Where to Get Stuff Fixed

We lived in a disposable world—until the economy tanked. Suddenly it seemed smarter than ever to repair instead of replace. Herein, craftsmen and techies who can reupholster that Empire settee, remake your Maytag, rev up an old turntable, save your sole and more.



Photograph by Michael SahadiAnything At All

Tired of complicated instructions that come with ready-to-assemble furniture? New Castle’s Joseph Verdi can translate. Verdi’s specialty is assembling furniture—or fixing furniture you tried to assemble—but he can also build window treatments and assemble exercise equipment. “If it came in a box, even if there are a million pieces, I can assemble it,” he says. Planning a move? Verdi can disassemble anything, too. A licensed member of The Professional Assemblers Network, he’s taught himself the assembly game. “Years ago I delivered ready-to-assemble furniture to both commercial and residential customers,” he says. “Many of these customers asked if I would do the assembly myself, and I happily obliged.” Verdi found a niche, but he’s prospered through word of mouth. He has assembled massive entertainment centers and elliptical machines. “I haven’t been stumped yet.” Here’s something you don’t hear much. Verdi loves his job. “It’s my passion. I love meeting new people every day.” Contact Verdi at expertfurnitureassembly.com, or (215) 389-0515.
 

Appliances

These days, appliance repairmen fix every digital and non-digital appliance imaginable—washers, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers. Rule of thumb: If the price to repair is more than 50 percent of what you paid for the appliance, replace it. Here’s the kicker: There are no free estimates in the appliance repair business, so you won’t know what a repair will cost, and you’ll be charged for every service call. The staffers at the shops listed here will discuss repair issues by phone, before they send a tech. They can’t give you a quote, but they can estimate how long the repair might take. Consider the hourly rate, usually about $85, before deciding to repair or trash. All repair technicians who work with refrigerants must be certified in proper refrigerant handling. Certification is not mandated for other techs, though many seek credentials from the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians, as well as The Professional Service Association. See: Action Appliance Service 31492 Careys Drive, Millsboro, 934-0422; Aero Appliance Repair 414 Sophers Row, Magnolia, 335-3083; Boulevard Appliance Sales & Service Inc. 601 Federal St., Milton, 684-5650; Ed’s Refrigeration & Appliance Repair 1039 N. Pine St., Wilmington, 655-4335; Hackers Service 2273 S. State St., Dover, 697-3134; Hawkins & Sons 400 New Road, Wilmington, 998-1010; John’s Maytag Home Appliance Center 3309 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 792-2333; Kulhanek’s Appliance 2239 Wheatleys Pond Road, Smyrna, 653-8660; Millman’s Appliance & Electronic Center 18920 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-6215; Delmarva Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning 504 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Delmar, 846-2727; Middletown Appliance 211 E. Main St., Middletown, 653-7355
 
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Art Restoration-Conservation

Roy Blankenship of Arden (royblankenship.com, 529-1184) is the artist most interior designers turn to for repairing or restoring frames. But he’ll also spruce up paintings, prints, watercolors, wooden sculptures, plaster sculptures and American Indian artifacts. Roy’s apprenticeship at Winterthur’s museum conservation program inspired his passion for conserving paintings. After Winterthur he earned his bachelor’s of applied arts and sciences degree, then became a fellow of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, the only professional organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. He recently restored the mural at the All Saints Cemetery Chapel in Wilmington. But getting back to picture frames, they’re not all worth fixing. Gilt frames are. They’re covered in gold. Also try: Hardcastle’s Newark Gallery 622 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 738-5003; Peninsula Gallery 520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551
 

David Brasure mans the rug rinsing and wringing machine at Brasure’s Carpet Care in Selbyville. Photograph by Michael SahadiCarpets

There are only two rug cleaning plants in Delaware, so only two you should trust: Lang Carpet (1001 N. Union St., Wilmington, 655-1533) and Brasure’s Carpet Care (35131 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, 436-5652). Both handle Persian, antique, hand-knotted, needlepoint, hook and hand-tufted carpets. The difference between Lang and Brasure’s and other cleaners is that they are members of The National Institute of Rug Cleaning. (Techs carry credentials from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration.) The typical cleaning involves a rug inspection, then a washing with special equipment. Dusting entails removing soil with a rug duster and vacuum. Washing—both sides—is done with a combination of equipment and wool-safe detergents. Rugs are dried in special rooms using a combination of heat and low humidity. Pros restore hand-knotted rugs by hand. How do you know you have a carpet worth cleaning or mending? “There are rugs that are not necessarily in the best of condition but are worth a lot because of where and when they were made, or sometimes for sentimental reasons,” says David Brasure. Both Lang and Brasure’s offer pick up and delivery, in-house carpet and upholstery cleaning, and both use state-of-the-art, truck-mounted equipment.
  

China and Glassware

Glass companies typically repair windows and tabletops, but a handful will mend fine china dishes, cups, bowls, decorative glass objects and stained glass. The pros use acrylic adhesive to remarry broken or chipped pieces of china, allow the caulk to dry, then wipe away excess—no unsightly seams. It sounds easy enough, but if you don’t have the gift, pay someone who does, such as: All About Glass & Mirrors 1701 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, 998-6970; Anchor Glass & Mirror 37166 Gull Watch Way, Selbyville, 539-0779; Glass Pros 413 Circle Road, Millsboro, 934-0474
 
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Clocks and Watches

“What’s going to happen to all these clocks that people inherited from their grandmothers?” asks Errol Ger, president of the Delaware chapter of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors of America. Repair may be a dying art, he says, but local chapter members can help. Gene Chrestenson of Newark, Steve Sieraki of Hockessin and Richard Hall of Hockessin can repair any mechanical clock, from a grandfather style or mantle piece to a torsion clock (clocks with pendulums that spin) or an atmos (which have sealed capsules of gas and liquid). Most will arrange pick-up and return. All can be reached at 598-6877. Chapter member Danny Gracia (Dan Tech, Wilmington, 652-7326) can fix any watch, whether it’s a Rolex or a Patek Philippe. Downstaters can try B. Gustafson Clock & Watch Repair (403 Federal St., Milton, 684-8184). Owner Brian Gustafson will even fix your quartz movement, though it’s probably not worth the cost, he says. Also see: Bridgewater Jewelers 318 Delaware St., New Castle, 328-2101; Forney’s Ltd. 106 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 734-3425; Harris Jewelers 1812 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 475-3101; Heritage Jewelers 555 N. Hall St., Seaford, 629-5698; Lindell’s Grandfather Clock Repair Dover, 734-8890; Minster’s Jewelers 205 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 737-5947; 218 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 428-6060; The Watchmaker 3619 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 999-9040
 

Marrin Smith of Seams Easy in New Castle does it all, from special tailoring to refreshing an old suit. Photograph by Michael SahadiClothing

You can get a hem done or zipper fixed inexpensively at most any dry cleaner. But for special tailoring or handmade clothing, consider Marrin Smith of Seams Easy (New Castle, 743-6199, or seamseasy1@aol.com). She does the usual dressmaking and alterations, but she’ll also whip up a costume for your child’s doll. Smith began sewing and knitting in high school, then earned a certificate of proficiency in modern dressmaking from Lifetime Career Schools. “I’m mainly self-taught, but with some help,” she says. There are still a few men who get shirt collars replaced, but Smith will typically refresh old suits by adding new buttons or strengthening “the insides.” She has directed and produced four fashion shows, and plans to do a show this year to benefit Sickle Cell Anemia research. See Smith at the 2010 Delaware Black Expo, held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Wilmington April 24. For other repairs, see: Candlelight Bridal, Formal & Tailoring 314 Main St., Millsboro, 934-8009; Chong’s Sewing Services 29 Deer Valley Road, Harrington, 430-0144; Georgetown Tailors Two 280 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, 422-2055; Irena’s Tailoring & Alterations 2805 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0722; Manh Alterations 529 George Washington Drive, Dover, 678-0469; Ted’s Tailor Shop 2606 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-0985; Top Notch Sewing Connection 125A W. Loockerman St., Dover, 674-4466
 
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Computers, Laser Printers

The last thing you need is some geek telling you how technologically challenged you are. The techies at Second Source Computer Center (2201 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 475-7018) don’t care if you’re a Mac or a PC. Second Source is “the only shop that unconditionally guarantees all software repairs,” says owner Ken Jaskulski. The shop also repairs laser printers. The specialty at Bob Johnson’s Computer Stuff (32 Artisan Drive, Smyrna, 877-202-7788) is repairing Panasonic Toughbook laptops, the choice of police, paramedics and firefighters. Johnson hires technicians who’ve earned CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. Any and all Microsoft certifications count, too. So what can these guys do that customer service people 12 time zones away can’t? “A customer gets to speak to a live person within two minutes, unlike a larger call center, where a person may wait an hour or more on hold,” says Jaskulski. Other noteworthy techies include: Computer Renaissance 4345 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 683-9323; Diamond Computer 4608 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-4064; Geek Squad 4807 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0305; Help4urpc Computer Services & Repair 6953 Hickman Road, Greenwood, 349-5176; Kehtron Computers 2900 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 658-8970; Magnum Electronics 913 Horsepond Road, Dover, 734-9250; Motto Computer 3317 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington, 633-6783; PC Guy 10373 Woodyard Road, Greenwood, 219-1609; Pixstar 1515 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8650; Secure Data Computer Solutions 301 E. Camden Wyoming Ave., Camden, 698-9130
 

Dolls, Teddy Bears, Stuffed Animals

Karen Pugh of Loved To Pieces Doll Hospital (105 Culver Drive, Laurel, 875-4851) restores mostly pre-1960 dolls, including Madame Alexander, vintage Ginny, antique German and Shirley Temple dolls. She works on pieces of any age, with the exception of Barbies and battery-operated or mechanical dolls, and she’ll repair teddy bears, too. The self-taught Pugh was mentored by other doll doctors, but learned mostly by studying training manuals, books and videos. A member of Doll Doctor’s Association and the Doll Artisan Guild, Pugh boasts 30 years of experience, and mends 500 dolls a year.
  

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Fairfax Hardware (2201 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 656-2139) is a paragon of superior customer service. The folks there will fix almost anything for loyal locals, but the biggest repair items are screens, whether aluminum, copper, fabric mesh or Fiberglas. Staffers will fix most other stuff, such as lamps and anything that needs to be drilled or capped, such as pipes and small plumbing items like leaky faucets. “We can even cut lumber on doors,” says co-owner Art Pleasanton. (Customers will either pull the doors off their hinges or buy them new, then take them to the shop.) The real perk: Pleasanton—and a part-time staff of the most respectful teenagers you’ve ever met—will help solve your problem before selling anything. Find equally superior workmanship at Felton Hardware (121 W. Main St., Felton, 284-4536) and Fenwick Trustworthy Hardware (RR 3, Fenwick Island, 539-3915).
 
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Fishing Rods

Joe Morris of Lewes Harbour Marina Bait and Tackle (217 Anglers Road, Lewes, 645-6227) repairs fishing rods and reels from April through December. Most repairs take about a week. Morris can handle Fiberglas and bamboo rods, and mends cork or rubber grips. The shop also offers repair supplies for Fiberglas and wood boats. That includes Interlux and Awlgrip paints, West System epoxy, marine hardware and electrical products.
 

Furniture and Antique Furniture

Scott Alexander of New Life Furniture Systems (1675 E. Ayre St., Newport, 994-9054) can hand-strip, refinish or restore any furniture from any period, including modern furniture. He does case work when drawers need aligning, and can remake veneer parts. He will even go to your house, offer a free estimate, then cart away your stuff. Is your antique worth fixing? It depends on its sentimental value and condition. If you’re lucky enough to own an upholstered antique, restore it. Old upholstered pieces are rare, so they can fetch large sums at auctions. Also see: Barlow Upholstery 1002 W. 28th St., Wilmington, 655-3955; Bay Shore Antique Refinishing 1768 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 734-9370; Creative Coverings 13 First Ave., New Castle, 328-8022; Jeffrey D. Stanley Furniture Restoration 919 Sugar Pine Drive, Bear, 838-7001; KEM Upholstery Supply 1002 W. 28th St., Wilmington, 654-1333; Timely Restorations 683 Twin Willows Road, Smyrna, 335-4215
  

Furs

If Great Aunt Martha leaves you a fur, the men and women at Jacques Ferber (4001 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 652-4340) will make it fit this century and your body. “We do a lot of complete remodels, where we totally reinvent, deconstruct and create new patterns,” says owner Ken Ferber, whose family has been in the business for more than 70 years. The shop will shear (remove top hairs), dye and create all-weather garments. “We actually design and produce much of what we sell, resulting in great value-to-price ratio,” says Ferber. Also check Richard Donald Furs (713 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-1693), a downtown institution.
 
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Golf Clubs

Most private and upscale public golf clubs employ technicians who do routine repairs for minimal fees. Golf Galaxy (1295 New Churchmans Road, Christiana, 338-9005) is a chain, but it’s a one-of-a-kind chain that offers great prices on supplies and repairs. The 15,000-square-foot store’s repair shop is equipped to handle installations and replacements on any standard graphite or steel golf club shaft. Certified technicians install bore-through shafts and can remove, shorten or lengthen shafts. Shaft shortening is also available for putters. The shop will replace ferrules, re-epoxy heads, remove rattles, and re-chrome or re-groove shafted irons.
  

Hearing Aids

Audiologist Michael Michelli oversees hearing aid repairs at Handelman Hearing Aids (3605 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 478-4942). Minor fixes like broken battery doors or cracked tubes are usually done for free. Damaged shells are repaired for small fees. Larger electronic fixes are generally sent to manufacturers. And hear this: Aids don’t have to be purchased at Handelman in order to be repaired, and Michelli offers no-cost consultations. Downstate? Try Sound Advice Hearing Aid Center (1320 Middleford Road, Seaford, 628-7951).
  

Jewelry

Diamond is the hardest mineral known, but it still chips. It can be repaired, though the work depends on the size of the stone and location of the chip, says Marilyn Minster of Minster’s Jewelers (205 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 737-5947; 218 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 428-6060). Chips on the girdle, or largest part of the stone, are easy to repair. Chips on the pavilion, or back, are more difficult, though also possible. You can also have it re-cut, but you lose a percentage of the diamond. Minster’s sends diamonds to certified cutters in New York. The following will solder chains, size rings, remount stones and restore antique pieces: A.R. Morris Jewelers 3832 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 777-4367; 802 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-4013; Bellinger’s Jewelers 20747 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6410; Bridgewater Jewelers 318 Delaware St., New Castle, 328-2101; Carl Doubét Jr. Jewelers 3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 888-2991; Continental Jewelers 2209 Silverside Road, Wilmington, 475-2000; Delhaven of Wilmington 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-3246; Erncol Jewelry Shoppe 4007 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-5560; Forney’s Ltd. 106 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 734-3425; House of Watches & Fine Jewelry 2505 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-3098; 1330 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 654-7751; Jeweler’s Loupe Dover Mall, 5004 Dover Mall, Dover, 734-9244; Sayers Jewelers and Gemologists 19 S. Main St., Smyrna, 653-9456; Stuart Kingston Jewelers 2010 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 652-7978; Whitten’s Fine Jewelry 4719 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 995-7464
 
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Knives

Professionally sharpened kitchen knives can last 20 years, though few home cooks have adequate sharpening tools. First State Knife Sharpening (1896 Beechwood Drive, Wilmington, 529-0968) sends you an envelope in which to drop your dull knives. You get them back, razor-sharp, within one business week. Thinking about chucking your cheap knives? Think again. Inexpensive knives are sometimes made from harder steel than costlier knives are, largely because harder steel is harder to sharpen. But it’s also slower to dull.
  

Lawn Mowers

The folks at Suburban Lawn & Equipment (1950 Newport Pike, Wilmington, 998-7700) will fix anything with an engine, except cars and motorcycles. That includes lawn mowers, go-carts, weed whackers, gas-powered water pumps, air compressors and riding tractors. Customer service at this family owned business is top-notch. See also: Bailey’s Lawn Mower Service 244 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, 422-8373; Bowersox Lawn & Garden Equipment 2911 Ogletown Road, Newark, 368-7006; Busy Bees Equipment & Small Engine Services 9176 Willow Grove Road, Camden-Wyoming, 698-9366; Cole Small Engine Repair 20146 Wolf Road, Georgetown, 856-3757; Dennis’ Equipment Repair 2 S. Dupont Hwy., Selbyville, 436-4100; Wilmington Lawn Mower 2703 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-6000
  

Lights

The best lighting technicians around repair, rebuild and rewire chandeliers and lamps and repair all electric lights. They even restore Tiffany lamps, and build lamps to match vases or other decorative items. The shops below should also rewire track lighting, convert outdoor gas lights to electric, change sockets to accommodate LED and fluorescent bulbs, and rewire outdoor lanterns. The Light House 604 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin, 239-8290; Light House of Lewes 16759 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, (888) 858-4255; Sunlighting Ltd. 115 Kirkwood Square, Wilmington, 998-7779; Yale Lighting Concepts & Design 1300 Kirkwood Hwy., Newark, 737-3778
 
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Locks

Delaware does not require locksmiths to be certified, so a legit smith should drive a lettered vehicle with company logo, flash his insurance card, carry his business license, and belong to or be affiliated with the Associated Locksmiths of America. The technicians listed offer comprehensive security services and respond well in emergencies. Major Locksmith offers a lockout service 24/seven, and will charge nothing if a child is locked inside a home. Allied Lock & Safe Co. 709 Shipley St., Wilmington, 658-3172; Donovan’s Locksmith 1900 Conrad St., Wilmington, 658-7511; Major Locksmith 22855 Milton-Ellendale Hwy., Milton, 684-8824; Pop-A-Lock Various locations in New Castle County, 658-6736; R J Lock & Security Bethany Beach, 537-1111; Milton, 422-3991; Rehoboth Beach, 227-3200
  

Musical Instruments

The certified techs at Accent Music (5810-A Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington; 4120 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 999-9939) repair all instruments, including guitars, drums and horns, in-house, and make every effort to restore old parts before replacing them. Accent will provide a loaner till the job is done. The repair shop is open Monday through Friday. Also try: B&B Music and Sound 213 S. Dupont Hwy., Camden-Wyoming, 697-2155; 17903 Willie Road, Lewes, 645-0601; Audionics 10 Country Lane, Newark, 455-0411; Ds Music 1112 Ogletown Road, Newark, 292-1054; Thompson Electronics & Speaker Repair 22876 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, 245-8026; Thompson Music Center 1420 Highway One, Lewes, 645-0601
  

Photo Equipment

Most staffers do minor repairs, restore photos and recover memory cards, replace screws and batteries, and un-jam jammed lenses, but most manufacturers now require shops to send malfunctioning gear to factories. Don’t bother getting your inexpensive digital camera repaired. “A basic repair for a small digital costs anywhere from $130 to $170,” says Al Romagnoli, owner of Newark Camera Shop (63 E. Main St., Newark, 368-3500). “You can replace the camera for the same price, and probably get something better.” Do pay to repair your high-end, single lens reflex camera. Also see: Al’s TV Services Center 1200 Wheatleys Pond Road, Smyrna, 653-3711; Cameras Etc. 165 E. Main St., Newark, 453-9400; 4101 N. Market St., Wilmington, 764-9400; Colourworks 1902 Superfine Lane, Wilmington, 428-0222; Ritz Camera 1321 Churchmans Road, Newark, 738-4606; 108 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 655-4459
  
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Pianos

A piano has 12,000 working parts. Any one can break. And because a piano is 85 percent wood, it can swell, wreaking havoc on pitch. Master technician Bruce Cohen at Jacobs Music (2800 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-1888) has been tuning pianos for 40 years. Common problems are “funny noises” caused by loose, vibrating parts, as well as “sticking keys.” Jacobs restores antique pianos, mostly Steinways from the late 1800s. If your piano is not a fine instrument, it’s not worth restoring. A total restoration takes 800 man-hours, and it’s expensive. Find technicians through reputable retailers or music schools, never through the phonebook or the Web. The Music School of Delaware (locations statewide, 762-1132) can help.
  

Shoes, Leather Goods, Luggage

Got a torn leather cushion? Take it to Fast Feet Shoe Repair (110 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, 325-1991; Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-5300), where you can get the cushion mended while shoe heels, tips, soles, shines, stitching and heel plates are done. The shop repairs leather goods, dyes shoes, and fixes zippers. It also cuts new keys. More sole savers: Abbott’s Shoe Repair 92 E. Main St., Newark, 368-8813; Brays Shoe Service 223 W. Division St., Dover, 736-1915; Delaware Shoe Repair 150 S. Governors Ave., Dover, 674-9754; Instant Shoe Repair 18908 Center 1 Mall, Rehoboth Beach, 644-4080; Shoe Tech Shoe Repair 111 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 656-0405; John’s Shoe Repair 1709 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 478-1003; Joe’s Shoe Repair Shop 4712 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 999-0316
 

Stereos and Speakers

Ron Clark, owner of Kral Electronics (2403 Ogletown Road, Newark, 737-1300), can fix any amplifier, stereo, speaker or turntable, and he’ll replace your needles, transistors and tubes. “The tube amps actually offer the best audio production," he says. Clark has been diagnosing stereo gear for 41 years. Own a Victrola? He’ll fix it. Also see: Audionics 10 Country Lane, Newark, 455-0411; AV Resources 240 N. James St., Newport, 994-1488
 
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Televisions, Radios

Marcozzi Radio & Television Service (601 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 288-0520) has been in the electronics repair biz since 1953. In addition to repairing most brands of televisions, Marcozzi repairs video recorders and players. Most television retailers, on the other hand, send out televisions for repair. But CB Joe TV & Appliance (348 Churchmans Road, New Castle, 322-7600) fixes everything it sells, and has an in-house repair shop. CB Joe does not outsource the delivery and installation of your television, either. These techs are tuned in: Al’s TV Services Center 1200 Wheatleys Pond Road, Smyrna, 653-3711; AV Resources 240 N. James St., Newport, 994-1488; Blue Hen TV 49 Brenda Lane, Camden-Wyoming, 697-9681; Brandywine Television Services 3609 Miller Road, Wilmington, 478-9446; Craig’s TV Services 22939 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, 629-8070; Del-Mor TV 1 NE 10th St., Milford, 422-8534; Keel’s TV 300 N. Main St., Bridgeville, 337-7763; Logan Electronics 220 Waterford Drive, Middletown, 378-3640; Newark TV Service 608 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 368-7654
  

Tree Service

When a tree guy shows up with a beer in one hand and an estimate in another, run. Hire a licensed, insured member of the Better Business Bureau for your trim-outs, take-downs or stump removal. The certified arborists at Kerns Brothers Tree Service & Landscaping (3400 Bowers St., Wilmington, 475-0466) recommend searching the Tree Care Industry Association’s Website (treecareindustry.org). Kerns and the following trailblazers offer emergency storm damage services, too. See also: DiSabatino Tree Service 471 B&O Lane, Wilmington, 764-0408; Loockerman’s Tree & Stump Removal 106 Elm Terrace, Dover, 745-6446; New Castle County, 369-2399; Sussex Tree 24016 Snug Harbor Road, Seaford, 337-3346
  

Typewriters

Don Ruth of Dons Typewriter Service (Long Neck, 945-1665) has repaired typewriters for 35 years. He’s most familiar with IBM, Swintec and Nakajima, but he can handle almost any brand. Any part—the carriage release lever, platen, platen knob, feed roller, ribbon reverse button, ribbon spool, paper table, ribbon vibrator, shift key, space bar, typewheel, keytop, type guide—can break. How does Ruth do it? Slowly, he says. “I take pieces apart as needed. It all depends on the job.”
  
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Vacuum Cleaners

The best vacuum shops can revamp any vacuum or steam cleaner, and replace bags, hoses, cords and belts while you wait. Motors take from two days to a week to a repair. Look for shops that are members of the Vacuum Dealers Trade Association, says Steve Gray of Steve’s Sew-N-Vac (4518 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-4851). “While a vacuum that originally cost $400 dollars may cost $100 to repair, it is still, after the repair, a better vacuum than a new one selling for much less,” says Gray. He also fixes modern and antique sewing machines—though they have nothing in common with vacuums. Clean up here: Millman’s Appliance & Electronic Center 18920 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-6215; Mr. Vac 205 S. Dupont Hwy., Camden, 698-2133; Proctor The Vacuum Doctor 550 S. New St., Dover, 736-6306; Rainbow Vacuum 125 Causey Ave., Milford, 734-8800; Tri-State Vacuum 212 W. Market St., Newport, 995-2997
  

Windshields

If your windshield damage is smaller than the size of a dollar bill, it can be repaired. Both Union Auto Glass Shop and Safelite Auto Glass will come to you, whether you’re home, at the office or on the road. Both companies use certified technicians: A basic repair takes about 30 minutes. Safelite, however, will do a full replacement at your site in about an hour. See: Union Auto Glass Shop 93 Saulsbury Road, Dover, 674-3577; 841 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, 369-9040; 804 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 654-7854 Safelite Auto Glass 746 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 678-9600; 22834 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, 856-7175; 4722 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 999-9908

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Sponsor: Paradise Day Spa & Salon
Telephone: 302-492-1850
Contact Name: Katharine Tarr

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This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

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Meet local farmers and choose from fresh-picked vegetables and fruits, feast on local artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally-crafted goods and get to know folks in your community! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newark Natural Foods Co-op Grocery Store
280 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Natural Foods Co-op
Telephone: 302-368-5894
Contact Name: Alison
Website »

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The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.  Bring your camera...

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302-998-1930
Website »

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Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hour walking food tours of Kennett Square on Sundays at 1pm. Discover our town's diverse cuisine...

Cost: $45 per person

Where:
Historic Kennett Square
State Street
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Taste Kennett Food Tours
Telephone: 484-734-0740
Contact Name: Ann Vaughan
Website »

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If you are like us, just about every time you walk on the Delaware Bayshore, something catches your attention, but you don’t know what it is. Now is the time to get your answers, while spending a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Slaughter Beach Pavilion
359 Bay Ave
Slaughter Beach, DE
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Sponsor: Celebrate Delaware Bay
Contact Name: Laura Chamberlin
Website »

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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On Saturdays & Sundays, we offer a 2½-hour round-trip to Hockessin. Bring your camera and...

Cost: Adults: $18; Seniors (60+): $17; Children (2-12): $16; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302-998-1930
Website »

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Classically trained but steeped in Cuban culture, Habaneros will delight you with familiar works by Mozart and they will also introduce you to Latin repertoire that will surely call for much...

Cost: $25

Where:
live @ the baby grand
818 Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Bellydance is still in Delaware. New location this month:  the Newark Arts Alliance   Pot luck.  Bring a dish to share. $5 donation recommended.  Help keep bellydance shows in Delaware and...

Cost: 5

Where:
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St.
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Lorelei
Telephone: 302-464-0392
Contact Name: Lorleei
Website »

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A beloved romantic tale of love, deception and redemption performed by Delaware's professional ballet company staged by Kirov trained artistic director Pasha Kambalov.

Cost: Adults $28-48, Students $14-24

Where:
Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: First State Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 1 800 37GRAND
Website »

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From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


Website »

More information

Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Website »

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These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

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At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

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The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

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John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

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Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

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Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends and Labor Day Monday at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pa.

Where:
Manheim, PA


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BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

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Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in need! Talented local photographer Elisa Komins...

Cost: $100 | $125 | $175

Where:
19 Owls Nest Road
Wilmington, DE  19807


Sponsor: Children & Families First
Telephone: (302) 479-1583
Contact Name: Karen Graham
Website »

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Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This exhibition will showcase the loyalty,...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

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This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

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

More information

Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials: Hummus Sampler, Ole Fries, Manchego Cheese Puffs,...

Cost: $3 & $5

Where:
Cafe Ole
170 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19702
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BMI/Body fat analysis 6–6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
Eugene du Pont
Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute
3506 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: (800) 693-2273
Website »

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​Entertaining, energetic jazz vocals

Cost: Tickets are $15 adults, $10 UD faculty/staff & seniors; $5 students and are avai

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
David Roselle Center for the Arts
100 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19717
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Telephone: 831-2578
Contact Name: Department of Music
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Learn to love the dance floor! Open to beginners and experienced dancers alike, this class will get you moving and cover popular traditional and Latin styles. Come with a partner or by...

Cost: $84

Where:
Darlington Arts Center
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA  19060
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Telephone: 610-358-3632
Contact Name: Darlington Arts Center
Website »

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Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


Website »

More information

The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
View map »


Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

More information

These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in need! Talented local photographer Elisa Komins...

Cost: $100 | $125 | $175

Where:
19 Owls Nest Road
Wilmington, DE  19807


Sponsor: Children & Families First
Telephone: (302) 479-1583
Contact Name: Karen Graham
Website »

More information

Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This exhibition will showcase the loyalty,...

Cost: Free admission

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


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

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

More information

Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials: Hummus Sampler, Ole Fries, Manchego Cheese Puffs,...

Cost: $3 & $5

Where:
Cafe Ole
170 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19702
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Cost: Free

Where:
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Main Auditorium, Christiana Hospital Campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Telephone: (800) 693-2273
Website »

More information

Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Website »

More information

BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
View map »


Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

More information

The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and all kinds of goodies at Grove Park every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m.

Where:
Grove Park
, DE


Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


Website »

More information

Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in need! Talented local photographer Elisa Komins...

Cost: $100 | $125 | $175

Where:
19 Owls Nest Road
Wilmington, DE  19807


Sponsor: Children & Families First
Telephone: (302) 479-1583
Contact Name: Karen Graham
Website »

More information

Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This exhibition will showcase the loyalty,...

Cost: Free admission

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


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

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

More information

Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On select weekdays, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Bring your...

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302-998-1930
Website »

More information

Shows participants how to avoid falls and increase physical activity.

Where:
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Christiana Hospital Campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
View map »


Telephone: 733-4250
Contact Name: Kathleen Boyer

More information

Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials: Hummus Sampler, Ole Fries, Manchego Cheese Puffs,...

Cost: $3 & $5

Where:
Cafe Ole
170 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19702
View map »

More information

Emergency Planning: Come view the latest website and app that are designed to help people with disabilities and chronic health conditions better anticipate and withstand the next emergency. When:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Center for Disabilities Studies
Telephone: 302-831-2772
Contact Name: Ben Szmidt
Website »

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Cards Against Humanity Night at Cafe Ole, Main Street Newark, 7PM-Close. $5 Infusion Drinks, $3 Fireball Shots, $2 Drafts!

Cost: Free

Where:
Cafe Ole
170 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19702
View map »

More information

From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


Website »

More information

BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
View map »


Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »

More information

 Autumn, with nature’s most vibrant colors, is an optimum time for painting outdoors “en plein air,” yet the full array of hues can be challenging. Plein air painting expert Donna Cusano...

Cost: Members $95; non-members $105 (4-class series)

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N DuPont St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-6262 x100
Contact Name: Sarah Casalvera
Website »

More information

Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in need! Talented local photographer Elisa Komins...

Cost: $100 | $125 | $175

Where:
19 Owls Nest Road
Wilmington, DE  19807


Sponsor: Children & Families First
Telephone: (302) 479-1583
Contact Name: Karen Graham
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Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This exhibition will showcase the loyalty,...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
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This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Contact Name: Amanda Perez
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The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials: Hummus Sampler, Ole Fries, Manchego Cheese Puffs,...

Cost: $3 & $5

Where:
Cafe Ole
170 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19702
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Sam Beard will receive the Wilmington Senior Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Atrium of the Hercules Building...

Cost: $100.00

Where:
Hercules Building, Lower Atrium
1313 Market Street
Wilmington, DE
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Sponsor: Wilmington Senior Center
Telephone: 302-651-3460
Contact Name: Elizabeth Ray
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Dr. Eric M. Russell, Christiana Care Rheumatology discusses how to manage arthritis and shares the latest treatments available. Exercise tips will be given from 5:45–6: 30 p.m.

Where:
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Christiana Hospital Campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Telephone: (800) 693-2273
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A truly unique event!  Join us for this dinner featuring Paul Cullen, former bass player for the rock band Bad Company. This "cooking concert" features 4 courses with wine pairings, prepared and...

Cost: $85.00

Where:
Harry's Savoy Ballroom
2020 Naamans Road
W, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group

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For October’s monthly screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the romantic Mumbai drama, “The Lunchbox.”  The screening will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 23 at...

Cost: Members $4; Non-Member $6

Where:
The Den at Bear Trap Dunes
7 Clubhouse Dr
Ocean View, DE  19970
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095 x2
Contact Name: Denise Hoban
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This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. JEANNE MURRAY WALKER Thursday,...

Cost: Free for Members, $5 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their...

Cost: $29-$37

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 430-7646
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Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (610) 388-2700
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Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
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From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


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BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
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These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
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The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
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Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in need! Talented local photographer Elisa Komins...

Cost: $100 | $125 | $175

Where:
19 Owls Nest Road
Wilmington, DE  19807


Sponsor: Children & Families First
Telephone: (302) 479-1583
Contact Name: Karen Graham
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Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This exhibition will showcase the loyalty,...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

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This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

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The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Join us for fine wine and great music at Penns Woods Winery's FREE Lawn Concerts all summer long!June6/6/2014: Matt Santry 5:00pm - 8:00pm6/7/2014: Tim Williams 1:00pm - 4:00pm6/14/2014: Matt...

Cost: FREE with wine purchase (glass/bottle/flight)

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds FOrd, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Carley Razzi
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Learn about decorative arts in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries through lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786. Two-week session,...

Cost: Please call for more information

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Happy Hour, 3-7PM! Drink and Food Specials: $3 Food Specials: Empanadas, Queso Frito, Patatas Bravas, Eggplant fries. $5 Food Specials: Hummus Sampler, Ole Fries, Manchego Cheese Puffs,...

Cost: $3 & $5

Where:
Cafe Ole
170 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19702
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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 Come out and support Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research while enjoying cocktails, dining, dancing, and a trick or tweet special - a complimentary candy buffet! Tri-State Bird members and...

Cost: General admission: $150, Benefactor admission: $225

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Please see webpage for sponsors
Telephone: (302) 737-9543
Contact Name: Duke Doblick
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Join us to raise money for fellow Delawareans who are fighting breast cancer. Wear your pink and come join the fun at the Breast Cancer Gala! This includes dancing, music, great food, beer and...

Cost: 40.00 per person

Where:
Executive Banquet and Conference Hall
Banquet Hall
205 Executive Dr
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: The Legend Foundation
Telephone: 302-383-0383
Contact Name: Lindsay Conway
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For October’s monthly screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the romantic Mumbai drama, “The Lunchbox.”  The screening will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 24, in...

Cost: $4 members and $6 for non-members

Where:
Movies at Midway
Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: The Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095 x2
Contact Name: Denise Hoban
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Hauntings in History Walking Tours Fridays & Saturdays, October 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. If you are brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle's history, then join...

Cost: 12

Where:
New Castle Historical Society
2 East Fourth Street
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: New Castle Historical Society
Telephone: 302-322-2794
Contact Name: Society Office
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Unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery of the Egyptian tomb of Haro the Pharaoh.   Set in the 1920’s Judge Morris Estate, the newly discovered sarcophagus is unveiled while murder and...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
White Clay Creek State Park - Judge Morris Estate
76 Polly Drummond Hill Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: White Clay Creek State Park
Telephone: 302-368-6900
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Strangled Darlings brings a punk intensity to their live show. Taking a cello and making it a hip hop bass. Taking mandolin and slapping it like a stubborn mule. The Portland based duo has been...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Queen
500 Market St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Gable Music Ventures
Contact Name: Jeremy Hebbel
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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are two of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for...

Cost: $20

Where:
live @ the baby grand
818 Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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  The powerful theatrical adaptation of one of the world’s favorite novels is the next production at the Wilmington Drama League. “To Kill a Mockingbird” runs Oct. 24-Nov. 2 for the...

Cost: $20 for adults, with discounts

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 W. Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
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The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

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Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
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This world championship pumpkin-throwing event in Sussex County gives new meaning to the phrase “I’m gonna hurl.” Who will be Lord of the Gourd this year? 

Where:
Dover International Speedway
, DE

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John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


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At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

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Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

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Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

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Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. October 10, 11, 24, 25, 31 November 1, 7, 8 Wagons leave on the hour Reserve a wagon for your family, school, work, church group or birthday...

Cost: Cost is $100 for the whole wagon (up to 20 adults).

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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  Run or walk with your dog individually or as a team.  Bring the dog, the kids, friends and family for a fun-filled day packed with action and excitement.  Prizes for all ages and species....

Cost: $20 through 10/18; $25 after

Where:
Glasgow Park
2199 Pulaski Hwy.
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: PAWS for People & Hillside Heating & Cooling
Telephone: 302-351-5622
Contact Name: Clarice Ritchie, Coordinator, Community Engagement
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Historical Symposium to highlight the life and military career of Revolutionary war hero Allan McLane.  Sponsored by the Sons of the American Revolution, Wesley College, and the Northern...

Where:
Wesley College
120 S. State St.,
Dover, DE
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Contact Name: Tom Welch

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Easter Seals Disability Services is having a free Resource and Information Fair for the community. The fair this year will showcase assistive technology. At this event, people will learn about...

Cost: Free

Where:
Easter Seals Disability Services
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE  19720
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Telephone: 302-221-2087
Contact Name: Keara English

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Be a part of Children & Families First’s upcoming Family Photo Album. Capture your family’s special moments while helping other families in need! Talented local photographer Elisa Komins...

Cost: $100 | $125 | $175

Where:
19 Owls Nest Road
Wilmington, DE  19807


Sponsor: Children & Families First
Telephone: (302) 479-1583
Contact Name: Karen Graham
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Zeta Phi Beta Inc., Theta Zeta Zeta Chapter presents   "Is A Good Man/Woman Hard to Find?"   What is the definition of a good man or good woman?   Why are they so elusive?  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware State University - Bank of America Rm 309
1200 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE  19901
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Contact Name: Lisa Spellman

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This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Contact Name: Amanda Perez
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Celebrate silly, spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place, September 20th through October 26th. Come in costume and play in our not-too-spooky Halloween haven...

Cost: Check Sesameplace.com for ticket prices

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd.
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 1-866-GO-4-ELMO
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Jamie Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, Frank Schoonover, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky, J. Clayton Bright, and more.  This exhibition will showcase the loyalty,...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
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The University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies will hold its annual Artfest celebration and workshop on Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Castle County Absalom Jones...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Castle County Absalom Jones Community Center
310 Kiamensi Rd
Newport, DE  19804
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Sponsor: Center for Disabilities Studies
Telephone: 302-831-3632
Contact Name: Audrey Rossi
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Funny, funky – and only a little bit frightening!  NYC’s family rockers Erin Lee and Philip Joseph from the Up Past Bedtime Band are bringing their Not-So-Spooky Halloween Hoot to the kids’...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Peanut Butter and Jams
Telephone: 302-994-1400
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The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.  Bring your camera...

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

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 Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” on Saturday,...

Cost: $15 - $25

Where:
Cape Henlopen High School Theater
Kings Highway
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation
Telephone: 302-645-9095 x2
Contact Name: Denise Hoban
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Join us for fine wine and great music at Penns Woods Winery's FREE Lawn Concerts all summer long!June6/6/2014: Matt Santry 5:00pm - 8:00pm6/7/2014: Tim Williams 1:00pm - 4:00pm6/14/2014: Matt...

Cost: FREE with wine purchase (glass/bottle/flight)

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds FOrd, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Carley Razzi
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Visitors discover the evolution of water power at Hagley from the water wheel to the steam engine and ways the DuPont Company harnessed the power of the Brandywine to make black powder for over...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: meg marcozzi
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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On Saturdays & Sundays, we offer a 2½-hour round-trip to Hockessin. Bring your camera and...

Cost: Adults: $18; Seniors (60+): $17; Children (2-12): $16; Children under 2: FREE

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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Learn about decorative arts in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries through lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786. Two-week session,...

Cost: Please call for more information

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Trick or Treat in the Village and participate in a costume contest. $1 per person. Costume judging will be 5p-6p and the winners will be announced at 6:15p. Sponsored by the Kiwanis   

Cost: $1

Where:
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
866 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Kiwannis
Telephone: 302-734-1618
Contact Name: Tiffany Leonard
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Be among the first to enter the brand new Tatiana and Gerret Copeland Maritime Center, located at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard, at the 2014 King Neptune Gala. Enjoy a cocktail reception in the new...

Cost: Member $150, Non Member $175

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 East 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
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Join us for a night of music and fun in the awesome Figure 8 Barn.  This event benefits the Bellevue Summer Concert Series.  $5 entry fee to benefit Bellevue.  The Friends of Bellevue are...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Road
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Friends of Bellevue State Park
Telephone: 302-761-6963
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Unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery of the Egyptian tomb of Haro the Pharaoh.   Set in the 1920’s Judge Morris Estate, the newly discovered sarcophagus is unveiled while murder and...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
White Clay Creek State Park - Judge Morris Estate
76 Polly Drummond Hill Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: White Clay Creek State Park
Telephone: 302-368-6900
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Wilmington University has established an annual fundraiser to help students realize their dreams for a degree in higher education. The Green and White Scholarship Ball is a Black Tie/Masquerade...

Cost: $100.00

Where:
Wilmington University - New Castle Campus
320 N. DuPont Hwy
New Castle, DE  19720
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Telephone: 302-295-1159

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Hauntings in History Walking Tours Fridays & Saturdays, October 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. If you are brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle's history, then join...

Cost: 12

Where:
New Castle Historical Society
2 East Fourth Street
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: New Castle Historical Society
Telephone: 302-322-2794
Contact Name: Society Office
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Experience Lon Chaney’s classic 1925 film with Wilmington’s own Paul Fleckenstein accompanying with original organ literature, opera arias, and popular songs. In a month of spooky, creepy...

Cost: Tickets: $15 advance; $20 at door

Where:
First & Central Presbyterian Church
1100 Market Street, Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Market Street Music
Telephone: 302.654.5371
Contact Name: Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald
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Darlington's 2014-2015 Coffee House Series includes 8 concerts featuring a variety of local musicians. Bring your friends, a picnic and beverage of your choice; corkscrew, coffee, tea and...

Cost: $15 general admission, $10 members, or 4-concert pass for $40

Where:
Darlington Arts Center
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA  19060
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Telephone: 610-358-3632
Contact Name: Darlington Arts Center
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The Phantom of the Opera — Live Music & The Original Silent Film Experience Lon Chaney’s classic 1925 film with Wilmington’s own Paul Fleckenstein accompanying with original organ...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
First & Central Presbyterian Church
1100 Market Street, Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302.654.5371
Contact Name: David Schelat
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  The powerful theatrical adaptation of one of the world’s favorite novels is the next production at the Wilmington Drama League. “To Kill a Mockingbird” runs Oct. 24-Nov. 2 for the...

Cost: $20 for adults, with discounts

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 W. Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends and Labor Day Monday at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pa.

Where:
Manheim, PA


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Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (610) 388-2700
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Wednesday, October 8th (Total Lunar Eclipse!) 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. Following an introduction to the owls of Northern Delaware, we will venture into the park to listen...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Riad
Wilmington, DE  19803
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September 27, October 25, November 29 8 a.m. Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group,...

Cost: Free with paid entrance

Where:
Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
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John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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From honey and apples to pottery and handcrafted jewelry, regional artisans showcase their crafts in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum. 

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
, PA


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BYOB (bring your own blanket) to this new drop-in discovery program for infants and caregivers at Winterthur.

Where:
Winterthur Museum
, DE


Telephone: 888-4600
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This world championship pumpkin-throwing event in Sussex County gives new meaning to the phrase “I’m gonna hurl.” Who will be Lord of the Gourd this year? 

Where:
Dover International Speedway
, DE

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Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season....

Where:
Longwood Gardens
U.S. 1
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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The Candlelight Theatre has some celebrating to do: Its 10-year anniversary is this season. What better way to honor that than with one of the most beloved plays to ever hit Broadway. 

Where:
Candlelight Dinner Theater
2208 Millers Road
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
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At Mispillion Art League’s biggest show of the year, the message is clear—love is art.

Where:
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 430-7646
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These ain’t your granddad’s matchboxes—check out 60 rare examples of decadent 19th-century cases.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
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Benefits: American Heart Association Time: Registration 8 a.m. Walk start 9 a.m. All ages and well-socialized dogs welcome.

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Technical Community College
Terry Campus
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE
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Telephone: 286-5711
Contact Name: Jill Halverson

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