Understanding the College Admissions Process

The search for the perfect university is a delicate dance between students and parents.


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Zoey Bonitatibus, a senior at St. Mark's High School, with her dad Kris, a student counselor at the school.//Photography by Leslie Barbaro

 

The search for the perfect college is a delicate dance between students and parents (with no shortage of stepped-on toes). To better understand the dynamics of these quests, our writer goes along for the ride.

 

It’s a cool but sunny Monday morning in Newark in early December. Most of the leaves have fallen along South College Avenue as University of Delaware students, back from Thanksgiving break, rush to classes, patiently waiting at each crosswalk for the light to change.

Inside a small, Federal-style brick building across the street from the Morris Library, I join a group of about 40 high school students and parents filing into a simulated classroom at the college’s visitors’ center. Inside, a video loop is playing on an elevated screen, giving the newcomers information about the university’s 275-year history and what life on campus is like in 2018.

It looks about half-and-half as to whether each student has brought one or both parents, and parents and students are both dressed casually for the day. In a few minutes, we will be separated into three smaller groups, each led by two current Delaware students who will take us on an exhausting, three-hour walking tour of dorms and dining halls, libraries and classrooms, recreational facilities and student centers, quads and campus landmarks. Along the way, the visitors will ask the cheerful guides dozen of questions about campus life and their respective academic and social interests. Not surprisingly, parents will do most of the asking.

But now, as the clock ticks just past 9 a.m., a young UD alumnus walks to the front of the room and begins explaining to us how the tours will work and asking a few game show-style questions to get everyone warmed up.

Meanwhile, an hour’s drive south in Dover, the same process is being repeated at Wesley College, if on a smaller scale. After all, Wesley’s 1,500-student body is about 12 times smaller than Delaware’s almost 19,000 undergraduate students. “We do a lot of proactive outreach, visiting high schools mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region,” says Christopher Jester, associate director of admissions at Wesley. “We have standard visits Monday through Friday, and we try to limit campus tours to no more than four families at a time.” Similarly the visits are shorter, only an hour, as the Wesley campus is smaller, followed by a Q&A session.

But whether the college is large or small, local or far away, big city or rural, thousands of Delaware students annually are making some of the most important journeys of their lives, some that may start as early as their freshman year and slated to end no later than May 1 of their senior year—National Decision Day for college admissions. In between, they will each log hundreds, maybe even thousands, of miles with one or both parents—journeys they will remember always for their fun and their stress, arguments and debriefings, even times when everything seems to run together, temporarily forgetting what they just experienced and where they experienced it.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES

12 TIPS FOR THE ROAD

1. During the student’s freshman and sophomore years, start making a list of potential colleges to visit, and don’t hesitate to change it frequently. Be prepared to start visits no later than second semester of a student’s junior year.

2. It’s important that the student be in charge of planning and research. Let parents handle travel logistics.

3. Be efficient, but don’t cram too many visits into one trip—they’ll all run together.

4. Once the colleges to be visited have been selected, the three most important things are (a) plan questions in advance, (b) take good notes during the tours and (c) debrief immediately after the tour—and take notes on that as well.

5. Take a look at the community around the campus, talk to passing students if you have a chance, pay special attention to areas of interest and ask yourself—“Can I see myself living here?”

6. Don’t fall in love with a college just because you love your guide—whom you’ll probably never see again.

7. If possible, set up an appointment with your school’s college counselor to discuss what you’ve seen and heard on your visits; having parents come along isn’t a bad idea.

8. Don’t make a decision based on a summer visit or an open house—they are good informational exercises, but you won’t get a chance to feel the real campus vibe.

9. When looking at colleges, don’t oversell your capabilities or undersell them. Pick a “reach” school and a “safe” school.

10. Similarly, don’t be scared away from a famous college just because of finances. Once accepted, you can find out if there is scholarship money to help make it more affordable.

11. When you’ve narrowed your choices to two or three finalists, try to make second visits just to be sure.

12. Discuss the pros and cons of applying for early admission.

As Thanksgiving passes, and Christmas quickly approaches, two seniors at St. Mark’s High School, located midway between Wilmington and Newark, are looking at colleges. Their initial campus visits have been completed, most applications have been sent out, and the wait is under way to see which colleges have accepted them, and what decisions that might entail.

Jennifer Miley, petite and peppy, who plans a career in business but is also interested in volleyball and cheerleading, has just returned to her family’s home in Bear on a Tuesday evening about the same time that her parents, Yvonne and Brian, arrive from work. “I saw the letter first, and I knew it was good news,” Brian, an enthusiastic and involved parent, tells me “because it said ‘accepted’ on the envelope.” Everyone is upbeat and excited. Even the three Miley cats seem to sense the mood, as the family sits around a small kitchen table to discuss the latest news.

The acceptance is from La Salle in Philadelphia, the second such letter Jennifer has received. The first, which arrived a couple of days earlier, was from Neumann over the Pennsylvania line in Delaware County, and it involved scholarship money. “We want Jen to make up her own mind,” Brian emphasizes, “but Neumann has set the bar pretty high.”

“I started getting interested in colleges during my freshman year,” Jennifer says, still beaming with excitement. “It took a while to pick out the ones I wanted to visit. The visits that college recruiters made to the school allowed me to ask questions and narrow my list.” It isn’t atypical for as many as 100 recruiters from different colleges to visit Delaware high schools each year to make presentations about their campuses and answer questions.

“Yvonne is the most-organized person you will ever meet,” Brian says of his wife, although he has been a full participant in visits and post-visit discussions. Before the first one took place, the Mileys put together a list of questions and assembled a checklist, complete with a clipboard. Visits were made during a two-month period in the fall, most to nearby campuses.

“We have a few more visits,” Jennifer says, “DelTech tomorrow, then Wilmington University and Jefferson.”  To make her decision even more foolproof, she has sought out a current student from each campus visited to discuss the college’s pros and cons.

Of course, all students are different in what they want out of college—which is the case with Jennifer and her St. Mark’s classmate Zoey Bonitatibus. While both started the process during their sophomore years, Zoey, whose dad, Kris, is a student counselor at St. Mark’s, cast a wider net.

Sitting in Kris’ office between classes on a Thursday morning, Zoey, tall, with long brunette hair and studious eyeglasses, explains what is on her shopping list. “One, I want to go where there is an active, tightly knit student community, whether the school is large or small,” she says. “Second, I’m tired of cold weather, so I want a southern college. Third, academics are obviously important, but, to a lesser extent, so are college athletics.” Zoey plans to study journalism or communications “with a chance to keep up with the field of music.”

She put together a list of 10 or 11 colleges, and this year started her visits with her dad and mom, Jennifer, and her younger sister, Anna, an eighth-grader getting an early look. “I prepared questions for each and took notes during the visits,” Zoey says, “and we went over the visits that night in the motel room.”

Zoey has now whittled her list to six—Notre Dame (even though it’s not a southern school), Tulane, Elon, Belmont, College of Charleston and Clemson. “I really like Belmont, especially their music business program, and I just got accepted there,” she says. “We spent a whole day and did three different tours.”

Belmont wasn’t on her original list, then serendipity set in. Zoey was planning her visit to Nashville and Vanderbilt—which didn’t make her final cut (“The guides kept saying, ‘You’ll never have to leave campus.’”)—when she saw nearby Belmont on the map. After doing research, she decided to make a second stop in Music City—now, perhaps magic happened.

SO, THERE'S THAT

Although Gregg Somerville is a big fan of education, he’s very happy he and his wife, Lydia Cox, will never have to take the steering wheel on another college tour. It began with son Erik (Sanford Class of ’13), a graduate of Hobart, continued with daughter Alexandra (Class of ’16), now at Northwestern, and just concluded with Leah (Class of ’18), a freshman at Duke.

Somerville says that the visits were a lot of work and occasionally a source of humor. “Visiting sometimes three colleges a day, you have to work to keep everything you’ve seen and heard from running together. We’d debrief as we went along,” he says, “and the family would now and then get together doing rankings, which kept changing.”

“Erik barely worked at school—he’s now trying to become a comedy writer—but he got a good offer from Ursinus. I said, ‘You really should look at Hobart,’” Somerville says. “He didn’t want to, but he went there and fell in love with it. On the way back, we talked to them on the phone, and they matched Ursinus’ offer.”

Somerville also remembers one trip from hell. “Erik wanted to visit this college in Bloomsburg, so I told him the night before, ‘You better really want this. Don’t make me miss a day of work for nothing,’” he says. “The next morning, I had to pull him out of bed and he slept all the way there in the back seat. When we got there, Erik said, ‘I don’t even know why we’re visiting this [expletive] place, anyway.’”

 

"My wife and I are the opposite of helicopter parents. We tried to serve as a sounding board. I believe whether you make a great choice or a poor choice, you can still make it work." —Gregg Somerville

 

By contrast, “Alex and Leah were relatively easy and made early decisions,” Somerville says. He leans forward and commands his phone, “Call Leah at Duke.” She answers, her voice a combination of sleepy and happy as they take a minute to catch up.

“Hey, I have this guy here who’s writing a story on college visits,” Somerville says, and Leah and I begin talking. She also, as it turns out, has a humorous college visit story. “My sister Alex in Chicago talked me into coming out and visiting the University of Chicago. We had this very chipper guide. She would make a statement, add something and then make a qualification, finishing with, ‘So, there’s that.’ Over and over. That whole weekend, we went around Chicago, ending every statement with, ‘So, there’s that.’”

Leah rings off, and Somerville and I wrap up. “My wife and I are the opposite of helicopter parents,” Somerville says. “We tried to serve as a sounding board. I believe whether you make a great choice or a poor choice, you can still make it work.”  That said, he adds: “I still wonder if Alex and Leah couldn’t have gotten one notch higher in their selections—but they didn’t like those schools.”

It’s a question no doubt many parents ask themselves, while their offspring have most likely moved on long ago.

 

Casey Zimmer College Counselor Sanford High School Delaware

Casey Zimmer, the college counselor for Sanford School, believes it is important for students and parents to look beyond the canned tour presentations.//Photography by Leslie Barbaro

 

THE MYTH OF THE FIT

Counselors are important and integral members of their students’ search teams, almost as much as parents. Except for getting into the cars with them, counselors are along for the ride, helping find the destinations and serving as sounding boards for the final decision.

“We think the students should be the ones driving this process whenever they are ready, which is as sophomores for some,” says Casey Zimmer, college counselor for Sanford School on the outskirts of Hockessin. “But they certainly need to get started no later than the second semester of their junior year.”

Zimmer talks with me in the lounge outside his office, having gently shooed away a trio of young guys studying there. Behind him is a wall of school flags that indicate where last year’s Sanford seniors now attend college. “Unfortunately, sometimes parents believe there is a golden egg, the one college that is just right,” he says. “I call it the Myth of the Fit. During the college visit process, students should consider a variety of fits and not expect rainbows to appear and angels to sing.”

There are options other than regular group tours and presentations, says Rebecca Rose-Howell, college counselor at St. Mark’s, as we sit in a school conference room with two of her colleagues. “Scheduled open houses are a good choice, especially on early visits.” Some universities will allow a committed student to “shadow” someone for a day, even sitting in on classes.

 

"Unfortunately, sometimes parents believe there is a golden egg, the one college that is just right. I call it the Myth of the Fit. During the college visit process, students should consider a variety of fits and not expect rainbows to appear and angels to sing." –Casey Zimmer, Sanford School college counselor

 

“College visits are very important because this is when students find their new homes,” she says. “Most of them will get a feeling of ‘this is where I belong.’”

David Toomer, college counselor for Tower Hill in Wilmington, finds that many students needlessly limit themselves by thinking they are only interested in a certain type of school or a certain locale, preconceptions that visits may change. “A student may want to first visit a large university, as an example,” he says, “then see a smaller, liberal arts college and a big-city campus.”

And the road trips shouldn’t be just about academics. “If you have a passion for hang-gliding in your free time, you may not want to go to college in Philadelphia,” Toomer says. He also tries to dissuade students who look ahead to medical or law school from getting hung up on attending the university where they plan to get their professional degrees. “In fact, it’s probably better to broaden your experience by going to undergraduate school somewhere else.”

Rose-Howell also says get accepted first and worry about the money later. “Students will sometimes mentally lower their sights, but first they should see if the school where they really would like to attend has scholarship money. They often do.”

Zimmer says that it’s important for students and parents to look beyond the canned tour presentations. “They all sell the same four stock attributes: their food, school spirit, friendliness and campus safety and security,” he says. All three counselors note that, while many high school seniors are sure of their major-to-be, many end up changing goals after the first year—so getting the right college is top-most.

 

Andrew Cercena University of Delaware Student Entrepreneur

Andrew Cercena said it was love at first sight when he toured the campus at UD.//Photography by Leslie Barbaro

 

A LONG AND WINDING ROAD

Andrew Cercena and Hugh Love were buddies at Tower Hill and share many of the same passions. Both are intelligent and ambitious, and both want to be entrepreneurs. In fact, Cercena worked with Love on Tech Wisdom, a business Love founded in 10th grade to help older people understand and use digital communications. “For example,” Love says, “we worked with residents at Country Home,” a retirement community off Kennett Pike in Greenville.

But when it came to searching for colleges, the two never considered looking at the same schools. “With most students, friendship is not a factor in their college searches, unless romance is involved,” agrees Tower Hill’s Toomer.

“I grew up in Delaware and lived all my life in Hockessin, and the last thing I wanted was to go to the University of Delaware,” Cercena says. “My dad went here, my mom went here, my aunt went here. I applied to a lot of schools—NYU, UNC, Columbia—but I didn’t get into my ‘reach’ school [one a step higher than grades might support and where there’s more competition], which was NYU,” he says.

But it was love at first sight when he actually toured the UD campus and saw its innovation and entrepreneurial resources—in fact, today Cercena as a sophomore is director of the college’s Delaware Innovation Fellows program. His own innovation startup, collegesnoop.com, which he expects to launch this year, will allow high schoolers to talk with students at colleges they are considering attending—the one need all students I spoke with, whether currently in high school or those recently started in college, say remains unmet in the decision-making process.

 

"My parents were very much a part of my college visits. Mom wanted to sit down and have conversations, while my dad would chart things on an Excel spread sheet."—Hugh Love

 

Several days later, I met Love just after he returned from Christmas break from Duke, where he is a sophomore. “Andrew and I never really considered going to the same college,” he says. “We each had different academic interests.” But, like Cercena, he “knew I wasn’t going to Delaware,” and didn’t.

For Love, choosing a college turned out to be a hectic adventure, a marathon started years earlier and ending up as a sprint to the finish line in the days after National Decision Day.

Love cast a wide net, visiting many colleges and applying to 12 of them, even though he had been admitted as a junior to Clemson. His father, Robert Love, graduated from Clemson, but Hugh says being a “legacy” student didn’t figure into his considerations and that his father didn’t pressure him. “My parents were very much a part of my college visits,” says Love, an only child. “Mom wanted to sit down and have conversations, while my dad would chart things on an Excel spread sheet.”

Love had applied on an “early action” basis, which does not require a commitment to attend, to Yale—“my reach school”—and to Duke on an “early decision” basis, which does require a commitment. However, both put him on their wait lists. So he made return visits to Virginia and Clemson, and decided to attend the latter.

“I was all set to go to Clemson, then on Decision Day I got an email from Duke asking, ‘Are you still interested?’” Love says. He was, but he knew if he didn’t attend Clemson, he would lose his sizable application fee. “I talked with Duke on the phone, then dad and I decided to do a rush 24-hour-visit to there.” On May 9, Love gave his acceptance to Duke.

“Was your father disappointed you weren’t going to his alma mater?” I ask him. He laughs, “No, actually dad was once all set to go to the Fuqua Business School at Duke, but then DuPont transferred him, so things worked out fine.”

In fact, they usually do.

“Often freshmen begin by being attracted to big schools because of their sports programs—especially once they see ‘Rudy,’” Rose-Howell tells me, referring to the inspirational movie of a football walk-on at Notre Dame, a campus many St. Mark’s students visit and some attend.

In the end, after all the computer research, school counseling and road trips with parents, the act of attending college and showing what a student can do is the basis for everything else. “My philosophy,” Rose-Howell says, “is that there is a college for everyone, even if it means starting their careers at a two-year college. The road is not always direct. Sometimes you have to enjoy the curves.” 

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ORIGINS Rick Rothrock & Stan Smokler January 8 - April 22, 2019 Special Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 PM Artist Talk | 6:30 PM The Delaware Contemporary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ are...

Cost: Free

Where:
2nd and 3rd Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
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Tee it up at Frog Hollow Golf Club this Spring! Open to the public, recreational golf league with a 10-week season on Mondays. Tee times flexible from 4-6pm All skill levels welcome (No...

Cost: $18 w/ cart. League entry $49/person. Register at twilightgolfassociation.com

Where:
Frog Hollow Golf Club
7906, 1 W Wittington Way Circle
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: Twilight Golf Association
Telephone: 1-855-565-4653
Contact Name: Nick Conrad
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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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

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  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30  10:30–11:30 am This weekly program introduces preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, to the wonderful world of museums through hands-on activities and...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Swing into Spring at Delcastle Golf Course! Open to the public, recreation golf league with a 10-week season on Tuesdays. Tee times flexible from 4-6pm All skill levels welcome (No handicap...

Cost: $27 daily with cart included

Where:
Delcastle Golf Course
801 McKennans Church Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Twilight Golf Association
Telephone: 1-855-565-GOLF
Contact Name: Nick Conrad
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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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Paint a still life using methods and techniques taught by Edward Loper, Sr. Register at delart.org. Image:Old Farm,1954. Edward Loper Sr. (1916–2011). Oil on canvas, 18 × 22 inches....

Cost: $220 Members, $245 Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentemere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 Join artists of all skill levels from throughout the community for an uninstructed session with a live figure model. Participants may paint, draw or sculpt, but they...

Cost: $10

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N Market St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: DCAD
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Katy Ro

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
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Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

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

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  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

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


Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
Website »

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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PAR-take in a fun day "fore" a GREAT cause! Got game? Bring it at The Trauma Survivors Foundation's Annual Golf Outing April 25th. Spectacular event with PLENTY of chances to win...

Cost: $200 per golfer, $780 per foursome

Where:
Odessa National Golf Course
1131 Fieldsboro Road
Townsend, DE  19734
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Sponsor: The Trauma Survivors Foundation
Telephone: 302-377-7451
Contact Name: Dennis Carradin
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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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TOTALLY MYTHOLOGICAL Henry Bermudez February 28 - April 25, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019 5 - 9 PM | during first Friday Art loop 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion,...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO HOLD HEART FAILURE SUPPORT GROUP Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a heart failure support group on Thursday, April 25 from noon to 2:00 pm in the Nursing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Rd
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
Telephone: 3026296611 ext 2428

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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, the largest plumbing distributor in the U.S., is proud to sponsor the third annual Celebrity Cook-off to Fight Hunger on April 25, 2019 from 5:30...

Cost: Suggested $20 donation

Where:
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
302 Hansen Access Rd.
King Of Prussia , PA
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Sponsor: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting
Telephone: (610) 935-6675
Contact Name: ​RSVP by April 20th to Jennifer
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Join the DelArt Readers, a community-led book club passionate about art-inspired literature. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Email ejarvis@delart.org. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 KentemereParkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

More information

  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
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By August Wilson  Directed by Walter Dallas  “…universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart.”  — The New York Times In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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By Theresa Rebeck Directed by Stephen Pelinski A cunningly crafted comedic thriller about deceit, double-crosses…and stamps. A pair of half-sisters, mourning their recently deceased mother,...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild 2019 Quilt Show, “Birds, Blooms and Butterflies” - Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Rd, Georgetown, DE - Over 300 quilts on display, Merchants’...

Cost: $10/one day $15/rwo day

Where:
Sussex Academy
21150 Airport Rd
Georgetown , DE  19947
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Telephone: 301-325-5795
Contact Name: Anne Rogerson
Website »

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March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

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

More information

10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 26 DCAD admissions representatives will host prospective students and parents and accept transcripts, conduct portfolio reviews, give campus tours and provide any...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N Market St
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: DCAD
Telephone: 302-622-8000
Contact Name: Randle Reed

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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

  THE FIRE THEFT Group Exhibition Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery April 5 - 26, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Formerly...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Over 300 quilts on display, including quilts by our featured artist, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, internationally awarded quilter, author, fabric and pattern designer who will have a vendor booth and...

Cost: $10/one day, $15/two day

Where:
Sussex Academy
21150 Airport Road
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Inc.
Telephone: 301-325-5795
Contact Name: Anne Marie Rogerson
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Every Friday | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Read a story fromFairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes, explore art, and create. Ages 2+. Family Friendly.  

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

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

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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The Milton Farmers’ Market is held each Friday from April 19th until October 4th  (except September 27th) from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at 6 Village Center Boulevard, Milton, DE  19968.

Cost: Free

Where:
Grounds of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Village Center Boulevard
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Milton Farmers' Market
Contact Name: KA Jordan
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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become...

Cost: $12 Suggested Donation

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-598-6607
Contact Name: Rachel Starrett

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  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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By August Wilson  Directed by Walter Dallas  “…universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart.”  — The New York Times In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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By Theresa Rebeck Directed by Stephen Pelinski A cunningly crafted comedic thriller about deceit, double-crosses…and stamps. A pair of half-sisters, mourning their recently deceased mother,...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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“Not taking your Doodle to Dewey is like not taking your kids to Disney,” said one participant of this annual event. The 14th Annual DoodlesinDewey for Food&Friends will be...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
On the beach
Saulsbury St
Dewey Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 301.467.5523
Contact Name: Amy Scott
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(CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED)             SATURDAY APRIL 2 7, 2019             8:00AM – 2:30PM   ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Aldersgate UMC
2313 CONCORD PIKE/RT.202
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate UMC

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Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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The Earth is what we all have in common. Rediscover the wonders of our world during this year’s City Nature Challenge. Explore what makes our planet unique through live animal presentations,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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March 23 – August 4, 2019 Edward Loper, Sr. is one of Delaware’s most celebrated artists, having lived his entire life in the state and taught generations of local artists. His son,...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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Ocean Waves Quilt Guild 2019 Quilt Show, “Birds, Blooms and Butterflies” - Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Rd, Georgetown, DE - Over 300 quilts on display, Merchants’...

Cost: $10/one day $15/rwo day

Where:
Sussex Academy
21150 Airport Rd
Georgetown , DE  19947
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Telephone: 301-325-5795
Contact Name: Anne Rogerson
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Hear internationally-acclaimed Adam Foss lay out a vision for criminal justice reform and the important role of the prosecutor in ending mass incarceration. The 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker of...

Cost: Free with registration

Where:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1502 W. 13th St.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Telephone: 302-658-8419
Contact Name: Elizabeth Bacon
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A SENSE OF PLACE 47°-80° N Bethany Springer January 16 - May 12, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop A Sense of Place 47° - 80°...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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March 2 – May 12, 2019 From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Newport, DE: Take a step on the wooly side Saturday, April 27th from 10am-4pm for Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm’s 15th annual Shearing Day & Herb Sale!   Witness living...

Cost: Free

Where:
Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm
500 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm
Telephone: 302-999-9001
Contact Name: Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Over 300 quilts on display, including quilts by our featured artist, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, internationally awarded quilter, author, fabric and pattern designer who will have a vendor booth and...

Cost: $10/one day, $15/two day

Where:
Sussex Academy
21150 Airport Road
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Inc.
Telephone: 301-325-5795
Contact Name: Anne Marie Rogerson
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TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana March 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Plastic Cup Boyz brings its stand-up comedy to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show cost from $39 to $59.

Cost: $39-59

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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Keeper Talks, 11:30am & 1:30pm, www.brandywinezoo.org (302) 571-7747 Join our keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always...

Cost: Adults $ 5, Seniors $4, Kids $3; free for under 3yrs and for members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Every Sat. & Sun.: Creature Features, Noon- 12:30pm, www.brandywinezoo.org (302) 571-7747 Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled,...

Cost: Adults $ 5, Seniors $4, Kids $3; free for under 3yrs and for members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Usher in warmer spring weather at WILMUSIC Fest at Wilmington University’s new Brandywine campus on Saturday, April 27th, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. This outdoor music festival is FREE to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wilmington University Brandywine campus
10 Beaver Valley Road
Wilmington , DE  19803
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Sponsor: Wilmington University
Telephone: 302-295-1164
Contact Name: Laurie Bick Jensen
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Mark your calendars and pick out your best black tie attire for the glamorous Miss DE for America and Mrs. DE America Pageant. This is an event where Hollywood meets pageantry as national and local...

Cost: $65

Where:
The Grand Opera Theater
818 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC
Telephone: 202-374-8488
Contact Name: R. Thomas
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  Grab your cowboy hat and boots for this Western Themed Gala that includes live music, dancing, food, drinks, and silent auction. Join Joseph Patrick Fabber Memorial Foundation for a night...

Cost: $80 per ticket, $150 for 2 tickets

Where:
True Grit Stables
22328 Blue Bayou Way
Georgetown , DE  19947
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Sponsor: JPFMF
Telephone: 302-682-7566
Contact Name: Margaret McClure
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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  HONK!   book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe music by George Stiles directed by Bud Martin   APRIL 17–MAY 12, 2019   This...

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: PNC
Telephone: 302-594-1100
Contact Name: Lacey Eriksen
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Mr. Phil Kelsall from Blackpool, England,  is noted for his distinctive Dixon-inspired "Blackpool style" of playing, he has made numerous appearances on television and radio playing the Towers's...

Cost: $10 - $20

Where:
The Dickinson Theater at John Dickinson H.S.
1801 Milltown Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
Telephone: 302-995-5630
Contact Name: Bob Dilworth
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By Theresa Rebeck Directed by Stephen Pelinski A cunningly crafted comedic thriller about deceit, double-crosses…and stamps. A pair of half-sisters, mourning their recently deceased mother,...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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By August Wilson  Directed by Walter Dallas  “…universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart.”  — The New York Times In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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Dead Man Walking Saturday, April 27, 2019  | 7:30 pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 2 pm The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE A powerful tale of grief, mercy, and...

Cost: $29-99

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 N Market St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: OperaDelaware
Telephone: 302-442-7807
Contact Name: Mary Wilcosky
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Plastic Cup Boyz brings its stand-up comedy to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show cost from $39 to $59.

Cost: $39-59

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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Featured concert of the 2019 Steel Band Festival

Cost: Free

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
100 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2577
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Plastic Cup Boyz brings its stand-up comedy to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show cost from $39 to $59.

Cost: $39-59

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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Website »

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“Not taking your Doodle to Dewey is like not taking your kids to Disney,” said one participant of this annual event. The 14th Annual DoodlesinDewey for Food&Friends will be...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
On the beach
Saulsbury St
Dewey Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 301.467.5523
Contact Name: Amy Scott
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