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  • Tuesday, August 4
    • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve: This year the 4th annual Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Automobile Display returns to offer attendees a glimpse of what life was like when the automobile was a novelty. With this year’s special spotlight on Limos and Landaulets, visitors revisit the time when the profession of chauffeur first emerged. To celebrate the upcoming Auburn Heights Invitational, join us for this special preview event. Car owner and 2015 attendee Jared Cohen and his 1941Buick Limited 91F 6 Passenger Limousine will join us for an exclusive interview about his car and its history. In addition, the program will feature an introduction to the theme of Limos & Landaulets, a sneak peek at silent auction and raffle items, and free door prizes for lucky attendees. Admission: $5; Free for FAHP members and volunteers. Proceeds Benefit: Marshall Steam Museum/ Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve For more information contact: Jesse Gagnon, education@auburnheights.org, 302-239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org
    • Western District Advisory Council: National Night Out. Western District Advisory Council & New Castle County Police Dept.Join us to strengthen our neighborhoods, to bring awareness of crime and drugs. To support anti - crime programs. We will have bouncy houses, food, music, prizes, brochures, freebies, fire engines, K9 Unit. Come and join us for America's Night Out Against Crime. For more information contact: Sharon Evans (302) 994 7586
    • Wilmington Library : Join Mr. Michael Dixon from the Wilmington University for a discussion of the Women’s Right to Vote. This program examines the struggle to extend voting rights to women in Delaware and the nation. Using archival photographs, newspapers, cartoons, letters and speeches the organizing, petitioning, picketing, educating, and politicking that went on is presented in a lively way. It pays special attention to the time when vocal suffragists pushed the movement forward in Delaware. August 4th from 6pm-7pm at The Wilmington Library, P.S. duPont Meeting Room Register: http://tinyurl.com/Vote8415 Mike Dixon is a historian and writer whose research focuses on the mid-Atlantic's regional and local history. Addressing his areas of scholarship he has appeared on the Today Show, Public TV, and broadcast news programs, as well as in National Geographic, Southern Living, and Chesapeake Life. He is an adjunct history professor at Wilmington University. For more information contact: Lisa Frank 302. 571.7401

  • Wednesday, August 5
    • Wilmington Library : Learn to Speak Chinese!Join Charles McKinney @ the Wilmington Library every Wednesday in August from 3pm-4pm to learn the basics of the Chines Language. This class is Free to attend! Charles McKinney is a freelance writer, instructor and has lived in Asia for over three years! Wilmington Library, Jacob Broom Meeting Room 10 East 10th St. Wilmington DE 19801 302.571.7400 Register: http://tinyurl.com/Chinese8515 or www.wilmington.lib.de.us For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7401 or visit tinyurl.com/Chinese8515
    • Wilmington Library: Please join us for our last Summer Reading Event at the Wilmington Library to celebrate our Youth, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs. Come out and celebrate our Local Heroes. The Wilmington Police Officers read a book to children and their families. Also while you are here pick up your Summer Reading Kits to get started on your Summer Reading! Lots of great prizes and fun to be had! Adult Summer Reading Kits can be picked up at the Reference Desk. Youth and Teen Summer Reading Kits can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk. Summer Reading ends August 15th - so hurry- get your reading logs in!! Registration Required: Please call our the Youth Services Department (302)571-7412 or logon by going to: http://tinyurl.com/SummerReading8515 For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7401
    • Wilmington Library : Time: 10am Location: 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Come Out and Celebrate our Local Heroes!! Join us for our last Summer Reading Program with a Wilmington Police officer who will read a Wilmington Summer Reading Program to children and their families. Wilmington K9 Officers, Greta and Rex, will also be making a special appearance!. August 5th from 10:00 – 10:30 AM at the Wilmington Library: The Commons. Also while you are here pick up your Summer Reading Kits to get started on your Summer Reading! Lots of great prizes and fun to be had! The Summer Reading Program ends August 15th. Adult Summer Reading Kits can be picked up at the Reference Desk. Youth and Teen Summer Reading Kits can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk. Please register for this event online or by calling the Youth Services Department (302) 571.7412. For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/07/24/come-out-and-celebrate-our-local-heroes/

  • Thursday, August 6
    • Special Olympics of Delaware and the Hockesin Athletic Club: The Hockessin Athletic Club in Hockessin Delaware is hosting the 7th Annual HAC Camp Family Social to benefit Special Olympics of Delaware and Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual DisABILITIES (DFRC). This year's social will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 5-8pm. Our HAC Camp Family Social has a rich history of providing participants with a spectacular evening of fun as well as generating substantial revenue to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition to "dollar dunks" and a water rapids slide, the Social includes a silent auction, which is strongly supported by individuals, businesses and organizations in the community. The money raised is then matched by the Hockessin Athletic Club. All proceeds directly benefit the Special Olympics of Delaware.The camp has brought in over $40,000 in funding for Special Olympics of Delaware. Carnival games, carnival food, inflatables, face painting, crafts, water slide, and more! Open to members and non-members Proceeds Benefit: Special Olympics of Delaware For more information contact: Kelly Donaldson 302-239-6688

  • 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/
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The first Imagine Brandywine exhibition by high school artists and the first in the medium of photography features images on the subject of light inspired by Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs, by students from Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, PA; Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, PA; and Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA. The exhibit is open daily from 9:30 to 4:30pm. For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
    • Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic marks 87th year: On Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Hibernia County Park will welcome hundreds of musicians and music lovers to celebrate traditional music at the 87th annual Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic. Beginning at 9:00 AM, groups and individuals may register to play on the main stage. At 10:00 AM, the Old Fiddlers’ House Band, Remington Riders, will take center stage. Visitors can stroll through the event grounds and listen to the blend of music heard amidst Fiddlers’ Field. Lawn chairs are encouraged. Canopies, tents and alcohol are not permitted. An ATM will be on site. The Old Fiddlers’ Picnic also features more than 25 vendors offering a variety of craft items and novelties, as well as food options with menus ranging from BBQ and funnel cakes to smoothies. Wagon rides to the 19th century Hibernia Mansion will be offered throughout the day and the Mansion will be open for tours beginning at 1:00 PM. A $3 donation per person is requested. Instrument demonstrations, beginner jam sessions, and children’s activities are also planned. The rain date for the event is Sunday, August 9. Parking is $5.00 per car with no admission fee. Gates open at 8:30 AM. Call 610-383-3812 or visit www.chesco.org/ccparks for more information.
    • Rock The Mill Music Festival: Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: Rock the Mill Music Festival is an annual fundraiser for Newlin Grist Mill, a private non-profit historic site and environmental center located in western Delaware County. The organization maintains twelve historic buildings and 160-acres of open space with over 8 miles of hiking trails. The site is a community resource used for education and recreational purposes. Proceeds support preservation and restoration projects on the site. The festival takes place from 11am to 7pm at Newlin Grist Mill located on 219 S. Cheyney Road in Glenn Mills, PA. Featuring great food, activities for kids and nine musical acts over two stages, Rock The Mill is the perfect way to relax, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Cost: $15 advanced purchase, $20 at the gate, children 12 and under FREE. To see the official lineup or to buy tickets, check out www.rockthemill.org. For more information contact: info@newlingristmill.org, 610-459-2359 or visit www.rockthemill.org
    • 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
    • Ss Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Flea Market on Saturday, August 8, from 9am-1pm at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, near the intersection of Philadelphia Pike and Silverside Rd. Great variety of goods, snacks available, inside in air conditioning! Pierogies for sale! For more information contact: Fr Stephen 302-798-4455 or visit www.sspeterandpauluoc.org
    • Unbranded Dance : GRAND OPENING! Unbranded Dance will have its grand opening August 8th at 6pm. Events of the evening include: Meet the Director, Tour the studio, register for classes, a dance wear fashion show, door prizes, raffles and more. Join us for a family night of fun and help us introduce this new concept studio to our community! The grand opening takes place from 6pm to 8pm at 5502 S Dupont Hwy in the Woodside Shopping Center, Suite 4 in Dover. For more information contact: Meredith Covert / 302.538.9368 or visit www.unbrandeddance.com

  • Sunday, August 9
    • Best Buddies Delaware: Time: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Location: Dewey Beach Lion's Club The Dewey Beach Buddy 5K Run will benefit both the Boardwalk Buddy Walk and Best Buddies Delaware in an effort to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An untimed 1-Mile Fun Walk available to any who prefer a shorter distance than 5K (3.1 Miles). Event welcomes the community to attend for a celebration of community and friendship. All you can eat breakfast will be available to the public at 8:00 AM. $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12. The first 200 runners will be guaranteed race day t-shirts. For more information contact: Tom Waite - 3026913187 or visit www.bestbuddiesdelaware.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1142066

  • 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

  • Saturday, September 5
    • Tova Community : TOVA Community Health invites you to participate in their Annual James Faucett III Sickle Cell Awareness 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, September 5th. Registration opens at 9am and the race begins at 10am. Together, "Let's Break the Sickle Cycle". More more information and to register, visit www.race2run.com or call 302-654-6400.

  • Sunday, September 13
    • Kids Runway For Research: Kids Runway For Research, a solely volunteer-run nonprofit organization raising money for the childhood cancer research program for the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, is hosting their 6th Annual Runway Fashion Show event on September 13, 2015 from 12pm – 4:30pm. All Families are welcome to join. The Runway event is a fun-filled fashion show with our heroes, the pediatric cancer survivors, modeling clothing donated from local boutiques. There will be food from over a dozen local restaurants, entertainment, and both a silent and live auction. There will also be a kid’s corner with fun activities and games, plus a visit from the Minions! The event takes place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington DE 19801 Purchase Ticket Here: http://kidsrunwayforresearch.com/tickets



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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