Bigger and Better

Smyrna turns a population boom into a dynamic town.



New construction, such as this facility being
built by Bayhealth Medical Center, is a familiar
sight to Smyrna town manager David Hugg.

Photograph by Tom Nutter
www.tomnutterphotos.com

















The town of Smyrna, like many small towns once built around vibrant centers supported by dollars from locals and surrounding industry, had seen some hard times.

Through the late 1980s and into the 1990s, a diminished retail base resulted in a downtown that looked something like a ghost town, with only a few stalwart merchants holding on in hopes of better times.

It was the turn of the 21st century and the election of Mayor Mark Schaeffer in 2001 that brought a significant shift in fortunes, halting a downslide and putting Smyrna right in the middle of a massive residential explosion. That boom presented both new challenges and new opportunities for the community.

As farmland outside town was bought by developers and converted to housing developments, new residents from as far as New Jersey began settling there to take advantage of Delaware’s tax benefits, the small-town atmosphere and relatively inexpensive housing.

Schaeffer actively pursued annexation of many of the new developments, but many residents complained that the addition of so many new residents—from 5,700 in 2000 to close to 10,000 in 2008—unduly burdened both the infrastructure and the school system.

With her election in 2007, Mayor Patricia Stombaugh took on the job of making that huge surge in population work to Smyrna’s advantage by balancing it with infrastructure upgrades and a bolstered downtown business environment.

A major challenge that turned into a significant opportunity for Smyrna was the overcrowding of its schools. The Smyrna School District took a major step in 2000 when it issued a letter stating that even with a new 2,000-student middle school approved through a referendum that year, the district didn’t have room for any more kids.

“Basically what they said is, we’ve doubled the size of the schools for [the residential development] that’s in the pipeline, and if [the city] annexes any more, the schools can’t take them,” Stombaugh says.

Though the message and measure seemed drastic at the time, the mayor says it was necessary to drive home to residents the state of the school district. Today, Stombaugh says, “They’re doing very well. The school district is doing a fantastic job.”

In the middle of it all is the Smyrna Opera House (really the town hall). The building was the center of civic activities when it opened in 1869, until it was damaged by fire in 1948. The brick structure was restored in 2003. The project included a new mansard roof and cupola. The building adds new luster to historic Old Town.

Of the developments that were in the works before Stombaugh was elected, several have since been stalled by the lackluster national housing market and the sub-prime loan crisis. That slowdown, however, has actually worked in Smyrna’s favor. “It’s been great for us because it’s given us a chance to get caught up,” Stombaugh says.

That catching up has involved a number of factors. Foremost among them was allowing the town to accommodate the growth with improvements to its water and sewer system. “The biggest problem that we’re dealing with right now is our tax base,” she says, which is thrown off balance by the addition of residents without the accompanying commercial and industrial growth.

But with the boom in residents comes an ever-expanding demand for more jobs and places to shop, which is why the town is now focusing increased energy on recruiting “clean” industries—things like tourism and filmmaking—business recruitment and bolstering the commercial environment in the town center.

Tourism in the area recently got a boost with the town’s mention in National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of its 50 Best Places to Live and Play for 2007. Cited as major attractions were the affordable housing, its proximity to the 40 miles of hiking, biking and cross-country skiing trails in nearby Blackbird State Forest, and the status of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge as a prime spot for birders.

To bring that outdoor appeal to the town itself, plans are for a network of walking and biking trails to connect the town from north to south. “We’re hoping to encourage people to get out and bike or walk and help with the congestion downtown,” Stombaugh says.

Film, meanwhile, also offers an appealing option because, though each project is temporary, it pumps a large amount of money into a community in a short period of time, creating ancillary work for a host of businesses that are not normally thought of as being “in the movies.”

The real focus, however, is jump-starting the business community in Smyrna’s downtown by refocusing an area that once was a hub for hardware, drug and five-and-dime stores into one that will appeal to both residents and visitors in new and exciting ways, she says.

“At this point we’re hoping that we can maintain our small-town atmosphere,” Stombaugh says. “We still have what we call Old Town, and that’s the part that really needs concentrating on. If you have a strong downtown, you have a strong community.”

A significant part of strengthening downtown was the addition of the Christiana Care Health and Wellness Center at 100 S. Main St.

The center, which features a medical imaging center, fitness center, occupational health services, non-critical emergency care, a women’s health center and vascular care, among other services, creates a whole new commercial element right in the center of town. And with nearly 100 employees, it also provides a ready-made pool of customers for downtown merchants.

Dr. Paula Stillman, president of health initiatives and senior vice president for special projects at Christiana Care Health and Wellness Center, says the health system’s decision to locate in Smyrna was a direct result of lobbying from the town.

Because a large segment of Smyrna’s growth is driven by retirees and adults who are close to retirement age, both Schaeffer and Stombaugh envisioned Smyrna as a center for caring and healing residents as they aged.

“It was irresistible to us that Smyrna said, ‘Please come down and we’ll be partners in the revitalization project,’” Stillman says. “This was really our first foray over the border between Kent and New Castle counties. I don’t think we were looking, but they came to us.”

An ambulatory surgery center is the next planned project. Town officials also have a list of other services that might be needed at the wellness center.

Along with improving the health of residents, Stillman says one of the biggest rewards has been the way the center has helped improve the health of the town itself.

“It looked really shabby before. The buildings were in a state of disrepair,” she says. “It’s beautiful now. New shops have opened up. New restaurants have opened up. To me, to see the change from time to time is so rewarding.”

Joe Ramsey, owner of Brandywine Smyrna Chrysler Dodge Jeep, says Smyrna is just now realizing its potential, with more opportunities for businesses still out there. He, for one, recently rebuilt his car dealership, added 35,000 square feet of new buildings and renovated a restaurant there. He can speak personally about the influx of new residents, because many of them are stopping in to his dealership to arrange service on their cars.

“A lot of them have good, spendable incomes because a lot of them are early retirees and they’re coming into the area with two pensions,” he says. “I think there’s a lot of potential here for someone who wants to make the investment, compared to a lot of other places where you might pay a lot more and get less return.”

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Cost: Free

Where:
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Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Cost: Free with admission

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4840 Kennett Pike
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Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

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

More information

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Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

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

Where:
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5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


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

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

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

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

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

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

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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East Coast Garden Center is holding our 2nd Annual Indoor Farmer's Market starting Nov. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. It wil be held every Tuesday till April 26, 2016. We have 20...

Cost: Depends on what you purchase

Where:
East Coast Garden Center
30336 Cordrey Rd
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: Garden Center
Telephone: 302-945-3489
Contact Name: Valery Cordrey
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Back by popular demand! Join Deb to learn how to practice meditation to reduce stress, create a feeling of inner calm and improve your overall health and wellness. The session will be ~90 minutes,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peak Cryotherapy and Massage
Pike Creek Sports Medicine Bldg
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 305
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Peak Cryotherapy
Telephone: 302.502.3160
Contact Name: Ann DiStefano
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

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After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
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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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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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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers childbirth classes on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm in the Ground Floor Conference Room. The class will meet each Thursday for a total of five weeks – four...

Cost: The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x 2540
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Maternal Child Health Clinical Educato
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
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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These closed-door sessions will allow Executive Directors to learn best practices on topics unique to their role, as well as discuss challenges and opportunities they face in their leadership....

Cost: $10

Where:
Community Service Building
100 W 10th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
Telephone: 302-777-5500
Contact Name: John Baker
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W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


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

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

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

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

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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

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

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

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Geared toward individuals 60 and over. Participants must be able to walk and stand. Walking aids—canes and walkers—are allowed. Wear comfortable clothing and stable shoes. Sneakers...

Where:
Bayhealth Physician Specialty Practice
315 N. Carter Road, Conference Room
Smyrna, DE
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
View map »


Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

More information

After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
Website »

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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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On these special evenings celebrating the exhibition Made in the Americas, enjoy an eclectic mix of international music along with tastings and presenters. For purchase, Winterthur will serve...

Cost: $8-$15

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Nanticoke Physician Network will host a two-part "Diabetes Survival Skills" workshop on Wednesday, April 27 and Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Physician Network
Telephone: 302-752-8467
Contact Name: NPN Care Coordinator
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Participate in a 2-hour training to learn how you can help improve Delaware’s waterways. Stories from across the nation highlight the importance of residents getting actively involved in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dover Library
35 E. Loockerman St.
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Clean Water: Delaware's Clear Choice
Telephone: 302-239-2334 ext. 13
Contact Name: Michael Bard

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Join Dwight and Lorri Lanmon Director of Academic Affairs Gregory Landrey and his wife Lynne Landrey as they share their experience of living in Beijing for four months in 2014 and 2015 while...

Cost: $8-$15

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

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Location: Bayhealth Milford Memorial, 21 W. Clarke Ave., Milford, Conference Room A & B Time: 6–7 p.m. To register, visit...

Where:
, DE

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Free lecture on the advances of minimally invasive robotic surgery and other solutions for prostate cancer. Men and women welcome. Location: Middletown Free Standing Emergency Department, Del....

Where:
, DE

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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

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

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

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

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Spring Session: Thursdays from 9:30-12; first day is April 7 Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311) Join TLC for our Drop-In on...

Cost: TLC members Free, Non-members free for first session, $5 for pre-registration

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
Website »

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

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Geared toward individuals 60 and over. Participants must be able to walk and stand. Walking aids—canes and walkers—are allowed. Wear comfortable clothing and stable shoes. Sneakers...

Where:
Bayhealth Physician Specialty Practice
315 N. Carter Road, Conference Room
Smyrna, DE
View map »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
View map »


Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

More information

After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
Website »

More information

Mrs. Dalloway Goes “To The Lighthouse”: Virginia Woolf and Kitty Lushington A LECTURE BY DAVID TAYLOR Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:30 p.m. Class of 1941...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE  19717-5267
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library
Telephone: 302-831-3250
Contact Name: Mark Samuels Lasner
Website »

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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

More information

The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 28, starting at 7 pm at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13a in...

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Where:
Seaford Moose Lodge
22759 Bridgeville Hwy
Seaford, DE  19973
View map »


Sponsor: Nanticoke Health Services
Telephone: 302-629-6611x8944
Contact Name: Renee' Morris
Website »

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Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

More information

BART, the Bethany Area Repertory Theater, is pleased to announce the upcoming production of An Affair to Forget, the third comedy of the Bob Davis holiday trilogy. An Affair to Forget...

Where:
, DE

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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
Website »

More information

The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Joe del Tufo during the month of April. “Spirit of Eden: Nemours” will be on view from...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

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

More information

Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

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

More information

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

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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


Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

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

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

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After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
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Delaware College of Art and Design presents: Annual Continuing Education Exhibition April 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016 Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery   DCAD’s Continuing Education...

Cost: Free

Where:
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery
600 N. Market st.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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BART, the Bethany Area Repertory Theater, is pleased to announce the upcoming production of An Affair to Forget, the third comedy of the Bob Davis holiday trilogy. An Affair to Forget...

Where:
, DE

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Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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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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Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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Celebrate the return of spring at the 12th Annual “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at James Farm Ecological...

Cost: Entrance, tours and events are FREE. Plants and food for sale.

Where:
James Farm Ecological Preserve
30048 Cedar Neck Road
Ocean View, DE  19970
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Telephone: 302-226-8105 x103
Contact Name: Sally Boswell
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Cost: $65

Where:
Embassy Suites
654 South College Avenue
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Tamera P. Jones
Telephone: 888-278-3710
Contact Name: Tamera P Jones
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Looking to build your social network with fun and competition? Give tennis a try! It’s time to grab a racquet, your sneakers and some tennis balls and head to your local court to be part...

Cost: varies

Where:
Banning Park
201 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE  19804
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Separation day June 10-11 is celebrated annually in Historic New Castle. This will be the 240th year of Independence from Pennsylvania and the British Crown. The Beauty Pageant April...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
New Castle School
903 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: New Castle Jaycees
Contact Name: Brandon Jennings
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W. Gary Smith - "New Drawings & Paintings" Wine & Cheese Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, April 1, 5 – 8 p.m.  Landscape architect...

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 local birding expert and environmental educator, Kelley Nunn, as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to spot...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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Join the naturalists on a leisurely bike ride from the Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park to Bellevue State Park using the Northern Delaware Greenway Trail.  The ride will start and end at...

Cost: $5 per person/ $10 per family of 4

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: (302) 577-7020
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Asteroids and comets are messengers from space with a significant effect on Earth’s history, and they are likely to influence the future as well. Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

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

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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RAIL EXPLORERS Opens their Delaware Division! Partnering with the Wilmington & Western Railroad and the Delaware State Parks Rail Explorers brings their unique adventure to the...

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

Where:
Rail Explorers Delaware
200 Gun Club Road
Hockessin, NY  12983
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Sponsor: Rail Explorers
Telephone: 302 601 0888
Contact Name: Mary Joy Lu
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The theme of Ag Day 2016 is “SustainAGbility: Doing What Nature Would Do." Members of the campus community, and the surrounding community, are encouraged to join the college for a day...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware
531 South College Avenue
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Explore some of the diverse ways that human beings have understood sex and sexuality, gender and gender diversity in this small but broad new exhibition, presented in conjunction with the 2015-2016...

Cost: Free with Museum Admission.

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

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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On Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Sussex County Stamp club will hold their annual stamp show. The show will take place at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front Street, Milton...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Milton Fire Dept
116 Front Street
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: The Sussex Co, Stamp Club
Contact Name: Bruce McKinney
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Explore Hagley Museum in a new way by joining us for one of our six walking tours.  One or more Themed tours are offered most weekends.  Check our website for the schedule throughout...

Cost: Included in admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-82400261
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Curio Market is an upscale open air market including boutique goods, gourmet food, vintage, food and fashion trucks and live music.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Newark
Academy & Main Sts
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Grassroots
Telephone: 302-453-9751
Contact Name: Kristin Short

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Explore the geologic history of the Delaware Appalachian Piedmont, which contains rock dating from 440 million back to 1.2 billion years ago. Delaware Geologic Survey scientist William...

Cost: $22

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302-998-1930
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation are proud to present The Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of ELEKTRA on April 30, 12:55 p.m. at Cape Henlopen...

Cost: $15 - $25

Where:
Cape Henlopen High School Theater
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Studio Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Pet Valu is hosting its annual Pet Appreciation Month this April to raise money and collect pet food, treats and toys for local animal shelters. Throughout the month, each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Valu
6 College Park Lane
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Profiles Inc
Contact Name: Leanna Bernhard

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Capital Ringers, community handbell ensemble, presents spring shows, “Bach to Rock!” Featuring music from Bach and Mozart to contemporary artists, the Capital Ringers 2016 Spring Concert Tour...

Cost: Freewill/Donations

Where:
St. Martha's Episcopal Church
Bethany Beach, DE


Telephone: 302-632-3106
Contact Name: Linda Simms
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After a long winter, Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Md. is back for another season of delicious, fresh seafood. The Crab House is now open for a la carte and buffet dining at 4 p.m. Fridays and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-289-6821
Contact Name: Joseph R. Rainoldi
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The 2016 Rare Plant Auction®, staged in the idyllic Longwood Gardens East Conservatory on April 30 (6:30–10 p.m.), is a garden party that enriches communities and supports urban green...

Cost: $125–$600

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Lenny Wilson
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The Chesco Pops Orchestra is partnering with the Kennett Symphony Children's Chorus for the Orchestra's Spring concert series, performing music from all parts of the globe, from French and...

Cost: Adult $20, Seniors (60+) $15

Where:
Stetson Middle School (W.C.)
1060 Wilmington Pike
PAMEL
West Chester, PA  19382
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Sponsor: Chesco Pops Orchestraa
Telephone: 610-594-9178
Contact Name: Pam Lounsbury
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Capital Ringers, community handbell ensemble, presents spring shows, “Bach to Rock!” Featuring music from Bach and Mozart to contemporary artists, the Capital Ringers 2016 Spring Concert Tour...

Cost: Freewill/Donations

Where:
Community Church of Ocean Pines
Berlin, MD


Telephone: 302-632-3106
Contact Name: Linda Simms
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Just what is art and who gets to decide?    Raw and provocative, this the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play paints a mesmerizing portrait of master abstract painter Mark Rothko as he works...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Great music of Russia and France Sonorous music of Russia and Eastern Europe along with the beloved and classic Requiem of 19th century French composer Gabriel Faure. TICKET LINK:...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
First & Central Presbyterian Church
1101 N. Market Street
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-654-5371
Contact Name: David Schelat
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BART, the Bethany Area Repertory Theater, is pleased to announce the upcoming production of An Affair to Forget, the third comedy of the Bob Davis holiday trilogy. An Affair to Forget...

Where:
, DE

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Painfully funny, technically ingenious, and viciously physical, this wild romantic comedy by England’s most popular living playwright, Sir Alan Ayckbourn features convoluted relationships worthy...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: Resident Ensemble Players
Telephone: 302-831-2204
Contact Name: REP Box Office
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Concert features Mozart String Quartet in Eb Major, K.428 and Beethoven String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59#1

Cost: Free; donations appreciated

Where:
Trinity Episcopal Church
1108 North Adams St.
Wilmington, DE
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Sponsor: Trinity Episcopal Church
Telephone: 302-652-8605
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The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Del. will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” from April 22-30. Captain...

Cost: $7-20

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Telephone: 484-319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
Website »

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Written by Nell Benjamin (playwright of "Because of Winn Dixie") Directed by Bud Martin The story: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president...

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St.
Wilmington, DE
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Location: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 620 Justison St., Wilmington Time: Registration: 8 a.m. Race start: 9 a.m. Fee: $25 (until the Thursday before the face at noon) $30 after and...

Where:
, DE

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Location: Christiana Hospital Campus, Medical Arts Pavilion 2 Parking Lot Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring old medications for proper disposal: prescriptions, over-the-counter pills, pet...

Where:
, DE

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