Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 15, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Concert for Nanticoke Sr. Center
Gospel concert, Saturday, June 24, 6 p.m., St. John's U.M. Church, Seaford, sponsored by the Country Gospel Music Association to benefit the building fund of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Free admission; offering will be taken. Phone Jerry Jones, 629-9689.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Benefit Concert
Tickets are on sale for the July 4th Lynyrd Skynyrd benefit concert at Perdue Stadium, Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. Fireworks will follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information, phone 410-219-3112.

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.

Bingo for the New Building
Bingo, Friday, July 21, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 28, Rt. 24, Oak Orchard, $12. Sponsored by the Indian River Senior Center. Proceeds benefit the building fund. Light refreshments will be served.

Basket to Benefit Little League
Nanticoke Little League has a Longaberger Knick Knack Basket for sale. The cost is $55 and contains baseball tacks as well as a blue/yellow stripe around the top of the basket. All proceeds benefit Nanticoke Little League. For more information, contact Heather Byrd at 629-5400 or 875-2947.

BOOKMOBILE

Schedule for June 21
The Sussex Bookmobile schedule in the local area is as follows, Wednesday, June 21: The Child Craft Company, Seaford, parking lot, Market Street, 9:45-10:30 a.m.; Bethel Store, Bethel, parking lot, Main and Vine streets, 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Sussex Manor M.H. Park, Seaford, main entrance, Sussex Manor Lane, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Methodist Manor House, Seaford, sidewalk entrance, Middleford Road, 1:15-1:45; Seaford Center, Seaford, parking lot, Dutton Avenue, 2-2:30 p.m.; Coverdale Child Development Center, Bridgeville, parking lot, Fisher Circle, 3:15-3:45 p.m.; Walker's Mill M.H. Park, Bridgeville, office parking lot, Martin Street, 4-4:30 p.m.

COURSES

AARP Driver Safety Program
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27, 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 entitling them to 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.

Defensive Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center AARP defensive driving course for beginners, July 12, 13. Cost $10. Call 875-2536 to sign up.

Osteo Arthritis Talk
"Don't Let Osteo Arthritis of the Knee Become a Pain." Dr. Choy will be at the Laurel Senior Center at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, to talk about signs, symptoms, causes and up to date treatment information. Open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CHEER Dinner Dance
Thursday, June 15, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, oldies and big band dinner dance, 5 to 9 p.m. The cost is $8 a person. Cathy Gorman of Georgetown will be the deejay. For more information or tickets call 854-9500.

Georgetown Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass Festival, Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, at Marvel's Carriage Museum, Georgetown – Friday, 3 to 11 p.m., $12 per person; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., $24 per person. Weekend $36 per person; free rough camping with weekend ticket. Call 875-3708 or 302-934-1143.

CHEER Summer Fiesta
Tuesday, June 20, Greenwood CHEER Center, 12713 Sussex Highway, second annual Summer Fiesta, 10:30 a.m. The Pinata party, on the side deck, will start after lunch. Call 349-5237.

Biker Sunday Service
Sunday, June 25, Bayshore Community Church, Gumboro, Biker Sunday service at 11 a.m.; arrive early to register for door prizes, lunch and bike blessing after the service, with a special area for bike parking. Call 629-9004 for more information.

Art Show in Lewes
40th annual art show, St. Peter's Episcopal Church Women, Lewes, Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, raffles and music. More than 100 artists and artisans will be taking part. Phone 645-8423 for more information.

Laurel's July 4th Celebration
12th annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, Tuesday, July 4, Laurel. Events all day concluding including the Red, White and Blue Parade, talent show, vendors, entertainment, food, watermelon seed spitting contest, rides and ending with fireworks. Contact the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 875-9319.

Senior Center Lunch Cruise
Suicide Bridge luncheon cruise, Tuesday, July 11, sponsored by the Laurel Senior Center. Call 875-2536 for more information.

12th Annual Nanticoke Riverfest
12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest in downtown Seaford, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Entertainment, food, carnival, children's activities, float-in, mayor's challenge, car and motorcycle shows, vendors and more. Headliner concert on Friday night is the Funsters. Contact the city of Seaford at 629-9173.

Concert at Ross Mansion
Chesapeake Brass Band concert, free, Gov. Ross Mansion lawn, Saturday, July 8, 5:30 p.m., sponsored by city of Seaford and Seaford Historical Society. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.

FOOD

Elks Beef and Dumpling Dinner
Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m., Seaford Elks Lodge dinner -roast beef, dumpling, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, along with coffee and dessert. The price is $8 per person. No advance tickets and the public is invited. For more information contact Janice Cecil, 875-3810. The lodge is located on Elk Road, North of Seaford where U.S. 13A and U.S. 13 merge.

Breakfast at the VFW
VFW Post 4961 Ladies Auxiliary (Middleford Road, Seaford) will not have its monthy breakfasts during the summer months (June, July, August). The breakfasts will be back on the schedule in September.

Bethel Church Chicken Dinners
On Friday, June 23, barbecue Eming's chicken dinners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Church community house, west of Seaford, north Oak Grove Road. Carry outs only and tickets only. Deadline for tickets June 19. Donations to Bethel Community House Building Fund. Delivery will be provided tor businesses if necessary. For tickets call 629-7117 or 410-754-8681.

Melson's Ice Cream Social
Melson's United Methodist Church ice cream social, Melson's Road, Delmar, Md., Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m. Oyster sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken salad, potato salad, homemade ice cream.

MEETINGS

New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.

Democrat Women Meeting
Sussex County Women's Democrat Club meeting, Thursday, June 15, Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown; dinner at 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Delaware's State Treasurer Jack Markel. Cost of the dinner is $12. Call Thelma Monroe 934-9716 for reservations by June 12.

Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m., at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Harrington, followed by speaker, acting state vet, Dr. Robert Rickers, who will talk about vaccines. All those interested in horses are welcome. Call 422-4094 or 629-5233.

Retired Persons Meeting
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown of the National Association of Active and REtired Federal Employees meeting, Monday, June 19, noon at the Flight Deck Restaurant, Georgetown Airport. The installation of officers will be conducted for a two-year term. Mike Dixon of the Delaware Humanities Forum, will speak on the of Delaware.

Widowed Persons Service
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, June 20, 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral U.S. 13, Seaford. The guest speaker will be Dolores Slatcher, city manager of Seaford. All Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Friends of Laurel Library
Friends of the Laurel Library annual meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m., Laurel Library Community Room. Public is invited and refreshments will be served. Phone 875-9480 for more information.

Neighborhood Watch
Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting, Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., Seaford Mission. Phone 628-1908 for more information.

REUNIONS

Class of 1986 Woodbridge High School Class of 1986 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Md., on the air-conditioned "Choptank River Queen," a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century river boat. There will be a sit-down dinner with a menu of shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Cocktails by cash bar. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. Dress is casual. Mail checks no later than July 15 to: Woodbridge High School Class of 1986, c/o Rhonda VanVorst, 1150 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE, 19950. Call Russ Carlisle (302-228-9145); or Rhonda VanVorst (Green) (302-245-6546).

YARD SALES

Yard and Bake Sale
Youth of Gethsemane United Methodist Church third annual yard sale extravaganza including a large yard sale, bake sale and scrapple/egg sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks. Doors open, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 17, Gethsemane's fellowship hall, Stein Highway, four miles west of Seaford, near Reliance, Md.