Prime Hook refuge announces program cancellation
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge announces that the Dec. 9 Nature Through a Lens - Photographing the Hook event has been canceled. Also, due to low attendance, the program will be discontinued until further notice. The program may start back in the spring if there is a demand. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Call the refuge at 302-684-8419 for more information.
Mispillion Art League announces December events
Mispillion Art League announces its December event schedule. The Perfect Gift exhibit continues all through the holidays. Drawing Perspective for Beginners class with Cathy Walls will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1. Kids Saturday with Judy Struck will be from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Intro to Acrylics with RoseMary Connelly will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8 and 9. Wine and Wineglasses class with Judy Struck will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. The Mispillion Art League is at 5 N. Walnut St., Milford. For more information call 302-430-7646 or go to mispillionarts.org.
Dover Symphony Orchestra holiday concert set Nov. 29
The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will perform the second concert of its 2015-16 season at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at Dover Downs Rollins Center.
Ringing in the Holiday Season features a wide array of seasonal music. Audience members may sing along, tap their toes and clap their hands. Artwork by a number of central Delaware artists and artisans will be on display and available for sale when doors open at 1:30 p.m. Sweet treats will be offered at a bake sale.
Valet parking will be offered at $4. There will be free shuttle service throughout the parking lots. Admission prices are adults $20, seniors/students/military $15. Young people under 18 are free with a paying adult. To purchase tickets, go to www.doversymphony.org or call 302-270-1903. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Zwaanendael Museum sets Hospitality Night Dec. 3 and Tour Dec. 5
The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be sponsoring special programs including winter-holiday-themed activities. All programs are free and open to the public. The Zwaanendael Museum at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes will celebrate the winter season with Hospitality Night from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 and Tour Zwaanendael Museum from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. On both occasions, the museum will be festively decorated for the season by the Sussex Gardeners, a local garden club. Handmade for the Holidays will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 5 and 19, at Dover’s John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road. In this hands-on program, visitors can create holiday-themed crafts. Visitors Dec. 5 will learn to decorate cards through the art of paper quilling and stenciling, while visitors Dec. 19 will learn how to create plaster ornaments. For a full list of events, go to http://history.delaware.gov.
Special sensory-friendly Santa visit set for Dec. 5
Autism Delaware in cooperation with the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Sensory Friendly Visit with Santa from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Santa will be in his house on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach with Santa’s Helper to greet children and young adults who are on the autism spectrum.
“It is a special time for Santa to spend one-on-one with a child or young adult who would otherwise not get to see Santa this season. And we are excited to offer this event for the 2015 holiday season as we did last year,” said Gail Hecky, program and operational assistant for Autism Delaware in Lewes.
For more information about Santa’s visit or any of the other programs offered by Autism Delaware, call Autism Delaware in Lewes at 302-644-3410. Parents can bring a camera for a photo with Santa. This is a free event, but reservations are required.
St. Peter’s soup luncheon to warm Christmas tour visitors Dec. 5
The women of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will serve their popular hot soup luncheon to hungry visitors during the Lewes Historical Society Christmas House Tour. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 in the parish hall at Second and Mulberry streets in downtown Lewes. Chef Chris Miller-Marcin has announced the menu includes vegetable beef soup or vegetarian minestrone soup, rolls, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8, payable at the door, with all profits benefitting local and global charities.
A benefit raffle will feature one-of-a-kind items created by members of St. Peter’s: a spectacular holiday wreath from Harvey Holthaus; a fanciful gingerbread house made by Connie Miller and Diane Marshall; a shimmering Christmas seahorse table runner from Linda Manis; and a basket handwoven by Elinor Boyce. Proceeds from the raffle will help those in need in the local area and beyond. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased at the lunch or at the church office beforehand. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the luncheon, and ticket holders do not need to be present to win. For more information, call 302-645-8479.
American Legion Post 17 sets craft fair and luncheon in Lewes Dec. 5
The American Legion Post 17 and Unit 17 Auxiliary will have their holiday craft fair and soup and sandwich luncheon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Dec. 5, at 113 American Legion Road, Lewes. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lewes House Tour visitors are invited for shopping and lunch. Craft vending tables are $35 per table. Lunch is $12 and includes soup, sandwich, drink and dessert. All proceeds will be used for the post and the auxiliary’s programs and services for veterans, active military, and children and youth programs for the Lewes community. To purchase tickets, call Kim Yost at 302-249-9716, Murt Foos at 301-706-0213 or Barbara Catts at 302-841-0491.
Craft and cabernet glass etching workshop set Dec. 7
Dea + Bean, a boutique print and design studio, will offer a craft and cabernet glass etching workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, at Delaware Distilling Company on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the easy process of etching glass using vinyl stencils and etching cream. Participants can make a personalized gift for a teacher, a relative or friend. All materials are provided. Attendees will go home with a set of two wine glasses and an etching kit. In addition to instructions on how to embellish a glass, attendees will get a lesson in adorning it too. Tara from Dea + Bean Paperie, will be on hand demonstrating how to make do-it-yourself wine tags with a free printable. The fee is $40 and includes a complimentary glass of wine. For more information or to register, go to deaandbean.com.
Opera at the Beach rescheduled for Dec. 11
The UNICO Rehoboth Beach Chapter will present Opera at the Beach to benefit wounded veterans from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, at St. Edmond Church in Rehoboth Beach. Mezzo-soprano Andrea Arena will be accompanied by Matthew Jewel. Arena has been recognized for extraordinary talents through her ability to bring polished classical style and rich soulful emotion to the operatic stage. A native Delawarean and graduate of the University of Delaware, she was voted Delaware’s Top Diva in Delaware Today. The cost is $25. To attend a reception from 5:50 to 7 p.m. as well as the performance, the cost is $45. To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.com - Opera at the Beach. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-226-0620.
Sussex Central band and choir alumni invited to winter concert Dec. 16
Sussex Central High School's Music Department is reinstating an old tradition. Band and choir alumni are welcome to to join the music department for a few songs during the Winter Concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the SCHS auditorium. Interested alumni should contact Director Ben Ables for music and details at email@example.com.
East Coast Garden Center sets Breakfast with Santa Dec. 19
East Coast Garden Center will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Cordrey Center in Millsboro. There will be a buffet from Jimmy’s Grille, an opportunity to receive a printed picture with Santa, story time and crafts. For adults, $20 cost includes buffet and a Christmas centerpiece. Advance registration is required; spots will fill quickly. To reserve a space, call 302-945-3489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.