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: 90 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 6. 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette ..TEXTILE EXPERTS TO GIVE DEMOS I SUBMITTED PHOTO JOIN TEXTILE EXPERTS for li~eiy discussions and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Re- hoboth Ave. The free.~ includes a lecture and demonstration On 17th century embroidery by Dolores Andrew, a memb~ of the National Academy of Needlearts; and demonstrations of spinning, weaving and bobbin lace techniques. Attendea may purchase lunch,specials provided by Hamel's Market. Reservations are reqUired by calling 227-7310. One of the few pleasures for a woman in this era was the outlet of embroi- dery. She found ways to beautify her ~Jome while saving precious time and "~materials. She also found time to te.dch a daughter to sew a sampler, as a form of education. _ This replica of a 17th century-ladies' pocketwas designed and stitched by Dolores Andrew. ' The public is invited to come Program participants are invit- to Delaware Seashore State Park ed to comb the beaches of to create a sailor's valentine craft Delaware Seashore State Park in from 10 a,m. to noon, Saturday, search of seaside treasures to Dec.18. decorate their own sailor's History tells that 19th-century valentines. Parks staff will sup- sailors, long separated from their ply wooden boxes, craft supplies loved ones by months at sea, and basic instruction to assist would create decorative semen- participants in creating a memo- toes to remind them of the rable symbol of an old-fashioned sweethearts or friends they'd left maritime tradition. behind. Beginning with a corn- The Indian River Life-Saving son base, like a wooden frame Station Museum is located on or compass box, the sailors Route 1 in Delaware Seashore would collect seashells, coins State Park south of Dewey and other treasured items from Beach. The program fee of $15 the sea to fashion into colorful covers all materials and instruc- mosaics to adorn their valen- tion. Space is limited; preregister tines, by calling 227-6991. SUBMITTED PHOTO THE PUBLIC CAN LEARN to create their own sailor's valentines at Delaware Seashore State Park Satur- day, Dec. 18. Thompson Island nature hike planned Dec. 12 Join a Delaware State Parks to explore an area not typically of Thompson Island. naturalist for a guided hike open for public access. Participants will meet at the through Thompson Island Na- During the hike, participants Indian River Life-Saving Station ture Preserve at Delaware will get a chance to sight fall mi- Museum at 10 a.m.. From there, Seashore State Park from 10 a.m. grants visiting the forest, and ac- they will be transported to the to noon, Sunday, Dec.12. Thomp- cess the beach and marsh habi- preserve as a group. The fee for son Island is a limited-access na- tats to view herons, egrets and this program is $5 and space is ture preserve located on the other wildlife. They will also geti extremely limited; preregister by north shores of Rehoboth Bay. a chance to learn about the calling the Indian River Life-Sav- This is an exclusive opportunity unique Native American history ing Station Museum at 227-6991. fly )) son Pearce both have free din- Brie ing options. All proceeds will benefit Safe Haven's Pet Food Fiber Arts sets open Pantry program. studio Dec. 4-5 Fiber Arts, at 15736 New Road in Lewes, will hold an open stu- from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Satur- day and Sunday, Dec. 4-5. The store features handwoven s arves, shawls, blankets, hand- dyed silk and jewelry made by artisans including Perry Drevo, " Pat Webb and Fran DeStafeno. Longwood Gardens trip tb benefit shelter. Safe Haven No-Kill Animal S jactuary is coordinating a bus trip to Longwood Gardens to view its holiday flower and light display. The trip will include a slop at Simon Pearce in West Chester, Pa., for a glassblowing demonstration, holiday shop- pmg and lunch. To purchase a ticket, or for more information, visit or call 302- 519-4317. !i The restroom-equipped bus will leave from the Kmart park- ing lot on Route 1 near Rehoboth Beach at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, and return around 9 p.m. Tick- ets are $55 per person, including admission to Longwood Gar- dens. Lunch and/or dinner are not Learn to make rope bracelets Dec. 5 The Indian River Life- Saving Station Museum will offer a rope bracelet-making class from I to 2"30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5. Woven rope bracelets have been worn by mariners for ages, including surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The muse- um is 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach in Delaware Seashore State Park on Route 1. The pro- gram fee is $7.50 per person; pre- registration required; call 227- 6991. Seasonal model train displays begin Dec. 4. The Historic Georgetown As- sociation and Delaware SeaSide Railroad Club will present Christmas season model train displays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 and 18; and from 10-a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. U. The Dec. U event will be the club's annual Railroad Christmas with caroling groups and re- freshments available. A $2 dona- tion for adults is appreciated for this event. For directions or more infor- included in the price of the tick- marion, call 302-682-4652 or 856- . et. Lingwood Gardens and SI- 1544. .