House Tour and Craft Show
The Georgetown Historical Society presents their annual Christmas House Tour, Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12 to 5 p.m. Tickets on sale now for $10 at the Georgetown Historical Society Welcome Center/Gift Shop as well as Chardon Ltd. and the Town Hall. Craft Show on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nutter Marvel Museum Barrel Barn. Handmade crafts by local artisans, free entry and parking and fresh baked goods for sale along with apple cider and hot chocolate. For more information call Georgetown Historical Society at 855-9660.
Holiday activities for adults
Enjoy holiday trips and activities with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Join the "Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club" every Monday, from Dec. 17 to June 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keep in shape during the winter by building cardio endurance and muscle tone in the "Senior Circuit" program, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Dec. 18 to Feb. 14, 10-11 a.m. Take trips to get into the holiday spirit. See the popular smash hit "Holiday Pops" in Philadelphia on Dec. 9. Take a train ride to see the beautiful display of lights in Northside Park, drink tea and eat dinner in a Victorian oceanfront hotel in "Winterfest of Lights" in Ocean City on Dec. 11. Don't miss the chance to see the festive holiday celebration of "Happy Holidays" in great front-orchestra seats at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 13. Trips are open to all ages, with discounts offered to Adult Plus+ members; for complete information about trips and activities, call the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, 856-5618.
Lone Pine sale
The Lone Pine Christmas Extravaganza will be held Dec. 7, 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will feature antique and kitschy Christmas decor, vintage clothing and jewelry, antique and vintage furniture, large collection of paint by numbers, stoneware and textiles. Baked items are for sale by the ladies of the Vienna, Md. Heritage Museum. The event is located on Rt. 313 between Eldorado and Sharptown.
Laurel Christmas ornaments
Christmas glass ornaments depicting historical scenes from the Laurel area are once again available for purchase at Shirley O'Neal's Antique Store on Rt. 13 at Sycamore Road. These are the remainders from several series that the Laurel Historical Society sold years ago as fundraisers. Each ornament costs $6 and comes in its own box. Supplies are limited and not all scenes are available. This will be the last opportunity to fill in broken or missed selections. Call 875-2820 or visit O'Neal's Antiques.
Toys for Tots collection
Regional Builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 14. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Regional Builders appreciates your continued support for this very worthy cause.
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a Christmas auction at Wesley United Methodist Church on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The hostess is Sue Ockels and her committee.
Christmas Choral Concert
Christmas Choral Concert at Old Christ Church with tea and É after the concert at Laurel's historic Cook House on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, the story of the birth of Jesus with choral accompaniment will be read from the gospel of Luke. The story will be read by representatives of the daughter churches of Old Christ Church. Organist Mary Ann Torkelson will be providing accompaniment for the congregational caroling which will include such favorites as 'Away in a Manger,' 'It came Upon a Midnight Clear,' and, of course, 'Silent Night.' The Choral Society ensemble is a small group of 15 singers from the 80-voice chorus, and will be singing a variety of Christmas selections between readings. This group performs twice a year throughout Sussex County. The director is the Rev. John Ranney, and accompanist is Rebecca McDaniel. The OCC concert is free although a good-will offering will be taken to support the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. Be sure to bring a lap robe and cushions.
Delmar Fire Dept. Santa schedule
Santa will be visiting Saturday, Dec. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast with Santa will be Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kiwanis Club Santa House
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will again this year be sponsoring Santa's House. Santa will be located at the Seaford Village Shopping Center next to Sears. The following will be the hours that Santa will be at his house: Friday Dec.7, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Dec.8, 5-7 p.m. Sunday Dec.9, 4-6 p.m. Friday Dec.14, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Dec.15, 5-7 p.m. Sunday Dec.16, 4-6 p.m. Friday Dec.21, 5-7 p.m. Saturday Dec.22, 5-7 p.m. Sunday Dec.23, 4-6 p.m.
'Stocking Stuffers' presented by Woodbridge High School. Break-A-Leg Productions, Dec. 6, 7, and 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodbridge High School Auditorium. Tickets are $3. Come meet Santa before the show.
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. Santa's 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. 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 Center's 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. Don't miss out on a great time of fellowship. Any questions call 629-4939.
Holiday Concert benefit
Dr. Marie Wolfgang's 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. 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. There will be games, goodies, gifts and fun for the kids.
'One Quiet Night'
A Christmas play, "One Quiet Night" will be held at Laurel Baptist Church, 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, on Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.
Christmas cantata 'Born to Die'
The public is invited to attend the First Baptist Church Choir and Drama Team's production of the Christmas cantata "Born to Die." The musical features an array of beautiful Christmas arrangements composed by Ron and Shelly Hamilton, blended with a heartwarming story which is sure to enhance the Holiday spirit of the audience. The cantata will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. The church is located at 543 N. Bradford St., in Seaford. For more information call 629-7161 or 629-7299 ext. 116.
Community carol sing
There will be an old fashioned community Christmas carol sing at Delmar Park on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4-5 p.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.
On Friday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be hosting an evening of Christmas caroling. There will be caroling in our neighborhood and refreshments at the library afterwards. The activity is open to all; however, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight if possible. No registration is required. The library is located at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood, right next to the railroad tracks.
Christmas pot luck dinner
On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. a Christmas Pot Luck Dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community, 2381 Neal's School Road, west of Seaford. Christmas Carol singing will be directed by Claudia Franceschi. Everyone welcome – call Lucy Slacum 629-7117 for details.
Culinary arts and training
First State Community Action Agency's 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.
SHS presents 'Alice in Wonderland'
The Seaford High School Drama Club will present a William Glennon adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic story "Alice in Wonderland" on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Madden auditorium. There will also be a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Dec. 16. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 for adults and teens and $3 for children age 3-12. Children under 3 are free. The show will run about 1-1/2 hours, including a short intermission.
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.
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.
AARP volunteer hours
AARP Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County request that members, who will not be present at the Dec. 13 membership meeting in the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, to mail or phone in their 2007 volunteer hours to chapter president, Helen Skjoldager, at 875-5086 by Dec. 30. All volunteers' hours will be totaled and sent to National Headquarters before the Jan. 30, 2008 deadline.
Have you ever wondered what an IRA is? And what does "tax deferred" mean? Come to the Greenwood Library on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. to find out. Debbie Townsend from the Delaware Money School will answer these questions for you and more. She will also be teaching how to calculate mandatory distribution. It is open to the public at no charge. To register, call Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309 or Debbie Townsend at 302-537-1836. However, registration is not mandatory, walk-ins are welcome. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market (Rt. 16) and Mill streets, just east of the railroad tracks. For more information about this program or the Delaware Money School, call 1-800-267-5002 or go online at www.delawaremoneyschool.com.
Gallery Open House
Open House at Woody's Paint and Pen Gallery, 330 N. Phillips St., Seaford on Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 to 4 p.m. Visit the Woodruffs at home and shop a unique group of more than 30 original 5x7 paintings, $50, framed and boxed. Enjoy free cookies and punch.
Model Railroad Club
Over 5000 square feet of displays including six operating layouts in four 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, 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 available until Dec. 20. For tickets contact any AARP member, or call 856-3404 or 945-1288.
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.
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.
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 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.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its preservation, protection, enhancement and naturalization, met to discuss 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.
Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Jerry Jones, Gospel singer, giving a Christmas program. Also, bring an unwrapped toy and/or canned goods for the local associated charities. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us; we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
SHS Alumni Association
The SHS Alumni Association will have an Executive Board meeting Thursday, Dec 6, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Downtown Seaford Museum. Please call Donna Hastings Angell with any questions at 629-8077.
Republican Woman's Club
A good time is planned for the December meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club. Santa is coming and there will be entertainment by the ESQ singers. Also an auction of donated items is planned. The meeting will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club on Dec. 12 at 10:45. Luncheon will be served at a cost of $15. If you have items to bring for the auction bring them to the meeting with you. Reservations can be made by calling Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757, or on the club web site. For more information about our club and club activities see the club web site at: www.SCRWC.net.
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 Library's upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. The Society's 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.
Democrats Holiday meeting
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its annual Holiday meeting on Dec. 10 at Duke's Pool House, Sycamore Road in Laurel. This will be a dish to pass event with the turkey, dressing and potatoes furnished by the club. Non-perishable food items should be brought that evening for giving to a needy family for Christmas. Any other items deemed appropriate and monetary contributions will also be accepted. These will be given to a family of two ladies and a little girl. The nominating committee will also offer a slate of candidates to be voted on at this meeting. Also, anyone interested in an office will be included in the slate. Ideas for further fund raising efforts will also be discussed.
Georgetown Lions Club
The Georgetown Lions Club Christmas dinner meeting will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Rt. 113, Georgetown on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The "Country Cousins" will sing Christmas songs. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972 or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.
Bridgeville Library Friends meet
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Parish Hall. We will be discussing fundraising ideas, library advocacy, future events and membership. Everyone is invited to attend and to bring a friend. Let's make history together. For directions or special needs, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401.
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.
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.
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 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.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Dunbar Breakfast with Santa
The Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary PTA in Laurel is hosting their 2nd annual Breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8-11 am. Santa will make the rounds as the little ones enjoy a pancake breakfast with fruit, juices and coffee for the adults. Photo's with Santa will be available for $2. Tickets are $3 for children under 12 and $5 for everyone else. Tickets are available at the door, but advanced ticket purchase is suggested due to last year's overwhelming attendance. For sales or further information, call Patricia at 875-1778.
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 to 11 a.m., in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church hall, next to the Seaford Middle School. You can have pictures taken of your child, your pet, or even send a picture of you with Santa to your grandchildren. Cost is $7 for the first picture, $3 for copies. All pictures come with a card.
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.