Joint effort for Military
We would like to have AT&T International Phone Cards (AT&T is accepted over there) donated to either Dr. Richard Tananis' office or the Laurel Police Department. We will be accepting phone cards until Dec. 1. You can purchase the phone cards at any Wal-Mart, Happy Harry's, Rite Aid or Food Lion. They range in price from $5 to $40 depending on the time bought. It is for the 153rd Military Police Company, National Guard. Adam Coleman from LPD is currently over there, along with several other police officers from surrounding communities. Currently they are over in Iraq on the front lines and are not expected home for at least nine months. This is an opportunity for them to call home and speak to their loved ones without incurring additional bills by doing collect calls. It is the one thing that they request the most.
Alice in Wonderland
The Laurel Public Library is thrilled to announce that the First State Children's Theater will perform Alice in Wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 12:30 p.m. Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy an afternoon with Alice and friends. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Coast Guard Flotilla ceremony
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-03-001 of Seaford is pleased to announce that our acting Flotilla Commander, Dick Bailey, received the Division 12 Auxiliarist of the Year award at the annual Change of Watch Ceremony held at Cape Henlopen Elks Club No. 2540 in Lewes recently. Flotilla 12-03-001 meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club at the Blades Marina. New members are always welcome, come join us. For more information please call Nate Chaimowitz 398-0309.
Lap blankets for Vets sought
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 of Laurel is looking for people who knit, crochet, or can hand-make lap blankets for our veterans in the local nursing homes. We have a goal of 60. If you are interested in helping us reach our goal, contact Ann Foskey, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19, at 875-0714.
Where do you begin?
The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Our featured speaker will be Nancy Lyons. Ms. Lyons is a regularly scheduled presenter at the Delaware Public Archives' genealogical workshops and is well versed in the many areas of genealogy. Come join us on Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave. The meeting is open to everyone interested in learning about their family's history. For more information call 302-875-5418, or go to our web site www.scgsdelaware.org.
Model train & toy show
The annual Fall Hartly Fire Co. model train & toy show and sale to be held at the Hartly Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More than 140 tables of toys and trains and fire service collectibles. Tickets $3, spouse $2, kids under 12 free with adult. Breakfast and lunch served by Fire Company Auxiliary. Call Allen at 302-492-3755, evenings and weekends for information.
Model Railroad Club
Over 5000 square feet of displays including 6 operating layouts in 4 different scales. Large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains. Refreshments and snacks will be served and a chance to win one of three train sets being raffled. Admission is free (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Saturday Dec. 1, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, noon 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. For more information call, 410-742-9325 or 856-9250.
AARP fund raiser
Longaberger fundraiser/bake sale sponsored by AARP Chapter #5340 on Friday Nov. 16, and Saturday, Dec 8, at Georgetown Wal-Mart. Basket donations are $2 each or three for $5. For more information call 856-3404 or 945-1288. AARP Chapter #5340 scholarship fundraiser is the Longaberger 2007 Christmas Collection Sweets and Treats Bundle basket. Basket ticket donations are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available until Dec. 20. For tickets contact any AARP member, or call 856-3404 or 945-1288.
Ruritan's ham and turkey shoot
The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Nov 17, (rain date Nov. 24) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.
'Alice in Wonderland'
'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' at the Seaford District Library Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and re-discover the fantastical and whimsical adventure through Wonderland. The program is made possible by the First State Children's Theater Company. For more information contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524.
Georgetown Library events
Hometown Pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring Popcorn and a Movie on the first Friday of every month. Seaford H.S. Alumni Social The Seaford High School Alumni Association is sponsoring a Fall Social at Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Blades Harbor, Blades Causeway on Friday, Nov. 23, from 6-9 p.m. The Executive Board invites you to spend time with classmates and fellow Alumni to revel in fond memories and retell "fantastic" stories about our school days. Bring a friend who is a SHS graduate, has attended Seaford Schools, or has an interest in the Alumni Association. You don't have to be a member to attend. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Financial Planning classes
EST Financial Group is offering a financial planning class entitled, "When Giving It Away Makes More Sense Than Selling It." The class, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, is open to the public and is offered free of charge. The class will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library. The Delmar Public Library is located at 101 North Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. The class will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Presenting the topic will be Samuel F. Slabaugh, Sr. Mr. Slabaugh is a Certified Financial Planner Professional with EST Financial Group of Delmar. Pre-registration is required: to reserve your seat, contact Carol Greene at 302-846-9201 or 877-584-1944 today.
Stay and play
The "Parents As Teachers" (PAT) Stay & Play - Parents and children (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. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. (Closed on school holidays.) Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Holiday Concert Benefit
The community is invited to come and enjoy an evening of musical talent and good eats at the Holiday of Hope Community Concert and dessert bar benefiting teen ministry, Shiloh House of Hope. This display of local musical talent will take place Friday, Nov. 30, at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Musical talent includes Greenwood Mennonite Ensemble, Kent Embleton and Lauren Henry from Delmarva Christian High School, Eagles Nest Praise Band, Ben Sorrells and Ken Deusa, and others. Area churches, Christian schools and other ministries are encouraged to mobilize the community to come out and enjoy this special night. Tickets are available for $10/person or $25/family or at the door the night of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Maria at (302) 337-9330 or visit their website at www.shilohhouseofhope.org.
Christmas in Bridgeville
The 32nd annual Christmas in Bridgeville sponsored by the Bridgeville Historical Society will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Woodbridge High School. Free admission. Chances will be available from the society on an Antique Ladies Writing Desk, to be raffled at 3 p.m. More than 60 vendors will be showing their wares ranging from homemade goodies, crafts, including wooden items, dolls, candles, Christmas decorations, quilts, poinsettias and Christmas greens. Lunch will be catered by "Jimmy's Grille" in the school cafeteria. Caroling in the Park will take place on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historical Society Park on the corner of Delaware Ave. and William St. Please bring a canned good donation for needy families.
Laurel AIDS awareness
AIDS awareness event on Dec. 1, "World AIDS Day," will be held in the downtown area of Laurel beginning at 6 p.m. with a brief program. This will be followed by a candlelight walk down Delaware Avenue to Janosik Park where there will be a "flower toss" in honor of AIDS victims. Refreshments will be served following the event at Centenary Church on Market Street. Other World AIDS Day events in Sussex County will be held in Rehoboth Beach at the Grandstand beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the lobby of the State Service Center on Bedford Street in Georgetown from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. where brochures and red ribbon pins will be given out. For more information call the Sussex County AIDS Council at 644-1090.
Seaford Elk Lodge Hoop Shoot
The Seaford Elk Lodge will be holding their annual Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Laurel High School Field House. Registration will begin at noon and the contest will begin promptly at 1 p.m. All Boys and Girls who will be nine years old by April 1 of 2008 and will not be 14 years old on that same date are eligible to participate. The classification is 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14, with male and female students competing in their own gender groups. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners and T-shirts will be awarded to all first place winners to wear at the District level of competition. All participants must bring a "copy" of their birth certificate on the above date to be in the contest. Questions may be answered by calling Roger Hall, local chairman at 875-5209.
Caroling on the Circle
Sussex Countians are invited to sing in the 2007 holiday season and help the needy during the 24th annual Caroling on The Circle event, to be held Monday, Dec. 3, in downtown Georgetown. The annual community singing event doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy of Sussex County, drawing hundreds of residents who come out to sing Christmas carols while donating goods for area pantries, churches and food banks. This year's festivities will begin at 7 p.m. outside the historic Sussex County Courthouse. The program will feature a blend of traditional and Spanish carols performed by a number of singers, including local artists Ed Shockley and Kevin Short, and the El Centro Cultural group. This year's festivities also will include the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting by the Town of Georgetown. The event is free to attend. Participants are asked only to bring with them canned goods or other non-perishable food items for donation. Anyone who cannot attend, but who still wishes to contribute, can drop off canned goods Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Administrative Offices building, next to the courthouse, in Georgetown. For more information, call (302) 855-7700.
Holiday Concert Benefit
Dr. Marie Wolfgang's Relay for Life team is sponsoring their second annual "Sounds of he Season" Holiday Concert to benefit the American Cancer Society and the 2008 West Sussex Relay for Life on Sunday, Dec. 9. The concert will again be held in the auditorium at Delmar High School at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. Performers are volunteering their time and talents for this concert. Members of the audience will enjoy the talents of employees of Nanticoke Health Services, including Lori Miller, area middle school choruses and other members of the Sussex County area. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. Contact Dr. Wolfgang's office at 629-2366 or any member of the Relay team for tickets. A Silent Auction will also be held, and refreshments will be available for purchase at intermission.
Children's Christmas party
Laurel American Legion Post 19 is holding a Children's Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at the Post Home for children 12-year-old and under. Santa Clause will be stopping by to see if you have been naughty or nice. You also may have a picture taken with Santa. There will be games, goodies, gifts and fun for the kids.
Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion
The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to email@example.com or call 628-7870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $35 and will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
Parade participants wanted
The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year's theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at www.Federalsburg.org. For more information call 410-754-8157.
Parents, caregivers and children ages two -five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184. Senior Center Red Hat Ladies Help the Red Hat's raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public - need not be present to win.
AARP Chapter #5340
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a board meeting 10 a.m. Nov. 26, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts president 856-3441.
A Public Forum, sponsored by The Sierra Club, Southern Delaware Group on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Sussex County Council Chambers, #2, The Circle, Georgetown. The forum will be preceded by a brief Membership Meeting, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Members and interested parties are encouraged to attend both sessions. The early session is dedicated to formulating our 2008 Conservation Program. For information contact: 645-1732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurel Class of 1956
The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon, Friday, Nov. 16 at the Laurel Dutch Inn, at 11:30. Contact Frank B. Calio, 875-3770 for reservations.
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its November meeting. The speaker for the Nov. 20 meeting will be Rob Propes who is the Delaware Project director of Bluewater Wind. The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes, at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses. The next meeting will be held Jan. 15, 2008.
The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Sandy Dole, chair, at 302-684-2755.
Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned entertainment will be "Trio" Ole Time Gospel Singers from Shiloh Community Church. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at noon with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Les Martens at 629-9789.
Equine Council to meet
A meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, Nov 19, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. This will be a short meeting and election of officers for 2008. All those interested in horses are welcome. For info contact Nyle 422-4094 or Peggy 629-5233.
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.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
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.
Seaford Recreation's 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets 629-6809.
Sight and Sound trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Sight and Sound Trip presents: Voices of Christmas, at Living Waters Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Cost: $80 members, and $85 non-members. Price includes: Motor coach transportation and tip for driver, box lunch from the center, and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For questions, call 629-4939.
Laurel Senior Center will have a Christmas trip to Wilmington Grand Opera House to see a show: "Home for The Holidays" with The Three Little Bakers, on Nov. 29. Cost is $60 which includes show, transportation, buffet meal and gratuity. For more information call 875-2536.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Spaghetti dinner and auction
On Friday, Nov. 16, the Sussex Tech Key Club and Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5-7 p.m. at the Sussex Technical High School Cafeteria on Rt. 9 west of Georgetown. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under age 12. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Takeouts are also available. The dinner and silent auction will benefit programs for local children and youth. The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club sponsors the Key Club at Sussex Tech, and both organizations raise funds to improve health and education for children, plus other important community service projects. Silent auction items will be awarded at 6:45 p.m. the evening of the event, payable by cash or check. A 50/50 drawing will also be held. For more information, call the Millsboro Kiwanis Club at 302-934-8424.
The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Nov 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is: adult, $8; children 6-12 years, $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Nanticoke Senior Center breakfast
Nanticoke Senior Center will hold its building fund breakfast on Dec. 6, at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Cost is $5. Menu includes: Fruit cup, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cream chipped beef on toast, hash brown potatoes, biscuits, coffee or tea, orange juice. For sign ups and questions call 629-4939.
Dinner & auction
Annual covered dish dinner & auction to be held at Union United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Market and Laws streets in Bridgeville on Saturday evening, Nov. 17. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will follow immediately at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4 through 10 years of age, plus a large, well-filled covered dish. Richard Lindale, our guest auctioneer, will keep you well entertained and laughing, as well as helping you with your Christmas shopping. Everyone is cordially invited for great food, fun and fellowship. For further information you may call 337-7409 or 424-0601. Friends of Agriculture breakfast "Saving our Natural Heritage" will be the topic of the Friends of Agriculture breakfast on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:15 a.m. at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. Dr. Doug Tallamy, chair of the University of Delaware department of entomology and wildlife ecology, will speak about sustaining our natural heritage for future generations. Tallamy is the author of a newly released book 'Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens,' which explores this unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife. Registration is $15. For more information or to register, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.
CHEER hosting dinner club
Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call 302-349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com.
DuPont Golden Girls luncheon
The Annual DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene at 629-3377, or Jackie Davis at 875-7625.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., a potluck supper will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal's School Road, Oak Grove. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of live karaoke music. For details call Jerry Butler, 629-6319. Everyone welcome.
Ruritan Club breakfast
All-you-care-to-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month, October to June, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held Nov. 25.
Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Union United Methodist Church free community Thanksgiving Dinner for great food, fun and fellowship on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 12 noon until all are served. Includes turkey and all the fixings. Located on the corner of Market and Laws street. For further information you may call 302-337-7409. All are welcome.