Calendar


Dec. 6

Dagsboro’s Santa in the Park — The Town of Dagsboro will host Santa in the Park for children to share their wish lists. Santa will be at Katie Helm Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dates for his visits are: Dec. 6, 13, 18 and 20.

 

Dec. 7

Selbyville Christmas Parade — The 58th Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. The parade route is on Church Street, from Town Hall to Main Street. Details and float registration are online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events.

Christmas Village Parade & Markets — A Christmas Village Parade and Christmas Village Markets on Broad Creek will be held on Laurel on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Front Street along Broad Creek between Delaware and Central Avenue, with more than 16 shops lined up, including live Christmas trees, food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase and a pop-up pub will feature hot Fireball cider, wine and beer, with live music provided by Tyler Meding. Organizers will be collecting canned goods, toys and warm clothing to donate to area charities. For more information, visit the Christmas Village Markets on Broad Creek Facebook page or call (302) 875-2277.

Beebe Auxiliary holiday craft sale — The Beebe Auxiliary will hold their annual holiday craft sale on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sunshine Café at Beebe Medical Center on Savannah Road in Lewes.

 

Dec. 8

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford will host Christmas in the Park each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m., to give children and families the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to enjoy the light displays. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available each night, free of charge, along with various activities for the kids.

FORGE Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale — FORGE Youth & Family Academy on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will host a Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale featuring “hand forged” gift items and free gift wrapping provided by Teen Impact. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Free gift wrapping — On Saturdays in December, FORGE Teen Impact will be offering free gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FORGE Center, located at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md.

Nativity Festival — Ocean View Presbyterian Church will host the annual Nativity Festival on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Nativity crèches from around the world, as well as carols, punch and cookies.

Old-time Christmas Open House — The Ocean View Historical Society will host a Christmas Open House at the Ocean View Historical Complex (39 Central Avenue) on Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. Attendees can enjoy an old-time Christmas with festive decorations, sounds, smells and tastes of winters gone by. The event is free, with parking available in the Ocean View town lots by the park.

‘Meet Me at the Manger’ — The Ministerium of Southeast Sussex County will hold “Meet Me at The Manger’ on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the manger on the grounds of Bethany Beach Christian Church. The event includes scripture and carols for all ages. Music will be provided by St. Ann's Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Millville Holiday Market — The Town of Millville will host its 6th Annual Millville Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Town Hall and at the Millville United Methodist Church community building (36404 and 36405 Club House Road, Millville), featuring items for sale from more than 30 local vendors. There will be food for sale from the Indian River High School Cross Country Boosters. Raffle tickets for a “Chinese auction” of gift baskets and prizes from local businesses will be available to buy (one for $1 or six for $5) on the day of the event in Town Hall, with all proceeds from ticket sales going toward the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. For more information, visit https://millville.delaware.gov/events/639/6th-annual-millville-holiday-m....

Indian Mission UMC Christmas Bazaar — Indian Mission UM Church will host their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8, beginning at 5 p.m. The bazaar will be held at the Nanticoke Indian Center, located at 27073 John J. Williams Hwy. (Route 24) near Millsboro. The event will feature homemade baked goods, handcrafted items, fresh produce and much more. Light dinner items will be available at 5 p.m., with the bazaar starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call (302) 945-0830 or (302) 934-7779.

Mingle with Kringle — Santa Claus is coming to breakfast at the Mingle with Kringle event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. Families can enjoy holiday festivities, shopping and continental breakfast with Santa at the Millville fire hall. Other offerings at the event include writing letters to Santa, vendors, a Christmas-tree contest, cookie walk and photos with Santa. The cost is $5 per person, with those 2 or younger admitted free of charge. All proceeds help send the IRHS Marching Band to represent Delaware in the 2019 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

French conversation, culture — The French Table, an informal group focused on French conversation and culture, will get together for a “Dutch-treat” lunch at noon on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Big Fish Grill, 20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Anyone interested in French conversation and culture is being invited to participate. For a reservation, call (302) 226-0620.

Breakfast with Santa — The Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Millsboro Art League have teamed up to invite parents and children to stop in for Breakfast with Santa at the Millsboro Art League building (203 Main Street), on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at no charge. Those attending were advised to bring their own camera for photos, and business cards, if desired.

 

Dec. 9

Children’s Advent Craft Workshop — Conley’s UMC in Lewes will host a Children’s Advent Craft Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., where they will learn to make easy Christmas ornaments that they can take home. The Advent Workshop is free to the public, and people of all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend should call ahead to confirm, at (302) 945-1881 or e-mail office@ConleysUMC.org. For more information, visit www.ConleysUMC.org.

Children’s Holiday Party — The VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary will hold their annual Children’s Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2  to 4 p.m. at the VFW home on Marshy Hope Road in Ocean View. All children 12 or younger from the surrounding areas are welcome. There will be goody bags for all children, face painting, balloon characters, crafts, games, food and a visit from “the gentleman in red.” Those bringing a food-pantry item to donate will receive a McDonald’s Happy Meal. For more information, call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723.

Heartstrings benefit — The third annual Heartstrings benefit will take place on Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at VFW Post 7447, 101 State Rd., Rehoboth Beach (behind Rigby’s). The arts and music fair is free to the public, and features live music and products designed by local artisans, and all food, beverage, raffle and 50/50 ticket-sale proceeds are donated back to the VFW for charitable distribution. Drawings will take place between musical acts, with the 50/50 drawing at 4 p.m. — winners must be present. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HeartStringsRB/.

Selections from ‘Messiah’ — The choir of Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View will present Christmas selections from George Frederick Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. The seasonal selection will feature soloists Buz Taylor, tenor; Carol Lynch, soprano; and Susan Tracey, alto. The choir is directed by John Gross, and Marla Mooney is piano accompanist. Interspersed among the musical selections will we related scripture passages, read by Jan Parsons. The concert will conclude with the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Caroling on the Campground — Carey’s United Methodist Campground will host Caroling on the Campground on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Those attending are being encouraged to bring a canned food item to support a family in need. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided by the 4H in the Church House after the caroling.

 

Dec. 10

Windows 10 Computer Basics — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon will host Windows 10 Computer Basics, offering people the chance to learn the basics of using a Windows 10 laptop hands-on. The class is limited to laptop beginners with no prior Windows 10 experience. The class is free, and preregistration is limited and required. For more information or to register, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Holiday cooking class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Dec. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host a free holiday cooking class with chef Charles Oppman on unique holiday menu and buffet items. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Dec. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Salsa, cha-cha, swing, night club/country, two-step and other dance styles are covered, and attendees can learn basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more while building confidence and having fun. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Republican Committee to meet — The Sussex County Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Georgetown CHEER Center, at Route 9 and Sandhill Road. Visit sussexgop.org for details.

 

Dec. 11

Dagsboro Christmas Parade — The Dagsboro Christmas Parade returns on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. Details and float registration are online at https://dagsboro.delaware.gov/christmas-events.

Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting — Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 will host a meeting on Dec. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Coast Guard Station Indian River. There is no meeting cost for this volunteer group. For more information, call either Flotilla Commander Roy Zimmerman at (910) 237-4391 or Vice-Commander Ernie Stevens at (240) 472-8659.

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Dec. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Salsa, cha-cha, swing, night club/country, two-step and other dance styles are covered, and attendees can learn basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more while building confidence and having fun. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Fall Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Dec. 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. will host its Fall Coloring Club, offering people 18 or older the chance to socialize and relax while they color. Coloring books and pens/pencils are provided, or attendees can bring their own. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Coffee with Constituents — State Sen. Gerald Hocker and Rep. Ron Gray have scheduled a Coffee with Constituents event on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at Hocker’s Deli, on the corner of Routes 26 and 17. The coffee, doughnuts and information are free, as the legislators welcome questions, comments and concerns from their neighbors in the 38th District.

 

Dec. 12

‘Cultivating Kindness’ — “Cultivating Kindness: How Getting Softer Can Make Us Stronger” will be led by Karen Barwick, LPCMH, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, offering a brief look at the power of kindness to help people “till and nourish the soil” so the seeds of transformation can take root, grow and thrive. To register, visit https://cultivating-kindness-lewes.eventbrite.com.

Yoga breathing workshop — “Pranayama: An Introduction to Yoga Breathing Practices for Wellbeing” will be offered by Kim Blanch on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m., at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Workshop participants can learn how the mind, body and breath are intimately connected, and how they can influence each other. To register, visit https://pranayama-breathing-for-well-being-south-coastal.eventbrite.com.

Addy Sea open house — The historic oceanfront Addy Sea inn, located at 99 Oceanview Parkway in Bethany beach, will host an open house and benefit on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. Admission costs $20 at the door, to benefit the Freeman Foundation and Freeman Stage, and the event will include live music, hors d'oeurves and treats, a raffle, and tours of the house. For more information, call (302) 539-3707.

 

Dec. 13

Dagsboro’s Santa in the Park — The Town of Dagsboro will host Santa in the Park for children to share their wish lists. Santa will be at Katie Helm Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dates for his visits are: Dec. 13, 18 and 20.

Beebe Auxiliary sale — The Beebe Auxiliary will hold a leather sale on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sunshine Café at Beebe Medical Center on Savannah Road in Lewes.

 

Dec. 13 & 17

Microsoft Excel class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Dec. 3 and 17 from 10 a.m. to noon will host a Microsoft Excel class with instructor Pepe Sandoval. The class is free, but registration is limited and required. Students must attend both sessions. For more information or to register, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Dec. 14

Live Nativity — On Friday, Dec. 14, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church of Ocean View will present a Live Nativity featuring the Christmas story told and re-told every half-hour from 6 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View, including Christmas carols, music, hot chocolate and refreshments by the fire. In the case of inclement weather, the Live Nativity will be held indoors. For more information, call (302) 539-9510 or visit www.marinersbethel.org.

Republicans for Sussex gala — Republicans for Sussex will host its 5th Annual Christmas Gala buffet dinner and dance on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rehoboth Beach. The cost is $60 per person. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with the buffet dinner at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar and music by DJ Jim Dawson. The attire is cocktail attire. A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate for those attending the gala. Those planning to attend should RSVP no later than Dec. 1 to R4sussex@gmail.com or (302) 945-2586.

 

Dec. 15

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford will host Christmas in the Park each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m., to give children and families the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to enjoy the light displays. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available each night, free of charge, along with various activities for the kids.

Free gift wrapping — On Saturdays in December, FORGE Teen Impact will be offering free gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FORGE Center, located at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md.

Vendor & Craft Fair — Cape Henlopen High School will host the annual Vendor & Craft Fair on Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission for the public. The event supports the local community and the Sussex Consortium. The fair will include a more than 100 vendors of a variety of wares, plus homemade crafts, jewelry, clothes and more.

Community Christmas Singalong — There will be a Community Christmas Singalong at Millville UM Church, at the corner of Route 26 and Clubhouse Road, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m., featuring fun, food and fellowship for people of all ages, including singing carols, skits, gifts, prizes, sharing with friends. Organizers will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank.

Kids’ clothing exchange/giveaway — Parents of babies and toddlers in need of clothes or who have outgrown clothes they wish to donate or exchange can receive or exchange them free of charge at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church at 117 Maplewood Street in Bethany Beach on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes newborn- through toddler-sized clothing for all seasons, including winter coats and bathing suits, which will be given and received at no cost, no donations required. Clothes may also be donated at the church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on the day of the exchange from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Dana Schaefer at (302) 604-3190.

Capital Ringers at Conley’s UMC — On Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Conley’s UMC in Lewes will present the Capital Ringers playing holiday favorites on the handbells. Admission is free. That evening, there will be no Saturday service at Conley’s Chapel. For more information, call the church office at (302) 945-1881 or visit www.ConleysUMC.org. Conley’s United Methodist Church is located at 33106 Jolyn’s Way, Lewes.

Holiday Drop & Shop — Parents looking for some time without the kids to get holiday shopping done can leave them with the Rehoboth Art League on Saturday, Dec. 15. Children ages 5 to 10 can be dropped off at RAL’s “Holiday Drop & Shop” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while parents make a dent in their holiday shopping. The children will paint, draw and create art projects inspired by the holiday season under the watchful eye of qualified art instructors. The cost is $60 per child. Registration is required. To register go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. The program will be held in the Children’s Studio at the Art League located at 12 Dodds Lane in Rehoboth Beach.

 

Dec. 18

Socrates Café — Socrates Café wmeets at the Bethany Beach Christian Church from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and will choose a philosophical question to discuss, and value all thoughts and ideas. All are welcome. For more information, email rm.hendrix@mchsi.com or call Rose Mary at (302) 537-9417.

Dagsboro’s Santa in the Park — The Town of Dagsboro will host Santa in the Park for children to share their wish lists. Santa will be at Katie Helm Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dates for his visits are: Dec. 6, 13, 18 and 20.

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. The Rookies group is for those just getting started, while the Veterans group is for those who are ready for more advanced skills. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Dec. 19

Apple Users Group — The South Coastal Library hosts a free monthly meeting of a group that shares ideas/problems/solutions/apps for using Apple products, such as Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, etc., on Dec. 19 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Apple device and Apple ID/password with them. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ocean View Diner, 26089 Shoppes at Long Neck, Millsboro, in Long Neck. The cover charge is $1, with lunch costing $11. For more information and reservations, call either Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

 

Dec. 20

Dagsboro’s Santa in the Park — The Town of Dagsboro will host Santa in the Park for children to share their wish lists. Santa will be at Katie Helm Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The final date for his visits is Dec. 20.

 

Dec. 22

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford will host Christmas in the Park each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m., to give children and families the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to enjoy the light displays. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available each night, free of charge, along with various activities for the kids.

Free gift wrapping — On Saturdays in December, FORGE Teen Impact will be offering free gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FORGE Center, located at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md.

 

Dec. 23

Christmas Hymn Sing — St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville will hold a Christmas Hymn Sing on Sunday, Dec. 23, starting at 10 a.m., with much of the music selected and arranged by Mark Marvel, with accompaniment by Marvel, Eric Tsavdar and Jordan Marvel of Over Time. Performances will also include Charles Marvel, Lana Bowden and Phoebe Walls, and Charlie Lynch on dobro, as well as St. George’s choir and praise band.

 

Dec. 24

Community Candlelight Christmas Eve — Fenwick Island Baptist Church, located at 36806 Lighthouse Road, will hold a Community Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m.

Candlelight Service at St. George’s UMC — St. George’s United Methodist Church in Clarksville will host a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, at 7 p.m.

 

Dec. 31

VFW New Year’s Eve Gala — Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 will host its New Year’s Eve Gala on Dec. 31, open to non-member guests starting at 6 p.m. Tickets and reservations are required, and cost $35 for the dinner and buffet or $25 for the buffet only. Music will be by Identity Crisis.

 

Jan. 2

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will host a happy-hour at Outback Steakhouse in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 4 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

Jan. 4

Cash bingo — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their annual cash bingo on Jan. 4, 2019, at the main station. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and early-birds begin at 6 p.m. There will be 20 regular games, two specials and a cash jackpot. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call (443) 880-6966 to reserve a ticket in advance.

 

Jan. 5-6

Model Railroad Club Open House — The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its 33rd Annual Holiday Open House at 103 E. State Street, Camelot Hall, 2nd floor, Delmar, on Jan. 5-6 and 12-13, 2019, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The event features 8,000 square feet of operating train layouts in Z Scale, N Scale N Trak Modules, HO layout, S Gauge, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, and LGB (G gauge). Admission and parking are free. More information is available at www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org, or call (302) 856-9250.

 

Jan. 12-13

Model Railroad Club Open House — The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its 33rd Annual Holiday Open House at 103 E. State Street, Camelot Hall, 2nd floor, Delmar, on Jan. 12-13, 2019, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The event features 8,000 square feet of operating train layouts in Z Scale, N Scale N Trak Modules, HO layout, S Gauge, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, and LGB (G gauge). Admission and parking are free. More information is available at www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org, or call (302) 856-9250.

 

Feb. 5-March 12

Chronic conditions workshop series — Beebe Healthcare and the Delaware Division of Public Health will host a free healthy-living workshop series aimed at providing education and resources for those living with chronic conditions weekly on Tuesdays from Feb. 5 through March 12, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. The program is considered ideal for those living with anxiety, asthma, blood pressure, COPD, depression, weight issues, emphysema, heart or kidney disease, and other physical and mental conditions. The workshop is free, but registration is required. For more information or to sign up, call Beebe Population Health at (302) 645-3337.