Bath & Beauty Fair
Bath & Beauty Fair with up to 50% savings on bath and body products, Thursday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, May 18, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Proceeds benefit the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary. Payroll deducation available, credit cards, checks or cash.
The Nationl association of Letter Carriers will be collecting items for the stamp out hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12. Residents from all towns are asked to put some non-perishable food items in a bag and place it next to their mailbox. Letter carriers will pick up the bags and deliver them to local food banks.
4th annual "Balling for God"
The Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 4th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Webb Avenue in Laurel. The Sussex County AIDS Council will be on hand giving out pamphlets and information about this rapidly growing disease and to provide free HIV/AIDS testing. The age brackets for the basketball tournament are 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. There will also be a foul shooting contest. Trophies will be awarded. There is entertainment for the younger children as well. There will be food and fun for everyone. Vendors are invited. For more information contact Sherita Belle at 877-0987 or Amy Handy a 875-4263.
SSA announces Clean-Up Days
Members of the Seaford Swimming Association are encouraged to come out and help with the annual pool clean up on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m.-noon. Bring along a rake and a smile. All members of the family are welcome to participate. SSA opens Memorial Day weekend and is welcoming new members. A new member discount is now in effect. Call board president, Steve Halter at 628-0554, for further information.
Delmar Library host Mary Kay Mann
Mary Kay Mann will be at the Delmar Public Library May 15. Her special Celtic music includes the Irish flute, tin whistle, Celtic harp, and vocal. Mary Kay has appeared at Celtic festivals and concert series throughout the East Coast.
Cruise-in to Historic Seaford
In honor of Armed Forces day, the Shoppes of Historic Downtown Seaford invite you to Cruise-in Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fly your Flags proudly and come display some American muscle. Bikes, Classic Cars, and Hotrods Wanted! Extended Parking on the south side of High Street. Show your support for our troops and veterans. Join the American Legion at noon for a Memorial ceremony at the Seaford City Hall. Call 628-0401 for more information.
Karaoke wih Jerry Butler
Covered dish supper and evening of karaoke with Jerry Butler at Bethel Community House in Oak Grove on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m.
Seaford Mission fundraiser
Just by dining at the Seaford Golden Corral during the week of May 20 through the 26, 20 percent of the total purchase will be donated to the Seaford Mission of Hope. You must present a coupon to the cashier at the time of payment. Coupons are available at Posey Palace Florist, Craig's TV, the Mission and area churches. This will be a fun and easy way of supporting a worthy ministry. If you have any questions, call the Mission at 629-2559. Also: There will be a gospel concert at the Shoppes at Dairy Lane (Tull's) on Saturday, May 26 from 1-3 p.m. Let's honor our veterans. Bring a lawn chair. A love offering will be taken for the Seaford Mission of Hope. If you have any questions, please call the Mission at 629-2559.
Beauty Pageant June 9
The 4th annual Miss Tri-State Pageant is seeking contestants ages five and up to compete on June 9, at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md. For more information call 302-846-0388 or 410-641-6436.
Get in shape at Delaware Tech
Swimsuit season is just around the corner and now is the time to get in shape through fitness classes offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. There are a variety of options offered at the college, including aerobics, cardio/weight training, personal training, belly dancing, toning classes and yoga. Golf and horseback riding are offered off-campus. The Owens Campus gymnasium complex is now open five nights a week until 7 p.m. and includes state-of-the art cardio/weight training and exercise equipment, a mirrored exercise room, a basketball court and complete locker rooms for men and women. Certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors are on-site to provide guidance toward individual fitness goals. For more information, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Real Aloud Delaware training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, May 29, 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.
Seaford Alumni Entertainers show
Mikki Madden and Robin Marine rehearse songs and skits for the Annual Seaford Alumni Awards Banquet to be held May 12 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Money from the sale of tickets is applied to the Scholarship Fund, which will award three scholarships this year. The entertainment, following the banquet and awards program, will be presented by Seaford Alumni and Associate members. Tickets are available by calling Delores Lloyd at 629-8177 who reminds everyone that the elevator will be available all evening for those not wishing to use the stairs.
Town of Laurel Cleanup week May 7
The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, now until Saturday, May 12. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing your registered address.
Free horse events in May
Following is a listing of free Horse Events in Delaware and Maryland:
May 12 - Laurel Saddle Friends Game Show, 6 p.m., Laurel, contact Gail, 302-875-5689.
May 12 - CBHSA Jumper/Hunter Horse Show, at Timber Grove Farm, contact Kim, 410-673-1912
May 19 - CBHSA Horse Show, at C-Line Stables, Odessa, contact Carlotta, 302-376-9594
May 20 - American Mustang and Burro Show, Delmarva Chapter, at Dills Auction Grounds, Felton, contact Alycia, 302-422-7735
May 20 - Eastern Shore Western Horse Assoc Show, Callaways' Hitching Rail, Harrington, contact Sharon, 410-749-1887
The New Delaware Equine Mascot (who needs a name) will make appearances at many of these functions until the contest is over on Aug 15. If you wish more information on our Contest go to www.delawareequinecouncil.org -go to News page and see Contest!
Town of Blades Cleanup May 19
The Town of Blades will be conducting a spring cleanup Saturday, May 19. Place trash outside on the curb the night before because trucks will be in town by 7 a.m. Do NOT include: Tires, automobile batteries, flammable/hazardous materials, rocks, bricks, dirt, oil and petroleum products, appliances containing freon and construction debris. Tree limbs and shrubbery must be cut into 4-foot lengths, bundled and placed at the curb. Logs are limited to 50 lbs. or 4 inches in diameter. Call the Blades Town Hall, 629-7366, if you have any questions.
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8276 with support from Eastern Shore Corvette Club and Late Great Chevrolet Club will be holding a car, truck and motorcycle show on May 19 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location near the Old Mill Crab House in Delmar, Md. Rain date is May 20. For information call 629-5183, or 410-896-3722. The show is to benefit Disabled American Veterans of Delaware, Chapter 9.
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society invites all residents of Seaford and Western Sussex communities to get involved in the fight against cancer. The Society needs volunteers for its signature event, Relay for Life, which will be held on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, at the Nanticoke Health Services Mears Campus in Seaford. Volunteers are asked to form teams for the Relay for Life. A unique community-based, overnight event. Relay for Life honors cancer survivors and remembers those who have lost their battle against the disease. Each Relay team consists of 10-15 participants. Relay teams set up a campsite and take turns walking or running. While the Relay is going on, a community party atmosphere is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. All proceeds from Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society's programs of research, patient services, prevention, advocacy, and public education. If you are interested in receiving information on how to register a team, or for further information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins, chair, at 875-7308.
Kids' Fest Invites Exhibitors/Vendors
Community organizations, particularly those serving youth and their families, are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Kids' Fest to be held on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The event provides fun and games, education and entertainment while supporting youth activities in Southern Delaware. It features a Healthy Kids Expo, a Teen Idol Youth Talent Contest, free entertainment, a variety of horse and pony events and hands-on activities, an inflatable fair and carnival games. Activities are planned to attract teens as well as the younger crowd. Throughout the day, Nemours Health and Prevention Services will spotlight its "5-2-1 Almost None" message aimed at promoting good nutrition and physical activity among youth. Combined with all the fun on tap, this makes Kids' Fest a great opportunity for community organizations to participate and to highlight their activities and services. Participation is free to non-profit organizations. Kids' Fest coordinators ask only that each organization provide a hands-on activity for young people as a part of the event. Kids' Fest is a family friendly and affordable event. Admission is $1 per person; parking is free. Ride and game tickets may be purchased at 25 for $5; some activities are individually priced, and many, including all entertainment, are free. A variety of food will be for sale throughout the day. For more information, call 302-398-5194 or 302-242-0375 or visit the website: www.kidsfestde.org.
Vera Bradley Beach Raffle
Vera Bradley Beach Raffle, sponsored by Laurel Lioness, a Capri blue beach tote, beach hat and beach sandals. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5. Winner will be announced on June 7. For tickets contact Dianne at 875-5126, or Karen at 875-2662, or any Lioness.
Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.
AARP Safe driver program
The Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program two-day Beginners Course. The Course will be offered on Thursday, May 10, starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve your space. For reservations call 875-2536.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact: Glen.Stubbolo@state.de.us, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.
Bingomania will return to the Wicomico Civic Center for the 44th time on Saturday, May 12, with $25,000 in prize money up for grabs. This is your chance for huge winnings and lots of fun. Purchase tickets now at the Civic Center box office or online at www.wicomicociviccenter.org. To charge by phone, call 410-548-4911. Doors open at 5 p.m. for early bird games and regular games starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Mardela Junior/Senior High School Band. And don't forget... participants can lend a helping hand to the Maryland Food Bank by bringing three non-perishable food items to the games. In return for all this generosity, they will receive three free cards for the first early bird game, which has a payout of $500. For more information call the Civic Center Box Office at 410-548-4911 or contact the Mardela Band-Aides at (410) 677-5170.
Stay and Play
Children from birth to age 4, as well as their parents, are invited to play together, listen to stories, learn new songs and finger plays and network with other families. Free. Now through May. 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. to noon.
Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at email@example.com or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108.
FOP, Lodge #9, Basket Bingo
The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 is holding a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 10, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket combinations as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper with lid or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 629-8087.
SVFD to hold Basket Bingo
The Seaford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 17, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Company. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket combinations. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, American Celebrations Boardwalk set or one of the nine door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information, call 629-2237.
Longaberger Basket Bingo
On Tuesday, May 22, at the Seaford Boys & Girls Club a Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Refreshments, raffles and 50/50 will be available. For more information call: Toni at 302-222-5854 or the Performing Arts Department at L.H.S. at 875-6120. Proceeds will be donated to the Performing Arts at Laurel High School.
Seaford Recreation basket bingo
The Seaford Recreation Department will sponsor a Longaberger basket bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Seaford VFW. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature basket combinationsas prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be available.For more information, call 629-6809.
AMVETS Basket Bingo May 30 The AMVETS Post 1694 will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Wednesday, May 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket combinations as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper with Lid or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the AMVETS at 629-5624.
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.
Rotary Golf Tournament
The Nanticoke Rotary club Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 18, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Registration is 8 a.m. Cost is $100. For more information, contact Don Hollenbeck at 628-9900.
The Ocean Atlantic Golf Classic
The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay will host for the first time the Ocean Atlantic Golf Classic, an annual benefit on May 16 in support of Children's Beach House, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children with special needs and their families. Larry Goldstein, developer of The Peninsula, and his wife, Ellen, have been named honorary chairs of the 22nd annual tournament, which had previously been played at the Shawnee Country Club in Milford, Del. This is the first year the benefit will be played at The Peninsula, Delaware's first private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Ocean Atlantic, co-founded by Preston Schell, is the primary sponsor of the event and is constructing town homes and luxury condominiums at The Peninsula. The company has sponsored the tournament since 2004. The tournament accepts 128 golfers, and registration costs $250 per golfer. Interested parties may register via phone at 302-655-4288 or Internet at www.cbhinc.org. The entry fee includes golf, continental breakfast, two hours at the driving range, lunch during the tournament and dinner by The Peninsula's outdoor pool. The tournament is also accepting two sponsors for breakfast and lunch; one sponsor for the hole-in-one contest; two sponsors for the beverage cart; and several sponsors for corporate holes.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meets May 10
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
Women's Democrat Club
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m., on May 17, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be Secretary of State Harriet Windsor. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Lunch will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president 934-9716.
Western Sussex Democrrats
Because of the holiday, the Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its monthly meeting a week early on May 21, at Duke's Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. The meeting will feature a dish-to-pass at 6:30 p.m. and members are asked to contribute $5 for the dinner. Fund raising has begun and the club members will soon be selling chances on $1,000 with a limited amount of tickets to be sold. The prize drawing will be held at the club's annul picnic on July 16. The picnic traditionally features several flavors of homemade ice cream. Newcomers to the area are welcome and more information on the club can be obtained from Betsy Davis at 875-7091.
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have their annual dinner at the Eastern Star on May 10. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The hostesses are Joyce Whaley and Phyllis Nelson and their committee.
Seaford Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 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 and dinners, etc. that we do.
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their next meeting on Monday, May 21, beginning with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford at 11:30 a.m. Following lunch there will be a guided tour of the Ross Mansion in Seaford at 2 p.m. Cost of the tour is $3 per person. For more information on the meeting or for membership, call president Les Martens at 629-9759.
Delaware Equine Council meeting
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, all those interested in horses are welcome to attend. For info contact Peggy 629-5233.
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with eight week sessions now through May 31. The sessions will take place on Monday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Register in the West Seaford Elementary parking lot at the time of the walk. The walk will be the course around the Seaford Country Club. The person/family submitting the most distance walked at the end of the session will be awarded a free summer membership to the Seaford Community Pool. Call 629-6809 for more information.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Cruise benefits Relay for Life
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is announcing her next "Cruisin' for the Cure" fundraiser cruise, sailing from New York City on Jan. 26, 2008, for 11 nights to the Southern Caribbean on the new Norwegian Gem. Fare includes a chartered bus to the dock. Due to an enthusiastic response, only one cabin remains. Call Carolyn at 629-4471 for complete details.
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is planning the following trips; Inner Harbor: Saturday, May 12, $18, Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.
Trip to Sight and Sound Theater
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see "In The Beginning" at the Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, Tuesday, June 19, at 8 a.m. and return approximately 8:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $90, which includes dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Registration and payment is due May 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760.
Mary Poppins on Broadway
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-winning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.
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. These include: 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.
Oyster Fritter Fry
On May 12, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m., there will be an Oyster Fritter fry at the Charity Lodge 27 on 319 Poplar St., Laurel. Oyster, hamburger and hotdog sandwiches; homemade ice cream and baked goods will be available.
Democrat's Spring-Dinner affair
The Sussex County Democrat Party will hold its annual Spring Dinner affair on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 5 p.m., at the new Heritage Shores Clubhouse, Bridgeville. There will be a social hour with a seated dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by our enthusiastic keynote speaker, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, and Lt. Gov. John Carney will be in attendance to welcome everyone, along with all elected Democrat officials up and down the State. Entertainment is by local singer Matt Esham, and harpist Mike Nielson. An announcement of silent auction items and door prizes will end the evening. For more information, please call 302-628-4563.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.