ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Seaford Santa House Santa will be at his house in Seaford to greet area children on the following dates and times: Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 18-20, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 - 4-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Dec. 22-23 - 5-7 p.m. Santa's House is located in the Lowe's Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesar's Pizza in Seaford. Sponsors are 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.
Breakfast with Santa The Seaford High School Culinary Department is offering Breakfast with Santa from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Seaford High School Café. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children which includes a visit with Santa, breakfast buffet and omelet station. Pictures with Santa will be available by digital media students. Tickets will be sold by SHS culinary students and at the Seaford Chamber of Commerce Office. Call Culinary Instructor Kaitlin Russell at 629-4525, ext. 2051, for more information.
Holiday Train Exhibit Visit the Seaford Museum to see early American trains during its Christmas Holiday Train Exhibit which runs through Jan. 18, 2015. Featured are many of the best known model trains that were brought to the public in the 1920s and '30s, especially by Lionel. Also featured are several Lionel model trains of the period that have been brought back by the Mike's Train House brand. The exhibit also includes a beautiful snow scene display by the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club of Georgetown. The Seaford Museum is located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., and is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and children 12 and older.
Holiday Decorating Contest Mayor David Genshaw announces the 2014 Holiday Decorating Contest for the City of Seaford. All residents, within the corporate limits of the City of Seaford, are encouraged to put out their best decorations and compete for cash prizes. The prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. There is no fee for participation, or necessary registration. All residents who decorate the exterior of their homes are eligible to win. The Holiday Decorating Committee will be touring the City of Seaford during the evenings of Dec. 15-19, and will select three participants to win. Those residents selected as winners will be notified by the mayor, and the awards will be presented at the regular council meeting of Jan. 13, 2015. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.
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.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Drop off food donations this week The Laurel office of Edward Jones Investments located at 204 Laureltown will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the annual Christmas Food Basket program sponsored by Good Samaritan Aid Organization. Donations may be dropped off between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., through Friday, Dec. 19.
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.
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.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
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, Jan. 3, 2015, Jan. 10; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays, 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:
Christmas at Bethel Museum Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa is coming to the Bethel Historical Society on Sunday, Dec. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your children to see Santa Claus and have their picture taken with him for $5. The museum will be decorated with trees and many toys from the older days borrowed from museum friends as well as from the Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs Department. Cookies are being baked just for you. For those who are unable to visit on Dec. 21, the Christmas exhibit with the old toys will be open on two more Sundays, Dec. 14 and 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. The museum's permanent exhibits featuring ship building in Bethel will also be open. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., 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:
Genealogical Discussion Group The Bridgeville Genealogical Discussion Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Bridgeville Library. The Bridgeville Library has the Ancestry World Edition, a very helpful resource. The library is one of the best libraries in the state to research your family history. Don't miss this opportunity to either start your search or refine it. Alice will be available the Wednesday before the meeting to help anyone but please call ahead and let her know you are coming. For more information, call the library at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
'Polar Express' movie showing The Greenwood Library will show the family movie, "Polar Express" at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22. Come prepared to settle in and join the young hero boy on an extraordinary train ride which will show that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Popcorn will be provided, bring your own drinks. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Donna Carter at the library at 349-5309.
Annual Book Sale The Greenwood Public Library annual book and magazine sale will be held January 2-17. The Friends of the Library preview sale will be held Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Become a Friend of the Library now to participate in the preview sale. Friends of the Library membership dues must be up to date to participate in the preview sale. For more information, call or stop by the Greenwood Public Library.
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.
ALL ABOUT BLADES:
Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival The Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This is the final event of the weekend of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Blades. The festival will be held at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. If you or your organization is interested in being a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at email@example.com or 302-335-1556.
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 6 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:
Community Holiday Dinner First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility on 308 N. Railroad Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18. Guests will receive a special holiday meal prepared by Chef Charles Webb (O Taste & See Divine Catering) as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly grocery shopping tips. There will also be door prizes and giveaways.
Space is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139. First State Community Dinners are held every third Thursday at First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown. Dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person.
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:
Luminaria and House Tour Vienna's 34th Luminaria and House Tour will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. The sparkle from 1,500 luminarias will line the streets of Vienna. Ride the free tram, visit Santa, enjoy entertainment at the churches and find treats and the button factory at the Vienna Heritage Museum. For $5, tour open homes beginning at the Vienna Heritage Museum. For more information, call 410-376-3413.
Sleepover Storytime Little ones from birth to second grade are invited to a special storytime program with bedtime stories, a craft and a snack at the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library on Monday, Dec. 29, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring your special stuffed friend to tuck in at the library for a library sleepover. Then pick your friend up the next day, along with pictures of all the fun it had overnight at the library! For more information, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watermelon Association Convention The 50th Annual Convention of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Cambridge. Md. For more information and registration forms, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org or contact the association's secretary at 410-749-9587.
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: Dec. 20; Jan. 24; Feb. 28; March 28; April 25. Rain dates: Dec. 27; Jan. 31; March 7; April 4; May 2 For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.
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 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. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.
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:
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, 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:
AAUW will meet Dec. 18 The December meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Judge Brook Hedge who will discuss the importance that mentoring has had on her career. Judge Hedge began her career at the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney. In 1992, she was appointed an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by President George H. W. Bush. Since 2010, Judge Hedge has served as a senior judge. She moved to Lewes in 2011 but still serves at the court. Don't forget to bring an item (or items), to share for the silent auction. For more information about the AAUW, including membership, contact Brenda at 302-684-8716.
MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Pizza King in 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 our Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.
Ad Hoc Touring Company to meet If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. The January session will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, in the Green Room of Possum Hall in Georgetown. The group will read "The Silver Whistle," by Robert McEnroe, a comedy about the reinvigoration of seniors in a retirement home. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or email@example.com.
Sussex Pomona Grange meeting Sussex Pomona Grange will meet on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Woodland United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford. A covered dish supper, which will be hosted by Reliance Grange #58, will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Wright, secretary, at 629-7251.
DAR-Mary Vining Chapter meetings DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. The following guest speakers are scheduled: Jan. 10 - Delaware DAR State Regent Claudia Onken Feb. 14 - Gunner Norman, ROTC, Seaford High School March 14 - Debbie Milano will share pictures, videos of her trip to the Anniversary of Bastogne April 11 - Harmony Broussard, CAR president, senior, Seaford High School To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.
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, Jan. 7. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
SCGS December schedule The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, will hold its general meeting on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Rehoboth Public Library. The meeting will be a show and tell of "finds" over the past year. Visitors are invited to stay after the meeting for refreshments. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for our TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The meetings are for one hour and are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We meet weekly to support each other in our journey to learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, please call and leave a message at the church. One of the program leaders will return your call.