Millsboro Art League hosts Holiday Sale through Dec. 22
The Millsboro Art League is hosting its second annual Holiday Sale of artwork including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography, and glass creations. Framed and unframed selections include miniatures to sizes suitable for any wall space, all reasonably priced for original art treasures. Show sales benefit both artists and MAL, supporting art education programs for both children and adults.
The Holiday Sale runs through Dec. 22 in the MAL Gallery at 203 Main St. in Millsboro. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday. The MAL Holiday Open House Party will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. All are welcome. For more information, go to www.millsboroartleague.org.
East Coast Garden Center seeks vendors for Dec. 3 event
East Coast Garden Center is seeking vendors for its annual Girls, Gifts, and Good Tidings evening to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at The Cordrey Center.
This annual event is a warm, friendly evening of holiday shopping and features a great selection of vendors including local artists and crafters offering everything from clothing and decorative items to personal items and food gifts. Vendor spaces are $25 per table and space is limited, so register early.
For more information or to register, call 302-745-1838. East Coast Garden Center and The Cordrey Center are at 30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro.
Lakeside to host Christmas Dinner Dance Dec. 13
Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will hold a Christmas Dinner Dance from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center, Rock Cove, Long Neck. Elvis tribute artist Bob Lougheed.
Tickets cost $28 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling 302-945-1263. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets include a buffet by La Dolce Vita Ristorante of salad, rolls and butter, pasta, eggplant parmesan, chicken marsala, sausage and peppers (two types, hot and sweet sausage), vegetables, desserts, and nonalcoholic beverages.
St. Jude The Apostle Church plans trip to Longwood Gardens Dec. 13
St. Jude The Apostle Church is sponsoring a bus trip to Longwood Gardens Friday, Dec. 13, for Christmas shopping, Christmas displays, a fantastic light show, Christmas music and carols, and more. A deluxe bus with restroom, snacks and drinks will be provided. Tickets sell fast. Bus leaves St. Jude’s parking lot at 10:45 a.m., arrives at Longwood Gardens around 12:45 p.m.; departs Longwood approximately 7-7:30 p.m. Reservations are nonrefundable. Contact Joyce Quintero at firstname.lastname@example.org, 302-329-9144 (home) or 202-439-3999 (cell) for more details. Independent lunch or dinner can be purchased in Longwood’s gourmet restaurant or cafeteria.
Children's Beach House opens Holiday Art Show Dec. 6
The Children's Beach House Holiday Art Show opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes. This event is the traditional kickoff to the holiday season. This year's Holiday Art Show will feature the works of almost 100 local and regional artists on display at the beautifully decorated facility on Lewes Beach. The funds raised through ticket sales and through the sales of original artwork support the Children's Beach House general operating budget.
Tickets are available at both the $65 (regular admission) and $125 (patron recognition) levels at www.cbhinc.org or by calling 302-655-4288. The art show and sale continue at Children's Beach House at an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, and from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are not required during the weekend open house hours.
Lewes Fire Dept. Auxiliary to sell food at Lewes Christmas Parade Dec. 7
The Lewes Fire Dept. Auxiliary will be selling hot cocoa, hot dogs, popcorn and hot pretzels before and during the Lewes Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 7. Members will be selling Lewes Fire Department T-shirts in children’s and toddler sizes with the slogan “Stay Back 200 Feet” emblazoned on the back. Novelty children’s items as well as auxiliary cookbooks will also be available for purchase. All are encouraged to stop by the front of the fire station to get some warm food and support the Lewes FD Auxiliary.
Since 1796, citizens of Lewes have stepped forward to join the ranks of the town's volunteer fire service. For 200 years, the association has been filled with men and women wanting to serve others. Since 2009, the LFD once again boasts an Auxiliary. It maintains the same mission: to serve. Information will be on hand for anyone interested in joining the auxiliary.
People's Place to host Choral Breakfast Dec. 7
People’s Place will hold its 14th Annual Choral Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave. in Milford. The community is invited to enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, dance and musical performances, the opportunity to shop from a variety of vendors, or browse in the Senior Center thrift shop. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be visiting from 9 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Children under the age of 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Delaware Day on Maui set for Dec. 8
The Annual Delaware Day Celebration on Maui will take place Sunday, Dec. 8, starting at 1 p.m. in the Yokouchi Founders Court at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii.
All First Staters visiting Maui are encouraged to attend. An RSVP is requested as all First Staters will be given a ticket to the Holiday Pops concert which is being performed by the Maui Pops Orchestra. Refreshments will be provided.
To make a reservation and for further information, call First State Coordinator Adele Rugg at 808-879-9964 or email@example.com.
Democrats to host wine tasting Dec. 8
The 14th District Democrats will host a wine tasting beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Bin 66 on Route 1, 20729 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth. Each wine will be coupled with a gourmet appetizer catered by Nage. Attendees will learn the traits of the various wines tasted as well as tips on how to select wines. Price is $40 per person at the door or $35 with advance reservations made to Tom O’Hagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Officers Assoc. to hold fundraiser for homeless vets Dec. 8
The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual holiday benefit dinner from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Road in Lewes. Benefits from the dinner will go to local homeless veterans of Delaware. This holiday event is open to the public.
Guests will order from Irish Eyes' extensive menu and and 10 percent of the entire nights proceeds will be donated to homeless veterans. There will be door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction with 100 percent of the proceeds from these special activities donated to local homeless veterans. Individual donations will be accepted. The Southern Delaware Chapter of MOAA is a not- for-profit charitable organization, and donations are tax deductible.
Create original Christmas cards at Dec. 10 workshop
Local artist and watercolor journaling instructor Rosemary Connelly is offering a one-night workshop on making Christmas cards using one's own sketches from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Participants should bring favorite ornaments/holiday decorations to sketch and paint for one-of-a-kind holiday cards. They will also learn to reproduce them to send to family and friends. Some drawing or watercolor experience required. Register by Saturday, Dec. 7. Class is limited to 10 and will meet at The Studio Upstairs, 4 Park Ave. in Milford. Cost is $35 per person. Bring watercolor paper and painting materials. More information will be provided upon registration.
Send check, phone number and email address to Rosemary Connelly, 4 Park Ave., Milford, DE 19963. For further information call Rosemary at 302-359-5534 or email email@example.com.
Lewes Santa House hours begin Dec. 10
The Santa House sponsored by the City of Lewes and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce will be open in front of Citizens Bank, at the corner of Second and Bank streets in Lewes, during the following hours this holiday season: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Friday, Dec. 10, 13, 17 and 20; 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 and 21; and 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23.
Music School of Delaware to present 'Tis a Winter's Evening Dec. 13
The Music School of Delaware's Milford Branch will continue the Music Masters Concert Series with 'Tis a Winter's Evening at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Ave., Milford.
Enjoy holiday favorites traditional and familiar, original compositions and special guests including the First State Harmonizers Chorus. The family-friendly concert is free. A free-will offering will be taken.
"'Tis A Winter's Evening is a program of feel-good, traditional holiday music. It was originally created to fill a need in the community for the type of holiday program the entire family would be able to enjoy," said Layne Thompson-Payne, Milford Branch director. "After a successful beginning in 2012, we were invited to present another program and to make this a tradition for Milford."
For more information, call 302-422-2043 or visit www.musicschoolofdelaware.org.
Columbiettes plan Jan. 15 trip to Harrington Casino
Bishop James C. Burke Columbiettes will host a bus trip to Harrington Casino Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Price is $25 per person, which includes $10 of free play money plus a buffet meal.
The bus will leave the Harris Teeter parking lot on Route 24 at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Riders should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to be checked in. The bus will depart from Harrington Casino at 3:30 p.m.
To reserve a seat, send a check made out to Bishop Burke Columbiettes to Theresa Shaffer, 32315 Hidden Acres Drive, Frankford, DE 19945; or call 302-344-5659. Deadline for reservations is Jan.10. Money is nonrefundable.