WSTW Community Calendar

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  • Wednesday, April 1
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Historic Property Tours Daily, April 1 through November 22 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, both National Historic Landmarks sites, and the Kuerner Farm. Each property may be toured individually or on package tours. See full details on our website. For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org

  • Thursday, April 2
    • Cab Calloway School of the Arts Piano and String Student Boosters: Join Cab Calloway School for Violin Virtuoso Xiang Gao with Wilmington Strings and Piano Students! Reception begins at 6PM in the Lobby to meet the artist and enjoy accomplished piano and strings students, followed by the concert at 7 pm in the Cab Calloway Theatre. Concert tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for student, $15 for seniors. Concert plus Benefit Reception tickets will be available for $75 per person (limited number). For more information contact: JULIE C. JOHNSTON CCSA Piano and Strings Booster Group juliej@mail.med.upenn.edu or Mary Jane Reeve CCSA Piano and Strings Booster Group Member Office: 302-999-6347 mjgr@verizon.net

  • Friday, April 3
    • Delaware College of Art and Design: Enjoy the best student work from the last year, created by students in the Delaware College of Art and Design Associate of Fine Arts Degree Program, in the Annual Student Show 18. The exhibition opens Friday, April 3 with a reception from 5 – 8PM, in conjunction with Wilmington’s Art Loop. Selected by studio faculty, the work on display represents a variety of assignments and media from each of DCAD’s six majors: Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. As always, the opening reception is free and open to the public. The Annual Student Exhibition 18 will be on display until April 24. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM to 9PM and Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4PM. For more information contact: DCAD: 302.622.8000 or visit www.dcad.edu
    • Newark United Methodist Church: On April 3rd, Good Friday, the Newark United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, with guest musicians, will present Patrick M. Liebergen’s “Light in the Darkness” as a Chorale Tenebrae service, which begins at 7 p.m. in the main Sanctuary. If you’re interested or have questions, visit NUMC’s website, email webmaster@newark-umc.org, call (302) 368-8774 during business hours, or feel free to visit us at 69 East Main St. Newark, DE 19711. For more information contact: Donna Hitchner, (302) 368-8774 or visit newark-umc.org

  • Wednesday, April 8
    • Delaware Theatre Company: Delaware Theatre Company presents A new Broadway-bound musical based on the award-winning children’s novel by Kate DeCamillo, "Because of Winn Dixie" is poised to become the first Broadway musical starring a live dog as the main character! A gentle, warm and enthralling story about the intimate friendship between a young girl and her dog, WINN DIXIE shows how the smallest act of kindness can ripple into a celebration of community. Tickets will sell fast for this show-the only way to guarantee seats is to subscribe. Young and old, alike, will find their lives changed...because of Winn Dixie. For more information contact: Box Office 302-594-1100 or visit delawaretheatre.org/plays/becausewinndixie

  • Thursday, April 9
    • Perry Anthony Salon and Salon and Spa Nework Benefit to Support Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation: Join Perry Anthony Salon and Spa Network Thursday April 9th from 7-9pm at Skyline Grill to help support the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation! There will be Live entertainment from Dj Andrew Hugh and Kris V & Richie D acoustic! Silent Auctions! Raffles! Along with special guest bartenders! Come enjoy a great night out to support an amazing organization raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer in our community. Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Ovarian Cancer FoundationFor more information contact: see our facebook page (perry anthony salon and spa network) for event details

  • Friday, April 10
    • Real Charitable Housewives: This is a fun night of dancing, food, drinks, desserts, friendship and charity in which women can dance the night away for charity at Harry Savoy Ballroom & Grill! So grab a dress and don a mask and have a great night from 7pm to 11pm. This is LADIES ONLY! No men, no one under 21 admitted. Proceeds Benefit: Autism Delaware For more information contact: Jill Fella rchdelaware@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/rchdmomprom

  • Saturday, April 11
    • Aldersgate UMC Spring Rummage Sale: It's the Huge 10th Annual Spring Rummage Sale at Aldersgate UMC on 2313 Concord Pike in Wilmington. Antiques, Collectibles, Unique Boutique, Children’s Items, Sporting Goods, Tools, Books, DVDs, Housewares, White Elephant, Appliances, Plants, Furniture, Rugs, Lamps, Pictures, Baked Goods, Breakfast, Lunch. Credit Cards Accepted. Sale runs from 8am to 2:30pm. Proceeds Benefit: Aldersgate United Methodist Church. For more information contact: 302-478-2575 or visit aldersgatede.org
    • Del Vets Women's Activity Club: Indoor yard sale and flea market! 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at2535 Veterans Drive, Wilmington, DE 19810 Multi-vendors, raffles, bake sale. Breakfast and lunch available. Household and kitchen items, furniture, plants, craft supplies, tools, glass art, Hummels, decorations, toys, children's items, colltibles, vintage items, gently-used items & much, much more. Proceeds Benefit: Local 501 Charities incl. Military Men and Women For more information contact: C.J. McCaffery or visit Cjmccaf@gmail

  • Thursday, April 16
    • Christiana Care Injury Prevention 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run for Children: The Christiana Care Trauma Program is hosting our Injury Prevention 5K Run/Walk and 1K Children’s Fun Run on Thursday, April 16th. Registration begins at 5:30pm, Race begins at 6:30. The event takes place at Christiana Hospital at 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road in Newark. This event is a celebration of life and success in the face of significant odds. For more information contact: Meghan Stayton (302) 733-4280 or visit www.active.com/newark-de/running/distance-running-races/injury-prevention-5k-run-walk-and-fun-run-for-children-2015?int=

  • Saturday, April 18
    • Benedictine Sisters : Spring Sale from 8am to 2pm! Books, clothing, household articles, craft material, knick knacks, toys, antique trunks and more for sale! A light lunch is available from 11am to 1pm. The Spring Sale is to benefit the Benedictine Sisters Retirement Fund and takes place at 14259 Benedictine Lane in Ridgely, Maryland. Rain date is April 19th.
    • Faithful Friends Animal Society : Faithful Friends Animal Society presents Barkitecture 2015. This wonderful event features a competition of custom-built dog houses, cat condos and pet furniture. Entries will be available for auction at the event with proceeds benefiting Faithful Friends Animal Society. Barkitecture takes place at Arsht Hall, located at 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, on Saturday, April 18, from 7pm - 10:30 PM. VIP Admission at 6:30 PM. Cocktail Attire. Hors d'oeuvres and light fare. Silent and live auctions. Don't miss the 2015 Pet Showcase featuring adorable adoptables and our Faithful Friends' own pet celebrities! Purchase tickets at https://friendraising.donorpro.com/campaigns/135/register
    • SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc.): Get Ready to Rock and Roar for SOAR at our “top hit” rock-n-roll themed event! Saturday, April 18th from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom on 2020 Namaans Road in Wilmington. Harry’s Savoy Grill “Hall of Fame” cuisine, Wine, Beer, & Signature Martinis. Dancing the night away to the live rockin’ sounds of Helixx. Photo Booth to document your star encounters. Raffle Prizes. Wide Range Silent Auction & Lively Live Auction. Featuring sporting events, getaways & one-of-a-kind treasures. Come dressed as your favorite Rockstar! For more information please contact Arlene Boles, Development Director (302) 655-3953, ext. 107 or email aboles@soarinc.com

  • Sunday, April 19
    • Brandywine Zoo: The 4th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Run/ Walk and Kids Run/Walk will take place Sunday, April 19 in beautiful Brandywine Park at the height of the cherry trees in bloom! Registration and check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. located inside the Brandywine Zoo by the Condors. At 9:15 a.m. the "Fox Fun Run/Walk" for kids starts - no registration is required. The 5K Cherry Blossom Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and registration is required. The 5K is a fast, flat USATF certified figure-8 course that winds around Brandywine Park, over the swinging bridge and past the Brandywine Zoo. The 5K entry fee is $25 pre-registration (until Thursday, April 16 at noon) and $30 day of event. For more information For race or sponsorship questions, email fowp@dca.net or call 302-656-3665. To register, visit http://www.races2run.com/events/cherry-blossom-5k/
    • Special Olympics Delaware: Spring is here, and that means it’s time to dust off your motorcycle and polish it up for the ninth annual Ride to the Tide to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. The Ride to the Tide is a police-escorted no-stops motorcycle ride that takes place on Sunday, April nineteenth. Bikers can either depart from Newark at ten-thirty or Dover at twelve noon. The ride ends with a complimentary lunch at Jake's Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach. The cost to participate is twenty dollars for drivers and fifteen dollars for passengers. For more information or to register, visit SODE dot org.

  • Thursday, April 23
    • Mosaic In Delaware: Join Mosaic In Delaware for a free one hour fundraising luncheon, where those who are served by Mosaic in Delaware share stories, videos and Testimonies. The luncheon takes place at Hockessin Memorial Hall from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Proceeds Benefit: Third Annual Partners in Possibilities For more information contact: 302.456.5995 | Angela McCloskey or visit www.mosaicindelaware.org

  • Friday, April 24
    • Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC): The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is making it easier for emergency responders in the Dover, Delaware area to step into that role by delivering a FREE U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified media awareness course that provides valuable insight into helping to understand how the media works and how best to work with available media outlets. This six-hour instructor-led course, AWR 209 - Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders, will be offered from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on April 24th, 2015 at, Delaware State Fire School, 1461 Chestnut Grove Road, Dover, Delaware, giving emergency responders the skills and knowledge they need to quickly adopt the role of a public information officer if and when needed and to communicate with the public through the news media.Registration is required for this course - Registration deadline is April 10th at 5pm. To register, contact Thomas Nesbella, State Homeland Security, 302-659-2353, or thomas.nesbella@state.de.us.

  • Saturday, April 25
    • Autism Delaware : Show your support for individuals with autism. Take part in this year’s Walk for Autism in Wilmington at Fox Point Park on Saturday, April 25th. The money raised during this fundraiser supports the critical programs and services needed by Delaware families and their loved ones with autism. Register today at autismdelaware.org. And don’t forget to set up your Walk for Autism fundraising page, too—at autismdelaware.org.
    • Society of St. Vincent De Paul : The Spring 2015 Parish Drive for the Poor & Needy, sponsored by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th at St. Margaret of Scotland Church on Frazer Road at Route 40 in Glasgow. Items accepted in good condition include, gently used clothing, furniture, house wares, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets, etc. which will be donated to Catholic Charities Catholic Thrift Shop. In addition, non-perishable food and personal care items will be accepted for our Emergency Food Closet. Donations will be accepted on Saturday from 5pm to 7pm and on Sunday from 8am to noon. Volunteers will be on hand to help load the items onto the truck, and tax receipts will be available. For more information, call 302-834-0225

  • Sunday, April 26
    • March of Dimes: Mark your calendars for the annual March for Babies on Sunday, April 26 at University of Delaware! Take part in the walk that saves babies from premature birth and birth defects. They’ll be the easiest steps you and your family will ever take. You’ll have fun, too! Join the millions of people who participate to support March of Dimes research and programs to give babies in our community a healthy start in life. Registration begins at 9am and the walk starts at 10am. Register today at marchforbabies.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    • 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. For more information, call 302-368-5703 or go to http://www.ironhill-museum.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/

  • 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: www.kintera.org/faf/home/ccp.asp?ievent=1126251&ccp=660124



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
  • 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
  • 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


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