Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 05, 2007
 
Events

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.

Easter Egg Hunt April 7
Easter Egg Hunt with prizes and refreshments, on Saturday, April 7, from 1-2:30 p.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, 28261 Seaford Road, Laurel (Seaford-Laurel Highway), for ages 2-10. Bags will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, event will be cancelled. For more information call 629-6751; 875-2805 or (410) 754-7729.

Easter Egg Hunt April 7
An Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Woodland United Methodist Church, across from the Woodland Ferry. Children up through 11-years-old can participate. For more information call 629-8775.

Easter Egg Hunt in downtown laurel
On April 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Laurel, next to the Insurance Market an Easter Egg Hunt. Lunch and a Passion Play will be held. For more information, call Central Worship Center at 875-7995

Delmar Library hosts Indians April 10
The Woodland Indians will be appearing at the Delmar Public Library on Tuesday, April 10. Dawn Manyfeathers will share the history and culture of the Woodland Indians and also introduce us to the Lenape language. This local tribe has presented their history and culture in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.

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 adults and $4 students and senior citizens, and children 5 and under Free. 50/50 Available supporting today's youth.

Texas Hold'em Poker April 7
Texas Hold'em Poker at the Laurel Fire Department, 205 West 10th St., Laurel, on April 7, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Entry Fee $100 (2) $25 Add-ons; 1000 in chips plus 500/500 - Starting Level 10/20. First Place up to $2,000 -Total prize payouts up to $8,000, based on player participation. Free Draft Beer - Cash bar and refreshments. Call Steve Brittingham at 875-3081, to pre-register and for more information. Proceeds Benefit Laurel Fire Department.

Program Planning Sessions April 19
The Nanticoke Senior Center invites you to be part of the team. Join us on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the City Recreation Building (Community Pool) on Virginia Avenue, Seaford, next to the Boys' & Girls' Club. If you can't make this planning session, call Sue or Pat at the Senior Center - 629-4939 with your ideas, so that we can include them in our planning sessions.

Administrative Professionals
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will once again honor the Administrative Professionals again this year with a breakfast on April 25. The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. RSVP by April 18, by calling 875-9319, or Al Turchan at 875-2136.

Huge yard sale May 5
Come join us on Saturday, May 5, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Rt. 13 office of Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. for a yard sale. Proceeds for the Callaway, Farnell and Moore Scholarship Fund.

Read Aloud Training April 24
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45.00 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

AARP Safe driver program May 9-10
The Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program two-day Beginners Course. The Course will be offered on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, starting at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve your space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Clothing give-away April 5
A free clothing give-away will be April 5 at St. John's Community Thrift Shop, located at 259 Conwell St., Seaford. The Thrift Shop is open every Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon. Persons are encouraged to bring their own bags; some limitations may apply. Call 629-9466 for information.

Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact: Glen.Stubbolo@state.de.us, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.

Money Management
Attention women of all ages. On Thursday, April 12, at 2 p.m., Greenwood Public Library will host "Money Management: A Woman's Perspective." Financial advisor, Deborah Townsend will conduct this free seminar aimed at women and their financial issues. This seminar is part of the Delaware Money School program and is open to the public. The seminar will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Register by calling, Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309, Debbie Townsend, 537-1836; or Ronni Cohen, 877-307-6858. Walk-ins are also welcome. For online information and registration, visit www.delawaremoneyschool.com. The Greenwood Public Library is located east of the railroad tracks on the corner of Market Street and Mill Street.

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.

Bingomania returns
Bingomania will return to the Wicomico Civic Center for the 44th time on Saturday, May 12, with $25,000 in prize money up for grabs. This is your chance for huge winnings and lots of fun. Purchase tickets now at the Civic Center box office or online at www.wicomicociviccenter.org. To charge by phone, call 410-548-4911. Doors open at 5 p.m. for early bird games and regular games starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event. All proceeds benefit the Mardela Junior/Senior High School Band. And don't forget... participants can lend a helping hand to the Maryland Food Bank by bringing three non-perishable food items to the games. In return for all this generosity, they will receive three free cards for the first early bird game, which has a payout of $500. For more information call the Civic Center Box Office at 410-548-4911 or contact the Mardela Band-Aides at (410) 677-5170.

4th Annual Bike Rally
The friends group of Trap Pond State Park announce the 4th Annual "Get In Gear" Family Bike Rally, on Saturday, May 5. The five-mile course meanders through the woods, around the water and wetlands to enable riders and hikers alike to enjoy the wild and plant life around the famous Bald Cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the open pavilion in the main picnic area of the park. Every rider will receive a tee shirt and a chance to win door prizes. All proceeds are used to enhance and improve your Trap Pond State Park experience. For more information on the Bike Rally visit our website at http://www.trappondpartners.com or call Betty Grossmann at 302-875-5088.

Stay and Play
Children from birth to age 4, as well as their parents, are invited to play together, listen to stories, learn new songs and finger plays and network with other families. Free. Now through May. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information. Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Pork in the Park schedule
With spring officially here, the Wicomico Tourism Department is revving up for the fourth Annual Pork in the Park Festival which will be combined this year with a beer festival. Slated for April 20-22 at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, the event will feature live entertainment, tasty barbeque, cold beverages, crafts, vendors and kiddy rides. During the event, the Red Knights of Ocean City will have bikes on display.
Admission is just $2 daily for adults and kids under 12 are free.
The festival schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 20
4 p.m.- Festival opens
4- 6 p.m. - "Brother Low Down" performs
6-8 p.m. - "Crossroads" performs
8-10 p.m. - "Crawdaddies" performs
10 p.m. - Festival closes

Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. - Festival opens
5:30-7:30 p.m. - "Couch Potatoes" performs
8-10 p.m. - "Melanie Mason Band" performs
10 p.m. - Festival closes

Sunday, April 22
11 a.m. - Festival opens
1-3 p.m. - "Chris English" performs
3-5 p.m. - "Big Daddy Stallings" performs
5 p.m. - Festival closes

Find details and volunteer information, visit www.PorkInThePark.org. For more information, call 410-548-4914.

Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at terps19947@yahoo.com or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Volunteers Needed
The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 302-629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 302-629-8108.

Instant Piano for Busy People
A beginning class in chord piano, where, in one session, students will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style, any key, reading chord symbols, not notes. They'll also learn how to embellish songs using the secrets and magical shortcuts of professional piano players. Pre-requisites: If students don't know treble clef, they can send a SASE for free pamphlet to Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringed, GA 30736. Then they can enroll with confidence. To register call (302) 854-6966.This is information about the unique piano workshop that teaches people how to play piano by looking at the guitar chords instead of reading the notes.

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 will have 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.

S.D.P.R. to hold a walking group
Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with the eight-week sessions beginning April 9 and running through May 31. The sessions will take place on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Register in the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot at the time of the walk. The walk will be the course around the Seaford Country Club. The person/family submitting the most distance walked at the end of the session will be awarded a free summer membership to the Seaford Community Pool. Call 629-6809 for more information.

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 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. 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.

Bridgeville Library membership drive
The Bridgeville Public Library would like to invite all interested individuals in the Bridgeville area to join us for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library Dessert and Coffee Membership Drive on Tuesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Enjoy free dessert and coffee as our thank you for your commitment. Let's make history together. For more information, call Karen Johnson at the Bridgeville Library, 337-7401 or kjohnson@lib.de.us.

Picturing the past in Greenwood
The Greenwood Public Library invites all those who are interested in local history to a special celebration of Greenwood's past. Visit the library during National Library Week, April 14-21, to view historic pictures, many of which are on loan from the Delaware Archives and town residents. While there, why not join the Friends of the Greenwood Library and receive coupons worth up to $10 and a raffle ticket for a gas barbecue. Drawing will take place on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. And, after the drawing, be sure to stay around in order to share your memories and pictures of growing up in this wonderful town. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-539. The Greenwood Library is located next door to the Greenwood Post Office on the corner of Market and Mill streets.

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 (846-3079) or Sharon Levadnuk (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. 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.

Basket Bingo

EAC Basket Bingo April 5
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 5, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the 5" through 13" Round Keeping baskets as door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information call, 302-629-6611, ext. 2417.

Auxiliary Basket Bingo
The Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will present a Longaberger Basket bingo on Thursday, April 19 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Raffles: Dogwood Nested Plant Stand Set and Crock Basket Bundle, small, medium, large, and extra large. Refreshments will be provided. For tickets call Heather at 302-846-3314 or Crista at 410-896-3773.

Basket Bingo April 24
On Tuesday, April 24, District III Little League will be hosting a basket bingo at the Georgetown Fire Hall located on North Bedford Street, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., refreshments will be provided and concession stand type food will be available. More than 25 chances to win, including the sping organizer, the Laundry, and the American Craft basket. All proceeds will help to cover expenses of District, State, and World Series level play, baseball and softball. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call Tara at 536-1262 for tickets or more information.

Meetings

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Republican Women's Club Banquet
Sussex County Republican Women's Club Annual Banquet set for Friday, May 4, to feature silent and live auctions with auctioneer Dave Wilson, gala party. The program booklet will list sponsors and patrons, and will include ads from local businesses. To purchase advertisement space, contact Bunny Parish at 945-4646. To be a sponsor or patron or for ticket information, contact Co-Chairs Elaine Lupinetti at 945-1816 (elupinetti@hotmail.com) or Gale White at 644-0777 (galegwhite@erols.com).

AARP Chapter #5340 Board Meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. April 30, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt. 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts, president 856-3441.

AARP Meeting April 12
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will meet Thursday, April 12, 1:30 p.m., at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Carol Moore, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, will speak. Guests welcome; refreshments served. For information, call 629-7950.

Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Acorn Club meets April 12
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting at the Seaford Museum at 7:30 p.m. on April 12. The hostess will be Betty Truitt and her committee.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meets April 12
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, met on March 8 to discuss issues concerning the Hearns Pond area. The meeting focused on the group's efforts to highlight the need to bring Hearns Pond up to the highest state standards, as well as what else H.A.P.P.E.N. can do to enhance its community. The group's next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

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 at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Elementary School auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford. 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.

Skate park meeting
The next Laurel Skate Park meeting will be held on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Saint Phillips Church on Central Ave. The meeting will be to disscuss the upcoming dodgeball tournament to be held on April 21 at the Laurel High School. Other upcoming events will be disscused. For more information, call Dawn Wilson 236-9968 or Cathi Benton 236-4392.

Self-employed workers insurance
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce responds to the request of the self-employed on Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage. A general membership meeting has been scheduled for April 17 at 9 a.m. at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce office. Insurance Commissioner Matt Denn will be our guest speaker. He will be speaking on the exclusion for sole proprietorships and prepared to answer any questions you may have. You do not have to be a chamber member to attend. This is open to the public, anyone who plans to attend needs to call the chamber office at 875-9319 or Connie Lewis Young at 875-0370 by Friday, April 13.

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. For information, call 875-5153

Widowed Person Service
The Seaford chapter 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.

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
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.

Trips

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.

Trip to Sight and Sound Theater
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see "In The Beginning" at the Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, Tuesday, June 19, at 8 a.m. and return approximately 8:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $90, which includes dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Registration and payment is due May 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcomed.

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 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.

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.

Food

Hope Lodge Fair April 7
Hope Lodge Fair- Oyster Sandwich Day, Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 102 West 6th St., Laurel. Also hot dogs, Polish sausage, and soup will be available.

Greenwood VFC barbecue April 13-15
The famous Chicken Barbecue, south of Rt. 16 between the North and South lanes of U.S. 13, in Greenwood, will be open for the season on the weekend of April 13, 14, and 15. The chicken BBQ has been featured in Washington area newspapers as well as local newspapers. It will be open for business from mid-April through the end of October. This year the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. will begin the season, and the VFW Post #7478 will take over in mid July. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Co. will open the season. Chicken is usually ready for customers by 8 a.m.

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner Dinner
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.

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.