Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 13, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

VanSciver Variety Show
VanSciver Variety Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Georgetown Fire Hall, doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available by calling 855-9595. Raffles, an auction and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the VanSciver family of Georgetown and the new Miss Georgetown Scholarship Fund, named in memory of Bethany VanSciver.

Benefit Concert at St. John's
Benefit concert for hurricane relief, St. John's U.M. Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2:20 p.m. 100 percent of the free-will offering will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Blades PTO Fund Raiser
Blades Elementary School PTO fund raiser, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5 to 8 p.m., Friendly's Restaurant, U.S. 13, Seaford. Friendly's will donate 10 percent of profits during the time to the PTO. No coupons can be used for dinner.

Super Basket Bingo
Super basket bingo, sponsored by Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., Saturday, Oct. 22, to benefit Hurricane Relief Fund. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; games begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Each game is guaranteed a minimum of $100 value and each basket is filled with goodies. More than $3,500 worth of Longaberger products to be given away. For tickets, contact the VFW at 410-896-3722, Nancy McGinnis, 443-235-4463, or Dawn Turner, 410-726-2184.

Blast Out Cancer
Second annual Blast Out Cancer sporting clay shoot, Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Owens Station Sporting Clay Range, Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood. Cost is $75 (lunch included). Prizes will be awarded; sponsorships available. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society East and West Sussex County. For more information contact Kenny Hopkins, 302-945-3410.

Basket Bingo for Delaware Storm
Delaware Storm 14U baseball travel team Longabergerª basket bingo, Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., CHEER Center, Georgetown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Door prizes, 50/50 tickets, raffles, and food. Tickets are $20 in advance; and $25 at the door. For tickets call Guy or Carol Wilkins, 856-9058; Alan or Debbie Shields, 875-3174; Dean or Belinda Bennett, (410) 352-5688.

Good Samaritans Need Help
The good Samaritan Aid Thrift Shop in Laurel is seeking a few good men to help on Saturdays for one hour or more. If we enough volunteers sign up, it will be one hour every two months from 11 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Jim Allen, 875-5351.

COURSES

AARP Driving Course
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over,from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21, at Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.

FOOD

Covered Dish Supper
On Saturday, Oct. 15, a covered dish supper, 5:30 p.m., at Bethel Church Community House, west of Seaford near Oak Grove. For more information call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

Chicken and Dumplings
Woodland United Methodist church Women chicken and dumpling dinner, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years $4; five years and under free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Mt. Olivet Dinner/Auction
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, will hold its annual roast beef dinner and silent auction on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served family style and takeouts will be available. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults are $8.50; students, $4.50; five and under are free.

MEETINGS

Acorn Club International Event
GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meeting at the Seaford Library Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The international meeting will be with four exchange students whom are staying with host families in the Seaford area. The students are: Natasha Grigoreva, Russia; Cecilia Aguilar, Bolivia; Tara Kokawa, Japan; Chantal Nellen, Switzerland. Their topic being their impression of the U.S.A., their travels, and of their own country. Hostess of the refreshments is Carolyn Griffith.

Seaford AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Oct. 13, Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes Western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. William C. Le Cates, director of Community Development & Housing for Sussex County, will speak about housing for the elderly. For information call 875-5086.

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, Oct. 13, 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.

Widowed Persons Meeting
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Leigh Ann DePope, representing the Seaford District Library. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Reliance Grange Supper
Reliance Grange covered dish supper, Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Reliance, 6:30 p.m. Following the supper, the Gospel Gents will perform. Phone 337-3615 for more information.

Republican Women Meeting
Seaford Republican Women's Club meeting, Thursday, Oct. 27, Seaford Golf & Country Club. The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. At 11:15 a.m. Jane Brady, Delaware attorney general will speak. Following her presentation, lunch at noon is optional. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. For further information call Jane Short at 629-9079 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Pomona Grange Meeting
Sussex County Pomona Grange meeting, Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m., covered dish dinner; 7:30 p.m. meeting with election of officers. At the former Midland Grange Hall, 106 North Race St., Georgetown. Call 856-3367.

REUNIONS

Laurel High Class of 1995
The Laurel High Class of 1995 is planning its 10th year reunion and is in the process of collecting classmates' addresses. Anyone who has information about a 1995 graduate should contact Nicole Niblett Dickerson at 875-8017.

Laurel Class of 1956 Meeting
The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold a luncheon meeting at RJ Riverside, Friday, Oct. 21, at 11:30. Final preparations will be made for their 50th class reunion to be held next May. For reservations, call Trenny Marvil Elliott at 302-6455071.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Library International Month
Seaford District Library's International Month with activities throughout the month. Hispanic cultural music with Marco Hernandez; Monday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., International Festival. All programs are free and open to the public. Phone 629-2524 for more information. The library is located at 402 N. Porter St.

Cemetery House in Laurel
13th annual Cemetery House (Home of the Grave Digger), Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, sponsored by Laurel Charity Lodge 27. Tickets sold from 7 to 11 p.m. ($7 or $6 with non-perishable food item). Under 6 free. Park next to the Laurel fire house on 10th Street and ride the wagon to the haunted house.

Dover Stamp Bourse/Show
Dover Stamp Club 54th Bourse/Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., W. Reily Brown School, 360 Webbs Lane, Dover. Includes children's table, dealers including supplies), exhibits, special cachet (Ladybug), etc. Free admission. Information: Bill Kircher 302-697-7143.

Church Sponsors Biker Rally
"We Will Ride" biker rally, Saturday, Oct. 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel. Free admission. King's Ambassadors and John O'Day will sing. Phone Leon Brunner, 629-4858, for more information.

Basket Bingo in Federalsburg
Basket bingo, Wednesday, Oct. 19, Hebron Lodge 14, Federalsburg. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Door prize, refreshments, raffle and 50/50. For information, contact Doug Figgs, 629-6468, or Charles Good, 629-2092.

Delmar VFW Luau
Delmar VFW's second annual Hawaiian Luau, Friday, Oct. 21, 200 W.State St., Delmar, Md. Dinner, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $15 per person with a 50/50 drawing. Benefit: Cancer Aid project. For tickets call 302-846-3871.

Pet Vaccination Clinc
Rabies and distemper vaccination clinic for cats and dogs, Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 to 10 a.m., Greenwood Town Park, sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers ($5 for each shot for each pet). Phone 629-2045 for more information.

Block Watch Clean-Up Day
Seaford Block Watch Fall Clean-Up Day, Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. on Make a Difference Day. Meet at St. John's U.M. Church parking lot, Pine and Third streets, Seaford, for directions, gloves and trash bags.

Fall Harvest at Pepperbox
11th annual Fall Harvest at Pepperbox, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displays, crafts, horse power, children's activities, living history demonstrations, horse-drawn shuttles, refreshments, wagon rides and more. Parade of antique equipment and live horsepower at 2:30 p.m. For directions and more information, phone 875-4971. Vendors are welcome ($10 per space).

Manor House Holiday Bazaar
Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, annual Holiday Shop Bazaar, Friday, Nov 4, from noon till 6 p.m. Chicken salad luncheon platters, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for $6.50. Carry outs available. Crafts, quilting items, woodworking, flower arrangements, holiday decorations, etc. will be on sale. 628-5631.

TRAINING

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

TRIPS

AARP Trip To Lancaster
Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster, Pa., for a "Cavalcade of Christmas Entertainment." The price of $330 each includes two Christmas shows at the Millennium and American Music Theatres, two nights lodging, two dinners (one at the Willow Valley Resort) and two breakfasts. The trip will be on Nov. 29 and full payment must be made by Oct. 15. Call Pat Curran at 628-9743.

AARP Trip To Rainbow Theatre
Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP is sponsoring a trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, Oct. 27, to see a matinee performance of "Plaza Suite." The cost for the show, lunch and bus transportation is $56 and must be paid by Oct. 15. Call Helen Pase at 629-8659.

Bus Trip to Washington D.C.
The Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society trip to Washington, DC, on Nov. 1. The trip will include visits to the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the DAR Library. Pickup will be in Lewes/Rehoboth Beach at 6 a.m., Milford at 6:25 a.m., Blue Hen Corporate Center, Dover at 6:50 a.m., The cost is $23. For reservations call 302-335-0799 or 302-226-7573 or e-mail hollystvsv@comcast.net, or dellady@aol.com.

YARD SALES

Nanticoke River Yacht Club
Yard sale, Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Blades Marina. Tables for rent, $10; raindate is Oct. 22. Call 875-7143 for more information.

Church of the Nazarene
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Seaford Church of the Nazarene annual yard sale, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring a wide variety of household items, clothing, baby items and much more. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches for sale and a baked goods table. Call 629-3929 for more information.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play at Parks and Rec
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free, from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.