Dance for J.R. Adkins
Benefit dance for J.R. Adkins, Saturday, Dec. 3, Delmar Fire Department, must be 21 years of age, $10 a person. 6 to 8 p.m., food provided; 8 p.m. to midnight, dance. Silent auction and 50/50. For tickets call 846-3314 or 875-0374.
Little League at Grotto's
Grotto's, U.S. 13, Seaford, will sponsor a Nanticoke Little League night on Monday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Nanticoke Little League.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7 the Bookmobile will be at: The Child Craft Company, Seaford, parking lot, Market Street, 9:45-10:30 a.m.;
Bethel Store, Bethel, parking lot, Main and Vine streets, 10:45-11:30 a.m.;
Sussex Manor M.H. Park, Seaford, main entrance, Sussex Manor Lane, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Methodist Manor House, Seaford, side-walk entrance, Middleford Road, 1:15-1:45 p.m.;
Seaford Center, Seaford, parking lot , Dutton Avenue, 2-2:30 p.m.;
Coverdale Child Development Center, Bridgeville, parking lot, Fisher Circle, 3:15-4:45 p.m.;
Walker's Mill M.H. Park, Bridgeville, office-parking lot, Martin Street, 4-4:30 p.m.
AARP Driving Class
AARP offers driver's course Dec. 12, 13 AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 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 for 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. The cost is $10.
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Dec. 4, 8-11 a.m., adults $6, Children, $3. Menu includes: bacon, scrapple, sausage, scrambled eggs, cream chipped beef, sausage gravy over toast, pancakes made to order, toast, hash brown potatoes, fruit cup, fruit juices, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.
Christmas in Bridgeville
30th annual Christmas in Bridgeville, Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Woodbridge High School. More than 75 vendors with crafts, plants, decorations, wooden items. Lunch by Jimmy's Grille. Phone 337-7887.
Christmas in Odessa House Tour
41st annual Christmas in Odessa House Tour, Saturday, Dec 3. Day tours - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; candlelight tours - 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 (children under 12, $5). Ticket includes the opening of four Historic Odessa Foundation houses. Ongoing events include Christmas craft sale, greens sale, antique sale, entertainement and concessions.
Local Christmas Parades
Seaford: Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association. For more information, phone 628-2828. The raindate is Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. Delmar: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., sponsored by the Delmar Chamber of Commerce. For more information, phone 846-3336. The raindate is Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. Laurel: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, phone 1-800-282-8650. The raindate is Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Millsboro: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m., sponsored by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the town of Millsboro. For more information, phone 934-6777.
Holiday Concert at Del tech
Sunday, Dec. 4, Holiday Concert by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Featured are guest conductor Clyde Mitchell and soprano Mary Anne Barcellona. Family-friendly concert will include traditional carols, classics, and holiday favorites as well as audience participation. Tickets are $25/adults; $10 students; children under 12 free. For information or tickets call 1-888-846-8600 or 302-858-5475 or visit the Web site at www.midatlanticsymphony.org.
Laurel Christmas Musical
Laurel Wesleyan Church will be presenting a multi-generational Christmas musical "The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team" on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located one-half mile north of Laurel on U.S. 13A. For more information phone 875-5380.
Victorian Christmas in Seaford
Ninth annual Victorian Christmas, Gov. Ross Mansion, Seaford, Dec. 9, 10, 11. Candlelight tours, 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 9 ($5); tours, 1 to 4 p.m. ($5), wine and cheese party/candlelight tours, 5 to 7 p.m. ($10), Dec. 10; tours, family day, 1 to 5 p.m. ($7, $15 a family), De. 11. Thirteen rooms will be decorated by local florists for the holiday. Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society.
Christmas Festival of Harmony
Second annual Christmas Festival of Harmony, Saturday, Dec. 10, Wicomico High School, Salisbury, 2 and 7:30 p.m. shows. Presented by the Ocean Bay Sweet Adelines. Advance tickets are $10; at the door, $12. Children 2 to 11 years of age, $5. Phone 1-410-749-1194.
Santa Hours in Laurel
Santa Claus will be at Market Street Park, Laurel, immediately after the parade on Friday, Dec. 9. On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. His visit is sponsored by Charity Lodge 27 I.O.O.F., Laurel.
Choral Society Concert
A selection of popular Christmas music at the Southern Delaware Choral Society 26th annual Christmas concert, on Sunday Dec. 11, 3 p.m., at the Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View. Under the direction of David Miller of Seaford. Tickets are $12 adults and $10 for students. For tickets or more information on SDCS call 302-645-2013.
Model Railroad Club Show
Delmarva Model Railroad Club 18th annual holiday open house, Dec. 3 and 4, Jan. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Club is located at 103 East St., Camelot Hall, Delmar, Del. Refreshments, white elephant tables, train set raffle. Phone 856-9250.
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. This month will be Dec. 1.
Laurel New Century Club
The Laurel New Century Club is having their December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at noon at RJ Riverside Restaurant. Buffet lunch will be served and this is also their Christmas party. The program this year is titled, "Christmas around the World." Some of the members will be speaking abut how Christmas as well as other holidays this time of the year are celebrated in this country and other parts of the world.
Acorn Club Christmas Event
GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meets for their Christmas Auction at Grace Baptist Church, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is to bring an item to be auctioned. The proceeds will go to the international affairs projects. Ann McFarland is hostess.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m., Methodist Manor House fellowship hall, Seaford. The Seaford area includes western Sussex County from Delmar to Greenwood. Entertainment will be singing by the South Coastal Chorus. The annual homemade Christmas cookie party will follow. Call 875-5086.
Equine Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at Exhibitors' Hall north entrance, Harrington Fairgrounds. 2006 Elections of Officers and Directors will be held. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more info contact Nyle Callaway at422-4094, or Paula Barto at 629-5233.
Widowed Persons Service
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral for the annual Christmas program. Those attending should bring canned goods and toys for associated charities. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Basket Bingo in Milford
Basket bingo at Milford Elks Lodge 2401, corner of Elks Lodge and Marshall roads, Milford, on Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.); featuring Longaberger baskets. Refreshments for sale. Free soft drinks and desserts. Must be 18 years of age to play bingo. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware. Cost is $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For information and advance tickets: call 424-4015, 537-4757, or 947-1779.
DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon
DuPont Golden Girls luncheon, Thursdsay, Dec. 1, (snow date: Thursday, Dec. 8), 11 a.m., at Seaford Golf and Country Club. The cost is $15 and payable by Monday, Nov. 15. Send to: Rebecca Waller, 23133 Ross Station Road, Seaford, DE 19973; phone: 302-629-6579. Optional gift $10.
Bill of Rights Returns to State
Delaware's Bill of Rights returns to the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Dec. 7, through July 4, 2006, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Open late on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Read Aloud Sessions Upcoming
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., in the conference room of the Delaware National Bank, Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Day Trip to Harrisburg, Pa.
Seaford Parks and Recreation day trip to Harrisburg, Pa., Sunday, Dec. 4. Bus leaves the Seaford High School parking lot at 7 a.m. Tour the Christmas and Gift Show, the largest holiday show in the country with 500 vendors, decorated trees, musical groups and more. Cost is $30. Phone 629-6809.
Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months. from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.