WSTW Community Calendar

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  • 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
    • Kay's Kamp : Bring your appetite to The Kenton Ruritan Club on Main Street in Kenton for a delicious Chicken BBQ! Lunch is served from 10am to 1pm. The chicken platter is $8 and includes a roll and Choice of two sides. Chips, Cole slaw, or Baked Beans. Hotdog & Chips is $2.00. Water & Soda Available for $1.00. All proceeds benefit Kay's Camp.
    • Mancus Foundation: Get ready for this summer with the Mancus Foundation’s fundraiser “Hawaiian Luau” To be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, at the Elk’s Lodge #307, 1310 Caruthers Lane in Wilmington. Cost is $49.00 a person. All proceeds benefit Delawareans with physical and developmental challenges. This event will feature appetizers, buffet dinner, dancing with DJ Paul Freeberry of American Pie, and a hula contest. We will also have gift basket raffles, a fifty–fifty raffle and door prizes. So dig up your old Hawaiian shirt and buy your tickets online at www.mancusfoundation.org, or mail check to Mancus Foundation tickets P.O.Box 10043 Wilmington, DE 19850. For further information contact Alan Costabile at 302-690-8254 or www.alan@mancusfoundation.org Proceeds Benefit: Delawareans with physical and development challenges For more information contact: Alan Costabile 302 690 8254 or visit www.mancusfoundation.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!
    • New Castle Jaycees: The New Castle Jaycees are hosting a beauty pageant to recognize local boys and girls in age categories from 2 to 18 who wish to participate in a formal pageant. Winners of each category will be invited to ride in the Separation Day parade in Historic New Castle on Saturday, June 13th that will take place at New Castle Elementary School from 9am to noon. For more information contact: Candace Checchi 302-540-8208 or visit www.sepdayde.com/#!pageant/cxsd
    • OneRun Together: OneRunTogether’s Trail Blazin’ 5K Mud Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held at 8:30am on Saturday, May 30th at Camp Sankanac, 68 Bertolet School Road in Spring City. Challenging obstacles include pond/creek/swamp-crossings, waterslide, sand dunes, hill climbs, rope net, mud crawls, hay bales, and logging trails. The mission of OneRunTogether is to host challenging and exciting races that financially and spiritually benefit local cancer patients in need. In order to lighten their emotional and financial burdens, the group donates 100% of its profits to the cause. For registration information, please refer to the website at www.oneruntogether.org or call 610-733-2181. Proceeds Benefit: Benefits local cancer patients For more information contact: Vern Murphy 610-733-2181 or visit www.oneruntogether.org
    • 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
    • St. Catherine of Siena Church: It's the Third Annual Community Garage Sale at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Thirty or more consignment shops will sell goods in the church parking lot located on 2503 Centerville Road in Wilmington from 8am to 1pm. For information please contact Mary Gispert at 302-239-1699 or mogispert@gmail.com For more information contact: Mary Gispert 239-1699 or visit www.scswilmde.org
    • The Color Vibe: Come get C R A Z Y with us!!! The Color Vibe is coming to Elkton on May 30th and wants you to experience the most #VIBErant 5k of all time! Grab your friends and family and join us as we blast you with lots of fun, epic beats and TONS OF COLOR while you run/walk our course. You'll come as a blank canvas and leave a colorful mural!! A portion of our proceeds will also go towards a local charity, The Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County! Sign up now before spots fill up! The run takes place at 128 W. Main Street in Elkton and begins at 9am. http://www.thecolorvibe.com/elkton.php# #ColorVibeElkton Proceeds Benefit: The Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County For more information contact: Color Vibe support@thecolorvibe.com or visit www.thecolorvibe.com/elkton.php
    • Union United Methodist Church, Bear, Del.: Union United Methodist Church in Bear welcomes all to its all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner this Saturday, May 30th. The church is located on 345 Schoolbell Road in Bear. $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12, free for kids under 5. Dinner is available at 3,4,5 and 6 p.m. Take-out available. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage. For tickets please call Deli at 302-322-8562 or Jermayne at 302-328-3415. Proceeds Benefit: Union United Methodist Church For more information contact: Deli Ross, 302-322-8562

  • Sunday, May 31
    • Diamond State Base Ball Club: Diamond State Base Ball Club is Delaware's amateur 19th Century Base Ball Team. We serve to demonstrate the spirit and ideals of the National Pastime's earliest days. Our club's name, uniforms and the rules by which we play are based upon those used by the original Diamond State Base Ball Club, which was formed in Wilmington in 1865. We hope that you will join us for an afternoon of old time ball and family fun at our historic ballfield at Ft. DuPont State Park or at our other games around the state. Bring a chair or blanket and witness history come alive! For more information contact: diamondstatebbc@gmail.com or visit www.diamondstatebaseball.com
    • HAGLEY MUSEUM : Walking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission. Reservations requested, call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi -- 302-658-2400 x 238 or visit www.Hagley.org

  • Tuesday, June 2
    • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights: Evenings at the Museum: Comparative Firing Up Demonstration of a Steam Car -The firing up demonstrations of a steam car is always at hit during Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights Preserve. During this special evening program at the Marshall Steam Museum, discover the differences among three distinct Stanley Steam Car designs and how the automobiles are fired up: horseless carriage, coffin nose car, and condensing car. Program starts at 6:30pm. Parking: Across the street from the estate in the museum’s event lot. Admission: $5; Free FAHP Members & Volunteers. Visit www.auburnheights.org for more information and a complete schedule for these evening programs. Proceeds Benefit: Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (FAHP) For more information contact: Jesse Gagnon 302-239-2385 education@auburnheights.org or visit auburnheights.org/
    • National Kidney Foundation: Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm Location: Citizen's Bank Park Please join the National Kidney Foundation and Sidney the Kidney at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, June 2nd for a night of kidney health awareness and FUN! Tickets are only $20 (before Website fees). A portion goes back to the NKF! All seats will be located in the Pavilion sections 201-205. All fans will receive a Vintage Phillies Bobble Head! To purchase tickets, head to www.phillies.com/nkf and enter the password "NKF" Questions? Call 215-923-8611 We hope to see you there! Proceeds Benefit: National Kidney Foundation For more information contact: Mary Elizabeth 215-923-8611 or visit www.phillies.com/NKF

  • Wednesday, June 3
    • Boys & Girls Club: Join the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware for a fun evening of food, drinks, live music, auctions, and more! Stanley’s Tee-Off Reception & Auction takes place on June 3rd from 6 to 9pm at Delaware Park Race Tent, 777 Delaware Park Boulevard in Wilmington. Cost to attend Stanley’s Tee-Off Reception & Auction is $50 a person and $80 per couple. For more information and to register log onto www.bgclubs.org/stanleys
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: African Americans in World War I Lecture: Horace Pippin's experiences as a soldier in World War I greatly influenced his work as an artist. As he later commented, "The war brought out all of the art in me." Pippin served in the 369th US Infantry Regiment, also known as the Harlem Hellfighters. Chad Williams, author of Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era, will discuss the fascinating history of this regiment and the significant impact of World War I on African Americans. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow. $15; $20, non-members. Tickets available online or by calling 610.388.8326. For more information contact: 610.388.8326 or visit www.brandywinemuseumshop.org/Events.aspx
    • Hagley Musuem: Stroll, jog, or cycle Hagley’s three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. On the last Wednesday of each month June 24, July 29 and Aug 26, bring along your dog for a stroll. 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. 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
    • St. Paul's Lutheran School: Join us for Family Fun Night on Wednesday, June 3rd! Activities include Bounce Houses, Craft Stations, Giant Bowling, Bring Your Own Shirt Tie-Dye Station, Bake Sale, Raffle, and Pizza Dinner. All are welcome! Family Fun Night runs from 5:30pm to 8pm. Proceeds Benefit: St. Paul's Lutheran School For more information contact: Stephanie Saienni or Meghan Riordan - (302) 368-0064 or visit www.st-pauls-lutheran-school.org/

  • Thursday, June 4
    • Friends of Wilmington Parks: Friends of Wilmington Parks presents the 8th Annual Jasper Crane Rose Garden Party at Brandywine Park in Wilmington from 5pm to 8pm. The Evening Will Honor the Memory of Jasper Crane, a Founding Patron and Developer of the Rose Garden. Hosted by Isabella Speakman Timon. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres by Penn Bistro. Wine & Beer by Moore Brothers. Music by Grüv Jazz Combo. Silent Auction. Proceeds Benefit: Friends of Wilmington Parks. For more information contact: Friends of Wilmington Parks, 302-656-3665 or visit friendsofwilmingtonparks.org

  • Friday, June 5
    • Chapel Street Players: "Company" from June 5 through June 20. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends explain the pro’s and con’s of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious, yet accurate, array of interactions. Songs include, "Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive," and "Another Hundred People." For more information contact: Box office at 302-368-2248 or visit www.chapelstreetplayers.org/company/
    • Delaware College of Art and Design: DCAD’s Continuing Education Program offers courses open to the community and certificate programs in Art and Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, and Web Design, and a Combined Web and Graphic Design Certificate. All students and faculty in the Continuing Education Program are invited to participate in the annual exhibition which spotlights the work and assignments completed through the coursework in the program. A free opening reception and CE information session will be held Friday, June 5 from 5 to 8PM in the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery, in conjunction with Wilmington’s Art Loop event. For more information contact: Jane Campbell at jcampbell@dcad.edu or visit www.dcad.edu
    • Relay for Life of Central Delaware: Relay for Life of Central Delaware is an overnight event hosted by the American Cancer Society to help raise cancer awareness and funds for cancer patient treatments and programs. The event is dedicated to honoring cancer survivors, lighting candles for those who have lost their battle to cancer, and pledging to fight back and find a cure. This event takes place at Delaware State University from 6pm to 6am. Proceeds Benefit: the American Cancer Society For more information contact: Maggie Sullivan 1(302) 669-6323 or visit www.relayforlife.org/centralde
    • 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
    • Wilmington Drama League: “Wonderland!” – directed by Valerie Hutchinson, under the musical direction of Penny Carmack, with choreography by Joe Francisco – is a light-hearted adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass.” Along with many of your favorite characters of Alice’s Wonderland, you’ll also meet a gospel group called The Responsibilities, the Dixie Chicks who accompany Humpty Dumpty and many more. Come hear and see “Jabberwocky” sung and danced as you’d never imagine! Children and adults alike will thoroughly enjoy this fun-filled adventure into Wonderland! “Wonderland!” runs June 5-14 at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. June 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. June. 7 and 14. Tickets are $15, with group discounts available. For more information contact: Drama League, 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org

  • Saturday, June 6
    • Easter Seals: Walk With Me : Enjoy a morning of music, face painting, food and fun while we raise funds and awareness for Easter Seals at the Philadelphia Zoo! Registration takes place by the Zoo Balloon, then participants will proceed to Impala Lawn to meet our Ambassadors, pick-up a t-shirt, meet our sponsors and snack before we hit the trail! The day begins at 7:30am with Check In at 8:30am. 5k Race Starts at 9:15am. Proceeds Benefit: Easter Seals For more information contact: Jacqueline McClure 484-459-3953 or visit wwm.easterseals.com/site/TR?fr_id=3556&pg=entry#.VK_ll010zDd
    • Elk Neck State Park: Get a jumpstart into celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day to hike the Beaver Marsh Trail at Elk Neck State Park in North East, Maryland. Have your hiking shoes ready to enjoy and explore Mountain Laurel filled forests and lively marshy habitats. Meet at the Beaver Marsh Trail Head at Rogues Harbor for this 2 mile hike. Day-use fees apply ($3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident). The hike begins at 10am. For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer jeanette.thayer@maryland.gov or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
    • Gymboree Play and Music: Gymboree Play & Music of Wilmington is gearing up to celebrate our third annual Baby Prom! This year all proceeds will benefit Exceptional Care for Children in Newark. Exceptional Care for Children improves the lives of technology-dependent children and their families through skilled nursing, transitional, and palliative care. They are a haven for healing fragile bodies when improvement is possible and a refuge for nurturing vulnerable spirits when a cure is unattainable. Gymboree Play & Music will be kicking off our events with a Sidewalk Sale on June 6th from 9 Am to Noon at our location on Concord Pike in Concord Village Shopping Center. Our sidewalk sale will feature gently-used children’s items, special discounts from our partners Fortunoff furniture, Salon 926, and Catch 202. The Kona Hawaiian ice truck will be on site for water ice along with other snacks that will be available for purchase. Our week of Baby Prom build up will culminate in our Ties and Tutus dance on Sunday, June 7th from 1 pm to 4pm. Please join us for this exciting weekend! More information is available on our website at www.FirstStateKids.com. You can learn more about Exceptional Care for Children by visiting www.ExceptionalCare.org. Gymboree Play & Music of Wilmington could not be more excited to share this wonderful weekend with you and your little one! We look forward to seeing you at the big dance. Gymboree Play and Music of Wilmington (302) 477-0553 Amber@FirstStateKids.com Proceeds Benefit: Exceptional Care for Children For more information contact: Amber Money (302) 477-0553 or visit www.firststatekids.com/baby-prom
    • 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.

  • Sunday, June 7
    • St. Anthony's Italian Festival : The St. Anthony’s Italian Festival returns on Sunday, June 7 and continues through Sunday, June 14. The 2015 Festival theme is Abruzzo, a region to which many in Delaware’s Italian-American community trace their ancestry. The Festival’s opening Sunday features its renowned Gala Concert. Throughout the week, the Festival will feature Italian food and drink, classic and modern live music, a dramatic lighting of the historic church building, authentic Italian products, and family rides and games. The final Sunday features the annual Festa Patronale, with Mass and a procession of saints through the streets of Wilmington’s Little Italy. Weekly passes are available online for the discounted price of $12 (through 6/5/2015). Otherwise, weekly passes are available on-site for $15. Daily admission is $5 for ages 14 to 61 and free for seniors (over 61). Children (under 14) also receive free admission when accompanied by a parent or guardian (age 18 or older). Proceeds raised benefit St. Anthony of Padua Grade School. For more information contact: Anthony Albence: (302) 421-2790 or visit www.stanthonysfestival.com/

  • 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/

  • Saturday, June 13
    • Tinicum Township Community Day: Flea Market, car show, entertainment, games, prizes, vendors, historical tours and more! Governor Printz Park in Essington, Pennsylvania from 9am to 3pm. For more information contact: cara@theshadowsradio.com or visit www.tthsdelco.org/community/
    • Westside Family Healthcare: Westside Family Healthcare, Delaware’s largest non-profit community health system, hosts our 25th Annual 5K/10K the Westside Way! Race/Walk on Saturday, June 13, 2015. This year's theme is superheroes! Come dress as your favorite super hero. There will be a free post-race party on the deck of Kelly’s Logan House. Registration opens at 7:30am. Funds raised through this event go directly towards covering the cost of quality care for Westside’s uninsured patients. Register online at www.thewestsideway.org. For more information contact: Stephanie Patterson or visit www.thewestsideway.org.

  • Sunday, June 14
    • Climb Out of the Darkness: Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness™ is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery. Funds raised support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress (http://postpartumprogress.org) We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2015, to be held Sunday, June 14, 2015. We will have 2 locations and times this year to try and cover the whole state. A Climb will be held at Cape Henlopen State Park at 9:00am. For more details you can contact Anne DeCaire at 302.547.4882 or annedecaire@gmail.com. The other Climb will be held at Lums Pond State Park in Area 2 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The Lums Pond Climb will have lots of family friendly activities, so be sure to mark your calendars! Proceeds Benefit: Postpartum Progress For more information contact: Megan O'Hara, 302.528.6270 or visit www.crowdrise.com/meganohara1-cotd2015/fundraiser/meganohara1
    • DE Pedals 4 Parkinson's: "Bike to Brunch for a Cure" is a fundraising event to speed a cure for Parkinson's. Choose a distance that suits your ability and enjoy a scenic bike through the Brandywine Valley. Join family and friends after the ride for a guest bartending brunch event with music, raffles and a silent auction. Come for the ride or brunch or BOTH! Proceeds Benefit: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research For more information contact: Beth Friedman (302)530-4009 or visit www2.michaeljfox.org/goto/DEPedals4Parkinsons
    • 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
    • Magical Journey Motorcycle Ride : Start your engines! Exceptional Care for Children (ECC) is preparing for the inaugural Magical Journey Motorcycle Ride with Rommel Harley Davidson. Registration begins at 10:30am and kickstands up at 11:30am. Ride takes place along Route 9. Online registration is $20, plus $10 for a passenger and Day of registration is $25, plus $15 for a passenger. The ride ends at Rommel Harley Davidson in Smyrna with a post ride party! Musical Entertainment, ECC Video Viewing, Raffle Items, Food & Fun! Please consider joining the magic as we embark on another journey of a lifetime for some truly deserving children. Your support of this event will help fund the Magical Journey 2015 and ensure that these children can experience the magic of Walt Disney World this Fall! For more information and to register, log onto www.exceptionalcare.org

  • 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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