Seaford Events
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Basket Bingo tickets
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is holding a Basket Bingo Night on Saturday, March 29, at the Western Sussex County Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford. Door open at 6 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20 and may be purchased at the Seaford Star office at 628 West Stein Highway in the former PK City building, now owned by Nanticoke Health Services. The Basket Bingo features door prizes given away after each game. Players receive a free raffle ticket with advance ticket purchase. Tickets are also available from Kiwanis members, Soil Service and Ambassador Travel. Buy tickets early and save. Tickets at the door are $25. Call 629-9788 for details.

Victorian Tea
There are a few tables left for the spring Victorian Tea at the Ross Mansion which will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Charge is $10 per person. Reservations are required. This is an elegant festivity featuring exquisite food in the gracious atmosphere of the restored, historic Governor Ross home on North Pine Street Extended. Servers in costume add to the ambiance of this very popular social. It is under the direction of Jeanne Conner. Seating is arranged with four people at a table. Individual spaces or a whole table may be reserved. For reservations call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Acorn Club meeting
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford, Inc., will meet at the Seaford Library, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. The program will center on the lives of the women during the Civil War.

Geranium Sales
The Seaford American Association of University Women is taking orders for the annual geranium sale to raise money for local scholarships. Plants are $4.25 each in red, white, pink or fuchsia. To order, call 629-4619 or 628-8494 or any AAUW member by Friday, March 28. Plants will be picked up at the West Seaford School parking lot on Saturday, May 3, between 9 and 11 a.m.

‘Mark Twain and the Laughing River’ coming to Community Concerts
The Seaford Community Concert will present its fourth concert on Monday, April 7, at 8 p.m., at the Seaford High School auditorium. “Mark Twain and the Laughing River” is a one-man show conceived, written and performed by Jim Post, a veteran folk singer and songwriter from Galena, Ill. He requires nothing but a match to light his cigar to look the part. His physical similarity to Samuel Clemens is uncanny. This delightful family-oriented entertainment, is a natural; impersonating Twain in late middle age, Jim Post matches the great-writer’s anecdotes about growing up in Missouri with original songs extolling the mystique of the Mississippi. Did you know that Mark Twain sang with a beautiful tenor voice and played banjo, piano, and guitar, and loved to show off at parties? This discovery gave Post the footing for his own unique interpretation of a musical Twain. Post composed 12 songs, based on true-life stories of Twain’s childhood and wove them into a unique musical presentation of Twain’s humor, from dialogue to song, from stories to historical fact, and from laughter to nostalgia. Admission is through membership only. For more information, call 629-8657, 629-7832, or visit our website at

Easter Egg Hunt
Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m., for ages toddlers through nine-year olds. Bring your Easter basket to collect the eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there to start the hunt. Rain date is April 13, at 2 p.m. Call 629-6809 for more information.

Dinner and Auction
All-You-Can-Eat Lasagna Dinner & Auction to benefit the Seaford High School Band, Saturday, May 10, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Third and Pine streets in Seaford. Take-outs will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. only. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Seaford High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Harvey Bullock. Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets available at the door or in advance from band parents: adults, $8; ages 4-12, $4; 3 and under, free. For details or to order tickets, call Dawn LeCates, 629-0685.
Maintenance at Jay’s Nest
First annual Community Maintenance Day at the Jay’s Nest, will be held on April 11-12, at the Jay’s Nest playground from 8 a.m till dark. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner — drinks and snacks will be provided. Bring gloves and tools for your use. Ages 10 and up are needed. Call Amanda Davis 628-9234 or Lexie Ketterman 628-8340 for information. Pickets and bricks are still available April 1-30 only. Bricks are $60, pickets are $30. All payments must be received by April 30.

Christian Aerobics
Step into Spring with Body & Soul Christian Aerobics & Strength Training beginning Monday, March 31. The six-week spring session, “Walk by Faith,” will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. Spring into shape with easy dance aerobics set to energizing, upbeat contemporary Christian music. Call ACE certified instructor Connie Halter at 628-0554 for further details.

SHS Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at the Boys and Girls Club on Virginia Avenue. At this meeting, an election of officers for the coming fiscal year, beginning June 1, 2003, will be held. All members are urged to attend.

Nanticoke Riverfest dates
Plans are already well underway for the ninth annual Nanticoke Riverfest to take place in the downtown Seaford area on Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12. The theme of this year’s event is “Groovin’ Down the River” and will start with entertainment on friday night. The stage will be set up in the Mt. Olivet parking lot. Children’s entertainment will take place in the Gateway Park area. Events on Saturday to be included on the busy schedule so far include the float-in at 6 p.m., canoe and kayak races at 8:30 a.m., the Youth Fishing Tournament at 10 a.m., as well as the Duck Dash, the Little Miss and Miss Riverfest Pageant, a Senior Art Contest, the car show, and the Downtown Treasures promotion. More events will be added before the final schedule is complete. High Street will be closed to traffic all day Saturday, to make way for the numerous food and crafts vendors. A complete entertainment schedule covering each hour on Friday night and all day Saturday is in the process of being put in place. Sponsors, volunteers, and vendors are needed. For more information, contact Ron MacArthur at 629-8740 (days) or 629-3466 (nights) or Shannon Sapna at 629-9173.

Seaford District Library
Here is what’s happening at the Seaford District Library for the week of March 27-April 2.
  • Author Jim Hanna will be talking about life during the depression era and being a waterman in the Delawre Bay, Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. Come to the book signing and meet this interesting Delaware author.
  • Free tax assistance by AARP volunteers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 629-2524 for an appointment.
  • Story Time every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for preschoolers.
  • Art Reception and Exhibit for Seaford High School Art Students, Wednesday, April 2, 6-7 p.m.
All programs are free and open to the public.

‘Knit and Sit’
Have you ever wondered how our clothes get from “idea” to finished product? One local lady, Teri Quigley, did. She went from admiring beautifully knitted sweaters and afghans to teaching herself how to knit using books from the Seaford District Library. She found out that knitting can be contagious! She started simply, knitting dish towels, and got hooked. Teri went from wondering about the first people who thought about using two sticks to “knit” fibers together to create clothing and being fascinated with the ability to spin fibers together to make “yarn,” to going out and purchasing her own sheep! According to Vanity Fair Magazine, knitting and crocheting are becoming the fastest growing hobbies in America. Many people find it soothing and relaxing. Teri has been knitting for a year and won two blue ribbons from the Delaware State Fair in 2002 for a sweater and a shawl. These items are on display at the Seaford District Library as an advertisement for an ongoing program to be held at the Library. “Knit and Sit” will be held every second Tuesday and fourth Thursday starting April 8. If you love to knit, or would like to start, come between 6 and 8 p.m.. This is going to be a time to share ideas and patterns, techniques and talents. This program is free and open to the public.

Library Exhibit
The Seaford District Library will host an exhibition of student art from Seaford Elementary, Middle School and High School. The works on display represent just a small sampling of the talent in the Seaford Schools. The exhibition will run from Thursday, April 2-22. A reception for the exhibiting artist will be held at the library on Wednesday, April 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each School was limited to only ten works and the show, by no means, reflects the depths of the fine art work done by the Seaford School’s students. Art teachers Tawn Shivers, Department Head at the Middle School, Jennifer Oakley from Central Elementary and Ashley Milburn from Seaford High School encouraged the public to visit the schools to see more wonderful examples of arts on display at each school. Support the Arts in your community. For more information, call Ashley Milburn at 629-4587 ext. 248.