Bethel Christmas House Tour The Bethel Christmas House Tour will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m.Pick up your map at the museum located on First Street.Tickets are $10 each. For tickets, call Pat at 875-2793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the Bethel Historical Society.
iPad raffle at Nanticoke The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will raffle an iPad just in time for the holiday season. Tickets are on sale for a 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad with case and adapter, retailed at $540. Tickets are available for sale at The Look-In Glass Shoppe (located at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) through Dec. 17 and cost $5 each or five for $20. The drawing will be held at noon on Dec. 17. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955.
Eat pancakes, help the library The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.
Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Victorian Christmas kick off A wine and cheese party will be the starting event of the 2010 Victorian Christmas at the Governor Ross Mansion, Seaford, on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The mansion in candlelight will be open for tours. Anyone who attends will receive a free raffle ticket for one of two baskets of wine with accompaniments. The charge is $10 per person, payable at the door. Every day of the Victorian Christmas, Dec. 10-12, offers tours of the fully furnished 13 rooms of the mansion and slave quarters. There will also be an art show and an opportunity to meet the impersonators of the Ross family. Music will entertain guests on Saturday and Sunday afternoons along with refreshments. Charge for these days is $7 per person. For details, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
Train exhibit at Seaford Museum A spectacular train exhibit is on display through January 8 in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. except Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age but children must be accompanied by an adult. For adults, the charge is $3 per person. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
Community food drive Mayor Edward H. Butler Jr. announces a community food drive to serve the Food Closet at St. John's United Methodist Church. Individuals in need are referred to the Food Closet through several local agencies. Boxes will be placed at City Hall for collection of non-perishable food items. Contents of the boxes will be taken to the Food Closet. The boxes will be available for donations until Friday, Dec. 17, at which time the contents will be divided evenly among local charities. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.
Annual free magic show The Nanticoke Rotary Club is again hosting their annual magic show on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy the show at the Central Elementary School auditorium. It's great fun for everyone. Nanticoke Rotary would like to thank the community for their continued support of this and other Rotary projects.
Seaford Library The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, for teens who like to play Magic Cards. There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. The Science and Religion Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 27, at 9 a.m. There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m.
Seaford Santa House The Seaford Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford, is providing area children with the opportunity to visit Santa. Santa's House is located in the Lowe's Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesar's Pizza. Santa's schedule will be: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12, 4 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 15, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18, 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 19, 4 to 6 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20-23, 5 to 7 p.m. On December 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. there will be "Clause for a Cause" at the Santa House. At 4 p.m. the first guest will be Jimmy Hoppa from WBOC. He will be bringing a donation "bucket" for Bless our Children. The challenge is finding a Santa suit for him. State Rep. Danny Short is suppose to be there also for a time in the chair. Doug Butler will also be doing time. Still looking for one more Santa. Contact Rick Stewart at 629-4514.
Holiday Decorating Contest Mayor Butler has announced a Holiday Decorating Contest in the City of Seaford for residents. Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. To participate, register by downloading a registration form online at www.seafordde.com or pick up a registration form at City Hall, 414 High Street. There is no fee to participate but registration forms should be returned by noon on Friday, Dec. 17 so the judges know the locations of the decorated homes. The contest ends on Dec. 19 and judging will be held on Dec. 20, with awards being presented at the regular council meeting on Jan. 11, 2011. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.
Christmas boutique needs items Gift items are needed for the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on December 10, 11 and 12. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are the most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. The box will be checked every day to pick up donated items. For further information, call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.
2010 Annual Toy Drive Peninsula Chiropractic Center and Isorobic Life Improvement Center in conjunction with Seaford/Blades Associated Charities announces the 2010 Annual Toy Drive. Toys will be delivered from Delmar to Seaford. The drive will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Peninsula Chiropractic Center located at 26685 Sussex Highway in Seaford. Receive a free chiropractic adjustment, spinal evaluation or fitness consultation in exchange for an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl of any age. Current clients are asked to bring their gifts on or before Dec. 11, to receive their adjustment. New clients may bring their gifts in before Dec. 11 to get a full spinal evaluation worth up to $150. Call Peninsula Chiropractic Center at 629-4344 for more information.
Join the Steeplewalk on Dec. 12 The Seaford Historic Society is holding a Steeplewalk on Sunday evening, Dec. 12. Starting at 6 p.m. at St. John's Church, it continues to Mt. Olivet Church, and St. Luke's Church and finishing at St. John's Church, with walkers singing Christmas carols as they travel between churches. There will be entertainment at each church and refreshments at St. John's Church. For more information, call the SHS office at 628-9828.
A Dulcimer Christmas Mountain Dulcimer Artist and teacher John Kisela of Seaford will perform at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Woodruff Meeting Room. He will play well known Christmas carols as well as some unusual and not so well known carols. The public is invited for this special Christmas season tribute and performance.
LHS Class of '85 reunion Laurel Senior High School Class of 1985 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact Jay Hastings at 875-9214 or email@example.com.
Christmas Craft Shop for Kids There will be a Christmas Craft Shop for Kids on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, with special shopping at Christmas House for children 12 and under. They can shop and wrap or join in the craft workshop to make gifts for family and friends. The church is located on the corner of Seaford (Rt. 13A) and Bethel Road in Laurel. For further information, please call 875-5415.
Come Walk with Us! The Laurel Public Library invites people of all ages to "Come Walk with Us!" on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Walks begin and end at the library, and participants are invited to join us for a refreshing beverage when we're done. For more information, call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Laurel Public Library The following programs are planned for children, tweens and teens in December at the Laurel Public Library. Triple T StoryTime for Toddlers, 2s and 3s - Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 14 - Designed for toddlers, 2s and 3s, StoryTime brings stories, rhymes, music and movement together for a morning of active fun for your little ones while encouraging a love of books and reading. Great for older preschoolers too. Holiday Craft Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m., grades K-6 - Activities from around the world. NightLife@the Library, Friday, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m., grades 7-12 - An after-hours, teens only evening of video games, board games, friends and pizza. Teens new to our teen programs must come as a guest or preregister. Teen Book Club, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m., grades 7-12 - Kick back, relax, talk about the books you love, the books you hate - and no assigned reading.
Mt. Pleasant yard sale Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church is holding an indoor Christmas yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Scrapple sandwiches and coffee will be available for sale. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road and Rt. 24W, Laurel. For more information, call 875-3728.
Homeschool Book Clubs The Laurel Public Library monthly book clubs are designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For details, call Becky Norton at 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHS Class of 75 reunion Laurel High School class of 1975 is planning their 35th class reunion and volunteers are needed. For more information, call Melinda Rogers Tingle, 875-0355; Debbie Calloway, 875-4160; or Denise Elliott Cugler, 245-5631.
Santa House in Laurel Park The Santa House in Laurel Park (on Route 24 and 13A by the Gazebo) will be open the following dates during the holidays: Friday, Dec. 10 - 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 - 10 a.m.-noon, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 - 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 - 10 a.m.-noon, 6-8 p.m. The Santa House is hosted by Oddfellows, Charity Lodge #27 of Laurel. There is no cost to visit Santa.
Holiday music and sing-along The Laurel Public Library is pleased to welcome back the handbell choir from Centenary United Methodist Church as they present an evening of traditional holiday music at the library on Monday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. New this year is Laurel favorite, Everett Hart with his trademark harmonica. Under the direction of Karen Tull the bell choir will present a selection of seasonal favorites as well as various other traditional music. The program, which will conclude with a group sing-along of traditional Christmas carols, will last approximately one hour. The program will be held in the second floor area of the library to accommodate this previously standing room only event. For more information, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
Cub scouts seeking memorabilia This year (2010) is the 100th anniversary of scouting. Cub Scout Pack 90 is looking for former scouts interested in joining them for an upcoming show and tell. They would love to see your scout uniforms, books, photos, patches, and hear your stories about your adventures with scouting. Contact Cub Master, Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
Laurel Pride in bloom You can now donate to purchase or maintain planters that change with the seasons. You can also donate for seasonal plantings or toward maintaining a planter in general. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o The Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.
CHEER Christmas Party The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. There will be joyful Christmas music by Everett Snyder & Friend. Light refreshments will be served. A basket raffle and christmas card exchange will take place. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over 60 years of age. Seniors age 55+ are invited to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Christmas Gift Auction The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will have a Christmas Gift Auction on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. The items auctioned are new or in good condition to give as a gift. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over 60 years of age. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. This service is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Mary and Martha Tea Room event The last Mary and Martha Tea Room, which is part of Take My Hand Ministry (TMHM), will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood.Pastor Sadie Brunson of Water in the Wilderness in Wilmington, who was the first guest speaker seven years ago, will be the speaker. Dr. Michaele Russell, TMHM executive director, has announced that the ministry will offer a new program of women's ministry in 2011 entitled, "Seasons in a Woman's Life," which will be offered quarterly in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Details of each program will be announced and the public is invited to attend the new program and the final Mary and Martha Tea Room. At the final Tea Room on Dec. 15, there will be a Christmas Shop for last minute shoppers. Items featured will be homemade cookies and brownies, cosmetics and beauty supplies, a few handmade, crocheted hats and an afghan. Dress is casual, but bring Bibles and an offering for the guest speaker. For more information, contact Dr. Russell at 349-4220.
New Year's Celebration The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is having a New Years Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be musical entertainment by Leighton-Taylor, light refreshments, games and lunch at noon. Seniors age 55+ are invited to attend. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Cup of Coffee with Dave State Representative Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) reminds constituents that he is available for coffee and conversation each month in Bridgeville. The informal monthly meeting - known as a "Cup of Coffee with Dave" - gives constituents a chance to ask Rep. Wilson a question or share with him a concern they may have about the district or state government, while being treated to a free cup of coffee.The monthly coffee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.The next quarterly meeting, held on the second Monday of the month, will be on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. The remaining quarterly meetings will be held in April, July and October of next year.
Bridgeville Library Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information on library prog rams or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
Home Decorating Contest The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring the Christmas Home Decorating Contest in the Bridgeville community. This contest has been held since World War II. Homes will be judged between Christmas and New Years Day. Prizes will be awarded.
Delmar Christmas parade The 2010 Delmar Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 12.
Holiday candle light tour The Delmar Historic and Art Society (DHAS) will hold a holiday candle light tour on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This fundraiser is the first community-wide event to benefit and support the DHAS mission of offering the Delmar community a vision of the past while making a contribution to the future. Tickets are $8 and include coffee and cookies from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Delmar. Tickets may be purchased at Wilmington Trust in Delmar, from a board member or by calling Faith at 846-2546. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Masonic Lodge for a horse and carriage ride courtesy of Gary Horseman.
Beef and dumpling dinner The Delmar Chorus Boosters Club will hold an all-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. Tickets are $12 and are available from any chorus member or by calling 443-523-5488. All proceeds from the dinner will support the programs and events of the middle and high school choruses and their "Attire the Choir" fundraiser.
Model Railroad Club opens doors The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club is holding its 25h anniversary holiday train show, open house and sale at their 103 East State St., Delmar location on the 2nd floor of the Camelot Hall. There are over 6000 feet of tracks and 10 train layouts in N scale to G scale, including rare pre- and post-war tinplate trains, as well as drawings, games and gifts for kids, food, and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This is a free event for the public. It will be open Jan. 8 and 9, and Jan. 15 and 16. For more information, call 536-1418, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.
Seaford AARP trips Dec. 16 - "A Holiday Tradition - Christmas Show" at the American Music Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown AARP. Cost: $90. Contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
H.A.P.P.E.N. The next meeting of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization is Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.
Acorn Club event GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford is having their Reciprocity at Christ Luthern Church on Thursday, Dec.9, at 10 p.m. Hostess for this special event is Carolyn Griffith and her committee.
Genealogical Society meeting On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m., at the Rehoboth Public Library.If you are interested in family history, come join us as we celebrate the holidays with good refreshments and a round-table discussion by members about their research - successes, brick walls, interesting stories and ideas on how to find those tough answers. The Society will begin 2011 on Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.Guest speaker will be Helen Underwood, author of Under Cedar Shades who will speak on the research involved with her book.Under Cedar Shades spans five generations of American women of mixed heritage and their families as their struggle to endure displacement, color discrimination, famine, war and exploitation in 19th century America. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 301-875-5418. Meetings are open to anyone interested in finding out how to research their ancestors.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford.
Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. A special Christmas program will be presented. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do. Please remember to bring toys and/or canned goods for Associated Charities.
No AARP meeting There will be no chapter meeting for AARP Chapter 1084 on Thursday, Dec. 9. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 if you have questions.
Seaford Republican Women The Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold their annual Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 12 noon at the Bon Appetit restaurant. Members are asked to bring whatever amount of money they would have spent buying gifts for each other and donate it to the American Legion Auxiliary. The money will then be used for service men and women to call home during the holidays. Members are also asked to bring dues for the year 2011 to this meeting if they have not already done so. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Seaford Republican Women's Club. Recognition of that accomplishment will be offered at this luncheon. Individuals will buy lunch chosen from the menu. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 before December 10. For further information, call Gloria Burton at 628-3470.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Laurel Cub Scouts Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at 6:30 every Monday night, in the basement at Centenary UMC in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys from 1st grade through 5th grade.
Bethel Christmas House Tour Bethel Christmas House Tour, will take place on December 11 from 5 to 8 pm. Pick up your map at the museum located at 312 First Street. Tickets are $10/each-Please call Pat for tickets 302-875-2793 or email: email@example.com Proceeds benefit the Bethel Historical Society. Williamsburg wreaths, Silpada jewelry, along with other gifts will be available for sale at the Museum.
The 'Nutcracker' The "Nutcracker," acclaimed classical ballet performed by the First State Ballet Theatre, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the theater, Arts & Science Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior citizens/children/students. Call Delaware Tech at 858-5475 or 856-5400, ext. 5545 for tickets.
Santa's House in Georgetown Santa's House will be open Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free; pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus cost $10. The house is located at 14034 Wilson Hill Rd., Georgetown. To send information about families that could benefit from donations of toys and clothes, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luminaries in Vienna Celebrate the holiday season in Vienna, Md., on Saturday, Dec. 18, as the town lines its streets with 1,500 luminaries for the 30th year. From 5 to 8 p.m. ride the tram, visit Santa, enjoy entertainment at the churches, find treats and the button factory at the Vienna Heritage Museum. The only cost is the tour of five historic homes for $5. Tickets are available at the Vienna Heritage Museum on Race Street. The event is sponsored by Vienna Heritage Foundation and Chicone Ruritans. For more information, call 410-376-3413.