Dissecting the Origins of Childhood Obesity

In Delaware, 40 percent of kids from ages 2 to 17 are overweight or obese.



Every morning, before George Datto III, M.D., puts on his white coat and heads to work at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, he packs a lunch for his 10-year-old son Gregory.

“Usually, it’s a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, a cheese stick, an apple and a bottle of water,” he says. “He gets pretzels two days a week.”

Datto is chief of the Division of Weight Management, a program dedicated to helping obese children achieve a healthy weight and avoid high blood pressure, asthma, joint problems and other illnesses.

“We see 10-year-olds who are diabetic and hypertensive,” he says. “These problems are nonexistent in children who are not obese.”

Nemours, A.I.’s parent foundation, established the first pediatric weight management program in the nation in 1988. A.I. also is a training ground for doctors who treat children with serious weight issues.

Datto is an advocate for providing kids with the support they need to maintain a healthy weight. That starts in his own home, making certain his son gets a balanced, nutritious lunch. He also would like to see mandatory gym class in schools, five days a week for 45 minutes a day.

“Kids need to run around,” he says. “Phys ed makes that happen.”

In Delaware, 40 percent of children ages 2 to 17 are overweight or obese, according to the Delaware Survey of Children’s Health, sponsored by Nemours. In children and adolescents, obesity is defined as having a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile.

While obesity rates for African-American boys and white girls declined slightly from 2008-2011, rates for white boys are on the rise. Hispanic children of both genders are the most likely to be overweight, the survey found.

So what makes kids gain more weight than is good for them? In most cases, it boils down to math. Children consume more calories than they burn.

The remedy sounds simple: a healthy diet and regular exercise.

But weight gain is a complex issue. Researchers now believe that kids who don’t get enough sleep produce more of the hormone that fuels hunger, so they eat more than they should.

“Sleep is crucial to a healthy metabolism,” Datto says. “If your child is over the age of 6 and takes a nap during the day, he is not getting enough sleep. And if you are up late at night you probably are eating late at night.”

Learning more about nutrition is essential for both parents and kids. For instance, many moms and dads think of fruit juice as a positive choice. Truth to tell, most juice contains added fructose and other sugars, while lacking the beneficial fiber found in fresh fruit.

“Children should have no more than one cup of juice a day,” Datto says. “Water or milk is best—and after age 2, nonfat milk is best.”

Skipping breakfast also has been linked to weight gain. Datto suggests stocking grab-and-go breakfasts for days when families are on the run, such as power bars, no-fat yogurt and single-serving boxes
of Cheerios. 

It’s up to moms and dads to make certain there is healthy food in the house.

“Your job as a parent is not to provide what a child wants,” he says. “A parent’s job is to provide what a child needs.”

Getting Kids Off to a Nutritious Start

Many of the children Lou Marshall teaches haven’t learned to read yet. But they are old enough to understand that strawberries are as sweet as candy and are much better for you.

Marshall is founder of Yummilicious, an interactive enrichment program that takes nutrition directly to kids at preschools and early education centers.

Marshall, an artist from Kennett, came up with the concept when she was commissioned to paint murals in schools and child-care centers.

“The kids wanted me to eat lunch with them—and I thought that was a great idea, too,” she says. 

She discovered that kids are hungry for information. 

“Children want to learn about food,” Marshall says. “How could I paint a message that fruits and vegetables are good for you? How could I teach a class that gives kids the knowledge they need to make good choices?” 

Soon her imagination sprouted a cast of characters who take a fun and fanciful approach to eating green stuff. 

There’s Granny Smith, who reminds us that apples are delicious and full of fiber. Broccoli Rob says raw veggies make a crunchy snack. Jack O’Lantern reminds us that pumpkin seeds are edible, too.

“If you talk about carrots that have super powers that are good for your eyes, it’s a lot more fun than saying, ‘You can’t leave the table until you finish your carrots,’” Marshall says.

The goal is to establish healthy eating habits that children can carry with them throughout life.

“We start with the kids because often the parents don’t know about nutrition,” Marshall says.

Children also learn what a healthy plate should look like. Half the plate should be fruits and vegetables, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines. The other half should be divided between proteins such as fish, skinless poultry or lean meats, and grains such as lentils, brown rice or barley.

“When kids go home, they can ask their parents to fix their plates like that,” she says. “It’s an opportunity to get the whole family eating healthier meals.”

From Fat to Fit

Andy Staton is buff and trim. He tests himself in Iron Man triathlons and other endurance events. Last year, he completed the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim, a grueling, 41.8-mile race in which runners cross the Grand Canyon twice.

At 41, he is a successful real estate agent in Rehoboth Beach and vice chair of the Delaware Real Estate Commission.

Yet every time he looks in the mirror, Staton sees the fat miserable kid he once was.

“No one enjoys being overweight,” he says. “As a fat person, people judge you wherever you go.”

Staton hopes to inspire youngsters who are overweight to embrace healthy eating and exercise. 

“Starting young means kids can avoid a lot of social misery, as well as health problems,” he says.

He established the Andy Staton Foundation, which has donated more than $50,000 to programs that promote nutrition and fitness for kids, including Girls on the Run and the Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition.

“It is my personal mission,” he says. 

As a kid, Staton ate a steady diet of pizza, cheeseburgers, cookies and cola.

“My parents were not overweight and didn’t understand the implications of having bad food in the house,” he says.

By the time he was in high school, he weighed 285 pounds. His mom tried to help by taking him to a doctor, who prescribed diet pills. 

“I tried it for a month and it didn’t work, so I quit,” he recalls.

He was 15 when he looked out his bedroom window and saw three burning letters on the front lawn: F-A-T.

“Fat kids are bullied every single day,” he says. “I was that fat kid.”

After college, Staton continued to put on pounds. He was 5-feet, 9 inches tall and weighed 320 pounds. His waistline measured 54 inches.

He tried various diets and weight-loss programs. He would lose a few pounds, then gain them back.

Staton was 30 when he hired a personal trainer who stressed both nutrition and exercise. That proved to be a winning combination.

He occasionally indulges in a cheeseburger, but he has learned to burn those excess calories by putting in more time at the gym.

“My message to parents and kids is that you just can’t change what you eat,” he says. “You have to work out, too.”

He still enjoys pancakes, but instead of flour pancakes topped with butter and sugary syrup, he starts the day with pancakes made with fat-free cottage cheese, egg whites and a packet of sugar-free, maple-flavored oatmeal. 

“It’s quick, easy and tastes great,” he says. 

Today Staton weighs 170 pounds. He has a 32-inch waistline. He is energetic, working hard, playing hard and devoting time to community service.

“I can truthfully tell every fat kid that you can change your lifestyle,” he says. “If I can do it, so can you.”  

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Cost: 19.99

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Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

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
Website »

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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
View map »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Tuesdays in July and August 10:00 am–3:00 pm   Hands-on crafts and games based on things in the museum, garden, and library teach kids ages 3–10 about an assortment of opposites, while...

Cost: Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and one adult; addit

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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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

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


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

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
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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
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Tours & Reservations

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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

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Rehoboth Beach Film Society Announces New Theater Content Series The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces an 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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This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: 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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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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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
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

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Our summer lobster special is back!  Every Tuesday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, join us for a 1.5 lb whole lobster, shipped fresh directly to us from Maine.  This summer-only...

Cost: 29.95

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
Website »

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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
Website »

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Jack and his magic beanstalk take the stage in Rehoboth this summer. This sparkling one hour production will delight family members of all ages. Two actors bring the story life with...

Cost: $10, Children Under 3 Free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

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Mr Toad leaps onto the Rehoboth stage from the pages of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's novel The Wind in the Willows. Toad and his friend The Mole hop into a mighty motorcar and carve...

Cost: $10, Children Under 3 Free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Telephone: 130-222-76766
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Peter and Tinkerbell and all the familiar characters take the stage in Rehoboth this summer. This sparkling one hour production will delight family members of all ages. Two actors bring the...

Cost: $10 Children under 3 free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
Website »

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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

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

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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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
View map »

More information

Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

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 »

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

As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


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

Winterthur's horticulture interns share their behind-the-scenes experiences in the Winterthur Garden in this conversational-style presentation, one that has become an annual tradition!...

Cost: Free for Members and included with admission

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

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

More information

This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

More information

  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Bring your canine companion to Hagley for this week’s Bike and Hike. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per...

Cost: $2 per person,

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Visitors Center entrance
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music...

Cost: $10

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »


Sponsor: Penn Museum
Telephone: 215-898-2680
Contact Name: Rachelle Kaspin
Website »

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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 »

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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

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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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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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
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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-89111
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The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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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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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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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
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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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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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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
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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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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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: 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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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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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: 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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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends...

Cost: Free admission to the Museum on Thursdays after 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Lewes Ferry Terminal 43 Cape Henlopen Dr Lewes DE 19958 5:30 – 8:30pm Come out and enjoy a FREE, live concert on the Lewes Terminal Lawn. 7/13/2017 Fabulous Hubcaps (Oldies)...

Cost: Prior to June 26th $30 - Adult $15 - Child (under the age of 12)

Where:
Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1.800.643.3779
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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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A summer classic - lobster! Join us for our Cigars & Stars New England Lobster Bake!  Dinner includes premium open bar, live music, and a fabulous menu featuring whole Maine lobster, sweet local...

Cost: 120.00 per person, inclusive

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

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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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

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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The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


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

As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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
View map »


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

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


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 »

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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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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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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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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

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This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

More information

  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

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

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
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
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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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
View map »

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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 Lewes Departure – 5:15pm Return - 7:00pm (arrives 8:25pm) Reservations Suggested: 1-800-643-3779 or book online Lewes Ferry Terminal 43 Cape Henlopen Dr Lewes DE 19958   Fridays July 7-...

Cost: $18/ Adult (14 yrs & older) $9/ Child (6 - 13 yrs) FREE/ 5 yrs or less Includes:

Where:
Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Explore the Galleries and grounds after hours. Enjoy music, a beer garden, and a sunset tram ride around Winterthur’s barns and outbuildings. The beautiful Relecting Pool area will come alive...

Cost: Free

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: Information & Tours
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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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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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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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
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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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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Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley and plunge into the fun of water with water balloon games, boat races, and more. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main...

Cost: Admission: Adults: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Visitors Center entrance
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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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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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Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a FREE weight loss seminar on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 am at the Hampton Inn located at 18826 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach. This seminar is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hampton Inn, Rehoboth
18826 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-536-5395
Contact Name: Nanticoke Weight Loss
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  Happy Hour Phillips Seafood Restaurant- PSH   ABOUT THE EVENT: Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland for Happy Hour! Relax at our bar, lounge or patio to enjoy some of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Seafood
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD  21842
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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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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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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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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: 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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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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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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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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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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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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