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  • Saturday, April 30
    • Delaware Center for the Inland Bays: Time: 9am - 1pm Location: James Farm Ecological Preserve, 30048 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, DE 19970 Description: Celebrate the return of spring at the 12th Annual “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Farm Ecological Preserve on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. The native flowers, ferns, grasses, trees and shrubs for sale are the main attraction, but the event also offers guided walks on the trails, ‘how to’ demonstrations, exhibits, a children’s tent, and gardening advice from experts. Sponsored by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), the event will host five nurseries selling thousands of plants for sun, shade, wet gardens and sandy soils, wherever your garden grows around the Inland Bays. Participating nurseries include the Inland Bays Garden Center, Roots Nursery, Environmental Concern and Sussex Landscaping all offering a full range of flowers, shrubs and trees, and Envirotech offering pond and wetland plants. While the sale starts at 9 a.m., early birds can show up at 8:00 a.m. for a bird walk led by Sharon Lynn of the Sussex Bird Club. For more information contact: Sally Boswell (302) 226-8105 x 103 or outreach@inlandbays.org or visit www.inlandbays.org/events/native-plant-sale/

    • RED WHITE AND BLUE 5k Run/Walk: lace up and get ready. Race starts at 9:30a at the US Dragway on Rt. 13 in Delaware. SIgn up ast active.com. Free t-shirt, music, food and drinks. All proceeds benefit Sussex Vet Build.

    • Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council: River City Arts Jam!: Time: 10AM-10PM Location: Headquarters Live and Surrounding Area Description: SWAC brought you the 1st Salisbury Festival many years ago and today brings you River City Arts Jam to fill the void! This is a Festival of the Arts to benefit the Arts. There will be a multitude of Arts Sales Booths and Arts Demos on the river and Surrounding areas of Headquarters Live Enjoy live bands, choral poetry, drummers, dancers, theatrical skit, piano sing along and more!!! The whole family is invited. Your kids will have fun with 7 different inflatable games included in the admission price thanks to Space Walk Inflatables Fantastic food and drinks! Festival Food and Drink all day! Admission: Adult - $5 (over age 18) Children - $3 Pay Admission at Gates! For more information contact: Anisa Vintimilla 410-543-2787 or visit www.facebook.com/events/232473247094287/


  • Sunday, May 1
    • Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation: Time: 7:45 am to 12:30 pm Location: Dravo Plaza/Riverfront Wilmington Description: 7th Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk to Fight Ovarian Cancer This Run/Walk is the major fundraiser of the Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation (DOCF) in support of its mission. Event T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registrants. Team participation is encouraged, so gather your family, friends, co-workers, etc. to join in the fun and support ovarian cancer awareness. Refreshments, children’s table (face painting, etc.), exhibitors and speakers also will be offered at this family friendly, fun event. Prizes awarded for top runners/walkers in various age groups, and top teams and fundraisers. Visit our website for more information about DOCF and this special fundraiser, including registration/donation information and forms. Pre-Registration is $25 or Day-Of $30 ($20 for students with student I.D.); children 5 and under free (no event T-shirt). You also can register online at Races2Run.com. USATF certified course; NOVA Timing Systems will chip time runners using the MYLAPS BibTag Timing System. Strollers prohibited in run portion; dogs prohibited at event due to insurance reasons. Schedule of Events 7:45 am Registration Opens 8:15 am Survivors Group Photo 8:40 am Opening Ceremony 9:15 am Warm-up 9:30 am Run/Walk Begins **Memorial Dove Release courtesy of Thompson's Bird Farm prior to start of race. DOCF will be collecting non-perishable items to donate to the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, DE. Help those in need…drop your item(s) at the designated area at the Run/Walk. Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation For more information contact: Bill or Dorianne Short (302-998-6889) or visit deovariancancer.org/teal_ribbon_5k/2016_teal_ribbon_5k

    • Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights: Time: 12:30-4:30pm Location: Marshall Steam Museum, 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, Delaware Description: Join us for a day celebrating all things train, big & small! We'll have train rides, a special garden railroad display, the NorDel Model Railroad group visiting, a photo exhibit on the building of the Auburn Valley Railroad and so much more. Learn more at www.auburnheights.org Proceeds Benefit: Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve For more information contact: Susan Randolph (302) 239-2385 or visit www.auburnheights.org


  • Wednesday, May 4
    • Rehoboth Beach Public Library: Location: Rehoboth Beach Public Library Meeting Room Description: The Rehoboth Beach Public Library will be holding a workshop to teach common sense self-defense techniques on Wednesday, May 4 at 1:30 pm lead by Gary Rosenblum. This workshop is designed for individuals that are interested in learning how to defend themselves but don’t have the time to fully commit to a training regimen. These techniques are easy to learn and easy to remember. This class is geared to teach several self-defense techniques that can be used in an emergency situation and can be used by just about anyone. After this workshop you will have some effective self-defense skills that can help get you out of an unpleasant situation. Without the need to spend a lifetime of training at the Dojo. Workshop space is limited and registration is required. You can find out more about this program by going to www.rehobothlibrary.org or call 302 856 7958. For more information contact: Rehoboth Beach Public Library 302 227 8044 or visit www.rehobothlibrary.org


  • Friday, May 6
    • 2016 Worcester Co. Relay For Life: Help save lives and get your team together to support the Worcester Co. RELAY FOR LiFE, May 6. Frontier Town on Rt. 611 in Berlin, will host the event. Walk in honor of a loved one, a friend or co-worker. For registration information visit relayforlife.org/nortjworcestermd . (410-749-1642)


  • Saturday, May 7
    • 13th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally. : 13th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally. Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, DE 19956 A 5 mile ride through beautiful Trap Pond State Park suitable for the young and old. Registration begins at 9:00 AM. For additional information 302-875-5163 or visit trappondpartners.com

    • Delmar Church of God/Sandwich Sale: Oyster san.,crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more. Yard sale space $10, Baked goods and homemade ice cream too. 302-875-7824

    • Trap Pond Partners: Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, DE 19956 Description: Trap Pond Partners 13th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally. A 5 mile ride through beautiful Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, DE suitable for the young and old. Registration begins at 9:00 AM For more information contact: 302-875-5163 or visit trappondpartners.com


  • Friday, May 20
    • Rehoboth Beach Public Library: Location: Rehoboth Beach Public Library Meeting Room Description: The Rehoboth Beach Public Library will be hosting “Soundz of Steel Drum Ensemble” on Saturday, May 21 @ 1:00 pm. This ensemble group made up from youth across Sussex County, under the direction of Ida Fitchett and Christy Taylor, paly an exciting blend of calypso and reggae mixed in with arrangements of traditional well known popular Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Caribbean and other classic tunes. This ensemble began as a group in 2008, performing live at churches and other venues for all occasions. For more information or to registrar for this program please go to either www.rehobothlibrary.org or call 302 227 8044. For more information contact: Rehoboth Beach Public Library 302 227 8044 or visit www.rehobothlibrary.org


  • Saturday, May 21
    • 10th Annual Strawberry Festival, : May 21, 2016 St Philip's 10th Annual Strawberry Festival, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Breakfast, Lunch, Craft Vendors, Entertainment, and Strawberries, whole, desserts and drinks. 302-875-3644

    • Rehoboth Beach Public Library: Location: Rehoboth Beach Public Library Meeting Room Description: The Rehoboth Beach Public Library will be hosting “Soundz of Steel Drum Ensemble” on Saturday, May 21 @ 1:00 pm. This ensemble group made up from youth across Sussex County, under the direction of Ida Fitchett and Christy Taylor, paly an exciting blend of calypso and reggae mixed in with arrangements of traditional well known popular Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Caribbean and other classic tunes. This ensemble began as a group in 2008, performing live at churches and other venues for all occasions. For more information or to registrar for this program please go to either www.rehobothlibrary.org or call 302 227 8044. For more information contact: Rehoboth Beach Public Library 302 227 8044 or visit www.rehobothlibrary.org

    • Snow Hill Lions Club: Time: !2:00pm - 4:00pm Location: 5458 E. Market St., Snow Hill, MD Description: Annual Chicken Barbeque and Auction. The renowned barbeque has been prepared for over 50 years and is available for carry-out at $8.00. The auction, starting at 1:00 pm will include gift cards, decoys, golf packages, sports and other items. Proceeds support vision, youth and charitable programs in the community. Proceeds Benefit: Snow Hill Lions Club For more information contact: Kirk Hudson 410-632-2931, GKH5606@aol.com

    • St. Philip's Strawberry Festival: Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 Description: St. Philip's 10th Annual Strawberry Festival, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 8:00 AM-2:00 PM, Breakfast, Lunch, Craft Vendors, Entertainment and Strawberries, whole, desserts and drinks. Vendor Space Available Proceeds Benefit: All proceeds given to the needy of the community For more information contact: Charles 302-875-5537


  • Friday, June 3
    • Relay for Life West Sussex: Time: 6:00pm-midnight Location: Soroptimist Park, Seaford, DE Description: At Relay For Life events, communities come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year! Join us for a family friendly event filled with food, games, entertainment, and activities! Proceeds Benefit: American Cancer Society's Relay for Life For more information contact: Maggie Sullivan at (302) 324-4227 or visit main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=70742


  • Saturday, June 4
    • 12th Annual Girdletree Vol. Fire Co. Cash and Bike Back: Win a 2016 HArley Street Glide, $250 drawing every 10 minutes, $3000 drawing at 3pm. Tx. are on sale now at 1-855-GIRDLETREE OR ON LINE WWW.GIRDLETREE.ORG. Tx include all you can eat and drink.


  • Saturday, July 9
    • American Lung Association in Delaware, Asthma Camp: Time: 7/9 @ 9am until 7/10 @ 11:30am Location: Children's Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave, Lewes, DE Description: The American Lung Association in Delaware is now accepting campers to our overnight Asthma Camp at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes! Asthma Camp is overnight from Saturday, July 9th to Sunday, July 10th. Camp is a great opportunity for children 7-11 years old with asthma to learn how to better manage their disease and also learn that asthma should not slow you down. Children have a great time paddle boarding, kayaking and do a low ropes course. There is also a camp dance! Supervision will be provided by medical personnel including; physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists. Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and nature explorations. Asthma education is conducted daily and incorporated into recreational activities. Transportation available for children in Wilmington, Dover and Seaford areas. Contact Nicole Goldsboro, Program Specialist at the American Lung Association in Delaware, ngoldsboro@lunginfo.org or 302-737-6414 x 516 or visit www.deasthma.org Proceeds Benefit: American Lung Association in Delaware For more information contact: Nicole Goldsboro, 302-737-6414x516 or visit www.deasthma.org

    • American Lung Association in Delaware, Asthma Camp: Time: 7/9 @ 9am until 7/10 @ 11:30am Location: Children's Beach House, 1800 Bay Ave, Lewes, DE Description: The American Lung Association in Delaware is now accepting campers to our overnight Asthma Camp at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes! Asthma Camp is overnight from Saturday, July 9th to Sunday, July 10th. Camp is a great opportunity for children 7-11 years old with asthma to learn how to better manage their disease and also learn that asthma should not slow you down. Children have a great time paddle boarding, kayaking and do a low ropes course. There is also a camp dance! Supervision will be provided by medical personnel including; physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists. Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and nature explorations. Asthma education is conducted daily and incorporated into recreational activities. Transportation available for children in Wilmington, Dover and Seaford areas. Contact Nicole Goldsboro, Program Specialist at the American Lung Association in Delaware, ngoldsboro@lunginfo.org or 302-737-6414 x 516 or visit www.deasthma.org Proceeds Benefit: American Lung Association in Delaware For more information contact: Nicole Goldsboro, 302-737-6414x516 or visit www.deasthma.org


  • Saturday, July 16
    • FIRE UP THE BANDS/Hogs For Heroes: Hogs For Heroes Foundation Chapter 8 Presents FIRE UP THE BANDS at Headquarters Live in Salisbury, July 16 at 6pm. Great music food and raffles for a good cause. All proceeds benefits their program for transportation and other needs for our local vets. for more info www.headquarterslive.com. $5 cover


  • Friday, July 22
    • Salvation Army Golf Tournament: Green Hill COuntry on WHothavrn Rd in Quantico, will host the Salvation Army Gold Tourney July 22. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army Youth Programs. For more info ca.. 410-749-7771 x 100.


  • Saturday, October 1
    • RESCHEDULED/Florence LaRue and the 5th Dimension/Harrington Raceway and Casino: The show has been rescheduled to OCt. 1.. all tickets will be honored or refunded. Over 20 million records sold worldwide, 22 Top 40 hits, 5 No. 1 hits and 6 Grammy Awards, the legendary 5th Dimension continues to bring their amazing harmonies, showmanship, and energy wherever they perform. Their classic hits include “Up, Up and Away,” “One Less Bell To Answer,” “Last Night I Didn’t get To Sleep At All,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Stoned Soul Picnic, “ and the iconic “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.” Celebrating over 50 years, The 5th Dimension is led by original member and lead vocalist, Florence LaRue and is joined by the dynamic vocals of Willie Williams, Leonard Tucker, Patrice Morris and Floyd Smith. Don’t miss out on an incredible night of the captivating music of The 5th Dimension, up close and personal, in the Exhibit Hall!


  • Saturday, October 15
    • Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association: Time: 8:00am-3:00pm Location: M&T Bank Stadium Description: Be a Superhero! Runners and walkers are needed for Team CASA, the official charity team of Maryland CASA Association at the 2016 Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday, October 15 at M&T Bank Stadium. Named the 2015 Charity Team of the Year, Team CASA is a group of 160+ runners and walkers who gather to raise funds and awareness of CASA’s efforts to recruit and train adult advocates for abused and neglected children. Participants can participate in either the: 5K, Team Relay, Marathon, or Half Marathon. Start times vary by race; however, the first race starts at 8 am. Every child needs a hero, but abused and neglected children need Superheroes! To learn more, or register for a race, please visit www.goteamcasa.org! Proceeds Benefit: Maryland CASA Association For more information contact: Patrick Seidl, (410) 828-6761 or visit www.goteamcasa.org




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