Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 28, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Crop 4 A Cure Benefit
“Crop 4 a Cure,” a scrapbooking crop to benefit Marci Dayton, Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Gethsemane U.M. Church Hall, Reliance. $40 donation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, goodie bags, door prizes, silent auction, vendors. Tickets, call 628-5074 or 629-0338 by April 20. Marci, 13, of Cambridge, Md. has a brain tumor. She has many relatives in the Federalsburg-Seaford area.

Delmar PTA Event
Chicken barbecue and bake sale, benefitting Delmar Elementary PTA, Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wilmington Trust parking lot, Delmar. All tickets are eligible to win a bicycle. To purchase tickets call 410-677-5178.

FOOD

Spaghetti Dinner April 30
On Saturday, April 30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church will have a spaghetti/salad/beverage/dessert dinner, $7, at the church community house, located west of Seaford near Oak Grove. For tickets call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

Chicken and Crust Dinner
Chicken and crust dinner, Saturday, April 30, from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St., Delmar. Adults-$7; ages 6-12-$3.50; carryouts available. Phone 846-9501.

Church Dinner Sales
Ladies Ministries of Clarence Street Church of God dinner sale, Saturday, April 30, 10:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.; $8 per dinner. The menu consists of chicken /dumplings, baked chicken w/stuffing, fried fish, crab cakes, greens, cabbage, string beans, macaroni and cheese and potato salad. The church is located at 743 East Clarence St., Seaford.

Breakfast in Blades
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all you can eat breakfast, Sunday, May 1, 8 to 1 a.m.; adults $6, children $3. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

Dinner at Centenary Church Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, all- you-can-eat chicken/dumpling dinner, Saturday, May 7, 4-7 p.m. Adults $8, children $4 (under six are free), sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

MEETINGS

Acorn Club Meeting
GFWC-Acorn Club will meet Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., at the Seaford library. There will be a business meeting with election of delegates to our convention and club directors. The hostess for the evening is Eleanor Hickey.

Republican Women’s Club
Seaford Republican Women’s Club meeting, Thursday, April 28, 10:30 a.m., Seaford Golf & Country Club, Seaford. Speakers: George Cole, county council, and Bill Lee, chairman of the party, to talk about at-large voting for county council. Public is invited. Lunch is optional. Contact Jane Short (629-7097) or Anne Nesbitt (628-7788).

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 (May 5). There will be a discussion of the passing of former judge advocate John E. Gibbons. The group presented a folded flag to the family at a formal grave-side ceremony.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meeting at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades, Thursday, May 12, 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.

AARP Chapter 1084
Annual dinner/meeting,Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP, Inc., Bridgeville Fire Hall, Friday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. Entertainment by a DJ. Cost $15 per person for members and guests. Call Betty Martens for reservations prior to May 5, at 629-9789.

Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council to meet, Monday, May 16, 7 p.m. at Delaware State Fairgrounds, Exhibitors’ Hall, north entrance, Harrington. Call Paula Barto, 629-5233 or Brenda Lewis, 875-7869.

WomenNetworking Event
WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc. will hold its annual breakfast meeting and recognition ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 9:30 a.m. in Georgetown, location to be announced. WomenNetworking members, honorary members, and all those interested in becoming members are welcome to attend.  Membership in WNSD cost $25 annually for an individual and $100 for an organization.

TRAINING/CLASSES

Trap Pond Needs Volunteers
Trap Pond State Park in Laurel is looking for individuals or groups of all ages to volunteer in the park. Volunteer help is needed in many areas, including park maintenance and Nature Center help. Groups or individuals who have an interest in wildlife conservation, maintenance work, history, and environmental education can find fulfilling volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact Michelle Donalds, 875-5163 or email at michelle.donalds@state.de.us

SPECIAL EVENTS

Vintage Car/Tractor Show
Vintage car and tractor show and annual flower sale, Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford (Rt. 20A Concord). Featuring the Historic Vintage Car Club of Delaware and The First State Tractor Club. Breakfast, lunch items and homemade pies will be for sale by the United Methodist Women. Other collectible items such as antique wrenches, small engines, knives and thermometers will also be on display.

National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5, at the Bridgeville Historical Society Park, Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. The service will start at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church on Williams Street. 54th annual National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 5, at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., 12:20 to 12:40 p.m.
FOP Basket Bingo May 5
Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 9 Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., Seaford Moose Lodge, U.S. 13A, Seaford. 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 one of seven door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the FOP at 628-5352.

Gethsemane Flower Fair
Gethsemane United Methodist Church’s 6th annual Flower Fair, Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Available will be hanging baskets, bedding plants, geraniums, vegetable plants, herbs, bushes, etc. Hotdogs, drinks, homemade ice cream and a bake sale. Free blood pressure check from 9-11 a.m. All proceeds will go toward the Gethsemane youth ministry. Gethsemane U.M.C. is located on Stein Highway, four miles west of Seaford.

Block Watch Clean-Up
Olde Seaford Block Watch clean-up, Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. Meet at St. John’s UM Church parking lot, Pine Street. Rain date is Saturday, May 14. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Mt. Pleasant Spring Festival
Mt. Pleasant UM Church, Laurel, Spring Festival, Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, etc. Carryouts available. Church is located off Rt. 24 west of Laurel.

Bridgeville Prayer Breakfast
Bridgeville Community Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m., Union United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Laws and Market streets, Bridgeville. Speaker: The Rev. Raymond Taylor. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville. Tickets are $7 or free tickets from corporate table sponsors. Contact George Hardesty, 337-3030.

Get In Gear Bike Rally
Second annual Get In Gear Bike Rally, at Trap Pond State Park, four miles east of Laurel, on Saturday, May 7 (rain date, Sunday, May 8). Call the park at 875-5153 for information.

Laurel Citizens of the Year
Laurel Chamber of Commerce 2005 Citizens of the Year banquet, Monday, May 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., social hour, 6:30 p.m., dinner, American Legion Home Post 19. Cost - $18. Call the chamber at 875-9319 for more information. Honored citizens are Scott Ward and David Evans.

Laurel Band Concert Changed
Laurel Middle School Band performance featuring the “Steel Drums” has been moved to Thursday, May 12, at the middle school at 7:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Towne & Country Fair
12th annual Towne & Country Fair, Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, Gov. Ross Mansion, Pine Street Ext., Seaford. Living history with Civil War troops, entertainment, mansion tours, exhibitors, crafters, food vendors, antique autos and farm machinery, children’s games, Miss Pageant, carriage rides, and more. Phone the chamber at 629-9690 for more information.

Western Sussex Relay for Life
Western Sussex Relay for Life, May 20 and 21, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center garage area. Opening ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Survivors’ reception, Thursday, May 19, Seaford Moose Lodge (US 13A), 5 to 8 p.m. Call 629-2131 or 875-7308.

YARD SALES

Yard Sale at Wesley Church
Yard sale, Wesley U.M. Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, Saturday, May 14, 7 a.m. to noon. Raindate is May 14. To rent a space contact Pastor Ed Kuhling, 629-3029. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Seaford Library Yard Sale
Friends of Seaford District Library annual yard sale (and plant sale), Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m. to noon. Items for the yard sale can be dropped off during normal library hours.

Trap Pond State Park Events
“Wonders of the wildflower, April 30, 11 a.m. Join the park naturalist for a leisurely walk searching for wildflowers; learn how some wildflowers are used in cooking and medicine.

Landscaping basics, April 30, 1 p.m. Learn the tricks of the trade and some secrets to beautiful landscaping.

Critters at Play Pontoon Trip, April 30, 3 p.m. Take a pontoon boat trip on Trap Pond to search for and observe animals that come out to feed. Pre-register at the Nature Center. Trips meet at the boathouse. The cost is $4 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under.

YOUTH EVENTS

Pirates at the Library
“Buried Treasure” program, Seaford District Library, Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m.

Stay & Play at Parks & Rec
Parents and children (birth to age three) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave. Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. (Closed on school holidays.) Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Toddler Time at Library
The Greenwood Public Library is open to children ages six months to three years every Thursday morning at 10:30. Toddler Time is a new program designed to stimulate learning by exposing the youngest of children to the joy of language, movement, music and, of course, books. Coffee and tea are provided for adults. The Greenwood Library is located on Rt. 16 next door to the post office. Call 349-5309.

Elks Offering Summer Camp
Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 is sponsoring a number of children, ages 9-13, to attend the Elks Camp Barrett located in Crownsville, Md. (west of Annapolis). The dates are: Boys, July 17-23; Girls July 24-30. Planned activities/camp counselors. For more information and an application form, call Lodge representatives at 628-3607 or 628-3389. Do not call the Lodge.

TRIPS

Church Trip to See Phillies
Christ United Methodist Church of Laurel has tickets to see the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The cost, including the bus, is $45. Call the church office at 875-4233. The bus will leave Christ Church at 3 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, July 4 - Laurel Independence Day Celebration, downtown Laurel area. Contact the Laurel Chamber at 875-9319 for more information.
Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9 - Nanticoke Riverfest, downtown Seaford. Contact Ron Breeding, City of Seaford, 629-9173.