Seaford News Briefs
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Library hosting MLK event
The Seaford District Library will be hosting a celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. TAHIRA, a storyteller, poet, vocalist and emerging percussionist will perform on Monday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. TAHIRA performs original works, as well as works from the African and African American folklore tradition. Winner of the Delaware Division of Arts 2000 Fellowship, for her outstanding contribution to oral literature, TAHIRA’s most recent album “Rise to Freedom” shows her talent as a poet, storyteller and vocalist by blending the spoken word with song and the west African oral tradition. Light refreshments will be served. The performance is free and open to the public.

VFW Post Breakfast
Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Jan 18, 8-11 a.m. Includes meats, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, toast, coffee and juice.$5 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12.

Downtown Seaford Meeting
Downtown Seaford Association’s business meeting will be Monday, Jan. 19, 7 a.m., at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford for breakfast. All members and new members are welcome to attend.

Lions Basket Bingo
Seaford Lions Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature the 2003 Sweetheart set, bowl basket, canister sets, and several other regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper and the Wrought Iron Bowl Stand or one of eight door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact Jeffrey W. Allen, 628-8887.
Republican Women meeting
Seaford Republican Women’s Club meeting, Thursday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m., at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Deborah Bailey, nurse practitioner at the office of Dr. Marie Wolfgang. Board members should report at 10:30 a.m.

Acorn Club meeting
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Acorn Club of Seaford will meet Jan. 22, at Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 6 p.m. Hostess for the evening is Joyce Schaefer.

Read-Aloud Training
Read-Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Father-Daughter Dance
Third annual Father/Father Figure and Daughter Dance, Friday, Feb. 6, 7-10 p.m., Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in downtown Seaford. The church’s Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a DJ, decorations, and refreshments. Fathers and father figures and daughters of all ages are invited. Tickets are $5 per person, but only 150 will be sold. Each family is asked to bring an appetizer or baked good to share. Pictures will be available at an extra charge. Tickets went on sale Jan. 1, and are available from David and Becky Genshaw, 629-9014; the Mt. Olivet Church Office, 629-4458; or any committee member.

Play Time for Toddlers
The “Parents As Teachers” program (PAT) invites parents and their children from birth to age three to a free “Stay and Play Center” at Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR) on Virginia Avenue. Sessions will be on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Closed on school holidays.) The center provides an opportunity for parents and caretakers with young children to play together and discuss any parenting questions with a parent educator. Other services include a lending library of children’s and parenting books and evening group meetings on a variety of topics. For more information, call Cris Henderson at 875-2781.