Book Signings at the Museum
On Friday, Dec. 1, the shops in downtown historic Seaford will remain open from 5-9 p.m. This event is sponsored by the City of Seaford. During this time the Museum will host a book signing event. A book of poems by Catherine Morris Medford entitled "Spoken In Due Season" will be for sale. Mrs. Medford will be present to autograph each copy. She published this collection of personal poems in 1997. In her preface she stated, "I have written these words for all to enjoy and have a glimpse of life as seen by me." Jeanne Carback Conner will also be on hand to sell and autograph her book entitled "Footprints on the Nanticoke, A History of the Nanticoke Watershed." Written in 1996, this book details some cultural and economic aspects of the Nanticoke River Watershed prior to the 20th century.
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.
Belly Dance Workshops
SDPR is hosting Belly Dance Workshops, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14 at the Recreation Building, 7-8 p.m. Cost is $10. 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.
Bingo Basket Bingo Longaberger 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.
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. The next meeting is December 7.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.
Women's Democrat Club
Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will not be having a regular December meeting. Instead the Country Covered Dish Christmas Dinner will be held Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Hall. Call Thelma Monroe, 934-9716 that you will be there with a covered dish and a friend.
Western Sussex Democrat Club
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Duke's Pool House on Sycamore Road, Laurel. Members are asked to bring a dish and a non-perishable food item for the needy. There will be entertainment and newcomers are welcome. Call 628-2130 for details.
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.
Children's Christmas Party
American Legion Post 19 in Laurel is holding a Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 to 4 p.m. The party is for children 12 years and younger. Santa will be stopping by to visit and have his picture taken with the children. There will be goodies and games and a gift for each child. Parents should bring their children to the Post Home. Call 875-9948 or 875-2024 for details.
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.
Hope Lodge 4, 102 West 6th Street, Laurel, will be selling oyster sandwiches and soup on Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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.
SHS Alumni Association meeting
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on Pennsylvania Avenue. Fore more information call Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429 or Donna Angell at 629-8077.
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. (This event is sold out.) 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. Children's activities in the Honeymoon Cottage (Star and Necklace making, Readings, Santa Claus). At 3 p.m., a raffle drawing for a Steve Theis Portrait. 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.
A Christmas Carol
Possum Point Players will bring A Christmas Carol to the Del Tech stage. A Christmas Carol is perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens' classic is particularly suited to children, and features a magnificent score by Broadway composer, Jule Syne. It incorporates Family Ties, Language, Literary Classic, Music, Reading. Performances will be held Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Delaware Technical and Community College Theatre, Georgetown. Tickets are $6 each and may be reserved by call the PPP Ticketline at 856-4560.
Caroling on The Circle
Sussex County will come together during the 23rd annual "Caroling on The Circle," Mon., Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Georgetown. The community singing event, hosted by Sussex County Council, doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy. This year's festivities begin in front of the Sussex County Courthouse with Spanish caroling by the El Centro Cultural group. Traditional caroling will commence at 7 p.m., with guest singers Anne Maloney, Orville Nichols and Donna DeKuyper. The event also includes the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting by the Town of Georgetown. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served after the festivities at the Georgetown Fire Company, one block to the south of The Circle. Santa Claus will also visit. All are welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items for donation. Anyone who cannot attend, but still wishes to contribute, can drop off canned goods Mon.- Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Administrative Offices building, next to the courthouse, in downtown Georgetown. In recent years, Caroling on The Circle has drawn hundreds of participants and collected as many as 20,000 canned goods and other non-perishable items. In 1984, its inaugural year, the event drew an estimated 3,500 people. In the event of rain or snow, the event will be moved inside the fire hall on S. Bedford St. For more information, call 855-7742 or 854-5000.
Breakfast With Santa!
Enjoy Breakfast With Santa! on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8-11 a.m. at PL Dunbar Elementary School Cafeteria, Laurel. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact Lisa Wedding at 875-1414 for more information and tickets.
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.
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.
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
The 31st annual "Christmas in Bridgeville" sponsored by the Bridgeville Historical Society, will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Woodbridge High School. Free admission. Chances will be available from the society on an Antique Oak Wash Stand to be given away at 3 p.m. More than 60 vendors will be showing their wares ranging from homemade goodies, crafts, including wooden items, dolls, candles, Christmas decorations, quilts, poinsettias and Christmas greens Lunch will be catered by "Jimmy's Grille" in the school cafeteria.
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.
Laurel holiday events
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 Friday, 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. - 4 p.m. and Sun,, Dec. 3, noon - 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 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 - 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
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.
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.