Going Mainstream: Alternative Medicines Gain Acceptance

See why more adults are integrating complementary therapies and alternative medicine into their health care routines.


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A conventional prescription will get you better when you’re sick. But other modalities seek to go way beyond the quick fix of pills.

Integrative medicine is a field that uses the techniques of conventional medicine in coordination with scientifically supported modalities of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Integrative medicine rests on the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and that the best approaches are the most natural and least invasive.

Practitioners focus on the “whole person”—including social, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being—to get at the underlying cause of an illness rather than just treating the physical manifestations of disease. “Western medicine is very good at what it does which is diagnosing disease,” says Dr. Seth Torregiani, who practices osteopathic medicine, acupuncture and integrative medicine in North Wilmington. “But if you have chronic neck tension or fibromyalgia, Western medicine doesn’t have as much to offer.”

More than a third of adults use some form of CAM, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. The typical patient is female, middle-aged, well-educated and relatively affluent. “I think sometimes the medical system doesn’t listen well to women when they have chronic pain,” says Torregiani. “A lot of time the explanation is because they’re stressed out or depressed or it’s all in their head.”

Complementary and alternative therapies fall into three general categories: mind-body medicine, whole medical systems and biologically based practices.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated and best recognized of the professions that lie outside the realm of conventional medicine. Chiropractic has taken on many of the characteristics of an established profession: improving its educational and licensing requirements and increasing its market share.

The public increasingly relies on chiropractic for treatment of chronic pain and appears satisfied with the results. According to a recent Gallup survey, about 63 million Americans visited a chiropractor in the last five years and most were pleased with the results. Many times their visits were the result of referrals from other healthcare professionals.

Moreover, of all the alternative care professions, chiropractic has gained the most acceptance from private and public insurance systems.

Chiropractors are turning up more and more often on interdisciplinary teams where they work alongside other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings.

Still, chiropractic remains firmly rooted in alternative medicine. It retains its own unique philosophy of care and the central role of the spinal adjustment in its treatment plan. Chiropractic is not taught in medical or nursing schools and practitioners do not perform surgery or prescribe pharmaceuticals.

Chiropractic rests on the notion that minor slippages of the vertebrae—called subluxations—pinch spinal nerves leading to a variety of diseases. “The chiropractor’s job is to adjust the primary condition and in most people the primary condition is an abnormal spinal structure,” says Dr. Chad Laurence of Corrective Chiropractic in Hockessin. 

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Dr. Chad Laurence of Corrective Chiropractic
in Hockessin 

While there are many forms of spinal manipulations, the technique most associated with chiropractors is known as the “dynamic thrust,” a low-speed, high-force pressure applied to a joint between two vertebrae. Additionally, there are high-speed low-force techniques that are safer and less painful than those employing dynamic thrust manipulations.

Practitioners also use electronic stimulation, ultra-sound or traction devices that stretch the spine, decompress the discs and reduce the pressure on the nerve roots to treat pain.

Laurence takes X-rays of new patients both to screen for serious conditions and to demonstrate progress throughout treatment. “When you go to an orthodontist you expect to see straighter teeth,” he says. “My patients expect to see evidence of change on their spinal films.”

Back pain remains one of the primary reasons people visit chiropractors. Three decades of studies and research indicate that spinal manipulation is effective in the treatment of low back pain—particularly chronic pain—neck pain, muscle tension headaches and a host of other conditions. 

Laurence says he’s had success in the management of sinus problems, middle ear infections as well as allergies and asthma, especially in those cases where the breathing apparatus has been compromised by poor posture.

Chiropractic is contraindicated for serious conditions of the bone, spinal cord or bone marrow as well as rheumatoid arthritis, but for the most part, treatments are safe and complications rare. Laurence maintains that even individuals with osteoporosis can benefit from gentler manipulations that keep muscles flexible. “It’s rare that I get a condition where I can’t work on somebody,” he says.

The modern chiropractor has become an excellent resource for restoring and maintaining health. Chiropractic care now includes recommending lifestyle changes, including home-based exercises as well as ergonomic and postural adjustments. “Education is a large part of my practice,” says Laurence.

Laurence says he enjoys a good working relationship with other healthcare professionals and that many of his patients are referrals. “I get referrals from medical doctors for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, from physical therapists and from dentists for patients with TMJ,” he says. “And I refer to doctors who respect my profession.”

Laurence says some of his new patients express concern that once they’ve visited a chiropractor they will have to continue for the rest of their lives. “I go to the dentist twice a year and I’m 42 years old. For my patients who decide to come once or twice a month, they want to sustain the work they’ve done. They want to feel good. It’s good to feel good.”

Massage

As with chiropractic, more and more people have come to recognize the health benefits of massage. According to a 2015 American Massage Therapy Association survey, almost a quarter of all adult Americans reported receiving a massage from a professional massage therapist in the past year. Additionally, 54 percent of respondents indicated they were encouraged by their doctor to receive a massage, up from 48 percent just two years earlier. 

A growing body of research does indeed confirm the therapeutic benefits of massage. Regular massage can ease back pain, boost the immune system, reduce the frequency of migraine headaches, relieve anxiety and reduce depression. Traditional massages—like Swedish—are great for relaxation. But more dedicated techniques are needed to treat specific ailments. Deep tissue massage is ideal for “trouble spots” in the body because it focuses on the soft tissues deep beneath the skin. 

Like deep tissue, trigger point massage concentrates on specific areas within muscles—called trigger points—that can cause pain in other parts of the body. Neuromuscular is a special form of trigger point massage that addresses chronic pain involving muscular and nervous systems, including problems causes by repetitive motion injuries.

Many therapists use more than one style per session to customize the massage to fit the client’s special needs or goals. “No two sessions are ever the same because the client’s issues may have changed since their last session,” says Terry Meyer, owner of Massage & Reflexology of Delaware in Wilmington. “It’s not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing.”

Despite its reported health benefits, massage is contraindicated in certain situations. People on blood thinners should avoid deep pressure therapies. Individuals who have just undergone surgery or who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer should check with their physician before scheduling a massage. Multiple sclerosis patients should also avoid massage if they’re relapsing.

Massage can also be risky for those with severe osteoporosis or cancers of the lymphatic system. Most techniques can be performed on diabetics as long as their condition is stable and their skin intact. However, because of the possibility of neuropathy, it is advisable to avoid deep tissue techniques. In addition, some informal studies have shown that full body massage can lower blood sugar levels 20 to 30 points, resulting in a hypoglycemic episode.

Meyer also will not perform massage on a woman in her first trimester of pregnancy. “That first trimester is most important and you don’t want any stress,” she says.

Meyer recommends that clients stay on some sort of regular schedule with massage. “One massage just like one antibiotic is not going to take care of your problem.”

Reflexology

Despite popular misconception, reflexology is technically not a form of massage. Rather, reflexology is a separate form of bodywork that focuses on the feet and hands. It rests on the notion that there are “reflex” areas on the hands and feet that are connected to other parts of the body. For example, the tips of the toes correspond to the head; the heart and chest to the ball of the foot; the liver, pancreas and kidney to the arch of the foot.

Reflexologists use “maps” to demonstrate how the body systems relate to each other, which is why Meyer, who also practices reflexology, refers to it as geographical. And while there may not be agreement among practitioners on all points, there is general agreement on major reflex points.

Practitioners believe that by applying pressure to these areas they can promote health in the corresponding organs through energy pathways. Unlike massage, reflexology does not attempt to manipulate soft tissue. 

Reflexology seems to be effective in reducing pain. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth found that participants receiving reflexology not only experienced a decrease in pain but also could tolerate pain for a longer period of time.

Meyer says reflexology is an ideal therapy for people whose medical conditions do not permit them to be touched or for those uncomfortable with touch, including victims of sexual assault. “It’s very versatile,” she says. “You can’t box it into one area.”

Acupuncture

Like reflexology, acupuncture seeks to stimulate the body’s self-healing process by restoring the flow of energy or chi through pathways called meridians. Practitioners accomplish this by inserting thin solid needles into the skin at certain points on the body. The depth of insertion depends on the ailment being treated and the anatomy. Pressure, heat or electrical stimulation may also be applied to enhance the effects. 

There is no anatomical or scientific proof to support the Chinese medical theory regarding energy flows. However, research has shown that acupuncture needling stimulates the activity of adenosine, an amino acid that becomes active in the skin after an injury to ease pain. 

Because it addresses the whole body, acupuncture treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems to nausea (both from pregnancy and cancer treatments), migraine headaches, anxiety, depression and insomnia. “I like to say I treat everything except emergency medicine,” says Denise Demback, co-owner of Active Life Acupuncture in Milton.

It can be especially effective in treating women’s issues such as infertility and menstrual discomfort. “I’ve had people say they had cramps so bad they’d drop to the floor,” says Demback. “But after a couple of treatments, the cramps are gone.”

It can also be useful in treating neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease. “Acupuncture seems to reduce the muscle spasms and tremor associated with Parkinson’s,” says Demback.

Acupuncture is a relatively safe form of treatment, the major complications being some slight bruising at the acupoint or a broken capillary. Demback says even people who are afraid of needles are surprised by the overall sense of well-being they feel after treatment. “People are amazed at how relaxed they are,” says Demback. “They say they’ve gotten the best night’s sleep ever.”

Colorpuncture

Dr. James Frisa, an acupuncturist in Dover, is also a certified Esogetic Colorpuncture Light Therapist, the only one in the state of Delaware. Colorpuncture uses light rather than needles to address the non-physical origins of illness as well as its physical symptoms. “Certain areas of the immune system can be weakened by emotional problems. For example, stress and anxiety from work will weaken certain parts of the body,” says Frisa. 

Colorpuncture uses different frequencies of light and color that help heal the body at a cellular level. “People have come in for treatment with 50 percent kidney function only to have it checked right after and it went up to 70 percent,” says Frisa. Each session is one hour and Frisa says his patients have also reported having more stamina and focus as a result.

Reiki

Reiki is another holistic energy touch therapy administered to promote healing. It was developed in Japan in the early 20th century. Like reflexology and acupuncture, the Reiki practitioner seeks to change and balance the energy fields in and around the body to promote physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual welfare. 

Reiki is based on the principle that the practitioner can channel energy into the patient by touch to activate the natural healing powers of the person’s body. This can be done with the hands placed just above the body or with actual light touch. The technique usually focuses on the seven main chakras—or energy points—and the joints of the extremities. The practitioner will concentrate on areas where the energy is believed to be stagnant and then, using intention, direct it to the desired location.

Reiki complements the work of acupuncture. “If you’re doing acupuncture, you’re working on the meridians which are sort of like the energy highways,” says Anita Brown, owner of Inspirit Studios in Magnolia. “With Reiki we focus on the chakras. We bring the energy in and the meridians carry it throughout the body.”

Because Reiki is non-invasive, there are no contraindications regarding treatment. Indeed, one advantage of Reiki is that it can be used in conjunction with other modalities across a variety of settings.

Brown has worked with women throughout pregnancy and childbirth, pre- and post-surgical patients as well as cancer and hospice patients. 

However, science remains uncertain as to whether Reiki is helpful. Only a small number of studies have been completed with most of them including only a few people. Moreover, different studies look at different health conditions, making comparison difficult. 

Yet experts note that any treatment that places patients in a state of relaxation can create a healing environment. Cancer patients in the UK reported feeling better following a Reiki session. They also said they were better able to cope with the symptoms and side effects of treatment.

Brown sees similar results in her practice. “Some of my clients have reported a decrease in pain and stress,” she says. “I had one client who got relief from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and another from vertigo (loss of balance). It really depends.”

Yoga

Yoga’s ancient mind-body science has found a place in today’s busy society.

According to a survey by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, more than 24 million U.S. adults practiced yoga in 2013, making it almost as popular as golf.

Like other forms of complementary alternative medicine, yoga focuses on the body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing.

There are many different types of yoga. Hatha—a combination of many styles—focuses on pranayamas (breath-controlled exercises). These are followed by a series of asanas (yoga poses), which end with savasana (a resting period). 

The goal of a yoga session is to challenge yourself physically but not to feel overwhelmed, says Kathleen Wright, owner of Very Near Yoga Studio in Wilmington. Rather, the focus is on your breath while your mind remains accepting and calm.

Yoga’s benefits go beyond its ability to increase flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress. A recent study by Norwegian researchers found that practicing yoga results in changes in gene expression that boosts immunity at the cellular level. Wright says it’s all about movement. “When you move in these systematic ways, you’re not only stimulating blood flow, you’re also moving the lymphatic fluid through the lymph nodes and that’s a defense against illness and infection,” she says.

Yoga helps strengthen bones. Poses that strengthen the areas most likely to suffer from bone loss—the hip, spine and wrists—can help maintain bone density. Additionally, poses that target the spine can help improve posture, preventing the dowager hump that is typical in older osteoporosis sufferers. “There’s nothing more youthful looking than good posture,” says Wright.

Yoga can also relieve headaches. Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors but Wright cites our increased hunching over electronic devices as a major culprit. Poses that stretch the trapezius, neck and upper back muscles can reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. 

Herbal Medicine/Homeopathy

Biologic agents also play an important role in integrative medicine. Herbal medicine and homeopathy both use natural products, but the way in which they use the botanicals is quite different.

Simply put, herbal medicine is the use of a plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers to treat a problem. Plants have been the source of medicines for much of human history. But using herbs is different from using a plant-derived drug such as aspirin, which is derived from willow bark. “A chemical drug is one molecule whereas a plant can have three to four thousand different chemicals arranged in different configurations, creating a unique profile,” says Alan Tillotson, Ph.D., R.H., LAC, founding director of the Chrysalis Natural Medicine Clinic in Wilmington. “That can make it difficult to analyze them scientifically sometimes.”

Herbs can be taken in a variety of forms but the most popular are teas, tinctures and capsules. Teas are made by steeping the herb in hot water. A tincture extracts the therapeutic properties of the herb using alcohol and water. Tinctures can also be made with apple cider vinegar or glycerin. A capsule is filled with a dried or freeze-dried crushed herb.

Herbal therapies are extremely popular and interest in them is growing rapidly. According to a 2008 survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 20 percent of children and adults in the U.S. have used an herbal medicine during the past year. 

Photo by Keith Mosher

Cheyenne Luzader, integrative health coordinator
at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes

Although they may seem harmless, herbal remedies can sometimes do more harm than good. “While an herb in and of itself might not be harmful, when some herbs are mixed with some pharmaceuticals, there can be harmful results,” says Cheyenne Luzader, integrative health coordinator at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. 

Luzader says patients must tell their healthcare providers about all the medications they are taking, including supplements and over-the-counter drugs.

Unlike plantal medicine, homeopathy is not a substance-based discipline where healing is the result of chemical reactions. Rather, it is a system based on the principle of “similars” or “like cures like.” This means that a remedy that treats a certain symptom is the same medicine that can produce in a healthy individual the exact symptom from which the person suffers.

Another difference: homeopathy uses other natural substances such as minerals or animal products.

A homeopathic remedy is prepared via serial dilution combined with vigorous shaking—called succussion—between each dilution. This process eliminates the toxicity of the medicinal agent while increasing its therapeutic benefits.

Science is still not sure how this process works but the shaking seems to change the physicality of the water so that it carries some of the properties of the active ingredient while making the remedy more tolerable to the body. “What we’re talking about here is nanochemistry,” says Dr. Ellen Feingold, director of the Homeopathy Center of Delaware in North Wilmington.

Onion juice will cause watery eyes and sneezing. But in a very diluted form it is useful in relieving eye and nasal irritation, as in hay fever. 

Feingold is a medical doctor who practiced pediatrics for more than 30 years. She obtained her certificate in homeopathic medicine in 1996 from The Israel Medical College of Homeopathy. 

Feingold now works in conjunction with primary care physicians treating patients of all ages. Her areas of specialization include musculoskeletal problems, nutritional ailments, chronic diseases and most types of cancer. “I’m not telling you I can cure cancer. Someone with cancer needs an oncologic doctor,” she says. “But when you’re finished with your treatments, I will help you prevent recurrence and I do that working with almost all cancers.”

Feingold notes that homeopathic medicine is slowly gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine. “I have a surprising number of doctors who refer to me but it’s never at the level that I like,” she says. “I’m not at the level where I’m happy with the interaction between alternative and conventional medicine. There’s still a divide in knowledge and appreciation of each other.” 


RESOURCE GUIDE

Corrective Chiropractic
(Chad Laurence, DC)
7503 Lancaster Pike, #A, 
Hockessin, 234-1115

Massage & Reflexology of Delaware
(Terry Meyer)
1601 Milltown Road, #15, 
Lindell Square, Wilmington, 633-4035

Very Near Yoga Studio 
(Kathleen Wright)
1301 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, 777-3484

Homeopathy Center of Delaware
(Dr. Ellen Feingold)
410 Foulk Road, #202, Wilmington, 764-1882

The Tillotson Institute of Natural Health
(Alan Tillotson, Ph.D., LAC)
1008 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 994-0565

Delaware Osteopathic Center
(Dr. Ellen Feingold)
(Seth Torregiani, DO—offers integrative health counseling plus performs acupuncture)
CGW Building, Suite 5, 2502 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 543-5435

Inspirit Studios (Reiki) 
(Anita Brown)
190 Dogwood Drive, Magnolia, 222-4804

Active Life Acupuncture and Wellness Center
(Denise Demback) 
28312 Lewes-Georgetown Highway
Milton, 827-2691

Beebe Healthcare
Department of Integrative Health
(Cheyenne Luzader)
424 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-3300

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Enjoy beautiful views of the City, Christina River and marsh with Zumba Fitness! Zumba is a latin inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates latin and international music and dance movements...

Cost: $10

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
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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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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 and Tours
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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and...

Cost: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child

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 and Tours
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services will host a stroke support group on Tuesday, June 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market Street Extended...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn about...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
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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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

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 FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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 and Tours
Website »

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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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June 20 – Wednesday – 5 to 8 p.m. Bike, Hike, & Brews Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a...

Cost: Admission is $3 per person and free for members and children five and under.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Enjoy a 1 hour wine tasting on the river, Wednesdays in June, July and August! Cruise by the scenic Christina River up to the I-495 bridge while enjoying hand selected wines. This unique outing is...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
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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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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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, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

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 and Tours
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Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s education and support group on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the...

Cost: 0

Where:
Manor House
1001 Middleford Road
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Health Services
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x. 3838
Contact Name: Tara Trout

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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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 and Tours
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Story Time Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. 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: $7 - $0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
SEAFORD, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224
Contact Name: Robert Donati
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Every Thursday in June  (June 7, 14, 21 and 28) and July (July 5, 12, 19, 26), 4:30-8 p.m. The Delaware Museum of Natural History is extending hours every Thursday in June and July for you to...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $2 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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June 14, 21, & 28 July 12, 19, 26 August 9, 16, 23 & 30 5:00–9:30 pm On all other Thursdays, June–August, join us to stroll through the Follies exhibition or to take a twilight tram tour of...

Cost: members free, $10 per nonmember

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Enjoy live music on the terrace with friends or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled...

Cost: Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4–8 pm

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Slow down, settle your mind, and step into the tranquility of the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. Visitors can enjoy a variety of seasonal walks throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Tavern Talks: Enlightened! On Thursday, June 21st from 7-9 p.m., enter into the “Age of Reason” with our latest Tavern Talks theme of the enlightenment! To be sure you are well-informed, our...

Cost: $15 for CFHS members and $20 for non-members

Where:
Barns-Brinton House
630 Baltimore Pike
PO Box 27
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-7376
Contact Name: Allison Schell
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Bring the family every Tuesday & Thursday night during June, July, and August for a fun experience. Tuesday night join our Nature Guide from Delaware Nature Society to experience and learn about...

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Wilmington, DE  19801

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Come join Truly Spiked & Sparkling as they bring free yoga to Constitution Yards Beer Garden this spring and summer! Participate in an hour long class on the third Thursday of every month thru...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Constitution Yards
308 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: 1234

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

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


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

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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and...

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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 and Tours
Website »

More information

THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

More information

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

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


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-656-6466
Website »

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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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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

Cost:

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

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


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

June 22 – Friday – Gates open at 5 p.m. Fireworks at Hagley Presented by M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! This members-only event is held each...

Cost: Tickets must be purchased in advance

Where:
Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: M&T Bank and Wilmington Trust
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
Website »

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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: 1234

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
View map »


Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

More information

Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale June 22nd & 23rd, 2018   Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and...

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: CV Residents Association
Telephone: 302-740-0192
Contact Name: John Prince

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June 23rd 9am-1pm, Go Wild for Rescues adoption event Are you looking for a new furry best friend?  The Brandywine Zoo Chapter of AAZK is hosting the first annual Go Wild for Rescues adoption...

Cost: Free

Where:
Outside the Brandywine Zoo Education Building
1001 N Park Dr
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo AAZK Chapter
Contact Name: Katlyn Muse
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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Riverfront Wilmington Flea in the spring? How exciting! Shake off the gloomy cold and get outdoors and do something fun..you've become a couch potato!https://​www.firststatef​lea.com/

Cost:

Where:
Dravo Plaza
Riverfront
Wilmington, DE  19801

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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion, runs June 23-September 3 during museum hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. A...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $2 for ages 1-2

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 FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to present the exhibit As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from The Bramble Collection. The exhibit features more than 150 18th and 19th century...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 130-237-84119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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 and Tours
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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This workshop explores drawing on location, infusing the subject with both fact and feeling. Students will learn how to identify stories to document focusing on time, emotions and passion. As...

Cost: $110 Members, $130 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Escape Brandywine is a new, historically-immersive Escape Room presented by the Chadds Ford Historical Society! Designed like other popular escape room games, Escape...

Cost: $28

Where:
The Chadds Ford Historical Society
1736 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Check www.bluerocks.com for dates, times, and special events.

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Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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'We're all mad here' at The Whist! Join us Saturday June 23rd for 'Wonderland at The Whist' from 1-3pm, outside on The Whist grounds. Enjoy Tea, Tea Sandwiches, Scones and Cupcakes while...

Cost: $35/Adult — $20/Children 5-12yrs

Where:
University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: (302) 658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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June 23 – Saturday – 1 to 4 p.m. Science Saturday – Mathematics in Nature Learn about Fibonacci sequences and discover how mathematics is everywhere in nature. Visitors of all ages are...

Cost: Included in admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: (302) 65802400 x 238
Contact Name: Jessica Eisenbrey
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Much like sit-ins, where people band together to make the case for change, the Wilmington Write-in aims to spark conversation and community through public storytelling. Held at the Clifford Brown...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


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Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.  Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington 

Cost: Free for Members, Free after admission for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Take in the elegant sunsets aboard the Riverboat Queen on our Thursday Sunset Dinner Cruises! Start your weekend early dockside with this delicious BBQ on the River buffet, featuring options to...

Cost: $45 Adults $22.50 Children ages 3-12 Children under 3 FREE

Where:
Public Docks
Behind Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Delaware All-State Theatre (DAST), a not-for-profit theatrical organization, will present EVITA the last two weekends in June. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, EVITA is winner...

Cost: $12 for Students, $18 for Seniors and Military, $22 for Adults

Where:
Laird Performing Arts Center
1501 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware All-State Theatre
Telephone: 302-635-0754
Contact Name: Jeffery Santoro
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