What’s Happening Today – April 19, 2017
Today on DelmarvaLife:
Habitat for Humanity’s 10th Annual National Women Build Week is less than a month away. It’s a week set aside to show women that they can learn construction skills. It’s a week set aside to show women that they can learn construction skills. To prepare for the week, Lowe’s has volunteers holding building workshops to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped to take part in the builds. National Women Build Week is May9-13, but the workshops are April 22 and April 29. Volunteers for Women Build Week will work on several habitat projects in the church street neighborhood. More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, are expected to volunteer at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week. For information on how to join Women Build locally, contact Shannon Thomas at 410-546-1551 firstname.lastname@example.org.
8-month-old Charlotte has been called a miracle and that’s because Charlotte was born with no kidneys. Charlotte has fought hard and overcome many obstacles already, but still has a long road ahead of her. Charlotte and her mother Meghan Rice, along with Nicole Scharf with the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, join us in the studio to share Charlotte’s amazing story. There are kidney walks coming up in our area. On Sunday, April 30, the walk starts at 11 am at Cape Henlopen State Park and on Sunday, May 7, the walk starts at 10 am at Winterplace Park. Money raised at the walks go to the National Kidney Foundation to provide services to those who need it right on the shore. Register and donate for kidney walks in your area here.
Students from Salisbury Middle School have been working to master social entrepreneurship, the arts, and problem solving. Many students in the area are getting ready to test their talent on a global level. Salisbury Middle School Facilitator, Tara Elliot, tells us all about the Destination Imagination program. The community can help send the students to their global competition by attending the ‘Rockin for the Funky Monkeys’ event at Headquarters Live. The event is May 7 from 2 pm-4 pm and admission is $5 at the door. Speaking of the Funky Monkeys, they’re also joining us in the studio today and take on a challenge against Jimmy and Lisa.
The students at Salisbury Christian School are getting ready to ‘wow’ crowds with their rendition of the Broadway production, “South Pacific.” DelmarvaLife’s Maxine Bentzel stops by their school to get a preview of the production. The event details are April 20 at 7 pm, April 21 at 7 pm, April 22 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm, and April 23 at 3:30 pm. The production will be at Salisbury Christian School.
The first ever Salisbury Bike Party is April 22 in Downtown Salisbury. Jamie Heather and Laura Kordzikowski join us in the studio to tell us what we can expect at the event. Registration is free and the bike ride starts at 11 am and the festival begins at noon.
Easter is over, but if you’re like many other moms and dads, there are still plenty of plastic Easter eggs lying around the house. Sure, you could toss them, or save them for next year, or you could re-purpose them. WBOC Interactive Marketing Coordinator Lauren Hitch shows us a few uses for those leftover plastic eggs including teacups and maracas. Be sure to tune in today at 5 pm!