Jazzed

War, radio, a thriving club scene and native talent once made Wilmington a fertile ground for musical innovation, and no one in its history made a bigger mark than the legendary Clifford Brown.



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Music professor Don Glanden (left) isÊmaking a video documentary of Clifford Brown. Dean Jenkins (right) was two grades behind Brown at Howard High School. Brown, Jenkins says, showed him a few chords, which started Jenkins' career in Jazz.

Photograph by Pat CroweÊ http://www.patcrowephotography.com

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Don’t let anyone tell you that Wilmington, the fair city that has served as capital for such un-swinging things as banks and chemical companies, doesn’t swing.

Under the town’s buttoned-down exterior, there has quietly simmered since the earliest days of the 20th century a vibe fed by sin and syncopation, the language of the street, and the sweat of dance halls and speakeasies.

It was born amid oppression and segregation, then blossomed into the one true form of American music.

It’s jazz, daddy. And if you know the password, you might find that Wilmington has given the world things besides platinum cards and Dacron. The password is Brownie.

The nickname of Clifford Brown still opens doors. It makes the hands of the old heads move like those of young men who could caress trumpet valves like they were the flesh of a fine woman.

Because Brown is a legend, a tragic protagonist who rose from Wilmington’s Eastside to entrance the progenitors of bop.

He was a straight arrow who, after playing for only a few years, sat in with Dizzy Gillespie and, at his height, was considered a better trumpeter than Miles Davis. His death at the age of 25 on June 26, 1956, in a car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, would ensure his status as a legend and forever prompt fans and critics to wonder what he might have become.

For almost 20 years, Wilmington has honored him each June with a festival that attracts big-name musicians who are happy to play in honor of a man whose sound was so fat. The 2007 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Fest will be held June 17-23.

“I grew up in Wilmington, so I know a lot of people from my generation,” says jazz pianist Don Glanden, head of graduate music studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. “But while I would be out playing and doing concerts and gigs and stuff, people would come up to me and say, ‘Man, my uncle was a jazz musician.’ And I’d say, ‘Who’s that?’ And they’d say, ‘Clifford Brown.’ And I’d say, ‘That’s like saying my great-grandfather was a politician—Abraham Lincoln.’”

Yes, Brownie will open doors, minds and mouths. Suddenly other names spill forth—Daisy Winchester, Betty Roché, Robert “Boysie” Lowery. To many, the names mean nothing. But they are the people who started it all so that someone like Brownie could blow us all away.

After jazz was born in the late 19th century, its children—African-Americans who fled oppression in the South for industrial jobs and better lives in the North—carried it to the masses. Though segregated, Northern cities provided the arrivals a degree of opportunity unheard of in states like Georgia and the Carolinas. In Wilmington, as in other cities, the music—which incorporated ragtime, minstrel songs, the blues and orchestral pieces—percolated in burgeoning black neighborhoods.

But even in its own neighborhood, jazz existed only in bars and juke joints. It wasn’t necessarily for polite society—and certainly not for white folks.

The job of bringing jazz to white ears fell to the radio. The form was moved forward by musicians everywhere. To everyone else, it became the soundtrack of a new attitude that had accompanied the end of World War I in 1917 and the institution of Prohibition in 1919.

Suddenly, white people aspired to the cool they saw among the growing ranks of black jazz musicians and listeners. Throughout the 1920s jazz was the music of bathtub gin parties and city speakeasies. A new attitude of permissiveness meant that taboos against blacks and whites socializing were bent or broken.

And anyone with a properly tuned radio could pick up jazz broadcasts from places like New York and Baltimore without ever having to set foot in a legally suspect environment.

In 1928 Wilmington landed WDEL, which immediately began to broadcast jazz by local performers such as Crash Peyton, pianist Marita Gordon, and singers Sarah Dean and Daisy Winchester. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal began to get people back on their feet in the 1930s, the Wilmington club scene, previously an underground network of speakeasies, stepped into the light.

The Eastside pulsated with sounds from venues like Club Harlem, George’s Café, Bill’s Café and the The Spot at the Royal Hotel, where performers such as Winchester and Dean, Blanche Saunders, Lidia White, Madeline Johnson, Dr. Laddie Springs and his Deuces of Rhythm, Jimmy Hinsley and his Maniacs, and the Felix Brown Orky would sing, swing and blow.

The period began Wilmington’s brief peek into the larger picture of jazz. It was in 1940 that Daisy Winchester had a brush with fame after recording “You’ve Got to Go When the Wagon Comes” with Louis Jordan’s Tympani Five.

During World War II, one Wilmington native would see her star rise, if not for long and not very brightly. Betty Roché left Wilmington for Atlantic City, then began performing in New York City with the Savoy Sultans after winning a talent contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theater when she was 17.

The band broke up almost immediately after she joined, but she soon caught the eyes and ears of Duke Ellington. Though she was a prolific performer—she sang with Ellington at his ground-breaking 1943 Black, Brown and Beige show at Carnegie Hall—few recordings of her work existed until the recording of the Carnegie concert appeared 40 years later. One biographer described Roché’s work ethic as “feckless.” She left Ellington’s band later in 1943, then joined pianist Earl Hines the next year. She left him to rejoin Ellington in 1951.

Though her mark was small, it was significant. Her version of Ellington’s “Take the A Train” was put to record in 1952. It remains the best-known version of the song.

Also during the war years, one of the most valuable, though little-known jewels in Wilmington’s jazz crown hit the scene. Saxophonist Robert “Boysie” Lowery, with his brother Bud, arrived in Delaware from their native North Carolina, formed the Aces of Rhythm, then began playing with stalwarts like Daisy Winchester at Wilmington venues such as Club Baby Grand, the post-war incarnation of Club Harlem.

In Wilmington, Lowery would become a student of the emerging sub-genre of jazz known as bebop—much of it gleaned from playing with creators like Dizzy Gillespie—then passing what he learned to several generations of musicians in and around Delaware.

UArts’ Glanden has been working for years on a video documentary about Clifford Brown. He says it’s impossible to discuss Brownie or Wilmington’s place in the jazz world without tackling the immense presence of Lowery.

“When you hear him talk, he was this really nurturing, kind guy,” Glanden says. “He himself was self-taught. He started teaching primarily kids from the black community. If they could afford it, fine. And if they couldn’t afford it, fine,” Glanden says. “He’d have people in his house for however long they needed to be there. If they didn’t have a place to stay, they would stay there for a couple of nights —just this really kind, nurturing person.”

Time spent with Gillespie, combined with his keen analytical mind, resulted in a remarkable achievement that went on to benefit not only Brownie, but generations of jazz musicians to follow. “What Lowery did musically that’s remarkable is, back in the 1940s, he figured out a system to explain what was going on with chord movement,” Glanden says.

Thus bebop’s seemingly random improvisational tangents were pinned down as musical science. Lowery’s system formed the foundation for his teaching.

While he was teaching students privately, the young people of the Eastside were benefitting in other ways from what might now seem a surprising source: the public school system.

Until the civil rights movement, Wilmington and many other medium-sized Northern cities remained in a state of de facto segregation. Howard High School in Wilmington’s Eastside was established in 1867 as one of the nation’s first public high schools for black children. The building students attended in the 1940s and ’50s was built in 1927 through a donation from then-General Motors chairman Pierre S. du Pont. In both its physical plant and educational tradition, Howard was one of the top high schools in the country.

“You get into the whole political history of Delaware, that the Republicans at that time were champions at helping the plight of the blacks, and you had the du Ponts who historically sometimes ended up in conflict with [President Franklin D.] Roosevelt,” Glanden says. “There was a kind of different sensibility about how to deal with problems, but there was a real philanthropy impetus to a lot of what went on in the du Pont family.

“Howard High School is a big part of this story because you’re talking about an era of educational segregation, but extremely high standards. So there was a competitive nature to that school. That school put on operas. The teachers lived in the community. The percentage of doctors and lawyers that came out of that is simply astonishing. That was a very nurturing, positive environment in the midst of this segregated system.”

Nick Catalano, a professor at Pace University in New York, author of “Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter,” agrees.

“I just feel that not enough has ever been written about the magic of the Eastside of Wilmington, with its extraordinary educational traditions,” says Catalano, who grew up as a jazz musician in New York. “The best way to express the irony is that, in segregation, those schools were far superior to what they became after integration. I was there in the period, but when I went to Wilmington, I was completely awestruck by what happened there. There’s a tremendous support among the neighbors for each other. The educational system was so rigorous that Clifford won a math scholarship to Delaware State.”

Joining Lowery were Howard music teachers Sam Wooding, former leader of the globe-trotting Sam Wooding and his Orchestra, and Harry Andrews, who would become music superintendent of the Wilmington schools. They helped unleash the young Brownie upon the world.

“People like Robert Lowery, Sam Wooding, they’re the illustrations of everything you’ll find when you go to cities and study the influences of jazz,” says radio personality Phil Schaap, a Billie Holiday biographer and curator of jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York. “It’s something you don’t hear about any longer and may, in fact, not exist any longer.”

“The teachers—not just the regular teachers, but the music teachers—they developed in the students a real respect for the European music tradition,” Catalano says. “All that goes into making Clifford Brown a very complete musician and performer.”

Other important events were transpiring. Jazz and swing music had been adopted as the soundtrack of the American G.I. It was carried over military radio and played at USO dances. French girls knew the jitterbug and the Nazis churned out propaganda with grotesque caricatures of black musicians designed to illustrate the “evils” of America’s “negro” music.

When the war ended in 1945 and troops began to settle into the stability of America’s new suburban ideal of family life, the rebellious force of bebop bubbled in the big-city subculture. That same year marked Brown’s matriculation to Howard.

“It’s Boysie who brings that wonderful new jazz and revolutionary music theory” to Brown during practice sessions in Lowery’s Broom Street home, says Schaap. “He taught everyone there, and Brownie was his star pupil.”

“Brownie had an incredibly high work ethic. The whole family did,” says Glanden. “They were an extremely competitive family—competitive in who was going to get the best grades and he got into shooting pool with his brothers and friends and was very competitive at that.”

That competitiveness, paired with an ability to focus on a task and the math aptitude that earned him a scholarship to Delaware State, sped young Brown’s development.

“Talent is important, but focus—I know of no one else in jazz who has that kind of determination and that kind of focus,” Catalano says.

The result would become evident quickly.

“When you hear Clifford play at 14, 15 years old, you can hear him put the bebop vocabulary to use then,” Glanden says. “I think he sounds then like he was at least up to where Boysie was at that time. I’ve thought a lot about his role in Clifford’s development. Was this a substantive musical thing, or was this the guy who happened to be the Little League coach of Babe Ruth?”

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4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Writing as Healing Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 1–3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. (Workshop is offered the first Monday...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Christiana Care: Mindful Meditation for Pain and Stress Location: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. More info: 623-4707 to...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Students will explore basic art composition and design through various forms of art media. Space Limited. Ages 7-10-  8:00 am - 11:00 am Ages 11-14- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Please e-mail...

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
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Epidemiology-2015 will be held during August 04-06 2015 at Valencia, Spain with the support and collaboration of editorial board members and scientific partners. The main motto of this conference...

Cost: $899

Where:
Meliá Valencia
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52
Valencia, Spain, CA  46015
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Telephone: 165-026-89744

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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

Cost: $90 for one session, $160 for both

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

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Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with a variety of work by new and returning artists. Art on display includes pastel and oil paintings, drawings, collage and photography. Summer...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
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Website »

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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

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Christiana Care Smoking Cessation Classes 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark More info and to register: 693-2273 or...

Where:
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE
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The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation invites toddlers and their parents, grandparents, and caretakers to the new Copeland Maritime Center for adventures in early learning. Toddler Tuesdays encourages...

Cost: $6 per child

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation at the Copeland Maritime
1124 E 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-429-7447
Contact Name: Virginia Hanna

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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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Join us every Tuesday for this fun and educational enrichment activity. Students will learn to draw pictures from a variety of themes, including woodland animals, creatures by the sea, creepy...

Cost: $10.

Where:
Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
500 McKennans Church Rd
Room 206
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Meet Award-Winning Young Adult Author Jennifer Mathieu Jennifer Mathieu, a native of Fairfax County, VA, will be at Bethany Beach Books talking about her latest novel, DEVOTED, a story of a young...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Books
99 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Bethany Beach Books
Telephone: 302-539-2522
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Epidemiology-2015 will be held during August 04-06 2015 at Valencia, Spain with the support and collaboration of editorial board members and scientific partners. The main motto of this conference...

Cost: $899

Where:
Meliá Valencia
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52
Valencia, Spain, CA  46015
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Telephone: 165-026-89744

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Students will explore basic art composition and design through various forms of art media. Space Limited. Ages 7-10-  8:00 am - 11:00 am Ages 11-14- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Please e-mail...

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

Cost: $90 for one session, $160 for both

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
Website »

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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Our Summer Group Show continues through August with a variety of work by new and returning artists. Art on display includes pastel and oil paintings, drawings, collage and photography. Summer...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from...

Cost: Members Free. $5.00-$20.00

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Beebe Healthcare offers free glucose screenings every Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the following lab locations: Beebe Healthcare Medical Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes,...

Cost: free

Where:
, DE

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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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Stroll, jog, or cycle Hagley’s three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. On the last Wednesday of each month June 24, July 29 and Aug 26, bring...

Cost: 0-$2

Where:
The Hagley Museum
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807-0630
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
Website »

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Come out after work and find many summertime birds among the butterflies and dragonflies of the marsh. Binoculars available.

Cost: Member: $5 / Non-member: $9

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
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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
Website »

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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Students will explore basic art composition and design through various forms of art media. Space Limited. Ages 7-10-  8:00 am - 11:00 am Ages 11-14- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Please e-mail...

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
View map »

More information

Epidemiology-2015 will be held during August 04-06 2015 at Valencia, Spain with the support and collaboration of editorial board members and scientific partners. The main motto of this conference...

Cost: $899

Where:
Meliá Valencia
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52
Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52
Valencia, Spain, CA  46015
View map »


Telephone: 165-026-89744

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Cost: Sponsorship Available

Where:
The Rookery Golf Course
6152 S Rehoboth Blvd
Milford, DE  19963
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
Telephone: 302-746-4666
Contact Name: Peggy Dolby
Website »

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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with a variety of work by new and returning artists. Art on display includes pastel and oil paintings, drawings, collage and photography. Summer...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Wild about art? So are we! Take your skills to the next level this summer and let the marsh be your muse. Learn techniques of print making such as collograph, sun photography and more. Taught by...

Cost: Member: $10 / Non-member: $15

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

More information

This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

Cost: $90 for one session, $160 for both

Where:
Town of Bethany Park
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Contact Name: Marina Borovok
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

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

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free. Guests who would like to tour Winterthur’s exhibitions or grounds will re

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Website »

More information

Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

More information

The Hockessin Athletic Club, in Hockessin, Delaware is hosting the 7th Annual HAC Camp Family Social to benefit Special Olympics of Delaware and Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with...

Cost: 12 tickets $10

Where:
Hockessin Athletic Club
100 Fitness Way
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Telephone: 302-239-6688
Contact Name: Kelly Donaldson

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Come Meet Local Author David Bulitt!  Long time DC area divorce lawyer;  has published his  first novel, CARD GAME.  In that short time, the book has garnered almost 50 Amazon reviews,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Browseabout Books

Rehobeth Beach, DE

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Delaware Nature Society and the Hockessin Book Shelf are excited to serve up an evening of cooking, eating, and epicurean conviviality. For August, A Girl and Her Greens, by April Bloomfield,...

Cost: Member: $55 / Non-member: $65

Where:
Coverdale Farm Preserve
543 Way Road
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

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Bring your entire family for a free Concert by the Canal with the Whirled Peas band in beautiful Lewes Canalfront Park on the banks of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Don't forget lawn chairs or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Telephone: 302 645 2795
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by painter Steve Rogers called, The Waters Around Us, during the month of August. Ships, boatyards,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
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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Students will explore basic art composition and design through various forms of art media. Space Limited. Ages 7-10-  8:00 am - 11:00 am Ages 11-14- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Please e-mail...

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
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Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
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Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with a variety of work by new and returning artists. Art on display includes pastel and oil paintings, drawings, collage and photography. Summer...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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A Matter of Balance Fridays, Aug. 7–Sept. 25 Time: 9–11 a.m. Location: Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Pavilion 1, Dover Program geared to adults aged 60 and over....

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General
640 S. State St.
Dover, DE
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On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
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Website »

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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

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Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings....

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

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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Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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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: $5 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
Johnson Victrola Museum
375 S. New Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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The Lighthouse Church will be starting a Training Center for Deliverances beginning Friday September 12, 2014.  The school will be focused on all aspects of ministering deliverance and healing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lighthouse Church Inc.
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Church Inc.
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Bro. Christopher Gore
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Come Meet Local Author David Bulitt ​  Long time DC area divorce lawyer;  has published his first novel, CARD GAME, . In that short time, the book has garnered almost 50 Amazon...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Books
Bethany Beach , DE

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In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

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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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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

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: $5 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
Johnson Victrola Museum
375 S. New Street
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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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand and Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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9th Run for Kids Health 5K Time: Registration: 7:30 a.m. Race start: 8:30 a.m. Location: Dravo Plaza, Wilmington Riverfront, 815 S. Justison St. Fee: Ages 16 and up: $25 (until the...

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 S. Justison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Get a close-up look at a hive and gain practical beekeeping knowledge.  Don't miss this great opportunity for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike. Protective veils will be available. (If you...

Cost: $5 TLC/Chester County Beekeepers Assoc.; $10 non-members.

Where:
New Leaf Eco Center
776 Rosedale Rd
Kennett Square, DE  19348
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Sponsor: Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347

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As freshwater flows towards the Bay, our local rivers travel a course through cities, farms, and wetlands. We'll jump into our canoes and paddle Silver Lake, in the heart of Dover, and then...

Cost: Member: $20 / Non-member: $30

Where:
Silver Lake
Dover, DE


Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Our Summer Group Show continues through August with a variety of work by new and returning artists. Art on display includes pastel and oil paintings, drawings, collage and photography. Summer...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal....

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Coming July 1. Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and...

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

On View June 1 Through September 7 Explore our 86-acre Meadow Garden, elaborate treehouses, and our star attraction, the Waterlily Pools. Enjoy evenings under the stars filled with music.

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork, and...

Cost: Member Free; Adult $20; Child (2–11); $5; Infant (under 2) Free; Senior (62) $18

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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August 8-August 31: “Art of the Print” Four Gallery Artists present work in Wood cut, Serigraph and Intaglio printing.  Opening Reception Saturday August 8th 5:00-7:30PM.  Peninsula Gallery...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah rd
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
Website »

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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

This comprehensive exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, furniture, metalwork and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52,
, DE
View map »


Website »

More information

Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


Sponsor: Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund
Telephone: 302-351-8558
Contact Name: Jessica Jenkins
Website »

More information

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings....

Cost: Adults: $14; Seniors (60+): $13; Children (2-12): $12; Children under 2: FREE

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
Website »

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Free at the Kimmel Organ Demonstration Featuring Rudy Lucente, organist Verizon Hall Saturday, August 8 at 1pm   Join us for a very special Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ demonstration...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Sponsor: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Art
Telephone: 215-893-1999
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Experiment and innovate with our series of family activities: Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Dive into a different kind of water...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Meg Marcozzi
Website »

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In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
View map »


Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
Website »

More information

Broadway Philadelphia Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive Concert Performance Perelman Theater  August 8th 3 pm & 8 pm Students who participate in the week-long Broadway Dreams Summer...

Cost: $22-$125

Where:
Perelman Theater
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-893-1999
Website »

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Broadway Philadelphia Broadway Dreams Foundation Summer Intensive Concert Performance Perelman Theater Students who participate in the week-long Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive receive personal...

Cost: $22-$125

Where:
Perelman Theater
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-893-1999
Website »

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Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City for Happy Hour. Relax at our bar and lounge and enjoy some of our draft or domestic beers, select wines by the glass, and select spirits with your...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
Website »

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Join forces with other Star Wars fans for an outdoor learning session that's out of this world! Awaken your senses in a quiet field, and learn moves for strength, balance, and agility. Feel the...

Cost: Member: $7 / Member: $12

Where:
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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