Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 03, 2007
 
Events

Get in shape at Delaware Tech
Swimsuit season is just around the corner and now is the time to get in shape through fitness classes offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. There are a variety of options offered at the college, including aerobics, cardio/weight training, personal training, belly dancing, toning classes and yoga. Golf and horseback riding are offered off-campus. The Owens Campus gymnasium complex is now open five nights a week until 7 p.m. and includes state-of-the art cardio/weight training and exercise equipment, a mirrored exercise room, a basketball court and complete locker rooms for men and women. Certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors are on-site to provide guidance toward individual fitness goals. For more information, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Genealogy Help session
The next session of the First Friday Genealogy Help Sessions at the Laurel Public Library will be on May 4, from 1-3 p.m. Held each month on the first Friday of the month, the sessions are intended to offer the public some beginning assistance in using the print and electronic sources that the library has available for local, family history research. For further information call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

56th Annual National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 3, is the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity to unite together, as one nation under God, to collectively ask for God's mercy and blessing on our country. We urge you to join with us to thank the Lord for His goodness to our nation and confess our great need of His continued guidance. As we agree together in prayer, we can change America... and ourselves. Meet at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., 12:20 to 12:40 p.m.

Real Aloud Delaware training May 29
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 1 p.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.

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.

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, contact 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Skate Park meeting May 7
A Skate Park meeting scheduled for Monday, May 7, at St. Phillips Church at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in future fund raisers. Any questions call Dawn Wilson 236-9968.

AARP Meeting May 10
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will meet Thursday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Captain Dick Wolfe, Blades/ Seaford Landing Committee, will speak on the celebration of the 400th anniversary enactment of Captain John Smith's exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. Guests are welcome and refreshments are served For infomation, call 629-7950.

Acorn Club meets May 10
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have their annual dinner at the Eastern Star on May 10. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The hostesses are Joyce Whaley and Phyllis Nelson and their committee.

Seaford Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches and dinners, etc. that we do.

NARFE meets May 21
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their next meeting on Monday, May 21, beginning with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford at 11:30 a.m. Following lunch there will be a guided tour of the Ross Mansion in Seaford at 2 p.m. Cost of the tour is $3 per person. For more information on the meeting or for membership, call president Les Martens at 629-9759.

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.

Walking group
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with eight week sessions 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).

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

Cruise benefits Relay for Life
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is announcing her next "Cruisin' for the Cure" fundraiser cruise, sailing from New York City on Jan. 26, 2008, for 11 nights to the Southern Caribbean on the new Norwegian Gem. Fare includes a chartered bus to the dock. Due to an enthusiastic response, only two cabins remain. Call Carolyn at 629-4471 for complete details.

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.

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.

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

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast May 6
Breakfast at Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and 5th street, in Blades, May 6, 8 till 11 a.m. All you can eat, adults $7, children $3. This is sponsored by the auxiliary and firemen.

Democrat's Spring-Dinner affair
The Sussex County Democrat Party will hold its annual Spring Dinner affair on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 5 p.m., at the new Heritage Shores Clubhouse, Bridgeville. There will be a social hour with a seated dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by our enthusiastic keynote speaker, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, and Lt. Gov. John Carney will be in attendance to welcome everyone, along with all elected Democrat officials up and down the State. Entertainment is by local singer Matt Esham, and harpist Mike Nielson. An announcement of silent auction items and door prizes will end the evening. For more information, please call 302-628-4563.

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.

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.

Events

Get in shape at Delaware Tech
Swimsuit season is just around the corner and now is the time to get in shape through fitness classes offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. There are a variety of options offered at the college, including aerobics, cardio/weight training, personal training, belly dancing, toning classes and yoga. Golf and horseback riding are offered off-campus. The Owens Campus gymnasium complex is now open five nights a week until 7 p.m. and includes state-of-the art cardio/weight training and exercise equipment, a mirrored exercise room, a basketball court and complete locker rooms for men and women. Certified personal trainers and group exercise instructors are on-site to provide guidance toward individual fitness goals. For more information, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Genealogy Help session
The next session of the First Friday Genealogy Help Sessions at the Laurel Public Library will be on May 4, from 1-3 p.m. Held each month on the first Friday of the month, the sessions are intended to offer the public some beginning assistance in using the print and electronic sources that the library has available for local, family history research. For further information call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

56th Annual National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 3, is the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity to unite together, as one nation under God, to collectively ask for God's mercy and blessing on our country. We urge you to join with us to thank the Lord for His goodness to our nation and confess our great need of His continued guidance. As we agree together in prayer, we can change America... and ourselves. Meet at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., 12:20 to 12:40 p.m.

Real Aloud Delaware training May 29
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, May 29, at 1 p.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.

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.

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, contact 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Basket Bingo

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. 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. 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 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rout 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket combinations 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.

SVFD to hold Basket Bingo
The Seaford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 17, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Company. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several basket combinations including Journal, Medium Oval Gathering, American Celebrations Tidbit and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, American Celebrations Boardwalk set or one of the nine door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be provided. For ticket information contact the SVFC Ladies Auxiliary at 629-2237.

Seaford Recreation basket bingo
The Seaford Recreation Department will sponsor a Longaberger basket bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Seaford VFW on Middleford Road. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature basket combinations including the Journal and Foyer Basket, Medium Oval Gathering and Hamper Basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person, and $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be available.For more information, call Tammi Thompson or Darnell Savage at 629-6809.

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 more information, contact Don Hollenbeck at 628-9900.

The Ocean Atlantic Golf Classic
The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay will host for the first time the Ocean Atlantic Golf Classic, an annual benefit on May 16 in support of Children's Beach House, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children with special needs and their families. Larry Goldstein, developer of The Peninsula, and his wife, Ellen, have been named honorary chairs of the 22nd annual tournament, which had previously been played at the Shawnee Country Club in Milford, Del. This is the first year the benefit will be played at The Peninsula, Delaware's first private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Ocean Atlantic, co-founded by Preston Schell, is the primary sponsor of the event and is constructing town homes and luxury condominiums at The Peninsula. The company has sponsored the tournament since 2004. The tournament accepts 128 golfers, and registration costs $250 per golfer. Interested parties may register via phone at 302.655.4288 or Internet at www.cbhinc.org. The entry fee includes golf, continental breakfast, two hours at the driving range, lunch during the tournament and dinner by The Peninsula's outdoor pool. The tournament is also accepting two sponsors for breakfast and lunch; one sponsor for the hole-in-one contest; two sponsors for the beverage cart; and several sponsors for corporate holes.

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.

Skate Park meeting May 7
A Skate Park meeting scheduled for Monday, May 7, at St. Phillips Church at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in future fund raisers. Any questions call Dawn Wilson 236-9968.

AARP Meeting May 10
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will meet Thursday, May 10, 1:30 p.m., at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Captain Dick Wolfe, Blades/ Seaford Landing Committee, will speak on the celebration of the 400th anniversary enactment of Captain John Smith's exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. Guests are welcome and refreshments are served For infomation, call 629-7950.

Acorn Club meets May 10
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have their annual dinner at the Eastern Star on May 10. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The hostesses are Joyce Whaley and Phyllis Nelson and their committee.

Seaford Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches and dinners, etc. that we do.

NARFE meets May 21
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their next meeting on Monday, May 21, beginning with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford at 11:30 a.m. Following lunch there will be a guided tour of the Ross Mansion in Seaford at 2 p.m. Cost of the tour is $3 per person. For more information on the meeting or for membership, call president Les Martens at 629-9759.

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.

Walking group
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a walking group with eight week sessions 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).

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

Cruise benefits Relay for Life
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is announcing her next "Cruisin' for the Cure" fundraiser cruise, sailing from New York City on Jan. 26, 2008, for 11 nights to the Southern Caribbean on the new Norwegian Gem. Fare includes a chartered bus to the dock. Due to an enthusiastic response, only two cabins remain. Call Carolyn at 629-4471 for complete details.

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.

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.

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

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast May 6
Breakfast at Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and 5th street, in Blades, May 6, 8 till 11 a.m. All you can eat, adults $7, children $3. This is sponsored by the auxiliary and firemen.

Democrat's Spring-Dinner affair
The Sussex County Democrat Party will hold its annual Spring Dinner affair on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 5 p.m., at the new Heritage Shores Clubhouse, Bridgeville. There will be a social hour with a seated dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by our enthusiastic keynote speaker, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, and Lt. Gov. John Carney will be in attendance to welcome everyone, along with all elected Democrat officials up and down the State. Entertainment is by local singer Matt Esham, and harpist Mike Nielson. An announcement of silent auction items and door prizes will end the evening. For more information, please call 302-628-4563.

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.

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.