Calendar

Nov. 16

 

Movement and stretch class — The Selbyville Public Library will host a gentle movement and stretch class for people 18 or older on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats will be provided. Class will be 45 minutes, led by Jessica Ruth, a local movement instructor. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done at the library or online at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Fighting debt — Unity of Rehoboth Beach is hosting “Becoming Debt Free is Not a Fantasy” at 6:30 p.m. This course will go over concepts of getting out of debt and ways to accelerate debt reduction. For more information on the church, visit www.unityofrehobothbeach.org.

PAWS for Reading for Kids — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 16 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading for Kids, as children read to a gentle, affectionate dog as trained teams to provide a supportive, fun way for kids to improve their literacy skills and learn to enjoy reading. The program is for those 3 or older and is free, but in-person preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Battles of the American Revolution’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 16 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. will present “Battles of the American Revolution, Part 3,” as Dr. Bill Gudelunas offers Part 3 of a three-part free lecture series highlighting important battles of the American Revolution. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Nov. 17

OVHS benefit shopping spree — On Friday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., York Beach Mall in South Bethany will host a special shopping spree at McCabe’s Gourmet Delicatessen and Made By Hand Fair Trade Boutique, with 20 percent of sales donated to support the creation of a Coastal Towns Museum and Halls’ Store Visitor Center. For more information, call or email Carol Psaros at ckpsaros@aol.com or (302)539-5653.

 

Nov. 18

Frankford Holiday Expo — The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host its Holiday Expo in the FVFC fire hall on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring vendors and crafters.

Food & Wine Festival — Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level will host a Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring live music, local wines and savory foods. Raffle items and proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. Tickets include wine and food samples, and a commemorative wine glass, and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-wine-festival-tickets-37762628037.

MERR Fin-raiser — The MERR Institute’s annual Fin-raiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Salero, atop the Henlopen Hotel, featuring music, food, drawings and live and silent auctions, with a wine and champagne tasting until 5 p.m. Live music will be provided by 33 1/3. Tickets for the event cost $65, with all proceeds going toward the non-profit organization’s efforts in marine mammal and sea turtle rescue. The event sells out in advance. Tickets can be purchased by calling (302) 228-5029, or email merrinstitute@gmail.com.

Indoor yard & bake sale — An indoor yard and bake sale will be held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 84 on Route 26 in Millville on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Bake Sale — Cats Around Town Society of Ocean View is holding its annual Bake Sale and Donation Drive at Giant Millville and Hocker’s on Route 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be selling homemade baked goods, collecting monetary donations and donations of dry and canned cat food. The group is a 501c charity and 100 percent of their fundraising money will go to spay-neautering of cats. Donations may also be sent to CATS, PO Box 541, Ocean View, DE 19970, or call (302) 355-9979.

German genealogy discussion — The next meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society will be on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Lewes Public Library. The guest speaker is Sandie Gerken, who will discuss “Climbing Up My German Branches” from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by the group’s business meeting. Meetings are free and open to the public, and visitors are welcome at any of the group’s meetings or workshops. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner —  Indian Mission United Methodist Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nanticoke Indian Association, at 27073 John J Williams Highway (Route 24), Millsboro. Dinner is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (302) 945-0830 or (302) 934-7779.

 

Nov. 18-19

Christmas Open House — St. Ann’s Gift Shop is having its 4th Annual Christmas Open House in Delaney Hall, next to the church. The hours are 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. There will be Advent calendars, Thanksgiving items, Christmas cards and ornaments, nativity scenes and more. There will also be cookies and a visit from Santa Claus.

 

Nov. 19

Town Peddler Holiday Open House — Millville Town Peddler will host two Holiday Open House Shopping Events, on Sundays, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17, starting at 2 p.m. The November Open House will feature Paparazzi Accessories, Mary Kay, Lularoe, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Simply Sweet, Younique, Pure Romance, Pampered Chef and Country Scents Candles product consultants. There will be special holiday sales, raffles, door prizes and more. For more information, contact Millville Town Peddler, 35308 Atlantic Avenue, (302) 381-5891, mtpeddler@verizon.net or visit www.mtpeddler.com.

Garden Club of Millsboro meeting — The Garden Club of Millsboro will hold its next monthly meeting on Nov. 10 at the Millsboro Art League on Main Street in Millsboro. The club is composed of both novice and experienced gardeners and is open to anyone who is interested in enhancing the streetscape of Millsboro. Meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.

 

Nov. 20

Dessert Auction — The public is welcome to the annual dessert auction on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., benefitting  Faith United Methodist Church’s S.E.L.F. Organization (Service Enlightenment Love and Fellowship). There will be homemade baked goods, silent auction table and refreshments served. Location is Rehoboth Fellowship Hall, 37439 Oyster House Rd., Rehoboth Beach.

Discuss ‘Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand’ — The Frankford Public Library will host a discussion of “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson on Monday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., as readers “travel” to a small English village and enjoy a modern-day story of love that takes people by surprise.

Discuss ‘All the Stars in the Heavens’ — The Frankford Public Library will host a discussion of “All the Stars in the Heavens” by bestselling author Adriana Trigiani on Monday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., as readers discuss the tale based on a true story set in Hollywood in the 1930s.

 

Nov. 21

Socrates Café — People from varied backgrounds will gather at Bethany Beach Christian Church  on Nov. 21 to discuss philosophical ideas from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The forum is open to all, and all questions and ideas are welcome. For more information, contact Rose Mary Hendrix at Rm.hendrix@mchsi.com or (302) 537-9417.

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Nov. 21 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.

 

Nov. 22

Lego movie — The Frankford Public Library will host a Lego movie and open play on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Nov. 23

Fenwick Island Turkey Trot — The 10th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m. The untimed 2.2-mile fun-run/walk goes from oceanside Lewes Street to the Maryland state line and back. Leashed pets are welcome, and holiday-themed or other festive costumes are being encouraged. Free parking will be available at Warren’s Station, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce and Pottery Place Perks Café in Sunshine Plaza. There is no charge, but trotters can make a donation, which will go to the Bethany Beach and Roxana volunteer fire companies, along with proceeds from the sale of commemorative T-shirts for $25. Pre-ordering the shirts is being encouraged, with limited quantities to be sold at the Trot. Non-perishable food donations for Neighbors in Need are being collected now at Perks Café, which will also host the post-Trot complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and oatmeal reception. Sponsorships are available. Contact Lori Martin at (302) 539-1290 or email hipAHA@hotmail.com for more information.

Free Thanksgiving dinner — Church of Christ at Ocean View will host a free Thanksgiving dinner, open to the public, on Thursday, Nov. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the church at the corner of West Avenue and Route 26 in Ocean View. Those planning attend must call ahead to reserve seating. Call (302) 539-7468 or email office@ccovde.org to reserve seating or for more information.

 

Nov. 24

Holts Landing hike — Be a part of the Delaware State Parks Opt Outside initiative. Explore the 1-mile loop trail on the Sea Hawk Trail with a park naturalist on Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn to identify coastal plants, and spot various waterfowl along the way. Meet at Holts Landing Pavilion. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991. Free program with park entrance. 

 

Nov. 25

‘Holiday Classics’ handbell concert — The Capital Ringers community English handbell ensemble will entertain and educate concert audiences on their 2017 winter concert tour, “Holiday Classics,” performing seasonal favorites on the largest set of handbells on the Delmarva Peninsula, on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St., Lewes, at 4 p.m. The suggested donation is $15 per person, free to children 18 or younger. For performance details, call (302) 632-1043 or visit their website at www.capitalringers.org.

Alumni game — t’s time to gear up for the Indian River High School Field Hockey Alumni Game. All ages of alumni are welcome to play on Nov. 25. Warm-ups start at 11:30 a.m., with game at noon. Sticks will be available to borrow. Shin guard and mouth guards are highly recommended. Alumni of all ages are welcome to play. Donations to the IRFH boosters are welcome.

Seashore wreath-making — Make a decorative wreath using natural materials found on the seashore, local holly and other trimmings to spruce up your take-home piece. Choose the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. class. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 227-6991. Ages 10 and up. Cost is $20 per person.

Frankford tree-lighting — Envision Frankford will kick off the Christmas season in the town with the annual tree-lighting at the town park on Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., which will also include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a holiday light show, hot chocolate, cookies and carols. The event is free. Santa will return to the park each Wednesday evening until Christmas.

 

Nov. 27

AGH Medical Monday in Millville — Atlantic General Hospital will host its Medical Monday in Delaware on Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Aquacare conference room at 38069 Town Center Dr., Unit 15, Millville. The free educational session is offered on the second Monday of each month, featuring a different topic each time. On Nov. 27, the speaker will be Dr. Thomas Beck, speaking on “Treatment Options for Knee Arthritis.” Reservations are requested but not required, and can be made by calling Dawn at (410) 641-9268, or visit www.atlanticgeneral.org/MedicalMonday.

Paper quilting — Paper Quilling is an art that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued to create decorative designs. Frankford Public Library will provide materials for an adult craft day (age 18 or older) on Nov. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Preregistration is recommended and can be done by contacting the library at (302) 732-9351 or through the events calendar at www.frankford.lib.de.us.

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a dance workshop on Nov. 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Dancers can learn swing, cha-cha, rumba and more and should come with specific questions about the dance they want to learn. The first half of each class will be for beginners and the second half will focus on intermediate steps. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library will host PAWS on Monday, Nov. 27, from 5 to 6 p.m., as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice their reading skills.

Republicans of 38th District — The 38th District Republican Club will meet Monday, Nov. 27, a 6:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach. The guest speaker will be Delaware State Treasurer Ken Simpler. State Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. will report on legislature activity.  The public is invited and admission is free. For more information, email 38thdrcp@gmail.com.

 

Nov. 28

‘Elf’ showing to benefit scholarship — The Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro will present the Christmas film “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, on Nov. 28. Tickets cost $10. Audience members can win door prizes, and there will be a 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction, to benefit the Jackie Pavik Memorial RYLA Scholarship. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the movie at 7 p.m.

Identity theft — The South Bethany Police Department will host an identity-theft seminar on Nov. 28, at 2 p.m., in an effort to raise awareness and teach prevention strategies. For more information, call (302) 539-3996.

Holiday crafting — The Selbyville Public Library will host a holiday crafting event on Nov. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m., allowing people to make a snowy pinecone candle jar to gift or use as holiday decoration. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done at the library or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Fake news? — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 28 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host “Believe It or Not?” with the chance to learn how to identify fake information online. The free lecture includes handouts. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visiting www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘The Joy of Coloring’ — The Frankford Public Library will host “The Joy of Coloring” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 6 p.m., offering an hour of coloring for the whole family to provide relaxation and stress reduction. All materials will be provided, but attendees should feel free to bring any current projects.

American folk music speaker — The CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View will hosting Delaware Humanities Speaker Saul Brody on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. for “All Over This Land — American Regional Folk Music.” The program is free and open to the public. A roast pork dinner will follow, with a requested donation of $5 for members and $8 for guests. The public is welcome. The center is located at 30637 Cedar Neck Road in the Cedar Bay development. Call (302) 539-2671 to reserve a seat for dinner.

 

Nov. 29

Library basics — Get to know your library by learning how to navigate the library's electronic resources. In this class, patrons will learn how to manage their library account, search or download ebooks and become familiar with library databases. Event is Nov. 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the craft room. Preregistration encouraged at the library or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Christmas in the Park — Frankford Town Park will be the site of Christmas in the Park on Nov. 29, and Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., offering townsfolk and visitors the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Santa house, and to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while strolling through the park, enjoying the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Admission is free.

AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required and should be made before 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. The cost is $14 for members or $15 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

 

Nov. 30

Online learning — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host online tutorials on Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The training is targeted at those who want to learn something new from the comfort of home on their own time. Choose from more than 500 free online class offerings on a wide array of subjects. A facilitator will help participants sign up and get started at the library. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Beatles piano concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. will host a free piano concert featuring a medley of Beatles tunes performed by David Zipse. Attendees can bring requests. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Dec. 1

Selbyville Christmas Parade — The Southern Sussex Rotary will host the Selbyville Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., as floats, bands and more march along Church Street, from town hall to Main Street. Parking will be available throughout town.

 

Dec. 2

QRCF Caribbean Christmas — The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s 13th annual Caribbean Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mango’s in downtown Bethany Beach, featuring tastings from area restaurants, beer, wine and Mangoritas, live music by Electric Velvet, an auction, dancing and holiday cheer, all with an island vibe. Tickets are on sale now for $65 per person and can be purchased at Beach Liquors in Bethany, Beach Liquors in Fenwick, the Bethany-Fenwick Island Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Books, Cottage Café, Parkway restaurant and Mango’s, online at QRCF.org or by calling (302) 537-QRCF (7723).

Used book sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church is hosting a special used book sale, and will feature a Christmas Shop and baked goods. The hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The book sale offers good-condition hardbound and paperback fiction and non-fiction, children’s reads, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. Proceeds from the sale benefit St. Martha’s community outreach. Items for the used book sale are always needed, and may be dropped off in the bin on the church’s front porch Wednesday through Friday mornings (no textbooks or reference books). For more information, call (302) 539-7444.

Quarter auction — A quarter auction to benefit the Millsboro Kiwanis Club’s programs for local kids will be held on at the Millsboro fire hall on Saturday, Dec. 2, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the auction starting at noon. The event will feature vendors, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, refreshments and family-friendly fun. The first paddle costs $7, with extras available for $3 each. Call (302) 381-2116 for more information.

Millsboro Christmas Parade — The Millsboro Christmas Parade will return to the evening on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Lineup will begin at M&T Bank on Mitchell Street, and the parade marches north and east to Wilson Highway and Main Street. End-of-parade pickup will be at Millsboro Middle School. The tree-lighting ceremony will follow immediately afterward, at the Millsboro Town Center, 322 Wilson Highway.

Arts-and-crafts/yard sale — The CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View will host an arts-and-crafts and yard sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (302) 539-2671.

Local author book signing — Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild member Frank E. Hopkins of Ocean View will be signing his new novel, “Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders,” at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach on Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Dec. 3

Worcester Prep Christmas Bazaar — Worcester Preparatory School will kick off the holiday season with its 46th annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and visitors can take a stroll through the Christmas Village, which includes fresh wreaths and greenery, holiday décor, decadent homemade desserts, handmade gifts, vendors, silent auction items and more. Children can purchase gifts for their loved ones in the Mallard General Store and have a picture taken with Santa Claus, who will stop by the Village from noon to 2 p.m. For more information about WPS, please visit www.worcesterprep.org or call (410) 641-3575.

 

Dec. 4

NYC bus trip — The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will host a bus trip to New York City on Monday, Dec. 4. The bus will leave Millsboro at 6 a.m. and return by 11:30 p.m. Those taking the trip can spend the day however they like. The cost is $65 for Chamber members or $75 for the general public. Space is limited. Reserve seats by calling the Chamber at (302) 934-6777. Details are online at www.millsborochamber.com.

 

Dec. 5

Socrates Café — People from varied backgrounds will gather at Bethany Beach Christian Church  on Dec. 5 to discuss philosophical ideas from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The forum is open to all, and all questions and ideas are welcome. For more information, contact Rose Mary Hendrix at Rm.hendrix@mchsi.com or (302) 537-9417.

 

Dec. 6

Christmas in the Park — Frankford Town Park will be the site of Christmas in the Park on Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., offering townsfolk and visitors the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Santa house, and to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while strolling through the park, enjoying the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Admission is free.

Dagsboro Christmas Parade — The Dagsboro Christmas Parade will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The rain date will be Dec. 6. Lineup begins at the Indian River High School student parking lot, and the parade marches from the back entrance of the school toward Clayton Avenue and Main Street, ending at the Dagsboro fire hall on Clayton Street. Details are online at www.dagsboro.delaware.gov.

Grief Support Group — The Frankford Public Library will hosts a Loss of a Loved One Grief Support Group on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, offers an opportunity to share and talk to others who are on a similar grief journey. Education is provided on various topics, including coping methods. Registration is not required.

 

Dec. 7

Public bingo — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host public bingo on Thursday, Dec. 7, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the games beginning at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15, which includes a basic package of 20 games, including some specials. The jackpot special is $25 in 50 numbers, with a $500 Cookie Jar. Light supper fare is available for a small fee. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

Casino bus trip — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Harrington Casino Bus Trip on Thursday, Dec. 7, for $15 for members or $25 for non-members, which includes $7 toward the all-you-can-eat buffet. The bus leaves the center at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Seats are limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro.

Georgetown Christmas Parade — This year’s theme will be “Parade of Lights” when the Georgetown Christmas Parade returns Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Lineup will begin at West Pine Street, and the parade will march through The Circle and east on East Market Street. End-of-parade pickup will be at the Georgetown Little League. There will be no parking at Grace United Methodist Church this year. Participation certificates will be given out. The grand marshals this year will be the 2017 Senior League Softball World Series champions. Details are online at www.georgetowncoc.com/2017-georgetown-christmas-parade.

 

Dec. 9

Ocean City Comic Con — The inaugural Ocean City Comic Con will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Hotel & Spa, 2100 N Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Md., featuring artists, comic creators, cosplay, video games, anime, the 501st Legion Old Line Garrison, Delaware Rocky Horror, TARDIS photo booth, panels and more. Admission costs $7 (cash only, at the door), with kids 9 or younger admitted free of charge with a paying adult. There will be a $1 discount for costumed attendees, as well as $1 off for those bringing a non-perishable food item for Diakonia ($1 of every full-price ticket goes to the Hero Initiative). For more information, visit www.oceancitycomiccon.com.

Old-time Christmas — On Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon to 3 p.m., the Ocean View Historical Society will host an old-time Christmas at the Ocean View Historical Complex, 39 Central Avenue, with the festive decorations, sounds, smells and tastes of winters gone by. The event is free, with parking at Ocean View Town Hall. For more information, call or email Carol Psaros at ckpsaros@aol.com or (302)539-5653.

Gospelfest Christmas Celebration — The Gospelfest Christmas Celebration, featuring the Christian Travellers, on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, 11 King Street, Georgetown, is a benefit for the Richard Allen Coalition. The cost for the dinner and concert is $25 per person or $40 per couple in advance, or $30 per person at the door. Children younger than 5 can attend free of charge, while those ages 5-12 pay $13.50. For tickets, call: Harry Crapper at (302) 233-6190, Carolyn Roach at (302) 856-3921, Raymond Morris at (302) 362-3426 or Jane Hovington at (302) 258-7182.

 

Dec. 13

Health screenings — St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach will host Life Line Screening, for people to learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions on Dec. 13. Screenings can check arterial plaque, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, diabetes risk, bone density, kidney and thyroid function, and more. The screening is accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with attendees to create a package based on age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com to pre-register, which is required.

Live Nativity — 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. The annual tradition of presenting the Nativity outdoors includes Christmas carols, music, hot chocolate and refreshments by the fire. For more information, contact Mariner's United Methodist Church at (302) 539-9510 or visit www.marinersbethel.org.

Senior center Christmas ‘Par-tay’ — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Christmas Catered Lunch “Par-tay” on Wednesday, Dec. 13, featuring turkey and all the trimmings, with live entertainment by Sky Brady. Tickets are available for $10 for members or $12 for non-members, and must be ordered by Dec. 12. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro. For more information or to order tickets, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

Christmas in the Park — Frankford Town Park will be the site of Christmas in the Park on Dec. 13 and 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., offering townsfolk and visitors the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Santa house, and to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa while strolling through the park, enjoying the lights and sounds of the holiday season. Admission is free.

 

Dec. 17

Town Peddler Holiday Open House — Millville Town Peddler will host a Holiday Open House Shopping Event, on Sunday, Dec. 17, starting at 2 p.m. The December Open House will feature product consultants from a number of companies. There will be special holiday sales, raffles, door prizes and more. For more information, contact Millville Town Peddler, 35308 Atlantic Avenue, (302) 381-5891, mtpeddler@verizon.net or visit www.mtpeddler.com.

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