Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 08, 2008

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.

Food drive The Postal Service in conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers, will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, May 10, for distribution to food banks in Delaware. All food items collected in the Seaford area will be distributed among several churches and the Seaford Mission. Although items will be collected from your mailbox on May 10 only, you can make a donation and deposit your non-perishable items in the lobby of the Seaford Post Office through Monday, May 12. Items for pick-up at your home or business should be placed in or near your mailbox for your letter carrier. Any questions may be addressed to Postmaster Rob Kern at 628-3441.

Class of 2010 chicken barbeque The Seaford High School Class of 2010 is having a chicken barbeque on Saturday, May 10. It will be located in front of Home Team Realty on Stein Highway in Seaford. Each chicken dinner costs $7 and the money raised will greatly benefit the class of 2010. The chicken dinners will be sold from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Be sure to stop by and enjoy some delicious food.

Seaford Library events
  • The Christian Writers Group "Vines and Vessels" will meet on Saturday, May 24, in the Seaford District Library's meeting room from 9 a.m-noon.
  • The Seaford District Library will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 27.
  • There will be a library board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 5 p.m.
  • The science and religion book discussion group will meet at the Seaford Library on Thursday, May 28, starting at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is Doubt by Jennifer Michael Hecht. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524.
  • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1.p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential.

  • SVFD Auxiliary Basket Bingo The Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, May 20, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Company, located on the corner of King and Cannon streets. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information contact the SVFD Ladies Auxiliary at 629-8310.

    Golf Tournament The Nanticoke Rotary Seaford golf tournament is scheduled for a Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. This year's tournament proceeds will be used to perform much-needed repairs and maintenance on the two Rotary Houses located on Market Street in Seaford. The units in the houses provide transitional housing for four families for up to 90 days while they work to re-establish themselves back into a life of self-sufficiency. For more information contact Donald Hollenbeck 628-9900, or by email at donaldh@craigtechnologies.com

    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.

    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.

    Ham dinner & variety show Roast pork or ham dinner and variety show, May 17 at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 6-8 p.m. For information call 628-8144.

    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.


    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 library at 875-3184.

    Yard sale Rock Church of Laurel located at 3032 Seaford Road, will hold a yard sale on May 31, starting at 7 a.m. Table rentals are $15. Call Crystal at 302-349-5452 after 5 p.m.

    LHS class of '87 The LHS class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this June. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at mpw@seafordlaw.com or 628-4140.

    Spaghetti dinner All you can eat spaghetti dinner, served by the Centenary Promise Keepers for the College Scholarship Fund will be held Sat., May 10 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Adults - $5, children ages 6 to 12 - $3, less than 6 years old - free. Held at the Centenary UM Church in Laurel.

    Laurel letter carrier food drive The annual letter carriers food drive in Laurel will be held on Saturday, May 10. All of the non-perishable food items that are collected will be donated to the Good Samaritan Thrift Shop in Laurel.

    Indoor yard sale Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, May 17, 7 a.m. till?

    Memorial Day chicken barbecue The Laurel Ruritans will be holding their annual Memorial Day chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the parking lot of O'Neal's Antiques, on Duel 13 in Laurel and the cost is only $6 per platter.

    Dinner Gala The Johnny Janosik Charitable Events 2nd annual Dinner Gala will feature Joe Conklin a well known Philadelphia comedian/impersonator of 1,000 voices of famous celebrities at a dinner to benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club of Laurel, Saturday, May 31, at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning at 6 p.m. The annual golfing tournament will be held at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville Sept. 18. For ticket information for the dinner and golf tournament phone 302-875-3333 or visit their website www.johnnyjanosikcharitygolf.com.

    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. Includes Historical Society special tours $10. Strawberries sold by basket or gallon.

    Yard sale Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, corner of 13A and Bethel Road, will hold a yard sale on May 24, beginning at 7 a.m. till ? Baked goods, sandwiches. Call 875-8150 for table availability.


    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.

    IHOP Family Night The friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card; staple your receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.

    Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 26, 9:30 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.

    Horsey Youth Golf Classic The annual Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place on May 21-22 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club in Bridgeville. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will feature cocktail hour, dinner and a live auction. To attend the dinner or play golf, contact Mike Payne at 302-542-7813.


    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. 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, volleyball and softball tournaments, and helicopter rides. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School. For more information, contact Kevin Troyer at 422-0745.

    Greenwood Library book group Greenwood Public Library will be starting a book discussion group in May. There will be two kick-off meetings where participants can share their preferences for types of books discussed, scheduling and frequency of meetings, and other important points. Thee kick-off meetings will be held Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, May 13, at 2 p.m., in the meeting room at the Greenwood Public Library on Rt. 16 in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. If you are unable to attend, but would like to participate in the book discussion group, call Robin Miller at 349-5309.

    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


    Georgetown Public Library events
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Family swim The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is hosting a "Family Swim" at the Dr. Lorraine Wray Aquatics Center at Howard T. Ennis School from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Swim time will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. with refreshments available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Area families with children with Down Syndrome or other disabilities and their siblings are invited to swim, enjoy some food and meet new friends. The Dr. Lorraine Wray Aquatics Center at Howard T. Ennis School is located at 20346 Ennis Rd., Georgetown. RSVP to Cristine Layton 628-2821, or Cristine@DataOB.comCristine@DataOB.com.

    'The Ugly Duckling' The Possum Point Players will bring "The Ugly Duckling," inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's fable to the Del Tech stage on Wednesday, May 14, for two performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 each and may be reserved by calling the PPP Ticketline at 856-4560, groups are welcome.

    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.

    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.


    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. 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.

    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. 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.

    Children's Beach House Golf Classic The Children's Beach House annual golf tournament is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 14, with a rain date scheduled for Thursday, May 15. The event will be held at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at the Peninsula Resort on Indian River Bay. The event costs $250 to play and includes a continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m., time on the driving range starting at 10 a.m., shot gun start and boxed lunches at noon followed by reception and dinner after the tournament starting at 5 p.m. To register visit www.cbhinc.org www.cbhinc.org or call 302-655-4288.

    Gala honoring Miss Delaware The public is invited to attend a gala in honor of Miss Delaware 2007, Brittany Dempsey. Join the Miss Delaware Organization, and friends and family of Miss Delaware 2007 on Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m., in the Mezzanine area of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover. The cost is $30 per person. For reservations, contact Sue Kuhling at kuhlagain@aol.com or 302-284-4278. Reservations are due by May 10. For additional information visit www.missde.org.

    'A Bit of Broadway' The Sussex County Republican Women's Club presents "A Bit of Broadway" to be held on Friday, June 13, at the Baywood Country Club, Long Neck. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and prizes. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information, visit the Sussex County Republican Women's Club website at www.SCRWC.net or call 3945-1816. Reserve a ticket no later than June 1.

    Kids' Fest to be held Community organizations and commercial vendors are invited to participate in the 11th annual Kids' Fest to be held on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The event is coordinated by the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club. Kids' Fest will feature a Healthy Kids Expo, free entertainment including magic, juggling and clowns; a variety of horse and pony events and hands-on activities, an Inflatable Fair and carnival games. Admission is free for children and $3 for adults; parking is free. For more information, call 302-398-5194 or 302-242-0375 or download forms at the www.kidsfestde.org. The search is on for a "Teen Idol" to be crowned at Kids' Fest. The first place winner will be honored as "Teen Idol" and will receive a $150 Visa gift card along with a prize package. Second and third place winners will be rewarded with $100 and $50 Visa gift cards, respectively, as well as prize packages. This is a vocal competition and is open to young people between the ages of 13 and 19. Each one will be limited to four minutes and may be accompanied by instrumental background music only. Entries must be received by May 23; call Rachel Silkworth at 302-398-5194 or email kidsfestteenidol@gmail-.com

    Become a 'Little Sister' The Miss Delaware Organization announces the 2008 Miss Delaware "Little Sister" Program. This program is open to girls between the ages of 5 and 12. Join us for the opportunity to perform live with Miss Delaware 2007, Brittany Dempsey during the 2008 Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant Preliminary, Friday, June 13, at the Rollins Theater, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover. Your donation of $130 will include: a Miss Delaware Little Sister tiara; a Miss Delaware Little Sister T-shirt; the opportunity to perform on stage at the 2008 Miss Delaware Pageant with Miss Delaware 2007. For more information contact Aimee Voshell String at aimeestring@yahoo.com or call 629-2184. For additional information, visit www.missde.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. Any questions call 875-3971.


    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 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.

    H.A.P.P.E.N. meets The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thurs., May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Topics to be discussed will be the May 24 dedication of the Hearns Pond historical marker, further follow-up on the recent annexation election, new urbanism, traffic concerns, and the ongoing study of Hearns Pond Dam.

    Friends of the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, May 13, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, William Street, Bridgeville at 7 p.m. Many exciting events are being planned. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 337-3678

    SCWDC meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on May 15 at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Guest speaker is Ken McDowell, director of the Department of Elections. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president at 934-9716.

    Delaware Equine Council meets Meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., at Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. Contact Stan at 302-684-3966.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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. 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 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 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. New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588