Fall Victorian Tea Sept. 16
The Seaford Historical Society's fall Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Ross Mansion at 2 p.m. There will be a showing of Victorian gowns along with the exquisite food in the elegant atmosphere. Peg Rider of Sharptown, Md., owns an impressive collection of Victorian gowns and will be modeling several of them. She also collects antique cars and is an active member of the Sharptown Historical Society. Jeanne Conner, chairperson of the Victorian Teas, does extensive research of Victorian era recipes in order to have a unique and different menu at each Victorian tea. She then instructs her team of volunteer cooks with preparation of the six sweets and six savories. Margaret Alexander oversees the serving. Hostesses are in period costume. Charge for the tea is $10 per person. Seating is arranged with four people at each table. Reservations re required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Persons wishing to sit together should so indicate when making reservations. Seating is limited to 40 people.
LifeCare Basket Bingo
LifeCare at Lofland Park Memory Walk team will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, August 31, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, Route 13A, Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several filled baskets including the Spin Organizer, Heartwood Bread, Crocus as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win Gourmet Picnic Basket Bundle Set, Collectors Club Mailbox, Vintage Vine Serveware Set or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the LifeCare Memory Walk Team at 302-628-3000 ext. 8452 or email Dennist@nanticoke.org.
Danny Short Fund Raiser
Fund raiser for Danny Short for Delaware House of Representatives 39th District, Saturday, Aug. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, tickets are $35. Food, live and silent auction. Call 628-5222 or visit www.dannyshort.com.
Possum Point Yard Sale
Possum Point Players Community Theatre in Georgetown is sponsoring its second annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 7 a.m. This volunteer-run organization will accept donations for the sale at Possum Hall in Georgetown. "All proceeds from the yard sale go to our building fund," explains the executive administrator, Mary Cahill, "As a non-profit organization, when something breaks we often don't have the budget to fix it right away." "There are innumerable small things that, when they go wrong at the wrong time, cause trouble for volunteers, cast, or audience," stated board member Jim Hartzell. "The roof started leaking during a performance I was in once," recalls member Cassandra Petersen, "It was sold out, and we had audience members watching the show with bowls and buckets in their laps!" Possums' board of directors is asking for donations of sellable items for their favorite annual fund-raiser. They will take everything from furniture to office items or household items, baby items, books, bikes and other sporting equipment, just to name a few possibilities. Last year they did not offer clothes at the sale, but this year they will be accepting kids' clothes (baby sizes through small children). Contact the office at 302/856-3460, to set up a delivery time, particularly for larger items, or for after-hours delivery. Items to be donated for sale can be delivered to Possum Hall. All donations for the yard sale are tax-deductible donations. Ask for your tax letter at the time of drop off.
Laurel Historical Society is hosting a Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at the Laurel Fire Hall Tickets $20 and include Lattice Weave Hamper Basket raffle ticket. Call Edna Marvil 875-9427 or Linda Justice 875-4217 for tickets or information.
Pig Pickin' for Biff Lee
40th District Rep. Biff Lee's annual "pig-pickin'," Saturday, Sept. 9, Laurel Fire Hall, 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained from Richard Small at Small's Insurance on South Central Avenue, Laurel.
Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Art
Milton Arts Guild's 4th semi-annual Sidewalk Art Show, Saturday Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. The show is sponsored by the Abraxas Studio of Art, Deitrick Studios, Federal Street Gallery & Espresso Bar, Frank Ditman, Milton Chamber of Commerce, Milton V.F.W., and Norma Krauss.Call 684-0590 for more information.
Trinity Foundation Golf Tourney
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club at 9 a.m. and cost $75 a person following a four-person scramble format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tournament participants, hole sponsors and door prize donations are needed. Contact Lance Massey, Megan Smith or Alice Messick at 1-800-846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org.
Shiloh House of Hope Raffle
Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Drawing will take place on Oct. 16 during the golf tournament.
DuPont 25 Year Club dinner
The Annual DuPont 25-Year-Club dinner will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street in Laurel. Anyone eligible may contact Ray Whaley at 302-537-6113 on or before Aug. 18.
Chicken barbecue Aug. 12
The American Legion Log Cabin on Front Street in Seaford is having a chicken barbecue w/potato salad, baked beans, and roll on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m..
Dinner Ride Aug. 16
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, located next to Stephen Decatur High School, will offer its weekly dinner ride Wednesday at 6 p.m. The ride is open to all riders and their passengers and to all brands of motorcycles. This week the ride will travel to Teaser's Dockside Bar & Grille in West Ocean City, on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The ride will wander along country roads and arrive around 7 p.m. Last week the dinner ride visited Break Time Sports Grill in Salisbury and the week before to Traders Restaurant in Pocomoke City with 44 riders making the trip. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599 or email@example.com. Future rides: Aug. 23: Adam's Ribs, Fruitland; Aug. 30: Mystery Ride. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank and an empty bladder. All rides leave at 6 p.m.
The Kent and Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative ext. for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, are trying to find former Master Gardeners who would be interested in attending a 20th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Dover on Oct. 18. If interested, call Sharon Webb at 302-856-2585, ext. 540 with your current address and phone number.
Equine Council meeting
Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council to be held, Monday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Nyle 422-4094; or Peggy 629-5233.
Master Gardeners workshop
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop "An Evening in the Vegetable Garden" to be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about vegetable gardening. Tour our garden and taste some of the tomatoes and other vegetables grown in our garden. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540, to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.
AARP Board meeting
AARP Chapter 5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. Aug. 28, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.
Kendal Jones slide show
The Laurel Historical Society's own Kendal Jones will be presenting a 3-part slide show on "Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel" at the Laurel Public Library in their new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public as well as the membership. Now would be a great time to invite a non-member to join you for this interesting presentation. Dates are set for Wednesday, Sept. 27; Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
Seaford Historical Society
The annual picnic for members of Seaford Historical Society has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m., on the lawn of the Ross Mansion. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. The Society provides chicken and beverages. The charge is $3 per person payable at the door. Reservations are necessary and must be made by Tuesday, Sept. 5, by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. A recent suggested revision to the by-laws was included in the June issue of the newsletter. These revisions have been approved by the society's operating board. A vote will be taken of members at the picnic to accept or reject the changes. The Grandpa Jammers will provide entertainment. Anyone who is not a member but would like to attend may join that day. Annual dues are $15 per person or $25 per family.
Laurel Library Genealogy
The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that an introductory genealogy program is planned for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m., in the library's new Carpenter Community Room. Experienced genealogists, Carolyn Miller and Ralph Nelson, both members of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, will be presenting a PowerPoint program on introductory research strategies, while library staff will offer an overview of materials available in the Delaware Room and the Genealogy and Family History Area. In the afternoon, the morning presenters will be available for an informal, hands-on help session in the second floor research areas until the library closing time of 2 p.m. Interested persons are encouraged to attend both sessions. Membership information about the Sussex County Genealogy Society will also be available. While lunch is not included in these activities, brown baggers may use the refrigerator in the meeting room kitchen. Call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
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.
Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesdsay, Aug. 15, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be a representative from The Salvation Army. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
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, Aug. 10, 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.
Sweet Adelines Seeks Singers
Sweet Adelines is inviting ladies interested in learning to sing four part a cappella 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.
National Pre-Teen Pageant
Two local young ladies will compete in the 2006 Miss Delaware National Pre-Teen Pageant, slated for Aug. 12-13 at the Sheraton Dover Hotel. Two winners in two age divisions will be selected to represent The First State at the 26th annual Miss National Pre-Teen Pageant to be held in Orlando, Fla. Nov. 18-25, and will have the opportunity to make public appearances throughout the year. On Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., preliminary talent, speech and modeling competitions will be held. These competitions have no bearing on who wins the overall state titles. Pageant finals will be held Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for each day of competition and will be available at the door. Local participants include: Tatum Jones of Bridgeville and Moriah Reid of Laurel. Age divisions are Petite 5-8 and Pre-Teen 8-12. The winners of the state competition will receive their round-trip flight to Orlando as well as their national entry fee, meals and activities paid while at the pageant, a photo session and portrait from Sear's Portrait Studio, a $100 savings bond and the official tiara, sash and trophy. For more information visit http://depreteen.tripod.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 302-296-0198.
Elks Hosts Hawaiian Luau
Seaford Elks Lodge Hawaiian Luau, Saturday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the lodge on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights after 6 p.m. or phone Janice Cecil at 875-3810. Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; karaoke at 8 p.m. Also a male hula dance contest.
Tractor Show at Yoder's Farms
First State Antique Club of Delaware's Tractor Show, Hit and Miss Engines, Oct. 6 and 7, Yoder Farms, Greenwood. Live auction, Friday, 6 p.m., flea market, both days, youth safety program, Saturday, 9 a.m., tractor games, refreshments and entertainment. For information, phone 875-3040.
Bus Trip to Washington, D.C.
Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 30, will visit World War II and Vietnam Memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Natural History, with free time to enjoy the area. Bus leaves 8 a.m., at Fireman's Carnival Grounds in Sharptown, Md. Cost $20. Lunch on your own, brown bag or at the Mall. Dinner stop on way home at "Old Country Buffet" Annapolis, again on your own. This trip is sponsored by Roelma Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of Sharptown. Any chapter member will help you. The public is invited. For reservations call 302-875-5911, or send check, payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservation is Sept. 21.
Vacation Club Trips
Oprah's Color Purple, Aug. 27
Oprah's Color Purple on Broadway, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. Bus, show and dinner, $175 each now due. Vacation Club, 302-628-1144.
Tyler Perry's play, Sept. 9
"What's Done in the Dark," Saturday, Sept. 9, at Morgan State College, Baltimore, Md., bus leaves at noon. $68 for show, bus, dinner. Vacation Club 302-628-1144.
Atlantic City & Comedy Club, Sept. 30
On Saturday, Sept. 30, Atlantic City trip is $35 and $15 is returned. Comedy show with Bruce- Bruce is extra if attending. Vacation Club 302-628-1144.
SDPR trips planned
Radio City Music Hall Dec. 3
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will take its annual trip to a Radio City Music Hall Christmas show on Dec. 3. The cost is $115 and the departure time from the back parking lot of Seaford High School is 7 a.m. Call 629-6809 for more information.
Boyds Bears Country, Sept. 23
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Boyds Bears Country in Gettysburg, Pa., on Sept. 23. The cost is $30. It is the biggest teddy bear store in the country and restaurants and shopping are on site. The trip is scheduled during basket week and Longaberger will be there. Guests can also schedule an appointment to make their own basket. Call 628-6809 for more information.
Trip to National Cathedral
AARP Chapter 5340 of Georgetown trip to National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. The bus will leave Georgetown Delaware's Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 9:30 a.m. A guided tour of the National Cathedral approximately 12:30 p.m. The tour of the National Museum at the Behring Center begins at 2:30 p.m. Dinner is on your own at the Country Buffet, Annapolis Mall. Return time to Georgetown will be approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $32. For registration and additional information contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Registration and payment is due by Sept. 1.
Nazarene trip Sept. 23
Saturday, Sept. 23, United Church of the Nazarene, Hurlock, Md., trip to Flea Markets in Englishtown, N.J. Price - adults $30; children 12 years and under $15. Money due by Sept. 9. Phone 1-410-943-0900 or 1-410-754-9135. Bus will stop for breakfast. The public is invited.
Miller Family reunion
The 22nd family reunion of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller will be at St. George's church hall, near Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 12, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Phone 846-2336 for more information.
History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel yet? We have several copies left which would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays ow whatever. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy you can contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.
Victorian Christmas planned
It may seem difficult to think about Christmas in July, but Seaford Historical Society members are being asked to do just that. The boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is coming back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For any questions or further information call Skinner at 629-9378.