WSTW Community Calendar

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  • Saturday, November 1
    • Delaware Futures: On Saturday, November 1, Delaware Futures will host its 6th annual 5K. Register the morning of the race for $25. Registration begins at 8am; the race starts at 9am sharp at Joe’s Crab Shack on the Wilmington Riverfront. Delaware Futures is a college preparatory program that helps students develop the skills needed to excel in college. Every donation helps a student get one step closer to a college education. Delaware students deserve a chance at a successful future. You can make that possible. For more information about the 5K Race or Delaware Futures, contact Delaware Futures Program Manager Natalie Payne at 302-652-8619 ext. 6, or visit www.delawarefutures.org
    • Hagley Museum and Library: Dig into the garden that fed the du Pont family in the 1800s at the next Hagley walking tour: "What's for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens" on Saturday, November 1 and November 8 at 11am and 2pm. This is the only tour that interprets the E. I. du Pont garden. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested; call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. For more information, visit hagley.org
    • JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes: JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 1pm at Silver Lake Park in Dover. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. That's why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF — the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D. For more information, call Catherine Pardo at 302-888-1117, or visit www.walk.jdrf.org
    • New Castle County: The New Castle County Paramedic Academy is hosting a 5k for the Stephanie Callaway Memorial on Saturday, November 1 at Rockwood Park in Wilmington. Registration begins at 10am. For more information, or to register online visit Races2Run.com. You can also call Richard Ross at 860-368-8895.
    • Sts Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church: The annual Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 3pm with delicious homemade Ukrainian food, desserts, gift items and basket raffle. For more information, call Father Stephen Hutnick at 302-798-4455 or visit www.sspeterandpauluoc.org
    • Union United Methodist Church: Union United Methodist Church in Bear holds a rummage sale and flea market on Saturday, November 1 from 8am to 3pm and Sunday November 2 from 10am to 2pm. Please call Deli Ross at 302-322-8562 for information. Proceeds will go towards the church's roof fund. For more information, visit www.unionmethodist.org

  • Sunday, November 2
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Sunday, November 2 is Pirate Adventure Day! Enjoy free admission from 9:30am to 12pm. Set sail for a morning of amazing adventures for all ages as Pirate Day returns to the museum! Create pirate-themed crafts, participate in a rope-tying demonstration led by Pirates of the Northern Star, hunt for art treasures in the museum, and hear daring tales of journeys at sea presented by Hedgerow Theatre. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
    • Delaware Veterans: The 16th Annual Toys for Tots 5k Run/Walk is Sunday, November 2 at the Delaware Veterans Post #1, 2535 Veterans Dr. in Wilmington. Registration begins at 8am, and the race starts at 9am. To register online, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Florie Henry at biaglow0725@msn.com or Kelle Munoz at kellemunoz@gmail.com.
    • Little Sister of the Poor: The 32nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Fall Harvest Festival is Sunday, November 2 from 12pm to 5pm at the Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark. Come join the Sisters for delicious spaghetti, family friendly fun, games, baked goods, raffles, crafts, take-out & more. For more information, call Debbie Strengari at 302-368-5886 or visit www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org.
    • Wilmington Drama League: Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama about racism and redemption in the South is as pertinent today as ever. The play captures the heartbreak, intensity and social commentary of this timeless classic and lays it bare on the stage. "To Kill a Mockingbird" runs from Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2 on weekends at the Wilmington Drama League. For more information, call 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org

  • Monday, November 3
    • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: The next Public Nights at Mt. Cuba Astronominal Observatory are on November 3 and November 17. 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. Cost is $1 for persons age 10-18 and $2 for those over 18. Reservations are required at 302-654-640). For more information, visit www.mountcuba.org

  • Wednesday, November 5
    • Delaware Theatre Company: The death of a family member is never easy and seldom funny, nor is it easy to accept or deal with. Written by Los Angeles based comedy writer Steve Bluestein, "Rest, In Pieces" is a fresh dramatic comedy about a delightfully dysfunctional family. We all cope with loss in our own way, but "Rest, In Pieces" evokes strong emotions as we see reactions we don’t expect, don’t agree with, or can’t help but laugh at. "Rest, In Pieces" runs at DTC from November 5 through November 23. For ticket information, call 302-594-1100 or visit www.delawaretheatre.org/plays/restinpieces
    • Dining with Diabetes: Join Maria from the University of Delaware, Cooperative Extension for Dining with Diabetes. This program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members. The three-class series includes diabetes education, cooking demonstrations, and tasting of healthy foods with a holiday focus. Participants will take home recipes and knowledge about how to manage diabetes in their daily lives. The classes are November 5, 12, and 19 from 10am to 12pm at the Wilmington Library. Cost is $45. To register call 302-831-1239 or visit extension.udel.edu/fcs/nutrition/dining-with-diabetes/
    • Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group: Join the Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group, meetings are the First Wednesday of each month at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center from 6pm to 7pm. These support groups reach out to patients, families, and friends looking for emotional support and learn new ways to cope with Multiple Myeloma. For more information, call the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at 302-623-4500.

  • Thursday, November 6
    • Delaware Right to Life: Please join Delaware Right to Life for their annual fundraising banquet featuring national activist and speaker Troy Newman on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Christiana Hilton. To register, please visit visit www.derighttolife.org

  • Friday, November 7
    • MDP Cancer Fund: The Kennedy Black and White Ball is a charity black tie fundraiser to benefit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center's Special Needs Funds. This is 7th Annual Ball thrown by the MDP Cancer Fund on Friday, November 7 from 7pm to 11pm at Harry's Ballroom on Naamans Rd. For information, visit www.mdpcf.org
    • St. John the Beloved : The St. John the Beloved Holiday Craft Show is Friday, November 7 from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, November 8 from 10am to 3:30pm. Proceeds benefit the SJB Food Closet and Emmanuel Dining Room. For more information, call Leila Lyons at 302-998-5994 or visit sjbcraftshow.weebly.com
    • St. Mark's United Methodist Church: November Noel at St. Mark's UMC is Friday, November 7 from 11:30am to 8pm and Saturday, November 8 from 8am to 2pm. Pancake breakfast with Santa is Saturday from 8am to 10am. For more information, call Janice at 302-994-8108.

  • Saturday, November 8
    • Autism Delaware: "Speakeasy for Autism" is Saturday, November 8 at World Cafe Live at The Queen from 6pm to 11pm. The fun begins as soon as you buy a ticket for Autism Delaware's 16th annual fall auction gala. You get the password to get into the juice joint! With good food, good drink, and extensive live and silent auctions, the event promises to be the bee's knees--and proceeds benefit the people and families who need Autism Delaware's programs and services statewide! For more information, call Deanna Principe at 302-224-6020 or visit www.autismdelaware.org
    • Christiana Presbyterian Church: The 11th annual holiday fling at Christiana Presbyterian Church is Saturday, November 8 from 10am to 3pm. For more information, call Judy Lane at 302-737-0212.
    • Delcastle Holiday Craft Fair: The Holiday Craft Fair at Delcastle Technical High School is Saturday, November 8 from 9am to 3pm. Cost to rent is $30. Vendors supply their own table. Proceeds benefit Delcastle Student activities. For more information, call Vonetta Pierce at 302-995-8113.
    • Holloway Terrace Fire Co.: Holloway Terrace Fire Company is hosting a Scrapbooking fundraiser on Saturday, November 8 from 9am to 9pm. Scrapbooking fee is $30 which includes generous cropping space, lunch, dinner, and snacks through-out the day, plus you will help support our first responders at Holloway Terrace Fire Co. For more information, call Vickie Snyder at 302-652-1582 or visit www.ht20fc.com
    • Immaculate Conception Parish: The 1st Annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk at Immaculate Conception School is Saturday, November 8 at 10am. There's music, moon bounce, face painting, refreshments, and prizes. Register online at www.icschoolweb.org and click on the turkey.
    • Red Clay Consolidated School District: The Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Parent Advisory Council (RCPAC) will host the 8th annual Red Clay Family Resource Fair on Saturday, November 8 at John Dickinson HS from 10am to 1pm in the school gymnasium. Staff from all Red Clay schools and the district office, along with state and local community agencies will provide over 100 exhibits that includes hands-on opportunities, displays, resources, games, give-aways and refreshments. For more information, visit www.redclay.k12.de.us or contact Chris Miller, event coordinator at 302-552-3815
    • St. Helena's Church: St. Helena's Church is hosting an Old-fashioned Christmas Bazaar and Huge Attic Treasures Flea Market on Saturday, November 8 from 9am to 8pm and Sunday, November 9 from 8am to 1pm. The Food Court is open all day Saturday with a Spaghetti Dinner starting at 5pm until it's sold out. Sunday Breakfast Buffet starts at 8am. For more information, call 302-764-0325, ext. 100 or visit www.sainthelenas.org
    • VCF Ruritan Club: Veterans with a Veteran’s ID card and their families are invited to a free spaghetti dinner at the VCF Ruritan Club, 29 Ruritan Ln.in Viola on November 8 from 3pm to 7pm. The public is welcome to join in honoring our veterans for a $3 dinner fee. A silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will take place that night as well. Please call Cliff Hudson at 284-8906 for more information.

  • Sunday, November 9
    • Mark J. Dowling Foundation: The Mark J. Dowling Foundation is hosting it's very first 5K event on Sunday, November 9 to raise awareness of sarcoma and give support to those in need, fighting for and along side a loved one. Registration begins at 9am at Dravo Plaza. This is a run/walk, family event with a bounce house for the kids and entertainment for them as well provided by Funtastix. Massage therapists wil be on hand, a DJ, and lots of wonderful raffles. For more information, visit markdowling.org
    • St. Stephen's Lutheran Church: Seven Rings will perform a free concert at on Sunday, November 9 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Wilmington at 4pm. Originally playing irish music, they have since expanded to classic rock, with a little country and bluegrass thrown in. Concert is free, but free-will offerings to cover costs will be accepted. For more information, call 302-652-7623 or visit www.saintstephenslutheranchurch.org

  • Saturday, November 15
    • Hagley Walking Tour: "Workers' World": Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory at the next Walking Tour at Hagley Museum and Library, Workers' World. The tours run at 11am and again at 2pm on Saturday, November 15. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary on Workers’ Hill. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested at 302-658-2400, ext. 261. For more information, visit www.hagley.org/event/walking-tour-workers-world-nov-15

  • Monday, November 24
    • The Cancer Support Community: Blood Cancer Family Support Group! On the fourth Monday of each month from now until December, there will be a meeting for coping with Blood Cancers. It's for patients, families and friends who are seeking emotional support. The meeting is from 6pm to 7pm at 4810 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington. For more information, call 302-995-2850 or 302-661-7300



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 River Museum of Art: The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspires a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen at the Brandwine River Museum of Art. The installation derives from immersive walks taken by Jensen throughout the summer months in the landscapes along the Brandywine and its tributaries. The verdant slopes, quiet footpaths, native flora, historic towns and small discoveries are all subjects in Jensen’s photographic work. The artist is known for embracing new photographic technology as means to explore landscape and he will continue to push the medium with this new work. It will be displayed now until November 16. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
  • 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
  • Kalmar Nyckel: The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel — or become a "pirate" with the crew on special pirate sails. For more information, call 302-429-7447 or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org for the sail and tour schedule.
  • 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


Class Reunions

  • Christiana High School Class of 1974
    Date: September 27, 2014
  • Location: Newark Country Club
    Contact: email chs1974.reunion@yahoo.com
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