Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 06, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

CFM is collecting gifts Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., will again be collecting Christmas gifts for the Salvation Army's toy program to aid less fortunate children in the area. For many years CFM's REALTORS and staff have donated games and toys to the Salvation Army to brighten the children's Christmas. You are invited to help a child in need by donating any new (unwrapped) games, toys, sporting goods, books, and stuffed animals. Items can be dropped off through December 10 at either CFM location in Seaford: 500 W. Stein Hwy. (across from M&T Bank) or 22128 Sussex Hwy. (next to Dukes' Lumber Co.) Call 302-629-4514 for more information.

Charity prepares for Christmas Seaford Blades Associated Charities will be packing Christmas boxes again this year. Last year over 200 area children and their families were given food, toys and gifts for Christmas. Ginny Short, Christmas chairperson, said what is collected will be distributed locally in the Seaford/Blades school district. A food drive will be getting underway in the schools. Peninsula Chiropractic Center and Isorobic Improvement Center are in the process of having their 24th year toy drive for area children. Call 629-4344 for more information. Donations of unwrapped new toys, games and nonperishable items can also be dropped off at 26685 Sussex Hwy. by Dec. 13. Canned goods can be left at Seaford City Hall by Dec. 14. Monetary donations may be mailed to Seaford Blades Associated Charities, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973.

Jubilee Ringers to perform The Jubilee Ringers, a hand bell choir from Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, will play a selection of holiday and seasonal music, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Woodruff Room at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Seaford Library.

Santa House in Seaford Santa will be at his house in the Lowe's Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesar's Pizza to greet area children. He is being sponsored again this year by the Seaford Kiwanis Club in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford. Santa requests that a non-perishable food item be brought with you and placed in the box at his house to help feed the needy in the Seaford community. Santa's schedule will be: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 & 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9 - 4 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 12 - 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 & 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.; Monday through Saturday - Dec. 17-22 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • "FIRST Lego League" will meet at the Seaford library and Cultural Center on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This program is for kids ages 9-14. This is a unique international club. Each month is something different, using Legos, science and math. Must register to participate.
  • The "Creative Art Club" is the 1st Thursday of each Month starting at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
  • The "Pajama Story Hour," a story time with crafts and songs, will meet at the library on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center want your gently used books, CDs, movies, and DVDs. Please drop off all donated items at the old library location on 402 North Porter St. in Seaford (the former library building) through March 2013. You can drop of your donations on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month from 9 a.m. to noon and the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. No text books, reference books, encyclopedias or magazines. For more information, call Barbra at 629-7212 or 236-7379.
  • The "Jubilee Ringers," a hand bell choir from Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, will be playing at the library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12. They will be playing a selection of holiday and seasonal music.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • Visit the Open Lab to learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. No registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
  • "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Excel," Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this spreadsheet software application. A basic understanding of Excel is required. You must attend all 6 sessions. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
  • ESL Orientation will be held by Sussex Tech in the Allen Room at the Seaford Library on Dec. 10 from 5:30-7:55 p.m. Registration is not required.


Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870

Gallery 107 classes Gallery 107 in Seaford is offering the following classes in November. Canvas & Coffee Ongoing - Fridays, 9-11 a.m.; Casual drop in art class - bring your own project or learn how to get started.; no registration required - $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829. John Schisler - Classical Realism in Oil Ongoing - Mondays, 6-9 p.m.; adults, all levels; members $55, public $65 for three sessions; maximum 8 - Participants of all levels will learn the oil painting techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium and will develop skills in basic oil painting using form and color to create compositions working from still life and photographs. Cardmaking with Betty Speer - Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., skill level - new to experienced, ages 16 to adult, class fee is $20. December's class will include 3 cards varying in design from "Iris" folding to embossing. Class fee includes detailed directions and card making supplies. Students should bring a glue runner and pointed scissors. Call Betty at 875-2612 for more information. Call Gallery 107 to register at 302-628-ARTS. Rudelle Fay Hall - Children's Drawing Class - Saturday - 4 hours - Dec. 15, 29, ages 7-10, $40 (register and pay in advance) - Students will use different mediums and learn about famous artists and their style. They will be taught techniques, composition and perspective. Supplies included. Call 302-604-7961 for more information. Nancy LaPrad - Fall Watercolor classes - Wednesdays - 6-8 p.m.; beginners to advanced; members-$50, public-$55; minimum 3, maximum 8 - Nancy will teach you how to use watercolors to get the effects you want - details, textures, color mixing, etc., or you may work on your own project. Call Nancy for more information, 629-4356

Lionel train exhibit The Seaford Museum's Holiday Train Exhibit will feature many of the model trains of Lionel's Golden Age of the early 1950's. The exhibit will open the Friday after Thanksgiving and close on Sunday, Jan. 20. The Seashore Railroad Club will feature a running new display this year called "The Fabulous Fifties." Adults are $3 while children are free with an adult. Come relive this wonderful time in American History Thursday through Sunday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m., in the Webb Exhibit Room of the Seaford Museum, located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., in the old post office.

Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Historical Society dinner The Laurel Historical Society is undertaking a new way of fundraising this season, one that should prove to be fun, elegant, and hopefully profitable. Although the society does not charge entrance fees to its new Laurel Heritage Museum or to the society headquarters at the Cook House, operational costs must be covered every year. With support from the area communities, the funds raised will continue to preserve and protect Laurel's historic artifacts and stories. Dressed for the Christmas season, the c1860 Cook House will be decorated with candlelight and evergreens, the table will be set with fine china and crystal, and soft music will fill the air. Raffle tickets for the dinner will be $10 each or 3 for $25. The evening will begin with wine and cheese and a personally guided tour of the new Laurel Heritage Museum. Guests will be transported back to the Cook House in great period cars from the 1950s. After a four course meal and champagne dessert, the evening's festivities will be captured with a group photograph souvenir. For more information, call 875-7665 or email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.

Homeschool Book and Art/Film Club Join the youth librarian at the Laurel Public Library for a book discussion and art/film experience on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. each month. Register for the club so we are sure to have enough books to lend out. Teens are welcome to sign up as assistants for the picture book club for kids ages 5 to 7. For more information, contact Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.

Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.

Santa House in Laurel The Independent Order of Oddfellows, Charity Lodge #27 of Laurel will again be hosting the Santa House in Laurel at the Laurel Town Park, at the intersection of 13A and Route 24, in the heart of town. The Santa House is just to the left (west) of the bandstand/gazebo. There is excellent parking right at the park. The house will be open: Friday, Dec. 7, after the parade; Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.

Kids Shopping Extravaganza A Kids Shopping Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, corner of Bethel and Seaford roads, Laurel. Kids can choose and purchase gifts for family and friends and enjoy wrapping the gifts themselves. As a special bonus, there will be a visit from Santa. Everyone is invited.

Holiday music program The Laurel Public Library will usher in the 2012 winter season with its annual holiday music program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18. This year's program will feature the popular hand bell choir from Centenary United Methodist Church. Under the direction of Karen Tull, this will be the sixth year that the choir has shared their talents with the greater Laurel community. New to the program this year will be special guest artist Sierra Spicer, a Laurel native who is well known for her lovely vocal abilities. Currently a student at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg Virginia, Sierra has performed in Laurel since her early childhood and will be welcomed back by her many fans. Holiday music will be filling the library as this sellout event returns to usher in the season. The program, lasting approximately 45 minutes, will be held in the second floor area of the library to accommodate this previously standing room only event. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Laurel Library events
  • An informal time for chess playing continues at Laurel Public Library each Saturday from 10-12 pm. Anyone who plays chess is invited to drop in, meet other chess players, and for the time being, bring their own chess boards. For more information call 302-875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us
  • The monthly knitting workshop held at the Laurel Public Library will not be held in December. Persons intereted in learning to knit or wanting help with their skill levels are invited to join the free group on the last Thursday night of the month, starting on January 31, 2013. Size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weigh yarn will be required. For more information call 302-875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us
  • The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.


Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Delmar High School Auditorium. Canned goods for the local needy are welcome. All are welcome to St. Stephen's Camelot Hall for soup, sandwiches and cookies after the caroling.

Breakfast with Santa The Delmar Fire Department will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the fire hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Holiday Train Show celebration The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will hold a celebration of the 27th anniversary of its free Holiday Train Show, Open House and Sale in Delmar at 103 State St. Visit on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. or Saturday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. There is over 6,000 sqf of trains (10 layouts), hundreds of items for sale, games, giveaway, food and prizes. Bring your family and friends. For more information, visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.

'Delmar Goes Hollywood' gala Delmar Goes Hollywood on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, during the Foundation for Delmar Education's community gala. The gala will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Delmar Fire Hall. The event will feature a night of entertainment with heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent and live auctions and a raffle. Attire is semi-formal.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

GVFC Craft Show Craft Show at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company on Dec. 15 from 10am-2pm. Proceeds to benefit the fire hall. Over 25 tables of Christmas shopping and Lunch available for purchase.

Christmas Caroling Party On Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will host a Christmas Caroling Party at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood. We will meet in the lobby of the rest home at 6 p.m., sing carols throughout the facility, and end the evening with refreshments in the dining room. The activity is open to all, however, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. The Country Rest Home is located at 12046 Sunset Lane in Greenwood. To register or to get directions to the Country Rest Home, call 349-5309.

Christmas movie On Friday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library invites families to gather for a delightful, rated G, family Christmas movie to be shown at the local VFW Post 7874. Bring a beverage and enjoy homemade cookies provided by the members of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. For more information about the movie, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309. The Greenwood VFW Post 7874 is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Public Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library: Fundraiser - We are raffling off a beautifully framed print, "Master Bedroom" by Andrew Wyeth donated by Bud Snyder from Snyder Custom Framing in Seaford. Tickets are $1 each and available at the library. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Lapsit is on hiatus from Dec. 1 through Jan. 8. Story time - Tues. at 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thurs. at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teens are invited to join Ms. Jonnell in the Teen Area for crafts and games during this time. Teen Programming - Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 18 for book discussions. Book titles are available at the library. Recent Reads Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research, and enjoy genealogy.

Ballet Nutcracker performance Delaware Dance Alliance presents, Ballet Nutcracker, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Woodbridge High School. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students/seniors. Tickets can be purchased at First State Academy of Dance by calling 302-422-2633, by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com, or at the door.

Holiday activities at Union UMC "A Rockin' Royal Christmas" Musical Dinner Theatre will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are $8 and may be obtained by calling the church office at 337-7409. The Christmas Musical Program will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, in the sanctuary. There will be Christmas songs by the adult choir, Jubilee Ringers, Joyful Ringers and Stix. There will be one service with no nursery, Sunday school or children's church. A luncheon will follow the program in Fellowship Hall. Join us for the Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. There will be Holy Communion.

TRIPS:

Holy Land Experience AARP 915 is offering a trip to Orlando, Fla. for a Holy Land Experience, Feb. 24 through March 2, 2013. Visit Holy Land, ancient Jerusalem recreated in Orlando, Morse Museum, Tiffany Chapel and Bok Tower Gardens. Cost is $530/double occupancy. To reserve a spot, call Lucille at 410-754-8588 or 410-754-8189 today.

Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP is offering the following trips in 2013. Wednesday, March 6 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see an excellent comedy about a cab driver who has two wives and how he manages to keep it a secret - for a while, that is! Cost is $104 per person. Wednesday, April 17 - Sight & Sound to see "Noah," which depicts the story of Noah and the Ark from the Bible. This is an excellent musical that features singing, dancing, and hundreds of live animals. Cost is $108 per person for show and dinner at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Be sure to sign up early. For more information on these day trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Travel & culture trips offered The holiday season makes it the perfect time to plan a trip. From concerts to musicals to outdoor displays, there are a lot of fun holiday themed events to get you in the spirit of the season. The cost for all trips includes travel to and from the event and any necessary tickets. Longwood Gardens Christmas - On Dec. 7, Christmas blooms with tall, elegantly decorated trees and thousands of poinsettias, amaryllis, cyclamen, and much more. Stroll through all of the areas such as the Conservatory, the Ballroom, the Music Room, the Organ Museum and the Living Wall. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 9 a.m. and departs Longwood at 4 p.m. The cost is $69. A Jazzy Christmas at the Kennedy Center - On Dec. 8, enjoy a celebration in swing time! Top jazz pianists Barry Harris, Jason Moran, Eddie Palmieri and Alfredo Rodriguez will have you tapping your toes to their favorite holiday songs - jazz style. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 3 p.m. and departs Washington, D.C. at 9:30 p.m. The cost is $119. Vienna Boys Choir - On Dec. 8, enjoy the angelic charm of the world's foremost boys choir. Songs will include folk, waltz, classical masterpieces, pop tunes and holiday favorites. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 3:30 p.m. and departs Maryland at 10 p.m. The cost is $99. "Shrek" at the DuPont Theatre - On Dec. 8, see everyone's favorite large and hilarious ogre, Shrek, brought back to life from the big screen to live and on stage. Part romance-part twisted fairy tale. It will be fun for all ages. There will be an independent lunch stop on the way. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 9:30 a.m. and departs Wilmington at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $119. A Day in New York - On Dec. 12, visit New York City. Go to a local farmers market or take in a show. You can visit a friend or take a tour. Just in case you need a map, we will supply one for you. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and departs New York at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $69. Radio City and The Rockettes - On Dec. 12, enjoy this Christmas spectacular with independent lunch and dinner and time to browse New York. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and departs New York City at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $205, which includes transportation and great mezzanine level tickets. Holiday Super Pops at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - On Dec. 14, experience the thrill of the season with a holiday celebration with full chorus, orchestra, and guest vocalists. Carols, classic favorites, and even Santa! The bus departs Delaware Tech at 9 a.m. and departs Baltimore at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $89. Nemours Holiday Mansion - On Dec. 18, experience the grandeur of the Nemours Mansion and Gardens dressed for the holiday. A guided tour and lunch at the DuPont Country Club is included. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and departs Wilmington at 3 p.m. The cost is $79. For more information on any of the trips, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.

MEETINGS:

USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Sussex Bird Club Meeting Sussex Bird Club meeting will be at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes (on Gills Neck Rd. just east of the High School). Come and hear how you can become involved in the Delaware BayShore Initiative.

Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.

MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Georgia House in Laurel. There will be a Christmas program. Please bring your unwrapped toy and/or canned goods for the Associated Charities. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We enjoy trips, lunches, dinners, etc. together.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For details, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Country Breakfast Buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

Breakfast buffet Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold a breakfast buffet the third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 16. The menu includes pancakes, eggs cooked to order, omelets, bacon, scrapple, sausage, toast, biscuits, cream chipped beef, potatoes, fruit cocktail, milk, orange juice and coffee. The fire department is located at 5752 Rhodesdale-Eldorado Rd., Rhodesdale, Md. For info, call 410-943-4004.

Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The schedule for the 2012-2013 Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW has been released. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. Dates are: Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27. Rain dates are Dec. 29, Feb. 2, March 2, March 30 and May 4. If rain dates are cancelled, the schedule will go to the next shoot. For possible cancellations, call 349-7025.

Holiday Train Show The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club and the Georgetown Public Library are presenting a Holiday Train Show on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If your group or organization would like to make arrangements to see the exhibit at another time, contact the library at least 48 hours in advance at 856-7958 or bonnie.elliott@lib.de.us.

'White Christmas' opens Friday The Possum Point Players will present "Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical," on Dec.7, and 8, at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are $23 for adults, $22 for students and seniors. for tickets call 856-4560.

Choral Society holiday show The Southern Delaware Choral Society will present its winter concerts on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9. Titled "A Holiday Voyage," the program will feature music from around the world. The Dec. 8 concert will be held at Woodbridge High School at 3 p.m. and the Sunday, Dec. 9, concert will be held at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes at 3 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $8 for students with valid ID, are available by calling 302-396-7617. They can also be bought online at southerndelawarechoralsociety.org, and at Browse About Books in Rehoboth Beach and Puzzles in Lewes.

Cookies with Claus The Delmarva Shorebirds, class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, will host Cookies with Claus at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and will take place in the Executive Club at the stadium. Santa Claus and Sherman Claus will be in attendance to get everyone ready for the holiday season. Everybody will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus and Sherman Claus in front of a Christmas tree in the club. You must bring your own camera to take pictures. The Shorebirds are encouraging all attendees to bring a new and unwrapped toy, which will be donated to Toys for Tots. All the collected toys will be distributed to less fortunate children locally on Delmarva. In 2011, our local Toys for Tots campaign delivered over 10,000 toys to over 5,000 children on the Eastern Shore. "Cookies with Claus is a great way to get in the holiday spirit," said Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters. "We want people to come out to the stadium, bring a toy for Toys for Tots, take pictures, eat cookies and just have fun!" The Shorebirds will serve hot chocolate and cookies. There will also be coloring stations and different activities set up for children. For more information about Cookies with Claus, contact Shawn Schoolcraft at 410-219-3112 ext. 168.

Christmas House Tour The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club extends an invitation to the public to enjoy a Christmas House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hank and Bonnie McCann will host the tour at their home, McCann Manor near Milford. At McCann Manor on Canterbury Road (Route 15), the McCanns will welcome guests into their home filled with 100 beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Entertainment will feature the barbershop harmonies of the "Old Mill 4" who will sing Christmas music and carols. A Santa Shop will be open with local artisans offering special gifts just in time for the season. Refreshments including hors d'oeuvres, punch, eggnog and homemade Christmas cookies will be served. Funds from ticket sales will benefit the fund to construct a Can-Do Playground accessible to children and families of all abilities near Milford. Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. For more information, call 302-398-5194.