Seaford Events
Thursday, June 22nd, 2000
Lynch leading fitness classes
Carol Lynch, a certified fitness professional, is holding fitness classes through Aug. 18. Classes meet at 9 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for participants on beginners to advanced levels. For details, call 629-7539.

Class of "75 to hold reunion
The Seaford Class of 1975 is planning its 25th class reunion on July 15, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Fire Hall. Anyone who has not yet been notified may call Judy Rhodes at 629-8427. In addition, anyone who knows the whereabouts of the following people may call Rhodes: Kathy Addison Ord, James Austin, Chris Bowden, Ellen Burns Barb, Bernard Carter, Lydia Case, Nelson Hammond, Doug Ingram, Sherry Johnson German, Janet Long, Karen McCoy, Mark Miller, Sheryl Mindrup, Doris Morgan, John Morthole, Thomas A. Scott, Vivian Shockley, Sandy Truitt Hollaway, Susan Truitt Brown and Diane Wagner.

Wanted: volunteer drivers
The Nanticoke Senior Center, Seaford, needs volunteers to deliver meals through the Homebound Meal Delivery Program. For details, call Cindy at (302) 629-4939.

Alumni association sells mugs
The Seaford Alumni Association is selling mugs featuring the Seaford Senior High School. Mugs are $6 each and are available at the Seaford administration office, Burton Bros. Hardware and Heritage Jeweler"s. All profits go to the scholarship fund.

Senior Center sponsoring trips
The Nanticoke Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Three Little Bakers' production of 'The King and I' on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Reservations are being taken now. The bus will leave the senior center at 3 p.m. For more information call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 302-629-4939.
The center is also sponsoring a trip to the Branson Music Fest in Branson, Mo., Oct. 9 - 14. The tour will include numerous musical shows and trips to favorite tourist spots; participants will stay at the Ramada Inn in Branson. Price is $839 for double occupancy, which includes room, meals (breakfast and dinners only), flight from BWI, bus transportation in Branson and shows/tours. For details, call the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford, (302) 629-4939.
Park plans summer programs
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, is sponsoring several programs during the summer. Weekly programs include Swingin" Seniors, a walking program for senior citizens, Pond Adventures, which invites kids to explore life in the pond, hayrides, canoe trips and sunset tours of the pond.
Continental Cruises, mid-morning tours of the pond featuring continental breakfast, are held every Saturday, as are evening paddleboat tours of Trussum Pond.
On Friday, June 23, 10 a.m. the park will host a program on its wild orchids.
Snakes will be the topic of a program Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m.
Nature camps for children will be held through July.
For details, call 875-5163.

Chautauqua to come to Laurel
On Wednesday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m., the library is proud will sponsor a Chautauqua humorist portraying Mark Twain. The Chautauqua actor, a college professor in real life, will interact with the audience both as Mark Twain and as himself.
The Chautauquas are modeled on the summer training camps that started in the New York lake region of the same name in the late 19th century. By the early 20th century, they had evolved to tent shows that carried the culture through the midwest. Chautauquas faded by the 1930s, but the North Dakota Humanities Council revived the mix of entertainment and education in 1978. The original Chautauqua community in New York has remained a thriving summer resort known for its stimulating schedule of arts, literary, and musical activities, hundred-year-old cabins, and absence of automobiles.
The Delaware Humanities Forum, which funds the Chautauqua series in Delaware, is an independent, nonprofit, educational organization which offers grants for humanities exhibits, lectures and other programs to nonprofit organizations. Mark Twain"s performance is open to all residents of the Laurel area free of charge. For more information, call Jane Stuchell at 875-3184.