Main Street Delaware's First Friday celebration, set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, will include a scavenger hunt that incorporates clues and riddles from Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game.

Main Street Delaware's First Friday celebration, set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, will include a scavenger hunt that incorporates clues and riddles from Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game.

The story of a boy sent to battle school to learn to fight an army of extraterrestrials is the latest DelawaREADS book, 500 copies of which have been put into the hands of students, teachers and other readers in the county. Ender's Game also is a new movie, produced almost 30 years after the book's original 1985 publication.

The first 50 scavenger hunt participants who solve the series of riddles and collect the correct signatures will receive a copy of the book. All participants who complete the challenge by 9 p.m. will receive an entry form to win a grand prize package from DelawaREADS community partners, including Main Street Delaware, the Strand Theatre, Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store, the Delaware Community Center YMCA, Beehive Books and Brooklyn Heights Bar & Grill.

Starting on First Friday, downtown "donation station" merchants will accept new books, clothing or toys for infants through adults as part of the Common Ground Free Store's "Miracle on William Street" project. The annual event, to be held this year on Dec. 6 and 7 at William Street United Methodist Church, allows Free Store families to shop for new Christmas gifts at no charge.

Also at the First Friday celebration will be city of Delaware service vehicles, on display for children to explore before the vehicles are needed for plowing snow and spreading salt.

Finally, a notice for those who plan ahead: Delaware's annual Christmas parade will step off at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. This year's parade theme is "Toy Story."