Ballet to debut Saturday in Delaware Tech theater
The Sussex County debut of the First State Ballet Theatre will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus in Georgetown.
The performance in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center will feature selections including: “Paquita,” “Dying Swan,” “From Russia with Love,” and excerpts from “Swan Lake,” “Carmen,” “Walpurgis Night” and the “Nutcracker.”
Founded in 2000, First State Ballet Theatre performs classical and contemporary ballet.
The program also includes “Harmonic 7,” the company’s first commission, created by award winning choreographer Matthew Neenan of Pennsylvania Ballet. Delaware Tech is pleased to be the host sponsor for the symphony and is committed to expanding the arts and culture for the benefit of Sussex County residents.
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for students and are on sale at Delaware Tech on Route 18, Georgetown. For ticket information, call 858-5475. For more about the First State Ballet Theatre, call 302-633-1577.
Harvest at Pepperbox
Fall Harvest at Pepperbox in Laurel will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come & See Real Horsepower at work! Free parking and admission, also horse-drawn shuttles will be available from the parking lot to the activity area.
Activities and Demonstrations include: working horses, including soybean harvesting with horse-drawn combine demonstration; pony and horse rides, petting zoo, wagon, carriage, and pony train rides, vintage cars, trucks, tractors, hit-and-miss engines, operating portable sawmill, carriage museum, antique tools and harness sheds, chicken coop, and farm kitchen. Crafts exhibitions include blacksmithing, cider pressing, carving, basket weaving, broom making, chair caning, and wool spinning. There will be Civil War re-enactors Encampment and Living History demonstrations.
Vendors are welcome, cost $10 per space.
Featuring special music by The Dove and Lacey and Friends. Platters, baked goods, and other great foods and homemade ice cream will be for sale. The parade of antique equipment and live horsepower is at 2:30 p.m.
Directions to the fall harvest is go East on Rt. 24 at Laurel, to Whaley’s Rd., turn south; turn right at first crossroads (pepperbox).
For information or to register, call 875-4971.
First State Harmonizers
The Seaford High School Alumni Association is sponsoring the “First State Harmonizers” in a fun-filled Barbershop Harmony show to be held in Seaford High School Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2, at 1:30 p.m.
The “Harmonizers” will present an outstanding show featuring the singing harmonies of their award winning Barbershop Chorus, a fine Sweet Adelines ladies chorus, and four high ranking Quartets. Their music includes old favorites and new up-tempo numbers and we guarantee a great musical experience.
This event is being sponsored by the Seaford High School Alumni Association to raise funds to help deserving graduates of Seaford High School to further their education. Your support will be appreciated. To obtain tickets and information, please call Carroll Beard at 629-2279.
Blades Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Blades Fire Co. will be selling oyster and chicken salad sandwiches and homemade soup on Nov. 5, at the Blades Fire Hall located at the corner of Cannon and 5th streets. Starting at 11 a.m. you may call the fire house on that day and place your doer for pick-up. The number is 629-4896. Call early if you want to pick up at a certain time.
Nightmare Market tour
The Delmarva Shorebirds, in conjunction with Nightmare Market, is holding Nightmare on Hobbs Road, a haunted stadium tour at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The tour is running each Friday and Saturday in October as well as Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Ticket sales are from 7-10 p.m. and cost $10. For children who may be too scared to participate in the tour, a $4 ticket price is available to take part in a pumpkin painting children’s area. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Jaycees and Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.
Christmas Craft sale
A Christmas Craft sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, 28714 Seaford Road, Laurel, at the corner of Bethel Road and Seaford Road. Admission is $1. Spaces still available $15 per space - $20 w/electricity. Call 302-875-8150 or 302-875-0771.
Haunted Forest on the Marshyhope Oct. 23 - 31, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight; other nights, 7-10 p.m. at Camp E.S.P.A. on Sharptown Road. Free Babysitting. Refreshments will be sold. Sponsored by the Eldorado-Brookview Fire Department and the North Dorchester High School Athletic Boosters.
Inspiring Speakers Series
An “Inspiring Speakers Series” hosted by Westminster Village, Dover and Bayhealth Medical Center will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m. at Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center.
The First Annual “Inspiring Speakers Series” will feature Jami Goldman, a double amputee world class runner and motivational speaker. Jami lost her legs due to frostbite after a devastating accident that left her stranded in the snow for 11 days without food.
Jami will talk about her miraculous story, including the details of her accident and her long road to recovery.
Jami has a long list of athletic accomplishments, including setting two World Records.
Tickets are $25 each. Eight-person tables are available for $200 and can display a company logo.
For more information call (302) 744-3553.
Everyone is invited to a fundraiser to re-elect Howard Clendaniel, Register of Wills, on Oct. 25, from 4:30-8 p.m., at the Marvel Museum, Georgetown. Donation is $10 per person. Cocktails and Hor d’oeuvres will be available. Checks may be payable to: Friends to Elect Clendaniel, P.O. Box 445, Georgetown, DE 19947. For more information call 856-6406.
Ross Point Club
The Ross Point Improvement Club is planning a Community Fun Day to be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. The place to be is the Ross Point School grounds and the St. John A.M.E. Zion Church yard (Ross Point, Del.). There will be games and activities for all ages such as dodgeball, softball, horseshoes and many others. Yard sales and an auction will also be available. The program is planned for fun, fellowship and lots of good food. “All are welcome,” said Phyllis Robinson, president.
Slathel Baker reunion
The 39th John Slathel Baker Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., at Axbury Community Hall, U.S. Rt. 9. For information contact Gary White at 302-629-8218.
The Fifth Annual Veterans’ Homecoming will be held Oct. 30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Nur Temple, 198 S. DuPont Highway, Rt. 13, New Castle. “What Are My Benefits?’ Veterans Information and Referral Day.
More than 70 organizations will be available to answer your questions on: V.A. Healthcare, Starting/Growing a Business, Accessing Social Services, Employment Opportunities, Purchasing/Refinancing A Home, Educational Benefits. Important health information about Hepatitis C will be available. This is sponsored by V.A. Medical and Regional Office Center, Wilmington. Free admission.