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Healthy Kids Day 5k & Walk

Join Charlie's Crew for the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day 5K and Walk with proceeds benefiting The Healthy Kids Day Community Event!

Dec 2011

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12/1/11 - 12/24/11

BSA Troop 603 Christmas Tree Lot

Christmas Trees for sale By BSA Troop 603 at Iron Hill Museum, Old Baltimore Pike, Newark. We have moved from our previous location on Elkton Road due to the road construction. Sales are Mon - Fri 5 to 9 PM, Saturday's 9 to 9 and Sundays noon to 8 PM
12/1/11 - 12/1/11

Civil War Education Series: Christmas Past

"Christmas Past" is a talk by Hagley guide Jane Peters Estes. Many secular holiday traditions such as the Christmas tree began in the mid-19th century. The decorated first floor of the du Pont family residence will be open 5-6:45 p.m. for tours.
12/2/11 - 12/2/11

Women in Business Luncheon - Delaware Today

Delaware Today’s annual Women in Business Luncheon will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where an iconic keynote speaker will honor the women profiled in the magazine’s December issue “Women in Business” feature.
12/2/11 - 12/21/11

The Great Ginger Bread House Construction Tour

The Cooks and Bakers Club at Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Delaware is a crowd-drawing, volunteer cooking troupe that brings the kitchen experience to young children. All around northern Delaware, from the Ronald McDonald House to the Newark and New Castle Public Libraries to the confines of school itself, the Cooks and Bakers are introducing young participants to the unique science that is cooking. Check below for dates and locations for each stop on the Ginger Bread House Construction Tour! December -5th: Gingerbread Houses, 5:30pm at Chick-Fil-A, Bear (Route 40) -8th: Gingerbread Houses, 6:00pm at Kathleen Wilbur Elementary (Community Service Event - Wilbur Students Only) -9th: Gingerbread Houses, 6:00pm at Carrcroft Elementary (Community Service Event - Carrcroft Students Only) -12th: Gingerbread Houses, 7:00pm at New Castle Library (Community Service Event) -14th: Gingerbread Houses, 7:00pm at Kirkwood Library (Community Service Event) -16th: Gingerbread Houses, 6:00pm at Free Library of Newark (Community Service Event) -19th: School Board Dinner -20th: Gingerbread Houses, 6:00pm at the Ronald McDonald House - Patients and Families (Community Service Event)
12/2/11 - 12/2/11

Food Allergy Support Mtg by Phone

Food Allergic Multicultural Society of DE presents Holiday Support & Awareness by Phone 2011. Join us for an interactive call to discuss food allergies and advocacy in DE.
12/2/11 - 12/4/11

The Concord Players Present Bone Chiller

The Concord Players present Bone Chiller by Monk Ferris—a murder mystery comedy. Concord High School, December 1, 2, & 3, curtain at 7 pm. Adults $9, Students/Seniors $6.
12/3/11 - 12/4/11

Gingerbread House Contest - Claymont Stone School

Make a Gingerbread House from a kit or from scratch. Children, families, Scouts, Schools, adults may enter. Bring houses to the Claymont Stone School on 12/2/11 between 6PM-8PM Contest on 12/3/11 11:30 after the Claymont Christmas Parade.
12/3/11 - 12/3/11

Visions for Haiti Silent Auction Soiree

Silent auction to raise support to bring promising Haitian students to the U.S. to study on the collegiate level. $20 entry fee covers drinks, appetizers, & live music. 6-9PM at Wilmington Montessori School (1400 Harvey Rd) www.visionsforhaiti.com
12/3/11 - 12/5/11

Rockwood Mansion Holiday Open House

Dec 2 & 3, 6-9p; Dec 4, 1-4p; Treelighting & Reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Dec 2, 6p; Entertainment, costumed characters, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Gifts. FREE. 610 Shipley Rd., Wilmington, Entrance on Washington St Ext, 761-4340, rockwood.org
12/3/11 - 12/5/11

Rockwood Mansion Holiday Open House

Dec 2 & 3, 6-9pm; Dec 4, 1-4pm; Treelighting & Reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Dec 2, 6pm; Entertainment, costumed characters, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Holiday Gift Shoppe.
12/3/11 - 12/3/11

Springer Middle School Holiday Craft Fair

Fundraiser toward Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) sponsored events on Friday 12/2/11: 4:30–7:30 PM. Many vendors will be present, raffles will be drawn & gold/silver buyer will be there; find that old broken jewelry & change it into CASH!
12/3/11 - 12/3/11

A Farmer's Christmas

2pm 6pm: Holiday crafts,stories, activities,craft demonstrations live blacksmith outdoors in the lantern lit Loockerman Landing Village. see Santa & Mrs. Claus and her elves for Kids! Members free; Non-members Museum Admission.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Christmas at Hagley: A Victorian Christmas

Crafts run 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., story time 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. both days. The Wilmington Christian School choir performs at 1, 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The St. Andrew's School choir performs 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Gingerbread House Contest and Open House

'Tis the season for gingerberad. Make a gingerbread house and enter it in the sixth Annual Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 3rd at the Claymont Stone School. Prizes will be awared to the winning entrants at 11:30 in seven different categories. This event is free to the public. Call 302-791-0247 or email schoolmarmriva@yahoo.com
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Toy Drive to Benefit Nemours/ A.I. duPont Hostipal for Children

Captain Blue Hen comics in Newark, DE kicks off the holiday Toy Drive at the annual showing of "A Christmas Story" at the Cinema Center 3. This is the third year in a row for the Toy Drive that benefits children who must spend the holidays at Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Chidlren in Wilmington. http://www.nemours.org/about/location/nchaidehc.html
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Calvary Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Bazaar is Dec. 3rd,9am-2pm at 304 Lore Ave Wilm.,DE Vendor tables are available. The Bazaar features Silent Auctions,Cake Walk, Book Table,A Victorian Tea Room and great food!For more information,visit our website: www.calvaryhillcrest.org
12/4/11 - 12/18/11

Preschool Programs

WINTER BUSY BODIES Catch the holiday spirit with Newark Parks and Recreation as we make winter related treats and crafts. Each child ages 3 ½-5 will take home their treats and projects to share during this season of giving. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9-10am beginning Dec 3-17th at the George Wilson Center. Fee is $53 and the Newark resident discount is $40. For more information contact the Recreation Office at 302-366-7060 or visit www.cityofnewarkde.us/parksrecreation to register online.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Christ Church Holiday Green Show

Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville, Delaware, will hold its annual Green Show on Saturday, December 3rd at 10 am. Visit www.christchurchde.org or call 302-655-3379.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

PAWS for People Jingle Bell Brunch/Fundraiser

Highlights include a silent auction, a full brunch menu with cash bar, live music. Recognizes the services PAWS teams provide to children with Autism. $50/person. Reserve by 11/23/11. 302-351-5622/ jluke@pawsforpeople.org.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Miracle for Mateo's: Beading & Bagging Volunteer Drop-In Event

Come assemble bags of hope, make a card for a sick child, and create a miracle beads necklace. You can browse our current collection of miracle beads, drop off can tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses, and drop off single serving, non-perishable food items for Bags of Hope. Fill a bag, make a card, or string some Miracle Beads...and you'll be helping a family and child in need! Saturday, December 3, 2011 Sakima Country Club - Carney's Point (9 AM - 3 PM)
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Bazaar

Red Lion United Methodist Church Christmas bazaar.Call 834-1599 Many Vendors homemade food silent auction basket bake tables
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Craft and Vendor Fair

Come shop for the holidays for unique gifts, reasonably priced. Handmade jewelry, woodworking, quilted and embroidered items, cards, photography, and baked goods. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit NCCL School. Admission is free.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Celebration of Life

Community event for Victims of Violence, for people that have lost a loved one due to violence. There will be food and entertainment.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Calvary's Christmas Bazaar

Calvary-Hillcrest Episcopal Church in the Bellfonte/Hillcrest area. Food, baked goods, hand crafted items, direct sales vendors, books, attic treasures, silent auction and Tea Room
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

Calvary's Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar from 9am to 3pm. Located at Calvary Episcopal Church, 304 Lore Ave, Bellfonte/Hillcrest area. For directions please go to: http://www.calvaryhillcrest.org/howToFindCalvaryHillcrest.htm or call: 302-764-2027.
12/4/11 - 12/4/11

PAWS for People's

A very special fund-raising event!

Who: Everyone is Welcome to attend (Public, PAWS members, guests, friends and families)
Where: The Embassy Suites Newark, 645 South College Avenue, Newark DE 19713
When: Saturday, December 3rd - Brunch Seating starts at 11:00am
What: Enjoy an elegant and delicious holiday brunch with other PAWS teams and Members (only PAWS therapy companions welcome)
Why: To help raise funds for PAWS and to meet and mingle with others.
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

EARLY CHILDHOOD: Holiday Sing

Sing along with Early Childhood faculty in this celebration of the season! Featuring “The Gingerbread Boy” with EC students and faculty and the Wilmington Youth Chorale. Recommended for children ages 1½ to 7. TICKETS: Free 3:00PM
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

Stuff the Van

The Delaware SPCA – Georgetown Shelter will hold a “Stuff the Van” event December 4, 2011 at Concord Pets in Rehoboth Beach. Concord Pets will be holding their annual sale the same day. An SPCA van will be on-hand to collect items donated to the animals of the Georgetown Shelter. The event’s goal is to stuff the van to capacity with bags of food, toys, beds and other pet supplies. Today, Delaware SPCA operates two shelters, one in New Castle and one in Sussex Counties. The Georgetown shelter is the ONLY animal shelter serving Sussex County residents, providing cruelty prevention and law enforcement, adoption services, low-cost vaccination clinics, and affordable spay/neuter services in its newly expanded clinic. In 2008, under new leadership, the Delaware SPCA underwent an organizational transformation, reducing euthanasia by 90% and improving the care of shelter animals. A policy was adopted whereby only animals that are too ill or injured to recover, or are a danger to the public are euthanized. All animals with treatable illnesses receive the veterinary care necessary to get them well, and many older animals have been welcomed into our shelters and placed in loving homes. With more animals being cared for than ever before, the Georgetown Shelter greatly benefits from every donation that is made and this event will assist the shelter in furthering their efforts. The Delaware SPCA does not receive any state or county funding and is not associated with any national organizations or other SPCA. The services provided by the SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. “Stuff the Van” will take place on December 4, 2011 from 8 a.m to 6 p.m at Concord Pets in Rehoboth Beach. For additional information, call 302-856.6361 or visit www.delspca.org.
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

Breakfast with Santa

Cranston Heights Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast with Santa Cost: Adults - $8.00, Ages 4-12 - $5.00, Ages 5 and under Free Visit our Secret Santa Shop, make a stocking, visit and have your picture taken with Santa Clause
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

Drive Through Living Nativity

The community is invited to the annual Drive-through Living Nativity at Romansville United Methodist Church from 6-7:30 PM. Kick off your Christmas celebrations with a journey through this charming and beautiful living Christmas card where you will be greeted by Roman centurions who will admit you to Bethlehem. There you will find the reason for your celebration as you approach the manger scene. As you continue on your journey and prepare to go on your way you will be serenaded by the RUMC Nativity Choir and given a gift. There is no charge for this event. There is an opportunity to make donations if desired. Romansville United Methodist Church is located at 1859 West Strasburg Road, Romansville, PA 19320. For additional information please call 610.486.0189 or 610.350.9372. Or email romansvilleumc@yahoo.com or pastor.lin.george@gmail.com or visit our website: www.romansvillechurch.org.
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

Newark Symphony Orchestra Concert

The NSO will perform Die Fledermaus Overture, Pizzicato Polka, the Blue Danube Waltz, Nutcracker Suite; “Abendsegen,” “Unending Flame,” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” featuring choirs from The Music School of DE and Lincoln University.
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

Delaware SPCA's Stuff the Van

Help the Delaware SPCA “Stuff the Van” with goodies for the animals on 12/4 from 8 am-6 pm. The event will be held at 3 Concord Pet locations: Rehoboth Beach, Middletown Crossing, and Chestnut Run Shopping Center. See www.delspca.org for more info.
12/5/11 - 12/5/11

Pearl Harbor Commemorative Lecture

On Sunday, December 4th at 1:30 p.m., the New Castle Court House Museum, located at 211 Delaware Street in New Castle, Delaware, will host a lecture commemorating the 70th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor which led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Presented by retired U.S. Army Major-General Frank Ianni, a West Point graduate who served as adjutant general of the state of Delaware from 1977 to 1981, the lecture is free and open to the public, but, due to space restrictions, reservations are encouraged by calling area code 302-323-4453.
12/6/11 - 1/1/12

Adopt-a-family program from Delaware DSSC

Adopt-A-Family has helped Delaware families in need since 1973 and is coordinated by the Division of State Service Centers in all three counties. The DSSC Adopt-A-Family program has provided urgently needed assistance to over 4,500 disadvantaged Delaware families totaling more than 15,000 individuals. Most of the beneficiaries are single parent households, children and senior citizens. http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dssc/adoptfam.html
12/8/11 - 12/15/11

The 4th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund Holiday Food Drive

Wed Dec 14, 5:30p - 10:30p at the James Street Tavern in Newport, DE. Join Special Guest Vance Worley from the Philadlephia Phillies. Bring can goods and other non perishables or pay a $5 cover. Each food donation or cover charge will be redeemed for one complimentary drink and hors d'oeuvres at James Street Tavern during the event. www.dekidsfund.org This event is poudldy sponsored by Harvey, Hanna & associates, James Street Tavern and Premier Wine & Spirits.
12/8/11 - 12/8/11

Nature Explorers Club: Wise Old Owls

1:30-2:15 p.m. $3 per child For ages 4-6 years. Learn about our feathered friends and what makes these unique animals different from other birds. Call (302)655-5740 to register.
12/10/11 - 12/11/11

Gibraltar Holiday Wreath & Greens Sale

Friday 8 am-7 pm & Saturday 8 am-5 pm. Wreaths, arrangements, boxwood topiaries & fresh greens for sale. Gibraltar garage courtyard 1405 Greenhill Ave, Wilmington DE 19806. For more information or to volunteer, please contact us at admin@mcgg.org
12/10/11 - 12/10/11

Local Health Organizations to Honor Senator Carper

On Friday, December 9th, We Work for Health - Delaware Chapter and Delaware BioScience Association will recognize U.S. Senator Tom Carper as a “Champion for Jobs Creation through Innovation” at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark.
12/10/11

Christmas Concert @Asbury UMC

Pastor Bo Gordy-Stith and Rev Vickie Gordy-Stith will offer a concert of hymns and carols accompanied by music director Don McFarland and Praise Band from Skyline UMC. The concert includes carols and hymns in a variety of styles.
12/10/11 - 12/10/11

Basket Bingo

Millcreek Ladies Auxiliary is having a Basket Bingo on Friday 12/9/2011.Doors open at 5:30pm.Cost is $20 for 20 games,Add'l cards are avail. for $10 per pack. 50/50 and raffles. Food will be avail. Millcreek Fire Co 3900 Kirkwood Hghwy, Wilm, De 19808.
12/10/11 - 12/31/11

Wizard of Oz

The Wilmington Drama League presents the Wizard of Oz.Tickets can be purchased online at www.wilmingtondramaleague.com or by calling the box office at 302-764-1172
12/10/11 - 12/10/11

Holiday Festival

Tours of the historic Mill at Anselma, visit Santa in our 1930's era post office, and make crafts to take home. Visit www.anselmamill.org for details. 10am-4pm.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

Oiled Wildlife Volunteer Training

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research will be holding its oiled wildlife volunteer training on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frink Center for Wildlife located at 110 Possum Hollow Rd. in Newark, DE. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of oiled wildlife response, including safety, medical protocols and cleaning techniques as well as rehabilitation needs of contaminated animals. The training is open to local residents 18 years and older. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For current members of Tri-State, the fee for this training is $15; for non-members, the fee is $30 and includes a 1-year membership. To register or inquire about additional information, please call Andrea Howey at 302-737-9543 ext. 117 or email ahowey@tristatebird.org no later than Friday, Dec. 2. Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is an internationally recognized, licensed, nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization that cares for nearly 3,000 injured, orphaned, and oiled native wild birds each year ranging from hummingbirds to eagles. Directions and additional information are available at www.tristatebird.org
12/11/11 - 12/12/11

The Nutcracker Ballet

A cherished family tradition for over 25 years! Presented by Delaware Dance Company. Performances: Sat., December 10, at 2PM and 7PM. Sun., Dec. 11 at 2PM. Tickets $13-$30. Call (302) 738-2023 or www.DelawareDance.org for more information.
12/11/11 - 12/12/11

Christmas at Hagley: Winter animals

Crafts run 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., story time 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. both days. The Sanford School choir performs 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 10. The Red Lion Christian Academy choir peforms at 1 p.m. Dec. 11. The Tatnall Singers performs at 2 p.m. Dec. 11.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

The Great Christmas Cookie Walk

Walk begins at 9 am. Boxes will be sold for $8 or $15. Each box holds 1 lb. to 2 lbs. of cookies. More info is available at www.saintandrewslutheran.com. 425 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover 19901 (next to Kmart)302-736-1617.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

Big-Hearted, Blissful & Fashionable

You are invited to come shop during Bliss Elements Salon & Spa's consignment sale on December 10th at 6:00 p.m. All money from the sale will be used to support a local family in need during the holiday season.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

Mauricetown Christmas Candlelight House Tour

The Mauricetown Historical Society is sponsoring its 28th Christmas Candlelight House Tour on Sat. Dec. 10,2011 from 4-8pm in the village of Mauricetown, NJ. A shuttle bus is available. $15.00 per person. Call 856-785-1372 or 856-785-1137 for ticket info.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

Holiday Quarter Auction

December 10, 2011 @ 6:30 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM for Preview Elks Lodge in New Castle, DE - Rt. 273, Near Saddlebrook $5.00 Admission TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR!! Fabulous Auction Items Available! Info call (302) 528-0617
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

AHS Annual Craft Fair

Annual craft fair -Appoquinimink H.S. Over 100 vendors selling original crafts. Lunch available by the AHS Culinary Depart. Get a candy cane from Santa Claus - 11:00a to 1:00p.! Don't miss out!Further info: www.appohigh.org
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

My HIre Harvest Job Meetup

A job club for those interested in discussing ways to enhance their job search or career progress. Theme for this session is "Alternative ways to make money."
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

Appoquinimink Craft Fair

The annual craft fair at Appoquinimink HS in Middletown, DE will host over 100 local area vendors with original works of art and craftsmanship with everything from cut class to wreaths, jewelry, ceramics, and the "Mistress of Spice" spice blends.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

Marshalltown Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Come the the Christmas Tree Lighting Santa will be there with gifts for the children, fire trucks and refreshments from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
12/11/11 - 12/11/11

My HIre Harvest Job Meetup

A job club for those interested in learning ways to enhance their job search or career progress. Theme for this session is "Alternative ways to make money."11am-12pm, 3813 Newport Gap Pike, Wilm. DE. To register: www.MyHireHarvest.com.
12/11/11 - 12/14/11

Girl Scout Portraits

Free portraits with pro photographer, make-up and hair. Limestone Presb. Church, Sat. 12/10, 3pm-7pm. Girl Scout organized event.
12/12/11 - 12/12/11

CHESAPEAKE SILVER CORNET BRASS BAND: Holiday Brass

Share the spirit of the season with a joyous performance of Christmas classics and seasonal favorites, as well as selections from the creative world of Stan Kenton. Conducted by Dr. Russell Murray.
12/12/11 - 12/12/11

Jazz Bridge and the Sunday Sessions

Jazz Bridge and the Sunday Sessions at LaRose Jazz Club, 5531 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, will join together on Sunday December 11th to raise money for women jazz and blues musicians in crisis and for the wives of jazz and blues musicians. Showtime: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tickets: $20 For info: 215-517-8337. Email: info@jazzbridge.org. Appearing that night will be some of the best and the brightest women musicians in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area: Monnette Sudler, Denise King,Cindy LeBlanc, Suzanne Cloud, Karen Rodriguez, Lynn Riley, Rhenda Fearrington, Denise Montana, Wendy Simon, Suzzette Ortiz, Dawn Evans, Pearl Williams, and Ella Gahnt. Also that night, Jazz Bridge will be presenting its Making a Difference Award to Thelma Anderson, a woman who has devoted herself to Philadelphia jazz for over 65 years. Founder of the Council of Jazz Advocates and the Tony Williams' Jazz Scholarship Fund, Anderson will also receive $250 in award money. All proceeds go to the Jazz Bridge Daphne Fund to benefit women jazz and blues musicians. Jazz Bridge is a 501C3 public charity (and United Way agency) dedicated to assisting professional jazz and blues musicians in the Philadelphia area. All the best, Suzanne Harmonizing Art and Life! Donate now to Jazz Bridge and help our local jazz and blues musicians in crisis: Here's our tip jar! Raise money for Jazz Bridge just by searching the Internet or shopping online with GoodSearch - www.goodsearch.com - powered by Yahoo.
12/12/11 - 12/12/11

Handel's Messiah

The professional Choir of Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Greenville Delaware will present Handel's complete Messiah on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2011, at 3 PM in the church. Visit www.christchurchde.org or call (302) 655-3379.
12/12/11 - 12/12/11

Serafin String Quartet Collage Concert

LiveConnections presents Serafin String Quartet at World Café Live at the Queen for a brunch-time concert titled String Quartet Time Machine - Haydn to Higdon.
12/12/11 - 12/12/11

Christmas Concert

Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary presents “A Glorious Evening” featuring the Vivladi “Gloria”. The concert is free and open to the public. 2313 Concord Pike, Fairfax.
12/12/11 - 12/12/11

Odessa Club Craft Show, Fundraiser Walk for JDRF

The Odessa National Golf Club is hosting a Fundraising Walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a craft show within the Clubhouse.
12/14/11 - 12/15/11

Holiday Concert at Grand Opera House

Free Holiday Concert at the Grand Opera House Public invited to see Del. National Guard band, see Santa Claus On Wednesday, December 14th at 7 p.m., the Delaware National Guard’s 287th Army Band, a 40-person concert band, will give a free holiday concert at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington. This concert is open to the public and no tickets are required. This year’s event will also include a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala and a visit (with gifts!) by Old Saint Nick himself. Currently, the Delaware National Guard has hundreds of troops deployed to Afghanistan. This includes the 126th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) and the 1049th Transportation Company serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Delaware National Guard strives to give back to the community. Donations of food items to support the Delaware National Guard’s War on Hunger are encouraged. This is the 13th year in a row the 287th Army Band has performed free holiday concerts, and the 11th in Wilmington at The Grand. The Grand Opera House has graciously waived rental fees for the concert and the City of Wilmington is offering free parking once again. Parking at the Doubletree Hotel (700 King Street) is free if you bring your parking ticket to the show for validation. The Grand Opera House is located at 818 North Market Street in Wilmington and doors for the event open at 6:30. The Delaware National Guard consists of nearly 2,500 soldiers, airmen and women - serving and protecting Delaware as your Hometown Force. FOR MORE INFORMATION – contact Nathan Bright at 326-7194 or cell at 302-379-9062.
12/15/11 - 12/18/11

Christmas ADVENTure

Christmas Adventure Free Fun for kids, ages 4-11! Kids enjoy crafts, games, music, and videos. Lunch provided. All are welcome. Sat., Dec. 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Community of Christ, 1205 Milltown Road. For info, call Tim Hitchings (302) 593 4404.
12/16/11 - 12/19/11

Stocking Stuffers + The Toy's Gift

Reedy Point Players, Delaware City's Community Theatre Troupe presents it's Christmas Show, Stocking Stuffers + The Toy's Gift. http://reedypointplayers.com
12/16/11 - 12/16/11

Holiday Guest Bartending Event

Holiday guest bartending event at Orillas Tapas Bar to raise money for the Delaware Humane Association's capital campaign to build a new shelter for the homeless dogs and cats in our community. Proceeds from the tip jar will go directly to the DHA.
12/17/11 - 12/18/11

Mid-Atlantic Ballet's The Nutcracker

Create yuletide memories with MAB's performance of The Nutcracker. Performances: Friday, Dec. 16 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.midatlanticballet.org or contact our studio at (302)266-6362
12/17/11 - 12/18/11

The Nut Cracker Presented by the Mid Atlantic Ballet Company

Create yuletide memories with Mid-Atlantic Ballet's performance of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. This family classic has enjoyed enormous popularity since the mid-20th century and is now performed locally, thanks to the choreography of MAB Artistic Director Patrick Korstange. This Christmas get swept up in the dream of Tchaikovsky's most famous composition, from the magic of the Dancing Dolls to the grandeur of the Land of the Sweets. http://www.midatlanticballet.org/Nutcracker.php
12/17/11

"The DuPont Show" and Predicting the Future

A deaf mute (Harpo Marx, in his only dramatic role) witnesses a murder, in a 1960 episode of "The DuPont Show." With "People, Products and Progress: 1975," a 1955 U.S. Chamber of Commerce film. Free, 3 p.m., Hagley's Soda House.
12/17/11 - 12/19/11

Community Impact weekend

On Friday, December 16, 2011 the congregation of Canaan Baptist Church in New Castle, De will give away 10,000 cans of soup to the community from 11AM – 3PM EST.
12/18/11 - 12/18/11

A Night of Fine Dining at French Creek Golf Club

An excuisite 3 course Dinner, open bar, silent auction and dancing to music performed by Rukus. see ad here: http://issuu.com/ostrowrebecca/docs/ad_for_events_dec?mode=window&viewMode=singlePage
12/18/11 - 12/18/11

Georgetown SPCA Vacine Clinic

11:00 a - 1:00 p - Millsboro Fire Dept, 109 E. State Street Millsboro CASH ONLY / Rabies - $15, Distemper - $10, Bordetella - $10, Microchip - $25 All pets should be crated or on a leash for more info call 302 856 6361
12/19/11 - 12/19/11

WINTER CHORAL CONCERT: A Celebration of Lights

In partnership with Congregation Beth Emeth and Congregation Beth Shalom, The Music School’s adult and children's choruses along with choirs from the congregations, present seasonal favorites from various traditions. TICKETS: Free! 4:00PM
12/19/11 - 12/19/11

A Musical Christmas Story

Sing Joy,” a musical rendition of the Christmas story using contemporary music selections, will be presented on Sunday, December 18, at 7:00pm at White Clay Creek Church, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark. The program is free and open to all. A love offering will be taken for Family Promise, a local ministry to homeless families. Handicapped accessible. Contact the Church Office at (302) 737-2100 with questions.
12/20/11 - 1/15/12

Kalmar Nyckle Traning

Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware, recruits new volunteer crew The public is invited to join Class 28. This January, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation begins its 15th year of training new volunteers to sail this venerable icon of Delaware. There’s no sailing experience required to join this community of people ages 18 and up (or 14-17 with a parent/guardian). Kalmar Nyckel sails with the help of hundreds of volunteers who perform dozens of tasks on the re-created 1638 vessel. “Those who join me for the 11 week class will learn to sail this magnificent tall ship, including how to tie knots, safely handle lines and set square-rigged sails the way it was done 375 years ago,” says Captain Sharon, Kalmar Nyckel’s Port Captain. Once trained, the volunteers are able to crew Kalmar Nyckel on day trips or weeks-long adventures up and down the East Coast. They can also help support the ship with land-based work in Wilmington. Classes begin January 14, 2012 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for 11 Saturdays through April 14. There’s a $50 materials fee and a $35 drug testing fee (test required by the Coast Guard). After the class is successfully completed, 40 hours of volunteer work are required prior to sailing. Pre-Register for the crew training class on-line at www.kalmarnyckel.org. Get more information or register at 429-7447 or captainsharon@kalmarnyckel.org or show up on the first day of class with a picture ID and warm clothes. Kalmar Nyckel is an authentic re-creation of a 17th-century Dutch vessel, one of America’s pioneering “Tall Ships” that brought some of the earliest permanent settlers to the colonies. Her historical significance mirrors that of the Mayflower. The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638, leaving her passengers to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, at Fort Christina in present-day Wilmington, Delaware. Tours of the Kalmar Nyckel shipyard on the Christina River at 1124 E. Seventh Street, Wilmington, are available weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m. now through mid-April. The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation preserves and promotes the cultural and maritime heritage of Delaware for the education and enrichment of all
12/20/11 - 1/14/12

Delaware SPCA Holiday Special

To celebrate the holidays, the Delaware SPCA is offering $10 off our already LOW cost to spay/neuter one pet. To receive your discount, make an appointment between December 19, 2011 and January 13, 2012 at either Clinic in Stanton or Georgetown. The Delaware SPCA is the leading provider of spay/neuter services in the state. This is what we do all day, every day, and we do it better than anyone. We offer affordable prices at our state-of-the-art clinics. You don't have to sacrifice quality for cost. Help us stomp out animal homelessness, make an appointment today! Our Price List In Sussex County, call (302) 856-6361. In New Castle County, call (302) 998-2281. Get your pet neutered for $20 If you receive federal or state public assistance, you may qualify for the state sponsored spay/neuter program. Check www.delspca.org or call 302-698-4567 for more information.
12/20/11 - 12/29/11

Dino Days De Museum of Natural History.

DINO DAYS PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA ROAR BACK TO THE DELAWARE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY ON DECEMBER 27TH AND 28TH. VISITORS CAN DIG DEEPER INTO THE WORLD OF DINOSAURS WITH LOADS OF FAMILY FUN, INCLUDING A FOSSIL DIG, LIVE ANIMALS, SPECIAL EXHIBITS, AND MORE. DINO DAYS ARE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28TH FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. DETAILS AT 302-658-9111 AND D-E-L-M-N-H DOT ORG.
12/22/11 - 12/22/11

4th Annual "Bake the Day Away" benefitting Delaware's Law Enforcement

http://www.cooksandbakers.com/
12/22/11 - 2/6/12

Polar Bear Plunge

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Run time: 30 seconds Run dates: December 14, 2011 until February 3, 2012 Text: Do you have the winter blahs and find yourself missing the sights and sounds of summer? Why not consider heading to the beach in February for a great cause. Come freeze your fur off with family and friends on Sunday, February fifth, for the twenty-first annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Make a weekend out of it and come down Saturday for the five-K Run to the Plunge, the Polar Bear Cake-Off and the restaurant chili contest. For more information go to PLUNGE D-E DOT ORG … and we’ll see you at Rehoboth Beach on February fifth. The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge is sponsored by WaWa and Comcast. Event Facts Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Delaware Sunday, February 5, 2012, 1:00 p.m. Rehoboth Beach, DE Pre-register online at www.plungede.org. For more information: 302-831-4653 info@sode.org www.plungede.org Other Activities on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 Polar Bear Cake-Off: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rehoboth Beach Convention Center 5k Run to the Plunge: 1 p.m. on the Boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue Restaurant Chili Contest: 3 p.m. into the evening at participating restaurants *More information on all the events can be found at www.plungede.org.
12/22/11 - 12/22/12

Free Legal Advice for Seniors

New Delaware Senior Legal Hotline Will Help Older Delawareans Get Free Advice and Ensure Their Rights NEW CASTLE (Dec. 15, 2011) – Through the new Delaware Senior Legal Hotline, Delawareans 60 and older can receive free legal advice on a variety of issues. Advice will be provided by either a Delaware Volunteer Legal Services staff attorney or volunteer attorneys. If the issue requires more than advice, the caller will be screened for free legal services and, if eligible, will be referred to Community Legal Aid Society (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) or the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD). There are no income requirements for the hotline. The Delaware Senior Legal Hotline -- (302) 478-8850 in New Castle County and (800) 773-0606 in Kent and Sussex counties – is available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. “With our increasingly complex world, it’s important that Delaware’s seniors have a trusted and free resource like the hotline to turn to whenever the need for legal advice arises,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “Whether the issue involves housing, health care or finances, our older residents should be reassured that help is just a phone call away.” As Delaware’s older population continues to grow, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf said the Delaware Senior Legal Hotline will be an increasingly valuable resource. “The hotline will assist older Delawareans in accessing quality legal services to ensure their rights and financial security,” Landgraf said. “The ability to call the hotline and get answers to legal questions before a crisis arises will benefit many of our older citizens.” In 2010, the Division of Services for Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities, in partnership with Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) and Delaware Helpline (211), was awarded a three-year Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance grant through the U.S. Administration on Aging. As part of the grant, a “Legal Handbook for Older Delawareans” was printed, a legal needs assessment of older Delawareans was conducted and the Senior Legal Hotline was developed and implemented. The Delaware Senior Legal Hotline -- (302) 478-8850 in New Castle County and (800) 773-0606 in Kent and Sussex counties – is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more information about the hotline, call Denise Weeks-Tappan, planning supervisor in the state Division of Services for Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities, at (302) 255-9390.
12/28/11 - 1/28/12

Christmas Tree Disposal Locations

If you are wondering what to do with your "real" Christmas tree now that the holidays are over, here is a list of mulch/recycling locations where drop-offs are accepted: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/whs/awm/Recycling/Documents/Yard_Waste_Drop- off_Sites.pdf
12/31/11 - 12/31/11

Georgetown SPCA Poker/Blackjack Night

6:00 p to Midnight, Route 1 - Beach Plaza across from Safeway, Rehoboth, for more info: 302 227 3760
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