finale Celebration on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. The Third Prize will be a SanDisk 1.0GB 500 Song Sansa C240 MP3 Player, Second Prize will be an Accurian 8" Tablet Portable DVD Player, and the Grand Prize will be a $150 Visa Bank Card. Reading materials for this Program may be requested from other libraries, but all materials must be checked out at the Seaford District Library. The materials include: Books, Books on CD, Audiocassettes, eBooks and eAudios, Playaways and Magazines. For ages 17 and up. For more information contact: Thelma Jones at 302-629-2524. 402N. Porter St. Seaford, DE 19973.
Come for an hour of fun at "Story Time," on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Preschoolers will enjoy hearing stories, singing, and making a take- home craft.
Read Aloud Delaware will meet at the library on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m.
Programs are free and open to the public.
Laurel Library programs
Adults in the Western Sussex area are invited to participate in upcoming programs at the Laurel Public Library. Starting on Fridays in 2007 at 10:30 in the morning and continuing each Friday in January and February, people who love to read are invited to gather weekly in the second floor reading area at Laurel Public Library for a time of informal sharing of books and authors. Also starting on the first Friday of January and continuing on the first Friday of each month will be offering a new time for genealogists. Called "First Friday Family History Helpline" this time will be set aside from 1-2:30 p.m. A special evening of Broadway music will be presented by Clear Space Productions on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Doug Yetter and Ken Skrzesz will provide a program of entertaining and informative musical theatre songs and their impact on America from a historical perspective. On Wednesday, March 28, noted storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be telling stories and legends from the Delmarva area. A knitting group, informally called the Knit-Wits, invites needle crafters to join the group in the second floor reading area at 10:30 each Thursday for an hour of shared interests. More information on these programs can be obtained by contacting Norma Jean Fowler at www.laurel. lib.de.us.
Laurel Senior Center AARP two-day Defensive Driving Course will be on Jan. 8 and 9. Cost is $10. To sign up for the course call 875-2536.
AARP driver safety course
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 9, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.