Counseling service opens
There will be a grand opening of the Sussex County Counseling Services new offices at 111 Mechanic St., Laurel (The old Social Services Building) on Sept. 19, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. The public is cordially invited to visit the offices during that time frame to learn more about the services the center offers. These services are part of Kent County Counseling Services of Dover. The services provided will be outpatient drug and alcohol education and counseling. The director of the facility will be Carolyn Doolittle and she will be happy to explain the services to visitors during these times.
Second Street Players
Just in time to bring a chill to the fall air, Second Street Players offer “Night Must Fall,” a suspense-filled melodrama performed Sept. 27, 28 and 29, and Oct. 4, 5, 6.
Set in the deceptively quaint English countryside, “Night Must Fall” was premiered in 1935 in England and was most recently revived for a successful run on Broadway.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 3 p.m. Tickets are $10; senior citizens and students pay a discounted price of $9 for matinees only. All seats are reserved. For reservations, call the Second Street Players’ ticketline, 422-0220.
Inner Harbor bus trip
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services is sponsoring a bus trip to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. on Sept. 21, 2002. The bus will leave Seaford at 8 a.m. and depart from Baltimore at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person.
For more information call 302-629-6611, Sherry Smith (ext. 2459) or Debbie Travis (est. 2516).
Kayak at Trap Pond
Kayak the Still Waters at Trap Pond State Park on Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, at 2 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 22 and 29, at 11 a.m. All programs meet at the Bald Cypress Nature Center; Pre-register by calling the nature center at 875-5163. Cost is $10 a person.
READ-A-LOUD Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County. Call 856-2527 for further information.
‘Golf for Life’ Sept. 26
The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center will host the 8th Annual “Golf for Life” event on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Rookery golf course near Milton. What an excellent opportunity to support this ministry, while enjoying friends and a terrific day of golf that will include good food, and great prizes for everyone. For more details or to register call 302-856-4344 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. noon.
Ducks Unlimited party
The Nanticoke Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold our annual Sponsor’s Cocktail party at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event’s aim is to raise monies for the preservation of waterfowl habitat both locally and throughout North America. Special live and silent auctions will be offered as well as an exclusive raffle, hors d’oeuvres and top-shelf beverages. Cocktail music provided by the Kim Miller Band. Tickets are $125 and available from any committee member or by calling Doug Sentmen: days, 629-7911; evenings 645-2930.
Salute to the Military
The Delaware National Guard Retired Officers’ Association (DNGROA) will sponsor a “Musical Salute To The Military” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Rollins Entertainment Center at the New Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center. This will be a two-hour Salute which will begin at 1:30 p.m. and fill feature the Delaware National Guard’s 287th Army Band (45 piece).
It will be a no-charge event, open to the public and with particular invitation to all who have served or are currently serving in the military. The program will recognize the service and sacrifices of the men and women who have served in any of the branches of the military from the Revolutionary War to the present and will be followed by a reception with cash bar and complimentary refreshments.
Free tickets can be obtained, two per caller, by calling toll free 1-877-402-2712.
Antiques Roadshow Fair will help museum and plantation
Planning is underway for the second annual Antiques Roadshow Fair at the Blades Firehall on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per person which entitles one to bring two items for evaluation.
Additional items cost $2 each. Eleven dealers will be on hand to offer information and opinions.
This event is sponsored by Seaford Historical Society.
Proceeds will benefit the conversion of the old post office building downtown into a premier museum and for maintenance and restoration at the Governor Ross Plantation.
For further information call chairperson Connie Chapman at 629-8108.
Bike-a-thon riders will help to fight Childhood Cancer
Ron Breeding is calling on Seaford residents to join the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon slated for Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School.
Volunteer workers and riders are needed for this Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the world famous research center in its battle against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.
“We’re looking for riders and helpers who will contribute their time and talent to help children live. We really need lots of riders, since they are the ones who can make this bike-a-thon successful,” Breeding said.
In the Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate.
Those who raise $35 will bet a certificate and a special St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a barrel tote bag as well as the certificate and the T-shirt.
Also plans are bing made to give $100 savings bond to the top fund-raiser plus great gifts will be given to the boy or girl in each of the following age groups who collect the most money.
The age groups are: high school and above, fourth grade through eighth, and third and below.
Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Department of Parks and REcreation, and City Hall.
Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride may call Ron Breeding at 629-3964 or 628-6002.
Del Tech to host Alumni Day Oct. 5
Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, will hold Alumni Day Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Services Center.
Walk of Success recipients Carolyn O’Neal of Laurel, a 1991 journalism graduate, and Denise Tatman of Bridgeville, a 1995 office systems graduate, will be honored. The Community Service Award will be presented to Georgetown resident Rhonda Tuman, alumni coordinator of the college.
Nominations accepted for humanities award
Nominations for the 2003 Arts & Humanities Award sponsored by Delaware Technical & Community College are currently being accepted. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 15. The winner will be announced in November and the formal presentation of the award will be made at the Owens Campus Spring Gala fund-raiser, “Starry, Starry Night” on April 26, 2003. The award honors an individual, business, or organization for outstanding accomplishments in artistic or humanitarian endeavors that have had a positive impact on the community. Previous winners include the Rehoboth Art League, Gonzalo Martinez, WSCL Public Radio, Howard Pyle, Jack Lewis and Howard Schroeder.
Nomination forms may be obtained online at http://www.dtcc.edu/news_events/ or by calling 855-1607.