What there is to do this month around town


New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave., with dinner at 7 p.m. Festivities continue through 12:15 a.m. John Coury and Angela Alper will provide the music. Tickets are $40 each.

For more information, call 422-5123, ext. 13.

New Year’s Eve Bash for the Troops sponsored by the Delaware Community Appreciation Group will be held from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Carlisle Fire Hall, Milford. There will be music by The Movies and refreshments, as well as a cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person, active duty soldiers are free. For tickets or more information, call 422-2606 or 424-1825 or stop by the Mail Center.

New Years Eve Dance at Ellendale Fire Hall from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 a couple $11 for singles. There will be music by a Sounsation DJ. For tickets or more information, call Heather at 422-6444.

The Dover English Country Dancers will hold their Annual New Year’s Eve Dance at the Murphy School Hall on King’s Highway in Dover from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. All dances are taught and called. No experience needed. Couples and singles are welcome. Festive evening attire requested, please. Bring a dish to share. Admission is $15 per person. Proceeds go towards the DECD Scholarship Fund. For more information call 697-8366.


The Blue Hen VFW Post 6483, will be holding an all you can eat breakfast, and will be offering their Breakfast Club Card, from 8 to 11 a.m. The breakfast will cost $6.50 for adults, and $2 for children 2 to 8 years old. The VFW Post is located on Haven Lake with fireside dining along with our unique lakefront view. All dining is smoke free. We cook your eggs to order, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, home fries, scrapple, biscuits and sausage gravy, cereal, toast, OJ, coffee and much more. For more information call 422-4412.


The Sussex County Pomona Grange Meeting hosted by Midland Grange #27. Covered dish at 6:30 p.m. followed by regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. At the Truth & Life Center/ The Bridge at 106 N. Race St. in Georgetown.


The Milford Veterans Affairs Committee urges all military organizations and any youth organizations close to Milford, to volunteer their time and opinions to help prepare for the annual Milford Memorial Day Program. They will be holding a meeting at the Milford American Legion on Rehoboth Blvd next to i.g. Burton and Manlove Auto Parts at 7 p.m. If you have any questions please call 265-2789.


The 21st Delmarva Forestry Seminar will be held at the Dover Modern Maturity Center, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Inside classroom presentations will focus on woodlot insects & disease, marketing wood products, managing Bobwhite quail, basic tree identification, forest taxes and opportunities in agroforestry, specifically silvopasture. The $35 registration fee covers all materials provided at the seminar, including continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Registration deadline is Jan. 6. For more information, call 730-4000 or 410-827-8056.


Read Aloud Delaware is holding a volunteer training session at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Delaware National Bank, Route 1, Rehoboth Beach. To sign up or for more information, call 856-2527. Volunteers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.


Children grades in grades first through fourth will have a chance to  Read to the Dogs at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library The Literacy Education Assistance Pups will have a demonstration at the library in which they will bring along some of their dogs.  After introducing their dogs and explaining what they do, as well as having a demonstration of the training the dogs have received, volunteers from the audience will be invited to sit with the dogs and read to them.  Petting of the dogs is permitted.  If you have any questions or would like to sign up, call 398-4647.