Meet 6 Dentists Who Can Light Up Your Face

And learn the stories behind their practices.


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Special Needs Dentistry

Katie Matthews, DMD//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

Katie Matthews, DMD

Katie Matthews is a pediatric dentist with Matthews Dental Associates in Hockessin.

Caring for children always came naturally to Katie Matthews. Growing up in Hamilton Square, N.J., she frequently looked after her two sisters, one of whom is 10 years younger. Her mother was an elementary school teacher, which also influenced an interest in kids.

Today, Matthews is a pediatric dentist with Matthews Dental Associates. The practice is a family affair. It also includes her husband, Dr. Daniel Matthews; her father-in-law, Dr. Bruce Matthews; and her brother-in-law, Dr. Brian Matthews.

Katie Matthews, a graduate of Villanova University and Temple University School of Dentistry, has a large number of patients with special needs, an area that she first found gratifying during her postgraduate residency in pediatrics at Temple University Hospital. “It was like a calling,” she says. 

These patients include children with ADHD and autism, as well as cerebral palsy and other medical conditions. An approach that might be effective with one child is not necessarily effective with another—even if they share the same diagnosis.

“We have to work with each family to find out what is best for their child,” she says. “We want to have a successful experience not just for the patient but also for the family. It takes a huge weight off of the family when they can find basic care in an office and not through extensive medical measures.”

Some parents or caregivers transfer a special needs child to a general dentist when the patient becomes an adult. Others, including some patients with Down syndrome, stay with Matthews’ practice well into their 20s. It’s up to the individual and the family, she says.

She encourages all parents to take their children to the dentist by age 1 per the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recommendations. During this visit, parents will learn about nutrition and oral hygiene. (Many parents don’t realize that brushing begins when the first tooth appears.) She sees a number of 2- and 3-year-old children with cavities, pain and infections, all of which could have been prevented if the parents took the child to the dentist earlier. 

Matthews and her husband have three children ages 8, 6 and 3. “Organized chaos,” she says jokingly. She and her husband often work at different times to help manage the family’s busy schedule. In addition to running her practice, she is on the staff of Christiana Care Health System, where she provides surgical care and teaches residents how to care for children. “I’m blessed and feel lucky to say that I really love what I do,” she says.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Douglas Ditty, DDS//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

Douglas Ditty, DDS

Douglas Ditty is a surgeon with First State Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Dover.

For Douglas Ditty, oral and maxillofacial surgery is the best of two worlds. “It’s a bridge between medicine and dentistry,” he says.

Ditty earned his degree from the dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a medical degree. In addition to his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, he was a second-year anesthesia resident. 

The University of Pennsylvania also changed his life in another significant way—it’s where he met his wife-to-be, Jamie Ahl, now an orthodontist.

Originally from Northampton, Pa., in the Lehigh Valley, Ditty worked in construction as a teen, but like many people who go into dentistry, his interest in the field was piqued by a good family dentist. When he told his boss that he was thinking of going to dental school, the boss replied that dentistry was much like construction—but with smaller tools. Ditty’s success in dentistry prompted the boss to shepherd his daughter into the field.

After attending Muhlenberg College, Ditty went straight to dental school, where he was drawn to the surgical side of dentistry and the hospital setting.

His Dover-based practice offers tooth extractions and corrective jaw surgery, as well as implants, including “tooth-in-a-day” procedures that replace failing or missing teeth. Procedures also address such conditions as tumors, temporomandibular joint disorders, facial injuries (fractured teeth, broken jaws, facial lacerations) and obstructive sleep apnea.

Ever curious, Ditty stays up to date on advances in his field, including virtual surgical planning, which allows the doctor to use medical imaging data to plan surgery in a computer environment, then transfer the plan to the patient using customized instruments. 

His interest in learning extends to his personal life. He is currently learning to play guitar. He and his wife also like traveling to new areas when they’re not at the Bethany Beach home. He hasn’t given up his love of a hammer and nails—he is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

A soccer coach who loves to play sports, Ditty strives for excellence, a philosophy that he applies to the office. “We always try to do the best for our patients,” says Ditty, who tells his staff members they should deliver the same customer service and care they would find in the competitive midtown Manhattan environment. In short, he says, “we demand perfection.” 


Orthodontics

Jamie Ahl, DMD//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

Jamie Ahl, DMD

Jamie Ahl is an orthodontist with Ahl and O’Connor Orthodontics in Dover.

Jamie Ahl can’t recall a time when she didn’t want to be a dentist. She was initially inspired by her pediatric dentist, an energetic woman who made the appointment fun. But it wasn’t until seventh grade that she picked her focus. There were no orthodontists in the rural area of southern New Jersey where the family lived, so her mother took her to Dr. Connie Greeley’s office in Wilmington. “From the moment she put braces on me, I decided that it was a better fit for me,” recalls Ahl. She still considers Greeley a mentor.

After graduating from Woodstown High School, Ahl went to Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., then the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, from which she graduated with honors and awards from the American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of General Dentistry. She completed her orthodontic residency at Temple University School of Dentistry (now the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry). While at Temple, she also earned a master of science in oral biology.

Orthodontics is a fast-moving profession in more ways than one. AcceleDent, Propel and temporary anchorage devices speed up tooth movement and replace the unsightly appliances common in the late 20th century. Thanks to 3D imaging, orthodontists have a comprehensive view of teeth and bone. 

Putting together the right pieces to solve the patient’s problem appeals to Ahl, who keeps meticulous notes about each case so she can pinpoint the most effective, efficient approach. Her exactness no doubt comes from her mother, a corporate accountant. Ahl’s version of downtime is working on QuickBooks. “I like numbers and looking at where growth should be, setting goals and trying to reach them,” she says.

Ahl and her husband, Dr. Douglas Ditty, an oral surgeon, chose to practice in the Dover area because it’s a good place to raise a family, she says. They have three children, all under 12. (The 11-year-old has already gone through the first phase of braces.)

She and partner Charis O’Connor bought the practice that formerly belonged to Dr. Robert Kidd III. “He always gave such great advice, and a lot of it I recall and use on a daily basis.” Like Kidd, she reads at least one orthodontic textbook a year.

The practice still upholds his philosophy of making the office warm and welcoming. “We treat patients like they’re part of our work family,” she says. For everyone, the best day of the week is Friday, because that’s the happy day when braces come off. 

Every year, her practice comes up with a new motto. This year, the motto is “Our smiles are contagious.” That’s one infection Ahl hopes everyone is more than happy to share.


Periodontics

G. William Keller, DDS

Ask G. William Keller to name one of his heroes, and he won’t hesitate. “George Washington—for what he endured during the Revolutionary War and for being the leader of our very young country,” he says. The periodontist also appreciates that Washington routinely documented his dental problems in his diary.

Keller, the son of a hardware store owner and a homemaker, grew up in Columbiana, Ohio. When he was a high school freshman, his parents began socializing with their family dentist, who encouraged the young Keller to go into dentistry.

After earning his undergraduate and degree in dentistry from Ohio State University, Keller completed a residency at the Medical College of Ohio. He moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania and study periodontics, which focuses on structures surrounding and supporting teeth, such as gums, tissue and bone. The specialty was a natural, considering his bachelor’s degree was in microbiology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. 

In 2010, he moved to his current office in the Montchanin Corporate Center, which he calls a centrally located “dream location” that marries high-tech equipment with state-of-the-art sterility techniques. 

His practice specializes in the treatment of gum disease. Treatments include cosmetic procedures and dental implants to replace missing teeth. Implantology is a rapidly growing field—and a rewarding one. “Because of this incredible technique, we have been able to change patients’ lives,” he says.

His challenge is to determine whether he can save a diseased tooth or whether the solution involves an implant. “Some patients take many medications that create risk factors for treatment,” he says. “They come to the office after many years of neglect, and that creates compliance issues.” 

No matter the procedure, Keller and his team pride themselves on their ability to communicate with patients and make them feel comfortable. “Excellent customer service starts from the first phone call,” he says. “We hold our patient’s hand every step of the way. We have an open door policy. They will always be seen that day in case they have an emergency.”

Though Keller enjoys traveling and sports, you’ll often find him reading an article about his profession, talking business in his spare time or building relationships with referring doctors. He gets back as much as he puts in. 

“It’s a wonderful feeling to eradicate periodontal disease and allow patients to keep and maintain their teeth for a lifetime,” he says. “It’s also very rewarding to replace missing and hopeless teeth with dental implants so they can function normally for a lifetime.” In Keller’s world, an appreciative hug or compliment from a satisfied patient is the definition of true happiness.


Pediatric Dentistry

Rachel A. Maher, DMD

As a child growing up in West Chester, Pa., Rachel Maher knew she wanted to go into a medical profession. That’s not surprising given that her mother was a nurse and her father was director of the Chester County Health Department for 31 years. 

Maher’s parents did more than kindle an interest in medicine. “They worked hard to put four children through school,” she says. “They stressed the importance of education, family and God. They raised us with manners, values and morals. That taught us that life is what we make out of it and what we put into it. They showed by example to be humble and grateful for what we have and to not expect anything, but to work hard for it.”

Maher, who decided to become a dentist while studying biology at Alvernia College in Reading, Pa. (now Alvernia University), puts all of her parents’ teaching to good use at Dentistry for Children in Brandywine Hundred, which diagnoses and treats dental health concerns in children from birth through the teenage years.

She decided to open a practice in Delaware because she knew firsthand that the state needed more pediatric dentists. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, she did her general residency at Christiana Care Health System. (She studied pediatric dentistry at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.)

Maher is now accustomed to wearing many hats: dentist, business owner, friend and counselor. One of her favorite roles, however, is teacher. As a pediatric dentist, she works with both the young patients and their parents to instill good habits early. She educates parents about the hazards of juices and gummy snacks and letting children take a bottle to bed, all of which can lead to cavities that can cause pain and affect the placement of permanent teeth.

“We want to get parents on the same page as far as home care,” Maher says. “Brushing teeth twice a day and flossing even baby teeth should be a priority. The combination of all these things is essential to good oral health.”

Maher, who will become the president of the Delaware State Dental Society this summer, is not all work and no play. She enjoys spending time with her husband, twin stepdaughters and family members. A member of the National Ski Patrol, she’s often found in the mountains on her days off.

Her motto? “One day at a time,” she says. “It makes me happy to know that I have done my very best and tried my hardest each and every day and to help make a difference in the children’s lives whom I encounter.”


Prosthodontics

Christopher D. Burns, DDS

The realization that a medical professional could change a patient’s life came early to Christopher Burns. He was just 8 years old when his father suffered a severe stroke while on a business trip. A neurosurgeon who happened to be walking through the emergency department when his father arrived immediately recognized the symptoms and ordered an operation. “He saved my dad’s life,” says Burns.

He entertained the idea of becoming a neurosurgeon, but while earning a bachelor of science degree at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., he worked in a research lab where he met a dental student who was enthusiastic about the tools of the trade and the creative advantages of dentistry. After talking to a few dentists, Burns was sold. 

He received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Georgetown University, which had a grueling curriculum, he recalls. One of his teachers specialized in working on people who had lost part of their jaw to cancer or traumatic injury. The instructor also performed repairs of cleft palates. All of these areas appealed to Burns, who completed his prosthodontics residency at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. (Prosthodontics is concerned with the design, manufacture and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.)

The residency was a coveted spot, and few were accepted. Burns remains in awe of his teacher, Dr. Donald Zimmerman.

When the economy tanked in Boston, Burns decided to practice in Delaware. He had a joint practice in Milford before opening his own office in Dover. The work, he says, is rewarding, whether he’s rebuilding worn-down teeth, making comfortable dentures or restoring a jaw ravaged by disease or trauma. 

Technology has greatly enhanced his practice, says Burns, who started his residency just after implants were approved. “It’s been a game-changer for patients with cancer and cleft palates,” he says. 

He often provides temporary restorations for patients who’ve undergone tumor removals. Once they’re finished healing from the surgery, he makes a prosthesis or performs restorative surgery. “You get the chance to really make a difference in someone’s life,” he says.  

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Where:
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5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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Join us on The Patio, voted Best Outdoor Dining by Delaware Today readers! Happy hour 4PM - 6:30PM, live entertainment 6PM - 9PM, local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, creative gastropub menu,...

Cost: menu items vary

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Enjoy live music on the terrace with friends or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled...

Cost: Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4–8 pm

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Trace, an exhibition of black and white fine art photography by Carlos Alejandro, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 1-29, 2018. A free opening reception to meet the artist will be...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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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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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show at One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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  The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11 a.m. to 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
One Greenville Crossing
4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52),
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants at One Greenville Crossing.
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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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This noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. Café lunch voucher included...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Stop by The Delaware Contemporary on first Fridays for exhibition openings, open artists' studios, food trucks, cash bar, and new programming every month. 5 - 9 PM | FREE   June 1 FEATURED...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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The Museum’s annual outdoor event returns with more sound, food, art, and fun! In partnership with People’s Festival organizers, this event features local musicians, food trucks from Rolling...

Cost: $5 Members, Free for Members ages 10 and under, $10 Non-Members, $5 for Non-Memb

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Join us at Asian Arts Initiative for our June First Friday event, where poet Linh Dinh will perform a reading and show photos from his recent essays on Cambodia, Vietnam, and Japan. Though...

Cost: Free

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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 Known as “the world’s greatest party band,” The B-52s will bring their unforgettable dance-rock hits — such as “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack” — to the SugarHouse Casino Event...

Cost: $79-99

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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Discover ways to reduce stress, improve your health, and open yourself up to new experiences by focusing on natural processes that enhance well-being. Begin the day with a gentle yoga session, then...

Cost: $35

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Mt. Cuba Center
Telephone: 302-239-8883
Contact Name: Sara Stevenson
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Rachel Altschuler, Jim Barwick, Mary Ann Weselyk ~ New Paintings Wine & Cheese Opening Reception Friday June 1, 5 – 8 PM Bird paintings brought to life with attention to detail and bold color...

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 Freedom from Seizures 5K at Rockford Park!  The Epilepsy Foundation of DE needs your support to continue our community education programs. Did you know that we education over 4,000...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Rockford Park
19th Street & Tower Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware
Telephone: 302-999-9313
Contact Name: Jen Uro
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Join us again this spring and summer for yoga in the beautiful Copeland Sculpture Garden. Beginners, casual attendees, and families are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours!...

Cost: Free, $10 suggested donation

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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THE FIGURE: THE INDICATIVE AND THE ALLUSIVE Group Exhibition  April 1 - August 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop with Panel Discussion: 6 - 7 PM...

Cost: FREE

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

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GUARDIANS OF THE IMAGE MAKER Group Exhibition & Programs Commemorating The 1968 Riots April 6 - June 29, 2018 Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 2018                      5 - 9 PM...

Cost: FREE

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

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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show at One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 FREE ADMISSION Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Greenville Crossing
Rt 52 (Kennett Pike)
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants One Greenville Crossing

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  The DFVA Greenville Fall Art Show  One Greenville Crossing, 4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52), Greenville, DE  19807 Thursday, May 31 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1 -  11 a.m. to 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
One Greenville Crossing
4007 - 4025 Kennett Pike (Rt.52),
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Merchants at One Greenville Crossing.
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Join the fun at a charity hockey game on June 2, 2018 at University of Delaware’s Gold Ice Arena.  Watch an exciting game with players of all levels showing off their skills on the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Gold Ice Arena, University of Delaware
547 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE, DE  19716
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Sponsor: SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery)
Contact Name: Barbara
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Reptile Shows Fri-Sun, 12 p.m. Did you know reptiles have super powers? Find out about some of their special abilities, plus learn about how YOU can become a superhero for reptiles! Takes place...

Cost: $7-0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s Collection focused on an intriguing theme.  Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23: Local Pride: Art and Artists From Greater Wilmington 

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

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Creature Features Daily, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday @ Noon & 2 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2 pm. Stop by our Creature Feature for a close encounter with one of our zoo education...

Cost: $7-$0

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Vic DiBitetto will leave his audience gasping for air when his hilarious act fills the SugarHouse Casino Event Center with laughter on Saturday, June 2, at 9 p.m. Tickets for his show are available...

Cost: $29-69

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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