How to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

Local support groups and volunteer opportunities can be crucial to the grieving process.



Rob Mayer, owner of The Animal Soul—Delaware Pet Cremations in WIlmington, with Anouk (left) and Pantouf. // Photo by The Artful Union

For 18 years, Heidi and Niko were more than just best friends. They were family.

Niko, a Maltese, was Heidi L.E. Jones’ first pet. He was with her when she moved into her first apartment and was a constant companion through all of the subsequent ups and downs in her life. “He was with me nearly half my life,” she says.  

When Niko became terminally ill, Jones loved him enough to know when to let him go. But while she was able to accept his passing in her head, her heart was not quite so quick to heal. “After about a month, I stopped talking about how I felt to family and friends who didn’t have pets,” says the Wilmington resident. “But I found that you can’t—and shouldn’t—put a time limit on grieving.”

At the suggestion of her veterinarian, Jones Googled ‘pet loss support groups’ in her area and found one at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital in Newark that meets on the third Wednesday of every month. (A similar group meets at Windcrest Animal Hospital in Wilmington the second Wednesday of every month.)

Jones thought she would go to sit in once or twice, but ended up going to the meetings for about 11 months. “I felt really comfortable there, like it was a safe place to share my feelings,” she explains. “I’m not one that likes to cry in front of people, but I didn’t feel that there was something wrong with me, that I wasn’t normal, or that I was being judged for my emotions.”

Heidi L.E. Jones with Niko // Courtesy of Heidi L.E. Jones

The meetings helped Jones to feel more comfortable about expressing her deep love for Niko in other ways, including putting her thoughts and feelings into writing letters to him and starting a journal. She also honored him by putting together a scrapbook of photos and inviting family and friends to write down their favorite memories of him. And on the first birthday following his passing, she invited family members to a small memorial service to celebrate his life.

“It does get easier over time, but you never really stop missing your pet,” she notes. “I still cry when I need to, but now, more often, I can look back and be grateful for the time I had with him.”

Jones isn’t alone in her attachment to her beloved pet. According to the American Pet Products Association, 79.7 million American households (65 percent) have a pet and 42 percent have more than one. This year, APPA estimates that we will spend $62.75 billion dollars on our animal companions.  

In a survey conducted several years ago by Kelton Global Research, nine in 10 people with pets regard their animals as family members and 78 percent consider themselves to be pet “parents” rather than “owners.” Seventy-one percent admit to having at least one photo of their pet that they carry around with them. And a few American companies even grant pet bereavement leave.

“People ask if it is silly to feel such intense grief over the loss of a pet,” says Dr. Mary Kennedy of Associates in Health Psychology, which has offices in Newark and Wilmington. “But the truth is you don’t get over the grief, you get through it.”

Kennedy experienced “an overwhelming sense of grief” when her two cats, Clyde and Shadow, recently died only a month apart. A cat rescue volunteer, she found comfort in redoubling her efforts to help other animals in need. 

“Helping other animals with donations of money or supplies such as bedding, blankets and towels to shelters is a good way to keep the pet’s spirit alive,” says Coreen Haggerty, director of marketing and outreach at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware in New Castle. 

Coreen Haggerty with Dobby. // Photo by Marlene Waeltz

Kennedy explains that the nature of grief changes as time passes. “When the death first occurs, it can leave a big gaping hole and a feeling of emptiness,” she says. “Later, when they start thinking about getting another pet, some people worry that they are being disloyal.”

Dr. Ryan McKenzie, a veterinarian at Limestone Veterinary Hospital in Hockessin, points out that veterinary schools are acknowledging the strength of the human-animal bond and its effect on people’s mental health. The One Health Initiative, which is being adopted in a growing number of schools, recognizes that grief resulting from the loss of a pet is a palpable thing and that vets can play an important role in the healing process.

“We share tears with clients who have lost their pets,” McKenzie says. “And we’re always here to lend a hand or an ear or to just offer a hug whether it’s the next day, a month or a year later.”

Helping a child deal with the loss of a beloved pet is one of the hardest things of all, acknowledges McKenzie. He suggests reading with the child a book called “Sammy in the Sky” by Barbara Walsh, illustrated by Jamie Wyeth. This book deals with the subject in a sensitive manner in terms that a child can understand.

Some children want to actually be involved in the post-passing plans for their beloved pets. Rob Mayer, owner of The Animal Soul—Delaware Pet Cremations in Wilmington, remembers how one little girl asked to have her hamster cremated and one little boy his goldfish. “The little boy knew that we had cremated the family’s dog and he found comfort in doing the same for his fish,” he said.

Mayer has seen many different ways that people cope with the grief of losing an animal companion. One of the most moving was when a woman who was visiting Mumbai asked him to handle the cremation of her dog. Fifteen members of the woman’s family gathered at Animal Soul to say goodbye to the pet while the woman said her farewells over Skype. 

When his snow- and road-trip-loving Rottweiler Wools passed away, Mayer decided to scatter her ashes in a variety of places that she particularly enjoyed, including a favorite park where there was some newly fallen snow. When he took a hike up Mount Everest, he even took some of Wools’ ashes to sprinkle at the base camp, an experience he described as “cathartic.”  

He also erected an altar in his family’s home to memorialize Wools. “She passed in 2007 and, since then, we have lit a candle every day in her memory,” says Mayer. 

Rob Mayer set up an altar in his family's home to memorialize his Rottweiler, Wools. // Photo by The Artful Union

Every year in early December, Limestone Veterinary Hospital holds a Memorial Tree Candle-Lighting Ceremony to celebrate the lives of all the pets that have been lost during that year. Participants receive an ornament with their pets’ pictures in them. 

“The hospital is packed with clients who want to come and share stories of their beloved pets,” says McKenzie. “There’s never a dry eye in the room.”

VSCD and Windcrest Animal Hospital host similar events. In addition to decorating trees with personalized ornaments, VSCD invites participants to share their reminiscences and photos on storyboards, while Windcrest puts together a video slideshow of pets that have passed during the year.

To always keep their pets with them, some people get tattoos. Cathy Toner, a staff member at The Animal Soul and leader of the pet loss group at VCA Kirkwood, has a dragonfly tattoo in memory of her English Springer Spaniel Maggie. “We brought her to a farm to be euthanized outdoors and there were dragonflies all around,” Toner recalls. “Whenever I see one I think of her.”

As vice chair of Senior Dog Haven & Hospice in Wilmington and someone who fosters and adopts seniors, Eleanor Garrett sees more dogs at the end of their lives than the average person. To commemorate the dogs that pass under her care she built a garden where she inters their ashes. “I like the idea that they are outside in a pretty place,” she explains.

Dr. Karen Brockman with Lucy (left)
and Victor. // Photo by Beth Triester 
Photography

For some people, a ceremonial funeral at home or at a pet cemetery can be helpful, says Dr. Karen Brockman, a veterinarian at Windcrest. Her family has even gotten headstones for their pets.

As far as getting a new pet, the experts agree that it is a deeply personal decision. “You can’t replace the pet you lost, but you don’t have to be alone if you want another companion,” says Toner. “There’s no right or wrong way to grieve, you just have to follow your heart.”


Lend an ear

“It was only a dog (or cat)” are words no family wants to hear after losing a beloved pet.

Yet, many times, even close family and friends do not understand the depth of grief that accompanies this loss.

As a result, many people are unable to give themselves permission to grieve and feel the need to apologize when they do, says Karen Brockman, a veterinarian at Windcrest Animal Hospital. “Friends and family who want to support someone who has gone through this loss only need to express condolences, maybe even send a card or note, and listen if the person wants to talk,” she says. “Try to understand that pets are not like family, they actually are family and will be mourned and missed just as deeply.”

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Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Every Tuesday, March–November, 10:30–11:30 am Meet in Galleries Reception Atrium. Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
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Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

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Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Rehoboth Beach Film Society Continues Theater Content Series The Rehoboth Beach Film Society continues its exciting new theatrical experience series. Through a partnership with online theater...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as Three Sheets Acoustic, Bella Von, Melissa & Jim,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-631-1551
Website »

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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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This event will feature best-selling author Rachel Simon, author of "The Story of Beautiful Girl" and "Riding the Bus with my Sister"; D.R. Barton Jr., author of "The...

Where:
Interfaith Resource Center
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1530 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

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Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Ready to roll the dice and try your luck? Join us for this year's Lucky 7 Shuttle Tours to Atlantic City. Enjoy round-trip ferry foot passenger passage from Lewes, round-trip motor coach...

Cost: $37

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »

More information

ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 25th from 10:00 AM. until 2:00 PM, except...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Downtown Visions
Telephone: 302-425-0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
Website »

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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

More information

Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as Three Sheets Acoustic, Bella Von, Melissa & Jim,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Telephone: 302-631-1551
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
Website »

More information

Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps for a fun and information filled class. We will make soap, learn how to make a soap recipe, mix essential oils, and get tips and techniques to make it easier for...

Cost: 40

Where:
Zaikka Indian Grill
2809 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Rocker Soaps
Telephone: 302.544.0391
Contact Name: Rachel
Website »

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Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

More information

Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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When the kids have the day off but the parents don’t, let them spend the day off of school doing something really cool…having fun at the Delaware Museum of Natural History! Enjoy games, crafts,...

Cost: $40 for DMNH Members, $45 for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Website »

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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow,...

Cost: Drop-in rate of $10.

Where:
Brown Center, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Nanticoke Health Services will host its 31st annual golf tournament on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017 at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Thursday’s tournament will be...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Heritage Shores
1 Heritage Shores Circle
Bridgeville, DE  19933
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Telephone: 302-536-5390
Contact Name: Nanticoke Health Services Foundation
Website »

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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

Story Time at the Brandywine Zoo Every Thursday May-September at 10:30am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Takes place outside in the main zoo, and may include a...

Cost: Zoo Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive,
Wilmington, DE  19802
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

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Thursdays, May – September, 10:30 - 11am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Website »

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

More information

Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

More information

The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

More information

Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as Three Sheets Acoustic, Bella Von, Melissa & Jim,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Telephone: 302-631-1551
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM The Starboard 2009 DE-1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971   Celebrity Guest Bartenders Meghan Clapp Garrison Candice Fifer Monty Spangler Bruce...

Cost: Free to get in

Where:
The Starboard
2009 DE-1
Dewey Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Meals On Wheels Delaware
Contact Name: Jennifer Halliday

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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers maternity education classes on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class meets each Thursday for a total of five weeks –...

Cost: $50 for full course; $25 for refresher

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x2540
Website »

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Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

More information

Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Nanticoke Health Services will host its 31st annual golf tournament on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017 at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Thursday’s tournament will be...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Heritage Shores
1 Heritage Shores Circle
Bridgeville, DE  19933
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Telephone: 302-536-5390
Contact Name: Nanticoke Health Services Foundation
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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
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Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
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Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October.   Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too! Friday, September 22, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Ages 21+  Enjoy a fantastically fun evening at the Brandywine Zoo and support the Delaware Zoological...

Cost: $40/Member; $50/NonMember; $25/Designated Driver.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Zoological Society
Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Celebrate the beginning of fall and participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Autism Delaware’s 2017 Blue Jean Ball presented by Hertrich Toyota “Denim & Diamonds!” is the dress code for this popular event, where you can bid on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia,...

Cost: $85

Where:
Nassau Valley Vineyards
32165 Winery Way
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Autism Delaware
Telephone: 302-224-6020
Contact Name: Deanna Principe
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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  Serafin String Quartet returns to Milton Theatre on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00p.m.  Tickets On Sale Now! General Admission: Adults $20 Students/Seniors $15 Reserved Seating: Adults...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Milton Theatre
100 Union Street
Milton, DE
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Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

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AIDS Walk Delaware is the state’s largest annual HIV/AIDS public awareness and fundraising event taking place simultaneously in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach on Sept. 23, 2017. The Walk attracts...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Join us for the 1st annual Freedom from Seizures 5K in Lewes, DE!  We are the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware and funds raised will support our community education programs!

Cost: $25

Where:
Lewes, DE
213 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Telephone: 302-999-9313
Contact Name: Jen Uro
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Join the Newark Senior Center on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00  AM to 1:00 PM for the Craft & Vendor Fair! Some of the vendors include Newark Natural Foods, DotDotSmile, Scentsy, Thirty-One...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Newark Senior Center
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Katie
Telephone: 3027372336 ext 119
Contact Name: Rivera
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The 2nd Annual KALEIDOSCOPE: Empowering Survivors ~ Mind, Body & Spirit conference will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9 - 3 at the Ramada Inn in Newark, DE. This event is for women...

Cost: $25

Where:
Ramada Inn
260 Chapman Road
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: NspireD, LLC
Telephone: 610.812.9997
Contact Name: Nicolle D. Surratte
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Join us for the 1st Annual Freedom from Seizures 5K in Lewes, DE!  The Epilepsy Foundation of DE needs your support to continue our community education programs. Did you know that we education...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Lewes, DE
213 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Telephone: 302-999-9313
Contact Name: Jen Uro
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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer Open House at our shipyard in Wilmington, DE from...

Cost:

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E 7th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Brandywine Zoo's Career & Animal Science Workshops: Working with Exotic Birds Birds can be friendly or temperamental or friendly, delicate or hardy. Discover the ‘nitty gritty’ details of...

Cost: $10/non-member; $8/DZS member

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: 302-571-7850
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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NamaSLAY Yoga at the Concord Mall Celebrate your inner diva every Saturday from September 16th-October 7th with a free, vibrant 75-minute yoga practice to the beat of all your favorite...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Celebrate your inner diva every Saturday from September 16th-October 7th with a free, vibrant 75-minute yoga practice to the beat of all your favorite hip-hop and r&b hits with instructor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
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Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

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Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October.   Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace.  Our crew don pirate...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Train departure is at 12:30 PM. Explore the geologic history of the Delaware Appalachian Piedmont, which contains rock dating from 440 million back to 1.2 billion years ago. Delaware Geologic...

Cost: $22

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Discover how explosions light up the world. Play with miniature rockets and build your own building to withstand an explosion. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and...

Cost: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5 and under and Hagl

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Visitors Center entrance
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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