Christmas gifts for children
Laurel Baptist Church will open a Christmas gift store on Dec. 8, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $1 or a can of food, two gifts can be purchased for your child. There will be toys for all ages. Refreshments will be served and babysitters will be available for the children while the parents shop. Pre-registration is required. Get pre-registered by calling Kathy Meloney at 410-546-3918. (Deadline for registering is Nov. 24.) The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard; approximately two miles south of town; west side of 13A. Any questions contact: Gertrude Smith at 875-5300.
Toys for Tots collection
Regional Builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 14. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Regional Builders appreciates your continued support for this very worthy cause.
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a Christmas auction at Wesley United Methodist Church on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The hostess is Sue Ockels and her committee.
Christmas Choral Concert
Christmas Choral Concert at Old Christ Church with tea and É after the concert at Laurel's historic Cook House on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, the story of the birth of Jesus with choral accompaniment will be read from the gospel of Luke. The story will be read by representatives of the daughter churches of Old Christ Church. Organist Mary Ann Torkelson will be providing accompaniment for the congregational caroling which will include such favorites as 'Away in a Manger,' 'It came Upon a Midnight Clear,' and, of course, 'Silent Night.' The Choral Society ensemble is a small group of 15 singers from the 80-voice chorus, and will be singing a variety of Christmas selections between readings. This group performs twice a year throughout Sussex County. The director is the Rev. John Ranney, and accompanist is Rebecca McDaniel. They will also be performing Handel's Messiah with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony on Dec. 8 at Eagles' Nest Fellowship Church. The OCC concert is free although a good-will offering will be taken to support the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. Be sure to bring a lap robe and cushions.
'Stocking Stuffers' presented by Woodbridge High School. Break-A-Leg Productions, Dec. 6, 7, and 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodbridge High School Auditorium. Tickets are $3. Come meet Santa before the show.
Santa House schedule in Laurel
The Independent Order of Odd Fellow, Charity Lodge 27 of Laurel will again be hosting the free Santa House in Laurel. The location will be at the Laurel Town Park, at the intersection of 13A and Rt. 24. The Santa House is just to the left of the bandstand/gazebo. Last year we saw approximately 140 children over the six nights. Each of the children visiting Santa received a nice large candy cane and an age-appropriate reading book. The park is also beautifully decorated and adds considerably to the holiday spirit. Santa's House will operate on Dec. 7, after the parade; Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m.
'Let There Be Light'
The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is excited to present the Broadway-style musical production "Let There Be Light." Directed and produced by three-time National Crystal Communicator Award winner, Wendy Craig, the production will premier Dec. 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. with free admission. This is not an ordinary "church skit." With full set-design, lighting, make up, costumes, singing and choreography it has already provided to be a delightful smash to both young and old alike. With a contemporary approach to the Christmas message, this group reminds us to "celebrate the joy of Christmas" - the joy of family and friends brought together again because of the baby Jesus. "Let There Be Light" is a major must-see event. The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on Rt. 13, just 3 miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. Refreshments will be served following the performance. A $50 Toys R Us Gift Card will be given away each night. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come early because seating is limited. For more information, call 875-7824 or 875-3242.
Senior Center Christmas party
Nanticoke Senior Center's Christmas Party will be held Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. Entertainment at 10:30 a.m., will be Side By Side. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations must be made no later than Monday, Dec. 10. Food prepared on site by our staff. Door prizes and surprises. Don't miss out on a great time of fellowship. Any questions call 629-4939.
Holiday concert benefit
The community is invited to come and enjoy an evening of musical talent and good eats at the Holiday of Hope Community Concert and dessert bar benefiting teen ministry, Shiloh House of Hope. This display of local musical talent will take place Friday, Nov. 30, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Musical talent includes Greenwood Mennonite Ensemble, Kent Embleton and Lauren Henry from Delmarva Christian High School, Eagles Nest Praise Band, Ben Sorrells and Ken Deusa, and others. Area churches, Christian schools and other ministries are encouraged to mobilize the community to come out and enjoy this special night. Tickets are available for $10/person or $25/family or at the door the night of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Maria at (302) 337-9330 or visit their website at www.shilohhouseofhope.org.
Christmas in Bridgeville
The 32nd annual Christmas in Bridgeville sponsored by the Bridgeville Historical Society will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Woodbridge High School. Free admission. Chances will be available from the society on an antique ladies writing desk, to be raffled at 3 p.m. More than 60 vendors will be showing their wares ranging from homemade goodies, crafts, including wooden items, dolls, candles, Christmas decorations, quilts, poinsettias and Christmas greens. Lunch will be catered by "Jimmy's Grille" in the school cafeteria. Caroling in the Park will take place on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historical Society Park on the corner of Delaware Ave. and William St. Please bring a canned good donation for needy families.
Holiday Concert benefit
Dr. Marie Wolfgang's Relay for Life team is sponsoring their second annual "Sounds of the Season" Holiday Concert to benefit the American Cancer Society and the 2008 West Sussex Relay for Life on Sunday, Dec. 9. The concert will again be held in the auditorium at Delmar High School at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. Performers are volunteering their time and talents for this concert. Members of the audience will enjoy the talents of employees of Nanticoke Health Services, including Lori Miller, area middle school choruses and other members of the Sussex County area. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. Contact Dr. Wolfgang's office at 629-2366 or any member of the Relay team for tickets. A silent auction will also be held, and refreshments will be available for purchase at intermission.
Children's Christmas party
Laurel American Legion Post 19 is holding a Children's Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at the Post Home for children 12-year-old and under. Santa Clause will be stopping by. There will be games, goodies, gifts and fun for the kids.
Kiwanis Club Santa House
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will again this year be sponsoring Santa's House. Santa will be located at the Seaford Village Shopping Center next to Sears. The following will be the hours that Santa will be at his house: Friday Dec.7, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Dec.8, 5-7 p.m. Sunday Dec.9, 4-6 p.m. Friday Dec.14, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Dec.15, 5-7 p.m. Sunday Dec.16, 4-6 p.m. Friday Dec.21, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Dec.22, 5-7 p.m. Sunday Dec.23, 4-6 p.m.
Caroling on the Circle
Sussex Countians are invited to sing in the 2007 holiday season and help the needy during the 24th annual Caroling on The Circle event, to be held Monday, Dec. 3, in downtown Georgetown. The annual community singing event doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy of Sussex County. This year's festivities will begin at 7 p.m. outside the historic Sussex County Courthouse. The program will feature a blend of traditional and Spanish carols performed by a number of singers. This year's festivities also will include the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting by the Town of Georgetown. The event is free to attend. Participants are asked only to bring with them canned goods or other non-perishable food items for donation. Anyone who wishes to contribute, can drop off canned goods Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Administrative Offices building, next to the courthouse, in Georgetown. For more information, call 855-7700.
Parade participants wanted
The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year's theme is 'Peace on Earth' and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at www.Federalsburg.org. For more information call 410-754-8157.
Community carol sing
There will be an old fashioned community Christmas carol sing at Delmar Park on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4-5p.m. Bring your family and friends to get in the true spirit of Christmas.
Del Tech presents 'Nutcracker'
Saturday, December 15 - The Nutcracker, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, theatre, Arts & Science Center, Rt. 18, Georgetown. The First State Ballet Theatre under the artistic direction of Pasha Kambalov will present this holiday classic. General admission $20; students & senior citizens $15. For tickets call Del Tech at 856-5400, Ext. 5545.
West Seaford Holiday auction
The 2nd annual West Seaford Holiday Auction will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Items to be bid range from gift certificates to huge themed baskets. All proceeds benefit the schools' PTO which provides funding for various field trips, functions and supplies needed through the school year.
Joint effort for Military
We would like to have AT&T International Phone Cards donated to either Dr. Richard Tananis' office or the Laurel Police Department. We will be accepting phone cards until Dec. 1. You can purchase the phone cards at any Wal-Mart, Happy Harry's, Rite Aid or Food Lion. They range in price from $5 to $40 depending on the time bought. It is for the 153rd Military Police Company, National Guard. Adam Coleman from LPD is currently over there, along with several other police officers from surrounding communities. Currently they are over in Iraq on the front lines and are not expected home for at least nine months.This is an opportunity for them to call home and speak to their loved ones without incurring additional bills by doing collect calls. It is the one thing that they request the most.
Fashion jewelry extravaganza
A Fashion Hayvin jewelry extravaganza will be held Nov. 29 and 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the main lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Enjoy 25 to 75% off retail prices.
Culinary arts and training
First State Community Action Agency's new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of Labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.
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. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.
Lap blankets for Vets sought
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 of Laurel is looking for people who knit, crochet, or can hand-make lap blankets for our veterans in the local nursing homes. We have a goal of 60. If you are interested in helping us reach our goal, contact Ann Foskey, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19, at 875-0714.
AARP volunteer hours
AARP Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County request that members, who will not be present at the Dec. 13 membership meeting in the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, to mail or phone in their 2007 volunteer hours to chapter president, Helen Skjoldager, at 875-5086 by Dec. 30. All volunteers' hours will be totaled and sent to National Headquarters before the Jan. 30, 2008 deadline. Model Railroad Club Over 5000 square feet of displays including 6 operating layouts in 4 different scales. Large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains.
Refreshments and snacks will be served and a chance to win one of three train sets being raffled. Admission is free (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Saturday Dec. 1, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, noon 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. For more information call, 410-742-9325 or 856-9250.
AARP fund raiser
Longaberger fundraiser/bake sale sponsored by AARP Chapter #5340 Saturday, Dec 8, at Georgetown Wal-Mart. Basket donations are $2 each or three for $5. For more information call 856-3404 or 945-1288. AARP Chapter #5340 scholarship fundraiser is the Longaberger 2007 Christmas Collection Sweets and Treats Bundle basket. Basket ticket donations are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available until Dec. 20. For tickets contact any AARP member, or call 856-3404 or 945-1288.
Georgetown Library events
Hometown Pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring Popcorn and a Movie on the first Friday of every month.
Stay and play
The "Parents As Teachers" (PAT) Stay & Play - Parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. (Closed on school holidays.) Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Laurel AIDS awareness
AIDS awareness event on Dec. 1, 'World AIDS Day,' will be held in the downtown area of Laurel beginning at 6 p.m. with a brief program. This will be followed by a candlelight walk down Delaware Ave. to Janosik Park where there will be a "flower toss" in honor of AIDS victims. Refreshments will be served at Centenary Church on Market Street. Other World AIDS Day events in Sussex County will be held in Rehoboth Beach at the Grandstand beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the lobby of the State Service Center on Bedford Street in Georgetown from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. where brochures and red ribbon pins will be given out. For more information call the Sussex County AIDS Council at 644-1090.
Seaford Elk Lodge hoop shoot
The Seaford Elk Lodge will be holding their annual hoop shoot contest on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Laurel Middle School Field House. Registration will begin at noon and the contest will begin promptly at 1 p.m. All Boys and Girls who will be nine years old by April 1 of 2008 and will not be 14 years old on that same date are eligible to participate. The classification is 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14, with male and female students competing in their own gender groups. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners and T-shirts will be awarded to all first place winners to wear at the District level of competition. All participants must bring a "copy" of their birth certificate on the above date to be in the contest. Questions may be answered by calling Roger Hall, local chairman at 875-5209.
Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Senior Center Red Hat Ladies
Help the Red Hat's raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public - need not be present to win.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its preservation, protection, enhancement and naturalization, met to discuss the historical marker dedication for the mill at Hearns Pond, progress on the Hearns Pond Dam study, annexation, and traffic issues. The next meeting will beheld on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
Republican Woman's Club
A good time is planned for the December meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club. Santa is coming and there will be entertainment by the ESQ singers. Also an auction of donated items is planned. The meeting will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club on Dec. 12 at 10:45. Luncheon will be served at a cost of $15. If you have items to bring for the auction bring them to the meeting with you. Reservations can be made by calling Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757, or on the club web site. For more information about our club and club activities see the club web site at: www.SCRWC.net.
AARP Chapter 1084 meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County board meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the Seaford Methodist Manor House game room. Members are reminded to hand in their 2007 volunteer hours and to nominate new officers for 2008.
Genealogical Society meets
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. The Society's web site is www.scgsdelaware.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
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.
Seaford Recreation's 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets 629-6809.
Delmar Alumni Association trip
The Delmar Alumni Association is planning an overnight two-day-bus trip to Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and Chadsford Winery on Dec. 3 and 4. The cost is $149 (double occupancy) and includes bus, Inn at Mendenhall and breakfast buffet. For more information call Dorothy Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Trip to see 'All Shook Up'
Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 is offering a trip to see "All Shook Up" at the Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 7:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $73, which includes lunch. Registration and payment is due by Jan. 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcome.
Sight and Sound trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Sight and Sound Trip presents: Voices of Christmas, at Living Waters Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Cost: $80 members, and $85 non-members. Price includes: Motor coach transportation and tip for driver, box lunch from the center, and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For questions, call 629-4939.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund
Oyster Sandwich Day
Hope Lodge #4 is holding an oyster sandwich day Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Star will have baked goods. 102 West 6th Street, Laurel.
All you can eat breakfast
An all you can eat breakfast will be held at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon Street and 5th street in Blades, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. till 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the firemen. Cost for adults is $7 and children $3.
Breakfast with Santa
The Delmar Elementary PTA will be holding its annual Breakfast With Santa at Delmar Elementary School on Saturday, Dec 1, 7-10 a.m. Tickets will be sold at the door, cost for adults, $5, and children, $3. We will be having raffles and vendor/craft tables set up for holiday shopping. Nanticoke Senior Center breakfast Nanticoke Senior Center will hold its building fund breakfast on Dec. 6, at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Cost is $5. Menu includes: Fruit cup, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cream chipped beef on toast, hash brown potatoes, biscuits, coffee or tea, orange juice. For sign ups and questions call 629-4939.
CHEER hosting dinner club
Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call 302-349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com.
DuPont Golden Girls luncheon
The Annual DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene at 629-3377, or Jackie Davis at 875-7625.