WSTW Community Calendar

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  • Friday, October 24
    • Elkton Chamber & Alliance: The 2014 Elkton Halloween Parade will be Friday, October 24 at 7pm. The parade is being organized again this year by the Elkton Chamber Alliance and it’s members for the benefit of the children of Elkton and the surrounding area. Jack Foreaker will be doing his scary puppet show at 6pm next to the main stage in the Howard Street Parking lot. Come out and watch the floats, ghosts, bands, and other assorted creatures. The best viewing will be near the corner of North and Main, the parade will come up Main and turn left on North. Registration for parade participants is FREE! For more information, call Jessica Price at 410-398-5076 or visit www.elktonalliance.org
    • Wilmington Drama League: Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama about racism and redemption in the South is as pertinent today as ever. The play captures the heartbreak, intensity and social commentary of this timeless classic and lays it bare on the stage. "To Kill a Mockingbird" runs from Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2 on weekends at the Wilmington Drama League. For more information, call 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org

  • Saturday, October 25
    • atTAcK addiction: Passport to Awareness is Saturday, October 25 at Brandywine Springs School in Wilmington from 9am to 3pm. This event bring together a number of resources under one roof to help individuals, families and loved ones navigate the journey through addiction. You are not alone. For more information, call Dawn Hess-Fischer at 302-388-5809 or visit www.atTAcKaddiction.com
    • Delaware Agricultural Museum: Trick or Treat in the Village at the Delaware Agricultural Museum on Saturday, October 25 from 5pm to 6:30pm and participate in a costume contest! Cost is $1 per person. Costume judging will be from 5pm to 6pm, and the winners will be announced at 6:15pm. For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org
    • Hayrides at Hagley: On Saturdays in October, families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard at Hagley. Visitors also can create fall-themed crafts, see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Included with admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, visit www.hagley.org
    • New Castle County Department of Community Services: Bring your family out for free, safe, family fun at the Fall Sleep Under the Stars at Carousel Park on Saturday, October 25. There’ll be harvest crafts, hayrides, bonfires, games, dj, a family movie, and overnight camping. Decorate your tent and bring treats for tent-to-tent trick-or-treating. Wear your spookiest costume. Registration is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit nccde.org/845/Sleep-Under-The-Stars
    • PAWS for People : The 6th Annual Wag-n-Walk & 5K Run is Saturday, October 25 at Glasgow Park. Run or walk with your dog individually or as a team! Leashed dogs are welcome. Regisration begins at 8am. Cost is $20 until October 18; $25 the day of the event. For more information, call 302-351-5622 or visit www.pawsforpeople.org
    • University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies: The University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies will hold its annual Artfest celebration and workshop on October 25 from 11am to 1pm at the New Castle County Absalom Jones Community Center, 310 Kiamensi Rd., in Newport. Artfest offers people with disabilities access to adaptive art tools and supportive volunteers who are eager to help them tap and develop their “inner artist.” For those interested in participating, visit www.udel.edu/cds/downloads/artfest-flier-participant.pdf

  • Sunday, October 26
    • Dumpster Cats Rescue: Kittens in need of forever homes will be at the Good Shepherd Church on Porter Road in Bear from 2pm to 5pm for people to see and hopefully adopt. For more information, call Gail Agreen at 302-834-2859 or visit www.DumpsterCats.org
    • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes : The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is Saturday, October 26 from 9am to 1pm at Rockford Park. The JDRF Walk is an impactful way to raise money for critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and show your support for the millions of people affected by this serious disease. With T1D ,there are no days off, and there is no cure. Thank you for your support of the JDRF Walk! Together, we will turn Type One into Type None. For more information, visit www.walk.jdrf.org
    • Mental Health Association in Delaware: E-Racing the Blues 10K run 5K run walk is on Sunday, October 26. 10K race begins at 8:30am and all 5K events start at 9:45am. Long sleeved t-shirts to first 750 participants and refreshments and prizes. Register prior to October 21 for discounted entry fees at www.eracingtheblues.org.
    • Scott Mackler 5k: On Sunday, October 26, Temple Beth El is hosting the 15th Annual Scott Mackler 5k run/walk for ALS. All proceeds and donations collected are donated to the Phila. Chapter ALS Association. This the 15th year of our event will be in memory of Dr. Scott Mackler, who waged a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease for well over 16 years. Sadly the manifestations of ALS ended his brilliant research career in November 2013. The 5k run/walk starts at 12:30pm and features numerous awards, free t-shirts and a post race brunch buffet. For more information, call Joe Sontowski at 302-373-8743 or visit www.scottmackler5k.com
    • The Newark Symphony Orchestra: The Newark Symphony Orchestra presents “Fall in Italy” on Sunday, October 26 starting at 3pm in The Independence School on Paper Mill Road in Newark. Tickets are sold at the door for $20. Seniors are $15 and students are $10. Children under 12 are free. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.newarksymphony.org

  • Monday, October 27
    • New Castle County: Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday to celebrate deceased relatives. Join New Castle County for a discussion of the artistic traditions of the holiday with Art Studio instructor Jenny Davis-Reazor on Monday, October 27 from 7pm to 8pm at the Hockessin Library. Register through the library. This free program is for ages 12 and up. For more information, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661 or visit www.nccde.org/artstudio
    • The Cancer Support Community: Blood Cancer Family Support Group! On the fourth Monday of each month from now until December, there will be a meeting for coping with Blood Cancers. It's for patients, families and friends who are seeking emotional support. The meeting is from 6pm to 7pm at 4810 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington. For more information, call 302-995-2850 or 302-661-7300

  • Tuesday, October 28
    • Claymont Communtiy: The Claymont Community Center is holding a Health Fair on Tuesday, October 28 from 3:30pm to 7pm. Health Fair guest will have the opportunity to speak with over 35 healthcare organizations. Flu shots, glucose readings, eye screenings, fitness demonstrations and much more. There will also be prize giveaways and healthy snacks. For more information, call Jeanne Corman at 302-792-7257 or visit claymontcommunitycenter.org

  • Thursday, October 30
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The Brandywine River Museum of Art's Read-Aloud Tours are on Thursday mornings through November 13 at 10:30am. Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Museum and make their own creative works in this popular program. Free for members and included in Museum admission. To register, please contact the Education office at 610-388-8382 or email education@brandywine.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    • Delaware Futures: On Saturday, November 1, Delaware Futures will host its 6th annual 5K. Register the morning of the race for $25. Registration begins at 8am; the race starts at 9am sharp at Joe’s Crab Shack on the Wilmington Riverfront. Delaware Futures is a college preparatory program that helps students develop the skills needed to excel in college. Every donation helps a student get one step closer to a college education. Delaware students deserve a chance at a successful future. You can make that possible. For more information about the 5K Race or Delaware Futures, contact Delaware Futures Program Manager Natalie Payne at 302-652-8619 ext. 6, or visit www.delawarefutures.org
    • Hagley Museum and Library: Dig into the garden that fed the du Pont family in the 1800s at the next Hagley walking tour: "What's for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens" on Saturday, November 1 at 11am and 2pm. This is the only tour that interprets the E. I. du Pont garden. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested; call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. For more information, visit hagley.org
    • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 1pm at Silver Lake Park in Dover. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. That's why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF — the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D. For more information, call Catherine Pardo at 302-888-1117, or visit www.walk.jdrf.org
    • New Castle County: The New Castle County Paramedic Academy is hosting a 5k for the Stephanie Callaway Memorial on Saturday, November 1 at Rockwood Park in Wilmington. Registration begins at 10am. For more information, or to register online visit Races2Run.com. You can also call Richard Ross at 860-368-8895.
    • Sts Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church: The annual Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 3pm with delicious homemade Ukrainian food, desserts, gift items and basket raffle. For more information, call Father Stephen Hutnick at 302-798-4455 or visit www.sspeterandpauluoc.org
    • Union United Methodist Church: Union United Methodist Church in Bear holds a rummage sale and flea market on Saturday, November 1 from 8am to 3pm and Sunday November 2 from 10am to 2pm. Please call Deli Ross at 302-322-8562 for information. Proceeds will go towards the church's roof fund. For more information, visit www.unionmethodist.org

  • Sunday, November 2
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Sunday, November 2 is Pirate Adventure Day! Enjoy free admission from 9:30am to 12pm. Set sail for a morning of amazing adventures for all ages as Pirate Day returns to the museum! Create pirate-themed crafts, participate in a rope-tying demonstration led by Pirates of the Northern Star, hunt for art treasures in the museum, and hear daring tales of journeys at sea presented by Hedgerow Theatre. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.



Ongoing Events & Announcements

  • American Cancer Society: Are you looking for a way to help out in your community? Become an American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteer and help transport cancer patients to and from their treatments! The American Cancer Society provides the training and works with volunteers on a flexible schedule! Learn more by calling 302-324-4227 or visit www.cancer.org.
  • AYUSA Foreign Student Exchange Program: Open your home to a highschool student from one of 60 different countries. There are over 450 students to choose from. The student will become a part of your family and participate in activities in your home and at school. Learn about a different culture and share what makes the USA so great! Students reside in your home for the semester or the academic year. This is a non-profit organization and part of a J-1 visa exchange program. There is no compensation for hosting a student. AYUSA is affiliated with the Department of State and is in good standing. For more information, call Dawn Longfellow at 302-690-3003 or visit www.ayusa.org
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspires a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen at the Brandwine River Museum of Art. The installation derives from immersive walks taken by Jensen throughout the summer months in the landscapes along the Brandywine and its tributaries. The verdant slopes, quiet footpaths, native flora, historic towns and small discoveries are all subjects in Jensen’s photographic work. The artist is known for embracing new photographic technology as means to explore landscape and he will continue to push the medium with this new work. It will be displayed now until November 16. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The "Imagine Brandywine" exhibition space displays creative art projects by area school students, inspired by the Museum's collection and landscape. Creative landscapes by fifth grade students from Garrettford Elementary School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania will be on view in the lower level. The Brandywine River Museum of Art serves more than 6,000 students, from kindergarten through grade 12, through its field trip program.  Imagine Brandywine runs through January 4. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
  • Brandywine Zoo: Experience wildlife up close and personal at the Brandywine Zoo. Learn about your favorite animals from zoo staff! Free parking. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 3 to 17 from May 1 through September 30. From October 1 through April 30, admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 3 to 17. Children under 3 are free! For more info, visit www.brandywinezoo.org or call 302-571-7747. The Brandywine Zoo is managed as part of Wilmington State Parks by the Division of Parks and Recreation, with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The zoo is open every day, all year from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Delaware Breast Cancer Coaltion: DBCC's Great Stuff is a unique upscale resale shop where all proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, an organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in Delaware. They have great designer sweaters, coats, blazers, suits, holiday dresses, fantastic boots, handbags, scarves, jewelry and more! They also carry beautiful home furnishings and accent pieces. Great Stuff is in Wilmington on Concord Pike and Silverside Road in the Talleyville Center. For more information, visit www.greatstuffresale.com.
  • Delaware Genealogical Society: Come to the Historical Society Library the third Saturday of the month from September until May for free genealogical research assistance from Delaware Genealogy Society volunteers who have researched their own families and would love to help you find your roots. Do you have an ancestor from Old New Castle, a Revoluntionary War soldier in your tree, or relatives who could be listed in the Wilmington City Directory of 1845? Come to the library and find out! Volunteers will help you explore surname files, printed family genealogies, area maps, and other historical records to discover your ancestors. For more information, visit www.delgensoc.org
  • Delaware SPCA: Volunteer Orientation for the Delaware SPCA is 10am to 5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10am to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays at the Newark location, 455 Christiana Road. If you have a good atitude, you don't mind getting dirty, you are 18 or older and want to make a difference in an animals life, please volunteer! Contact Jeanne for an interview at 302-998-2281 ext 326. Not accepting community service.
  • Faithful Friends: Faithful Friends, Inc. animal welfare agency and no kill shelter has formed a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware to help families keep their pets during the financial crisis many families are facing today. They are asking for donations of pet food and related supplies. The supplies needed include: dry dog and cat food for adults, kittens/puppies and senior pets; canned cat and dog food; cat litter; dog chews and raw hides. The shelter’s pet food bank is open 5 days a week: Wednesday – Friday 1-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. To find out more about Faithful Friends Inc. Community Pet Food Bank call 302-427-8514 ext. 0.
  • Habitat for Humanity: There are families in New Castle County who are living in substandard housing conditions, and simply need a hand-up, not a hand-out. Habitat for Humanity is providing that hand-up and you can help. Habitat’s Cars for Homes™ program uses your donated car, truck, boat, or RV to help build decent, affordable housing for local low-income families. Call toll free, 1-877-277-4344, or visit www.habitatncc.org to see how your donated vehicle can help make a difference for a family in our community.
  • Helen F. Graham Cancer Center: Free ongoing smoking cessation classes are offered by the Community Outreach Team at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm. To register for the three-session class, call 1-800-693-CARE. Once registered, you will then be directed to call the Delaware Quitline at 1-866-409-1858 to have your class materials sent to you. For additional information on this free program, call 302-623-4661.
  • Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church: "New to You" family clothing at Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Ave. & Marsh Rd. Every Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm, and the first & third Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm through December 15. Enter down ramp from parking lot, cross the back of Hillcrest Hall, up short steps to ground floor of stone building. Call 302-764-3145
  • Kalmar Nyckel: The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel — or become a "pirate" with the crew on special pirate sails. For more information, call 302-429-7447 or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org for the sail and tour schedule.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: The Delaware Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is currently recruiting Team in Training participants! If completing a marathon, triathlon, or 100-mile cycling race is on your to-do list, the Leukemia & Lymphoma's Team In Training program can help you get to the finish line! For more information, call your local society chapter at 302-661-7300, ext. 29 or visit www.teamintraining.org/de.
  • Read Aloud Delaware: Read Aloud Delaware is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of reading in Delaware. We place volunteers of all ages in child care centers, clinics and shelters to read one-on-one to children for 1-2 hours once a week. Our focus is primarily with preschool age children who are in their critical early years of development. Those children who reach their older years with weak basic skills are more likely to be involved in risk related activities such as teen parenthood, dropping out of school, and unemployment. However, by starting early and instilling a love of reading, therefore reduces these negative behaviors and promotes literacy. If you are interested in being apart of Read Aloud Delaware please contact Judy Arthur at 302-656-5256 ex.12 or email jarthur@readalouddelaware.org
  • Wilmington University PA Chapter: Wilmington University Alumni Association is forming a PA Chapter and we need you! If you are an alum living in PA and are interested in networking, reconnecting and organizing events join today! For more information, call Stacey Stickel at 302-295-1174.
  • Woodlawn Library: Come and learn to use the computer and basic programs including Word, Excel and the Internet at Woodlawn Library in Wilmington. Classes are on Mondays at either 11am or 7pm, and registration is required. Please call 302-571-7425.
  • YMCA Diabetes Program: Did you know 1/3 of the population has pre-diabetes? The YMCA now offers a 16-week program developed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes. The cost of the program is $50 for YMCA members and $100 for those who are not yet members. For more information, please contact Joanna Zaremba, Director of Healthy Living, at 302-571-6998 or jzaremba@ymcade.org


Class Reunions

  • Christiana High School Class of 1974
    Date: September 27, 2014
  • Location: Newark Country Club
    Contact: email chs1974.reunion@yahoo.com
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