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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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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.