Christmas Gifts for Children
Laurel Baptist Church will open a Christmas gift store on Dec. 8, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $1 or a can of food, two gifts can be purchased for your child. There will be toys for all ages. Refreshments will be served and babysitters will be available for the children while the parents shop. Pre-registration is required. Get pre-registered by calling Kathy Meloney at 410-546-3918. (Deadline for registering is Nov. 24.) The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard; approximately two miles south of town; west side of 13A. Any questions contact: Gertrude Smith at 875-5300.
Santa House Schedule in Laurel
The Independent Order of Odd Fellow, Charity Lodge 27 of Laurel will again be hosting the free Santa House in Laurel. The location will be at the Laurel Town Park, at the intersection of 13A and Rt. 24. The Santa House is just to the left of the bandstand/gazebo. Last year we saw approximately 140 children over the six nights. Each of the children visiting Santa received a nice large candy cane and an age-appropriate reading book. The park is also beautifully decorated and adds considerably to the holiday spirit. Santas House will operate on Dec. 7, after the parade; Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m.; Dec. 21, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m.
Let There Be Light
The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is excited to present the Broadway-style musical production "Let There Be Light." Directed and produced by three-time National Crystal Communicator Award winner, Wendy Craig, the production will premier Dec. 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. with free admission. This is not an ordinary "church skit." With full set-design, lighting, make up, costumes, singing and choreography it has already provided to be a delightful smash to both young and old alike. With a contemporary approach to the Christmas message, this group reminds us to "celebrate the joy of Christmas" - the joy of family and friends brought together again because of the baby Jesus. "Let There Be Light" is a major must-see event. The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on Rt. 13, just 3 miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. Refreshments will be served following the performance. A $50 Toys R Us Gift Card will be given away each night. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come early because seating is limited. For more information, call 875-7824 or 875-3242.
Senior Center Christmas Party
Nanticoke Senior Centers Christmas Party will be held Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. Entertainment at 10:30 a.m., will be Side By Side. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations must be made no later than Monday, Dec. 10. Food prepared on site by our staff. Door prizes and surprises. Dont miss out on a great time of fellowship. Any questions call 629-4939.
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 "Jimmys 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.
Holiday Concert Benefit
Dr. Marie Wolfgangs Relay for Life team is sponsoring their second annual "Sounds of the 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. Wolfgangs 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.
Childrens Christmas party
Laurel American Legion Post 19 is holding a Childrens 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. There will be games, goodies, gifts and fun for the kids.
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. This years 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. This years 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 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 855-7700.
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 years 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 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.
Community Carol Sing
There will be an old fashioned community Christmas carol sing at Delmar Park on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4-5p.m. Bring your family and friends to get in the true spirit of Christmas.
Del Tech presents Nutcracker
Saturday, December 15 - The Nutcracker, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, theatre, Arts & Science Center, Rt. 18, Georgetown. The First State Ballet Theatre under the artistic direction of Pasha Kambalov will present this holiday classic. General admission $20; students & senior citizens $15. For tickets call Del Tech at 856-5400, Ext. 5545.
Joint effort for Military
We would like to have AT&T International Phone Cards 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 Harrys, 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.
Seaford Lions Club Basket Bingo
The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Monday, Nov. 26, starting at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Christmas Basket sets, tree trimming sets and oval bowl basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper 10" American work basket, or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact any Seaford Lions member, or call at 629-8685.
Fashion jewelry extravaganza
A Fashion Hayvin jewelry extravaganza will be held Nov. 29 and 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the main lobby of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Enjoy 25 to 75% off retail prices.
Culinary arts and training
First State Community Action Agencys new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of Labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.
Alice in Wonderland
The Laurel Public Library is thrilled to announce that the First State Childrens 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.
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.
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 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.
Alice in Wonderland
Alices 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 Childrens 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 dont have to be a member to attend. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available.
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.
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 Middle 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Librarys 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 Hats 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.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its preservation, protection, enhancement and naturalization, met on Thursday, Nov. 8. Among the issues discussed were the historical marker dedication for the mill at Hearns Pond, progress on the Hearns Pond Dam study, annexation, and traffic issues. The next meeting will beheld on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
Genealogical Society meets
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Librarys upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. The Societys web site is www.scgsdelaware.org
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or email@example.com.
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.
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 parks 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 Recreations 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.
Trip to see All Shook Up
Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 is offering a trip to see "All Shook Up" at the Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa. The bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 7:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $73, which includes lunch. Registration and payment is due by Jan. 1. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcome.
Sight and Sound trip
Nanticoke Senior Centers 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.
Breakfast with Santa
The Delmar Elementary PTA will be holding its annual Breakfast With Santa at Delmar Elementary School on Saturday, Dec 1, 7-10 a.m. Tickets will be sold at the door, cost for adults, $5, and children, $3. We will be having raffles and vendor/craft tables set up for holiday shopping.
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.
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.
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.