Possums to hold holiday event
Possum Point Players will hold "Sing a Song of Christmas," directed
by Suzette Riggin, Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4,
at 2 p.m. The program will feature a review of holiday songs.
Tickets are $8 each, or $7 for students/seniors for the matinee performance
only. For reservations, call 856-4560.
County carolling to be Dec. 6
"Sussex Countians helping Sussex Countians" is the theme for this
year's Carolling on the Circle, sponsored by the Sussex County Council,
to be held Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. on the Circle in Georgetown.
All donated canned goods and non-perishable items will be distributed
to needy families in Sussex County.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be served at Georgetown Fire Hall following
Adult Plus plans for season
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, Georgetown, is offering
a variety of programs through December.
Bus trips to the U.S. Air Force Band's Christmas program in Washington,
D.C., on Friday, Dec. 3, and to Old New Castle Christmas on Sunday,
Dec. 5, are planned.
Thursday, Dec. 9, is the date for the Adult Plus+ Christmas Luncheon,
with entertainment, music and door prizes. Reservations are required;
admission is a non-perishable food item or child's toy to donate to
a local charity.
In addition, the following trips are planned: Wednesday, Dec. 15 -
to the First USA Riverfront Arts Center in Wilmington for the animated
World Christmasfest Holiday Exhibit; Thursday, Dec. 16 - to the Winterfest
of Lights in Ocean City; and Thursday, Dec. 16 - to New York City
for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas spectacular.
For more information, call Adult Plus+ at 856-5618.
Company to do 'Nutcracker'
The Delaware Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" this weekend at
Delaware State College, Dover.
"The Nutcracker" is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.; Saturday,
Dec. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Reserved seating
tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, students and
To purchase tickets, call 800-778-5078 or (302) 678-5152. Tickets
may also be purchased at Actor's Attic in the Dover Commons Shopping
Center in front of the Dover Mall.
Casino Night at lodge set
The Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540, on Delaware 23, outside Lewes,
is holding casino night Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. till midnight.
Admission is $4 and includes, beer, sodas, hot dogs and assorted sandwiches.
Only those 21 or older will be admitted.
Call (302) 645-7016 for more information.
Quartet to perform in Lewes
The Sunrise Quartet will perform Sunday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. in St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, Second and Market streets, Lewes.
Presented by "Concerts at the Beach," the concert will include a selection
of carols specially arranged for the Sunrise Quartet, the Haydn Quartet
in D Minor, the Gershwin Lullaby for String Quartet, and Osman Kivrak's
Koroglu for String Quartet. The concert is the seventh and final performance
for the year.
The $17 concert tickets include a meet-the-artists reception following
the concert. They may be purchased in Lewes at Sugar and Spice and
the Stepping Stones and in Rehoboth Beach at Browseabout Books. They
are also on sale in Bethany Beach at Station Gallery, Bethany Beach
Books and Gary's Beach Cafe.
to offer driving program
A 55 Alive/Mature Driving Program for people 50 and over will be given
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7 at the Methodist Manor House,
1001 Middleford Road, Seaford.
The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired
Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely.
Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate
entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent
reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years.
For information and registration, call 628-4879. The cost is $8 per
In search of bone marrow
On Dec. 9, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., a bone marrow drive will be held for
Adam Travatello at the James M. Bennett Sr. High School, Salisbury,
Md. Adam was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia in May.
In early November he was told he needed a bone marrow transplant.
Anyone from ages 16 through 60 can be tested; teens age 16 and 17
need parental permission.
Adam is the grandson of Cy and Kitty Norgan and Phil Travatello, all
of Seaford. He is the son of Denise Norgan Travatello Crockett and
the late Jimmy Travatello. He is the stepson of Gene Crockett of Bridgeville.
Puppets for Christ to appear
The Caffe Sarajevo, 413 High St., Seaford, will host Marvin S. Steele,
puppeteer, as he presents "Puppets for Christ," Saturday, Dec. 18,
at 2 p.m.
Admission is free. For information call 629-6146 or 629-5616.
Mansion to celebrate in style
A Victorian Christmas will be held at the Ross Mansion on Saturdays
and Sundays, Dec. 11,12, 18 and 19.
The mansion will be decorated for the Christmas holidays by local
professional florists with emphasis on Victorian decorating styles.
Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $2 per person.
The mansion is located on North Pine Street in Seaford. The event
is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society. For more information
call 628-7788 or 628-9500.
Georgetown house tour set
The Georgetown Historical Society will hold its 1999 Christmas house
tour Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tours will start
at the Nutter D. Marvel Welcome Center and Gift Shop, 510 South Bedford
Tickets for the house tour are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Carriage
rides (weather permitting) will be an additional charge of $2.
For details, call 855-9660.
Choral Society to perform
The Southern Delaware Choral Society will perform selections from
Handel's Messiah and the Hodie, a Christmas cantata by 20th century
British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, on Saturday, Dec. 18, at
8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Church,
The more than 60-member chorus under the direction of David Miller
of Seaford will be joined by soprano Catherine Justice and tenor Christopher
Petrucelli of Washington, D.C., treble Erin Williams of Lincoln, baritone
John Ranney of Milford, harpist Janet Jackson Witman of Philadelphia,
Pa., and organist Paul Fleckenstein of Wilmington.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 for students. To reserve
tickets call 856-7223. For more information call Elizabeth Hochholzer