Take My Hand Ministry sixth annual charity auction, Saturday, Aug. 7. Preview from 9-10 a.m., and bidders on the go may negotiate a price with auctioneer Tommy Tucker of Greenwood, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478 on Governors Avenue. Proceeds benefit TMHM’s needy client fund. All donations are tax-deductible since TMHM is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. To make a donation contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220. Clothes, appliances, and sports equipment are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Take My Hand Ministry with “charity auction” on the memo line. Refreshments and baked goods available
Trip to Gettysburg
On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. Dr. John Farquhar, who has extensive knowledge of the area and has presented two slide lectures on the subject, will lead the tour. The bus will leave the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 8 a.m. The first stop will be at the site of the birthplace and grave of Lt. William Fisher. Also included will be Union Mills, the GNMP Archives and the electric map.
The cost of the trip is $50 per person and covers the bus fare, lunch, dinner and an official tour guide book. Reservations are required and will be limited to 47 people. Reservations may be made by sending a check payable to Seaford Historical Society, to Anne Nesbitt, 26317 Craigs Mill Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Trip to New York City
The Methodist Manor House will host a two-day, one-night trip to New York City on Dec. 15 and 16. Cost of the trip is $347 per double occupancy and includes round-trip transportation by deluxe motorcoach, accommodations at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, tickets to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas show, one first-class dinner, baggage handling and tips plus services of a professional tour manager. A $100 deposit is required with registration. The final payment is due Oct. 1. Call Dixie Carlisle, at 628-5631.
Trap Pond Fair
Trap Pond Festival and Craft Fair, Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring Peninsula Blue Grass, sponsored by Trap Pond Partners.
For more information call the Baldcypress Nature Center 875-5163.
Possum Point Players Juniors will present “The Hobbit” on July 28, 29, 30 & 31 at 7 p.m., and on Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. All seats are general admission. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling the Possum Point Players Ticketline at (302) 856-4560. Tickets are $8, or $7 for Seniors and students.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival
Friday, Aug. 13, and Saturday, Aug. 14, Nutter Park, Seaford. Basketball tournament, entertainment, Little Miss/Mr. Pageant, food, Amateur Night.
Adult Plus+ trip-baseball outing
A trip to the Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins baseball game Wednesday, July 21, sponsored by the Adult Plus+ senior enrichment program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is open to the public. The cost is $55 for Adult Plus members, $60 for the general public, and $59 for Delaware Tech students and includes bus transportation and seats. Time for independent dinner at the game. Contact Adult Plus+, at 856-5618.
Promise Keepers dinner
Promise Keepers of Centenary Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti/salad dinner, Saturday, July 24, 4-7 p.m., to benefit the scholarship fund. $5 for adults; $3 for ages 6-12; under 6 free.
Yard Sale and Barbeque
Yard Sale and Barbeque at Bethel United Methodist Church,Harpers Road, Federalsburg, Md., sponsored by Bridgeville Charge finance committee - Saturday, July 31. Yard sale, 7-11 a.m.; barbeque starting at noon. Fish and chicken platters, hot dogs, hamburger with chips, and homemade ice cream. Rent space or table for yard sale,$10. For more information, call 337-8931 Directions to church: Route 18 west to Federalsburg, make left on Harper’s Road.
Antique Fair Aug. 14
An Antique Fair will be Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Delaware Avenue Antique Emporium, Laurel. Vendor spaces available for antiques, collectibles, and restoration specialists. Lunch will be available on site. For information or to reserve a space call Rhonda Tingle at 302-875-6833.
National Kids Day
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will celebrate National Kids Day on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. with a family camp out on the grounds around the club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There is no charge and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 25. Membership is not required but all participants in the event must register by July 23 by calling the club at 628-3789 and asking for Karen Schreiber. Snacks and breakfast will be provided. Activities are scheduled throughout the night including Family Olympics, a family splash party, food donated by Applebee’s, an inflatable slide, movies, and more.
Benefit for Steve Trivits
Friends of Steve Trivits will have a benefit pig roast for him on Saturday, July 24, at the Ross Mansion starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $40 a person; $75 a couple with music by Steve Moody (byob). For more information call Brad Baynum, 629-6828, or Joe Ketterman, 628-8340. All proceeds will go to help with medical costs.
Teams and sponsors are needed to support the upcoming Bowl A Strike and Spare the Kids Bowl-a-Thon taking place on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Seaford Bowling Lanes at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Teams of five bowlers ($50 per bowler) are needed to participate in the event. Lane sponsors ($100) are also needed. There will be door prizes, music and a live auction at 8 p.m. For more information contact Karen Schreiber at 628-3789 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Georgetown to host war reenactors
The Georgetown Historical Society will host the Civil War Living History Weekend, Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown.
Soldiers both North and South will occupy Marvel Village. They will do military formations and drills and each day will have a skirmish in the village.
Civilians will also be on hand to demonstrate children’s games, fashions, schooling, and other areas of life during the war. There will be guest speakers and the evening lantern tour will take place on Saturday evening. Tours will begin at 8 p.m.
Period music will be presented Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by the Camptown Shakers. Past Reflections will be on hand to take photographs.
The Georgetown Historical Society Gift Shop will be open both days.
For details contact Debbie Jones or Rosalie Walls at 855-9660 or 855-9311.
Golf tournament benefit Sept. 12
The first annual Golf Tournament, hosted by Trinity Transport, Inc., on Sept. 12, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration at 8 a.m., shot gun start at 9 a.m., at Deer Run Golf Course, Berlin, Md., four man scramble format, $60 per person. All proceed go to the 2005 Relay For Life (Western Sussex County). Call 800-846-3400 (Lance Massey or Chris Cott).
Antique Tractor Show Sept. 24 & 25
The First State Antique Tractor Club made a very impressive showing at Laurel’s Fourth of July parade. There were 20 tractors in the parade with Josh Farlow taking first place with his 1950-8N Ford tractor. The members are busy planning their annual show at Yoder Farms in Greenwood on Sept. 24 and 25. Admission and parking are free. There will be antique tractors, cars and trucks, flea market, and entertainment on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday there will also be a petting zoo, tractor games, a kiddie pedal pull and an auction. As always there will be plenty of good food. If you would like more information on the show or becoming a member of the club contact Rose Hastings at 875-3040 or email@example.com.
Adult Plus+ trips
Upcoming trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus give active seniors a variety of options for having a great time.
On Tuesday, Aug. 10, experience a guided tour of historic Kent County. A stop at the Agricultural Museum & Village and a tasty lunch at Atwood’s Restaurant on Silver Lake are included.
Take in a performance of “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding” while you cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia on Sunday, Aug. 22. Buffet dinner, live music, and interactive theater provide an evening of fun.
On Sunday, Sept. 12, enjoy a brunch and informative lecture at the Women’s National Democratic Club mansion in our nation’s capital followed by a tour of several historic homes and the Woodrow Wilson House, D.C.’s only presidential museum.
For complete information about these and other Adult Plus+ trips and activities, call 302-856-5618.