Friday, September 12, 2008

The Weekend's Delaware Delights

I'm not too happy to report another week-end weather fore-cast of in-and-out showers. Mostly because I'm in desperate need to hit up the car-wash, but other than that week-end chore, it affects all of the great things Delaware has planned for the week-end!

First..... the Margarita Shake-Up is TONIGHT! Drop in between 5:30 and 7:30 for margaritas, Coronas, quesadillas, taquitos and more. Bring your sombrero, but leave the donkeys at the door.

Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association Parade- Saturda, Dover, DE 1p.m.
47 volunteer fire companies will be participating in the annual parade held in Dover tomorrow morning down State Street beginning at 1p.m. This parade last over two hours as a wide variety of both antique and modern fire trucks marching units and bands will be walking from Dover High School down to the Green. Bring your folding chairs, some snacks and park yourself along the sidewalk for a great afternoon. While I would normally suggest buying a dozen pretzels at the Philly Pretzel Factory beforehand to munch on, you can now stop by the recently re-opened Dover Newsstand on Lockerman for sandwhiches, coffee, a newspaper (obviously) and more.

In New Castle County there are a couple of fundraisers being held that are near and dear to my heart........
Northern Lights of Life: Fund-raiser for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Longwood Gardens, 6p.m.
Just because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, doesn't mean you can't start supporting early. This event that raises money to support programs at DBCC (mentoring, the Mammogram Van), is an unique opportunity to wine, dine and celebrate in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens. The evening is jam-packed with a fashion show, silent auction, live auction and tributes. Tickets start at $150.

Wine & Dinosaurs: fundraiser for the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Sunday 12 - 4p.m.
I should have known I'd work for a museum when I was five. Every summer week-long trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Newark, I insisted on visiting the Natural History Museum. Between the dinosaurs and the tigers, I couldn't get enough. As I am of legal age now, I'd love to attend the Wine and Dinosaurs fundrasier for the museum. Tickets start at $35.

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