Community Concert Assoc. kicks off annual campaign
The Seaford Community Concert Association is once again about to kick off its annual campaign.
The opportunity to have accomplished artists perform in our local area is a real treat for Sussex County. This year's program lineup is no exception to the outstanding performances that concert- goers have come to expect.
The season begins very early this year. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra performs on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Their big band sound specializes in music of the 1920s and 1930s.
The second concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, and will feature the Boston Brass. This versatile five-piece group plays a wide variety of music stretching from Classical to Jazz.
The third show will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002. It will feature the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater. This group of actors uses an ever-changing series of helium-filled props to give the audience an evening of fun. The kids will love it.
Other performance sites this year include the Kennedy Center in September and the New Victory Theater on Broadway starting in March 2002.
The last performance of the series will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. The performers will be The London Piano Duo. They will add a light classical blend of music to the series.
The Seaford Community Concert Association season ticket prices for this year will be $75 per family, $35 per adult and $10 per student before Sept. 15.
Season ticket prices will then increase to $85 per family, $40 per adult and $12 per student after that date.
When you compare that to the $30 single-ticket price for the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater for their New York run, the savings are tremendous at these prices.
In addition, there is an opportunity for the supporters of the arts to lend their support to the Seaford Community Concert Association by becoming patrons. Patron donation levels begin at $25.
For further information on the association and this year's concert series, see the association's web site at http://seafordcca.hypermart.net. or contact Jim and Barbara Burket at 629-8657.
Hospital Auxiliary celebrates
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., the Auxiliary will hold its 50th anniversary celebration at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The special day will feature a luncheon, visits and reminiscing by past presidents, invited guests including hospital Board members, and a talk by Dr. John C. Rawlins, one of the first physicians to serve the hospital.
Invitations have been mailed to all Auxiliary members and callers will make contact for reservations. (Reservations are required for the luncheon.) Any Auxilian who has not received an invitation or who have questions should call Virginia "Mike" Barton, committee chairman of the anniversary party, 875-9658.
Members are encouraged to be a part of this very special celebration.This will be a special time for visiting, reminiscing and sharing memories of the early days of the Auxiliary.
Victorian Tea reservations
Seaford Historical Society's last Victorian Tea will be held at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. This delightful afternoon event features exquisite food in the elegant atmosphere of the restored 18th century Gov. Ross home. Chamber music and servers in costume add to the ambiance of this highly popular social happening.
Seating is pre-arranged with four people at each of the ten tables. Parties who would like to be seated as a group should make their required reservations accordingly. To make a reservation call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788
Fitness Session begins
Tired of quick fixes that don't work? Injure you? Fall back into fitness, an 8-week session, starts Sept. 5th and 6th. Sessions meet Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9 a.m. (quality, free childcare); and Tuesday, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., at St. John's U.M.C. Fellowship Hall. (Pre-paid registration required for P.M. class only.) All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Air conditioned, non-competitive, stress reducing, high/low aerobic, toning, strengthening, and stretching class. Try a free one! Call 15-year A.F.A.A. certified instructor, Carol Lynch, 629-7539 for more information or to pre-register.
Vermont Trip Scheduled
Nanticoke Senior Center is sponsoring a five-day, four-night fall foliage trip to Vermont from Oct. 1 - 5. Trip includes motor coach transportation, lodging at Kitzhof Lodge, meals; day-trips to attractions which include: The Calvin Coolidge Homestead & Museum, Plymouth, Vt.; Bennington Museum and shops, Bennington, Vt.; Yankee Candle Company, Deerfield, Mass., and nightly entertainment. Cost: $425 per person. Call 629-4939.
Elks Bingo Wednesday
The Seaford Elks Lodge has Bingo every Wednesday evening beginning at 7:30. Food available from our kitchen.
Comcast Country Music
It's Comcast Country Music fest 2001! Delmarva welcomes country music blockbusters "Montgomery Gentry" and "Ricochet" for a night of high energy country music, Thursday, Aug. 23, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.
The Comcast Country Music Fest is sponsored by Comcast Cable Television, Pepsi Cola of Delmarva, Harley-Davidson of Seaford, Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, CAT Country and the Delmarva Shorebirds. Country Music Fest 2001 promises to be the event of the year.
Tickets are $15 for stadium seating and $25 stage level. All proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concert kicks off at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information call 410-219-3112 or in Delaware call 302-628-3789.
Treasure Hunting Aug. 24
The Methodist Manor House at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host a free lecture, "Modern Day treasure Hunting" presented by Mr. Ed Okonowicz. The program begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. Learn how to recover lost treasure, right in your own backyard. Open to the public. Call 628-5631.
Dems Jamboree Aug. 25
Sussex County Democratic Party will host a Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 25. Democrats from all three counties will attend a fun event for the entire family. For people interested in becoming more involved with the Delaware Democratic Party, the Jamboree provides an opportunity to meet party leaders and elected officials. For a $5 donation, guests can enjoy an evening with friends, family, elected officials, and party leaders. Call 684-3434.
Trap Shoot Aug. 25
Hunters: Ready for Dove season? Trap shoot Aug. 25, 10 a.m., at Nanticoke Sportsman's Club. Call 629-9199.
DuPont Power Picnic
This is a reminder of the Annual DuPont Power Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 25, noon until 5 p.m., at the Soroptimist Park in Seaford. Cost is $5 for adults. Bring your favorite covered dish and we will start eating around noon. Contact Sharon Cordrey, 846-3396; Buzz Coulbourne, 629-8553; Walt Littleton, 875-5010; or Wilton Porter, 629-8112.
Crab and Watermelon Fest
Friends of Vance Phillips 4th Annual Crab and Watermelon Fest Saturday, Aug. 25, from 3-7 p.m., at Cypress Point at Trap Pond State Park. All-you-can-eat crabs, fried chicken, corn on the cob, watermelon, plus crab balls, shrimp, lots of desserts, live music, games for the kids, climbing wall and paddle boat rides, $25 per person, teens are half-price and children under 12 with/parent are free. Call Peggy Bowden, 846-9906.
Little Miss Contest
The Little Miss Towne & Country Fair Pageant will take place during the Fair on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Governor Ross Plantation. The committee is now accepting applications for contestants. Contestants for the Little Miss Pageant must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years old on Aug. 29, 2001. For more information or to register your child (fee $5, plus a recent photograph), contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690.
Gems at Manor House
The Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford, will host a Gem Show on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. The program, "Jewelry Styles and Influences" from the Greco-Roman Period to modern day, is presented by Donna Koskey of Chardon Ltd. The program is free and the public is invited. Call 628-5631.