Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 13, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Pig Pickin' for Boyd Taylor
Benefit Pig Pickin', Saturday, April 15, Seaford Fire Hall, 6 to 11 p.m. $20 a person donation to help with Boyd Taylor's cancer recovery. Taylor is a 20-year member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. Silent auction, refreshments and more. For tickets and more information, phone 629-9355.

Scrapbooker's Crop
Scrapbooker's Crop, Saturday, April 22, Epworth Fellowship Church, Laurel, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 13 vendors, goodie bags, tools, three meals, classes, games, contests. Phone 875-4254. Proceeds will benefit Epworth's youth group.

Benefit Poker Run
Fourth annual Mason-Dixon Classic Chevy Club Poker Run, Sunday, April 23, Nylon Capital Shopping Center, Seaford, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Run begins at noon. Entry fee is $10 per car. Trophies to winners; dash plaques to first 50 registered cars. Proceeds to Children's House By The Sea. Phone 629-6355.

AAUW Geranium Pick Up
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 29, between 8 and 11 a.m. Any order not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public.

Car Show and Yard Sale
Car show and yard sale, Saturday, April 29, behind Woodbridge High School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to benefit the Woodbridge High School Music Boosters (raindate is April 30). Yard sale spaces are $10 (bring your own tables); car show entry is $10 (dash plaques to first 50 entrants) with trophies in three groups. Concession stand available. Call 337-0381 for more information.

Cow Drop is Coming April 30
Cow Drop, Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., Laurel High football field to benefit the Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Squares are $10 and tickets are available at the Insurance Market, MCM Jewelers or Judy Vickers (875-4306).

Shiloh House of Hope Benefit
Shiloh House of Hope benefit spaghetti dinner, Monday, March 27, 6 p.m. Woodbridge High School cafeteria. Tickets are $8; $5 for children 12 and under. Phone Robyn Sturgeon at 629-5331 for more information.

Support the July 4th Fireworks
The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.

COURSES

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, April 25, at 1 p.m., Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program refresher course, Thursday, May 18, at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve a space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Parenting Class
Child Inc. announces that there is still space available in the "Birth to Three" parenting class at Laverty Lane, 1 Laverty Lane, Bridgeville. This class has been postponed to begin on April 18 to May 23, and will meet every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. for six weeks. For more information and to register, call (302) 697-2292 or (302) 228-9943 or check the Child Inc. website at www.childinc.com.

MEETINGS

AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting, Thursday, April 13, Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Speaker, Marlene Elliott, director of USDA Greenwood. Speaker, Marlene Elliott, director of USDA Rural Development Office. Subject: Where our tax money goes. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. For information on AARP call 875-5086.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

Acorn Club Prayer Breakfast
GFW-Acorn Club of Seaford meeting Thursday, April 13, at 9 a.m., at Woodland United Methodist Church. This special event is a prayer breakfast with hostess Louise Ellis.

Olde Seaford Block Watch
Olde Seaford Block Watch covered dish dinner, Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m., Seaford Police Station. Program: Arlene Marvel from the University of Delaware Extension - beautifying with flowers. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Phone 629-9844.

Widowed Persons
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, April 18, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be James Thompson speaking on insurance. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Midland Grange Open House
Midland Grange 27 open house and award ceremony, Saturday, April 22, at 106 North Race Street, Georgetown, noon to 3 p.m. For details call Becky Breasure 856-2173.

Genealogical Society
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meeting, Saturday, April 22, upstairs at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library,10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Guest speaker Ralph A. Riggin will speak on two topics - the Willey-Outten murder case and its significance to the boundaries of Maryland and Delaware; and also the origins and migration patterns of some significant Sussex County families.

AARP Chapter 5340
AARP Chapter 5340 board meeting, 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, Sussex County Airport conference room, Georgetown. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.

FOOD

Elks Lodge Fish Fry
Past Exalted Ruler's Association of the Seaford Elks Lodge annual fund raiser, fried trout fish fry, Saturday, April 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Trout are one-half pound each. Smoking and non-smoking area. Drinks will be available for an additional cost. Price is $7 per person; children 5-10at one-half price. Advance tickets only with the deadline of April 28. They may be purchased at the lodge Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night or by calling Jim Cecil at 875-3810. The lodge is located north of Seaford on Elks Road.

St. Stephen's Dinner
St. Stephen's United Methodist Church chicken and crust dinner, Saturday, April 29, 4 to 7 p.m., at 101 E. State St., Delmar, Del. Adults, $7; children, $3.50; children under six are free.

Legion Post 19 Barbecue
Chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 6, American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Price is $6 a platter, Take out ready by noon. Orders of 10 or more will be delivered in the Laurel area. Tickets on sale; cutoff date is April 29. Profits to to the Legion Color Guard. Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 bake sale at the same time with profits to the emergency fund. Bring baked items on Friday or by 11 a.m. on Saturday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bethel Museum is Open
The Bethel Maritime Museum on First Street, Bethel, will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

NHS Basket Bingo
Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m., Seaford Moose, U.S. 13A, Seaford; 20 games. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.

Indoor Yard Sale
Indooor yard sale, Saturday, April 22, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, to benefit the Winter Women's Retreat. For more information phone 337-7372.

Epworth Shopper's Fair
Shopper's Fair, Saturday, April 22, Epworth Fellowship Church, Laurel, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Body Shop, Tastefully Simple, Premier Jewelry, Creative Memories, Home Interiors, Stampin' Up, Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Memories & Baskets, Mary Kay, Lori's Originals, Close to My Heart, Scrap Your Heart Out, Top Line Creations, Picture Perfect, I Remember When, and more. $3 Entry Fee. Call 875-4254.

Elks Easter Egg Hunt
Seaford Elks Lodge Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m. Elk Road, north of Seaford. Age-group prizes (1-12 year olds) and lunch will be served. Bring your own container. Raindate is Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Phone 875-3810.

Woodland Easter Egg Hunt
Easter egg hunt, Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m., Woodland U.M. Church for ages 11 and under. Refreshments and prizes.

Laurel Lions Club Show
Laurel Lions Variety Show, April 20-22, Laurel High School. The dinner theater is Thursday, April 20; combination tickets are $18. Call Brad Spicer at 875-7419. Dinner theater tickets are not sold at the door.

Laurel Legion Poker Night
Poker only night at Laurel American Legion Home on Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Laurel Post 19 Legion Home, on Laurel Road (Rt. 24) east of Rt. 13. Entrance $3 a person. There will be light refreshments and sodas. Call Fred Dykes 875-3583 for more information.

Zoo Stampede-Earth Day
Salisbury Zoo will be hosting Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m., 5K race). Food, special guests and activities for the kids. Give-a-ways sponsored by Delmarva Power and Cold Stone Creamery. Call 410-548-3188 for more information.

Laurel Chamber Breakfast
Laurel Chamber of Commerce Adminstrative Professionals Day Appreciation Breakfast, Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Centenary U.M. Church, Laurel. The speaker will be Carol Lynch of Seaford who will take about "You Are A V.I.P." The cost of the buffet breakfast is $8; the deadline to register is April 19. Phone 875-9319 or contact by e-mail to info@laurelchamber.com.

Chamber Appreciation Lunch
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce administrative professionals' appreciation luncheon, Wednesday, April 26, noon, Seaford Golf & Country Club, $13.50. RSVP to the chamber by April 19 (629-9690). Speaker is Pam Tull; "The Joy of Being a Woman." Buffet lunch, door prizes and gift bags.

Delmar PTA Basket Bingo
Delmar Elementary PTA Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, April 27, Salisbury Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Delmar Elementary PTA. For tickets call 1-410-677-5178.

Yard Sale in Delmar
Concerned Citizens of Delmar spring yard sale, Saturday, April 29, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., State Street Park. For vendor information, contact Melanie Boltz at 846-3079. Rain date is May 6. Part of the proceeds will go to the Delmar Historical Museum.

FOP Basket Bingo
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9 Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information phone 629-8087

Get In Gear Family Bike Rally
Third annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally, Trap Pond State Park, Saturday, May 6 (raindate is May 7), registration at 8:30 a.m. Adults, $12; youth under 16, $6. T-shirts and free entertainment by Tony Windsor. Raffles and concessions. Dedication of new bike trail at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara or Charles Wise, 875-5537.

Miss and Little Miss Laurel
Miss Laurel and Little Miss 2006 Pageant, Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m., Laurel High School auditorium, Central Avenue, Laurel. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for students.

Aviation Hall of Fame Dinner
On Saturday, May 6, Spring Aviation Honors Banquet, at Wilmington College, New Castle campus, 6:30 p.m. Beef and chicken buffet. Guest speaker will be famous test pilot Scott Crossfield. Nine aviation awards given. $17 per person. Call 368-8889.

Spring Garden Tour May 10
Mt. Olivet U.M. Church (Seaford) spring garden tour, Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 on the day of the tour. Phone 629-2466 for more information.

SVFD Auxiliary Basket Bingo
Seaford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m., Seaford Volunteer Fire Company. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information phone 245-9463, 629-2378 or 410-376-3005.

Day in the Park Needs Vendors
Delmar's 30th annual Day in the Park is looking for food and craft vendors for the Saturday, June 3 event. Booths start at $35. Call 846-3336.

TRIPS

Day Trip to Philadelphia
Methodist Manor House in Seaford day trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 18. Cost of $70 includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tours and all gratuities. Lunch will be at The City Tavern and the tour will be the new Benjamin Franklin exhibit at the National Constitution Center. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle, 628-5631 by March 1.

Trip To West Virginia
AARP chapter 1084 trip to West Virginia May 3-5 including sternwheeler ride to Blennerhassett Island, mansion tour, Fenton Glass and Middleton Doll factory tours, Smoot Theater. Cost of $335 a person includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two dinners. A $35 deposit required at sign-up. Contact Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.

Trip to Myrtle Beach
Widowed Persons Service trip to Myrtle Beach, May 8-12. Trip includes tour of historic Georgetown, S.C., Brookgreen Gardens, three shows, backstage tour of Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach. Cost $499 (double occupancy), also includes four nights lodging at the Landmark Hotel, four breakfasts, four dinners and all gratuities. Trip insurance available. For more information call Frances Horner, 629-4416.

Trip To Inner Harbor
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation trip to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Saturday, May 13, leaving the back parking lot of the high school at 8:30 a.m. and leaving Baltimore at 4 p.m. The cost is $18 a person; there are 46 seats available. Call 629-6809.

Orioles Vs. Yankees
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation Orioles vs. Yankees trip, Friday, June 2, to Camden Yards. The cost is $44 for each ticket and the bus. Tickets are in section 86 by the bullpen. The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the high school at 4 p.m.

Trip to Cape Cod
Laurel Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and the islands, June 19-23. Cost: $599 per person which includes round trip motor coach, four nights at Heritage House Hotel, four buffet breakfasts, four full dinners, guided tours to Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket Island, harbor cruise, taxes and tips, baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play For Kids
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months to May 22. Closed on school holidays.