WDEL Community Calendar

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Thursday, April 24
  • Art Salad at DCCA: Art Salad is a free lunchtime discussion forum on Thursdays through March and April from 12pm to 1pm at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Artists, historians, educators, and curators share multi-point perspectives into the world of contemporary art. You are welcome to bring a lunch or order from visiting food truck partners. For more information and a list of discussions, call 302-656-6466 or visit www.thedcca.org/content/art-salad

Friday, April 25
  • Avon Grove Community Theater: Avon Grove Community Theater is holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz for actors ages 6+. Auditions are Friday, April 25 from 7pm to 9pm, Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, April 27 from 1:30pm to 3pm at Kemblesville United Methodist Church in Landenberg. Performances will be in July at Ware Theater, Lincoln University. To schdule an audition, call Karen at 610-255-1634. For more information, visit www.actheater.org.
  • Chapel Street Players: Chapel Street Players presents "Agnes of God" from April 25 to May 3. Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. Please be advised that this production contains smoking of herbal cigarettes and adult content. For more information, visit www.chapelstreetplayers.org
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers: Delaware Crime Stoppers Annual Friends of Law Enforcement 2014 Golf Tournament is Friday, April 25 at Jonathan's Landing Golf Club. Registration begins at 10am with a 12pm shotgun start. There will also be a dinner and awards presented at 5:30apm. Entry is $100 per player and includes greens fees, golf cart, goodie bag, lunch, complimentary beverage cart, and dinner. Proceeds benefit Delaware Crime Stoppers. For more information, call Bob Mooney at 302-739-5927 or visit delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/
  • Relay for Life : Ellendale Ladies Auxiliary. is sponsoring a Quarter Auction to benefit Relay for Life on Friday, April 25. Cost is $10 per person and includes 1 paddle. Each additional paddle is $3. Doors open at 6pm with the auction starting at 7pm. For more information, call Sharon Kinzer at 302-393-9300 or Kathy Armstrong at 302-260-2891

Saturday, April 26
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church: The 9th Annual Spring Rummage Sale at Aldersgate United Methodist Church is Saturday, April 26 from 8am to 2:30pm. Credit cards are accepted. For more information, call 302-478-2575 or visit www.aldersgatede.org
  • Delaware Association for Blind Athletes: The Delaware Association for Blind Athletes (DABA) is proud to be sponsoring their 6th Annual DABA DASH 5K Run/Walk on Saturday April 26 at Delcastle Recreation Area. Registration opens at 8:30am and the race begins sharply at 9:30am. T-shirts will be provided to the first 100 registered participants. This race benefits athletic programs and recreational activities throughout the year for blind and visually impaired athletes. Cost is $18 if you register online before 12pm on April 24, $25 the day of the event. For more information, call Wayne Kursh at 302-654-6400 or visit www.races2run.com
  • Delaware Brain Tumor Walk: The 2014 Delaware Brain Tumor Walk is Saturday, April 26. Registation begins at 8:45am at Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront. The walk will begin at the balloon arches at 10:00 AM. Top team and top individual fundraisers will be acknowledged during the closing ceremony. For more information, visit events.braintumor.org/events/delaware-brain-tumor-walk/event-details/
  • Delaware Children's Theatre: The Delaware Children's Theatre presents "Wake Me When I'm Sixteen," an updated original version of Sleeping Beauty written by DCT's Donna Swajeski with original music by Gregg Opelka. Enjoy a humorous re-telling of this wonderful fairy tale with a contemporary twist and fresh new characters. The princes are a boy band, the wizard is a manic party planner and they have the most glamorous, funny fairy godmothers ever. Come see Bedazzle, Bewilda, Belittle and the wicked Bewara make some serious magic at DCT April 5 through May 4. For tickets and information, visit www.dechildrenstheatre.org.
  • Delaware City Mainstreet: 24th Annual Delaware City Townwide Yard Sale and Spring Celebration is Saturday, April 26 starting at 8:30am. For more information, visit www.delawarecitymainstreet.com/
  • Delaware Nature Society: Start the spring and celebrate Earth Day by learning how our daily decisions impact the environment. Meet live animals, walk with a naturalist, and take home a wild craft at DuPont Environmental Education Center. Spring Into Nature is free and takes place on Saturday, April 26 from 12pm to 4pm at DuPont Environmental Education Center. For more information, call Cassandra Lewis Slattery at 302-239-2334, ext. 121 or visit www.delnature.org/deec
  • Elkton High Music Boosters: Elkton High School is hosting a Spring Craft Show and Flea Market on Saturday, April 26 from 9am to 2pm to benefit their High School Music Boosters. If you are interested in renting a parking space for only $25 please contact elktonmusicboosters@yahoo.com. Band and Choir members will be performing, and there will be concessions!
  • Hagley Museum and Library: Visitors to Hagley will use simple machines to try and move a “Powder Keg” from one spot to another on Saturday, April 26. It's all part of Hagley's new Science Saturdays series, on the fourth Saturdays of the month, in which families will work creatively together to solve a problem or complete a task. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events.html
  • National Brain Tumor Society: National Brain Tumor Society is hosting its 7th annual Brain Tumor event on April 26 at Dravo Plaza Riverfront in Wilmington. Registration kicks off at 8:45am followed by programs and activities from 9:45am to 1pm. For more information, visit events.braintumor.org/charlotte-brain-tumor-race/
  • North Brandywine Village Civic Associatioon: The North Brandywine Village Civic Association is participating in The Citywide Cleanup on Saturday, April 26. Your neighborhood must be on the list of those engaging in this campaign to physically clean your block, plant flowers, etc. Please send an email to northbrandywinevillagecivicassoc@yahoo. com to strengthen Community Pride.
  • Serafin String Quartet at The Arts at Trinitys: Serafin String Quartet will return to the popular community series, The Arts at Trinity, on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30pm. SSQ will be joined by guests Timothy Schwarz, viola and Todd Thiel, cello for a program featuring works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 302-652-8605 or visit theartsattrinity.org
  • Spring Into Nature: Meet live animals, walk with a naturalist, make a craft and try dip-netting in the marsh at Spring Into Nature at the DuPont Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 26 from 12pm to 4pm! Bring your family and learn about how our daily decisions impact the environment and how to protect wildlife habitats. No registration required; event is free. For more information, call 302-656-1490 or visit www.duponteec.org
  • The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc.: The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) will hold its 19th Annual Chester County Race Against Violence on Saturday, April 26 to benefit the agency’s supportive services for victims of crime and violence and their families, as well as its Prevention/Education programs for all ages. Registration takes place in front of Chester County Justice Center, 201 West Market Street, West Chester at 7:30am. The 5K run/walk starts at 9am, and the One Mile walk starts at 9:05am. Cost is $20 per individual and $60 per group up to 5 people if you register on or before April 25. Cost is $25 per person the day of the event. Register online www.runccrs.com

Sunday, April 27
  • Delaware Theatre Company: Join the Delaware Theatre Company for Ain't Misbehavin', The 1978 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical. Follow Thomas “Fats” Waller’s journey in this musical tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Five performers encapsulate this era of pride, creativity and cultural awareness, all while inviting us into this sometimes zany, sometimes, sexy, always jazzy world. The show runs from April 2 through April 27. For tickets, call 302-594-1100 or visit www.delawaretheatre.org
  • Orchard Winds Woodwind Quintet: University graduate student Quintet presents a recital of woodwind classics and pieces by Paul Hindemith and Malcolm Arnold. The Quintet is coached by UD faculty member & flautist Eileen Grycky, Associate Professor of Music at the Newark Free Library on Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. For more information, call 302-731-7550 or visit www2.nccde.org/libraries/Newark/default.aspx
  • The Brain Aneurysm Foundation's 4th Annual Wilson Walk & 5K: Come join The 4th Annual Wilson Walk & 5K benefiting Brain Aneurysm Awareness on Sunday, April 27. Registration begins at 8:30am at Newark Charter Middle/Elementary School. Walk or run, then relax to the sweet music of Richie D & SweetEd while you wait to hear your name called for great raffle prizes! Spread the much needed education and awareness of Brain Aneurysms! For more information, call Katie at 302-299-5023 or visit www.bafound.org

Monday, April 28
  • New Castle County Art Studio - Folk Art: Folk art is the art produced by self-taught people. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet art historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Ms. LaFate, a Jamaican born, prizewinning folk artist, addresses this issue and explores the concepts of folk art and culture at Hockessin Library on Monday, April 28 starting at 7pm. Audience members will have the opportunity to create their own folk art! This program is sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum. For more information, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661 or visit www.nccde.org/artstudio.

Thursday, May 1
  • Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts: Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in DCCA galleries and visit the artist studios during extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month from April to August, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. DCCA Studios are open extended hours. For more information, call 302-656-6466 or visit www.thedcca.org/content/art-town

Friday, May 2
  • Arasapha Garden Club: Join the Arasapha Garden Club for its annual May Market and help the organization celebrate its 80th anniversary on Friday, May 2 from 9am to 6pm and Saturday, May 3 from 9am to 3pm at 2nd and Delaware Streets in New Castle. The two-day event, free to the public, includes a sale of unique flowers, plants and herbs; artisan crafts; white elephant; and baked goods. Master gardeners will be on hand throughout the two days to answer questions about a variety of gardening topics. A raffle at the market entrance will give visitors a chance to win a vintage quilt, or an original painting by a local New Castle artist. Proceeds generated from the sale benefit preservation and maintenance of the gardens of the beloved properties of the New Castle Historical Society. For more information, visit www.arasapha.org.
  • Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus: The Performing Arts Club of Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus presents a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Join us for a comedic twist on the classic tale of two young lovers struggling to be united against a vicious feud dividing their families. The first performance will be at 7pm on Friday, May 2, with a 2pm matinee and another 7pm show on Saturday, May 3. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 dollars regular admission. All funds support the Owens Campus Performing Arts Club. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DeltechPerformingArtsClub
  • Friends for Rescue and Pet Care : Friends for Rescue and Pet Care is hosting a quarter auction on Friday, May 2 at Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd in Newark. Buy an auction paddle for $10, and bid with quarters on at least 100 prizes: gift cards, local restaurant certificates, jewelry, household goods, tickets to local attractions, and MORE. You choose what to bid on. Doors open at 6pm, auction starts at 7pm. Call 302-750-6228 to pre-register. For more information, visit www.delawarespayneuter.info
  • New Castle Public Library: Join The Lego Club on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at 3:30pm at New Castle Public Library! They'll give you the theme, and you use your creativity to build. This event is for ages 6 and up. For more information, call 328-1995 or visit www2.nccde.org/libraries/NewCastle/Youth/default.aspx

Saturday, May 3
  • Best Buddies Delaware: The 3rd Annual Best Buddies Delaware Friendship Walk is on May 3 at Rockford Park from 4pm to 4pm. The walk features carnival games, lots of food, music, and a ton of FUN! All proceeds from the event will go to Best Buddies Delaware, an organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Create a walk team to support over 1,250 Best Buddies Delaware Friendship program participants by going to www.bestbuddiesdelaware.org/walk.
  • Calvary Presbyterian Church: Calvary Presbyterian Church at Maryland Ave and Boxwood Road invites you to a "Super Spring Sale" on Saturday, May 3 from 9am to 2pm. Call 302-994-4044 for more information, or visit www.calvarypcusa.com
  • Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library: Children's book character Froggy and Rocky Bluewinkle will welcome kids and families to a day of fun at the Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library in Odessa on Saturday, May 3 from 8am to 3pm. The day will include games and prizes, food, a moon bounce, live music, a pie eating contest with local school principals, craft sale, bake sale and much, much more! Call the library for more information at 302-378-8838 or visit www.corbitlibrary.org
  • Grace Episcopal Church Flea Market: Grace Church Outdoor Flea Market is on Saturday, May 3 from 8am to 2pm with over 90 vendors. Rain date is May 17. For more information, call Linda Owens at 302-478-9533 or visit www.gracedelaware.org
  • Hagley Museum and Library: Join Hagley on Saturday, May 3 for the 3rd annual NatureFest. This year’s event will explore the theme of wind. Discover the many ways that wind helps us, from pollinating plants to creating energy. Investigate the birds that soar above the trees and gentle breezes that turn into superstorms. Join a nature hike, explore the E. I. du Pont garden, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse. Admission is $2 for members, $5 for not-yet-members, and free for all children five and under. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events.html
  • Hockessin Music School: Hockessin Music School and The Wind Symphony of Southern NJ are having a concert at the Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square in honor of Lucy Marlett, who lost who life to mitochondrial disease at the age of 5. Music will include the Suite from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King. Proceeds benefit United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. For more information, call Bob Streckfuss at 302-239-9798 or visit www.hockessinmusic.com
  • Kalmar Nyckel Foundation: Kalmar Nyckel will be in her home port of Wilmington offering 1.5 hour public sails from Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront in the spring and her brand new 7th Street Shipyard Dock in the fall! Passage for all sails is $35 for adults and $20 for children 17 & under. Make your reservations by calling 302-429-7447, or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org/BookASail.asp
  • Moose Lodge Elkton MD: Moose Lodge of Elkton's craft and vendor fair is Saturday, May 3 from 9am to 5pm, just in time for Mother's Day! For more information, call Carolyn Gutermuth at 443-655-7816
  • Our Lady of Fatima: Our Lady of Fatima in New Castle is having a bingo night on Saturday, May 3 in Dwyer Hall. Doors open at 6pm, and games begin at 7pm. Must be 18 to play. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. Reserve your table of 8 in advance and be eligible for a special drawing. Contact Rachel Pompetti at 302-528-4381, or visit www.olfnewcastle.com
  • Tyler Arboretum: Tyler Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale offers gardeners a myriad of options and hard to find trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and herbs on Saturday May 3 from 9am to 3pm. This year's sale features a special selection of plants ideal for compact gardens and containers, perfect for Mother's Day gifts. As always, there will be a strong assortment of deer-resistant plants. Our plant experts will be on hand to help select the best plants for individual landscapes and gardens and our volunteers will help pack and load your new treasures for the ride home. Admission to the Arboretum is free to everyone for Saturday's event. For more information, visit www.TylerArboretum.org
  • White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Management Program: The 6th annual White Clay Creek Fest is Saturday May 3 from 12pm to 4pm at Carpenter Recreation Area, White Clay Creek State Park. Creek Fest celebrates the many ways to enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River. Visitors are encouraged to come early for a 10:15am pre-Fest hike lead by the Pennsylvania Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve. This is a free event; however, park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit www.whiteclay.org
  • Wilmington Garden Day, Inc.: Wilmington Garden Day, a self-guided tour of distinctive gardens and homes in the Wilmington area, is celebrating its 67th year on Saturday, May 3 from 10am to 4pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wilmingtongardenday.org for $30. Tickets the day of the event are $35 at Janssen's Market, Greenville. Children under 12 accompanied by parent are free of charge. Proceeds benefit St. Michael's School and Nursery and Friendship House.

Sunday, May 4
  • Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation: The Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation is Sunday, May 4. Registration begins at 7:45am at Dravo Plaza. Event T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registrants. Refreshments, children's table (face painting, etc.), exhibitors and speakers also will be offered at this family friendly, fun event. For more information, call Dorianne Short at 302-998-6889 or visit www.deovariancancer.org/teal_ribbon_5k/2014_teal_ribbon_5k
  • Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research: Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark invites the community to its annual Open House on Sunday, May 4 from 11am to 4pm! Take a self-guided tour of the wild bird clinic and peek at baby birds in our nursery. Activities for children will be offered, including crafts and face painting. Admission is FREE; donations of cash, paper towels, and single-ply white toilet paper (used to make nests for baby birds) are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.tristatebird.org.

Tuesday, May 6
  • New Castle County Art Studio - Left Brain/ Right Brain in Art: This workshop will present an overview of the drawing task with right brain/left brain thinking as well as how the theory works in understanding works of Art on Tuesday, May 6 at Hockessin Library, starting at 7pm. For more information, call Carol Dougherty at 302-995-7661 or visit www.nccde.org/artstudio

Wednesday, May 7
  • Delaware Theatre Company: Burt & Me is coming to the Delaware Theatre Company from Wednesday, May 7 until Sunday, May 18. This show tells the story of Joe & Lacey, two high school sweethearts who share a love of basketball and the music of Burt Bacharach. When their paths cross several years later, Joe tries to rekindle their romance with the help of one Burt Bacharach. For more information, call 302-594-1100 or visit www.delawaretheatre.org/

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 be among the first to tour the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and Kuerner Farm this spring 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 April 1 through November 23 Tickets are available to purchase online or by calling the museum shop at 610-388-8326.

  • Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport: Experience all that the Brandywine Valley has to offer for less with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport! For $35 per adult, and $75 per family of up to 2 adults and 3 children, get one-time entry to over 11 museums and gardens in the Brandywine Valley including Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Rockwood Mansion, and Winterthur. For more information, visit www.visitwilmingtonde.com/passport2013.

  • 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: Age 12 to adult $5, seniors $4 and children $3, under 3 years free. Zoo Members/no charge. More info at 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.

  • DEAWRA Water Quest Scavenger Hunt: The Delaware Section of the American Water Resources Association (DEAWRA) will be hosting their 6th Annual Water Quest Scavenger Hunt. Participants will follow clues throughout the entire state in search of water related sites pertaining to history, science, liesure activities and entertainment. Cash prizes will be awarded. Registration is FREE! Please visit deawra.org/scavhunt for official rules.

  • 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 Crime Stoppers: DE Crime Stoppers is raffling off a 2014 Harley Davidson Fat Boy. There are only 2500 tickets. Tickets are $15 each or 3 for $40. For more information, call 302-739-5927. Visit delaware.crimestoppersweb.com/custom.aspx?p=6 to see pictures.

  • 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.

  • Hagley Museum and Library: Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. This exhibition runs from April 6 through March 31, 2014. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/events.html

  • 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

  • Historic Odessa Foundation: Have you ever wanned to step back in time and be a part of history? Here's your chance. The Historic Odessa Foundation is now looking for volunteers at the Historic Houses of Odessa, a treasure of historic homes and buildings in the heart of Delaware. Volunteers are needed as museum docents, tour guides, gardeners, and for the library, reception, and administrative duties. For more information, visit www.historicodessa.org.

  • Kalmar Nyckel Foundation: Kalmar Nyckel will be in her home port of Wilmington offering 1.5 hour public sails from Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront in the spring and her brand new 7th Street Shipyard Dock in the fall! Passage for all sails is $35 for adults and $20 for children 17 & under. Make your reservations by calling 302-429-7447, or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org/BookASail.asp

  • 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.

  • Nehemiah Gateway CDC: Volunteer now with the Delaware Tax Campaign to support low-income Delawareans with free tax preparation and access to financial services. Positions available: Tax Preparer, Financial Coordinator, Greeter, and Interpreter. The tax program runs from January 15 through April 15. To volunteer, call 302-655-0803 or visit www.nehemiahgateway.org

  • 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.

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: The latest major exhibition at Winterthur, Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience, delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. It opens Saturday, April 20 through January 6, 2014. For more information, call 302-888-4600 or visit www.winterthur.org

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: The Flowering of American Tinware at Winterthur runs May 18, 2013 through May 4, 2014. This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from Ephrata, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York. These beautiful, hand-painted objects feature decorative techniques that have been in use from the early 1700s to today, and include cups, coffee pots, toys, and household items, brightly colored and hand painted with fruit, flowers, birds, and borders. For more information, call 302-888-4600 or visit www.winterthur.org

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: On loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art, this unique exhibition at Winterthur features hand-painted portraits of individual eyes. In this late-18th-century art form, fragile watercolors were meticulously dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory ensconced in jewelry forms. Lavishly adorned with jewels, the portraits set into brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, most from England, are few in number. The collection the Skiers have assembled is considered the largest of its kind, with only some 1,000 suspected to exist worldwide. "The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection" runs September 21 through January 5, 2014. For more information, call 302-888-4600 or visit www.winterthur.org/lookoflove

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Yuletide at Winterthur will delight you with visions of holidays of old and inspire you to create your own spectacular celebrations. Yuletide’s festive attractions feature recreations of winter festivities of the du Pont family in Delaware, including the spectacular tree in the Conservatory awash with glittering glass ornaments and Winterthur’s newer tradition, the famous dried flower tree. Members free, $20 for nonmembers. Yuletide at Winterthur runs from November 23 through January 5. For more information, call 302.888.4600 or visit www.winterthur.org

  • 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


  • Chester High School Class of 1962
    Date: June 07, 2014
    Location: Springfield Country Club
    Contact: 610-358-1996 or email chesterpa62@yahoo.com

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