Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 14, 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.

Benefit Dinner for Brendin Geahr
Spaghetti dinner, Friday, July 15, 5 to 7 p.m., St. John’s U.M. Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, to benefit 6-year-old Brendin Geahr. Adults, $6; age 11 and under, $3; 3 and under, free. For more information, contact Connie Matthews, 628-5138.

Ryan Long Scholarship Benefit
Silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. All proceeds will go toward the Ryan Long Memorial Scholarship for Seaford High School. The auction will be held during the Delmarva Shorebirds game. Auction items will include autographed sports items, rounds of golf and much more. For more information call Keith White at 875-7768.

BOOKMOBILE

Local bookmobile schedule for the week of 18-21: on Wednesday, July 20 - The Child Craft Company, Seaford, 9:45-10:15 a.m.; Bethel, Bethel Store, 10:45-11 a.m.; Layton’s Riveria, Seaford, 11:15-11:30 a.m.; Sussex Manor M.H. Park, Seaford, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Methodist Manor, Seaford, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Seaford Center, Seaford, 2-2:30 p.m.; Coverdale Day Care, Rt. 18, 3:15-3:45 p.m.; Walker’s Mill M.H. Park, Bridgeville, 4-4:30 p.m.

FOOD

VFW Barbecue/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.

Spaghetti Dinner in Laurel
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, Saturday, July 23, 4-6:30 p.m. Adults $5, children $3 (under 6 years are free). Dinner is sponsored by the Promise Keepers to benefit the College Scholarship Fund.

Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue
Kiwanis chicken barbecue, every Friday in August and first Friday in September, 9 a.m. until the chicken runs out, Rt. 404 and Rt. 36 (Seashore Highway and Scott’s Store Road). Proceeds to go to Community Needy Fund. Call Sonny Hardesty, 337-7070.

MEETINGS

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.

Equine Council meets
Delaware Equine Council is 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.

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 and Laurel Star newspapers. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. The chapter participates in many trips, lunches and dinners.

Kiwanis Club Meeting
Kiwanis Club of Seaford meeting, Wednesday, July 20, Manor House, reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Michael Smith, director of the special programs and services for the Seaford School District.

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

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.

Laurel Fishing Tournament
Laurel American Legion Post 19 Fishing Tournament, Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Free sodas and snacks will be provided at all weigh stations along Broad Creek. A loud blast by Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will start and end the tournament. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the three age groups. The Benson Family awards a savings bond to the winners in memory of John Frank Benson, who was an avid fisherman. M.C. Jewelers will award a trophy for the largest fish in memory of Dick Banks, founder and co-chairman of the tournament. Entry forms may be picked up at A&K Enterprises, on North Central Avenue in Laurel.

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.

YOUTH EVENTS

Summer Baseball Camp
First State Baseball Academy second annual summer baseball camp July 25-29, Woodbridge Little League Complex, Bridgeville, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, for ages 8-12. Special guests such as Mike Neill, Reggie Williams, and Shawn Phillips will appear throughout the week. The cost is $179 per child and a sibling discount is available. Call to register or for more information, 337-7150.

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 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.

Living History Weekend
Georgetown Historical Society seventh annual Civil War Living History Weekend, Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, Marvel Carriage Museum, 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. Admission.

Trap Pond State Park
Park Office: (302) 875-5153
The park, located off Rt. 24 east of Laurel, is open from 8 a.m. to sunset year-round. A daily park entrance fee is charged from May to October.

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. Group programs are available by reservation only.

Owl Prowl, Thursday, Aug. 18, 9 p.m.v First, enjoy a presentation to learn about these 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. $3.

Birds Galore, Saturday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m.
Partcipants will hike the the trail, waterside and fields to discover the calls and sights of the local bird population. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Pre-register by calling 875-5163.

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

Healthy Living Hike, Mondays through Aug. 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 Aug. 15, 1 p.m.
Children 5 and older are encouraged to listen to the park naturalist read a story book about nature. Afterward, there will be games or crafts. Books will include The Giving Tree, Everybody is Somebody’s Lunch, The Lorax, The Salamander Room and Stellaluna.

Junior Naturalist, Tuesdays through Aug. 16, 11 a.m.
Participants will spend time learning about the natural world and work on important projects in the park - canoe trails, walking trails, in the Nature Center and on other projects. Learn what the naturalists do and about wildlife in the park.

Habitat Hike, Wednesdays through Aug. 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 Aug. 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.