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Marvel Carriage Museum Tour

Members of the Board of Directors of the Georgetown Historical Society will present a tour of the Marvel Carriage Museum to members of the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30.

The coalition is a statewide organization that meets monthly in three alternate counties to explore the part of American history concerning slaves and those who helped them escape their bondage.

The tour and meeting are free and open to the public. For further information, call Rosalie Walls at 855-9660 or Kay Wood Bailey at 697-1025.

Following the tour of the Museum, the UGRR Coalition will hold its meeting at 6 p.m. The members of the Board for the Georgetown Historical Society will hold their meeting at 7 p.m.

 

New Interactive Children’s Theatre Show

The Interactive Children’s Theatre will present The Three Adventures of Sinbad from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 and from at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach. General admission will cost $10, with admission for children 12 years old or younger costing $5. Groups of 10 or more people may be eligible for a 20 percent discount. For more information or for tickets, call 644-3810 or visit www.clearspaceproductions.org/tickets/ticketsindex.html.



Horticulture expert hosting free seminar at East Coast Garden Center

Terry Freed, an expert in the study of fruit production who works for the Eastern Shore Nursery of Virginia and Hollybrook Orchards, will provide instruction, techniques and tips on how to achieve a successful fruit garden, from planting to harvest during a 90-minute seminar starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the East Coast Garden Center located at 30366 Cordrey Road in Millsboro. Call 945-5853 to RSVP.



Historic preservation CAMP in Lewes

A Delaware CAMP (Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program) presented by the National Association of Preservation Commissions, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the University of Delaware’s Virden Center located at 700 Pilottown Road in Lewes. The cost for the program is $65. Registration forms be obtained by calling the Lewes Historical Society at 645-7670.

The Delaware CAMP is supported by the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Delaware, The Lewes Historical Society, Historic Sussex and the City of Lewes.



April Showers and Garden Flowers

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009, Delaware’s Museum Square will present “April Showers and Garden Flowers,” a program that celebrates the long-awaited arrival of the spring season.

Held in conjunction with “First Saturday in the First State,” a monthly program sponsored by the First State Heritage Park at Dover, activities will take place at each of Museum Square’s three facilities. Guests at the Johnson Victrola Museum will enjoy springtime music played on vintage Victor talking machines, while visitors at the Delaware Archaeology Museum will discover the technique of forcing bulbs into bloom. Between noon and 3 p.m., young people visiting the Museum of Small Town Life will have an opportunity to make paper spring-flowers to take home.

Museum Square, located at 316 S. Governors Ave., between North St. and Bank Lane, in Dover, is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and most state holidays; and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Donations are accepted and appreciated. Call the Delaware Visitor Center at 739-4266 for more information.



Pop Warner Sign-ups

The Milford Pop Warner will be holding sign-ups for both football and cheer at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. The last person will be allowed in line at 12 p.m., and no one will be permitted on the Pop Warner property before 6 a.m. on the morning of sign-ups. Football players must be between the ages of 7 and 15 years old, and they must meet the weight requirements of the league. Cheerleaders must be between the ages of 5 and 15 years old.

To register your child, bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to sign-ups along with the registration fee. The registration fee for the 2009 season is $85 for the first child and $30 for each additional sibling. There are still openings for people who would like to volunteer to be Cheer administration staff. If we do not have a full staff for each team, we will not have that particular team. For more information, call Chris at 242-7074 or Mary at 393-9276.

Dining with Progressives on March 29

The next meeting of Dining with Progressives will be at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 at Fish On in the Village of Five Points. The Town Hall meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m. will be moderated by Nancy Feichtl, founding member of the Citizens for Clean Power. Her father was an executive at the Indian River Power Plant and she grew up in the shadow of the smoke stacks. She will speak about the impact the plant had on her health and that of members of her family. Feichtl will also discuss CCP Co-Founder Bill Zak’s appeal of the DNREC decision to allow the plant to start another coal ash pile and the lawsuit that the CCP has filed against the owners of NRG. Ms Feichtl will answer questions and offer suggestions on what attendees can do.

In addition, Joan Deaver, Sussex County Council member, will give a council update.

Attendees are encouraged to make announcements about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, or membership in organizations in Sussex County. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to prog2009@aol.com or call Joanne Cabry at 226-5019.



Do you want to learn how to ‘Improve Your Future?’

The Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club will host a one-hour workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at the club located at 101 Delaware Veterans Blvd. in Milford, off of Airport Road. Boys & Girls Clubs families are free. Registration costs $25 before March 30 and $30 on the day of the workshop.

Participants will learn interviewing skills, how to update and improve resumes, search for job fairs, find job leads and evaluate what would be the best careers to pursue.

Teens are strongly encouraged to participate. Individual consultations are also available to help evaluate if a career change is the right thing to do. Call 422-4453 to reserve a seat in the workshop.



Cole Porter Song and Dance comes alive

The Cole Porter Revue will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover, Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for student, senior and military, and $12 for children 12 years old and younger. For more information or to reserve tickets, please the box office from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 678-5152. Advance sales are encouraged.