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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 23 - February 29, 1996.23 School & Education Shields teachers receive Delmarva Power mini.grants Kristen Seal photo Five teachers at Shields Elementary School were recently awarded mini-grants distributed by Delmarva Power. The winners seen here (l-r) are third grade teacher Nancy Thornburg, first grade teacher Kathy OTHanlon, third grade teacher Patrice Riggin, third grade teacher Shay Eli and third grade teacher Vicki Peterson. O'Hanlon received an individual grant of $300 for a beach environment field trip study and the others will share another $300 to main- tain their classroom salt and fresh water tanks containing local fish and wildlife. The Del. marva Mini-Grant Program is in its ninth year and was designed to provide funding for class- room projects about energy and the environment. Sussex Family YMCA offers new courses The Sussex Family YMCA is now offering several new courses beginning Sunday, March 3. The new courses include: Art Start - exploring aspects of drawing, painting and creating works of art for children ages five through 12. Four week sessions Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fee, $14, member, Associate, $22; non-member, $32. Backyard Pool - provides opportunity to schedule swim classes in your own pool for two or three week sessions of six 30- minute classes. Supervised instruction by certified YMCA instructor; provides students with knowledge of swimming safety and skills necessary to improve individual swimming; contact Lydia. Beach Guard, two-day seminar (9 a.m.-5 p.m., April 20-21) on lifeguarding on the beach taught by experienced beach guards and certified lifeguard instructor; limit 20 people; pre-registration required; contact Kay Berling. Fee, $25, member, $30, associate, $35, non-member. Safe Boating Course, state of Delaware requirement with state certification upon passing written Cape School District menus Seminar for health A two-hour seminar addressing "Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Healthcare Providers",.will be held at 7-9 p.m., both Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Wednesday, March 13 at Delaware Tech Owens Campus, Georgetown. The seminar focuses on teach- ing healthcare professionals the keys to maximizing one's knowl- -edge and turning it into income. exam; seven week course begins March 6, 7-9 p.m.; limit 25. Must pre-register by Feb. 29. Fee, $15, member; $20 associate; $30, non- member. Family Water Safety, provid- ing knowledge and skills on basic first aid and boating safety taught by certified YMCA staff, 1-.3 p.m., May 16 and June 16, limit 30; pre- registration required; member, $10; associate, $15; non-member, $20. Before and After Baby, safe and effective water exercise pro- gram for mother-to-be and new mother, includes cardiovascular fitness, endurance and muscle tone while making friends and having fun; shaping up for healthy pregnancy. Tues. and Thurs., 9:45-10:30 a.m. Member, $15; associate, $44; non-member, $64, for eight weeks, Pool Parties can be held Fri- days, Saturdays and Sundays on a space available basis, with a vari- ety of options. YMCA lifeguarding, must be 16-years old and able to pass a water skills test on the first day of class, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sat. To be certified, students must complete all skill requirements and pass a written exam; course includes CPR and first aid. Mem- ber, $80; associate member, $95; non-member, $105. YMCA lifeguard re-certifica- tion, 8:30 a.m.-5:50 p.m., April 13-14. Member, $42; associate member, $56; non-member, $69. Pre-lifeguarding, 14 years and older, emphasis on stroke mechan- ics and lifeguarding skills,-CPR and first aid; member, $25; associ- ate member, $38; non-member, $54. Spring training, March 3-June 15 for swim teams. Pool operators on location course, geared for everyone from maintenance personnel and home pool owners to aquatic profes- sions, with basic knowledge of water chemistry, filtration, envi- ronmental control, risk reduction, cost effectiveness and safe pool operation. Scouting and aquatics, includ- ing spring training, water safety and boating and water sports and games. For more information contact the Sussex Family YMCA at 227- 8018. care providers set Learn how to use the system to your own advantage; open doors to financial opportunities by doing what you do best. Discussion top- ics include characteristics of suc- cessful entrepreneurs; develop a plan to market yourself; negotiate contacts for speaking engage- ments; looking for financial opportunities; keys to networking; real experiences shared by speak- at Del Tech soon ers. Jeff Konin, MPT, MEcl, ATC, an instructor in the Physical Ther- apist Assistant Technology pro- gram at the campus, is the presen- ter. Interested professionals can choose to attend either two-hour sessions for $20. For more infor- mation or to register call Corpo- rate and Community Programs, 856-5400, ext. 226. S DALL begins spring semester on March 5 Spring semester for the South- ern Delaware Academy of Life- long Learning is slated to begin on Tuesday, March 5 and continue through May 9 at the Virden Cen- ter in Lewes. New courses being offered this spring include "Human Sexuality" taught by John P. McGough, who has offered this course at the acad- emy in Wilmington to great acclaim. McGough is the retired presi- dent and CEO of the J.E. Rhoads & Sons in Newark. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from DePaul Univer- sity and a master's from Montclair State College, with additional graduate work at the New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y. In a presidential year, a course on the presidency and its history, taught by Howard Maxwell of Rehoboth Beach, will be most top- ical. Maxwell received his doctor- ate from the University of Michi- gan and a master's degree from Harvard University. He served as president of Girard College, the Williamson Free School and Association of Inde- pendent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey. "Medicine and Health Issues" will be front and center in a course facilitated by William Sharkey Jr. and Gerard Spellman, who are both closely associated with the academy. Sharkey serves as program coordinator for the academy and Spellman is the chair of the acade- my council. Guest speakers will address medical trends, health care cover- age, options, costs, insurance and the latest information on eye care for the older patient. The glory of the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia will serve as the focal point of a look at six of the Romanov tsars who built the Winter Palace and the art collection housed there. These courses and many more are available for those age 50 years and older. For a catalog and more informa- tion call the academy office at 645-4111. SDALL is a continuing educa- tion program of the University of Delaware: SDALL spring catalogs now available The spring catalogs for the Southern Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning in_Lewes are now available to anyone interested in the spring program. Spring classes include such top- ics as "Art History - Renaissance to Modern," "Painting with Oil," "Current Events," "Human Sexu- ality," "Medicine and Health Issues," "The Presidency: Its His- tory," "Six Tsars in Search of an Art Gallery," "Ancient Greek Phi- losophy," "Beginning Recorder" and more. The academy is open to those 50 years and older. Tuition for the semester is $65 and limited partial scholarships, based on financial need, are avail- able. For information about classes, scholarship aid or to receive a copy of the catalog, call 645-4111. Cape Henlopen District Lunch menus Feb. 26-March 1 Elementary and Middle Schools Monday, Feb. 26- Oven browned Salisbury pattie with steamed rice and gravy, green beans, peaches, juice. Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Taco boat with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and salsa, corn, fruit choice, juice. Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Breakfast at noon - sausage pattie and cheese stick, hash browns, applesauce, orange wedges, juice. Thursday, Feb. 29 - Burrito with Spanish rice, broccoli, fruit choice, juice. Friday, March 1 - Fish treats with macaroni and cheese, peas, peaches, juice. High School Monday, Feb. 26 - Hamburger, French fries with cheese sauce, chilled peaches, juice. Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Chicken pattie on roll, lettuce and tomato, corn, fruit choice, juice. Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Pizza, green beans, applesauce, orange wedges, juice. Thursday, Feb. 29 - Bee faroni casserole with cup of cheese, broc- coli, fruit choice, juice. Friday, March 1 - Toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, peaches, juic&