New Year Eve Dance The Seaford Lioness Club will hold its second annual New Year Eve dance. Once again, local band Chasin Time will provide the entertainment. Uncle Good Food, Curtis Hinds will provide delicious hors doeuvres. Tickets are available now at Cut N Up Family Salon, 609 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, and Linda Vista Real Estate office, 215 High St., Seaford.
Annual Victorian Christmas The Seaford Historical Society will host the 21st Annual Victorian Christmas on Friday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 10, at Ross Mansion, 22236 Ross Station Rd., Seaford. The mansion is decorated by the Spade & Trowel Garden Club. Friday, Dec. 8 - Candlelight Tours, 7-9 p.m., $10 admission Saturday, Dec. 9 - Children Time with Santa, 10 a.m.-noon, freeadmission Saturday, Dec. 9 & Sunday, Dec. 10 - Mansion Tours, 1-4 p.m., $10 admission Sunday, Dec. 10 - Music in the Stable, 2:15-3 p.m., free admission
Santa House is open Visit Santa at his house in the Lowe Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesar Pizza in Seaford. Santa is being sponsored again this year by the Seaford Kiwanis Club in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford. Santa schedule is from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 8; Saturday, Dec. 9; Sunday, Dec. 10; Friday, Dec. 15; Saturday, Dec. 16; Sunday, Dec. 17; Monday, Dec. 18; Tuesday, Dec. 19; Wednesday, Dec. 20; Thursday, Dec. 21; Friday, Dec. 22; Saturday, Dec. 23
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for December at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided on our website at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St. in Seaford, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes - If anyone is interested in children classes for the month of December, contact Karen Owens at 236-7226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ongoing classes - Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Christmas boxes for kids This is the 77th consecutive year that Seaford Blades Associated Charities will be packing Christmas boxes for the children in the Seaford and Blades school district. Michael Triglia, Peninsula Chiropractic Center and Isorobic Life Improvement Center, 26685 Sussex Hwy., is holding their 28th toy drive for area children. Donations of unwrapped new toys and games can be dropped off by Friday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 629-4344. Toys and gifts can also be left at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., by Tuesday, Dec. 12. Monetary donations may be mailed to: Seaford Blades Associated Charities, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973. Last year over 200 families were given food, toys and gifts for Christmas and help throughout the year.
SeafordLions Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingoat 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The Basket Bingo will consist of 20 games and will featureseveral Longaberger baskets as prizes including the hamper and the large wreath basket with protector. Advance tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door. Proceeds will be used to provideeye exams and glasses in our community.Donate a gently used pair of prescription eyewear and be entered into a special drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 629-4179 or email KLHoch@msn.com.
Harp Concert Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at St. John U.M. Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. Come enjoy a magical evening of Christmas music! Free admission. Call 443-359-0186 for more information.
America Early Model Trains The Seaford Museum Holiday Model Train Exhibit will focus on America love for these special early models that have highlighted the Holiday season for over a century. The Webb Room exhibit will also feature, for the first time, a larger exhibit of running trains making their way through the beautiful snows of yesteryear filled with Department 56 houses, stores, carriages, and assorted sights of those times. Come visit the Seaford Museum to see the wonderful exhibit of our early model trains. The exhibit is open Thursday Sunday in the afternoons until Jan. 1 when winter hours begin and the exhibit will be open Friday through Sunday afternoons until Jan 14. Children over 12 and adults: $3.
Free Concert Series The Friends of the Seaford District Library Free Concert Series presents Bella Voce and the Chamber Ensemble at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the library. For more information, contact the library at 629-2524 or follow Friends of the Seaford District Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seafordfriends.
Fundraiser for Hartman family Laurel High School will host a community fundraiser - a pasta dinner courtesy of the culinary department at LHS - for Phillip Hartman and his family on Friday, Dec. 8, to help with medical related expenses. Phillip had surgery recently for his scoliosis at AI Dupont Hospital in Wilmington which left him without movement in the lower half of his body. He is scheduled to come home on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The family needs to outfit their home with ramps for his wheelchair and Phillip is in intensive rehabilitation.
Wreaths for Hope House The Laurel Garden Club meeting will be held at the Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, to make holiday wreaths for Hope House. Bring greens, gloves and cutters. For more information, call Lynn at 364-0080.
Holiday events at the library The Laurel Public Library is hosting a variety of events in the coming weeks. A Home Ownership Financial Workshop will provide information to support current and potential homeowners. The workshop, held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., will discuss home preservation, community investment, credit opportunities, and debt management.The workshop will be presented by the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Contact Audrey at 855-1153, ext. 217 or Audrey@sussexcountyhabitat.org to register or with questions. Patty Dailey Lewis of the Beau Biden Foundation will give a presentation entitled Online Safety, which was created to help adults understand what children do online and address ways to foster healthy conversations about digital safety. The program, which will also challenge teens to think critically about online safety and digital citizenship issues such as cyberbullying and sexting, is designed for teens and adults and registration is required. Call 875-3184 to sign up. Children and tweens can make their own gingerbread house or ornament on Saturday, Dec. 16. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Registration is required. Call the library at 875-3184 by Tuesday, Dec. 12. The library is hosting a free movie screening at the library on Saturday, Dec. 16 at noon. The screening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. Call 875-3184 or visit laurel.lib.de.us for more information. The library annual Christmas Music at the Library concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Centenary United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir and harpist Joy Slavens will present a variety of holiday music selections.
Santa House hours The Laurel Oddfellow Santa in the Park in downtown Laurel will be open on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m.
Laurel Library fundraiser On every fourth Tuesday evening, from 5-9 pm, the Friends of the Laurel Public Library have a 10 percent night at the Laurel Pizzeria. By presenting a coupon (found at the cash register) along with the check, the Friends receive 10 percent of the amount. This money is then used to support activities for the young people of our community. Help the non-profit group, The Friends of the Laurel Library, provide great programming for our young people.
Bethel Museum events Carve your own Christmas Snowman- The Bethel Museum will be hosting this beginning woodcarving class on Dec 9. The class will start at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. The cost is $40/person and the carver must be 18 or older (unless special permission). Bring a bag lunch. For questions or reservations, contact Noel Justice at email@example.com, Rich Kough at 302.258.5287,or register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-carving-101-by-noel-justice- Future Builder Raffle- The Future Builder Raffle drawing will be held on Sunday Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. At 4 p.m. the museum will draw for first prize (choice) of Leggo MINECRAFT or errector FERRIS WHEEL. After contacting winner, the second winner will be notified that they have received the other prize. Tickets available at the Bethel Market and Museum. For further firstname.lastname@example.org The Bethel Museum is open the second and fourth Sunday of each monthfrom 2-4 p.m. All events are held at 312 First Street, in Bethel.
Breakfast with Santa The Delmar Fire Department will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., at the fire department located at Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street in Delmar, Del. The event is free to the public and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Cash calendars The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department is now selling December Cash Calendars!The tickets for the calendars are $10. You are eligible to win a cash prize every day throughout December, even Christmas Day!To get your tickets and calendar, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Delmar Christmas Parade to take place Saturday, Dec. 16 The Delmar Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Trophies and plaques will be presented for the following categories: Best School Band (first and second place); Best Float (first and second place); Best Fire Department (first and second place); Best Appearing Vehicle (first and second place); Most Unique Entry (one awarded), and Judges Award (two awarded). Call Parade Coordinator Roger Martinson at 410-420-6566 with any questions.
Bridgeville Library Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 7, for staff training. Free Library Gaming - Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as Small Town Gaming offers an open arcade for the day. They will have XBox One, PS4, Wii U, Madden17, NBA2K17, COD: Infinite Warfare, Nintendoland, MarioKart, Card Games, and more. You may bring your own console. The event is free and open to all ages. Friends of the Bridgeville Library Basket Raffle - Stop by the library circulation desk to purchase your raffle ticket through Wednesday, Dec. 13. Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The basket and quilt raffles will be drawn on Wednesday, Dec. 13, during the Friends Holiday Music Presentation with the Union United Methodist Church Bell Ringers. The UUMC Bell Ringers program will begin at 7 p.m.
Bridgeville Christmas Parade The 2017 Bridgeville Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a rain date of Dec.10 at 4:30 p.m. Food, hot chocolate and ice cream vendors will be available. Trophies will be presented for the following categories: Spectacular Sparkles, Elfin Magic, Best Spirit, Best Band, Commissioner Award (Small Group), Commissioner Award (Large Group), Overall Parade Best. You can register to participate or get more information by visiting the town website at bridgeville.delaware.gov/christmas-parade/, calling 302-337-7135, or email to Bridgevillechristmasparade@gmail.com.
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 Recognition Event The Men For Change Outreach will host its Ninth Annual Community Recognition Award Event on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Federalsburg Fire Hall, 208 N. University Ave., Federalsburg, Md. James Redman,curriculum supervisor of the Title 1 Program with theTalbot County Public Schools District, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 for adults, children ages 6-13 are $10, and children ages 5 and under free. Refreshments will be served. For ticket information, call David Ricks at 443-786-5182 or Sherwood Sharp at 410-422-2599.
Luminaria Night Celebration The Vienna Luminaria Night Celebration will take place on Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their fifth birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County child home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading. Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include: Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobey Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Trip to Sight & Sound There will be a trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see JESUS on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This is a brand new show next year. Sign up early to get good seating. Cost per person is $129 and includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at the Shady Maple. There is a $29 deposit to secure your name on the list. For more information, call 629-7180.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Person Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Please bring an unwrapped toy and/or canned goods for the Associated Charities. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join the group.
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. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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.
Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or email@example.com.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
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.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butler Sewing Center in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. The classes will benefit the beginners as well as the more experienced. Classes are through December. Come by or call Shirley Butler at 629-9155 and she will put you in the right class. Butler also teaches quilting classes.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday 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.
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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read 1-2 hours per week in local child care centers. Sign up online at: www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527 for further information.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John 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.