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Saturday, December 20
- The New Ark Chorale: The Christmas Bells Are Ringing Concert includes carols and hymns familiar to all, with an opportunity to sing along. The Chorale will be joined by the Wilmington Handbell Ensemble to help ring in the holiday spirit. Concert is from 3 to 5pm at Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main St., Newark. Tickets are $15; groups of 5 or more, $10 each. For more information contact Michele Alexander, 302-239-9752 or visit www.newarkchorale.org
- Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance: Capture the magic of the holiday season with world class dancers performing the 47th Annual Nutcracker Ballet at the DuPont Theatre, Saturday, December 20th at 2 pm and 7pm and Sunday, December 21st at 2pm and 6pm. The Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance, in partnership with the Metropolitan Ballet Academy, will host former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Michele Wiles as the Super Plum Fairy, and New York City Ballet soloist Zachary Catanzaro as her Cavalier. In a captivating story of Christmas dreams, young Clara falls in love with her Nutcracker prince and is whisked away to the enchanting Land of Sweets for a fairy tale adventure. Proceeds Benefit Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance For more information contact Tara Agne 302-655-1004 or visit www.wilmingtonballet.org
Sunday, December 21
- Brandywine River Museum of Art: Enjoy a Christmas Carols concert on Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from November 30 through December 21 from 2pm to 4pm. Listen to international opera singer Peter Campbell, accompanied by pianist Laura Cilia. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- Chester Bethel United Methodist Church: Live Nativity! Come hear the story, sing along and share in light refreshments at Chester Bethel United Methodist Church, 2619 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information contact: Pastor Mary 302-475-3549 or visit www.chesterbethel.org
- Delaware Theatre Company: Peace on Earth? Joy to the World? Not this December! In the sequel to his Off-Broadway hit comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, comedian Steve Solomon returns to Wilmington with all new stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past, complete with bickering parents, motherly guilt trips, and teenage daughter drama. Once everybody arrives home at Grandma’s house, the riotous holiday celebration begins, where if you’re under age 55 you still sit at the kid’s table and 35 overfed people share one couch. It's all at the Delaware Theatre Company from December 3 through December 21. For more information, call the Box Office at 302-594-1100 or visit www.delawaretheatre.org
- Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church: The combined choirs of Lower Brandywine and Green Hill Presbyterian Churches will present the beloved Bach cantata accompanied by the organ and an instrumental ensemble. The cantata will be presented at 10:00am on Sunday, December 21st at Lower Brandywine Church in Wilmington DE. All are welcome. 101 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington DE 19807. For more information call 302-658-2326 or visit www.lowerbrandywine.org
Sunday, December 28
- Wilmington Drama League : Go on a fascinating journey of discovery when little Josh Baskin walks a mile (and a month) in suddenly large shoes. “Big the Musical” runs through December 28th at the League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20 and 27 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $20, $17 seniors, $12 students, with group discounts as well. For tickets, call (302) 764-1172 or go to www.wilmingtondramaleague.org.
Tuesday, December 30
- Twilight Tours of Eleutherian Mills Residence at Hagley: Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Fresh greenery, poinsettias, and dried flower arrangements adorn holiday displays throughout the residence. Tours begin at the Visitor Center. Reservations requested. Call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Tours run through December 30th. Tours begin at 5, 5:30, and 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for non-members and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400
Thursday, January 1
- Delaware SPCA : The Delaware SPCA wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat. The campaign will provide $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs and cats during the month of January. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Happy Neuter Year” campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability. The Delaware SPCA will provide 100 “Happy Neuter Year” sterilizations for $20 in January. Available at the Delaware SPCA Stanton and Georgetown Shelters. For more information contact 302-998-2281 (Stanton) 302-856-6361 (Georgetown) or visit www.delspca.org
- Elk Neck State Park: Ring in the New Year by breaking in your hiking boots! Join a Ranger for “First Day Hike: Beaver Marsh!” from 1-3pm, on an invigorating two mile trek on the Beaver Marsh Trail, exploring upland forests and marshy habitats along the way. Meet at the Beaver Marsh trailhead in the Rogue’s Harbor area. The hike takes place at Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901. Donations welcomed! For more information contact Jeanette Thayer email@example.com or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
Saturday, January 3
- Belin House Organic Café Holiday Brunch : The Belin House Organic Café will serve an à la carte brunch menu Saturdays and Sundays, through January 4, 2015 at Hagley Museum and Library. The special holiday brunch menu is a la carte and features made-to-order omelets, pumpkin leek soup, open-faced roasted turkey sandwiches, Maryland crab cakes, warm apple cider, and more. The Belin House Organic Café is self-service with self-seating. The café is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information contact Meg Marcozzi at 302-658-2400
- Delmarva Model Railroad Club: You are cordially invited to attend the Delmarva Model Railroad Club's celebration of the 29th annual FREE Holiday Open House and Train Show. January 3rd and 4th, and January 10th and 11th. Saturdays, 11am- 4pm, and Sundays from Noon - 4pm. Located at 103-E State Street, Delmar, DE. For more information contact Jeff Shockley, 302-480-2116 or visit delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org
- Wilmington Classic Public Safety Ice Hockey Game: On January 3, 2015 the 3rd annual Wilmington Classic Ice Hockey Game between the Wilmington Fire Department and Wilmington Police Department is scheduled to take place at the Skating Club of Wilmington at 6pm. The Wilmington Classic is a charity ice hockey game where all proceeds go directly to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation (Bepositive.org). The B+ foundation is a local non-profit organization which generates funds to be used for childhood cancer research and assistance to families of children with cancer. There will also be raffles, a 50/50, and games for all ages to win different prizes. Tickets are just $5 and are available in advance or at the door. For more information contact Griff Jordan at 302-250-5649 or Matt Marsella at 302-383-1242 or visit www.BePositive.org
Tuesday, January 6
- Delaware Agricultural Museum: Join us at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village for our first week-long Indoor Flea Market, Tuesday January 6th through Saturday January 10th from 10a- 2p we will have an indoor flea market. Vendors can sell for $50 all week and tables for rent for $5 all week, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space today. Spaces limited. Buyers browse for free. For more information contact Tiffany Leonard 302-734-1618 or visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org
- Hagley Holiday Adventure Backpacks: Families can explore Hagley’s 235-acre site with a backpack of holiday activities through January 6. Kids can do a scavenger hunt through the property, make a calling card, and decorate a historic parlor on a magnetic board. Backpacks may be checked out at the Visitors Center. Included in admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. Closed December 25. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
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.
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christiana High School Class of 1974
Date: September 27, 2014
Location: Newark Country Club
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