‘Three Hits And A Miss’ opens Concert Series
Seaford Community Concert Association presents its opening concert of the season Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m., at the Seaford High School auditorium.
“Three Hits & A Miss” is a group of four vocalists and three instrumentalists, performing a selection of songs from the ’40s and ’50s.
“Amazingly tight harmonies” are intertwined with the delightful antics of three charming gentlemen and a dynamic lady.
Premiering in 1995 at the Great American History Theater in St. Paul, Minn., this vocal quartet “sing sing swing” their way through a fully staged musical evening with original compositions, personality and comedy.
The group has entertained audiences of all ages, touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and have hit the airwaves via international and national television (PBS) as well as guest spots on public radio and “The Singer’s Voice” jazz series.
Admission to this performance is through membership only. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information on this concert and future concerts, call Jim and Barbara Burket, 629-8657, M. Santos, 629-7832, or M. Barr, 645-6817, or visit: http://seafordcca.hypermart.net
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 will 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.
Although this is a no-charge event, tickets will be required for admittance as approximately 1200 attendees are expected. The free tickets can be obtained, two per caller, by calling toll free 1-877-402-2712.
Gala to feature sculpture
Attendees of the “Snow Ball – 2003” are in for a real treat at the gala to be held Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Services annual dinner dance will feature an ice sculpture as part of its dramatic decorations for the event.
Few people would think of pairing unrelated items such as a block of ice and a chainsaw to produce works of art. But Jon Lizer of Seaford did, and with the chainsaw and other tools, now creates stunning ice sculptures. Mr. Lizer, a graduate of Seaford High School in 1998, and the Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Charleston, S.C., owns “Custom Catering” in Seaford. His culinary and ice sculpture work has won him recognition from groups and individuals such as Ducks Unlimited, Cal Ripkin Jr., Bill Cosby, and chef, Emeril Lagasse.
Co-chairs, Sandy Connell and Sherry Michalik are coordinating their dance committee’s efforts to produce an evening of music, food, and dancing to remember. Further information about “Snow Ball – 2003” can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Services office at (302) 629-6611, extension 2301.
The Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with Nightmare Market, is holding Nightmare on Hobbs Road, a haunted stadium tour at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The tour will run each Friday and Saturday in October as well as Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Ticket sales are from 7-10 p.m. and cost $10. For children who may be too scared to participate in the tour, a $4 ticket price is available to take part in a pumpkin painting children’s area. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Jaycees and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.
A Sussex County Republican Picnic is being held Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Blades Park, East 7th St., Blades. Rock climbing, bungee jumping, hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh sweet corn, Italian ice. Free. Everyone is welcome.
NHS Basket Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 10, starting at 7 p.m. at the VFW, located on Middleford Road in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2002 Christmas combos, Bowl set, Santa’s Little Helper, and 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, the Christmas Hostess basket or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2420.
AARP Chapter meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 at the Methodist Manor House. Our program will feature the “Belle Sisters.” Local ladies do comedy designed for seniors. Visitors are welcome.
Treasures of the Sea
Treasures of the Sea Exhibit offers half-price admission for Columbus Day Georgetown - Celebrate Columbus Day with a visit to the “Treasures of the Sea Exhibit” at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. In honor of the holiday, admission will be half price — $1.25 for adults, $1 for senior citizens, and $0.50 for students — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. Children age four and under are free. Group tours will also pay half price during the entire month of October. Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis; call 856-5700 as soon as possible to reserve a time.
The exhibit showcases the riches recovered from the wreck of the ill-fated Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the Florida Keys in a hurricane in 1622. Among the treasures recovered are silver ingots, coins, and artifacts, gold coins, chains, and jewelry, and bronze cannons. Visitors may also view a 30-minute video on the search for the shipwreck and purchase real silver coins from the Atocha, jewelry, books, apparel, souvenirs, and shells in the gift shop.
NARFE Chapter meeting
National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Jimmy’s Fly In Grille at the Georgetown Airport at noon. Speakers will be John Shroeder and Joe Booth, candidates for District 37 State Representatives. To join the chapter or for more information phone Les Martens at 629-9789.
Nanticoke fall speakers
The Nanticoke Watershed Preservation Group, Inc. presents a Fall Speakers Series, “Nanticoke River: The Culture, History and Heritage of a Watershed.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. - “17th to 19th Century Architecture in the Nanticoke Watershed,” speaker will be Jeanne Conner, at the Seaford Museum, New Street, Seaford.
Light refreshments will be served. Contact Gwen Dryden at 410-546-3728.
Laureate Basket Bingo
The Laureate Epsilon, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority chapter of Seaford and Laurel is presenting a Basket Bingo featuring the world famous Longaberger baskets. It is going to be on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Seaford VFW, Middleford Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets at the door are $25. Refreshments will be available. Call Debbie at 629-8633 or Leann at 875-2200.
Ballroom Dance Lovers
The public is invited to attend a social dance gathering. The “Let’s Dance Club” will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Dance runs from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. For further information call Gwen Messinger at 629-2212.
History Mystery Tour
Take a walk on the wild side during the History Mystery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 12, sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
Tours will begin at 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. in the Mariner’s Bethel Church Cemetery in Ocean View. Participants will hear local legends, area history, and spooky stories and learn about tombstone architecture and inscriptions. Historian Mike Dixon and storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be the presenters.
Admission is $10 in advance, $12 on site. Shuttle service from Delaware Tech in Georgetown is available; cost for shuttle and tour is $15. For more information, or to register, contact Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.