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Delaware Theatre Company delivers a 1-2 punch bringing sports history and racial unrest to the stage debuting October 25th with the one-man powerhouse performance of DARE TO BE BLACK. Against the backdrop a less tolerant world at the turn of the 20th century USA, Jack Johnson, the first acknowledged black heavyweight boxer (1908-1915) tells his story, first hand, by solo performer and play author, Tommie J. Moore. This hard-hitting journey starts throwing poetic punches October 25-November 12, 2017. Tickets are on sale starting at $25 and can be purchased online at DelawareTheatre.org or by calling our Box Office at (302) 594-1100.
The Delaware Barristers Association, is proud to present its sixth Annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala at the Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will honor distinguished members of Delaware’s government, bar, and community for their work, contributions and commitment to liberty and justice for all.
The Association will recognize and honor the following individuals for their exemplary leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community and legal profession: Governor Jack Markell, for his outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity and social justice before, during, and after his tenure as Governor. Prior to his election as Governor of the First State, Governor Markell was an executive with Sprint. Governor Markell also served as Chair of the Board for the Wilmington Urban League. Governor Markell began his political career as the State Treasurer and held that position for ten years. Gregory B. Williams,Esquire, for his many years of leadership, professionalism, and service to the Delaware legal community. Williams is a former President of the Delaware State Bar Association. Williams also served as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the State of Delaware, and previously served as Chair of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. Principal Salome Thomas-El, for his tireless and trailblazing efforts as a teacher and principal who revolutionized educating young people locally and nationwide based on his belief that “every child needs someone to be crazy about them”.
Delaware will hold a Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at 22 locations statewide between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
Organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS), the twice-a-year event has resulted in more than 70,000 pounds of medication being collected in 14 events. Properly discarding unused medications reduces the risk of addiction, keeps prescription medications out of the hands of people who may abuse them, helps prevent drug overdoses, and protects groundwater.
In addition to the 22 participating sites in Drug Take-Back Day activities, there are also 21 permanent medicine drop-off locations across the state available year-round. In April, Walgreens became the first private Delaware retailer to install safe medicine disposal boxes. Six of Delaware’s permanent drop-off sites are in Walgreens pharmacies. The remaining 15 are located in local law enforcement agencies.
On Drug Take-Back Day, drugs for disposal must be in a container such as a pill bottle, box, blister pack, or zipped plastic bag, with personal information removed. Liquid medications must be in their original containers. Needles, aerosols, biohazard materials, medical equipment, and batteries will not be accepted.
For more details and a list of permanent collection sites, visit DPH at http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/hhdrugtakeback.html or 302-744-4546, ext. 5; and the DEA at https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubdispsearch/spring/main?execution=e1s1.
Please join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for our Annual Entrepreneur and Small Business Success Conference. Please use link below to register.
Registration link https://form.jotform.us/72346710584155
Please join the Canaan Baptist Church for fellowship,food treats and karaoke for all ages at Harvesting For Him: A Hallelujah and Holy Night.
Candy donations will be accepted Saturday, October 14th at the Youth Ministry Table.
A Social Affair, Saturday, November 4, 2017 (8pm – Midnight)
REGION III Conference Weekend: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
Hosted by: Suite Franchon…
Live Music | DJ | Cash Bar | Food
8pm – 8:30pm
BIG Awards Presentations
*Celebrating the accomplishments of BIG Leadership – THINKING BIG!
$15 BIG Members
Blacks In Government, Delaware Chapter – Host Chapter
All Proceeds benefit Blacks In Government Delaware Chapter programs and services
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL TODAY
Your web page address is:http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/I/ILGCHHF-BIG-20171103/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Group Name: BIG Regional Training Conference
Group Code: BIG
Call and reference code “BIG” is 877-883-0746
The cut off date to make reservations under discounted rate is 10/19 (this Thursday).
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Zeta Omega Chapter (1922-2017) is celebrating 95 years of “Sisterhood and Service” to the Greater Wilmington and New Castle County Communities. In observance, we are hosting a 95th Anniversary Commemoration Luncheon.
We hope that you will join us as we showcase the legacy of the Zeta Omega Chapter, it’s leadership, it’s members and it’s impact!
“To give real service you must add Something which can not be bought or measured with money, that Something is sincerity and integrity”.
Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alpha-kappa-alpha-sorority-incorporated-zeta-omega-chapters-95th-anniversary-tickets-38467509356
Come Celebrate With Us!
Tabernacle Baptist Church is excited to turn 100 years old and we want to celebrate with you. For a century Tabernacle has been a beacon of hope and light to the city of Wilmington, the state of Delaware, the nation and the world.
The week long celebration will culminate with our Centennial Anniversary Gala on Friday November 10th at 7pm. The cost for the ticket is $75.00.
Tabernacle has enjoyed a century of service and commitment. It is committed to another 100 years of the same.
Our special guest speaker for the gala is Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. Lisa has spnt herr life creating opportunity for everyone and being known as a probkem solver. She has served in cabinet postions of two Governors as frst African American woman Secretary of Labor and as Delaware’s first African American Deputy Secretary of Health and Social Services and State Personnel Director. Lisa also served as the CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, an action oriented, public policy research think tank on the incluson of people of color.
As Delaware’s first woman and African American Congresswoman she continues to fight for the common good for the collective. She loves the Lord and believes her work is founded in a responsibility to the values and ethics of her upbringing.
Join us at the Resurrection Center in downtown Wilmington, DE on Saturday Nov. 11th, 2017 for our Annual Thanksgiving Cantata. This exciting event will feature our Choir, Story-tellers, Drama and Dance Ministry along with a Live Orchestra! During this event, we will also be honoring each Branch of our military with a Special Musical Presentation. If you have ever, or are currently serving in any capacity of our Armed Forces, we personally invite you to come so that we may thank you for your service to our country. Feel free to wear your uniform, as well! Our Cantata begins at 5:30 P.M. Doors open at 5:00pm. Admission is FREE with a Canned-good to help those in need in our community during the Holiday Season. We look forward to seeing you on the 11th!!
November 2013 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. established a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chapter in Delaware. This Delaware affiliate became the ninety-fourth (94th) chapter to join the national umbrella. With original intentions to serve the needs of minority veterans, NABVETS quickly realized a greater need and opened its doors to all veterans.
Annually, Delaware Chapter 94 hosts a fundraising Thanksgiving dinner to raise awareness for veteran issues, connect disadvantaged veterans with an array of community resource, and secure sponsorship for the organization’s programs.
This year’s Anniversary Dinner is held at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bower Street; Wilmington, Delaware on November 17, 2017 at 6:00pm.
Bethel AME Church Sons of Allen Men’s Ministry & Delaware Community Foundation
In 2007 the Bethel AME Church Sons of Allen Men’s Ministry recognized that there was a significant need for positive male role models to serve as a resource and guide in the development of the girls and young ladies in our community. The logical focus was to start at home with our own daughters by creating a formal event to make our daughter feel special, exemplify our love for them, showcase how they should be valued and how they should value themselves. Thus was the birth of the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance “An Evening of Elegance,” now in its 10th year.
Spanky in Concert
George “Spanky” McCurdy is a Philadelphia-born American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer who has toured with Lady Gaga, Kanye, Diddy, The Backstreet Boys, Jill Scott, and Floetry. He has also collaborated with Queen Latifah, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Q-Tip, Bubba Sparxxx, Nas, Brandy, and Tye Tribbett, among others. He attended Settlement Music School then subsequently attended Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, and received lessons from the famous drummer Little John Roberts.
November 18, 2017, 8:00pm at CCAC’s Clifford Brown Performance Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington. Tickets: $20 until 11/8; $25 after.
ALSO: Spanky Master Drum Clinic
November 18, 2017, 12-2PM at CCAC’s Clifford Brown Performance Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington.
Spanky will demonstrate various new creative drumming concepts based on his “Off Time/On Time” DVD released in 2013 by Hudson Music. Suitable for teens and adults with some performance experience. Drum Clinic $50.00 (limited partial scholarships available)
This spectacular show stunned Grand audiences in 2016 with its faithful, high-energy tribute to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Imagine the ultimate Michael Jackson concert, but one that represents all the different stages of Jackson’s amazing musical career. All the great songs, all the video and concert choreography…passionately re-created on stage in one blockbuster evening. Long-time MJ choreographer LaVelle Smith Jr. created the dances for this production, and he says “I feel every emotion in doing “Invincible” because it keeps Michael alive for me.” Artist Website
We are super excited about our 3rd Annual Year-End Celebration and Fundraiser.
Please join us as we honor Mr. Dave Wooley as the Father of The Year along with our other distinguished honorees.
* Community Leadership Awards: Principal Brown and Mr. Ken Livingston (Stubbs Elementary School)
* Community Visionary Award: Mr. Alexis C. Jones
* Community Unsung Hero Award: Mr. Terrone Warren (BVD)
Music by: 3J Blue Band
Free event at the American Legion in Dover, DE on December 2, 2017 from 8:00pm to 12:00am. This band has been together since 2010 and is one of the premiere bands of its kind. The American Legion has great food and drink prices plus people will be dancing the night away to the sounds of Goldies Kreation.
A holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew, by using contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. Carols features some of Philadelphia’s premiere vocalists and the soul-stirring movements of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection of Philadelphia.
Christina Cultural Arts Center welcomes Eleone Dance Theatre in “Carols in Color”
A stirring holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew through contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. “Carols” features some of Philadelphia’s premiere vocalists and the soul-stirring movements of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection of Philadelphia. Premier sponsor AARP with additional support from WSFS Bank, Delaware Division of the Arts, Revive the Village & Black Heritage Theater & Education Group.
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00pm at The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
Tickets $25-35 + service fee; Student Tickets $16.00 + service fee. Visit TheGrandWilmington.org/Tickets or call 800-37-GRAND.