Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 7, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Delmarva VFW Bingo Craze
Delmarva Bingo Craze, Saturday, July 16, at Wicomico Civic Center. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door on the day of games. Chance to win - a 2005 Trailblazer, more than $50,000 cash and prizes. sponsored by Delmar VFW.

FOOD

VFW barbecue and yard sale
Men and ladies auxiliary of the Seaford VFW 4961 will hold a chicken barbecue and yard sale July 23 at 7 a.m. Tables are $8, call 628-3444 or 629-4485 to reserve tables. The chicken barbecue starts at 11 a.m. Proceeds to support the Veterans Relief Fund.

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. This month will be July 7. Final arrangements are being made for a bus trip to Washington, D.C., on Aug. 19.

Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Tony Windsor, associated with the Seaford STAR and Laurel STAR. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. The chapter takes many trips, lunches and dinners.

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, July 14, 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.

Democrat Club Picnic
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will be holding its annual picnic on Monday, July 11. It is a covered-dish affair (we provide the chicken) and will be held at the Dukes Family Pool and Recreation area located east of Laurel on Sycamore Road. There will be good food, good fellowship, and homemade ice cream and cake. Bring a dish and join us. Call Linda Kittlitz at 875-1041 for directions and further information.

Equine Council meets
Delaware Equine Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, in the Exhibitors’ Hall building north entrance. All interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Paula Barto, 629-5233.

REUNIONS

Sussex Central Class of ‘80
The Sussex Central Class of 1980 is finalizing plans for the 25-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 6. Invitations have been mailed. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, contact any of the following for further information: Becky Albert Burton, 934-6958; Kim Long Schoenle, 934-7565; Lisa Burrhus Workman, 934-6772.

SPECIAL EVENTS

11th Annual Nanticoke Riverfest
11th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, downtown Seaford, Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9. Entertainment, float-in, car and motorcycle shows, food, arts and crafts, demontrations, Nanticoke Indians, children’s activities, youth fishing tournament, Miss and Little Miss Pageant, canoe jousting, carnival, Nanticoke Health Fair and more. Contact Ron Breeding, City of Seaford, 629-9173.

Lewes Antique Show, Sale
The 47th annual Lewes Antique Show and Sale sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, in their fellowship hall, 4th and Market streets, Lewes, on July 7, 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dealers from Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware will be selling everything from dolls and jewelry, silver and glassware to furniture. There will be decorator and collector items as well as a curiosity shop. The hall is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Lunch will be available. Admission is $4 per person. For information call 645-9426.

Motorcycle Dinner Rides
The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City, located next to Stephen Decatur High School, will offer its weekly dinner-ride Wednesdays, at 6 p.m. The ride is open to all riders and their passengers and it is open to all brands of motorcycles. For more information, contact shop at 410-629-1599, or hdoceancit@aol.com.

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. 20, 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.

Trip to Rainbow Theater
AARP Chapter 5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see Neil Simon’s comedy play “Plaza Suite” at the Rainbow Dinner Theater, Paradise, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square East Market Street, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $57, which includes a buffet lunch. Registration and payment is due Aug. 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2670, or Isabelle Morris at 856-7845 for details.

Senior Center Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center Trip to Boston, Newport Mansions and Foxwoods, Oct. 2-6, five days and four nights, $475 per person. For more information, call 629-4939.

Tickets to see ‘Bye Bye Birdie’
Seats are still available for the classic 50s-style musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” at Three Little Bakers Luncheon Theatre on Thursday, July 14. Sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown, the trip includes transportation to and from the theater in Wilmington as well as preferred seating for the matinee performance. “Bye Bye Birdie” is a good-natured parody of American pop culture in the early days of rock and roll. In addition to the catchy title tune, the show features such well-known hits as “One Last Kiss,” “Put on a Happy Face,” “Kids,” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” For complete information on this and other upcoming Adult Plus+ trips and activities, call 302-856-5618.

YOUTH EVENTS

Boys & Girls Club News
Registration is also under way for the Summer Fun Club for youth ages 5-12.

Trap Pond Festival and Fair
Fifth annual Trap Pond Festival and Craft Fair, Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trap Pond State Park, Rt. 24 near Laurel. Featuring Crab Meat Thompson, Peninsula Blue Grass Pickers and Native American Dancers. Food, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. Spaces still available for vendors, crafters and flea marketers. Phone 875-5088

Bridgeville Reading Program
The 2005 Bridgeville Library Summer Reading Program “Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds” is open to young people, preschool age through young adult. The library welcomes children of all abilities. Programs are free of charge and open to the public. For special needs or more information, call the library , 337-7401.
Tuesday, July 12 - Rags to Riches, “The Disinclined Dragon,” 11 a.m.;
Thursday, July 14 - Shield Craft, 11 a.m.;
Tuesday, July 19 - Rick Waterhouse, “The Dragon and the Chef,” 11 a.m.;
Tuesday, July 26 - Medieval Fair with pouch craft, 11 a.m.;
Thursday, July 28 - Scavenger hunt, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Bracelet and keychain craft, 11 a.m.;
Thursday, Aug. 4 - Sankofa African Dance and Drum Co., 11 a.m.;
Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theater, “The Legend of Finn McCool,” 11 a.m.; Thursday, Aug. 11 - End of the program party, 11 a.m.
Children’s Pet Fair
Kids are invited to show their pet pride at the annual Children’s Pet Fair. Co-sponsored by Recreation and Parks and Super Pet, the fair will be held on Saturday, July 30, at the Wicomico Civic Center. Children, eighteen and under, are eligible to show their pets before a cast of judges. Categories include dogs, cats and miscellaneous. Prizes will be awarded. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is free for all participants. For more information, call 410-548-4900 ext. 108 or email asmith@wicomicocounty.org.

‘Sand in My Shoes’ package
Sharing summertime fun across generations is simple with the new “Sand in My Shoes” activities package offered in Fenwick Island by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech. Designed to provide opportunities for fun and learning for youngsters ages 8-13 and adults, “Sand in My Shoes” sessions cover sports, computers, fitness, history, photography, and more. Kids can practice soccer skill-building drills on the beach, enjoy surfing instruction and a surf outing to Assateague Island, brush up on babysitting skills with a Red Cross certified instructor, and learn to produce computer-designed posters, business cards, and Web pages. Adults can take advantage of a variety of courses during the kids’ fun time, or bring the youngsters along for line dancing, storytelling, digital and 35mm photography instruction, history and culture exploration, and visits by animals from the Salisbury Zoo. Discount coupons for meals at local restaurants are included with each child’s registration. Save money when registering more than one sibling. Details about individual course offerings, dates, times, and locations are available by calling 856-5618.

Living History Weekend
The Georgetown Historical Society will host its 7th annual Civil War Living History Weekend on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31. The event will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown. There will be a skirmish both days, military and civilian demonstrations, guest speakers, period music, and much more. Food vendors on site. Admission. For more information or for directions, contact the Historical Society Office at 855-9660.

‘Butterfly Gardening’ workshop
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and the University of Delaware, announce a workshop on “Butterfly Gardening” held Tuesday, July 12, at 1 p.m. Discover the different kinds of butterflies that live here on Delmarva, learn how to attract them to your garden, and learn more fascinating facts about these beautiful creatures. The workshop will be held in the Demonstration Garden on Rt. 9, 16684 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, Ext. 318, to register for the workshop. Pre-registration is requested. Space is limited.

Trap Pond State Park
Summer 2005 Programs
Park Office: (302) 875-5153
The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset year-round. A daily park entrance fee is charged from May to October.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Luau Party- Hawaiian Style
August 19-21
We are heading to Hawaii! Not really, but we are bringing the tropics to Trap Pond. Bring your grass skirt and coconut shells and turn your campsite into a luau.

Group Programs
Hayrides, canoe trips, kayak trips, hikes, and more are available for groups of 10 or more and can be arranged through the Nature Center. Whether your group is hiking the trails or camping at the campground, round out your trip with a program that is guaranteed to be fun for all. Group programs are available by reservation only.

Owl Prowl
Thursday August 18, 9 p.m.
First, enjoy a presentation to learn about these magnificent birds of prey. Then take an evening stroll through the park to look for their habitat and listen for their distinctive calls. Meet at the campground pavilion. This program costs $3 per person.

Birds Galore
Saturday August 20, 4 p.m.
Join us as we go looking for the birds that make their homes in the park. We will search the trail, waterside, and fields to discover the calls and sights of the local bird population. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Please pre-register by calling (302) 875-5163.

Weekly Programs
Trap Pond is offering weekly programs with a little twist. The program styles remain the same but each week we will introduce a new animal, insect, plant or story to entertain children of all ages. Weekly programs will be held at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted.

Healthy Living Hike
Mondays through August 15, 11 a.m.
Did you know that physical activity boosts self-image and self-confidence, and helps protect against heart disease and strokes? Jump-start your morning by trekking along one of the many trails within the park.

Children’s Story Hour
Mondays through August 15, 1 p.m.
Children five and older are encouraged to listen to the park naturalist read a special story book about nature. Afterward, we’ll play a game, make a craft or paint faces. Books will include The Giving Tree, Everybody is Somebody’s Lunch, The Lorax, The Salamander Room, and Stellaluna.

Junior Naturalist
Tuesdays through August 16, 11 a.m.
Participants will spend time learning about the natural world and working on important projects in the park. We will help with canoe trails, walking trails, in the Nature Center, and on other projects. We will learn what the naturalists do and about wildlife in the park.

Habitat Hike
Wednesdays through August 17, 11 a.m.
Have you ever heard of a vernal pool? Did you know that a dragonfly begins life under water? Have you ever rolled a decaying log over to find a smorgasbord of insects and amphibians? Join us as we explore the various habitats that insects and animals rely upon for survival. Meet at the Nature Center and wear shoes that can get a little muddy and wet.

Fish Tales
Thursdays through August 18, 2:30 p.m.
Join us each Thursday as we use nets and buckets to visit with these underwater creatures to learn what it is like to live in Trap Pond. Is it clean and healthy? What do they think of their above-ground neighbors? What kinds of things do we do to help or hurt our underwater friends? Meet us down by the boat house and wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet (don’t forget your sunscreen).