Laurel writer in Seaford
The Seaford District Library will have a book signing with Roger A. Martin on Monday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. Martin has written a new book, "In Our Midst," which he will be selling for $10. Proceeds from this book will go to the Seaford District Library. He has also written books entitled, "A History of Delaware," "Tales of Delaware," "Delaware's Medal of Honor Winners," "Memoirs of the Senate," "Elbert N. Carvel," and "Sherman W. Tribbitt."
Martin was born in Delmar but grew up in Laurel. He is a retired teacher from Middletown High School and was a state senator from 1972 to 1994. Other dignitaries such as Gov. Carvel have also been asked to come.
Lioness host House Tour
Three more homes on the Seaford Lioness 5th Annual Christmas House Tour on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1-8 p.m. are the homes of Joe Ben and Karen Morris; Bart and Debbie Hastings, and Phil and Julie Barton. Tour tickets are available at Callaway, Farnell & Moore, or call 629-8427 or 629-7791. Tickets are on sale for $5 until the day of the tour. They will be $6 at any house on the tour.
Fire Benefit Dinner
A Benefit Dinner bus trip to B.E.T. Restaurant in Largo, Md., will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17. The bus will leave at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds are to benefit William (Skip) and Gladys Briggs. Cost is $48 due by Dec. 3, and includes motorcoach and dinner. Anyone may send donations to benefit the Briggs to Vacation Club, P.O. Box 1396, Seaford, DE 19973. Indicate on check or money order "for The Briggs Benefit." Call 628-1144.
PPP Holiday Show tickets
Possum Point Players have announced that tickets are now on sale for "Holiday Memories.". Directed by H. Barlow, "Holiday Memories" is a feel good show, filled with holiday music. "Holiday Memories" will be performed on Dec. 6-10, at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are $11 each, or $9 for seniors/students for the 9th and 10th matinee performances only. Call 856-3460.
Alumni Assn. selling candy
The Owens Campus Alumni Association has taken fundraising to the Internet.
When you order candy, 40 percent of the purchase cost goes to the Alumni Association. After you make your selections, you will insert the Owens Campus Alumni Association Fundraising Account number - 0800200. To help out visit: http://www.wolfgangcandy.com.
'A Christmas Carol' Dec. 18
The Seaford Public Library in cooperation with the Methodist Manor House will offer a unique father-and-son presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House auditorium in Seaford.
The father and son - both named Joe Plummer - have previously appeared together in Shakespearean drama. This marks their first Dickens collaboration.
The older Plummer has performed "A Christmas Carol" as a one-man show nationwide for more than 30 years. The new two-man version is based on Dickens' own text from his reading tours of England and America.
The two Joe Plummers play all 37 parts from Scrooge to Tiny Tim.
The younger Plummer has just completed a run as Orlando in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" at the Blue Heron Theatre off-Broadway.
The presentation is made possible by a grant from the Delaware Division of the ARts. Admission is free.
Honeycombs to ring in New Year at CHEER
The most versatile party band on the Eastern Shore will be ringing in the New Year at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown, as 2001 makes its appearance on Sunday, Dec. 31. The band's music ranges from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and a little of the 90s. The Honeycombs organized in 1991, under the direction of Honey Voshell who has played with the Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands as well as Roy Clark, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a buffet dinner available until 8:30 p.m. Highlighting the menu will be Chesapeake chicken stuffed with crabmeat and sliced top round beef. Dinner is being catered by the Sail Loft Restaurant. Dancing, a balloon drop at midnight, and continental breakfast ends the evening. Cost is $40 single or $75 couple. Table reservations must be made in quantities of eight. Guests must be at least 21 years old. Call 854-9500.
Children's Theater at Del Tech, Jan. 25-26 & 29, April 3-5.
Theater IV, a nationally known touring ensemble from Richmond, Va., will once again be delighting area school children with musical adaptations of entertaining and educational stories.
Form erly sponsored by the Sussex Arts Council, the program has been taken over by Possum Point Players. Possum's will continue to use the theater at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown in order to accommodate the 3,000 local school children who have attended each year.
This year's season consists of three shows. "The Sword And The Stone," which was performed in November; "A Woman Called Truth," will be performed Jan. 26, 26 and 29; and "The Velveteen Rabbit" which will be performed on April 3-5. Tickets are $5 a seat. These shows fill up quickly and teachers should call and reserve space as soon as possible.
For details call 856-4560.