The Issue: Learning to Play It Safe

Who is responsible for the safety of our public schools?



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The boy in the video looks to be about 14 or 15. He wears loose-fitting jeans and a short-sleeved polo shirt, untucked. He’s average size, average looking, non-threatening.

Facing the camera, he reaches under his shirt, then pulls a small revolver from his waistband. He lays it on the table in front of him. He then reaches into a front pocket, which yields a larger revolver. The gun is followed by three more revolvers, a Derringer and two semi-automatic handguns, all from front pockets or the waistband of his underwear.

Next he pulls a pistol-handled Tech-9 assault weapon and its clip from his backside. Then the coup de grace: A shotgun emerges from his right pants leg. Almost as an afterthought, he produces two more 9 mm automatics from the back of his pants.

When he finishes, 12 firearms lie on the table.

A female voiceover explains that the video demonstrates why the school that made it banned untucked shirts and loose jeans.

The clip, circulated on the Internet for months, is familiar to school security officials across the country. Sobering viewing, it is every parent’s nightmare, a demonstration of the deadly potential of a single schoolboy with access to an array of firearms.

Robin Case of the Delaware Department of Education uses the video when she trains school resource officers. As an education associate for school climate, she oversees the department’s security programs, though each school district, with its own program and rules, is ultimately responsible for the safety of its students.

“Delaware schools are very safe,” says Case. “But my message is: Don’t ever rest on your laurels. We have to be vigilant.”

The numbers bear out her claim that our schools are safe. There has been only one recorded fatal shooting in the history of Delaware schools: April 23, 1970, at the former Pierre S. duPont High School in Wilmington. Derek A. Johnson, 17, a star player on the P. S. football team, was killed just outside the cafeteria by a .38-caliber revolver fired by a teammate, Carleton E. Thornton, 16. Indicted on a charge of first degree murder, Thornton pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Within seven years he was on probation. He was later charged with, though not convicted of, rape, assault on a police officer and intent to sell heroin.

Since 1999 the number of reported gun violations in Delaware public schools has never been higher than four (during the 2002-03 school year). In 2004-05 there were three incidents, and so far this year there have been three reports. Two of those occurred on the same day in December, when a 12-year-old boy took a pellet gun to the Kuumba Academy in the 500 block of North Market Street and a student at Shue-Medill Middle School in Newark took a starter pistol to school. An investigation revealed that the gun was not pointed at any other students or used in a threatening manner. In fact, says Ron Gough, public information officer for the Department of Education, “We are not aware of an incident where a student was injured during the school day as a result of gun violence.” (The department was unaware of the 1970 incident at P.S. DuPont.)

What’s more, no Delaware school qualifies under the state’s definition of “persistently dangerous”—one that has five or more unsafe incidents for every 100 students enrolled for three consecutive fiscal years. (Case is quick to point out, however, that Columbine High School didn’t qualify as persistently dangerous prior to April 20, 1999, the day two Columbine students killed 13 of their schoolmates.)

George Bear, a professor in the University of Delaware College of Education, has studied school security for many years and sometimes consults with the Department of Education. Despite tragedies like Columbine and recent shootings in nearby Lancaster County and Springfield Township, Pennsylvania, he says, “Children are much safer in school than at the mall, in neighborhoods and in their homes, in which about half have guns and where most homicides occur.”

“Students were far less safe 15 years ago than they have been in recent years,” claims Bear. “Whereas there were 22 students murdered [nationwide] by students during the 1992-1993 school year, two were shot and killed in 2000-2001, one in 2001-2002, five in 2002-2003, and seven in 2003-2004.”

Bear, whose wife and son are Delaware teachers, says too many schools overreact to anticipated acts of violence. “Obviously,” he says, “one shooting is one too many, but some security measures simply aren’t justified by the level of violence.”

He opposes extensive security systems that include metal detectors and escorts for every person entering the building. First of all, he says, “They won’t stop someone from doing what they want to do if they are determined to do it. And research shows that security issues have occurred at schools with metal detectors and security officers. They are really not good deterrents, particularly when the intruder has an assault weapon and the security officer has only a handgun.”

Many parents are concerned, yet secretary of education Valerie Woodruff agrees, noting that our free and open society inherently places some limits on security measures. “Some tragedies simply can’t be prevented,” she says. She and Bear, like most educators, emphasize that it’s important to stay focused on the primary mission of schools—education—when considering security measures. “You have to [strike a] balance,” says Woodruff. “Do you want the school to look like a prison or an institution, or do you want it to be a place where the people who work there and go to school there can feel as though it’s a comfortable place to be?”

If a school has experienced acts of violence, Bear says, strict security measures need to be in place; possession of a gun should result in immediate expulsion. “But in the vast majority of schools in Delaware, where you don’t have violence, the best way to prevent it is to not turn our schools into prisons, where you have guards every time you turn a corner, where you have fences around the building, random checks of lockers, uniforms, IDs they have to wear and zero tolerance for the least little act of disobedience,” he says. Such measures “create a climate in which kids hate school. It’s a much, much better use of money to try to prevent the problems from happening by working with the kids. Research supports this.”

The Columbine tragedy had some positive effect on the nation’s schools. Not only did it put them on higher alert, but it also demonstrated that students need to play a role in school security. Bear cites an FBI study that found that in almost all cases of gun violence in schools, the perpetrators told at least one other student prior to the event.

Woodruff, who was principal of Middletown High School for eight years before becoming secretary of education, confirms that finding. “In my experience,” she says, “kids tell someone when another kid brings something to school that they shouldn’t.” That’s exactly what occurred in the two December incidents at Kuumba Academy and Shue-Medill. The key, she says, is creating “an atmosphere where kids feel they can go to an adult in a building and say, ‘I’m a little concerned. Johnny is acting a little funny today.’”

That’s the kind of atmosphere most good schools are aiming for, says Bear. “If you have a climate where kids trust the teachers and trust each other, you are a lot less likely to have shootings.”

One key to Delaware’s excellent safety record is its school resource officer program. There is an SRO—either a state or municipal police officer—on duty at every high school and most middle schools. The SRO program is a three-pronged initiative that focuses on law enforcement, law-related education in the classrooms and counseling.

Detective Corporal Tom Wood, a veteran of 17 years with the Delaware State Police, has been the SRO at Mount Pleasant High School in Claymont for seven years.

“Just like any other form of police work, you never know what your day’s going to bring,” says Wood. “But what I do the most of is counseling.”

Hardly a day goes by that he doesn’t meet with a student, a parent or a teacher. “It involves decision making, conflict resolution, behavior modification—a whole range of topics,” he says. “Sometimes kids will come in and they’re having a bad day, and they just need to unwind a little bit.”

Wood, whose son is a junior at Mount Pleasant, believes any student with knowledge of a potential violent act would inform him or someone on the administrative staff. “I feel very confident that kids know me well enough that they can come and tell me just about anything.”

At Mount Pleasant, like most schools, all doors are locked except one. (In some schools, a visitor has to be buzzed in to get through that door. At others, a visitor can simply walk in.) Staff members are assigned to hall duty to challenge anyone who doesn’t have a visitor’s pass.

Wood says that his “numbers”—reportable cases involving student problems—have dropped steadily. Last year he investigated 33 cases. In the previous year the total was 45, and in 2003-04 it was 53. The cases range from drug and alcohol offenses to assaults, fighting, disorderly conduct and offensive touching.

Though Wood feels his school is safe, one change he would make—contrary to George Bear’s position—is to require student identification badges. “There are approximately a thousand kids in this school, and I don’t know everyone,” says Wood. “It would make it easier on the staff if we had ID badges to spot an intruder of student age.” Not three years ago, he says, students from another school entered Mount Pleasant and assaulted a student. ID badges, he says, might have helped to prevent the incident.

During the 2004-05 school year there were 676 suspensions and three expulsions involving 282 students at Mount Pleasant. That’s 28.7 percent of its student population. Some percentages from other Delaware public high schools: A.I. DuPont, 27.8 percent; Brandywine, 17.8 percent; Caesar Rodney, 10.3 percent; Cape Henlopen, 9.9; Dover, 38.7; Glasgow, 32.6; McKean, 38.8; Smyrna, 21.1, and William Penn, 24.7. The average for the entire state in the 2004-05 school year was 12.3.

At Newark High, one of the state’s largest schools, the percentage was 20.6 percent of an enrollment of 1,901. Senior Tony Mangini has spent all four of his high school years at Newark, and he has always felt safe, though he says the potential for “problems” does exist.

“There could be a problem if you wanted to make a problem for yourself,” he says. “There’s the occasional confrontational person, but they usually stick with their own group.”

As in most schools, Mangini says, Newark students know who to avoid. “But as far as a random act of violence,” he says, “that would never happen.”

He calls the school’s SRO, Newark Police Corporal Greg Micolucci, “very understanding. And he has an open-door policy. You can talk to him any time.”

Aside from the SRO, there are three female hall monitors. And, Mangini says, [outgoing] Newark principal Emmanuel Caulk  “is not very patient with the clowns” in school.

Newark High attempts to anticipate and defuse violence through a school psychologist, an intervention specialist and social worker. And like most Delaware high schools, there is a Wellness Center with counselors on site. “They have peer mediation,” says Mangini, “where if you have a problem with somebody, you take it down there and they counsel the two of you. This is highly preventative because it helps work out your differences.”

He dismisses metal detectors as “unnecessary and excessive.”

One drawback with metal detectors is the expense. “We’ve used them at some athletic events,” says Case, “and there is a huge cost factor, not only for the equipment, but for the manpower to monitor them. I don’t think they work, and I don’t think they’re something our schools would endorse.”

Everyone seems to agree with that assessment, including Woodruff. “In my mind we would be far better off putting money into prevention programs and providing support, particularly for kids who have emotional problems,” she says. “We don’t have nearly enough support for kids who are troubled. I’d like to see more community-based effort.

“Most people want to lay all this responsibility on the schools,” she says, “but it’s not something that schools should have to deal with alone, and if we don’t think about this in a community kind of effort, then we will not be serving ourselves or our students well.” 

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Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
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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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

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W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

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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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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East Coast Garden Center is holding our 2nd Annual Indoor Farmer's Market starting Nov. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. It wil be held every Tuesday till April 26, 2016. We have 20...

Cost: Depends on what you purchase

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30336 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: Garden Center
Telephone: 302-945-3489
Contact Name: Valery Cordrey
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Back by popular demand! Join Deb to learn how to practice meditation to reduce stress, create a feeling of inner calm and improve your overall health and wellness. The session will be ~90 minutes,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peak Cryotherapy and Massage
Pike Creek Sports Medicine Bldg
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 305
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Peak Cryotherapy
Telephone: 302.502.3160
Contact Name: Ann DiStefano
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

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After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
Website »

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Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks – four...

Cost: The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x 2540
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Maternal Child Health Clinical Educato
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

More information

Show More...
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

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


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

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These closed-door sessions will allow Executive Directors to learn best practices on topics unique to their role, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities they face in their leadership....

Cost: $10

Where:
Community Service Building
100 W 10th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
Telephone: 302-777-5500
Contact Name: John Baker
Website »

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W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

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

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

More information

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Geared toward individuals 60 and over. Participants must be able to walk and stand. Walking aids—canes and walkers—are allowed. Wear comfortable clothing and stable shoes. Sneakers...

Where:
Bayhealth Physician Specialty Practice
315 N. Carter Road, Conference Room
Smyrna, DE
View map »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
View map »


Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

More information

After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
Website »

More information

Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

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On these special evenings celebrating the exhibition Made in the Americas, enjoy an eclectic mix of international music along with tastings and presenters. For purchase, Winterthur will serve...

Cost: $8-$15

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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Nanticoke Physician Network will host a two-part "Diabetes Survival Skills" workshop on Wednesday, April 27 and Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Physician Network
Telephone: 302-752-8467
Contact Name: NPN Care Coordinator
Website »

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Participate in a 2-hour training to learn how you can help improve Delaware’s waterways. Stories from across the nation highlight the importance of residents getting actively involved in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dover Library
35 E. Loockerman St.
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Clean Water: Delaware's Clear Choice
Telephone: 302-239-2334 ext. 13
Contact Name: Michael Bard

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Join Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs Gregory Landrey and his wife Lynne Landrey as they share their experience of living in Beijing for four months in 2014 and 2015 while...

Cost: $8-$15

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

Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

More information

Location: Bayhealth Milford Memorial, 21 W. Clarke Ave., Milford, Conference Room A & B Time: 6–7 p.m. To register, visit...

Where:
, DE

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Free lecture on the advances of minimally invasive robotic surgery and other solutions for prostate cancer. Men and women welcome. Location: Middletown Free Standing Emergency Department, Del....

Where:
, DE

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

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

More information

Spring Session: Thursdays from 9:30-12; first day is April 7 Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311) Join TLC for our Drop-In on...

Cost: TLC members Free, Non-members free for first session, $5 for pre-registration

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
View map »


Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
Website »

More information

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

More information

Geared toward individuals 60 and over. Participants must be able to walk and stand. Walking aids—canes and walkers—are allowed. Wear comfortable clothing and stable shoes. Sneakers...

Where:
Bayhealth Physician Specialty Practice
315 N. Carter Road, Conference Room
Smyrna, DE
View map »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
View map »


Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

More information

After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
Website »

More information

Mrs. Dalloway Goes “To The Lighthouse”: Virginia Woolf and Kitty Lushington A LECTURE BY DAVID TAYLOR Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:30 p.m. Class of 1941...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE  19717-5267
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library
Telephone: 302-831-3250
Contact Name: Mark Samuels Lasner
Website »

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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 28, starting at 7 pm at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13a in...

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Where:
Seaford Moose Lodge
22759 Bridgeville Hwy
Seaford, DE  19973
View map »


Sponsor: Nanticoke Health Services
Telephone: 302-629-6611x8944
Contact Name: Renee' Morris
Website »

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Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

More information

BART, the Bethany Area Repertory Theater, is pleased to announce the upcoming production of An Affair to Forget, the third comedy of the Bob Davis holiday trilogy. An Affair to Forget...

Where:
, DE

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
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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W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

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After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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BART, the Bethany Area Repertory Theater, is pleased to announce the upcoming production of An Affair to Forget, the third comedy of the Bob Davis holiday trilogy. An Affair to Forget...

Where:
, DE

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Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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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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Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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Celebrate the return of spring at the 12th Annual “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Farm Ecological...

Cost: Entrance, tours and events are FREE. Plants and food for sale.

Where:
James Farm Ecological Preserve
30048 Cedar Neck Road
Ocean View, DE  19970
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Telephone: 302-226-8105 x103
Contact Name: Sally Boswell
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Cost: $65

Where:
Embassy Suites
654 South College Avenue
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Tamera P. Jones
Telephone: 888-278-3710
Contact Name: Tamera P Jones
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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Separation day June 10-11 is celebrated annually in Historic New Castle. This will be the 240th year of Independence from Pennsylvania and the British Crown. The Beauty Pageant April...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
New Castle School
903 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: New Castle Jaycees
Contact Name: Brandon Jennings
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W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Join local birding expert and environmental educator, Kelley Nunn, as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to spot...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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Join the naturalists on a leisurely bike ride from the Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park to Bellevue State Park using the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail.  The ride will start and end at...

Cost: $5 per person/ $10 per family of 4

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: (302) 577-7020
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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

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

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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The theme of Ag Day 2016 is “SustainAGbility: Doing What Nature Would Do." Members of the campus community, and the surrounding community, are encouraged to join the college for a day...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware
531 South College Avenue
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Website »

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Sussex County Stamp club will hold their annual stamp show. The show will take place at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front Street, Milton...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Milton Fire Dept
116 Front Street
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: The Sussex Co, Stamp Club
Contact Name: Bruce McKinney
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Explore Hagley Museum in a new way by joining us for one of our six walking tours.  One or more Themed tours are offered most weekends.  Check our website for the schedule throughout...

Cost: Included in admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-82400261
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Curio Market is an upscale open air market including boutique goods, gourmet food, vintage, food and fashion trucks and live music.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Newark
Academy & Main Sts
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Grassroots
Telephone: 302-453-9751
Contact Name: Kristin Short

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Explore the geologic history of the Delaware Appalachian Piedmont, which contains rock dating from 440 million back to 1.2 billion years ago. Delaware Geologic Survey scientist William...

Cost: $22

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302-998-1930
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of ELEKTRA on April 30, 12:55 p.m. at Cape Henlopen...

Cost: $15 - $25

Where:
Cape Henlopen High School Theater
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

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Capital Ringers, community handbell ensemble, presents spring shows, “Bach to Rock!” Featuring music from Bach and Mozart to contemporary artists, the Capital Ringers 2016 Spring Concert Tour...

Cost: Freewill/Donations

Where:
St. Martha's Episcopal Church
Bethany Beach, DE


Telephone: 302-632-3106
Contact Name: Linda Simms
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After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
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The 2016 Rare Plant Auction®, staged in the idyllic Longwood Gardens East Conservatory on April 30 (6:30–10 p.m.), is a garden party that enriches communities and supports urban green...

Cost: $125–$600

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Lenny Wilson
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The Chesco Pops Orchestra is partnering with the Kennett Symphony Children's Chorus for the Orchestra's Spring concert series, performing music from all parts of the globe, from French and...

Cost: Adult $20, Seniors (60+) $15

Where:
Stetson Middle School (W.C.)
1060 Wilmington Pike
PAMEL
West Chester, PA  19382
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Sponsor: Chesco Pops Orchestraa
Telephone: 610-594-9178
Contact Name: Pam Lounsbury
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Capital Ringers, community handbell ensemble, presents spring shows, “Bach to Rock!” Featuring music from Bach and Mozart to contemporary artists, the Capital Ringers 2016 Spring Concert Tour...

Cost: Freewill/Donations

Where:
Community Church of Ocean Pines
Berlin, MD


Telephone: 302-632-3106
Contact Name: Linda Simms
Website »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Great music of Russia and France Sonorous music of Russia and Eastern Europe along with the beloved and classic Requiem of 19th century French composer Gabriel Faure. TICKET LINK:...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 N. Market Street
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-654-5371
Contact Name: David Schelat
Website »

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BART, the Bethany Area Repertory Theater, is pleased to announce the upcoming production of An Affair to Forget, the third comedy of the Bob Davis holiday trilogy. An Affair to Forget...

Where:
, DE

More information

Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Concert features Mozart String Quartet in Eb Major, K.428 and Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59#1

Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Where:
Trinity Episcopal Church
1108 North Adams St.
Wilmington, DE
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Sponsor: Trinity Episcopal Church
Telephone: 302-652-8605
Website »

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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

More information

Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

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Location: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 620 Justison St., Wilmington Time: Registration: 8 a.m. Race start: 9 a.m. Fee: $25 (until the Thursday before the face at noon) $30 after and...

Where:
, DE

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Location: Christiana Hospital Campus, Medical Arts Pavilion 2 Parking Lot Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring old medications for proper disposal: prescriptions, over-the-counter pills, pet...

Where:
, DE

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