Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 16, 2006
 
Events

Treasure Island performance
The Greenwood and Bridgeville libraries are announce a special performance of "Treasure Island," R.L. Stevenson's classic adventure story of pirates, peril and pieces of eight. Treasure Island is the unforgettable story of young Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper in 18th century England, who finds himself on a race across the high seas with a band of mutineers in search of a secret buried treasure. Pirates, peril, and pieces of eight await all who seek the lost bounty of Captain Flint. The First State Children's Theater will perform this classic at the Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Bridgeville, on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. For more information or special needs contact Karen Johnson, 337-7401.

Stress Buster now through Dec. 22
Come join us in Fitness Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., now through Dec. 22. We meet in St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Sylvia will be providing a.m. class only, excellent childcare at no extra fee. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 21 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Ruritan's ham and turkey shoot
The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Nov. 18, (rain date Nov. 25) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, Road 607. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Phone 856-7773.

Poker Night November 25
The American Legion, Laurel Post 19, will hold Poker Night at the Post Home, 12168 Laurel Road, Laurel, DE 19956, on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3 per person entrance fee. Free Snacks. Come out and play a hand or two and a dozen more. See you there.

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware
Visit the local chapter of Toastmasters International and improve your presentation and speaking skills. The next meeting is Nov. 30 in the educational wing of Bay Shore community church. For more information call Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201 or email joy@estfinancial.com. For more information about Toastmasters International, go to www.toastmasters.org.

Belly Dance Workshops
SDPR is hosting 3 Belly Dance Workshops, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14 at the Recreation Building, 7-8 p.m. Cost is $10. Attend one or all three.Classes will start in January. Call Athena at 381-6256 or the Recreation Office for more information.

SHS Alumni Assn. Fall Social
The SHS Alumni Association is hosting their annual fall social at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Any SHS graduate, has attended Seaford Schools or has an interest in the Alumni Association is invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the SHS Alumni Association to attend. There will be light snacks and a cash bar available. Come out to revel in fond memories of good 'ole SHS. For additional information call Donna Hastings Angell 302-629-8077, or Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429.

Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter
Dance 'Puttin' on the Glitz'
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year's 1930s theme, "Puttin' on the Glitz," will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary's annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about "Puttin' on the Glitz" can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.

Bingo

Basket BingoLongaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Several door prize drawings. Raffles: Hamper Basket, Hostess Holiday Bundle and more. Refreshments will be available. For more information call 875-1200 or 629-8740. Benefits the programming at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Meetings

NARFE meets November 20
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their November meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, at noon at the Flight Deck Restaurant located at the Georgetown Airport. This month's program will be presented by Mrs. Melinda Tingle from the Edward Jones Investment firm.

Delaware Equine council
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in Harrington, at the Harrington Public Library. This is election night for 2007. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information or directions, contact Nyle at 422-4094 or Peggy at 629-5233.

Friends of Laurel Library
The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold its monthly meeting at the library on Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. Anyone who is interested in our beautiful new library is welcome. You do not have to be a member to attend. Your in-put is needed. Help us to help the library.

Widowed Persons meeting
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Seaford Neighborhood Watch
The next Seaford Neighborhood Watch will meet, Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Mission. 628-1908.

AARP Chapter 5340 Board
AARP Chapter 5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.

AARP Chapter 5340 meeting
Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 will have their Christmas luncheon Monday, Dec. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown beginning at noon. Donald Murray will provide the entertainment. Cost of the lunch is $13.50 per person. Call Cathey Betts (302) 856-3441 for reservations that are needed by Nov. 27. New members are welcome.

Delaware Equine Council to meet
The Delaware Equine Council will meet on Monday, Nov. , at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library in Harrington. An election will be held. For more information, contact Nyle at 422-4094 or Peggy at 629-5233.

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.

Food
Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

AMVETS crab cake sandwiches
Fund raiser for veteran family for Christmas the AMVEETS(American Veterans) Ladies Auxiliary Post 1691 of Seaford, will be serving crab cake sandwiches, crab soup, chicken salad sandwiches, from 5 p.m. until ?, on Nov. 17, at Seaford VFW on Middleford Road. Karaoke by Keeper of the Stars.

Chicken and dumpling dinner
The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodalnd Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

VFW All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford is having an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the post. The breakfast, held from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., includes meats, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, toast, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults. This event is now smoke free so come enjoy the breakfast and show your support for our organization.

Soup and Sandwich sale
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6 will be selling vegetable beef soup, sandwiches and desserts on Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., at the American Legion Log Cabin, 230 Front St., Seaford. Eat-in or take-out. Non-perishable food items may also be dropped off that day for delivery to a local food pantry.

Reunions

SHS Class of 1996
The Seaford High School Class of 1996 will be holding its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. We are searching for missing classmates. Contact Susan at 302-344-0741, or susanargo@hotmail.com.

Seaford Class of 1976
The Seaford Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 p.m. until midnight. Light fare will be served, cash bar and music provided by Tranzfusion. For more information, contact David Smith at 410-749-5776 or Dee (Christopher) Palmer at 629-9410. You can also go to the class website at www.seafordhigh1976.com.

Holidays

Victorian Christmas
The Tenth Annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion, 1101 North Pine St. Extended, Seaford, will be held Dec. 8 through 10. Thirteen rooms in the historic restored Italian Villa Style mansion will be elaborately decorated by local florists and decorators. The Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion starts with a new activity this year. On Friday, Dec. 8, there will be featured a Christmas Tea and Tour. The tour will start at 1 p.m. Tea will be served at 2 p.m. Servers will be in costume complimenting the gracious atmosphere of the elaborately decorated 13 rooms of the restored historic mansion. The charge is $10 per person and must be paid in advance. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Seating is pre-arranged with four people at a table. Parties who would like to sit together should make their reservations accordingly. Only 40 people can be accommodated. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m., there will be house tours and craft demonstrations; and from 5-9 p.m., there will be house tours by candlelight; $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years.
Sunday, Dec. 10, is Family Day. There will be House Tours from 1-4 p.m., with Gov. and Mrs. Ross Receiving. Carriage rides from 2 to 3 p.m. Children's activities in the Honeymoon Cottage (Star and Necklace making, Readings, Santa Clause).
At 3 p.m., a raffle drawing for a Steve Theis Portrait. Cost is $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years of age.
Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, Proceeds benefit the Ross Plantation and Seaford Museum.

Sounds of the Season
Holiday music, performed by "Vital Signs" and others, will be on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., at Delmar High School auditorium. Cost is $15 each or $25 for two, in Dr. Wolfgang's office, 629-2366, or 629-2131. Join us for an afternoon performance of singing, dancing, and instrumentals. There will also be a Chinese auction and raffles on site. Concert to benefit The Western Sussex County Relay for Life.

Toys for Tots collections
Regional builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 15. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Regional Builders appreciates your continued support for this very worthy cause.

Lioness Christmas House
The Seaford Lioness and The Shiloh House Of Hope present the 16th annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-8 p.m. There will be eight homes on this tour and they are located in Laurel, Seaford and Bridgeville. Refreshments will be served at the Shiloh House Of Hope which is also on the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Cutn' Up Family Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 629-9596 or Sharyn Dukes at 236-7754.

Christmas yard sale November 18
Christ United methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave. in Laurel, will be having a yard sale Nov. 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m. till noon. A wide variety of Christmas Items and toys will be for sale. Refreshments will be served.

Bethel House Tour
Sunday, Dec. 10, there will be a House Tour in Bethel, consisting of several homes. The choir at Sailor's Bethel United Methodist Church will be performing a Christmas Cantata at 4:30 p.m. prior to the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person. Any questions call 875-3971 or 875-3733.

Carolling in the Park
The Gateway Park Committee and the City of Seaford will be hosting the 13th Annual Carolling in the Park Celebration and Tree Dedication Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., in Gateway Park. This year's Carolling in the Park will include the dedication ceremony for a new Community Christmas Tree. Individuals interested in supporting the holiday decorations in the park or the Carolling in the Park event can make donations to the Gateway Park Committee, through the City of Seaford, at PO Box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973. Any donation over $300 will be recognized with an engraved brick in the park. For individuals who would like to support the tree with a smaller contribution, "silver bell" ornament sponsorships are available for $5, $10 and $15, depending on size. A sponsorship will place a name of your choice on the ornament before it goes onto the tree. For more information contact Amy Walls at 629-9173.

Seaford Christmas Parade
The theme for this year's Seaford Christmas Parade is "The Sounds and Lights of Christmas." The date is Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Nylon Boulevard. It proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue to High Street. The judges stand is at the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Church. The parade continues down High Street, and turns at Market Street. The Parade goes up Market and ends at the Seaford Middle School. So far, seven school bands, non-profit groups, and businesses are planning to be in the parade.

Christmas Show Trip
Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Dec. 2 and 3, and Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking, 103 East State St., Delmar. Six operating layouts in four different scales. One of the largest club displays in the United States. Refreshments available. White elephant and consignment tables, train set raffle.

Historical Society's Gift Shop
The Seaford Historical Society's Gift Shop is pleased to announce that they will be selling jewelry made by Cindy Cole. All of her jewelry is made with sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Stop in the Seaford Museum Gift Shop on High Street to see this unique collection of hand-made jewelry.

Players holiday production
Possum Point Players' holiday production, "The WPPP 1947 Christmas Special" will incorporate an old-style radio version of It's A Wonderful Life mixed with seasonal solos, duets, and choral music at Possum Hall in Georgetown during the first two weekends of December. Performances are December 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m., and December 3 & 10 at 2 p.m. in Georgetown. Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students. For reservations, call the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560.

Bridgeville
Friday, Dec. 1 - Caroling in the Park at Historical society Park, 6:30 p.m. Canned goods will be collected. Saturday, Dec. 2 - Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show, Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Woodbridge Jr./Sr. High School, Laws Street, Bridgeville. Admission is Free. There will be 60 vendors; $1 chances on an antique Oak Wash Stand. There will be catered breakfast and lunch available.

Delmar
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Delmar's annual Christmas parade. For details call the Delmar Chamber of Commerce, 846-3336. Rain Date: Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Applications can be picked-up at Delmar Town Hall.

Georgetown
Thursday, Dec. 7 - Georgetown Christmas parade. 7 p.m., starting at Sussex Central High School. For details call the chamber, 856-1544.

Dec. 1, 2 and 3 - Annual Festival of Trees, Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. Sponsored by Delaware Hospice Inc. For details call 856-7717.

Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 - 'The 1947 Christmas Special,' a holiday music revue presented by the Possum Point Players, Georgetown, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $15, $14 for senior citizens and students. For details, call 856-4560 or visit www. possumpointplayers.org. Monday, Dec. 4 - Caroling on the Circle, Georgetown. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., singers will lead members of the public in songs of the season. Canned goods will be collected.

Laurel
Friday, Dec. 8 - The Laurel Chamber of Commerce and Laurel Fire Department will again co-host the annual Christmas Parade. This year's parade will take place on Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Dec. 9. The theme this year is "Old Town Christmas." Applications may be picked up at the Laurel Public Library or the chamber office.

Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

Salisbury
Monday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. - Holiday Tree Lighting, Downtown, Salisbury. Urban Salisbury is hosting four local schools to sing holiday songs accompanied by Santa coming to town for the evening. Call 410-546-3205 for details.

Etc.

Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Read Aloud training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.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.

Friends of Ag breakfast
Learn about the history of the Mid-Atlantic canning and freezing industry at the Friends of Agriculture breakfast on November 17 at 7:15 a.m. in Dover at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave. Registration is $15. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension vegetable crops specialist and author Ed Kee will present "Saving Our Harvest, the Story of the Mid-Atlantic Region's Canning and Freezing Industry." Kee will discuss the history of America's food processing industry and its importance as we look toward the future of Delaware's agricultural industry. For more information, or to register, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.