F.Y.I. Things Worth Knowing
Through September 30, residents and visitors can enjoy Curbside Wilmington daily Monday through Sunday at one of 24 participating restaurants (hours vary per restaurant). Enjoy expanded outdoor dining and drinks and free valet on Friday and Saturday evenings. Live music is every Thursday night at various Downtown locations starting at 5pm. See the participating restaurants at CurbsideWilmington.com.
Duel Locations for 34th Aids Walk
The state’s largest and oldest HIV/AIDS fundraising and awareness event will take place on Sat., Sept 18 in two locations: Brandywine Park in Wilmington and Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach. Both walks kickoff at 10am. Historically, the event has attracted more than 800 participants and volunteers. This year’s fundraising goal is $90,000, with money raised supporting free HIV testing, education and prevention programs, case management services, HIV-specific mental health counseling, and housing services. Visit AidsWalkDelaware.org.
Helping the Disabled Through Volleyball
Everyone is welcome to form a team for the family-friendly Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge and Spiker Stroll set for Sept. 17-18 at the Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington. Money raised supports EasterSeals’ efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities in our communities. The event offers three ways to participate. Visit VolleyballChallenge.com.
Historic River Ride
The historic river towns of Delaware City, New Castle and Wilmington will once again join forces for a recreational bike ride on Sat., Oct. 2. The ninth annual River Towns Ride & Festival will give cyclists of all ability levels the opportunity to visit these three towns by bike and earn a medal for the miles they complete. A post-ride party open to the public will take place on the riverfront in Delaware City’s Battery Park with live music, craft beer and food. Visit RiverTownsFestival.com.
Celebrating Delaware’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail
The 11th annual Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival returns to the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover on Sat., Aug. 28 from 4-7:30pm. The event is the only statewide festival for the state’s craft alcohol industry and features every producer on the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail. The event features more than 70 products for sampling, live music by Lyric Drive and Blue Cats Blues, lawn games and food trucks. Admission is limited to 500 with VIP option. Visit DeBeerWineSpirits.com and the Facebook Event.
Showcase for Smyrna
Smyrna at Night is a two-day music festival that will feature 34 acts from Aug. 27-28. Activities kick off on Friday from 5-8 with a happy hour and music crawl. On Saturday, four outdoor stages will be positioned throughout George C. Wright Municipal Park with live music presented from 1-8pm. Admission is free. Visit SmrynaAtNight.net.
Wilmington Brew Works does Cider Collaboration with Hagley
At one time, the du Pont family had an orchard of nearly 400 tree varieties on grounds that are now part of Hagley Museum & Library. Fifty of those varieties still grow in that orchard and the fruit is now being used by Wilmington Brew Works to produce a new line of cider, The Fruits of Eleutherian Mills. The limited run has been available at WBW since late July in 22-ounce bottles and on tap and the intention is to have the cider available at future Hagley events. Visitors to Hagley can explore the E.I. du Pont Garden and stroll down the orchard meadow pathway where the Montmorency and Black Tartarian cherry trees are found. Visit WilmingtonBrewWorks.com or Hagley.org.