Holiday arrangements available Today is the last day to order freshly made holiday wreaths, centerpieces, swags and grave mounds, from The Spade & Trowel Garden Club for pick up Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Galestown Community Center, from 2 to 4 p.m., or Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Ross Mansion, from 3 to 6 p.m. Premium shelled pecan halves, fresh from this year's crop, also are available at $12 per pound. Proceeds from these sales benefit ongoing community projects. Contact any club member to order, or call 337-9332 or email email@example.com. Photos and prices can be seen on the club's website, www.seafordspadeandtrowelgardenclub.org. After orders are filled, fresh evergreens will be used to create decorations for the Ross Mansion's Victorian Christmas. The designs will be judged in a flower show, "Let's Celebrate 2015," at the Mansion. The show will be open to the public on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Seaford Museum Train Exhibit Work has begun at the Seaford Museum for the 2015 Annual Christmas Train Exhibit. The exhibit will open on Saturday, Nov. 28, from noon to 4 p.m., and be available through January 2016. This year's exhibit promises to be something everyone should see. The exhibit will be available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 which includes the exhibit and a museum tour. For more information, contact the SHS Administrative Office at 628-9828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Saturday in Seaford The Greater Seaford of Commerce and the City of Seaford present First Saturday in Seaford on Saturday, Dec. 5. Bring the family and enjoy the fun! The event will take place on the corner lot and warehouse of High & Spring streets (formerly Burton Bros. Hardware), from noon to 5 p.m. Local vendors include The Frozen Farmer, Backyard Louie's BBQ, Sweet Serenity Chocolates, T.S. Smith & Sons, Herl's Bath & Tile Solutions, the Woodland Ferry Association, LulaRoe Fashions and much more. Live entertainment throughout the day featuring the musical sounds of The RunnersUp playing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and many other performances. For the children, a special visit from Santa Claus from noon to 2 p.m. There will be drop off boxes for Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army Red Kettle so bring your loose coins and unwrapped toys. To be a vendor, visit www.seafordchamber.com/1stSaturday or email email@example.com. Space is limited and registration ends Nov. 30.
Seaford Christmas Parade The Seaford Christmas Parade presented by The Downtown Seaford Association and The City of Seaford will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Bring a chair and/or a blanket for an enchanting evening.
Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion The 19th Annual Victorian Christmas will be held at Ross Mansion in Seaford on Dec. 10-13. Different events are scheduled each day including a flower show, Christmas tea, Children's Christmas Party, re-enactors and candlelight tours. Visit seafordhistoricalsociety.com for details.
CFM Toy Drive Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate of Seaford is teaming up with the local Salvation Army again this year to brighten Christmas for area children. Donations of new, unwrapped toys - games, stuffed animals, dolls, trucks, puzzles, books, arts & crafts supplies, sports equipment, etc. - will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 14 at CF&M, 500 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. All donations will be distributed by the Salvation Army to area children. For more information, call CF&M at 302-629-4514.
Expressions of Joy Harp Concert Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at St. Johns U.M. Church in Seaford. Enjoy the unique and delightful sounds of the harp as we celebrate the season of Christmas with a variety of music styles. Free admission. For more information, call 443-359-0186.
Area groups prepare for Christmas For the 75th consecutive year, Seaford Blades Associated Charities will be packing Christmas boxes that will be distributed within the Seaford School District. Peninsula Chiropractic Center and Isorobic Improvement Center in Seaford is holding their 27th annual toy drive for area children, now through Dec. 12. Drop off your donations of unwrapped new toys, games, and nonperishable items at the center which is located at 26685 Sussex Hwy., Seaford. For more information, call 629-4344. Toys and gifts may also be left at Seaford City Hall now through Dec. 12. Monetary donations may be mailed to: Seaford Blades Associated Charities, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973. Last year, over 200 area children and their families were given food, toys and gifts for Christmas and help throughout the year.
LHS Class of '70 Reunion Laurel High School Class of 1970 is planning a class reunion which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Laurel Fire House. If you have not received a letter about the reunion, please contact Connie Massey at 875-2380 or Randy Lee at 875-2789.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. The Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream and baked goods and refreshments. The lodge is located at 319 Poplar St. Eat in or carry out. Delivery is also available to businesses.
Dinner/Dance is Dec. 12 The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel, established in 1959, will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing to live music by The Keynotes. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Guests must be at least 21-years-old to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $25 per person. For complete information, visit www.twinkleclub.org or call Janice Vickers at 302-238-7371 or Edith Snedecor at 302-877-0618. Reservations must be made by Dec. 5.
Lessons, Carols at Old Christ Church The annual Service of Lessons and Carols will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, at Old Christ Church in Laurel. This year will feature choral singers, Bella Voce, from Sussex Technical High School, who will lead the congregational carols and perform special music selections. Built in 1771, Old Christ Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church has not been altered or electrified, so dress warmly and bring a lap robe if you wish. The church is located off of Rt. 24 on Christ Church Road. Come and experience an 18th century Christmas gathering in this beautiful old church which will be lit by candles and decorated with greens for the occasion. Admission is free but donations are welcome for the upkeep of the church. For more information and directions, call 536-1384.
Bethel Museum presents exhibit The Bethel Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit featuring a large display of Indian artifacts collected by Henry Hutchinson, a Bethel resident and a founding trustee of the museum who was instrumental in forming the Bethel Historical Society in 1975. Artifacts are also on loan from other sources. Most of Hutchinson's artifacts have not been seen since he died in 1976. This is a great opportunity to see hundreds of artifacts that were used by ancient Nanticoke Indian tribes. Learn why the tribes moved here and how they developed methods of survival hundreds of years ago here on Broad Creek. This special exhibit, which is in honor of Henry Hutchinson, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays: Dec. 13, Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 14 and 28, and March 8 and 22. The museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel. Call the museum at 875-3974 or Kevin Phillips at 858-3840 for more information.
Delmar Christmas Parade The Delmar Christmas Parade, sponsored by The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, is Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Participation in the parade is free as long as there is an application on file in advance. For an application, call 846-3336, email firstname.lastname@example.org or get one at Delmar Town Hall. Trophies and plaques will be awarded in several categories. Application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Delmar Community Carol Sing Enjoy singing and listening to the music of the Christmas season on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Delmar Middle/High School auditorium during the Delmar Community Carol Sing sponsored by area churches. There will be community youth choruses as well as audience sing-alongs. Free admission but please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy. After the Carol Sing, you are invited to St. Stephen's Camelot Hall (103 E. State St.) for free soup, sandwiches and cookies donated by local churches and individuals.
Artisan's Street Fair The Downtown Delmar Artisan's Street Fair is held on the second Saturday of every month in April through December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop for original, handmade items presented by the artists themselves. Bring the family for a day of shopping, entertainment and great fun while experiencing the charm of historic Downtown Delmar.
Events at the Bridgeville Library Library closures - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, contact the library at 302-337-7401.
Military Father-Daughter Dance The first annual Military Father-Daughter Dance will be held on Friday, Nov. 27 from 4-8 p.m., at the Heritage Shores Club Facility in Bridgeville. This event is for local military fathers and daughters only. There is no charge to attend. Registration is required. There is also a voluntary essay of approximately 100 words to be written by the daughter, "What My Father's Military Experience Means to Me." Deadline for essay and registration is Nov. 21. For sponsorship and more information, contact Bernard W. Carr at 703-307-1800 or email email@example.com.
Senior Center schedule The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center. Thursday, Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving, Center closed Friday, Nov. 27 - Center closed Monday, Nov. 30 - PNC, Post Office; 10 a.m.-Noon - Wii and Cards; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Walmart
Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 40th Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodbridge Middle School (formerly Woodbridge High School), 307 Laws St., Bridgeville. The craft show will include over 70 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. There will also be a raffle for a high definition (HD) television. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Bridgeville Historical Society. For more information, call Charles or Sharon Hawk at 302-337-8675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robotics Club at the library The Bridgeville Library hosts the Robotics Club for tweens to young adults on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Learn how to program micro-controllers so they do what you want. Learn about electronic sensors and control devices. Learn how to wire electronic circuits using solder-less techniques. Show how we can combine what we learn to make useful projects. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
Don's Tree Farm opens Nov. 27 Don's Tree Farm in Greenwood opens on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Fresh cut Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir Christmas trees starting at $25+. New this year - the White Pine tree field is open for "Choose and Cut." Santa will be at the tree farm every Saturday in December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fresh handmade wreaths, centerpieces, cemetery mounds, etc. are available in the new Christmas Shop. This year's feature is trains. Help us help others stay warm by bringing new hats, gloves, scarves for the Mitten Tree which is associated with Georgetown Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.DonsTreeFarm.com.
Annual 'Christmas Event' The public is invited to do some Christmas shopping at the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual "Christmas Event" is sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary and all proceeds fund their programs for veterans and their families while promoting America in the schools and community. The Christmas Event includes a bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, tasting table with samples at three for $1, a light lunch for a small fee, and a silent auction. The 50/50 raffle ticket will be drawn at 2:45 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 883-4922 or Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
CHEER Holiday Gala Cheer presents its 5th annual holiday event, "Deck the Halls with Christmas CHEER," on Friday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Enjoy an evening of great food and entertainment. Lighthouse Nook Catering will provide a plated dinner featuring baked chicken, salmon, scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, a dessert station, coffee and iced tea. There will be a cash bar for the adult beverage of your choice. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Santa's Bake Shop.
The Funsters will keep you singing and dancing all night long. Enjoy a live and silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. There will also be a Wine Tree where you can purchase a wrapped bottle of wine for $10. Wine is valued at $10-$100 per bottle. Purchase hand decorated Christmas trees and wreaths (we deliver), along with other great gift ideas. Tickets, which are $40 per person, are available at the CHEER Community Center or by calling David Tidwell at 854-2888.
Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.
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.
Benefit for Greg White A Benefit-Fundraiser to help Greg White with medical expenses will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. Join us for an evening of good ol' Gospel, Christmas and Classic Country music featuring Joe Dawson, Precious Moments, David Morgan, and Rachel Gutshall. Chili and soup sale. Sodas and water. A love offering will be taken. Silent auction. For more information, to donate or help, call 302-270-0309.
Monthly Community Dinners The community is invited to the next Community Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown. First State Community Dinners are held every third Thursday of each month. Guests receive a hearty meal and nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. Call MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139 to reserve your seat.
Hunters Luncheon & Bake Sale Hunters Luncheon & Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Galestown Community Center, Old Schoolhouse Road, Galestown, Md. Serving begins 10:30 a.m. Lunch will feature oyster fritters, hot dogs, hamburgers and homemade soups. Proceeds will benefit the restoration project of Wheatley Church Community Hall.
Hospice Festival of Trees Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Admission is free. The Festival of Trees features a display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. General admission is free. Enjoy a Bake Shop, Gift Shop, Memorial Tree, New Hope Tree, Remembrance Tree and Raffle Tree. A Mistletoe & Martinis Reception will take place on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres by Nage Catering, a complimentary martini bar and entertainment by Junior Wilson. Tickets are $50 per person. The Teddy Bear Disco is Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. There will be crafts, clowns, games, raffles, and entertainment that the entire family will enjoy. Photos with Santa will be available. Don't miss the ugly holiday sweater contest. Tickets are $5. For more information and tickets, visit www.delawarehospice.org or contact Peggy Dolby at 302-746-4666 or email@example.com.
Community Recognition Award Event Men for Change Ministry will host its 7th Annual Community Recognition Award Event on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 2-5 p.m. at the Community Civic League Building. Honorees to be recognized for dedicated community service include: former Federalsburg Mayor Bill Beall, Edward Greene, Ralph Hooper, Minister Tony Howe, Lillie Johnson, Lillie Magee, and Donnell Potts. Loretta Sharp-McCray of St. Thomas will be the keynote speaker. A former chief parole and probation officer, Sharp-McCray worked in the field office of the Caribbean and California. Tickets for adults are $25. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact David Ricks Sr. at 443-786-5182 or Sherwood Sharp at 410-422-2599.
Free Family Movie Take a break from holiday shopping and bring the family to see Minions (Rated PG) at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Caroline County Public Library's Central Library in Denton, Md. Popcorn, ice cream, and punch will be provided.
Trip to Longwood Gardens The Laurel Lioness Club is sponsoring a trip to Longwood Gardens to see "A Longwood Christmas" on Monday, Dec. 14. Cost is $41 for ages 62 and over and $43 for ages 62 and under. The bus leaves Laurel at 12:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 875-7244.
Bus Trip to Sight and Sound St. Stephen's UMC in Delmar is sponsoring a Bus Trip to Sight and Sound to see Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. Cost is $90 for adults, $50 for ages 3-12. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.
Del Tech offers trip to Alaska Delaware Technical Community College has partnered with Collette, a premier travel experiences company, to offer the community an opportunity to explore Alaska by land and sea. Ten percent of the cost of each trip booked is donated to Delaware Tech to fund scholarships for underprivileged children in Sussex County to attend summer camps and courses at Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus Program. The Alaska trip, featuring Denali National Park and days of sightseeing from an amazing cruise ship, runs from May 24 through June 5, 2016. The $4,249 per person (based on double occupancy) price includes round trip airfare, lodging, 21 meals, and the daily tours of scenic and wild places. Highlights of the trip include: Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Glacier Bay, Juneau, and a seven night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort. This trip was scheduled to capture the breathtaking views of Alaska's natural wonders. Call the Encore Program at Delaware Tech at 259-6342.
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. The next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 2. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
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.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
Vets helping Vets meeting A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.
Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
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.
Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.912DelawarePatriots.com. (More Meetings Next Week)
Kingdom Writers group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, want to improve your writing and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday morning at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Widowed Persons Meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meets on the third Tuesday of the month, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
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 Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.
Ad Hoc Touring Company 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. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Dis- cussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
Hub Club meets in Harrington The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudy's Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday features a public "Meet & Greet" event from 6-7 p.m.; everyone is invited and light hors d'oeuvres are provided. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email@example.com.
Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street, close to the parking lot). If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519. We support each other, 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, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.