F.Y.I. Things Worth Knowing
WHO TOLD THE BEST ADVENTURE STORY?
The winner of Out & About Magazine’s Adventure Story Contest, presented by REI and Delaware State Parks, will appear in our November issue. Deadline for entries is Oct. 1. Stay tuned for publication of the winning submission.
5TH ANNUAL PEACE WEEK
From October 3 to 11, Peace Week Delaware will present its fifth annual series of events to promote statewide non-violence. Dozens of organizations and individuals from all three Delaware counties will be facilitating more than 40 virtual and in-person programs, all of which are free to the public. Virtual events require advance registration to receive a link. Outdoor events require attendees to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing. For a list of programs or to register, visit PeaceWeekDelaware.org
DRIVE-IN CLASSICS AT DELAWARE ART MUSEUM
Inpartnership with DelArt Cinema, the Delaware Art Museum’s drive-in movies will continue through October. The films are scheduled for alternating Thursdays: The Birdcage (Oct. 1), North by Northwest (Oct. 15) and Frankenstein (Oct. 29). Rain dates are the subsequent Friday nights. Start times vary from 8-8:45pm. Advance tickets only ($17 and include popcorn and soft drinks). Visit Delart.org
DRESS UP FOR THE ANIMALS
Brandywine Zoo will present a modified version of its annual Boo at the Zoo tradition Oct. 23-25 from 10am-3pm. Kids can strut the grounds with their costume, visit the animals and receive a trick-or-treat package upon departure. Advance registration required. Non-members are $7, members are free. Visit BrandywineZoo.org/events
THE FUTURE OF CONCORD PIKE NAVIGATION
How do you view driving, walking, bicycling and transit on Wilmington’s Concord Pike in 20 years? You can review a draft of the Concord Pike Master Plan and share feedback during a virtual workshop on Oct. 5 from 6:30-8pm. The workshop is being hosted by the Wilmington Area Planning Council, the Delaware Dept. of Transportation and New Castle County Dept. of Land Use. Register at DelawareGreenways.org
NEW FORMAT FOR HAGLEY CRAFT FAIR
For the first time since its inception in 1978, the Hagley Craft Fair will be held completely outdoors due to Covid-19 restrictions. The event, scheduled for Sat., Oct. 17 (rain date Oct. 18), will be located in the scenic woodlands of the museum’s upper property surrounding the Hagley Library and Soda House. Visitors will be able to browse the work of nearly 50 regional artists specializing in jewelry, textiles, wood and pottery. A specialty food market will also be open on site. The fair opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Admission is $5, but free for Hagley members and children under 6. Advance ticket reservation is required. Visit Hagley.org
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The New Castle County Chamber’s 30th Women’s Leadership Conference will be a two-day virtual event held Nov. 12-13. It will feature numerous educational workshops, keynote speakers, awards presentation, virtual networking and business exhibiting. Three awards will be presented during the conference: Lifetime Achievement, Women’s Leadership Award and Trailblazer Award. For itinerary updates and to register visit Business.ncccc.com/events
YMCA EXTENDS PROGRAMMING WITH HEALTH IN MIND
The YMCA of Delaware is bringing back select family and youth programs throughout the state, including swim lessons, youth sports clinics, dance, family fun nights and more. In addition, several locations have opened saunas on a limited basis and expanded hours. Extensive safety protocols remain in place.
“We are dedicated to providing youth and families with a safe place to stay active and healthy while having fun,” said Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Delaware. “Regular exercise and living an active lifestyle are important for reducing stress and building a healthy immune system. With many schools moving to remote learning, children and families are getting less exercise than ever before, and we are excited to offer programs to get them moving.”
For an update on the modifications at your area YMCA, visit YMCADE.org