Thursday, March 5
- Democrats vs. Republicans Legislative Guest Bartending Event:
Come support Easter Seals and your favorite political team, as they “mix” it up guest bartending at their NEW location, Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel (off I-95 North) on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Leading the Democrats will be: House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, Sen. Nicole Poore and Rep. Quinn Johnson. Sen. Greg Lavelle, Rep. Mike Ramone and Rep. Kevin Hensley will pour it on for the Republicans. Each team will be competing for the most tips to see which side can raise more money for their political volleyball team in the 10th annual Democrats vs. Republicans Volleyball Challenge in March. For more information and to learn how to register your own team, visit www.volleyballchallenge.com.
- Delaware Mineralogical Society :
The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 52nd Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show at Delaware Technical and Community College, 400 Stanton-Christiana Road in Newark. Hours Saturday are 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm. The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing, and a children's table. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 12 to 16 and free for children under 12. Info and coupons at www.delminsociety.org or contact email@example.com
- The Shepherd Place & Wild Quail:
Join Wild Quail Golf & Country Club and TriSports Events for the 17th Annual Shamrock Scramble 5k to benefit The Sherpherd Place on Saturday, March 14th. The Shepherd Place is an emergency homeless shelter for women and children located in Dover. In addition to helping a great cause, the Shamrock Scramble is expected to be a unique, exciting, and crowd drawing event. In its 17th year, the Shamrock Scramble will be held on the golf course at Wild Quail. Contact Denise Gomez at 302-678-1909.
- Quaker Hill Historic Foundation :
Join Quaker Hill Historic Foundation as they Unlock the History of an Old House. This practical lecture by Mike Dixon is designed to show you how to uncover the past and answer questions about historic homes. The lecture begins at 2pm at Wilmington friends Meeting, 401 West Street in Wilmington. Pr=by Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation and Delaware Humanities Forum. For more information call 302-299-5600.
- The Arts at Trinity presents SSQ:
Come enjoy the works of Beethoven and Schubert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm.
This concert is free.
- American Lung Association:
It's time for the Caesar Rodney 5K and Half Marathon – Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE. Held for over 50 years, this phenomenal event is a renowned Delaware tradition! It is Delaware’s oldest and most prestigious running event, attracting approximately 2000 participants and raising funds for the full mission of the American Lung Association. Race begins at 8am and proceeds benefit the American Lung Association
For more information contact: Laura Mattey at 302 737 6414 or visit www.lunginfo.org/caesarrodney
- Mauch Chunk Opera House presents SSQ:
Come enjoy "Nordic Journey" on Sunday, March 22 at 3pm. This event is located at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA
Tickets are $20.
- Delaware EndoMarch:
It’s time to end the silence. Take part in the Delaware EndoMarch to raise awareness about endometriosis. Support millions of girls and women with endometriosis and help them fight for a proper diagnosis, quality medical care and a much-needed cure. Join us at the Eden Hill Medical Center in Dover on March 28th from 1pm to 3pm. Register for this free event at endomarchde.org. Proceeds Benefit Worldwide EndoMarch. For more information contact: Meghan Lynch - 302-602-8831 or visit www.endomarchde.org
- Autism Delaware :
Show your support for individuals with autism. Take part in this year’s Walk for Autism in Wilmington on April 25. The money raised during this fundraiser supports the critical programs and services needed by Delaware families and their loved ones with autism. Register today at autismdelaware.org. And don’t forget to set up your Walk for Autism fundraising page, too—at autismdelaware.org.
- Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival:
The Annual Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival will be held on
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 12noon - 4:30 pm, at the Iron Hill Museum (1355 Old
Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE 19702). General Admission $5, kids under 4 (and Scouts in uniform)
free. For more information, call 302-368-5703 or go to http://www.ironhill-museum.org
- American Cancer Society:
Are you looking for a way to help out in your community? Become an American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteer and help transport cancer patients to and from their treatments! The American Cancer Society provides the training and works with volunteers on a flexible schedule! Learn more by calling 302-324-4227 or visit www.cancer.org.
- Blood Bank of Delmarva :
Blood Bank of Delmarva is in need of blood donors. Please make your appointment online at DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8. Walk-in donors are always welcome! Thank you!
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
The "Imagine Brandywine" exhibition space displays creative art projects by area school students, inspired by the Museum's collection and landscape. Creative landscapes by fifth grade students from Garrettford Elementary School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania will be on view in the lower level. The Brandywine River Museum of Art serves more than 6,000 students, from kindergarten through grade 12, through its field trip program. Imagine Brandywine runs through January 4.
For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- Brandywine Zoo:
Experience wildlife up close and personal at the Brandywine Zoo. Learn about your favorite animals from zoo staff! Free parking. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 3 to 17 from May 1 through September 30. From October 1 through April 30, admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 3 to 17. Children under 3 are free! For more info, visit www.brandywinezoo.org or call 302-571-7747. The Brandywine Zoo is managed as part of Wilmington State Parks by the Division of Parks and Recreation, with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The zoo is open every day, all year from 10 am to 4 pm.
- Delaware Breast Cancer Coaltion:
DBCC's Great Stuff is a unique upscale resale shop where all proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, an organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in Delaware. They have great designer sweaters, coats, blazers, suits, holiday dresses, fantastic boots, handbags, scarves, jewelry and more! They also carry beautiful home furnishings and accent pieces. Great Stuff is in Wilmington on Concord Pike and Silverside Road in the Talleyville Center. For more information, visit www.greatstuffresale.com.
- Delaware Genealogical Society:
Come to the Historical Society Library the third Saturday of the month from September until May for free genealogical research assistance from Delaware Genealogy Society volunteers who have researched their own families and would love to help you find your roots. Do you have an ancestor from Old New Castle, a Revoluntionary War soldier in your tree, or relatives who could be listed in the Wilmington City Directory of 1845? Come to the library and find out! Volunteers will help you explore surname files, printed family genealogies, area maps, and other historical records to discover your ancestors. For more information, visit www.delgensoc.org
- Delaware SPCA:
Volunteer Orientation for the Delaware SPCA is 10am to 5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10am to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays at the Newark location, 455 Christiana Road. If you have a good atitude, you don't mind getting dirty, you are 18 or older and want to make a difference in an animals life, please volunteer! Contact Jeanne for an interview at 302-998-2281 ext 326. Not accepting community service.
- Faithful Friends:
Faithful Friends, Inc. animal welfare agency and no kill shelter has formed a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware to help families keep their pets during the financial crisis many families are facing today. They are asking for donations of pet food and related supplies. The supplies needed include: dry dog and cat food for adults, kittens/puppies and senior pets; canned cat and dog food; cat litter; dog chews and raw hides. The shelter’s pet food bank is open 5 days a week: Wednesday – Friday 1-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. To find out more about Faithful Friends Inc. Community Pet Food Bank call 302-427-8514 ext. 0.
- Habitat for Humanity:
There are families in New Castle County who are living in substandard housing conditions, and simply need a hand-up, not a hand-out. Habitat for Humanity is providing that hand-up and you can help. Habitat’s Cars for Homes™ program uses your donated car, truck, boat, or RV to help build decent, affordable housing for local low-income families. Call toll free, 1-877-277-4344, or visit www.habitatncc.org to see how your donated vehicle can help make a difference for a family in our community.
- Helen F. Graham Cancer Center:
Free ongoing smoking cessation classes are offered by the Community Outreach Team at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm. To register for the three-session class, call 1-800-693-CARE. Once registered, you will then be directed to call the Delaware Quitline at 1-866-409-1858 to have your class materials sent to you. For additional information on this free program, call 302-623-4661.
- Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church:
"New to You" family clothing at Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Ave. & Marsh Rd. Every Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm, and the first & third Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm through December 15. Enter down ramp from parking lot, cross the back of Hillcrest Hall, up short steps to ground floor of stone building. Call 302-764-3145
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:
The Delaware Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is currently recruiting Team in Training participants! If completing a marathon, triathlon, or 100-mile cycling race is on your to-do list, the Leukemia & Lymphoma's Team In Training program can help you get to the finish line! For more information, call your local society chapter at 302-661-7300, ext. 29 or visit www.teamintraining.org/de.
- Read Aloud Delaware:
Read Aloud Delaware is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of reading in Delaware. We place volunteers of all ages in child care centers, clinics and shelters to read one-on-one to children for 1-2 hours once a week. Our focus is primarily with preschool age children who are in their critical early years of development. Those children who reach their older years with weak basic skills are more likely to be involved in risk related activities such as teen parenthood, dropping out of school, and unemployment. However, by starting early and instilling a love of reading, therefore reduces these negative behaviors and promotes literacy. If you are interested in being apart of Read Aloud Delaware please contact Judy Arthur at 302-656-5256 ex.12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wilmington University PA Chapter:
Wilmington University Alumni Association is forming a PA Chapter and we need you! If you are an alum living in PA and are interested in networking, reconnecting and organizing events join today! For more information, call Stacey Stickel at 302-295-1174.
- Woodlawn Library:
Come and learn to use the computer and basic programs including Word, Excel and the Internet at Woodlawn Library in Wilmington. Classes are on Mondays at either 11am or 7pm, and registration is required. Please call 302-571-7425.
- YMCA Diabetes Program:
Did you know 1/3 of the population has pre-diabetes? The YMCA now offers a 16-week program developed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes. The cost of the program is $50 for YMCA members and $100 for those who are not yet members. For more information, please contact Joanna
Zaremba, Director of Healthy Living, at
302-571-6998 or email@example.com
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