Seaford News Briefs
Thursday, September 2, 2004
Soccer Car Washes
Seaford Boys Soccer Boosters car washes are scheduled as follows: Saturday, Sept. 11 (varsity); Saturday, Sept. 18 (JV); Saturday, Oct. 9 (middle school). The car washes will take place at Subway on Stein Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fitness Classes Beginning
Fitness classes start up again on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Wednesday, Sept. 8, at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public) on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, at 9 a.m. (free child care, a.m. only), and Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free class. For more information or to register call 18-year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Karate Class in Seaford
Beginners Karate class, Monday nights starting Sept. 20 through Dec. 6, 6 to 7 p.m., ages 6 and up.Cost is $50, instructor is Steve Ramey. Call 629-6809 or stop by the Seaford Dept. of Parks Recreation Office to register.

Acorn Club Meeting
The General Federation of Woman’s Club, Acorn Club of Seaford, will hold their first meeting of this new season at the Methodist Manor House, Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. A business meeting will be held plus a review of the convention will be discussed.

AARP Meeting Sept. 9
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Brian Posey, associate state director for AARP, will speak on the Medicare drug program. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Guests welcome. Call 875-5086 for information.

50th Kiwanis Auction
50th annual Seaford Kiwanis Auction, Saturday, Oct. 2, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford. Preview at 9 a.m.; auction at 9:30 a.m. Phone Bryant Richardson at 629-9788 for more information.

Library hosting reception with Kurt Plinke
The Seaford District Library will be hosting an art reception and talk with Kurt Plinke on Sept. 14, at 7-8 p.m. Plinke has a studio on the Choptank River in Caroline County, Md. He has been painting with water colors since he was a child. He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Wilmington College, where he studied Fine Arts and Biology. His work ranges through scientific illustrations of nature, loose studies of wildlife and environments, to abstract imagery of nature, man and the human condition. In 1999, he was named artist-in-residence for Adkins Arboretum in Tuckahoe State Park. In 2000, he was the cover artist for the Chestertown Wildlife Art Festival. Plinke shows his work in galleries and at exhibitions across the eastern United States. Currently, he teaches at Chesapeake College, at a Caroline County middle school, as well as through a number of area art centers.
Few spots remain for Victorian Tea at Ross Mansion
A few places are left for the Fall Victorian Tea at the Ross Mansion which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. The charge is $10 per person. Reservations are required. This is a social event in the atmosphere of the restored, historic Governor Ross home. Servers in costume add to the ambiance of this event. Jeanne Conner does research to plan food items that are out of the ordinary for each tea. Seating is pre-arranged with four people at a table. Parties who would like to sit together should make their reservations accordingly. Only 40 people can be accommodated. For reservations call Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765.

Community Concerts drive begins for upcoming series
The volunteers of the Seaford Community Concert Association (SCCA) have begun their 56th annual membership drive for the 2004-2005 series. Since 1949, the SCCA has been bringing internationally known musicians and professional attractions to our area, and the audience-members, in turn, have enjoyed the pleasure and excitement of live performances. All of the concerts are held at the Seaford High School.
The four concerts of this year’s series are:
Glenn Miller Orchestra — This 19-member touring band continues to perform the original legendary arrangements that topped the charts in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as some “newer” material in the Glenn Miller style. Sept. 28, 8 p.m. Russian Seasons - This company performs folk dances of many nations, and has garnered unanimously rave reviews. Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Ronnie Kole Trio — Impresario, composer, celebrity pianist, Ronnie Kole has performed in more than 600 cities worldwide, and has made more than 30 recordings. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall and entertains regularly at New Orleans’ two most prestigious jazz festivals. Feb. 5, 2005, 8 p.m. Westwind Brass — This quintet has been acclaimed for its virtuosity, musical integrity, and diverse programming. Their program consists of a variety of styles, from Handel and Bach to the jazzy thrills of Dave Brubeck. April 3, 2005, 3 p.m. Before Sept. 4, all four of these professional performances are available for $35 (adult), $75 (family), and $10 (student). After Sept. 4, prices increase to $40 (adult), $85 (family), and $12 (student). To join, call president, Jim Burket at 629-8657, or publicity chairwoman, Mary Ann Torkelson at 629-5456. Mail membership checks in to SCCA, 102 Rivers End Drive, Seaford, DE 19973.