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.
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.
Train exhibit at Seaford Museum A spectacular train exhibit is on display through January 8 in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. except Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age but children must be accompanied by an adult. For adults, the charge is $3 per person. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
Community food drive Mayor Edward H. Butler Jr. announces a community food drive to serve the Food Closet at St. John's United Methodist Church. Individuals in need are referred to the Food Closet through several local agencies. Boxes will be placed at City Hall for collection of non-perishable food items. Contents of the boxes will be taken to the Food Closet. The boxes will be available for donations until Friday, Dec. 17, at which time the contents will be divided evenly among local charities. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.
Annual free magic show The Nanticoke Rotary Club is again hosting their annual magic show on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy the show at the Central Elementary School auditorium. It's great fun for everyone. Nanticoke Rotary would like to thank the community for their continued support of this and other Rotary projects.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Science and Religion Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have a Magic Cards Club meeting for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be no "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
- Need help building a resume and job hunting using the Internet? Come to the Nason Computer Room in the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Thursday evening from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 27, at 9 a.m.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
SESA collects shirts The Seaford Educational Secretarial Association is collecting collared shirts to be distributed to needy students throughout the Seaford School District. Community members may drop off gently used and new collared shirts in all sizes to the Seaford School District Office, 390 N. Market St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Wednesday, Dec. 22. Thank you for your generosity this holiday season.
Seaford Santa House The Seaford Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford, is providing area children with the opportunity to visit Santa. Santa's House is located in the Lowe's Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesar's Pizza. Santa's schedule will be: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18, 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 19, 4 to 6 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20-23, 5 to 7 p.m.
Holiday Decorating Contest Mayor Butler has announced a Holiday Decorating Contest in the City of Seaford for residents. Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. To participate, register by downloading a registration form online at www.seafordde.com or pick up a registration form at City Hall, 414 High Street. There is no fee to participate but registration forms should be returned by noon on Friday, Dec. 17 so the judges know the locations of the decorated homes. The contest ends on Dec. 19 and judging will be held on Dec. 20, with awards being presented at the regular council meeting on Jan. 11, 2011. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.
LHS Class of '85 reunion Laurel Senior High School Class of 1985 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact Jay Hastings at 875-9214 or email@example.com.
Christmas Craft Shop for Kids There will be a Christmas Craft Shop for Kids on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, with special shopping at Christmas House for children 12 and under. They can shop and wrap or join in the craft workshop to make gifts for family and friends. The church is located on the corner of Seaford (Rt. 13A) and Bethel Road in Laurel. For further information, please call 875-5415.
Come Walk with Us! The Laurel Public Library invites people of all ages to "Come Walk with Us!" on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Walks begin and end at the library, and participants are invited to join us for a refreshing beverage when we're done. For more information, call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Epworth hosts Christmas Season Join Epworth Christian School in experiencing "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, and a walk through the Christmas Season. Guided tours will run from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Epworth Christian School is located at 14545 Sycamore Road in Laurel. Call 875-7995 for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Annual Christmas Dance The Laurel Cotillion is having their annual Christmas Dance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the American Legion Hall in Laurel. The dance is formal - cocktail or long dresses for the ladies and tuxedos or dark suit and tie for the men. The dance is free to prospective members. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar is available. Music by the Velvetones. Come dance with us. For more details, call Richard Sames at 422-9033 or Ed Gordon at 875-4321.
Santa House in Laurel Park The Santa House in Laurel Park (on Route 24 and 13A by the Gazebo) will be open the following dates during the holidays:
The Santa House is hosted by Oddfellows, Charity Lodge #27 of Laurel. There is no cost to visit Santa.
- Friday, Dec. 17 - 6 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 18 - 10 a.m.-noon, 6-8 p.m.
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.
CHEER Christmas Party The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. There will be joyful Christmas music by Everett Snyder & Friend. Light refreshments will be served. A basket raffle and christmas card exchange will take place. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over 60 years of age. Seniors age 55+ are invited to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Christmas Gift Auction The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Christmas Gift Auction on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. The items auctioned are new or in good condition to give as a gift. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over 60 years of age. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. This service is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
New Year's Celebration The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is having a New Years Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment by Leighton-Taylor, light refreshments, games and lunch at noon. Seniors age 55+ are invited to attend. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Cup of Coffee with Dave State Representative Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) reminds constituents that he is available for coffee and conversation each month in Bridgeville. The informal monthly meeting - known as a "Cup of Coffee with Dave" - gives constituents a chance to ask Rep. Wilson a question or share with him a concern they may have about the district or state government, while being treated to a free cup of coffee. The monthly coffee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The next quarterly meeting will be on Jan. 10, 2011.
Bridgeville Library 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
For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Home Decorating Contest The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring the Christmas Home Decorating Contest in the Bridgeville community. This contest has been held since World War II. Homes will be judged between Christmas and New Years Day. Prizes will be awarded.
Model Railroad Club opens doors The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club is holding its 25h anniversary holiday train show, open house and sale at their 103 East State St., Delmar location on the 2nd floor of the Camelot Hall. There are over 6000 feet of tracks and 10 train layouts in N scale to G scale, including rare pre- and post-war tinplate trains, as well as drawings, games and gifts for kids, food, and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This is a free event for the public. It will be open Jan. 8 and 9, and Jan. 15 and 16. For more information, call 536-1418, email email@example.com or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.
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.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. A special Christmas program will be presented. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do. Please remember to bring toys and/or canned goods for Associated Charities.
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.
Annual Christmas Party The Western Sussex Chapter (1992) of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their Annual Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 20, at noon, with lunch at Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information, contact Betty Graebner, at 875-7287.
Santa's House in Georgetown Santa's House will be open Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free; pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus cost $10. The house is located at 14034 Wilson Hill Rd., Georgetown. To send information about families that could benefit from donations of toys and clothes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luminaries in Vienna Celebrate the holiday season in Vienna, Md., on Saturday, Dec. 18, as the town lines its streets with 1,500 luminaries for the 30th year. >From 5 to 8 p.m. ride the tram, visit Santa, enjoy entertainment at the churches, find treats and the button factory at the Vienna Heritage Museum. The only cost is the tour of five historic homes for $5. Tickets are available at the Vienna Heritage Museum on Race Street. The event is sponsored by Vienna Heritage Foundation and Chicone Ruritans. For more information, call 410-376-3413.
Genealogical Society meeting On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m., at the Rehoboth Public Library. If you are interested in family history, come join us as we celebrate the holidays with good refreshments and a round-table discussion by members about their research - successes, brick walls, interesting stories and ideas on how to find those tough answers. The Society will begin 2011 on Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Guest speaker will be Helen Underwood, author of Under Cedar Shades who will speak on the research involved with her book. Under Cedar Shades spans five generations of American women of mixed heritage and their families as their struggle to endure displacement, color discrimination, famine, war and exploitation in 19th century America. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 301-875-5418. Meetings are open to anyone interested in finding out how to research their ancestors.