Honoring foster parents
May is National Foster Parent Month. For information on becoming a foster parent, call the Delaware Help-line at 1-800-464-4357 or in Sussex County call Trudi Hudson at 628-2024.
Bingo will help Johnson
A Basket Bingo benefit for Binky Johnson will be held in the Laurel Fire Hall Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Cost to play is $20.
Johnson is self-employed and is battling a leg wound from a hunting accident. To volunteer to help, contact Marsha Murphy or Linda Justice.
Choral Society adds show
Because the Southern Delaware Choral Society spring concert “Music from Old Vienna” under the direction of David Miller, on Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m., at the Possum Hall in Georgetown is sold out, there will be an additional performance at 6 p.m. The program includes Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G” and “Liebeslieder Waltzes” by Johannes Brahms. Guest soloists will be soprano Rebecca Hale of Selbyville, baritone John Ranney of Milford, bass Jerald Birl of Lewes and soprano Alysha Conroy of Georgetown. Accompanists will be Cyndi Erskine of Millsboro and Jeff Scott of Bridgeville.
Admission is $8, $6 for students and senior citizens.
Tickets may be reserved by calling Kelly Abbott at 856-7223.
Forney to emcee program
Dennis Forney, publisher of the Cape Gazette newspaper in Rehoboth, will be the celebrity master of ceremonies for the first reading in the “Sharing Literature, Sharing Life” intergenerational literary series sponsored by Sussex County Senior Services Inc. with support from the Delaware Humanities Forum. The series brings together award-winner poets from around the world and promising college students.
The opening reading of the series will be held at the CHEER Community Center, Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.
A published author, Forney will share some of his works with the audience. He will also serve as moderator of the question and answer session that will end the program. A student poet from a local college or university will present works before the featured guest.
The first poet in the series will be Lola Haskins, recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Emily Dickinson Award. The author of six books on poetry, Haskins has more than 20 years’ experience in the field. She has also published a book of advice for people interested in poetry.
Tickets for the May 5 program are $10 per person. Guests can meet Haskins at a private reception following the program for an additional $15. Some scholarships are available. For tickets or information, call CHEER at 856-5187, or 854-9500.
Turkey Fed. banquet set
The Lower Delaware chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hold its sixth annual Superfund Banquet Saturday, May 11, at the Laurel Fire Department.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Derik Callaway, at 875-7226.
Police plan basket bingo
The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9, will hold Longaberger basket bingo Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. at the VFW, Middleford Road in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket combinations. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door.
Advance ticket includes a chance to win the hostess large hamper or one of the nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information call 682-5352.
Sussex Bird Club to meet
“Attracting Birds with Water” will be the topic of the Sussex Bird Club meeting Sunday, May 12, 2:30 p.m. at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Visitors Center.
Bill Fintel, an avid birder and long-time member of the Sussex Bird Club, will share his knowledge and slides of birds in backyard habitats which have been enhanced through the use of water.
Epworth planning spring fest
Epworth Christian School in Laurel is hosting its fifth annual Spring Festival Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The day begins with a 200-family indoor yard sale at 7 a.m. Scrapple sandwiches and baked goods will be available.
An auction will get under way at 10 a.m. Items to be auctioned include Sight & Sound tickets, a professional portrait, one year of Internet service, Oriole and Shorebird tickets, jewelry,and antiques.
Children’s activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Youngsters can enjoy a police Canine Demo at 10 and The Southern Delaware School of the Arts Juggling Team performance at 11. A puppet will be held at noon and the State Police Helicopter flies in at 3 p.m.
A chicken barbecue platter will be available for $5 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Advance tickets are available through the school office, 875-4488. There will be crab cakes, hot dogs and funnel cakes for sale.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit Epworth Christian School, now in its 23rd year of ministry to children pre-school through 12th grade.
The festival will take place rain or shine. ECS is located at 14511 Sycamore Road in Laurel. For more information, call the school office at 875-4488.
Blades VFD plans open house
Blades Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.. Members of the public will be able to see the new Heavy Rescue Truck 71-6, with all of the latest rescue equipment available to the fire service.