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Christmas Shop revolves around the spirit of giving The spirit of giving comes full circle at the Potpourri Shop run by the Episcopal Church Women of St. Francis chapter. All year long, new, used and almost antique items are donated and stored in anticipation of the opening of the Rehoboth Christmas Shop. Sever- al weeks before the opening the women begin the task of sorting, cleaning, polishing and transform- ing items into wonderful treasures to be sold during the three-day event. Proceeds from the Re- hoboth Christmas Shop, including those of the Potpourri Shop, will he given to many local charities the following year. The 38th annual Rehoboth Christmas Shop will begin Thurs- day, Oct. 5 with a preview party from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets will be on sale atthe door for $15. The Christmas Shop will he open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Sat- Rehoboth library heritage series set to begin Sept 27 The Rehoboth Beach Public Li- brary will offer a reading and dis- cussion series, Soil, Soul and Sea: Exploring the Heritage and Cul- ture of Delmarva, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 27. This five-part series will focus on a particular relationship between land and people on the Delmarva Peninsula through his- tory and fiction. The series fea- tures the following books and scholars. Sept. 27 - Dr. Tony Armstrong of Wesley College will discuss "Myne Owne Ground: Race and Freedom on Virginia's Eastern Shore 1640-1676," a history fo- cusing on changes in Virginia that pushed the descendants of free blacks into slavery. Oct. 11 - Hal Roth, author, ed' ucator and Delmarva folklorist, will lead a discussion on George Alfred Townsend's "The Entailed Hat." Oct. 25 - Dr. John R. Wenner- sten, author of "The Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake," a regional and social history documenting the get-rich spirit of 19th century oystering, will discuss this period of violence and mayhem. Nov. 8 - Independent scholar Lillian Poole will examine Katherine Paterson's "Jacob Have I Loved," a retelling of the arche- typal story of Jacob and Esau. Nov. 22 - Dr. Richard Keenan of the University of Maryland will explore John Barth's "The Float- ing Opera," a novel that retraces the ribald self-destructive impuls- es of a small town overly-intellec- tual middle-aged bachelor lawyer in Maryland's Dorchester County during the 30s and 40s. For more information, call the Rehoboth Library at 227-8044. urday, Oct. 6 and 7, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8. Ad- mission is $1 with children 12 and under admired free when accom- panied by an adult. The Christmas Caf6 is open everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be serving its fa- mous chicken salad, chili, hot dogs, beverages and desserts. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, 2000 - 29 Christmas Shop volunteer Loretta Ross, shown on the steps of the Parish Hall, dis- plays some of the treasures she is donating to the Pot- pourri Shop.