Western Sussex Relay for Life
Annual Western Sussex Relay for Life "Strike Out Cancer," Friday, May 19, Saturday, May 20, to support the American Cancer Society, Cancer Care Center, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins, 875-7308.
Shiloh House Fund Raiser
Shiloh House of Hope "friend raiser," Saturday, May 26, 6 p.m., Sam Yoder's community building, Greenwood. The cost is $50 a person with a silent and Chinese auction and entertainment. Auction items are needed. Phone 629-5331 for tickets or 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
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.
Fitness Courses at Del Tech
Fitness courses at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Fast Track to Fitness option and customize an exercise regimen with a one-month membership at the college's gymnasium complex. Cost includes use of weight training machines and free weights as well as treadmills, bikes, and elliptical trainers for cardio workouts. The gym complex features a stretching area, mirrored aerobics room, and fully-equipped locker rooms. A variety of spring classes are offered to help promote total fitness. For details on available courses, times, and fees, contact the corporate and community programs office at 854-6966, or visit www.dtcc.edu/owens and look for the Fitness & Fun link.
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 will be May 4.
Acorn Club Installation
GFW-Acorn Club of Seaford installation banquet, Eastern Star building, Thursday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. Hostesses for this special event are Phyllis Nelson and Joyce Whaley.
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, May 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.
AARP annual banquet
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 annual banquet, at Bridgeville Fire Hall, Friday, May 12, 5:30 p.m. DJ dance music. Cost is $15 per person. Members and guests must make reservations before May 5. Call hospitality chairman, Betty Martens, 629-9789.
Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, May 15, Harrington Public Library at 7 p.m., it will be preceded by a board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. All those interested in horses are invited to attend. For more information or directions, contact Nyle Callaway, 422-4094.
Sussex Advisory Committee
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting, Sussex County west Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public For more information, call John Willimas, chairman, 856-3125.
Widowed Persons Meeting
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, May 16, 12:15 p.m. at Golden Corral, U.S. 13, Seaford. The Guest speaker will be Karl Van Tine, who will speaking on the prison system. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Reliance Grange Supper
Reliance Grange 58 covered dish supper, Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Stein Highway in Reliance. Following the supper, Layton Wheeler from the Delaware Electric Co-op will speak on member regulation. For more information call 337-3615.
Boy Scout Chicken Barbecue
Seaford Boy Scout Troop 182 (Mt. Olivet Church) chicken barbecue, Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dover Electric parking lot, Norman Eskridge Highway, by Nanticoke Little Park, Williams Pond Park, rain or shine. $5 for a half chicken. Drinks and desserts available.
Bethel Pot Luck Supper
Saturday, May 6, salad potluck supper, 6 p.m. at Bethel Community House, west of Seaford at north end of Neal's School Road. Bring your favorite chicken, jello, pasta, or vegetable salad to share with others. Call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, May 7, 8-11 a.m., adults $7, children, $3. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.
Rotary Pig Pickin' Hoedown
The Harrington-Felton-Greenwood Rotary Club "Pig Pickin' Hoedown, " Friday, May 12, 6:30 to 10 p.m., Robbins Farm on Paradise Alley Road near Felton. The evening will feature roast pig plus the bluegrass music of the Dave Kenton Group and Pink Grass. A silent auction and games will be a part of the evening mix. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call 302-349-4243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandwich Sale at Church
Sandwich sale, Saturday, May 13, starting at 9 a.m., Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, featuring oyster, crab cake, soft crab, cheesesteak, chicken salad sandwiches and baked goods. Church is located on U.S. 13 and Dorthy Road (three miles north of state line). Phone 875-7824.
Bi-State Ruritan Breakfast
Bi-State Ruritans breakfast Saturday, May 13, at Melson United Methodist Church, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar, Md. from 8 to 10 a.m. Egs, Sausage, scrapple, home fries, toast and beverage; $5 per person.
Chicken barbecue at Christ Lutheran Church, Shirley Street in Seaford, Saturday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. Price is $6 a platter that includes chicken, cole slaw, chips, roll and drink. Proceeds to benefit the new building fund.
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.
FOP Basket Bingo
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9 Longaberger basket bingo, Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information phone 629-8087.
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.
Epworth School Dinner Theater
Dinner theater, Epworth Christian School, Saturday, May 6. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m. "I Was Once Caught by a Fish This Big." Tickets are $25. Phone 875-44888.
Miss and Little Miss Laurel
Miss Laurel and Little Miss 2006 Pageant, Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m., Laurel High School auditorium, Central Avenue, Laurel. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for students.
Aviation Hall of Fame Dinner
On Saturday, May 6, Spring Aviation Honors Banquet, at Wilmington College, New Castle campus, 6:30 p.m. Beef and chicken buffet. Guest speaker will be famous test pilot Scott Crossfield. Nine aviation awards given. $17 per person. Call 368-8889.
Spring Garden Tour
Mt. Olivet U.M. Church (Seaford) spring garden tour, Saturday, May 6, 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.
Country Gospel Jamboree
Jamboree, Saturday, May 6, Cannon U.M. Church, starting at 6 p.m., presented by the Country Gospel Music Association, Seaford chapter. Music by local gospel artists and food will be available. A love offering will be taken. The church is located between Seaford and Bridgeville on Cannon Road. Phone 629-9689 for more information.
Auxiliary Basket Bingo
Seaford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Longaberger Basket Bingo, Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m., Seaford Volunteer Fire Company. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win one of nine door prizes. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information phone 245-9463, 629-2378 or 410-376-3005.
Lady of Lourdes May Fair
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford, annual May Fair, Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. till noon. Clothing, attic treasures, linens, jewelry, furniture, books, toys, flowers, plants, baked goods and Mother's Day table, raffle tickets and food.
Seaford Chamber Mixer
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce after business hours mixer, Thursday, May 18, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Family Steak House, U.S. 13, Seaford. There will be refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to the chamber (629-9690) by May 15.
Annual Chamber Dinner
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce's annual spring membership dinner, Thursday, May 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall with the presentation of the John A. Jr. and Helen Moore Community Service Award and volunteer recognition. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations by Friday, May 19. Tickets are $20 a person. Phone 629-9690.
Taste of Lewes
Second annual "Taste of Lewes," Sunday, June 4, noon to 3 p.m., Virden Center, Pilottown Road, Lewes, featuring cuisine ad wine and ale selections from 14 of Lewes' restaurants, brewer and vintner, complemented by live Reggae music and a special auction. The $30 ticket, which includes all food stations and two beverages, may be purchased by calling the Lewes Canalfront Park at 302-645-2795.
Day in the Park Vendors
Delmar's 30th annual Day in the Park is looking for food and craft vendors for the Saturday, June 3 event. Booths start at $35. Call 846-3336.
Bethel Worship Sale
Yard and bake sale, Saturday, May 6, 7 a.m., Bethel Worship Center, U.S. 13, 1-1/2 miles north of Wal-Mart, at Ginger Lane, across from Burton's Chrysler. Scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks. For Information call 628-4240 or 629-7118. Proceeds will go to help needy families.
Pond Haven Development
Pond Haven development community yard sale, Saturday, May 13, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Development is located off Rt. 20 east on Baker Mill Road. Some items available: boat and trailer, furniture, household items. Berber rug, eel pots, other items too numerous to mention. Call 628-1033 for directions.
Bridgeville Town Sale
The town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 20, starting at 7 a.m. There will be bargains at many homes throughout the town.
Yacht Club Yard Sale
Nanticoke River Yacht Club yard sale, Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (raindate is Saturday, June 3), $10 per table. Call 629-2122 or 875-7143.
Woodland Indoor Sale
An indoor yard sale, with tables available to rent, $15 per table or two for $25, will be Saturday, June 3, 7 a.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church. Sponsored by church youth group. Call 629-8775 or 629-4930 .
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.
Red Hatters Bus Trip
The Chatter Hatters of Laurel are sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater, Aug. 19, to celebrate Red Hat Society Week. Cost is $75 which includes transportation, show and dinner. Leave Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel at 10 a.m. For more information call 875-3278.
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.
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.