Bethel Christmas House Tour The Bethel Christmas House Tour will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.Pick up your map at the museum located on First Street.Tickets are $10 each. For tickets, call Pat at 875-2793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the Bethel Historical Society.
Early Black Friday Sale The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold their 6th Annual Early Black Friday Sale on Friday, Nov. 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All shoppers will receive a mystery discount of up to 50% off holiday merchandise. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955. Payroll deductions are available for eligible NHS employees. Payment is expected at time of order.
Salvation Army concert To kick off its annual fund drive, the Salvation Army in Sussex County will sponsor the Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists in concert. While admission is free, the performance is intended to draw attention to the Salvation Army and to its needs not only of contributions during the Christmas season but also of volunteers to ring bells next to its familiar red collection kettles. The Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists will perform Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford. Admission to the concert, sponsored by the Salvation Army in Sussex County, is free. For details, call Debbie Engel, 628-2020.
iPad raffle at Nanticoke The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will raffle an iPad just in time for the holiday season. Tickets are on sale for a 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad with case and adapter, retailed at $540. Tickets are available for sale at The Look-In Glass Shoppe (located at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) through Dec. 17 and cost $5 each or five for $20. The drawing will be held at noon on Dec. 17. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955. Payroll deductions are available for eligible employees.
Charity fundraiser There will be a charity fundraiser to help with the mounting medical costs and related expenses of the Mike Cherrix' family of Laurel. Mike is recovering from cancer treatment/orthopaedic surgery. The event will be Sunday, Nov. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at Station 7 at the Laurel Junction, located at the corner of Rts. 13 and 9, formerly Bargain Bill's. The cost is $10 per ticket in advance or at the door. There will be live and silent auctions and entertainment by the Bo Dickerson Band. Snacks will be provided. A cash bar and full menu will also be available. For more information, ticket purchase, or to contribute items for auction call Laurie Short at 236-7642, Karen Cherrix at 875-7460 or Cheryl Macklin at 875-8505.
Wheaton's special sale Come join the Bethel Historical Society and be part of the specials that Wheaton's will be offering to our guests on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.Cost is $5 per ticket. Specials include: discounts on all items except for furniture, door prizes and light refreshments. Wheaton's is located on Stein Highway in the old Tull's location. Call Helen at 877-0231 for tickets.
Eat pancakes, help the library The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.
Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Historical Society cookbook The Seaford Historical Society has collected more than 340 recipes in the traditional, old-fashioned style and compiled them into "A Recollection of Recipes." Books are now on sale for $12. Featured are heirloom recipes, Civil War era recipes and Victorian Tea recipes. Books will be sold at the gift shops of the Gov. Ross Mansion at 1101 North Pine St. Ext. and the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., Seaford. For more information, call 628-9828.
Fall Social The Seaford High School Alumni Association is sponsoring their Fall Social atthe Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades on Friday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.
Victorian Christmas kick off A wine and cheese party will be the starting event of the 2010 Victorian Christmas at the Governor Ross Mansion, Seaford, on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The mansion in candlelight will be open for tours. Anyone who attends will receive a free raffle ticket for one of two baskets of wine with accompaniments. This event is open to the public. No reservations are required. The charge is $10 per person, payable at the door. Every day of the Victorian Christmas, Dec. 10-12, offers tours of the fully furnished 13 rooms of the mansion and slave quarters. In addition, there will be an art show and an opportunity to meet the impersonators of the Ross family. Music will entertain guests on Saturday and Sunday afternoons along with refreshments. Charge for these days is $7 per person. Anyone who buys a ticket for the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is given a free ticket for admission to the Seaford Museum to see the train exhibit there. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
'Lunar Fun' at Ross Mansion "Lunar Fun" is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Ross Mansion Plantation. Viewers will be divided into three groups: grades 1 to 5, grades 6 to 8 and adults. Scott Davidson will lead discussions which will include moon phases, lunar landscapes, moon stories and manned exploration, to make the viewing more meaningful. Reservations are not required. There is no charge. Persons attending should bring telescopes or binoculars. This event can be held only in clear weather. Check the website at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com for the last-minute decision. For more information about "Lunar Fun" or any of the 150th anniversary events call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be no "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
- There will be no "Family Fun Night" on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
- Magic Cards Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. This is for teens who like to play Magic Cards.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. The Library will open for its regular business hours on Friday, Nov. 26.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 6. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 2.
- The Science and Religion Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6.
Bazaar Bake Sale The Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Bazaar Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday,Nov. 19, at the Senior Center in Seaford. Come out to support the Senior Center and buy some of Jerry Jones' Gospel Music. Jerry and Jeannie Jones willbe there to give and receive hugs. For more information, call 629-4939.
Library poinsettia sale The Friends of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center are taking orders for poinsettias arriving just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Poinsettias, which are in 5" pots and available in red, white and pink, are$6 each or 4 for $20. Pick up is Friday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Warren Allen Room of the library. Delivery is available to local businesses and order forms are available at the circulation desk of the library. All orders must be prepaid and turned into the library no later than Monday, Nov. 22. For more information, contact Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Homeschool Book Clubs The Laurel Public Library monthly book clubs are designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For details, call Becky Norton at 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
LHS Class of 75 reunion Laurel High School class of 1975 is planning their 35th class reunion and volunteers are needed. For more information, call Melinda Rogers Tingle, 875-0355; Debbie Calloway, 875-4160; or Denise Elliott Cugler, 245-5631.
Christmas music, readings at Old Christ Church On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., the Laurel Historical Society, The Old Christ Church League and St. Philips Episcopal Church will be hosting the third annual afternoon concert of Christmas music and readings at Old Christ Church, with a Victorian open house before and after the program from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cook House, 501 Fourth St. in Laurel. Leading the singing of familiar carols will be members of the Southern Delaware Choral Society, who will be offering special music as well. The church, built in the 1700s, has never been electrified or altered from its original state, other than repairs and maintenance. The Cook House, headquarters of the Laurel Historical Society will be festooned with decorations much in keeping with the period of the house, built around the time of the Civil War. Both events are free to the public to broaden public awareness of the uniqueness of these buildings as well as celebrate the joys of the season. However, free will donations for the preservation and maintenance of these treasures will be gratefully accepted at each location. For more information about the Old Christ Church League, call St. Philips office at 875-3644. For information about the Laurel Historical Society call 875-2820. The church is located on Christ Church Road off of Rt 24 in Laurel. For further information, call 536-1384.
Beginners Driving Course AARP Beginners Driving Course will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Senior Center. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.
Children and teen programs The following programs will be held for children and teens in November at the Laurel Public Library.
- Triple T StoryTime, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Designed for toddlers (ages 2 and 3); brings stories, rhymes, music and movement together for a morning of active fun for your little ones.
- After School Action, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. - Students in grades 5-8 are invited to "After School Action" where they can enjoy video games, board games, crafts and snacks each Thursday. Homework help available.
- Preschool Pajama Party, Monday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. - Preschoolers and their families are invited to our "Preschool Pajama Parties," a fun, active evening StoryTime program. Siblings welcome.
- NightLife@the Library, Friday, Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. - An after-hours, teens-only (grades 7-12) evening of video games, board games, pizza and good times. Teens new to our teen programs must come as a guest or pre-register.
Saturdays@the Library, Saturday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m. - Thanksgiving crafts, games and fun for kids in grades K-6. Science After School, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 4 p.m. - Students in grades K-6 are invited to an afternoon of hands-on science fun.
Purse bingo The Delaware Diamonds Blue Travel Ball team is holding a Longaberger and Thirty-One purse bingo on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets, call Tammy at 228-6298.
Cub scouts seeking memorabilia This year (2010) is the 100th anniversary of scouting. Cub Scout Pack 90 is looking for former scouts interested in joining them for an upcoming show and tell. They would love to see your scout uniforms, books, photos, patches, and hear your stories about your adventures with scouting. Contact Cub Master, Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
Laurel Pride in bloom You can now donate to purchase or maintain planters that change with the seasons. You can also donate for seasonal plantings or toward maintaining a planter in general. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o The Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.
Delmar Christmas parade The 2010 Delmar Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 12. Participation in the parade, which is sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is free. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. This year's theme is "What Christmas Means to Me." For a parade application, call the chamber of commerce voicemail at 846-3336, pick up an application at Delmar Town Hall, or download from www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com. The application deadline is Dec. 8.
Book signing in Delmar C.R. Webster, a Finksburg, Md. resident, will sign copies of her autobiography, "From the Cradle to the Cyclone Fence," at The Edge Family Ministries in Delmar, on Friday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact James Branscum at 888-361-9473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizen of the Year banquet The Delmar Citizen of the Year banquet, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, is Monday, Nov. 29, at 6:15 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $21 and may be purchased from the Bank of Delmarva (Delmar), Wilmington Trust (Delmar), or Delmar Town Hall through Nov. 22. The 2010 Delmar Citizen of the Year is Pam Schell of the Delmar Public Library.
Holiday candle light tour The Delmar Historic and Art Society (DHAS) will hold a holiday candle light tour on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This fundraiser is the first community-wide event to benefit and support the DHAS mission of offering the Delmar community a vision of the past while making a contribution to the future. Tickets are $8 and include coffee and cookies from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Delmar. Tickets may be purchased at Wilmington Trust in Delmar, from a board member or by calling Faith at 846-2546. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Masonic Lodge for a horse and carriage ride courtesy of Gary Horseman.
Delmar Community Carol Sing The 4thAnnual Delmar Community Carol Sing will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Delmar Middle & Senior High School Auditorium. There will be performances by the Delmar High School Chorus, Union UMC Gospel Choir, Flora Handy and Bell Choirs of St. Francis and St. Stephen's UMC. A donation of canned goods will be accepted for Harvest Ministries to serve the Delmar community. Complimentary soup and sandwiches will be provided afterthe Carol Sing at St. Stephen's UMC on State Street.
Dinner Club Join us for Dinner Club with the Good News Tour Ministries at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 for non-members. For more information, call 349-5237.
Christmas Caroling Party On Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a Christmas Caroling Party at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood. Participants will meet in the lobby of the rest home at 6 p.m., sing carols throughout the facility, and end the evening with refreshments in the dining room. The Country Rest Home is located at 12046 Sunset Lane in Greenwood. To register, or for directions to the Country Rest Home, call 349-5309.
Bridgeville Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library.
For information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
- Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Oyster fritter fry at Hope Lodge Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Nov. 20, at their hall on 6th Street, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. or until its gone. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be served. All are welcome.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville,will hold their 12th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at noon on Thursday, Nov. 25, in the Fellowship Hall. For details call 337-7409.
Seaford AARP trips Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel in Wheeling, W.V. Two meals per day including a dinner show. Tour the Glass Museum, Colonel Oglebay's Mansion Museum, addmission to the park for a bus tour of the Festival of Lights. Also a stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/doubles; $435 single. Dec. 16 - "A Holiday Tradition - Christmas Show" at the American Music Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown AARP. Cost: $90. Contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Travel with Del Tech in November Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Corporate and Community Programs at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Visit Shady Maple Farmers Market in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 20. Enjoy a smorgasbord of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine for lunch. View or buy original gifts, artwork and fair-trade items from around the world at the Holiday Gift Bazaar on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Salisbury University. Delight in the special holiday exhibits at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 28. A Brandywine Christmas features an extensive model railroad, a Victorian dollhouse and thousands of ornaments.
'White Christmas' show trip Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Christmas Show at Lancaster Apple Theater to see "White Christmas" on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Cost is $72 and includes transportation, meal and show.
Miracle of Christmas trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Cost is $90 per person for members or $100 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
H.A.P.P.E.N. to meet The next meeting of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization is Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Laurel Cub Scouts Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at 6:30 every Monday night, in the basement at Centenary UMC in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys from 1st grade through 5th grade.
Festival of Trees benefits Hospice The Festival of Trees is the annual event ushering in the holiday season statewide.Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, the Festival features a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths and enjoys thousands of visitors each year.Hundreds of volunteers help organize and run each festival; businesses and individuals sponsor trees and wreaths, which are decorated by artisans who donate their time and talent.The following events will be held at Delaware Technical & Community College, Carter Partnership Center, Rt. 18, Georgetown: General Admission Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Noon to 3 p.m. $3 adults; $1 students Featuring the Gift Shoppe, Sweet Shoppe, raffles and Delaware Hospice Craft Elves. Gala and Auction Friday, Dec. 3, 6 to 9 p.m. $30 per person by reservation only. Premier holiday event to usher in the season featuring live entertainment, a live and silent auction, and heavy hors' d'oeuvres. Call 855-2344 for reservations. Basket Bingo Saturday, Dec. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. $20 in advance;$25 at door. Tickets: 855-2344. Featuring a variety of Christmas and original baskets and pottery. Jingle Jamboree: Family Fun Night Saturday, Dec. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. $10 per person;under 10 free. Information: 855-2344. With dancing, games and refreshments.
Milton Christmas Parade The Milton Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Milton Volunteer Fire Company, is Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 684-8500 or visit www.historicmilton.com.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast is November 28.
Couture & Class Fashion Show Couture & Class, Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Carter Partnership Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Tickets are $35/person; $225/table for eight. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dtcc.edu/owens/fashionshow/ or call 855-1659.