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Saturday
Aug 25

Castaway Cats Adoption Day

12:00 pm, Concord Pets

Come see our adoption cats and kittens at the Concord Pets at the Shoppes of Red Mill- 1450 Kirkwood Hwy. Newark DE between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM. No on site adoptions, application must be approved first. To submit application, please go to castawaycatsde.com

Wednesday
Sep 19

Fall Garden Walk

10:00 am, Brandywine River Museum of Art

Days are shorter, temperatures cooler and the fall blooming asters and goldenrods offer color throughout our gardens. Join us for a guided walk through our campus to experience the highlights of the fall garden. Shrubs with colorful fruit and the beginning of color changes in the leaves also enhance the fall palette. This is the time when our native grasses have a major presence in the garden. These native plants function to provide food and habitat and we’ll learn how…

Friday
Sep 21

2018 Health & Resource Fair

9:00 am, Mid-County Senior Center

Join Mid-County Senior Center for an all inclusive Health & Resource Fair! In addition to their traditional healthcare vendors, this year, they're including resource vendors too! Look for handymen, maids, repairmen, and others! As always, flu shots will be provided by Walgreens. Stick around for raffles and prizes.

Friday
Oct 5

Free flu shots

10:00 am, Porter State Service Center

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will offer free flu shots at the Porter State Service Center, 511 West 8th St., Wilmington, DE, on Friday, October 5, from 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM. For ages 9 and up. The first 200 people to receive their shots will be given a free gift card. Annual flu vaccination reduces the risk of getting sick from the flu or spreading the disease to others. DPH urges all Delawareans 6 months of age…

Sunday
Oct 14

Skate A Thon

5:30 pm, Christina Skating Center

Happy Halloween, derby fiends! We're hosting our annual Skate-A-Thon to raise money for Diamond State Roller Derby and our charity partner Girls On The Run. We encourage everyone to dress up in your finest costumes, lace up your skates, play games, and win prizes. There may even be some derby tomfoolery going on! DSRD's annual Skate-A-Thon will also include several vendors, games, and a raffle! Admission: $10; Skate rental $3 Schedule of Events: -Open Skate, 5:30 - 6:30 PM -Black…

Thursday
Oct 18

6th Annual Craft & Vendor Night

6:00 pm, Claymont Fire Company

Enjoy the 6th Annual Craft and Vendor Night Sponsored by The Claymont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. From 6:00-9:00 PM you can enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks and light hor d'oeuvres. Tickets are $5.

Sunday
Nov 4

Walk for Wishes

8:00 am, Nemour's Mansion & Gardens

Across the state, thousands of people are coming together to walk to help make wishes come true.  Make a Wish invites you, your friends, and family to join their efforts of granting wishes for local kids with critical illnesses at this year’s Walk for Wishes!  Every wish granted is a step toward hope and transformation for Wish Kids in our Delaware community.  For more information visit walkforwishes.org.

Sunday
Nov 4

The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge

4:00 pm, Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center

The Delaware Valley Opera company is delighted to present this double bill for children of all ages. The show begins with the beloved 1940's "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge" springing to life onstage with Philadelphia composer Misha Dutka's engaging score. Then Little Red and the Wolf race to Grandma's house in Cesar Cui's Russian version of "Little Red Riding Hood" with a new translation made especially for this production by Misha Dutka. Tales teaching self-worth and…

Friday
Nov 23

The Claymont Lions annual Christmas Tree Sale

2:00 pm

The Claymont Lions annual Christmas Tree Sale will begin on November 23 at the Claymont Fire Company Sub Station at the corner of Marsh and Naamans Rds. Their hours are weekdays from 2pm until 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 8pm. Balsam and Fraser fir trees priced beginning at $15. All proceeds benefit the community. Contact Ron Pierson at 302-983-3156 for more information.

Saturday
Nov 24

2nd Annual Winter Bazaar

10:00 am, Newark United Methodist Church

A benefit for the children of Newark Methodist Preschool. This event hosts several vendors, hand crafters and small business owners to help you tackle ALL of your holiday shopping in one place! Coincides with City of Newark's Small Business Saturday event. Free parking in all municipal lots in Downtown Newark.