Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 23, 2006
 
Events

Stress Buster now through Dec. 22
Fitness Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., now through Dec. 22 in St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Sylvia will be providing for a.m. class only, excellent childcare at no extra fee. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 21 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Stories of Old-Time Laurel
The Laurel Historical Society's Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on "Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel" at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a non-member to join them for this interesting presentation. The date is Wednesday, Nov. 29. The program will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.

Poker Night Novenber 25
The American Legion, Laurel Post 19, will hold Poker Night at the Post Home, 12168 Laurel Road, Laurel, DE 19956, on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3 per person entrance fee. Free Snacks. Come out and play a hand or two and a dozen more.

Belly Dance Workshops
SDPR is hosting 3 Belly Dance Workshops, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14 at the Recreation Building, 7-8 p.m. Cost is $10. Attend one or all three.Classes will start in January. Call Athena at 381-6256 or the Recreation Office for more information.

Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter
Dance 'Puttin' on the Glitz'
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year's 1930s theme, "Puttin' on the Glitz," will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary's annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about "Puttin' on the Glitz" can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.

Meetings

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware
Visit the local chapter of Toastmasters International and improve your presentation and speaking skills. The next meeting is Nov. 30 in the educational wing of Bay Shore community church. For more information call Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201 or email joy@estfinancial.com. For more information about Toastmasters International, go to www.toastmasters.org.

Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be Dec. 7.

Du Pont Golden Girls
The annual Du Pont Golden Girls Luncheon will be Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene 629-3377, or Jackie Davis 875-7625.

AARP Chapter 5340 Board
AARP Chapter 5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.

AARP Chapter 5340 meeting
Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 will have their Christmas luncheon Monday, Dec. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown beginning at noon. Donald Murray will provide the entertainment. Cost of the lunch is $13.50 per person. Call Cathey Betts (302) 856-3441 for reservations that are needed by Nov. 27. New members are welcome.

Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Bingo

Basket BingoLongaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Several door prize drawings. Raffles: Hamper Basket, Hostess Holiday Bundle and more. Refreshments will be available. For more information call 875-1200 or 629-8740. Benefits the programming at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Food

Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Sunday breakfast buffet, All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.This month it will be Nov. 26.

All-you-can-eat breakfast
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Dec. 3, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month, at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

Reunions

SHS Class of 1996
The Seaford High School Class of 1996 will be holding its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. We are searching for missing classmates. Contact Susan at 302-344-0741, or susanargo@hotmail.com.

SHS Alumni Assn. Fall Social
The SHS Alumni Association is hosting their annual fall social at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Any SHS graduate, has attended Seaford Schools or has an interest in the Alumni Association is invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the SHS Alumni Association to attend. There will be light snacks and a cash bar available. Come out to revel in fond memories of good 'ole SHS. For additional information call Donna Hastings Angell 629-8077, or Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429.

Seaford Class of 1976
The Seaford Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 p.m. until midnight. Light fare will be served, cash bar and music provided by Tranzfusion. For more information, contact David Smith at 410-749-5776 or Dee (Christopher) Palmer at 629-9410. You can also go to the class website at www.seafordhigh1976.com.

Holidays

Victorian Christmas
The Tenth Annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion, 1101 North Pine St. Extended, Seaford, will be held Dec. 8 through 10. Thirteen rooms in the historic restored Italian Villa Style mansion will be elaborately decorated by local florists and decorators. The Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion starts with a new activity this year. On Friday, Dec. 8, there will be featured a Christmas Tea and Tour. The tour will start at 1 p.m. Tea will be served at 2 p.m. Servers will be in costume complimenting the gracious atmosphere of the elaborately decorated 13 rooms of the restored historic mansion. The charge is $10 per person and must be paid in advance. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Seating is pre-arranged with four people at a table. Parties who would like to sit together should make their reservations accordingly. Only 40 people can be accommodated. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m., there will be house tours and craft demonstrations; and from 5-9 p.m., there will be house tours by candlelight; $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years. Sunday, Dec. 10, is Family Day. There will be House Tours from 1-4 p.m., with Gov. and Mrs. Ross Receiving. Carriage rides from 2 to 3 p.m. Children's activities in the Honeymoon Cottage (Star and Necklace making, Readings, Santa Clause). At 3 p.m., a raffle drawing for a Steve Theis Portrait. Cost is $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years of age. Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, Proceeds benefit the Ross Plantation and Seaford Museum.

Sounds of the Season
Holiday music, performed by "Vital Signs" and others, will be on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., at Delmar High School auditorium. Cost is $15 each or $25 for two, in Dr. Wolfgang's office, 629-2366, or 629-2131. Join us for an afternoon performance of singing, dancing, and instrumentals. There will also be a Chinese auction and raffles on site. Concert to benefit The Western Sussex County Relay for Life.

Toys for Tots collections
Regional builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 15. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Regional Builders appreciates your continued support for this very worthy cause.

Lioness Christmas House
The Seaford Lioness and The Shiloh House Of Hope present the 16th annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-8 p.m. There will be eight homes on this tour and they are located in Laurel, Seaford and Bridgeville. Refreshments will be served at the Shiloh House Of Hope which is also on the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Cutn' Up Family Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 629-9596 or Sharyn Dukes at 236-7754.

Carolling in the Park
The Gateway Park Committee and the City of Seaford will be hosting the 13th Annual Carolling in the Park Celebration and Tree Dedication Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., in Gateway Park. This year's Carolling in the Park will include the dedication ceremony for a new Community Christmas Tree. Individuals interested in supporting the holiday decorations in the park or the Carolling in the Park event can make donations to the Gateway Park Committee, through the City of Seaford, at PO Box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973. Any donation over $300 will be recognized with an engraved brick in the park. For individuals who would like to support the tree with a smaller contribution, "silver bell" ornament sponsorships are available for $5, $10 and $15, depending on size. A sponsorship will place a name of your choice on the ornament before it goes onto the tree. For more information contact Amy Walls at 629-9173.

Seaford Christmas Parade
The theme for this year's Seaford Christmas Parade is "The Sounds and Lights of Christmas." The date is Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Nylon Boulevard. It proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue to High Street. The judges stand is at the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Church. The parade continues down High Street, and turns at Market Street. The Parade goes up Market and ends at the Seaford Middle School. So far, seven school bands, non-profit groups, and businesses are planning to be in the parade.

Bethel House Tour
Sunday, Dec. 10, there will be a House Tour in Bethel, consisting of several homes. The choir at Sailor's Bethel United Methodist Church will be performing a Christmas Cantata at 4:30 p.m. prior to the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person. Any questions call 875-3971 or 875-3733.

Christmas Show Trip
Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Dec. 2 and 3, and Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking, 103 East State St., Delmar. Six operating layouts in four different scales. One of the largest club displays in the United States. Refreshments available. White elephant and consignment tables, train set raffle.

Historical Society's Gift Shop
The Seaford Historical Society's Gift Shop is pleased to announce that they will be selling jewelry made by Cindy Cole. All of her jewelry is made with sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Stop in the Seaford Museum Gift Shop on High Street to see this unique collection of hand-made jewelry.

Players holiday production
Possum Point Players' holiday production, "The WPPP 1947 Christmas Special" will incorporate an old-style radio version of It's A Wonderful Life mixed with seasonal solos, duets, and choral music at Possum Hall in Georgetown during the first two weekends of December. Performances are December 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m., and December 3 & 10 at 2 p.m. in Georgetown.
Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students.
For reservations, call the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560.

Bridgeville's Caroling in the Park
The Town of Bridgeville will host their annual Caroling in the Park on Friday,
Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Historical Society Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and William Street. Please bring a canned good donation for needy families. Come for fun, fellowship and a visit from Santa Claus. Bridgeville sponsors this event yearly on the first Friday evening in December.

Christmas in Bridgeville
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show, Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Woodbridge Jr./Sr. High School, Laws Street, Bridgeville. Admission is Free. There will be 60 vendors; $1 chances on an antique Oak Wash Stand. There will be catered breakfast and lunch available.

Delmar Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 2 - Delmar's annual Christmas parade. For details call the Delmar Chamber of Commerce, 846-3336. Rain Date: Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Applications can be picked-up at Delmar Town Hall.

Georgetown holiday events
Thursday, Dec. 7 - Georgetown Christmas parade. 7 p.m., starting at Sussex Central High School. For details call the chamber, 856-1544.

Dec. 1, 2 and 3 - Annual Festival of Trees, Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown.
Sponsored by Delaware Hospice Inc. For details call 856-7717.

Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 - 'The 1947 Christmas Special,' a holiday music revue presented by the Possum Point Players, Georgetown, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $15, $14 for senior citizens and students.
For details, call 856-4560 or visit www. possumpointplayers.org.

Monday, Dec. 4 - Caroling on the Circle, Georgetown. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., singers will lead members of the public in songs of the season. Canned goods will be collected.

Laurel holiday events
Friday, Dec. 8 - The Laurel Chamber of Commerce and Laurel Fire Department will again co-host the annual Christmas Parade. This year's parade will take place on Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Dec. 9. The theme this year is "Old Town Christmas." Applications may be picked up at the Laurel Fire Department or the chamber office.

Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

Art Show and Silent Auction
The Children's Beach House Art Show and Silent Auction committee is busy wrapping up details after almost one year of planning for their 17th annual Holiday Art Show and Auction on Dec. 1-3. All proceeds are divided among the programs offered by the Children's Beach House whose mission is to help children with special needs reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities. The event has reached 100% of its goal for artist participation. Nick Serratore of Lewes was named this year's featured artist. Serratore will auction an original work based on his artistic interpretation of the event theme: "Home is where the heart isÉHome is the Children's Beach House." A private reception for contributors and patrons is Fri., Dec. 1 from 6-10 p.m. The reception includes a pianist, caroling by Debbie Kee's children's choir, fine jewelry display by Elegant Slumming of Rehoboth, an artist meet and greet, and a sneak preview of the featured art and silent auction. The silent auction includes limo rides, child care, dining gift certificates, jewelry, art, home furnishings, golf packages, clothing, spa and salon services, lodging and more. The event continues with free admission on Sat., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Ð 4 p.m. and Sun,, Dec. 3, noon Ð 3 p.m. For more information call 645-9184 or visit www.cbhinc.org.

Choral Society Christmas Concert
Tickets are still available for the Southern Delaware Choral Society 22nd annual Christmas Concert, "Christmas Oratorio" by J.S. Bach, under the direction of John Ranney, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Edmond's Church, Rehoboth Beach, and on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford. Featured soloists will be soprano, Virginia Van Tine; alto, Rebecca McDaniel; tenor, Donald McCabe; baritone, Richard A.D. Freeman and bass, John R. Ranney. All are members of SDCS. Also joining the chorus will be trumpeter, Sarah Kuwick. Organist Crystal Pepper of Harrington is a guest soloist. In her 25 years as a church musician, Ms. Pepper has enjoyed a distinguished career as an organist and is well-known in a number of musical circles. She began accompanying church choirs at the age of 12 and by the time she was 15 she had become a regular organist and plays at various churches in the Mid-Atlantic region. She has a BA in vocal music from Delaware State University and has studied with John Dressler. She serves as director of music at the Dover Presbyterian Church and is currently pursuing a Master of Special Education at Wilmington College. Tickets to the Christmas concert are $15 and $10 for students. For tickets or more information call 302-645-2013 or log on to www.sdchoralsociety.org. SDCS is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware.

History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.

Eggs will be on display
Vote for the egg that you would like to represent the state of Delaware at the White House next year on Dec. 3 at the Dover Mall from noon Ð 5 p.m. Delaware egg artists of all ages will have their decorated eggs on display behind Santa, next to JC Penney. There will be more than 40 eggs to choose from. Since 1994, each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. Local crafters and artists create decorated eggs which represent each state and the District of Columbia. Eggs can be decorated in any fashion using paints, beads, decoupage, etching, carving, and more. Contest registration is held in September. The Egg Decorating contest is open to any Delaware resident interested in pursuing the art of egg decorating. The winning egg will receive $100 and an invitation from the White House to see the state eggs displayed with a welcome reception by the First Lady. For more information, contact Cindy Davis at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at 800-282-8685.

Salisbury holiday events
Saturday, Nov. 18, Sunday, Nov. 19 - Maji Choral Festival at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Wicomico Senior High School, Salisbury. Tickets are $15. Call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633 for details.

Saturday, Nov. 25 - Starry Night Boat Parade along the Wicomico River in Salisbury. Sponsored by the Wicomico Yacht Club and Urban Salisbury. Call 410-546-3205.

Sunday, Dec. 3 - The 60th Annual Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. starting at the intersection of Mt. Hermon Road & Civic Avenue, traveling to East Main Street, ending at Ward Street. Sponsored by the Salisbury Junior Chamber of Commerce. Rain Date: Dec. 10, 2 p.m.

Selbyville holiday events
Friday, Dec. 1 - Selbyville Christmas Parade. The annual parade, sponsored by the Selbyville Chamber of Commerce, starts at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 68 Church St. For details call Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, 539-2100, or visit www. bethany-fenwick.org.

Snow Hill holiday events
Christmas in Snow Hill, Friday through Monday, Dec. 1-4. Christmas tree lighting and kids coloring contest on Friday. Historic home and business tours on Saturday, along with Breakfast with Santa, Santa's Workshop and a Christmas tree auction. Holiday music celebration and 19th Century Christmas at Furnace Town on Sunday. Snow Hill Christmas Parade on Monday, Dec. 4. Call 410-632-2080 for details.

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Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Read Aloud training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.