What's happening around town this month


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, orange juice, coffee and much more. For more information call 422-4412.


The Milford New Century Club will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. with a guest speaker from the Jefferson School. The Club House is located at 16 Church St., Milford.


The Milford Center will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m., for our beloved residents who have departed during the months of October, November and December 2008. All family, friends, residents, and staff are welcome to attend. For questions please contact: Dawn Henshaw at The Milford Center: 422-3303.


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.

USA Dance Dover DE will hold its monthly ballroom dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Camden Wyoming Moose Lodge, 760 Moose Lodge Road (Rt. 15) in Camden. The cost is $10 per person for USA Dance members and $12 per person for non members (Pay at the door). Need not be a Moose Lodge member to attend. For more information call 734-8794 or visit us on the web at www.usadancedoverde.com.


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 and 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.

The Delaware Birding Trail: a Birder’s View of the First State will be the topic of a presentation by Jeffrey Gordon at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Friends of Cape Henlopen Sate Park at the Officer’s Club in CHSP.  Coffee & Donuts will be served at 9 a.m., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. will be a Park and Friends update. Mr. Gordon’s presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.


The Milford American Legion Post 3 will be having their monthly youth fundraising breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Post home in between i.g. Burton and Manlove Auto Parts on Rehoboth Boulevard in Milford. The price of breakfast for adults is $7 pr $4 for children 5 to 12 years old and children ages 4 and under are free. Breakfast is all you can eat, and the menu consists of bacon, scrapple, sausage, chipped beef gravy, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, toast, biscuits and potatoes with and without onions. You may also place orders at the window for pancakes, french toast, eggs to order (over easy, over medium, etc.), and omelets. We have bacon pieces, ham, cheese, onion and bell peppers for our omelets. To drink we carry orange juice, coffee (regular and decaf), hot tea and hot chocolate. For more information, please feel free to contact our Post Commander Bob Voll at 222-6530 or contact the Post home at 422-3844. If you have a large crowd coming with you for breakfast please call us ahead of time at 422-3844 and let us know how many are in your group and approximately when you will be arriving. 



USA Dance Dover DE offers group ballroom, Latin and swing dance lessons for all ages on Wednesday nights. The lessons are held at the Camden Wyoming Moose Lodge, 760 Moose Lodge Road (Route 15) in Camden. The lesson will offer rumba for beginners at 7 p.m. and waltz for advanced beginners at 8 p.m. The cost per person per hour is $7 for USA Dance members, $10 for non-members. Pay at the door. Call 734-8794 or visit

www.usadancedoverde.com for information or directions.


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.

The Milford Branch of The Wilmington Music School/Delaware Music School presents “24 Strings – Tchaikovsky & Schoenberg.” This Music Masters concert features several string sextet works, including Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.” This performance will feature music school faculty Elissa Wagman, violin; Shelley Beard Schleigh and Amy Leonard, violas; and Jennifer Crowell Stomberg, cello; along with guests Russell Kotcher, violin, and Eric Coyne, cello. Concert tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, please call 422-2043 to purchase tickets; Open to the public.


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.


An Evening of Friendship at the Shawnee Country Club, sponsored by the Milford Rotary Club, will be held from 7 until 10 p.m. There will be food, entertainment, and door prizes. All proceeds will go to beneft the Arts and Sciences programs of the Milford School District. 


The Memorial Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a Pampered Chef Bingo at Ellendale Vol. Fire Company. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. There will be raffles, door prizes, refreshments and Pampered Chef demonstrations. For Tickets call Tracy 422-2418.