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CAPE GAZETTE, Frid, Nov. 1*- No 21,2002 - 06 Yuletide : season is fast approaching at the Lewes .Historical Soc ety The weather is turning colder and the nights are growing longer. The Christmas season is coming quickly and that means it is time again to get ready for the Lewes Historical Society's Christmas Tour of Lewes, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. The Historical Society will be decked in holly, pine and magno- iia and five lovely private homes will be open to share the spirit of the holidays. Refreshments will be served amid the colonial elegance of the Burton-Ingram House ( c. 1785). A Christmas Curiosities Sale will be held in the Rabbit's Ferry House (c. 1741) as well as a bake sale with Christmas cookies, brownies and other holiday treats. The tour, in its 29th season, is a chance for the Society to show- case its beautiful historic homes as well as give the public an op- portunity to see some of the most historic and beautiful homes in Lewes. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the event and can be purchased at the following 10= cations in Lewes: The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Zwaanendael Museum on Kings Highway; Habersham Peddlers, Traders, and Schellengers on Sec- ond Street; and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach. Tickets will be available the day of the tour at the Ellegood House at the Historic Complex (Shipcarpenter & Third Streets) and at theRyves Holt House on the corner of Second and Mulber- ry Streets. The tour is one of the Society's largest fundraising functions and all proceeds support the preservation of the Society's historic houses as well as benefit its educational programming. Seaside Nature Center to offer programs The Seaside Nature Center in Cape Henlopen State Park will feature a number of programs in November. For more information on any of the following programs or events, or to register, call the Nature Cen- ter at 645-6852. Owl Prowl, 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Owls are superbly adapt- ed for hunting after the sun goes down. Learn all about these nocturnal predators and then head out to the forests of Cape Henlopen in search of resident great-horned owls and eastern screech owls. Walk the Walking Dunes, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. i 7 and Satur- day, Nov. 30. All are invited to take part in this two-mile hike among Cape Henlopen's unique walking dunes, and to learn how this land- form came to be. Also discussed will be the unique plants and animals that survive there. No Bones About It, 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24. Participants will learn how to tell a femur from a fibula and identify the animals from which they came in this introduction to vertebrae anatomy. Discover the differences and similarities between the skeletons of fish, reptiles, birds and mam- mals in this hands-on program. Delaware Symphony Pops The Empire Brass, considered one of North America's finest brass ensembles, will open the Delaware Symphony Orchestra's Bank One Pops Series Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Grand Opera House in Wilm- ington. Curtain time is 8 p.m. for both performances. Tickets are $32 to $52 with $10 student rush tickets available one half-hour before curtain time. The Empire Brass is known for its program diversity and "less se- rious" approach to their perform- ance. The evening's program will in- clude "Die Fledermaus Overture" by Johann Strauss; "Symphonic Dances from West Side Story," by Leonard Bernstein; "Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo" by Aaron Copland; "Turkish March" by Beethoven, "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing" by Duke Eilington and much more. The ensemble is renowned for its virtuosity and the diversity of its repertoire. The five musicians - all of whom have held leading positions with major American orchestras - perform more than 100 concerts per year in cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, Washing- ton, D.C., London, Zurich and Tokyo. With its best selling reeordings" .... on the Telarc label, they have in- troduced an even larger world- wide audience to the excitement of brass music, ranging from Bach and Handel to jazz and Broadway. They are equally at home in the antiphonal works that Gabrieli composed for St. Mark's Cathe- dral in Vienna, and the show-stop- ping tunes Richard Rogers and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote for Series begins Nov. 22 Broadway. To purchase tickets or for more information about the concert, visit www.desymphony.org or call the Grand Box Office at 800-37- GRAND. Reserve Now For Our 4th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet 00ANN MARIE'S i II)  .,l// Rt. 1, Rehoboth II Fine Oceanfront Dining at the Boardwalk Plaza Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (7 days) Sunday Brunch ~ Plaza Pub Lounge 22 7- 0615 & the Boardwalk ~Rehoboth Beach, DE I99 CaU @4bT?0G for infemtlttlon about tnalerlption ellumitletll and mort!