Church News
Thursday, May 18, 2006

Western Sussex Relay for Life
Annual Western Sussex Relay for Life "Strike Out Cancer," Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, to support the American Cancer Society, Cancer Care Center, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins, 875-7308.

Nanticoke Pancake Breakfast
Nanticoke Little League pancake breakfast fund raiser, Sunday, May 21, 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee's, U.S. 13, Seaford. Phone 629-2237.

Shiloh House Fund Raiser
Shiloh House of Hope "friend raiser," Saturday, May 26, 6 p.m., Sam Yoder's community building, Greenwood. The cost is $50 a person with a silent and Chinese auction and entertainment. Auction items are needed. Phone 629-5331 for tickets or more information.

Concert for Nanticoke Sr. Center
Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John's U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Benefit Concert
Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. For information, phone 410-219-3112.

Support the July 4th Fireworks
The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.


AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program refresher course, Thursday, May 18, at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve a space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Fitness Classes in May
New Fitness classes started the second week of May at St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m. and Tuesday-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 one. For more information or to register call 21-year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.


VFW Breakfast
VFW Post 4961 Ladies Auxiliary, Middleford Road, Seaford, all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, May 21, at the Post, 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults. This event is now smoke free.

Chicken Barbecue
Chicken barbecue at Christ Lutheran Church, Shirley Street in Seaford, Saturday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. Price is $6 a platter that includes chicken, cole slaw, chips, roll and drink. Proceeds to benefit the new building fund.

Chicken Barbecue in Laurel
Chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 27, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., O'Neal's Antiques, U.S. 13, Laurel, sponsored by the Laurel Ruritan Club. The cost is $5 and benefits local charities.

Chicken and Dumplings
Woodland United Methodist Church Women chicken and dumpling dinner, Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years $4; 5-years-and-under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next tot he Woodland Ferry House. No carry-outs. Call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Pancake Supper in Seaford
Knights of Columbus pancake dinner, Friday, June 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford. Adults are $5; children under 12, $3.50. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and charitable works.

Class of 2008 Barbecue
Seaford Class of 2008 chicken barbecue, Saturday, June 3, at Dover Pools on U.S. 13, 10 a.m. until all the chicken is gone. Chicken meals can be bought on site for $6 or reserved via ticket purchse from any class of 2008 member or at the high school main office. Contact Jason Jeandell, 629-4587 ext. 368, or email


Reliance Grange Supper
Reliance Grange 58 covered dish supper, Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Stein Highway in Reliance. Following the supper, Layton Wheeler from the Delaware Electric Co-op will speak on member regulation. For more information call 337-3615.

Democrats Special Meeting
There will be a special meeting of the District 39 Democratic Committee on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Acorn Room of the Seaford District Library on Porter Street. The purpose of the special meeting will be to elect a new chair (current committee members may vote on the nominee" and to elect new committee members to any vacant seats. All registered Democrats are encouraged to attend. After the business meeting there will be refreshments and an informal discussion on the 2006 elections. For addition information, contact Lynne Betts, vice chair, 629-5198.

Seaford Republican Women
Seaford Republican Women's Club meeting, Thursday, May 25, 10:30 a.m., Seaford Golf and Country Club. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge and lunch is optional. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.


Woodbridge Class of 1976
Woodbridge High School Class of 1976, 30-year class reunion meeting, Woodbridge Elementary School library, Monday, May 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Meeting is open to any member willing to help plan reunion. Contact Dottie (Dorothy Breeding Bauguess) or Sheila (Clarkson) Clough at Woodbridge Elementary School, 349-4539.


Bethel Museum is open
The Bethel Maritime Museum on First Street, Bethel, will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Seaford Chamber Mixer
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce after business hours mixer, Thursday, May 18, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Family Steak House, U.S. 13, Seaford. There will be refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to the chamber (629-9690).

Democrats Plan Fashion Show
Sussex County Women's Democrat Club spring fashion show, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 18, Sussex Pines Country Club. The price is $12, the regular price of monthly luncheon meetings that are held the third Thursday of each month. This luncheon will kick off the club's election year. All check made payable to SCWDC.

Community Day
Community Day, Saturday, May 20, Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free food, games, giveaways, police demonstrations, children's activities. Four bikes will be given away.

Tribute to Rep. Fallon
Tribute to retiring State Rep. Tina Fallon, Saturday, May 20, Seaford Fire Hall, 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at Seaford City Hall (629-9173) or Anne Nesbitt (628-7788).

County EMS Safety Fair
Saturday, May 20, noon to 4 p.m., EMS Week Safety Fair, Sussex County Western Administrative Complex, Sussex County EMS Headquarters, 22215 South DuPont Highway, Georgetown, demonstrations, exhibits and information

JC Block Party
JC Block Party, Sunday, May 21, downtown Laurel, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free entertainment, hot dogs and games.

Forum for Homeowners
Forum designed for manufactured homeowners who live in a land-lease community in Sussex County and community owners and managers to discuss issues of common interest, Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Owens Campus, Delaware Tech on Seashore Highway, Georgetown, William Carter Partnership Center, room 529. Forum coordinated by First State Manufactured Housing Association. For more information, contact Linda Boone at 674-5868 or 800-544-5868, or

Annual Chamber Dinner
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce's annual spring membership dinner, Thursday, May 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall with the presentation of the John A. Jr. and Helen Moore Community Service Award and volunteer recognition. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations by Friday, May 19. Tickets are $20 a person. Phone 629-9690.

Coast Guard Open House
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary open house, Saturday, May 27, Nanticoke Marine Park, Blades, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 exhibitors will be featured including the Team Coast Guard Racing NASCAR car driven by Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton.

Towne & Country Fair
13th annual Towne & Country Fair, Gov. Ross Plantation, Seaford, May 27-28. Events scheduled throughout the two days, refreshments, children's activities, pageants, living history demonstrations and more. Phone the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, 629-9690.

Memorial Day Celebration
Memorial Day celebration, Monday, May 29, Bridgeville Veterans Memorial in Bridgeville Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.

Seaford's Memorial Day
Seaford Veterans Committee Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 29, Kiwanis Park, 11 a.m. A parade on Nylon Blvd. starts the ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

Spring Fest at Church
Spring Fest, Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m., Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 and Dorthy Road, Delmar, Del. Oyster, cheese steak, crab cake and soft crab sandwiches, homemade ice cream and baked goods. Phone 875-7824.

Taste of Lewes
Second annual "Taste of Lewes," Sunday, June 4, noon to 3 p.m., Virden Center, Pilottown Road, Lewes, featuring cuisine ad wine and ale selections from 14 of Lewes' restaurants, brewer and vintner, complemented by live Reggae music and a special auction. The $30 ticket, which includes all food stations and two beverages, may be purchased by calling the Lewes Canalfront Park at 302-645-2795.

Therapy Dogs Bingo
Lower Delaware Therapy Dogs group Longaberger basket bingo, Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., at the American Legion, located in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games. Advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information phone 732-3634.

Seaford Prayer March
Seaford Prayer March Second annual prayer march, Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. Seaford Mission, Third and North streets, Seaford. Sponsored by Seaford Neighborhood Watch. Phone Pat Jones, 628-1908.

Day in the Park Vendors
Delmar's 30th annual Day in the Park is looking for food and craft vendors for the Saturday, June 3 event. Booths start at $35. Call 846-3336.


Bridgeville Town Sale
The town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 20, starting at 7 a.m. There will be bargains at many homes throughout the town.

Yacht Club Yard Sale
Nanticoke River Yacht Club yard sale, Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (raindate is Saturday, June 3), $10 per table. Call 629-2122 or 875-7143.

Downtown Seaford
Downtown Seaford yard sale, Mt. Olivet U.M. Church parking lot, Saturday, May 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Seaford Downtown Business Assoc. Spaces ($10) are available until May 24. Phone 841-3511 for information. Proceeds will go to the Christmas Parade.

Woodland Indoor Sale
An indoor yard sale, with tables available to rent, $15 per table or two for $25, will be Saturday, June 3, 7 a.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church. Sponsored by church youth group. Call 629-8775 or 629-4930 .


Red Hatters Bus Trip
The Chatter Hatters of Laurel are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater, Aug. 19, to celebrate Red Hat Society Week. Cost is $75 which includes transportation, show and dinner. Leave Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel at 10 a.m. For more information call 875-3278.

Trip to Cape Cod
Laurel Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and the islands, June 19-23. Cost: $599 per person which includes round trip motor coach, four nights at Heritage House Hotel, four buffet breakfasts, four full dinners, guided tours to Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket Island, harbor cruise, taxes and tips, baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

Orioles Vs. Yankees
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation Orioles vs. Yankees trip, Friday, June 2, to Camden Yards. The cost is $44 for each ticket and the bus. Tickets are in section 86 by the bullpen. The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the high school at 4 p.m.

Washington Trip
Bus trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Roelma Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Sharptown, Saturday, June 10. The bus leaves the carnival grounds in Sharptown at 8 a.m.; the cost is $20. Stops will be made at the World War II and Vietnam memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Natural History. Lunch and dinner on your own with a dinner stop in Annapolis. The deadline is June 1. Contact Susan Calloway, 875-5911.

Delmar Alumni Bus Trip
Delmar Alumni Association bus trip, Thursday, June 22, to historic New Hope, Pa. (on the Delaware River) for a day of shopping, sight seeing and to attend a play, "The Graduate." The bus leaves from Delmar High School at 7 a.m./returns approximately 11 p.m. Cost is $60. Deadline: May 30. Send payment to: Suzanne Roberts, 28845 Adkins Road, Delmar, MD 21875; or call (410) 896-259.