WSTW Community Calendar

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  • Thursday, February 11
    • The Passions and Pursuits of a Collector: From the age of four, Z. Taylor Vinson had a passion for all things automotive. For nearly sixty years he scoured the world to amass a collection of over 65,000 pieces of automobile advertising that tell the story of cars and the American Dream. Max Moeller, curator of Driving Desire will share stories of Vinson’s life and collection that inspired and informed the special exhibition. For more information contact: meg marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.Hagley.org

  • Friday, February 12
    • Southern Delaware Therpeutic Riding: Time: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Location: Cheer Community Center Georgetown Delaware 3rd Annual Valentine's Dinner Dance Featuring "The Funsters" Full Buffet Dinner, Dessert and Cash Bar $50.00 per person Tickets must be purchased by February 5, 2016 Silent and Live Auction Items 50/50 Raffle For more information contact: www.sdtrhr.com or 302-542-4352 or visit www.sdtrhr.com

  • Saturday, February 13
    • NCC Dept of Community Services: Time: 10 AM - 12 NOON Location: Art Studio, 310 Kiamensi Rd, Wilmington, DE Description: Free creative art Saturday Jasper John's Abstract Art (Black History Month) Saturday, 2/13 10-12noon For more information contact: Art Studio 302-995-7661 or visit nccde.org/artstudio

  • Sunday, February 14
    • Elk Neck State Park: "A Turkey Point Valentine" 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! $20 per couple. For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410-287-5333 or visit www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

  • Thursday, February 18
    • HAGLEY MUSEUM : Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Hagley Museum, 201 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807 Description: Research Seminar: A Credit to the Nation February 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM Free Rebecca Kobrin of Columbia University will discuss her paper, “Credit to the Nation: Jewish Immigrants, the World of Immigrant Banking and American Finance, 1873-1914 .” The seminar is open to the public and is based on a paper that is circulated in advance. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the paper before coming to the seminar. Copies may be obtained by emailing Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org. Reception at 6 p.m., seminar begins promptly at 6:30, and takes place in the Copeland Room of Hagley’s library building. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi -- 302-658-2400 x 238 or visit www.Hagley.org

  • Friday, February 19
    • Cecil County Public Schools and Cecil County Arts Council: Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: The Chesapeake Bay Golf Club Description: Cecil County Public Schools, along with its sponsor, the Friends of UCSCA @ Cecil County Arts Council, extends an invitation to attend the UCSCA Art Auction. The Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts (UCSCA) is an eight-day student residential program held at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. UCSCA provides experiences in two-/three-dimensional visual arts, dance, digital arts, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, and literary arts. This program continues to serve the most outstanding young artists in Maryland and has truly been a life-changing experience for hundreds of aspiring artists. We would like to generate funds earmarked for student scholarships for students to attend our program each year. We are holding our sixth annual “Art Auction” fundraiser to be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Golf Clubhouse , 128 Karen Drive ,Rising Sun , Maryland. The $10.00 entry fee includes: free bid card, complementary wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Contact cjdixon@ccps.org / 410-996-5424 with any questions. Please join us to support the UCSCA students. Proceeds Benefit: Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts For more information contact: Ms. Dixon 401-996-5424 or visit UCSCA Facebook Page
    • Wilmington Drama League: You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And you’ll get to vote for your favorite. Those are all traditions for the Wilmington Drama League’s one-act play festival Feb. 19-20. The weekend festival of four selections – sometimes original, sometimes new, sometimes classic and always interesting – carries on Drama League traditions that goes back 30 years, nurtured by the late Ruby M. Stanley. Winners of the Drama League festival, as chosen by members of the audience, often go on to win at state and regional festivals. The Ruby M. Stanley One-Act Festival runs Feb. 19-20 at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb 19-20. Tickets are $10. For tickets, call (302) 764-1172 or go to www.wilmingtondramaleague.org. Drama League programs are supported, in part, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information contact: Drama League, 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org

  • Saturday, February 20
    • Hagley Museum : Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hagley Museum, 201 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807 Description: Hagley’s Maker Day, Saturday February 20, 2016, 11am-4pm Create and innovate at Hagley! Enjoy a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, in celebration of the Maker movement. It will feature demonstrations from area makers showcasing craftsmanship and technology including wood-lathing and 3-D printing and a pop-up makerspace for visitors to tinker with recycled items. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi -- 302-658-2400 x 238 or visit www.Hagley.org

  • Sunday, February 21
    • United Way of Southern Chester County: Calling all chocoholics! Hundreds of chocolate treats including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies and cupcakes will be available for tasting at the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival on Sunday, February 21st. Bring family and friends and sample as many chocolate items as you wish. General Admission starts at 1PM: $10 per person includes six tastings (special deal of $30 for a family of four). General admission parking is $5. Want to avoid the crowd? Connoisseur Tickets allow for admission at noon for a private hour of wandering the aisles of chocolate!: $25 per person or $45 for two people (includes beverages and parking). Advance tickets and info: www.kennettchocolate.org. ENTRIES: Are you a professional chef or a great baker? Donate your best chocolate desserts to support this event and for a chance to win ribbons and prizes. Contestant categories are professionals, amateurs and students (ages 12 up). There is no cost to enter. Entries must have a chocolate component and be shelf-stable, but need not be original. For official rules and to enter: www.kennettchocolate.org. Entry deadline is February 17, 2016. Proceeds benefit: United Way of Southern Chester County For more information contact: Carrie Freeman. 610-444-4357 or visit kennettchocolate.org/

  • Saturday, February 27
    • AIDS Delaware: Please join us for this IMAGINE-ative event that supports HIV/AIDS prevention and comprehensive services. This evening extraordinaire will include a strong man, tarot readings, henna body art, other performances, and silent auction. Attire: 'Side Show Chic' - Prizes for the most chic attire When: Saturday,February 27th beginning at 7pm. Afterparty 10-Midnight Where: Sheraton Wilmington South 365 Airport Road New Castle, DE 19720
    • Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition: It's the 2016 Lights of Life Gala (formerly known as Southern Lights) at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino from 7pm to midnight. Join the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for an evening of living and giving featuring breast cancer survivors. Visit the Lights of Life website: www.debreastcancer.org/lights to make your reservation, for sponsorship details and more information. You can also contact mmarshall@debreastcancer.org or call 302-672-6435.
    • Hagley Museum : Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Hagley Museum, 201 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807 Description: Science Saturday – Pump it Up! February 27 – Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m. Included with admission Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Dive into a different kind of water power and explore hydraulic pumps. 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

  • Wednesday, March 2
    • Resident Ensemble Players- University of Delaware: Location: Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts 110 Orchard Rd., Newark, DE 19716 Description: Come see the REP’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”! The unforgettable characters and events from Harper Lee’s beloved classic novel come to vibrant life in this powerful and moving drama. While Scout, Jem, and Dill discover compassion for their mysterious and misunderstood neighbor Boo Radley, their idyllic childhood is shattered by prejudice, bigotry, and violence when their widowed father Atticus Finch – a lawyer of courage and integrity, is asked to defend a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman in Depression-era Alabama. This timeless story, told through the eyes of a child, presents both social injustice and compassionate heroism in situations that resonate powerfully in today’s headlines. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will run from March 2- March 20. Matinee performances are at 2pm and evening performances are at 7:30pm. Special School Matinees on March 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 9:30am. For tickets, please call the REP Box Office at 302-831-2204 or by visiting our website at www.rep.udel.edu. Prices range from $15-$29. For more information contact: REP Box Office 302-831-2204 or visit www.rep.udel.edu/the-plays/Pages/mockingbird.aspx

  • Thursday, March 3
    • Child Care Professional Network : Child Care Professional Network presents Early Childhood Education Career Fair on Thursday March 3rd from 5:30pm to 8pm at DCIU Education Services Center on 200 Yale Avenue in Morton, PA. If you are interested in a career in Early Childhood Education Center, working with young children from birth through school age, you should attend! Free Admission! Come prepared with several resumes and be prepared to meet in person, administrators that are hiring teachers, teacher aids, directors and more! To register contact CCPN no later than February 20th. If you would like to find out more about CCPN or become a member, contact John Sperduto at 484-238-4270 or visit www.ccpnpa.webs.com

  • Saturday, March 5
    • Delaware Mineralogical Society: Time: 11 AM till 5 PM Location: Delaware Technical and Community College Description: 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, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Mineralogical Society For more information contact: Wayne Urion (302) 998-0686 or visit www.delminsociety.net

  • Saturday, March 12
    • NCC Dept of Community Services: Time: 10 AM - 12 NOON Location: Art Studio, 310 Kiamensi Rd, Wilmington, DE Description: FREE CREATIVE ART SATURDAY Art of Frida Kahlo (Women's History Month) Saturday, 3/12 10-12noon For more information contact: Art Studio 302-995-7661 or visit nccde.org/artstudio

  • Monday, September 26
    • CAB Calloway School of the Arts & Charter School of Wilmington: Time: 10a - 5p Location: 100 N. Dupont Rd, Wilmington DE 19808 Description: If you’re in need of a new mattress, please come out and shop around. There will be fantastic name brands and amazing deals. Proceeds from the sale will help us to reduce the price of the New York City Arts Immersion Trip in December. You’ll sleep well knowing that you’ve contributed to this worthwhile cause. Proceeds Benefit: Arts Immersion Trip for CCSA & CSW students For more information contact: Mrs. Badger @ CAB 302-651-2700



Ongoing Events & Announcements

  • After School Art Classes: Every Tuesday join in the fun and educational enrichment activities at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington from 4pm to 5pm. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy crawlers and dynamic dinosaurs! Our step-by-step method breaks the drawing down into simple shapes which students can easily master. We also cover key elements of art theory for a well rounded lesson. Classes are ongoing. Homeschoolers welcome! Save time and money by purchasing online lessons for home use ($4.99 per lesson) available for instant digital download at www.etsy.com/shop/kidsartlessons Come join the fun, invite a friend! Sign up today! For more information contact: kidsartlessons1@gmail.com
  • 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: Andrew Wyeth Plant Studies Exhibition August 29, 2015 through January 31, 2016 Throughout his seven-decade career, Andrew Wyeth was constantly inspired by two regions—Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he had lived since birth, and Cushing, Maine, where he had spent each summer. Wyeth immersed himself in the distinctive qualities of these geographic locations and reinterpreted their mood and meaning to him through the filter of his memories and imagination. The exhibition includes many rarely seen works on paper by Andrew Wyeth that demonstrate his minute observation and distinctive use of color. Although much care and attention went into their creation, these works were largely unseen in the artist’s lifetime. See museum website www.brandywinemuseum.org for more For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
  • Delaware Tax and Financial Services Campaign: Volunteer during tax season! If you are comfortable using a computer, enjoy meeting and talking with people, want to make a difference in the lives of others and would like to learn a new skill call 302-655-0803. The Delaware Tax and Financial Services Campaign could use your help this tax season.
  • Drama Kids of Wilmington: Do you have a dramatic child? Or one that just wants to explore their creative side? Come join our Drama Kids family today! See our website for all our locations to pick one nearest you. www.dramakids.com/de1 or call 302-477-1025 Proceeds Benefit: none For more information contact: Courtney Clarke 302-477-1025 or visit www.dramakids.com/de1
  • Hagley Museum: Time: 10 am - 4 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Winter Weekday Tours Two-hour guided tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guests will visit Eleutherian Mills Residence, the first du Pont family home built in America; the First Office of the DuPont Company; a restored nineteenth-century machine shop in the Powder Yards; and the restored workers’ community. The property and Visitor Center exhibitions will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for guests who would like to walk or browse on their own. The Museum Store and the Belin House Organic Café will also be open. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.Hagley.org
  • Hagley Museum: Time: 10 am - 4 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Winter Weekends Guests can explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and grounds of Eleutherian Mills at a self-guided pace. Demonstrations of historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day. The Workers’ Hill community is open for visits including the Belin House Organic Cafe. Complimentary timed tickets for guided tours of the Eleutherian Mills Residence, the first du Pont family home built in America, will be provided to guests upon arrival. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.Hagley.org
  • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: Time: 8 pm to 10 pm Location: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory Description: Mt. Cuba Observatory presents a Public Night on January 11 and 25. This event consists of a talk about a subject of astronomical interest followed by observing using the observatory's telescopes. A planetarium show will be presented if skies are cloudy. Programs are for persons age 10 and above. Cost is $2 for persons age 10-18 and $3 for those over 18. Reservations are required. Call the observatory for reservations(654-6407). See the web site (mountcuba.org) and the Public Night tab for further information. For more information contact: observatory staff (302) 654-6407 or visit mountcuba.org
  • Resident Ensemble Players- University of Delaware: Location: Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts 110 Orchard Rd., Newark, DE 19716 Description: Come see the REP’s production of “Wait Until Dark”! Prepare to gasp, shudder, and be on the edge of your seat in this ingenious thriller which inspired the classic film that garnered an Academy Award nomination for Audrey Hepburn.This murderous game of cat and mouse begins when criminal mastermind Harry Roat discovers that his big score has gone missing. Unbeknownst to Sam and his recently blinded wife Susan, Roat’s treasure has mistakenly fallen into their possession. Or has it? Sam leaves town on business as Susan, still adjusting to her own personal darkness, suddenly finds herself at the center of Roat’s nefarious plan in this suspenseful, breath-holding drama. “Wait Until Dark” will run from January 20-Februrary 6. Matinee performances are at 2pm and evening performances are at 7:30pm. For tickets, please call the REP Box Office at 302-831-2204 or by visiting our website at www.rep.udel.edu. Prices range from $15-$29. For more information contact: REP Box Office 302-831-2204 or visit www.rep.udel.edu/the-plays/Pages/dark.aspx
  • The Tatnall School: Busy Bees Program: Held each Wednesday for six weeks, this free hour-long program will give children and their families the opportunity to create and learn in Tatnall's Preschool. For more information contact: Sharon Vandiver - (302) 892-4285 or visit www.tatnall.org/admissions/admissions-calendar/index.aspx
  • University of Maryland Extension: The University of Maryland Cecil County Extension Office is hosting four Women in Agriculture Suppers, followed by presentations on topics such as Social Media, Retirement Planning, Agriculture Law Issues and How to Start a Business. Attendees may attend as many suppers as they wish. The suppers will start at 6pm and finish around 9pm. Suppers will be help January 21st, February 18th, March 24th and March 31st at the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd in Elkton, MD. For more information call 410-996-5280.
  • Wilmington Drama League: Presents an original musical which asks what happened next to Scrooge. Scrooge had a cathartic experience on Christmas Eve. Inevitably, the holiday euphoria subsides. With mirth and music, Wilmington Drama League alumni Kate Monaghan and Matt Casarino ask in this new show if he can keep those resolutions. “Resolutions,” directed by Henry Porreca, runs Jan. 29-Feb. 7 at the League “Resolutions” runs Jan. 29-Feb. 7 at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 and Feb. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors and students, $12 for children and discounts for groups. For tickets, call (302) 764-1172 or go to www.wilmingtondramaleague.org. Drama League programs are supported, in part, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information contact: Drama League, 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org
  • Wilmington Public Library : Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm Location: 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Description: Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement (DACA) will provide Free Tax Preparation and e-Filing assistance. This free tax service is available to those with limited incomes for Families earning $51,000 a year and Singles $32,000 a year. When: Tuesdays: Jan. 26, 2016-April 5, 2016 3:30 to 6:30pm Wednesdays: Jan. 27, 2016-April 6, 2016 3:30 to 6:30pm Where: Wilmington Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 (302) 571-7400 How: You must call for an appointment (302) 656-8200 Sorry no walk-in taken. Visit our webpage to learn more about this program and what you need to bring with you wilmington.lib.de.us. For more information contact: DACA 302-656-8200 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/11/18/free-tax-preparation/


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