Friends fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your receipt to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.
Bethel Historical Society From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
Festival of Trees Delaware Hospice's premier fundraiser, the Festival of Trees offers visitors a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths, and activities for everyone in the family. In Sussex County, the Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. For details call 302-855-2344 or visit www.delawarehospice.org
Library commemorative brick sale Honor your family or loved one, remember a loved one, advertise your business, recognize your organization, church or social group by purchasing a commemorative brick which will become a part of history as the "New Seaford Library & Cultural Center" opens in 2010. The bricks will be placed on the Reading Terrace of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Cost for the 4x8 decorative bricks is $100 each which includes three lines of engraved upper case text. Proceeds support the capital campaign.Order forms may be obtained from the circulation desk at the library, online at www.seaford.lib.de.us or by contacting Friends President Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or Vice President Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Scholarship Fund Bingo night Join us for a night of Bingo to benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Alexander Avenue, Salisbury, Md. Along with a full night of Bingo, there will also be door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and food for sale. The event will feature prizes such as Vera Bradley Bags, Longaberger baskets, Harley-Davidson items and other donations from the community. Games begin at 7 p.m., with a special Early Bird Game at 6:30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 410-749-1981 for directions to the game site. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. Proceeds from the games benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, a Delmarva scholarship awarded to students entering the education field. For more information, or to make a donation to the scholarship, contact Helen at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City (410-629-1599) or Ashley and Kathy at Harley-Davidson of Seaford (629-6161).
Seaford Christmas Parade Plans are under way for the 2009 Seaford Christmas Parade. Touted as the largest Christmas Parade on Delmarva, Seaford hosts an extravagant evening parade the first Saturday in December. This year, the parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 5; step off is at 7 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association and the City of Seaford. The Grand Marshall is Dick Collison. To sign up, go online to www.mychristmasparade.com Entry forms and parade rules are also available at Seaford City Hall, Dick's Barber Shop, Fantasy Beauty Salon, Seaford Harley-Davidson and Mortgage Network Solutions.
Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009.
The Christmas Boutique The Christmas Boutique will once again be featured in the Ross Mansion gift shop at the annual Victorian Christmas on Dec. 11, 12 and 13. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. For further information, call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.
Holiday Evergreen Sale The Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Seaford is taking orders for its annual Holiday Evergreen Sale. Freshly created centerpieces, cemetery mounds and wreaths will be available for pick up on Dec. 1 at Galestown Community Center or the Ross Mansion. Holiday centerpieces with one candle are $15; two candles, $25. Mounds for cemeteries are $25. Wreaths, priced at $25, are made to order in your choice of mixed greenery or boxwood. Proceeds are used by the club for community projects. Place your order with any garden club member or by calling Carol Campbell at 337-9322 or Sharon Christopher at 410-310-5994.
Golden Girls luncheon The DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 3, at the Sussex Eastern Star buildingon Pine Street, Seaford. Cost is $15 and lunch will be served by the Eastern Star ladies. For more information, call Jackie at 875-7625 or Betty at 629-6317.
Historical Society seeks docents The Seaford Historical Society seeks several trained docents for Ross Mansion. Docents and volunteers are important to the Seaford Historical Society.A Victorian Christmas is in December and next year marks the 150th anniversary of the Ross Mansion with special events scheduled for every month. Special in-depth training classes will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ross Mansion in Seaford. New manuals with detailed information have been prepared for each individual who attends training. If interested, call the Seaford Historical Society office 628-9828 to register for a training class.
In-home story-time The Laurel Public Library will offer a 6-session series of weekly in-home preschool story times for local day care homes. This no-cost pilot program will bring books, poetry, music and fun to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the library for Story Time. Interested daycare providers are encouraged to contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian at 875-3184 or at email@example.com for more information.
Sunkissed Tanning food drive Sunkissed Tanning is currently having a food drive for Laurel families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you bring in five non-perishable items, you will get a free tan (up to 10 tans). Last year they collected 867 cans and 50 gift bags for children for Christmas. Their goal is to collect 1,000 cans this year. You can donate a toy, too. Sunkissed Tanning is located at Calio's Plaza in Laurel, and can be reached by calling Margi at 875-1622.
LHS Class of '69 The Laurel Class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Handbell choir concert The Laurel Public Library welcomes the return of the combined handbell choirs from Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel and St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford at their third annual program of holiday ringing on Monday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. Under the direction of Doug Rhodes and Karen Tull respectively, each handbell choir will present a selection of seasonal favorites as well as various other traditional music. The highlight of the program is the combining of the two choirs for the final selections. The program will last approximately one hour and is appropriate for ages 14 and up. The program will be held in the second floor area of the library to accommodate this previously standing room only event. For more information, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com
LHS Class of '84 Laurel Class of 1984 will hold their 25th class reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at Chef Fred's Chateau de'Ville in Salisbury, Md. Contact Joel Wharton at 238-7147 for details.
Gigantic indoor yard sale Gigantic indoor yard sale to support Jamaica Teen Challenge Missions Trip, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to noon. It will be held at Epworth Christian School Gymnasium, 14511 Sycamore Road, Laurel, DE 19956. Concessions will be on sale. For more information, call 875-7995. Pastors of the Central Worship Center are Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor; and John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor.
Bethel Worship Center Bethel Worship Center will hold a bake sale, yard sale and coffee, scrapple and eggs, sausage and egg sandwiches, to benefit Bethel Worship Center's Building Fund, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. This will be at the new location, south of Blades on US 13 South, at the old Quality Mechanical building beside the Ark.
Oyster fritter fry Hope Lodge #4 in Laurel will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Nov. 21, at their 6th Street location. Hours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be offered. All are welcome.
Laurel Christmas Parade The Laurel Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 4. Line-up begins at 5 p.m. Parade starts at 7 p.m. Theme is "Christmas for Kids." Application for entry can be picked up at the Laurel Chamber Office, located at 112 E. Market St., downtown Laurel. For details call 875-9319.
Beef & dumpling dinner The Laurel Senior Center will hold a beef and dumpling dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the senior center. Cost is $12 and carry-outs will be available. Menu includes beef and dumplings, cole slaw, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, coffee, tea and dessert. Bake table items will be available. For more information, call 875-2536.
Holiday Open House O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel will host a Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be hourly door prizes, a daily grand prize and refreshments. Dan Gaffney from WGMD will be there on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Hen House in Laurel will have their Holiday Open House on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Laurel Library Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Library closed Dec. 7, 7 p.m. - Holiday Handbell Concert Dec. 8-Jan. 30, 2010 - Christmas Exhibit of antique toys "Toys From Another Time"; opening reception from 3-5 pm. Dec. 10, 6 p.m. - Adult Book Discussion Group - selection to be announced. Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m. - Consult with Sussex County Consumer Health Librarian Linda Leonard for up to date information on health and medical issues.
LHS seeks used caps and gowns Laurel High School is requesting a donation of used graduation caps and/or gowns for needy families. These items will be loaned to students in need of graduation attire assistance. Bring or send your caps and/or gowns to the high school.
Spicer Memorial Golf Tournament Registration, 11 a.m.; Shot Gun Start, 12:30 p.m.; Event Format: 4-Person Scramble. Join us to enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. With each sponsorship, golfers will receive: 18-holes of championship golf; use of the driving range and practice facilities; on-course contests; gourmet boxed lunch; on course beverages and snacks; goodie bag; cocktail party and dinner to follow. Additional opportunities include: Mulligan; 50/50 raffle; silent auction; Beat the Pro Contest; Ball Drop Contest. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at (302) 337-9910 Ext. 316 or e-mail to HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com Sponsorship information to follow.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by Union United Methodist Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, will be held Thursday, Nov. 26, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, no charge. Come join us. Limited delivery for shut ins. For more information call 337-7409.
Choral Society Christmas Program The Southern Delaware Choral Society will present their Christmas program, "My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord" on Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m., at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville. The concert features Mendelssohn's Magnificat, choruses of JS Bach's Magnificat and 10 choruses from Handel's Messiah. Tickets are available at southerndelawarechoralsociety.org, at select stores in southern Delaware, or by contacting Executive Director Gail Launay at 226-5231.
Railroad open house DelMarVa Model Railroad Club's 24th Annual Open House, located at 103 East State St., Delmar, Camelot Hall, second floor. Free admission and free parking Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5 & 6, Jan. 9 & 10, Jan. 16 & 17; Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's noon to 5 p.m. Operating layouts: N-Scale, N Trak Modules, HO Layout, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, LGB (G Gauge). Train videos to view and raffles.
Delmar Library National Pickle Day - Do you know your pickles? Stop by the Delmar Public Library for a taste test to celebrate National Pickle Day on Thursday, Nov. 19. We open at noon on Thursdays. Story-time - No story time for pre-schoolers on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The next story time will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. Holiday hours - The Delmar Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.We will have regular hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Saturday, Nov. 28. Food donations - The Delmar Library is a drop-off site for non-perishable food items until the end of the year. All items will be given to Harvest Ministries in Delmar. Holiday books - The library's collection of holiday craft books and cookbooks are ready for check-out by anybody with a Sussex County library card. Just in time to inspire delicious treats and inventive gifts for the upcoming season.
'Sounds of the Season' Concert Get into the spirit of the holiday season at the 4th annual Sounds of the Season Concert. The concert, which benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, will once again be held at the Delmar Junior Senior High School, in Delmar. The Griffin Dunn, Brittney Trout, and choruses from Delmar High School, Greenwood Mennonite and Sussex Tech. A special performance by Jerry Jones, the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Male Vocalist of the Year for the Eastern United States, will conclude the concert. The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Chinese Auction on-site, featuring a hand-carved Santa, a professional clown performance, a Christmas flower arrangement and other unique items and holiday gifts. Tickets are $10 each, and available at Dr. Wolfgang's Seaford office at 629-2366, or by calling Sherry Wix at 629-2131. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.
Indoor yard sale A pre-Christmas indoor yard sale will be sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Post 7478 on 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood. Tables are available for $15 and must be paid by Nov. 15. Make checks payable to: Greenwood Memorial VFWLA 7478. Send checks to: Michaele Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. There will also be a baked goods table, 50/50 chances, and lunch with Capt. Sly Veteran, mascot for the VFW National Home for Children. Hot dogs, sodas, coffee and baked goods will be available throughout the day.Proceeds benefit the programs of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. For more information,contact Durene Jones at 519-3604.
ACS benefit craft fair Team Woofgang is hosting a craft fair at the Greenwood Firehall on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society. Tables cost $20 each. Wolfgang walks the Relay for Life in the name ofa co-worker and friend that lost her battle with cancer in 2007.For more information, contact Jeanne Todd at 841-2104 or Jeanne20@comcast.net
Book discussion series Each month a different culinary mystery will be featured at the Greenwood Library. Enjoy a discussion of the book and a sample of one of the book's recipes. Discussions are free and will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. The book discussion Dec. 8 will be on Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. To obtain a copy of the book before the discussion, visit the library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Radio City tickets Limited tickets are available for a trip to see the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, sponsored by Adult Plus at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes' signature high-kicks and precision choreography in several show-stopping numbers. For more information call at 856-5618.
Seaford AARP trips Dec. 2 - American Music Theater Christmas Show & Millers Restaurant, $92; six seats available. March 1-3, 2010 - a trip to Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Cost is $235 double. March 31, 2010 - Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit Of Washington. Cost is $71. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Day trips for the holidays Have the time of your life watching the ABBA Tribute at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Sunday, Nov. 29. Experience the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. See the DuPont Mansion sparkling with holiday cheer during a guided tour on Friday, Dec. 4. Take a journey with sorority girl Elle Woods to Harvard Law School where she struggles to be taken seriously in "Legally Blonde," at the DuPont Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 5. See the smash hit "Holiday Pops," featuring Peter Nero, at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Take a train ride to see the beautiful display of lights in Ocean City's Northside Park, drink tea and enjoy dinner in a Victorian oceanfront hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Celebrate the season by watching "Happy Holidays" in orchestra seats at the Kennedy Center on Friday, Dec. 11. Don't miss "Too Hot to Handel" a jazzy, soulful reinterpretation of Handel's Messiah at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Saturday, Dec. 12. Delight in the Christmas blooms, including thousands of poinsettias, at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania on Sunday, Dec. 13. Take a special tour of the U.S. Naval Academy and have high tea at the Officers' & Faculty Club after an independent lunch in downtown Annapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Enjoy a day in New York City to shop, see a Broadway show, or look at holiday decorations on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Feast on brunch before watching the musical "White Christmas" at Tony's Dinner Theater in Baltimore on Thursday, Dec. 17. Stimulate your senses with the winter wonderland musical extravaganza, "Holiday Spectacular," featuring more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Friday, Dec. 18. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus program at 856-5618.
See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus program at 856-5618.
Vacation with Del Tech Take a vacation with the Adult Plus program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.
Seaford Library cruise The April 25, 2010 Cruise to Bermuda is one of the functions planned to help raise funds for the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The deadline for making reservation has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. A reservation deposit of $300 is required. The total cost varies with the choice of stateroom An interior room costs $975 per person. An oceanview room is $1195. For a deluxe oceanview with veranda the cost is $1495. The price includes round trip transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, N.J. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda at Kings Wharf. Information regarding island tours and other suggested activities on the island will be provided on board the ship. For further information call Barbara Stetzer at 628-3300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in the downtown Seaford Museum. We encourage any interested alumni or teachers to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
Delaware Grays The December meeting of the "Delaware Grays" SCV Camp 2068 will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown. Members and those interested in joining are invited to attend. For more information, visit www.DESCV.org
Genealogical Society Funeral home records are a hidden source of genealogical information. The Sussex County Genealogical Society will feature a program by Denny Rayne, administrator and corporate secretary for Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. Rayne, a Sussex County native, businessman and historian,will give informationon the types ofrecordsavailable, tell humorous stories about southeastern Sussex County, and give ways to provide information to survivors for future generations. The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about finding their ancestors. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org
Ruritan Club buffet All-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month now through June from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at the Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road.
AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. For details, call 629-8033.
Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus Come visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and his reindeer and elves from Nov. 27, to Dec. 20, Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays - 5 to 9 p.m.; Sundays, 5 to 9 p.m. at his Quillen residence. Directions: From Rt. 13 (Bridgeville) head east on 404 approximately 6.4 miles, turn left onto Wilson Hill Road. Santa's house is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right. From 113 (Georgetown) head west on 404 approximately 6.4 miles, turn right onto Wilson Hill Road. Santa's house is approximately 1 mile down the road on the right. Tell Santa what you would like, feed the deer and just have a good time, for kids of all ages. 14034 Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown.
Men of God Conference Booker Street Church of God 7th Anointed Men of God Conference, "Men Pressing Towards the High Calling of God," convening at the Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, Md. on Nov. 27-29. Registration is $25 per person. Contact the Rev. Charles Long for more information by calling 302-856-9097 or 855-0959
Fish fry On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 will hold a fish fry, bay trout, baked beans, string beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies, cole-slaw, coffee, lemonade and ice tea. Cost is $9 per dinner. Children ages 4-10, $4.50, take out will be available; at the Post Home on Williamsville Road just past Southern States. For more information call 422-4412 any day after noon.