Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 19, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

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.

Delmar Library Fund Raiser
The “Friends” of the Delmar Public Library will hold their bi-annual fund raiser on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a large selection of new and slightly used items plus some baked goods sold at bargain prices. All funds will be used for upcoming library programs for the public.

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.

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.

Benefit for Seaford Mission
The Seaford Mission and Chick Fil A on U.S. 13, next to WAWA in Salisbury, will be teaming up for a fund raiser on Monday, May 23. Chick Fil A will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the mission. Customers must have a coupon for the donation to be honored. Coupons are available by calling the mission at 629-2559.

CLASSES/VOLUNTEERS

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.

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

FOOD

Chicken and Dumplings
The Woodland United Methodist Church women chicken and dumpling dinner, Saturday, May 21, 6 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Price is $7; children 6-12, $3.50; 5 and under, free. No carry outs. The church is located next to the Woodland Ferry house, 4.5 miles west of Seaford on Woodland Church Road.

Scouts Spaghetti Dinner
Parents of Troop 174, Delmar, are sponsoring an all-you-care-to-eat spaghetti dinner, Sunday, May 22, 3 to 6 p.m., Kings Church Community Hall, Gordy Road, Laurel. The cost is $7 per person (children 6 and under are free). Advance tickets are being sold to help fund their trip to Gettysburg in June. Call Assistant Scoutmaster Donald Dunn 846-0398 for more information.

Breakfast in Blades
All you can eat breakfast, Sunday, June 5, Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 8 to 11 a.m.; adults $6 and children $3. Sponsored by Blades firemen and ladies auxiliary.

Union U.M. Diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, (across from the bank) monthly Union Station Diner on Wednesday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $7, children 12 and under, $3.50. Serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, pickled beets, salad, rolls and assorted desserts. Proceeds benefit the church. Call 337-7409 for more information.

Chicken Barbecue May 28
The Laurel Ruritan Club chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at O’Neal’s Antiques, U.S. 13, Laurel. Cost is $5 per dinner. Proceeds to benefit the Laurel Library.

MEETINGS

Military Officers Association
The next meeting of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will be Tuesday, May 17, at 11:45 a.m. at LaRosa Negra, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes. The guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. Joseph Lank, USA Ret., who will speak on the Governor’s Veterans Commission. This will be the last meeting until Sept. 20. MOAA is a non-profit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses. The cost of the buffet luncheon is $12 including tip. No reservation is necessary.

Democrats Plan Meeting
Western Sussex Democrat Club meeting Monday, May 23, 7 p.m., Dukes pool house, Sycamore Road, Laurel. Brian Bushweller from Sen. Tom Carper’s office to speak on Social Security. No dinner; deserts only. The public is invited. Call 875-1041 for directions.

Republican Women Meeting
Seaford Republican Women’s Club meeting Thursday, May 26, Seaford Golf & Country Club, 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Don Loden, facilities director of Seaford House, a part of Children and Families First. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch is optional. Call Jane Short at 629-7097 or Anne Nesbitt at 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.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month’s meeting is Thursday, June 9, 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.
SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

Pre-Memorial Day Programs
Pre-Memorial Day program, Seaford District Library, Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. John Gardner, Delaware Humanities Forum will dress as a Revolutionary War soldier and tell about his experiences. The second program will take Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 with patriotic music by Ed Okonowicz.

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.

Church Plans Free Car Wash
Seaford Church of the Nazarene is offering a car wash, Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 520 S. Dual Highway, located next to Royal Farms. This is a service to anyone who wants a free carwash. There will also be refreshments available at no charge. This is just a demonstration of God’s love, there are no strings attached. Any questions or comments contact the church at 629-3929 or email at seafordnazarene@msn.com.

Health Awareness Day
Fourth annual Community Health Awareness Day, Friday, May 27, Delmar Middle School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Booths from law enforcement and health agencies, field-day activities. Phone 846-9544 for more information.

Memorial Day Concert
Victory Tabernacle Church of God outdoor Memorial Day Concert, featuring C.G.M.A. Artists, Saturday, May 28, 1-3 p.m., U.S. 13A between Seaford and Laurel. Information call 629-8070.

Mt. Zion Festival Upcoming
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Laurel-Seaford Highway (13 A) festival, Saturday, May 28. Food includes oyster sandwiches and platters, chicken salad, hamburgers and hotdogs, homemade ice cream, cakes and pies, drinks. Serving starts at 3 p.m. Carry outs available.

Delmar Day in the Park
The 29th annual Delmarva’s Day in the Park Festival, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., State Street Park, Delmar, Del. Food, crafts, games, attractions, live music, raffles, 50/50, giveaways and more. Vendor applications available by calling 302-846-3336 or email dinamite@bwave.com.

Bridgeville Meeting Changed
The Bridgeville Commissioner’s regular monthly meeting at the Town Hall in Bridgeville, scheduled for June 13, has been changed to June 6.

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.

YOUTH EVENTS

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.

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.

Stay & Play Program
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.

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.