Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 08, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Blades PTO Benefit at Friendly's
The Blades Elementary School PTO will have a benefit at Friendly's on U.S. 13, Seaford, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. During that time period, Friendly's will donate 10 percent of all profits to the PTO. No coupons can be used for dinner.

Seaford CROP Walk
Seaford CROP Walk, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. For more information, contact Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or John Blevins at 629-8722 or Marlene Little at 629-9879.

COURSES

AARP Driver Safety Program
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and 13, 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 of the program, 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 Refresher
The Roxana CHEER Senior Center is planning a defensive driving refresher course to be held Sept. 26, from 1-5 p.m. The four-hour refresher course is for those who have previously taken the defensive driving course. For more information and to register call Jackie Walter at 732-3662.

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 a.m., in the 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.

FOOD

Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue
Bridgeville Kiwanis chicken barbecue, every Friday in August and first Friday in September, 9 a.m. until the chicken runs out, Rt. 404 and Rt. 36 (Seashore Highway and Scott's Store Road). Proceeds to go to Community Needy Fund. Call Sonny Hardesty, 337-7070.

Spaghetti Dinner
An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bethel Church Community House, located west of Seaford, Oak Grove, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert for a donation of $7. For tickets call Lucy Slacum 629-7117 or Sina Callaway Rosales, 337-9607.

Fish & Hot Dogs
Fish platters (and hot dogs), Macedonia AME Church, 431 North St., Seaford, Saturday, Sept. 10, noon. Platters are $6. Phone 629-9322 for more information.

Beff and Dumpling Dinner
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, U.S. 13A, Laurel, beef and dumpling dinner, Saturday, Sept. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. Cost: $8 adults - $4 children.

Trinity Church Dinner
Clam fritters, chicken salad and dumplings dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m., at 6 Front St., Frederica. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults are $10; children 6 to 10 are $5; children 5 and under are free. Take outs also available for $10.50 per person. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women and a bazaar table will be available. Phone 335-5392.

MEETINGS

Acorn Club Membership Tea
The GFW-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a Membership Tea at Ross Mansion, Sept. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The hostess for this special event is Shirley Skinner. The Membership Tea is open to all persons who wish to improve and increase their intellectual culture, moral development and have an interest to see progress and improvement made to the city of Seaford. The membership chairmen are Betty Johnson and Anne Stewart. Call 337-7826 or 629-8868.

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Sept. 8, Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Native American Teaching will be the subject of guest speaker, Odette Wright, a local Nanticoke American Indian. Guests are welcome. For information 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, Sept. 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. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

NHS Auxiliary Membership
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary annual membership meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, North Street, Seaford. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; cost is $8. Speaker: Dan Werner, CEO, Nanticoke Health Services. Reservations due Sept. 9. Callers will be contacting members. September is the membership drive meeting.

Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council meeting in Harrington, at the state fairgrounds, Exhibitor's Hall, north entrance at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Call Paula Barto 629-5233.

Widowed Persons Meeting
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, 12:15 p.m., Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be William Messenger. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

POLITICAL EVENTS

Lee's Pig Pickin' Upcoming
40th District Representative Clifford "Biff" Lee's 18th annual Pig Pickin' is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Laurel Fire Department. Time is 4-7 p.m. and the cost is $15 per person. Tickets are available at Richard Small's Insurance on South Central Avenue in Laurel, or by calling 875-7450, or at the door.

SPECIAL EVENTS

DuPont 25-Year Club Dinner
DuPont 25-Year Club dinner Friday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall. Contact Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377.

Woodland Ferry Festival
Woodland Ferry Festival, Saturday, Sept. 10, starting with a breakfast at 7 a.m. More than 30 crafters and demonstrators. Food and entertainment, children's activities. Museum tours. Phone 629-8077 for more information.

Carey's Fall Fling
Carey's Fall Fling, Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carey's U.M. Church Campground, five miles west of Millsboro on Carey's Camp Road (off Rt. 24). Yard sales, crafts, flea market, food. For information and space reservations, phone 934-7665 or 934-9636.

Battle of Brandywine Program
Program on the Battle of the Brandywine presented by Dr. John Farquhar, Methodist Manor House, Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. No charge; sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society. Program is a preamble to a bus trip to Chadds Ford, Pa. and the Brandywine Battlefield and Brandywine River Museum area. Cost for the trip is $50 for members; $65 for non members, which includes lunch and dinner. RSVP by Oct. 30 (629-2336).

Nanticoke Jewelry Sale
$5 Jewelry Sale by Phantasia's, sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary, Monday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Lobby, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Necklace and earring sets, bracelets, rings and many more priced at $5 per item. Cash, checks, credit cards and payroll deductions will be available to employees with I.D. badges.

Historical Society Basket Bingo
Laurel Historial Society basket bingo, Tuesday, Sept. 13, Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available from board members Edna Marvil (875-9427) and Jill Hickman (875-4811) and at the door.

Basket Bingo in Georgetown
Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, Sept. 15, Georgetown Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Refreshments and raffle items. Sponsored by the Georgetown Historical Society. For ticket information, phone 856-2760.

Victorian Tea at Ross Mansion
Victorian Tea (fifth anniversary), Ross Mansion Plantation, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m., sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society. Cost is $10 a person. Seating is limited to 40 people. RSVP to Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765.

Wesley Car Show, Carnival
Wesley United Methodist Church second annual car show, carnival and food sales, Saturday, Sept. 17. Car show registration opens at 9 a.m. with awards at 3 p.m. The carnival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast will be served as will barbecue chicken dinners. Phone 629-3029 for more information.

Wild Horse-Burro Show
The Delmarva Chapter of the American Mustang and Burro Association, a non-profit support group for adopters of wild equine, is hosting the Mid-Atlantic Wild Horse and Burro Show. See what these "adopted" animals can do Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at Tailwinds Farm (four miles north, exit 100, I-95, on MD 272), North East, Md. Free admission.

Gospel Concert at Ross Mansion
An old fashioned gospel concert, featuring five gospel groups, celebrating Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church (Seaford) 175th anniversary, Sunday, Sept. 18, 3-5 p.m., at Gov. Ross Mansion, Pine Street Ext., Seaford. Bring a chair or blanket. (Rain location: Mt. Olivet Church Hall, High Street, Seaford. Free admission.

Car, Truck Show in Blades
Sixth annual Car, Truck & 4x4 Truck Show, Sunday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. Blades Volunteer Fire Co. (raindate is Sunday, Oct. 2). 150 dash plaques, 78 trophies and one, four-foot trophy with nine classes. Phone 629-4896 or 629-6093 for more information.

Warrington Carriage Show
F. Thaddeus Warrington Memorial Carriage Show, Saturday, Sept. 18, Cedarcrest Farm, Georgetown, 10 a.m. Trophies and ribbons in nine classes. Silent auction, raffles, refreshments, vendors and gift shop. Free admission the public is welcome. Phone 302-238-7235 for more information. Cedarcrest Farm is located 1 1/4 miles west of Georgetown on Rt. 9.

Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Tuesday, Sept. 27, Laurel Fire House, 10th St., Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo at 7 p.m., refreshments and door prizes. Tickers are $20 and available from any Lioness at His & Hers Hairstylist, at the door or call Charlotte Givens, 875-7450.

Laurel Scouting Night
Laurel Scouting Night recruitment night, Wednesday, Sept. 28, Centenary U.M. Church Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m. Phone 875-2807 for more information.

Basket Bingo in Millsboro
Lower Delaware Therapy Longaberger basket bingo, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., American Legion in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance tickets include a chance to win one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information phone 732-3634.

Seaford Kiwanis Auction
52nd annual Seaford Kiwanis Auction, Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m., Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford. Free admission and refreshments available. Live and silent auction items.

NHS Employee Group Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services Longaberger basket bingo Thursday, Oct. 6, 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 the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.

YARD SALES

New Century Club Event
Laurel New Century Club yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 a.m., 502 South Central Ave., Laurel, near the old post office. Look for balloon markers. There will be household goods, tools, books, kids items and much more. Refreshments and baked goods will be available. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 17. Bridgeville Community Wide The Town of Bridgeville community-wide yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 7 a.m. Yard sales will be taking place throughout the town.

TRIPS

Manor House Trip to New York
Methodist Manor House hosts a trip to New York City for the holiday season. Cost of $166 includes motorcoach transportation, lunch in the Delegate's Dining Room of the United Nations, orchestra seats for the Radio City Christmas Show, taxes and gratuities for lunch, motorcoach driver gratuity and services of a 4 Seasons Tours director. The bus departs from the Manor House at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and returns at 8:30 p.m. A rest stop for refreshments will be made. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Senior Center Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center Trip to Boston, Newport Mansions and Foxwoods, Oct. 2-6, five days and four nights, $475 per person. For more information, call 629-4939.

AARP Trip to Hamptons
Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP trip to the Hamptons, N.Y.,Sept. 25-27. Experience the "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" and tour Sag Harbor and Montauk Lighthouse; $350 per person, including two nights lodging, two dinners and two breakfasts (one in bed). Call Pat Curran for additional information, 628-9743.

Bridgville Senior Center
Trip to Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. to see the show "Ruth," Tuesday, Oct. 18, sponsored by the Bridgeville Senior Center. Lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord. Cost is $75. Phone 337-8771.

Trip To Gettysburg
Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 offers a trip to Gettysburg, Pa. The motorcoach will leave the Georgetown Square, East Market Street, at 8 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be a guided Gettysburg tour to include visitor center, museum, Delaware and Maryland monuments and battlefield. At 1:30 p.m. the coach will depart for "Boyd's Bear Country." The approximate return time to Georgetown is 8 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Registration and payment is due Sept 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play at Parks and Rec
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free, from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. 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. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.