Rogers Fund Raiser
Friends of Lynn J. Rogers, Sussex County Councilman, are having a fund raiser on Monday, June 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the deck at the Rusty Rudder. Dress is casual. Cost is $25.
Homeschooling Forum, Saturday, June 5, 1-4 p.m. at Atlanta Road Alliance Church. Information for the beginner as well as the experienced homeschool family. $3 fee/family. Babysitting available for a minimal donation. Reservations preferred but not necessary. Call 628-7870, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Milford Strawberry Festival
Fifth annual Downtown Milford Farmer’s Market Strawberry Festival, Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walnut Street Greenway. Entertainment, free ice cream and strawberries, farmer’s market, contests. Phone 422-6297.
Festival at Mt. Zion
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Festival, Laurel-Seaford Highway, 13A, Saturday, May 29. Food available: oyster sandwiches and platters, chicken salad, hamburgers and hotdogs, homemade ice cream, cakes and pies, drinks. Serving starts at 3 p.m. Carry outs available.
Teams Needed for Relay
The 2004 West Sussex Relay for Life, will be Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, at Soroptimist Park on Middleford Road in Seaford. Relay held to benefit American Cancer Society. Survivors welcome; reception for survivors at 5 p.m. on Friday. Respond to Sherry Wix at 629-2131 or Mary Catherine Hopkins at 875-7308. Anyone interested in having a team to walk can also call numbers above.
AARP Meeting on June 7
AARP Chapter #5340 meeting Monday, June 7, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, with a picnic lunch at noon. The Back Bay Strummers will be the entertainment. For reservations and information call Hidla Parker at 856-2760. Cost of lunch is $12 and reservations are needed by May 28. The public is welcome.
Cruisin’ for the Cure
Dr. Marie Wolfgang has announced a cruise to Bermuda to benefit the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life. Call Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471 or Valerie Jefferson at 629-2476.
Nanticoke Senior Center Trip
Three Little Bakers, “The Music Man,” matinee center stage seats, on Thursday, June 10, departure time 10 a.m., from Nanticoke Senior Center. Included in trip, motor coach transportation, great food and fabulous desserts, cost $60 members, $65 non-members. Phone 629-4939.
Chicken Festival has entertainment for all
Knowing that kids and baby chicks go together like cookies and milk, the Delmarva Chicken Festival is offering fun for people of all ages and interests, especially children.
Free activities are scheduled each day. For children ages three to eight, there will be cow milking, the touchy-feely box, needle in a haystack, corn box, the duck pond, and a bean bag toss. These activities are scheduled for Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, from 2-6 p.m., and Sunday, June 13, from 1-3 p.m.
The Chicken Capers is a series of free games such as chicken scratch, egg toss, and spoon race for the 3-to-12 set. Chicken Capers will be Saturday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. The fun competition will boast special guest Sherman the Shorebird. Trophies will be presented to winners in each competition.
Children of all ages will also enjoy the carnival presented by Shaw and Sons Amusements. The carnival will open for a special family preview night on Thursday, June 10, between 6 and 10 p.m. During that time period and from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, individuals can enjoy unlimited rides for the flat fee of $12 per person.
On Friday and Saturday, the carnival will be open during regular festival hours. On Sunday, June 13, it will be open from noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $1 each and each ride will require two to four tickets. Packets of 20 tickets will also be available for $17 each.
On Friday, June 11, at 1 and 4 p.m., entertainer Jim Hossick will be on the stage to rock with the kids. A cadre of clowns will be on hand on Saturday to entertain: Sparkles the Clown from 4-5 p.m.; SunShine the Clown, from 5-6 p.m., and Sassie the Clown (who also does magic tricks) from 6-7 p.m. Closing out the night Saturday at 6 p.m. will be magician and ventriloquist Mr. Bill and Friends.
The Delmarva Chicken Festival showcases both Delmarva’s chicken industry and the community at large. The event is sponsored annually by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI), the regional association working for the continued progress of the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information on the Delmarva Chicken Festival, contact Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. at 800-878-2449 (or 302-826-9037) or the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce at 410-749-0144.
Dover Downs plans a ‘Mini-Woodstock’ with legends
Dover Downs Slots will host Classic Superstars Live!, a day-long music extravaganza featuring several classic groups with hits spanning the ’60s through the present on Aug. 15.
Crosby, Stills and Nash will headline the show, which will also feature: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Peter Frampton, David Clayton-Thomas and Blood, Sweat and Tears; The Orchestra (former members of Electric Light Orchestra and E.L.O. Part II), and a special guest appearance by Bo Diddley.
The concert will be in the infield of the Dover International Speedway, will begin at noon and last until approximately 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 25 and range from $35 to $100. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 302-984-2000. For more information, visit www.doverdowns.com, or call 1-800-711-5882. Dover Downs Slots is on U.S. 13 in Dover, off Rt. 1, exit 104.
Possum Players present Jesus Christ Superstar with large cast of 46
The Possum Point Players’ announce their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” opens on June 18. With Lee Cook in the director’s seat, all involved are excited about the potential of bringing this production to the region for the first time.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” depicts, in its own way, the story of the passion of Christ, specifically, the last 12 days before the crucifixion. The Possum Point Players’ production has been designed by Cook to have a modern-day look. For example, this set will be in shades of black and white.
With a large cast of 46 men and women between the ages of 10 and 70-something, Cook has been pleased with the talented group.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” has been greatly anticipated by theater-goers and non-theater-goers throughout the region. The London premier in 1969 launched a show that was to become popular in the ’70s as a self-proclaimed “Rock Opera.” Though the story centers on the figure of Jesus Christ, it is often an emotional experience, regardless of a person’s religious background.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” will be presented June 18, 19, 25, 26, at 8 p.m., and on June 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560. Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students.
Trip to Phillies Game
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, is sponsoring a trip to the Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 9, at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 which includes the cost of a chartered bus. Part of the ticket price goes to support youth ministries on the Delmarva Peninsula and elsewhere. Contact the church office at 875-4233 or Pastor Fred Duncan.
AARP Trip in October
Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP Inc. is sponsoring a trip to The Golden Isles of Georgia, Oct. 17-23. Cost of $449 includes six nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, four dinners and motorcoach transportation. Stops on the trip include Jekyll Island homes, St. Simon Lighthouse and Museum, Okefenokee Swamp train and boat tour, Emerald Princess Casino Cruise and guided tour of historic Savannah. Call Pat Curran 628-9743.
Trip to Cape Cod
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, Sept. 10-14, $725. Includes a stop in Mystic and three nights in Hyannis. Phone 629-4939 for more information.