WDEL Community Calendar
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Thursday, June 20
- New Castle Public Library:
New Castle Public Library presents Quick Comics Workshop on Thursday, June 20 at 3:30pm. You will learn storytelling techniques and how to create pop-up illustrations. Workshop is designed for all artistic levels. Registration is required! For more information, call 302-328-1995.
Friday, June 21
- Delaware All-State Theatre:
Come enjoy Delaware All-State Theatre's sixth annual production presenting the best of the best student performers from across the state in the tony-nominated musical Jekyll & Hyde from June 21 through June 30. Performances will take place at the Marvin Theater in the Laird Performing Arts Center on Barley Mill Road in Wilmington. Friday and Saturday night performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon performances are at 2pm. For more information, visit www.DASTonline.org
- Elsmere Library:
Dig Into Reading with Magic! Join the Elsmere Library on Friday, June 21 at 10:30am as Steve Woyce combines magic and comedy in his own special blend that family audiences love! All ages. For more information, call 302-892-2210 or visit www.nccde.org/libraries/elsmere.
- Faithful Friends:
Come out for the Dewey Beach Dog Party on Friday, June 21 from 6:30pm to 9pm at The Starboard in Dewey. There's K-9 games, karaoke, Snoopy Says and Four Legged Life's Tunnel of Love. Win prizes and look for surprise celebrity appearances! Cost for the party is $25 per person. All party attendees will receive "wag bags" containing more than $50 in cool pet products and coupons! 100% of the Dewey Beach Dog Party will be donated to Faithful Friends Animal Society. For more information, call 302-427-8514 or visit www.faithfulfriends.us/event/68
- Millcreek Ladies Auxiliary:
Basket & Bag Bingo at Millcreek Fire Company is Friday, June 21. Doors open at 6pm; games start at 7:00pm. The cost is $20 for 20 games, additional cards may be purchased for $5 per pack. 50/50's and raffles also available, and food will be available for purchase. Any questions, you may call Emma Conly at 302-994-6361 or visit www.Millcreekfireco.org
Saturday, June 22
- Chapel Street Players:
Chapel Street Players in Newark celebrates its 50th FUNdraiser with a broad, bawdy and fast-paced musical! Based on the ageless writings of the Roman playwright Plautus, inventor of the situation comedy, who captured so well man's gift for silliness, pomposity and hypocrisy; with Stephen Sondheim's incomparable music and lyrics. Forum is a story about slaves, virgins, pirates and, for those of you who aren't interested in pirates ... courtesans. This also marks Reneé O'Leary's 50th FUNdraiser, and to celebrate, the show will include an "explosive" ending you will not want to miss. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum runs June 7 through June 22. For tickets and information, visit www.chapelstreetplayers.org/
- Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Join the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence for a benefit BBQ and open house on Saturday, June 22 from 12pm to 3pm at IdyleWild Farm in West Grove. Enjoy great food and great company to raise funds for and awareness of domestic violence, and learn about the healing power of horses. All proceeds from your $10 minimum donation will go directly to the DCADV and its sister organizations to support victims of domestic violence. Get connected and be empowered! For more information, call Elyssa Doner 610-247-8339 or please click here
- Delaware Mensa:
Delaware Mensa will conduct tests for candidates for Mensa membership at the Woodlawn Library in Wilmington on Saturday, June 22. Two sessions are offered - one at 1pm and the second at 2:45pm. Each session takes less than 1-1/2 hours. For advance registration and prepaid Testing Voucher (required), please click here. For more information, call Steve Michel at 302-373-2865 or visit www.delaware.us.mensa.org
The 58th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game will be held on Saturday, June 22 at the University of Delaware Football Stadium. It features two football players representing one of 47 participating high schools in Delaware. All proceeds from the event go to programs that benefit those with intellectual disabilities. It’s also the second oldest all-star game in this country that benefits a nonprofit organization. For more information, call 302-454-2730 or visit www.dfrcfoundation.org/blue-gold-football-game
- Emergency Food Closet:
Come to a Classic Car Show, Crafters and Pancake Breakfast to benefit Emergency food closet which provides emergency food assistance to more than 9000 families in New Castle County on Saturday from 8am to 4pm at 698 Old Baltimore Pike in Newark. Car Registration is $ 15 per entry. Pancake breakfast is $ 7per person from 8am to 11am. Crafters spaces are available at $15 per space. Open to the public, fun for all ages! For more information, call Alena Bandy at 302-738-4500 x11
- Mt. Cuba Center:
Find out which plants will do well in your difficult site at the Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 12pm. From blazing sun to deep shade, and flooded plains to dry-as-a-bone clay, find out which tough native plants thrive in difficult sites. Learn where these natives come from and why they are so good in challenging places. These plants are also selected for their wildlife-attracting qualities and other ecological services they provide. Take home a great native plant for your difficult site.
Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 302-239-4244 or visit www.mtcubacenter.org.
- Open Door Inc. and Southern New Castle County Communities Coalition:
The "Spring In To Summer" Health Fair is on Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 1pm at Meredith Everett Middle School in Middletown. It's a FREE event that will be a place to gain information about many different health topics and there will also be food and games! For more information, call Kristen Isaac at 302-235-9449.
Sunday, June 23
- Delaware Chamber Music Festival:
The 28th Annual Delaware Chamber Music Festival returns to The Music School of Delaware, led by Music Director and Philadelphia Orchestra first violinist, Barbara Govatos. The Delaware Chamber Music Festival presents outstanding chamber music performances, blending traditional and contemporary music, performed by the Festival Quartet, guest Delaware artists and composers in four concerts over two weekends. Friday June 14 and June 21 at 7:30pm, and Sunday June 16 and June 23 at 3pm. Tickets are free for children under 6, $10 for ages 7 to college, $22 for adults, and $20 for seniors. For more information, call 302-442-0572 or visit www.dcmf.org
- Lupus Foundation of America:
Be part of the Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter's Walk to End Lupus Now™ event in Delaware on Sunday, June 23 at Dravo Plaza in Wilmington. and help us take steps to raise money for lupus research and education programs while increasing awareness of lupus and rallying public support for those who suffer from it. Registration begins at 7:30am, and the walk starts at 8:30am. For more information, call 302-622-8700 or visit walktoendlupusnowde.org
- Response-a-Bull Rescue & Shelter:
Response-a-Bull Rescue's 1st Annual Bike Run & Pig Roast is Sunday, June 23. Registration begins at 10am outside Rommel Harley Davidson in New Castle. Live Music, Raffles, Door Prizes, and more! Cost is $25 per Rider, $15 per Passenger includes AYCE pig roast and a raffle ticket for a chance to win $100 gift card. Not riding but you still want to support the dogs, come on out for only $20 to join in all the fun! ALL proceeds go directly to Response-a-Bull Rescue and Shelter! For more information, visit www.response-a-bull.org
Monday, June 24
- Hagley Museum and Library:
Lost Arts and Skills Camp runs June 24 through June 28 from 9am to 3pm for ages 7 to 10 years old discover the tasks and activities that children did every day in the 1800s. Before shopping malls and fast food, children learned to make their own clothes and toys, prepare snacks from fresh ingredients, work with wood, fish, and many other lost arts. Cost $225 members, $250 not-yet members and $50 extended care. For more infomation, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org/event-summer-camp.html.
Tuesday, June 25
- Elsmere Library:
Get out of the heat and into the cool with Elsmere Library's summer movie festival. Every Tuesday from June to August, enjoy a family film at the library! Bring your own snack and we’ll supply the water. For more information, call 302-892-2210 or visit www.nccde.org/libraries/elsmere
- Mt. Cuba Center:
Check Mt. Cuba's Bluebird boxes and the progress of nesting pairs. Join Natural Lands Manager, Nate Shampine and examine and assess Bluebird nest boxes in our Natural Lands. Learn how to identify different bird species and nest types, while collecting useful data and counting baby chicks. Please be prepared for walking in the Natural Lands and bring your binoculars. Cost is $10 and pre-registration is required. For more information, call 302-239-4244 or visit www.mtcubacenter.org
- New Castle Public Library:
The Lunch & Learn series at the Nwe Castle Public Library is presented by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. The first session "Natural Solutions to Allergy Problems" is Tuesday, June 25 starting at 1:30pm. For more information, call 302-328-1995.
Wednesday, June 26
- Cub Scouts Pack 205:
Kids from First through Fifth grade who are interested in scouting are invited to bring their bike or scooter, plus helmet and all safety gear for Cub Scout Pack 205 Bike Rodeo at 100 West Commons Blvd in New Castle from 6:30pm to 8pm. Learn about bike safety, participate in different activites with their bike or scooter and have fun! This is a free event. For more information, call Jen Kaden at 302-562-3729
- Sinerje at Newark Library:
The Sinerje Clarinet quartet offers a program of American music for the July 4th holiday including patriotic music, jazz, ragtime, show tunes, and classical selections at the Newark Free Library on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm. The program is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 302-731-7550.
Friday, June 28
- AAUW Wilmington:
Looking for something light, fun and cheap to read this summer? The Wilmington branch of American Association of University Women is conducting a mini sale June 28-29 at Concord Mall. The sale includes hardback and paperback books, CDs and DVDs, all donated and all priced to sell. There will be strong selections of fiction, perfect for taking to the beach, and children’s books, plus selected nonfiction works. The sale, which benefits the branch, runs 9:30am to 9:30pm on Friday and 9:30am to 8pm on Saturday in the mall’s center court, near Macy’s. For more information, call 302-428-0939 or visit www.aauwwilmington.org/booksale.html
- Comets and Meteor Showers:
Calling all stargazers! Spend the evening with Dr. Hank Bouchelle as he discusses the ins and outs of comets and meteor showers and with a little luck, maybe even observe several meteors with a telescope. This program is Friday, June 28 from 7:30pm. Register at 302-731-7550. The program is free and open to everyone.
Saturday, June 29
- #NextGenOutside 5k Run/Walk:
Head to DE State Parks for an interactive 5k Walk/Run like no other in Delaware! The #NextGenOutside 5k on Saturday, June 29 will have you adventuring through Wilmington’s parks while sharing your experience on social media! See your parks in a whole new way and win prizes as you go! Race starts at 9am at Brandywine Park in Wilmington. Registration is $15. Register online at www.nextgenoutside.com.
- Frederica Volunteer Fire Department:
Power Pro Wrestling presents local Indy wrestling talent, fun for the whole family, concessions on site on Saturday, June 29 from 6pm to 9pm. This amazing wrestling event will help support the Frederica Volunteer Fire Dept with purchases of new gear for members, apparatus, equipment to help keep the community safe. For tickets, call 302-381-0734.
Saturday, July 6
- Kalmar Nyckel Foundation:
The Kalmar Nyckel will be back in her home port of Wilmington June 22 through July 6 offering 1.5 hour public sails from Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront. Passage for all sails is $35 for adults and $20 for children 17 & under. To make your reservations, call 302-429-7447, or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org
Friday, July 19
- New Castle County Summer Art Camps:
New Castle County Summer Art Camps run June 17 through July 19. Camp for ages 6 to 9 runs from 10:45am to 12:15pm, and ages 10 through 17 runs from 9am to 10:30am. Choose from Clay Camp, Drawing and Painting Camp, and Mixed Media Fun Class. For more information contact: 302-995-7661 or visit www2.nccde.org/artstudio/default.aspx
Saturday, July 20
- New Castle County Summer Recreation Camps:
New Castle County Summer Recreation Camps run now to July 20. Activities include crafts, fitness & nature, sports, games & contests, swimming & one field trip per week. Day camps can be half day, from 9am to 12pm, or full day, from 9am to 4pm. For more information contact: 302-395-5654 or visit nccdesports.com/
- 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 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.
- Children International:
Children International is looking for sponsors to share your blessings with an impoverished child, such as dental, medical clothes and educational assistance. See how your help makes an impact in the world. For more information, visit www.children.org/223
- ContactLifeline, Inc.:
ContactLifeline offers caring, confidential, crisis support to those in need in our community. Our 24/7 crisis helpline and 24/7 sexual assault services include counseling & are provided free of charge. For more information about support for the community, services and upcoming training, log on to www.contactlifeline.org or call 302-761-9800, extension 1011.
- 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 Center for the Contemporary Arts:
The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for the museum’s volunteer Guide group. Guides are a vital part of the museum’s educational mission, as well as an important link between the DCCA and the community. Selected applicants will attend a 7-session weekly training course that will prepare them to develop theme-based interactive tours and lead children and adult groups through the DCCA galleries. No previous teaching or art experience is required– just an enthusiasm for learning about contemporary art and for working with people. Come to an information session on Monday, June 3 to learn more about this program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit www.thedcca.org.
- 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.
- 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.
- New Castle County Safety Town Summer Camp:
Safety Town is an exciting and fun program using a miniature town with streets, crosswalks, houses, and signs for children 4 through 6 years old. Activities throughout the week teach children about safety through songs, guest visitors and role-playing. Cost is $65 for New Castle County Residents, and $75 for Non-Residents. The camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 11:30am from June 11 to August 2. For more information contact: 302-995-7661 or visit nccde.org/safetytown
- New Castle Public Library:
The Summer Reading Club at New Castle Public Library runs from June 1st to August 17. Keep track of the amount of hours you read this summer and stop by the New Castle Public Library for prizes! For more information, call 302-328-1995.
- 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
- Sojourners' Place:
There’s no doubt about it… times are tough and our local shelter needs your help! Sojourners’ Place is a unique shelter for homeless men and women in our area, providing residential and human services, helping clients become self-sufficient. Let’s do our part. Let’s make a real difference! Share the abundance so no one else goes hungry! Sojourner's place needs canned fruits and vegetables, canned and boxed meals, dried beans and peas, pasta, rice, low sugar cereals, peanut butter, instant mixes like potatoes, gravies and sauces, canned meats, and 100% fruit juice. For more information, call Sister Regina Burns at 302-764-4713 or visit www.sojournersplace.org.
- Soles 4 Souls:
Donate your unwanted shoes to Soles 4 Souls, and they can do so much more then collect dust at the bottom of your closet! By recycling your used footwear, you can help to eliminate the spread of diseases through the foot, help children obtain a education, as many schools have footwear requirments, or help those affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. Drop off your unwanted shoes between now and July 31 to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or the West End Neighborhood House in Wilmington. For more information, email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org or Krystal at 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.
- 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
- 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