Seaford News Briefs
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Acorn Club Valentine Tea
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Acorn Club of Seaford will have a Valentine Tea at Ann McFarland’s home, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:30 p.m. Members are asked to wear a hat.

Auxiliary Breakfast
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Post, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., includes meats, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, toast, coffee and juice.$5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12.

Downtown Meeting Feb. 16
Downtown Seaford Association’s business meeting will be Monday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., at Harley Davidson Motorcycle, on U.S. 13 in Seaford. New members are welcome.

Read-Aloud Training
READ-ALOUD Delaware volunteer training session will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., call 856-2527. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Elks Dinner-Auction
On Saturday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., the Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their 9th annual oyster and ham dinner, followed by auction of handmade and donated items then entertainment with “Hawaiian George.” Proceeds to benefit the Elks National Foundation. Admission is $15. Tickets at the Elks Lodge or the Fantasy Beauty salon or call 629-7357, 629-6762, or 629-2458.
Youth Forum Needs Students
2004 Youth Forum sponsored by Soroptimist International of Seaford, Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Open to students in the 9th-12th grades in the Seaford, Woodbridge, Laurel, or Sussex Tech districts. Topic: “Education Today; Benefits, Risks & Alternatives.” Call Susan DeFord at 856-2585, ext. 306, for more information or an application form.

Seaford Lions Variety Show
65th annual Seaford Lions Club 65th annual Variety Show, March 18, 19, 20, Seaford High School auditorium, 8 p.m. Tickets ($5 in advance; $6 at the door) available from Lions members or at Wilmington Trust, Seaford.

Dept. of Parks and Recreation
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation has several trips planned for the spring including the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on May 1. Phone 629-6809 for more information.

Library has events for Black History Month
The Seaford District Library has been celebrating Black History Month with a month-long celebration “African American Heritage Jubilee” since 2000. The library continues this tradition in 2004 with programs to be presented in the Seaford District Library’s Community Room and one program to be presented live at the Methodist Manor House.
  • Month Long - Textile art of Errol Sobers in the Community. Sobers creates collages on cloth panels, usually of women or flowers, in vivid colors from various materials.
  • Monday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. - Buffalo Soldiers MC of Delaware will present an educational program presenting the history of Buffalo Soldiers, the first African American Soldiers fighting in America since 1862.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. - “When we were Colored and Negro,” historian Noble Prettyman from Milton presents a program of facts and artifacts from education and commerce in Delaware from the 20th Century.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. - Interpretive dance and poetry reading by Susan Beverly, MLA, of Ocean Pines, Md., is a singer, artist and writer. She is the founder of The International Poetry Forum and The Random House Writing Contest. Henry Wilson of Bridgeville is a poet known locally and worldwide having written more than 20,000 poems.
  • Friday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. - Live! At the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir under the direction of Sheila McDonald Harleston.
All programs are free and open to the public.