Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 30th, 1999
 
Concert 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 Presbyterian Church.
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 School.
For more information call SDCS executive director Elizabeth Hochholzer at 302-227-2227.

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 mvspeight@aol.com. 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 information.

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 since 1970.
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.
P.P.P. '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 even better."
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 at 302-856-4560.

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 center.

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.