Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 08, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Concert for Nanticoke Sr. Center
Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John's U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Benefit Concert
Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. For information, phone 410-219-3112.

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

AARP Driver Safety Program
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, 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, 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.

FOOD

Centenary Church Dinner
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner on Saturday, June 10, 4 to 7 p.m. Adults $8; children $4 (under 6 years free). Sponsored by the Sunshine Class.

Elks Beef and Dumpling Dinner
Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m., Seaford Elks Lodge dinner -roast beef, dumpling, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, along with coffee and dessert. The price is $8 per person. No advance tickets and the public is invited. For more information contact Janice Cecil, 875-3810. The lodge is located on Elk Road, North of Seaford where U.S. 13A and U.S. 13 merge.

Breakfast at the VFW
VFW Post 4961 Ladies Auxiliary (Middleford Road, Seaford) all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, June 18, 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adutls. This event is now smoke free.

Bethel Church Chicken Dinners
On Friday, June 23, barbecue Eming's chicken dinners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Church community house, west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road. Carry outs only and tickets only. Deadline for tickets June 19. Donations to Bethel Community House Building Fund. Delivery will be provided tor businesses if necessary. For tickets call 629-7117 or 410-754-8681.

Melson's Ice Cream Social
Melson's United Methodist Church ice cream social, Melson's Road, Delmar, Md., Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken salad, potato salad, homemade ice cream.

MEETINGS

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, June 8, 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.

AARP Chapter 3543 Meeting
Southeastern Sussex Chapter 3543, AARP, Inc. meeting, Jakes, Rt. 1 Rehoboth Beach, Tuesday, June 13, at noon. Cost of luncheon is $15. Program: Annual picnic meeting; entertainment by Betty Stevens' grandson. Call Cathy Fisher for reservations at 945-0938

Democrat Women Meeting
Sussex County Women's Democrat Club meeting, Thursday, June 15, Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown; dinner at 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Delaware's State Treasurer Jack Markel. Cost of the dinner is $12. Call Thelma Monroe 934-9716 for reservations by June 12.

Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m., at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Harrington, followed by speaker, acting state vet, Dr. Robert Rickers, who will talk about vaccines. All those interested in horses are welcome. Call 422-4094 or 629-5233.

Widowed Persons Service
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, June 20, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Dolores Slatcher, city manager of Seaford. All Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

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.

Seaford Prayer March
Second annual prayer march, Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. Seaford Mission, Third and North streets, Seaford. Sponsored by Seaford Neighborhood Watch. Phone Pat Jones, 628-1908.

Kids' Day Out in Laurel
Second annual Kids' Day Out, Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Laurel Police Department (rain or shine). Games, food, crafts, fishing, face painting. Laurel River Park. Phone 875-2244 for more information.

Summer Showcase
The Ballroom Blitz will present the second annual Summer Showcase, on Sunday, June 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach. Performances by adults and children, dancing, light hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Attire: Jacket and shirt for men; comparable for women. Adults $15/person; children $12/person. Additional information and tickets may be obtained by contacting 645-2211.

CHEER Dinner Dance
Thursday, June 15, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, oldies and big band dinner dance, 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $8 a person. Cathy Gorman of Georgetown will be the deejay. For more information or tickets call 854-9500.

Georgetown Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass Festival, Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, at Marvel's Carriage Museum, Georgetown – Friday, 3 to 11 p.m., $12 per person; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., $24 per person. Weekend $36 per person; free rough camping with weekend ticket. Call 875-3708 or 302-934-1143.

CHEER Summer Fiesta
Tuesday, June 20, Greenwood CHEER Center, 12713 Sussex Highway, second annual Summer Fiesta, 10:30 a.m. The Pinata party, on the side deck, will start after lunch. Call 349-5237.

Laurel's July 4th Celebration
12th annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, Laurel. Events all day concluding including the Red, White and Blue Parade, talent show, vendors, entertainment, food, watermelon seed spitting contest, rides and ending with fireworks. Contact the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 875-9319.

12th Annual Nanticoke Riverfest
12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest in downtown Seaford, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Entertainment, food, carnival, children's activities, float-in, mayor's challenge, car and motorcycle shows, vendors and more. Headliner concert on Friday night is the Funsters. Contact the city of Seaford at 629-9173.

Free Concert at Ross Mansion
Chesapeake Brass Band concert, free, Gov. Ross Mansion lawn, Saturday, July 8, 5:30 p.m., sponsored by city of Seaford and Seaford Historical Society. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.

REUNIONS

Woodbridge Class of 1986
Woodbridge High School Class of 1986 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Md., on the air-conditioned "Choptank River Queen," a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century river boat. There will be a sit-down dinner with a menu of shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Cocktails by cash bar. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. Dress is casual. Mail checks no later than July 15 to: Woodbridge High School Class of 1986, c/o Rhonda VanVorst, 1150 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE, 19950. Call Russ Carlisle (302-228-9145); or Rhonda VanVorst (Green) (302-245-6546).

YARD SALES

Yard and Bake Sale
Youth of Gethsemane United Methodist Church third annual yard sale extravaganza including a large yard sale, bake sale and scrapple/egg sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks. Doors open, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 17, Gethsemane's fellowship hall, Stein Highway, four miles west of Seaford, near Reliance, Md.

TRIPS

Red Hatters Bus Trip
The Chatter Hatters of Laurel are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater, Aug. 19, to celebrate Red Hat Society Week. Cost is $75 which includes transportation, show and dinner. Leave Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel at 10 a.m. For more information call 875-3278.

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.