Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 11, 2007

Veteran's Open House
Nanticoke Post 6 of the American Legion will be holding an Open House at the Post Home (Log Cabin) on Front Street, Seaford, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee and donuts will be served. All veterans are welcome, members or not. We will be showing the film, "Project Delaware, WWII's Voices of War," which is about Delawareans who served in World War II.

Watermelon Convention
The 42nd Annual Mar-Del Watermelon Convention will be held February 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge, Md. The competition for the 2007 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen will be held during the convention. The competition is open to young women from Maryland or Delaware between the ages of 18 and 23. For more information about both the convention and the queen competition, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org, or call 443-783-2871.

Sussex author to speak
The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. At the meeting, Harriett Blackwell Hook will speak on her research and publication of "My Virginia Connections." Harriett Blackwell Hook had, as the child of a minister, lived in many Virginia towns and cities before moving to Delaware. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in learning about genealogy and publishing their family history is invited to attend. For more information call 875-5418.

Laurel Lions Club Toy & Train Show
The Laurel Lions Club will hold a train and toy show Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Laurel Fire Hall. The event will include a full working model train layout, refreshments and door prizes. Admission is $4, free for children under 10. For more information, call Barry Munoz, 875-7408.

Gym Open House
January 20 - Gymnasium Complex Open House, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, 9 a.m.-noon. Free admission to state-of-the-art complex, winter/spring fun and fitness course info, demonstrations, prizes, and refreshments. Gym now open five nights per week until 7 p.m. For more information, call 854-6966.

Agricultural Industry Dinner
The 36th annual Agricultural Industry Dinner, sponsored by the Delaware Council of Farm Organizations, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Modern Maturity Center, Dover. The dinner ushers in Delaware Agriculture Week 2007 and gives the agricultural community the opportunity to confer with Delaware's elected and appointed officials.The reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Al Walker of Colombia, South Carolina, will be the evening's entertainer. The cost of the dinner is $60. Tables of 8 are $440. Pre-registration is required. For more information, and to make reservations, contact Lyn or Carole Davenport at (302) 644-2471.

Belly dance class
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will host a belly dance class starting January 11. The six-week class will take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the recreation building. The cost is $60 with a special offer of $90 for a mother and daughter (ages 8-18) who sign up to take the class together. Call 629-6809 to register or for more information.

Fun & Games afternoon
Spend Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, with family and friends playing games of yesteryear at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Victorian parlor games, board and card games will be set up to play indoors. If weather permits outdoor games will also take place. Pre-registration is requested. Participation is free, although museum admission is required for non-members. For additional information and to register contact the museum at 302-734-1618.

Historical Society annual meeting
The annual meeting for members of the Seaford Historical Society will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Rt. 13A north of Seaford. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of either vegetable, salad or dessert. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge will be $5 per person. Following dinner the evening will feature a brief interlude of musical entertainment by the Diamond State Four barbershop quartet. Accomplishments of the past year and plans for the future will be reviewed. New officers and three new trustees will be elected and installed. Certificates of appreciation will be awarded to retiring trustees. Volunteers of the year will be announced. Reservations are required and should be made by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house is Jan. 13, 14, and 20 and 21. On Saturday the hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday 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.

Texas Hold'em Tournament
The Georgetown Fire Company Texas Hold'em Tournament has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 12. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. $100 entry fee and two $25 rebuys. Refreshments will be available. To pre-register call 856-6723.

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 Seaford Lions Club
The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Wednesday, Jan. 24, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the bread basket set, napkin set and oval bowl basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and Collectors Club Miniature Daisy basket, or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket info contact any Seaford Lions member or call 337-3383.

Nanticoke Little League
The Nanticoke Little League will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket sets, Collectors Club, Membership basket, Journal basket, Napkin set and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, Heartwood Serving Bowl basket, Toboso Plaid Throw or one of the eight door prizes. Several chances to win.Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Nanticoke Little League member, call 875-2947, or email Hbyrd@delawarenational.com.

Chamber Events

After Business Hours
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, After Business Hours Mixer, Thursday, Jan. 18, between 5-7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. There will be refreshments and door prizes. RSVP giving name, business, and number attending, 629-9690.

Rise 'n' Shine Breakfast
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Rise 'n' Shine Breakfast, Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Pizza King Banquet Room, 300 West Stein Highway, Seaford, 7-8 a.m., $7 per person, including gratuity. "Nanticoke Memorial Hospital - Present & Future" with Tom Brown and Doug Connell. Learn what's new and different at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and learn about future plans. RSVP no later than Jan. 19 by contacting the Chamber office, 629-9690.


H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting
H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.

Military Officers Association
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its January meeting. The speaker for the Tuesday, Jan. 16, meeting will be Dr. Harriet Smith Windsor, Secretary of State. The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 20.

Republican Women's Club
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will join the Sussex County Republican Women's Club at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown for lunch at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Marilyn Dankner, National Federation of Republican Women's fourth vice president, will be the speaker. Dankner's presentation will include a segment on the history, structure and purpose of the National Federation of Republican Women. A full lunch will be served which includes rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. The charge will be $13 per person payable at the door. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 before January 18.

Women's Democrat Club
The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. There will not be a speaker at this particular meeting due to the necessity for a "Round Table" discussion. Dinner cost is $12 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, 934-9716.

Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The guest speaker will be Paula Gunson, executive director of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Equine Council meeting
The monthly meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, at the Harrington Public Library. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information call 629-5233.

Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.

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.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.


Celtic Woman Concert
Celtic Woman Concert on Saturday, Feb. 24, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows including: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.


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.

Baseball team fundraiser
The Delaware Roadrunners 13U Select Baseball Team is having a fund raiser at The Roadhouse Steak Joint on Monday, Jan. 15. Stop by The Roadhouse, located on Rt. 1 in the Midway Shopping Center, anytime on the 15th. A percentage of the day's proceeds help the team travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a week-long tournament at the Ripken Experience. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other prizes from 6- 8 p.m. For details call 629-2629.

Milford Unity BBQ
The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner that includes potato salad and baked beans. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer for the award or to have a booth during the event call Gary Downes at 422-8863.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12.

Sandwiches and soup sale
A sandwich and soup sale benefiting Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Chicken salad and oyster sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, and peas and dumplings. Call 846-2530 or 846-3314 for ticket information.


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.

Rabies Clinic schedule
The Rabies clinics will be held at the SPCA, Rt. 113, Georgetown. All dogs must be on leashes; all cats must be in carriers. Dates are: Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1-3 p.m.; Friday, Feb 9, 10 a.m.-noon; Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 2, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Rabies vaccination is $10; Canine distemper, $12; Feline Distemper, $10; Bordetella (kennel cough) $10. This is a no-exam vaccination clinic that will be held monthly. Call for more dates, 856-6361.