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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 10 - October 16, 1997 - 67 Autumn at Abbott's Mill set Oct. 18 "Autumn at Abbott's Mill Na- ture Center," scheduled for Satur- day, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will celebrate the center's 15th anniversary with a host of family oriented activities. The day will feature Native American, colonial, pioneer arti- sans,and interpreters and environ- mental displays. This year's event will also in- clude crafters selling quality na- ture-related wares, guided canoe excursions on Abbott's Pond, and tours of the historic on-site grist- mill. Special treats include a talk by Chief "Quiet Thunder," a member of the Lenape tribe, who will explain Native American be- liefs, and folksinging and story- telling by "Grandpa Ted" Ressler. A live raptor/reptile display by Maryland Department of Natural Resources' "Scales and Tales," will give festival-goers a chance to see hawks, owls and turkey vul- tures up close. Children can enjoy face paint- ing, making nature jewelry and nature prints, playing seasonal games and having a chance to meet Smokey Bear and Safety Sam. All ages will delight in the Na- tive American shuttle tour, which will transport visitors to a special tract of land across the pond where they will see how Native American children and their fami- lies dressed and lived, and how they relied on and interacted with their environment. Offered for sale will be hand- made brooms, herbs and herbal Famous Belgian draft horse team to perform in Harrington Oct. 11 A team of six magnificent Bel- gian horses who walked 3,800 miles across America (from Maine to California) in 1993 and 1994, will trek right into Harring- ton where they will appear in the Quillen Arena at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 11. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a movie, "Coast to Coast," narrated by Willard Scott of the "Today Show." The show, featuring the Belgian hitch and country music concert, gets under- way at 7 p.m. The stars of the show are the gentle giants, the Belgian draft horses - Chip, Magic, Firestone, Jack and Bobby. Each one weighs 2,500 pounds and stands 18 to 19 hands high. Owned by David and Vikki Helmuth, they made up the six- horse hitch that crossed the conti- nent as "Country Magazine's" "Reminisce Hitch." Now on tour with the Equine Extravaganza Hitch and Concert, they will per- form in an intricate, six-horse team driving demonstration. The two-hour show will also include Roman Riding, a dazzling and daring display of expert horse- manship; genuine Belgian Barrel Racing; an English dressage-rid- den Belgian; and a 13th century knight and war-horse arrayed in full armor. The action will be coupled with a concert showcasing the dynamic and poetic singing styles of coun- try music stars Cindy Turner and Ty Rivers. It will climax with the six-horse hitch driving demonstra- tion and a spectacular light show and fireworks display. Tickets to the Equine Extrava- ganza Hitch and Concert are $10 per person and are available at Chick's, U.S. 13 in Harrington, as well as all Boscov's locations. Tickets may be reserved at Chick's by calling 1-800-444- 2441. Senior Singles Mingle offers October activities Events planned for the month of October have been announced by Senior Singles Mingle, an organi- zation for Delmarva's single men and women age 50 and over. Planned are: Friday, Oct. !0- Dance at Ocean View VFW, 8 p,rn. . Monday, Oct. 13..- Dinner at Fishbones on Route I in Bethany, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 - Miniature golf at Down Under in Fenwick, pizza at Pizza Hut, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 - Dinner at Smith's with BJ's auction follow- ing. Georgetown, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 - Shark's Cove in Fcnwick, 3:30 p.m. Art Curley entertaining from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 - Lunch at Peking Gardens, Rehoboth, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 - Rehoboth's SeaWitch Halloween Festival & Fiddler's Convention. Sunday, Oct. 26 - Pot luck, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 - Board meet- ing at Letty's. Tuesday, Oct.28 - Dinner at Bethany Grotto's, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 - General meet- ing. The purpose of Senior Singles Mingle is to promote and establish friendships between people 50 and older who are widowed, di- vorced or single. Membership is $6 per year; new members may attend the first meeting gratis. Activities are restricted to paid members only. Call Mary, activities director, at 537-9586 for reservations. vinegars, painted gourds, patch- work items, homemade apple but- ter and much more. Delmarva author Ed Okonow- icz will be on hand promoting his latest book, "Disappearing Del- marva." Activities and sights will in- clude a live Delaware Blue Hen chicken exhibit, spinning, weav- ing, soap making, blacksmithing, and a small antiques display. Visi- tors may stuff their own scare- crows, and guess the weight of the center's "big" pumpkin. At 3 p.m, a groundbreaking cer- emony will be held, marking the site of the center's new building addition. Abbott's Mill Nature Center is located just off Route 36 on Road 620 near Milford. The raindate is Sunday, Oct. 19. Admission is $2 for adults, 50 cents for kids 7-12, and free to those six and under. II K'lt i'gKAY Open @ Noon for "Mooney's LUNCH T00M Iced Tea Night" specials "Gobbleburgers", Gardenburgers, New Gourmet Buffalo, and Ostrich Burgers. pasta selections, luscious desserts. "Best THE BANKING HOUSE INN "In the tradition of the finest French Country Inns!" ef Ron invites you to in him and his expert staff at the Banking House Inn to sample one of his delicious French-style recipes. Prix Fixe Dinners 5 - 6:30 p.m. $15, 00 Includes soup or salad, entree, dessert & beverage. Just 20 minutes north of Rehoboth in Milford, Delaware you'll find this fabulous restaurant housed in an exquisite Historic Inn. Dine indoors or outside on the porch overlooking the Mispillion River 112 NW Front Street Milford, Delaware www.mispillion.com m 11 l I;i Sunday, Tuesday - Friday 11-2 & 5-9 Saturdays 5-9, Closed Mondays 422-5708 -Reservations Appreciated. MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE CHECK. (expires 12/31/97)