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.
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 year's 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.
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.
New Year's Eve Dance
The Seaford Lioness Club is sponsoring the Midnight Sparkles dance on Dec. 31 at the Seaford Fire Hall. The New Year's Eve dance will take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with doors opening at 8:15 p.m. The band Chasin Time will perform. Call 841-4884 or 228-5934 for tickets.
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.
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 year's 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 year's 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 Year's Eve Party
The American Legion Riders of Post 19 in Laurel is having a fundraising event on New Year's 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 Department's 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.
Annual Open House
The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its 31st Annual Open House on Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 14-15, 2017, at Camelot Hall, 2nd Floor, 103 E. State St., Delmar. Saturdays are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy over 8,000 sqf of operating train layouts. Admission and parking are free.
The 2017-2018 open house will be held on Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 2017 and Jan. 6-7 and Jan. 13-14, 2018.
For more information, visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org or call 410-723-1709 or 302-856-9250.
Don's Tree Farm opens
Don's 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. Don't miss the train displays. Don's Tree Farm is a dealer for Lionel and G Scale model trains.
Visit www.DonsTreeFarm.com or call 349-0555 for more information.
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.
Winter Reading Program - Our Winter Reading program has begun. Stop by the Bridgeville Library to sign up the entire family. Our six week literacy program will keep the family reading during the chilly weather. We will have fun contests, crafts to-go, and cool prizes!
The children's program, 'Chilly Readers,' is for ages 1-11. The teen program, 'Chill Out with a Good Book,' is for ages 12-17. The adult program, 'Hot Reads for a Cool Night,' is for ages 18 and up.
Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - Starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Bridgeville Library will offer self-directed exercise sessions from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other programming, but we will have a calendar available so you can plan accordingly. DVDs will be played to help lead you to your health goals. From 6-7 p.m. will be walking, and from 7-8 p.m. will be yoga and/or Pilates.
Childcare, for children 10 and under, will be available for participants only. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated.
Library closed - The library will close early on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m.
The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for New Year's.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 world's 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 nation's 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.
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.
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 Amvets Post 2, 32592 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. For more information, call 302-542-3889.
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.
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.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet on Monday, Dec. 19, at Pizza King in Seaford. Active and retired federal employees - this is your avenue to voice your concerns regarding your federal benefits including health benefits, your pay and annuity costs, etc.
For more information, call Les Martens, chapter membership chair, at 629-9789.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come by and join us, we enjoy all the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.
Hub Club meetings
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 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.
Republican Women's Meeting
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Pizza King in Seaford. Everyone is welcome.