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  • Monday, July 6
    • Hagley Museum: "Unraveling Stories" Gallery Experience: Walk through Hagley’s experimental from 12pm-3pm, one-object exhibition, “Unraveling Stories,” and read the 10’x12’ rug as a curator does, from a variety of perspectives. Explore the stories that this large, hand-made hooked rug has to tell about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the Du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family. Gallery guides will be on hand to provide in-depth detail on the exhibition. Guests are invited to try hooking and add to Hagley’s community hooked rug. Included in admission. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Hagley Museum (302) 658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events-programs

  • Tuesday, July 7
    • Wilmington Library : Take Control of your Diabetes! Are you a Medicare patient living with diabetes or know someone who is? If so, a new program called "Everyone with Diabetes Counts" offers FREE diabetes education classes, taught by trained health care workers, right here in your area. Through these FREE classes you can expect to learn about: -Diabetes and its risks -the role of diet and exercise -the importance of regular doctor exams, and annual foot & eye exams -how to maintain willpower in a world of temptations -how to manage medications and much more! WHO: Quality Insights Project Coordinator, Mary Rodgers, RN WHEN: Six Classes- Every Tuesday: July 7th, 14th, 21st, August 4th & 11th TIME: 10-11:30AM WHERE: Wilmington Library 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 HOW: Please pre-register for this free program by calling 1-855-376-9382 For more information contact: Lisa Frank 302.571-7401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/05/06/take-control-of-your-diabetes/

  • Thursday, July 9
    • DBCC: Join Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and The Wilmington Blue Rocks for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game! Start time is 6:30pm at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington. Cost is $9. Breast Cancer survivors get in FREE! "Pink" Blue Rocks Jersey auction and raffle, Survivor Lap & "High Five Tunnel" before the game! DBCC merchandise for sale too. Purchase tickets & FREE survivor tickets online at dbcc.ejoinme.org/BlueRocks

  • Saturday, July 11
    • Asthma Camp: Children ages 7-11 years old with moderate to severe asthma have the opportunity to enjoy an overnight summer camp experience in the beautiful Lewes beach community! In addition to learning how to manage asthma, campers will also participate in traditional camp activities like sports, arts and crafts, and swimming! The event will take place at Children's Beach House Lewes, DE July 11th at 8am. Transportation is provided with stops in Wilmington, Dover and Seaford! For more information contact: Nicole Goldsboro, ngoldsboro@lunginfo.org
    • Delaware Jaycees: Bounce out the Stigma is a free basketball clinic for kids 8-20 of all skill levels, abilities, and with any and all challenges who do not feel comfortable in a mainstream athletic environment. "Mighty Mike" Simmel (www.bounceoutthestigma.org) comes to Delaware for two days only, brought to you by Delaware Jaycees. Event is FREE but you must apply/register on website! This event will take place at St. Catherine's of Siena on July 11 or 12, 9:00-2:00. Pre-registration application required. For more information contact: Kelly Supranowicz (781) 588-2233 or visit www.delawarejaycees.com/event-registration/bounce-out-the-stigma
    • Hagley Museum: Science Saturday: Bridge the Divide- Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Families will become engineers and be tasked with design a bridge to hold as much weight as possible. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. This event takes place July 11th from 1pm-4pm. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Hagley Museum (302) 658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events-programs

  • Monday, July 13
    • Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Camps: Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Camps Safe, Non-Contact Football Instruction for Kids Ages 6-14 Years Old. Camps led by professional coaches with supplemental instruction from Philadelphia Eagles Alumni Heroes. Develop football skills, athletic skills and confidence. Enjoy skill challenges, team contests, tournament action, awards, prizes! Camp instruction includes Heads Up Football--a USA Football curriculum. This event will take place from July 13th to July 17th at Wilmington, DE, Siegel JCC, 101 Garden of Eden Road from 8:30am-11:30am. Web: www.EaglesCamps.com Phone: 888-226-9919 For more information contact: Tom Finks 888-226-9919 or visit www.prosportsexperience.com/eagles/locations-and-dates/

  • Saturday, July 18
    • Hagley Museum: Fantastic Fibers at Hagley. Whether you sew, knit, hook, or knot, you will weave together a day of fun with this textile-focused family event. Guests will learn a new skill like weaving or felting and enjoy hands-on activities. Local artisans will demonstrate fiber-related talents. The event will take place July 18th at Hagley Museum from 10am-5pm. 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: Hagley Museum (302) 658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events-programs

  • Sunday, July 19
    • Elk Neck State Park: On July 19th “Elk River Exploration” 9-11am Explore the banks of Turkey Point by paddling the Elk River. Along the way learn to identify some of the animals that call this watery habitat home. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak and $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. This event is located at Elk Neck State Park 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901. For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer jeanette.thayer@maryland.gov or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

  • Thursday, July 23
    • The 19th Annual Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party: The Best of the Mainline & Western Suburbs Party is a fun event that celebrates excellence and raises funds for worthy local causes. The people, places, services and restaurants that have received an esteemed Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs award use this night to showcase why they are worthy of their title. Guests are excited to get out, see old friends, make new ones, dance, drink, and sample the vast array of delicious food and enjoyable products offered by our winners. This event will take place July 23rd from 6pm-9pm at Drexelbrook Mansion 4700 Drexelbrook Drive Drexel Hill, PA 19026. For more information contact: Christa McLaughlin 302-656-1809 or visit www.bestofmainline.com
    • The Brandywiners, Ltd.: Come out for Fiddler on the Roof at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theater in Kennett Square, PA! The show will be performed every night from July 23rd- August 1st. Curtain is at 8PM. Get your tickets today at www.brandywiners.org

  • Saturday, July 25
    • Hagley Museum: Science Saturday: Tune Into Science-Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Discover the science of sound. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. This event takes place from 1pm-4pm on July 25th. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Hagley Museum (302) 658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events-programs
    • New Castle County: Come out for our 2nd annual National Dance Day at Glasgow Park Rte 40 & Rte 896, Newark, DE. Last year’s event was a success and we expect this year to be even better! This is a fun filled family day, where we will learn some amazing dance routines, from different cultural and ethnic groups. Bring your families out for a great time! Wear your most comfortable athletic gear, come prepared to sweat because it will be a workout, and bring water bottles! If you missed last year’s event, you definitely won’t want to miss this one! For more information contact: Carol Dougherty 302-995-7661 or visit www.nccde.org/artstudio
    • Pennsville (NJ) Fire & Rescue Company No. 1: It’s just like Horseshoes, but just a little different… Think your team can win it all…beat out all others? Think you can party with the best of ‘em? - BRING IT! This event takes place at Pennsville VFW Post #1952, 171 South Broaday, Pennsville, NJ 08070. Registration is from 11am-12pm. The Tournament starts at 1pm. - $30 per Team (16 y/o or older) of two or $10 for spectator only entrance - **CASH** Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Teams - Come out to support your favorite team, Eat, Drink and Shop at the On-Site Vendors. - DJ all day - 50/50 Raffle - Drink Specials Times: - Registration 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM - Tournament begins at 1:00 PM Location: Pennsville VFW Post #1952 171 South Broaday Pennsville, NJ 08070 Contact: (856) 491-5917 All proceeds of the benefits the Volunteer members of Pennsville Fire & Rescue Company No. 1. Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy all the fun, excitement, camaraderie and completion of the PFD 3rd Annual Washers Tournament!! Proceeds Benefit: Volunteer Members of Pennsville Fire & Rescue Company No. 1 For more information contact: Vice President Jeff Maddocks - (856) 491-5917 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1450813371881363/
    • Street Xpressions Arts Organization, Inc.: Come out and enjoy a trip through the world of the hip hop culture and learn the origin of these arts. From the days of tribes dancing in rituals to the activities of today. The hip hop culture is filled with the passion and knowledge of all those who came before us and those who are here now. From street artists who share their talents with every passerby to DJ's who have made mixing music into more than just playing a track. We at Street Xpressions bring all of it together each year with Free Reign. Unifying the city through positivity and expression. This day is guaranteed to entertain, whether with our live art and graffiti showcase or exciting dance and rap cyphers even with the exhibitions line up. All the while hearing some of the best musical tracks to get you moving. This event will take place at Cool Spring Park, 10th & Van Buren St., Wilmington, DE. For more information contact: Vince Comegys-Davis 302-894-7386 or visit www.streetxpressionsarts.org

  • Thursday, July 30
    • The 27th Annual Best of Delaware Party: The Best of Delaware Party is a fun event that celebrates and raises funds for worthy local causes. It continues to be one of the most popular events in the state. The people, places, services, and restaurants that have received an esteemed Best of Delaware award use this night to showcase why they are worthy of their title. Guests are excited to get out, see old friends, make new ones, dance, and sample the vast array of delicious food and enjoyable products offered by our winners. This event will take place at The Chase Center on the Riverfront 815 Justison Street Wilmington, DE 19801 from 6pm-9pm. For more information contact: Christa McLaughlin 302-656-1809 or visit www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/Best-of-Delaware/2015-Homepage/

  • Saturday, August 1
    • Elk Neck State Park: Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the North East River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet on the North East Beach. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. This event will take place at Elk Neck State Park4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901 on August 1st from 6pm-8pm. For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer jeanette.thayer@maryland.gov or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
    • Water Works at Hagley: Celebrate water, its properties and uses. Make a splash with cool games like water balloon ring toss and water balloon long shot. Dive into ecology and try stream water testing and dissect leaf packs. Partake in our walking tour: H2 Oh! At 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Please dress to get wet. This event will take place at Hagley Museum and Library from 10am-5pm. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. 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 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Sunday, August 2
    • Newark United Methodist Church: Is your child looking for something creative to do this summer? This August, the Newark United Methodist Church (NUMC) will be hosting Music Factory 2015, a music and drama camp that has been nurturing children’s faiths through performing arts for 25 years. This year’s production is Barbecue for Ben by Donald F. Marsh, a humorous retelling of the Prodigal Son story. Auditions for Music Factory will be held on August 2nd at 12:15, in NUMC’s Heritage Hall and Sanctuary. Once auditions are finished, the camp itself will be held from August 3rd to 7th, with dress rehearsal on the evening of the 7th. Finally, the worship presentations will be held on the 9th at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Registration is $60 for grades K-3 and $120 for grades 4-8. This event will take place from 12:15pm on August 2nd- 12:30pm on August 7th at 69 East Main St. Newark, DE 19711. If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to send an e-mail to webmaster@newark-umc.org or call (302) 368-8774 during business hours. You can even visit NUMC itself at 69 East Main St. Newark, DE 19711 to get your answers personally. We look forward to sharing this great experience with you and your children! Proceeds Benefit: N/A For more information contact: Donna Hitchner, (302) 368-8774 or visit newark-umc.org

  • Monday, August 3
    • West Side Grows Together: Join West Side Grows Together for our 2nd Annual Better Block Wilmington! From August 3-5, we will reimagine 2 blocks of N. Union Street by adding landscaping, outdoor seating, public art, performance spaces, interactive activities and other features to create a more engaging, pedestrian friendly area. In other words, we're having a block party! These elements were suggested the community through our Better Block Committee, as well as the West Side Grows Together Revitalization Plan and the WILMAPCO Walkable Community Workshop. Join us on the 500 & 600 blocks of N. Union Street for free from 11am-10pm. Family-friendly fun and to experience our vision for the future of this area! For more information contact: Aimee Lala 302-658-4171 or alala@westendnh.org or visit www.westsidegrows.org

  • Saturday, August 8
    • 2015 Chocolate Tour: Join us for the 5th Annual Chocolate Tour to support cancer research at Penn State University. There is something for everyone! Exciting events to choose from include the Foreman Foundation 10K run/race, the Mike Geltrude Foundation 5K or 10K walk and Cycling events (10, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 100 miles). With rest stops available every mile. Walkers and runners will enjoy local chocolate. This event will take place at Milton Hershey School Athletic Complex on August 8, 2015 from 6am-4pm. Cyclists will enjoy riding through the beautiful countryside of central Pennsylvania with its Amish farms, wooded areas, and covered bridges while visiting the historic chocolate towns of Hershey (home of Hershey's Chocolate), Elizabethtown (home of M&M Mars), and Lititz (home of Wilbur Chocolate Company). Aside from other cycling friendly food, rest stops have samplings of local chocolate and riders will be provided with a meal upon return. Registration is now open! Cost $30-45 before July 13. (prices increase to $40-$55 after July 13) The events start at the Milton Hershey School Campus. To register, get directions, and for more details, visit http://www.thechocolatetour.com/ or PennStateHershey.org/melanoma. All funds raised by the 2015 Chocolate Tour support cancer research to find a cure at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Proceeds Benefit: Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute cancer research For more information contact: Teah Batdorf, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center Administrator, (717) 531-1541 or visit www.thechocolatetour.com/
    • Science Saturday: Pump It Up: 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. This event will take place on August 9th from 1pm-4pm at Hagley Museum and Library. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Saturday, August 15
    • All-American Day: Diamond State Base Ball Club vs. Lewes Base Ball Club: Enjoy a historically accurate nineteenth-century “Base Ball” game between Diamond State Base Ball Club and Lewes Base Ball Club. Come early for “batting practice” and try out some other traditional nineteenth-century games, such as hoop-and-stick and tug of war. Ballpark food will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring your own seating - this game is very informal. This is a Let’s Move event. Activities are included with admission and free for members and visitors to the game only. This event will take place August 15th from 1pm-4pm at Hagley Museum and Library. Visitors to the game only should use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Sunday, August 16
    • Elk Neck State Park: Come join the fun on August 16th “Elk River Exploration” from 9-11am. Explore the banks of Turkey Point by paddling the Elk River. Along the way learn to identify some of the animals that call this watery habitat home. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak and $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. This event will take place at Elk Neck State Park 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901. For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer jeanette.thayer@maryland.gov or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

  • Saturday, August 22
    • Science Saturday: Stream Water Testing: Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Families will test the water of the Brandywine and learn about the health of rivers. This event will take place August 22nd at Hagley Museum and Library from 1pm-4pm. 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 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Wednesday, August 26
    • Hagley Musuem: Come join the fun at the Hagley Musuem Bike and Hike dog day! Visitors may bring their dogs on the last Weds of the month, normally not permitted on museum grounds, and walk our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. Dogs must be kept on leashes, and baggies will be provided to ensure visitors clean up after their dogs. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Visit our website for special activities and information on picnic totes sold by the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person. Free for members and children five and under. The event will take place on August 26th from 5pm-8pm. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: meg marcozzi 658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/event



Ongoing Events & Announcements

  • 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 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 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.


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