If Anything Can Go Wrong...

How to handle the nightmare before blissfulness.




Getting married to the person of your dreams should be the best day of your life. But months of precision planning can go awry in the time it takes for a seam to split, a heel to snap or Mother Nature to go berserk. Just ask Amy Kates.

Kates and her husband, Sean Fuller, had been planning the fairy tale outdoor ceremony of their dreams for Aug. 27, 2011, at the Brandywine Manor House in Honey Brook, Pa. The long-range forecast looked perfect. But then Hurricane Irene popped up on radar and the warnings went out.

Kates cried. “I spent most of the day with a bag of frozen vegetables on my face, it was so swollen,” recalls the 29-year-old writer from Wilmington.

But she was smart. She chose a venue with a backup plan and a wedding planner to coordinate those vexing last minute changes. In the end, she got married. Most of her guests turned out. None of her vendors canceled.

Weather is not the only thing that can derail your plans. Indeed, weddings are rife with opportunities for mishaps. And though it’s impossible to predict everything that might go wrong on your wedding day, here are some tips on what to do if the unexpected occurs.

 

What to do if...your venue cancels

Bankruptcies. Fires. Burst pipes. Anything can cause your venue to shut down. Wedding planner Kameron McConnell (Wilmington, 762-5765, afflairevents.com) recommends checking hotels, because they typically have more than one ballroom. Fire halls are also a possibility, and many have upgraded their banquet facilities. Switching your date from a Saturday to a Friday or Sunday will increase your chances of finding a venue, says Jeff Robinson, sales and marketing director at Deerfield (507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, 368-6640, deerfieldgolfclub.com). So will your willingness to travel a bit farther, says Bradford Billet, sales manager and wedding coordinator at Executive Banquet & Conference Center (205 Executive Drive, Newark, 731-1800, executivebanquets.com), which has two smaller rooms in Kennett Square and Essington, Pa.

 

What to do if...an important vendor bails

Wedding planners recommend you seek out a seasoned professional before pressing a friend or relative into service or trying to do it yourself. For a last-minute caterer, try Bachetti Brothers (4723 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 994-4467, bachettis.com). This large operation has plenty of experience with disasters. “We’re the go-to folks for the Red Cross,” says vice president Kevin Varrasse. “We can put together a wedding in about six hours.”

If a baker bows out, Serpe & Sons (1411 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere, 994-1868, serpesbakery.com) can honor a same-day request for a formal wedding cake. Bing’s Bakery (253 E. Main St., Newark, 737-5310, bingsbakery.com) can batter up a basic sheet cake in a few hours. Looking for something different? Cake Break (7 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 260-9264, cakebreakrehoboth.com) can do a whimsical cupcake tower in a day or two.

Photog a no-show? Foschi Photography (2107 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 529-1339, photographybyfoschi.com) and Creative Image Associates (18 Spinet Road, Newark, 731-9142, ciaphoto.com) keep their batteries charged and photogs on standby in anticipation of that last-minute call for help.

Don’t let your wedding be remembered as the day the music died. Both DJ Express (Wilmington, 478-9432, djexpress.org) and Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys (Wilmington, 529-9200, tombarrett.com) have reserve personnel on hand for emergencies. “We deliberately under-book because situations come up,” says Barrett. As a last resort, have someone hook up their iPod to the venue’s sound system.

Getting a replacement florist is easy, provided you’re flexible. Boyd’s Flowers (2103 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 421-2900, boydsflowerconnection.com) and Bed of Roses (42 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3800, bedofrosesrehoboth.com) can satisfy last-minute requests if brides are satisfied with the in-store selection.

 

What to do if...your officiant fails to show

Delaware law states that anyone can do the “I do’s” provided that person is an ordained minister. Meeting that requirement is as easy as logging onto themonastery.org, the Web site of the Universal Life Church. “An online ordination takes about five minutes and it’s legal,” says Greenville wedding and event planner Erin Proud (656-6897, proudtoplan.com). “My whole staff is ordained.”

 

What to do if…a ring bearer or flower girl gets stage fright

Very often a child will perform well at rehearsal but freeze during the ceremony. Bribe, but never force, says Proud. More often than not, the child will be the son or daughter of a member of the wedding party or a guest, so mom or dad can try coaxing them up the aisle. Or you can have the maid-of-honor escort them, clearing the way for the bride’s entrance.

 

What to do if…you break a nail

You want your hands to look perfect when your fiancé slips that ring on your finger, so a broken nail simply will not do on your big day. “If you can’t get back to the salon, the best bet is to have a kit with a file, some nail glue and some polish, just like you would do with your makeup,” says Leslee Belmore, nail technician at Bad Hair Day? (45 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4247, badhairday.biz). Better yet, reduce the chances of a mishap with a manicure a day or two before your wedding. If your nails are healthy, Belmore recommends strengthening them with a shellac polish. Nail biters can go with acrylic or gel nails.

 

What to do if…your heel breaks

No matter what you’ve seen in the movies, you can’t repair a broken heel with a wad of gum. Nor can you snap off the other heel and magically turn your designer stilettos into a pair of ballet flats. Broken heels are emergencies best left to professionals. But if you can’t get to a shoe repair shop, a tube of Super Glue can be a lifesaver. “It forms almost like a rock and holds anything together pretty much forever,” says Michael Flood, owner of Shoe Tech Shoe Repair (111 W. Ninth St., Wilmington, 656-0405, shoetechinc.com). That quick fix will get you through the ceremony, he says, but you’d best switch to another pair of shoes—or go barefoot—for dancing.

 

What to do if…your complexion throws a fit

Why is it that our bodies manifest stress where it’s most visible? Blemishes, dark circles and puffy eyes are part and parcel of pre-wedding jitters. But a skilled makeup artist can get your complexion camera-ready. “Wedding makeup is heavier than what you typically wear, plus we use a lot of primers and concealers to cover things,” says Diana Taylor, owner of Lillian Taylor Cosmetics and manager of the makeup department at Michael Christopher Salon (2006 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington, 658-0842, michaelchristopher.com). She also recommends a lot of pre-wedding pampering. “Drink plenty of water, limit the alcohol at the rehearsal dinner and forego skin-care treatments that might cause irritation the week before the wedding.”

 

What to do if…your gown doesn’t fit or gets stained

If your gown feels like a corset even after the final fitting, don’t panic. Instead, take it to either the Bridal & Tuxedo Shoppe (124 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, 731-8802, bridal-and-tuxedo.com) or Bride 2 Be by Hope Mitchell (17605 Nassau Commons Boulevard, Lewes, 645-2485, bride2bebyhope.com). Both have seamstresses on staff and can turn around most minor alterations overnight. If the situation is beyond repair, grab an off-the-rack number from the hundreds each has in stock.

Stains and soiled hemlines are inevitable. What to do? Nothing, experts say. “Home remedies tend to set the stain, making it tough on us,” says Mark Peters, owner of North Hills Cleaners (211 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 764-1234, northhillscleaners.com). Instead, blot the stain with a white napkin or towel, then rush it to a reputable gown cleaner.

 

What to do if…the rings go missing

Wedding rings can escape even the most vigilant surveillance. “It’s considered ‘haunted’ to borrow someone else’s rings for your ceremony,” says event planner Jo Anne Hewlett (Newark, 731-4140, makeamemoryde.com), who recalls pulling the ring off a church fire extinguisher for a couple in need. Proud recommends buying some craft-store rings for back-up and never putting the real deals on the ring bearer’s pillow.

 

What to do if…your fiancée goes missing

Not a good sign, but before you panic, check the calendar. If you inadvertently—and unwisely—scheduled your wedding to coincide with a big sporting event, head to the nearest big-screen TV. Your intended and his groomsmen will likely be in front of it. But don’t expect anyone to move before the buzzer sounds or the last out gets called. “After all, somebody might score,” says Hewlett.

 

What to do if…someone faints or gets sick

Weddings are prime environments for fainting spells. Dehydration, stress and an empty stomach are common triggers, says Bayhealth Medical Center emergency physician Dr. Ashok Subramanian, so prepare accordingly. These events are usually not serious, so the person will come to in a few seconds. But if someone does take a run-of-the-mill nosedive, make sure they’re not hurt, then have the person lie down for 15 to 20 minutes before attempting to get up.

If a member of the wedding party catches a cold, keep her away from the bride and groom, says McConnell, who once saw a maid-of-honor get sick at the altar. If a more serious condition forces an attendant to drop out, the couple might want to reimburse their expenses.

 

What to do if…kids act like kids

If you invite kids, keep them occupied. Proud suggests putting small toys or activity books in the pews to keep them busy during the ceremony. You might also hire a babysitter for the reception and let them have one room to themselves. Or you can get them constructively involved in the festivities. “At one reception, the kids got disposable cameras and a list of things to shoot,” says Proud. “They took their job seriously, and the pictures were cute.”

 

What to do if…grown-ups act like kids

Weddings bring out the best—and worst—in people. You can hope that adversaries will bury the hatchet, or at least not wield it. But why take chances? Make sure there’s at least an aisle between them at the ceremony and that they’re seated far apart at the reception, says McConnell. Have the maid-of-honor review the best man’s toast for inappropriate content. Proud suggests recruiting the best man’s spouse or girlfriend to keep an eye on the guys to nix any pre-wedding tomfoolery.

 

What to do if…if your photos turn out awful

Photographs are all that remain of your wedding day, so it’s important that they be perfect. Restoration experts like Young’s Studio of Photography (134 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 734-2447, youngsstudio.com) can brighten your smile, clear your complexion, restyle your hair and even change your clothes. But if your photos were shot by another photographer, you’ll need to get permission to take them again elsewhere. Another option: re-staging some of your favorite shots, says wedding photographer Kyle Ten Eyck, owner of Modex Photography in Lewes (228-0855, modexphoto.com). His reshoot rates start at $300 an hour.

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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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Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally! During the early weeks after birth, moms & babies experience challenges as they both learn how to breastfeed. Even the most...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611x2234
Contact Name: Jacalyn Bradley
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Website »

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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
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Hagley’s property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House...

Cost: $2, free for members and children 5 and under

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-82400261
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be holding a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on May 11, 18, 25, and June 1 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The cost of the program may...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611x2446
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Diabetes Education Dept.
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The Arabian Nights is probably the medieval Arabic book best known in the west, full of ripping yarns and vivid characters that have influenced film, music, and literature for centuries. But did...

Cost: Advance tickets: $5 ($2 for Penn Museum members); $10 at the door based on avail

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Zumba sessions every Wednesday in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the banks of the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes. Free.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Zumba by Kelly, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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 »

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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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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Cost: Free

Where:
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 North Market Street
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Trellist Marketing | Technology
Telephone: 302-994-1400
Contact Name: MP Intern
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Nanticoke Physician Network General & Bariatric Surgery will be hosting bariatric support groups on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Nanticoke Memorial...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Physician Network General & Bariatric Surgery
Telephone: 302-629-6611 x 8810
Contact Name: Shelly Geis

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  Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks –...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611x2540
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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
View map »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

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The inspirational Japanese art of floral arranging will be on display for you to see and enjoy. Members of the Sogetsu Brandywine Study Group with advisor Midori Tanimune will exhibit their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Marcia Stephenson
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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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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. ...

Cost: $10

Where:
First State Heritage Park
John Bell House
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
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PurpleStride Delaware is back and better than ever! This year, our 5K run and family-friendly walk will take place on June 4, and will take participants on a route through Dravo Plaza at Riverfront...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Dravo Plaza
900 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Delaware Affiliate
Contact Name: Donna Stollings
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The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is back again at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) this June 4 and 5! Come out and enjoy the most exciting collegiate rugby in...

Cost: $33-$99

Where:
Talen Energy Stadium
1 Stadium Drive
Chester, PA  19013
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Whether you have a new interest or are a seasoned advocate, this overview covers the important aspects of tree and shrub pruning to ensure the healthy growth and cultivation of your trees. For...

Cost: Members $10; Non-members $15

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Samuel Seo
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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for...

Cost: Free

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
Website »

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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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 definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

More information

Registration is open for our second annual Hook-In to take place on July 30, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Hagley welcomes hookers (artists who practice the art of rug hooking) to gather and collaborate,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

More information

RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

Cost: Tandem $75 (2P), Quad $125 (4P)

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
View map »


Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
Website »

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Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the interesting world of the mysterious Reptiles and Amphibians! Flip logs and explore wetland habitats looking for salamanders, frogs, snakes, and turtles. 

Cost: $5 for TLC members, $10 for non members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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Experience the culture in agriculture at Coverdale Farm Preserve's Saturday barn dance! Bluegrass music will enliven a swingin' night of barn dancing led by an experienced contra caller....

Cost: $10/$15

Where:
Coverdale Farm Preserve
543 Way Road
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Website »

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Explore Hagley Museum in a new way by joining us for one of our six walking tours.  One or more Themed tours are offered most Saturday and Sundays at 11 a. and repeated at 2 p.m. Check...

Cost: Adults $14, Senior and students $10, Children 6-14 $5, children 5 and under

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
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