AARP Driving Class
AARP offers driver's course Dec. 12, 13 AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate for a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15-percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10.
AARP Defensive Driving
AARP Defensive Driving course Jan. 23, 24 Nanticoke Senior Center and AARP Invite you to a two-day defensive driving course for seniors. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive A 10-15 percent off the liability portion of their insurance. Space is limited. Dates: Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24, 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, call 629-4939.
Bridgeville Decorating Contest
The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville annual home decorating contest for Christmas. Homes in town limits will be judged between Christmas and New Year's Day. Winners will be notified with signs in their yards and announced in the town newsletter. Winners will receive free turkeys.
Local Christmas Parades
Laurel: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, phone 1-800-282-8650. The raindate is Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.
Laurel Christmas Musical
Laurel Wesleyan Church will be presenting a multi-generational Christmas musical "The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team" on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located one-half mile north of Laurel on U.S. 13A. For more information phone 875-5380.
Victorian Christmas in Seaford
Ninth annual Victorian Christmas, Gov. Ross Mansion, Seaford, Dec. 9, 10, 11. Candlelight tours, 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 9 ($5); tours, 1 to 4 p.m. ($5), wine and cheese party/candlelight tours, 5 to 7 p.m. ($10), Dec. 10; tours, family day, 1 to 5 p.m. ($7, $15 a family), Dec. 11. Thirteen rooms will be decorated by local florists for the holiday. Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society.
Christmas at Five Points
Winter Wonderland, The Villages of Five Points, Lewes, Saturday, Dec. 10, 3 to 5 p.m. Tree lighting, carriage rides, cookie decorating, Santa visit, storytelling by Mrs. Claus, carolers and children's activities.
Christmas Festival of Harmony
Second annual Christmas Festival of Harmony, Saturday, Dec. 10, Wicomico High School, Salisbury, 2 and 7:30 p.m. shows. Presented by the Ocean Bay Sweet Adelines. Advance tickets are $10; at the door, $12. Children 2 to 11 years of age, $5. Phone 1-410-749-1194.
Santa Hours in Seaford
Santa Claus will be in his house at the Wal-Mart Supercenter, U.S. 13, Seaford the following dates and times (the Kiwanis Club of Seaford is the sponsor): Dec. 9,10,16,17 and 19-23 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 and 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Santa Hours in Laurel
Santa Claus will be at Market Street Park, Laurel, immediately after the parade on Friday, Dec. 9. On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.; on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. His visit is sponsored by Charity Lodge 27 I.O.O.F., Laurel.
The Nutcracker in Georgetown
The Nutcracker performed by the First State Ballet Theatre, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, Georgetown. Tickets are $20/adults; $15/ students and senior citizens. For information or to reserve tickets, call 858-5475.
Choral Society Concert
A selection of popular Christmas music at the Southern Delaware Choral Society 26th annual Christmas concert, on Sunday Dec. 11, 3 p.m., at the Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View. Under the direction of David Miller of Seaford. Tickets are $12 adults and $10 for students. For tickets or more information on SDCS call 302-645-2013.
Family Night With Santa
Family Night with Santa, Friday, Dec. 16, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Va. Ave., Seaford, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission; membership is not required. Pancakes and sausage will be served ($3). Games, refreshments, prizes. Phone 628-3789.
Kiwanis Club Toy, Food Drive
Kiwanis Club of Seaford annual toy and food drive, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Seaford, on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donated items go to Seaford-Blades Associated Charities.
Breakfast With Santa
VFW Post 4961 Ladies Auxiliary is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa, Sunday, Dec. 18, at the post on Middleford Road, Seaford. Santa will hand out gifts to all children. The breakfast is from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults and children are free.
Brewington Christmas Day Dinner
24th annual Ford Brewington Jr. Christmas Day fellowship dinner, Sunday, Dec. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Delmar American Legion, 2nd and Grove streets, Delmar, Del. Donations are needed; phone 846-3780.
Model Railroad Club Show
Delmarva Model Railroad Club 18th annual holiday open house, Jan. 7, 8, 14 and 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Club is located at 103 East St., Camelot Hall, Delmar, Del. Refreshments, white elephant tables, train set raffle. Phone 856-9250.
Acorn Club Christmas Event
GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford meets for their Christmas Auction at Grace Baptist Church, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is to bring an item to be auctioned. The proceeds will go to the international affairs projects. Ann McFarland is hostess.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m., Methodist Manor House fellowship hall, Seaford. The Seaford area includes western Sussex County from delmar to Greenwood. Entertainment will be singing by the South Coastal Chorus. The annual homemade Christmas cookie party will follow. Call 875-5086.
Auxiliary Plans Meeting
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary general meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at RJ Riverside Restaurant, 300 Laureltowne, in Laurel (Delaware Avenue) promptly at 11:30 a.m. Topic: Future of Volunteerism. Reservations are due Dec. 9. Door prizes to include $50 gift card to Suicide Bridge Restaurant. There will be a cookie exchange at this meeting. Some of the cookies will be for our dessert and the remainder divided among the attendees. Bring three dozen cookies along with a copy of the recipe. Store-bought cookies can be substituted.
Equine Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at Exhibitors' Hall north entrance, Harrington Fairgrounds. 2006 Elections of Officers and Directors will be held. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more info contact Nyle Callaway at422-4094, or Paula Barto at 629-5233.
Widowed Persons Service
Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral for the annual Christmas program. Those attending should bring canned goods and toys for associated charities. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Bill of Rights Returns to State
Delaware's Bill of Rights returns to the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Dec. 7, through July 4, 2006, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Open late on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Read Aloud Sessions Upcoming
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., in the conference room of the Delaware National Bank, Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth through age three can play together and network with other families. Free. Seaford Parks and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mondays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, birth to 24 months; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon , 25 months to 48 months. from Sept. 12 - May 22. Closed on school holidays. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers.