The Stories Behind 5 Famous Resorts of Yesteryear

Hotels and amusement parks of decades past were grand affairs that served people with limited means, limited mobility or limited access to most public facilities.



The Augustine Beach Hotel—now known as the Augustine Inn, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

 

Leisure is an old idea, but one that is constantly re-invented.

The Romans enjoyed watching people kill each other. The Aztecs enjoyed watching people play a form of soccer, then enjoyed killing the game’s losers. What became polo was invented by the Persians, who sometimes used human heads instead of balls. (Seeing a pattern here?)

In the more-or-less modern West, what to do about leisure has often devolved into a discussion of what to do with the Sabbath and religious holidays, since most people were otherwise working constantly. In England, to this day, people explain the failure of Oliver Cromwell’s Puritan republic on his alleged plan to abolish Christmas.

Working through such issues took a few hundred years, and, in truth, isn’t fully finished. Delaware, for instance, still tries to protect the Sabbath by restricting the hours of liquor sales on Sundays. Hunting on Sundays is also forbidden, unless you’re chasing a fox with hounds.

Even so, we accept that everyone is entitled to some time off and, within the limits of the law, personal discretion in how to use it. In a capitalist society, personal discretion means marketing opportunities and profit. And reluctance to interfere with those is bedrock.

This democratizing trend brings us to the amusement parks and resorts popular with Delawareans about a century ago. Of the five featured here, two (Shellpot and Brandywine Springs) were creatures of trolley companies. Another, Augustine Beach, depended on Delaware River steamers to take holiday-seekers back and forth. Rosedale Beach, which catered to African Americans, could not have existed before the automobile, which allowed blacks up and down the East Coast to gather near Millsboro. The exception, Bellevue Hall, a former du Pont estate, was dependent on nothing but its owner’s millions—proof that old ways endure.

Augustine Beach: From cattle to bikers

In the days before cars and railroads appeared to direct vacationers elsewhere, a waterside getaway just downstream from major population centers had real appeal.

So it was for Augustine Beach, just south of Port Penn, which was a popular vacation destination for people in Philadelphia and Wilmington at the turn of the 20th century. Steamers such as the Thomas Clyde, Pilot Boy and Ariel made daily runs to The Piers, as the site was then known. Adult fares were 30 cents.

Augustine Beach takes its name from Augustine Herman (ca. 1621-1686), a Bohemian explorer and cartographer who agreed to map the region for Lord Calvert in exchange for a 20,000-acre estate. That estate, Bohemia Manor, touched the Delaware at its eastern end and included Augustine Beach.

The spot’s history as a resort began when Adam Diehl and a partner arrived in the late 1790s to raise cattle, a business they apparently did well in. In 1804, Diehl and William Guier, a Philadelphia merchant, owned $14,000 worth of livestock, which they grazed on 140 acres of marsh grass before shipping the animals upriver to butchers in Wilmington and Philadelphia.

By 1816, however, the partnership had dissolved, and Diehl busied himself with a large brick structure—the Augustine Beach Hotel—that he had constructed two years earlier.

According to an architectural survey from 2012, the building’s floorplan suggests a structure intended as a hotel, with a first floor of two large rooms for eating and drinking and an upstairs with private rooms.

How much business the hotel did in its early years is unknown. The property changed hands several times before 1867, when it was taken over by Simeon Lord, a Philadelphia hotel keeper with big plans. Lord built 100 bath houses on the beach and added a frame extension on the north end that housed a dance pavilion. Lord renovated the dining room, and may have been the owner who combined several first-floor rooms to create a large lobby.

According to a Wilmington Steamboat Company advertisement from 1888, picnic tables were set in an “elegant grove.”

The Augustine Beach Hotel was later inherited by Lord’s son, Simeon Jr., who ran it until 1893. A series of other owners followed. In 1915, visitors could also enjoy a miniature steam engine train, merry-go-round and shuffleboard.

The resort declined after World War I, and the Thomas Clyde made its last run in the 1920s. By the 1940s, the hotel was described in advertisements as a taproom, indicating that its owners had given up on renting rooms.

The economy also declined for local residents. During World War II, men in the area worked in war industries such as shipbuilding and ammunition manufacture. After the war, they didn’t come back. The local tomato cannery closed in 1954.

A state boat launch was built in the 1970s, as well as a nuclear plant in Salem, N.J., whose cooling towers can be seen across the river. The 1814 hotel building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and now operates as the Augustine Inn.

Views of the boardwalk and dance pavilion at Brandywine Springs Park.

Brandywine Springs: A getaway for the 19th century—and the 21st

Brandywine Springs Park is a two-fer. A county park since 1970, it offers all of what most people consider to be park basics: grills and picnic tables, hiking trails and playgrounds, basketball courts and softball fields. But Brandywine Springs also offers a sort of time portal: Visitors can tour the park as it was a century ago.

On Faulkland Road west of Wilmington, the land now occupied by the park has probably been a resort of sorts for millennia. According to Mike Ciosek, president of the Friends of Brandywine Springs, members of the native Lenape tribe went there to drink the mineral water, a habit they passed to European settlers.

A hotel was built in 1828, then other things followed. By the turn of the 20th century, Hyde Run, a tributary of Red Clay Creek, was lined with a carousel, a moving-picture theater and a boardwalk that featured a bandstand, restaurants, a pool hall, shooting gallery, kiddie rides and a funhouse called Katzenjammer Castle. A dance pavilion stood in the middle of Lake Washington.

A brochure from 1899 promised “a newly fitted up Excursion Grounds, replete with every modern idea; fitted with all forms of respectable amusements, rich in surpassingly beautiful natural scenic surroundings, safe for the children, delightful for the grown folks.”

It’s all gone now. The park never re-opened after its 1923 season and the buildings gradually disappeared, often cannibalized by neighbors who used the materials in their homes.

Then again, it isn’t gone at all.

Since 1994, Ciosek and the Friends have been excavating and marking the sites of the amusement park’s major features: the entrance archway, the ladies pavilion, the boardwalk, the soda and ice cream stand, and, of course, Chalybeate Spring, where the Lenape once came to drink.

Excavations at the spring—covered in Victorian times with a rustic canopy—revealed its concrete foundation to be a couple of feet below the current ground level. According to Ciosek, the county parks department will regrade the surrounding area to restore it to its earlier appearance.

“When we find a building, we put up corner posts and a sign with a photograph to show where the building stood and what it looked like,” Ciosek says.  “So people can literally stand beside the sign and see what it looked like in 1900.”

A hotel operated at Rosedale Beach Resort from the early 1900S.

Rosedale Beach: What segregation wrought

Spending a weekend on the water should be easy. But in the early 20th century, that wasn’t for African Americans, who were barred from most resorts and amusement parks.

Near Millsboro, however, history and family made some space. Rosedale Beach Resort on the Indian River offered blacks (and others) a hotel, boardwalk, dance hall, restaurant, and picnic and beach facilities. The resulting crowds attracted entertainment that included some of the biggest stars of the era: Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and Fats Domino.

“People came from all around New York, Philadelphia and Washington,” former manager Floyd Vause told the Wilmington News in 1980.

In Sussex County, African Americans’ wedge was their relationship with the Nanticoke tribe. Over the centuries, Nanticokes and African Americans worked together and lived with and married each other.

“They are related in many ways,” says Tamara Jubilee-Shaw, who researched Rosedale’s history for the state’s historic marker program. “Sometimes it’s a point of contention over whether they are Nanticoke or black, but history does show that they worked together.

Sometime in the late 19th century, Nanticoke farmer and fisherman Isaac Harmon (1829-1900) purchased a nine-acre tract on the riverfront. Calling it Noah’s Park, Harmon used the property for bathing, playing baseball and religious meetings. It was subsequently purchased by several members of the African American Vause family and, in 1937, incorporated as Rosedale Beach Inc.

Jubilee-Shaw, however, believes that Rosedale Beach was actively used for recreational purposes much earlier than its incorporation date. A hotel operated on the site from “the early 1900s,” she notes.

“In the pre-integration era, there were very few places people of color could go for entertainment and-or hotel accommodations,” Jubilee-Shaw says. “Therefore, many people traveled to Rosedale Beach from points north, south and west along the East Coast. Church groups, college students, family groups and individuals would come to Millsboro.”

The hotel also included a members-only bar, The Young Man’s Republican Club, which admitted only registered party members.

In 1946, Billboard magazine reported that “Rosedale Beach, famous show spot of Millsboro, Del., has inaugurated Saturday night barn dances (for traveling hunters coming into town) for the winter for the first time in its history.” Five years later, the headliner was Lucius Venable “Lucky” Millinder (1910-1966), a rhythm-and-blues and swing bandleader who is also credited with discovering Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Jubilee-Shaw’s father, Leroy Jubilee, recalled sneaking into the hotel as a child, despite being told by his mother to stay away.

“I used to sneak in the back door to hear the music and strummed on my guitar just like the musicians on stage there,” recalled Jubilee. “Fancy yachts would ride by so the passengers could listen to the thumping and swinging sounds coming from the hotel, but they could not go inside. This was the South, and people of different races could not mingle in public facilities.”

But what segregation gaveth, integration took away. Business took a downturn in the 1950s, and Rosedale Beach entered bankruptcy in 1961. The company re-organized in 1963, but thereafter operated more quietly as an ordinary hotel.

Sold in the 1980s and all buildings razed, the site of Rosedale Beach is now a condominium development, Gull Point. A state historic marker was erected in 2011.

Woolton Hall, a Gothic castle with a view of the Delaware, was built in 1885 in what is now Bellevue State Park.

Bellevue State Park: Another du Pont gift

Some du Ponts loved to garden, so we have Longwood Gardens. Some du Ponts enjoyed gutting out European mansions and bringing the pieces home to play with, so we have Winterthur.

Other du Ponts, however, were jocks. So we have Bellevue State Park.

Squeezed between I-95 and Philadelphia Pike in North Wilmington, 328-acre Bellevue offers a tennis center, a fitness track and paved trails, plus picnic facilities. There’s also Bellevue Hall, a former du Pont mansion, which may be rented for special events such as weddings.

The park’s history begins with Hanson Robinson (1815-1871), a wool merchant who, in 1855, spent $100,000 building a Gothic castle, Woolton Hall (get it?), from whose dark stone towers he could see the Delaware River. In 1893, the property passed to William du Pont Sr. (1855-1928), president of the Repauno Chemical Company, a division of du Pont that manufactured dynamite.

Du Pont married and divorced, then was remarried to a divorced woman. That had social consequences, so du Pont and wife No. 2, Annie, lived away from Wilmington—first in England, then in Virginia, where, in 1908, they bought Montpelier, the former home of James Madison. Du Pont also acquired Bellevue for those times when he absolutely, positively had to be in Wilmington, but he lived mostly in Virginia. After du Pont’s death, Montpelier went to a daughter and Bellevue to his son, William du Pont Jr.

Willie, as he was called, apparently missed Montpelier. After taking over in 1928, he had the old Robinson place rebuilt from a three-story castle to a two-and-a-half story mansion that mimicked Montpelier. Even the yellow-painted stucco exterior and the garden facade are identical. Beyond that, however, Willie was “far more interested” in his sports facilities, according to a 1987 management plan by the Delaware division of parks.

Willie was an enthusiastic rider and owner of thoroughbred race horses. His father had built stables at Bellevue, but du Pont Jr. built a racetrack, steeplechase fences, two galloping tracks, paddocks and more stables. He later became internationally recognized as an authority on the design and construction of horse racing courses. Du Pont designed more than 25 steeplechase and flat racing tracks.

Du Pont Jr. also married twice, which led to more sports infrastructure. (He and his first wife, Jean Austin, were the parents of the notorious John du Pont of Newtown Square, Pa.) Second wife Margaret Osborne du Pont was a renowned tennis player. For her, Willie installed outdoor and indoor courts, plus a swimming pool, which the state filled in when it took over in 1976. There was a steep circular stairway that descended from the mansion’s library to an underground tunnel that, in turn, led to the du Ponts’ 15,000-square-foot sports house.

Shellpot Park in North Wilmington was little more than a shady place to picnic in its early years. 

Shellpot Park: Creature of the Trolley Company

Today mainly a strip of green along Shellpot Drive in North Wilmington, Shellpot Park could only have existed in the era of the trolley car.

Little more than a shady place to picnic in its early years, Shellpot grew to include a scenic railway, dance pavilion, roller rink, carousel and roller coaster. Operating from 1893 until 1934 at the foot of Penny Hill in Brandywine Hundred, it was the creation of the Wilmington and Philadelphia Traction Company, which used it to lure people onto its trolley cars on weekends, when they might have otherwise stayed at home.

For adults, comedy was a top attraction. A July 1913 Shellpot newspaper ad listed such performers as Adeline DeNette (singer and dancer); Ravie, Troy and Anna Stone (comedy songs and dances); and Martie Jacobs, “eccentric comedian.”

There were unamusing aspects, too. Like most amusement parks, Shellpot was segregated. In 2001, Wilmington artist Edward Loper Sr. recalled visiting as a child during the one week of the year in which African Americans were admitted.

“When that week would be on, black people would flock to that park because they were just glad to go to an amusement park,” he recalled. But, added Loper, “They didn’t allow blacks to go into the swimming pool.”

According to amusement park historian Jim Futrell, Shellpot was always smaller than competitor Brandywine Springs. But it underwent a burst of development after the trolley company bought out Brandywine Springs’ private trolley system, thus nudging it toward extinction. At Shellpot, a large wooden rollercoaster, the Wildcat, was built in 1925.

But that didn’t stop the decline that afflicted all trolley-owned amusement parks after World War I. Private automobiles gave Americans more options of how and where to spend their leisure time.

In 1932, Shellpot sold its carousel to Dorney Park in Allentown, where it remained until being destroyed by fire in 1983. Then, in January 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, Shellpot was severely damaged by fire. The facilities were only partly insured, so the park never re-opened.

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

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Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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MARKINC's annual 18 Holes - One Cause Golf Outing on Monday, September 18, 2017.  We are excited to announce that this year we will be playing on the private course at the Newark Country Club!...

Cost: Visit www.markinc.org/events/golf

Where:
Newark Country CLub
300 W. Main Street
Newark, DE  19715
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Sponsor: MARKINC Ministries
Telephone: 302-838-2755
Contact Name: Kasie Lamme
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Rehoboth Beach Film Society Continues Theater Content Series The Rehoboth Beach Film Society continues its exciting new theatrical experience series. Through a partnership with online theater...

Cost: $18-$20

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
Website »

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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
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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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

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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Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Every Tuesday, March–November, 10:30–11:30 am Meet in Galleries Reception Atrium. Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

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: Tours & Reservations

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

More information

Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

More information

Rehoboth Beach Film Society Continues Theater Content Series The Rehoboth Beach Film Society continues its exciting new theatrical experience series. Through a partnership with online theater...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as Three Sheets Acoustic, Bella Von, Melissa & Jim,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-631-1551
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

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

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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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This event will feature best-selling author Rachel Simon, author of "The Story of Beautiful Girl" and "Riding the Bus with my Sister"; D.R. Barton Jr., author of "The...

Where:
Interfaith Resource Center
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1530 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

More information

Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

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


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

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Ready to roll the dice and try your luck? Join us for this year's Lucky 7 Shuttle Tours to Atlantic City. Enjoy round-trip ferry foot passenger passage from Lewes, round-trip motor coach...

Cost: $37

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

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

More information

ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

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

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


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

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The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 25th from 10:00 AM. until 2:00 PM, except...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Downtown Visions
Telephone: 302-425-0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
Website »

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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

More information

Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

More information

Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

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

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

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

More information

Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as Three Sheets Acoustic, Bella Von, Melissa & Jim,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Telephone: 302-631-1551
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

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

More information

Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
Website »

More information

Join Rachel Binkley of Rocker Soaps for a fun and information filled class. We will make soap, learn how to make a soap recipe, mix essential oils, and get tips and techniques to make it easier for...

Cost: 40

Where:
Zaikka Indian Grill
2809 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Rocker Soaps
Telephone: 302.544.0391
Contact Name: Rachel
Website »

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Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

More information

Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

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


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

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When the kids have the day off but the parents don’t, let them spend the day off of school doing something really cool…having fun at the Delaware Museum of Natural History! Enjoy games, crafts,...

Cost: $40 for DMNH Members, $45 for Non-Members

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

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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow,...

Cost: Drop-in rate of $10.

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

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

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


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

More information

Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

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

More information

Nanticoke Health Services will host its 31st annual golf tournament on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017 at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Thursday’s tournament will be...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Heritage Shores
1 Heritage Shores Circle
Bridgeville, DE  19933
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Telephone: 302-536-5390
Contact Name: Nanticoke Health Services Foundation
Website »

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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
Website »

More information

Story Time at the Brandywine Zoo Every Thursday May-September at 10:30am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Takes place outside in the main zoo, and may include a...

Cost: Zoo Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive,
Wilmington, DE  19802
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

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Thursdays, May – September, 10:30 - 11am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Website »

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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
View map »


Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

More information

Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »

More information

The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today Readers. Live entertainment from various local and talented musicians, such as Three Sheets Acoustic, Bella Von, Melissa & Jim,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-631-1551
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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM The Starboard 2009 DE-1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971   Celebrity Guest Bartenders Meghan Clapp Garrison Candice Fifer Monty Spangler Bruce...

Cost: Free to get in

Where:
The Starboard
2009 DE-1
Dewey Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Meals On Wheels Delaware
Contact Name: Jennifer Halliday

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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers maternity education classes on Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class meets each Thursday for a total of five weeks –...

Cost: $50 for full course; $25 for refresher

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x2540
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Drop-in to the Museum galleries and explore a topic or idea through writing inspired by prompts—visual or written. These informal gatherings allow participants of all experience levels to write...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

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Family Story of Migration, an exhibition of paintings by Yolanda Chetwynd, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 1-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
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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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Nanticoke Health Services will host its 31st annual golf tournament on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22, 2017 at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Thursday’s tournament will be...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Heritage Shores
1 Heritage Shores Circle
Bridgeville, DE  19933
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Telephone: 302-536-5390
Contact Name: Nanticoke Health Services Foundation
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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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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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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
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Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
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Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October.   Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too! Friday, September 22, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Ages 21+  Enjoy a fantastically fun evening at the Brandywine Zoo and support the Delaware Zoological...

Cost: $40/Member; $50/NonMember; $25/Designated Driver.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Zoological Society
Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Celebrate the beginning of fall and participate in Peace Week Delaware with a walk in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth! There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Autism Delaware’s 2017 Blue Jean Ball presented by Hertrich Toyota “Denim & Diamonds!” is the dress code for this popular event, where you can bid on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia,...

Cost: $85

Where:
Nassau Valley Vineyards
32165 Winery Way
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Autism Delaware
Telephone: 302-224-6020
Contact Name: Deanna Principe
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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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  Serafin String Quartet returns to Milton Theatre on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00p.m.  Tickets On Sale Now! General Admission: Adults $20 Students/Seniors $15 Reserved Seating: Adults...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Milton Theatre
100 Union Street
Milton, DE
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Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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2017 Season Newly added for the 2017 Season - our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, featuring an extensive selection of breakfast favorites.  There's something for everyone to enjoy - from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ocean City Crab House
, MD

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AIDS Walk Delaware is the state’s largest annual HIV/AIDS public awareness and fundraising event taking place simultaneously in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach on Sept. 23, 2017. The Walk attracts...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Landscapes in oil by George Martz are based on real places and transformed by his imagination and from the inspiration he finds “between his ears.” Influenced by the Brandywine tradition, Peter...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Join us for the 1st annual Freedom from Seizures 5K in Lewes, DE!  We are the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware and funds raised will support our community education programs!

Cost: $25

Where:
Lewes, DE
213 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Telephone: 302-999-9313
Contact Name: Jen Uro
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Join the Newark Senior Center on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00  AM to 1:00 PM for the Craft & Vendor Fair! Some of the vendors include Newark Natural Foods, DotDotSmile, Scentsy, Thirty-One...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Newark Senior Center
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Katie
Telephone: 3027372336 ext 119
Contact Name: Rivera
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The 2nd Annual KALEIDOSCOPE: Empowering Survivors ~ Mind, Body & Spirit conference will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9 - 3 at the Ramada Inn in Newark, DE. This event is for women...

Cost: $25

Where:
Ramada Inn
260 Chapman Road
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: NspireD, LLC
Telephone: 610.812.9997
Contact Name: Nicolle D. Surratte
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Join us for the 1st Annual Freedom from Seizures 5K in Lewes, DE!  The Epilepsy Foundation of DE needs your support to continue our community education programs. Did you know that we education...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Lewes, DE
213 Anglers Road
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Telephone: 302-999-9313
Contact Name: Jen Uro
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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Under the Influence will feature paintings by contemporary artists, Sarah McRae Morton, Betsy Eby, Stanley Bielen, Judith Pond Kudlow, and Vicki Vinton. These artists will be hung next to original...

Cost: none

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery; Breck's Mill, 2nd Floo
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer Open House at our shipyard in Wilmington, DE from...

Cost:

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E 7th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The landscape paintings of Delaware artist Denise Dumont are inspired  by the shores of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and by the places she’s come to know along the New England coast. An...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Brandywine Zoo's Career & Animal Science Workshops: Working with Exotic Birds Birds can be friendly or temperamental or friendly, delicate or hardy. Discover the ‘nitty gritty’ details of...

Cost: $10/non-member; $8/DZS member

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: 302-571-7850
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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NamaSLAY Yoga at the Concord Mall Celebrate your inner diva every Saturday from September 16th-October 7th with a free, vibrant 75-minute yoga practice to the beat of all your favorite...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Celebrate your inner diva every Saturday from September 16th-October 7th with a free, vibrant 75-minute yoga practice to the beat of all your favorite hip-hop and r&b hits with instructor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Come join us in celebrating the mission work of the American Heart Association while raising funds to end cardiovascular disease. There will be a live and silent auction, served dinner with wine,...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Chase Center on the Riverfront
Justinson Street
Wilmington , DE
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Telephone: 302-286-5704
Contact Name: Denise Griffin
Website »

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Day Out With Thomas Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on Thomas, a ride on Percy (with...

Cost: Ticket are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Pac

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Take a guided walk through the Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October.   Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace.  Our crew don pirate...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Train departure is at 12:30 PM. Explore the geologic history of the Delaware Appalachian Piedmont, which contains rock dating from 440 million back to 1.2 billion years ago. Delaware Geologic...

Cost: $22

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Discover how explosions light up the world. Play with miniature rockets and build your own building to withstand an explosion. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and...

Cost: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5 and under and Hagl

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Visitors Center entrance
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

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

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

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

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Phillips Crab House Hours Change! MENU & BUFFET DINING: August 28 - September 9: Monday - Friday*: Menu & Buffet 4pm, Saturday - Sunday: Menu 11:45am, Buffet 3:30pm September...

Cost: Varies

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

More information

Richard Cleaver creates elaborate figurative sculptures full of hidden compartments to capture the lives and secrets of historical figures and personal acquaintances. Cleaver received his bachelor...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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