Sure cure for the winter blahs
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary has just what the doctor ordered to take care of the winter doldrums — “SnowBall 2003”! This winter gala will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight on Jan. 25 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
The Auxiliary’s prescription for a cure reads:
Take one SnowBall 2003,
Add a festive winter wonderland setting,
Stir in a great meal and drinks,
Top off with the energetic sounds of Encore band.
The result? A great time and sure cure for the winter blahs!
Chairpersons Sandy Connell and Sherry Michalik hint that the decorations for the evening will be a tremendous hit. Proceeds from the dinner dance will become part of the annual donation made by the Auxiliary to Nanticoke Health Services. Last year, the Auxiliary provided financial support for the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund, new beds for the Maternity Unit, and the construction of the Cancer Care Center.
For tickets and information about Snow Ball 2003, call Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, extension 2301.
Bridal Show exhibitors
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce seeks exhibitors for the eighth annual Central Sussex Bridal Show at the Millsboro Civic Center, Wilson Highway and Mitchell Street, on Sunday, March 9.
The Millsboro show is open to providers of products and services for the wedding party, such as apparel, catering, flowers, photography and video, decorating, hair and make-up, transportation, reception facilities, honeymoon travel and more. Also invited to exhibit are those who serve newlyweds’ needs for housing, furnishings, appliances, insurance, etc.
Sherry Sutton of Village Green Florist in Millsboro is the show chairman. She cites the show’s popularity, registering more than 90 bridal parties last year. The Civic Center is large enough to feature a variety of exhibitors, and small enough to allow attendees to visit each booth, she notes. Outdoor space is available for carriage or limousine displays, manufactured homes, rental tents, and other large items.
Show times are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three formal wear fashion shows by Candlelight Bridal of Millsboro will be featured. Many door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. For exhibitor applications and show information call the Millsboro Chamber office at 934-6777.
The second Annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, from 7-10 p.m., where fathers and father figures and their daughters are invited to dance the night away and spend some quality time together. The dance will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford. The church’s Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Tickets are $5 per person and only 150 will be sold so don’t delay in making your plans. Each family is asked to bring a baked good or treat to share. Special keepsake pictures will be available for purchase. Mothers who may want to help may contact the dance committee.
Purchase tickets at the Mt. Olivet Church Office (629-4458), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; or from David and Becky Genshaw (629-9014), or from any committee member.
The 2003 Eastern Shore AFRAM (African-American) Festival will be held in Seaford on August 8 and 9. The AFRAM Festival committee is headed by Seaford Councilwoman Pat Andrews Jones. Members are selling two-year pocket calendars as a fundraiser. The planners are $2. Call Pat Andrews Jones at 628-1908, Winford Gregory at 629-4217 or Desiree Moore at 628-9432.
Philadelphia Flower Show
Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, on Saturday, March 8, will leave Seaford at 6 a.m., and leave Philadelphia to come home at 4 p.m. Price includes a ticket to the show and transportation on a motor coach. Cost is $31.50 for adults and $24 for children under 12. Call 629-6809 for tickets and information.
Mardela Bingo series
Mardela High School Band-Aides Inc. is holding a series of Bingo events to benefit the Mardela Middle and High School Bands and Band Front. Bingos are scheduled for Jan. 25, and Feb. 1, 15 and 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first game begins at 7 p.m. in the Mardela High School cafeteria.
Choral Society rehearses
The Southern Delaware Choral Society has resumed its rehearsal schedule Tuesdays at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. The 75-voice choir is preparing for a performance of the Mozart “Requiem” to be presented May 17, 18, at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. New singers are welcome and auditions are not required. Call 227-2227 for details.
‘Dial M for Murder’
Possum Point Players’ annual dinner theatre this year features “Dial M for Murder. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, 25, 31 and Feb. 1, followed immediately by the show. Dinner will be served at 12:30 on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 followed by a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $35 each and may be reserved by calling the ticketline at 856-4560.
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a cruise to Bermuda as a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life.” The group will leave Seaford on a chartered motorcoach on Saturday, April 26, to board the Celebrity Line’s fabulous ship “Zenith,” sailing out of New York Harbor for a week of sun, fun, fine dining and sightseeing. Call now, 629-4471, and leave a message to receive a detailed brochure including a fantastic group rate. Space is limited. Deposit is due by Feb. 1.
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold their regular covered dish meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, South Central Avenue, Laurel. The speaker will be Delaware Secretary of State Harriet Windsor. Bring a covered dish and enjoy the evening. The public is cordially invited.
Homecoming at Epworth
Epworth Christian School is hosting Homecoming activities on Friday, Jan. 31. ECS faces Seaford Christian Academy in basketball games. Events begin at 5 p.m. with the Girls’ Varsity game. At 6:30 p.m. the Boys’ Varsity team will play, followed by Homecoming Court where King and Queen will be crowned.The public and all ECS Alumni are invited.
Free Tax Assistance
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 3 through April 15 for senior and low-income taxpayers. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations:
Call for an appointment. Service is also available for homebound individuals.
- Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939
- Methodist Manor House, Middleford Road, Seaford, 629-4593
- Laurel Public Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184.
- Bridgeville Public Library, Market & Laws, Bridgeville, 337-7401.
- Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524.
- Delmar Public Library, 101 North Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar, 302-846-9894.
Hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers or anyone who values and enjoys Delaware’s wildlife can now get up-to-date news from the Division of Fish and Wildlife delivered right to their computer.
Heart of Rock and Roll
The 13th Annual American Heart Association’s “Heart of Rock and Roll” Heart Ball, chaired by Dale and Sue Lomas, is Saturday, March 8, at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach.
Delaware’s own singer/entertainer Mario Rocco will host the event and entertain along with the Jumpstreet Band from Washington, D.C. Enjoy the Chairman’s Reception and Silent Auction from 6-7:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing and Rock and Roll Show to follow. Tickets are $95 per person and should be purchased in advance. For information regarding advertising, sponsorship, auction items and tickets, contact the American Heart Association office, 856-7386.
Family Nights take place each Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. All are welcome (non-members too) as long as children are accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no admission fee and all areas of the club are open. Refreshments and prizes.