WDEL Community Calendar

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Friday, September 19
  • Town of Elsmere: On Friday September 19, starting at 5pm, the Town of Elsmere will be holding their monthly Movies in the Parks Event. This month will be Disney's Frozen. There will be a guest appearance from Queen Elsa who will be available for photos. The movie will begin at Dusk. This event is open to the public. You are welcome to bring your blankets chairs and snacks. There will be limited concessions available. For more information, call Melissa Faedtke at 302-998-2215 or visit elsmere.delaware.gov
  • Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown: It's that time of the year again. The Volunteer Hose Company is planning the annual golf outing at Back Creek Golf Club on Friday, September 19. Sponsorship forms and team forms are available at www.vhc27.com. If you have any questions regarding the event, participation or sponsorship please contact Tim Murry at 302-668-9618.

Saturday, September 20
  • 4 Pete's Sake 5K: Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, September 20. 4 Pete's Sake 5K starts at 9am outside of Buckley's Tavern. Cost is $16 if you pre-register and $20 the day of the event. Come out for great prizes, raffle items, and a beer garden buffet. For more information, visit www.lls.org/content/chaptercontent/de/pdf/4petessake
  • American Diabetes Association: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is Saturday, September 20 at Bellevue State Park. The walk begins at 10:30am with registration at 9am. For more information, or to register online, visit www.main.diabetes.org/stepoutdelaware. Proceeds benefit the Delaware chapter of the American Diabetes Association.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware: The Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids along the Wilmington Riverfront is Saturday, September 20 from 12pm to 5pm. It's a great day filled with games, rides, music, trampolines, dance parties, and more! This event is FREE. For more information, visit www.delawaredayforkids.org
  • Friends of the Poor Walk/Run: The Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run is an annual National Event to support the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Christ Our King Church is hosting the event in Wilmington this year on Saturday, September 20th. All proceeds go directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Conference. Registration begins at 9am and the walk begins at 10am. For more information, call Andrea Starr at 302-740-0662 or visit www.www.fopwalk.org
  • MS Delaware: Register today for Bike to the Bay on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. It's MS Delaware's premier fundraising event, helping the more than 1,500 Delawareans with multiple sclerosis. The bike kicks off at Del Tech Terry Campus and ends at Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth! For more information, visit www.biketothebay.org
  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children: The expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is complete…now it’s time to celebrate! Bring the whole family to Nemours Community Day, Saturday, September 20 from 10am to 4pm. Take a tour of our spectacular new facility—designed by families for families! Then head outside for live entertainment, fun demos and games, visits from your kids’ favorite characters, food trucks, and tons of information to keep your family fit! A promise from our family to yours… duPont Hospital for Children’s Community Day, Saturday, September 20th, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington. Held rain or shine, admission is free! Visit www.Nemours.org for more details.

Sunday, September 21
  • Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation: The 2014 Teal Ribbon Luncheon and Silent Auction is Sunday, September 21 at Ed Oliver Golf Club Banquet Center, starting at 12:30pm. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. Ovarian Cancer Survivors are free with a paid guest. This year's guest speaker is Mrs. Maryland America, Zereana Huff, Ovarian Cancer Survivor. Ticket includes lunch and dessert, speakers, entertainment, and silent auction admission/bid opportunities. All proceeds will benefit ovarian cancer education & research. For more information, call Dorianne Short at 302-998-6889 or visit www.deovariancancer.org/teal_ribbon_luncheon__silent_auction/2014_teal_ribbon_luncheon__silent_auction
  • St. Catherine of Siena Church: The Give it Up for Gulu 5K presented by St. Catherine of Siena Church will benefit the continued building and support of St. Catherine's Nursery School and bring awareness to the people in Northern Uganda. The 5K is Sunday, September 21 in Rockford Park. Registration begins at 9:30am and the race kicks off at 11am. For more information, call Mary Gispert at 302-239-1699 or visit www.giveitupforgulu.com

Monday, September 22
  • The Cancer Support Community: Blood Cancer Family Support Group! On the fourth Monday of each month from now until December, there will be a meeting for coping with Blood Cancers. It's for patients, families and friends who are seeking emotional support. The meeting is from 6pm to 7pm at 4810 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington. For more information, call 302-995-2850 or 302-661-7300

Wednesday, September 24
  • Kennett Flash presents Serafin String Quartet: Kennett Flash presents Serafin String Quartet for a collage concert titled "French Connection" on Wednesday, September 24. The one hour themed concert explores one major work, the composer’s influence, style and characteristic flavor, while also sharing examples from other works and commentary from the Quartet. Kennett Flash doors open at 6:30pm to serve an a la carte dinner menu, BYOB. For more information, call 484-732-8295 or visit www.kennettflash.org
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: September is blood cancer awareness month. On Wednesday, September 24 at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center in Newark from 6pm to 8pm, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society presents The Basics of Blood Cancer: Everything you wanted to know about your Blood Cancer diagnosis but were too afraid to ask. This program is intended for patients and their caregivers who have been diagnosed within the last 6-12 months. Complimentary dinner will be served. Pre-registration for this free program is required. To register or for more information, or assistance for people with disabilities or grievances, please contact Michelle Sobczyk, Patient Access Manager at 302-660-4686 or michelle.sobczyk@lls.org.

Thursday, September 25
  • Elsmere Fire Company: Elsmere Fire Company is having a fire prevention open house on Thursday, September 25 from 6pm to 9pm. Fire Apparatus display, smoke house, vehicle rescue demonstration, free diabetes screening, special guest Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and YooDee and much more. For more information, call 302-999-0183.

Friday, September 26
  • Bootless Stageworks : Bootless Stageworks presents "Terminator The Second," the story of a boy and his cyborg protector completed entirely in lines and phrases taken from the plays of William Shakespeare. Each line and phrase is taken from original folios, with only proper nouns, pronouns and corresponding verb tenses subject to change. In doing so, the authors were able to accurately recreate the story of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, while remaining true to the words of Shakespeare in form, if less so in intent. Bootless will present the first officially licensed, fully staged production of this outrageously spectacular adaption. Shows are Thursdays through Sundays from September 26 to October 5 at St. Stephen's Theater on N. Broom Street in Wilmington. For more information, 302-887-9300 or visit www.bootless.org
  • We Stand Up Coalition: We Stand Up Coalition presents a fall gala to preserve childhood innocence on Friday, September 26 at the Waterfall Banquet & Conference Center in Claymont. Cocktail hour begins at 6pm, with dinner starting at 7pm. Black tie optional. In addition to dinner and dancing, there will also be a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit victims of child sexual abuse. For more information, call Lisa at 302-373-7574 or visit www.we-stand-up.org.

Saturday, September 27
  • All-American Day at Hagley: Enjoy a historically accurate nineteenth-century “Base Ball” game between Diamond State Base Ball Club and Excelsior Base Ball Club of Arundel at Hagley on Saturday, September 27! Come early for “batting practice” and try out some other traditional nineteenth-century games, such as hoop-and-stick and tug of war. “All-American” food will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring your own seating - this game is very informal. Activities are included with admission and free for members and visitors to the game only. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
  • City of Wilmington: On Saturday, September 27 from 10am to 2pm, the City of Wilmington, the Wilmington Police Department and the Wilmington Blue Rocks will be sponsoring an unused or expired drug disposal event. City residents can take their unused or expired drugs to the collection sites listed on the flyer for disposal. For a list of additional sites visit www.DelawareHealthyHomes.org
  • Grace Episcopal Church Flea Market: The Outdoor Flea Market is Saturday, September 27 from 8am to 2pm with a rain date of October 11 . If you could like to rent space, cost is $20 per table. Proceeds benefit Grace Church and its outreach programs. For more information, call Linda Owens at 302-478-9533 or visit www.gracedelaware.org
  • MOT Resale by MOMS Club of Middletown: The MOT Resale is Saturday, September 27 from 8am to 12pm at Alfred G. Waters Middle School in Middletown. Proceeds benefit many local charity organizations and families in need. The MOT Resale is open to anyone and has FREE admission and parking. For more information, call Jamie Parker at 215-570-2279 or visit www.motresale.com
  • Penn Township/Jennersville Regional Hospital Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair: The 10th Annual Penn Township/Jennersville Regional Hospital Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair is Saturday, September 27 from 11am to 4pm at the Penn Township Park in West Grove, PA. There's a free picnic and barbecue, great entertainment and as a great opportunity for community outreach. For more information, call Karen Versuk at 302-463-6543 or visit www.penntownship.us
  • Ronald McDonald House: The 3rd Annual Red Shoe and Brew for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware at Twin Lakes Brewery is Saturday, September 27 from 2pm to 6pm. It's an afternoon of barbecue, beer, and live music, along with lawn games, silent auction, brewery tours, and more! Tickets are $55 per person now through September 24th and can be purchased online at www.rmhde.org/special-events/red-shoe-and-brew.
  • Sheldon Shuffle 5k benefitting Exceptional Care for Children: Exceptional Care for Children is Delaware's only pediatric skilled nursing facility for children who are medically fragile and terminally ill. Help support these inspiring individuals at their very first 5k event on Saturday, September 27 at The Green Turtle in Newark. It's the run for everyone, featuring a course that is stroller, wheelchair, and wagon friendly! The event will also feature The Exceptional Mile for ECC's residents and other Exceptional individuals free of charge and will take place before the start of the race. For sponsorship and donation opportunities, please contact the Development office at 302-894-1001. For more information, visit www.exceptionalcare.org

Sunday, September 28
  • 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 from September 28 through January 4. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. Light The Night is Sunday, September 28 from 4pm to 6pm at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/de

Monday, September 29
  • Delta Phi Epsilon DE Alumna Association : The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon Delaware Alumna Association and Beta Nu are raising money for the Suicide and Alcohol Awareness in honor of Christina Tolomeo, a Sister of Delta Phi Epsilon, Beta Nu at Wesley College who was tragically taken from us July of 2013. Fundraising events are Monday, September 29 through Sunday, October 5. Every donation, no matter how small, is a great step towards raising awareness and making a difference. For more information, visit gofundme.com/chrissyweek
  • Love Life Survive Golf Tournament & Silent Auction: Come out and play a round of golf in support of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society on Monday, September 29 at Cavaliers Country Club. Registration is due by September 15. Cost is $500 for a foursome, and $150 per individual. Sponsors are also welcome to purchase spots for their logos both on the website and the golf course. For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, October 1
  • Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group: Join the Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group, meetings are the First Wednesday of each month at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center from 6pm to 7pm. These support groups reach out to patients, families, and friends looking for emotional support and learn new ways to cope with Multiple Myeloma. For more information, call the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at 302-623-4500.

Saturday, October 11
  • Dover Stamp Club: The Dover Stamp Club will hold its 62nd Stamp Show on Saturday, October 11 at the Camden-Wyoming Fire Hall, 200 E. Camden Wyoming Avenue in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware. The show will run from 10 AM to 4 PM. This year's theme is the State Soil. The show will feature members and youth exhibits, and a wide array of philatelic materials including supplies, special anniversary cancellation stamps, bid boxes, and a searching table for young collectors. Refreshments will also be available. For more information, call 302-674-0837, or e-mail doverstampclub@aol.com.

Ongoing Events

  • 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.

  • AYUSA Foreign Student Exchange Program: Open your home to a highschool student from one of 60 different countries. There are over 450 students to choose from. The student will become a part of your family and participate in activities in your home and at school. Learn about a different culture and share what makes the USA so great! Students reside in your home for the semester or the academic year. This is a non-profit organization and part of a J-1 visa exchange program. There is no compensation for hosting a student. AYUSA is affiliated with the Department of State and is in good standing. For more information, call Dawn Longfellow at 302-690-3003 or visit www.ayusa.org

  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Make plans now and tour the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and Kuerner Farm with the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Package tours, which combine visits to two properties, a guided tour of the galleries and lunch in the museum restaurant, are available on selected days. The tour runs now through November 23. Tickets are available to purchase online or by calling the museum shop at 610-388-8326.

  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspires a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen at the Brandwine River Museum of Art. The installation derives from immersive walks taken by Jensen throughout the summer months in the landscapes along the Brandywine and its tributaries. The verdant slopes, quiet footpaths, native flora, historic towns and small discoveries are all subjects in Jensen’s photographic work. The artist is known for embracing new photographic technology as means to explore landscape and he will continue to push the medium with this new work. It will be displayed now until November 16. 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

  • Kalmar Nyckel: The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel — or become a "pirate" with the crew on special pirate sails. For more information, call 302-429-7447 or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org for the sail and tour schedule.

  • 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.

  • North Brandywine Village Civic Association: The North Brandywine Village Civic Association in Wilmington is proud to offer a Good Citizen's Award to 2 deserving students between the ages of 13 and 19. The deadline for all applications is September 30. NBVCA is looking for students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 as of June 14, 2014, and volunteer for the community. The award is $125 to each candidate and a plaque. For more information, call Mrs. Patty Harris at 302-507-4623.

  • Read Aloud Delaware: Read Aloud Delaware is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of reading in Delaware. We place volunteers of all ages in child care centers, clinics and shelters to read one-on-one to children for 1-2 hours once a week. Our focus is primarily with preschool age children who are in their critical early years of development. Those children who reach their older years with weak basic skills are more likely to be involved in risk related activities such as teen parenthood, dropping out of school, and unemployment. However, by starting early and instilling a love of reading, therefore reduces these negative behaviors and promotes literacy. If you are interested in being apart of Read Aloud Delaware please contact Judy Arthur at 302-656-5256 ex.12 or email jarthur@readalouddelaware.org

  • Wilmington University PA Chapter: Wilmington University Alumni Association is forming a PA Chapter and we need you! If you are an alum living in PA and are interested in networking, reconnecting and organizing events join today! For more information, call Stacey Stickel at 302-295-1174.

  • Woodlawn Library: Come and learn to use the computer and basic programs including Word, Excel and the Internet at Woodlawn Library in Wilmington. Classes are on Mondays at either 11am or 7pm, and registration is required. Please call 302-571-7425.

  • YMCA Diabetes Program: Did you know 1/3 of the population has pre-diabetes? The YMCA now offers a 16-week program developed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes. The cost of the program is $50 for YMCA members and $100 for those who are not yet members. For more information, please contact Joanna Zaremba, Director of Healthy Living, at 302-571-6998 or jzaremba@ymcade.org


  • Christiana High School Class of 1974
    Date: September 27, 2014
    Location: Newark Country Club
    Contact: email chs1974.reunion@yahoo.com

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