Community concerts plan season
By Maribel Santos, SCCA board member
The Seaford Community Concert Association, which begins its annual membership drive
Sept. 16, is in its 51st year.
The association is one of the 350 presenting associations of the Community Concert Association, North America's largest concert service. Its mission is to bring art to the people and to bring audiences and artists together. Since 1949, the association has been bringing internationally known musicians and professional attractions to the Sussex County area.
In the upcoming series, five concerts will be presented:
¥ Joe Burgstaller and the Rafael Mendez Project - trumpeter, Thursday, Nov. 16, 8
¥ Paragon Ragtime Orchestra - 12-piece orchestra, Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m.
¥ The Limeliters - a blend of harmony and humor, Saturday, Jan. 6, 8 p.m.
¥ Douglas Webster and Lincoln Mayorga - voice and piano, Thursday, Feb. 1, 8
¥ Linda Wang - violinist, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Funding for all the concerts comes from membership dues and donations.
student - $11, $15 after Sept. 24;
adult - $32,$35 after Sept. 24;
family - $65, $70 after Sept. 24.
Patron gift levels are:
All performances are held at the Seaford High School auditorium. To join, call
629-8657, 629-7832 or 645-6817.
Aerobics fall session to start
"I Will Sing" is the theme for the fall session of Body & Soul Christian Aerobics and Strength. Participants do aerobic dance and strength training to contemporary Christian Music. The 10-week session begins Monday, Sept. 11.
Classes are offered Monday and Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m., or Tuesday and Friday, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. All classes are held at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford. For further information call instructors Connie Halter (628-0554) or Jimalee Humpton (337-7815).
Event to feature bagpipes
The melodious sound of the bagpipe will bring to mind the Scottish heritage of Governor Ross when the Seaford Historical Society celebrates the 140th anniversary of the official opening of the Ross Mansion. Events take place at the Ross Plantation all day on Saturday, Oct. 7, and at St. Luke's Church on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Reservations must be made by Sept. 15 for all events, even those for which there is no charge. For information and reservations call the Historical Society office at 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Old time campers welcome
The Delaware Campers Association's Old Timers Day will be Sept. 16, at Soroptimist
Park, Seaford. For details, call 302-629-8344, 629-8509 or 629-6792.
Fire company car show set
The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its fifth annual Fall Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the company grounds located at the corner of Atlanta Road and Fleetwood Drive in Seaford.
The event is open to antiques, classics, street rods, pro-street car and trucks, imports and motorcycles. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 entries with Top 40 awards proportionate to entrants in each category, best of show and people's choice awards. Musical entertainment and food vendors will be on hand all day.
Vehicle registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judging will take place between 1 and 3 p.m. with the awards presentation at 4 p.m. Vehicle registration is $5. Spectator admission is $1 with children under 12 accompanied by an adult free.
Rain date is Oct. 7. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Bill
Mulvaney at 629-6934.
Short family to gather
A reunion for the descendants of Peter and Orpha Short will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at
the Marvel Carriage Museum near Georgetown. A new book of genealogical records will
be available ($15) and a covered-dish dinner will be served at 2 p.m. For
information, call June Bostick at 349-4053. This will be the 44th reunion of the
Project READS is seeking volunteers Sept. 18, 20, 25, 27
Just imagine what one-day of your life would be like without the ability to read
and write. It would be difficult to interpret medicine labels, fill out job
applications, or respond to a letter from your child's teacher. Some people live
like that everyday. You can help.
Call your local Laubach Literacy Program to volunteer or for information about the
program or training. Call 855-7890 to register for the training scheduled for Sept.
18, 20, 25, 27, from 6-9 p.m., at the Sussex County Department of Libraries'
Conference Room in Georgetown.
Nightmare Market beginning Oct. 6, 7
Promising to be the scariest experience on Delmarva, the Nightmare Market Haunted House will be open for business for 13 nights in October at Bargain Bill's Flea Market (intersection of US 13 and Rt. 9) in Laurel.
The outside buildings on the west side of the market will be transformed into rooms featuring scenes and characters to frighten those who are brave enough to enter. The cost will be $10 with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex and the Laurel Fire Department. REfreshments will be available. See more information on the website at www.nightmaremarket.com.
The following is the schedule (including a Friday the 13th and Halloween opening):
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7;
Thurs., Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14;
Thurs., Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 19, 20 and 21;
Thurs., Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 27 and 28;
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31 (Halloween).
For more information: 302-236-SCARE (7273).
American Heart Walk Oct. 7
The 8th Annual American Heart Walk will e held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Redden State Forest, Georgetown. A choice of walk: Golden Mile (1 mile), 5K Walk (3.1 Miles), or Stroll through the Forest (4+ Miles) is given. Registration/check in begins at 9 a.m.; walk starts 10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m., post walk party/lunch.
This walk is to benefit the American Heart Association, Delaware Affiliate, who will utilize the funds raised for research, education, and community programs in the fight against heart disease and stroke, the nation's number one killer. This event focuses on the corporate community. Participants are sponsored to walk in company teams.
For more information call MaryBeth Furjanic, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania/Delaware Affiliate, Sussex County Division manager, 302-856-7386 or fax 302-856-2828; or Dean Swingle, president, Sussex County Division, 628-1380.
CHEER Dinner/Dance Sept. 30
Popular local radio personality Art Curley will be performing dinner music for the first anniversary dinner and dance of the new Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center in Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 30. The 6:30 p.m. sit-down dinner will be catered by The Sail Loft Restaurant of Milford and feature crab imperial and chicken marsala, plus an assortment of delicious desserts.
Curley was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and began entertaining when he was 15 years old. He plays the saxophone and clarinet. He began working in radio in 1949 and has worked in Rhode Island, Maine, North Carolina and Delaware.
Curley moved to the local area in 1978 where he first worked for WBOC Radio. He had the Big Band Show on WGMD Radio for 1982-95 and has recently been with WJWL Radio where he hosts his Big Band Show on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Curley formed a trio group in the early 1980s and they play Sunday nights at Shark's Cove in Fenwick Island. He also has a duet and a quartet. The Art Curley Trio performed at the Grand Opening of the CHEER Community Center Last September.
Following dinner and music by the Art Curley Duo, dancing will begin at 8 p.m. to the music of the local popular 50s rock and roll band, The Cruzers. Festivities will continue until midnight.
Community Center doors will open at 6 p.m. so that guests can tour the $3 million multi-purpose facility that serves citizens 50+ at its Sand Hill Road and Route 9 location. Staff members will be available to escort guests through the fitness center, activity room and wellness center. This is a wonderful opportunity for all age levels to see how Sussex County Senior Services, Inc./CHEER is committed to enriching the lives of Sussex County's mature population.
Price for tickets for the evening is $25 each. A cash bar will be available. Tickets can be obtained at the CHEER Community Center, all CHEER senior centers through the county or contact your local Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, call Beth at 856-5187 or Dixie at 854-9500.
St. John's 27th House Tour-B351-Oct. 5
Alan and Sherre Price
This beautiful three story home in Old Church Landing in Laurel will be featured as one of the homes on the St. John's House Tour on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors must see Sherre's collection of North Pole Village. Rowe Pottery abounds throughout the house along with Walnut Ridge Rabbits and attractive oak furniture. Antique Santa's parade in an alcove above the front door as you ascent to the second floor.
St. John's 27th House Tour Oct. 5-Tickets may be purchased Oct.1-4. The United Methodist Women of St. John's Church, Seaford, are once again sponsoring tours of some of the most beautiful homes in the area. The 27th annual St. John's House Tour will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features tours of seven homes. Tickets are $6 and will be available at St. John's Wesley Lounge, Poplar Street entrance, Oct. 1-4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., or at any of the homes on the tour.
There will be a boutique featuring crafts and other homemade goodies in the St. John's fellowship hall starting at 9 a.m. A chicken salad luncheon which includes dessert and beverage, for $6, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the hall.
Owners of homes on the tour are: Darrel and Gina Banning, Shufelt Road, Crisfield; Dr. Bradley and Joyce Mackler, Tidewater Drive, Holly Shores; Rep. Tina Fallon, Old Meadow Road; Alan and Sherre Price, Old Church Landing, Laurel; Reed and Bridgette Mitchell, Marathon Estates; Michael and Karen Taylor, Atlanta Estates; Cyndie LaPrad, Nylon Boulevard, Seaford.
Volunteers thank the people who have worked on the committees, the owners of the homes, and Wesley Short for drawing the map.
The church and homeowners assume no responsibility for safety of the visitors. Homes are indicated by cattail signs. Smoking and high heeled shoes are discouraged.
The 2000 House Tour Brochure is also your ticket to be used the day of the tour.
Golf Tournament Oct. 6
The 2nd Annual Seaford Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds will help support the club's community projects such as providing eye exams and glasses, scholarships, and assisting other needy and well-deserving causes.
The tournament will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club at 9 a.m. The format will be a two-person, better ball of partners, with net and gross prizes. An entry fee of $75 per person will include: continental breakfast, golf, cart, luncheon, golf shirt, golf balls, cash prizes, a chance to win a new car and more. The first place team for both net and gross will win $400 cash, second place will be $300, third place $200, and fourth place $150.
For more information, please contact Keller Hoch at 302-855-2283, or 629-4179 after 6 p.m.
20th Heritage Day anniversary, Oct. 7- Vendors sought
Bethel Historical Society is planning a "gala" event on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will begin with the traditional parade on Main Street that
will step out at 10:30 a.m.
Scheduled events include, a decorated bike contest with prizes, and returning by popular request - a pet contest with prizes. There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, games for children and of course, music and refreshments. Vendors will include antique dealers, crafts people and demonstrators.
As this is our 20th anniversary, we would like to show our appreciation to vendors and customers alike, by having prize drawings throughout the day. To be in the parade, or to rent a vendor space ($15) call Jo Spence at 875-5425.
Seats still available to go to Branson Musicfest, Oct. 9-14
Senior Center's planned trip to Branson Musicfest, on Oct. 9-14, still has room
This fabulous trip includes:
Round trip to Baltimore Airport, roundtrip Air (TWA) to Branson & Springfield, Mo.,
deluxe motor coach transportation with guide provided throughout your stay, 6
days/5 nights at the new Ramada Inn (on the strip) with heated pool and elevator, 5
full-American breakfasts and 5 full dinners at some of Branson's greatest
restaurants, 6 great shows including: Shoji Tabuchi, Lawrence Welk Theatre, the
Osmond Brothers, Presley's Music Show, and Doug Gabriel's show.
Also, there will be free time in Branson for shopping and sightseeing. All hotel
taxes, baggage handling, sky-cap tips at the airport, and gratuities for meals are
included. Cost $839 per person. Seats are available, but limited. Please call the
Nanticoke Senior Center at (302) 629-4939.