Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 22, 2005
 
BENEFIT EVENTS
Harvesting Funds Benefit
Harvesting Funds for the Next Generation, Saturday, Sept. 24, 3 to 6 p.m., Ramsey's Farm, off Rt. 92, Wilmington. Proceeds benefit the Next Generation grantmaking program through the Delaware Community Foundation. Advance tickets are $50 for a family or $25 a person. Hayrides, pumpkin picking, family portraits, refreshments, and more. Phone 302-504-5229 for more information.

Wrestling Boosters Barbecue
Chicken barbecue, Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Seaford Wrestling Boosters, beside Dover Electric Supply, Norman Eskridge Highway.

Seaford CROP Walk
Seaford CROP Walk, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. For more information, contact Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515 or John Blevins at 629-8722 or Marlene Little at 629-9879.

VanSciver Variety Show
VanSciver Variety Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Georgetown Fire Hall, doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available by calling 855-9595. Raffles, an auction and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the VanSciver family of Georgetown and the new Miss Georgetown Scholarship Fund, named in memory of Bethany VanSciver.

Post Office Boxes For Sale
The Laurel Community Foundation Inc. is continuing their sale of the antique post office boxes in the Landmark Professional Center, operated by Edwards, Taaffe & Co., in the old post office in Laurel on Central Avenue. The boxes are available in four sizes and a purchase is tax deductible and is used toward the funding of Hope House I and II. For information write to Laurel Community Foundation, PO Box 81, Laurel, DE 19956.

Quilt Chances on Sale
The Broad Street Broads, a local group of quilters is selling chances for a quilt "The Four Seasons." It is a 30x30 hand appliqued, hand quilted wall hanging. Proceeds from the sale go to benefit the Laurel Library. Chances are being sold by members or at the library.

Good Samaritans Need Help
The good Samaritan Aid Thrift Shop in Laurel is seeking a few good men to help on Saturdays for one hour or more. If we enough volunteers sign up, it will be one hour every two months from 11 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Jim Allen, 875-5351.

COURSES
Defensive Driving Refresher
The Roxana CHEER Senior Center is planning a defensive driving refresher course to be held Sept. 26, from 1-5 p.m. The four-hour refresher course is for those who have previously taken the defensive driving course. For more information and to register call Jackie Walter at 732-3662.

Read Aloud Training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 1 a.m., in the 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.

FOOD

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast buffet, Sunday, Sept. 25, all-you-can-eat, 7-10 a.m., served by the Galestown Ruritan Club at the Galestown Community Hall. Cost: $6 adults; $4 children ages 6-12.

Union UM Church Diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall will have its ÔUnion Station Diner' on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu to include: meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, stewed tomatoes, pickled beets and assorted desserts. Price for adults is $7; children 10 and under, $3.50. Proceeds benefit the church.

Centenary Dinner Oct. 1
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, all you can eat chicken/dumpling dinner, Saturday, Oct. 1, 4 to 7 p.m. Adults $8, children $4 (under 6 years are free). Sponsored by the United Methodist Women.

Fish Fry Taking Place
Clarence Street Church men Fish Fry Oct. 1 The Seaford Clarence Street Church of God men fund raiser fish fry and flea market, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is located at 743 E. Clarence St., Seaford.

Trinity Church Dinner
Clam fritters, chicken salad and dumplings dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m., at 6 Front St., Frederica. Tickets will be sold at the door. Adults are $10; children 6 to 10 are $5; children 5 and under are free. Take outs also available for $10.50 per person. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women and a bazaar table will be available. Phone 335-5392.

MEETINGS

Republican Women's Club
Seaford Republican Women's Club meeting, Thursday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m., Seaford Golf & Country Club, program at 11:15 with Lakia Turner of the Delaware Health Insurance Assistance Program. Phone 629-7097 or 628-7788 for more information.

Acorn Club Business Meeting
GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford business meeting at the Seaford Library on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Included in the meeting will be convention review. The refreshment hostess is Karen Brunken.

Committee for the Aging
The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting, at Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. For more information call John Williams, chairman at 856-3125.

Reliance Grange 58
Reliance Grange #58, covered dish supper, Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church (Reliance). Brenda Bevans from Medicare will speak on all the new options. Phone 337-3615.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Antique Tractor Show
First State Antique Tractor Club Show, Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, Sam Yoder Farm, Greenwood. Tractors, trucks, cars on display, auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, flea market, tractor games, kid's pedal pull, refreshments, entertainment. Admission and parking are free. Contact Rose Hastings, 875-3040.

Ellendale Centennial
Town of Ellendale Centennial Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parade, children's activities, vendors, food, car show, limited edition centennial coins. Contact Kim Hughes, 424-0930.

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.

Laurel Scouting Night
Laurel Scouting Night recruitment night, Wednesday, Sept. 28, Centenary U.M. Church Fellowship Hall, 7 p.m. Phone 875-2807 for more information.

Basket Bingo in Millsboro
Lower Delaware Therapy Longaberger basket bingo, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., American Legion in Millsboro. The evening will consist of 20 games. Advance tickets are $20 per person; $25 at the door. Advance tickets include a chance to win one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information phone 732-3634.

Beta Sigma Basket Bingo
Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Sorority basket bingo, Thursday, Sept. 29, at Seaford Moose Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call 629-8633. The proceeds will go to The Hospice Festival Of Trees.

Seaford Kiwanis Auction
51st annual Seaford Kiwanis Auction, Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m., Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford. Free admission and refreshments available. Live and silent auction items from more than 400 local businesses.

NHS Employee Group Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services Longaberger basket bingo Thursday, Oct. 6, 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 the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.

St. John's House Tour
St. John's House Tour, Seaford, Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boutique opens at 9 a.m. Chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($6) in Fellowship Hall. Tickets ($8) on sale in Wesley Lounge Oct. 2-5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on the day of the tour in Fellowship Hall and at the homes. Phone 629-6417 for information.

Laurel Chamber Mixer
Laurel Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bev's Specs, 106 E. Market St., Laurel, 875-3141. RSVP by Sept. 30 to Al Turchan with Delaware National Bank, 875-2136, Bev Arciuolo 875-3141 or call 875-9319.

Apple-Scrapple Festival
Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple, Oct. 7 and 8. Festival begins at 4 p.m. on Friday in various locations throughout Bridgeville. Carnival, live entertainment, antique tractor pull, health fair, Gong Show, craft show, kids' games, trade and art show, car show, scrapple carving contest, Lego Contest, tractor pull, food and more. Phone 337-7135; www.applescrapple.com.

Bike & Car Show
Bike & Car Show, Delmar VFW, 200 West State St., Delmar, Md., Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration 10 a.m. to noon). $15. Dash plaques to first 50 who register. Music, refreshments, trophies, activities. Phone 410-896-3722.

Dover Stamp Bourse/Show
Dover Stamp Club 54th Bourse/Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., W. Reily Brown School, 360 Webbs Lane, Dover. Includes children's table, dealers including supplies), exhibits, special cachet (Ladybug), etc. Free admission. Information: Bill Kircher 302-697-7143.

Fall Harvest at Pepperbox
11th annual Fall Harvest at Pepperbox, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displays, crafts, horse power, children's activities, living history demonstrations, horse-drawn shuttles, refreshments, wagon rides and more. Parade of antique equipment and live horsepower at 2:30 p.m. For directions and more information, phone 875-4971. Vendors are welcome ($10 per space).

TRIPS

Manor House Trip to New York
Methodist Manor House hosts a trip to New York City for the holiday season. Cost of $166 includes motorcoach transportation, lunch in the Delegate's Dining Room of the United Nations, orchestra seats for the Radio City Christmas Show, taxes and gratuities for lunch, motorcoach driver gratuity and services of a 4 Seasons Tours director. The bus departs from the Manor House at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and returns at 8:30 p.m. A rest stop for refreshments will be made. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

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 additional information, 628-9743.

Trip To Gettysburg
Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 offers a trip to Gettysburg, Pa. The motorcoach will leave the Georgetown Square, East Market Street, at 8 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be a guided Gettysburg tour to include visitor center, museum, Delaware and Maryland monuments and battlefield. At 1:30 p.m. the coach will depart for "Boyd's Bear Country." The approximate return time to Georgetown is 8 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Registration and payment is due Sept 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Stay and Play at Parks and Rec
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free, from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. 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. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.

Youth Safety Seminar
The First State Antique Tractor Club youth safety seminar on Saturday, Sept. 24, at their annual show. This is coordinated by the Delaware and Maryland Cooperative Extension Services. The seminar is free to youth 7-13, with younger children with an adult. Some of the topics to be covered are lawn mower safety, animal-pet care & safety and ATV safety. Lunch will be included. To register call 302-436-2796 or 410-822-9112.