Seaford Events
Thursday, February 20, 2003
Small Potatoes concert
Small Potatoes House Concert on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. at 630 Nylon Blvd., Seaford. Small Potatoes is a Chicago-based duo featuring Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. They are self-described "eclecto-maniacs who have taken years of careful indecision" to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to cowboy." They have appeared at major folk festivals such as Kerrville Folk Festival, Walnut Valley Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Sing Out Magazine says, "Small Potatoes may well be leading mainstays on the folk scene for years to come." House concerts are an intimate way to see favorite performers or to meet new ones. The requested donation is $15 per person, $10 for students. All monies go to the performers. There will be dessert and coffee during the break. Feel free to bring something with you. Since this is a small venue, reservations are suggested, but we will always make "room for one more." Make reservations or get directions by calling 628-7713.

Seaford Community Concerts present Cantus
The Seaford Community Concert Association will present its 2nd concert of the series on Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at the Senior High Auditorium. “Cantus” — founded in 1995 at St. Olaf College, is a male chorus of 12 young singers. This vocal ensemble brings a refreshing approach to choral music. Dedicated to exalting the human spirit through innovative and engaging programs, this group performs the finest literature of the past, original music composed and arranged by its members, folk and popular music, and special commissions. Stretching beyond the realm of traditional choral music, Cantus’ commissions reflect the groups venturous nature. Current programs include texts sung in Russian, Hebrew, Spanish, Latin, gaelic, Zulu and English. They have released three CDs on Cantus Recordings, a label they launched in 1997. Much of Cantus’ music is composed and arranged by its members. Based on Lord Tennyson text, “Break, Break, Break” was composed by tenor Brian Arreola, which also features him on the cello. “Danny Boy” was arranged by bass/baritone Erick Lichte and Ann Dunbar’s piece, “Alleluia, Amen,” was written specifically for the group in 1998 and published in the Cantus Choral Series. Community Concert members are reminded not to miss this superb ‘a capella’ concert. For more information, call 629-8657, 629-7832, 645-8617 or visit our website at http//

Focus on Fitness begins
Do the next right thing! Make that time to re-energize, get fit and have fun with new and old friends. Classes start on Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11, and are held at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. (a.m. only, Free Quality child-care); and Tuesday, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to advanced participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free one. For more information to to register call 17 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539. Keep fitness a key to a healthy, happy 2003. Ready to join now? call for pro-rated information.

Chicken and Dumplings
The Virgil Wilson VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford invites the community to an All-You-Can-Eat Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. Take-out dinners will be available at 5:30 p.m. The menu will include chicken, dumplings, mashed potatoes, peas, string beans, and rolls. The cost of the meal is $7 for adults, $5 for ages six to 12, and under six are free. Call the post at 629-3092.
Dinner, Auction, Dance
Seaford Elks Lodge will hold its 8th annual Oyster & Ham dinner followed by auction and karaoke/dance with “Hawaiian George.” The dance is Saturday, March 8. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy a cocktail, oysters on the half shell and good Elk fellowship. The lodge is located at 8846 Elk Road, Seaford. Dinner and entertainment is $15 per person. Tickets are available at Fantasy Beauty Salon, 224 High St., or the Elks Lodge. Call Lowell or Sara Lee Thomas at 629-7357 or 629-6762. The last four years have been complete sellouts, so don’t wait until the last minute to get tickets.

Boating Course March 1
The Nanticoke River Yacht Club in conjunction with BEDCO is sponsoring a Delaware State Boating Course class at the NRYC building in Blades on Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any Delaware resident born after Jan. 1, 1978, must complete this course to operate a boat on state waters. Also anyone who must take the helm in an emergency situation should have this course. The fee is $8. For information and registration, call Capt. Dick Wolfe at 628-8520.

Miss and Little Miss
Seaford Lioness is sponsoring Miss Seaford and Little Miss Seaford on March 7, at Seaford High School Auditorium. “Miss” is open to all freshmen, sophomore and juniors living in the Seaford School District. “Little Miss” is open to all kindergarten, and first graders living in the Seaford School District. Little Miss will be limited to the first 10 contestants. For applications contact Bonny Hastings at Superior Salon, 629-0498 or 629-9596; or Debby Hastings at Autumn Bay, 628-5282. Deadline for applications is Feb. 19.

NLL Basket Raffle
The Nanticoke Little League is sponsoring a Longaberger Basket Raffle. One $5 ticket buys 28 chances to win a new Longaberger Basket. Baskets include the small and large Sweetheart baskets, Easter basket combos, Tarragon Booking basket and several others. The raffle will be held Feb. 1-28. If the number on your ticket matches the Delaware Lottery Play 3 evening drawing number, you win a basket. Tickets are now on sale. For more information or for tickets, call Cheryl Russell at 629-4873. Proceeds will benefit the Nanticoke Little League.

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.

Hand-in-Hand Reading
Reading Hand-in-Hand Night is an opportunity for families of Frederick Douglass to come together as a community of learning. This is a fun-filled evening in which we celebrate reading. Parents will be provided with valuable information and home strategies to help students be successful and promote reading, along with time to read with students and complete a fun activity. Please mark your calendars for this special event.