Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00 a.m.

Governor Markell and First Lady Carla Markell will welcome guests to celebrate the holiday season at Woodburn, The Governor’s House, for the annual Holiday Open House event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Woodburn, 151 Kings Highway Southwest, Dover

Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

Governor Markell and First Lady Carla Markell will perform in the Wilmington Ballet Academy’s 50th Nutcracker production. — Joined by First Lady Carla Markell and members of the Wilmington Ballet Academy, Governor Markell will make his ballet debut in the Wilmington Ballet Academy’s annual performance of the Nutcracker. This year’s production will feature professional dancers from New York City Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier, the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and a live orchestra and chorus. The Playhouse on Rodney Square, 1007 N. Market Street, Wilmington

Monday, December 5th at 11:00 a.m.

Governor Markell will announce grants for new Pathways to Prosperity programs across the state. Joined by Education Secretary Stephen Godowsky, Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee representative Ernie Dianastasis, members of the Delaware Workforce Development Board, Red Clay School District Superintendent Mervin Daugherty, A.I. Dupont High School Principal Kevin Palladinetti, student participants and others, Governor Markell will congratulate the students, staff and administrators of the Red Clay school district for receiving some of the new innovation grant funds awarded by the DDOE to support the Pathways to Prosperity initiative. Pathways provide opportunities for high school students to graduate with college credit, workplace experience, and credentials in growing industries, and has grown from about 30 students in one manufacturing class two years ago to nearly 6,000 students participating in more than ten pathways. The grants will also fund the launch of pathways in new career areas at some of the awarded schools. Distance Learning Lab, A.I. DuPont High School, 50 Hillside Road, Wilmington

Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.

Governor Markell Governor Markell will provide remarks at this year’s Delaware Day Dinner. Buena Vista Conference Center, 661 S Dupont Highway, New Castle

Wednesday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Governor Markell will deliver remarks at the Inauguration of Dr. Dennis Assanis Joined by leaders and staff of the University of Delaware, Governor Markell will deliver remarks at the inauguration of the 28th President of the University of Delaware, Dr. Dennis Assanis. Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts, University of Delaware, 110 Orchard Road, Newark

Thursday, December 8th 9:00 a.m.

Governor Markell will speak at the inaugural Harkin International Disability Employment Summit. - Joined by former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf, and others, Governor Markell will deliver welcoming remarks at the inaugural Harkin International Disability Employment Summit in Washington D.C. Markell made employing people with disabilities the focus of his year-long initiative as chair of the National Governors Association. The summit brings together representatives of high profile corporations, educators, international organizations and government officials from around the world who share the common goal of increasing competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Renaissance Hotel, 999 K Street NW, Washington D.C.