11/27/11 - 11/27/11
Michael Ingram Memorial Bowling Tournament
Fund raiser for The Michael Ingram Home transitional housing for young men.
Cost: $30 per person, $120 per team
Location: First State Lanes Wilmington, DE
Time: 8:00 pm
For more information go to www.fishertransitional.com
11/27/11 - 11/27/11
Milkboy Presents: Judas Priest with Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy & Lady Starlight
Come see Judas Priest with Black Label Society, Thin Lizzy & Lady Starlight at the Sovereign Center.
11/27/11 - 1/23/12
Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club
Fun for kids of all ages.
Hundreds of buildings, vehicles, people & trees create realistic scenes.
Open Saturday & Sundays, 1-5pm:
Nov. 26 - Dec 4, 2011
Jan. 7 - 22,2012
400 S. Main St. Phoenixville,PA 19460
11/27/11 - 11/27/11
Delaware Sports Complex
Delaware Sportsplex is open and celebrating with a Grand Opening Event. New Castle County’s largest sports facility is officially open for business and will host a holiday extravaganza open to the public with free basketball and volleyball court time on Thanksgiving Weekend. The public is invited to attend the event which will include free court time play on five indoor courts, refreshments, door prizes and a drawing for additional free court time on winner’s date of choice.
The Delaware Sportsplex is a 50,000 square foot multi-sport facility that currently houses five courts for volleyball, basketball and dodge ball with a volleyball sand court and batting cages planned for late winter completion. Servicing Delaware, South Jersey, Northern Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania, the facility will feature a multi-purpose room with Wi-Fi and table seating (great for homework and office work) and gym equipment.
Currently, the Delaware Sportsplex is home to the Delaware Juniors Volleyball Club; the Delaware Angels AAU Basketball Club; Silverbacks Lacrosse Club; and Delaware Sharks Field Hockey. The facility will host regional sports tournaments, corporate events, youth and adult league practice, clinics, private lessons and camps.
The corporate facility sponsor is Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A.
ATI Pro Physical Therapy is opening a full-service office onsite and Timothy’s Restaurant of Newark is the official restaurant with “Timothy’s at the Plex” to provide onsite café-style food and beverages. Pepsi has been named soft drink vendor for the facility.
11/27/11 - 11/27/11
Wilmington Jaycees 48th Annual Christmas Parade
Dana Herbert, who won the TLC reality show “Next Great Baker” in January, will be a special guest at the 48th Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade this Saturday starting at 3 pm in downtown Wilmington.
The Parade, which has traditionally been held on Black Friday, has moved to Saturday afternoon to tie into “Small Business Saturday” which encourages shoppers to buy local and to partner with events at The Grand including the debut of a new light extravaganza.
The Parade will start at 3 pm this year and will kick off at 5th and Market Street. It will proceed up Market and stop briefly at the Grandstand which will be located at 10th Street, and then end at 11th and Market. (In the event of rain, announcements for a delayed start will be made on local stations.) This annual event is designed to bring the community together and to promote economic development in downtown Wilmington. It serves as the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.
“The Wilmington Jaycees are excited about bringing people downtown on Saturday for this year’s parade,” said Parade Director Mark A. Oller. “We will have many great attractions for kids of all ages and are pleased to recognize Dana Herbert for his achievements.”
The parade will feature marching bands from Salesianum and Cab Calloway in addition to the Duffy and Woodland string bands from Philadelphia. There will be military, police, and fire units along with community groups who dance, sing, cheer, and march. Three large helium balloons are returning to the parade. Popular TV and movie stars Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Shrek, Cat & the Hat, and Sulley from Monsters Inc. will be on hand as will floats and antique cars.
Of course, the star of the show will continue to be Santa Claus. Children at the parade are encouraged to write a letter to Santa and have it collected by Santa’s helpers who walk the parade route. (Children should provide their address if they would like a reply.) The Wilmington Jaycees will work with Santa and his elves to make every effort to answer each letter.
Dana Herbert is a 1998 graduate of the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. He continued his education at Johnson & Whales University where he completed a second Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and an Associates of Arts in Pastry. Dana is currently the Head Chef at Delaware River and Bay Authority in New Castle. He lives in Bear, DE with his wife Netesha.
Immediately following the parade, Santa Claus will take a seat in front of The Grand to greet kids of all ages while Market Street is filled with holiday sounds from the caroling Imagination Players. The evening will culminate at 6 pm with a choreographed music and light show featuring The Grand’s new façade lighting. The Holiday Light Extravaganza will continue at The Grand every Friday in December at 7 pm.
Parking on November 26th
The following Wilmington Parking Authority (WPA) lots are FREE:
• 6th & Orange Streets; Entrance on Orange Street beginning at 1 pm
• Customs House (Doubletree Inn) - 7th & Walnut Streets & King Street; Entrance on Walnut Street & King Street between 1 and 7 pm
• 8th & Orange Streets; Entrances on Orange & 8th Street
The following are additional parking lots which will be charging a flat rate of $4:
• 6th & Orange Streets
• 6th & Shipley Streets
• 12th & Market Streets
About the Wilmington Jaycees
For over 70 years, the Wilmington Jaycees have been a leadership development organization for individuals ages 21-40 who are interested in improving themselves, meeting new people, and helping their community. For additional information on the Wilmington Jaycees or the Parade, including broadcast dates and times, please check www.wilmingtonjaycees.com.