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Tuesday, January 27
- African-American Newspapers 1827-1998:
Mr. Syl Woolford will present his research on the African-American Newspapers from 1827-1998 which are available at the University of Delaware Library in a digitized format. The database gives access to 270 U. S. newspapers from 37 states chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience. From this database he has selected 100 articles bring much of Delaware’s History and much of early American history back to life. This lecture will inform, educate, amaze and sometimes horrify those who attend this lecture. The lecture will take place from noon to 1pm at the Wilmington Library, P.S. duPont Meeting Room
10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 302.571.7400. For more information contact Lisa Frank (302) 571-7401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2014/09/10/african-american-newspapers-1827-1998/
Thursday, January 29
- National School Choice Week:
The Wilmington Community has planned a student art show on Friday, January 30th to celebrate National School Week. The second annual "Evening of the Arts" will be held from 6pm to 8pm in the Atrium at the Community Education Building. The contest will include submissions from numerous area charter schools that highlight school choice, including visual art, writing and more. For more information contact Kendra Giardiniere at email@example.com.
Saturday, January 31
- St. James Episcopal Church:
Get your Valentine's Day and St. Patty's Day decor and gifts for your loved ones at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport, from 10am to 3pm. Food, Basket Raffles, cash for gold, travel agent, gourmet cupcakes, crafts, decor and gift vendors! FREE Laptop and PC consultations onsite too! Proceeds Benefit St. James Episcopal Church. For more information contact Amber Luckey at 856-371-4928 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1082563441754971
- St.Mark's United Methodist Church:
St. Mark's presents their Chicken & Dumpling dinner. Tickets are $10 for adults, and children under 12 are just $5. Eat in or carry out. st. Mark's is located at 1700 Limestone Road in Wilmington. The event is from 4 to 7pm.
For more information contact Sharon Evans at 302 994 7586
- Upper Moreland High School :
Upper Moreland High School will be holding a six-hour dance marathon on January 31, 2015 to raise money to support the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. The money raised will help cover medical expenses for families that have children battling pediatric cancer, as well as support a comprehensive team of researchers that are looking for a cure. Students will be standing and dancing for six hours that night
from 6pm to 12am. Participants can look forward to Minute-to-Win-it-Challenges, Photo
Booths, Family Hour, plenty of food and refreshments, line dances, magic, and the best music around. For more information about the Four Diamonds Fund, please contact the Four Diamonds office at (717) 531-6086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 1
- A Visit with Ernest Hemingway:
Come spend an afternoon hearing about one of the most influential American writers in the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. The program will be presented by University of Delaware’s Dr. Richard Davison at Newark Free Library from 2pm to 3pm. Hear about the life and work of this iconic author who wrote many classic American novels. Register at 302-731-7550. For more information contact: 302-731-7550
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
Explore the creative side of the animal kingdom in paintings by Jamie Wyeth and assemble sculptural art inspired by living things found everywhere, from the backyard to the barnyard. See this exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, located at 1 Hoffman's Mill Road in Chadds Ford, PA, from 10am to noon. Free admission until noon.
PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year initiative of the PNC Foundation.
For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- Special Olympics Delaware:
Winter is here, and that means the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware is near. Join thousands of brave Bears in the Atlantic Ocean off Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, February first at one P-M. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Delaware. For more information visit www.plungede.org
Monday, February 2
- St. Paul\'s Lutheran Preschool:
St. Paul's Lutheran Preschool will be holding an Open House on Feb 2nd from 6 to 8pm. Come tour our classrooms and meet our Preschool Staff. Along with meeting our Summer Camp and Before/After Coordinators. Early registration incentives are available during the Open House!!
For more information contact: Stephanie Saienni 302-368-0064 ext 118 or visit email@example.com
Wednesday, February 4
- Delaware Theatre Company:
Delaware Theatre Company presents "Nora", a riveting reduction of Ibsen’s famous, "A Doll’s House". Adapted by internationally acclaimed film and theatre director Ingmar Bergman, this is a story about a woman who wittingly risks losing everything to save her family. Secrets, lies, and struggles for power continue to test relationships between men and women today. This play will certainly resonate for those who question whether or not women have really shattered the “glass ceiling”. For more information call the Box Office at 302-594-1100 or visit delawaretheatre.org/plays/nora
Friday, February 6
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware:
Join Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Delaware for a Beef and Beer at Hockessin Memorial Hall from 7pm to midnight. Tickets are $35/person and can be purchased at www.bbbsde.org or by calling 302-998-3577. Enjoy live music by Barcode, a silent auction, and a chance to win a pair of passes to the Firefly Music Festival. Proceeds Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. For more information contact Jeanne Kasey 302-998-3577 or visit bbbsde.org
- Delaware College of Art and Design:
DCAD will host its Fourth Alumni Exhibition featuring the work of alumni from across several classes. A variety of media and art forms will be featured in this diverse show. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 6, from 5 to 8 p.m at 600 N. Market Street in Wilmington.
For more information contact DCAD at 302-622-8000 or visit www.dcad.edu
- Wilmington Drama League:
The Wilmington Drama League presents, “Leaves”, a drama by Lucy Caldwell. After the oldest daughter goes off to college and attempts suicide, the Murdoch family must make sense of the tragedy. A story of blame, regret and reflection. “Leaves” is co-directed by Mollie Montgomery and Casey Moore.
“Leaves” runs Feb. 6-8 at the League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Feb. 8. Tickets are $12 students, with group discounts available. For more information contact: 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org
Saturday, February 7
- BSA Troop 99 Pancake Breakfast:
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant presents an All you can eat breakfast! Pancakes, sausage, coffee, cocoa, and juice. Please also consider bringing a non-perishable item to contribute to our food drive for needy families
Proceeds Benefit Troop 99. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 11:00 am
For more information contact: Susan Stewart at 302-383-4763 or visit detroop99.org/
Monday, February 9
- New Directions Delaware:
New Directions Delaware is a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder and their families and friends. Upcoming support meetings will be held on February 9th and February 23rd, and in March on the 9th and the 23rd at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. 2313 Concord Pike, in Wilmington. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15pm and end promptly at 9pm. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. For more information, call 302-286-1161 or visit www.newdirectionsdelaware.org
Thursday, February 12
- Wilmington Library :
Location: Wilmington Library
Description: They belong to the ages: Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy
Join Mr. Dan Pritchett as he provides a lecture which compares some surprising similarities between our two most famous martyr presidents, Abraham Lincoln, and our 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. This illustrated talk will take a closer look at these two fascinating men, and their similarities. February 12th from 3PM-4PM at the Wilmington Library on 10 East 10th Street in Wilmington. For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2014/10/10/they-belong-to-the-ages-abraham-lincoln-and-john-f-kennedy/
Saturday, February 14
- Elk Neck State Park:
Location: Elk Neck State Park4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901
Description: February 14th “A Turkey Point Valentine” 4pm
Looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Travel to Elk Neck State Park and enjoy a beautiful and informative two mile round-trip stroll up to the Turkey Point lighthouse. While there, share a refreshing treat of sparkling juice, chocolate covered strawberries and other holiday favorites with your best friend. Enjoy the sunset and get your photo taken by the lighthouse. Parking is limited; reservations required! $15 per couple. Elk Neck State is located on Turkey Point Road in North East, MD 21901. The hike begins at 4pm. For more information contact Jeanette Thayer firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
Saturday, February 21
- The Claymont Lions Club :
The Claymont Lions Club will have its Winter Pancake feast on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the Claymont Fire Hall, located on Philadelphia Pike, in Claymont, De. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 A.M. till 12:30 P.M., with bake table and 50/50 available to those who want them. Come out and enjoy breakfast with your friends and neighbors on Saturday morning. Cost is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 10 years of age. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Claymont lions club member. All monies raised will be used for service in the Claymont community. For more information contact Tom Ramsay at 302-475-8520
Saturday, February 28
- Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition:
Join the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for the Southern Lights of Life Masquerade Ball, A Mysterious and Magical Evening of Living and Giving, Benefiting Kent and Sussex Counties. The celebration will take place on February 28 from 6 to 10pm at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The evening features music from Kristen and the Noise, delicious gourmet food and cocktails, live and silent auctions, and local breast cancer survivors. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available. To make a reservation or find out more, visit debreastcancer.org or contact Michelle at 302-672-6435.
Saturday, March 7
- Delaware Mineralogical Society :
The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 52nd Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show at Delaware Technical and Community College, 400 Stanton-Christiana Road in Newark. Hours Saturday are 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm. The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing, and a children's table. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 12 to 16 and free for children under 12. Info and coupons at www.delminsociety.org or contact email@example.com
Sunday, March 22
- American Lung Association:
It's time for the Caesar Rodney 5K and Half Marathon – Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE. Held for over 50 years, this phenomenal event is a renowned Delaware tradition! It is Delaware’s oldest and most prestigious running event, attracting approximately 2000 participants and raising funds for the full mission of the American Lung Association. Race begins at 8am and proceeds benefit the American Lung Association
For more information contact: Laura Mattey at 302 737 6414 or visit www.lunginfo.org/caesarrodney
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.
Blood Bank of Delmarva :
Blood Bank of Delmarva is in urgent need of blood donors. The combination of the holidays and an epidemic flu season has put a severe strain on the local blood supply. Appointments will be added to accommodate anyone who is able to donate. Please make your appointment online at DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8. Walk-in donors are always welcome! Thank you!
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
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
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, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com
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