Friday, May 1
- Szper Family Benefit:
On April 10th the residents of 675 Kirk Road, lost their house, all our belongings and 2 dogs in a house fire. Please help the Szper Family get back on their feet by attending a Quarter Auction at the Perryville Outlets in Perryville, Maryland. The Auction starts at 6pm. Donations of clothing are also welcome and appreciated. For more information contact: Stephanie Devaux 443-206-4878 or visit www.facebook.com/events/1560246634242459/
- ST.MARY COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH:
Come and enjoy the Egyptian Festival at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday and Sunday May 2nd & 3rd on 1644 Otts Chapel Road in Newark beginning at 11am. Entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy Egyptian music and food.Delicious desserts. Beautiful Egyptian souvenirs, artwork, and icons. Free tours and a chance to learn about the Coptic Architecture, and icons. Kids enjoy lots of games, and face coloring.
Proceeds Benefit: ST.MARY COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
For more information contact: Mona Eskandar 302-312-3446 or visit WWW.STMARYDE.COM
- Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation :
It's the 6th Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk to Fight Ovarian Cancer at the Wilmington Riverfront. Registration opens at 7:45am, race begins at 9am. Please help raise awareness and support critical research to fund a screening test for this deadly woman's disease. Register online at
- 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. ***To help support the festival, Grotto Pizza on Main Street in Newark will be donating 20% of the food bill of diners this Thursday, April 9, from 4-9 p.m. This applies to dine-in and take-out orders. Vouchers available in the WSTW/WDEL lobby. For more information, call 302-368-5703 or go to http://www.ironhill-museum.org
- Brandywine River Museum of Art:
Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of Historic Places, with an art class led by Karl J. Kuerner. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth’s best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Karl’s personal experiences with the farm provide special insight into the property and its rich history. Participants will provide art materials of their own choosing, and should dress appropriately for working outdoors. The first class will begin at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Cost is $250 per person (members, $200). Space is limited; see website to register. Classes are on Tuesdays through May 5th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and on
Saturdays from through May 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information contact: 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseumshop.org/Events.aspx
- Daughters of The American Revolution :
The Delaware Society National Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Committee has joined with four other lineage societies to present a FREE Genealogy Workshop open to the public on Saturday, May 9th. This workshop is free and will be held in Newark at the Holiday Inn Express. All are welcome, beginners to experts, men and women. Basic Skills Workshop and individual sessions with genealogists. Open to the public. 2pm to 5pm. Pre-registration is not required but recommended for appointment with a genealogist. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line "Workshop" for more information.
- 12th Annual Discover Bank Delaware Marathon:
Registration is now open for Delaware’s oldest, largest and best run running festival! Race day is Sunday, May 10th at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington. The Marathon and the Half Marathon will start PROMPTLY at 7 a.m. The Relay Marathon races will follow PROMPTLY at 7:15 am. There is plenty of FREE parking, just steps from the START / FINISH, at the surface parking lots operated by Delaware Technical and Community College, across MLK Boulevard or in the outfield lots adjacent to Frawley Stadium. For more information and to register go to http://www.delawaremarathon.org/
- Special Olympics Delaware:
Do you consider yourself a thrill-seeker? Are you working on your bucket list? Rally your friends and colleagues to raise one-thousand, one-hundred dollars and on May fourteenth you can rappel seventeen stories down the side of the three-hundred Delaware Avenue building in Wilmington… all to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. And Over the Edge isn’t limited to just you. Ever wanted to toss your boss? Catapult a co-worker. Fling a family member. The possibilities are endless. And once again the event will be live streamed for anyone to see. Going Over the Edge is an extreme adventure that has an extreme community impact. Visit S-O-D-E dot org for more information.
Sponsored by TD Bank, Brandywine Realty Trust and New Castle County Fire Service.
- Pancreatic Cancer Network:
Raise awareness and funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Network. Join PurpleStride Delaware to help us make strides against pancreatic cancer. Enjoy a day filled with children's activities, music, refreshments, our ShopPurple store, and more! The 5K is on Saturday, May 30 at Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront. Registration begins at 8am, and the opening ceremonies are at 9am.
Adult timed registration is $30 in advance, and $35 day of. Untimed registration is $25 in advance, and $30 day of. Youth (ages 3-12) timed registration is $15 in advance, and $20 day of. Untimed registration is $10 in advance, and $15 day of. Pancreatic Cancer Survivors are free. For more information:
- Highmark :
The 2015 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community takes place Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Bellevue State Park, Figure 8 Barn in Wilmington. This year's walk will benefit 18 health and human services organizations. Registration begins at 7:45am and the 5k Walk begins at 9am, with the 1-mile Fun Walk starting at 9:15am. To find out more, or to register, visit http://www.walkforahealthycommunity.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 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
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