Keeping Pollution at Bay?

After years of mistreatment, Delaware’s inland bays are on their way back to good health. Keeping them on track will require careful management of development.



Ed Lewandowski, executive director of the Center for the Inland Bays, credits the agricultural community in Sussex with helping to clean up the inland bays. Photograph by Tom Nutter, www.tomnutterphotos.com.

Agriculture and tourism at beach resorts are two of Sussex County’s most obvious assets. But consider this: Sussex County is also home to three bodies of water that stand out among East Coast states as unique and ecologically significant: the inland bays.

Seasonal visitors might not think much about the inland bays as they speed southward. Yet Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay are barometers of the state of the watershed and an integral part of the overall ecological health of Sussex County. These large, shallow bodies of water serve as the center of a varied and bountiful ecology, despite mistreatment almost since the first settlers arrived.

A shallow coastal lagoon, Rehoboth Bay stretches from Dewey Beach south to Bottom Hills at Delaware Seashore State Park. Indian River Bay, a drowned river valley system, begins where Rehoboth Bay ends, stretching south a few miles, but reaching west all the way to Millsboro. Indian River Bay is the largest of the three bodies. Little Assawoman Bay, the smallest and shallowest, begins west of South Bethany and stretches south to Fenwick Island.

All the bays connect to the ocean via various natural inlets and man-made canals. Each averages three to eight feet in depth. Within the 32 square miles they cover, a wide variety of marine and avian wildlife flourish.

The areas also serve as some of the most popular fishing and recreational areas outside of the oceanfront beach communities. The bays still give up a significant amount of fish and shellfish that is safe for consumption, though swimming is still considered an at-your-own-risk prospect.

Making the bays both fully swimmable and fishable is a combined effort of the government, non-profit organizations, industry and private citizens, all of whom are doing their part to bring the bays back from years of neglect.

 

Around the bays has long existed a culture like that of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where agricultural and marine trades have lived side-by-side in a pastoral landscape of small farm towns and quaint fishing villages.

But World War II changed all that. Former soldiers, college educated on the G.I. Bill, got good jobs that paid far more than those their parents held. With better jobs came more disposable income and leisure time, which many families decided they would spend by the ocean, either as visitors for a week or owners of second homes.

Oceanfront development boomed, and former church camps like Rehoboth and Bethany beaches exploded with people. Unfortunately, improvements to waste water treatment weren’t among the many technological advancements of the day. That meant that the inland bays, situated just west of booming oceanfront communities and the fragile barrier islands they were built on, became dumps for untreated sewage.

“These bays have been impacted for years and years through the discharge of untreated wastewater,” says Ed Ambrogio, deputy associate director for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of State and Watershed Partnerships at the agency’s Mid-Atlantic office in Philadelphia. “So things have probably improved from in the past.”

While housing development exploded, farmers around the inland bays were drawn to new fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides. Runoff of excess fertilizer, as well as manure, also made its way to the bays.

Animal waste and manufactured fertilizers provide nutrients that, in small quantities, are helpful to farm crops. But poured into coastal and intertidal waters in large quantities, such products overwhelm the ecosystem. Nutrients—such as nitrates and phosphates—continue to do their work where that work isn’t needed, encouraging aquatic life to grow out of control.

Excessive nutrients also spur excessive growth of phytoplankton, or micro algae. Though algae function as a natural part of the cycle of death and decomposition in aquatic environments, so-called blooms of the microscopic organisms deplete oxygen in the water. When the algae dies, bacteria feed on the remains, thus using more oxygen, depriving other aquatic life of what it needs to breath and, unchecked, causing massive fish kills. What’s more, many algae-eating bacteria are toxic to animals and humans. So as they pass through the ecosystem, they can harm other aquatic lifeforms, such as shellfish.

 

By the mid-1990s, researchers at the University of Delaware and the Environmental Protection Agency had found that the bays had suffered significant damage. It became clear to many that without action that damage could become irreversible.

Sewage treatment has improved dramatically since World War II, and federal laws such as the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the Water Quality Act of 1987 have reduced the amount of pollution from sources such as untreated sewage (though both Rehoboth Beach and Sussex County continue to discharge treated wastewater into the bays). But the Clean Water Act didn’t address discharge from agriculture, which, over the years, continued unabated.

According to the Center for the Inland Bays, 70 million chickens are raised annually in the inland bays watershed, and they create 95 million tons of manure. That may be a mind-boggling amount of potential pollution, but Ed Lewandowski, executive director of the center, praises farmers for owning up to the problem and helping to resolve it.

“Our agricultural community has done a super job of stepping up and really accepting the challenge before them,” says Lewandowski. “They could have dug their heels in and said, ‘We’re not the cause,’ but they did the opposite. I think we’re all proud of what the agricultural community has done.”

One example is the Clean Bays agreement, signed in 2006 by Perdue Farms Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency. By signing, Perdue pledged to better manage the waste from farms that supply its chickens in an effort to protect the inland bays and the Chesapeake. The goal is to have farmers comply with quality levels for agricultural runoff.

“It’s more of a cooperative agreement to get a handle on things before they become a problem,” says Ambrogio. “Perdue has stepped up to the plate and said, ‘We caused problems, and we’d like to work together not to do so, so that’s an ongoing initiative right now.”

The measure is a shining example of success in reducing the source pollution. It’s widely known, after all, what causes problems in the inland bays. What is sometimes a mystery is when those pollutants will arrive. Pollutants in tributaries of the inland bays, for instance, are relatively easy to track because they become evident in surface water almost as soon as they are released. The real danger is what is in the sky and below us in the ground.

Ed Whereat, volunteer coordinator for the UD’s College of Marine and Earth Studies’ Citizen Monitoring Program, says some estimates suggest 80 percent of the pollution in the bays comes from groundwater that has absorbed contaminants in the soil.

“It’s this kind of invisible stuff that’s under our feet that we don’t even realize,” Whereat says. “There are some estimates that a quarter of the nitrogen in the bay is coming in from the atmosphere,” via rain and smog blowing in from the Ohio Valley.

Nitrogen is a major component of the air we breathe. But when nitrogen molecules are broken up by combustion, their atoms can reform into chemicals such as nitrous oxide or ammonia, which can return to earth in rain. So those who monitor the bays must account not only for localized pollution, but also for pollution that originates 400 miles away.

 

The fact that Delaware has the Center for the Inland Bays is a testament to the public’s concern for the health of the bays and a realization of their importance to both ecology and tourism.

The nonprofit center was formed in 1994, six years after the designation of the bays as “estuaries of national significance.” Its mission is to educate people about the inland bays and to preserve them. The center operates out of a rehabbed U.S. Coast Guard barrack on the shore of Balders Pond, just west of Delaware Seashore State Park between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach.

From the deck of the center, you can see the recent history of the inland bays. Near this spot, on which is also located a marina and a Coast Guard station, the waters of Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay mix between Burton Island on the east and Lynch Thicket to the west.

Two decades ago, the view from this spot might have been relatively unspoiled. Today the far shore is distinguished by what is becoming more and more indicative of the inland bays’ plight: an unbroken line of waterfront homes.

It’s just another example of how challenging one of the center’s primary goals—reducing habitat loss—can be in an area where so many people want to live.

 

It’s a snowy February night in Lewes, which seems ready for the spring just as winter is delivering the final punch of an otherwise mild season.

Local businesses have changed their marquees from “Closed for the Season” to phrases like “Reopening St. Patrick’s Day,” all of them anticipating another surge of tourists and seasonal residents to accompany the warmer weather.

Along Second Street, activity is limited to the few customers who huddle around the bar at Jerry’s Seafood. Among them is George Tutlane, manager of the United States Postal Service’s Lewes branch. The conversation turns from Obama vs. Clinton to local gossip, then to the condition of the inland bays.

Tutlane puts Sussex’s population growth into perspective. The Lewes zip code, he says, is now the largest south of Dover. His carriers deliver to nearly 70,000 mailboxes.

Those mailboxes serve a population that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rose 7.3 percent, from 156,638 to 168,027, between 2000 and 2003. That made Sussex the fastest growing of Delaware’s three counties. It more than doubled the rate of growth in New Castle (3 percent) and outpaced Kent’s 6.1 percent growth during that same period. That influx of people is expected to grow 30 percent over the next 20 years. The number of summer weekend visitors is expected to explode 200 percent over the same period.

Many of those new residents are moving into neighborhoods that are similar to the housing developments they left: standard-issue home, standard-issue lawn, but in tidy new coastal communities where taxes are low and residents enjoy the easy-going feeling marketers call the “coastal lifestyle.”

But that lifestyle, built around images of watermen and farmers at work, is something of a myth these days. The explosion of seasonal and permanent residents around the bays has resulted in continued loss of habitat for native plants and animals and is a new source of harmful nutrients flowing into the bays.

With each development built around the inland bays, a chunk of habitat is destroyed. Plants serve as the backbone of their ecosystems. When essential plants are destroyed, the systems collapse and many animals are forced to move elsewhere.

Marshes and wetlands that buffer areas between dry land and open water are often referred to as the kidneys of an ecosystem. They flush contaminants from tributaries upstream before they can reach a main body of water. Though federal law prevents developers from destroying wetlands, “They can be impacted even though they’re not dug up or filled in,” Ambrogio says.

Those buffer zones are often altered by creation of “impervious surfaces,” which are essentially anything that covers the ground that keeps water from seeping into the earth, such as roads, parking lots, even driveways. Harmful substances on those surfaces—motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, paint and other chemicals—are washed away by precipitation, then seep into the ground or run into storm drains to pollute the earth and water. Meanwhile, those lush lawns that homeowners love so much require fertilizer—basically concentrated nutrients—some of which runs into the bays and their tributaries.

And it’s not only the coastal development that worries those who monitor the bay’s health. With more than 18,000 septic systems in the inland bays watershed, hundreds of thousands of pounds of nitrogen and phosphorous end up in the soil.

Such sources have proven difficult for local governments and agencies like the EPA to manage because they don’t arrive from a single point. What’s worse, no one knows how long it will take soil pollution from places such as Frankford or Selbyville, on the edges of the watershed, to percolate into the bays. Some estimate decades, so last week’s gasoline spill in Frankford may not infiltrate the bays for 15 or 20 years.

As a result, the Center for the Inland Bays maintains a dialogue with the county about how to manage future development.

“This is an identified growth zone,” says Lewandowski. “People want to live around the bays, and there’s infrastructure here to support that growth. A lot of the emphasis now is on trying to make sure that we grow appropriately in those areas outside this growth zone.”

The center offers education programs for locals, visitors and school children to explain the need to care for the watershed. Signs remind visitors and literature is distributed at motels and vacation homes to keep visitors aware of the fragility of the surrounding ecosystem. To that end, the area has benefited from a greater degree of environmental awareness among those who are moving there.

“We have a lot of older people either buying second homes or retirement homes, and they’re coming from areas where there may have been some higher degree of environmental ethic. They have already brought with them some knowledge, some awareness of how to do things in a manner that will help us improve our local environment,” Lewandowski says. “So we’re not that far from where we need to be.”

Many folks volunteer with the University of Delaware’s citizen monitoring program, which equips volunteers with the basic tools and knowledge to report regularly on the condition of the bays in their areas. One goal is to make sure pollutants in the bays don’t exceed the maximum daily loads of phosphorous and nitrogen set by the Center for the Inland Bays’ Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

As program manager Joe Farrell notes, there’s more interest and awareness, not just through his program, but in other areas around the inland bays.

“I think you see whole communities dealing with those types of issues, particularly water quality,” he says. He cites a group of educated home owners and community members that has helped grapple with water quality issues in South Bethany. “We do see those community groundswells of support for what we’re doing.”

As to the potential for safer fishing and swimming, Ambrogio is hopeful, especially considering plans for Sussex County to use a portion of treated wastewater for spray irrigation and to reroute the rest out to sea rather than into the bays. “If that were approved, I think the condition of the inland bays would drastically improve,” he says.

Regardless, as long as humans live nearby, stresses on the bays will remain.

“Where there are coastal waters is where people want to live, and it draws a lot of people because of the lifestyle and the environment,” he says. “Sometimes they just love it to death. It’s an ongoing struggle.”

 

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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
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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
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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
View map »

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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
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
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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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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 »

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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
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 »

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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
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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
View map »


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
View map »


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
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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
View map »

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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
View map »

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

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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