Here's what happening around the area!
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Monday, January 18
Ministry of Caring
Please help the Ministry of Caring for Martin Luther King Day of Service.
We’re collecting new underwear for homeless men, women & children. Show you care – give underwear. All kinds, all sizes.
Shop our Amazon wish list or donate at ministryofcaring.org Or on MLK Day (1/18/21), drop donations 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Ministry of Caring
115 East 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Wednesday, February 3
NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan Deep Dive Session #1 - Feb. 3 at 6pm
Description: Join us for a deeper dive into the NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan! Throughout 2020, we received important feedback from you about the future of New Castle County - which then helped us understand generally where and what our collective priorities may be. This time we are diving deeper! We will host a series of four digital workshops designed to further examine topics comprising the NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan. During these workshops, subject matter experts and attendees will be asked to brainstorm and provide detailed input on draft goals, objectives, alternative future development possibilities, and strategies. We will also provide an update of the progress of NCC@2050 as well as a summary of the feedback we have heard from our community in 2020. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncc2050-deep-dive-sessions-tickets-135522111283
For more information, contact: NCC Dept. of Land Use - (302) 395-5400 or visit www.nccde.org/174/Land-Use
Saturday, March 13
Elk Neck State Park
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Location: Elk Neck State Park: Turkey Point Lighthouse Area, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901
Description: Say goodbye to the late, dark nights of winter with one last hurrah! Before we spring forward, join a Ranger on a two-mile round-trip hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. Discover local nighttime wildlife that thrive during this time of night. Parking is limited; reservations required! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four.
For more information, contact: Elk Neck State Park, 410-287-5333 or visit dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx
City Fare Meals on Wheels
Time: 11am to 1:30pm
Location: Various locations throughout New Castle County
Description: City Fare Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled persons in New Castle County. Deliveries take place weekdays from 11am to 1:30pm. It typically takes about 90 minutes to deliver one route. Training is provided. Please call us for more information. 302 421 3731.
For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator 302 421 3731
Old Swedes Historic Site
Time: 24 hours
Location: Online - www.oldswedes.org/events
Description: Ghosts in the Graveyard\r\nJoin Old Swedes Historic Site for an online tour of the 1638 Burial Ground and hear the stories of famous—and infamous—people buried on our grounds. Meet some of the many people who ‘reside’ here, from early Swedish settlers to notable Delaware suffragists. The 1638 Burial Ground is the final resting place of more than 8,000 and contains 1,200 gravestones of all shapes and sizes. Dating back to 1699, Old Swedes Church is a National Historic Landmark and unit of First State National Historical Park.\r\nThe event link is live now and the cost is just $15 per group.\r\nFor more information, visit www.oldswedes.org/events\r\n
Proceeds Benefit: Old Swedes Historic Site
For more information contact: Betsy Christopher 302-652-5629 or visit www.oldswedes.org/events
PAWS for People
PAWS for People is offering training for potential pet therapy teams. 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, literacy skills development and many more.
The training schedule is as follows:
Wednesdays, November 4th (Orientation) & 18th (Training) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Both sessions required
Saturdays, November 7th (Orientation) & 21st (Training) 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Both sessions required
Wednesdays, December 2nd (Orientation) & 16th (Training) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Both sessions required.
Saturdays, December 5th (Orientation) & 19th (Training) 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Both sessions required
To register: Online: www.pawsforpeople.org or call 302-351-5622 for more information.