Benefit for Willey Family
Maximum Championship Wrestling benefit, Sussex Central High School, Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Sponsored by the Sussex Central Key Club to benefit the family of Wendy Marie Willey, who passed away following an automobile accident.
Pet Portraits with Santa
Pet portraits with Santa Nov. 13
Pet portraits with Santa, at Best ACE Hardware, Milford, (across from Peebles, next to Big Lots), on Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All dogs must be on a leash; all cats must be in a carrier. No appointment necessary (several packages will be available). Sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc. Call 629-2045 for information.
Blades PTO Fund Raiser
Benefit for the Blades Elementary PTO at the Seaford Friendly’s, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 5 to 8 p.m. Friendly’s will donate 10 percent of all profits to the PTO during that time period. No coupons can be used.
Advanced Driving Class
AARP advancing driving class, Monday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m. to noon, Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, $10.50. Phone 629-4939 to register.
Adult Plus Craft Show
21st annual Craft Fair, Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 12, from 2-7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. More than 100 crafters, many selections. Admission is free; there will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
Delmar Craft Show
The 12th annual Christmas in Delmar craft show, Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Delmarva Convention Center on US 13. More than 90 vendors displaying their handmade crafts, including dolls, furniture, candles, shelf-sitters, toys, quilts, wreaths, cut lamp shades, snowmen, Santas, angels, aprons and many other creations. $2 per adult and no charge for children under 12 years.
Nanticoke Holiday Bazaar
Christmas Bazaar, Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16. Handmade crafts, handmade quilt raffle, baked goods and attic treasures. Call 629-4939.
Craft Fair and Attic Treasures
Holiday Craft Fair and Attic Treasures Sale, Friday, Nov. 19. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beebe Medical Center’s Sunshine Cafe (Lewes). Sponsored by the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary Craft Group.
Winter Festival of Lights
Winter Wonderland festival of lights opens in Salisbury City Park, Sunday, Nov. 21, 1 to 9 p.m. Program will include Christmas music, food vendors, arts and crafts, community groups and local businesses with displays. Winter Wonderland will include hayrides and a visit by Santa Claus. The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Winter Wonderland. Call 410-749-0144.
Milton Christmas Parade
Wednesday, Dec. 1 - annual Milton Christmas parade. The parade is sponsored by the Milton Volunteer Fire Company and starts at 7 p.m. For details, call 684-8500 or visit the Web site www.historicmilton.com.
Georgetown Christmas Parade
Georgetown Christmas parade, Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., starting at Sussex Central High School. Call the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544, or chairwoman Cindy O’Day, 854-9336.
Selbyville Christmas Parade
Selbyville Chamber annual Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 3. Floats, bands and Old St. Nick. Many vendors and lots of parade entries. Prizes awarded. Church Street, starting at Town Hall, 68 Church St., Selbyville; 7-9 p.m.; 539-2100.
Festival of Trees at Del Tech
Dec. 3, 4 and 5 - Annual Festival of Trees, Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. Sponsored by Delaware Hospice Inc. For details call 856-7717.
Christmas in Bridgeville
The 29th annual Christmas in Bridgeville, sponsored by the Bridgeville Historical Society, Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodbridge High School. Admission is $1. More than 85 vendors will be showing their wares ranging from homemade goodies, crafts, including wooden items, dolls, candles, Christmas decoration, quilts, poinsettias and Christmas greens. Santa Claus will pay a visit between 10 a.m. and noon. Lunch will be catered by Jimmy’s Grille.
Christmas in Odessa
40th annual Christmas in Odessa, Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 8 p.m. (candlelight tours). Christmas craft sale, antique sale, concerts, greens sale, food. Tour cost: $15; children under 12: $5. Phone 302-378-4900.
Millsboro Christmas Parade
Millsboro Christmas Visions ‘04 Parade and Santa’s Pak Shopping Saturday, Dec. 4. Christmas Parade combined with show of gifts. Bake sales, hot lunch and Santa photos. Sponsored by the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, the parade will step off at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Santa’s Pak Shopping Spree, a shopping bonanza featuring gift and craft vendors, will be set up in the Millsboro Civic Center, Wilson Highway and Mitchell Street. Mr. and Mr. Claus will be there. Co-sponsor is Indian River Senior Center. Call 934-6777.
Christmas Bazaar, Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Worcester Preparatory School, Berlin, Md. Children’s activities, face painting, Second Time Around booth, food, holiday offerings, music, silent auction and more.
Lewes Christmas Art Show
Christmas Art Show, Dec. 3, 4 and 5, sponsored by the Children’s Beach House, Lewes. The silent auction is Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., and includes a buffet and musical entertainment. The art show is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Both events will be held in the Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes. Call 645-9184.
Lewes Christmas Parade
Lewes Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 4. Tree lighting and caroling. The parade, in downtown Lewes, starts at 5 p.m. and is followed by the tree lighting and caroling in Zwaanendael Park. Refreshments will be served in the Fisher-Martin House. Call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, 645-8073.
Christmas Tour of Lewes
The 31st annual Christmas Tour of Lewes, Saturday, Dec. 4. Explore new and historic homes of Lewes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 302-645-7670, www.historiclewes.org/events.
Caroling on the Circle
Caroling on the Circle, Monday, Dec. 6, Georgetown. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., singers will lead members of the public in songs of the season. Canned goods will be collected.
Rehoboth Beach Parade
Rehoboth Beach Christmas parade, sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. For details call 441-8615.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
The Possum Point Players will present “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The Ad Hoc Touring Company, a branch of Possum Point Players, will read the radio scripts of the holiday classic. Call George Spillane at 945-4603.
Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council meets Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., at Harrington Fairgrounds, Exhibitor’s Hall Building. Guest Speaker, Dr. Brittany Hazzard, DVM, will speak on vaccines and emergency first aid for equines. A light fare will conclude the evening. Contact Paula Barto, 629-5233.
Chapter 1992 Meeting
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Assoc. of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meeting will be Monday, Nov. 15, at Jimmy’s Bistro, Georgetown Airport beginning with a buffet lunch at noon.The program will be by Steve Mastin, Sussex County director of Economic Development and Industrial Air Park, followed by a guided bus tour of the air park.
Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service meet Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12:30 p.m., at Golden Corral. The guest speaker will be Preston Frallic, pharmacist, on his trip to Africa. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Advisory Committee Meeting
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Newton Crouse, acting chairman, at 629-7783. Sally VanSchaik, with Easter Seals, will be the guest speaker.
County Firemen’s Auxiliary
The Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliaries Association will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Seaford Fire hall. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with business meeting to follow. Call 629-6904 for information.
First State Community Action
First State Community Action Agency, annual board of directors dinner meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. Cost $50 per person and is open to the public. Call 800-372-2240 for information or to purchase a ticket.
Visually Impaired Support
Seaford Visually Impaired Support Group meets in the activity room of the Methodist Manor House on Thursday, Nov. 18. Anyone with a vision problem or his or her care-giver is welcome to attend. There is no charge and the group is open to the public. For more information call the group’s facilitator, Robert Gray at 629-6204.
Golden Girls Luncheon
DuPont Golden Girls luncheon, Thursday, Dec. 2 (snow date: Dec. 9), 11 a.m., Seaford Country Club, cost $15, payable by Nov 22 to Carmon Brodie, 27073 Williams Ave., Seaford, DE 19973. Phone 628-5319. Optional gift $10.
Bookmobile will be in area Nov. 17
Bookmobile will be in the local area Nov. 17 at: The Child Craft Company, Seaford, 9:45-10:15 a.m.; Bethel Store, Bethel, 10:45-11 a.m.; Layton’s Riveria, Seaford, 11:15-11:30; Sussex Manor M. H. Park, Seaford, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Methodist Manor House, Seaford, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Seaford Center, Seaford, 2-2:30 p.m.; Coverdale Day Care, Rt. 18, 3:15-3:45 p.m.; Walker’s Mill M.H. Park, Bridgeville, 4-4:30 p.m.. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Wee Care Learning Center, Rt. 9, Road 319, 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 22 - Lowe’s Crossroads, Laurel, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 - Country Rest Home (Greenwood) 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.; Greenwood Senior Center, 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Veterans’ Program Nov. 11
Veterans’ program, Thursday, Nov. 11, Seaford Kiwanis Park, 11 a.m. Music, firing squad, raising of the colors and dedication of bricks. Open house to follow at Nanticoke Post 6 and VFW Post 4961. Phone Dick Drummond at 629-7861 for more information. Speaker: James Baxter.
Veterans’ Ceremony in Blades
Town of Blades Veterans’ Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 11, Blades Park, 11 a.m. Refreshments served at Hardin Hall, West Fourth Street, following the ceremony.
Church Social Nov. 20
Snethen Church Social featuring oyster and chicken salad sandwiches, plattters, baked goods, vegetable soup and dumplings, homemade ice cream; eat-in or carry out; Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Snethen U.M. Church, mardela Springs, Md. Church is located on Rt. 54, two miles east of the Rt. 50 stoplight at Mardela, or eight miles west of the U.S. 13 stoplight at Delmar.
Train and Toy Show
Hartly Fire Co. Model Train and Toy show and sale, Saturday, Nov. 20, Hartly Fire Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Largest show in the area. Tickets: $3; children under 12 are free with adult. Breakfast and lunch served. Door prizes. Hartly is 10 miles west of Dover on Rt. 300 to Rt. 11.
READ-ALOUD Delaware volunteer training session, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m., Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for more information. Volunteer readers are needed at various locations in Sussex County.
Nanticoke Senior Center
Christmas Spectacular at Three Little Bakers, Tuesday, Dec. 7, leaves at 10 a.m. from Nanticoke Senior Center. Cost $60 members, $65 non-members. Phone 629-4939. Price includes motor coach transportation, food, and desserts.
Trip to New York City
The Methodist Manor House will host a two-day, one-night trip to New York City on Dec. 15 and 16. Cost of the trip is $347 per double occupancy and includes round-trip transportation by deluxe motorcoach, accommodations at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, tickets to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas show, one first-class dinner, baggage handling and tips. Call 628-5631.
Cruise to Bermuda
Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is sponsoring a Bermuda cruise aboard Celebrity Horizon, out of Norfolk April 30-May 7, 2005. Ports of call include Hamilton and St. George. Prices start at $925 per person, including port charges and taxes. Bus transportation provided from Seaford to Norfolk. Phone 629-7419.