Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of November. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. There will be no special classes in November.
Ongoing classes Mondays, Nov. 28 - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio will be available for persons ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Trains of Yesteryear This years holiday train exhibit in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, will feature the pre-war trains of days gone by.The exhibit will feature some of the oldest and most beautiful trains in our American history of model trains which were made up to the beginning of World War II.At that time metal was too valuable for making model trains because it was needed to make weapons for war. The exhibit will also feature - especially for our children and grandchildren - a running model train exhibit by the Seaside Railroad Club in Georgetown. The exhibit will be at the museum Nov. 26 through Jan. 15, 2017, Thursday through Sunday afternoons, 1-4.
Longaberger basket The First State Keepsake Crown Collectors Club will be raffling a Longaberger basket filled with keepsake ornaments and a $100 Hallmark gift card. Drawing will be held Dec. 4 at the Seaford Hallmark. Proceeds from the drawing will benefit Delaware Hospice. Toys are being collected for Toys for Tots. Love Christmas and collecting ornaments? The club is accepting new members. Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month. Contact Betty at 629-6810 for raffle tickets and membership information.
Seaford Christmas Parade The Seaford Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 4.This years theme is A Candy Cane Christmas. The parade is sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association, Inc. and the City of Seaford.For registration and more information, visit www.MyChristmasParade.com or call Sarah Lee at 629-6762 or 629-7357. Trophies will be awarded in different categories. If you oryour organization wishes to make a donation to the parade, please make checks payable and mail to Downtown Seaford Association, Inc., PO Box 12, Seaford, DE 19973.
Holiday Evergreens Sale The Spade and Trowel Garden Club Inc. is taking orders for the 2016 Holiday Evergreens Sale. The annual sale of decorations handcrafted by members of the garden club helps fund the clubs community projects. All products are made to order. Deliveries will be available on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Galestown Community Center and Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Governor Ross Mansion. Centerpieces come in single ($15) and double ($25) sizes, depending on the number of candles. They make great gifts! Swags feature evergreens fastened to a board that can be hung on a door, wall or mailbox and are $25. Cemetery mounds measuring up to 4 feet long are $30. Wreaths can be made of mixed greens ($30); boxwood ($35) or magnolia ($50). Order forms and photos are posted on the clubs website at seafordspadeandtrowelgardenclub.org. To order, contact any club member or contact Carol Campbell at 337-9332 or MARYLWOODS@aol.com.
Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion The Seaford Historical Society will celebrate the 20th Annual Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion in Seaford on Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11. Friday, Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. - Card and Game Party. Table cost is $10 and reservations are required. Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon - Childrens Time with Santa (Secret Santa Shop) - free admission. Saturday, Dec. 10 - 1-4 p.m. - Guided Tours of Ross Mansion. Cost is $7 for adults, free for children under 12. Sunday, Dec. 11 - 4-6 p.m. - Candlelight Tours. Cost is $7 for adults, free for children under 12. Refreshments will be served at all events. Contact Teresa Wilson for table reservations or more information, at 629-6417.
Concert at the library Friends of the Seaford District Library Concert Series will feature four talented local teenagers on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford District Library. Performers include Guitarist Dorothy McCormick, 13, of Millsboro; Violinist Gil Hoffman, 14, of Frederica; Pianist Dominic Anthony, 15, of Seaford; and Vocalist Lauren Moneymaker, 16, homeschooled. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.
Harp Concert Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemblewill perform in concert at St. Johns U.M. Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.Enjoy a magical night celebrating the season of Christmas. Free admission. Call 443-359-0186 for more information.
Holiday Crafts Class Are you looking to make a craft for the holiday season for yourself or someone else? Artist Grace Poe will conduct a two-part art class for adults at the Laurel Public Library from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Monday, Dec. 5. Participants can choose to make a yarn wreath or an ornament. Grace will guide attendees to create a unique work of art starting in the first class and finishing it in the second. Attendance is limited to 20 individuals and registration is encouraged. Contact Gregg at 875-3184 or email@example.com to register or for more information.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows Charity Lodge of Laurel will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the Lodge at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery to businesses is available.
Twinkle Dance Club Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Live music provided by The Keynotes. Join us for a Foxtrot lesson before dinner. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment.Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is jacket and tie/holiday dressy. Must be at least 21 to attend.A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $25 per person. Reservations must be made by Dec. 3. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE or our website, www.twinkleclub.
Food donations The Laurel office of Edward Jones Investments located at 204 East Front Street will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the annual Christmas Food Basket program sponsored by Good Samaritan Aid Organization.Donations may be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through Monday, Dec. 19.
New exhibits at the Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel, will feature a traveling exhibit of art work by Karen and Joe Owens of Seaford, in October through December. The exhibit will feature handmade miniature model lighthouses and sailing ships from the Chesapeake Bay crafted by Joe.Karen, who prefers watercolors,will feature paintings with nautical views and structures from various parts of Delmarva Peninsula. Jim Goslee is displaying two models which he built. One is a shad boat used on local rivers and the other is a punt gun boat which was used in the old days to shoot wild game at night. Karen and Joe are two of the founding members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council.They were also very involved in the opening of Gallery 107 in Seaford. These new exhibits will be open on the second and fourth Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. each month through December. The museum will also have its permanent exhibit showing the ship building industry in Bethel during the 1800s. For more information, call 858-3840.
Delmar Community Carol Sing Delmar Community Carol Sing will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Delmar Middle/High School Auditorium. Come and enjoy singing and listening to the music. All are welcome to St. Stephens Camelot Hall, 103 State St., after caroling, for free soup, sandwiches and cookies provided by the local churches. Please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy.
Delmar Christmas Shoppers Fair Delmar Christmas Shoppers Fair to benefit the Wildcat Wellness Pantry (formerly known as The Delmar Food Bank) will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Delmar Middle & Senior High School cafeteria. Over 20 crafters and vendors, home decor, fall and Christmas items, his and her gifts, photos with Santa and Walgreens wellness checks and flu shots. Admission is $1 or a non-perishable food item. For more information, call 841-0102.
Christmas Cash Calendar The Delmar Fire Departments Ladies Auxillary will be drawing a daily winner for its Christmas Cash Calendar throughout the month of December. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any auxiliary member or call 302-846-2335, 302-875-2195, or 443-359-0924.
Dons Tree Farm opens Dons Tree Farm in Greenwood will open for the Christmas season on Black Friday. The farm will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Fresh cut Frasier, Douglas, Concolor and Canaan Fir Christmas trees arrive weekly through Christmas. The White Pine field is open for you choose, we cut. New for 2016 are balled and burlapped Norway Spruce Christmas trees in stock. The Christmas Shop is fully stocked with all your holiday needs - wreaths, cemetery mounds, hostess gifts and holiday decorations. Santa visits every Saturday in December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dont miss the train displays. Dons Tree Farm is a dealer for Lionel and G Scale model trains. Visit www.DonsTreeFarm.com or call 349-0555 for more information.
Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in November. Wednesday, Nov. 23 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Big Lots Thursday, Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 25 - Closed Monday, Nov. 28 - PNC and Post Office; 9:30 a.m. - Leave Center for Bylers Dover; 1 p.m. - Lunch Tuesday, Nov. 29 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch at the Center; Full Card after Lunch Wednesday, Nov. 30 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses
Bridgeville Library Reminiscing in Bridgeville - On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m., join us for coffee and refreshments as we discuss the good old days in Bridgeville. Bridgeville on the Move will include our panel of guests discussing the buildings and homes that have been moved throughout our community.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host its annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner from noon to 2 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 24, in the Fellowship Hall. The dinner, which is prepared and served by volunteers, is open to everyone. There is no cost for the meal but donations are gratefully accepted. Join us for a time of food and fellowship. Limited deliveries available; call 337-7409. 3rd Country Music Festival This years event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the new Woodbridge High School. The program will feature Jimmy Hoppa, the Jones Boys and 12 more local artists. Tickets for adults are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 & under are $5 advance and $6 at the door. Tickets may purchased at Hoobers, Nanticoke Fence, and the Woodbridge District Office beginning Monday, October 10th. Any questions call 302-629-3964.
Historic property tax credits On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Joan Larrivee, Delaware Tax Credit Program manager, will speak at the Bridgeville Public Library about tax credits for the rehabilitation of Bridgeville historic properties. The event is being sponsored by the Bridgeville Economic Development Committee and the Bridgeville Historical Society. All are welcome. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 858-1534. Christmas in Bridgeville is Dec. 3 The Bridgeville Historical Society will be hosting its 41st Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodbridge Middle School (formerly the Woodbridge High School) at 307 Laws Street in Bridgeville. The craft show will include over 80 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift guide items. The show will also include a raffle for a high definition TV. Admission is free, and all proceeds benefit the non-profit Bridgeville Historical Society, Inc. For more information call Charles or Sharon Hawk at 302-337-8675 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Shop Wheatley Methodist Church Hunters Luncheon & Christmas Shop (open to all, not just hunters) will be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26,at the Galestown Community Center, Galestown, Md.Christmas Shop will include a Christmas Corner and jewelry.Breakfast sandwiches and bake sale. Luncheon, featuring oyster fritters, hamburger and hot dog sandwiches and homemade soups,begins at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit restoration of Wheatley School currently serving as Wheatley Church Hall.
Deck the Halls with CHEER Deck the Halls with Christmas CHEER on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6-10 p.m., at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. Decorated Christmas trees and wreaths will highlight the evening. There will also be a Santas Bake Shop, a silent auction, Christmas gifts, dinner catered by Lighthouse Catering, and dancing with music by The Funsters. On the dinner menu will be beef tenderloin stuffed with seafood, Tuscan chicken, mini shells with pesto cream sauce, broccoli/cauliflower topped with blue cheese sauce, rice with vegetables, fruit crepes with flavored whipped cream for dessert, and a cash bar. The public is invited to enjoy this holiday event. Tickets are $40 per person. They can be purchased at the CHEER Community Center or by contacting Dave Tidwell at 854-2888 or 854-9500. To decorate and sponsor a tree or wreath for the event, contact Dave. Proceeds will be used to support services for senior citizens in Sussex County.
Community Recognition Award Event Men For Change Ministry Outreach will host its 8th Annual Community Recognition Award Event on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1-4:30 p.m., at the Federalsburg Fire Hall, 208 N. University Ave., Federalsburg. Keynote speaker will beHonorable Judge Karen Murphy-Jenson, former county administrative judgewith Caroline County Circuit Court, 2nd Judicial Circuit. This years honorees include Francis Gates, John Williams, Shirley A. Greene, Cheryl Beulah, Dontri Bolden and Gwendolyn Wright. Admission is $25. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact David Ricks Sr. at 443-786-5182 or Sherwood Sharp Sr. at 410-422-2599.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk The second annual Jingle Bell Run-Walk in Mardela Springs will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. The Annual Christmas Heritage Tour of Mardela Springs will follow from 4-7 p.m. The Run/Walk route will take participants through many of Mardelas historic homes, buildings, and sites. Run or walk, choose the 3K or 5K route. For the more serious runners, a Challenge 6K Run is available. Children under 12 are welcome to run or walk as long as they are accompanied by an adult.Refreshments will be served to all entrants at the end of the route, and each individual who crosses the finish line will receive a door prize ticket. The drawing will be held at 3:45 p.m. On site registration opens at 1 p.m. in front of the Barren Creek Heritage Museum, 413 Main St., but entrants are encouraged to pre-register. Cost is $20, or $30 for a family. To sign up, email email@example.com or visit www.barrencreekheritage.org. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. If you are interested, email the Westside Historical Society or call Tami Brown at 443-783-7995.
Christmas Open House Join us for our Christmas Open House at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum on Monday, Dec. 12, immediately after the Federalsburg Christmas Parade which begins at 6 p.m.Enjoy light refreshments, decorated Christmas trees and working electric trains. Santa Claus will also be available for photos and gift requests.
Make your own wreath event Join the Westside Historical Society and Pemberton Hall Foundation for its annual make your own traditional wreath event on Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Education Building at Pemberton Park in Salisbury, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive an assortment of local greens and the basic forms for wreath-making. Cost is $15 for each wreath, swag, or other decoration participants choose to create. Participants should bring their own ribbons, fruits, or other decorations they choose to use. Bring a container if you want to make a table decoration. Light refreshments will be available. While we do not pre-register, workroom space is somewhat limited and you might experience a short wait for worktable space. For more information, call 410-742-4182 or 410-726-8047, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Pjtsby@aol.com.
Trip to The Grand Theater Laurel Senior Center will be going to Wilmington on Saturday, Nov., 26 to The Grand Theater to see Broadway Christmas Wonderland. For more information, call 875-2536.
Nashville Christmas Tour Sign up now for the Nashville Christmas Tour, a bus trip presented by the Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel, on Nov. 27 - Dec. 2. Enjoy the Nashville Nightlife Theatre, Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, a three hour guided tour of Nashville, a Gaylord Opryland Hotel tour and much more. Double occupancy is $945 per person, single is $1,178 per person. Call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939 for more information and tickets.
Casino magic at Foxwoods Join us on a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino - the largest casino in the world - for some casino magic in Mashantucket, Conn., on March 29-31, 2017. Cost is $305 doubles/$419 single. Three days, two nights in the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are two buffet breakfasts, one buffet dinner and a $20 slot play for Foxwoods. Walk the sky walk or take the casino shuttle bus over to the Tower Casino. Staying in the casino also gives you free time to browse the many shops. After a buffet breakfast the next morning, we will leave in the early afternoon to visit the Mohegan Sun Casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a meal voucher for your dinner. Later in the evening, we will return to Foxwoods for the night. After your buffet breakfast the next day, we will check out and travel to Mystic Village complex to explore the many shops there before beginning our journey back home. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Azalea Festival Join us on a trip to the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Va. April 27-30, 2017. Four days/three nights. Cost is $525 per person/doubles. Three breakfasts, three full course dinners, including the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise with music and entertainment. Also includes: A driving tour narrated by naval personnel through the Naval Base which is the worlds largest naval installation - the home of more than 78 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Also home to aircraft carriers, submarines and historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
The Chrysler Museum of Art. A visit to the general Douglas MacArthur memorial to view a tribute to his life. Virginia International Tattoo Show of marching troops. This show consists of over 1,000 military and civilian performers from several nations sharing their unique music, dance, culture and pride. Emotions for all of our nations military will touch your heart as you stand for the Star Spangled Banner. Reserved seats for the 64th Annual Parade of Nations sponsored by NATO followed by the NATOfest activities in Town Point Park, which features booths from each NATO country, entertainment, activities and food vendors from their countries. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Kentucky Caroline County AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Renfro Valley on May 16-22, 2017. The trip includes admissions to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Renfro Barn Dance Show, Bandstand, Mt. Gospel Jubilee, Kentucky Horse Park and Country Music Museum/Hall of Fame. Tour historic Berea, Stonewall Jackson House, American Celebration on Parade. For more information, call Diana at 410-754-8189.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.
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.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
GriefShare support group GriefShare support group begins Sept. 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, and runs every Thursday for 12 weeks. There is no charge to attend. For questions, call the church office at 422-8111.
Vets helping Vets A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
Nar Anon meeting on Saturdays There will be a Nar Anon meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church on Market Street in Laurel on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking andopportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possessa God-given talent and a passionate desirefor writing, this group is for you. Seize thisopportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are heldon the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939 for more info.
Substance Abuse Support Group A free Substance Abuse Education and Support Group will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 629-8434 to register. Everyone is welcome.
Ladies Auxiliary meetings The Seaford Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will meet on the following Mondays at 7 p.m.: Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.
Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudys Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday will be an evening meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited; dinner is from the menu. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email email@example.com.
Delmarvalous Quilt Guild meeting The next monthly meeting of the Delmarvalous Quilt Guild will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the U of D Research & Education Center, 16684 County Seat Hwy., Substation Classroom 2, Georgetown. A half sew day is scheduled for comfort quilts and Quilts of Valor, and a half day class (pre-registration required) on Molas, which is reverse applique, led by Phyllis Hatcher, well-known AQS quilt historian/lecturer and appraiser. The evening meeting program will be the popular Black Bag reveal. All quilters are welcome to attend a meeting. Visit www.delmarvalousquilters.com or call Leona Dorsch at 628-8922 for more information.