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Wednesday
Aug 15

James H. Groves High School Diploma, GED, and ESL Courses

5:00 pm, Red Clay Center

James H. Groves Adult High School will be offering classes to obtain a GED and High School Diploma and are also offering English as a second language courses. Summer session assessment and orientation dates for High School Diploma and GED are August 15th, 22nd and 29th, September 26th, October 3rd and 10th at 5:00 PM. Summer session assessment and orientation for the 2018-2019 school year ESL Classes for new students are August 27th-29th at 10:00 AM or 4:00 PM. Fall session…

Friday
Sep 14

Free Friday Lecture Series

12:00 am, UD Arsht Hall

Join the Lecture Series Friday's from 12:45 - 1:45 PM. Sept. 14: Contact Lifeline Crisis Helpline Sept. 21: Peace Week Sept. 29: Distant Voices Oct. 5-12, Nov. 9-16: The War That Never Ended, Ray Callahan Series Oct. 19: David Kozinski, Poet Oct. 26: Senior Retirement Expo For more information visit http://www.olli.udel.edu/wilmington/lectures/

Thursday
Nov 1

Cecil & Harford County Harvest Highlights Tour

10:00 am, Throughout Cecil & Harford counties

An unusual shopping/food and fun adventure featuring 16 independent, small businesses, hand-picked for their uniqueness. Set up like a home or garden tour, you’ll travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying all the special free things (refreshments, games, gifts, farm tours, demos, workshop tours, make & take projects, etc) the businesses have planned for you. Your ticket is valid the entire time—do what you can in a day or take 16 days—it’s up to you. All shops are…

Saturday
Nov 3

PAWS for People

8:00 am

Anyone with a gentle, people-friendly pet who is interested in volunteering time to work with children and adults with varying needs.  PAWS for People provides therapeutic visits to individuals who will benefit from interaction with a well-trained loving pet.  Therapy teams consist of one volunteer and one pet who have both completed rigorous training and testing.  Visitation sites range from nursing homes and hospitals to schools and libraries, with a wide variety of programs including eldercare, psychiatric support, developmental disabilities,…

Thursday
Nov 8

Stroller Tour

10:30 am, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Free with Museum admission. For more information visit: https://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/ Full schedule below. Tuesday, January 8: Focus on ​Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting; Tuesday, February 12: Focus on ​American Beauty: Selections from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest; Tuesday, March 12: Focus on the Art of…

Friday
Nov 16

Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting

9:30 am, Brandywine River Museum of Art

A little-recognized aspect of the work of Winslow Homer—one of America’s most iconic artists.  The exhibition will feature approximately fifty photographs created or collected by Homer and approximately fifty paintings, prints, watercolors, and drawings from all major periods of the artist’s career. A selection of the artist’s Civil War-themed images and work from his activity in the Adirondacks, England and Prout’s Neck will be considered in relation to Homer’s interaction with photography. A catalogue published by Yale University Press will…

Friday
Nov 16

Festival of Trees

12:00 pm, The Summit

Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the weekend truly special. This year’s Festival includes: - Auction- Friday, November 16th from 4:00 pm-7:00pm - Sip & Shop- Friday, November 16th from 4:00pm-7:00pm - Family Fun Day- Sunday, November 18th from 12:00pm-3:00pm, Crafts, face painting, games, and raffles. Photos with Santa will also be available. - Festival Marketplace including…

Friday
Nov 16

Festival of Trees

12:00 pm, The Summit

Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the weekend truly special. This year’s Festival includes: Auction- Friday, November 16th from 4:00 pm-7:00pm Sip & Shop- Friday, November 16th from 4:00pm-7:00pm Family Fun Day- Sunday, November 18th from 12:00pm-3:00pm, Crafts, face painting, games, and raffles. Photos with Santa will also be available. Festival Marketplace including great gifts, centerpieces, wreath,…

Friday
Nov 16

Unionville Art Gala

6:00 pm, Unionville High School Art Center

Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 43rd year on Friday, November 16th from 6-9:00 PM and on Saturday, November 17th from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM. This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School student artists. In addition to beautiful artwork, there is live music to entertain and great food to enjoy. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists - both new and more established…

Friday
Nov 16

First State Ballet Theatre presents Up Front

7:00 pm, The Baby Grand Theater Studio 1

November 16th and 17th at 7:00 PM, First State Ballet Theatre presents Up Front, one of their most popular events of the season. Performed in Studio 1 at the Baby Grand, Up Front gives audiences the chance to experience the dancing in an intimate setting. The program includes highlights from the classical repertoire and new contemporary work. Join FSBT dancers after the performance for a reception in their studios. Tickets: $30 - $50 For more information call 1-800-37-GRAND