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126 CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, November 17 - Monday, November 20, 2006 Lewes to celebrate 'St. Nicholas' at parade The Lewes Historical Society's 33rd Annual House Tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Holiday greens sales and musi- cal entertainment are also featured in the historic district during the weekend. Other events that take place during the weekend include a hol- iday-decorating and bow-making demonstration by Janet Zebley of Michael's Arts & Crafts at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1; the 17th Annual Children's Beach House Preview Reception, Art Show & Sale from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1 (the sale continues Saturday and Sunday); Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Christmas molded chocolate demonstration Saturday; and the popular Breakfast with Santa at the Lighthouse Restaurant Sunday. Musical events associated with the weekend include the following at Hospitality Night from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30: the Cape Henlopen Jazz Band per- forming in front of Mugs & Stitches; singer/entertainer Mario Rocco and the Cape Henlopen High School Girls Chorus in front of Citizens Bank; and The Ebb Tide quartet in the gazebo in JVlary Vessels Park. The Ebb Tide quar- tet is a four-part harmony group that sings a cappella consisting of music dating back to the 1800s. The group has been together for 10 years and performs at numer- ous events and private occasions, and is affiliated with the Nautical Sounds chorus of Ocean View. Quartet members are tenor Steve Pretzner, baritone Joe Lobb, lead Warren VanArsdalen and bass Charlie Disharoon. The event committee has pro- duced a brochure that lists all the activities and includes informa- Seasonal event to step off at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 Tom King, chairman of the Lewes Christmas Parade, which is jointly sponsored by the City of Lewes and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, has announced that retired City Manager Elaine Bisbee and retired Lewes Board of Public Works Manager Ruth Ann Ritter have been selected as the co-honorary grand marshals for the Christmas Parade in honor of their many years serving the Lewes community. The parade takes place at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. The theme for this year's parade is "St. Nicholas is Coming to Town to Celebrate our 375th Anniversary." In recognition of Lewes' 375th anniversary and Dutch heritage, they have invited St. Nicholas to lead the parade, as is the Dutch custom. Lewes' very own Santa will be in his traditional position at the end of the parade in a Lewes Fire Department vehicle. Dennis Forney returns as the parade announcer and will introduce the entries from the Judges' Reviewing Stand in Zwaanendael Park to the crowd gathered on Savannah Road. The Christmas Parade is one of the events that is part of the "Christmas Weekend in Historic Lewes," Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. The four-day weekend is jointly promoted by an event committee that includes members of the chamber, the Lewes Historical Society, Lewes in Bloom and Lewes residents. The weekend kicks off Thursday, Nov. 30, with a tree lighting at Beebe Medical Center followed by the Lewes Merchants' 20th Annual Hospitality Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Ag Museum offers wreath workshop The Delaware Ag Museum is offering a Wreath & Swag Workshop Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at 10 a.m. Join an expert floral arranger to learn how to use natural materials for traditional wreaths, swags and holiday deco- rations. All materials are provid- ed to complete projects to take tion about the Holiday Entryway Decorating Contest for the com- mercial businesses and a separate category for residences within the Lewes city limits. The brochure is available at the Fisher-Martin House and businesses throughout Lewes. All decorated commercial busi- nesses on both sides of the canal will compete for first, second and third place honors. Businesses do not need to register in order to be considered for judging, which will take place Nov. 30. The winners will be announced at Hospitality Night at 6 p.m. in front of Santa's House in front of Citizen's Bank. The residential decorating con- test will be judged Dec. 11 and all decorated residences within the city limits will be considered for prizes by the judges. Registration is not required. Organizations and individuals who want to enter the parade in a decorated vehicle or in a marching group should contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce to receive an entry form. The Deadline for entry is Nov. 17. Prizes will be awarded in the following cate- gories: Marching Group, Band, Clown, Equestrian, Antique Car, Fire Company, Commercial Float, Punkin Chunkin, Community Organization Float and Youth Organization Float. Entrants will be notified by mail by Nov. 21, regarding their entry number and their parade lineup time. The parade begins on Savannah Road in front of the former Lewes Middle School and will end at the end of the commercial district on Second Street. The rain or snow date for the parade is 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Entrants for Saturday's parade are asked to commit to the rain date if it is necessary. home. Pre-registration is advised to be assured of project supplies. Registration is $20 members, and $25 for non-members. To regis- ter or for more information con- tact the museum at 302-734-1618. File photo A giant snowman makes his way down Savannah Road during last year's Lewes Christmas Parade. TH00KSGIVIN G FEAST at the CLu BHOuSE AT BAywOoDI Thursday, November 23rd Scheduled Seatings from 11:00am until 3:30pm Reservations Required The Clubhouse at Baywood is proud to host its annual Thanksgiving Feast, held in the beautiful Windows on the Green Ballroom, overlooking the 18th hole of Baywood Greens. Guests will be seated at tables of eight. Adults are $24, and Children 12 and under are $14, including gratuity. Menu Includes: roasted turkey, baked glazed ham, prime rib, cream of broccoli soup, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, peas, corn custard, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, combread, pumpkin pie, apple pie, tea, and coffee. Clubhouse For more information an d reserVations, call (302) 947-9225.