Friday, November 28
- Hagley Holiday Adventure Backpacks:
Families can explore Hagley’s 235-acre site with a backpack of holiday activities from November 28 through January 6. Kids can do a scavenger hunt through the property, make a calling card, and decorate a historic parlor on a magnetic board. Backpacks may be checked out at the Visitors Center. Included in admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. Closed December 25.
For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org
- Delmarva Model Railroad Club:
You are cordially invited to attend the Delmarva Model Railroad Club's celebration of the 29th annual FREE Holiday Open House and Train Show. November 29th and 30th, December 6th and 7th, January 3rd and 4th, and January 10th and 11th. Saturdays, 11am- 4pm, and Sundays from Noon - 4pm. Located at 103-E State Street, Delmar, DE. For more information contact Jeff Shockley, 302-480-2116 or visit delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org
- Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights:
Skip the Black Friday madness, bring out the family, at support a local organization during Steamin’ Thanksgiving from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. This event features all of the normal Steamin’ Day fun including train rides in our scaled locomotive, rides in historic autos, steam popped popcorn, and our electric train displays. In addition, for this special holiday event, enjoy hot chocolate and Thanksgiving themed activities in the Marshall Steam Museum. For more information, call 302-239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org.
- Tom Bogush Foundation:
Tom Bogush Foundation presents the 7th Annual Kickoff for Cancer Research, Saturday, November 29th, from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. Join us for a day of food, football and fun centered around a field goal kicking contest. All proceeds go to brain cancer research. Event also includes flag football games, raffles, a silent auction and other fun and games. Brandywine Youth Club, 154 Kirk Road Glen Mills, PA. Proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society. For more information contact John Driban 610-733-7683 or visit www.tombogush.org
- Wilmington Jaycees:
The Wilmington Jaycees 51st Annual Christmas Parade will kick off the holiday season in downtown Wilmington on Saturday, November 29 at 11 am. Come celebrate "Small Business Saturday" with us! The parade will feature marching bands from Salesianum and Cab Calloway in addition to the Duffy and Woodland string bands from Philadelphia. For more info, check out www.wilmingtonjaycees.com.
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
Enjoy a Christmas Carols concert on Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from November 30 through December 21 from 2pm to 4pm. Listen to international opera singer Peter Campbell, accompanied by pianist Laura Cilia. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- Church of The Holy City:
A family of Lobstermen come from Maine with Fresh lobster, other seafood and Balsam Wreaths to start the Holiday Season. Cookies, Pies and other Baked goods are available to delight! Lobsters can be steamed to order and wreaths can be decorated. All of our offerings make great gifts! Friday, December 5th from 4pm to 7pm and Saturday, December 6th from 9am to 4pm. 1118 North Broom Street, (corner of Broom and Penn. Ave.) Wilmington, DE 1906 Visit our website for more information. Proceeds Benefit Church of The Holy City.
For more information contact: 302-654-5014 or visit www.churchoftheholycity.com
- Caravel Academy:
Caravel Academy will be hosting a Space Night at the school to show off student experiment proposals, one of which will be chosen to fly to the International Space Station this spring! There will be an inflatable planetarium, a REAL astronaut suit, crafts and activities for kids. The event is free! 6-8pm. For more information contact: Meredith Swartzendruber, 302-834-8938
- Delaware Theatre Company:
Peace on Earth? Joy to the World? Not this December! In the sequel to his Off-Broadway hit comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, comedian Steve Solomon returns to Wilmington with all new stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past, complete with bickering parents, motherly guilt trips, and teenage daughter drama. Once everybody arrives home at Grandma’s house, the riotous holiday celebration begins, where if you’re under age 55 you still sit at the kid’s table and 35 overfed people share one couch. It's all at the Delaware Theatre Company from December 3 through December 21. For more information, call the Box Office at 302-594-1100 or visit www.delawaretheatre.org
- 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.
- VCF Ruritan Club:
VCF Ruritan club announces “Vendor Quarter Mania” - a fun filled event! December 5th from 6pm to 9pm at The VCF Ruritan Club, 29 Ruritan Lane, Viola 19979. Benefits the VCF Scholarship Fund. Gather up your quarters for a chance to win items from our vendors. Door prizes, 50/50, Chinese auction, cash and carry items - all in one night!Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call Wanda at 302-519-3834 for more information.
- American Girl Fashion Show Model Auditions:
Looking for models for this year's American Girl Fashion Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. The shows will be held March 7th and 8th, 2015 at the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront. Audition Dates are Saturday, December 6th from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm OR Tuesday, December 9th from 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm. For model requirements and application forms, please visit www.rmhde.org.
For more information contact Dawn Brooks at 302-429-5330.
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
Brandywine River Museum of Art presents its Critter Sale, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special members' preview, December 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Whimsical and decorative, Critters are tree ornaments and tabletop decorations made from natural materials, including dried flowers, grasses, seeds, pods, pine cones, berries and leaves. Crafted by hand, Critters are distinctive, environmentally friendly, and artistic – the ideal gift! Choose from over 9,000 Critters – all made by our talented volunteers. Prices range from $5 to $45; specialty items start at $50. Proceeds benefit the Museum Volunteers’ Art Purchase Fund.
For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
- Calvary Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar:
Join Calvary Episcopal Church for their Christmas Bazaar, Saturday December 6th from 9am to 3pm.
Selling handcrafted items, homemade baked goods, fresh pine wreaths, direct-sales vendors, food, attic treasures, books and popular Victorian Tea Room. Free parking, no admission fee. For more information call 302-764-2027 or visit www.calvaryhillcrest.org
304 Lore Ave, Bellefonte-Hillcrest
- Church of The Nativity:
It's the Annual Cookie Walk at Church of The Nativity! Join us Saturday, December 6th from 11am to 2pm at 206 Sykes Road, Manor Park in New Castle. There will also be baked goods, a White Elephant table and lunch!
For more information contact Anne Grussemeyer at 302-328-3445
- Concord High School Football Boosters:
Join Us For Our Annual Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Tickets are just $5 and children 1 and under are free! Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Bring your camera and get those special Santa Photos! Play Bingo, Write Letters to Santa, make craft projects and more! Proceeds Benefit Concord HS Football Boosters. For more information contact Rachel Whitlock at 610-745-9673.
Concord High School Cafeteria
2501 Ebright Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
- Delaware Agricultural Museum:
Come see a real wood worker and a blacksmith hard at work. Watch someone make a rag rug before your eyes on the largest loom you’ve ever seen! Listen to carolers in our St. Thomas Church and watch a live wood stove cooking demonstration in a real summer kitchen. Visit our Loockerman Landing Train Station for some ghost stories. There will be lots of holiday crafts that children can make and take home, historical craft demonstrations inside and holiday music. Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy a warm cup of mulled cider. All happening Saturday, December 6th from 1pm to 5 pm at Delaware Agricultural Museum. Members enjoy for free, non-members will be able to pay museum admission. For more information contact Tiffany Leonard at 302-734-1618 or visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org
- Grace Episcopal Church Holiday Craft Show:
Stop by Grace Episcopal Church Holiday Craft Show with more than 30 craft vendors, gift baskets for raffle, poinsettias, a baked goods table and lunch/snack Bar with homemade soups. Free Admission and Parking. Located across from Concord Mall at 4900 Concord Pike, Saturday, December 6th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Proceeds benefit outreach programs of Grace Church. For more information contact Linda Owens, Parish Administrator at 302-478-9533 or visit www.gracedelaware.org
- Jeeps For Joy:
Jeeps For Joy will be holding it's annual Christmas event and Wish List drive at Ruby Tuesday in Pike Creek on Saturday, December 6th from noon to 3pm. Please come out for food, music, raffles, and family fun - all to support a good cause! Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Delaware & Jeeps For Joy
For more information contact: Keith Johnson (302) 893-9783 or visit www.facebook.com/JeepsForJoy
Join MOTHERS at Longshoreman Hall on Saturday, December 6th from 4 to 8pm for a celebration of life for victims of violence. Food, guest speakers, and entertainment. For more information contact Merna Suber at 302-283-9076.
- PAWS for People Jingle Bell Brunch:
Join PAWS for People Jingle Bell Brunch at Harry's Savoy Ballroom on Naamans Road in Wilmington from 11 AM - 2:30 PM. Featuring a full brunch menu with cash bar, silent auction with free gift wrapping, live seasonal music and much more. Spotlights the PAWS Courthouse Canines program which provides trained, certified pet therapy teams to assist children who are going through the court system. $50/person. Group table rates available. Proceeds benefit PAWS programs and services. Free parking. For more information contact Clarice Ritchie at 302-351-5622 or visit www.pawsforpeople.org
Siegel Jewish Community Center presents ChanukahFest, Sunday December 7th from 10am to 2pm. Spin by for a Kosher deli, live Klezmer music, Hebrew School Chanukah Challenge, Maccabees Treasure Hunt, Jewish Overnight Camp Fair, and Community Service Project. FREE event!
For more information contact: Katie Glazier (302) 478- 5660 or visit www.siegeljcc.org
- Delaware Swedish Colonial Society:
The celebration of Santa Lucia is a Swedish Christmas tradition that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Please join us as we celebrate this annual event at Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, from 1:30 to 3pm. Come enjoy the music and the candles. For more information contact 302-378-2661
- Uaw Local 1183:
Come to the Holiday Bazaar, from noon to 5pm at 698 Old Baltimoore Pike. Fun for all ages. Parents can drop the kids off at Santa's Workshop while they shop. Kids will play games, take pictures with Santa, make crafts to take home and decorate cookies. Parents can shop with over 20 vendors and crafters. Proceeds Benefit the Emergency Food Closet. For more information contact Alena Bandy at 302-738-4500
- Elsmere Fire House :
Join Elsmere Fire House for Breakfast With Santa! December 14th from 8am to noon. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children.
- Chesapeake Brass Band "Holiday in Brass" Concert:
Celebrate the season with your favorite Holiday music by Delaware's national award winning all brass concert band. Beautiful Carols, March of the Tin Soldiers, Sleigh Ride, Holiday for Trombones, many other Holiday favorites, plus brass band favorites. Entry is free with donation. Saturday, December 6th at 3pm, Saturday, December 13th at 7 pm, and Friday, December 19th at 7 PM.
www.skylinechurch.net (302) 737-9069
- American Cancer Society:
Are you looking for a way to help out in your community? Become an American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteer and help transport cancer patients to and from their treatments! The American Cancer Society provides the training and works with volunteers on a flexible schedule! Learn more by calling 302-324-4227 or visit www.cancer.org.
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
The "Imagine Brandywine" exhibition space displays creative art projects by area school students, inspired by the Museum's collection and landscape. Creative landscapes by fifth grade students from Garrettford Elementary School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania will be on view in the lower level. The Brandywine River Museum of Art serves more than 6,000 students, from kindergarten through grade 12, through its field trip program. Imagine Brandywine runs through January 4.
For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org
- Brandywine Zoo:
Experience wildlife up close and personal at the Brandywine Zoo. Learn about your favorite animals from zoo staff! Free parking. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 3 to 17 from May 1 through September 30. From October 1 through April 30, admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children 3 to 17. Children under 3 are free! For more info, visit www.brandywinezoo.org or call 302-571-7747. The Brandywine Zoo is managed as part of Wilmington State Parks by the Division of Parks and Recreation, with the support of the Delaware Zoological Society. The zoo is open every day, all year from 10 am to 4 pm.
- Delaware Breast Cancer Coaltion:
DBCC's Great Stuff is a unique upscale resale shop where all proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, an organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in Delaware. They have great designer sweaters, coats, blazers, suits, holiday dresses, fantastic boots, handbags, scarves, jewelry and more! They also carry beautiful home furnishings and accent pieces. Great Stuff is in Wilmington on Concord Pike and Silverside Road in the Talleyville Center. For more information, visit www.greatstuffresale.com.
- Delaware Genealogical Society:
Come to the Historical Society Library the third Saturday of the month from September until May for free genealogical research assistance from Delaware Genealogy Society volunteers who have researched their own families and would love to help you find your roots. Do you have an ancestor from Old New Castle, a Revoluntionary War soldier in your tree, or relatives who could be listed in the Wilmington City Directory of 1845? Come to the library and find out! Volunteers will help you explore surname files, printed family genealogies, area maps, and other historical records to discover your ancestors. For more information, visit www.delgensoc.org
- Delaware SPCA:
Volunteer Orientation for the Delaware SPCA is 10am to 5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10am to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays at the Newark location, 455 Christiana Road. If you have a good atitude, you don't mind getting dirty, you are 18 or older and want to make a difference in an animals life, please volunteer! Contact Jeanne for an interview at 302-998-2281 ext 326. Not accepting community service.
- Faithful Friends:
Faithful Friends, Inc. animal welfare agency and no kill shelter has formed a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware to help families keep their pets during the financial crisis many families are facing today. They are asking for donations of pet food and related supplies. The supplies needed include: dry dog and cat food for adults, kittens/puppies and senior pets; canned cat and dog food; cat litter; dog chews and raw hides. The shelter’s pet food bank is open 5 days a week: Wednesday – Friday 1-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. To find out more about Faithful Friends Inc. Community Pet Food Bank call 302-427-8514 ext. 0.
- Habitat for Humanity:
There are families in New Castle County who are living in substandard housing conditions, and simply need a hand-up, not a hand-out. Habitat for Humanity is providing that hand-up and you can help. Habitat’s Cars for Homes™ program uses your donated car, truck, boat, or RV to help build decent, affordable housing for local low-income families. Call toll free, 1-877-277-4344, or visit www.habitatncc.org to see how your donated vehicle can help make a difference for a family in our community.
- Helen F. Graham Cancer Center:
Free ongoing smoking cessation classes are offered by the Community Outreach Team at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm. To register for the three-session class, call 1-800-693-CARE. Once registered, you will then be directed to call the Delaware Quitline at 1-866-409-1858 to have your class materials sent to you. For additional information on this free program, call 302-623-4661.
- Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church:
"New to You" family clothing at Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Ave. & Marsh Rd. Every Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm, and the first & third Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm through December 15. Enter down ramp from parking lot, cross the back of Hillcrest Hall, up short steps to ground floor of stone building. Call 302-764-3145
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:
The Delaware Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is currently recruiting Team in Training participants! If completing a marathon, triathlon, or 100-mile cycling race is on your to-do list, the Leukemia & Lymphoma's Team In Training program can help you get to the finish line! For more information, call your local society chapter at 302-661-7300, ext. 29 or visit www.teamintraining.org/de.
- Read Aloud Delaware:
Read Aloud Delaware is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of reading in Delaware. We place volunteers of all ages in child care centers, clinics and shelters to read one-on-one to children for 1-2 hours once a week. Our focus is primarily with preschool age children who are in their critical early years of development. Those children who reach their older years with weak basic skills are more likely to be involved in risk related activities such as teen parenthood, dropping out of school, and unemployment. However, by starting early and instilling a love of reading, therefore reduces these negative behaviors and promotes literacy. If you are interested in being apart of Read Aloud Delaware please contact Judy Arthur at 302-656-5256 ex.12 or email email@example.com
- Wilmington University PA Chapter:
Wilmington University Alumni Association is forming a PA Chapter and we need you! If you are an alum living in PA and are interested in networking, reconnecting and organizing events join today! For more information, call Stacey Stickel at 302-295-1174.
- Woodlawn Library:
Come and learn to use the computer and basic programs including Word, Excel and the Internet at Woodlawn Library in Wilmington. Classes are on Mondays at either 11am or 7pm, and registration is required. Please call 302-571-7425.
- YMCA Diabetes Program:
Did you know 1/3 of the population has pre-diabetes? The YMCA now offers a 16-week program developed to reduce the risk of diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes. The cost of the program is $50 for YMCA members and $100 for those who are not yet members. For more information, please contact Joanna
Zaremba, Director of Healthy Living, at
302-571-6998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christiana High School Class of 1974
Date: September 27, 2014
Location: Newark Country Club
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