Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 26, 2007
 
Events

Little Miss Apple Scrapple
Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. It will be an exciting evening showcasing the talents of the local community. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or rhovermale@wsd.k12.de.us. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.

Hitchens Family Reunion
The 53rd annual Hitchens reunion will be held at Trinity Community Hall on August 5th, 2007. A buffet luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. under the direction of the Irving Hitchens Family. A short business meeting will be conducted following the luncheon. Relatives and friends of the family are welcome to come.

Midway Lions Club, Texas Hold'em
The Midway Lions Club will sponsor a Texas Hold-em on Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Indian River Fire House. For information call Joe Smith at 302-436-8142. Directions to Texas Hold-em at Indian River Fire House: From Rt. 113 go east on Rt. 24 to Rt. 5 turn right to fire house – From Rt. 1 go west on Rt. 24 to Rt. 5 turn left to fire house. Proceeds Benefit Local Charities for Sight & Hearing.

Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
American Legion Post 19, Laurel and A&K Enterprises will be holding their Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. till noon on Broad Creek. Prizes galore, including the Benson Family Savings Bond. There will also be snacks and sodas for the participants. Register at A&K Tackle at 201 North Central Ave., Laurel.

Longaberger Basket Bingo
The Laurel Historical Society is hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Laurel Fire Hall. New and vintage collectible baskets. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m.; hotdogs sodas, delicious desserts. Tickets are $20 by calling Edna Marvil 875-9427, or Linda Justice 875-4217 (leave name & phone). Reserve early and bring a friend!

Walk for Breast Cancer Drawing
Local Avon representative Renee Smith will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year. Tickets are being sold for a drawing to help send Smith to the event. The prize will be a 2007 Longaberger Horizon of Hope Basket with 2 pink mugs or an avon gift basket. Tickets are a donation of $5 each or three for $13 and 300 are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Renee Smith at 337-0352 or to just make a donation, go to www.avonwalk.org and click on Renee Smith. The drawing will take place on Sept. 15.

Get a Clue at the Library
'Mad Science Mondays'
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is presenting a series of "Mad Science Mondays." Exploring water is the theme for the free sessions, which will be held at 3 p.m. on the following Mondays: July 30 and Aug. 13. They will take place at the library at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood. For further information, contact: Donna Prine Carter, at the Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309.

VFW BBQ and Yard Sale
VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, will hold a chicken barbecue and yard sale on July 28, sponsored by the Ladies' and Men's Auxiliary. Yard sale starts at 7 a.m. Chicken platters available at 9 a.m. Platter includes: chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob with roll, $6. Delivery available with a minimum of five platter orders, 629-3092. Table rentals are $10 per table. Call 629-2876 or 629-4485 to rent a table.

Annual Community Yard Sale
First Annual Community Yard Sale, July 28, 6:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 101 E. Delaware Ave., Delmar, Del. Spots are $10 and you must bring your own tables. Call Allison at 846-3077.

Yard Sale Benefit
Aug. 4, Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 12685 Seashore Highway, Georgetown, benefits Sussex County Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Project. For more information, call 855-1153.

Texas Hold'em Poker
Texas Hold'em Poker at Laurel Fire Department, 205 West Tenth St., Laurel, Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Entry fee $100 (2) $25 add-ons; 1,000 in chips plus 500/500 - starting level 10/20. First place up to $2,000 – Total prize payouts up to $8,000. Based on player participation. Free draft beer - cash bar and refreshments. For more information: call Steve Brittingham at 875-3081 to pre-register and for more information. Proceeds benefit Laurel Fire Department.

Researching Your House History
The Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a program showing how to research the history of your house on Saturday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. The program is free to the public. No reservations are required. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Duke of York Street in Dover. For more information, contact Jason Burleson-Gibson (302) 744-5081 or e-mail jason.burleson-gibson@state.de.us.

Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner
Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner, sponsored by Bethel Community House at Oak Grove, Friday, Aug. 17. Carry out only. Price $7.50. Pick up time 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., will deliver to your business if desired. For tickets or information, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836, by Aug. 13.

Class of 1977 Reunion
The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's Auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins @ 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

Lose It for Life
Beginning with a sign up meeting on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 South next to the Guide) is offering 18-week weight loss program that focuses on identifying why we overeat and seeking healing in those areas. The cost is $75 for the 18 week program which includes the Lose It for Life book, workbook, audio cd's, online forum, and of course the groups themselves. There is limited financial assistance. Call for more info. 629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

'Our State Fair!' Exhibit
The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village presents a new exhibition looking back at Delaware Agriculture's Biggest Celebration, "Our State Fair!" now through Aug. 5. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is applicable. DAMV is a private 501(c)3 educational organization located 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.

Summer Camp at ECS
Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 - 9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For registration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.

Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.

Laurel Public Library Event
The library offers a variety of special-interest clubs that will meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An acting club for children in grades 2-6 will meet on Monday evenings from 6-6:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-It-Club" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., and builders in grades K-6 can use their imagination and expertise with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our "Build It!" club. Additionally, the library will have preschool story time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK book time, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

Get a Clue at Your Library
The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program. Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, family movie nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. For more information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.

Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at terps19947@yahoo.com or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Teens and Parents of Teens
Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at bshortri@lib.de.us.

Meetings

Old Christ Church League
Mark the date of Sunday, July 29, on your calendar and plan to attend the organizational meeting of the Old Christ Church League at St. Philip's Parish Hall in Laurel. Time is 1 p.m. According to the Rev. Rita B. Nelson, the organization needs people if it's going to move forward. Old Christ Church League supports and maintains historic Old Christ Church and needs to reorganize and look to the future with community support. Questions can be addressed at 875-3644 at the church office.

Delaware Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council's next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., located at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. A review of the State Fair, update of Mascot Contest and Scholarship Announcements. For more information contact Peggy at 629-5233.

Laurel Chamber Meetings
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will hold a July 4th follow up meeting on Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber office. The public is welcome to attend. On Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m., a board meeting will take place at the Chamber office. If you were kind enough to put out signs for the July 4th celebration, please return them to the Laurel Town Hall. Thank you.

Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153.

Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Toastmasters
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Trips

Delaware Tech Adult Plus+ Trips
Active seniors can broaden their horizons with a variety of upcoming trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Travel to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see "Swing," watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Florida Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, or see Patsy Cline in concert on Aug. 10. Also in August, tour the exhibit of King Tut or experience a performance of "Wicked" at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. On Aug. 23, take advantage of a second trip to Philadelphia to see the Phillies take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.

Trip to Vermont
Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This four-day, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.

Sight and Sound Theater Trip
A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater, Strasburg, (Lancaster, Pa.), for the show "In the Beginning," on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Bus will leave New Liberty Wesleyan Church at Federalsburg Road-Bridgeville Road, at 7:45 a.m. We will return at 8 p.m. Price includes show at noon, buffet luncheon at 3 p.m. at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Call before Aug. 8. For more information call Lorraine at 629-8928.

AARP Chapter 915 Trip
AARP Chapter 915 presents Kutsher's Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, three days-two nights, Sept. 18-20, for only $340, per person, double occupancy. $60 additional single supplement. Included in the price: Two night accommodations in super deluxe rooms at Kutsher's, two full breakfasts, two lunches and two complete dinners. For information and reservations call: 410-754-8588, Pick-up will be in Denton, Md.; or 410-822-2314, Federalsburg. Travelers insurance is available for purchase.

AARP Chapter 1084 Trips
'Tons of Money'
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to see the comedy "Tons of Money" on Sept. 26. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun too. Even if you don't gamble, these are must see resorts. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Medieval Times Dinner Theatre
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. We don't leave Seaford until 1:30 p.m. You'll watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. (Due Aug. 1.) Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Longaberger Bus Trip
Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a bus trip to Boyd's Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd's Bear Country Basket Fest! Join Longaberger, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, pottery and wrought iron at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Saturday, Aug. 18. The bus will leave from the Seaford Vilage Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. The cost is $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information and reservations call Renee Morris (628-3539), Ruth Ann Gray (349-4344) or Michele Bell (628-8801)

Trip to Myrtle Beach
The Nanticoke Senior Center is having a Myrtle Beach trip on Oct. 15 through 20 for six days and five nights. The cost is $790 for double occupancy. A deposit of $200 is due upon signing and final payment due no later than Sept. 7. The trip includes : The Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolina Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner choices at The Parsons Table, Ryan's Steak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All tips and gratuities are included.

Food

Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

Blades Fire Hall Breakfast
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, Aug. 5, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. For more informatio n call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.

Crab and Watermelon Feast
Join the Friends of County Councilman Vance Phillips for a time of fun, food and family. It's the 11th Annual Crab feast and Watermelon Extravaganza. Meet some new faces and see some old friends on Aug. 25, 3 p.m. at Cypress Point, Trap Pond. There will be live music, games for the kids, and all the seafood and watermelons you can eat. Contact Karen Marvin at 302-519-8032 or check www.vancephillips.net for more information.

Biff Lee 'Pig-Pickin'
Biff Lee, 40th District Representative, invites everyone to his 20th annual "Pig-Pickin" at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 till 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat barbecued pork and all the "fixins" for everyone to enjoy and children under age 12 with an adult are free. Price is $15 and tickets are available at Richard Small Insurance, or at the door. You may also send checks for tickets to Friends for Lee, Post Office Box 186, Bethel, DE 19931.