Plus plans for season
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, Georgetown, is offering
a variety of programs through December.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Authors to sign Seaford book
W. Wright Robinson and Shannon Willey, authors of a history of Seaford,
will hold a book signing at Burton Bros., High Street, Seaford, Saturday,
Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Also on Saturday at the hardware store, toys will be collected for
the Seaford Kiwanis Club to distribute to the local families and country
radio station Froggy 99.9 will do a live broadcast. Toys should be
new or in like-new condition.
DSU to present the Messiah
The Delaware State University Concert and Civic Choir will present
Handel's "Messiah" Sunday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Education and
Humanities Theater, Dover. The concert will also feature the Harlem
Festival Orchestra and guest vocalists Phyllis Lewis (soprano), Kathy
Robinson (metzo soprano), Paul Spencer Adkins (tenor) and Reginald
Pindell (baritone) and harpsichordist Nolan Hearn.
Conductor Christy Taylor is a visiting conductor and choral director
in the DSU music department. She studied conducting under Dr. Nathan
Carter, the fine arts chairman and conductor of the Morgan State University
Choir. Taylor traveled regionally and internationally with the choir
and participated in the group's annual performances at Carnegie Hall.
in 1986 by violinist Felix Farrar, the Harlem Festival Orchestra has
become one of New York's most sought after classical ensembles. It
has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the country,
including Alice Tully Hall, the Apollo+ Theatre, Carnegie Hall and
Boston's famous Strand Theatre.
For additional information contact the DSU Public Relations Office
at (302) 857-6060.
Holiday dinner theater set
Foot Light Productions will present a holiday dinner theatre show,
"Home For The Holidays," at the Lamp Post Seafood Restaurant in Rehoboth
Beach Sunday, Dec. 19, at 2:30 p.m.
Featured in the cast are Joe Scaturro of Lewes, R. Lee Cook of Rehoboth
Beach, Becky Chambers-Gaffney of Milton, Bob Mason of Rehoboth Beach,
Erin Williams of Milford and Becki Polk of Seaford.
The banquet meal is being prepared by chef/owner of the Lamp Post
Seafood Restaurant, Mark Steele. Steele was named 1999 Chef of the
Year by the Delaware Association of Restaurants.
The show is directed by Tom Sweeny and produced by John Warrener,
both of Lewes.
Ticket price is $33 per person which includes the buffet meal, show
and gratuity. A cash bar is available.
Reservations may be made by telephoning 645-7220 (Sussex County) or
toll free 1-877-280-3488.
CLUB plans basket raffle
The Seaford chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Laureate Epsilon,
will hold a Longaberger basket raffle for its major fall fund raiser.
The drawing for the tall hamper basket with lid, valued at $250, will
be held on Dec. 17. The basket is on display at Delmarva Antiques,
US 13, Laurel. Tickets, which are $1 each or 6 for $5, may be purchased
there or by calling 875-2200.
A portion of the proceeds will help to fund one of the chapter's major
service projects, which takes place at Christmas. Traditionally, the
chapter provides a Christmas complete with wrapped gifts and dinner
to a needy family in the area.
Family day will benefit needy
A special day of family events will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18,
beginning at 9 a.m. at the Laurel Grange Hall, Rt. 9, east of US 13.
Family Day is being sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Troop 508. Admission
is free with donation of a non-perishable food item or a toy, which
will be donated to a needy western Sussex families during the holidays.
Donations of money will also be accepted.
Games and other activities will begin at 9 a.m. and lunch will be
provided from noon to 1 p.m., courtesy of local merchants.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be available
for pictures with the children. There will also be a Santa's workshop
where children can purchase inexpensive gifts for the holidays. Special
children's presentations will be held and the Barnes Family and Mary
Whaley will perform Christmas songs. The evening will end with a dance
from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., featuring local band "Rumors." This is a
non-alcohol event. For more information call 628-1145.
PPP to mark new millennium
Possum Point Players will be hosting a millennium party that, according
to organizers, will beat all millennium parties. "A new theatre, terrific
food, lots of drink, good people, great music and entertainment will
set the mood," said Judy Dean, president of the Players.
Features will include:
The set - a newly renovated building with a two-story lobby, beautiful
artwork on the walls and plenty of room to dance.
Costumes - masquerade and formal. After making reservations, participants
will receive starter kits for their masks. The masks are tickets to
enter the theatre. Prizes will be awarded to the most imaginative,
elaborate and exciting mask.
Entertainment - "The Giant Steps," a local band that plays all types
of music, plus special appearances by many of Possum's stars' including
The Ad Hoc Touring Company.
The Plot - it will unfold as the evening progresses.
The party will begin at 9 p.m., Dec. 31, with food and drink flowing
until 2 a.m. The cost is $50 per person or $99 per couple. For details
and reservations, call Possum Point Players at 302-856-3460.
Group to write Santa's letters
St. Michael's Soldiers, a group of Christian police officers, is sponsoring
a Letters From Santa program to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For a $3 fee, the organization will write a personalized letter from
Santa to your child.
Visit the St. Michael's Soldiers website for more information or to
download an order form: www.stmichaelssoldiers.org. All proceeds from
the letter benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.