Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 06, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Live Auction for Bea Tucker Jubilee for Bea, live auction and free entertainment, Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Road, Laurel, Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Refreshments and bake sale. To help Bea Tucker recover from three major operations. Donations for the auction are being solicited - call Kathy Rossell, 875-5117, or Ellen Hudson, 875-7981. An offering will also be taken.

Laurel Lions Vision Days Laurel Lions will be collecting spare change during Vision Days on Friday, Oct. 7, Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Seaford Wal-Mart, Laurel Happy Harry's and French's FoodRite. Funds will be donated to the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital for low vision research.

VanSciver Variety Show VanSciver Variety Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Georgetown Fire Hall, doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available by calling 855-9595. Raffles, an auction and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the VanSciver family of Georgetown and the new Miss Georgetown Scholarship Fund, named in memory of Bethany VanSciver.

Blades PTO Fund Raiser Blades Elementary School PTO fund raiser, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5 to 8 p.m., Friendly's Restaurant, U.S. 13, Seaford. Friendly's will donate 10 percent of profits during the time to the PTO. No coupons can be used for dinner.

Super Basket Bingo Super basket bingo, sponsored by Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., Saturday, Oct. 22, to benefit Hurricane Relief Fund. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; games begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Each game is guaranteed a minimum of $100 value and each basket is filled with goodies. More than $3,500 worth of Longaberger products to be given away. For tickets, contact the VFW at 410-896-3722, Nancy McGinnis, 443-235-4463, or Dawn Turner, 410-726-2184.

Post Office Boxes For Sale The Laurel Community Foundation Inc. is continuing their sale of the antique post office boxes in the Landmark Professional Center, operated by Edwards, Taaffe & Co., in the old post office in Laurel on Central Avenue. The boxes are available in four sizes and a purchase is tax deductible and is used toward the funding of Hope House I and II. For information write to Laurel Community Foundation, PO Box 81, Laurel, DE 19956.

Quilt Chances on Sale The Broad Street Broads, a local group of quilters is selling chances for a quilt "The Four Seasons." It is a 30x30 hand appliqued, hand quilted wall hanging. Proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Laurel Library. Chances are being sold by members or at the library.

Good Samaritans Need Help The good Samaritan Aid Thrift Shop in Laurel is seeking a few good men to help on Saturdays for one hour or more. If we enough volunteers sign up, it will be one hour every two months from 11 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Jim Allen, 875-5351.

BOOKMOBILE On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Bookmobile will be at: Country Kids Day Care, U.S. 13, 10:45-11:15 a.m.; Country Rest N. Home, Greenwood, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; and Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood, 12:30-1 p.m.

COURSES

New Fitness Classes Begin New fitness classes started the last week of September. Classes meet in St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public) Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. (morning only, free childcare); and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free class. For more information or to register call 20 years AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

FOOD

Chicken and Ham Dinner Fried chicken and ham dinner, Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department, Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 to 6 p.m. Adults, $10; children under 6, $5. Phone 410-352-5757.

Covered Dish Supper On Saturday, Oct. 15, a covered dish supper, 5:30 p.m., at Bethel Church Community House, west of Seaford near Oak Grove. For more information call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

MEETINGS

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. This month's meeting is Oct. 6.

Laurel Garden Club Social The Laurel Garden Club new membership social, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m. Call Shirley Skinner, 629-9378, or Connie Whaley, 875-2682, for more details.

Acorn Club International Event GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meeting at the Seaford Library Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The international meeting will be with four exchange students whom are staying with host families in the Seaford area. The students are: Natasha Grigoreva, Russia; Cecilia Aguilar, Bolivia; Tara Kokawa, Japan; Chantal Nellen, Switzerland. Their topic being their impression of the U.S.A., their travels, and of their own country. Hostess of the refreshments is Carolyn Griffith.

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Oct. 13, Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes Western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. William C. Le Cates, director of Community Development & Housing for Sussex County, will speak about housing for the elderly. 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, Oct. 13, 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.

Widowed Persons Meeting Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Leigh Ann DePope, representing the Seaford District Library. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Pomona Grange Meeting Sussex County Pomona Grange meeting, Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., covered dish dinner; 7:30 p.m. meeting with election of officers. At the former Midland Grange Hall, 106 North Race St., Georgetown. Call 856-3367.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Library International Month Seaford District Library's International Month with activities throughout the month. Friday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Native American stories with Ted Ressler; Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., Hispanic cultural music with Marco Hernandez; Monday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., International Festival. All programs are free and open to the public. Phone 629-2524 for more information. The library is located at 402 N. Porter St.

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.

St. John's House Tour St. John's House Tour, Seaford, Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boutique opens at 9 a.m. Chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($6) in Fellowship Hall. Tickets ($8) on sale in Wesley Lounge Oct. 2-5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on the day of the tour in Fellowship Hall and at the homes. Phone 629-6417 for information.

Laurel Chamber Mixer Laurel Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bev's Specs, 106 E. Market St., Laurel, 875-3141. RSVP by Sept. 30 to Al Turchan with Delaware National Bank, 875-2136, Bev Arciuolo 875-3141 or call 875-9319.

Apple-Scrapple Festival Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple, Oct. 7 and 8. Festival begins at 4 p.m. on Friday in various locations throughout Bridgeville. Carnival, live entertainment, antique tractor pull, health fair, Gong Show, craft show, kids' games, trade and art show, car show, scrapple carving contest, Lego Contest, tractor pull, food and more. Phone 337-7135; www.applescrapple.com.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) begins its ninth season, on Oct. 8, with new conductor Julien Benichou. A taste of the opera masters with Mozart, Verdi & Wagner and guest soloists tenor Israel Lozano and soprano Meghan McCall, 8 p.m., Mariner's Bethel Church, Ocean View, Del. For tickets and information call 888-846-8600.

Bike & Car Show Bike & Car Show, Delmar VFW, 200 West State St., Delmar, Md., Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration 10 a.m. to noon). $15. Dash plaques to first 50 who register. Music, refreshments, trophies, activities. Phone 410-896-3722.

Breast Cancer Awareness Free Breast Cancer Awareness Month program, Tuesday, Oct. 11, CHEER community room, Georgetown, 10:45 a.m. Presented by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. Phone 854-9500 for more information.

Cemetery House in Laurel 13th annual Cemetery House (Home of the Grave Digger), Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, sponsored by Laurel Charity Lodge 27. Tickets sold from 7 to 11 p.m. ($7 or $6 with non-perishable food item). Under 6 free. Park next to the Laurel fire house on 10th Street and ride the wagon to the haunted house.

Dover Stamp Bourse/Show Dover Stamp Club 54th Bourse/Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., W. Reily Brown School, 360 Webbs Lane, Dover. Includes children's table, dealers (including supplies), exhibits, special cachet (Ladybug), etc. Free admission. Information: Bill Kircher 302-697-7143.

Basket Bingo in Federalsburg Basket bingo, Wednesday, Oct. 19, Hebron Lodge 14, Federalsburg. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Door prize, refreshments, raffle and 50/50. For information, contact Doug Figgs, 629-6468, or Charles Good, 629-2092.

Pet Vaccination Clinc Rabies and distemper vaccination clinic for cats and dogs, Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 to 10 a.m., Greenwood Town Park, sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers ($5 for each shot for each pet). Phone 629-2045 for more information.

Fall Harvest at Pepperbox 11th annual Fall Harvest at Pepperbox, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displays, crafts, horse power, children's activities, living history demonstrations, horse-drawn shuttles, refreshments, wagon rides and more. Parade of antique equipment and live horsepower at 2:30 p.m. For directions and more information, phone 875-4971. Vendors are welcome ($10 per space).

TRAINING

Read Aloud Training Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25, 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.

TRIPS

AARP Trip To Lancaster Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster, Pa., for a "Cavalcade of Christmas Entertainment." The price of $330 each includes two Christmas shows at the Millennium and American Music Theatres, two nights lodging, two dinners (one at the Willow Valley Resort) and two breakfasts. The trip will being on Nov. 29 and full payment must be made by Oct. 15. Call Pat Curran at 628-9743.

AARP Trip To Rainbow Theatre Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP is sponsoring a trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, Oct. 27, to see a matinee performance of "Plaza Suite." The cost for the show, lunch and bus transportation is $56 and must be paid by Oct. 15. Call Helen Pase at 629-8659.

YARD SALES

Nanticoke River Yacht Club Yard sale, Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Blades Marina. Tables for rent, $10; raindate is Oct. 22. Call 875-7143 for more information.

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.