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Friday, May 1
- Good Will Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary:
Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo at the Good Will Fire Company on 401 S. Street in New Castle. Doors open at 6pm games begin 7pm. $20.00 for 20 games. Must be at least 18 years old. Extra game cards also for sale. 50/50. Chance items. Refreshments.
Proceeds Benefit: Good Will Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary
For more information contact: Colleen 985-7429
- St. Helena's Church:
GREAT FAMILY FUN at St. Helena’s Carnival, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Monday, April 27 through Saturday, May 2. Dinners in the school hall start at 5 pm. Midway opens at 6 pm. Admission: $5/night, $15/week, ages 13 to 59. Mega-Passes, good for unlimited rides & free carnival admission all week are $40 per person! Family Nights—Tuesday and Wednesday—Ride all night for $20 per person! Live entertainment every night under the Big Top. Indoor Seafood Café! Rides! Games! Prizes! Food! Baked Goods! Basket Raffles and much more!
Proceeds Benefit: Church fundraiser
For more information contact: Parish Office, 302-764-0325, ext. 100 or visit www.sainthelenas.org
- St. Mary Anne's Garden Market:
18th Annual St. Mary Anne's Garden Market all weekend! Friday, May 1st from 9am to 7pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 9am to 4pm. RAIN OR SHINE. Plants, flowers, trees, & shrubs. Food and Beverage Vendors. A Garden Train. Historical tours. Live Music. Children's Activities. For more information go to STMARYANNESGARDENMARKET.ORG or 410-287-5522.
Proceeds Benefit: St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church
For more information contact: DONNA, 443-945-1340 or visit STMARYANNESGARDENMARKET.ORG
- Szper Family Benefit:
On April 10th the residents of 675 Kirk Road, lost their house, all our belongings and 2 dogs in a house fire. Please help the Szper Family get back on their feet by attending a Quarter Auction at the Perryville Outlets in Perryville, Maryland. The Auction starts at 6pm. Donations of clothing are also welcome and appreciated. For more information contact: Stephanie Devaux 443-206-4878 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1560246634242459/
- Talleyville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary :
Quarter Auction at Talleyville Fire Company Memorial Hall on 3919 Concord Pike in Wilmington.
Doors Open at 6pm Auction Begins at 7pm. $10 Entry Fee Includes 1 Paddle, Wine, Beer & Soda.
$5 Addional Paddle. Prizes Include Michale Kors, Coach, Vera Bradley, Gift Cards and More
50/50 & Snak Bar available
Hosted by Talleyville Ladies Auxiliary
For more information contact: Renee (302)250-1409
Saturday, May 2
- American Lung Association:
Breath of Spring Gala at the Wilmington Country Club. An elegant evening event that features an exciting Kentucky Derby theme and viewing party, plus dinner, dancing, entertainment and silent and live auctions! Gala begins at 5pm and ends at 11pm. Proceeds Benefit: American Lung Association
For more information contact: Laura Loro 302 737 6414 or visit www.lunginfor.org/degala
- Brandywine Conservancy:
Help plant 900 trees in Londonderry Township for the Conservancy's Reforestation Campaign. No experience is necessary. Planting begins at 9am. Volunteers should dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and a shovel if possible. The Brandywine/Christina Basin provides 100 million gallons per day of drinking water to over 500,000 people in three states. Reforesting the watershed ensures and improves water quality. The Conservancy is nearly 70% through its "50 by 50" campaign to plant 50,000 trees by its 50th anniversary in 2017. To sign up, please see our website. Please contact Meredith Mayer at 610.388.8351 for further information.
For more information contact: Meredith Mayer at 610.388.8351 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America:
This two mile race along the Riverfront in Wilmington is definitely not your ordinary run. Teams, consisted of 4 people, will run one mile, eat chili dogs as a team and then run another mile to finish. Teams are encouraged to dress up in costumes while racing, walking or strutting. Some of the pre-race festivities will include a Chili Dog eating contest and a mascot race. Event to benefit the Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America. Race begins at Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront. 12:00 PM Registration, 1:00 PM Race, 2:00 PM After party at Timothy's on the Riverfront
Proceeds Benefit: Boy Scouts of America
For more information contact: Brian DeBease 302.622.3300 ext 112 or visit www.dmvc.org/chilirun
- Elk Neck State Park:
Experience the Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail like you never have before with “Turkey Point Fitness” from 3-5pm. Enjoy a moderately paced hike out to the lighthouse and then stretch out your stress with beginner-friendly yoga. Please wear exercise appropriate clothing and bring water and a yoga mat or beach towel. $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4. Call today to make your reservations!
For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer email@example.com or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
- Grace Episcopal Church:
HUGE Outdoor Flea Market! Over 90 vendors displaying garage sale items, crafts, direct sales items, antiques, collectibles, books, etc. 4900 Concord Pike from 8am to 2pm. Breakfast/lunch available, and church bake sale. To register for a space for $20, please call or visit our website
For more information contact: Linda Owens 302 478 9533 or visit www.gracedelaware.org
- Kingswood United Methodist Church:
Kingswood UM Church is hosting a community event in the Brookside area. It involves a block party with food and music, a large yard sale and a Silent Auction. Come and browse. A craft sale is also being organized. Kingswood United Methodist Church is located on 300 Marrows Road in Newark. The Community event is from 8am to 2pm. If you would like to be a vendor at the craft sale , contact the church office for details.
Proceeds Benefit: Kingswood UM Church
For more information contact: 738-4478 Church Secretary or visit kingswoodhope.com
- Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church :
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church (RCCPC) is hosting their 5th annual 5K for Mission Walk/Run event on Saturday, May 2nd at 9AM. This is a family event for all ages. There is even a kids’ course which is located on RCCPC’s property. The walk/run course begins at the church which is located at 600 McKennans Church Road in Wilmington. It is fast and flat through residential and golf course areas. We have awards and a fabulous basket raffle after the race. Registration is $25.00 per person until April 30th after that and on race day the fee is $30. Come out and join us. For more information & to register please go to www.rccpc.org/5k or call us at 302-998-0434.
Proceeds Benefit: Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Mission Trips
For more information contact: Red Clay Church Office, 302-998-0434 or visit www.rccpc.org/5k
- ST.MARY COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH:
Come and enjoy the Egyptian Festival at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday and Sunday May 2nd & 3rd on 1644 Otts Chapel Road in Newark beginning at 11am. Entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy Egyptian music and food.Delicious desserts. Beautiful Egyptian souvenirs, artwork, and icons. Free tours and a chance to learn about the Coptic Architecture, and icons. Kids enjoy lots of games, and face coloring.
Proceeds Benefit: ST.MARY COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
For more information contact: Mona Eskandar 302-312-3446 or visit WWW.STMARYDE.COM
- The Sussex County Stamp Club Annual Stamp Show:
On Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00am-4:00pm, The Sussex County Stamp club will hold their annual stamp show. The show will take place at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front Street, Milton De. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Hourly door prizes will be given away starting at noon, which have been donated by local merchants. There will also be an entire album collection set raffled off with pages (stamps not included) courtesy of the Mystic Stamp Co. of Camden, New York. You must be present to win. New this year a bid board will be included, allowing collectors to bid on stamps up for bid. Free stamps and catalogs will be available for kids while supplies last from Kenmore and Mystic Stamp Company.
Our theme this year is honoring our 35th President John F. Kennedy with a special cancellation from the Post Office designed by a member of the club. For more information contact: Bruce McKinney - firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sites.google.com/site/sussexcountystampclub/annual-stamp-show-2015
- Tyler Arboretum:
Tyler’s annual Plant Sale offers gardeners a myriad of options and hard to find trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and herbs. This year’s sale features a special selection of tough plants for tough spaces. As always, there will also be a strong assortment of deer-resistant plants. Our plant experts will be on hand to help select the best plants for individual landscapes and gardens and our volunteers will help pack and load your new treasures for the ride home. Admission to the Arboretum is FREE to everyone for Saturday’s event which runs from 9am to 3pm.
For more information contact: Laura McPhail 6105669134 or visit www.tylerarboretum.org/events/plant-sale/
Sunday, May 3
- Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN):
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and the Downington bladder cancer community will be joining together on Sunday, May 3 for the Walk for Bladder Cancer! Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) supporters, survivors, family, friends and the medical community will come together to increase bladder cancer research and raise funds for BCAN's education and research programs. Registration is $20 for adults and $5 for youth. For more information please visit http://support.bcan.org/downington.
Proceeds Benefit: BCAN
For more information contact: Emilee Lemmy 16Elemmy.email@example.com
- Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation:
This Run/Walk is the major fundraiser of the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation (DOCF) in support of its mission. Event T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registrants. Team participation is encouraged, so gather your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to join in the fun and support ovarian cancer awareness. Refreshments, children’s table (face painting, etc.), exhibitors and speakers also will be offered at this family friendly, fun event.
Prizes awarded for top runners/walkers in various age groups, and top teams and fundraisers. Visit our website, www.deovariancancer.org, for more information about DOCF and this special fundraiser, including registration information and forms.
Pre-Registration is $25 or Day-Of $30 ($20 for students with student I.D.); children 5 and under free (no event T-shirt). You also can register online at http://www.races2run.com/events/teal-ribbon-5k/.
USATF certified course; NOVA Timing Systems will chip time runners using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System. Strollers prohibited in run portion; dogs prohibited at event due to insurance reasons. DOCF will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, DE. Help those in need…drop your item(s) at the designated area at the Run/Walk.
Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation
For more information contact: Dorianne Short (302-998-6889 or visit www.deovariancancer.org/teal_ribbon_5k
- Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation :
It's the 6th Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk to Fight Ovarian Cancer at the Wilmington Riverfront. Registration opens at 7:45am, race begins at 9am. Please help raise awareness and support critical research to fund a screening test for this deadly woman's disease. Register online at
- Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival:
The Annual Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival will be held on
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12noon - 4:30 pm, at the Iron Hill Museum (1355 Old
Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702). General Admission $5, kids under 4 (and Scouts in uniform)
free. ***To help support the festival, Grotto Pizza on Main Street in Newark will be donating 20% of the food bill of diners this Thursday, April 9, from 4-9 p.m. This applies to dine-in and take-out orders. Vouchers available in the WSTW/WDEL lobby. For more information, call 302-368-5703 or go to http://www.ironhill-museum.org
- Iron Hill Museum:
The Delaware Academy of Science (Iron Hill Museum) is pleased to announce the 2015 Archaeology & Heritage Festival. This event will feature professionals in the fields of Archaeology, History, Mineralogy, and Natural Sciences. Come to the Iron Hill Museum and see the past come alive. The 2015 Archaeology Festival will be held from Noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday May 3th on the grounds of the Iron Hill Museum--1355 Old Baltimore Pike. Admission is $5. Scouts in uniform are free. Children under 4 years old are free. DAS members are $2.
Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Academy of Science
For more information contact: Maureen Zieber 3023685703 or visit www.ironhill-museum.org
- Jewish Historical Society of Delaware:
Join us on Sunday May 3rd at 3:30 pm at the Siegel Jewish Community Center(JCC). From Hoops at the "Y", to the Winner's Circle at Brandywine Raceway, we'll look at the Delaware sports scene and the people and places you remember. Join us for a presentation featuring highlights from the track and a special guest speaker, Jerry Barsha. A reception with light refreshments will follow the program. Space is limited and reservation are recommended. Hosted by the Jewish Historical Society of Delaware.
Proceeds Benefit: Jewish Historical Society of Delaware. For more information contact: Gail Pietrzyk 302-655-6232 or visit jhsdelaware.org
- Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research:
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research invites the community to its annual Open House, located at 170 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE from 11am to 4pm. Tours of the Wild Bird Clinic and new Wildlife Response Annex will be available. This year’s event will feature a guest appearance by Beasley Reece, lead sports anchor for CBS3 & The CW Philly, and the chance to view raptors up close with Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections. Other local non-profit organizations will be on hand to raise attendees’ awareness and appreciation of our natural world. Food, beverages, baked goods and merchandise will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Donations of plain white paper towels will be gratefully accepted.
Proceeds Benefit: Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
For more information contact: Duke Doblick (302) 737-9543 or visit www.tristatebird.org/event/open-house/
Monday, May 4
- Temple Beth El:
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction at Deerfield Golf Club, 507 Thompson Station Rd., Newark, DE 19711. Tournament is from 11am to 7pm. Single golfer - $150; Foursome - $500
Includes: Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Hitting Range, Gift Pack, Lunch, Beverages on the course, Dinner, Silent Auction and Awards Ceremony. For additional details, call Temple Beth El at 302-366-8330. www.tbede.org
Proceeds Benefit: Temple Beth El
For more information contact: Temple Beth El, 302-366-8330 or visit www.tbede.org
- Wilmington Library :
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Chinese?
Charles McKinney will teach you the basics of the Chinese Language during four sessions at the Wilmington Library, located on 10 East 10th Street in Wilmington. Dates are as follows:
Monday, May 4th 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, May 13th 6pm-7pm
Monday, May 18th 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, May 27th 6pm-7pm
These programs are free to attend. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/Chinese2015
Charles McKinney is a Freelance Writer, Editor and Instructor. He has lived in Asia for more than three years.
For more information contact: Lisa Frank 302.571.7401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2014/12/04/lean-to-speak-chinese/
Tuesday, May 5
- Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights:
Join us at the Marshall Steam Museum in May for our Volunteer Meeting & Open House! Newcomers arrive by 6:30pm and enjoy a tour of the museum and quick introduction to our volunteer program. During the meeting learn about what projects our volunteers are currently working such as railroad track project and popcorn popper restoration. We'll also share new opportunities for 2015. **Newcomers are encouraged to rsvp by Monday, May 4 so that we have somebody to welcome you and give you your tour. Rsvp by calling the FAHP office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds Benefit: Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (FAHP)
For more information contact: Jesse Gagnon 302-239-2385 or visit auburnheights.org/
- UD Botanic Gardens:
How should we garden in this time of global change? Can we design plantings that will survive varied and even unpredictable conditions? Natural systems deal with unpredictability every day and have persisted through eons of change. Join the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens in welcoming Travis Beck, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center, as he answers these questions and shows us how to apply the ecological principles that underlie these natural systems to create successful and resilient gardens and landscapes. This event is free for UDBG Friends and $10 for non-members. Call (302) 831-2531 or email BotanicGardens@udel.edu to register.
Proceeds Benefit: UD Botanic Gardens
For more information contact: Sue Biddle, 302-831-2531 or visit www.canr.udel.edu/udbg
- Wilmington Library :
The Delaware Financial Literacy Institute will be giving a free program about the Success Secrets of America's Millionaires. This program will be held in the P.S. duPont Meeting Room located on 10 East 10th Street in Wilmington from 6pm to 7:30pm.
For more information contact: Lisa Frank 302.571.7401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/03/06/money-school-programs/
Wednesday, May 6
- Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Grab 5 of your family, friends or co-workers and come out and bowl a couple of games at Prices Corner Bowling Center from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy music, free food, prizes and lots more. Each bowler needs to raise $75.00 to receive a free t-shirt. Proceeds Benefit: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
For more information contact: Jeanne Kasey (302) 998-3577 or visit bbbsde.org
Friday, May 8
- Opus One Vocal Arts:
Opus One Vocal Arts presents “Music For A Royal Wedding”, A festive concert featuring music written for and performed at Royal Weddings throughout history. Featuring professional soloist Augustine Mercante, countertenor, Ryan Tibbetts, bass, and Jill Broadway, soprano along with members of the Newark Symphony Orchestra. Music by Handel, Whitacre, Mealor and Pinkham. A Champagne and Wedding Cake Reception follows concert. The concert takes place at Calvary Episcopal Church on 304 Lore Ave in Wilmington and begins at 7:30pm.
Tickets: $20, adults; $15 seniors and students; Children under 12 FREE. For more information contact: Ryan Pryslak 302-743-1201 or visit www.opusonevocalarts.com
Saturday, May 9
- American Legion Ambulance Station 64 of Smyrna Delaware:
American Legion Ambulance Station 64 of Smyrna will be holding their Second Annual Touch-A- Truck Event on May 9th at Providence Creek Academy from 11am- 3pm. This event provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery, and just plain cool – all in one place! Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect, and serve our community. Displays, a moon bounce, games, and food will also be part of the day’s entertainment. Admission is $5.00 A person or $20.00 for a Family of 4 or more. Children under 3 are free. The funds raised from this event will help support Ambulance 64 in providing Emergency Medical Services to Southern New Castle and Kent County.
Proceeds Benefit: American Legion Ambulance Station 64 of Smyrna Delaware
For more information contact: Sean Martin 302-377-9695 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/David-C-Harrison-Post-No14-American-Legion-Ambulance-Service-Station-64/128508713840268
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of Historic Places, with an art class led by Karl J. Kuerner. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth’s best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Karl’s personal experiences with the farm provide special insight into the property and its rich history. Participants will provide art materials of their own choosing, and should dress appropriately for working outdoors. The first class will begin at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Cost is $250 per person (members, $200). Space is limited; see website to register. Classes are on Tuesdays through May 5th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and on
Saturdays from through May 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseumshop.org/Events.aspx
- Daughters of The American Revolution :
The Delaware Society National Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Committee has joined with four other lineage societies to present a FREE Genealogy Workshop open to the public on Saturday, May 9th. This workshop is free and will be held in Newark at the Holiday Inn Express. All are welcome, beginners to experts, men and women. Basic Skills Workshop and individual sessions with genealogists. Open to the public. 2pm to 5pm. Pre-registration is not required but recommended for appointment with a genealogist. Email email@example.com, subject line "Workshop" for more information.
- Delaware Chapter Centurions Motorcycle Club Run for Fun:
Centurions Motorcycle Club Run starts at Tri-State Mall on 333 Naamans Road in Claymont and Ends at St. Anthony Club on 1017 Gray Street in New Castle. 1st annual Run Registration starts at 8:30am. Kick stands up at 11:00am. Escorted Ride to St. Anthony’s Club in New Castle. Early registration until May 5th. $15 per rider/ $20 with passenger. May 6 to day of event: $20 per rider/ $25 with passenger
Proceeds Benefit: Kay's Kamp Oncology Kamp for Kids
For more information contact: Brian Hutton 267-549-7851 or visit www.kayskamp.org/events.htm
- HAGLEY MUSEUM :
Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary about the workers and Workers’ Hill. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move event.
For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi -- 302-658-2400 x 238 or visit www.Hagley.org
- HAGLEY MUSEUM :
Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Today’s activity explores magnets and how they are used from motors to compasses. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi -- 302-658-2400 x 238 or visit www.Hagley.org
- Havre de Grace Music Boosters:
3rd Annual Havre de Grace High School Music Boosters 5K Run at Tydings Park on Commerence Street in Havre de Grace, MD. Race day registration is from 7:30am to 8am, with the race beginning promptly at 8:30am. Proceeds from the race will be used to support the band, orchestra, choral programs at Havre de Grace High School. The music department rely heavily on it's Boosters to continue to supply funds needed to help the programs function. Pre-registration $20 Race day $25. Proceeds Benefit: Havre de Grace High School band, orchestra& choral programs
For more information contact: Denise Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org 410-939-6585 or visit www..edline.net/pages/Havre_de_Grace_High_School/
- St. Matthew's Church:
Please join us for Mother's Day Tea at St. Matthews, Folely Hall from 1pm to 3pm. Cost is $20.00 per person. Tickets are required in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Proceeds Benefit: St Mathew Church
For more information contact: Rose 302-633-5850
- The Arts at Trinity presents Serafin String Quartet:
The Arts at Trinity will present Serafin String Quartet for a concert featuring works by Grieg, Shostakovich and Bartok. The Arts at Trinity is a free Arts series that presents multi-genre arts performances of music, visual arts and drama at Trinity Episcopal Church. The concert begins at 7:30pm.
For more information contact: (302) 652-8605 or visit www.theartsattrinity.org
Sunday, May 10
- 12th Annual Discover Bank Delaware Marathon:
Registration is now open for Delaware’s oldest, largest and best run running festival! Race day is Sunday, May 10th at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington. The Marathon and the Half Marathon will start PROMPTLY at 7 a.m. The Relay Marathon races will follow PROMPTLY at 7:15 am. There is plenty of FREE parking, just steps from the START / FINISH, at the surface parking lots operated by Delaware Technical and Community College, across MLK Boulevard or in the outfield lots adjacent to Frawley Stadium. For more information and to register go to http://www.delawaremarathon.org/
Thursday, May 14
- Special Olympics Delaware:
Do you consider yourself a thrill-seeker? Are you working on your bucket list? Rally your friends and colleagues to raise one-thousand, one-hundred dollars and on May fourteenth you can rappel seventeen stories down the side of the three-hundred Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington… all to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. And Over the Edge isn’t limited to just you. Ever wanted to toss your boss? Catapult a co-worker. Fling a family member. The possibilities are endless. And once again the event will be live streamed for anyone to see. Going Over the Edge is an extreme adventure that has an extreme community impact. Visit S-O-D-E dot org for more information.
Sponsored by TD Bank, Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle County Fire Service.
Saturday, May 30
- Pancreatic Cancer Network:
Raise awareness and funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Network. Join PurpleStride Delaware to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, our ShopPurple store, and more! The 5K is on Saturday, May 30 at Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront. Registration begins at 8am, and the opening ceremonies are at 9am.
Adult timed registration is $30 in advance, and $35 day of. Untimed registration is $25 in advance, and $30 day of. Youth (ages 3-12) timed registration is $15 in advance, and $20 day of. Untimed registration is $10 in advance, and $15 day of. Pancreatic Cancer Survivors are free. For more information:
Saturday, June 6
- Highmark :
The 2015 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community takes place Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Bellevue State Park, Figure 8 Barn in Wilmington. This year's walk will benefit 18 health and human services organizations. Registration begins at 7:45am and the 5k Walk begins at 9am, with the 1-mile Fun Walk starting at 9:15am. To find out more, or to register, visit http://www.walkforahealthycommunity.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.
Blood Bank of Delmarva :
Blood Bank of Delmarva is in need of blood donors. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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