Seaford Events
Thursday, February 2nd, 2000
School to host gospel singers
Gospel singers Steve and Annie Chapman will perform at the Greenwood Mennonite School in Greenwood Friday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at The Mustard Seed in Milford, The Dove in Seaford, The Gospel shop or Jack's religious gift shop in Salisbury. For information call 349-4386 or 349-5720.

Program is for parents, kids
The Parents As Teachers program (PAT) invites parents and their children from birth to age 3 to a free Stay and Play Center at Seaford Department of Parks & Recreation on Virginia Avenue, Seaford. Sessions are on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon (the center is closed on all school holidays).
The center provides an opportunity for young children to play together and for their parents and caretakers to discuss parenting questions with a parent educator. Other services include a lending library of children's and parenting books and evening group meetings on a variety of topics. For more information, call Chris Henderson at 875-2781 or the department of parks & recreation at 629-6809.

AARP to meet Feb. 10
Seaford Chapter #1084 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Thursday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. Don Bailey will have a photo presentation, "Train to Copper Canyon."

Club to give citizenship award
Soroptimist International of Seaford is offering an award to high school seniors living in the Seaford School District.
The Youth Citizenship Award recognizes high school seniors for their contributions to home, school, community and state. First place winner receives $550 and second place winner receives $450. For further information call Cathy Vansciver at 629-8740.

Focus is toilet training
Parents As Teachers is sponsoring a program on toilet training, "It's Potty Time!" Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Seaford Kindergarten in Blades (babysitting will be provided). For more information call Chris Henderson, 875-2781.
AARP to offer driving course
A 55-Alive/Mature Driving Program for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 15 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford.
The 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 302-628-4879. The cost is $10 per person.

Park programs to take looks at stars, birds, beavers
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, is sponsoring the following programs. All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Some programs require pre-registration. To register, call 875-5163.
• Bird Brains, Saturday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. Participants will enjoy a morning of bird watching. The leaders will discuss ways to attract birds to your home during during these harsh winter months.
• Twinkle, Twinkle, Saturday, Feb. 12, 7 a.m. Clear winter nights provide perfect stargazing opportunities. Participants will learn about planets, constellations and stars as they scan the nighttime sky.
• Beaver Bound, Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m. Participants will hike along the Cypress Point Trail and search for signs of beaver activity along the end of the pond. Meet at the Cypress Point parking lot.

Series looks at Chesapeake
The Laurel Public Library is sponsoring a series, "The Chesapeake Bay: End of an Era," on Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Travel Perks, Laureltowne. The series will examine books that detail the environmental threats to this region and evaluate the impact on the people who work the water.
The series is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state. Call 875-3184 for details.