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76 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, November 27 - December 3, 1998 Submitted photo The Sussex Arts Council will host das Puppenspiel's "The Snow Queen  in December at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. Sussex Arts Council hosts 'Sn Jw Queen' Dec. %10 a magical reindeer and even a talking crow. Visually captivat- ing, "The Snow Queen" will bring wonder and charm to the Sussex Arts Council's children's theatre: programming, The performances are sched- uled for Dec. 7 - 10, at the Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College theatre. The series of programming offered by the Sus-. sex Arts Council is open to, schools, day-care providers andl others within the community.. Ticket prices for preschool chil-- dren is $3.50, while all others are; $5 per person. Limited seating is still available Tickets may be ob- tained by calling the Sussex Arts Council at 856-5421. Breathtaking visuals, exquisite- ly crafted bunraku style puppets - including a larger-than-life-size reindeer - and an original music score meld into a stimulating adaptation of Hans Christian An- dersen's classic tale of friendship, fantasy and the power of goodness and love. So sets the stage for the performances of "The Snow Queen," by das Puppenspiel. The drama and charm of little Gerda's magical quest to find her best friend Kai, who has been tak- en to the far north by the Snow Queen, is enhanced by her en- counters with a variety of vivid characters, including an eccentric "Flower Woman," a prince and princess, a dangerous robber girl, Rer )both Christmas lights go on display with tree ceremony bear, reindeer, snowmen and more. These light displays are sponsored by the Atlantic Sands Hotel, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Breakers Hotel, Grand Rental Sta- tion, Nicola Pizza, Sea Shell Shop, Village Improvement Asso,- ciation, Wilmington Trust, and the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Displays are scheduled to be lit on Nov. 27, ,:rr cr/ec'?aa eitk dre annual Christmas Tree Lighting provided by Carlton's and the City of Re- hoboth Beach. Lights are sched- uled to remain on until Jan. 4. Both residents of and visitors to Rehoboth Beach will enjoy the holiday sights at this year's Av- enue of Lights. Several new holi- day displays, including a mermaid and a sea horse sponsored by Brighton Suites; a Victorian carol- er, sponsored by Nicota Pizza; a snowman, sponsored by Sea Esta Motels; and a baby snowman, sponsored by the Rehoboth Commerce, have been added to the lineup. Additional lights dis- plays include a train, a sea horse, hotel, seashells, penguins, polar Milford Community Choi 'to offer benefit concert on Dec. 5 Carrying on a holiday tradition, the Milford Community ChOir hosts the annual benefit Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. 5. The evening of Christmas and seasonal music begins at 5 p.m. in the Mil- ford Middle School; admission is free, but donations are appreciat- ed. Church groups or other singers are also encouraged to sign up as participants in the concert. Those who would like to be included in the program can call Sherill or David Shockley, 424-1551. Each year at Christmas, the choir holds the concert that brings in donations to help needy fami- lies. Starting as a project of a few members of one church, the pro- gram was intended to serve five or six families. The first year, dona- tions exceeded expectations and more than a dozen families re- ceived gifts of toys and clothing, food and gift certificates. According to Franklin Fountain, the program has continued to grow and it provided holiday items for approximately 40 families last- year. As donations and the number of families applying for aid in- creased, those who organized the first community choir and concert incorporated as a nonprofit organi- zation. They also established a network with social service agen- cies and school nurses that help serve as a clearinghouse for appli- cants. In earlier years, ages and sizes of applicant family members were collected and items of clothing and toys were purchased or taken as donations for specific children and adults. With more and more individuals being served, those ac- tive in the program decided it is more efficient to give gift certifi- cates so families could get exactly what they needed. Fountain said Wal-Mart contin- ues to be a major supporter of the. benefit concert. The Diamond State Detachment of the Marine Corps League also donates toys from the annual Toys for Tots dri- ve. Fountain said: "We serve fami- lies all over Kent and Sussex counties;, we do not limit ourselves to the Milford area. In the past, we have also had choirs and singers from churches all over the area. We hope people look at this as an "organization that is here for every- one. Who ever has a need, if we have anything, we will try to help them out. "I think people need to realize that We never know when we Czech-Slovak group to perform concert Dec. 6 The Czech and Slovak Heritage Singers will present their 1998 C2,r)mas Coocerl at the Episco- pal Church of the Incarnation, University Parkway and Charles Street, Baltimore, at 3 p.m., Sun- day Dec. 6. Admission 'is $6. might be in need ourselves, so it's ' good to help out as long as we can." 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