Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of November. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. There will be no special classes in November.
Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio will be available for persons ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Trains of Yesteryear This years holiday train exhibit in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, will feature the pre-war trains of days gone by. The exhibit will feature some of the oldest and most beautiful trains in our American history of model trains which were made up to the beginning of World War II. At that time metal was too valuable for making model trains because it was needed to make weapons for war. The exhibit will also feature - especially for our children and grandchildren - a running model train exhibit by the Seaside Railroad Club in Georgetown. The exhibit will be at the museum Nov. 26 through Jan. 15, 2017, Thursday through Sunday afternoons, 1-4.
Seaford Santa House Santas House, sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Club in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford, will be open on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 9, Saturday, Dec. 10, Sunday, Dec. 11 and all eight nights from Friday, Dec. 16 thru Friday, Dec. 23. The house is located in the Lowes Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesars Pizza in 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.
Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion The Seaford Historical Society will celebrate the 20th Annual Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion in Seaford on Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11. Friday, Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. - Card and Game Party. Table cost is $10 and reservations are required. Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon - Childrens Time with Santa (Secret Santa Shop) - free admission. Saturday, Dec. 10 - 1-4 p.m. - Guided Tours of Ross Mansion. Cost is $7 for adults, free for children under 12. Sunday, Dec. 11 - 4-6 p.m. - Candlelight Tours. Cost is $7 for adults, free for children under 12. Refreshments will be served at all events. Contact Teresa Wilson for table reservations or more information, at 629-6417.
Concert at the library Friends of the Seaford District Library Concert Series will feature four talented local teenagers on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m., in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford District Library. Performers include Guitarist Dorothy McCormick, 13, of Millsboro; Violinist Gil Hoffman, 14, of Frederica; Pianist Dominic Anthony, 15, of Seaford; and Vocalist Lauren Moneymaker, 16, homeschooled. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.
Local Charity Christmas Drive For the 76th consecutive year, Seaford Blades Associated Charities will be packing Christmas boxes for children within the Seaford School District. Peninsula Chiropractic Center and Isorobic Life Improvement Center, 26685 Sussex Hwy., are holding their 27th toy drive this year for area children. Donations of unwrapped, new toys, games, and nonperishable items can be dropped off by Dec. 12. For more information, call 629-4344. Toys and gifts may also be left at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., by 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.
Harp Concert Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemblewill perform in concert at St. Johns U.M. Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.Enjoy a magical night celebrating the season of Christmas. Free admission. Call 443-359-0186 for more information.
CFM Annual Toy Drive Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate of Seaford is again teaming up with our local Salvation Army to brighten Christmas for area children. We invite you to get involved by simply donating new, unwrapped toys. What is collected will be distributed by the Salvation Army to area children. Donations are requested by Monday, Dec. 19. Your gift(s) of games, stuffed animals, dolls, trucks, puzzles, books, arts & crafts supplies, sports equipment, and toys of all kinds can be dropped off at Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate at 500 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. For more information, contact us at 302-629-4514.
Laurel Boy Scout Troop 90 The Laurel Boy Scout Troop 90 meets Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Centenary Church. For more info contact Cliff Alpert 302-228-2390.
Bender boys benefit On Saturday, Dec. 17, the American Legion Post 19 in Laurel is hosting a benefit for Gavin and Gabriel Bender, a five-year-old and one-year-old pair of brothers suffering from rare, incurable diseases. Money raised will go towards medical costs and a downpayment on a new allergens filtered home for Gavin, who is allergic to most things in a normal home due to his disease. A chicken dinner, live and silent auction, and music entertainment will be provided. Tickets are $20 and can be puchased in advance or at the door. The American Legion is located at 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, Del. Call Rebecca Bender at 302-259-2028 or the American Legion at 302-875-9948 for tickets and more information.
Food donations The Laurel office of Edward Jones Investments located at 204 East Front Street 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 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through Monday, Dec. 19.
Christmas Music Concert The Laurel Public Library once again hosts its annual Christmas music concert. This years concert will feature harpist Joy Slavens as well as the Centenary United Methodist Church Bell Choir. Each ensemble plays a variety of holiday favorites that attendees of all ages will enjoy. This years performance will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. It is free and open to the public. Contact Gregg at 302-875-3184 with questions.
All American New Years Eve Party The American Legion Riders of Post 19 in Laurel is having a fundraising event on New Years Eve (De. 31, 2016). The event will begin at 8 p.m. and last until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $30, which includes music by Gene and the Hurricanes and hot and cold finger food all evening, as well as party favors and champagne at midnight. There will be a continental breakfast after midnight and a cash bar (no outside food or drink allowed). Tickets are advanced sale only; they can be purchased at the bar (American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd, Laurel). For more information, call 302-238-7235.
New exhibits at the Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel, will feature a traveling exhibit of art work by Karen and Joe Owens of Seaford, in October through December. The exhibit will feature handmade miniature model lighthouses and sailing ships from the Chesapeake Bay crafted by Joe.Karen, who prefers watercolors,will feature paintings with nautical views and structures from various parts of Delmarva Peninsula. Jim Goslee is displaying two models which he built. One is a shad boat used on local rivers and the other is a punt gun boat which was used in the old days to shoot wild game at night. Karen and Joe are two of the founding members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council.They were also very involved in the opening of Gallery 107 in Seaford. These new exhibits will be open on the second and fourth Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. each month through December. The museum will also have its permanent exhibit showing the ship building industry in Bethel during the 1800s. For more information, call 858-3840.
Delmar Christmas Shoppers Fair Delmar Christmas Shoppers Fair to benefit the Wildcat Wellness Pantry (formerly known as The Delmar Food Bank) will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Delmar Middle & Senior High School cafeteria. Over 20 crafters and vendors, home decor, fall and Christmas items, his and her gifts, photos with Santa and Walgreens wellness checks and flu shots. Admission is $1 or a non-perishable food item. For more information, call 841-0102.
Christmas Cash Calendar The Delmar Fire Departments Ladies Auxillary will be drawing a daily winner for its Christmas Cash Calendar throughout the month of December. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any auxiliary member or call 302-846-2335, 302-875-2195, or 443-359-0924.
Dons Tree Farm opens Dons Tree Farm in Greenwood will open for the Christmas season on Black Friday. The farm will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Fresh cut Frasier, Douglas, Concolor and Canaan Fir Christmas trees arrive weekly through Christmas. The White Pine field is open for you choose, we cut. New for 2016 are balled and burlapped Norway Spruce Christmas trees in stock. The Christmas Shop is fully stocked with all your holiday needs - wreaths, cemetery mounds, hostess gifts and holiday decorations. Santa visits every Saturday in December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dont miss the train displays. Dons Tree Farm is a dealer for Lionel and G Scale model trains. Visit www.DonsTreeFarm.com or call 349-0555 for more information.
Christmas Concert Enjoy a Christmas Concert with the combined choirs from Union Methodist, Bridgeville, and Greenwood Methodist, Greenwood, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Greenwood UMC. Refreshments will follow the program. Everyone is welcome.
Bridgeville Library Learn to Solder: Blinking Tree Ornament Workshop - Keith Lohmeyer will host workshops - Thursday, Dec. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 10, 12:30-2 p.m. - on how to solder as you make a blinking tree ornament. Each ornament will take one session, space is limited to six people per session. Only one session per person. Anyone under the age of 16 must have an adult partner. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, to sign up. Winter Reading Program - Stop by the library to sign up for our Winter Reading Program, a six week literacy program which will keep the family reading during the chilly weather. Enjoy contests, crafts to go, and cool prizes. The age groups include: Chilly Readers - ages 1-11, Chill Out with a Good Book - ages 12-17, and Hot Reads for a Cool Night - ages 18 and up. Snack Time with Santa - Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m., as Santa visits for a snack, pictures and craft time.
This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required. To RSVP, contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101. Please bring an unopened and unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots toy drive.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Lions Club Fritter Shack Millsboro Lions Club Fritter Shack will be open on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until sold out. Dec. 10 is the last day for the season. Thanks to all for support. Location is Main Street, Millsboro in the PNC Bank Parking Lot. All funds raised go for community service projects such as eye glasses, medical equipment, hearing aids, and youth projects.
Pet Pics with Santa The Delaware SPCA will host Pet Pics with Santa at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown on Friday, Dec. 9 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Captain Mike, food trucks, a bonfire, raffle baskets, and more. Photographer, Tara Lausch, will photograph your pet with Santa for a $20 donation. Proceeds will benefit the Delaware SPCAs Georgetown shelter. The photos will be delivered in digital format.
Christmas Open House Join us for our Christmas Open House at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum on Monday, Dec. 12, immediately after the Federalsburg Christmas Parade which begins at 6 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, decorated Christmas trees and working electric trains. Santa Claus will also be available for photos and gift requests.
Make your own wreath event Join the Westside Historical Society and Pemberton Hall Foundation for its annual make your own traditional wreath event on Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Education Building at Pemberton Park in Salisbury, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will receive an assortment of local greens and the basic forms for wreath-making. Cost is $15 for each wreath, swag, or other decoration participants choose to create. Participants should bring their own ribbons, fruits, or other decorations they choose to use. Bring a container if you want to make a table decoration. Light refreshments will be available. While we do not pre-register, workroom space is somewhat limited and you might experience a short wait for worktable space. For more information, call 410-742-4182 or 410-726-8047, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Pjtsby@aol.com.
New hours at Public Archives Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Research Room at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, will have new hours of operation. Patrons will have access to the Research Room Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the second Saturday of each month, the Research Room will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or email@example.com.
Casino magic at Foxwoods Join us on a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino - the largest casino in the world - for some casino magic in Mashantucket, Conn., on March 29-31, 2017. Cost is $305 doubles/$419 single. Three days, two nights in the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are two buffet breakfasts, one buffet dinner and a $20 slot play for Foxwoods. Walk the sky walk or take the casino shuttle bus over to the Tower Casino. Staying in the casino also gives you free time to browse the many shops. After a buffet breakfast the next morning, we will leave in the early afternoon to visit the Mohegan Sun Casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a meal voucher for your dinner. Later in the evening, we will return to Foxwoods for the night. After your buffet breakfast the next day, we will check out and travel to Mystic Village complex to explore the many shops there before beginning our journey back home. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Azalea Festival Join us on a trip to the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Va. April 27-30, 2017. Four days/three nights. Cost is $525 per person/doubles. Three breakfasts, three full course dinners, including the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise with music and entertainment. Also includes: A driving tour narrated by naval personnel through the Naval Base which is the worlds largest naval installation - the home of more than 78 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Also home to aircraft carriers, submarines and historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
The Chrysler Museum of Art. A visit to the general Douglas MacArthur memorial to view a tribute to his life. Virginia International Tattoo Show of marching troops. This show consists of over 1,000 military and civilian performers from several nations sharing their unique music, dance, culture and pride. Emotions for all of our nations military will touch your heart as you stand for the Star Spangled Banner. Reserved seats for the 64th Annual Parade of Nations sponsored by NATO followed by the NATOfest activities in Town Point Park, which features booths from each NATO country, entertainment, activities and food vendors from their countries. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Kentucky Caroline County AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Renfro Valley on May 16-22, 2017. The trip includes admissions to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Renfro Barn Dance Show, Bandstand, Mt. Gospel Jubilee, Kentucky Horse Park and Country Music Museum/Hall of Fame. Tour historic Berea, Stonewall Jackson House, American Celebration on Parade. For more information, call Diana at 410-754-8189.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twicemonthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grottos Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Captains Pizza and Grill in Millsboro. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-6426.
Vets helping Vets 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.
Nar Anon meeting on Saturdays There will be a Nar Anon meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church on Market Street in Laurel on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
DAR meeting The Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Vining Chapter of Seaford, will meet on the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Library. The chapter is making lap blankets for veterans. To help make blankets, contact anyone in the chapter for more information.
Sussex Bird Club The September meeting of the Sussex Bird Club (SBC) will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Cadbury in Lewes. Speaker will be announced soon on the clubs website, sussexbirdclub.com. AllSBC meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes. Meetings are open to club members, those who are interested in becoming members, and all Cadbury residents.
Substance Abuse Support Group A free Substance Abuse Education and Support Group will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 629-8434 to register. Everyone is welcome.
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion 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.
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.
Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudys 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 will be an evening meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited; dinner is from the menu. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email email@example.com.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Clubmeets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns 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.
Writers Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire 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 Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
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 Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.
VVA meeting Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Sussex Chapter 1105 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sussex AmvetsPost 2, 32592 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. For more information, call 302-542-3889.