Seaford Kiwanis Santa House
The Kiwanis club of Seaford will again this year be sponsoring Santa's House. Santa will be located at the Seaford Village Shopping Center next to Sears. The following will be the hours that Santa will be at his house: Thursday, Dec. 21, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 5-7 p.m.
Kenna Nethken and Cheryl Webster, owners of Cut'Em Up Tree Care of Delaware, have decorated their home and office for the holiday season. This year, for the first time, they have a drive through display, and invite the community to drop by. The display will be open every night from 6-9 p.m. weather permitting. Nethken and Webster are placing a donation box at the end of the drive-through and all money received will be given to the Seaford Kiwanis. Nethken is a past president of the Seaford Kiwanis and believes the services they provide for area children are vital to the community. To view the holiday display, travel west on Middleford Road (towards Georgetown) to Stop sign. Turn left and Cut'Em Up Tree Care's display is on the left. This year's drive-through holiday display will run through the New Year.
New Year's Day Breakfast
New Year's Day Breakfast at the American Legion Post 19, Laurel, serving from 8 -11 a.m. Menu: Chipped beef on toast, sausage, bacon, scrapple, scrambled eggs, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. Price is $6 per person, age 6 and under are free. Service personnel on active duty are invited to share breakfast for free. Call the post. Muse sign up at the Legion Home and pick up tickets. Cut off date is Tuesday, Dec. 26.
Historical Society's Gift Shop
The Seaford Historical Society's Gift Shop announces that they are 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.
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.
Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Jan. 13, 14, and 20 and 21, Saturdays, 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.
Money Management workshop
Greenwood Library will host "Money Management; A Woman's Perspective." Financial advisor Deborah Townsend will conduct this free seminar aimed at women and their financial issues. This seminar is part of the Delaware Money School program and is open to the public. The workshop will begin at 2 and end at 4 p.m. Townsend's presentation will include strategies that will enable women to maximize their finances, meet their financial needs and reach their financial goals. Register by calling the Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309; Debbie Townsend, 547-1836; or Ronni Cohen, 877-307-6858. Walk-ins are also welcome. Online information and registration available at www.delawaremoneyschool.com.
Texas Hold'em Tournament The Georgetown Fire Company Texas Hold'em Tournament previously scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, 2007. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. $100 entry fee and two $25 rebuys. Refreshments will be available. To pre-register call 302-856-6723.
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex building, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 10 a.m. If there are any questions, call 855-7770.
New Century Club
The Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at noon at the Bonanza Restaurant in Delmar. The guest speaker will be Gianni DeVincent Hayes, Ph.D. Ms. Hayes, the author of 14 published books, has been on speaking tours around the world. If you would like to find out what The Laurel New Century Club is all about, come and join us for lunch, fun and fellowship. New ladies are always welcome. For additional information, please call Dianne Thompson at 875-5126.
Georgetown's AARP Chapter
Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet Jan. 8 at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. April Willey will be speaking about the Retired Senior Volunteer new programs and initiatives. Cost of the lunch is $13.50 per person. Call Anita Wright at (302) 856-6215 for reservations that are needed by Jan. 3. New members are welcome.
Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m., at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Celtic Woman Concert
Celtic Woman Concert on Saturday, Feb. 24, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, price is $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets or more information.
Caroline AARP plans trip
The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, The Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Promise Keepers Breakfast
The Promise Keepers of Centenary United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 6, in the church dining room, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel; 6:30-s10:30 a.m.; $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-12. Benefits college scholarship fund.
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.
Sandwiches and soup sale
A sandwich and soup sale benefiting Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Serving chicken salad sandwiches and oyster sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, and peas and dumplings. Call 846-2530 or 846-3314 for ticket information.
Laurel Library programs
Adults in the Western Sussex area are invited to participate in upcoming programs at the Laurel Public Library, starting after the 2006 holiday season. Broadway music, author discussions, Delmarva folklore and researching family histories are all elements of these new offerings. Starting on Fridays in 2007 at 10:30 in the morning and continuing each Friday in January and February, people who love to read are invited to gather weekly in the second floor reading area at Laurel Public Library for a time of informal sharing of books and authors. While not planned as a formal book discussion group, this time will be set aside for eight weeks for book lovers to meet with other readers who share their passion for reading. The meetings will be self generated with topics and format to be decided by the group participants. It is tentatively set to last for one hour but when people who love books get together the length of meetings is anyone's guess. Also starting on the first Friday of January and continuing on the first Friday of each following month, the Laurel Public Library will be offering a new time for genealogist. Called "First Friday Family History Helpline" this time will be set aside on the first Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Staff will be available in the second floor Family History Area to help researcher get started in the process of finding information on their ancestors. While success is not promised each researcher, the process of discovering ancestral ties will be explained as well as an overview of some of the genealogy materials available in the library's Delaware collection. This would be a good time for beginning genealogist to get some help on how to get started. A special evening of Broadway music will be presented by Clear Space Productions on Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Doug Yetter and Ken Skrzesz will provide a program of entertaining and informative musical theatre songs and their impact on America from an historical perspective. On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, noted storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be telling stories and legends from the Delmarva area at the library. Long famous for his engaging style, Okonowicz has been entertaining audiences in the area for more than a decade. Rounding out the library offerings will be the on-going Thursday morning knitting group, informally called the Knit-Wits. Needle crafters of all sorts are invited to join the group in the second floor reading area at 10:30 each Thursday for an hour of shared interests. More information on these programs can be obtained by contacting Norma Jean Fowler at the Laurel Public Library or by visiting the library website at www.laurel. lib.de.us.
Seaford District Library Week
Here is what's happening at the Seaford District Library Dec. 21-28:
- The Library will be "Closed" on Monday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.
- Have you ever wondered what Kwanzaa is? Kwanzaa is not a substitute for Christmas or a religious holiday. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates the traditional African American values of family, community responsibility, commerce, self-improvement, creativity and culture. Please join Tanya Ricketts, Madge Bogle & Girl Scout Troop 1132 for a Kwanzaa Celebration here at the Seaford District Library on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. For info: contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524. This program is suitable for all ages.
- Come join us for an hour at "Story Time," on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Your preschoolers will enjoyhearing stories, singing, and making a take-home craft.
- The Library will be "Closed" on Monday, Jan. 1, 2007 in observance of "New Year's Day." We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m.
- Heat up with a Hot Title during the "Seaford District Library's First Adult Winter Reading Program" coming in mid-January, entitled "Warm Your Soul and Toes with a Hot Book." Registration will start on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The program will run through Tuesday, March 13. There will be a third, second, and grand prize drawing at the closing celebration, as well as weekly prize drawings throughout the eight-week program. Keep watching for more details in the coming weeks. For ages 17 and up only. Programs are free and open to the public.
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.
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.
Defensive Driving Course
Laurel Senior Center AARP 2-day Defensive Driving Course will be on Jan. 8 and 9. Cost is $10. To sign up for the course call 875-2536.
AARP driver safety course
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 9, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.
Photographs at Laurel, Bridgeville
The Laurel and Bridgeville Public Libraries are now displaying a new exhibit featuring photographs of residents of these communities that have been taken from the collection of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as Hometown Delaware, this new project by the Archives is an effort to identify the individuals in its vast collection of more than 500,000 images. Working with patrons of the Laurel and Bridgeville Public Libraries, the Archives is hoping to identify the community residents in these photographs. Most of the photographs on display date from the 1940s and will include school athletic teams, graduation classes, musical bands, and a variety of other pictures. The exhibit will be on display at the libraries through the end of December. The Hometown Delaware project will continue in different towns throughout the state for the next several years. For more information about the project, call Lori Hatch at the Delaware Public Archives, (302) 744-5067.