rehearsals begin Jan. 4
The first rehearsal for the spring concert of the Southern Delaware
Choral Society will be Tuesday, Jan. 4, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Georgetown
Under the direction of David Miller, the more than 50-member choir
will join with the Delaware Choral Society for joint concerts held
on Friday, March 31, at 8 p.m., at the William Henry Middle School
in Dover and on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m., at the Seaford Middle
For more information call SDCS executive director Elizabeth Hochholzer
Recognition Award deadline for nominations is Jan. 5
The MLK 2000 Design Team will be presenting Community Recognition
Awards during the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day of Celebration
which will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2000 at the Boys and Girls
Club of Western Sussex County. This award will be presented to any
youth or adult who has been involved in activities within the community.
The four areas are: education, community involvement, church, and
obstacles that have been overcome to reach a goal.
If you are a person who has contributed in these four areas or you
know someone who has contributed in those areas, please submit your
nomination in 500 words or less - printed or typed. (Each category
should be 125 words or less).
Nominations should be forwarded not later than Jan. 5, to Mary V.
Speight, 1311 Concord Road, Seaford, DE 19973 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late nominations will not be considered.
New Year's Eve Dance
A New Year's Eve dance will be held at Ellendale Fire Hall, Ellendale,
from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ will be Sound Wave Entertainment. Breakfast
and 1 set-up included. $25 per couple, B.Y.O.B. Call 856-7100 for
PPP auditions set for Jan. 4, 5
Possum Point Players has announced for their next On The Edge Theatre,
An Evening With Joyce Carol Oates, directed by Jim DeBastiani. Auditions
will be held on Jan. 4th and 5th, at 7 p.m., at Possum Hall in Georgetown.
Cast requirements are three females from 17 to 80, one African American,
one Caucasian and one Hispanic; and up to 10 others, both male and
female between the ages of 17 and 80 - all races. Performance dates
for the show are March 10 and 11.
For more information call 629-9199.
Martin Luther King, Jr. day of celebration set for Jan. 17
A Community Day of Celebration will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, at
the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. This is the third
annual celebration with the aim of each being to bring the community
together to celebrate the life and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. This year's theme, "We are…an inescapable network of mutuality…
a single garment of destiny," came from one of his speeches and reflects
the spirit of these celebrations. Upwards of 700 people have attended
the previous events.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature Delaware State Sen.
Margaret Rose Henry. Sen. Henry has served in the Senate since 1994.
She was born in Rayne, La., and grew up in Houston, Texas. She is
a graduate of Texas Southern University with a degree in sociology
and psychology and a Masters degree from Springfield College in the
field of community leadership and development. She has lived in Delaware
Local businesses are supporting the celebration and $2,000 has been
earmarked for scholarship awards benefiting Sussex County and the
surrounding communities. Any business wishing to participate should
call Annie Wigfall at 629-1075.
The public is invited and there is no charge for the event. Tickets
are not required. Refreshments have been donated by area business
and will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For information contact
Debbie Sterndale at 629-1650.
'A Little Murder...' takes place on Jan. 22, 23, 28, 29
Is it true: "A little murder never hurt anyone?" Just ask Georgetown's
Esther Friend, director of Possum Point Players' annual dinner theatre,
which will be held at Delaware Tech, the last two weekends of January.
Friend assures us that murder does "hurt and it is not funny, however,
the attempt at murder is funny, especially with a terrific timeless
show. The dialogue is just a riot… and the cast is very funny."
Friend continued that rehearsals have us "all in stitches and often
I go home at night laughing in my car." Thanks to the skill and improvisation
of her talented cast, led by Bob Kelso, Gary Belkot, Jane Clifton,
Jonathan Mulholland, Nate Motz and Nicole Hayes. "A Little Murder
Never Hurt Anybody" will make everyone roll in their seats. In a scene
described by Friend, "Bob Kelso, who believes he murdered the character
played by Gary Belcot, has to pick him (Belcot) from the floor and
put him on the couch. Both men play this scene to a tee."
"A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" was written by Ronald Jay and
is a screwball comedy of the 30s. The basic story line is of a re-marriage
of a couple that has drifted apart but ultimately find their way back
to each other.
As with any of PPP's dinner theatres, some believe the show is an
excuse for delicious food. But whether the food or the show is the
reason, this promises to be an exceptional evening. Producer Jim Hartzell
is convinced that for Possum's first show of the millennium, there
will be no disappointments. "The dinner will be great, and the show
The dinner theatre will take place at Delaware Tech on Jan. 22, 28,
and 29 at 6:30 p.m. and on Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m. "A Little Murder
Never Hurt Anybody" will immediately follow dinner. Tickets are $27
each and may be reserved by calling the Possum Point Players' ticketline
Trap Pond State Park events
All programs meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise
noted. Some programs require pre-registration. To register for a program,
call the nature center at (302) 875-5163.
Owl Prowl, Saturday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m. Listen for the calls of nesting
owls, as dusk settles on the woodlands of Trap Pond State Park. A
slide-show presentation and discussion about owls will help introduce
you to these nocturnal birds of prey. Please bring a flashlight!
Three Square Meals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. The Civilian Conservation
Corps of the 1930s played a major role in the development of Trap
Pond State Park. Hear about their routines and efforts, and then tour
the park to see their accomplishments.
Catch a Snowflake, Saturday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. Snowflakes may glisten
in the sky during the month of January. Learn about snow and the benefits
it provides to winter animals. Create your own personal snowflake
to take home with you. Pre-registration is required. Call the nature
Coping With Cold, Sat., Jan. 29, 1 p.m. Hiking on a cold day can be
a treat when a warm fire awaits you. Join a naturalist for a hike
to learn about the adaptations that wintering animals make to survive
the cold. Then enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows. Pre-registration
is required. required by calling the nature center.
Pledge now to CHEER
It's not too late to make a donation to the CHEER Building Fund. A
pledge of $100 will allow you to honor a loved one or organization
with an engraved paving brick, which is located at the main entrance
of the CHEER Community Center, Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown.
This is a wonderful way to remember someone for many years to come.
For more information, call Charlene Hubert at 302-856-5187.