Brandywine Festival of the Arts

Returning for its 55th year, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts will feature nearly 200 artists and crafters from around the country in the Josephine Gardens of Brandywine Park. There also will be children’s activities, food vendors and performances by local musicians. Named Editors’ Pick as Best Art Show and Sale 2015 by Delaware Today, the event showcases talented local artists as well as dozens of emerging artists nationwide. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11. Admission is $5, and children under 12 are free. For more information, visit brandywinearts.com.

Get Down and Dirty for Leukemia

Grab some friends and an old pair of sneakers and enter the Eighth Annual Delaware Mud Run on Sunday, Sept. 18, to raise money for the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware. Last year’s Mud Run raised $200,000, with 100 percent going to Leukemia research. The 5K takes place at Frightland in Middletown and features muddy boot-camp style obstacles with competition for a cause. The event also has live music, featuring band Split Decision, several local food trucks, including a stand for Dino’s Ice Cream, and the Muddy Bar for participants 21 and over. Gates open at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 9. For more information, visit delawaremudrun.com.

60th Annual Polish Festival

Whether it’s to support the century-old church or to feast on the fantastic pierogies, visit St. Hedwig’s 60th Annual Polish Festival from Monday to Friday, Sept. 19-24, at Delmarva Lane, Wilmington. Bring the family and enjoy Polish food and tradition with live music, dancing, rides, games, vendors and more. Funds from the festival will be used for repairs to St. Hedwig’s Church. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit sthedwigde.org.

Dining for Women

Join Dining for Women in celebrating their fifth anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Red Clay Presbyterian Church. The organization was founded with one chapter of 10 women, and today there are more than 400 chapters nationwide with 8,000 members. Dining For Women is dedicated to reaching out to women and girls around the world in extreme poverty, and giving them tools to be self-sufficient. Co-Founder Marsha Wallace will come from Greenville, S.C., to join the local chapter in sharing food, learning about the featured program for September, and reflecting on the programs they have supported over the last five years. For more information, visit diningforwomen.org or contact Peggy Smith at dfwpsmith@gmail.com.

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