Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 26, 2007
 
Events

Seaford Alumni Entertainers show
Mikki Madden and Robin Marine rehearse songs and skits for the Annual Seaford Alumni Awards Banquet to be held May 12 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Money from the sale of tickets is applied to the Scholarship Fund, which will award three scholarships this year. The entertainment, following the banquet and awards program, will be presented by Seaford Alumni and Associate members. Tickets are available by calling Delores Lloyd at 629-8177 who reminds everyone that the elevator will be available all evening for those not wishing to use the stairs.

Town of Laurel Cleanup week May 7
The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, beginning on Monday, May 7, until Saturday, May 12. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing your registered address.

Loyalty Day observed in Greenwood
The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a Loyalty Day observance at the Post on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on May 1, from 7- 9 p.m. Loyalty Day is set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States for the recognition of our heritage of American freedom. The evening will feature a patriotic sing along, an open house, special recognition of winners of patriotic competitions held by the Post during 2006 - 2007, and certificates of appreciation to community leaders who helped with Americanism projects. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome.

National Day of Prayer observed
On May 3, at 7 p.m., the National Day of Prayer will be observed at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood.. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will participate in the program along with community church leaders. The guest speaker will be Dr. Bradley Winston, MD from Milford, Delaware. A free will offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and the Ladies Auxiliary will make a presentation to the Greenwood Town Library and serve refreshments. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact the Area Coordinator and Ladies Auxiliary President Michaele Russell (302-349-4220)

Gigantic Yard Sale May 5
A gigantic yard sale will be held May 5, at 6 a.m. till...?, at Christ the Cornerstone Church, corner of Bethel Road and 13A in Laurel. Food, furniture (antiques), plants. Many craft items. Motorcycles/vehicles on display. Spaces available for you. Call 875-8150, leave message.

Free horse events in May
Following is a listing of free Horse Events in Delaware and Maryland:
May 5-6 - American Paint Horse Shows, 8 a.m., Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, contact Tamara, 302-492-8679
May 6 - Speed Show, 10 a.m., Wicked R Western Productions, Wyoming, Contact Jen, 302-492-3327
May 12 - Laurel Saddle Friends Game Show, 6 p.m., Laurel, contact Gail, 302-875-5689.
May 12 - CBHSA Jumper/Hunter Horse Show, at Timber Grove Farm, contact Kim, 410-673-1912
May 19 - CBHSA Horse Show, at C-Line Stables, Odessa, contact Carlotta, 302-376-9594
May 20 - American Mustang and Burro Show, Delmarva Chapter, at Dills Auction Grounds, Felton, Alycia, 302-422-7735
May 20 - Eastern Shore Western Horse Assoc Show, Callaways' Hitching Rail, Harrington, contact Sharon, 410-749-1887
The New Delaware Equine Mascot (who needs a name) will make appearances at many of these functions until the contest is over on Aug 15. If you wish more information on our Contest go to www.delawareequinecouncil.org -go to News page and see Contest!

AARP offers driver safety program
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday May 7 and 8, at the 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 of the program, 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, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

Town of Blades Cleanup May 19
The Town of Blades will be conducting a spring cleanup Saturday, May 19. Place trash outside on the curb the night before because trucks will be in town by 7 a.m. Do NOT include: Tires, automobile batteries, flammable/hazardous materials, rocks, bricks, dirt, oil and petroleum products, appliances containing freon and construction debris. Tree limbs and shrubbery must be cut into 4-foot lengths, bundled and placed at the curb. Logs are limited to 50 lbs. or 4 inches in diameter. Call the Blades Town Hall, 629-7366, if you have any questions.

Vintage Car & Tractor Show
On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., an annual Vintage Car & Tractor Show and Plant Sale will be held on the grounds of Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. The show will feature The Historic Vintage Car Club of Delaware and The First State Antique Tractor Club. Anyone interested in showing an antique car or tractor is welcomed. There is no charge to exhibit a vehicle, and admission is free to the public. Breakfast and lunch items, homemade pies and cakes, and beverages will be for sale by the United Methodist Women. The show is located aproximately two miles east of Seaford, at 25322 Church Road. From Concord Road (Rt. 20 East) turn onto Church Road (Rt. 20A) in Concord. For more information, call 629-7706.

Ham/Turkey shoot
The Ellendale Ruritan Club will hold a Ham/Turkey shoot on April 28 (rain date, May 5,) at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Ellendale V.F.W. This is the last shoot of the season. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 302-422-2948

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8276 with support from Eastern Shore Corvette Club and Late Great Chevrolet Club will be holding a Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on May 19 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location near the Old Mill Crab House in Delmar, Md. Rain date is May 20. For information call 629-5183, or 410-896-3722. The show is to benefit Disabled American Veterans of Delaware, Chapter 9.

Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society invites all residents of Seaford and Western Sussex communities to get involved in the fight against cancer. The Society needs volunteers for its signature event, Relay for Life, which will be held on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, at the Nanticoke Health Services Mears Campus in Seaford. Volunteers are asked to form teams for the Relay for Life. A unique community-based, overnight event. Relay for Life honors cancer survivors and remembers those who have lost their battle against the disease. Each Relay team consists of 10-15 participants. Relay teams set up a campsite and take turns walking or running. While the Relay is going on, a community party atmosphere is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. All proceeds from Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society's programs of research, patient services, prevention, advocacy, and public education. If you are interested in receiving information on how to register a team, or for further information, contact Mary Catherine Hopkins, chair, at 875-7308.

Kids' Fest Invites Exhibitors/Vendors
Community organizations, particularly those serving youth and their families, are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Kids' Fest to be held on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The event provides fun and games, education and entertainment while supporting youth activities in Southern Delaware. It features a Healthy Kids Expo, a Teen Idol Youth Talent Contest, free entertainment, a variety of horse and pony events and hands-on activities, an Inflatable Fair and carnival games. Activities are planned to attract teens as well as the younger crowd. Throughout the day, Nemours Health and Prevention Services will spotlight its "5-2-1 Almost None" message aimed at promoting good nutrition and physical activity among youth. Combined with all the fun on tap, this makes Kids' Fest a great opportunity for community organizations to participate and to highlight their activities and services. Participation is free to non-profit organizations. Kids' Fest coordinators ask only that each organization provide a hands-on activity for young people as a part of the event. Kids' Fest is a family friendly and affordable event. Admission is $1 per person; parking is free. Ride and game tickets may be purchased at 25 for $5; some activities are individually priced, and many, including all entertainment, are free. A variety of food will be for sale throughout the day. For more information, call 302-398-5194 or 302-242-0375 or visit the website: www.kidsfestde.org.

Geranium pick up
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 28, between 8 and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public.

Vera Bradley Beach Raffle
Vera Bradley Beach Raffle, sponsored by Laurel Lioness, a Capri blue beach tote, beach hat and beach sandals. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5. Winner will be announced on June 7. For tickets contact Dianne at 875-5126, or Karen at 875-2662, or any Lioness.

Car Show and Flea Market April 28
Woodbridge High School Music Boosters presents its second Annual Car Show and Flea Market on Saturday, April 28 (rain date April 29) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held behind Woodbridge High School. Flea Market Spaces are $10. Bring your own table. White elephant and Chinese auction to benefit the music boosters. Car Show Entry, $10. Dash plaques to the first 50 entrants. Car show registration at 9 a.m. to noon, judging at 12:30 p.m. Trophies to be awarded in four catagories: Best Car Pre-1970; Best Car 1971-1990; Best Car Post 1991; Best Truck or 4x4. Concession stand available. To reserve your space call 628-3414 or 381-6581. Woodbridge School district, its employees and/or organizations affiliated with the WSD will not be held liable if any injury, loss or damages occur to the participants, spectators or volunteers of this event.

Learn Natural Horsemanship
Area horsemen are invited to spend a day with Carroll Williams and his unique approach to natural horsemanship on Sunday, April 29 at Chick's, U S. 13 across from the fairgrounds, Harrington. Williams, of Mardela Springs, Md., offers clinics, trail rides, individual instruction and demonstrates his unique approach that focuses on opening the lines of communication with the horse. He has appeared for the past three years at the annual Delaware Horse Expo. Horse owners who would like to take part in one of the three demonstrations are encouraged to submit an application soon. The cost is $100, and an updated Coggins is required; three horses will be chosen. If an application is submitted and the horse is not chosen for the April 29 event, the fee will be refunded, or another date will be made available. The day will also be open to those who would just like to watch. The total cost of auditing all three demonstrations planned for 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. is $20. As a special treat during the lunch break, Jowana Lamb will perform with her paint horses. Those who attend are asked to bring a lunch. There will be door prizes. For more information about auditing the event or details about having a horse considered for one of the demonstrations, call Jowana Lamb at 302-284-9898 or Carroll Williams at 443-235-7052

Yard Sale Yacht Club-April 28
Nanticoke River Yacht Club at Sturgis Marine, Rt. 13 North, will hold a yard sale, rain or shine, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday, April 28. Tables are $10. Call Carl for more information 875-7143.

Yard Sale April 28- tables
A yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Business Professionals of America at Delmar Junior/Senior High-School. The sale will be held in the Delmar High School northern parking lot. Anyone, who may wish to, can rent a spot of land for $20 and/or a table for $10, which will allow them to display their wares during the entire yard sale. The money received will go toward the BPA of Delmar High and their trip to the National Leadership Conference in New York, N.Y. in May. If anyone has any questions or concerns, they may call Johnathon Layton at 302-249-1958 or e-mail him at jlayton@delmar.k12.de.us.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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. to noon.

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 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 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 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
Tickets are still on sale to see the fabulous Golden Dragons acrobatic troupe on Sunday, April 29, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Sales are brisk for the 10 a.m. show, but choice seats still remain to see the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center. Tickets prices for the performance are $22 per adult, $18 per student with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open one hour prior to each performance - it is open seating. Proceeds from the performance will benefit Owens Campus Student Enrichment Initiatives. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 302-855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Housing Symposium
The Woodbridge School District will be hosting a Housing Symposium on May 5, 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.

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

Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 26, at the 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 Debbie at 629-8633. The proceeds from this event will go to the "Western Sussex Relay for Life."

Longaberger Basket Bingo benefit
There will be a Longaberger Basket Bingo event to benefit Melissa LaMont-Davis, who is currently fighting breast cancer. The event is on May 7, at the Seaford Order of Moose Lodge on Rt. 13A north. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bingo starting at 7 p.m. There will be a Chinese Auction, a Silent Auction, food, raffle, Vera Bradley items and much more for your enjoyment. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Scott's Chem Dry, Service Glass, Harley Davidson of Seaford, Pizza King and Seaford Florist. They will also be holding a Chicken Barbecue next to Harley Davidson on May 12 from 10 a.m. till sold out, to benefit Melissa. For information call 629-6161.

FOP, Lodge #9, Basket Bingo
The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 10, starting at 7pm at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rout 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including Medium Oval Gathering, Mother's Day sets, Sunflower Serving Platter as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper with lid or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the FOP at 629-8087.

Golf

Kiwanis Tournament
Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year's winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

Rotary Golf Tournament
The Nanticoke Rotary club Golf Tournament will be Friday, May 18, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Registration is 8 a.m. Cost is $100. For details, call Don Hollenbeck at 628-9900

Meetings

AFRAM
The 10th annual Easter Shore AFRAM Festival, Inc. is having a planning session on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The session will be at Heaven-Bound Ministries on Front street in Seaford. Refreshments will be served.

Acorn Club meeting April 26
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a "Program Meeting/Education" on April 26, at 6 p.m. at Grotto's. The hostess will be Coleen Cosentino and her committee.

New Century Club meets May 1
The ladies of the Laurel New Century Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at the Bonanza Restaurant in Delmar. Come and join us for lunch, have some fun and find out what we are all about.

LHS Class of 1997 April 26
On April 26, at 6:45 p.m., the Laurel High School Class of 1997 will be holding a meeting to discuss the upcoming 10-year class reunion. If you would like to help, contact Anissa Brittingham "Pusey" at kaegenbritt@otmail.com or 875-0806 for further information.

Seaford Neighorhood Watch April 30
The next Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting will be Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Mission.

Delaware Equine Council meeting
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, all those interested in horses are welcome to attend. For info contact Peggy 629-5233.

Seaford Republican Women's Club
On April 26, at 10:30 a.m., the Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The Guest Speaker will be U.S. Senate Candidate, Christine O'Donnell. She was a write-in candidate in our last election. In only five-weeks time with limited resources, close to 12,000 wrote her in, making Delaware history. Ms. O'Donnell resides in Wilmington and is a PR expert who has appeared regularly on all major networks and recently on the FOX news. We will also be privileged with a visit from the president of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women, Betty Hammond. She has been vocal about the stem cell research bills in both the Delaware House of Representatives and the Senate. All are invited to attend and we welcome new members at this meeting.

Democrat Club meets April 30
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include a dish to pass dinner with a $5 contribution and the speaker for the evening will be Laurel resident, Jim Jestice. The club meets at Dukes Pool House on Sycamore Road about 3 miles east of Rt. 13 in Laurel. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. For more information persons may call Betsy Davis at 875-7091.

Walking group
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with the eight week sessionsare now through May 31. The sessions will take place on Monday and Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Register in the West Seaford Elementary 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.

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.

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

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 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.

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's phone (302) 855-1160 ahead of time.

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.

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.

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

SDPR trips
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is planning the following trips; Inner Harbor: Saturday, May 12, $18, Bus leaves at 8;30 a.m. Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.

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.

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

Alumni Banquet
The Seaford Alumni association presents the Aunnual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 12, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The banquet will feature food provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of Seaford. This years theme is the Fabulous Fifties.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be a breakfast, May 6, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.

Boy Scout Barbecue
The Boy Scouts, Troop 182, will hold a barbecue on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the field next to Dover Electric on Stein Highway.

Annual Alumni Banquet
The Seaford Alumni Association presents the Annual Alumni Banquet, Saturday, May 12, at Seaford Fire Hall, Conwell and King streets. A buffet dinner will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. There will be an Alumni Scholarship Awards Ceremony. An elevator with attendant will be provided all evening. Alumni and guests tickets are $20 each. Call Delores 629-8177. This year we invite you to join us in a tribute to the Fabulous Fifties, featuring the talents of Seaford Alumni and Associate Members.

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.

Barbecue at Centenary UMC
The Gospel Café will be holding its first annual barbecue at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel on Saturday, April 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is to be held at the old tennis courts beside the church parking lot on Market and Poplar streets. Plenty of music from "The Lights of Home," Ray and Trevor Marine and the Bruce Willey Gospel Café Band. Dinners are a $5 donation so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of gospel music and fun for all.