Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 01, 2016
 
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, 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.

SCAA Holiday Bake Sale On Sunday, December 4th Sussex County Animal Association/Whimsical Animal Rescue will be at the Seaford Concord Pet Foods for our Holiday Bake Sale. This is a great way to stock up on holiday goodies of all kinds such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies and more. Please stop by and visit us from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and support our rescue work. For more info please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SussexCountyAnimalWhimsicalAnimalRescue/ or the website at www.delawarerescue.com.

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.

CFM Annual Toy Drive Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate of Seaford is again teaming up with our local Salvation Army to brighten Christmas for area children. We invite you to get involved by simply donating new, unwrapped toys. What is collected will be distributed by the Salvation Army to area children. Donations are requested by Monday, Dec. 19. Your gift(s) of games, stuffed animals, dolls, trucks, puzzles, books, arts & crafts supplies, sports equipment, and toys of all kinds can be dropped off at Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate at 500 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. For more information, contact us at 302-629-4514.

Laurel Boy Scout Troop 90 The Laurel Boy Scout Troop 90 meets Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Centenary Church. For more info contact Cliff Alpert 302-228-2390.

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.

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 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 gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us to register or for more information.

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.

Bender boys benefit On Saturday, Dec. 17, the American Legion Post 19 in Laurel is hosting a benefit for Gavin and Gabriel Bender, a five-year-old and one-year-old pair of brothers suffering from rare, incurable diseases. Money raised will go towards medical costs and a downpayment on a new allergens filtered home for Gavin, who is allergic to most things in a normal home due to his disease. A chicken dinner, live and silent auction, and music entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $20 and can be puchased in advance or at the door. The American Legion is located at 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, Del. Call Rebecca Bender at 302-259-2028 or the American Legion at 302-875-9948 for tickets and more information.

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.

Christmas Music Concert The Laurel Public Library once again hosts its annual Christmas music concert. This years concert will feature harpist Joy Slavens as well as the Centenary United Methodist Church Bell Choir. Each ensemble plays a variety of holiday favorites that attendees of all ages will enjoy. This years performance will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. It is free and open to the public. Contact Gregg at 302-875-3184 with questions.

All American New Years Eve Party The American Legion Riders of Post 19 in Laurel is having a fundraising event on New Years Eve (De. 31, 2016). The event will begin at 8 p.m. and last until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $30, which includes music by Gene and the Hurricanes and hot and cold finger food all evening, as well as party favors and champagne at midnight. There will be a continental breakfast after midnight and a cash bar (no outside food or drink allowed). Tickets are advanced sale only; they can be purchased at the bar (American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd, Laurel). For more information, call 302-238-7235.

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.

American Girl & Lego Bingo Woodbridge PTO is sponsoring an American Girl/Lego Bingo Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1). Reserve your tickets at woodbridgepto@gmail.com; adults are $20, students $10, or adults $25/students $15 at the door. We will also have a 50/50 raffle and silent auction theme baskets.

Bridgeville Library Friends of the Bridgeville Library present their Holiday Music Night - On Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., join us at the Bridgeville Library as the Friends of the Library Present Holiday Music, featuring harpist, Joy Slavin. Learn to Solder; Blinking Tree Ornament Workshop - During the week of Dec. 5, Keith Lohmeyer will host 4 workshops on how to solder as you make a blinking tree ornament. The dates and time for each workshop are Monday, Dec. 5 from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday Dec. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12:30-2 p.m. Each ornament will take one session; space is limited to 6 people per session. Only one session per person. Anyone under the age of 16 must have an adult partner. Registration is required by Wednesday Nov. 30. Please contact the circulation desk at (302) 337-7401, ext 101 to sign up.

Snack Time With Santa - Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m. as Santa visits for a snack, pictures, craft time, and fun. This program is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, so RSVPs will be required. To RSVP, please contact the circulation desk. We encourage families to bring an unopened and unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots toy drive.

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.

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 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 hawkeye108@comcast.net.

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.

Lions Club Fritter Shack Millsboro Lions Club Fritter Shack will be open on Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and again on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until sold out. Dec. 10 is the last day for the season. Thanks to all for support. Location is Main Street, Millsboro in the PNC Bank Parking Lot. All funds raised go for community service projects such as eye glasses, medical equipment, hearing aids, and youth projects.

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.

Millsboro Stuff the Truck Millsboro Lions Club will be having a STUFF THE TRUCK event during the annual Millsboro Christmas Parade on Dec. 3, 2016. The Fritter Shack, located on Main Street next to PNC Bank will be selling sandwiches as usual on Dec. 3 during the parade (from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). In addition, as a service project to the community, they will be accepting donations of non- perishable foods to be delivered to the Christian Store House. The club is planning to make this an ongoing project during various times of the year to help alleviate hunger in the Millsboro Area. For more information, contact President David Mitchell at 302-934-9339.

Breakfast with Santa The Allen Historical Society will be having a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Allen Community Hall on Collins Wharf Rd. from 7:30 - 10 a.m. Santa will be there the entire time to hear childrens Christmas wish lists. The menu will include three kinds of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, and beverages. Cost for adults is $8; for kids ages 6 to 12, $6; and for children under 6, free.

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 westsidehistorical@gmail.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 westsidehistorical@gmail.com or Pjtsby@aol.com.

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.

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. All quilters are welcome to attend a meeting. Visit www.delmarvalousquilters.com or call Leona Dorsch at 628-8922 for more information.

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.

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.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players.The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

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.

Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twicemonthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grottos Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arenas in Milford. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at karen@912delawarepatriots.com or 302-381-6426.

Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.