Craft show at Delaware Tech 23rd Annual Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Admission is free. There will be door prizes and refreshments. On Friday from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the William A. Carter Partnership Center, more than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. There also will be art work for sale by members of the Georgetown/Adult Plus+ Art League. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
Free carwash and hot dogs A Free carwash and free hot dogs on Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church Parking Lot, 2701 Woodland Ferry road, Seaford (Reliance). A donation of canned goods for our community food drive would be appreciated. Questions contact Linda Pevey at 302-629-9189, or the church office at 302-629-2862.
SHS Alumni Assn. Fall Social The SHS Alumni Association is hosting their annual fall social at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Any SHS graduate, has attended Seaford Schools or has an interest in the Alumni Association is invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the SHS Alumni Association to attend. There will be light snacks and a cash bar available. Come out to revel in fond memories of good 'ole SHS. For additional information call Donna Hastings Angell 302-629-8077, or Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429.
Eastern Star of Maryland Banquet A banquet honoring the charter members of Roelma Chapter 113, Order of the Eastern Star of Maryland, on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., at Fireman's Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. Cost is $21 per person. Entertainment will follow a ham/roast beef dinner. For reservations call Susan Calloway, 875-5911. Make checks payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 15. The charter members are from Sharptown and Delmar.
Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter Dance 'Puttin' on the Glitz' Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year's 1930s theme, "Puttin' on the Glitz," will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary's annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about "Puttin' on the Glitz" can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.
Basket Bingo Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Seaford Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Door prize drawing: American Crafts Traditions Market Basket. Raffles; Library Basket, Large Hamper Basket. Refreshments available. For more information call Karen at 629-8740; Sherry at 245-8549 or Rhonda at 628-5137. Benefits the Seaford Pop Warner.
Women's Democratic Club The November meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will be Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The speaker is Insurance Commissioner, Matt Denn. Call Thelma Monroe, 934-9716, for reservations.
Sussex County Republican Women The November meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's club will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 10:45 in the Sussex Pines Country Club. Dave Burris from the County Republican Office will discuss the election results. Lunch will be served at a cost of $13. Visitors are welcome. For reservations call Nancy Gunn at 302-537-4355 or e-mail at NancyGunn@aol.com preferably by Nov. 9. For more information see the club web site at: www.scrwc.net.
Seaford Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant. This is a departure from the usual date and place because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Tom Brown, Nanticoke Health Services vice president in charge of marketing and development, will be the speaker. He will talk about efforts being made to recruit new physicians for this area and about the current practice of having patients in the hospital being cared for by hospitalists. Lunch is optional and will be ordered from the menu. The public is invited. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
NARFE meets November 20 Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will hold their November meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, at noon at the Flight Deck Restaurant located at the Georgetown Airport. This month's program will be presented by Mrs. Melinda Tingle from the Edward Jones Investment firm.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
H.A.P.P.E.N. members meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum on High Street. Among other issues, the group will concentrate its efforts on locating resources to enable the Hearns Pond Dam to be brought up to new state standards. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
AARP Chapter 5340 Board AARP Chapter 5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m., Nov. 27, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.
AARP Chapter 5340 meeting Georgetown's AARP Chapter 5340 will have their Christmas luncheon Dec. 4, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown beginning at noon. Donald Murray will provide the entertainment. Cost of the lunch is $13.50 per person. Call Cathey Betts (302) 856-3441 for reservations that are needed by Nov. 27. New members are welcome.
Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Delaware Equine Council to meet The Delaware Equine Council will meet on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library in Harrington. An election will be held. For more information, contact Nyle at 422-4094 or Peggy at 629-5233.
Food Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Soup & Sandwich Sale Soup and Sandwich Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bethel Community House, North Oak Grove Road, west of Seaford. A variety of soups available for eating in Community House or "take out" quarts. Sandwiches and desserts also available. Phone Lucy Slacum 629-7117 for details. VFW All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford is having an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the post. The breakfast, held from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., includes meats, eggs cooked to order, pancakes, toast, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults. This event is now smoke free so come enjoy the breakfast and show your support for our organization.
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Bazaar and Bake Sale Nanticoke Senior Center will be having their annual Bazaar & Bake Sale, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, yard sale items, delicious baked goods. Tables for rent $5 members, $10 for non-members. Help support our center.
Covered dish dinner and auction Union United Methodist Church will be holding their annual Covered Dish Dinner and Auction on Friday evening, Nov. 10. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 4 through 10 years of ageÉ plus a large, well-filled covered dish per family. Meat and beverage will be provided. Mr. Richard Lindale, our guest auctioneer, will keep you well entertained and laughing as you make some wonderful purchases. Everyone is cordially invited for great food, fun and fellowship.
SHS Class of 1996 The Seaford High School Class of 1996 will be holding its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. We are searching for missing classmates. Contact Susan at 302-344-0741, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaford Class of 1976 The Seaford Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 p.m. until midnight. Light fare will be served, cash bar and music provided by Tranzfusion. For more information, contact David Smith at 410-749-5776 or Dee (Christopher) Palmer at 629-9410. You can also go to the class website at www.seafordhigh1976.com.
LHS Class of 1956 luncheon The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon meeting at the Laurel Dutch Inn, Friday, Nov. 10, at 11:30 a.m. Call Frank Calio at 875-3770, or Trenny Elliott at 645-5071 for reservations.
Bridgeville Class of 1949 The Bridgeville Class of 1949 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sailloft Restaurant on Rt. 113, north of Milford. We are searching for classmates, Jean Tucker McQuaide and Stanley Dickerson. If you know how to contact them, call Tom at 337-7494.
Christmas Bazaar November 11 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is having its annual Christmas Bazaar. Crafts, baked goods, and more. Have your picture taken with Santa or win some of the nearly $1,000 to be given away. The church hall is located next to the Seaford Middle School. Hours are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Find a gift, buy some baked goods, or even stay for lunch. Find an attic treasure. (Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.)
Victorian Christmas The Tenth Annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion, 1101 North Pine St. Extended, Seaford, will be held Dec. 8 through 10. Thirteen rooms in the historic restored Italian Villa Style mansion will be elaborately decorated by local florists and decorators. The Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion starts with a new activity this year. On Friday, Dec. 8, there will be featured a Christmas Tea and Tour. The tour will start at 1 p.m. Tea will be served at 2 p.m. Servers will be in costume complimenting the gracious atmosphere of the elaborately decorated 13 rooms of the restored historic mansion. The charge is $10 per person and must be paid in advance. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Seating is pre-arranged with four people at a table. Parties who would like to sit together should make their reservations accordingly. Only 40 people can be accommodated. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m., there will be house tours and craft demonstrations; and from 5-9 p.m., there will be house tours by candlelight; $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years. Sunday, Dec. 10, is Family Day. There will be House Tours from 1-4 p.m., with Gov. and Mrs. Ross Receiving. Carriage rides from 2 to 3 p.m. Children's activities in the Honeymoon Cottage (Star and Necklace making, Readings, Santa Clause). At 3 p.m., a raffle drawing for a Steve Theis Portrait. Cost is $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years of age. Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, Proceeds benefit the Ross Plantation and Seaford Museum.
Carolling in the Park The Gateway Park Committee and the City of Seaford will be hosting the 13th Annual Carolling in the Park Celebration and Tree Dedication Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., in Gateway Park. This year's Carolling in the Park will include the dedication ceremony for a new Community Christmas Tree. Individuals interested in supporting the holiday decorations in the park or the Carolling in the Park event can make donations to the Gateway Park Committee, through the City of Seaford, at PO Box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973. Any donation over $300 will be recognized with an engraved brick in the park. For individuals who would like to support the tree with a smaller contribution, "silver bell" ornament sponsorships are available for $5, $10 and $15, depending on size. A sponsorship will place a name of your choice on the ornament before it goes onto the tree. For more information contact Amy Walls at 629-9173.
Sounds of the Season Holiday music, performed by "Vital Signs" and others, will be on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m., at Delmar High School auditorium. Cost is $15 each or $25 for two, in Dr. Wolfgang's office, 629-2366, or 629-2131. Join us for an afternoon performance of singing, dancing, and instrumentals. There will also be a Chinese auction and raffles on site. Concert to benefit The Western Sussex County Relay for Life.
Lioness Christmas House The Seaford Lioness and The Shiloh House Of Hope present the 16th annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-8 p.m. There will be eight homes on this tour and they are located in Laurel, Seaford and Bridgeville. Refreshments will be served at the Shiloh House Of Hope which is also on the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Cutn' Up Family Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 302-629-9596 or Sharyn Dukes at 302-236-7754.
Christmas yard sale November 18 Christ United methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave. in Laurel, will be having a yard sale Nov. 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m. till noon. A wide variety of Christmas Items and toys will be for sale. Refreshments will be served.
Bethel House Tour Sunday, Dec. 10, there will be a House Tour in Bethel, consisting of several homes. The choir at Sailor's Bethel United Methodist Church will be performing a Christmas Cantata at 4:30 p.m. prior to the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person. Any questions call 302-875-3971 or 875-3733. Bethel Historical Society will be sponsoring a Bethel Maritime Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007. Anyone interested in participating in this event can call 875-3971 and leave message. Seaford Christmas Parade The theme for this year's Seaford Christmas Parade is "The Sounds and Lights of Christmas." The date is Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Nylon Boulevard. It proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue to High Street. The judges stand is at the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Church. The parade continues down High Street, and turns at Market Street. The Parade goes up Market and ends at the Seaford Middle School. So far, seven school bands, non-profit groups, and businesses are planning to be in the parade.
Christmas Show Trip Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.
Model Railroad Club open house The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Dec. 2 and 3, and Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking, 103 East State St., Delmar. Six operating layouts in four different scales. One of the largest club displays in the United States. Refreshments available. White elephant and consignment tables, train set raffle.
Historical Society's Gift Shop The Seaford Historical Society's Gift Shop is pleased to announce that they will be selling jewelry made by Cindy Cole. All of her jewelry is made with sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Stop in the Seaford Museum Gift Shop on High Street to see this unique collection of hand-made jewelry.
Delmar Alumni Association The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip on Nov. 10, 11 and 12, to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. This is a pre-holiday retreat. Attractions include the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees, Christmas at the Mansion, Train Exhibit and lots of time for shopping and relaxing in the pool, etc. The cost is $310, which includes two nights lodging, one holiday dinner buffet, two mountaineers breakfast buffets and tours. Call Jo at 846-0698.
Creative Mentoring November 13 You can make a significant difference in a child's life by becoming a mentor. Mentors are needed in schools in Seaford and Laurel districts. All it takes is one hour a week to make that difference. Free mentor training is available for both elementary and middle school mentors; registration is required. In Sussex County, Georgetown State Service Center, Monday, Nov. 13 - 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Middle school training; and 1-4:30 p.m. - Elementary school training. Help create a better future - one child at a time, become a mentor. To register for training or for more information on mentoring call Creative Mentoring, toll free, at 877-202-9050.
Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Read Aloud training Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.