ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Holiday Bazaar Nanticoke Senior Center will present its 2014 Holiday Craft Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Table rentals are available for vendors at $7.50 per table per day for members or $15 per table per day for non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information.
Fun-filled shopping days Join us at The Curiosity Shop in Seaford for "It's All About Christmas" on Friday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Christmas decorations and gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. The shop will be re-stocked all weekend and the following week with great buys.
Fall Bazaar The residents at the Manor House in Seaford will host their annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. There will be a Christmas table, attic treasures from our thrift shop, handcrafted items including knitted baby items, afghans, needlepoint and American Girl doll clothes. This year, we will be featuring holiday ceramics as well as items from the Pineapple Boutique. A chicken salad luncheon will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7.50. Carry-outs are available. The public is invited and welcome to attend.
Inside Yard & Bake Sale Church of God of Prophecy in Seaford will hold an Inside Yard & Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. until. There will be soups and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch. Everyone is welcome.
Homecoming at Woodland UMC The Woodland United Methodist Church annual Homecoming Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Rev. Boyd Etter, former district superintendent of the Dover District, will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Lilly Wooten from Cambridge, Md. All are invited. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.
Church collecting warm clothing Stein Highway Church of God is collecting lightly worn winter clothes, coats, gloves, hats and sweaters of all sizes. All donations will be cleaned and distributed to the homeless, senior centers and families in need. Items may be dropped off at the church (425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford) now through Nov. 17. The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 629-8583.
Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a Fall Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. The night includes special games, raffle items, a silent auction and more. Game prizes include 2014 Longaberger Christmas baskets, two Thirty-One bags and two Vera Bradley bags. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.
Soup & Sandwich Luncheon and Sale Concord United Methodist Church will host a Soup & Sandwich Luncheon and Sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community House. A variety of homemade soups will be available including chicken noodle, peas & dumplings, lima bean and vegetable beef. Sandwiches include chicken salad, grilled cheese and hot dogs. Assorted desserts and beverages will also be for sale. Eat in or carry out. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Rd., near Seaford. For more information, call 628-8114.
Block Watch dinner meeting The Seaford Block Watch invites you to a covered dish dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, at Seaford City Hall (use the ramp entrance). The program will be transmission of electric. Drinks and dessert will be provided. For more information, call 236-5926.
Community Thanksgiving Day Meal A free Community Thanksgiving Day Meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Lighted Pathway Family Center in Seaford. The next planning meeting is scheduled for Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome. Call 629-8583 to volunteer or reserve a place at the table.
Annual Father Daughter Dance Tickets are now on sale on Sundays at Mt. Olivet UMC in Seaford for the 2015 Father Daughter Dance. Tickets are also available at Posey Palace in Seaford or online at www.fd-dance.com. Tickets are $10 for a limited time. This year's dance is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaford High School.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for November at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. - Arti Parti & Punch - Relax and paint with your friends. Bring your own snacks and "punch!" We will complete an acrylic painting in one class for you to take home. Designed for beginners. All supplies are provided. Cost is $35/members and $40/non-members Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can join in on the fun. Ongoing classes Mondays, Nov. 10, 17 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80/members, $90/non-members. Fridays - 9-11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Classes with Nancy LaPrad at her home. Register by phone at 629-4356. Adult watercolor class will continue Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8. Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members for four classes. Start any time, bring your own supplies.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
St. Philip's Chinese Auction St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, will hold its 9th Annual Chinese Auction to benefit the church on Saturday, Nov. 8. Doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5:30 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and beverages will be sold. Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to this fun filled event. For more information, call Wendy Dolby at 875-3902.
Holiday Craft & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Holiday Craft Sale & Chicken Salad Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Reserve your table for $10. Each additional table is $5. For reservations and more information, call Denise Steele at 228-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanticoke Indian Program A discussion program on the Nanticoke Indians will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Carpenter Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. This program was cancelled in January due to the weather. Sterling Street, director of the Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro, will discuss the tribe from the time of Capt. John Smith in 1608 to the present. He will talk about their habitat, spirituality, migration and relations with the colony of Maryland, as well as the museum and powwows of today. The program will last for about one hour, with time for questions from the audience and is free with no registration. Adults and children ages 14 and up are invited. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Model Train Show The annual Laurel Lions Model Train Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Station. There will be something for everyone. There will be live entertainment, the Lions famous oyster sandwiches and hundreds of model train deals. Grandpa can bring the kids to see Thomas the Train who will be on track. Thomas the Train items will also be given away every hour. Also, just like the old carnival days, you can purchase a chance to win a new car. To rent a space, vendors may contact Lions Barry Munoz after 5 p.m. at 875-7408.
Christmas Craft & Vendor Show Christmas Craft & Vendor Show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy. There will be local crafters and the following vendors: Thirty-One Gifts, Origami Owl, Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef and more. Baked goods will be for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call 443-359-0713.
Laurel Christmas Parade The 2014 Christmas Parade, "Joy to the World," is Friday, Dec. 5. Applications, which are due Dec. 1, are available at Laurel Town Hall or on their website, www.townoflaurel.net, under forms and documents. Thank you to the Laurel Fire Department for sponsoring the parade again this year.
Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.
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.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
Beef & Dumpling Dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry-outs are $14 and children ages 12 and under are $7. For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.
Quarter Auction for DHS Chorus The Delmar Chorus Boosters will hold a quarter auction to benefit the Delmar High School Chorus on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Delmar High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7, with an intermission. Refreshments will be available throughout the event. Do your holiday shopping early. For more information, call 228-1557.
St. Stephen's Love Lights Available Lights are for sale for the second annual Love Light Tree which benefits the church and its many ministries. Each light is in honor or in memory of loved ones and costs $5. White lights are in memory of those who have passed away, green lights are in honor of those still with us, red lights are for firefighters past and present, blue lights are for police officers past and present, yellow lights are for military past and present, orange lights are for pets past and present, pink lights are for breast cancer victims and survivors and lavender lights are for cancer victims and survivors. For an order form, visit www.ststephensumc.com or call the church office at 846-9501. The 2nd Annual Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30 in State Street Park.
Holiday Train Show Three generations of Delmarva families have made the DelMarVa Model Railroad Club's annual Holiday Train Show, Open House & Sale a part of their holiday tradition for 30 years. This year's show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Jan. 3, 2015, Jan. 10; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Jan. 4, 2015, Jan. 11. There will be something for everyone, with over 6,000 sqf and 10 train layouts including pre and post war tinplate trains, American flyer, drawings, scavenger hunt, gifts for the kids, food, model railroad items for sale and much more. This will be the largest celebration to date. The event is held on the second floor of Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St., Delmar. For more information, visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
Bethel Historical Society fundraiser Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Christmas in Bridgeville craft show The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 39th Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodbridge Middle School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville. The craft show will include over 60 vendors selling an assortment of holiday gift items. There will also be a raffle for a VIZIO 42" high definition television. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the historical society. For more information, contact Charles or Sharon Hawk at 337-8675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Maranatha hosts Health Screening Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship Church will host a Health Screening Event from 12 noon -2 p.m. on Nov. 08, 2014. The church is located at 12370 Sussex Highway, Greenwood. The health representative will perform blood pressure readings and diabetes testing. Information will be disbursed on disease prevention and better health maintanence. The event is free and open to the public! Contact Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 302.448.5939 for information.
'Mysteries of the Library' Magic Show On Friday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., magician Mark Zacharia will perform his magic show, "Mysteries of the Library," at the Greenwood Library. Come join Mark for his interactive magic program for audiences ages 5 and older. Prepare to be amazed and amused as we learn why the library really is the most magical place on Earth. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Annual Warming Tree Project With winter weather just around the corner the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 are conducting their Annual Warming Tree Project for elementary school children. Many boys and girls need warm outerwear and their families cannot afford to purchase the items. The wish list includes: new socks for girls and boys, gloves and/or mittens, scarves, hats and caps, new sweatshirts, and new or gently used coats that have been cleaned and repaired (if needed). The final date for receiving warming tree items is Nov. 15. Contact person is Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220 and the drop off site is 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Caregiver's Support Group The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Caregiver's Support Group on the second Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. beginning Nov. 9. The group is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call Cindy Mitchell at 854-9500.
Indoor Christmas Bazaar The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host an indoor Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be a bake sale, arts & crafts, Christmas decorations, jewelry, 50/50 raffle and more. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 349-5237.
Annual Holiday Event Start your Christmas shopping on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Avenue in Greenwood. The Ladies Auxiliary will host its 3rd Annual Holiday Event to benefit veterans' programs, youth activities and promote Americanism. Everyone is welcome. There will be a bake sale, a cookie exchange, a silent auction featuring new games and gift items for Christmas shopping and a 50/50 raffle. A light lunch will also be available for shoppers. Girl Scouts from troops 484 and 740 will be selling homemade Christmas ornaments to help fund a trip to Europe. Donations will also be accepted by the Girl Scouts if shoppers don't want ornaments but would like to help with their special project. Limited space is available for outside vendors who must bring their own tables and make a donation to the Ladies Auxiliary at the end of the event. This offer is on a first come, first served basis. The contact person is Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer 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.
VFW scholarship information available Brochures for the 2014-2015 Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest ("Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future") and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest ("Why I Appreciate America's Veterans") are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12, and The Patriot's Pen contest is open to students in grades 6 through 8. One department winner for each contest will advance to national headquarters for national competitions where prize money can range from $500 to $10,000. Local and district prize money is also available to students who compete. All post/auxiliaries should have brochures upon request by students who wish to enter. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, 349-4220
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.
Ronnie Dove Show The Ronnie Dove Show will be held at VFW Post 5246 on Veterans Drive in Federalsburg, Md., on Jan. 17, 2015. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 7. Dinner includes salad, ham, chicken, macaroni shrimp salad, potato salad, green beans, beets, applesauce, rolls and butter and dessert (cake or ice cream). Tickets are $50 each or $300 for a table of seven. Door prizes will be Ronnie Dove cd's and money. For more information, contact the VFW at 410-754-5020, Ron James at 410-829-6308 or Roy Lare at 410-754-8707.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Annual Craft Fair at Delaware Tech Delaware Technical Community College will host the 31st annual craft fair on Friday, Nov. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for the event, which will be held in the William A. Carter Partnership Center on campus. The craft fair will feature a wide variety of vendors selling everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, clothing, glass art and more. For more information, call 259-6360.
DCWF presents 'The Book Event' Delmarva Christian Writers Fellowship (DCWF) presents The Book Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The event will feature more than 20 local Christian authors and many books available for purchase. For more information, contact Judi at 684-3603.
PaintNite at the Fire House The next PaintNite will be held at the Georgetown Fire House at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. The painting will be "Winter Romance." Cost is $30. Register at www.paintnite.com. A limited number of tickets are available. Coupons/vouchers are not applicable.
Fundraiser for Primeros Pasos The CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road in Georgetown will play host to a benefit Beef and Brew Night - and chicken, too - from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, to benefit the Primeros Pasos Early Learning Center. Ticket sales will benefit the pre-school's student scholarships program and the $1.3 million capital campaign to build a new, expanded facility off Savannah Road in Georgetown. Primeros Pasos (First Steps) serves nearly two dozen children, ages 2 to 5, with a goal of taking up to 70 students after the expansion. Come spend the evening with friends and dance to The Funsters Band. There will be a live auction, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Cost is $50 per person, and includes a buffet dinner, drinks and entertainment. To purchase tickets, visit www.primerospasosde.org or contact Tina Schaeffer at 632-7054 or email@example.com.
Presentation at Sussex Academy Sussex Academy students will present Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone, a parody by Dean O'Carroll, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14-15, in the school gym. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $8 for adults and $4 for students. The play will be two acts and refreshments will be available during intermission.
Quarter Party fundraiser The Pocahontas of Anona Council #11, Georgetown, is organizing a Quarter Party, a fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's and other community projects. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Red Men Home at Nassau Commons Road, Nassau. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a preview of the vendors' products and the auction begins at 7. Do your gift shopping early with these vendors: Longaberger, Paparazzi Jewelry, Upper Crust, Everything That Glitters, Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, Clever Containers, Pampered Chef, Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Wood Design and Health & Wellness Chef. Tickets are $5 if ordered from Ronda McCabe by calling 302-934-6745. Cost at the door is $7. Come early to enjoy food available for purchase, a basket auction, 50/50 and other items.
GHS Class of '69 Reunion The 45th class reunion for the Georgetown High School Class of 1969 will be held at the Brick Hotel on The Circle in Georgetown on Saturday, Nov. 29.
Social time is 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will follow at 6. For more information, call Becky at 856-2173 or 245-6602.
Ad Hoc Touring Company meeting If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The Ad Hoc group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown, at 7 p.m. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Possum Point Players shows Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided "Elvis" for some musical family fun. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.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.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Fall migration bird walks offered Park naturalists at Cape Henlopen State Park will guide visitors in explorations of the park's birding hot spots and search for birds during their fall migration. The program meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 11. Beginning birders are welcome. Participants may bring binoculars or borrow a pair available at the park. This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center. Information and required registration are available at 645-6852. More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all of Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com.
Bay Country Chorus to perform The fall season of Friday Nites in Caroline continues in November with the all-male barbershop chorus, The Bay Country Chorus, at the Caroline County Public Library's Federalsburg branch, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. Admission is free.
The Nutcracker Suite performance The Delaware Dance Alliance along with dance companies from each county including: Ballet Theatre of Dover, Delaware Arts Conservatory, Delaware Ballet and Sussex Ballet will present The Nutcracker Suite as arranged by Duke Ellington at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. For tickets, visit www.schwartzcenter.com. For more information on upcoming shows, visit www.dedancealliance.com.
Native American Day Celebrate Native American Day at the Nanticoke Indian Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The day includes museum tours and Native American food, dancing, singing, storytelling and face painting. Matt Harmon will be the speaker. Admission is free but donations to benefit the museum are welcome. For more information, call 302-945-3400 or 302-945-7022.
Publisher to speak at ESWA meeting Broadkill Review Publisher Jamie Brown will speak on "What an Editor Looks for in Your Work" at the Eastern Shore Writers' Association's (ESWA) monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Jetty along Restaurant Row at Kent Narrows in Grasonville, Md. An effective teacher, Brown's students are regularly published. He has read from his poetry and fiction at many venues including the Writer's Center in Montgomery County, Maryland. This event is open to the public; an RSVP to email@example.com or 410-476-3917 is requested for lunch which is $19. For more information about the ESWA, visit www.easternshorewriters.org.
Magic Show to benefit school Be mystified by Marko, Master Magician, on Saturday, Nov. 8 for a magic show like no other. Marko, who has performed all over the country, will deliver a magic show to benefit The Jefferson School in Georgetown at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, with doors opening at 10 a.m. and the show starting at 11. Tickets are $10 (plus processing fee) in advance and $15 day of/at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.JeffersonSchool.com/events or call 856-3300.
Genealogy help at DPA Volunteers from local genealogical societies will be at the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) in Dover to help you with your research on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will be available to answer your questions, show you what resources DPA has available and explain how you can use them. Don't miss this opportunity to discover more about your family tree. Pre-registration is required. Call Dawn Mitchell at 302-744-5000 by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, to reserve your spot.
Special events at Zwaanendael The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes will present two special programs focusing on different aspects of Delaware history. On Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m., the museum will present "Delaware's Decadesthe 1970s: 'Coastal Zone Act of 1971," a lecture by Kevin Coyle, principal planner for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, on the landmark state-legislation that limited industrial development in Delaware's coastal areas. The program is the 1970s chapter of "Delaware Decades," an eight-part series of lectures exploring successive decades in Delaware's history from the 1930s to the 2000s. Admission is free and open to the public but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by calling the museum at the number below no later than Nov. 6. On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m., the museum will celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day with a lecture by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs archaeologist Craig Lukezic on the Dutch loss of New Amstel (now New Castle) to the English in 1664. In addition to the lecture, the museum will feature Dutch-related activities between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 645-1148.
Novemberfest at the Beach On Saturday, Nov. 8, enjoy an open bar and vote on some of the area's finest culinary creations during Novemberfest at the Beach to benefit The Jefferson School. Attendees and celebrity judges will not only vote for their favorite dishes prepared by local executive chefs, but can also partake in an open bar, live music by the Keith White Duo, Dogfish Head beer, an auction, and a hypnosis show performed by Master Magician & Hypnotist, Marko. Novemberfest will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth, with the event beginning at 6 p.m. Ticket prices include open bar, food samples for voting, live music, auction participation, and admission to the hypnosis show. Tickets cost $25 (plus processing fee) in advance and $35 day of/at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.JeffersonSchool.com/events or call 856-3300.
Free Dr. Who night Whovians unite! Come to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for lots of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. Watch an episode of Dr. Who, eat some of the Whovian's favorite foods and test your Dr. Who knowledge in a trivia contest! Prizes will be awarded to the trivia contest winner and for best costume, so remember that bow ties are cool. For more information, call 410-754-8397.
Band performances The Milford Community Band will present the following performances: Milford Community Band Nov. 11 - DAFB Museum, Veterans Day Program, 10:30 a.m. Smooth Sound Dance Band Nov. 8 - Dover Elks, Veteran's Day Celebration, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12 - Delaware Veterans Home, Milford, 7 p.m. Happy Wanderers Oompah Band Nov. 29 - Reindeer Stampede, Milford View a complete schedule online at www.milfordcommunity.org.
Coastal Camera Club exhibit reception Dr. Jonathan Patterson and Kristin Patterson will host a reception and photography art exhibit featuring works by members of the Coastal Camera Club in their gallery at Ocean Medical Imaging, Milton, on Friday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit, "Images Captured," will be on display from Nov. 7 through January 2015. Club photographers will be present during the reception where refreshments will be served and note cards, matted photographs and artworks will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds from sales made on the day of the reception will be donated to Help Portrait, where photographers give back to the community by providing free portraits to families in need. This year's Help Portrait is Saturday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. For more information, visit www.coastalcameraclub.com.
Benefit Yard Sale A yard sale for the benefit of Wheatley's United Methodist Church will be held Saturday, Nov. 15. The sale will begin at 7 a.m. Breakfast sandwiches will be available as well as baked goods and other gift ideas. Additional vendors are welcome. The sale will be held in Wheatley's community building next to the church on Wheatley Church Road at the intersection with Sharptown Road between Eldorado and Sharptown, Md.
Milford Fish Fry VFW Post 6483 Milford Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. The menu includes trout, mac & cheese, stewed tomatoes, green beans, coleslaw, desserts, coffee and iced tea. Cost is $11 and take-outs will be available. For more information, call 422-4412.
Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal - Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library, on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for Nov. 11 is The Dinner by Herman Koch (Hogarth). For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
ALA book discussion group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for Nov. 6 is: Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.
ECCIA plans awards banquet Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association, Inc. (ECCIA) will hold its fifteenth annual awards banquet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Milford Senior Center. This year's theme is "Water is Life." Jane Hovington, president of the Lower Sussex NAACP, will serve as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling Loretta Benson at 424-1784. The banquet is open to the public. For more info, contact Harold Truxon at 422-4304 or Loretta Benson at 424-1784.
Rotary plans Harvest Bounty Dinner On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) will host a Harvest Bounty Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in the Price Community Center across from City Hall, Harrington. Tickets, at $20 per person, cover admission, a variety of food and drink (includes wine, beer and other beverages) and live music featuring the Joe Baione Trio. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle are also planned. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Tickets may be purchased by calling Bunnie at 302-228-9768.
Novel writing workshop Kathryn Johnson, noted fiction teacher who conducts classes at the Writers Center in Bethesda, Md. and at the Bay-to-Ocean Writers Conference, will conduct a half-day workshop on novel writing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Third Haven Parish Hall in Easton, Md. The event is sponsored by the ESWA Education Fund. The fee for ESWA members is $30 (non-members is $40). For more information, visit www.easternshorewriters.org.
Exhibit open through Dec. 7 The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announces that the closing date for "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" has been extended to Dec. 7. The exhibit, which has been on display since last October at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Dover, explores Delaware's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the U.S. to escape to free states and Canada. Admission is free. For more information, call 302-744-5055.
Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale For a limited time, tickets, which are in high demand, are available at several Lower Shore locations for the annual Magi Choral Festival. This year's Magi Choral Festival features the internationally celebrated National Christian Choir and the popular Magi Children's Choir. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets cost $15 and are available at The Country House in Salisbury and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View, Del. All ticket proceeds benefit the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.
Ellendale Ruritan shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan announces the 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11 at the Ellentown/Georgetown VFW. Cancellations will be made by noon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Schedule: Nov. 22; Dec. 20; Jan. 24; Feb. 28; March 28; April 25. Rain dates: Nov. 29; Dec. 27; Jan. 31; March 7; April 4; May 2 For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.
Workshop on how to write a novel Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, Kathryn Johnson, a noted writing teacher and author, will hold a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Third Haven Parish Hall in Easton, Md., on "The Extreme Novelist," a work session on how to write a novel. The workshop will run from 9-11:30 a.m. Johnson's most recent books include a series of contemporary thrillers based on the adventures of Mercy O'Brien, artist and wife of an American diplomat; and, writing as Mary Hart Perry, a historical series inspired by the lives of the daughters of Queen Victoria. To enroll, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee is $30 for ESWA members (non-members $40).
Indoor Flea Market The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover will hold its first week-long Indoor Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 10. Cost for vendors to sell for the week is $50 and tables may be rented for an additional $5. Space is limited and buyers browse for free. To reserve your space, email email@example.com.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Christmas in New York City The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a day trip to New York City in partnership with Jor Lyn Tour and Bus on Saturday, Nov. 29. The bus departs the center at 7 a.m. and departs NYC for home at 7 p.m. Two options are available. In option #1, for $145, you get motor coach transportation and tickets to the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall. In option #2, for $50, you get motor coach transportation and you can spend the day on your own in New York City. To register or for more information, call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Bus trip to see show Christ United Methodist Church is hosting a bus trip on Friday, Dec. 5, to the American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa., to see their Christmas show. Tickets are $75 and include the show, transportation and buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand. To join us, call the church office at 875-4233.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends: Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Country Christmas Memories, Ocean City, Md. - includes the show, dinner and a visit to the winery - $89.99 per person Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 - "Moses" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch Shows in 2015 will be priced at a later date. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Cadbury in Lewes. Forrest Davis, High Lonesome Bird Tours, will speak on "Birding Alaska."
SCGS will meet on Nov. 15 The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will meet on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Michael Hait, a recognized genealogist, will speak on how DNA can be used in genealogy research. The following fall workshops are planned: Group Self Help: Friday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Selbyville Public Library Group Self Help: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Selbyville Public Library General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month, except in June, July and August, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.
MOPH meeting in Millsboro Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Pizza King, Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the group's Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.
Sussex Democrat Club meetings Due to the holiday, the November meeting of the Sussex County Democrat Club will take place on the third Thursday of the month, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., at Democratic headquarters in Georgetown. Dinner will be served and the cost is $12. Speaker will be Democrat Party Executive Director Mitch Crane. The December meeting will be a dessert and coffee social on Monday, Dec. 15. Charlotte Anderson is coordinating the event.
AAUW meeting in Rehoboth The November meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. Speaker will be Beth McGinn, board chair of The Home of the Brave II whose goal is to meet the needs of female veterans who are eminently homeless. Case management will address the overall comprehensive needs for general benefits, vocational counseling, mental health counseling, program referrals, clothing, food and shelter for veterans. For more information on membership in the AAUW, contact Brenda at 302-684-8716.
Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.
Sea Purls meeting The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 5. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Widowed Persons Service meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Please note the new time. The planned entertainment will be The Sunshine Boys. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the 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.
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.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, call Ada May at 436-2981. All readers are welcome.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
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.
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.