ALL ABOUT SEAFORD
Donation envelopes The GFWC Acorn Club recently mailed the 2013-2014 Telephone Directory to the Seaford Blades area. As some noticed, our donation envelopes were mistakenly omitted. We rely on your generous donations to help fulfill our many community projects each year. Donation envelopes should be in the mail now, in a plain white envelope. Thank you for your generosity and thank you to all of our advertisers for their continued support.
Holiday train exhibit The Seaford Museum invites everyone to visit its Holiday Train Exhibit, Trains of Delmarva. The exhibit features many model trains as well as artifacts, pictures and stories of locomotive history. There are many great stories of early train history. The Seashore Railroad Club will feature a new running display this year on the towns of Sussex to coincide with the train exhibit. Children and grandchildren will love these trains that were a central part of travel and commerce on Delmarva. Adults are $3 while children are free with an adult. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Jan. 12. The museum, which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., is located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., in the old post office.
Class of 93 reunion Seaford High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20 year reunion at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Grotto Pizza in Seaford. For more information, contact Susan Passwaters DeFord at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page, Seaford Senior High School Class of 1993.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of January at Seaford Gallery 107. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $45 (includes supplies and light lunch). Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $45 (includes supplies and light lunch). Ongoing classes Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members 6 - 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65 public, $55 members Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55 Public, $50 members Fridays 9 - 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL
Trap Pond offering hayrides Seven Delaware state parks are offering scenic hayrides this fall. In western Sussex County, residents can find hayrides at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. The rides accommodate 30 to 40 people and are priced from $4 to $6 for adults and from $2 to $3 for children 12 and under. Families are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy around a campfire after the hayride. For private hayride reservations, contact the Nature Center at Trap Pond at 875-5163.
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. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Laurel Public Library Holiday closings New Years - The library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The library will reopen at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan 2. Adult programs, services Computer - One-on-one help with many different skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account and navigating the Internet. For details call Dana at 875-3184. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184. Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at the Laurel Library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor genealogy area. Library staff and volunteers will be available for consulting with beginners or those just needing advice on new strategies. Whether you are a novice or an old hand, join other researchers for tips and suggestions for greater success. Advice on using the library collection, the Internet, or other resources will be the main topics. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project. Learn to Knit Workshop - The monthly knitting workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Laurel Public Library on the last Thursday of each month. Intended for the novice, other knitting issues and concerns can be addressed. Newcomers are asked to bring a skein of yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed to accommodate major holidays. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library is welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome, for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk Now, four times a week. Jack the Tech Guy, is available to answer all your questions, from simple to stumpers, every Monday through Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs JumpBunch Preschool & Early Elementary Activity. On the third Friday of every month from October to April, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., visit the library for a free sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. No registration necessary. Structured format introduces a wide variety of sports and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, and cool down. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
All You Can Eat Breakfast Gods Men of Centenary Church in Laurel are sponsoring an all you can eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, to benefit the Youth Project Fund. The menu will include eggs, sausage and scrapple, fried potatoes, pancakes, coffee and orange juice. Adults are $7, children (6-12) $3 and children under six are free. If you like a hearty breakfast you dont want to miss this one!
Covered Dish Supper Broad Creek Grange #59, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel, will host a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Elected officers will be installed before the business meeting. For information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, 684-8098.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR
Holiday Train Show The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will host its free Holiday Train Show, Open House & Sale at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. There is something for everyone, with well over 5,000 square feet of trains with 10 train layouts, drawings, games and gifts for the kids, food and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This will be the largest celebration yet. The event will take place on the following dates Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@Comcast.net or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org
Delmar Public Library Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Drive continues throughout December. Bring canned food and other non-perishable items to the library to help those in need in our community. All food will be donated to Harvest Ministries in Delmar. Friday Friendly Folk meet on Fridays in December at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts and shares life lessons. On Dec. 27, share a New Years Resolution. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org The library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD
Lunch & Tour at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.
Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE
Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. No Lap Sit the week of New Years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursday 11 a.m. for ages 4-6.
No Story Time the week of New Years. Mark your calendars - Winter Reading Program begins Friday, Jan. 10, and ends Friday, Feb. 21. Our annual Princess Party is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Superhero Party is Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants must be between the ages of 3-10. Registration will begin after Jan. 2. Computer skills and E-reader classes - Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check Facebook or our website for details. Food For Thought at your Library - Join us for a meaningful conversation. From current events to civic concerns; we encourage dialogue that share your ideas, concerns and opinions. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. Genealogy Discussion Group - Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research and enjoy genealogy. All programming is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN
Mitten Tree donations Help us help others keep warm. Dons Tree Farm in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church is collecting new hats, scarves and mittens for their Mitten Tree. Items can be dropped off at Dons Tree Farm, 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood or at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on Bedford Street in Georgetown. All items will be distributed locally. Sizes from infants to adults would be appreciated. For more information, call 349-0555.
PPP audition for musical Directors Jim Hartzell and Donna DeKuyper, and the Possum Point Players have scheduled auditions for the award winning Broadway musical South Pacific at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 and Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Hwy., Georgetown. Auditions will consist of a short musical presentation of the auditioners choice, readings from the script, and some dance movement. Those wishing to audition should bring their own music, but piano accompaniment will be available. There are several non-singing roles available for adult males, and, possibly dancers. With stage direction by Jim Hartzell, Georgetown and Assistant Director Donna DeKuyper, Lewes; musical direction by Liz Messick, Laurel and choreography by Autumn Schneider, Lewes; South Pacific is projected to have a cast of about 20 to 30. Cast members should appear to be in the age range of 18 to 60+. There are also two children, ages 6 to 10. The show will run April 4-6, 11-13. For more information, including a list of characters and for those who cannot make the audition dates, contact Jim Hartzell at email@example.com or 856-6166 or 381-4898 or Donna DeKuyperdonnadek@comcast.net
Ad Hoc meets Jan. 6 Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players, meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. At their monthly session at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, Ad Hoc will read Larry Shues The Foreigner. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN
Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September 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.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG
LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 will continue in 2014. The library supplies the LEGOs; the kids supply the imagination. Federalsburg programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., beginning Jan. 28. This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering a trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, family and friends on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to the Philadelphia Flower Show, TBA Checks should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to: Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For details call Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Winter Cruise Getaway Once again, Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 10-night cruise as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On Feb. 8, 2014, set sail from Baltimore to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Grandeur of the Seas. Stops include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), and Labadee, Haiti (the private island). Transportation to and from Baltimore is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgangs office at 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford, or by contacting Dori at Boscovs travel. Space is limited.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS
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 email@example.com
Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Monthly writers group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but dont know how to begin? Have you drafted manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in writing, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. We are a small, warm and welcoming writers group that meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly Coffee with Constituents meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck. The meeting is open to the pubic. No reservations are needed.
DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets through May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.
9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com
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.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Club meetings are still being held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE
Ham/Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. Schedule - Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26. Rain dates - Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Feb. 1, March 1, March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.
Watermelon Pageant contestants Mar-Del Watermelon Association seeks young women to enter their pageant to select the 2014 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen who will become a public spokesperson for the watermelon industry. As spokesperson, you will travel on the Eastern Shore and throughout the United States spreading the word about the healthy benefits of watermelon and will have the opportunity to compete for the 2015 National Watermelon Queen. For more information and an application, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org or or call 875-2819. Entry deadline is Jan. 8, 2014.