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WDEL Community Calendar

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Friday, August 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
  • Grace Episcopal Church: Grace Episcopal Church on Concord Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair will be held every Friday from 3pm to 7pm until October 10. Proceeds benefit the church's outreach programs. For more information, call Juli Bailey at 302-373-4489 or visit www.gracedelaware.org

Saturday, August 2
  • Brandywine Zoo Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers: Tango for Tamarins on Saturday, August 2 at the Blue Ball Barn from 6pm to 11pm. Proceeds go towards tamarin conservation in the wild and also to improving captive management. Cost is $15 per person for beginner's tango lesson at start of event, followed by professional dance exhibition and open dance time. There's a silent auction 6-10:30pm. For more information, call Meghaan at 302-571-7747 ext 610 or click here.
  • Delaware KIDS Fund : Join the Delaware KIDS Fund for a day of racing with friends, family and community all for a great cause on Saturday, August 2. 1 in 5 Delaware KIDS are hungry, and this event helps provide 60,000 meals for those kids in need. Event will feature a pre-race breakfast, kid friendly activities (moonbounce, mascots, facepainting), music, post-race reception, giveaways, raffle prizes, awards and more! Registration starts at 7:30am outside of the James Street Tavern. For more information, call Ryan Kennedy at 302-323-9300 Ext. 17 or visit www.dekidsfund.org.
  • Hagley Museum and Library: The H2 Oh! Walking Tours at Hagley are the first Saturday of each month. The next tour is Saturday, August 2. Discover the evolution of water power at Hagley from the water wheel to the steam engine and ways the DuPont Company harnessed the power of the Brandywine to make black powder for over 120 years. Take a journey of innovation through the Hagley powder yards, including a stop at Hagley’s recent turbine restoration project bringing green energy back to the site. Be prepared to get wet! Adult and kid friendly. Tour involves walking on uneven ground and is included in price of admission, free for members. Reservations requested at 302-658-2400, ext. 261. For more information, visit www.Hagley.org/

Sunday, August 3
  • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve: Join the Marshall Steam Museum for Steamin' Day, a fun-filled day celebrating local history and life at the dawn of the automotive age on Sunday, August 3. It features train rides in a scaled steam locomotive, rides in historic automobiles, fresh steam popped popcorn, tours, demonstrations, and much much more. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Auburn Heights Estate during this great day for the whole family and make sure to try your hand at the few games available. For more information call Susan Randolph at 302-239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org/

Tuesday, August 5
  • Hagley Nation of Innovation: Discover the Industrial Revolution at Hagley! Investigate the changes in power, technology, and industry from the nineteenth century to today’s world on August 5 and 9 from 1pm to 4pm. Visitors will explore and interact with innovations of the past, present, and even explore what the future has to hold! This program is developed by Hagley’s Youth Leadership Program. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, call 302-658-2400 or visit www.hagley.org

Wednesday, August 6
  • 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.

Thursday, August 7
  • Special Olympics of Delaware: The 6th Annual Hockessin Athletic Club Camp Family social to benefit Special Olympics of Delaware is Thursday, August 7 from 5pm to 8pm. In addition to "dollar dunks" and a water rapids slide, the Social includes a silent auction. There's all kinds of fun activities in a carnival-like atmosphere for campers, their families and other members of the club all for Special Olympics Delaware. For more information, call Carla Lenderman at 302-766-7482 or visit www.hachealthclub.com/youthfitness/camp.html

Saturday, August 9
  • New Castle County : Enjoy a fun summer afternoon at Carousel Park with fun, fishing, games, food, hayrides, Carousel Kids Corral, DJ, craft making, face painting, entertainers, and demonstrations. DE fishing license required for ages 16 and over. Family Fun Day is at Carousel Park on August 9 from 12pm to 5pm. For more information, call Carly Thompson (302) 395-5652 or visit nccde.org/890/Family-Fun-Day
  • Ss Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church: A Flea market will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 9am to 1p, at Ss Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington. Refreshments will be sold, and the event will be indoors in the air conditioning! For more information, call Rev. Stephen Hutnick 302-798-4455 or visit sspeterandpauluoc.org.

Sunday, August 10
  • Best Buddies Delaware: The Dewey Beach Buddy 5K Run/Walk is Sunday, August 10 at the Dewey Beach Lions Club. Registration opens at 7am. Cost is $25 and includes the race, a shirt, and beverages. There is an all you can eat pancake breakfast benefit which is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit Best Buddies Delaware and The Boardwalk Buddy Walk. For more information, call Anne Chaffin at 302-691-3187 or visit www.bestbuddiesdelaware.org/run
  • Opus One Vocal Arts: Auditions for 2014-2015 Season for all voice parts is Sunday, August 10 at Calvary Episcopal Church on Lore Ave in Wilmington from 6pm to 8pm. Opus One has an exciting season planned with numerous concert events in the Brandywine Valley. Potential singers should schedule a time slot by contact the director, Ryan Pryslak at 302-743-1201 or email rpryslak@comcast.net. For more information, visit www.opusonevocalarts.com

Monday, August 11
  • Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory: Mt. Cuba Observatory presents Public Nights on August 11 and August 25 from 8pm to 10pm. These events consist of a talk about a subject of astronomical interest followed by observing using the observatory's telescopes. A planetarium show will be presented if skies are cloudy. Cost is $1 for persons age 10 to 18 and $2 for those over 18. Reservations are required. Call the observatory for reservations at 302-654-6407. For more information, visit www.mountcuba.org
  • West Side Grows Together: The Better Block Project is a demonstration tool that temporarily redesigns an area using community efforts to show the potential to create a great walkable, vibrant neighborhood center. Come out to the 600 block of N. Union and enjoy outdoor seating, greenery, traffic calming, and fun interactive art on Monday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 13 from 9am to 9pm. For more information, call Aimee Lala at 302-658-4171 Ext. 179 or visit www.westsidegrows.org/

Thursday, August 14
  • Moms' Club of Bear East: The Moms' Club of Bear East meets at the Bear Library on the second Thursday of each month (unless it falls on a holiday). It's is a chance for moms and kids to gather and socialize, play and get out of the house! The next meeting is Thursday, ugust 14 from 10:30am to 12pm. For more information, email momsclubbear@yahoo.com or visit momsclubbeareast.webs.com.
  • The Milburn Stone Theatre at Elkton Station: Opening Thursday, August 14 and running for only five performances, The Milburn Stone Theatre at Elkton Station presents the new musical, DOGFIGHT, based on the 1991 Warner Brothers Film and written by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Peter Duchan. DOGFIGHT takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets can be purchased at www.milburnstone.org or by calling the box office at 410-287-1037.

Friday, August 15
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: Brandywine Brings the Blues on Friday, August 14 with The Steve Cal' Band concert. The performance begins at 7pm in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for members, and $6 for students through August 13.  After August 13, prices are $25 adults, $20 for members and $10 for students. Cash bar and food available for purchase. This concert is presented in conjunction with the World Cafe Live at the Queen. Tickets available online at http://www.brandywinemuseumshop.org or by calling 610-388-8326.

Friday, August 22
  • Operation Homefront Warrior Golf Tournament: The Operation Homefront Warrior Golf Tournament is Friday, August 22 at Wyncote Golf Club in Oxford. Registration cost is $125 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, tee gift, to-go breakfast, buffet lunch and donation to Operation Homefront. In addition to the golf tournament, there will be a putting contest, prizes for longest drive and closest to pin, and a hole-in-one contest! Operation Homefront supports the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey office, based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, serves military families through family support services, financial assistance and transitional housing. To register, email OHGolfTournament@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.operationhomefront.net.

Saturday, August 23
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art: The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspires a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen at the Brandwine River Museum of Art. The installation derives from immersive walks taken by Jensen throughout the summer months in the landscapes along the Brandywine and its tributaries. The verdant slopes, quiet footpaths, native flora, historic towns and small discoveries are all subjects in Jensen’s photographic work. The artist is known for embracing new photographic technology as means to explore landscape and he will continue to push the medium with this new work. It will be displayed from August 23 until November 16. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
  • Science Saturdays: Leaf Packs: Experiment and innovate with Science Saturdays at Hagley! Stop by the fourth Saturday of every month for a new hands-on activity. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. On Saturday, August 23, explore and learn about the macroinvertebrates in the river through a leaf pack. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, visit www.hagley.org

Sunday, August 24
  • VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital: The 2nd Annual VCA Animal Hospital 5K run/walk to benefit local pet shelters in Delaware is on Sunday, August 24. Registration begins at 8am outside the Greene Turtle in Newark. The race kicks off at 9am! For more information, call 302-737-1098 or visit www.races2run.com

Monday, August 25
  • The Cancer Support Community: Blood Cancer Family Support Group! On the fourth Monday of each month from now until December, there will be a meeting for coping with Blood Cancers. It's for patients, families and friends who are seeking emotional support. The meeting is from 6pm to 7pm at 4810 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington. For more information, call 302-995-2850 or 302-661-7300

Saturday, August 30
  • Renee's Rescues: Come meet your new best friend! Renee's Rescues will have adoptable dogs that are looking for their fur-ever homes at the Concord Pet in People's Plaza on August 30 from 11am to 2pm. Please check out the list of dogs available online at www.reneesrescues.org. For more information, call 302-659-0520.

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 River Museum of Art: The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspires a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen at the Brandwine River Museum of Art. The installation derives from immersive walks taken by Jensen throughout the summer months in the landscapes along the Brandywine and its tributaries. The verdant slopes, quiet footpaths, native flora, historic towns and small discoveries are all subjects in Jensen’s photographic work. The artist is known for embracing new photographic technology as means to explore landscape and he will continue to push the medium with this new work. It will be displayed from August 23 until November 16. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.

  • Brandywine Zoo: Experience wildlife up close and personal at the Brandywine Zoo. Learn about your favorite animals from zoo staff! Free parking. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802. Admission: 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.

  • Delaware Breast Cancer Coaltion: DBCC's Great Stuff is a unique upscale resale shop where all proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, an organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in Delaware. They have great designer sweaters, coats, blazers, suits, holiday dresses, fantastic boots, handbags, scarves, jewelry and more! They also carry beautiful home furnishings and accent pieces. Great Stuff is in Wilmington on Concord Pike and Silverside Road in the Talleyville Center. For more information, visit www.greatstuffresale.com.

  • Delaware Genealogical Society: Come to the Historical Society Library the third Saturday of the month from September until May for free genealogical research assistance from Delaware Genealogy Society volunteers who have researched their own families and would love to help you find your roots. Do you have an ancestor from Old New Castle, a Revoluntionary War soldier in your tree, or relatives who could be listed in the Wilmington City Directory of 1845? Come to the library and find out! Volunteers will help you explore surname files, printed family genealogies, area maps, and other historical records to discover your ancestors. For more information, visit www.delgensoc.org

  • Delaware SPCA: Volunteer Orientation for the Delaware SPCA is 10am to 5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10am to 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays at the Newark location, 455 Christiana Road. If you have a good atitude, you don't mind getting dirty, you are 18 or older and want to make a difference in an animals life, please volunteer! Contact Jeanne for an interview at 302-998-2281 ext 326. Not accepting community service.

  • Faithful Friends: Faithful Friends, Inc. animal welfare agency and no kill shelter has formed a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware to help families keep their pets during the financial crisis many families are facing today. They are asking for donations of pet food and related supplies. The supplies needed include: dry dog and cat food for adults, kittens/puppies and senior pets; canned cat and dog food; cat litter; dog chews and raw hides. The shelter’s pet food bank is open 5 days a week: Wednesday – Friday 1-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. To find out more about Faithful Friends Inc. Community Pet Food Bank call 302-427-8514 ext. 0.

  • Habitat for Humanity: There are families in New Castle County who are living in substandard housing conditions, and simply need a hand-up, not a hand-out. Habitat for Humanity is providing that hand-up and you can help. Habitat’s Cars for Homes™ program uses your donated car, truck, boat, or RV to help build decent, affordable housing for local low-income families. Call toll free, 1-877-277-4344, or visit www.habitatncc.org to see how your donated vehicle can help make a difference for a family in our community.

  • Helen F. Graham Cancer Center: Free ongoing smoking cessation classes are offered by the Community Outreach Team at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 1:30pm. To register for the three-session class, call 1-800-693-CARE. Once registered, you will then be directed to call the Delaware Quitline at 1-866-409-1858 to have your class materials sent to you. For additional information on this free program, call 302-623-4661.

  • Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church: "New to You" family clothing at Hillcrest-Bellefonte United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Ave. & Marsh Rd. Every Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm, and the first & third Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm through December 15. Enter down ramp from parking lot, cross the back of Hillcrest Hall, up short steps to ground floor of stone building. Call 302-764-3145

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

  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: The Delaware Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is currently recruiting Team in Training participants! If completing a marathon, triathlon, or 100-mile cycling race is on your to-do list, the Leukemia & Lymphoma's Team In Training program can help you get to the finish line! For more information, call your local society chapter at 302-661-7300, ext. 29 or visit www.teamintraining.org/de.

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

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

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

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


  • Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1989
    Date: August 09, 2014
    Location: Outlook at Duncan Center
    Contact: Jenn Cinelli at 301-275-2242 or John Mulcahy at 410-812-0277
  • Christiana High School Class of 1974
    Date: September 27, 2014
    Location: Newark Country Club
    Contact: email chs1974.reunion@yahoo.com

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