Bunny Slippers at the library
On Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library is inviting children to throw on their favorite pajamas, grab someone to snuggle, and join in the fun as we share bedtime stories with a Christmas theme. Bedtime snacks provided. For more information, call Donna or Robin at 349-5309.
Stress Buster exercise classes
Fitness Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., now through Dec. 22 in St. John's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Sylvia will be providing for a.m. class only, excellent childcare at no extra fee. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information or to register call 21 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.
Belly Dance Workshops
SDPR is hosting Belly Dance Workshops, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14 at the Recreation Building, 7-8 p.m. Cost is $10. Classes will start in January. Call Athena at 381-6256 or the Recreation Office for more information.
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.
Olde Seaford Block Watch
Olde Seaford Block Watch invites you to a covered dish dinner, Monday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford Police Station. Program: Fun and Games, updates on properties, Drinks and desserts will be furnished. See you at our neighborhood meeting. Call 629-5643 for information or a ride.
Widowed Persons meeting
The Seaford Chapter Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. Bring canned goods and toys for the associated charities. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
AARP Board Meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a board meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room in Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details, call president Cathey Betts at 856-3441.
Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - September through June at 10 a.m., at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For more information call 410-208-9386.
AARP Chapter 1084 meeting
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Dec. 14, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Laurel Senior High School Chorus will entertain. Members will provide cookies; guests are welcome. For more information call Helen Skjoldager, 875-5086.
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. The next meeting is December 7.
Acorn Club reciprocity
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have their reciprocity on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Grace Baptist Church. The hostess will be Tereasa Blades and her committee.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.
Women's Democrat Club
Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will not be having a regular December meeting. Instead the Country Covered Dish Christmas Dinner will be held Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Hall. Call Thelma Monroe, 934-9716 that you will be there with a covered dish and a friend.
Children's Christmas Party
American Legion Post 19 in Laurel is holding a Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 to 4 p.m. The party is for children 12 years and younger. Santa will be stopping by to visit and have his picture taken with the children. There will be goodies and games and a gift for each child. Parents should bring their children to the Post Home. Call 875-9948 or 875-2024 for details.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.
Sandwiches and soup sale
A sandwich and soup sale benefiting Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Serving chicken salad sandwiches and oyster sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, and peas and dumplings. Call 846-2530 or 846-3314 for ticket information.
SHS Alumni Association meeting
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on Pennsylvania Avenue. Fore more information call Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429 or Donna Angell at 629-8077.
Seaford Kiwanis Santa House
The Kiwanis club of Seaford will again this year be sponsoring Santa's House. Santa will be located at the Seaford Village Shopping Center next to Sears. The following will be the hours that Santa will be at his house: Friday, Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 4-6 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15, 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16, 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 4-6 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 20; 5-7 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 21, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 5-7 p.m. Santa's House will also be a collection site for the Community Food Closet and toys for associated charities.
Broadcreek Realty Toys for Tots
Broadcreek Realty and the U.S. Marine Corps invites the public to participate in making a child's holiday bright. Simply collect new, unwrapped, non-violent gifts and they will be distributed to underprivileged children in Sussex County. Toys for Tots is a nationwide campaign dedicated to providing gifts for children in need, and giving them a more memorable holiday experience. Drop off gifts at the Broadcreek Realty office located one mile north of Wal-Mart on Rt. 13 (southbound lane), in Seaford or call 629-5575.
Shopping trip December 16
A shopping trip to Jamica, N.Y., on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 5 a.m., departure from Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Md. For more information, call Miss Dieness Washington, 1-443-366-1798, or Miss Paris Twyman, 1-410-754-9135.
Knight of Columbus Breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus
Have breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec 9, or just stop in and have your picture taken with Santa He will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall next to the Seaford Middle School. Breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Pictures are $7 for the first, and $3 dollars for each additional one. Pictures are framed in a card and come with an envelope. Just in time to mail to all the special people in your life. Open to public. Hours are 8 until 11 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa Claus
Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8-11 a.m., at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School cafeteria, Laurel. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact Lisa Wedding at 875-1414 for more information and tickets.
Santa visiting Delmar Fire Dept.
Santa will be at the Delmar Fire Department, Grove Street and Bi-State Boulevard, on Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 11 and 18; Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 13 and 20; Saturdays, noon to 2 p.m., Dec. 9, 16 and 23. Have lunch with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 16, noon to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served.
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. (This event is sold out.) 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. Children's activities in the Honeymoon Cottage (Star and Necklace making, Readings, Santa Claus). At 3 p.m., a raffle drawing for a Steve Theis Portrait. Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, Proceeds benefit the Ross Plantation and Seaford Museum.
Seaford toys and food drive
Seaford Blades Associated Charities are receiving donations of unwrapped new toys and nonperishable food items to be used locally. Please have in by Dec. 16. Items can be dropped off at the following locations:
Morning Star Publications, 628 W. Stein Highway;
Custom Flooring, 624 W. Stein Highway;
The Leader and State Register office, 302 A. Stein Highway;
Burton Bros, 407 High St.;
Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, Virginia Avenue;
Peninsula Chiropractic Center, 26685 Sussex Highway.
Monetary donations can be mailed to: Seaford Blades Associated Charities, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973.
A Christmas Carol
Possum Point Players will bring A Christmas Carol to the Del Tech stage. A Christmas Carol is perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens' classic is particularly suited to children, and features a magnificent score by Broadway composer, Jule Syne. It incorporates Family Ties, Language, Literary Classic, Music, Reading. Performances will be held Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Delaware Technical and Community College Theatre, Georgetown. Tickets are $6 each and may be reserved by call the PPP Ticketline at 856-4560.
Regional Builders Toys for Tots
Regional builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 15. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Regional Builders appreciates your continued support for this very worthy cause.
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 629-9596 or Sharyn Dukes at 236-7754.
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 875-3971 or 875-3733.
Model Railroad Club open house
The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Jan. 13, 14, and 20 and 21, Saturdays, 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.
Players holiday production
Possum Point Players' holiday production, "The WPPP 1947 Christmas Special" will incorporate an old-style radio version of It's A Wonderful Life mixed with seasonal solos, duets, and choral music at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Performances are December 8 & 9 at 8 p.m., and December 10 at 2 p.m. in Georgetown. Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students. For reservations, call the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560.
Georgetown Christmas Parade
Thursday, Dec. 7 - Georgetown Christmas parade. 7 p.m., starting at Sussex Central High School. For details call the chamber, 856-1544.
Laurel holiday events
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce and Laurel Fire Department will again co-host the annual Christmas Parade. This year's parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Dec. 9. The theme this year is "Old Town Christmas." Applications may be picked up at the Laurel Fire Department or the chamber office.
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.
Choral Society Christmas Concert
Tickets are still available for the Southern Delaware Choral Society 22nd annual Christmas Concert, "Christmas Oratorio" by J.S. Bach, under the direction of John Ranney, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Edmond's Church, Rehoboth Beach, and on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford. Featured soloists will be soprano, Virginia Van Tine; alto, Rebecca McDaniel; tenor, Donald McCabe; baritone, Richard A.D. Freeman and bass, John R. Ranney. All are members of SDCS. Also joining the chorus will be trumpeter, Sarah Kuwick. Organist Crystal Pepper of Harrington is a guest soloist. In her 25 years as a church musician, Ms. Pepper has enjoyed a distinguished career as an organist and is well-known in a number of musical circles. She began accompanying church choirs at the age of 12 and by the time she was 15 she had become a regular organist and plays at various churches in the Mid-Atlantic region. She has a BA in vocal music from Delaware State University and has studied with John Dressler. She serves as director of music at the Dover Presbyterian Church and is currently pursuing a Master of Special Education at Wilmington College. Tickets to the Christmas concert are $15 and $10 for students. For tickets or more information call 645-2013 or log on to www.sdchoralsociety.org. SDCS is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware.
Historical Society's Gift Shop
The Seaford Historical Society's Gift Shop announces that they are 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.
History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.
Laurel Library announces a variety of new programs
Adults in the Western Sussex area are invited to participate in upcoming programs at the Laurel Public Library, starting after the 2006 holiday season. Broadway music, author discussions, Delmarva folklore and researching family histories are all elements of these new offerings. Starting on Fridays in 2007 at 10:30 in the morning and continuing each Friday in January and February, people who love to read are invited to gather weekly in the second floor reading area at Laurel Public Library for a time of informal sharing of books and authors. While not planned as a formal book discussion group, this time will be set aside for eight weeks for book lovers to meet with other readers who share their passion for reading. The meetings will be self generated with topics and format to be decided by the group participants. It is tentatively set to last for one hour but when people who love books get together the length of meetings is anyone's guess. Also starting on the first Friday of January and continuing on the first Friday of each following month, the Laurel Public Library will be offering a new time for genealogist. Called "First Friday Family History Helpline" this time will be set aside on the first Friday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. Staff will be available in the second floor Family History Area to help researcher get started in the process of finding information on their ancestors. While success is not promised each researcher, the process of discovering ancestral ties will be explained as well as an overview of some of the genealogy materials available in the library's Delaware collection. This would be a good time for beginning genealogist to get some help on how to get started. A special evening of Broadway music will be presented by Clear Space Productions on Wednesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Doug Yetter and Ken Skrzesz will provide a program of entertaining and informative musical theatre songs and their impact on America from an historical perspective. On Wednesday, March 28, 2007, noted storyteller Ed Okonowicz will be telling stories and legends from the Delmarva area at the library. Long famous for his engaging style, Okonowicz has been entertaining audiences in the area for more than a decade. Rounding out the library offerings will be the on-going Thursday morning knitting group, informally called the Knit-Wits. Needle crafters of all sorts are invited to join the group in the second floor reading area at 10:30 each Thursday for an hour of shared interests. More information on these programs can be obtained by contacting Norma Jean Fowler at the Laurel Public Library or by visiting the library website at www.laurel. lib.de.us.
Photograph Project at Laurel and Bridgeville
The Laurel and Bridgeville Public Libraries are now displaying a new exhibit featuring photographs of residents of these communities that have been taken from the collection of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as Hometown Delaware, this new project by the Archives is an effort to identify the individuals in its vast collection of more than 500,000 images. Working with patrons of the Laurel and Bridgeville Public Libraries, the Archives is hoping to identify the community residents in these photographs. Most of the photographs on display date from the 1940s and will include school athletic teams, graduation classes, musical bands, and a variety of other pictures. The exhibit will be on display at the libraries through the end of December. The Hometown Delaware project will continue in different towns throughout the state for the next several years. For more information about the project, call Lori Hatch at the Delaware Public Archives, (302) 744-5067. For Laurel Public Library hours call 875-3184. For the Bridgeville Public Library hours call 337-7401.
Seaford District Library
Here is what's happening at the Seaford District Library the week of Dec. 7 through Dec. 14:
The library will be "Closed" for two hours on Dec. 7 from 1-3 p.m. We will reopen at 3-8 p.m.
Pickup for the Poinsettia Fundraiser will be on Friday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the meeting room of the library.
There will be a Book Signing by George E. Brummell, a blind African American Vietnam Vet author of "Shades of Darkness."
"Shades of Darkness" is Brummell's risqu}, dramatic, bittersweet, funny, and inspiring story of growing up black in segregated Maryland, becoming a wounded vet, learning to live with blindness, and overcoming life's obstacles with determination, humor, and humility. Brummell's book is being considered for a movie. Come meet the author on Friday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Let Biblical Storyteller Michael Forestieri captivate your mind as he presents "A Prophecy, a Promise, and a Child." Forestieri shares the stories of Christmas humorously, powerfully, and with love. Mary and Joseph were called. The shepherds and Wise Men were called. Can you hear the call? Come. Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. and see if you can hear the call. For all ages.
Come join the library for an hour at "Story Time," on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Preschoolers will enjoy hearing stories, singing, and making a take-home craft.
Have you ever wondered what Kwanzaa is? Kwanzaa is not a substitute for Christmas or a religious holiday. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday which celebrates the traditional African American values of family, community responsibility, commerce, self-improvement, creativity and culture. Join Tanya Ricketts, Madge Bogle and Girl Scout Troop 1132 for a Kwanzaa Celebration at the Seaford District Library on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. For more information contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524. This program is suitable for all ages. All Seaford District Library programs are free and open to the public.
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.
Ruritan host Ham-Turkey Shoot
Ellendale Ruritan will hold its Ham and Turkey Shoot at the Elle0ndale VFW, Road 607 (1/2 mile south of Rt. 113 and 16 intersection), at 11:30 a.m. each month. This month it will be held Dec. 16 (rain date Dec. 23). Refreshments will be available for sale. For possible cancellation call 422-2948.