Year's Eve dance set
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. Admission
is $25 per couple and participants are welcome to bring their own
drinks. Call 856-7100 for details.
Planning for spring already
The first rehearsal for the spring concert of the Southern Delaware
Choral Society will be Tuesday, Jan. 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at
the Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
Under the direction of David Miller, the more than 50-member choir
will join with the Delaware Choral Society for joint concerts 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 School. For more
information call SDCS executive director Elizabeth Hochholzer at 227-2227.
Auditions set for On The Edge
The Possum Point Players' On The Edge theatre's next production will
be "An Evening With Joyce Carol Oates," directed by Jim DeBastiani.
Auditions will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 4 and 5, at 7 p.m.,
at Possum Hall in Georgetown.
The cast requires 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 and of all races. Performance
dates for the show are March 10 and 11.
On The Edge theatre opened in November with Jean Paul Sartre's "No
Exit," and "An Evening With Joyce Carol Oates" promises to be as intense
and successful a production. According to DeBastiani, the production
will be "the creation of a multi-art form that has the typical Oates
theme of searching for contentment. Oates' work bombards the reader
and 'An Evening With Joyce Carol Oates' will bombard the audience
in the same way."
DeBastiani will focus on "Extenuating Circumstances," a short story,
and "Angel Fire," a collection of Oates' poetry.
"We are looking for individuals who are willing to reach into the
work of Oates, and stretch their acting ability to portray her characters
in a realistic manner. Those auditioning need to be prepared with
a reading from one of Oates' work," he said. For details, call 856-3460.
Contestants are being sought for the Miss Delaware pageant. Applicants
must be female, ages 17 to 24 and single, and must live, work full-time
or go to school full-time in Delaware. For more information contact
Sue Kuhling, director of field operations at (302) 678-0668.
Celebrating Dr. King's life
The third annual Community Day of Celebration will be Monday, Jan.
17, at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. The day's
goal is to bring the community together to celebrate the life and
ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature Delaware State Sen.
Margaret Rose Henry. Henry has served in the Senate since 1994.
She was born in Rayne, La., and grew up in Houston, Texas. Local businesses
are supporting the celebration and $2,000 has been earmarked for scholarship
awards. Any business wishing to participate may call Annie Wigfall
Admission is free and tickets are not required. Refreshments have
been donated by area businesses and will be available from 4:30 to
5:30 p.m. For information contact Debbie Sterndale at 629-1650.
In addition, the MLK 2000 Design Team will present community recognition
awards. The awards will be presented to youths or adults for efforts
in education, community involvement or church or for overcoming obstacles.
Typed nominations of 500 words or less (125 words per category) may
be submitted to Mary V. Speight, 1311 Concord Road, Seaford, DE 19973
or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations received after
Jan. 5 will not be considered.
Turkey shoots set for winter
Nanticoke Sportsman's Club will hold turkey shoots on Sundays, Jan.
9, and Feb. 13, at noon. The club provides 12-gauge shells. For details,