WSTW Community Calendar

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  • Monday, May 25
    • Friends of Mt. Zion Cemetery: You and your family are invited to The Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Mt. Zion Cemetery on Lancaster Pike (next to the Granary). Monday, May 25th from 11am to 11:30am. Join in as we pay tribute to Veterans and others buried at this Historically Black Cemetery.

  • Wednesday, May 27
    • Saint Francis Healthcare: Families are invited to enjoy free balloons, face painting and health screenings as part of “Creating a Healthy Future Day” at Saint Francis Healthcare from 10am to 6pm. Family Medicine Residents, pharmacists and nutritionists can answer any general medical questions, and available screenings will include body mass index, blood pressure and checks for circulation issues. Spanish interpreters will be available to community members at no charge. For more information contact: 302-421-4970

  • Thursday, May 28
    • The Brandywine Pops Orchestra: The Brandywine Pops Orchestra under the musical direction of Dr. Michael Larkin will present its spring concert "Classial Pops" on May 28 at Springer Middle School at 7:00 p.m. The program will include light classical pieces by Tchaikovsky, Larkin, Strommen, and Handel and selections from stage and screen. Tickets are available at the door and are $10.00, $5.00 seniors, and students 18 and under admitted free of charge. For more information contact: Michael Larkin, conductor (302-475-5658) or visit brandywinepops.org

  • Friday, May 29
    • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: Mt. Cuba Observatory presents a Family Night on May 29. This event is aimed at families with children between 5 and 12 years of age. It consists of a planetarium show followed by observing using the observatory's telescopes. Cost is $1 for persons age 5-18 and $2 for those over 18. Event begins at 8pm. Reservations are required. Call the observatory for reservations(654-6407). See the web site (mountcuba.org) and the Family Night tab for further information. For more information contact: observatory staff, 302-654-6407 or visit mountcuba.org
    • New Castle County 4-H: Time: Join us on Friday, May 29th at Red Clay Presbyterian Church for a Quarter Auction to support the New Castle County 4-H Exchange group. Fabulous items from Thirty One, Origami Owl, Jamberry Nails and more will be auctioned off. Food and drink will also be available for purchase. Paddles are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 PM/ Auction starts at 7 PM. All proceeds go directly to the 4-H Exchange group to fund their trip to Colorado this summer. For more information contact: Kaitlin Klair 302-831-8965 or visit extension.udel.edu/4h/files/2012/08/May-News-Flash-2015.pdf

  • Saturday, May 30
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Annual Bonsai Show runs Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31. An outstanding selection of bonsai (ornamental trees and shrubs whose growth is trained using an ancient Japanese craft) will be on display in the Courtyard. Members of the Brandywine Bonsai Society will be present to demonstrate handling techniques and answer questions regarding special care of the trees. Free for members and included in Museum admission. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
    • New Castle County Farm Bureau : Sign up for the 3rd Annual Milk Run/Walk benefiting the Ministry of Caring's "Milk for Children Fund" and the Neighborhood House Inc. of Middletown on Saturday, May 30th at 9am! Help us to ensure the needy youth in Northern Delaware are receiving their recommended daily serving of milk all year long. Awesome awards and prizes including best costume and highest donating team. Fun for the whole family after the race; baby farm animals, children's straw maze, ice cream from local creameries and much more! Sign up today!
    • 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

  • Friday, June 5
    • Special Olympics Delaware: Now is your chance to be a part of history. You can carry the torch in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. This summer, the United States will host the world’s largest humanitarian event of 2015, the Special Olympics World Summer Games. You can join the excitement by helping to deliver the Flame of Hope as it passes through all 50 states on its way to Opening Ceremonies by participating in the Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America. The Unified Relay will come through Delaware on June 5. To find out how you can carry the torch for respect and inclusion, visit unifiedrelay.org. Beneficiary: Special Olympics Delaware. Sponsor: Bank of America

  • Saturday, June 6
    • Highmark : The 2015 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community takes place Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Bellevue State Park, Figure 8 Barn in Wilmington. This year's walk will benefit 18 health and human services organizations. Registration begins at 7:45am and the 5k Walk begins at 9am, with the 1-mile Fun Walk starting at 9:15am. To find out more, or to register, visit http://www.walkforahealthycommunity.org/
    • St. Joseph Church: Saint Joseph Church will have a Country Flea Market on June 6th from 9:00am until 2:00pm. Tables are available for innside St. Joseph Fellowship Hall or in the Church Parking Lot (off Walnut Street) for $20.00. The church is located on 1012 French Street, Wilmington Delaware. Contact St. Joseph Church @302-658-4535.

  • Monday, June 8
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival: The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival will open on Monday, June 8, and run through Saturday, June 13, at 345 Bear Christiana Road in Bear. On-site admission is $5 for ages 13 to 64, free for seniors, and free for children under the age of 12 (must be accompanied by an adult). Discounted passes are available in advance, with weekly admission passes for $10 and Mega-Passes (which include unlimited rides) for $35. The Family Carnival’s opening evening will feature a live performance by Dub Glenn. Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10, are Family Nights, when unlimited ride wristbands are just $20. Enjoy the music of Three Sheets on Tuesday night. The Remnants will perform on Wednesday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in “The Dugout. Thursday is Fireworks Night. Friday evening will feature Day Tripper. On Saturday, June 13, a traditional worker’s mass will be held at 3 p.m., and 24/Seven will perform at 7 p.m. under the big tent. Proceeds Benefit: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish For more information contact: Rich Yotter: 215-260-0173 or visit www.SetonFamilyCarnival.com/

  • Sunday, June 14
    • Senior Dog Haven & Hospice: Come join Senior Dog Haven & Hospice to celebrate our Third Birthday on June 14 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Oberod, 400 Burnt Mill Road in Wilmington. It will be catered by Buckley’s Tavern and topped off with cake and ice cream. Wine and beer will be available at a cash bar. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. This is a people only event. There will also be a silent auction. You will be able to view a “Journey Home” a Canine Collage which includes photos of all the 225 dogs that have been saved by Senior Dog Haven & Hospice. Please RSVP to info@seniordoghaven.org if you will be attending. The mission of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice is to rescue and re-home senior dogs and to offer hospice care to senior dogs in need.
    • SmartDrive : Join SmartDrive for their first “Cruisin with SmartDrive” car show on Sundy, June 14th at Wilmington University's Dover Campus. This event will feature 100 antique and classic cars! Join in the fun with great music, great cars, great food, and lots of good old fashioned FUN!!! Car participant, vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information log onto www.smartdriveusa.org or contact Susan Booker at susan.booker@smartdriveusa.org. Proceeds benefit SmartDrive, a defensive driving and advocacy group for teen drivers.

  • Saturday, June 27
    • First State Amateur Radio Club : Members of the First State Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 27 & 28 on the grounds of WDEL/WSTW at 2727 Shipley Road in Wilmington. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in publicly accessed locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For more information about Field Day, visit the Amateur Radio Relay League website, www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio or contact Bill Blatz at 302-482-5026

  • Thursday, July 23
    • 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, August 8
    • 2015 Chocolate Tour: Time: 6 m - 4pm Location: Milton Hershey School Athletic Complex Description: 2015 Chocolate Tour on August 8, 2015 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. 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/



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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