Summer 2013 Delaware Dining Guide: Where to Find Great Deals in Delaware’s Mainstays

The state’s iconic restaurants are always offering dining deals. Find out when and where.


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Abbott’s Grill, Milford 
491-6736, abbottsgrillde.com
The Deal: Half-price wine on select bottles on Wednesdays. 
What You Get: Happy hour goodies: 50-cent oysters; a half-pound of steamed shrimp for $6.95! (from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays)

Bon Appetit Restaurant, Seaford
629-3700, bonappetitseaford.com
The Deal: A five-course dinner that includes appetizer, soup, salad, entrée and dessert for $44.
What You Get: Myriad French delights, including French onion soup or poached mussels

Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops, Chadds Ford
(610) 388-8088, brandywineprime.com
The Deal: Steakhouse night on Thursdays: $29.95
What You Get: Soup or salad, an 8-ounce prime beef Wellington, and a luscious chocolate Napoleon with raspberry sauce

Corner Bistro, Talleyville
477-1778, mybistro.com
The Deal: Four-course meal between $35 and $45 for Chef’s Table (third Thursday of every month)
Bonus: Lunch! The Bistro Express for $14 gets you a half-sandwich, soup, small salad and bite-sized dessert. 

Deep Blue Bar & Grill, Wilmington
777-2040, deepbluebarandgrill.com
The Deal: Lobster dinner for $29.95 on Saturdays through Labor Day
What You Get: Three lobster-inspired courses, such as lobster bisque with oil and chives, lobster wontons with tamari glaze and mango coulis, or lobster cannelloni with tarragon cream, roasted corn and micro arugula

DiFebo’s, Bethany Beach
539-4550, difebos.com (All specials are offered in the off-season months)
The Deals: Monday Madness gets you a four-course meal for $19. And on Friday, score osso buco for $23 
What You Get: Friday’s deal includes house wine.
Bonus: On Thursdays, ladies day menu lunch  and dinner offers big discounts for the gals. 
Bonus: On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the early bird menu is offered all night.
Bonus: For Wednesday lunch, get 50 percent off cheesesteaks!

Domaine Hudson, Wilmington
655-9463, domainehudson.com
The Deal: Nightly three-course prix fixe  for $39
What You Get: There are typically three options per category. Among the recent selections: steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, barbecue-braised pork cheeks with aged cheddar polenta and braised mustard greens, and chocolate pot de crème with whipped cream. 
Bonus: Domaine Hudson also has some 40 wines by the glass in 1.5-ounce, 3-ounce and 5-ounce pours. The 1.5-ounce pours start at $2.

Eclipse Bistro, Wilmington
658-1588, platinumdininggroup.com/eclipse
The Deal: Diners can get a bottle of wine on Tuesdays for half price. 
What You Get: Pair the vino with a porkette sandwich—a country roll packed with sautéed spinach and sharp provolone laced with roasted garlic aioli ($13).

Espuma, Rehoboth Beach 
227-4199, espuma-restaurant.com
The Deal: Paella night highlights types of paella—including the traditional—for $20 (available this fall).
What You Get: Four homemade pastas for $20 or less (Thursdays, all year) Half-priced appetizers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar (every night, all year)

Green Room, Wilmington
594-3100, hoteldupont.com/green-room-en.htm
Frugal foodies will benefit from the Hotel du Pont’s 100th anniversary celebration that continues.
The Deal: A centennial lunch menu for July and August for $19.13
What You Get: The August two-course menu includes a choice of summer tomato soup with basil or mixed greens with strawberry-black pepper purée, shaved Manchego cheese and shaved radish. Entrées: Grilled chicken breast with Parmesan pommes purée and mushroom velouté sauce or sautéed salmon filet with baby vegetables, black rice and ginger cream. Dessert: The hotel’s famous macaroons, of course. 

Kindle, Lewes 
645-7887, kindlerestaurant.com
The Deal: “BoVine” night on Thursdays (off-season) for $25
What You Get: Filet mignon and glass of wine

Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall
(610) 388-1181, mendenhallinn.com 
Mendenhall is known for its theme nights. Check these out this summer:
The Deal: Land & Sea night on Mondays
What You Get: An 8-ounce filet with a choice of crab cake, lobster tail or scallops for $22-$28 (Mondays); Surf & Turf for $25 (Thursdays and Saturdays) 

Twelves Grill & Café, West Grove
(610) 869-4020, twelvesgrill.com
The Deal: $25 three-course fixed price dinners on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights 
Bonus: There are other ways to save cash at the Chester County BYOB. Bring in a bottle of wine from a local winery and the restaurant will waive the corkage fee ($5 per bottle). 
Bonus No. 2: Twelves includes a coupon for 12 percent off in its monthly newsletter. (Sign up on the restaurant’s website.) And, the restaurant partners with Longwood Gardens to offer its members a 10-percent discount. Just show your member ID card. Good deal!

Soffritto Italian Grill, Newark 
455-1101, soffritto.com
Whole fish, filleted tableside, is a treat at Soffritto—which has received the Ospitalità Italiana seal by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. The recognition marks Soffritto as an authentic Italian restaurant outside of Italy. 
The Deal: Whole fish of the day is $22 on Wednesdays. (Usually $30)

Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Wilmington
479-7970, sullivanssteakhouse.com
Sullivan’s is debunking the idea that the restaurant is only for special occasions. It offers several deals to whet diners’ appetites.  
The Deal: “The Sure Thing,” a three-course daily deal for $39
What You Get: A mix of seasonal specials and favorites. Time it right and you might spot the current best-seller among the deals: two three-ounce filet medallions alongside shrimp and mashed potatoes.

The Back Burner, Hockessin
239-2314, backburner.com 
The Deals: A three-course prix fixe for $29 (Wednesdays only) 12-ounce prime rib for $22 (Thursdays) Whole lobster for $24.95 (Fridays) 
Bonus: $1 oysters at the bar (Wednesdays)

The Back Porch Café, Rehoboth Beach
227-3674, backporchcafe.com
The Deal: A three-course prix fixe menu for $38 throughout the season on Thursdays. (Closed off-season)

The Buttery Restaurant, Lewes
645-7755, butteryrestaurant.com
The Deal: A three-course meal every night for $30
What You Get: Soup and salad, entrée selections to please meat-lovers, non-meat eaters and vegetarians. Dessert is included.

Union City Grille, Wilmington
654-9780, unioncitygrille.com
The Deal: Two courses for $20 on Tuesdays 
What You Get: The selections rotate to reflect the seasons­—no substitutions, but plenty of choices. 
The Possibilities: Coffee-rubbed flatiron steak with jalapeño cornbread; crab fra diavolo with pasta, aged goat cheese and corn; blackened Gulf shrimp with creamy grits and braised kale; and grilled chicken scallopini. Yum! 

Victoria’s Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach
227-0615, boardwalkplaza.com
The Deal: Three courses for $29.95 all year long. Prix fixe, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; all night Sunday. 
What You Get: Soup or salad and a choice of six entrées—including crispy-skinned duck breast, broiled Scottish salmon and slow-cooked short ribs—followed by dessert.

Walter’s Steakhouse, Wilmington 
652-6780, walters-steakhouse.com
The Deal: This summer, hump day is “Thrill of the Grill” day. (The restaurant usually offers some kind of fixed-price special all year long.) 
What You Get: Three courses for $34.95 (includes grilled melon wrapped in prosciutto; a choice of a grilled Delmonico steak or marinated swordfish; and dessert).
Bonus: Complimentary seafood bar on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays

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February 2018

A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The Philly Home + Garden Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks February 16-18. The show will feature highly-interactive exhibits including a full scale model smart home,...

Cost: 10

Where:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA  19456
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Sponsor: MarketPlace Events
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice are proud to present the inaugural Rehoboth Beach African-American Film Festival. The mission...

Cost: $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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"Choir Boy" presents a complex look at race and sexuality. Shows are at 8pm on February 16 and 17; there is a 2pm matinee on Sunday February 18. Buy tickets online at www.WilmingtonDramaLeague.org.

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
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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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

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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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required. As...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x2288
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Diabetes Education Department
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

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


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

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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Join DCH, New Castle Conservation District staff, and Delaware Cooperative Extension to grow and learn together through an entire season! Classes are designed for a beginner, but seasoned gardeners...

Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: (302) 658-6262
Contact Name: Ruth Arias
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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

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


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

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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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This community event invites attendees to sample healthy dishes prepared by local restaurants and vote for the most creative, tastiest, and best preparation. The first 200 registrants may also sign...

Where:
STAR Health Sciences Complex
540 S. College Ave
Newark, DE  19713
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Explore connections between people and plants in these four inspiring presentations. Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for sponsoring this  year’s refreshments. Individual lecture pricing:...

Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: (302) 658-6262
Contact Name: Mackenzie Knight-Fochs
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Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

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"What the water said…Flowers, Places, & Faces," an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Hugh Phibbs, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from February 2-23, 2018. A free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
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

A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
North Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: American Association of University Women
Telephone: 302-428-0939

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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

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

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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A winter warm up of colorful, vibrant paintings. Marlene Dubin - bold mixed media abstracts; Elaine Lisle - regional landscapes in oil; Mary Ann Weselyk – whimsical animals and still life...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
North Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: American Association of University Women
Telephone: 302-428-0939

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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Ronald Barron was principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1975 until 2008. He joined the orchestra in 1970 after being a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

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Celebrate the 12th Annual Chinese New Year at the Delaware Art Museum! This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo...

Cost: Free; donations accepted

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

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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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For this Saturday’s activity, visitors will have fun with fluid dynamics and hydraulics - Pascal would be proud! Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
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Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights is Delaware’s premier breast cancer fundraiser to benefit the local programs and services of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Join us for a glamorous, fun...

Cost: *VIP $125.00; *Silver Mirror Ball $50.00

Where:
Dover Downs Hotel
, 1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Telephone: 302-778-1102
Contact Name: Eliza Mohler
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The Newark Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents a performance of Johann Baptist George Neruda, Trumpet Concerto in E flat, with Wendell Banyay, Trumpet.  Also to be featured will be Gabriel Faure,...

Cost: 0 - $20

Where:
Newark United Methodist Church
69 E. Main St.
Newark, DE  19711
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