Here's what happening around the area!
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Tuesday, February 1
Description: Throughout the month of February, the Terry Campus is hosting its annual 5k RUN/WALK virtually!
Proceeds from race entries and sponsorships support emergency funding for students. Emergency funds provide financial assistance to students who find themselves in an unexpected or emergency situation that makes it difficult for them to complete their current semester.
All sponsors will be recognized on event T-shirts designed by Delaware Tech visual communications student Kaylee Neal.
Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Tech Students
For more information, contact: Lisa Strusowski 302-857-1124 or visit www.dtcc.edu/about/news/events/chocolate-5k
Monday, February 7
Wilmington Women\'s Connection
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Iron Hill, 620 Justison St., Wilmington, DE 19804
Description: MARIE GILLIGAN will present a feature on Hayward Gourmet, focusing on the chocolates they offer that include homemade, unique flavors of fudge. Fudge favors will be at each place setting and purchases will be available after the luncheon.
Our speaker, SHIRLEY RYDER of Front Royal, Virginia has had many challenges in her lifetime. She will share how to \"Enjoy peace despite the difficulties of life\".
For more information, contact: Gail @ 302-507-6256, email@example.com
Sunday, March 6
MLK Voice 4 Youth Contest
Location: Baby Grand - 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE
Description: RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID
MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH is a statewide, spoken word contest for high school students, grades 9 – 12. The contest challenges students to reflect on Dr. King’s work in the 1960’s and creatively share how his legacy guides their response to today’s challenges.
For more information, contact: Jane Rubini - 302.655.3379 or visit www.ywcade.org/homepage/events/mlk-voice-4-youth-2022/
Sunday, March 20
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter
Location: Hotel DuPont Wilmington, DE 19801
Description: It is with great pleasure that we announce our annual Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Rho Zeta Chapter, Katherine B. Ross (KBR) Finer Womanhood High Tea that benefits our scholarship fund. This event will be held at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware, on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 3:00pm. Preference for the KBR Scholarship is given to adult students pursuing a degree in the field of education which was important to the namesake of this scholarship fund. Since 2004, the General Scholarship has been awarded to deserving young women, in the New Castle County community, who wishes to pursue higher education at a four-year college institute.
The Hotel DuPont is located at 11th and Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware 19801. Tickets are $60 per adult age. Seating begins at 2:45pm. Ticket deadline is March 1st.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is one of the nation\'s largest African-American women\'s organizations; it has a proud 100 years of history based on sisterhood, finer womanhood, community service and scholarship.
To register please go to: memberplanet.com/s/epsilonrhozetawilmingtonchapter/fwhightea2022_1
Proceeds Benefit: Katherine B. Ross Scholarship Fund
For more information, contact: Danielle T. Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or visit memberplanet.com/s/epsilonrhozetawilmingtonchapter/fwhightea2022_1
Saturday, April 9
Capital School District
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Dover High School - Dover, DE
Description: The Super Senator Day Committee invites you to Capital’s Fifth annual Super Senator Day. Super Senator Day has evolved as a tradition that we value and hold in high esteem. This year is special as we spur the audacity of hope to uncover the magic of new beginnings. We are happy to share that our Super Senator Day celebration will be convened at Dover High School on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. As you may know, our students, staff, and businesses participate and families and community members enjoy learning about the special programs we offer in the Capital School District and the various community resources we have available in Central Delaware. We hope that you will join us on this special day. It’s estimated that over 2,000 people attend this event annually. Senators take great pleasure in showcasing all of the wonderful things happening in the Capital School District. We value our community and your partnership is very important to our success. To this end, we welcome your participation.
For more information, contact: email@example.com. or visit www.capital.k12.de.us/
Friday, April 15
Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Marshall Steam Museum, 3000 Creek Road Yorklyn DE 19736
Description: Egg Hunts are back at Auburn Heights! Celebrate spring at this scenic historic estate with family fun for all including:
• Train rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad (on our 1/8-scale coal-fired and diesel trains)
• Themed craft and activities for kids
• Fresh steam-popped popcorn
• Admission to the Marshall Steam Museum, with operating model trains
• Easter Bunny meet and greet
We think you’ll have an egg-cellent time!
Advance registration and payment is required.
Proceeds Benefit: Marshall Steam Museum
For more information, contact: Allison Schell, Director of Public Programs, 302-239-2385 or visit test.auburnheights.org/visit/egg-hunt/
Saturday, April 23
Elk Neck State Park
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Elk Neck State Park: Nature Center, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901
Description: Celebrate Earth Day by working side by side with park staff to plant a pollinator garden by the Nature Center. Learn about the importance of native plants and pollinators as you contribute to the legacy of Elk Neck State Park. Afterwards, enjoy free access to the park’s different areas. Meet at the Nature Center, located in the campground. Call for more details. Reservations are preferred, but not required.
Proceeds Benefit: Elk Neck State Park
For more information, contact: 4102875333 or visit dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
PAWS for People
PAWS for People is looking for volunteers to provide individualized pet therapy visits to people in our four-state area who have been deeply impacted by COVID. PAWS for People has been providing healing pet therapy since 2005.
Studies prove that visits with loving pets bring comfort to a sick or lonely senior, give confidence to a struggling reader, reduce anxiety and stress in schools and workplaces...and so much more. If you have a gentle, affectionate pet and want to help improve the quality of life for others, visit www.pawsforpeople.org.