WSTW Community Calendar

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  • Sunday, May 1
    • Congregation Beth Emeth: presents a discussion with Chef Michael Solomonov, about his book Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking on Sunday, May 1st from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Chef Solomonov is a 2011 James Beard Award winner for “Best Chef / Mid-Atlantic” and is the executive chef at Zahav, Philadelphia’s renowned modern Israeli restaurant. This free event is open to the public. Chef Solomonov’s book will be available for purchase during the event. Congregation Beth Emeth is located at 300 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. For more information, please call 302-764-2393.
    • Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation: Time: 7:45 am to 12:30 pm Location: Dravo Plaza/Riverfront Wilmington Description: 7th Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk to Fight Ovarian Cancer This Run/Walk is the major fundraiser of the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation (DOCF) in support of its mission. Event T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registrants. Team participation is encouraged, so gather your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to join in the fun and support ovarian cancer awareness. Refreshments, children’s table (face painting, etc.), exhibitors and speakers also will be offered at this family friendly, fun event. Prizes awarded for top runners/walkers in various age groups, and top teams and fundraisers. Visit our website for more information about DOCF and this special fundraiser, including registration/donation information and forms. Pre-Registration is $25 or Day-Of $30 ($20 for students with student I.D.); children 5 and under free (no event T-shirt). You also can register online at Races2Run.com. USATF certified course; NOVA Timing Systems will chip time runners using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System. Strollers prohibited in run portion; dogs prohibited at event due to insurance reasons. Schedule of Events 7:45 am Registration Opens 8:15 am Survivors Group Photo 8:40 am Opening Ceremony 9:15 am Warm-up 9:30 am Run/Walk Begins **Memorial Dove Release courtesy of Thompson's Bird Farm prior to start of race. DOCF will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, DE. Help those in need…drop your item(s) at the designated area at the Run/Walk. Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation For more information contact: Bill or Dorianne Short (302-998-6889) or visit deovariancancer.org/teal_ribbon_5k/2016_teal_ribbon_5k
    • Hagley Museum Walking Tour: Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory. 1pm at Hagley Museum and Library. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary about the workers and Workers’ Hill. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Vanessa Spence 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights: Time: 12:30-4:30pm Location: Auburn Heights Preserve, 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, Delaware Description: Join us for a day celebrating all things train (big & small)! Includes rides on our 1/8 size live steam garden railroad, demonstrations, displays, and special kid & family activities. For more information contact: Susan Randolph (302) 239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181
    • Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children: Time: 9:30am Location: 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE Description: The Hear We Go 5k will be held on the grounds of Nemours Mansion & Gardens. Refreshments, entertainment, & education fair follow at Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children. Proceeds benefit programs and research related to pediatric hearing loss and hearing conservation. Proceeds Benefit: Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children For more information contact: Shirley Morrison, 302-651-6839 or visit www.nemours.org/hearwego
    • Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish Spring 2016 Drive for the Poor and Needy: Sponsored by the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul. Items accepted include gently used clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets, etc.--all to be donated to Catholic Charities Thrift Shop. In addition, non-perishable food and personal care items will be accepted for the church's Emergency Food Closet. Donations will be accepted from 8am-12noon at the church, Frazer Road and US-40 in Glasgow. Volunteers will be on hand to help load the items onto the truck, and tax receipts will be available. For more information, please call (302) 834-0225.
    • Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research: Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 170 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, Delaware 19711 Description: Join us on the first Sunday in May for our annual Open House. Every year, we open our doors to the public for a peek behind the scenes at our rehabilitation center. This event features children’s activities, live birds of prey, tours, food trucks, local non-profit exhibitors, and local shopping. Bring the whole family for a chance to learn more about how we save birds' lives. Proceeds Benefit: Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research For more information contact: Duke Doblick (302) 737-9543 or visit www.tristatebird.org/openhouse/
    • Wilmington Drama League: presents Little Women, The Musical. The classic Louisa May Alcott tale of 4 strong young ladies growing up with their mother while their father serves in the Civil War has been revived as a musical--and is a production the whole family will enjoy. Matinee curtain: 2 PM. For tickets, or more information, call the Box Office at 302-764-1172.

  • Monday, May 2
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181

  • Tuesday, May 3
    • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights: Time: 7:00pm Location: Marshall Steam Museum, 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, Delaware Description: Join us for our Evenings at the Museum where you can explore the museum behind-the-scenes and get up close and personal with our historic collections. This week's topic is Toy Trains Hit the Rails with John Schubel, Malcolm Taylor and Jay Williams. The “Electric train” group will present a history of toy trains, starting with 19th Century floor trains and progressing to mechanical and electric track trains. We’ll have displays of trains from early short-lived manufacturer’s as well as the “Big Three”: Lionel, Ives and American Flyer. Guests will have a chance to “take the controls” of the museum’s Lionel Standard Gauge layout. Proceeds Benefit: Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve For more information contact: Jesse Gagnon (302) 239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181
    • Union United Methodist Church, Bear, Del.: Time: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Location: 345 Schoolbell Rd., Bear, Del. Description: Union United Methodist Church, 345 School Bell Rd. in Bear, invites you to a Paint Party Fundraiser to benefit the church roof fund, Tuesday May 3rd from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the church. You will get step-by-step instructions and paint and supplies to create beautiful works of art with two 16-ounce drinking glasses. Light snacks and beverages will be available. This event is for ages 12 and older. The cost is $39, and the church gets a percentage for its roof fund. Registration is necessary. You can register online at https://kennett-design.com/event-registration/?ee=2573 or call the church at 302-322-3118. Proceeds Benefit: Union United Methodist Church Roof Fund For more information contact: Linda, 302-322-3118 or visit www.unionmethodistbear.org

  • Wednesday, May 4
    • Brandywine Garden Club: The Brandywine Garden Club will hold a plant sale, 11am-5pm, St Alban's Center of the Episcopal Diocese featuring such plants as clivias grown by Mike Riska and a wide selection of daylilies from the collections of two club members. Perennials for sun and shade from our members gardens will also be for sale. Annuals for that extra bit of color in your garden, planter or hanging basket and herbs for summer salads, cookouts or to dry for great flavor in winter dishes will be offered. Proceeds Benefit: Children's Garden at Brandywine Hindred Library on Foulk Rd, Ronald McDonald House, Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Center for Horticulture, Tri-State Bird Rescue, and a variety of programs of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs. For more information contact: Carol Callaghan, 302-478-4719 mom.callag2@verizon.net
    • Congregation Beth Emeth: The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Emeth invite one and all from the community to shop for great buys and bargains at their upcoming Garage Sale, Wednesday, May 4th from 9am to 4pm. Clothing, house wares, jewelry, books, sports equipment, and so much more! Congregation Beth Emeth is located at 300 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. For more information, please call 302-764-2393.
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181

  • Thursday, May 5
    • Cab Calloway School of the Arts: Presents its Middle School production of Annie. A Must See!! Curtain 7:00 PM. 100 N. Dupont Rd Wilmington, DE Proceeds Benefit: The Arts at CCSA. For more information contact: Joanne Baker 302-6512700 or visit cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/
    • Congregation Beth Emeth: The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Emeth invite one and all from the community to shop for great buys and bargains at their upcoming Garage Sale,Thursday, May 5th from 9am to Noon and 1-4pm. Clothing, house wares, jewelry, books, sports equipment, and so much more! Congregation Beth Emeth is located at 300 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. For more information, please call 302-764-2393.
    • Hagley Museum: Dr. Vicki Howard, Hartwick College, will recount the evolution of department stores from prominent locally owned institutions to stores that were part of national chains, and then to today’s enormous discount outlets. This talk is free and open to the public. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 243 or email Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium of Hagley’s Soda House at 7pm. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Carol Lockman 302-658-2400, ext. 243 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016--Second Generation Voices: For the first time, Susan Towers and Jack Blumenfeld share their experiences as children of Holocaust survivors, on May 5th, 7PM, at the Jewish Community Center, 101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington, DE. They will be featured speakers at the annual Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) event, sponsored by the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee, a program of the Jewish Federation of Delaware.
      Susan Towers, a resident of Lewes, is the daughter of Holocaust survivor Mayer Josef Tawrycki, who was born in Poland. As a child growing up in an affluent family in Los Angeles, Sue had no idea about her father’s past. She did not learn of her father’s experience in the Holocaust until she was in her mid-thirties / Jack Blumenfeld, a Wilmington attorney, is the son of Henry Blumenfeld, who was born in Opatow Poland. Shortly after the Nazis attacked Poland, on September 1, 1939, Henry was detained in the Lodz Ghetto and various labor camps. Henry’s entire family was killed in the Holocaust, with the exception of one brother who left Europe before the war.
      This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Steve Gonzer, 302-312-6527, slopnik@aol.com
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181

  • Friday, May 6
    • Aldersagte UMC: Join us for our 5K GLOW Run/Walk, Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2313 Concord Pike. Race registration begins at 5:30pm, with the Race starting at 7pm. Hero attire is encouraged. POST RACE GLOW PARTY! Keep your light shining, and cape flapping while dancing, noshing and being awarded. Register now online at www.fusionracetiming.com Event proceeds help to benefit local Christian based non-profit organizations supported by the Aldersgate U.M.C. Missions Team. For more information contact: 302.478.2575 or visit aldersgatede.org
    • Cab Calloway School of the Arts: Presents its Middle School production of Annie. A Must See!! Curtain 7:00 PM. 100 N. Dupont Rd Wilmington, DE Proceeds Benefit: The Arts at CCSA. For more information contact: Joanne Baker 302-6512700 or visit cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/
    • Delaware City Fire Company : Time: 6:00pm Location: 815 5th Street - Delaware City Description: Coach Bingo, $ 25.00 for 20 games. Food and Drinks Available, Coach Raffle, Pre-Registration Starts April 3, 2016 Proceeds Benefit: Delaware City Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary For more information contact: bingo@dcfc15.com- Sandy 420-2448
    • Friends for Rescue and Pet Care: Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Location: Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark DE 19711 Description: Join the fun at Friends for Rescue and Pet Care's Quarter Auction in Newark on Friday May 6, 2016. At least 100 great prizes. Raise your paddles to win a prize for as little as 1,2,3 or 4 quarters! Prizes include restaurant/food/local store gift cards, event tickets, jewelry, home goods and much more. Auction paddles are $5 each. All-in-one paddles available. Bring plenty of quarters. Food available for purchase. Fantastic special raffles & door prizes. Doors open at 6:00, auction starts at 7:00. Location: Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark DE. 19711. Proceeds used for spay/neuter of local cats and dogs. Proceeds Benefit: Friends for Rescue and Pet Care For more information contact: Barbara - 302-307-2980 or visit delawarespayneuter.info/
    • Let It Shine On Wilmington 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk: A family friendly, evening 5K at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803, at 7:00 PM. Stick around after the event for Awards and a Glow Party. Hero attire encouraged. T-shirts for the first 200 registrants. $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee (ends May 4) / race day $30. Event profits to benefit local Christian based non-profit organizations supported by the Aldersgate UMC Missions Team. Click here to register. For more information, 302-478-2575. www.aldersgatede.org
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181
    • Mt. Cuba Center: Celebrate America's public gardens with a complimentary visit to Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, May 6th, 10 am - 4 pm for National Public Gardens Day. Relax in our gardens, enjoy a picnic lunch, or take a leisurely stroll among spring wildflowers. Participate in family-friendly programming including a Discovery Station on Frogs and toads, a storybook walk through the gardens, and guided walks at 11 am and 2 pm. Take home a free native plant! Free admission from 10 am-4 pm with a food truck onsite from 11 am – 2 pm. For more information contact: Sara Stevenson 302-239-8883 or visit www.mtcubacenter.org

  • Saturday, May 7
    • American Lung Association: Time: 5pm - 11:30pm Location: Wilmington Country Club Description: Breath of Spring Gala 2016 – Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the exclusive Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, DE. An elegant evening event that features an exciting Kentucky Derby theme and viewing party, plus a fabulous dinner, dancing, entertainment and silent and live auctions! Proceeds Benefit: American Lung Association For more information contact: Laura Loro 302 737 6414 or visit www.lunginfo.org
    • Cab Calloway School of the Arts: Middle School Musical, Annie Jr., 2pm matinee and 7pm. Tickets available April 22: cabcalloway.ticketleap.com For more information contact: Joanne Baker 302-651-2700
    • Cab Calloway School of the Arts: Presents its Middle School production of Annie. A Must See!! Curtain 7:00 PM. 100 N. Dupont Rd Wilmington, DE Proceeds Benefit: The Arts at CCSA. For more information contact: Joanne Baker 302-6512700 or visit cabcalloway.ticketleap.com/
    • Hagley Museum celebrates Wilmington Garden Day: Wilmington Garden Day offers an opportunity to stroll through some of the Brandywine Valley’s most enchanting gardens. Join us on this self-guided tour and plan a day that fits your schedule. Use Buck Rd. entrance. Description: Tickets are available at www.wilmingtongardenday.org. Wilmington Garden Day ticketholders use Hagley’s Buck Road entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Wilmington Garden Day www.wilmingtongardenday.org or visit www.hagley.org
    • Hagley Museum's Explosions Walking Tour: This new walking tour tells remarkable stories of black powder explosions that occurred when Hagley was a gunpowder manufactory and the men and women whose lives were changed as a result. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. Tours begin at 11am and 2pm. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • McKean High School FFA: Time: 9 am- 6 pm Location: 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: This is a week long plant sale, that is hosted by the McKean FFA! All plants are planted and grown by agri-science students and members off the FFA! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA For more information contact: Brandon Holveck 302-898-5181
    • Mother's Day Tea: Presented by the St. Matthew's Activity Committee. When/Where: 1-3pm at Foley Hall/St. Matthew's Church, 901 E Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804. Cost is $20.00 per person. Please contact 302-633-5850 or cratsep@aol.com to purchase tickets and for further information. For more information contact: Rose at 302-633-5850
    • New Castle County 4-H: "Soil Rainbow" - Entomology & Habitat Conservation. For children ages 8-12 years old. Cost: $10.00. In the Soil Rainbow workshop, you will learn about the various colors of soil, how soils get their colors, and how soil scientists determine soil color. Participants will get to collect samples "in the field" and use the same techniques as soil scientists to identify soil properties. You will get to create a soil profile art project using sand and make (and eat) "dirt pudding" soil profiles. When: 9 am - 12 noon at New Castle County Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark DE 19711. For more information contact: Serena Conner: 302-831-8965 or visit extension.udel.edu/4h/new-castle-county-4-h-youth-development/new-castle-county-4h-forms-resources/
    • The Arc of Delaware: Time: 9 a.m. Rain or Shine. Healthy Kids Run (10 & under) starts at 8:50 a.m. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Location: Wild Quail Golf & Country Club, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Camden-Wyoming, Delaware Description: Join us for the 16th Annual Run, Walk & Roll 9 a.m. Rain or Shine. Healthy Kids Run (10 & under) starts at 8:50 a.m. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Where: Starts and finishes at the pool house at the Westville Road entrance. Run, Walk & Roll through the beautiful residential and golf areas of Wild Quail Golf & Country Club! Registration: $20 until April 30th; $25 after and on event day. FREE registration for $50 in donations. Make checks payable and mail to The Arc of Delaware, P.O. Box 562, Dover, DE 19903. Wheelchair participants are encouraged to enter; if you need assistance please call The Arc at 302-736-6140. For more info visit www.thearcofdelaware.org Register online at TriSportsEvents.Com Awards: Awards for overall and masters male and female winners, top 3 male & female runners in categories 10 and under through 70 & over. 5K/1 Mile walk awards for top 3 male & female winners. Medals to all Kiddie K finishers. Special awards for roll (wheelchair ) participants. Proceeds Benefit: The Arc of Delaware For more information contact: The Arc at 302-302-736-6140 or visit www.thearcofdelaware.org
    • Wilmington Garden Day: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: City of Wilmington and surrounding area Description: Garden Day is celebrating 69 years of a tour of beautiful homes and gardens in the greater Wilmington area. This year's tour will feature admission to Nemours gardens (9 AM - 11:00 AM ) and Eleutherian Mills at Hagley during normal tour hours. In addition 12 private homes and gardens in Wilmington, Greenville area and Chadds Ford will be on the tour. Gardens this year contain water features, sculpture, and a variety of plants and flowers. Greenhouses are included on two properties. Tickets are $30 at merchants and on the website prior to May 7. On the day of tour tickets may be purchased at Janssens Market Greenville, for $35. Proceeds Benefit: Friendship House and St. Michael's School and Nursery For more information contact: Mary Ball Morton - 302 981-4927 or visit www.wilmingtongardenday.org

  • Sunday, May 8
    • Hagley Museum Walking Tour: Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests. This tour ends with an explosive finish. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. When: 11 am and 2 pm. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • New Castle County Irish Society: Time: 8:00 - 12:00 Location: 1301 S Rodney St Description: Mother's Day we will be having our annual " All U Can Eat" Mother's Day Breakfast. The event will run from 8am to 12pm. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 8 and under. The menu includes : Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Pancakes, Cream Chip Beef, Bacon, Sausage, Scrapple,Ham, Homefries, Cold Cereal, Assorted Pastries, Orange juice, Milk, Coffee, and Tea. Every mom receives a little something special from us to them. For more information contact: Sharon Giles (302) 494-8304 or visit www.nccis.org
    • The May Crowning: Presented by the Saint Matthew's Activity Committee. Please come and help us revive this lovely St. Matthew's Church tradition honoring our Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven. Sunday, May 8, 2016, following 11:30am mass, at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington. All school age children and families are encouraged to attend. For First Holy Communion children, please wear white dresses and outfits. Refreshments will be served at Foley Hall after the event. For more information please contact church office: 302-533-5850.
    • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 Description: Celebrate a Timeless Tradition! Enjoy a day of elite horse racing and celebrate the 38th Anniversary Point-to-Point! Join us for kids' activities, festive tailgating, and beautiful hospitality tents with elegant luncheons. For more information contact: Information & Tours, 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4994 or visit www.winterthur.org/ptp

  • Monday, May 9
    • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: Time: 8 pm to 10 pm Location: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory Description: Mt. Cuba Observatory presents a Public Night on May 9. This event consists 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. Programs are for persons age 10 and above. Cost is $2 for persons age 10-18 and $3 for those over 18. Reservations are required. Call the observatory for reservations(654-6407). See the web site (mountcuba.org) and the Public Night tab for further information. For more information contact: observatory staff (302) 654-6407 or visit mountcuba.org
    • New Directions Delaware: Offers a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. New Directions welcomes participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older, who struggle with depression or manic depression, or their adult friends and family. No pre-registration is required. Meetings are free. Future dates, Monday, May 23 / Monday, June 13 / Monday, June 27 / Monday, July 11 / Monday, July 27. For more information, call 302-286-1161.

  • Tuesday, May 10
    • Wilmington Public Library: Senior Medicare Patron Program: Jacob Broom Meeting Rm 10 E. 10th St, Wilm. DE 19801 Description: Senior Medicare Patron Program (SMP) Tuesday May 10th 10am-11am Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) Do you have questions about your Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiary or are concerned about healthcare fraud? Join us to learn more about how SMP can help protect you and be your advocate. Learn more about SMP by going to www.smpresource.org SMP is a service provided by the Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Choose the date that works best for you. When: May 10th or May 17th Register for the date that you'd like to attend by going to www.wilmington.lib.de.us. For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7400 ext 2401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/02/04/senior-medicare-patrol-program/

  • Friday, May 13
    • Bayhealth's A Night of Comedy: Presented by the Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital, the fundraiser supports the health campus project in southern Delaware. When/where: 6:00 PM, Friday, May 13 at the Milford Senior Center. The featured attraction is the comedy duo, “The Whacked Pack,” starring Tom Pizzi and Mario Rocco. They'll take the stage and captivate the audience in the style of Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. In addition, winners will be chosen for three raffle items, including a weekend at a Fenwick Island beach house, a restaurant package, or 4-digit Delaware tag C8122. Raffle tickets are $2 each or six for $10. Raffle tickets will be available from Auxiliary member and at Reflections Gift Shop. Tickets at $50 per person. Table reservations are also available. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, call 302-422-7032 or 302-242-9490.
    • Brandywine Pops Orchestra: Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Springer Middle School, 2220 Shipley Road Description: The Brandywine Pops Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Michael Larkin presents it annual spring concert titled "Classical Dances and Americana." The program includes orchestral dances by Brahms, Grieg, Larkin, and Beethoven and music by Clare Grundman, Cole Porter, George Gerswhin, and Richard Rodgers. Tickets are $10.00, $5.00 seniors available at the door. For more information contact: Michael Larkin, music director (302) 475-5658 or visit brandywinepops.org
    • Christiana Fire Company Ladies Auxilliary : Time: Doors open at 5:30, Auction starts at 6:30 Location: Christiana Fire Company, 2 East Main Street, Christiana, DE 19702 Description: Quarter Auction. Paddles are $5.00 at the door (Limit 3 paddles per person). Prizes include: 1 night stay at Holiday Inn Cinemark movie tickets Gift certificates for dining, grocery stores and so much more! Refreshments will be available. 50/50 Proceeds Benefit: Christiana Fire Company For more information contact: Jane Spicer 302-737-8819
    • Good Will Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary: Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo. Doors open at 6pm, games begin at 7pm. $20.00 for twenty games. Also for sale - Extra game cards, refreshments, 50/50's and chance items. When/Where: 7-10pm at Good Will Fire Company, 401 South Street New Castle, DE 19720. For more information contact: Colleen 302-897-5746

  • Saturday, May 14
    • Beauty for Ashes Brunch: Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: Executive Banquet and Conference Center 205 Executive Drive Newark, DE 19702 Description: Beauty for Ashes Brunch to benefit Our Daily Bread MOT, Inc. Guest Preacher Pastor Kimberly Jones Pothier http://beautyforashesbrunchde2016.eventbee.com/ Proceeds Benefit: Our Daily Bread MOT, Inc. For more information contact: Ciscely Butler 302 897-9708 or visit ourdailybreadmot.org/
    • Canine Partners for Life: Celebrate the power of four paws with CPL! This canine chic celebration is filled with opportunities to sample farm-to-table cuisine and drinks overlooking the Brandywine, visit the puppy kissing booth, admire the museum’s masterpieces, enjoy live entertainment, bid on exciting silent auction items and experiences, and discover how service dogs change lives – all in a beautiful setting. Individual tickets are $125. All proceeds benefit CPL’s mission to raise and train service dogs for individuals with a variety of disabilities. Location: Brandywine Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman’s Hill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 For more information contact: 610-869-4902 or visit k94life.org/events/29/the-art-of-the-bark/
    • Elk Neck State Park: Time: 6 - 7 pm Location: Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901 Description: "Bicycle Safety" Wait! Watch out! Look both ways! Whether bicycling through the park’s campground, on a trail or in your neighborhood, there are many obstacles a rider must be aware of at all times. Join a guest speaker to learn more about bicycle safety and then test your knowledge by taking a ride through Elk Neck’s bicycle obstacle course. Be sure to bring your own bike. Meet at the Amphitheater located within the Campground Area. Day-use fees apply ($3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident). For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410-287-5333 or visit www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
    • Good Fellowship Ambulance & Training Institute: Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: 600 Montgomery Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380 Description: This is a community event to kick off National Emergency Medical Services Week. It will showcase the different equipment and vehicles that are used on a daily basis in handling emergency medical incidents. There will be various fire, police and ambulance apparatus. There will be various demonstrations to include: a rescue demonstation, a helicopter demonstration and a search and rescue demonstration. We will also have CPR demonstrations, blood pressure screenings, child safety seat checks and a blood drive. Lots of safety information from various local hospitals. There will be fun stuff for the kids to include: face painting and a bounce house. Free give-a-ways as well. For more information contact: April L. Locke 610-656-8369 or visit www.goodfellowship.org
    • Hagley Museum Walking Tour--A Tale of Two Gardens: Dig into two very different gardens – one which fed the du Pont family and the other, the DuPont Company workers in the nineteenth century. This tour explores the socioeconomic factors influencing the architecture, produce, and the philosophies of each garden. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. When: 11am and 2pm. Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Hagley Museum--Grow Your Garden: Grow your knowledge of plants and biology. Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges. When: 1pm to 4pm. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Vanessa Spence 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Kent County 4-H Exchange Group: A unique Yard Sale of scrapbooking supplies and craft supplies will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the University of Delaware Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, Delaware. The event is sponsored by the Kent County 4-H Exchange Group to help raise money to support hosting and travel for an interstate exchange student program. Rent a space to sell your unwanted scrapbooking and craft supplies for $20 per space which includes two tables and chairs. Stop by and shop for excellent deals at yard sale prices! Food will be available throughout the day by the 4-H Exchange Group. For more information about the event, please contact Lynn Wilkins at 302-222-0257 or jandlwilkins@msn.com or the Kent County Extension Office at 302-730-4000. For more information contact: Lynn Wilkins; 302-222-0257
    • National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger: Join the United States Postal Service on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers' Food Drive. Put your non-perishable donation in a bag by your mailbox. All donations in Delaware will help to re-stock inventories at the Food Bank of Delaware.
    • New Castle County 4-H Exchange: NCC 4-H Exchange is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at St. Paul's Untied Methodist Church Odessa, DE to support our interstate exchange with Colorado. When youth travel to other states, they learn about the way of life in their host state including agriculture, historical sites and other unique things about the local community. When youth host, they “show off” their culture and their state. A week in the summer is the typical length, and season, of exchange experiences. Many host county programs plan for group experiences, but they also leave time for the families to make plans as a host family to make the teen feel included in their visitors family. For more information contact: New Castle County Extension office 302-831-8965.
    • Newark VFW Post 475: Prepare to laugh! Dinner and Adult Puppet Show with Jack Forester. Doors open at 6PM...Dinner served 6:30 - 7:30 and show starts at 8PM Dinner consists of Roast Pork, seasoned red potatoes, green beans, salad and assorted desserts. Vegetable lasagna available upon request. $25/person and $45 per couple. Proceeds Benefit: American Veterans of Foreign Wars. For more information contact: 302.366.8438
    • Talleyville Ladies Auxiliary: Time: 9 AM - 1 PM Location: Talleyville Fire Company Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, De 19803 Description: Indoor Flea Market Free Admission, Snack Bar Table Rental $25. For more information contact: Lisa 302-584-3660
    • There-2-Care: Time: 11:00am - 5;00pm Location: Cool Spring Reservoir Park, N. Franklin & W. 11th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 Description: There-2-Care invites you and your furry friends to join us for a doggy day out at the Paws N’ Applause Dog Show. The show will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 11 am – 5 pm. Proceeds from this charitable event will benefit the Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DE S.P.C.A). The event will feature a Doggy & Me Fashion Show, Food, Door Prizes, Vendors, Seminars, Music, Contests, and Awards! The Paws N’ Applause Dog Show will be held at Cool Spring Reservoir Park (N. Franklin & W. 11th Street) – a picturesque spring side park nestled in the heart of the historic Cool Spring District of downtown Wilmington, DE. If you would like to be an Exhibitor at the event, please call 302.354.6726 or 302.333.8981. Proceeds Benefit: Delaware SPCA For more information contact: Alvin Walker 302-354-6726 or visit pnadogshow.webs.com
    • Tourette Association of America-Delaware Chapter: Hosts its 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk for Awareness at Glasgow Regional Park, Saturday, May 14, 2016, to raise awareness of Tourette’s and other neurological disorders. Registration begins at 9:00 AM with the walk/run at 10:00 AM. Pre-register at www.tourettedelaware.org. T-shirts and medals will be distributed, and snacks and drinks will be available. Simple crafts for kids will also be available. All proceeds raised from the event will go to support the chapter's mission. For more information, call (302) 547-6306.
    • Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance: Annual spring performance tickets on sale for Coppelia and Other Ballets, Saturday, May 14, 2pm at The Tatnall School in Wilmington. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased in the office or on the day of the performance. All Wilmington Ballet families are welcome to attend the performance and then the post performance celebration at the studio, 4:30-6:30pm.

  • Sunday, May 15
    • Hagley Museum Walking Tour--H2 Oh!: Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the waterwheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the success of the company. This hands-on tour includes commentary on Hagley’s restored water turbine. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. When: 11am and 2pm. H2 Oh! Walking Tour at Hagley Museum Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Lupus Foundation of America Tri-State Chapter: Time: 9:00am - 12:00noon Location: 6th Street Field, Ocean City, NJ Description: Walk to End Lupus Now™– A 2K or 4K walk Walk to End Lupus Now™ is one of 50 walks around the country that brings the individuals with lupus, families and community together to learn how to better live with lupus, and raise critically needed funds and awareness for this unpredictable and life-threatening disease. Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the LFA's mission of improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus, and advancing the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure. Proceeds Benefit: Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter For more information contact: Lupus Foundation (215)517-5070 or visit www.supportlupustristate.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=557
    • Relay for Life Quarter Auction: Time: Doors open at 1pm Location: UAW Local 1183, 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark DE Description: Come join us on Sunday May 15, 2016 to help raise money for the Relay for Life. Doors open at 1 pm and games start at 2pm. Get your tickets before from any vendor, or call 302-738-4500 ext 11. Tickets before are $5 for 3 paddles and are $5 for 2 paddles at the door. Vendors include: Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Tastefully Simple, Damsel in Defense, Tupperware, Sophia's Stylish Leggings. More vendors to be announced. Food and drinks will be available for an additional cost. Proceeds Benefit: Relay for Life For more information contact: Stephanie 443-206-4878... Alena 302-738-4500, ext 11 or visit www.facebook.com/events/480652228807011/?active_tab=posts

  • Monday, May 16
    • New Directions Delaware---"Resiliency and You": New Directions is pleased to welcome Ellen Sharkoski to present the speaker's program, "Resiliency and You," on Monday, May 16, 2016, from 7:15 to 9:00 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Ms. Sharkoski will give an introduction of how energy helps one meet challenging goals and maintain a healthy and balanced perspective. She will discuss that while some people seem to be more resilient, we can all become more resilient by expanding our behaviors to recover our energy. A Wellness Coordinator with Exos/Medifit Corporate Services--with a degree in kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania--Ms. Sharkoski will discuss implementing behaviors that create a positive, resilient individual with an improved sense of wellbeing and peace. All meetings are open to the public. The New Directions Charter and tax status legally restricts us to adult participants. All meetings are free; to defray expenses, donations are requested but not required.

  • Tuesday, May 17
    • Wilmington Public Library: Senior Medicare Patron Program: Jacob Broom Meeting Rm 10 E. 10th St, Wilm. DE 19801 Description: Senior Medicare Patron Program (SMP) Tuesday May 17th 10am-11am Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) Do you have questions about your Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiary or are concerned about healthcare fraud? Join us to learn more about how SMP can help protect you and be your advocate. Learn more about SMP by going to www.smpresource.org SMP is a service provided by the Division of Services for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Register for the date by going to www.wilmington.lib.de.us. For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7400 ext 2401 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/02/04/senior-medicare-patrol-program/

  • Wednesday, May 18
    • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807 Description: Our popular concert series returns this year. Enjoy the warm nights of spring and summer along the banks of Clenny Run. Bring a blanket, picnic, and family and friends to enjoy local bands. Sin City Band May 18, 5:30–8:00 pm (music starts at 6:00 pm) The Sin City Band has been playing American music throughout the Delaware Valley since 1974. They have been ambassadors of ”genre blending" from The Grand Bahamas to The Grand Opera House, from New England to Colorado and from Wilmington to Newark. They have never met a dance-floor that they didn't like. Winterthur welcomes back Sin City. For more information contact: Information & Tours, 800.448.3883 or visit www.winterthur.org/performances

  • Thursday, May 19
    • "A Service Dog for Trace": Guest Bartending Event with Raffles, 50/50, DJ and more on Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6-9pm at The Wellwood Restaurant, 523 Water St, Charlestown, MD 21914. Trace is 5 years old and has a rare form of epilepsy, Autosomal Dominant Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy, which is a lifelong disease. Trace is very fortunate because through the generosity of friends, family and others, enough funds were raised so Trace can acquire a trained seizure assistance dog from 4 Paws for Ability, Inc. To learn more about 4 Paws for Ability, Inc. visit www.4pawsforability.org . Trace can experience multiple seizures during any given night and a seizure assistance dog will provide safety, comfort and companionship and give peace of mind and reassurance for his family. Now, all that’s needed is just about $4000 to help cover Trace’s travel, lodging, food, doggy needs and other necessary supplies. We need guest bartenders to bring their best beer tapping and wine pouring skills all for a great cause! Guest Bartenders have the opportunity to collect tips before the event and then bring in tips during the event. 100% of the tips will be donated to A Service Dog for Trace! If you are interested in volunteering as a guest bartender please email Naomi at girke3009@comcast.net with your name, email, phone number and a few words about what makes you a GREAT guest bartender! If you have a preferred time, please choose from below: (you will be assigned a time-slot if none is indicated). 6:00pm (1 shift left)-6:20pm-6:40pm-7:00pm-7:20pm-7:40pm-8:00pm-8:20pm-8:40pm. Please type “Guest Bartending” in the subject line of your email. Upon being accepted, all guest bartenders will receive tips, social and email copy samples to help promote yourself to bring family, friends and co-workers to help support you during your bartending shift! Friends who can’t make the event can still support you, because we ask each guest bartender to try and raise at least $50 in tips prior to the event. You can bring those pre-tips the day of the event! All guest bartenders must wear comfortable, flat shoes. Once the shifts are filled a final shift document will be emailed. A facebook event will be created, save the date flyers and final flyers will be created, word of mouth, radio and other social media outlets will be used to help promote the event. Other Stuff: If you or someone you know wants to donate a raffle basket or volunteer to help with various tasks throughout the event, please contact Naomi at girke3009@comcast.net.
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Location: Hagley Museum in the Copeland Room of the Library Description: Research Seminar: Jonathan Free (Duke University) – Capitalizing on Crisis The seminar is open to the public and is based on a paper that is circulated in advance. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the paper, “Capitalizing on Crisis: Environmental Regulation, Coal Power, and Workers Power, 1970-74,” before coming to the seminar. Copies may be obtained by emailing Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org. Reception at 6 p.m., seminar begins promptly at 6:30, and takes place in the Copeland Room of Hagley’s library building. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Carol Lockman clockman@hagley.org or visit www.hagley.org
    • Hagley Museum--Research Seminar: Philip Scranton (Rutgers University) and Patrick Fridenson (EHESS) speak on This Grave New World. The seminar is open to the public and is based on a paper that is circulated in advance. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the paper, This Grave New World: Global Postwar Transformations in Business Practices, before coming to the seminar. Copies may be obtained by emailing Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org. When: 6:30 pm in the Copeland Room of Hagley’s library. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Team River Runner - SE PA : Time: 6PM to 9PM Location: DELVETS POST #1 - 2535 Veterans Dr, Wilmington 198010DE Description: Beef 'n Beer to raise funds to help disabled members of community experience healing on the water. Limited to 150 participants. Team River Runner is a national non-profit organization that promotes health and healing of wounded veterans, active duty military, first-responders and disabled members of our community through therapeutic kayaking. Boats, equipment and instruction are provided without charge. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to fund two therapeutic adaptive kayak clinics held in the Pocono Mountains and Laurel Highlands of Western PA. http://www.paddleclicks.com/Popup_BnB_Promo.html Proceeds Benefit: Team River Runner - SE PA Chapter For more information contact: Bill.Bergstrasser@teamriverrunner.org 717-580-2612 or visit trrsoutheastpa.org

  • Friday, May 20
    • Mill Creek Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo Night: Doors open at 6PM. Games start at 7PM. $20 for 20 games. Additional games $5. Raffle & Frequent players club. Snack bar open with various items.All events are pending approval of our license by the bingo commission. Mill creek Fire Company Chambers Hall. Proceeds Benefit: Mill Creek Fire Co. For more information contact: The Ladies Auxiliary at (302) 994-6361.
    • Wilmington Handbell Ensemble: Enjoy some of opera’s most popular overtures, including some you may have first heard watching Elmer chase Bugs in a Warners Brothers cartoon! Friday, May 20, 7:30 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1120 Darley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. 302-475-5495

  • Saturday, May 21
    • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America---Take Steps Walk: One of CCFA's largest events, committed to finding cures for digestive diseases, our walk in Wilmington offers an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission. The Delaware Take Steps community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fund raise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients. Last year Delaware Take Steps raised more than $76,000 to fund mission-critical research and patient support programs. More than 83 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to funding this mission. Register today to join the hundreds of other people Taking Steps in Delaware for cures. When: 3:30pm to 6pm at the Wilmington Riverfront – Dravo Plaza. Proceeds Benefit: Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis. For more information contact: Addie Pangaro - 484–429-9729 – apangaro@ccfa.org or visit www.cctakesteps.org/delaware2016
    • Delaware Art Museum's Connected Series: This Shakespeare-inspired performance connects the Delaware Shakespeare Festival's (DSF) A Comedy of Errors to various aspects of the Latino experience in the Museum's exhibition "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art." Saturday, May 21, 1:30-3:30pm. DSF's Community Cornerstone program fosters dialogue around themes that connect its summer production with modern life.
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 11 am and 2 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Rocks and Roll Mills Walking Tour at Hagley Museum 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 admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • NACL Branch 191: Time: 7pm until midnight Location: Newark VFW Post 475 Description: Beef and Beer to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association May 21, 2016 7pm until midnight $25 a person 50/50s, Chinese Auction, and Entertainment Held at the Newark VFW Post 475 100 Veterans Drive Newark, DE 19711 Call 302.652.2933 or 302.366.8438 for more information and tickets Please join us to help stamp out Muscular Dystrophy Proceeds Benefit: Muscular Dystrophy Association For more information contact: NACL Branch 191- 302.652.2933
    • Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis: The Crohn's & Colitis Take Steps Walk is one of CCFA's largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our walk in Wilmington offers an incredible day for family, friends and the community to come together in celebration of all their hard work and dedication to our mission. When/Where: 3:30-6pm at the Wilmington Riverfront – Dravo Plaza. The Delaware Take Steps community consists of patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year we connect with our communities as we fund raise for cures and celebrate our hard work together in supporting our patients. Last year Delaware Take Steps raised more than $76,000 to fund mission-critical research and patient support programs. More than 83 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to funding this mission. Register today to join the hundreds of other people Taking Steps in Delaware for cures. For more information contact: Addie Pangaro - 484–429-9729 – apangaro@ccfa.org or visit www.cctakesteps.org/delaware2016
    • Wilmington Christian School: Time: 11am-4pm Location: 825 Loveville Road, Hockessin, DE 19707 Description: Wilmington Christian School today issued a reminder to local and regional arts and crafts vendors to participate in its first-ever Fine Arts Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. To participate, contact Gabrielle Bradley at gbradley@wilmingtonchristian.org The event will be held on Wilmington Christian’s 15-acre campus, located at 825 Loveville Road in Hockessin. Admission is free at this family-friendly event. In addition to the student performing groups, the Diamond State Concert Band has also been booked to entertain at the festival. The school’s Visual Arts students will display two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in multiple media, ranging from paintings, to wearable art, to sculpture in a variety of forms. Performances include selections by elementary choir and instrumental ensembles, a middle and high school orchestra, two Upper School choruses, a barbershop quartet, and the Jubilee Singers. For more information contact: Barbara Schiller, Fine Arts Director - 302-239-2121 or visit wilmingtonchristian.org/activities/fine-arts/

  • Sunday, May 22
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 11 am and 2 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Sights, Sounds, Smells Walking Tour at Hagley Museum. Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests. This tour ends with an explosive finish. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Leukemia & Lymphia Society Man/Woman of the Year Campaign: Time: 1 PM - 5 PM Location: Elsmere Fire Hall Description: Quarter Auction. There will also be Special Raffle Baskets and a 50/50. Visit www.curecancertoday.com for more information and to sign up. Sign ups of table s of 10 get put into a special drawing for a $50 gift card! Proceeds Benefit: Leukemia &Lymphoma Society For more information contact: Melissa Stanley (302)832-0675 or visit www.curecancertoday.com
    • Miles for the Mounted 5th Annual 5k Cross Country Run/Walk: Time: race time: 09:00 am Location: Carousel Park, 3700 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: Hosted by the Friends of the Mounted Patrol for the benefit of the New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol and the care of their horses. Preregistration at www.races2run.com, $25 or register day of $30 starting at 8:00 am. Includes t-shirt, after party and eligibility for door prizes. Come to beautiful Carousel Park for this fun race. Proceeds Benefit: Friends of the Mounted Patrol For more information contact: www.clydesdalecops.org/events/ or visit www.races2run.com/events/mounted-patrol/

  • Monday, May 23
    • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: Time: 8 pm to 10 pm Location: Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory Description: Mt. Cuba Observatory presents a Public Night on May 23. This event consists 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. Programs are for persons age 10 and above. Cost is $2 for persons age 10-18 and $3 for those over 18. Reservations are required. Call the observatory for reservations(654-6407). See the web site (mountcuba.org) and the Public Night tab for further information. For more information contact: observatory staff (302) 654-6407 or visit mountcuba.org
    • New Directions Delaware: Offers a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. New Directions welcomes participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older, who struggle with depression or manic depression, or their adult friends and family. No pre-registration is required. Meetings are free. Future dates, Monday, June 13 / Monday, June 27 / Monday, July 11 / Monday, July 27. For more information, call 302-286-1161.

  • Tuesday, May 24
    • Children's Choice, Inc.: Time: 6:00PM Location: 25 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Lafayette Bldg, Newark, DE, 19702 Description: There are thousands of children in temporary foster homes waiting for a loving, permanent, adoptive family. Interested in finding out more about adoption from foster care? Come to a session at one of our Children’s Choice locations to learn how to get started and to have your questions answered! Sessions are on the fourth Tuesday at 25 S. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark at 6:00pm. For more information contact: Kathleen Smith, 302-233-4616 or visit www.childrenschoice.org
    • Hagley Museum: Golden Pheasants Innovation with Libations: A Tale of Two Gardens. Enjoy a taste of Hagley’s walking tour and a special how-to demonstration by Chef Roy of Hagley’s Belin House Organic Cafe. When/Where: 5:30-7:30pm at Hagley Museum Barn (use Buck Road entrance). Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. It includes one complimentary drink ticket, salad samplings, light hors d/oeuvres, and a spring-themed specialty drink. Reservations required, contact Kim Kelleher at (302) 658-2400, ext. 235, or kkelleher@hagley.org. For online reservations, visit www.hagley.org. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Kim Kelleher 302-658-2400, ext. 235 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Saturday, May 28
    • "Cruzin for a Cause"car show Union Hospital Cancer Foundation: Time: 10am-2pm Location: North East Walmart, 75 NE Plaza, NE, Md. 21901 Description: "Cruzin for a Cause" car show to benefit cancer patients at Union Hospital of Cecil Co. 100% money raised helps cancer patients who need financial assistance with co-pays/deductibles while receiving cancer treatments. Proceeds Benefit: Cancer patients at Union Hospital of Cecil County. "Cruzin for Cause" Car Show For more information contact: Missy 443-553-5856 or visit CRUZIN CAUSE facebook page
    • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Brandywine River Museum of Art Description: FLOWERY THOUGHTS: CERAMIC VASES & FLORAL ORNAMENT AT WINTERTHUR Since antiquity, humans have been fascinated by the beauty of flowers. They created special containers to hold the blooms, reproduced flat images of flora on surfaces or, alternatively, modeled flowers in three dimensions. In this exhibit, Leslie B. Grigsby, Winterthur’s Senior Curator of Ceramics & Glass, presents a selection of some of the enormous range of ceramic vases and floral-decorated wares from the Winterthur Museum collection. These eye-catching objects primarily date from the 1700s and 1800s and, variously, were produced in America, Europe and Asia. The high-fashion wares among these ceramics originally found homes in elegant settings, while other objects reflect what was enjoyed by those of lesser means. Some of the featured floral designs studiously imitate imagery from botanical publications, while others display a freedom and originality not expressed in Nature. For more information contact: Hillary K. Holland, 610-388-8336 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum/events
    • H2 Oh! Walking Tour at Hagley Museum : Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the waterwheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the success of the company. This hands-on tour, 11 am and 2 pm, includes commentary on Hagley’s restored water turbine. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included with admission; always free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Hagley Museum Description: Science Saturday – Against the Wind Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges. This week’s program challenges families to design a car that goes fast or slow based on various aerodynamic principles. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Vanessa Spence 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Sunday, May 29
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 1 p.m. Location: Hagley Museum Description: What’s for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens Walking Tour at Hagley Museum Dig into two very different gardens – one fed the du Pont family and the other DuPont Company workers in the nineteenth century. This tour explores the socioeconomic factors influencing the architecture, produce, and the philosophies of each garden. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information contact: Hagley Visitors Center 302-658-2400, x. 261 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Monday, May 30
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 10 am to 5 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Memorial Day Free admission for active military and their families and for military veterans. For more information contact: Vanessa Spence 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org

  • Wednesday, June 1
    • Hagley Museum: Time: 5 to 8 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Hagley’s property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person, and free for members and children five and under. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Vanessa Spence 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
    • Melomanie Music Group: Time: 7pm-8pm Location: Newark Free Library Description: An evening of music featuring some provocative pairings of early and contemporary works. The musicians are Kimberly Reighley (flute), Donna Fournier (viola), and Tracy Richardson (harpsicord). All Ages. 7-8 p.m. Proceeds Benefit: FREE For more information contact: Newark Free Library 302-731-7550 or visit www.nccde.org/333/Newark-Free-Library

  • Saturday, June 4
    • Elk Neck State Park: Time: 10 - 11 am Location: Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901 Description: "National Trails Day Hike" Get a jumpstart into celebrating “Great Outdoors Month” by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day to hike the Farm Road and Pond Loop trails. Have your hiking shoes ready to enjoy and explore Mountain Laurel filled forests and lively marshy habitats. Meet at the Farm Road trailhead (across from Shelter One) in the North East Beach Area for this four (4) mile hike. Day-use fees apply ($3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident). For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410-287-5333 or visit www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
    • OneRun Together's Trail Blazin 5K Mud Run: Time: 8:30am Location: Camp Sankanac, 68 Bertolet School Road, Spring City, PA Description: OneRunTogether’s Trail Blazin’ 5K Mud Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held at 8:30am on Saturday, June 4th 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 https://www.racemenu.com/events/138795-OneRunTogether-s-Trail-Blazin-5K or call 610-733-2181. Proceeds Benefit: OneRun Together For more information contact: Vernon Murphy 610-733-2181 or visit www.racemenu.com/events/138795-OneRunTogether-s-Trail-Blazin-5K
    • Wilmington Handbell Ensemble: Enjoy some of opera’s most popular overtures, including some you may have first heard watching Elmer chase Bugs in a Warner Brothers cartoon! Saturday, June 4, 3:00 PM at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Benefit Concert, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. 302-651-4000

  • Sunday, June 5
    • Copeland String Quartet: Time: 4:00 pm Location: Church of the Holy City, 1118 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 Description: The Copeland String Quartet, all members of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, will perform Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 pm the final concert in their ninth season of the Church of the Holy City Concert Series. Joining the quartet is Associate Principal Violist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Jaffe. Through the generous support of Mrs. Tatiana Copeland, this concert is free of charge. The members of the quartet include violinists Eliezer Gutman and Thomas Jackson, violist Nina Cottman, and cellist Naomi Gray. The program will open with the String Quartet No. 1 in b minor, Op. 50, by Sergei Prokofiev, followed by Brahms' String Quintet No 2 in G major, Op. 111. ​Everyone is invited to join the performers afterward for a meet-and-greet reception. This performance takes place in the Church of the Holy City, 1118 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 5, 2016. For more information contact: Church of the Holy City, 302-654-5014 or visit www.copelandstringquartet.com
    • Wilmington Handbell Ensemble: Enjoy some of opera’s most popular overtures, including some you may have first heard watching Elmer chase Bugs in a Warners Brothers cartoon! Sunday, June 5, 3:00 PM at Peniel United Methodist Church, 115 E Market Street Wilmington (Newport), DE 19804. 302-994-9519.

  • Tuesday, June 7
    • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights: Time: 7:00pm Location: Marshall Steam Museum, 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, Delaware Description: Join us for our Evenings at the Museum where you can explore the museum behind-the-scenes and get up close and personal with our historic collections. This week's topic is Selling American Innovation. Join Tom Marshall, founder of Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve and the Steam Team, as he tells stories from his life growing up in a car family. The Marshall family of Yorklyn, Delaware, was one of the first to embrace the new technology of steam-powered automobiles when members opened the first Stanley dealership in Delaware in 1910. Since that time, his family has been in and out of the car business and today leads the effort to preserve and share the most significant collection of steam cars in the region at the Marshall Steam Museum. Proceeds Benefit: Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve For more information contact: Jesse Gagnon (302) 239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org
    • Wilmington Handbell Ensemble: Enjoy some of opera’s most popular overtures, including some you may have first heard watching Elmer chase Bugs in a Warners Brothers cartoon! Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 PM at Crosslands Communities, 1660 East Street Road, Kennett Square, PA. 610-388-1441

  • Friday, June 10
    • Open Mic Night at the Library!: Time: 7pm-9pm Location: Newark Free Library Description: Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? We are putting out a call for vocalists, acoustic instrumentalists, and pianists (baby grand piano will be available). Come be part of the fun! Ages 12+. Performers register at Adult Reference Desk or by calling 302-731-7550. 7-8:30 p.m. Proceeds Benefit: FREE For more information contact: Newark Free Library 302-731-7550 or visit www.nccde.org/333/Newark-Free-Library
    • The Savoy Company Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Longwood Gardens: Time: All-day admission to Gardens; 8:30 PM show Location: Open Air Theatre, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA Description: What do you get when you add a handsome apprentice pirate & a major-general’s beautiful daughter, divide by a swashbuckling pirate king & a piratical maid of all work, & then multiply by a band of tender-hearted pirates, a comical major-general, & a police sergeant who sings & dances? You get poetry & music in motion belonging to THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, OR, THE SLAVE OF DUTY where everyone loves their queen. In 1916, Mr. Pierre S. du Pont invited Savoy to perform at his personal estate of Longwood Gardens! Continuing this pilgrimage on June 10 & 11 at 8:30 pm (raindates: June 12 & 13) under the stars on the stage of the Open Air Theatre amid the tranquil beauty of Longwood Gardens, The Savoy Company will present 2 performances of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, fully staged with professionally designed set pieces, beautiful costumes, & a professional orchestra (All-day admission & FREE parking included). PIRATES promises to be a delightful adventure for audiences of all ages! TICKETS for Longwood Gardens: Individual tickets are priced at $29 per person for performances at Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348). The ticket price includes all-day admission and re-admission on the same day to The Gardens! Handicap seating is available. Visit http://www.savoy.org/Tickets.asp to select your seats and to purchase tickets online. GROUP RATES: The Savoy Company welcomes groups to its Longwood Gardens performances! If there are 10 or more in a group, one can take advantage of advance discount pricing ($25 per person GROUP RATE). To make a group reservation, call 215-735-7161 & leave a message. Proceeds Benefit: CAPA (the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts) For more information contact: Publicity Chair Linda, 215-735-7161, Email: savoy@savoy.org or visit www.savoy.org
    • Wilmington Drama League: Time: 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sun Location: Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington Description: The Wilmington Drama League wraps up its 2015-16 season with the Tony- and Drama Desk-nominated “Closer,” a dark postmodern comedy/drama looking at the truth in relationships. The show, written by Patrick Marber, is directed by Joe Pukatsch. “Closer” takes a difficult look at the love lives of these characters, and isn't afraid to show them at their most despicable and base. Romance isn’t always smiles and flowers and good feelings...and this show takes that into its heart. Many games are played with the human heart, and there are not always winners. In most cases, it just a matter of seeing what part of the heart (and ourselves) survives. “Closer” runs June 10-19 at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. June 10, 11, 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. June 12 and 19. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors and students, $12 for children and discounts for groups. For tickets, call (302) 764-1172 or go to www.wilmingtondramaleague.org. Drama League programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. This email is not regularly monitored. For questions, photos and tickets, email kathy@dramaleague.org. For more information contact: Drama League, 7640-1172 or visit www.wilmingtdramaleague.org

  • Monday, June 13
    • New Directions Delaware: Offers a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. New Directions welcomes participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older, who struggle with depression or manic depression, or their adult friends and family. No pre-registration is required. Meetings are free. Future dates, Monday, June 27 / Monday, July 11 / Monday, July 27. For more information, call 302-286-1161.

  • Friday, June 17
    • Mill Creek Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary: Bingo Night: Longaberger & Vera Bradley Bingo. When/Where: Time: 7pm at Mill Creek Fire Company/Chambers Hall Cost is $20 for 20 games. Additional games $5. Raffle & Frequent players club. Snack bar open with various items. All events are pending approval of our license by the bingo commission. For more information contact: Ladies Auxiliary 994-6361

  • Sunday, June 26
    • Lupus Foundation of America: Time: 7:30am - 10:30am Location: Dravo Plaza, Wilmington, DE Description: Walk to End Lupus Now™– A 2K or 4K walk Walk to End Lupus Now™ is one of 50 walks around the country that brings the individuals with lupus, families and community together to learn how to better live with lupus, and raise critically needed funds and awareness for this unpredictable and life-threatening disease. Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the LFA's mission of improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus, and advancing the science and medicine of lupus to find a cure. www.walktoendlupusnowde.org Proceeds Benefit: Lupus Foundation of America Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter For more information contact: Ashley (215)517-5070 or visit www.supportlupustristate.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=558

  • Monday, June 27
    • New Directions Delaware: Offers a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. New Directions welcomes participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older, who struggle with depression or manic depression, or their adult friends and family. No pre-registration is required. Meetings are free. Future dates, Monday, July 11 / Monday, July 27. For more information, call 302-286-1161.

  • Monday, July 11
    • New Directions Delaware: Offers a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. New Directions welcomes participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older, who struggle with depression or manic depression, or their adult friends and family. No pre-registration is required. Meetings are free. Future date, Monday, July 27. For more information, call 302-286-1161.

  • Monday, July 25
    • New Directions Delaware: Offers a support group for persons with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. New Directions welcomes participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Attendees are asked to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Support meetings are only open to persons 18 years of age and older, who struggle with depression or manic depression, or their adult friends and family. No pre-registration is required. Meetings are free. For more information, call 302-286-1161.



Ongoing Events & Announcements

  • After School Art Classes: Every Tuesday join in the fun and educational enrichment activities at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington from 4pm to 5pm. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy crawlers and dynamic dinosaurs! Our step-by-step method breaks the drawing down into simple shapes which students can easily master. We also cover key elements of art theory for a well rounded lesson. Classes are ongoing. Homeschoolers welcome! Save time and money by purchasing online lessons for home use ($4.99 per lesson) available for instant digital download at www.etsy.com/shop/kidsartlessons Come join the fun, invite a friend! Sign up today! For more information contact: kidsartlessons1@gmail.com
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Description: NEW TERRAINS: AMERICAN PAINTINGS FROM THE RICHARD M. SCAIFE BEQUEST Included with Museum admission New Terrains presents over twenty-five important works of American art from Richard M. Scaife, a Pittsburgh philanthropist and former trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases paintings by artists that are new to the collection, such as Hudson River School painters Martin Johnson Heade, John Kensett, and Albert Bierstadt, whose luminous, contemplative views of nature influenced the grand tradition of mid-nineteenth-century landscape painting in America. Other exciting introductions to the collection through the Scaife bequest are works by American impressionists William Merritt Chase, Theodore Robinson, and Edward Redfield, Julian Alden Weir and others. These late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century artists changed the course of American landscape painting through their adaptation of trends in European art. Their interpretive approach to rendering their surroundings with vibrant color and energetic brushwork is amply demonstrated in the exhibition. These paintings and more featured in New Terrains honor Richard Scaife and his generous vision for the Brandywine and represents a milestone in the museum’s collection of American art. For more information contact: Hillary Holland, 610-388-8336 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Brandywine River Museum of Art Description: NEW TERRAINS: AMERICAN PAINTINGS FROM THE RICHARD M. SCAIFE BEQUEST Included with Museum admission. New Terrains presents over twenty-five important works of American art from Richard M. Scaife, a Pittsburgh philanthropist and former trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases paintings by artists that are new to the collection, such as Hudson River School painters Martin Johnson Heade, John Kensett, and Albert Bierstadt, whose luminous, contemplative views of nature influenced the grand tradition of mid-nineteenth-century landscape painting in America. Other exciting introductions to the collection through the Scaife bequest are works by American impressionists William Merritt Chase, Theodore Robinson, and Edward Redfield, Julian Alden Weir and others. These late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century artists changed the course of American landscape painting through their adaptation of trends in European art. Their interpretive approach to rendering their surroundings with vibrant color and energetic brushwork is amply demonstrated in the exhibition. These paintings and more featured in New Terrains honor Richard Scaife and his generous vision for the Brandywine and represents a milestone in the museum’s collection of American art. For more information contact: Hillary K. Holland, 610-388-8336 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Brandywine River Museum of Art Description: FLOWERY THOUGHTS: CERAMIC VASES & FLORAL ORNAMENT AT WINTERTHUR Since antiquity, humans have been fascinated by the beauty of flowers. They created special containers to hold the blooms, reproduced flat images of flora on surfaces or, alternatively, modeled flowers in three dimensions. In this exhibit, Leslie B. Grigsby, Winterthur’s Senior Curator of Ceramics & Glass, presents a selection of some of the enormous range of ceramic vases and floral-decorated wares from the Winterthur Museum collection. These eye-catching objects primarily date from the 1700s and 1800s and, variously, were produced in America, Europe and Asia. The high-fashion wares among these ceramics originally found homes in elegant settings, while other objects reflect what was enjoyed by those of lesser means. Some of the featured floral designs studiously imitate imagery from botanical publications, while others display a freedom and originality not expressed in Nature. For more information contact: Hillary K. Holland, 610-388-8336 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum/events
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The Poetry of Nature: The Poetry of Nature: A Golden Age of American Landscape Painting. Included with museum admission. Daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. For more information contact: Hillary Holland, 610-388-8336 or visit www.brandywine.org/museum
  • Delaware College of Art and Design: Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery 600 N. Market st. Wilmington, DE 19801 Description: Enjoy the best student work from the last year, created by students in the Delaware College of Art and Design Associate of Fine Arts Degree Program, in the Nineteenth Annual Student Show. Selected by studio faculty, the work on display represents a variety of assignments and media from each of DCAD’s six majors: Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. The exhibition opens in DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery on Friday, February 5, with a reception from 5 – 8PM. Sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the opening reception is held in conjunction with Wilmington’s monthly Art Loop series. The Annual Student Exhibition will be on display until February 24. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM to 9PM and Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4PM. The gallery is always free and open to the public. For more information contact: Delaware College of Art and Design -302.622.8000 or visit www.dcad.edu
  • Delaware College of Art and Design: Time: Gallery Hours, weekdays 9am-9pm, weekends 10am-4pm. Location: Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery - 600 N. Market St. Wilmington DE, 19801 Description: Enjoy the best student work from the last year, created by students in the Delaware College of Art and Design Associate of Fine Arts Degree Program, in the Nineteenth Annual Student Show. Selected by studio faculty, the work on display represents a variety of assignments and media from each of DCAD’s six majors: Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography. The exhibition will be on display in DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery through February 24. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM to 9PM, and Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4PM. The gallery is always free and open to the public. For more information contact: Delaware College of Art and Design-302.622.8000 or visit www.dcad.edu
  • Delaware Tax and Financial Services Campaign: Volunteer during tax season! If you are comfortable using a computer, enjoy meeting and talking with people, want to make a difference in the lives of others and would like to learn a new skill call 302-655-0803. The Delaware Tax and Financial Services Campaign could use your help this tax season.
  • Drama Kids of Wilmington: Do you have a dramatic child? Or one that just wants to explore their creative side? Come join our Drama Kids family today! See our website for all our locations to pick one nearest you. www.dramakids.com/de1 or call 302-477-1025 Proceeds Benefit: none For more information contact: Courtney Clarke 302-477-1025 or visit www.dramakids.com/de1
  • Hagley Museum: Time: 10 am - 4 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Winter Weekday Tours Two-hour guided tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Guests will visit Eleutherian Mills Residence, the first du Pont family home built in America; the First Office of the DuPont Company; a restored nineteenth-century machine shop in the Powder Yards; and the restored workers’ community. The property and Visitor Center exhibitions will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for guests who would like to walk or browse on their own. The Museum Store and the Belin House Organic Café will also be open. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.Hagley.org
  • Hagley Museum: Time: 10 am - 4 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Winter Weekends Guests can explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and grounds of Eleutherian Mills at a self-guided pace. Demonstrations of historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day. The Workers’ Hill community is open for visits including the Belin House Organic Cafe. Complimentary timed tickets for guided tours of the Eleutherian Mills Residence, the first du Pont family home built in America, will be provided to guests upon arrival. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302-658-2400 or visit www.Hagley.org
  • Hagley Museum: Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Guided tours of the property, including the Powder Yards, du Pont family home, and Workers’ Hill will leave the Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Included with admission and free for members. For more information contact: Meg Marcozzi 302.658.2400 or visit www.hagley.org
  • Hagley Museum: Time: 5 to 8 pm Location: Hagley Museum Description: Hagley’s property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person, and free for members and children five and under. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move! event. For more information contact: Vanessa Spence 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
  • Pet Valu: Location: Pet Valu Description: Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each Pet Valu location will host a number of celebratory in-store promotions and initiatives, including an adoption weekend and social media campaign. Pet Valu will culminate the month-long celebration with a Pet Adoption Weekend on April 22-24 to facilitate the local adoptions of homeless and abandoned animals. For more information contact: Leanna Bernhard, Profiles, Inc. leanna@profilespr.com
  • Philly Home Show: Time: 10:00AM - 9:00PM Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 Description: The Philly Home Show will inspire your inner HGTV star at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from February 12-14 and 19-21. The show will feature a highly-interactive exhibits including the 2016 Designer Challenge, three uniquely designed Chic Sheds, the IKEA Dueling Kitchens, inspiring discussion topics led by HGTV Celebrities, and hands-on DIY workshops with local home and décor experts. With more than 300 exhibitors, celebrities, design professionals, and our area's leading contractors and product suppliers all in one place, the Philly Home Show will help attendees create the home of their dreams. What you can expect to see: • HGTV star John Gidding of the outdoor design show Curb Appeal • Host of the popular kitchen redesign DIY Network series Crashers, Alison Victoria • The HGTV star and host of The DIY Network show I Hate My Bath, Jeff Devlin • Interactive contests and competitions though out the show floor • Expert presentations on the Main Stage • DIY Seminars • A variety of interactive exhibits around gardening, landscaping, outdoor living, home design, home décor, and remodeling Show Dates & Times: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
 Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sunday, February 14, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets (single tickets valid for one day of show): Adults (At the door) $13.00 Adults (Online only) $10.00
Children Ages 6-12 $3.00 Children Ages 5 & Under FREE To save $1 off tickets, click here: https://www.microspec.com/tix123/etic.cfm?code=PHILLY2016&disc=EVENT and use the promo code EVENT. For more information contact: Steve - 484-342-3600 or visit www.phillyhomeshow.com
  • Project Clean Stream: Time: 9 AM - 12 PM Location: Chesapeake Bay Wide Description: Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for our annual stream cleanup event. Cleanups occur across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed throughout the Spring. To volunteer at a cleanup site near you, or to sign up your organization to help, please visit: cleanstream.allianceforthebay.org or call or email Joanna Freeman at (443) 949-0575 or jfreeman@allianceforthebay.org Proceeds Benefit: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay For more information contact: Joanna Freeman, jfreeman@allianceforthebay.org or visit cleanstream.allianceforthebay.org/
  • The Tatnall School: Busy Bees Program: Held each Wednesday for six weeks, this free hour-long program will give children and their families the opportunity to create and learn in Tatnall's Preschool. For more information contact: Sharon Vandiver - (302) 892-4285 or visit www.tatnall.org/admissions/admissions-calendar/index.aspx
  • UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation: Location: State of Delaware Description: The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. In Delaware, very few families applied for grants last year. That’s why we are reaching out to you, as a broadcaster, because we know you are committed to informing your listeners about important issues such as this that will inform listeners about the foundation and encourage them to apply for grants. We created a Public Service Announcement campaign, to encourage parents and legal guardians to apply for grants of up to $5,000 (lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child) to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids by completing an online application at www.uhccf.org; there is no deadline. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 10,000 grants valued at more than $29 million to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. Your radio station serves as a vital link in getting out important health information to the public. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation hopes you can partner with us and broadcast this important health message. For more information contact: Maryann Marino 949-375-0856 or visit www.tenacitymedia.com/audio/uhccf_medical_grants_2016_30.mp3
  • University of Maryland Extension: The University of Maryland Cecil County Extension Office is hosting four Women in Agriculture Suppers, followed by presentations on topics such as Social Media, Retirement Planning, Agriculture Law Issues and How to Start a Business. Attendees may attend as many suppers as they wish. The suppers will start at 6pm and finish around 9pm. Suppers will be help January 21st, February 18th, March 24th and March 31st at the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd in Elkton, MD. For more information call 410-996-5280.
  • Wilmington Drama League: Presents an original musical which asks what happened next to Scrooge. Scrooge had a cathartic experience on Christmas Eve. Inevitably, the holiday euphoria subsides. With mirth and music, Wilmington Drama League alumni Kate Monaghan and Matt Casarino ask in this new show if he can keep those resolutions. “Resolutions,” directed by Henry Porreca, runs Jan. 29-Feb. 7 at the League “Resolutions” runs Jan. 29-Feb. 7 at the Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 and Feb. 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Tickets are $20, $17 for seniors and students, $12 for children and discounts for groups. For tickets, call (302) 764-1172 or go to www.wilmingtondramaleague.org. Drama League programs are supported, in part, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information contact: Drama League, 302-764-1172 or visit www.wilmingtondramaleague.org
  • Wilmington Public Library : Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm Location: 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Description: Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement (DACA) will provide Free Tax Preparation and e-Filing assistance. This free tax service is available to those with limited incomes for Families earning $51,000 a year and Singles $32,000 a year. When: Tuesdays: Jan. 26, 2016-April 5, 2016 3:30 to 6:30pm Wednesdays: Jan. 27, 2016-April 6, 2016 3:30 to 6:30pm Where: Wilmington Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 (302) 571-7400 How: You must call for an appointment (302) 656-8200 Sorry no walk-in taken. Visit our webpage to learn more about this program and what you need to bring with you wilmington.lib.de.us. For more information contact: DACA 302-656-8200 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2015/11/18/free-tax-preparation/
  • Wilmington Public Library : Time: 9:30am-8:00pm Location: 10 E. 10th St. Wilmington DE 19801 Description: Bank of America: Better Money Habits In Partnership with KAHN Academy Join us for a series of financial classes to help improve your life! Understanding and Managing Your Credit. April 6th Time: 6PM –7:30 PM P.S. duPont Meeting Room Credit is a major part of your financial identity, so understanding how it works and how to manage it could put you on the right path. Register: http://tinyurl.com/BOACredit4616 Preparing for Home Ownership. April 20th Time: 6PM –7:30 PM Jacob Broom Meeting Room Deciding to rent or buy a home is a big decision, so it’s a good idea to be as prepared as possible. By learning the basics and considering your options, you could be on your way to making an informed decision when the time comes. Register: http://tinyurl.com/BOAHome42016 Social Security and You. April 11th Time: 6PM to 7:30 PM Jacob Broom Meeting Room Learn potential strategies for maximizing your benefits, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Register:http://tinyurl.com/BOASocialSecurity41116 All Classes are free to attend and will be held at the Wilmington Public Library 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington DE 19810 (302) 571-7400 For more information contact: Lisa Frank (302) 571-7400 or visit wilmington.lib.de.us/2016/02/19/bank-of-america-better-money-habits/
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first, Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media—from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting. Exquisite objects from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, dating from the 17th to the early 19th centuries, include folding screens made in Mexico in imitation of imported Japanese and Chinese screens, blue and white talavera ceramics copied from imported Chinese porcelains, and luxuriously woven textiles made to replicate fine silks and cottons imported from China and India. Time: 10:00am-5:00pm (Tuesday-Sunday). Location: 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE, 19807. Exhibition presented by DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw with additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.For more information contact: Information & tours, 800.448.3883 or visit www.winterthur.org/madeintheamericas


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