Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant
The Exchange Club of Laurel will be sponsoring the 58th Miss Laurel and the 53rd Little Miss Laurel Pageant Saturday April 28 in the auditorium of the Laurel Sr. High School at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.00 adults and $4.00 students and senior citizens, and children 5 and under Free. 50/50 Available supporting today's youth.

Creative Mentoring
You can make a significant difference in a child's life by becoming a mentor. Mentors are needed in schools in the Seaford and Laurel School districts. All it takes is one hour a week to make that difference. Free training is available for both elementary and middle school mentors, registration is required.
Sussex County
Georgetown State Service Center - Monday, April 2, 12:30-4 p.m. - Elementary School Training
Georgetown State Service Center - Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 a.m.-noon - Elementary School Training
Georgetown State Service Center -Thursday, April 12, 12:30-4 p.m. - Middle School Training
Milton Public Library - Wednesday April 25, 4:30-8 p.m. - Elementary School Training
Help create a better future - one child at a time become a mentor. To register for training or for more information on mentoring, call Creative Mentoring, toll free at 877-202-9050.

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt
The Delmar Kiwanis Club will hold an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Delmar High School football field. The rain date for the event, which is for children ages 1-10, is Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m.

SDPR Easter Egg Hunt
The SDPR annual easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10a.m. at the Ross Mansion. The rain date is Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. Age groups are from toddler thru 9 yrs old and there is a wackiest bonnet competition for each age group. Bring your own basket.

Elks to hold annual Easter egg hunt
The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 7 at 1 p.m. After the hunt, a late complimentary lunch will be served. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners in the 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 year old categories. The rain date will be Saturday, April 14, at the same time. The Seaford Elks Lodge is located north of Seaford on Elk Road. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Annual Volunteer Banquet
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club (WSBGC) is celebrating its Annual Volunteer Banquet. Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 29th at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club at 310 Virginia Ave. in Seaford. To inquire about the Volunteer Banquet, please contact Karen Schreiber, Community Liaison at 302-629-8740. For additional information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, call 628-3789. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Members develop a value system enabling them to become more productive citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware provide vital youth development services for more than 15,000 children ages six through 20. The 15 Clubs, seven school sites, and four extension sites are located where such programs are limited or nonexistent. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is a charter member of the United Way of Delaware.

Dollar bag sale
A $1.00/ Bag sale of winter clothing will be held Sat., March 31 at St. John's Community Thrift Shop located at 259 Conwell St., Seaford. The thrift shop is open every Sat. from 9 a.m. until Noon. Proceeds benefit ministries and missions of St. John's United Methodist Church.

S.C. Life-Choices conference April 19
Sussex County's first annual Life-Choices Conference, "BONUS YEARS: A NEW VISTA", will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College, featuring "Tubby Raymond" as Keynote Speaker. This conference is intended to open up new horizons for people aged 50 and older, especially those who are new residents of Sussex County. RSVP of Sussex County, Del Tech, Tidewater Physical Therapy and Beebe Medical Center are working together to present a variety of choices designed to make the "Bonus Years" more interesting, meaningful and fulfilling for those who attend the conference. For more information, call 856-5815.

Golden Dragons acrobats
The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for students with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Fitness-Weight Loss program April 10
The Laurel Senior Center will be starting a fitness/weight loss program beginning Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. The doors will be open to all interested in participating. There will be no charge to attend only donations accepted. This will be a very informal gathering in hopes to learn and enjoy new habits. Hope to see you April 10.

Housing Symposium
The Woodbridge School District will be hosting a Housing Symposium on May 5, 2007 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The school district, like many other employers and individuals, has been feeling the strain of rising housing prices and limited housing opportunities for our workforce. In an effort to educate our employees and the public about housing opportunities and services in the area, we will be hosting a Housing Symposium at Woodbridge High School and encourage all area employers to market the opportunity to their employees. The event includes a key note presentation from the Delaware State Housing Authority followed by multiple break-out sessions in classrooms and displays in the auditorium. The break-out sessions will focus on variety of housing topics including Home Buying 101 and Knowing and Repairing Your Credit. Attendees will also learn about what housing opportunities are available in the area, what services are available to them by state and nonprofit agencies, mortgage opportunities, what to expect at settlement and the importance of a home inspection. If anyone is interested in participating, or if you would like more information or marketing materials for your employees or the general public, call 337-7990.

The Odd Couple
Seaford high school is putting on a production of The Odd Couple (the female version) by Neil Simon. The play will be in the auditorium at Seaford high school on March 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the events are $5.

Town of Delmar spring cleanups
The town of Delmar will hold cleanup days on April 10 and 11 in Delmar (Md.) and April 12 and 13 in Delmar (Del.). April 11 and 13 are the dates for the town's Public Works department to finish any streets they did not get to on April 10 and 12. Items such as tires, appliances with Freon, and propane will be picked up for a fee. Contact town hall to arrange for those items to be removed.

Concerned Citizens spring yard sale
The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will be sponsoring a Spring yard sale on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the State Street park. The rain date for the event is Saturday, May 5. Contact Melane Boltz (302-846-3079) or Sharon Levadnuk (302-846-9574) for vendor information.

Laurel Lions to hold Dinner Theater
The Laurel Lions Club will hold its annual Variety Show on April 12-14. The theme this year is "Viva Las Vegas." The dinner theater night will be Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. and will feature a three entrée buffet with dessert and beverage provided by "My Turn to Cook." The price for the dinner and show combination ticket is $17. Only advanced tickets will be sold! If you would like to make reservations to attend the dinner theater night on April 12, contact Brad Spicer at 875-7419.

Civil War and Beyond
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, has received two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composer-arranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.


Seaford High Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, April 5th @ 7P.M. in the downtown Seaford Museum. Any interested Seaford graduate is invited to attend. For more information please call Donna Hastings Angell @ 629-8077.

School Board Candidates Forum
The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School Auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford, Delaware. The four candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1, 2007 are: Suzanne Farris, Regina James, Denise Snell and James VanVleck. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 10am-8pm, at the District Administrative Office, N. Market Street, Seaford.

Delaware Equine Council
Next meeting Monday, April 16th, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, this is a general meeting and all those interested in Horses is welcome!
For more info, call Peggy 629-5233.

Sussex County Airport meeting
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, April 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.

Georgetown Lions Club Meetings
The Georgetown Lions Club meets at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center Millsboro, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call (302) 856-2972 Sam Wilson, or Rev. Charles Covington phone (302) 855-1160 ahead of time.

Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. Call 302-875-5153

Widowed Person Service
The Seafordchapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:15 p.m. The meeting will be at the Golden Corral and the planned guest speaker will be Fred Seth. All widowed persons of any age are invited to attend. Come join us, we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.

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.

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. Call 410-208-9386.


Adult Plus+ trips
Active seniors can broaden their horizons with a variety of upcoming trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Travel to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., to "Meet John Doe" or experience fun, laughs and good times during a visit to Baltimore to see "Sweet Charity," starring Molly Ringwold. On April 26, take a cruise down the Potomac River or spend the day exploring the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria, Va. Also in April, tour Eyre Hall, Pleasant Prospect Farms and Brownsville during an excursion to historic Virginia for the state's annual Historic Garden Week, take a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, or see "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Wilmington. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.

AARP offers trip to Branson, Missouri
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the Festival of American Music & Crafts in Branson, Mo. from Saturday, Sept. 29 to October 6. Cost per person is $1,095. The bus will leave from Dawson Bus Terminal Camden, De. A $100 deposit confirms your reservation and final payment is due by Aug. 15. As a first come first serve basis the down deposit is necessary as soon as possible. For an application or further information call Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Pat Rust 856-6178 or 542-6171.

Mary Poppins on Broadway
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-winning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

AARP Trip to Tutankhamun Exhibit
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to the King Tutankhamun Exhibit at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 15. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 8:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 8:30 p.m. Lunch is on your own. The cost for each person is $52. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760 or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Deadline date is March 31.

Amvets bike show
Amvets Post 1694 and Post 2 will hold a bike show on April 28. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the judging happening at 3 p.m. The event will be at Amvets Post 2 located on Longneck road. Free hats are available to the first 50 entries. There will be 12 categories with first and second place trophies awarded. Rain date is April 29 and the registration fee is $12. For more information, call 629-5624 or 875-1338.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows. These include: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.


Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Dinner April 21
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is honoring Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Saturday, April 21. A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. There will be door prizes and an auction. Call Janet at 854-6546 for tickets now, because seating capacity is limited to 250.

VFW beef and chicken dinner
Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 will hold its annual Beef and Chicken BBQ Dinner at the VFW Post, 7478 on Governors Ave., in Greenwood, on Sunday, April 1, from noon - 4 p.m. Adult tickets are $7.50, children from 6 -12 years of age are $3.75, and children under 6 years of age are free. Carry outs are available. The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 will hold a bake sale in the vestibule of the Post to benefit the Cancer Aid and Research Program. A variety of baked goods will be available and some cakes and pies will be sold by the slice.The public is invited to attend.

Lenten fish dinners
Fish dinners each Friday night through March 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church hall. Dinner runs from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Adults $7 and children $3. Includes "heart smart" flounder (or fish sticks), macaroni and cheese, homemade cole slaw, greens beans, and a roll. Beverages for those eating in. Take-outs are available. Look for the sign in front of church. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Milford Unity BBQ
The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 422-8863.