Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 19, 2013


Seaford Santa House Santa will be at his house in the Lowes Shopping Center in Seaford to greet area children on the following dates and times: Thursday, Dec. 19 - 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 - 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 - 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 - 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 - 5 to 7 p.m. Santas House is being sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Club in partnership with Hiram Lodge 21 of Seaford. Santa requests that a non-perishable food item be brought with you and placed in the box at his house to help feed the needy in the Seaford community.

Donation envelopes The GFWC Acorn Club recently mailed the 2013-2014 Telephone Directory to the Seaford Blades area. As some noticed, our donation envelopes were mistakenly omitted. We rely on your generous donations to help fulfill our many community projects each year. Donation envelopes should be in the mail now, in a plain white envelope. Thank you for your generosity and thank you to all of our advertisers for their continued support.

Holiday train exhibit The Seaford Museum invites everyone to visit its Holiday Train Exhibit, Trains of Delmarva. The exhibit features many model trains as well as artifacts, pictures and stories of locomotive history. There are many great stories of early train history. The Seashore Railroad Club will feature a new running display this year on the towns of Sussex to coincide with the train exhibit. Children and grandchildren will love these trains that were a central part of travel and commerce on Delmarva. Adults are $3 while children are free with an adult. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Jan. 12. The museum, which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., is located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., in the old post office.

Class of 93 reunion  Seaford High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20 year reunion at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Grotto Pizza in Seaford. For more information, contact Susan Passwaters DeFord at susandeford@comcast.net or visit the Facebook page, Seaford Senior High School Class of 1993.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of December at Gallery 107 in downtown Seaford. More details are available online at http://nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html The gallery is open 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Mondays 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65, $55 for members. Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55, $50 for members. Fridays 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

A Night of Magical Fun The Nanticoke Rotary Club will present A Night of Magical Fun at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at Central Elementary School in Seaford. Admission is free to children of all ages. All are welcome.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Cash Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7. Also, Bingo is every third Sunday of the month. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and Bingo is at 2 p.m. Must be 18 to attend. For details, call 629-2458 or 410-603-0383.


Santa House in Laurel The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Charity Lodge #27 of Laurel will host its Santa House at Laurel Town Park, at the intersection of Rts. 13A and 24, in the heart of Laurel. The Santa House is just to the left of the bandstand/gazebo and parking is available at the park. Each child who visits Santa will receive a large candy cane and an age-appropriate book to read. Visits are free. Santa House Schedule Friday, Dec. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.

Trap Pond offering hayrides Seven Delaware state parks are offering scenic hayrides this fall. In western Sussex County, residents can find hayrides at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. The rides accommodate 30 to 40 people and are priced from $4 to $6 for adults and from $2 to $3 for children 12 and under. Families are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy around a campfire after the hayride. For private hayride reservations, contact the Nature Center at Trap Pond at 875-5163.

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. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Donations for Food Basket program The Laurel office of Edward Jones Investments in Laureltown is accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the 2013 Christmas Food Basket program sponsored by Good Samaritan Aid Organization in Laurel. Donations may be dropped off at the Edward Jones office in Laurel from now through Dec. 23, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Laurel Public Library Holiday closings Christmas - The library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25. The library will reopen at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec 26. New Years - The library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The library will reopen at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan 2. Adult programs, services Computer - One-on-one help with many different skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account and navigating the Internet. For details call Dana at 875-3184. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at the Laurel Library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor genealogy area. Library staff and volunteers will be available for consulting with beginners or those just needing advice on new strategies. Whether you are a novice or an old hand, join other researchers for tips and suggestions for greater success. Advice on using the library collection, the Internet, or other resources will be the main topics. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project. Learn to Knit Workshop - The monthly knitting workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Laurel Public Library on the last Thursday of each month. Intended for the novice, other knitting issues and concerns can be addressed. Newcomers are asked to bring a skein of yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed to accommodate major holidays. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library is welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome, for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk  Now, four times a week. Jack the Tech Guy, is available to answer all your questions, from simple to stumpers, every Monday through Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs JumpBunch  Preschool & Early Elementary Activity. On the third Friday of every month from October to April, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., visit the library for a free sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. No registration necessary. Structured format introduces a wide variety of sports and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, and cool down. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. 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 more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

All You Can Eat Breakfast Gods Men of Centenary Church in Laurel are sponsoring an all you can eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, to benefit the Youth Project Fund. The menu will include eggs, sausage and scrapple, fried potatoes, pancakes, coffee and orange juice. Adults are $7, children (6-12) $3 and children under six are free. If you like a hearty breakfast you dont want to miss this one!

Covered Dish Supper Broad Creek Grange #59, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel, will host a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Elected officers will be installed before the business meeting. For information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, 684-8098.


Holiday Train Show The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will host its free Holiday Train Show, Open House & Sale at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. There is something for everyone, with well over 5,000 square feet of trains with 10 train layouts, drawings, games and gifts for the kids, food and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This will be the largest celebration yet. The event will take place on the following dates Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@Comcast.net, or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org

Delmar Public Library Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive continues throughout December. Bring canned food and other non-perishable items to the library to help those in need in our community. All food will be donated to Harvest Ministries in Delmar. Friday Friendly Folk meet on Fridays in December at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts and shares life lessons. On Dec. 20, share your first holiday memory and on Dec. 27, share a New Years Resolution. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. Join the Friends (membership is free) and support the library. The Delmar Library Board of Commissioners, library staff, and Friends of the Library invite you to our community Open House on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come enjoy holiday trivia, karaoke, snacks and punch, and a visit from the Jolly Old Man from the North Pole. Attendees are invited to stay for the Friends of the Library meeting immediately following the Open House at 7 p.m. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us The library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, and on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

Christmas Cantata Delmar First Baptist Church will have their annual Christmas Cantata, Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 22. Come and hear in song what Christmas is really about. All are welcome. For more information, call Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

The Dramatic Dessert Theater Tour Power Productions Ministries presents a fundraiser, The Dramatic Dessert Theater Tour. Join us for a night of all-you-can-eat elegant desserts, like Creme Brulee, followed by a night of entertaining drama. The event, which benefits St. Stephens UMC, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2014, at St. Stephens UMC, Camelot Hall, Delmar. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and kids under 4 are free. Get tickets at the door the night of the event, at the church office or at Power Productions. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501 or Power Productions at 410-548-2340.


Christmas Light Contest The Town of Blades announces its Christmas Light Contest.

Decorate your house for a chance to win. First prize is $100, second $50, and third $25. Judges will be making rounds and the winner will be posted the week after Christmas. Only residences inside the town limits will be judged. For more information, call town hall at 629-7366.


Christmas Candlelight Service Todds Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a Christmas candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23. The service will be in the English tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols. Communion will also be served. Refreshments will follow the service. Todds Chapel is located at 102 Todds Chapel Road, approximately six miles west of Greenwood (corner of Todds Chapel Road and Hickman Road). The public is invited to attend.

Cookbooks for sale Cookbooks are available for sale at $12 each at Todds Chapel U.M.C. in Greenwood. These hardbound cookbooks make great Christmas gifts. Proceeds will benefit Todds Chapel youth activities. For more information, call 349-4609.

Lunch & Tour at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Dance troupe plans holiday show Delaware Dance Alliance announces its holiday performances of The Jazz Nutcracker and The Nutcracker Ballet. The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented at Woodbridge High School at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. This rendition of The Nutcracker incorporates the arts of ballet and jazz into Claras fantastical dream with Duke Ellingtons score. Tickets are $8 for children and senior citizens and $12 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the First State Academy of Dance in Milford, 302-422-2633, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com

Give the gift of a book A special gift for the person who has everything is the donation of a book for the Bridgeville Library. The Friends of the Bridgeville Library present, Honor Someone Special. In this program, a bookplate inscribed with the name of a donor or honoree will be placed in a book of your selection. Or, you can let the librarians select a book for you. For a contribution of $25 or more a new book will bring enjoyment to so many readers. A gift acknowledgement will be sent to the donor and honoree.  To participate, complete a brochure at the library or contact Ruth Skala at 337-3678 for more information.

Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. No Lap Sit the week of Christmas or New Years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursday 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. No Story Time the week of Christmas or New Years. Mark your calendars - Winter Reading Program begins Friday, Jan. 10, and ends Friday, Feb. 21. Our annual Princess Party is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Superhero Party is Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants must be between the ages of 3-10. Registration will begin after Jan. 2. Computer skills and E-reader classes - Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check Facebook or our website for details. Food For Thought at your Library - Join us for a meaningful conversation. From current events to civic concerns; we encourage dialogue that share your ideas, concerns and opinions. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. Genealogy Discussion Group - Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research and enjoy genealogy. Genealogy Program: Google Tools for Genealogy - Find your ancestors by unleashing the power of Google. This 45-minute lecture covers several advanced search techniques that will bring your research to the next level, as well as an introduction to GoogleTranslate and GoogleBooks. Presented by Leah Youse, MLIS. All programming is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.


Mitten Tree donations   Help us help others keep warm. Dons Tree Farm in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church is collecting new hats, scarves and mittens for their Mitten Tree. Items can be dropped off at Dons Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood or at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Bedford Street in Georgetown.  All items will be distributed locally. Sizes from infants to adults would be appreciated. For more information, call 349-0555.


Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September 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.


LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 will continue in 2014. The library supplies the LEGOs; the kids supply the imagination. Federalsburg programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., beginning Jan. 28. This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.


Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering a trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, family and friends on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to the Philadelphia Flower Show, TBA Checks should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to: Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For details call Wolfgang at 846-2366.

Winter Cruise Getaway Once again, Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 10-night cruise as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On Feb. 8, 2014, set sail from Baltimore to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Grandeur of the Seas. Stops include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), and Labadee, Haiti (the private island). Transportation to and from Baltimore is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgangs office at 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford, or by contacting Dori at Boscovs travel. Space is limited.


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 auxmarchingband@gmail.com

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Monthly writers group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but dont know how to begin? Have you drafted manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in writing, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. We are a small, warm and welcoming writers group that meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly Coffee with Constituents meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck. The meeting is open to the pubic. No reservations are needed.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets through May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com

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.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Club meetings are still being held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.


Ham/Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. Schedule - Dec. 21, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26. Rain dates - Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Feb. 1, March 1, March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Watermelon Pageant contestants Mar-Del Watermelon Association seeks young women to enter their pageant to select the 2014 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen who will become a public spokesperson for the watermelon industry. As spokesperson, you will travel on the Eastern Shore and throughout the United States spreading the word about the healthy benefits of watermelon and will have the opportunity to compete for the 2015 National Watermelon Queen. For more information and an application, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org or call 875-2819. Entry deadline is Jan. 8, 2014.