Calendar

Nov. 28

Gabby Gobble 5K — The 6th Annual Gabby Gobble 5K & Kiddie Fun Run will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28, at Irish Eyes Pub in Lewes. The fun run begins at 9 a.m., with the 5K race beginning at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will go to the Get Well Gabby Foundation. Pre-registration is available online at www.getwellgabby.org or at www.Races2Run.com until noon on Monday, Nov. 25. Packet pick-up and late registration is at Irish Eyes in Lewes on Nov. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. Day-of registration begins at 8 a.m. on the morning of the event. Donations are accepted at the race or online at www.getwellgabby.org.

Turkey Trot moves to Bethany — The Bethany-Fenwick Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk (formerly hosted in Fenwick Island) will take place on the Bethany Beach bandstand and boardwalk at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Registration starts at 8 a.m. that morning. Leashed pets are welcome. Holiday-themed or other festive costumes are encouraged. Trot traditions include a pie to the best male and female runners and costume winners. The cost is $10, or $5 for those 12 or younger. There will be a non-perishable food drive for Neighbors in Need. Details and T-shirt presales are online at www.focusmultisports.com.

 

Nov. 29

‘Opt Outside’ offers free park admission — Visitors can enjoy free entry to Delaware state parks and the Brandywine Zoo all day on Black Friday, Nov. 29. The annual “Opt Outside” tradition encourages people nationwide to ditch the retail madness and get outdoors instead, hosted locally by Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) and DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation. All state parks gates will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, (except Fort Delaware State Park, which is closed for the season). Park offices will remain closed. The Brandywine Zoo will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public can use the hashtag #OptOutside to show support online. Visit www.destateparks.com for park locations and activities.

Wii Game Day — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Friday, Nov. 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host Wii Game Day, with Wii games and snacks. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Nov. 29-30

SEDAST artists’ studio tour — On Nov. 29 and 30, the artists of the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour (SEDAST) will open their studios to celebrate the tour’s 25th anniversary. The artists produce art in the mediums of blown glass, pottery, ceramic tiles, stained fused glass, photography, jewelry and paintings in acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel and mixed-medium, and tourgoers will see the artists in their studios where their art is created and have the opportunity to watch live demonstrations and talk to the artists. Those wishing to take the tour may pick up a brochure with a map from any of the tour’s sponsors, as well as many local retailers, or get brochure information online at artstudiotour.com.

 

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

‘Christmas from the Heart’ — Possum Point Players community theater group will present the first weekend of its 2019 holiday show, “Christmas from the Heart,” on Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. Audiences can celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with this original holiday revue, where townspeople from all walks of life live and love side by side, united by song and caring, directed by Rosanne Pack and Kenney Workman, with music direction by Bob Frazier. Night shows are Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Details and tickets are online at www.possumpointplayers.org.

 

Nov. 30

Christmas in the Park kickoff — The Town of Frankford, with assistance from local churches, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company and the Frankford Public Library, will host the Annual Christmas in the Park beginning on Nov. 30, with a Tree & Park Lighting Ceremony. Local youth will sing carols, while Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for visits and photos (attendees should bring their own cameras). The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., with the lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The park will be open each Wednesday between Thanksgiving and 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.

Inaugural Carriage Gala — The Georgetown Historical Society will present its inaugural Carriage Gala on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford Street Ext., Georgetown. Tickets cost $50 and include hors d’oeuvres, two free drink tickets and a cash bar with beer and wine, auction items and music by Bryan Clark. The attire is black-tie. To purchase, visit Chardon Jewelers on The Circle or the Marvel Carriage Museum, or call (302) 228-2218.

Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting — Ocean View is upgrading its annual holiday celebration with an Old Town Holiday Market & Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 30. John West Park will open for the event at 1 p.m., with live music, free train rides for all ages, many vendors, Christmas tree sales, a visit by Santa Claus and free/fundraiser refreshments. The Ocean View Historic Society will also have homes decorated and open for tours.

Christmas in the Park in Frankford — The 5th annual Christmas in the Park, hosted by the Town of Frankford and the Envision Frankford partnership, returns to Frankford starting with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 30. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the tree-lighting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The park will also be open each Wednesday until Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be collected to support local food banks.

Dagsboro Christmas Tree Lighting — The Town of Dagsboro will ring in the holidays with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at Katie Helm Park. There will be free cookies, hot chocolate, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Attendees can bring donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to local food pantries to help those in need.

Fenwick Island Tree Lighting — The annual Fenwick Island Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at Cannon Street Park, 800 Coastal Highway.

Winter blooming plants lecture — East Coast Garden Center will host a Winter Blooming Plants lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, offering information on expanding decorating with winter blooming plants, indoor and outdoor, as well as bulbs for winter interest, including care instructions, how to choose the right plant and more. The cost is $10, and pre-registration is required. Sign up online at https://www.eastcoastgardencenter.com, on the Classes & Events tab, or call (302) 945-3489.

 

Dec. 1

Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5K — The 17th annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot 5K will be held Sunday, Dec. 1, starting at the Freeman Fitness Center, 38994 West Way Drive, Bethany Beach (one mile west of the Sea Colony Marketplace on Route 1). Refreshments and an award ceremony will follow. The first 150 participants receive a race T-shirt. Pre-register at www.seashorestriders.com ($25 until Nov. 22, then $30 until the race begins). Registration will be held at the Sea Colony Fitness Center from 7 to 8:45 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m.

 

Dec. 2

Optimist Club to meet — The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month, September through May, at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are being invited to join. For more information, Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.

Chess Club in Frankford — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Mondays, Dec. 2, 16 and 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. will host Chess Club for students from kindergarten through 12th grade to play chess or learn how to play chess with others. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351

 

Dec. 2 & 4

ESL class sign-up — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 2 and 4, will host sign-ups for English classes (ESL) with Literacy Delaware. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 3

Wreath workshop — East Coast Garden Center will host a wreath workshop at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 7. The cost for the workshop is $30, including materials, and pre-registration is required. Sign up online at https://www.eastcoastgardencenter.com, on the Classes & Events tab, or call (302) 945-3489.

 

Dec. 4

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford, with assistance from local churches, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company and the Frankford Public Library, will host the Annual Christmas in the Park beginning on Nov. 30. The park will be open each Wednesday between Thanksgiving and 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.

Millsboro library dine-and-donate — The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library will hold a dine-and-donate event on Wedneday, Dec. 4, at Blue Water Grill in Millsboro. The community can dine from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 226 Main Street in downtown Millsboro. The event will raise funds to support the 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Program. Dining patrons will find on-street parking and municipal parking lots across the street and behind the Blue Water Grill. To learn more about the group, visit the Facebook page for Friends of the Millsboro Public Library. For more information, contact friendsofmillsborpl@gmail.com.

Public education funding forum — The public is being invited to learn about and ask questions at the forum “Funding of Public Education in Delaware, Part 2” on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sussex County Council Chambers, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. The forum is a follow-up to the September forum, discussing challenges and potential inequalities in school funding; the educational funding lawsuit in the Court of Chancery; solutions that might be accomplished through this lawsuit; and more. Speakers include Neil Kirschling of the Rodel education nonprofit, Richard Morse of the Community Legal Aid Society Inc. (a plaintiff in the lawsuit) and Mark Steele of Indian River School District. The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County and the American Association of University Women.

Christmas in the Park in Frankford — The 5th annual Christmas in the Park continues Dec. 4 and every Wednesday night until Christmas at Frankford Town Park. From 6 to 8 p.m., families can enjoy the lights displays; visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus; and enjoy free cocoa and cookies. Non-perishable food items will be collected to support local food banks.

Infant/toddler storytime — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. will host infant/toddler storytime for children up to 2 years old and their caregivers. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Kids Spread Some CHEER — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. will host Spread Some CHEER, offering kids the chance to make holiday cards that will be given to seniors at the local CHEER Center. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 5

Kids reuse, recycle for crafts — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. will host Magazine Collage Notebook, offering kids the chance to use notebooks and magazines provided by the library to make a notebook for themselves or one to give as a holiday gift. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Handbell choir performance — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. will host the handbell choir from Faith Baptist School, performing holiday selections. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Coffee with a Cop — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. will host Coffee with a Cop, as neighbors meet with state police for coffee and conversation, offering the chance to ask questions and voice concerns, and get to know officers in the community. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Georgetown Christmas Parade — The Georgetown Christmas Parade will be held downtown on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The theme for 2019 is “A Winter Wonderland.” Details are online at www.georgetowncoc.com. The registration deadline for participants is Nov. 27.

Make a winter container garden — The Inland Bays Garden Center, located on Muddy Neck Road near Ocean View, on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, will hold a workshop for creating a festive outdoors winter container for a porch or steps. Participants will be shown what materials they can use at this time of year to create a colorful winter design for the holidays. They can bring their own container or use one from the garden center. The cost is $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (302) 539-1839.

Make a holiday wreath — The Inland Bays Garden Center, located on Muddy Neck Road near Ocean View, on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, will hold a workshop for creating a standard-size holiday wreath. Participants will be guided through the steps of making a wreath, with tools and materials, including greens, berries, pinecones and bow, included. The cost is $35. For more information or tickets, call (302) 539-1839.

Ways to avoid victimization — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 117 Maplewood Street, Bethany Beach, will host Sgt. Patrick Foley of the Bethany Beach Police Department from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the church parish hall for a presentation on ways to avoid victimization.

 

Dec. 5, 19

Social workers at the library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursdays, Dec. 5 and 19, from 1 to 3 pm. will host social workers at the library so DHSS can help with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 6

Selbyville Christmas Parade — The 59th annual Selbyville Christmas Parade will be held downtown along Church Street on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children before the parade. For registration and vendor details, visit www.facebook.com/events/1911508552571921.

First Friday in Fenwick — Local businesses will host specials and discounts for shoppers around Fenwick Island. Store specials and participating locations are online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events.

Book discussion: ‘A Redbird Christmas’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. will host its Book Circle with Bonnie, featuring a discussion of “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg, as well as the holiday party for the Book Circle and Hooks & Needles. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Mercy’s Well Christmas concert — Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro will host a Christmas concert by Mercy’s Well from Greensboro, N.C., on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken, and fellowship with refreshments will follow the concert.

 

Dec. 6-8

‘Christmas from the Heart’ — The Possum Point Players community theater group will present the final weekend of their 2019 holiday show, “Christmas from the Heart,” on Dec. 6-8. Audiences can celebrate the true spirit of Christmas with the original holiday revue, where townspeople from all walks of life live and love side by side, united by song and caring, directed by Rosanne Pack and Kenney Workman, with music direction by Bob Frazier. Night shows are Dec. 6 and Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Details and tickets are online at www.possumpointplayers.org.

 

Dec. 7

Christmas cookie, used book sale — Christmas cookies will be the special added sale feature at the St. Martha’s Episcopal Church used book sale on Saturday, Dec. 7. The sale will be at the church in Bethany Beach, at Pennsylvania and Maplewood, open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home-baked cookies will be available for sale by the pound. The used book sale offers hardbound and paperback fiction and non-fiction, children’s reads, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s community outreach programs. Items 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 about the sale, call (302) 539 7444.

Bishopville VFD sausage pick-up — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department will offer pickup from its Fresh Sausage Sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. (Sausage must have been pre-ordered.)

Bishopville VFD Yard Sale — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Yard Sale at the main station from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7, with breakfast sandwiches available. Tables cost $15 each or $25 for two. Call to reserve a table, at (619) 922-9950.

Christmas Tour of Lewes — The Lewes Historical Society’s 46th Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $30 per person in advance or $35 per person on the day of the tour. The self-guided Christmas tour showcases nine private homes at their holiday best. The Lewes Historical Society’s campus will also hold an array of activities, including roaming living-history interpreters and period carolers, music and a holiday greens sale.  Call (302) 645-7670 or visit https://shop.historiclewes.org/collections/frontpage/products/christmas-....

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany — Weekend Wonderland in Bethany Beach will be held Dec. 7 and every Saturday until Christmas. People can get in the holiday spirit with tax-free holiday shopping, carriage rides, photos with Santa, caroling around the tree and the “Elf on the Shelf” Scavenger Hunt around town (with prizes for all ages). Businesses will also host special events and shopping specials each week of the event, which is hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Full details are online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events.

Millsboro Christmas Celebration — The 2019 Millsboro Christmas Celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade will start downtown at 5 p.m. The Millsboro Art League will be open, with free refreshments. After the parade, the tree-lighting ceremony will be at Millsboro Town Center, 322 Wilson Highway, with caroling, live music, bonfires, refreshments, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus. To participate in the parade, e-mail town@millsboro.org.

South Bethany Caroling Party — The South Bethany Caroling Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. The First State Trolley will drive carolers around town from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by a reception for all at South Bethany Town Hall, with light refreshments. RSVP to saxtonln1@yahoo.com.

Holiday Happenings in Bethany — The Town of Bethany Beach’s Holiday Happenings will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. Families can enjoy photos with Santa Claus, tractor/trolley/horse wagon rides, face painting and more. The tree-lighting will be held at the bandstand plaza at 5 p.m., with a live choir. Details are online at www.townofbethanybeach.com.

Sports memorabilia, silent auction — The Holiday Community Silent Auction, set for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson School in Georgetown, cohosted by the Kim & Evans Family Foundation, will feature sports memorabilia auctions, including more than 100 items featuring Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz, Joe Flacco, Larry Bowa, Kirk Cousins, Justin Tucker, Tyan Kerrigan and other former Redskins players and athletes. There will also be auctions of gift baskets, wines, local restaurant gift certificates, Disney memorabilia and a signed print by comic book writer Stan Lee. Light refreshments will also be for sale. Money raised will provide footwear for local disadvantaged children, support a donation to Laurel Pop Warner and Greenwood Mennonite School in memory of Rusty Tressler, and help improve the educational experience at the school.

Wreath workshop — East Coast Garden Center will host a wreath workshop at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 7. The cost for the workshop is $30, including materials, and pre-registration is required. Sign up online at https://www.eastcoastgardencenter.com, on the Classes & Events tab, or call (302) 945-3489.

People’s Place Choral Breakfast — People’s Place will host their 20th Annual Choral Breakfast at the Milford Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m., featuring musical performances throughout the morning, breakfast prepared by Lighthouse Catering, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and vendors ready to help with holiday shopping. Admission is free, and breakfast can be purchased at the door for $7 per adult or $3 for child 3 or older, free for children 2 or younger. For more information, go to www.peoplesplace2.com or call (302) 422-8033, ext. 198.

Holiday Bazaar — The CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View is hosting a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are invited. There will be a variety of arts and crafts vendors, a bake sale, 50/50 and refreshments available for purchase. A mini-paint day will begin at 10 a.m. for $5 per person. To reserve a table, call Yolanda at 539-2671.

 

Dec. 8

Southern Delaware Chorale concert — The Southern Delaware Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Colin Armstrong will present their winter concert, “Carols & Lullabies” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. The Southern Delaware Chorale Ensemble, an auditioned smaller group within the chorale itself, will also perform, along with a solo performed by one of the Lee Mitchell Scholars. Sing-alongs to involve the audience will include the “Halleluiah Chorus” and traditional Christmas carols. Tickets cost $25 and are available at the door, from any Southern Delaware Chorale Ensemble member, or online at www.southerndelawarechorale.org. Student tickets cost $10.

Christmas cantata at Mariner’s — The Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church Choir will perform its Christmas cantata at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the church in Ocean View. A prelude by the Taylor Memorial Handbells will begin at 3:40 p.m. Singers from other area churches join the Mariner’s choir for “The Reason for the Season.” For more information, call (302) 732-6336.

 

Dec. 9, 23

PAWS for Reading — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Mondays, Dec. 9 and 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host PAWS, as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice the children’s reading skills. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 10

RAL trip to Brandywine art museum — On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Rehoboth Art League will host a bus trip to the Brandywine River Art Museum in Chaddsford, Pa. The Brandywine River Art Museum holds a collection of 19th- and 20th-century American art, including a collection of Wyeth family artwork. On exhibit will be their “Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined.” Afterward, the group will stop at the Chaddsford Winery. Tickets cost $75 per person and include bus travel, a guided tour of the Brandywine River Museums’ Holiday Exhibition, a buffet lunch at the museum and a guided winery tour. Tickets may be purchased online at rehobothartleague.org or by phone at (302) 227-8408. Space is limited, and advance reservations are required.

Dagsboro Christmas Parade — The sixth annual Dagsboro Christmas Parade will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Afterward, Santa Claus will visit kids at the Dagsboro fire hall. The parade starts at the athletic entrance of Indian River High School, turns left on Clayton St. and ends at the fire hall. Registration forms are online at https://dagsboro.delaware.gov/christmas-events or by email to DagsboroChristmasParade@gmail.com.

Holiday Gifting with Plants — East Coast Garden Center will host a Holiday Gifting with Plants lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.10, offering information on ways to incorporate plants into holiday gift giving, including examples of plant and décor combinations, including companion informational cards for gift-card purchases, with examples for sale. The cost for the lecture is $10, and pre-registration is required. Sign up online at https://www.eastcoastgardencenter.com, on the Classes & Events tab, or call (302) 945-3489.

Board game intro — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. will host Bethany Comics & Gaming staff, teaching how to play a new board game and offering coupons for the store. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 11

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford, with assistance from local churches, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company and the Frankford Public Library, will host the Annual Christmas in the Park beginning on Nov. 30. The park will be open each Wednesday between Thanksgiving and 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.

Christmas in the Park — The fifth annual Christmas in the Park continues Dec. 11 and every Wednesday night until Christmas at Frankford Town Park. From 6 to 8 p.m., families can enjoy the lights displays; visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus; and enjoy free cocoa and cookies. Non-perishable food items will be collected to support local food banks.

Singers of Note to perform — The Singers of Note, the chorus of the South Coastal Delaware AARP Chapter, will perform at 11 a.m. in Wesley Fellowship Hall of Millville United Methodist Church on Route 26. The 48-member SATB chorus is under the direction of Ann Jaeger. The public is invited. For more information, call (302) 645-8023.

Lego Open Play — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. will host Lego Open Play. No pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 12

Sea glass snowman craft — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. will host Kim McFadden of Tapestry Glass for an adult craft— creating a Sea Glass Snowman. The class is limited to 15 participants. A parent must be in attendance for any participant younger than 14. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 13

Watch the Book: ‘She Loves Me’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Friday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. will host Watch the Book, featuring a screening of “She Loves Me.” For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 14

Christmas in the Park — The Millsboro Art League will host a breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids and pets are welcome. There will be face painting, crafts and light refreshments. Families can bring a camera for Santa photo-ops. The event is free for all, although donations are always appreciated. The Millsboro Art League is located at 203 Main Street, Millsboro. Details at www.millsboroartleague.org.

Weekend Wonderland — Weekend Wonderland in Bethany Beach will be held Dec. 14 and every Saturday thereafter until Christmas. People can get in the holiday spirit with tax-free holiday shopping, carriage rides, photos with Santa, caroling around the tree and the “Elf on the Shelf” Scavenger Hunt around town (with prizes for all ages). Businesses will also host special events and shopping specials each week, at the event hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Full details are online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events.

Nativity Festival, crèche display — Ocean View Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Circle will present its Multicultural Nativity Festival on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free community event will feature a display of 125 crèches, a Christmas carol sing and light refreshments. Call (302) 539-3455 for additional information regarding the festival. To learn more about the Women’s Circle or the church, visit www.ovpc.org.

Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. will host Spectacular Stories with Santa & Mrs. Claus, with reading adventures throughout the library, followed by crafts or activities. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

Dec. 15

Bethany photo contest deadline — The Town of Bethany Beach is now accepting entries into their annual photo contest. The deadline is Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Photos can be of any season, event or memory, as long as the photo was taken in Bethany Beach. The contest is open to anyone, amateur or professional. Winning photos will be selected for the 2020/2021 town calendar and other Town marketing efforts. All participants will be entered to win a grand prize of a 2020 VIP parking pass. Photos must be emailed as a .jpeg to jmalewski@townofbethanybeach.com. Details are online at http://de-bethanybeach2.civicplus.com/263/Events.

Children’s Holiday Party at VFW — The Annual Children’s Holiday Party will be held at the Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 home on Marshy Hope Road, Ocean View, on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. All children in the surrounding towns are being invited. There will food, gifts, crafts, games, face painting and a special visit from Santa. Call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723 with any questions.

 

Dec. 16

Holiday Traditions in Lewes — The Lewes History Museum will host its Holiday Traditions program on Monday, Dec. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. Participants will join in creating their own holiday decorations and learn about the traditions celebrated in the historic coastal town throughout history. Tickets are available at the Lewes History Museum, and online at  https://shop.historiclewes.org/collections/tour/products/holiday-traditi....

Optimist Club to meet — The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month, September through May, at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are being invited to join. For more information, Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.

Chess Club in Frankford — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Mondays, Dec. 2, 16 and 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. will host Chess Club for students from kindergarten through 12th grade to play chess or learn how to play chess with others. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Manufactured-home owners meet — The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association (DMHOA) will host a general membership meeting on Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Angola Beach & Estates Clubhouse in Lewes. Admission is free and open to anyone living in manufactured housing on leased land. For more information, visit dmhoa.org or the Facebook page under dmhoa4U, or call (302) 945-2122.

 

Dec. 18

Christmas in the Park — The final night of Christmas in the Park will be Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Frankford Town Park. From 6 to 8 p.m., families can enjoy the lights displays; visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus; and enjoy free cocoa and cookies. Non-perishable food items will be collected to support local food banks.

Bilingual storytime — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. will host bilingual storytime for children up to age 5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Dog-toy making, donation — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. will host a dog-toy creating session, with participants creating dog toys out of T-shirts to give to the anima