Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 18, 2005

Possums Yard Sale on Aug. 13
Possum Point Players yard sale, Saturday, Aug. 13, 7 a.m. to noon. Furniture, jewelry, computers, electronic items, books, tapes, toys, and even a canoe. All the proceeds and donations will help fund improvements to the building, including painting the inside of the building and landscaping. There will also becraft vendors. Space is available for $15. For more information or to rent a space for craft vendors, call 856-4560.

Ryan Long Scholarship Benefit
Silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. All proceeds will go toward the Ryan Long Memorial Scholarship for Seaford High School. The auction will be held during the Delmarva Shorebirds game. Auction items will include autographed sports items, rounds of golf and much more. For more information call Keith White at 875-7768.

Beef and Beverage Benefit
Beef and beverage benefit for Robert Clarke Brittingham, Sr., Saturday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. Indian River Vol. Fire Co., Oak Orchard. Tickets, $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Phone 947-2480. Hosted by members and ladies auxiliary of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Co.

All You Eat Breakfast in Blades
All you can eat breakfast, Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall, Sunday, Aug. 7, 8 to 11 a.m. Adults, $6; children, $3. Sponsored by the Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary.

Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue
Bridgeville Kiwanis chicken barbecue, every Friday in August and first Friday in September, 9 a.m. until the chicken runs out, Rt. 404 and Rt. 36 (Seashore Highway and Scott's Store Road). Proceeds to go to Community Needy Fund. Call Sonny Hardesty, 337-7070.

Spaghetti Dinner
An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bethel Church Community House, located west of Seaford, Oak Grove, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert for a donation of $7. For tickets call Lucy Slacum 629-7117 or Sina Callaway Rosales, 337-9607.


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, Aug. 11, 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.

Harness Racing Farm Tour
The Dovington Training Center, a full service harness racing farm, along with the Delaware Equine Council are co-hosting a tour of this state of the art facility, on Saturday, Aug 13, at 10 a.m. (approx 2 hour tour), light fare to follow. For futher details of this free tour, call Paula Barto at 629-5233.

Widowed Persons Meeting
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The guest speaker will be Fred Seth. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.


Eastern Shore AFRAM
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival, Friday, Aug. 12, Saturday, Aug. 13, Nutter Park, Seaford. Vendors, games, children's events, food. Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Historical Society Social
The 27th annual Bridgeville Historical Society Social and Benefit Auction, Saturday, Aug. 13. Preview is at 6:30 p.m., auction begins at 7 p.m., at the home of Howard and Kay Sue Hardesty, 304 South Main St., Bridgeville. Bidder cards are $5. RSVP to Eleanor Bennett, 337-3347, or Howard Hardesty, 337-8595

Kids Fishing Derby in Seaford
Kids All American Fishing Derby, sponsored by Wal-Mart and the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the yacht club for registration. Open to youth ages 3 to 16; must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Free with refreshments, prizes and a picnic. Children must have their own tackle. Phone Sandy Blackwell at 629-7038 for more information.

Trip to Shorebirds Game
Shorebirds Night at Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. game time; $30/person. The Seaford Historical Society has 20 reserved seats. Included in the price is a buffet dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, side salads, cookies and drinks. RSVP: at the Seaford Museum to sign up. Call 628-9828

Laurel Fishing Tournament
Laurel American Legion Post 19 Fishing Tournament, Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon. Free sodas and snacks will be provided at all weigh stations along Broad Creek. A loud blast by Laurel Volunteer Fire Department will start and end the tournament. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the three age groups. The Benson Family awards a savings bond to the winners in memory of John Frank Benson, who was an avid fisherman. M.C. Jewelers will award a trophy for the largest fish in memory of Dick Banks, founder and co-chairman of the tournament. Entry forms may be picked up at A&K Enterprises, on North Central Avenue in Laurel.

Auxiliary Summer Book Fair
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary summer book fair, lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Monday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Moose Lodge Picnic Upcoming
Moose Lodge 1728, U.S. 13A in Seaford, cook-out and dance with Jumpin' Jukebox DJ, for all area special needs adults, Sunday Aug. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. There is no charge. Transportation will not be provided. Call Carol Hall at 856-6019 for more information.

Carey's Fall Fling
Carey's Fall Fling, Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carey's U.M. Church Campground, five miles west of Millsboro on Carey's Camp Road (off Rt. 24). Yard sales, crafts, flea market, food. For information and space reservations, phone 934-7665 or 934-9636.

Campers Reunion Set
Looking for all present and former members of the Delaware Campers Assoc. to celebrate a 40th year ole timers day. The event will be held at Soroptimist Park, Seaford, on Sept. 17, starting at noon. For more information call 629-8344 or 629-6792.

Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Tuesday, Sept. 27, Laurel Fire House, 10th St., Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo at 7 p.m., refreshments and door prizes. Tickers are $20 and available from any Lioness at His & Hers Hairstylist, at the door or call Charlotte Givens, 875-7450.


Trip to see Phillies
Christ United Methodist Church of Laurel has tickets to see the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. The cost, including the bus, is $45. Call the church office at 875-4233. The bus will leave Christ Church at 3 p.m.

Trip to Rainbow Theater
AARP Chapter 5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see Neil Simon's comedy play "Plaza Suite" at the Rainbow Dinner Theater, Paradise, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square East Market Street, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. and return around 6:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $57, which includes a buffet lunch. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2670, or Isabelle Morris at 856-7845 for details.

Trip to Sight & Sound
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Ruth," Wednesday, Sept. 7. Departure is from Nanticoke Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $82 for members; $87 for non-members. Trip includes: motor coach transportation, box lunch, tickets to show, dinner and gratuity at Plain & Fancy Restaurant and tip for the bus driver. Call 629-4939.

Senior Center Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center Trip to Boston, Newport Mansions and Foxwoods, Oct. 2-6, five days and four nights, $475 per person. For more information, call 629-4939.

AARP Trip to Hamptons
Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of AARP trip to the Hamptons, N.Y., Sept. 25-27. Experience the "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" and tour Sag Harbor and Montauk Lighthouse; $350 per person, including two nights lodging, two dinners and two breakfasts (one in bed). Call Pat Curran for addition information, 628-9743.

Trap Pond State Park
Park Office: (302) 875-5153
The park, located off Rt. 24 east of Laurel, is open from 8 a.m. to sunset year-round. A daily park entrance fee is charged from May to October.

Group Programs
Hayrides, canoe trips, kayak trips, hikes, and more are available for groups of 10 or more and can be arranged through the Nature Center. Group programs are available by reservation only.

Owl Prowl, Thursday, Aug. 18, 9 p.m.
First, enjoy a presentation to learn about these birds of prey. Then take an evening stroll through the park to look for their habitat and listen for their distinctive calls. Meet at the campground pavilion. $3.

Birds Galore, Saturday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m.
Partcipants will hike the the trail, waterside and fields to discover the calls and sights of the local bird population. Binoculars and field guides are recommended. Pre-register by calling 875-5163

Weekly Programs
Trap Pond is offering weekly programs with a little twist. The program styles remain the same but each week a new animal, insect, plant or story to entertain children of all ages will be introduced. Weekly programs will be held at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Call for a complete schedule.

Healthy Living Hike, Mondays through Aug. 15, 11 a.m.
Did you know that physical activity boosts self-image and self-confidence, and helps protect against heart disease and strokes? Jump-start your morning by trekking along one of the many trails within the park.

Children's Story Hour, Mondays through Aug. 15, 1 p.m.
Children 5 and older are encouraged to listen to the park naturalist read a story book about nature. Afterward, there will be games or crafts. Books will include The Giving Tree, Everybody is Somebody's Lunch, The Lorax, The Salamander Room and Stellaluna.

Junior Naturalist, Tuesdays through Aug. 16, 11 a.m.
Participants will spend time learning about the natural world and work on important projects in the park - canoe trails, walking trails, in the Nature Center and on other projects. Learn what the naturalists do and about wildlife in the park.

Habitat Hike, Wednesdays through Aug. 17, 11 a.m.
Have you ever heard of a vernal pool? Did you know that a dragonfly begins life under water? Have you ever rolled a decaying log over to find a smorgasbord of insects and amphibians? Join us as we explore the various habitats that insects and animals rely upon for survival. Meet at the Nature Center and wear shoes that can get a little muddy and wet.

Fish Tales, Thursdays through Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.
Join us each Thursday as we use nets and buckets to visit with these underwater creatures to learn what it is like to live in Trap Pond. Is it clean and healthy? What do they think of their above-ground neighbors? What kinds of things do we do to help or hurt our underwater friends? Meet us down by the boat house and wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes that can get wet.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets Aug. 11
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, Aug. 11, 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.