Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 01, 2008
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:
Friends of Seaford Library yard sale The Friends of the Seaford district Library will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 10, rain or shine. Your donations and support are needed to make this event a success. If you have items or plants to donate, they may be left at the library anytime starting May 3 during regular business hours. Clothing can not be accepted. The Friends would like to thank Janice Phillips for volunteering again to organize the yard sale. Call 629-2524 for more information.

Our Lady of Lourdes May Fair The annual May Fair will be held Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit the building fund at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford, next to the Junior High School on Stein Highway. There will be attic treasures, flowers, clothing, and shoes for all ages, linens, jewelry, books, chairs, furniture, tools, toys, Mother's Day, baked food tables, etc. A money raffle will be sold and drawings will be at 12:30 p.m. (You do not have to be present to win.) Food to eat-in or take-out: homemade soup; sausage, pepper and onion sandwiches; chicken salad sandwiches, and dessert. FOP Lodge #9 basket bingo The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 will hold a Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including medium serving set and Mother's Day set as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper with lid or one of the several door prizes. For ticket information contact the FOP at 629-8087.

Gethsemane spaghetti dinner An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served on May 3, 4-7 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Reliance Road, Seaford. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12. A bake table will be available.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, May 4, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.

SHS prom night The Seaford High School Class of 2009 will be hosting the Senior Prom, "La Ville de L'amour" on Saturday, May 3. Grand March tickets are on sale now for $3 or at the door for $4. Grand March will start promptly at 5 p.m. in the Madden auditorium.

Youth Flower Fair The annual Gethsemane United Methodist Youth Group Flower Fair will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. We will have hanging baskets, potted flowers, bedding flowers, plants and other items. We will also have breakfast sandwiches and hot dogs along with a bake sale. This event is a fundraiser of the youth group to help support their activities and events. Gethsemane U.M.C. is located four miles west of Seaford on Stein Highway. (Rt. 20) near Reliance, Md.

Boy Scouts hold BBQ Boy Scout Troop 182 is having their 42nd annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. till it's gone. We will be set up on Norman Eskridge Highway next to Dover Electric in Seaford.

Vera Bradley & Longaberger bingo The Ritual Team of Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 will host a bingo featuring Vera Bradley bags and Longaberger baskets on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley carry-on piece of luggage and the Longaberger dogwood wrought iron wall shelf combo will be given at the end of the night. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge located at 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call David or Travis Sirman at 875-3792, or Seaford Moose Lodge at 629-8408 for information. Seating will be limited. Must be 18 years old to play.

Seaford Heritage Days Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area's first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during "Seaford Heritage Days," Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC.

Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

Babies and toddlers stay & play The 'Parents as Teachers' (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Fitness classes Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

Seaford Art Gala Seaford High School will be hosting an Art Gala 2008 on May 15. The Seaford High School band and chorus will hold their annual spring concert and there will be a show of student artwork judged by Nanticoke River Arts Council. Doors will open at 6 p.m. to view students' artwork which will be on display in the lobby of Seaford High School until 7 p.m. The band and chorus concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Madden auditorium.

Basket bingo The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is holding a "filled" Longaberger basket bingo on Friday, May 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35- first 100 tickets sold receive a tote bag and a voucher for a Pizza King pizza, sweet tea and dessert. Proceeds benefit programming at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. For tickets, call Karen Schreiber at 629-8740.

SHS 1958 class reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1958 will be holding their 50th class reunion on May 30, 31 and June 1. If you have information on addresses for the following classmates, call Sally (Hann) Van Schaik at 629-0619. Walter Sirman, Madeline Meding Hurley, Patricia Lloyd Robinson, Woody Jones, Beverly Hoagland Murray, Judy Friedel Timmons, Connie Crockett Hastings, George Bell, Joan Cordrey Eckert.

Car & motorcycle show Classic car and motorcycle show, flower sale and pulled pork platters, Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 9437 Ginger Lane, Rt.13 north of Seaford. $10 entry fee for classic cars and motorcycles.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Preschoolers story time Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

LHS class of '87 The LHS class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this coming June 2008. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information and/or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at mpw@seafordlaw.com or 628-4140. Oyster fry An oyster fry will be held Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Charity Lodge 27, Poplar St., Laurel. Oyster, hamburger, hot dog sandwiches, baked goods, and homemade ice cream.

Miss Laurel Pageant On Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m., the 2008 Miss Laurel Pageant will be held at the high school. We are up to 11 little girls but only two big girls have applied. Applications are available at the High School, Ralph Todd's office, the library and through Barbara Cross 875-3753.

Chicken & dumplings Laurel Baptist Church will be having a free Community Luncheon on Saturday, May 17, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. For further information, contact Shirley at 875-2314.

Gospel Cafe; pig roast & concert Gospel Cafe; hosts a pig roast & concert in the park, Central Avenue and Market Street, Laurel on May 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Pork sandwiches $3, sodas $.50 cents, water $1, homemade ice cream and desserts. Bring your own chairs and listen to the music and God's message - Amanda Jones - Cassandra Abbott - Joey Lecates.

Mt. Pleasant UMC Spring festival Circle May 10 on your calendar for the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Spring Festival. It will be serving from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu includes oyster fritters, chicken salad and hot dog sandwiches, homemade soups, ice cream and various bake items. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road approximately 3 miles west of Laurel off of Rt. 24. Carry-outs are available during the same hours.

Laurel Strawberry Festival Second annual Strawberry Festival will be held May 17, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel. Breakfast, lunch, craft tables, Everything strawberry, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Scrapple sandwiches will be served. Includes Historical Society special tours $10. Strawberries sold by basket or gallon. Bake table. Something for everyone.

Family bike rally Trap Pond Partners and Trap Pond State Park will hold its fifth annual "Get In Gear" family bike rally on May 3. Registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Adults $16; under 16, $8. Bike trail is 5 miles of easy riding, plus an 8-mile road course. Trails will be posted and volunteers will be present to help. Rain date is May 4. For more information call the park office at 875-5133.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Community yard sale The town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 3, at 7 a.m. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town.

Clean-up day Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 10. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. These items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the town's wastewater treatment plant. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Bonie Walls at 337-7135.

National Day of Prayer The annual National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 1. Prayer services will be held at the Bridgeville Historical Society Park, Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. Services will commence at 7 p.m. Join your neighbors to pray for our community, state and nation. God Bless America. (In the event of inclement weather services will be held at Union United Methodist Church, Laws and Market streets.)



GREENWOOD EVENTS:

CHEER dinner club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening, for our weekly dinner club 5 p.m-7 p.m. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $5 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com

Greenwood Spring festival The Greenwood Mennonite School will be holding its 22nd annual Greenwood Spring Festival on Saturday, June 7, on the school grounds in Greenwood. This "rain or shine" event has become well respected in the community for its family fun and entertainment. All-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Booths will feature hundreds of items, including fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood, including crab cakes, baked goods, milkshakes, handcrafted items, books, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, children's games, a quilting demonstration, a white elephant booth, and more. Activities include Spring festival auction, beginning at noon, various entertainments on the main stage, volleyball and softball tournaments, and helicopter rides. All proceeds from the festival benefit the 80-year-old Greenwood Mennonite School, the longest continuously operating Mennonite elementary school in the U.S.A. G.M.S. offers quality Christian education for grades K-12, with the current enrollment at around 220 students. The school is located on Mennonite School Road, between Rts. 16 and 36, east of Greenwood. For more information, contact Kevin Troyer at 422-0745.

Beef, Pork & Beer fundraiser Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. will host a Beef, Pork & Beer fundraiser to benefit one of our own with medical expenses, Chief Tommy Jones. Saturday, June 14, from 2 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $25 per person at the door, or $20 in advance. Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company is located at 112611 Sussex Highway, P.O. Box 1, Greenwood, DE 19950. Featuring: DJ Bullet; dunkin' booth; silent auction, 2-6 p.m. (checks or cash only); live music: The 5:01 Band, 8 p.m.-midnight; cash bar; 50/50 raffle. For tickets contact: David Sapp 302-349-4529 or email dnisapp@comcast.net

AARP advanced safety program The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy, in Greenwood, will host a 2-day, 8 hour total, AARP advanced safety program on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2. This course will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day and the cost is $10 per participant. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. For more information or to register call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

GEORGETOWN EVENTS:

Georgetown Public Library events

  • Gardening Tips 101 on May 6 at 2 p.m.
  • The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at St Paul's Episcopal Church at Academy and Pine Street. The entertainment portion of the program will be presented by The School of the Arts Steel Drum Band and Lee Mussoff who will present a program on "Humor through Literature." Afterwards there will be a brief business meeting with the election of officers.
  • Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri.
  • Monthly book discussion on Wednesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on "The Innocent" by Harlan Coben. For more information call the library at 856-7958.
  • The Georgetown Public Library is holding its bag sale. The entire selection of books and VHS in the conference room one bag can hold for a $1.
  • 911 Awareness Day Learn more about 911 and your local emergency services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 8 at the new Sussex County Emergency Operations Center located at 21911 Rudder Lane in Georgetown. Featuring the Delaware State Police helicopters, Sgt. Dan, State Farm Insurance, K9 demos, police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, paramedics, County and State command center, bike safety, Smokey the Bear, Vince and Larry the crash tests dummies, Delaware Electric Co-Op, State Fire Marshall's safety displays, Delaware State Fire School, DEMA and DNREC. Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch is courtesy of Grotto's Pizza, McDonald's and Edy's Ice Cream. For more information, contact Joann Iconono at 855-2980 or Richard Short at 855-7802.

    Spring craft show The Georgetown Historical Society is seeking crafters for their May 17 and 18 Spring craft show to be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St. in Georgetown. The doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. (Tables and chairs will be available.) Questions call 856-2760 or 856-6642.

    'Mikado' performance A semi-staged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, "The Mikado," will be performed by the Southern Delaware Choral Society in their annual spring concert on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 11, at 3 p.m., in the theater at Delaware Technical Institute, Georgetown. Under the direction of John Ranney, the choral group will perform the music of the entire operetta accompanied by a story narration, which is written and will be performed by Roo Brown of Lewes. Also featured during the performance will be pianist Paul Fleckenstein. Information available on line at sdchoralsociety.org. Tickets are $15 for the general audience and $10 for students and are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth, or call 302-645-2013. On the web at http://sdchoralsociety.org

    Scholarship fundraiser On Monday, May 5, Georgetown AARP #5340 will be hosting a fund raiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint, Rehoboth Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come out and eat, and ten percent of the day's proceeds will go towards the scholarship fund. There will be a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call 856-3404 or 945-1288.

    Confederate Heritage Day Delaware Confederate Heritage Day, Saturday, May 10, at Soldier's Monument, Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown. A newly discovered Delaware Confederate's name will be added to the monument. Events get underway at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 2068, based in Seaford. For details, visit www.DESCV.org.

    SURROUNDING AREAS:

    Special Olympics The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar's school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects like the visually and hearing impaired and special olympics. For information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.

    Ruritan Club breakfast All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown, Md. Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. This month it will be held May 25.

    Motorcycle 'Ride of the Free' "Ride of the Free for the Home of the Brave" (homeless Veterans Shelter) on Sunday, May 4 (rain or shine). Registration begins at 10 a.m., last bike out at 11 a.m. at "The Home of the Brave" located off Rt. 1 North on Sharps Road just south of Milford. Leisure ride through Greenwood, Bridgeville, Seaford, Millsboro, to "The Home of the Brave." Join us for good food - a 50/50 raffle-pin. Cost is $15, registration fee with free t-shirt to the first 150 registered riders. Help us serve those who served us. (Donations of cash, food, clothing, etc. are appreciated.) For more information call 302-424-1681.

    Longaberger & Vera Bradley bingo Holly's Community Center sponsors Gregory's Blasters fundraiser, Longaberger basket and Vera Bradley bingo July 12 at the Salisbury Moose Lodge. Enjoy good food, specials, raffles, silent auction, 50/50 and much more. Baskets and bags are filled. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. For tickets call: Lois Burton at 410-749-3947. Ask to reserve your table for six or more. The fundraiser is in memory of Greg Taylor.

    Airplane Pull On Sunday, May 4,Êthe Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. More than 40 teams are expected to compete in 2008. Cost is $500 for the college and adult divisions, $250 for high schools. Awards will be given for "fastest pull" and "lightest team" in each division. Team members receive an event T-shirt with their team name on the back and a 5x7 team photo in front of the enemy (the plane). For more information contact Lisa Smith at 302-831-3482 or email lismith@udel.edu.

    Ride for domestic violence The fifth annual Delaware State Police Ride for Domestic Violence awareness is Saturday, May 3 at Delaware State Police Headquarters Complex, 1441 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. This police escorted motorcycle ride seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence in Delaware. The ride, which travels through Delaware's back roads and countryside, is open to the public. Cost is $15 per rider. For more information, contact Brenda Unruh at 302-739-5864.

    Casino night Casino night to benefit nonprofit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, May 30, at Rehoboth Convention Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Local celebrity dealers will provide an entertaining evening of black jack, texas hold'em, roulette, and poker. Guests will enjoy refreshments provided by Lighthouse Cove & Catering, Wine Tasting by Kemp's Liquors, beer from Banks Wine and Spirits, soft drinks donated by Pepsi, water by PepUp Inc., and great prizes from a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Peggy Dolby, 800-838-9800, or emailing pdolby@delawarehospice.org. For more information go to www.delawarehospice.org.

    Bethel town-wide yard sale Bethel Historical Society will sponsor a town-wide yard sale, May 17, from 7 a.m. untilÉ? Set-up in your own yard, or central location at corner of Main and First streets. $10 fee will be collected. Scrapple sandwiches and homemade baked goodies will be available at the Community House. This will benefit the Count On Me Club. Any questions call 875-3971.

    MEETINGS:

    SHS Alumni meets The next executive board meeting of the Seaford High School Alumni Association will be on May 1 at 7 p.m., in the Seaford Museum. If any additional information is needed, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.

    Trap Pond Partners meets Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer non-profit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit www.trappondpartners.com.

    Georgetown Lions meet The Georgetown Lions Club dinner-meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, at Easter Seals, 22317 DuPont Blvd., conference room. District-22 Co-Chair of Special Olympics Lion Winnie and Barbara Spence will be the guest speakers accompanied by a Special Olympic athlete. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed, but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972, or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.

    S.A.L.T. Council meets The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council has announced that their monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. This month it will be on May 14, in the Sussex County Administration Office just south of the Wilmington Trust Bank on Route 113. The Council invites any individuals, organizations, agencies and police departments concerned with the welfare of senior citizens to attend. The Council is an Advisory Committee for the following Triad: Seaford Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 436-2157.

    Orchid Hobbyists meet Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced growers. Annual membership is $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.

    Acorn Club installation dinner The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having their "Installation Dinner" on May 8, at the Seaford Country Club, at 5:30 p.m. Social; 6 p.m. Dinner. Our hostess is Betty Truitt and her committee.

    Delaware Grays meet Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 of Seaford regular monthly meeting is Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in conference room, Seaford Public Library. Open to all descendants of Confederate soldiers and those interested in preserving history. Details, WWW.DESCV.org.

    Knitting Guild meets All Knitters: The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cheer Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more details call Joyce Smirk, Secretary, 302-732-6495. Lunch available.

    Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Charley Caparella of WBOC. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us; we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

    July 4th meetings Laurel July 4th meetings are set for the following days: May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30. They begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Laurel Chamber Office.

    Class of 1956 luncheon The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn, Friday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m. Plans will be discussed for their 52nd reunion dinner.

    Marine Corps meeting The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

    Trap Pond Partners meet Trap Pond Partners meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are currently planning our 5th annual "Get In Gear" family bike rally to be held May 3. Visit us at www.trappondpartners.com for additional information.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

    Cancer support group The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

    TRIPS:

    AARP chapter 1084 trips
  • Ride the Rails, West Virginia, trip on May 21-23. Cost is $420 per person, double; $515 single. Visit Backbone Mt. Windmill Farms on your way to Thomas, W.Va.
  • Trip to U.S. Naval Academy - Annapolis, Md., on June 24. Cost is $64 per person. View exhibits and do a guided tour of the Academy. Have lunch at "Phillips' restaurant before doing some shopping. Board the Harbor Queen for a narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the Academy.
  • New Hampshire White Mountains trip on Oct. 13-16. The cost is $650 per person (double occupancy). Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, world famous Chutter's store, Littleton's Pollyanna, Sugar Hill Sampler & Museum, Harman's Cheese & Country Store. Dinner aboard the Cafe; Lafayette Dinnner Train and also ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Then cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee. Contact Rose Wheaton for more information about AARP Chapter 1084 trips at 629-7180.


  • Senior Center trips Nanticoke Senior Center's Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Ole; Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For further information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre.Nanticoke Senior Center's Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip presents "Foot Loose" on Thursday, June 26, matinee in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members.

    Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens A bus trip to Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from Big Lots, Seaford. Bus will leave at 5 a.m. Departure from New York, 5 p.m. Price $50, flat rate. For information contact Sister Paris Twyman, at 1-410-754-9135.

    Fall trip to Hamptons Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a fall trip to the Hamptons in New York on Oct. 1. This three days, two nights tour planned by White Star Tours is a "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" tour. Your cost of $399 per person/double occupancy includes lodging, most meals, tours, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Sign up deadline is June 1.

    Laurel Senior Center trip Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person, double occupancy. It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-2536.

    Seaford Recreation trips On Saturday, May 17 a trip to the Inner Harbor is planned. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. and leaves Baltimore at 4 p.m. Cost is $20. On Friday, Aug. 22 - Yankees vs. Orioles, a trip to Camden Yards is planned. Bus will leave at 4 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m. Cost is $52.

    AARP Chapter #915 trips Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.

    Bus trips for 2008- Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410-673-7856. New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588