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-, ace r ,....t ....... re _ v, .,,,,I:,,,,:,,-.L x,:(--,":l :a'T'e"-X?A' ',ri&,"J 74 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998 Cape Henlopen State Par :plans Volunteer Trail Day, other activities is invited to the nature center for its winter open house. The center will usher in the winter solstice a little early with an afternoon of food, drink and friendship. The gift shop will be stocked with books and gifts for the nature lover on your holiday shopping list. Fall and early winter is a great time to take a trip to Cape Hen- lopen State Park to take a hike, watch the deer or take part in a na- ture center program. In the next two weeks visitors can discover 2,000 years of human history on the Cape, kids can make a nature craft or hike by the light of the full moon. The following programs will be The Volunteer Corps of Cape Henlopen will be hosting the monthly volunteer trail mainte- nance day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 5. Participants will help clean and maintain a section of the more than 10 miles of inter- pretive, hiking and multiuse trails in the park. The group will meet at the Seaside Nature Centerat 9 a.m. Volunteer trail day is held the first Saturday of each month. Par- ticipants are encouraged to work at their own speed and ability lev- el. Work gloves are recommended and participants may bring their clippers or other hand tools, though some are available at the park. And from 1 to 4 p.m., the public held at the nature center: "Footprints in the Sand," 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28. Partici- pants will discover 2,000 years of human history on the Cape. "Children's Nature Craft," 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29. Kids 6 to 12 will create a craft from natural objects. There is a limit of 15 par- ticipants and preregistration is re- quired. The cost is $1.50. "Full Moon Hike," 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3. Take a hike by the full moon and discover nature at night. There is a limit of 25; preregistration is required. There is a fee of $1. All programs meet in the nature center. For more information, call 645-6852. Abbott's Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford will host the following upcoming programs. Preregistra- tion is required at least five days prior the program. For more details, including fees, call 422-0847. "Crafting Naturally: Create a Garden Angel," 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, for teens and adults. Using dried flowers, herbs, twigs and grasses, participants will turn a simple wooden spoon into a fragrant decoration - a "heaven-scent" garden angel. The finished product may be placed on the front door, or in an area like Mill Nature Center sets programs the kitchen or bathroom where re- leased steam will activate the dried herbs to release their natural fragrance. Participants should bring a glue gun and glue sticks; all other materials and a beverage will be provided. "Where Will They Spend the Winter?" 10 to 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, for children ages 3 to 5. Where do all the ani- mals and insects go when the weather turns cold? How do they survive the winter? Kids will in- vestigate the winter world of these animals as they explore their out- door refuges. Participants will al- so enjoy a warm drink and a snack, and will create their own hibernating insect or animal pup- pet. "Deck the Halls," 1:30 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, for fami- lies. Participants in this program will create window-toppers, door decorations and centerpieces as well as learn some of the age-old legends associated with these marvelous winter gifts from na- ture. Children will be busy creat- ing smaller items, such as orna- ments and tree-toppers. All mate- rials, plus a holiday snack, are provided. Trap Pond State Park slates December activities Trap Pond State Park will host the following nature programs in December. All programs and ac- tivities meet at the Baldcypress Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Some programs require ad- vance registration and a reserva- tion deposit. To register, call the nature center at 875-5163. "Intrigue of the Past," 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Participants will discover Trap Pond's cultural past, illustrated by archaeological digs and research conducted at the park in past years. This guided hike will take the group to sites in the park where archaeological work has been completed. "Wreath:Making," 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. Participants will learn how to make a pine cone wreath to adorn home or office. All supplies and materials will be provided. There is a limit of 12 Artisans Continued from page 73 smith in his Ocean View studio, located at Iron Age Antiques. participants and a registration de- posit is required in advance. The fee is $6per person. "Owl Prowl," 4 p.m., Satur- day, Dec. 12. Listen for calls of nesting owls as dark settles on the woodlands of Trap Pond. A slide show presentatioh is also includ- ed. Participants should bring a flashlight. "Holly Hike," 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13. Participants will hike with a naturalist and explore areas of the park dominated by Delaware's state tree, the Ameri- can holly. "Fourth Annual Mistletoe Hunt," 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec, 19. This program, a holiday favorite, will lead participants on a search for this popular plant in the cy- press swamp of Trap Pond. Cloth- ing and shoes that can get wet should be worn. Each studio will display orange and yellow balloons to mark their locations. For more details about the tour, call Lynn Massey at 539-4092, or Tom Frey at 732-6172. Okonowicz to spin tales at Selbyville library Dec. 4 warwhmhg O'er'aware a-a-cffoY Ea' oraTtccZ will lrr'exent "Th Art of Storytelling from the Brandywine to the Bay," at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at the Selbyville Public Library. This free program will give those in attendance a chance to learn about the tales of history, humor, romance and mystery that come from familiar sites between the head- waters of the Brandywine and the banks of the Delaware Bay. "Jingle Bell Hayride," 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20. This is a festive hayride through the park, com- plete with sleighbells and a deco- rated hay wagon. Following the hayride, there will be a bonfire where participants can enjoy a marshmallow roast and hot choco- late. There is a limit of 20 partici- pants and advance registration with deposit of $1.50 is required. 5 BROTHERS FIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT Town & CouncrySq. 1004 A KMge Hwy. Lewee Pine-ln or Takeout;/ F ...... F00dd-[ .......... " ,OCAL I I I : I I I I IUNfI00 ll00t[ L I l II I1 1 l I Open Daily Year-00und 645-1900 Who Says Rockefeller Center's Christmas Tree Lighting Is the Start of the Holiday Season? Join us for the "OUR Christmas