Photos with Santa Homeless Cat Helpers is hosting a Pet with Santa photo event at the Petco Store in Seaford on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Come in and celebrate the season with your pet! For a $9.95 donation, you will receive a commemorative digital photo and help animals in need find loving homes. One hundred percent of all donations will benefit homeless pets in our community.
Seaford Museum Train Show Once again, the Seaford Museum is featuring an exhibit of holiday trains in the Webb Room. This year's exhibit includes a Department 56 display of over 70 buildings in the Dickens Village collection. This lovely exhibit, which includes a number of moving pieces, will be enjoyed by both adults and children. This is a perfect way to catch the Christmas spirit. Also featured are the trains of the Pre-War period. These trains capture the beginnings of the "Model Train" experience after the invention of electricity over 100 years ago. One of the trains on display was actually constructed 100 years ago in 1918! There are also several new trains, precisely copied from Lionel's older trains: Yesterday's Trains, but updated. The North Pole Exhibit, with Santa and his helpers, is also on display in the exhibit cases. They are on display near the floor level - perfect for the little ones! Come visit the Seaford Museum's Train Show now through Sunday, Jan. 13. The museum, located on High Street in Seaford, is open from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, in November and December but only Saturday and Sunday during January's winter hours.
Seaford's Santa House is open Come visit Santa at his house in the Lowe's Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesar's Pizza in Seaford. Santa is being sponsored again this year by the Seaford Kiwanis Club in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford. Thanks also to Bill Collison, Lowe's and Phil Burtelle's Painting for donations to keep Santa's House looking sharp. Santa will be at his house from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 14, Saturday, Dec. 15, Sunday, Dec. 16, Monday, Dec. 17, Tuesday, Dec. 18, Wednesday, Dec. 19, Thursday, Dec. 20, Friday, Dec. 21, Saturday, Dec. 22, Sunday, Dec. 23.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes will be held at Seaford Gallery 107 in December. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes Please contact Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on children's classes. Ongoing classes Canvas & Coffee meets on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in the classroom. Drop-in art class. $5 per session. Contact Tammy at 302-236-4063 for more info.
New Year's Eve Dance The New Year's Eve Dance, sponsored by Seaford Lioness and featuring Chasin' Time, will take place Dec. 31 at the Blades Volunteer Fire Department, located at 200 E. 5th Street. Doors open at 7:45 p.m., dinner is at 8:15 p.m., and dance is at 9 a.m. Tickets available at Cut'm Up in Seaford or call 302-841-4884.
AYCE breakfast buffet An AYCE breakfast buffet hosted by the Riders Club will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel. Enjoy assorted breakfast items. Cost is $8 per person. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call 302-362-2760.
Children's Christmas Party The Laurel American Legion, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, will hold a Children's Christmas Party from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. Enjoy games, a visit with Santa and a light lunch. The public is welcome.
12 Sprays of Christmas Wellness Advocate Annie Miller will present the 12 Sprays of Christmas at the Laurel Public Library on Monday, Dec. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program includes a brief presentation of ways to use essential oils during the holiday season. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to make an essential oil to take with them. While it is free and open to the public, attendees are asked to pre-register by calling the library at 302-875-3184 or signing up in person at the library.
Lions Club Quarter Auction The Laurel Lions Club will hold their second Quarter Auction on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the auction starts at 7. Tickets are $5, which include one paddle. Extra paddles are $3 each. Refreshments will be served. There will be many gifts for auction. There will also be vendors. Tickets can be bought from any Lion and will also be sold at the door. Come and join the fun.
Events at the Laurel Public Library
On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Renters Financial Workshop and Home Buyers Financial Workshop will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m., respectively, to provide information and activities for renters and home buyers. The workshops are part of the library's ongoing personal safety series and are open to the public.
- Craft Make and Take - The library is hosting a craft make and take on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone visiting the library during these hours can make a holiday craft, while supplies last, to take home that day. Children must have an adult with them to assist in making the craft. The make and take is free and open to the public.
- Financial Workshops - In partnership with the Sussex County Habitat for the Humanity, the library is hosting interactive financial workshops in December. The Youth Financial Workshop is held on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon and will focus on money saving and financial planning for youth.
- Money School Seminar - The Money School presents What You Should Know About Money When You Graduate High School on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The seminar covers the basics of managing money and budgets as well as successful strategies for saving for the future. The program is free and open to the public.
Santa House in the Park Santa House in the Park presented by The Oddfellows Charity Lodge 27 in Laurel will be open on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 14 - 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 - 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 - 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 - 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m.
Laurel Lions Pizza Night Laurel Lion Pizza Night will take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Laurel Pizzeria. Ten percent of each check will be donated to the club. Check at the register for a coupon or ask and 10 percent will be donated to the Laurel Lions Club. Please help or non-profit club and our service projects.
Laurel Library fundraiser On every fourth Tuesday evening, from 5-9 pm, the Friends of the Laurel Public Library have a 10 percent night at the Laurel Pizzeria. By presenting a coupon (found at the cash register) along with the check, the Friends receive 10 percent of the amount. This money is then used to support activities for the young people of our community. Help the non-profit group, The Friends of the Laurel Library, provide great programming for our young people.
Christmas Shoppers Fair Delmar Christmas Shoppers Fair, sponsored by the junior class of Delmar High School, Class of 2020, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Delmar Middle & Senior High School. There will be over 50 crafters and vendors featuring home decor, fall and Christmas items, his and her gifts and more with something for everyone. There will also be photos with Mrs. Claus. Story time with Mrs. Claus is at 1:15 p.m. Admission is $1 or the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information, email DelmarvaEvents@gmail.com.
Quarter Auction The Fifth Annual Quarter Auction benefitting the New Century Club will be held on March 9, 2019 at the Delmar VFW, located at 200 West State Street in Delmar, Md. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 5 p.m. The cost for the first paddle in advance is $5, $15 at the door. Each additional paddle will cost $3 each. There will be over 100 items. Call Heather at 443-84902612 for nore information.
Bridgeville Public Library
These programs are free and open to the public, however, space is limited. Registration is required by Saturday, Dec. 15. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
- Snack Time with Santa - Snack Time with Santa is back on Tuesday, Dec. 18 with two special events at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Join us during Story Time at 11 a.m. with special guests the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School Chorus. You can join us for Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. with special guest Mrs. Claus. We will have snacks, photo opportunities, crafts, and fun at both events. Light refreshments will be available. We encourage families to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the "Toys for Tots" drive.
- Genealogy - Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. for a genealogy workshop, and learn tips and techniques for piecing together clues in solving your own family mystery. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Saturday, Jan. 5. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Don's Tree Farm opens Don's Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood, is gearing up for the Christmas season which opens on Black Friday. Don's will be open on Thursday nights from 3 to 8 and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fresh cut trees arrive at the farm daily along with acres of field grown trees. Trees range from 3' to 12' tall. The Christmas Shop is stocked with holiday gifts, wreaths, centerpieces, cemetery mounds, pine garland, Lionel train sets and more. Also enjoy operating train displays for kids of all ages. Santa visits with the children every Saturday in December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 302-349-0555 or visit donstreefarm.com.
Free Movie Night Join us at our indoor movie event, The Star, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Education Hall at Greenwood United Methodist Church, 101 W. Market St., Greenwood.
Watch as the small, but brave donkey, Bo, joined by the loveable sheep, Ruth, and Dave, the hilarious dove, follow the Star and become part of the greatest story ever told. Together, we'll take an hour and half break, sip some cocoa with marshmallows and savor this wonderful time of the year. For more information, call 302-349-4047.
Winter Shopping Fun Winter Shopping Fun will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 408 E. Gordy Road in Salisbury. Confirmed vendors include Avon, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Don's Woodcrafts, Tastefully Simple, Art by Tara, Paparazzi, Margaret's Stockings, and more. Food will be available from Powellville VFC including breakfast sandwiches, oyster fritters, hamburgers, and hot dogs. All proceeds from this event will go to the Royal Rangers Outpost 178. Area events
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours hours per week at local child care centers. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527 for more information.
Lions Club Fritter Shack The Millsboro Lions Club Fritter Shack is now open in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or sold out. Come support the Lions with this project, which enables them to purchase glasses for those in need, support Little League and Boy Scouts, as well as many other projects in the area. The shack will be open every weekend except Thanksgiving weekend until Dec. 15. For questions and more information about Millsboro Lions, contact David at 302-934-9339.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or email@example.com.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butler's Sewing Center in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. The classes will benefit the beginners as well as the more experienced. Classes are through December. Come by or call Shirley Butler at 629-9155 and she will put you in the right class. Butler's also teaches quilting classes.
Transportation for veterans In Sussex County there are several transportation opportunities available for our veterans. One of them is located in Seaford. This eight passenger van carries veterans to and from the VA Hospital in Elsmere and to and from the VA Clinic in Dover. It tries to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays but will transport at other times if needed. If you need this transportation, call the dispatcher at 302-858-7588.
SCGS meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will celebrate the season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Lewes Public Library. All are welcome. Members will share successes and problems in research, family traditions and research trips, and precious family memorabilia. Light refreshments will be available. At the January meeting, Tom Summers, staff member of the Delaware Archives, will discuss resources available there and online. Future video presentations include Finding Women: Maiden Names Not Known; and Breaking Down Brick Walls. In May, SCGS will celebrate 15 years of exploring family history. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Patriots meetings cancelled Due to scheduling conflicts, the 9-12 Delaware Patriots Sussex meeting planned for Thursday, Dec. 13, has been cancelled. Both New Castle/Kent and Sussex January 2019 meetings have also been cancelled. The regular meeting schedule will resume in February.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned entertainment will be Bob and Ruth Jones. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Optimist Club of Sussex County The Optimist Club of Sussex County will meet the first and third Mondays of each month at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their fullest potential are invited to join. For more information, contact Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.
Sail & Power Squadron Meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687, John Kisser at 629-6083 or Peter Singleton at 745-5316.
Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring rpoets.If you possess a God-given talenand a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow yourcreative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939 for more info.
Vets helping Vets A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
Overeaters Anonymous Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other in facing this issue in our lives. The group meets Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please call Carol at 302-245-3766 with any questions or to learn more.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Lewes Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers or elementary schools. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527 for more information.
Writers' Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, want to develop your skills, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday evening at 6, at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call Teresa at 302-841-2432 or Eva at 302-858-2239.
Corvette Club new meeting place The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month. Join us at our new location, Mulligan's Pointe, 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club). Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 7. For more information, visit www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.org or call Dennis at 302-228-4443.
Alzheimer's support Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. This is a free program and any interested persons are urged to attend. If you are caring for someone who has any type of dementia, this is the time to get all your questions answered. There is no registration required, just show up. We hope to see you there. There are more than five million Americans who had Alzheimer's disease (AD) now, and, by mid-century, that number will triple - up to about 16 million. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop AD and account for almost two thirds of those five million.
Cruise to Bermuda The Acorn Club of Seaford is sponsoring a cruise on the "Celebrity Summit" to Bermuda from May 19-26, 2019. The trip is all-inclusive, including coach transportation from Seaford to the cruise terminal in Bayonne, N.J. All meals, tips, and transport of baggage is included as well as a $300 shipboard credit. All travelers must have a valid U.S. passport. For more information, contact Carolyn Griffith at 302-629-4471.