Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 5, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Blades Elementary PTO
Blades Elementary School PTO benefit, Tuesday, May 17, at Friendly’s in Seaford, U.S. 13, 5 to 8 p.m. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the PTO during that time period. No coupons can be used for dinner.

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.

Gospel Concert Benefit
Benefit gospel concert, Sunday, May 22, Blades Fire Hall, 2 p.m. Several groups will perform to benefit the Rev. James Camean. Refreshments will be available.

Event for Brooke Willin
Benefit for Brooke Willin of Seaford, Saturday, May 21, Strikemaster Lanes, Seaford, 2 to 4 p.m. $20 includes two games, refreshments, entertainment, auctions and more. Contact Ruth Baker at 875-7643 to donate auction items or more information.

EDUCATION

Del Tech Information Night
Thursday, May 12, “Get the Scoop - Learn About College” information night and open house, 6-8 p.m., at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Rt. 18, Georgetown. Meet faculty/staff, view exhibits, tour campus. Learn about all aspects of college life. Attend mini-workshops about financial aid and mastering college life. Free to students and parents. Shuttle buses will be available for transportation around campus.

FOOD

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

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.

NHS Auxiliary Meeting
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary meeting, Wednesday, May 11, at Seaford Golf and Country Club, 9:30 a.m., cost $3. Speakers: Sandra Carson, 2004 recipient of NHS Auxiliary scholarship, and Lucinda Mancuso, NHS nutritionist - topic: “New Recommendations for Healthy Eating.” Reservations due May 6. Callers will be contacting members.

Acorn Club Banquet
GFWC-Acorn Club’s annual banquet will be at the Eastern Star Building on Thursday, May 12, with social time starting at 6 p.m. The hostesses for this event are Phyllis Nelson and Joyce Whaley.

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.

AARP-Widowed Persons
AARP-Widowed persons meet May 17
Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service meeting Tuesday, May 17, 12:30 p.m., at Golden Corral, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Peggy Geisler, executive director, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.

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

Fitness Classes Starting in May
Fitness classes started up the first week of May at St.John’s U.M.C. Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public), Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. (a.m. only, free child-care) and Tuesday and 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 to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call 20 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Read Aloud Delaware
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m., conference room of Delaware National Bank, Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.
Woodbridge Spring Festival
Woodbridge Spring Festival, Saturday, May 7, Woodbridge Elementary School, Greenwood. Games, bake table, moon bounce, pony rides, student theme baskets, Chinese auction and lunch. For information call 349-1418.

Church May Fair May 7
May Fair, Saturday, May 7, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford, 8 a.m. to noon. Attic treasures, clothing, jewelry, linens, furniture, books, toys, plants, flowers, tools, bicycles, bake table. Mother’s Day gifts, raffle, etc. Serving hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey sandwiches, dessert, coffee and tea.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Antiques Roadshow Fair
Antiques Roadshow Fair, Saturday, May 14, Moose Lodge, U.S. 13A north of Seaford, sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 admission for two appraisals; $2 for each additional item.

Epworth Spring Festival
Epworth Christian School is sponsoring its Spring Festival on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This year’s theme is Epworth Appreciation Day. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy food (including Emmings Chicken dinners), crafters, games, petting zoo, live entertainment and more. For more information call 875-1565.

Little League Dance
Laurel Little League Spring Fling Dance, Saturday, May 14, 8 p.m. to midnight, Laurel American Legion. Call Donna Ward at 875-1146 for tickets and more information.

SHS Band, Chorus
Seaford High School Spring Band & Chorus Concert, Thursday, May 19, 7 p.m., symphony band, jazz band and chorus. The band is under the direction of Bryant Wharton and the chorus is under the direction of Kelly Evans.

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.

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

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.

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.

YOUTH EVENTS

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

Elks 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

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.