Basket Raffle in April
Basket raffle featuring Longaberger baskets. The Delaware Diamonds 10U fastpitch softball team will raffle 20 baskets in April (Monday through Friday only). Tickets are $10 each. For information call Kathryn Wilson at 846-0215.
Heart Fund Card Party
VFW Post 8276 Ladies Auxiliary, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., card party to benefit the cardiac units at PRMC in Salisbury and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Friday, April 7, 7 p.m. Admission: $5 (includes one dessert). Call 302-846-3871 for reservations.
SSA Basket, Pottery Raffle
Seaford Swimming Association (SSA) Longaberger basket and pottery raffle, Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Community Room, Seaford District Library. Twenty tickets will be drawn plus three bonus tickets for those present at the drawing. Tickets are $20 and available by phoning 628-0554. Proceeds benefit SSA, celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer.
Trinity Foundation Basket Bingo
Trinity Foundation basket bingo to support American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Wednesday, April 12, at Federalsburg VFW. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Amy Newcomer or Rebecca Wooters for more information or tickets at 800-846-3400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pig Pickin' for Boyd Taylor
Benefit Pig Pickin', Saturday, April 15, Seaford Fire Hall, 6 to 11 p.m. $20 a person donation to help with Boyd Taylor's cancer recovery. Taylor is a 20-year member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. Silent auction, refreshments and more. For tickets and more information, phone 629-9355.
Scrapbooker's Crop, Saturday, April 22, Epworth Fellowship Church, Laurel, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 13 vendors, goodie bags, tools, three meals, classes, games, contests. Phone 875-4254. Proceeds will benefit Epworth's youth group.
Benefit Poker Run
Fourth annual Mason-Dixon Classic Chevy Club Poker Run, Sunday, April 23, Nylon Capital Shopping Center, Seaford, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Run begins at noon. Entry fee is $10 per car. Trophies to winners; dash plaques to first 50 registered cars. Proceeds to Children's House By The Sea. Phone 629-6355.
AAUW Geranium Pick Up
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 29, between 8 and 11 a.m. Any order not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public.
Shiloh House of Hope Benefit
Shiloh House of Hope benefit spaghetti dinner, Monday, March 27, 6 p.m. Woodbridge High School cafeteria. Tickets are $8; $5 for children 12 and under. Phone Robyn Sturgeon at 629-5331 for more information.
Support the July 4th Fireworks
The 4th of July Laurel fireworks celebration fund raising is taking place. All contributions should be mailed to: Laurel Fireworks Celebration, PO Box 934, Laurel, DE 19956.
AARP Driving Course
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13, Tuesday, April 14, 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, participants receive a certificate for 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.
Child Inc. announces that there is still space available in the "Birth to Three" parenting class at Laverty Lane, 1 Laverty Lane, Bridgeville. This class has been postponed to begin on April 18 to May 23, and will meet every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. for six weeks. For more information and to register, call (302) 697-2292 or (302) 228-9943 or check the Child Inc. website at www.childinc.com.
Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, April 25, at 1 p.m., 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.
AARP Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP driver safety program refresher course, Thursday, May 18, at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve a space. For reservations call 875-2536.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month it will be April 6.
Democrats to Honor Gov. Minner
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is honoring Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Saturday, April 8. A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. and cost $20 each person. Guests attending the dinner will be Lt. Gov. John C. Carney, Jr. and Secretary of State Harriett Windsor. The dinner takes the place of the regular April monthly meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club luncheon. For information call Thelma Monroe (302) 934-9716, president of the club.
Bridgeville Genealogy Meeting
Bridgeville Public Library genealogical discussion group will present speaker Ralph E. Nelson, Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Church, William Street, Bridgeville. Nelson has been doing genealogical research for more than 11 years and is a member of several genealogical societies.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting, Thursday, April 13, Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, 1:30 p.m. Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Speaker, Marlene Elliott, director of USDA Rural Development Office. Subject: Where our tax money goes. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. For information on AARP 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, April 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.
Acorn Club Prayer Breakfast
GFW-Acorn Club of Seaford meeting Thursday, April 13, at 9 a.m., at Woodland United Methodist Church. This special event is a prayer breakfast with hostess Louise Ellis.
Olde Seaford Block Watch
Olde Seaford Block Watch covered dish dinner, Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m., Seaford Police Station. Program: Arlene Marvel from the University of Delaware Extension - beautifying with flowers. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Phone 629-9844.
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, April 18, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be James Thompson speaking on insurance. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Midland Grange Open House
Midland Grange 27 open house and award ceremony, Saturday, April 22, at 106 North Race Street, Georgetown, noon to 3 p.m. For details call Becky Breasure 856-2173.
AARP Chapter 5340
AARP Chapter 5340 board meeting, 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, Sussex County Airport conference room, Georgetown. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.
St. Stephen's Dinner
St. Stephen's United Methodist Church chicken and crust dinner, Saturday, April 29, 4 to 7 p.m., at 101 E. State St., Delmar, Del. Adults, $7; children, $3.50; children under six are free
Foggie Church Dinners
Dinners by C.H. Foggie Church (Bridgeville) with dinners served at 619 Center St., Laurel, starting at noon, Saturday, April 8. Dinners include oyster platters ($10), chicken and dumplings ($8), fried chicken ($8). Phone 875-7438.
Dinner at CHEER Center
On Saturday, April 8, 1 to 6 p.m., beef and dumpling dinner, at the Roxana CHEER Center, located in the Pyle Health and Social Service Center. Cost for adults $7 and for children 12 and under will be $3. Deserts will be available to purchase. For more information or directions call Jackie Walters at 302-732-3662.
Delmar Auxiliary Basket Bingo
Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary basket bingo, Thursday, April 6, Delmar Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 20 games, raffles and door prizes, 50-50s, refreshments. Phone 846-3314 or 846-0232.
Kids' Bicycle Race
Seaford Bike Race Weekend Kids' Bike Race, Saturday, April 8, 12:30 p.m., West Seaford Elementary School. Free, but all participants must register (registration opens at 10:30 a.m.). Age groups: 3-6; 7-10. All who participate will be eligible to win bicycle door prizes. Sponsored by Shore Velocity Bike Club and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Phone Ron MacArthur at 629-9788 for more information.
Bethel Museum is Open
The Bethel Maritime Museum on First Street, Bethel, will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Laurel Powder-Puff Football
Tickets are on sale for the annual Powder-Puff Football Game. Saturday, April 8, at noon, at Robert Ruston Field at Laurel Middle School. In addition to the sophomore, junior, and senior classes participating, the Laurel Lioness will also take part. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the gate and benefit the participating classes and can be purchased at Laurel High School as well as the other Laurel schools.
Seaford Easter Egg Hunt
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Gov. Ross Mansion, Seaford, Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m., toddlers to 9 year olds. Bring a basket. Contests for the wackiest decorated Easter bonnet (in age groups). Sponsored by the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation.
Post 19 Easter Egg Hunt
Laurel Post 19 American Legion annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday, April 9, 1 to 3 p.m. at Laurel Middle School playground; for children 12 years of age and under. For more information call Carlton Pepper at 875-2024.
Chamber Legislative Breakfast
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast, Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 a.m., Methodist Manor House. Candidates for the 39th District seat will be invited to answer questions. Cost of the buffet breakfast is $7. RSVP to the chamber (629-9690) no later than April 5.
NHS Basket Bingo
Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m., Seaford Moose, U.S. 13A, Seaford; 20 games. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.
Elks Easter Egg Hunt
Seaford Elks Lodge Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m. Elk Road, north of Seaford. Age-group prizes (1-12 year olds) and lunch will be served. Bring your own container. Raindate is Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. Phone 875-3810.
Laurel Lions Club Show
Laurel Lions Variety Show, April 20-22, Laurel High School. The dinner theater is Thursday, April 20; combination tickets are $18. Call Brad Spicer at 875-7419. Dinner theater tickets are not sold at the door.
Laurel Legion Poker Night
Poker only night at Laurel American Legion Home on Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Laurel Post 19 Legion Home, on Laurel Road (Rt. 24) east of Rt. 13. Entrance $3 a person. There will be light refreshments and sodas. Call Fred Dykes 875-3583 for more information.
Zoo Stampede-Earth Day
Salisbury Zoo will be hosting Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (9 a.m., 5K race). Food, special guests and activities for the kids. Give-a-ways sponsored by Delmarva Power and Cold Stone Creamery. Call 410-548-3188 for more information.
Laurel Chamber Breakfast
Laurel Chamber of Commerce Adminstrative Professionals Day Appreciation Breakfast, Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., Centenary U.M. Church, Laurel. The speaker will be Carol Lynch of Seaford who will take about "You Are A V.I.P." The cost of the buffet breakfast is $8; the deadline to register is April 19. Phone 875-9319 or contact by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Appreciation Lunch
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce administrative professionals' appreciation luncheon, Wednesday, April 26, noon, Seaford Golf & Country Club, $13.50. RSVP to the chamber by April 19 (629-9690). Speaker is Pam Tull; "The Joy of Being a Woman." Buffet lunch, door prizes and gift bags.
Delmar PTA Basket Bingo
Delmar Elementary PTA Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, April 27, Salisbury Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; play begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Delmar Elementary PTA. For tickets call 1-410-677-5178.
Get In Gear Family Bike Rally
Third annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally, Trap Pond State Park, Saturday, May 6 (raindate is May 7), registration at 8:30 a.m. Adults, $12; youth under 16, $6. T-shirts and free entertainment by Tony Windsor. Raffles and concessions. Dedication of new bike trail at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara or Charles Wise, 875-5537.
Spring Garden Tour May 10
Mt. Olivet U.M. Church (Seaford) spring garden tour, Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 on the day of the tour. Phone 629-2466 for more information.
Atlantic City Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Atlantic City on April 10 and 11. Trip includes: charter bus, one night lodging at the Resorts Hotel, one voucher for breakfast, lunch or dinner, one voucher for any of the hotel restaurants, $15 play money, the Price is Right Live Stage Show at the Palace Theater, admission to the "Catch A Rising Star" comedy show at the Resorts hotel. Cost: $185 per person/double occupancy. Call 629-4939.
Day Trip to Philadelphia
Methodist Manor House in Seaford day trip to Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 18. Cost of $70 includes motor coach transportation, lunch, tours and all gratuities. Lunch will be at The City Tavern and the tour will be the new Benjamin Franklin exhibit at the National Constitution Center. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle, 628-5631 by March 1.
Trip To West Virginia
AARP chapter 1084 trip to West Virginia May 3-5 including sternwheeler ride to Blennerhassett Island, mansion tour, Fenton Glass and Middleton Doll factory tours, Smoot Theater. Cost of $335 a person includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two dinners. A $35 deposit required at sign-up. Contact Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.
Trip to Myrtle Beach
Widowed Persons Service trip to Myrtle Beach, May 8-12. Trip includes tour of historic Georgetown, S.C., Brookgreen Gardens, three shows, backstage tour of Alabama Theatre, Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach. Cost $499 (double occupancy), also includes four nights lodging at the Landmark Hotel, four breakfasts, four dinners and all gratuities. Trip insurance available. For more information call Frances Horner, 629-4416.
Trip To Inner Harbor
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation trip to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Saturday, May 13, leaving the back parking lot of the high school at 8:30 a.m. and leaving Baltimore at 4 p.m. The cost is $18 a person; there are 46 seats available. Call 629-6809.
Orioles Vs. Yankees
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation Orioles vs. Yankees trip, Friday, June 2, to Camden Yards. The cost is $44 for each ticket and the bus. Tickets are in section 86 by the bullpen. The bus leaves the rear parking lot of the high school at 4 p.m.
Trip to Cape Cod
Laurel Senior Center trip to Cape Cod and the islands, June 19-23. Cost: $599 per person which includes round trip motor coach, four nights at Heritage House Hotel, four buffet breakfasts, four full dinners, guided tours to Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis and Nantucket Island, harbor cruise, taxes and tips, baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.
Stay and Play For Kids
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. 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 to May 22. Closed on school holidays.