Delaware Storm Benefit
Basket Bingo, Thursday, Dec. 16, at Seaford Moose Lodge, 7 p.m., to benefit the Delaware Storm select baseball 12U youth traveling baseball team. Doors open 6 p.m., refreshments available; tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; Christmas raffle, 50/50. Contact Stacie Satchell, 629-4611; or Dave Fischer 875-5862.
Blades Auxiliary Breakfast
Blades Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary breakfast, Sunday, Dec. 5, 8 to 11 a.m., Blades Fire Hall, Fifth and Cannon streets, all you can eat, adults, $6; children, $3. Phone 629-6904 or 629-6093.
Free Thanksgiving Day Dinners
Free community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Union U.M. Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, Thursday, Nov. 25, noon to 2 p.m. Phone 337-7409.
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Free dinner at St. John’s U.M. Church, Third and Poplar streets, Seaford, serving starts at noon on Thanksgiving Day.
Christmas Craft Bazaar
Christmas Craft Bazaar and sandwich sale, Saturday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 and Dorothy Road (three miles north of the state line). Phone 875-7824 or 846-0410.
Starry Night Boat Parade
Starry Night Boat Parade along the Wicomico River in Salisbury, Saturday, Nov. 27. Live band, story teller and hot chocolate. Tree lighting at dusk by the mayor, Governor’s Plaza. Sponsored by the Wicomico Yacht Club and Urban Salisbury. Call 410-546-3205.
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.
Delmar Christmas Parade
Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. - “Celebration of Our Nation.” Applications are available; call 846-3336 or 410-430-6566. The raindate is Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.
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.
Nutcracker in Salisbury
The Eastern Shore Ballet Theater, Inc. will present their 14th annual performances of the “Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., in the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Professional guest dancers will compliment the young local dancers of our company. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 410-742-2858.
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.
Salisbury Christmas Parade
58th annual Salisbury Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 5, starting at 2 p.m. on Eastern Shore Drive. Sponsored by the Salisbury Junior Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Laurel Christmas Parade
Laurel Christmas parade, Friday, Dec. 10. Stepping off at 7 p.m., the parade will march through Laurel’s downtown area, ending near Five Points. Raindate is Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. Sponsors are the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. For details call 875-9319.
Critter Christmas at Zoo
A Critter Christmas at the Salisbury Zoo will be Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. A free gift will be given to the first 100 children under eight years old each night, compliments of Mitchell’s Martial Arts. Visitors will enter the zoo through the east gate, where they may see a glimpse of the night-time habits of animals. An early visit from Santa and his elves is planned. A $1 a person donation is suggested. For more information call 410-548-3188.
Milton’s Holly Festival
Holly Festival, Saturday, Dec. 11, Milton. The Christmas craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Milton Fire Hall. For details, call 684-1101.
Milton’s Holiday House Tour
Holiday house tour, Milton, Saturday, Dec. 11. Traditionally following on the heels of the Holly Festival, the house tour features homes decorated in their Christmas finest, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For details, call 684-1101 visit the Web site www.historicmilton.com.
Winter Concert at SSU
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University performs its Winter Concert, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Holloway Hall Auditorium. Lee Knier conducts the orchestra. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. The public is invited. Call 410-548-5587 or visit the SU Web site www.salisbury.edu. for more information.
‘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.
‘Sounds Like Christmas’
“Sounds Like Christmas,” Dec. 17, 18, 19, Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 and Dorthy Road, 7:30 p.m. each night, free admission. Phone 875-7824 for more information.
AARP Chapter 5340 to meet Dec. 6, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown, with lunch at noon. Marilyn Clark will play the piano. Santa Clause will pay a visit. The winners name for raffle tickets for baskets will be drawn. Call Peggy Trott 856-3404 for raffle. Cost of the lunch is $12 per person. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760 for reservations by Dec. 3. Newly elected officers will be installed and new members are welcome.
Equine Council Delaware Equine Council will meet Monday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., at the Harrington Fairgrounds’ Exhibitors’ Hall. This is an election meeting and will be kept short. For more information call Paula Barto 629-5233.
Bookmobile schedule for Nov. 29-Dec. 2
Monday, Nov. 29 - Off the road.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 - Off the road.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 - The Child Craft Company, Seaford, 9:45-10:15 a.m.; Bethel Bethel Store, 10:45-11 a.m.; Layton’s Riveria, Seaford, 11:15-11:30 a.m.; Sussex Manor M.H. Park, Seaford, 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Methodist Manor, 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.
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.
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.
Trip to Longwood Gardens
Sussex County Senior Services, Inc./CHEER will be taking one final bus trip in 2004 to Longwood Gardens, on Wed., Dec. 15. The bus will depart from the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown at noon and return at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include lunch. The bus will stop at the Old Country Buffet. For reservations, tickets or more information, contact Cindy Mitchell at 854-9500. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 10.
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.