See a listing of what's coming in the days and weeks ahead.


Friday, Nov. 28
    • The Gilbert W. Perry Jr. Center for the Arts will host Todd Chappelle and Jerry “Crabmeat”?Thompson, each a singer, songwriter and comedy guitarist, at 8 p.m.
    Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $10 for A.C.T. members, students and seniors. Ticket cost includes coffees, teas and light refreshments. There is a $2 discount for a donation of any non-perishable food item that will be donated to a local charity during the holiday season.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
    • The Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library and the Delaware Division of the Arts present Kathleen Jacobs and her Puppets at 11 a.m. with “Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles.” While cleaning up litter, a wacky clean-up lady begins to play with newly found trash treasures. What should be saved? How might it be recycled? Inspired she decides to “recycle” old trash into puppets and “recycle” old folktales into a script. Using household objects and discards, she builds an ingenious set. Trash cans and recycling bins define hills and valleys. Brushes and brooms are “used over” as trees in the forest. Feather dusters fill the garden. Join for a fun show about recycling.
    For more information, call the library at 378-8838.
    • A workshop on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention will be held at the Appoquinimink Boys &?Girls Club from 6 to 8 p.m. The session is designed to educate parents, teachers, neighbors and community members about how to prevent this crime against children. United Solutions Director Adwoa Atakora will explain indicators and answer questions.
    For more information and to RSVP, call 378-6860.

Thursday, Dec. 4
    • A Delaware author will speak at Corbit Calloway Memorial Library at 7 p.m. From 1968 through 1972, Nancy E. Lynch, a young reporter at The Morning News in Wilmington brought the voices of Delaware servicemen in Vietnam to thousands of newspaper readers through her column, Nancy’s Vietnam Mailbag. In those five years, she received nearly 900 letters – first person stories about war experiences on the front line and in support units, insights on how the conflict was shaping their lives and their views of American society. Over the last two years, Nancy has woven those letters into a compelling social history titled “Vietnam Mailbag, Voices from the War: 1968 – 1972”, scheduled for release this month. She will have copies of the book available for sale.
    Lynch will tell the story of how the book was written and will read excerpts from some of the most compelling letters. Nine of the 12 veterans profiled in the book live or work in New Castle County. One of these veterans, Rick Lovekin, has created a powerful audiovisual description of the Vietnam experience that he will be presenting.
    For more information, call the library at 378-8838.

Saturday, Dec. 6
    • Folksinger Jackie McCabe will perform Christmas songs at the Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library in Odessa at 1 p.m.
    For more information, call the library at 378-8838.
    • The December “Biggs Kids” program, a free program for children ages 5 to 10 held on the first Saturday of every month, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the program gallery at the museum. Biggs Kids is a program designed to enrich children’s understanding of art in the world around them. In conjunction with the current display of doll houses, children will create paper costumes to dress and accessorize his/her favorite character in the museum.
    Biggs Kids is open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
    For more information, call (302) 674-2111 or fill out a registration form online at www.biggsmuseum.org in the Biggs Kids section. Biggs Kids is supported by the Delaware Division of the Arts.

Monday, Dec. 8
    • The Freedom Center for Independent Living will hold a peer support seminar from 5 to 8 p.m.
    All are welcome to have fun at “Movie Day.”
    The center is located at 400 N. Broad St., Middletown.
    RSVP by Dec. 1 as seating is limited.
    • Boy Scout Troop 125 will hold  fundraiser at Friendly’s in Middletown from 5 to 9 p.m. Ten percent of all sales during that time will go to Troop 125.
    A raffle for a Longaberger Basket also will be held. Six tickets can be purchased for $5. For those who make a restaurant purchase between 5 and 9 p.m., a free ticket will be entered into the raffle.

Thursday, Dec. 11
    • The Ladies Auxiliary to the Odessa Fire Company will sponsor Limit Hold’em Cash Games on starting at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call Linda (302) 222-7559.

Friday, Dec. 12
    • There will be a Holiday Dance Party Social on Friday, Dec. 12, at the DuPont Country Club on Rockland Road in Wilmington from 8 p.m. to midnight with East Coast swing dance instruction at 6:45 p.m. Dance instruction costs $20 and includes the dance. The dance alone is $17. Professional and Business Singles Network is the sponsor for the event. For more information call toll free (888) 348-5544 or go to www.PBSNinfo.com. Membership is not required. No reservation required. All singles in the 40 to 59 age group welcome. Dressy attire: jacket and tie, please. No jeans or sneakers. Cash bar.