F.Y.I. – Feb. 2016

Allison Hageman

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DISCOUNT CARDS
Giving residents a sense of community

ResideBPG, a residential management company in Wilmington, has launched the Play Where You Live Discount Card. The card allows residents to receive offers and discounts to local businesses like Shop Rite, the Central YMCA, and World Cafe Live at The Queen. Says Melinda Bosco, ResideBPG senior vice president of residential operations: “Our goal is to not simply provide our residents with extraordinary living spaces, but also give them a sense of community, and this card does just that.” ResideBPG also recently opened two properties at 608 and 627 Market St., both near businesses participating in the program. For details, visit bpgroup.net.

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
Book sale funds scholarships for women

The 47th Annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale will be held Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 25-28, at Concord Mall. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the sale helps fund college scholarships for Delaware women. This year’s featured book sections are royalty, vintage mysteries, and U. S. presidents. There will be more than 50 categories of items, including DVDs, CDs and puzzles. For more information, visit wilmington-de.aauq.net/booksale.

ThinkstockPhotos-486421036SAILING AND SCIENCE
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation sponsors lecture series

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will open its 2016 lecture series, “Sailing and Science,” on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Copeland Maritime Center at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard in Wilmington. The first talk, “An Excellent Sea-Boat: Darwin’s Expedition Aboard HMS Beagle,” will describe Charles Darwin’s voyage around the world from 1831 to 1836. Narrated by Kalmar Nyckel Captain Lauren Morgens and scientist Matthew Sarver, it will provide insights into Darwin’s work and the significance of his voyage. For more information, visit kalmarnyckel.org.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
RMH sets events throughout 2016

The Ronald McDonald House is celebrating 25 years of providing an affordable place for families with chronically ill children to stay. Over the course of the year, RMH will have a family birthday party, a brick pathway campaign, and a gala to celebrate the anniversary. Says Pam Comforth, CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Delaware: “RMHDE is truly grateful to the thousands of friends and partners, including hundreds of volunteers, who have made our first 25 years such a tremendous success.” For more information, visit rmhde.org.

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PUPPY THERAPY
PAWS to hold conference

Registration is open for the PAWS Conference and Annual Meeting, set for Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8:30-3:30 p.m. at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital. The conference welcomes pet lovers, enthusiasts, and those interested in pet therapy. There will be 16 workshops on topics that include pet therapy and pet wellness. Dr. James A. Serpell will give a keynote address on “Human-Animal Bonds: Mutually Beneficial Relationships in a Changing Society.” For more information, visit pawsforpeople.org.

CIRCUS FOR A CAUSE
AIDS Delaware holds benefit

Due to the success of last year’s “Imagine-Freak Show,” AIDS Delaware will hold a fundraiser, “Imagine-Dark Circus,” to support HIV/AIDS prevention, on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 7-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Wilmington South, 365 Airport Rd. The event includes a strongman, henna body art, tarot readings, other performances, and a silent auction. Tickets are $65. Attire is “side show chic.” For more information, visit aidsdelaware.org.

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