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Monday, March 10
- Africa Conference 2014: The Africa conference is Monday, March 10 from 9am to 3pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The conference links Delaware businesses, faith communities and individuals with top experts on Africa, providing insight on trade opportunities and issues including human rights challenges, sustainable development, food security and global health. The conference includes a variety of speakers and workshops, including keynote speaker President Bill Clinton. For more information, call 302-573-6345 or visit www.coons.senate.gov/opportunityafrica/rsvp.
- Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: Mt. Cuba Observatory presents Public Nights on March 10 and March 24. These events consist 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 $1 for persons age 10-18 and $2 for those over 18. Reservations are required. Call 302-654-6407 or visit www.mountcuba.org
Wednesday, March 12
- Brandywine River Museum of Art: Catherine Marie Charlton, the award-winning pianist, will perform original piano improvisations and compositions inspired by the works of the Wyeth family on March 12 from 1pm to 3pm. Her album Red Leaf, Grey Sky: Piano Improvisations was the winner of the 2013 Independent Music Awards. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
- Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc.: The Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI) provides a standards-based education for pregnant and parenting teens with unique outreach, mentoring and supportive service promoting empowerment and self-sufficiency. Come meet DAPI students, staff and community partners and learn about their life-changing program at the DAPI Empowerment & Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, March 12 from 7:30am to 9am at Ed Oliver Golf Club. Please RSVP by March 3rd. Call Golden Ford-Jones at 302-764-9740 or visit www.dapi.org
- The Arc of Salem County: The Arc of Salem County Board of Directors is hosting an Open House Kick-Off Event for Walk-2014 on Wednesday, March 12 at 10am. The Open House will take place on Wednesday, March 12, 2013 at 10:00 am. Enjoy networking with members of the community and learn how you can help people with disabilities. The Arc of Salem County is at 150 Salem Woodstown Road in Salem, New Jersey. For more information, call 856-935-3600 or visit www.arcsalem.com
Thursday, March 13
- Art Salad at DCCA: Art Salad is a free lunchtime discussion forum on Thursdays through March and April from 12pm to 1pm at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Artists, historians, educators, and curators share multi-point perspectives into the world of contemporary art. You are welcome to bring a lunch or order from visiting food truck partners. For more information and a list of discussions, call 302-656-6466 or visit www.thedcca.org/content/art-salad
Friday, March 14
- Choose Health Delaware: Delawareans who are uninsured or underinsured are invited to this Get Covered Enroll-a-Thon at Del Tech Community College Terry Campus ETB- Building 700 Room 758 on Friday, March 14 from 1pm to 3pm. Delaware’s certified and bilingual Marketplace Guides will be available to help Delawareans navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace website and enroll in a plan before March 31 to receive coverage in 2014. For more information, call 1-800-318-2596 or visit www.ChooseHealthDE.com
- Christiana Fire Company: Kick off St. Patrick's weekend with Irish food, amazing entertainment, Irish beer on tap, door prizes and raffles at Christiana Fire Company on March 14 from 7pm to 12am. Enjoy the Irish buffet, DJ entertainment by Above & Beyond, and Irish Dancers from the McAleer School of Irish Dance! Tickets are $15; cash bar. For more information, call 302-731-0237, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.christianafc.org.
- Delaware College of Art and Design: The 5th Annual High School Art Exhibition is March 6 to March 14 at the Delaware College of Art and Design. Each spring, DCAD holds a showing of some of the best high school artwork. The 2013 exhibition featured work by students from 26 high schools in 6 different states. An opening reception will be held for participants and their families Thursday, March 6 from 5pm to 8pm. The exhibition will open to the public Friday, March 7. For more information, call 302-622-8000 or visit www.dcad.edu
- First State Smyphonic Band: The First State Symphonic Band's 36th concert season opens at Faith Baptist Church in Pike Creek on March 14 at 7:30pm. This year, enjoy an original march written by one of First State Symphonic Band's own musicians. For more information, call Melinda Gregory at 302-540-1049.
Saturday, March 15
- 2nd Chance Resale and Consignment Event: Delaware's Largest Children’s Resale is Saturday, March 15 from 7:30am to 12pm at Gauger Cobbs Middle School. Infant to Jrs sizes, toys, equipment, outdoor toys & more. Proceeds benefit Cribs for Kids, Warehouse Student Ministries, and the March of Dimes. For more information, call Lise Esper at 302-836-1914 or visit www.2ndchancechildrensresale.com
- BlueGold All-Star High School Basketball Games: The 15th Annual Blue Gold High School All-Star Basketball Games will be held at the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center on March 15. The games feature the top high school senior boys and girls basketball players in Delaware, which promises to make this an exciting event once again! Elena Delle Donne will be inducted into the BlueGold Basketball Hall of Fame, and players from the Philadelphia Eagles will play against sponsors and VIPs. This year promises to be one of the most exciting games in event history! Proceeds benefit Best Buddies Delaware. For more information, call Amanda Foxman at 302-691-3187 or visit www.bestbuddiesdelaware.org/bluegold
- Delaware Children's Museum: A royal weekend awaits you at the DCM! Unleash your inner Prince & Princess with the aristocratic activities and enjoy enchanting performances of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. On Saturday, March 15 experience excerpts from the First State Ballet Theatre's production of Cinderella! On Sunday, March 16 at 1pm, the Delaware Children's Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty. DCM Prince & Princess Weekend festivities continue all weekend long with fun, hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy! For more information, call 302-654-2340 or visit www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org/prince-and-princess-weekend/
- Grow Your Own Food at DEEC: Plant a garden and harvest your own fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs on Saturday, March 15 from 10am to 12pm. Learn how to plant any-sized garden. DuPont Environmental Education Center will discuss site selection, soil testing and amendments, early spring planting, and other basics of vegetable gardening. In partnership with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. This event is free, but pre-registration is required at 302-656-1490 or visit www.duponteec.org.
- PAWS for People Winter Conference: "Perfect Pairing: People & Pets," is an information-packed day for all pet lovers and enthusiasts. The PAWS for People Winter Conference is Saturday, March 15 from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Delaware School for the Deaf. Cost is $45 per person. There will be 20+ workshops on pet behavior, training, communication, plus featured speaker Rob Teti, DVM, holistic veterinarian and founder of Chenoa Manor. For more information, call Wendy Lewis at 302-351-5622 or visit www.pawsforpeople.org
- VFW Post 7687: VFW Post 7687 in Chesapeake City, Maryland is having an oyster feast fundraiser on Saturday, March 15 from 3pm to 6pm. Cost is $25 per person. Space is limited, so you have to buy your tickets in advance! Call 410-885-5217.
Sunday, March 16
- Hagley Museum and Library: On Sundays in March, visitors can get a taste of Hagley for only $5. They will get to sample much of what our members value so much – the beautiful Brandywine, the historic powder yards, the first du Pont family home in America. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events.html
Thursday, March 20
- Girl Scout Service Unit 629: Come see what Girl Scouts is all about at our spring recruitment on Thursday, March 20 from 7pm to 8pm at Silverside Church. This event is open to all girls from Kindergarten through 11th grade. Meet other girls and leaders. Have a little fun with some STEM activities. Maybe make some new friends! For more information, call Jen Kenney at 302-494-7018
- Welcome Back Osprey: Celebrate spring migration and the return of the DEEC Osprey on Thursday, March 20 from 10am to 11:30am at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. View the spring migrant through binoculars, play an Osprey game and read and Osprey story. Tickets are $8 for members and $14 for non-members. For more information, call 302-656-1490 or visit www.duponteec.org.
Friday, March 21
- Chadds Ford Elementary School: Chadds Ford Elementary School is hosting an art show on Friday, March 21 from 7pm to 10pm and on Saturday, March 22 from 10am to 4pm. It features works by over 70 local and regional professional artists from the Brandywine Valley and beyond. For more information, call Diane Micklin at 484-832-8173 or visit cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow
Saturday, March 22
- Christiana Fire Company: Christiana Fire Company's 1st Annual Gun Show is Saturday, March 22 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, March 23 from 9am to 4pm. A variety of vendors with new, used and antique fire arms and ammunition will be on Site for buying, selling and trading. There is a $5 entry donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the Christiana Fire Company. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.christianafc.org.
- Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village: The Delaware Agriculture Museum will hold there annual benefit auction, bake sale and flea market on Saturday, March 22 starting at 8am. Live and Silent Auctions begin at 9am. To donate items please drop off at the museum or call 302-734-1618. For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org
- Delaware Breast Cancer Coaltion: Join DBCC for the Bridal Gown Extravaganza Sale on Saturday, March 22 from 9am to 4pm at the Delaware State Fairgrounds Dover Building in Harrington, DE. Everything must go! All gowns will all be priced at $50. The event will also feature bridal assistants and dressing rooms. For more information, visit www.debreastcancer.org/brides/
- Diane Drulis Foundation: Join the Diane Drulis Foundation on Saturday, March 22 from 7pm to 11pm at the Atlantic Sands Hotel on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach for an evening of delicious food, drinks, and dancing! Your “Night in Nashville” includes performances by scholarship recipients, a silent auction, music by DJ Mike Warren, and much, much more! Tickets are $45 per guest in advance or $55 at the door. For tickets and information, visit www.dianedrulisfoundation.org
- Heroes Night at the Chase: Join The Ronnie G. Williams Foundation at the Chase Center for a night of fun for a good cause on Saturday, March 22 at 7pm. Look forward to live entertainment, food provided by local restaurants, silent auction and raffles. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Hero Fund for local officers recently wounded in the line of duty. For more information, call 302-425-4890 or visit www.thergwfoundation.org/
- Wilmington Jaycees: How well do you know Wilmington? The Wilmington Jaycees 2014 Scavenger Hunt will be on Saturday March 22nd, 2014 starting at 10 AM. The start will be at Junior Achievement in Wilmington. Tickets are only $10 this year for Jaycees and non-Jaycees. Bring as many friends as possible. All ticket sales benefit Junior Achievement. Ticket Sales now open. Check out our website for details on how to register your team. Just visit www.wilmingtonjaycees.com.
Sunday, March 23
- American Lung Association : The 51st Caesar Rodney 2014 Half Marathon is Sunday, March 23. The 5K begins at 8:15am; half marathon starts at 9:30am. This has been named Race of the Month in the March 2014 issue of Runners World! Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association. For more information, call 302-425-4890 or please click here.
- Delaware Children's Theatre: The Delaware Children's Theatre presents Seussical The Musical on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm until March 23! Don't miss this fantastical musical featuring the Cat in the Hat and other colorful characters from the mind of Dr. Seuss. For tickets and information, visit www.dechildrenstheatre.org.
- Real Charitable House Wives of Delaware: Real Charitable House Wives of Delaware is holding a cut a thon at Aalon Pasca to benefit Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which donates free wigs to patients who lost their hair due cancer treatments. The cut a thon is Sunday, March 23 from 12pm to 4pm. 8 inches of hair is required; haircuts and complete style are free. For more information, call 302-428-1338 or visit www.realcharitablehousewives.com
Wednesday, March 26
- Brandywine River Museum of Art: Join in “Lighting a Local Fire” Presentation and Book Discussion at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Wednesday, March 26 at 7pm. Aldo Leopold and Ted Browning will both discuss the environmental movement that took root locally in the work of the Brandywine Conservancy in the discussion of their books "A Sand County Almanac" and "Notes from Turtle Creek." The discussion will be led by Conservancy staff on issues raised by both writers and learn how historic developments in land stewardship and conservation have shaped the look and feel of this region. The presentation is free for members and included in museum admission. The museum and galleries will open at 6pm. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- New Castle County Camp Open House: Staff will be on hand to accept registrations and answer any questions you may have about New Castle County Summer Camps on Wednesday, March 26 from 4pm to 7pm at the Gilliam Building. For more information, call Heather Mergenthaler 302-395-5632 or visit www.nccde.org
Thursday, March 27
- American Lung Association in Delaware: In its 51st year, the Caesar Rodney Half Marathon marks the unofficial start to the Delaware running season on Thursday, March 27. The 5K begins at 8:15am and the half marathon will start at 9:30am. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association in Delaware. For more information, call Susan DeNardo at 302-737-6414 or visit www.lunginfo.org/caesarrodney
- Delaware Association for the Blind: Join Delaware Association for the Blind at Dining in the Dark - a journey of taste, sound and touch on Thursday, March 27 at Deerfield Golf Club. The dinner will be held under blindfold. All proceeds benefit programs for the blind. Tickets are $100 per person. For more tickets and information, call 302-998-5913 or visit www.dabdel.org.
- Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve: Volunteers and community involvement are two keys to any organization's continued success. This March, the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve invite the community to join them for a volunteer open house at the Marshall Steam Museum to celebrate the continued efforts of their dedicated volunteers and show how you can join the fun on Thursday, March 27 from 7pm to 9pm. Whether you are a train- or history- junkie, love the grounds and gardens at Auburn Heights, or just want to meet new people, you are guaranteed to learn something new. For more information, call Susan Randolph at 302-239-2385 or visit www.AuburnHeights.org
Friday, March 28
- Garage Sale at Trinity Presbyterian Church: Come shop at Trinity Presbyterian Church’s Community Garage Sale Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29 from 9am to 2pm. Proceeds benefit local mission and ministry causes. The Garage Sale is open to the public and FREE. There is plenty of parking. The entire sale is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 302-475-5495 or visit www.trinitypresby.org
Saturday, March 29
- 2nd Chance Children's Resale: The 2nd Chance Children's Resale at Gunning Bedford Middle School is Saturday, March 29 from 7:30am to 12pm. Proceeds benefit Cribs for Kids and Warehouse Student Ministries. Admission is free. For more information, call 302-836-1914 or visit www.2ndchancechildrensresale.com.
- St. Elizabeth High School: St. Elizabeth High School’s 10th annual live and silent auction will have a New Orleans theme this year! “Bidding on the Bayou: St. E in the Big Easy” will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the St. E Center. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets, which include a gourmet buffet, wine, beer and soda, are $35 for individuals, $60 per couple, with reserved tables for eight available for $300. The annual event is sponsored by the St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association and the Parent Liaison Group and benefits the school’s Technology and Scholarship Funds. For more information, please call Kathleen Houghton 302-225-8675 or visit www.sehs.org
Sunday, March 30
- Christiana Fire Company: Christiana Fire Company is holding a Basket Bingo on Sunday, March 30 starting at 1pm. Cost is $20 for 20 games, $10 for an additional 20 games. Proceeds benefit the Christiana Fire Company. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.christianafc.org
Friday, April 4
- New Castle Public Library: Join The Lego Club on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at 3:30pm at New Castle Public Library! They'll give you the theme, and you use your creativity to build. This event is for ages 6 and up. For more information, call 328-1995 or visit www2.nccde.org/libraries/NewCastle/Youth/default.aspx
Ongoing Events & Announcements
- American Cancer Society: Are you looking for a way to help out in your community? Become an American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteer and help transport cancer patients to and from their treatments! The American Cancer Society provides the training and works with volunteers on a flexible schedule! Learn more by calling 302-324-4227 or visit www.cancer.org.
- AYUSA Foreign Student Exchange Program: Open your home to a highschool student from one of 60 different countries. There are over 450 students to choose from. The student will become a part of your family and participate in activities in your home and at school. Learn about a different culture and share what makes the USA so great! Students reside in your home for the semester or the academic year. This is a non-profit organization and part of a J-1 visa exchange program. There is no compensation for hosting a student. AYUSA is affiliated with the Department of State and is in good standing. For more information, call Dawn Longfellow at 302-690-3003 or visit www.ayusa.org
- Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport: Experience all that the Brandywine Valley has to offer for less with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport! For $35 per adult, and $75 per family of up to 2 adults and 3 children, get one-time entry to over 11 museums and gardens in the Brandywine Valley including Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Rockwood Mansion, and Winterthur. For more information, visit www.visitwilmingtonde.com/passport2013.
- 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: Age 12 to adult $5, seniors $4 and children $3, under 3 years free. Zoo Members/no charge. More info at 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.
- DEAWRA Water Quest Scavenger Hunt: The Delaware Section of the American Water Resources Association (DEAWRA) will be hosting their 6th Annual Water Quest Scavenger Hunt. Participants will follow clues throughout the entire state in search of water related sites pertaining to history, science, liesure activities and entertainment. Cash prizes will be awarded. Registration is FREE! Please visit deawra.org/scavhunt for official rules.
- 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.
- Hagley Museum and Library: Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. This exhibition runs from April 6 through March 31, 2014. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events.html
- 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
- Historic Odessa Foundation: Have you ever wanned to step back in time and be a part of history? Here's your chance. The Historic Odessa Foundation is now looking for volunteers at the Historic Houses of Odessa, a treasure of historic homes and buildings in the heart of Delaware. Volunteers are needed as museum docents, tour guides, gardeners, and for the library, reception, and administrative duties. For more information, visit www.historicodessa.org.
- 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.
- Nehemiah Gateway CDC: Volunteer now with the Delaware Tax Campaign to support low-income Delawareans with free tax preparation and access to financial services. Positions available: Tax Preparer, Financial Coordinator, Greeter, and Interpreter. The tax program runs from January 15 through April 15. To volunteer, call 302-655-0803 or visit www.nehemiahgateway.org
- 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.
- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: The latest major exhibition at Winterthur, Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience, delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. It opens Saturday, April 20 through January 6, 2014. For more information, call 302-888-4600 or visit www.winterthur.org
- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: The Flowering of American Tinware at Winterthur runs May 18, 2013 through May 4, 2014. This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from Ephrata, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York. These beautiful, hand-painted objects feature decorative techniques that have been in use from the early 1700s to today, and include cups, coffee pots, toys, and household items, brightly colored and hand painted with fruit, flowers, birds, and borders. For more information, call 302-888-4600 or visit www.winterthur.org
- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: On loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art, this unique exhibition at Winterthur features hand-painted portraits of individual eyes. In this late-18th-century art form, fragile watercolors were meticulously dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory ensconced in jewelry forms. Lavishly adorned with jewels, the portraits set into brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, most from England, are few in number. The collection the Skiers have assembled is considered the largest of its kind, with only some 1,000 suspected to exist worldwide. "The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection" runs September 21 through January 5, 2014. For more information, call 302-888-4600 or visit www.winterthur.org/lookoflove
- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Yuletide at Winterthur will delight you with visions of holidays of old and inspire you to create your own spectacular celebrations. Yuletide’s festive attractions feature recreations of winter festivities of the du Pont family in Delaware, including the spectacular tree in the Conservatory awash with glittering glass ornaments and Winterthur’s newer tradition, the famous dried flower tree. Members free, $20 for nonmembers. Yuletide at Winterthur runs from November 23 through January 5. For more information, call 302.888.4600 or visit www.winterthur.org
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chester High School Class of 1962
Date: June 07, 2014
Location: Springfield Country Club
Contact: 610-358-1996 or email email@example.com