Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 01, 2007
 
Events

Equine Council Benefit/Fund Raiser
"A Casual Country Affair", dinner, dance, auction will be held March 23, 6-11 p.m. at Del. State Fairground, Harrington, in Exhibitors' Hall. Tickets available now through March 13, $25 a person, dinner buffet/hors d'oeuvres provided by Marilyn Smith Hastings, music by "Wild Horses"(country/50's-60's), cash bar, live and silent auctions. There will be a surprise introduction @approximately 9pm! Come join the fun, very casual attire...questions call Paula Barto 302-629-5233.

Homemade Easter Eggs
Christ Lutheran Church is selling their Homemade Easter Eggs: Peanut Butter, Butter Cream, Coconut Cream, Feb. 28 through March 28. First ever and still the best on the shore, $3 each. Call 629-9755 or 629-9751.

'Gold Fever' musical
The Woodbridge High School Performing Arts Department proudly presents "Gold Fever," a melodrama musical set in America's West during the gold rush years. Performance dates are March 2, 3, 9, 10, at 8 p.m. and March 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, $3 for students with a valid ID. On March 10, the Woodbridge Music Boosters will be holding an all you can eat spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. before the show. The cost is $6 for the dinner; $11 for dinner and the show. On March 11, the cast and crew will be holding a "Talk Back" session immediately following the production. You can purchase tickets at the door, by contacting Bob Lewis at 337-8289, ext. 315, or from any WHS drama student.

Life of Lincoln talk
On Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m., the Seaford Historical Society along with the Methodist Manor House will present Daniel Pritchett with "Abraham Lincoln in Words and Pictures." Pritchett uses photographs, political cartoons and the prose of Lincoln to portray the accomplishments and importance of the 16th President. With having taught American history for 34 years, Pritchett has an enormous collection of slides, pictures and letters of Lincoln. "The visuals help bring the presentation alive," said Pritchett. "He was a master politician who used language brilliantly to inspire the country," is how Pritchett describes Abraham Lincoln. The meeting will be held at the Manor House. It is made available by the Delaware Humanities Forum. It is open to the public. There is no charge. For more information call Mary Ellen Farquhar at 629-2336.

Miss Seaford pageant
Applications are now being accepted for the Seaford Lioness annual Miss Seaford pageant. The Pageant will be held on March 23, at the Seaford High School. Candidates must be freshmen, sophomores or juniors but do not have to attend Seaford schools. Candidates must live in the Seaford area. For more information or to pick up an application contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884, or stop by Cut n' Up Family Salon, 628-8150. Little Miss Seaford will be held on that date also.

Two Chicks Barn Sale
Local antique dealers host a special spring barn sale on Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, noon-4 p.m., featuring primitive and shabby chic furniture, antiques, collectibles, house- wares, great garden goodies, Easter items, and much more. Discover a wonderful world of affordably priced and delightfully displayed treasures in a restored 1940s barn at 36225 Columbia Road, Delmar, DE. 19940. Call 846-3137.

Mystery Dinner Theatre
Mystery Dinner Theatre featuring The Mystery of Montley's Manor, on March 15 and 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laurel Wesleyan Church, Laurel. Costs $20 per an adult and $10 for children, 8 to 18 years old, includes dinner and show. A $5 charge for babysitting for children 7 and under includes dinner. This is open to the public. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending International Youth Convention. Call the church office at 875-5380.

Benefit for Gerald Brown and family
On March 3, a benefit will be held at the Laurel Fire Department for Gerald Brown and family. Gerald is the oldest son of Wayne and Marlene Givens of Laurel. He is a past president and an active member of the Laurel Fire Department, a farmer and an active member in the community. Gerald has leukemia. He has spent more than the last four months in Johns Hopkins Hospital and is now in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania, a specialty Rehab Hospital. Gerald is fighting his second time with Leukemia. He has given so much to his community and it's time the community comes together and gives back. The benefit will be a dinner, auction and a dance at the Laurel Fire Department, March 3, starting at 5 p.m. The tickets are $10. Donations of items to be auctioned off at the benefit are welcome. To make a donation, or to buy tickets, call 875-7485.

Golden Dragons acrobats
The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an unforgettable acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for students with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Civil War and Beyond
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, is pleased to be the recipient of two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composer-arranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.

Laurel High 'Grease' tickets
The Laurel High School Performing Arts Department will be presenting the musical "Grease" on March 8, 9, and 10 in the L.H.S. Auditorium. Curtain time will be 7:30 p.m. all three nights. Advanced tickets are on sale now through the LHS box office. Ticket prices: Adults $5, students under 18 and senior citizens $3 with ID. Only 250 tickets will be available per night, so advanced sales are recommended. For more information call 875-6120, ext. 273, or email bcass@laurel.k12.de.us. Golf Kiwanis Tournament
Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year's winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

Meetings

Equine Council meets March 19
Meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held, Monday, March 19, at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington, at 7 p.m., all those interested in horses are welcome! Questions, call Nyle 422-4094 or Peggy 629-5233.

SHS Alumni Assn. Meeting tonight
The SHS Alumni Association Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Thursday March 1, beginning at 7 p.m. in the downtown Seaford Museum. Any interested SHS alumni are welcome to attend. For more information contact Donna Hastings Angell at 302-629-8077.

AARP meeting notices March 1 & 8
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 Board meeting, Thursday, March 1, at

Methodist Manor House game room, Seaford, 1:30 p.m.
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, March 8, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes all of Western Sussex County. Troy Dennis, Sr., marketing division, new Delaware Veterans Home, Milford, will speak. Guests are welcome; refreshments served. For information call 629-7950.

Bridgeville Kiwanis had speaker
Mrs. Rita Hovermale from Woodbridge High School spoke at the Feb. 5 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville. Mrs. Hovermale was the 2004 Delaware Teacher of the Year and is in charge of the Early Childhood Education Program at Woodbridge. Her program instructs not only pre-school children, but also teaches high school students skills involved in caring for pre-schoolers and prepares them for careers in childhood education and child care.

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. 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.

Toastmasters
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.

Geologist to speak at Ag breakfast
John Talley, director of the Delaware Geological Survey and state geologist, is the featured speaker at the Friends of Ag Breakfast on March 16 at 7:15 a.m. in Dover. Talley will discuss the occurrence and availability of ground-water resources in the coastal plain of Delaware and current and projected water demands for agricultural and non-agricultural water use. He will share his thoughts on potential conflicts that may arise from competing demands for water due to projected population growth during the next 25 years. The breakfast will be held at the Modern Maturity Center at 1121 Forrest Ave. in Dover. Cost is $15. To register, or for more information, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.

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.

Trips

Sight & Sound Bus Trip
Christ United Methodist Church has scheduled a trip to Sight & Sound to see "In the Beginning" on April 25. Cost is $85 (includes transportation, show, and dinner at Bird In Hand). Leaves Christ United Methodist Church at 7:30 a.m. Call 875-4233 or 875-3278.

Seaford WPS Branson trip
The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine-day trip to Branson, Mo., May 3-11. The cost is $1,041 per person and includes bus transportation, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, eight shows, the Titanic Exhibit, Patch Collection Museum, Grants Farm and a guided tour of St. Louis including the Gateway Arch. All taxes, gratuities and luggage handling are also included. For more information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Bus Trip to English Town, N.J.
A Bus Trip to English Town, N.J., Saturday, April 7, at 5 a.m. from Bridgeville. From Hurlock, Md., 4 a.m. Price adults $25; children 12 years and under $12.50. For more information call Miss Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135 or Mrs. Melva Hill, 302-628-1242. Money due no later than Saturday, March 24. No Refund.

Caroline AARP plans trip
The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, the Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.

Mt. Calvary Minneapolis trip
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a trip to Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn., from Aug. 11-18. Cost is $760 per person, double occupancy - $280 extra if only one person to a room. Cancellation insurance available upon request. Deposit: $200 non refundable due before March 5. Payment Plan - April 5 - $150; May 5 - $150; June 5 - $150; and July 5 - $110. Bus will be leaving from Mt. Calvary with other pickups which will be given at a later date. All checks should be made payable to Mt. Calvary UMC. Mail payments to Mary E. Jones, 16186 Progress School Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Price includes: Seven nights accommodations including seven deluxe continental breakfasts and six complete dinners including one dinner at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, Ill. A guided tour of Minneapolis; a tour of the state capital in St. Paul, Minn; a day of shopping at the Mall of America, etc. For more information, call Mary Jones, 337-7335. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. is the Pastor.

Overnight Trip to Atlantic City
Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism's Happy Timers organization presents an overnight trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 22-23. The cost for the two-day trip is $105 based on double occupancy which includes motor coach transportation to and from the Wicomico Civic Center, one night of lodging, one meal, one free show ticket the night of arrival (if available) and two days of coin bonuses. Located on the boardwalk, the Tropicana is rated the best casino in Atlantic City and offers first class shopping and dining. For details call Sharon Engster at 410-548-4900, ext. 118.

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.

Food

Appreciation Luncheon
An Appreciation Luncheon honoring Sister Ruth Belle sponsored by Queen of Sheba Chapter #4, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation from Laurel, Saturday, March 17, noon to 2 p.m., at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. Donation is $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 302-629-3655.

Spaghetti Dinner
The Greenwood Mennonite School Music Boosters are offering an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of delicious pasta sauces and scrumptious desserts. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children age 4-12 or $30 per family. Children 3 and under are free, and takeouts are available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From Rt. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.

AARP Picnic March 15
AARP Chapter 1084 Seaford Area Annual Picnic, Thursday, March 15, Nanticoke River Yacht Club, at noon. This year's theme is Carnival on the Nanticoke. Admission is covered dish plus $2. Chicken and beverages provided. Carnival-style entertainment. Members and guests must have reservations by March 10. Call Betty Martens, hospitality chair, 629-9789.

Spring Luncheon & Auction
St. George's United Methodist Church, located between Laurel and Delmar, on Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon - featuring oyster fritters and chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs with homemade soups - cream of crab, peas & dumplings and vegetable beef. Eat in or take out. There also will be a silent auction and bake table. Call 302-846-2301 for more information if needed.

Sandwich day
Hope Lodge Four holds Oyster Sandwich Day, March 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also serving hot dogs and soup, at 102 West 6th St., just behind St. Phillip's Church, Laurel.

Soup and Sandwich Night
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a "Soup and Sandwich Night" at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. The hostess will be Janet Gibon and her committee.

Lenten fish dinners
Fish dinners each Friday night through March 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Adults $7 and children $3. Includes "heart smart" flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade cole slaw, greens beans, and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast
All-you-can-eat breakfast, March 4, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.

Bridgeville VFC Spring Dinner
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 18th Annual Spring Dinner, serving Roast Beef-n-Dumplings with all the trimmings, plus dessert, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, Sunday, March 4, from noon to 5 p.m. Children under 12, $3; pre-school free; adults $9. A complete carry-out service will be in operation from the Engine Room, Containers and carry-out trays furnished. All Carry-outs available at $9 each.

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.

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 or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 422-8863.

Reunions

Laurel Class of 1997
Looking for addresses for the Class of 1997, who graduated from Laurel Sr. High School. Call or email with your information: Anissa Brittinghm at 875-0806, email kaegenbritt@hotmail.com; or Jessie Walls at 875-8720, email wjesryan@aol.com.

Schools

Greenwood Mennonite School science fair and open house
Greenwood Mennonite School will hold a science fair on Friday, March 2 from 5-7:30 p.m. There will also be an open house from 6-7 p.m. where you can view the science projects, visit the classrooms and speak with teachers. Admission packets will also be available. For more information, call 349-4131 or visit www.gms-flames.org.

Woodbridge Scheduling Night
Woodbridge High School students and their parents are invited to attend Scheduling Night which will be held on Thursday, March 1, or Wednesday, March 7, from 3:30-6 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to meet individually with their student's pathway teacher to plan for the 2007-2008 school year. Counselors will be on hand as well to answer any questions or provide assistance. Woodbridge High School has an award-winning Career and Tech program and is expanding its Advanced Placement (AP) offerings this year. For more information contact the high school at 337-8289. Etc.

AARP offers driver safety program
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6, at the 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, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

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 leash; all cats must be in carriers. Dates are: 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.

Acorn Club directory
The Acorn Club is at work on the 2007-2008 Directory. In order for a correct address to be published, you must contact Verizon and advise them of your current 911 address for their listing, therefore, it will be automatically be changed in our directory. If you would like to place a new ad in our directory, contact Anne Stewart, 629-8868. Any other questions? Contact Teresa Blades, 629-5229.

AARP Driver Safety course
Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program Refresher Course. The course will be offered on Wednesday, March 7, and starts at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve your space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Pageant contestants sought
Contestants ages newborn through adult are being sought for the America's Fairy Tale Pageant and the Miss Chesapeake International Pageant to be held Saturday, March 10, at the Laurel Fire Hall. No experience is necessary. Applications are available online at www.mysticproductions.com or by calling 875-7485.