Americas Early Model Trains The Seaford Museums Holiday Model Train Exhibit will focus on Americas love for these special early models that have highlighted the Holiday season for over a century. The Webb Room exhibit will also feature, for the first time, a larger exhibit of running trains making their way through the beautiful snows of yesteryear filled with Department 56 houses, stores, carriages, and assorted sights of those times. Come visit the Seaford Museum to see the wonderful exhibit of our early model trains. The exhibit is open Thursday Sunday in the afternoons until Jan. 1 when winter hours begin and the exhibit will be open Friday through Sunday afternoons until Jan 14. Children over 12 and adults: $3.
Nanticoke Conservancy 5K run/walk The Nanticoke Conservancy (NRWC)will host its inaugural 5K Thanksgiving Heron Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov 25, on the Vince Morris Trailat the Chapel Branch Nature Area on Woodland Road in Seaford. The event will help the NRWC fund further lengthening and improvements tothe Chapel Branch trail system. Registrations will begin at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is scheduled for 8:45 a.m.Prizes will be handed out to first, second and third place winners among men and women as well as special prizes for runners in various age groups, and special prizes for runners who are younger than 9! There will also be a one-mile trail for walkers. Applications can be picked up at Coveys Car Care on Middleford Road or at Lank, Johnson & Tull on Market Street Extended, both in Seaford or can be printed out from the website, nanticokeconservancy.org or contact Harry Brake at email@example.com or 302-222-3671. This will be a great chance to walk off those extra pounds added from Thanksgiving dinner and to enjoy our beautiful outdoors at the Chapel Branch Nature Area, all while helping to support Steps For Nature conservation inthe Nanticoke River watershed.
Surviving the Holidays Surviving the Holidays will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, located at 300 N. Pine Street in Seaford on Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge. Holidays are difficult after the loss of a love one and this two hour seminar will give tips on how to get through the holidays using video and group discussion. Questions or to register call 302-629-9466. No children or childcare.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following art classes are scheduled for November at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Seaford Gallery, which is located in downtown Seaford at 324 High St., 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. Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Ongoing Classes Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Seaford Christmas Parade The 2017 Seaford Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. The theme for the parade is Season of Lights. Steven A. Rose, President and CEO of Nanticoke Services in Seaford (Nanticoke Hospital, Physician Network, Health Foundation and Integrated Health alliance) will serve as grand marshal for the parade. Visit www.seafordde.com/ChristmasParade for more information. You can register for the parade and receive all the information you need in order to participate.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butlers 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. Butlers also teaches quilting classes.
Santa House hours The Laurel Oddfellows Santa in the Park in downtown Laurel will be open on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 1 - after the Parade Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m.
Lessons and Carols service The annual Lessons and Carols service will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3, at historic Old Christ Church located off Rt. 24 on Christ Church Road in Laurel. The Bella Voce chorus from Sussex Tech will lead the congregational carols and perform special musical selections. The church, which was built in 1771 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, has not been altered or electrified, so please dress warmly and bring a lap robe if you wish. Come and experience an 18th century Christmas gathering in this beautiful old church which will be lit by candles and decorated with greenery. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the church. For more information or directions, call 536-1384 or 228-6097.
Jones Boys Band perform The Jones Boys Band will perform at the Laurel American Legion (upstairs), 12168 Laurel Rd., on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. Dinner is available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. and there is a $5 cover charge per person. For more information, call 875-9948.
Free Dumpster Day On Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) will have a free Neighborhood Dumpster Day at Laurel Wesleyan Church located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel. The day is made possible by the $70,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant from Lowes awarded earlier this year. This will be the fifth event in Laurel, all helping to increase community involvement and pride. Laurel residents are encouraged to drop off trash on their own, as volunteers will be at the church to help. Based on the previous Neighborhood Dumpster Day four months ago, it is expected to be a successful day to help further clean up the streets and yards of the town.
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.
Oyster Sandwich fry Members of Masonic Lodge #4, located at 102 West Sixth in Laurel, will hold its monthly oyster sandwich fry on Saturday, Nov. 18. Fried oyster, crab, and soft crab sandwiches as well as cream of crab soup will be available. Members of Delmar Adah Chapter #5 will also be on hand to sell desserts. The event starts at 11 a.m.
Christmas dinner and dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold it Christmas Dinner/ Dance on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6:15 to 10:30 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Live music provided by The Keynotes. Join the club for a ballroom dance demonstration before dinner. There will be a variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome.Dress code is holiday dressy/ jacket and tie. Must be at least 21 to attend.A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be made by Dec. 2. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit the Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE or the website www.twinkleclub.org.
Bazaar Bethany Community Church, located at 28015 Kaye Road in Laurel (Dukes Lumber Road and Route 9), will hold a bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be new craft items along with some old familiar ones including snowmen, Christmas trees, potato sacks, and wreaths. Also available will be home canned jellies, apple butter, pickled beets and baked goods. Outside vendors will have homemade soaps and bath salts.
Bethel Museum events Join us for our Annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Vendors will be set up inside the Bethel Museum at 312 First St. and the Community House on Main Street. For more information, email email@example.com or call 410-251-1000. Carve your own Christmas snowman at the Bethel Museum on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for this beginning woodcarving class is $40/person and the carver must be 18 or older (unless special permission is given). Bring a bag lunch. For questions or reservations, contact Noel Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rich Kough at 258-5287. All materials provided. Space is limited. The Future Builder Raffle Drawing will be held at the Bethel Museum on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. First winner drawn will have a choice of Lego Minecraft or Erector Ferris Wheel. After the first winner has been contacted and their prize has been selected, the second winner will be notified about their prize. Tickets are available at the Bethel Market and Museum. For more information, email email@example.com. The Bethel Museum is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the museum at 858-3840.
Cash calendars The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department is now selling December Cash Calendars!The tickets for the calendars are $10. You are eligible to win a cash prize every day throughout December, even Christmas Day! To get your tickets and calendar, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Delmar Christmas Parade to take place Saturday, Dec. 2 The Delmar Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Trophies and plaques will be presented for the following categories: Best School Band (first and second place); Best Float (first and second place); Best Fire Department (first and second place); Best Appearing Vehicle (first and second place); Most Unique Entry (one awarded), and Judges Award (two awarded). Call Parade Coordinator Roger Martinson at 410-420-6566 with any questions.
Beef and Dumpling dinner The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their semi-annual Beef and Dumpling dinner on Nov. 18 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Carry outs will be available. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children, 12 and under. Limited tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Bridgeville Library Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. Adult Craft Night Adult Craft Night is Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to support our Adult Craft Nights. Cost is $20 per person and all materials will be provided. Join us for fun and friendship as we create a Winter/Holiday Welcome Sign. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. Friends of the Library One-Stop Christmas Shop - Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library One Stop Christmas Shop Event on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us and cross off your holiday shopping list as you shop with all of the vendors selling jewelry, skin car89e and cosmetics, housewares, candles and scents, cooking items, clothing, and more.
Bridgeville Christmas Parade The 2017 Bridgeville Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a rain date of Dec.10 at 4:30 p.m. Food, hot chocolate and ice cream vendors will be available. Trophies will be presented for the following categories: Spectacular Sparkles, Elfin Magic, Best Spirit, Best Band, Commissioners Award (Small Group), Commissioners Award (Large Group), Overall Parade Best. You can register to participate or get more information by visiting the towns website at bridgeville. delaware.gov/christmas-parade/, calling 302-337-7135, or email to Bridgevillechristmasparade@gmail.com.
Christmas in Bridgeville The Bridgeville Historical Society will be hosting its 42nd Annual Christmas in Bridgevile Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodbridge Middle School (formerly Woodbridge High School), located at 307 Laws Street in Bridgeville.
The craft show will include over 75 vendors selling a large assortment of gift items. The craft show will also include a raffle for an Ultra High Definition Smart TV and a bow-tie patterned quilt, which was donated to the Society. Admission is free and all process benefit the non-profit Bridgeville Historical Society. For more information call Charles or Sharon Hawk at 302-337-8675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Holiday Evergreens Sale The Spade and Trowel Garden Club Inc. is taking orders now for the 2017 Holiday Evergreens Sale and for shelled pecan halves fresh from Georgia ($12 per pound bag). The annual sale of pecans and of decorations hand-crafted by members of the garden club help fund the clubs community projects. All products are made to order. Centerpieces, which come in single ($15) or double ($25) sizes, depending on the number of candles, make great gifts. Swags ($25) feature evergreens fastened to a board that can be hung on a door, wall or mailbox. Cemetery mounds are $30. Wreaths can be made of mixed greens ($30); boxwood ($35) or magnolia ($50). Order forms and photos are posted on the clubs website at seafordspadeandtrowelgardenclub.org. Pick up will be Dec. 4 and 5 at a new location, the Cheer Starz Center, 25586 Business Park Drive, off Brickyard Road West, behind the Royal Farms store just south of Seaford. To order greens, ask any club member or contact Carol Campbell at 337-9332 or by email at MARYLWOODS@aol.com. For pecans, call Carol Johnson at 875-4034.
Making Spirits Bright Delaware Techs Owens Campus in Georgetown is helping veterans this holiday season through a new event on campus. Making Spirits Bright will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, in the gym of the Jason Technology Center, and benefits food baskets for local veterans and their families. Tickets are $25 per person. Heavy hors-doeuvres and a cash bar will all be available. The Funsters will be performing live from 6-10 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring canned food items for the holiday baskets. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To register, visit go.dtcc.edu/holidaysocial. For more information, call 259-6086.
Pancake supper Providence United Methodist Church of Georgetown, 24969 Hartly Rd., will hold a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Donations are welcome. Call 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more information.
Bake and Yard Sale There will be a bake and yard sale at Wheatley Methodist Protest Church on Saturday Nov. 18 from7 a.m. until. This event will feature home baked goodies for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas themed yard sale items (decorating items and gift ideas). The bake sale will feature Dot Wheatley Henrys sweet potato biscuits (an old Wheatley family recipe), apple and other fruit pies, homemade fudge and peanut brittle. Wheatley Church is located at intersection of Md. Rt. 313 and Wheatley Church Road, which is north of Sharptown and three miles south of Eldorado.
Sunday morning breakfast buffet There will be a Sunday morning breakfast buffet the last Sunday of each month (Nov. 26) from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Road in Galestown. The menu will include eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef,biscuits, and sticky buns.
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Our volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527 for more info.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their fifth birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County childs home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include: Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobeys Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Trip to Wheeling, WV There will be a trip around Christmas in Wheeling, WV. Dec. 13-15. The cost is $359.00 pp/doubles. The trip will be for two nights and three days to get you in the Christmas spirit. Included are two breakfasts and a Christmas dinner with holiday entertainment. After the show, meet a step-on guide for a tour thru more than 300 acres of Christmas themes, lighted trees, flooded landscapes and light-enhanced historical buildings. Admissions to Oglebay Park to see the winter fantasy displays featuring a laser light show, gingerbread houses, train exhibits and more. Also a visit to Colonel Oglebays Mansion Museum and the 1892 Eckhart House - with your tour ending having tea and confections. For more information call Rose -302-629-7180.
Trip to Sight & Sound There will be a trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see JESUS on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This is a brand new show next year. Sign up early to get good seating. Cost per person is $129 and includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at the Shady Maple. There is a $29 deposit to secure your name on the list. For more information, call 629-7180
Democrats monthly meeting The Sussex County 35th & 39th Regional Districts Democrats monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 215 High St., Linda Vista Community Room, Seaford. We will discuss Right to Work Legislation.
NARFE meeting NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assocation), Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, Nov. 20, at Pizza King, 300 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Speaker will be Tanya Thorpe, Blue Cross/Blue Shield federal representative, who will discuss the 2018 changes to the FEP Healthcare Plan.
Seaford Block Watch Seaford Block Watch invites you to their Autumn Meet and Greet on Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford City Hall (use the ramp door). Light refreshments will be served. Call 629-5643 for questions.
Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at noon at Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Nanticoke Conservancy meeting The Nanticoke Conservancy will holdits next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the offices of Lank, Johnson & Tull on Market Street Ext. in Seaford. We will celebrate the success of our Chapel Branch Work/Fun Day held Oct. 14 andwork on new ideas for our Steps For Nature projects, including the final planning for our 1st Annual 5K Thanksgiving Heron Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Chapel Branch Nature Area. If you have an interest in nature and enjoy the outdoors, please come and join us as we work to make western Sussex County an evengreater place foroutdoors appreciation.
Writers Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
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.
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 email@example.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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.
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 Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns 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.
Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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.
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.