Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 2, 2003
Raffle Tickets
Tickets for the Harley - Ford Raffle, to benefit the expansion and renovation of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room, are on sale in a variety of locations, including online. The grand prize is a 2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Limited Edition Supercrew Pickup, a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, an enclosed East Tennessee Titan Trailer, and a helmet. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Frederick Ford, and online at www.harleyraffle.org. Order forms are also available at businesses throughout the area. Volunteers are also looking for businesses and events to display the grand prize and sell tickets. For more information on hosting the display or to have an order form display for your business, call 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Basket Bingo October 9
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A, in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2003 Christmas set, Bouquet basket, American Crafts Baking Dish and basket, along with several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper and the Hostess Christmas basket or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Attendees bringing an unopened package of toothpaste or a bar of soap will receive Door prize ticket free (limit 2 free tickets per person). Donation to benefit the HopeLine “Packs for Pride” initiative. The Packs for Pride program benefits children of domestic violence). Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2420.

Symphony concerts
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present its fall concert series Oct-3-5 at three sites across Delmarva. The Avalon Theatre in Easton, Md., will host the MSO on friday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.; Stephen Decatur High School will be the site on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. and The Prince Theatre will be the final locale on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. This is the seventh season for the MSO, the only professional orchestra based on the Eastern Shore. Under the dynamic leadership of artistic director and conductor Donald C. Buxton, the MSO will present passionate and stimulating performance of the “Rossini Overture,” Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9” Tickets are $20 for adults ($25 for Avalon Theater mezzanine seats); $10 for students and children under 12 are free. For information and tickets call toll-free-888-846-8600.

Meet the Senators
Meet the Senators of the 37th Representative District. Senators Thurman Adams, George Howard Bunting and Robert Venables will be guests at the 37th Democratic District Reception and Auction Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is located at the Marvel Complex in Georgetown. Contact Rebecca Breasure for ticket information at 856-2173, or via email at Sussex37D@aol.com. Cost: $15 per person or $25 a couple

Hayrides and Tours
Travel through the rustic beauty of the Trap Pond forest and pond side trail with your friends and family during the months of October or November. Join us for a Trap Pond hayride or pontoon tour just for your groups! Hayrides for up to 20 people are followed by a bonfire and roasting marshmallows. The one-hour pontoon tours can comfortably accommodate a group of 18. Call 875-5163 to make reservations for the fall. Cost: $60 for hayrides, $40 for pontoon tours.

Christian illusionist
World famous illusionist Andre Kole will perform at Laurel Wesleyan Church, located on Route 13A, just north of Laurel on Friday, Oct. 17. There will be two performances. The matinee family performance begins at 5 p.m. and the evening performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are required for admission with the matinee tickets priced at $4 each and the evening show tickets are $6 each. There will be no nursery available and due to the length of the program, it is not recommended for children under age 6. To purchase tickets you may phone the church at 302-875-5380. Andre Kole has performed in over 78 countries of the world for millions of people. In addition, he has appeared on national television in over 40 countries and has given over 3,500 performances at colleges and universities. He is most famous for his role as a creative consultant for world famous magician David Copperfield and assisted him with the illusion of the disappearing Statue of Liberty that took place on national t.v. a few years ago. This is a “must-see” show as not only will you be intrigued by his illusions, but Andre will be using a magical illustration to share some truths about the spiritual dimension of our lives.

Pontoon Tours
Enjoy the beauty of the Great Cypress Swamp as you travel aboard our pontoon boat. Observe birds, reptiles, and mammals while listening to a naturalist explain the mysteries of the swamp. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse, $3 per adult and $1.50 per child age 12 and under. Saturday, Oct. 4, 11, 18, from 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., come enjoy a relaxing boat ride while being introduced to the pristine habitat of the swamp, its native inhabitants, and history. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse, $3 per adult and $1.50 per child age 12 and under.

Go Nuts at Trap Pond
On Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.— Autumn is a time for harvest and bounty. Mammals of all shapes and sizes are busily gathering nuts and berries to last them through the winter season. Walk along our woodland trails with a naturalist and identify some of the local nut bearing trees, and view some of these animals in action. Afterwards we will travel back to the nature center and create crafty “nut creatures.” Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163.

Learn about honey
The Delaware State Beekeepers/Sussex County is very fortunate to have Dean Burroughs as one of its members. He is a Master Beekeeper, meaning that he has a broad understanding of bees and the art of beekeeping. Burroughs has shared his knowledge and love of bees with people of all ages and is a popular guest in the Wicomico School District. One of his most attentive students has been his son, who took the skills his father taught him to The Gambia in Africa where, as a Peace Corps volunteer, he has helped establish beekeeping. One of Burroughs interests is the health properties of honey. The Delaware State Beekeepers invites the public to hear Burroughs speak on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m at the University of Delaware’s Agricultural Research and Education Center on Route 9, 6 miles west of Georgetown. For details, call Randall Cash at 236-7559.

Service Trucking reunion
The Service Trucking Company Reunion Committee will hold its fifth reunion, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 12:30 p.m. at Jimmy’s Grille new catering facility next to Jimmy’s Grille, Route 13A, Bridgeville. There will be a time of fellowship and sharing, a couple of speakers and buffet dinner. Tickets are available by calling either Kitty Windsor at 410-754-9083 or Ed Banning at 628-0100.
AARP meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House. Mr. Michael Dixon from the Delaware Humanities Forum will speak about the many interesting facts and stories about the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Visitors are welcome. Our chapter is sponsoring a trip to the Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington on Dec. 16. Enjoy a great buffet and Christmas show at this matinee, “Home For the Holidays.” For more information call Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.

Teacher Open House
The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park will be holding a Teachers Open House on Oct. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. This event is open to all teachers on the Delmarva Peninsula. Instructors will be given a chance to see the resources available to them, and their classes, through Trap Pond State Park, and the Baldcypress Nature Center. Meet the new Park Interpreter Karen McDonald and find information about K-Grade 12, and adult, educational opportunities including on-site and outreach programs. A guest speaker from AmeriCorp will talk about the new Learn and Serve volunteer program for high school students at 7 p.m. Additional topics will include baldcypress propagation program, volunteer opportunities, pontoon tours, canoe tours and much more. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Baldcypress Nature Center 302-875-5163.

Student testing
A workshop will be held on Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, presented by the Parent Information center of Delaware, “DSTP.” An overview of the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) and how it relates to children with special needs. It will be held at Parent Information Center, 109 North Bedford St., Georgetown. Call to register, 859-9880.

Monster Mile
Feel the excitement of Driving or Riding in Winston Cup. Bush BN, or Craftsman Trucks on the High Banks at Dover International Speedway! Buy a chance to win: 1st place, 10 lap Drive; 2nd place, 4 lap Ride-along; donation $1. Benefits: Laurel Alumni Association Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Tickets are available at: ED’s NASCAR, O’Neal Bros. and MCM Jewelers & Engravers. A Sports Card Show and Auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Laurel Senior High School for the Laurel Alumni Association.

Moonlight cruise
On Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., come join us for a moonlit cruise around the cypress pond at Trap Pond. Learn about night creatures and their sounds, and myths and legends about the moon. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse, $3 per adult and $1.50 per child age 12 and under.

The Knights of Columbus will hold an Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. A catered dinner, cocktail hour, at 6 p.m. Adults $15, Children under 12, $7. Call for information, 629-7999 or 629-0644.

Driver Safety Course
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.

Millsboro Basket Bingo
The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall, on State Street, just south of Route 24 in downtown Millsboro. Proceeds from the Basket Bingo will benefit local children and youth, through Millsboro Kiwanis Club service projects. For more information call 934-5450.

Elks Dinner Theater
“A Murder in Cripple Crik,” an amateur comedy-drama Dinner Theatre, will be presented by the Seaford Elk Lodge 2458 on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Diner Buffet at 6 p.m. and play at 8 p.m. on both nights. All the cast are Elk members or their families. Advance tickets only. Deadline for sales will be Oct. 14. Seats are $15 per person on a first come basis with equal opportunity given to all. For viewing seat diagram, go to the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street in Seaford or contact Jim Cecil at 875-3810. Those are the only two places where tickets will be sold. This is the second Dinner Theatre presented at the Seaford Elk Lodge and both were written by Elk member, Janice Cecil. Both nights were sold out for the last one! Menu: roast beef, ham, oven fried potatoes, tossed salad, string beans Almandine, baked apples and cherries, rolls, assorted desserts and coffee.

Coasters Basket Bingo
Coasters members are selling Basket Bingo tickets for their Longaberger Basket Bingo. It will be held Oct. 15, at the Millsboro VFW, across from Millsboro Ford on Rt. 113. It will begin at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. The monies raised will help pay for the Mid-Coast All-star Stars Cheerleading squad’s 2003-2004 competitive season. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

AARP Tax-Aide
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers to help senior and low-income taxpayers complete their 2003 federal and state income tax returns. This is a free community service sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sites are equipped with computer hardware and software to prepare and file returns electronically. We need volunteers who are computer literate. They will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the ten week program. For more information contact Bill Watt 629-7309.

Choral Society rehearsals
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of David Miller, begins its fall rehearsals season at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, North Bedford Street. They will continue each Tuesday. Preparation will begin for the Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 14, in Lewes. New singers, including high school students, are welcome to join with no audition required. For more information call 645-7584.

Caribbean Cruise
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring an 11-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean as a fund raiser for The American Cancer Society “Relay for Life.” The group will travel to and from the dock in New York Harbor on a chartered bus. Sailing out of New York on Jan. 25 on the new Norwegian Dawn, the group will visit St. Thomas, Antiqua, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, and Tortola. Call 629-4471 to receive a detailed brochure and the special group rate.