Seaford Events
Thursday, April 20th, 2000
Spring Garden Tour is May 6
A spring Garden Tour, featuring eight Seaford gardens, has been scheduled for Saturday, May 6. This tour will highlight large and small gardens, those with water settings and new gardens. With the growth of interest in gardening and plants, the tour will show what can be done by homeowners in the Seaford area.
Gardens on the tour will include those of Mary Ellen & John Farquhar, Joyce & Brad Mackler, Pat & Steve Theis, Tommy Cooper, Tita & Joe Gontang, Suzanne & Jerry Barnes, Janie & Frank Anderson and Rosilina & Eduardo Jiloca.
A wide variety of gardens and plantings insures a treat for everyone. Tour gardens will feature shade and sun gardening, naturalized plantings, water gardens, boxwood gardens, four seasons plantings and container planting.
The Spring Garden Tour is scheduled for May 6, 10-4, and is sponsored by the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Women. Tickets prior to the tour are $6 and the day of the tour, $8.
Tickets are available from the United Methodist Women members or the church office, 315 high St., Seaford. Box lunches and drinks will be available at certain locations. For more information or tickets call 629-2466.

Egg hunt Saturday April 22
Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 and Auxiliary will have a community Easter Egg Hunt for all children ages 2 through 12, wishing to attend, on Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given in various age categories. Refreshments to be served following the hunt. Any questions, call 629-2458.

Library adds paperbacks
The Seaford District Library has recently added a few new paperback series. Arabesque paperbacks are by black romance authors such as Janice Sims, Felicia Mason, Doris Johnson and others.
For western buffs, two western series, The Trailsman and Longarm, have also been added.
For the younger crowd, Sweet Valley University, The New Adventure of Mary Kate and Ashley, The Saddle Club, and others are also available for checking out.
The library will be closed Good Friday.

Puppets at the Caffe
"Puppets for Christ" good plays presented by Marvin S. Steele, puppeteer, will be at The Caffe Sarajevo, 413 High St., Downtown Seaford, Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Free Admission. All ages welcome. For information, call 629-6146 or 629-5616.

Concert in Park series
Seaford Main Street will kick off its 2000 Concerts in the Park services with two concerts in a row. The Epworth Quartet will perform on Thursday, April 27, and the High School Jazz Band will perform on Thursday, May 4. Both of these concerts will begin at 7 p.m. at Gateway Park. There is no charge. Bring chairs or blankets and come out for a night of musical fun for the whole family.
Acorn Club meets April 27
The GFWC-Acorn Club will hold its last business meeting until September, on April 27. Members will gather at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. Club program will be the election of Acorn Club Executive Board Officers for 2000-2002.
The club hostess, Tessie Northrup and her committee, Bonnie Litchford, Lorene Messick, Edie Irwin, Mariellen Leonhartt and Johanna Longs, will prepare and serve the refreshment for the evening.

AARP 55 Alive-Driving
Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a 55 Alive/Mature Driving program for people 50 and older on May 1 and May 2, at 8:30 a.m. The course is sponsored by AARP and stresses how older drivers may operate motor vehicles more safely, physical changes that affect senior citizens as well as recommendations on how to handle them.
Upon completion of course, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a 10 percent reduction in personal and no-fault liability insurance premiums for three years. A 15 percent discount is given to anyone repeating the course after three years. Cost: $10 per person. Call the center at 629-4939 to enroll.

Annual AARP dinner
AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 will hold its annual dinner on Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Home, 1-1/2 miles east of Laurel on Route 24. Reservations and money must be given to Roma O'Donnell (629-4058) or Jan Gibson (629-8784) by May 3.

Geraniums pickup May 6
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford School parking lot on Saturday, May 6, between 9 and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be offered for sale to the public.

Mother's Day dinner
Treat mom to dinner on Mother's Day! The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner on May 14, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church parish hall. All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group. Seating times will be offered at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended, however, walk-ins and take outs are welcomed. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 years, and 3 and under are free. Cash Bar available for beer and wine. Call 629-7999 for tickets.

Free 'Stay & Play'
The "Parents As Teachers" program (PAT) invites parents and their children from birth to age three to a free "Stay and Play Center" at Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR) on Virginia Avenue. Sessions are on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (center closed school holidays.)
For details call Chris Henderson at 875-2781 or Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation at 629-6809.