Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 22, 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. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 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.

Bingo for the New Building
Bingo, Friday, July 21, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 28, Rt. 24, Oak Orchard, $12. Sponsored by the Indian River Senior Center. Proceeds benefit the building fund. Light refreshments will be served.

Concert for Building Fund
Gospel concert to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center building fund, Sunday, July 16, 2 to 4 p.m. Blades Fire Hall. Free-will offering and refreshments. Phone 629-9794 or 629-4236.

Basket to Benefit Little League
Nanticoke Little League has a Longaberger Knick Knack Basket for sale. The cost is $55 and contains baseball tacks as well as a blue/yellow stripe around the top of the basket. All proceeds benefit Nanticoke Little League. For more information, contact Heather Byrd at 629-5400 or 875-2947.

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.

Defensive Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center AARP defensive driving course for beginners, July 12, 13. Cost $10. Call 875-2536 to sign up.

Osteo Arthritis Talk
"Don't Let Osteo Arthritis of the Knee Become a Pain." Dr. Choy will be at the Laurel Senior Center at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, to talk about signs, symptoms, causes and up to date treatment information. Open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

FOOD

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 for 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.

Breakfast in Blades
The Auxiliary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Company will be serving an all-you-can-eat breakfast on July 2, at the fire house on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets, Blades. They will serve from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3 for children, 10 years and under. The menu consists of all breakfast foods. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall. Questions, call 629-4896.

MEETINGS

New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.

Sweet Adelines Seeks Singers
Sweet Adelines is inviting ladies interested in learning to sing four part acappella harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene (next to the Sussex Guide) on U.S. 13 in Seaford, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information contact Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.

Neighborhood Watch
Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting, Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., Seaford Mission. Phone 628-1908 for more information.

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. This month will be July 6.

Sussex Ladies Auxiliary
Sussex County Volunteer Firemen's Ladies Auxiliaries Association meeting Wednesday, July 19, at the Ellendale firehouse. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow. Call Crystal J. Chaffinch at 629-6904 for more information.

REUNIONS

Woodbridge Class of 1976
A planning meeting for the Woodbridge High School Class of '76 30-year reunion, Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m., at the home of Leslie (Smith) Greenlee. Call Dottie (Breeding) Bauguess at 629-9792, or Carol (Lockerman) Johnson at 349-5195 for information. All class members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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).

SPECIAL EVENTS

Biker Sunday Service
Sunday, June 25, Bayshore Community Church, Gumboro, Biker Sunday service at 11 a.m.; arrive early to register for door prizes, lunch and bike blessing after the service, with a special area for bike parking. Call 629-9004 for more information.

Lt. Governor's Challenge Lap
Lt. Governor's Challenge Lap, Dover International Speedway, Wednesday, June 28, noon. Parking is in the back of the speedway and enter at the start-finish line on the south side. For more information, phone 302-577-8787.

Nanticoke Auxiliary Book Fair
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary book fair, Thursday, June 29, Friday, June 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital lobby. Selection of books, computer software, music toys and gifts.

Art Show in Lewes
40th annual art show, St. Peter's Episcopal Church Women, Lewes, Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, raffles and music. More than 100 artists and artisans will be taking part. Phone 645-8423 for more information.

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.

Lewes Antique Show
48th annual Lewes Antique Show and Sale sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, 4th and Market streets, Lewes, July 6, 7, and 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dealers will be selling dolls and jewelry, silver and glassware to furniture. There will be decorator and collector items as well as a curiosity shop. The hall is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Lunch will be available. Admission is $4 per person. Call 645-9426.

Lunch Cruise
Suicide Bridge luncheon cruise, Tuesday, July 11, sponsored by the Laurel Senior Center. Call 875-2536 for more information.

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.

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. There will also be tours of the mansion provided by the historical society until 4:30 p.m. (tours are free to members).

TRIPS

Trip to Phillies Games
Christ U.M. Church in Laurel will sponsor a trip to the Phillies-Braves game on Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m. The cost is $45 including the bus and ticket. For more information, phone 875-4233.

Senior Center Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Three Little Bakers for "The Sound of Music," Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Call 629-4939.