This Wilmington Woman Goes All Out for the Holidays

Joyce Bell offers a look inside her extravagantly decorated condo, as well as tips for hosting the perfect seasonal celebration.


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Joyce Bell kicks off the holiday season by hosting a large-scale dinner party. She puts up two midsized trees, one of which is bedecked with angels and ornaments.// Photo by Joe Del Tufo

 

Growing up in rural West Virginia, Joyce Bell and her family always had a live tree cut from the forest. The holidays were a glorious time, filled with a child's wonder.

"I believed in Santa until I was 13 years old," she says.

Bell still approaches the holidays with the joy and excitement of her girlhood years. Except now she lives in a condo in Wilmington. And that live forest greenery? "I use silk greens," she says. "It's too much mess to go with real greens."

She starts decorating immediately after Thanksgiving. She has amassed several closets filled with ornaments and seasonal accoutrements over the years, but she approaches each Yuletide from a new perspective.

"I pull all the stuff out of the closets and then I evaluate it," she says. "I never do anything the same way twice."

A holiday feast

For her official kickoff of the holiday season, she hosts a large-scale dinner party for as many as 150 guests. The event starts at 3 p.m. and ends around midnight "when my grandchildren ask me to tuck them into bed."

The menu typically includes three turkeys "with my mother's sage stuffing," ham, pork shoulder, beef brisket, salmon, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans with basil, corn, sweet potatoes seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar, exotic mushrooms and cranberry sauce.

 

Bell’s granddaughters, Elsa and Kara Bell Young, help decorate during the holidays.// Photo by Joe Del Tufo

 

"My guests all bring either a dessert or an appetizer to share," she says.

For that event, the dining room table is set with 10 electric warming trays. After the party, her best table settings come out. She doesn't put them away until after the new year. "I like to set a nice table," she says. "Why have something if you don't use it?"

Glittering settings

She starts with a white lace tablecloth and sets a red tartan placemat at each seat and a red runner down the center of the table. "I like red—and lots of it," she says.

Then she layers ivory Lenox gold-rimmed dishes in the Eternal pattern on top of large gold chargers. She adds sparkling Waterford wine glasses and champagne flutes edged with a wide red band. Antique silver flatware provides additional shimmer.

 

Bell's holiday table setting.// photo by Joe Del Tufo

 

For the centerpiece, Bell combines long-leaf pine, winterberry, apples and tall, tapered red candles. And because you never know when friends will drop in, she sets a second smaller table for four on an enclosed balcony with views of the Brandywine and Wilmington's city lights.

 

Delicious decor

As accomplished hostess Joyce Bell can attest, one of the greatest joys of the winter holidays is festive foods. Don’t think of gourmet goodies as simply treats for the tummy. Seasonal foods also are a feast for the eyes.

PHOTO BY JOE DEL TUFO

Here are delicious ideas for decorating with incredible edibles:

  • Bake oversized cookies you can use as “place cards” for holiday meals. Pipe names or initials in icing on cookies shaped like trees or gingerbread men. Round cookies can be frosted to resemble Christmas balls. After the feast, guests can take their individualized cookies home.
  • Combine fresh fruits with greenery for an ever-evolving display. Start with gorgeous fruits, such as pineapples, pomegranates, oranges, lemons, apples and pears. Arrange the fruit on a shimmering silver tray, in a crystal bowl or other lovely vessel. Accent with sprigs of holly, pine or magnolia leaves. As it ripens, rotate the fruit into your menu and replace every few days.
  • Show off your baking skills. Instead of tucking cookies into tins or relegating cakes to a corner of the kitchen, place them front and center where you can admire your work. Display cookies on a holiday-themed tray. Place cakes and pies on a pedestal.
  • Set a fine table. Your best dishes deserve a place next to the menorah. So instead of putting away your china, crystal and silver, reset the table so you can contemplate memories of the night before and look forward to the next celebration.
  • Show your holiday spirits. Polish the champagne bucket and set out your finest flutes. If you are expecting guests, greet them at the door with a glass of bubbly. Have a tray with snifters and your favorite after-dinner drinks at the ready for a relaxing repast after the festivities.
  • For an old-fashioned touch, string popcorn and cranberries. Hang them on the tree or intertwine with garlands of greenery.

O Christmas tree

Throughout her home are elaborate reminders of the season: illuminated angel figurines adorned with feathers, garlands with red tartan bows and votive candles in long-stemmed cranberry glass holders. A large wreath of pine, cones, beads and ribbons is mounted on a mirror in the living room.

On the bar, figurines of tipsy reindeer—"with their skinny legs up in the air," she notes—add a touch of whimsy. In the den, there's a collection of snowmen. Two large nutcrackers in red and gold uniforms and tall gold hats stand sentry in the foyer on either side of a curio cabinet. "They are my protection," she says.

Wide-scale decorating requires many hands. Bell's granddaughters, Elsa and Kara Bell Young, tidy up and help to assemble decorations.

 

 illuminated angel figurines adorned with feathers are reminders of the season.// Photo by Joe Del Tufo

 

Because the living room in her condo is expansive, she puts up two midsize trees, each 4 1/2 feet tall. One is made from pine cones and was a seasonal discount she couldn't resist.

"I found it at an after-Christmas sale at Marshalls more than 10 years ago," she says. "Dec. 26 is the best day to shop for decorations."

The other tree is an artful artificial Tannenbaum, bedecked with angels and sentimental ornaments, many of them crafted by Bell's adult daughters, Kelly and Mandy, when they were little girls. A toy train, a gift from a friend, runs on a circular track beneath.

"I have a lot of sentimental things that I truly treasure," she says. "I only retire something when it gets broken or squished."

'More of everything'

Like her greens, Bell gravitates toward low-maintenance poinsettias, always in her trademark red. Each year, she intersperses them with live plants. "I can't resist a nice, full, healthy-looking plant," she says.

Brightly wrapped packages become part of the decor. She also slips presents into leather bags that recipients can use year-round, "like a gift inside a gift."

Twinkling lights on trees add to the spirited ambiance. Bell also is fond of candles, which provide a soft glow.

"I light lots and lots of candles," she says. "At Christmas, you do more of everything."

 

BELL GRAVITATES TOWARDS LOW-MAINTENANCE POINSETTIAS, ALWAYS IN HER TRADEMARK RED.// Photo by Joe Del Tufo

 

While Bell has fun putting up decorations, putting them away is a chore. To minimize the heavy lifting, she has devised a system that only takes two hours. She puts away her trees with the ornaments still on them, ready for next year.

She collects everything else and moves it into her rec room, where she groups items. Small things go in bags. Anything that is fragile goes in a box on a shelf.

"Arranging things takes thought," she says. "Taking them down does not."


GET THE LOOK:

More is more. For the holidays, pull out all the stops. Deck the halls with boughs of holly—and then add glistening ornaments. Maximize the impact of mirrors by decorating them with wreaths.
Tell a story. Set a dish of cookies and a mug of cocoa out for Santa. Place a bowl of unshelled walnuts next to the giant nutcracker soldier. Bring out photos of family and friends attired in their holiday finery.
Set a sumptuous table. Now is the time to dress the table in fine linens. Polish silver and crystal to ensure sparkle. Get out your holiday china.
Decorate with natural elements that are reminiscent of winter. Add pine cones to a centerpiece. Tuck sprigs of pine—real or artificial—into the frames of paintings and mirrors.
Add a touch of whimsy. Joyce Bell decorates busts and statues with jaunty Santa caps.

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September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members 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 and Tours
Website »

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The Delaware HIV Consortium and the Ministry of Caring are collaborating again this year for the annual ‘Easy as Pie’ fundraising campaign. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our...

Cost: From $20

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: The Ministry of Caring Inc., Delaware HIV Consortium
Telephone: 302-654-5471
Website »

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Available Tuesday nights only - Certified Angus cut of prime rib, asparagus, cauliflower mashed potatoes for $30!

Cost: $30

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Instructor: Danny Schweers  

Cost: $10 Members, $25 Non-Members.

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

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

Cost: free

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

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The Goldberg Variations: 32 Miniatures Based on Bach’s Keyboard Masterpiece, an exhibition of mixed media works by Gregg Silvis, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 1-27,...

Cost: Free

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

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New works featuring oil paintings, pastels, and paintings done on objects and furniture. Laura enjoys painting with a variety of media on many surfaces, from pastels on paper, to oil and acrylic...

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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65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-384-3694
Website »

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Somerville Manning Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of paintings, “Remains: Recent Work by Jon Redmond,” from October 18 – November 16, 2019. Redmond’s...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

OTHER PLACES Draper Experiment by Chris Andricola and Jake Foster October 4 - November 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop In the spirit of...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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 and Tours
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members 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 and Tours
Website »

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Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

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BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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November 13, 1:00–3:00 pm Vintage styles adorning royals in The Crown inspire beaded jewelry with a contemporary twist. Representatives from The Bead Garden will teach you how to...

Cost: $45 per Member. $50 per nonmember.

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

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The Delaware HIV Consortium and the Ministry of Caring are collaborating again this year for the annual ‘Easy as Pie’ fundraising campaign. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our...

Cost: From $20

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: The Ministry of Caring Inc., Delaware HIV Consortium
Telephone: 302-654-5471
Website »

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Every Wednesday from 4PM - 11PM, indulge in 1/2 price bottles of wine! Valid for bottles under $80.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Join Odyssey Charter School in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 pm as they celebrate receiving the Eco-Schools Green Flag with a Fall Harvest Dinner.  Enjoy a six-course meal...

Cost: $35

Where:
Odyssey Charter School Building 23 Cafeteria
4319 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: Odyssey Charter School Green Team
Telephone: 302-516-8000
Contact Name: Melissa Tracy
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“Why William Wore Red and Harry Wore Dark Blue: Decoding British Military Uniforms” November 13, 6:00–7:00 pm Patrick Baty, color consultant and military and art historian, will help us...

Cost: $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.

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

More information

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

Cost: free

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

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If you are a Blues musician, or a fun loving person and you want to have a great time enjoying great food (Best Of... 2019) adult beverages and if you want to meet awesome people, come and join The...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Reef Seafood & Steak Restaurant
2618 Carpenter Station Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: 4w5 Blues Jam
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Please see attached flyer for information about this year's speakers series. We also have graphics for individual speaker events if needed. Events are held on various Wednesday evenings.

Cost: free

Where:
Mitchell Hall
The Green
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Center for Political Communication
Telephone: 302-831-7771
Contact Name: Nancy Karibjanian
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The Goldberg Variations: 32 Miniatures Based on Bach’s Keyboard Masterpiece, an exhibition of mixed media works by Gregg Silvis, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 1-27,...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

New works featuring oil paintings, pastels, and paintings done on objects and furniture. Laura enjoys painting with a variety of media on many surfaces, from pastels on paper, to oil and acrylic...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

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


Telephone: 302-384-3694
Website »

More information

Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members 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 and Tours
Website »

More information

OTHER PLACES Draper Experiment by Chris Andricola and Jake Foster October 4 - November 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop In the spirit of...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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 and Tours
Website »

More information

Somerville Manning Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of paintings, “Remains: Recent Work by Jon Redmond,” from October 18 – November 16, 2019. Redmond’s...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

Are you struggling with frustrating peri- or post-menopausal challenges? You’re not alone! Join Dr. Joanne Kakaty-Monzo for a frank, open conversation about a painless alternative to hormone...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Integrative Health Center
910 N Union Street
Ste 2
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: First State Health & Wellness
Telephone: 302-454-1010
Contact Name: Stacy Kelly
Website »

More information

The Delaware HIV Consortium and the Ministry of Caring are collaborating again this year for the annual ‘Easy as Pie’ fundraising campaign. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our...

Cost: From $20

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: The Ministry of Caring Inc., Delaware HIV Consortium
Telephone: 302-654-5471
Website »

More information

For $20 on Thursdays from 4PM - 11PM, indulge in our crab cake sandwich & a local beer on tap. Signature crab cake topped w/ lettuce, tomato, power veggie slaw, served on a toasted brioche...

Cost: $20

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Goldberg Variations: 32 Miniatures Based on Bach’s Keyboard Masterpiece, an exhibition of mixed media works by Gregg Silvis, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 1-27,...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

New works featuring oil paintings, pastels, and paintings done on objects and furniture. Laura enjoys painting with a variety of media on many surfaces, from pastels on paper, to oil and acrylic...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

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


Telephone: 302-384-3694
Website »

More information

Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

Somerville Manning Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of paintings, “Remains: Recent Work by Jon Redmond,” from October 18 – November 16, 2019. Redmond’s...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members 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 and Tours
Website »

More information

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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


Website »

More information

FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

OTHER PLACES Draper Experiment by Chris Andricola and Jake Foster October 4 - November 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop In the spirit of...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

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 and Tours
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $6-$20

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


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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to the Museum through a story, interactive tour, and art making. Ages 2+. Family friendly.

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

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


Website »

More information

The Delaware HIV Consortium and the Ministry of Caring are collaborating again this year for the annual ‘Easy as Pie’ fundraising campaign. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our...

Cost: From $20

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: The Ministry of Caring Inc., Delaware HIV Consortium
Telephone: 302-654-5471
Website »

More information

(Kennett Square, Pa) - Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 44th year.  This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Unionville High School, Auditorium Entr
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Sq, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Unionville PTO
Contact Name: Carol Aruffo
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

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Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown  

Cost: $40 Members, $55 Non-Members.

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

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Christmas Gift Market - The best part of Christmas is the Gift – Saturday, November 16, 2019.  SHOP! 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM SHOP! - Hilton Garden Inn - Delaware Ballroom - 1706 N. DuPont...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn (Delaware Ballroom)
1706 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
View map »


Sponsor: John-Barre Enterprises LLc/Divine Messaging
Telephone: 302-270-0147
Contact Name: Paula K B Johnson
Website »

More information

New works featuring oil paintings, pastels, and paintings done on objects and furniture. Laura enjoys painting with a variety of media on many surfaces, from pastels on paper, to oil and acrylic...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Cape Henlopen Senior Center is making plans for its 4th annual holiday fair set for Saturday, November 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian Street, Rehoboth...

Cost: $30 per table - $25 if you bring your own table.

Where:
Cape Henlopen Senior Center
11 Christian Street
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Cape Henlopen Senior Center
Telephone: 302-528-2265
Contact Name: Diaz Bonville
Website »

More information

65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-384-3694
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BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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LOOK TO THE LAND A Mary Putman Retrospective November 16, 2019 - April 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Long-time Delawarean artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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“Eclectic Artist of the South” offers vibrant paintings and reflections of Jewish Heritage'' Nationally known artist and writer, Susan (Shoshannah) Adler George brings her...

Cost: free

Where:
The Siegel JCC,
101 Garden of Eden Road,
Wilmington , DE  19803
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Somerville Manning Gallery is delighted to present the solo exhibition of paintings, “Remains: Recent Work by Jon Redmond,” from October 18 – November 16, 2019. Redmond’s...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
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September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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OTHER PLACES Draper Experiment by Chris Andricola and Jake Foster October 4 - November 30, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop In the spirit of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Cost: $40 Members, $55 Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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(Kennett Square, Pa) - Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 44th year.  This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Unionville High School, Auditorium Entr
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Sq, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Unionville PTO
Contact Name: Carol Aruffo
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The Delaware HIV Consortium and the Ministry of Caring are collaborating again this year for the annual ‘Easy as Pie’ fundraising campaign. Proceeds from this fundraiser support our...

Cost: From $20

Where:
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Sponsor: The Ministry of Caring Inc., Delaware HIV Consortium
Telephone: 302-654-5471
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.Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture.  Image: Susan Taylor, as Model,c. 1970s. Ken Ramsay (1935–2008). Gelatin...

Cost: Free for Members, Free with admission for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Find your inner secret agent and help fight Parkinson's disease at the casino, Bond-themed Gala.  This fun-raiser includes dinner, drinks, dancing, games and silent auction items. ...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
Mendenhall Inn
Route 52
Chadds Ford, PA  19317-____
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Sponsor: Shake It Off, Inc.
Telephone: 610-399-9904
Contact Name: Chris Cianci
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

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

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2019 BLACK TIE & SNEAKER GALA WITH $30K+ GIVEAWAY The Trauma Survivors Foundation's annual Black Tie & Sneaker Gala is back! Dust off your best tuxedo and slip on your favorite pair...

Cost: VIP and GA tickets Available

Where:
The Queen - Wilmington
500 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Trauma Survivors Foundation
Telephone: 302-377-7451
Contact Name: Dennis Carradin
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SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 16, 2019  GRAND OPERA HOUSE - WILMINGTON DE Legends Promotions presents   THE DUPREES CHARLIE THOMAS' DRIFTERS SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES EDDIE...

Cost: 49.00- 99.00

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Legends Promotions
Telephone: 302-652-5577
Contact Name: Legends Promotions
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If anyone is in the Delaware on Saturday Nov 16, you should not miss seeing this show. Legends Promotions would like to announce Jerry Blavat's Rock'n Doo Wop Dance Party in Wilmington,...

Cost: $49-$99

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 N Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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ROCK'N DOO-WOP DANCE PARTY   LEGENDS PROMOTIONS INC present JERRY BLAVAT'S ROCK'N DOO-WOP DANCE PARTY   STARRING: The Duprees Charlie Thomas'...

Cost: 49-69

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Legends Promotions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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The Lighthouse Inc., Church would like to place the following public service announcement. The Lighthouse Inc., Church will be featuring a new youtube presentation by Sis. Ijeoma Mbonu, titled,...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc, Church
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc., Church
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Christopher Gore
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