Swim Team holds fundraiser The Barracuda Swim Team at the Boys and Girls Club is holding an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Seaford Applebee's. Tickets are $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage. Tickets can be purchased from swim team members or at the door.
Gallery 107 classes Gallery 107 in Seaford is offering the following classes in November. Canvas & Coffee Ongoing - Fridays, 9-11 a.m.; Casual drop in art class - bring your own project or learn how to get started.; no registration required - $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829. John Schisler - Classical Realism in Oil Ongoing - Mondays, 6-9 p.m.; adults, all levels; members $55, public $65 for three sessions; maximum 8 - Participants of all levels will learn the oil painting techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium and will develop skills in basic oil painting using form and color to create compositions working from still life and photographs. Cardmaking with Betty Speer - 2nd Tuesday of each month - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Students should bring scissors & adhesive - all other supplies provided. $20. Call Betty for more information, 875-2612 Rudelle Fay Hall - Art classes Drawing Class $40 - 4 hrs., ages 7 to 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Photoshop Basics - $40 for 4 hours. Call for dates and time. Includes how to repair photos. Photoshop Create Art - $40 for 4 hours. Call for dates and time. Learn artistic photo manipulation to abstract art, as well as starting from a blank page. Call Rudelle for additional information, 629-8263. Nancy LaPrad - Fall Watercolor classes Wednesdays - 6-8 p.m.; beginners to advanced; members-$50, public-$55; minimum 3, maximum 8 - Nancy will teach you how to use watercolors to get the effects you want - details, textures, color mixing, etc., or you may work on your own project. Students must furnish their own supplies (a list of supplies needed will be provided at the first class). Start class any time during the month, however, no refunds or make-ups for missed classes. Call Nancy for more information, 629-4356
SHS Class of 1997 Reunion Seaford High's Class of 1997 will hold a 15-year reunion this fall and they are searching for contact information for classmates. If you are '97 alumni, send your contact information to the reunion committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- Come and join the "S'More Books Club" on the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for children in 3rd through 5th grade and offers a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
- "FIRST Lego League" will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This program is for kids ages 9-14. This is a unique international club. Each month is something different, using Legos, science and math. Must register to participate.
- "Baby Bookworms" is every Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. It is a story time with crafts and songs.
- The "Creative Art Club" is every 1st Thursday of the month starting at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade.
- Family Fun Night is every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
- The Friends of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center want your gently used books, CDs, Movies, and DVDs. Please drop off all donated items at the old library location on 402 N. Porter St. Drop off on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please no text books, reference books, encyclopedias or magazines. For more information, call Barbra at 629-7212 or 236-7379.
- The library will have its "Critical Reading Book Discussion" on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
- The library will be closed Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving. We will open for our regular business hours on Nov. 23.
- The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Job Center every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a networking group with guest speakers from the community who will help you with your job search.
- "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m. for walk-in patrons. Learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. No registration is required.
- "Introduction to Microsoft Word & Excel" is Wednesdays, 9-11:45 a.m. 3 weeks - 11/28, 12/5, 12/12. This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word and Excel. Registration is required and you must attend all 3 classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- "Intermediate Microsoft Excel," Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. 6 weeks - 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this spreadsheet software application. A basic understanding of Excel is required. You must attend all 6 sessions. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- ESL Orientation will be held by Sussex Tech in the Allen Room at the Seaford Library on Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:55 p.m. Registration is not required.
Early Black Friday Sale The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold their 8th Annual Early Black Friday Sale on Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All shoppers will receive a mystery discount of up to 50% off all merchandise (excluding books, candy, cards, live flowers and jewelry). For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2475. All proceeds go to Nanticoke Health Services to support patient care services.
Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.
Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.
Historical Society dinner The Laurel Historical Society is undertaking a new way of fundraising this season, one that should prove to be fun, elegant, and hopefully profitable. Although the society does not charge entrance fees to its new Laurel Heritage Museum or to the society headquarters at the Cook House, operational costs must be covered every year. With support from the area communities, the funds raised will continue to preserve and protect Laurel's historic artifacts and stories. This holiday season, the society is planning to raffle tickets for an elegant holiday dinner for six served at the historic Cook House on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. For those who have ever wanted to host a dinner party for an intimate group of friends but didn't have the space, time, or energy to make it happen, the Laurel Historical Society members have tickets to sell or they can be obtained at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or when the Laurel Heritage Museum is open on Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Dressed for the Christmas season, the c1860 Cook House will be decorated with candlelight and evergreens, the table will be set with fine china and crystal, and soft music will fill the air. Raffle tickets for the dinner will be $10 each or 3 for $25. The evening will begin with wine and cheese and a personally guided tour of the new Laurel Heritage Museum. Guests will be transported back to the Cook House in great period cars from the 1950s. After a four course meal and champagne dessert, the evening's festivities will be captured with a group photograph souvenir. For more information, call 875-7665 or email email@example.com.
Homeschool Book and Art/Film Club Join the youth librarian at the Laurel Public Library for a book discussion and art/film experience on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. each month. Register for the club so we are sure to have enough books to lend out. Teens are welcome to sign up as assistants for the picture book club for kids ages 5 to 7. For more information, contact Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.
Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
Oyster Fritter Fry Hope Lodge #4 will have an Oyster Fritter Fry on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. until they are gone. Oyster fritters, our famous homemade cream of crab soup and crab cakes will be served. Join us at our Sixth Street location in Laurel for some Eastern Shore favorites.
Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.
Thanksgiving crafts at the library The Laurel Public Library is gobbling up Thanksgiving craft fun. Children and their parents are invited to create Thanksgiving and fall crafts anytime from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Adults must attend with children who may need assistance with crafts. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland and Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.
Delmar Christmas Parade The Delmar Christmas parade, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Rain date is Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. The parade is free to enter. Trophies and plaques will be awarded. For an application, call the Delmar Chamber at 846-3336, visit www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com, or pick one up at the Delmar Town Hall.
Beef & Dumpling Dinner FSC Steamers Soccer Club, U-12 Boys team is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Beef & Dumpling Dinner at the Delmar VFW, Post 8276 on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will help fund travel tournament expenses as they return to Virginia Beach in December to defend their 2011 Atlantic Cup Championship. For tickets, contact Wendy Shores at 443-669-3823 or Tom Jewell 302-841-2382.
Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Delmar High School Auditorium. Canned goods for the local needy are welcome. All are welcome to St. Stephen's Camelot Hall for soup, sandwiches and cookies after the caroling.
'Delmar Goes Hollywood' gala Delmar Goes Hollywood on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, during the Foundation for Delmar Education's community gala. The gala will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Delmar Fire Hall. The event will feature a night of entertainment with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent and live auctions and a raffle. Attire is semi-formal. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, contact the Delmar School District at 846-9544 (option 6).
Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.
Introduction to computers Never used a computer before? Afraid you will break it or blow it up? Just want to keep up? Sign up for the Introduction to Computers class being offered at the Greenwood Library. The class will be held on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Nov. 29. This class will teach you the parts of a computer, how to get an email address and how to use the Internet. The class is being taught by Dean Dey from the Job Center at the Delaware Libraries.
Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up. Class size is limited.
Bridgeville Public Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library: Fundraiser - We are raffling off a beautifully framed print, "Master Bedroom" by Andrew Wyeth donated by Bud Snyder from Snyder Custom Framing in Seaford. Tickets are $1 each and available at the library. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Lapsit is on hiatus from Dec. 1 through Jan. 8. Story time - Tues. at 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thurs. at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teens are invited to join Ms. Jonnell in the Teen Area for crafts and games during this time. Terrific Turkeys in November - Crafts, games, and refreshments. Teen Programming - Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 18 for book discussions. Book titles are available at the library. Recent Reads Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. Come prepared to tell us why a book inspired you, excited you, or changed your perspective. Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research, and enjoy genealogy.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner Union United Methodist Church will sponsor its 14th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 at noon in the church's Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome and there will be limited delivery for shut-ins. The church is located at Market and Laws streets in Bridgeville. For more information, call 337-7409.
Annual craft show The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 37th Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at Woodbridge High School. The craft show will include over 60 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. The show will also include a raffle for a Panasonic 42" high definition television. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the non-profit Bridgeville Historical Society. For more information, call Mike and Joanne Collison at 337-7784 or email email@example.com.
Holiday activities at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church located on Law Street in Bridgeville will hold its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. "A Rockin' Royal Christmas" Musical Dinner Theatre will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are $8 and may be obtained by calling the church office at 337-7409. The Christmas Musical Program will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, in the sanctuary. There will be Christmas songs by the adult choir, Jubilee Ringers, Joyful Ringers and Stix. There will be one service with no nursery, Sunday school or children's church. A luncheon will follow the program in Fellowship Hall. Join us for the Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. There will be Holy Communion.
Laurel Senior Center trip The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 for "Swingin' Christmas" To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.
Holy Land Experience AARP 915 is offering a trip to Orlando, Fla. for a Holy Land Experience, Feb. 24 through March 2, 2013. Visit Holy Land, ancient Jerusalem recreated in Orlando, Morse Museum, Tiffany Chapel and Bok Tower Gardens. Cost is $530/double occupancy. To reserve a spot, call Lucille at 410-754-8588 or 410-754-8189.
AARP 915 offers trip AARP 915 presents a trip to Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans on June 1-10, 2013. Sign up now to reserve a seat. The trip is all inclusive with transportation, admissions, 5 dinners, 9 breakfasts and all accommodations with 2 nights each in New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Call Diana at 410-754-8189 for more information.
November Travel & Culture Trip No More Turkey! Progressive Luncheon - On Wednesday, Nov. 28, enjoy fun, friends and food with absolutely no turkey! Travel to three different restaurants for an appetizer, lunch and dessert. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 11 a.m., and returns at approximately 4:30 p.m. Cost is $55. For more information on any of the trips, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Sussex Bird Club Meeting Sussex Bird Club meeting will be at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes (on Gills Neck Rd. just east of the High School). Come and hear how you can become involved in the Delaware BayShore Initiative.
Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.
MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For details, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com
Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Airport advisory committee meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
Country Breakfast Buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.
Breakfast buffet Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold a breakfast buffet the third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. The menu includes pancakes, eggs cooked to order, omelets, bacon, scrapple, sausage, toast, biscuits, cream chipped beef, potatoes, fruit cocktail, milk, orange juice and coffee. The fire department is located at 5752 Rhodesdale-Eldorado Rd., Rhodesdale, Md. For info, call 410-943-4004.
Annual Holiday Craft Show The Farmington Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmington Fire House. This event features approximately 30 vendors - mostly crafters - and is a great place to pick up some holiday gift items. For more information, contact Kathy at 302-398-8552 or email@example.com.
Events at the Ag Museum The Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover will be holding a Farmer's Christmas, Dec. 1, 1 to 5 p.m. - Children can make crafts, listen to stories and participate in other holiday activities. There will be historical craft demonstrations, wood stove cooking, live blacksmith and goat treadle demonstrations and more. Free for members and regular museum admission for non-members. For more information, call 302-734-1618.
Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The schedule for the 2012-2013 Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW has been released. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. Dates are: Nov. 17, Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27. Rain dates are Nov. 3, Nov. 24, Dec. 29, Feb. 2, March 2, March 30 and May 4. If rain dates are cancelled, the schedule will go to the next shoot. For possible cancellations, call 349-7025.
Craft Show and Bake Sale The Carlise Fire Company's annual Craft Show and Bake Sale is Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the fire hall on N.W. Front Street in Milford. Admission is $1. In addition to crafts and holiday decorations for sale, there will be homemade soup and baked goods. For additional information, call the fire hall, 422-6097.
Lions Club Christmas celebration The Federalsburg Lions Club presents a Christmas Lighting Celebration at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Town Triangle on West Central and Park Lane. Music and caroling will be provided by the Federalsburg Elementary Chorus and the CRHS Marching Band. Refreshments will be provided.The Federalsburg Lions Club's Annual Christmas Parade is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. The theme is "Miracle on Main Street." Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children at the Federalsburg Historical Society Museum. For more information, contact Lion Wayne Cole at 443-786-3943.
Holiday Train Show The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club and the Georgetown Public Library are presenting a Holiday Train Show on Saturdays, Nov. 17 and 24; Dec. 1, 8 and 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If your group or organization would like to make arrangements to see the exhibit at another time, contact the library at least 48 hours in advance at 856-7958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEC offers scholarships The Delaware Equine Council (DEC) is accepting applications for five $1,000 scholarships which will be awarded by the council on March 23, 2013, at the DEC Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Harrington Moose Lodge. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31. Applicants must:
Applications are available online at www.delawareequinecouncil.com. For more information, call Stan Vonasek at 302-684-3966.
- be a U.S. citizen and a Delaware resident or Delaware Equine Council (DEC) member;
- be enrolled in a Delaware university agriculture program and in good standing or at an equine studies program at a U.S. university and in good standing;
- submit a typewritten 250-word essay, "How I plan to use this course of study to further the equine industry."
- complete an application, including a transcript of a minimum of one full semester's grades from an accredited university.
Chamber Singers holiday concert The Salisbury Chamber Singers will present their holiday concert, "Christmas Bells Are Ringing" at the Wicomico Presbyterian Church in Salisbury on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Seniors are $9 in advance or $10 at the door; adults are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and students are free. Call 410-749-8374 or email email@example.com to order tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Wicomico Presbyterian Church or Trinity United Methodist Church office.
Scrabblers meet at library If you enjoy the game Words with Friends then come join the Scrabblers at the Georgetown Public Library to play the original word game, Scrabble. The Scrabblers meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. Come join the fun and see who can come up with the best words each week in the game. For more information, visit www.georgetownpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 856-7958.
Join the First State Harmonizers Men of all ages who like to sing are invited to join The First State Harmonizers this holiday season for fellowship and singing popular holiday music. "You don't have to have a terrific voice or know how to read music to be successful in our organization," said Harry Humes. "To make it easier and more fun to learn the music, we have part-predominant learning CD's." The Harmonizers meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Avenue Methodist Church located at 20 N. Church St., Milford. Guests can participate by joining in to sing with the chorus or just observe and listen to the singing. The First State Harmonizers is a chapter Barbershop Harmony Society, an international singing organization with 30,000 members throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information, call Humes at 302-422-8620. Additional information about the Barbershop Harmony Society can be found at www.barbershop.org.