Water gardensThe Delaware Center for Horticulture will conduct a Water Garden Tour on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized and sponsored by Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin. Proceeds will benefit DCH.

This tour showcases 12 private gardens in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to inspire visitors about how to build ponds that are easy to maintain and demonstrate how to create entertaining outdoor spaces with water.

Tickets cost $15 for DCH members and $20 for non-members. They can be purchased at DCH on North Dupont Street in Trolley Square, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at Gateway Garden Center on Lancaster Pike in Hockessin from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Delaware Valley Chorale is holding auditions in all voice parts for its 2008-2009 season. Auditions will be held with Music Director David Christopher on Monday, Aug. 25 (7 to 9 p.m.), Saturday, Sept. 6 (10 a.m. to noon), Sunday, Sept. 7 (4 to 6 p.m.) and Monday, Sept. 8 (6 to 7:30 p.m.) at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike in Wilmington.

Singers are asked to bring a prepared classical solo with piano accompaniment. Please bring two (2) copies of the music.

Singers will also be asked to demonstrate music-reading ability. Interested singers should contact Barbara Kidd at 302-234-4866 or at BMKSop@aol.com.

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