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Cape Gazette FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015 71 | ! Tour concerts raise funds to educate young entertainers By Shannon Marvel Nonprofit Music for Life is today so they can help Africa to- smarvel@capegazette.com the parent organization of the morrow, organizers said. Funds African Children's Choir. In its raised by the children's choir Eighteen young children from 30th anniversary year, the orga- have educated more than 50,000 Uganda will bring African song, nization is sponsoring Choir 43 African children, but helped dance, drums and plenty of en- as it performs traditional Afri- thousands more in relief and thusiasm to Conley's United can songs and dances. The tour education projects. Methodist Church in Angola began in February, starting on Following their tour, choir Saturday, March 28, for a con- the East Coast, and will go on to members' education is spon- cert that is free and open to the parts of Canada and the United sored by Music for Life. Former public. Kingdom, touring through Janu- choir members have gone on Many of the children - only 7 ary 2016. to become lawyers, journalists, to 10 years old - are orphaned or The mission of the African engineers and doctors, organiz- otherwise vulnerable. They are Children's Choir is to help Af- ers said. selected for the choir by great- rica's most vulnerable children The church administrator at est need, tour chaperone Emily Growon said. "So, these could be children that don't really have any hope of getting an education due to pov- erty and disease," Growon said. Go To The Concert: Saturday March 28 6:30 p.m. Conley's UM Church, 33106Jolyn's Way. Contact 945-1881 Visitafrican'childrenschoir.com or conleyschurch.com. Members of the Children's Choir perform a dance~ Conley's UMC, Judy Evans, has seen two choirs perform. "They're wonderful. They sing spirituals, African songs -they dance and play small drums. It's such a worthwhile event," Evans said. "The children are very enthusiastic and extremely entertaining!" Most shows are performed at community churches, whose congregations also feed and THE AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR will Conley's UM Church. house the children during their stay. The shows are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. The concert is at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Conley's UM Church, 33106 Jolyn's Way, off Camp Arrowhead Road. For more information, call 302-9454881 or go to http://www. africanchildrenschoir.com or http://www.conleyschurch.com. SUBMITTED PHOTOS perform at 6:30 p.m., March 28, at 11-5 The Creative Arts Ministry vary's Creative Arts team. Based Battle and Resurrection. "The Mary, 'and Caitlyn DeHoff as for the best seats. Nursery care of Calvary Assembly of God in on the biblical account of Christ's twist comes in additional scenes Mary Magdalene. is available. Dover has announced that this life, death and resurrection, the showing the plot of Lucifer and Contemporary music includes The Creative Arts Ministry at year's Easter production will be dramatic musical is set in the his demons to discredit and de- Chris Tomlin's "I Will Follow," Calvary Assembly of God was "The Battle: Exposing the Dark- first century, stroy the son of God and his Kari Jobe's "Forever," and Dar- founded in 1983 by Angela Coon ness," to be presented at 7 p.m., "We've returned to the tradi- ministry, culminating in a fierce lene Zschech's "In Jesus' Name." as a means of conveying the Wednesday through Saturday, tional telling of the Easter story battle revealing the one who is Crew includes stage manager Gospel through works of theater April 1, 2, 3 and 4, with a 3 p.m. - but with a twist," said Execu- fighting for us, pushing back the Ally Deihl, stage crew manager with Christian themes. Since matinee Saturday, AlSril 4, and a tive Producer Angela Coon. "We darkness, overcoming evil, and DJ Buckner, costumer Berna- 1988, CAM has put on large- special 10:30 a.m. performance pull back the curtain to reveal worthy of our praise now, today," dette Brown, technical director scale productions at Easter and Easter Sunday, April 5, in CaP another dimension at work in Coon said. Josh Walton, art director Robin Christmas. vary's state-of-the-art sanctuary telling of the Passion of Christ, Featured players include Lear, music director Steve Wood- Inspired by the grand scale, of theater, 1141 E. Lebanon Road, at There were always other unseen Chuck DeHoff as Jesus, Idalis worth and make-up directorproductions by Sight and Sound the intersection of Route 10 and characters involved - and they Stamas as Lucifer, Jeo Fernandez Carol Bradley. Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., CAM South State Street; Dover. will now be revealed." and Zach Faust as the Demons, Admission is free and openproduces two large musicals Team-directed by Dee Glea- The main scenes are familiar, Thomas Plummer as Matthew,to all, with no reserved seating, each year at Easter and ChrM- son, Yasmin and Josh Walton, telling the core story of Christ's Danny Ortiz as Peter, Johnnie Doors open one hour beforemas. Terrence Savagel and Ally Deihl, ministry: the Temptation, the Andrews as John, John Edwards performances, but seats fill up For more information, call "The Battle" is a new original Calling, Feeding of the 5,000, the as James, Chris Nissley as Judas, quickly, so audience members 302-697-7776 or go to www.cat- musical drama created by Cal- Last Supper, Crucifixion and the Julia Cottuli as Jesus' mother are encouraged to arrive early varydover.org. Catholic Charities receives $28,000 grant from Walmart oceseofWilmingtonhouseholdSare eligible for SNAP benefits. Support from the Walmart Catholic Charities Inc. of the of the Eastern Shore of Mary- end hunger.This critical program Foundation wilt help Catho- Diocese of Wilmington has re- land to educate families about provides many needy individuals lie Charities enroll all eligible ceived a grant in the amount the Supplemental Nutrition As- with the ability to provide nutri- households through outreach of $28,000 from the Walmart sistance Program and provide tious and healthy meals to their and enrollment assistance. Foundation. This grant, provided eligible families with enrollment families. Unfortunately, a large Catholic Charities, the chari- through Catholic Charities USA, assistance, number of families eligible for table arm of the Catholic Diocese will enable Catholic Charities According to data from Food- this benefit are not aware of this of Wilmington, in 2015 celebrates to expand its efforts throughout share, SNAP is one of the most critical resource, its 185th anniversary of serving Delaware and the nine counties effective and efficient ways to More than 35 percent of the Di- those in need. The agency offers a wide range of services to strengthen fami- lies, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Dela- ware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Each year, the agency serves over 100,000 individuals. For more information about Catholic Charities, go to www.cdow.org/ charities.html.