The Astonishing Success of the St. Patrick’s Day Society

Behind the merriment and revelry of St. Patrick’s Day in Wilmington is a group of civic leaders committed to helping those in need.


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On St. Patrick’s Day, hundreds of Delaware celebrants don their green apparel and flock to bars, taverns and restaurants festooned with shiny shamrocks. They order pints of Guinness and peruse special menus featuring Irish stew and corned beef and cabbage. “It’s for the Irish and those who wish to be Irish for the day,” quips Joe Farley Sr.

But Farley and more than 1,000 other Delawareans have a thoughtful side to their annual festivities. Twenty-five years ago, he and some friends founded the St. Patrick’s Day Society, which organizes a St. Patrick’s Day Communion breakfast, a parade (not to be confused with the Irish Culture Club of Delaware’s event) and a sponsors’ dinner to raise money for St. Patrick’s Center on Wilmington’s East Side.

Each year, in the space of 24 hours, the society reaches more than 1,000 people—and their wallets. “This may be one of the biggest fundraisers in the state,” Farley says. “Yet many people have never heard of the St. Patrick’s Day Society. It quietly gets done.”

But it gets done in a big way. The society’s contributions—nearly $3 million over the past two decades—account for more than 30 percent of the operating budget for the center, which serves emergency food to about 1,500 families each month.

Friendship and fellowship

The St. Patrick’s Day Society is the brainchild of Farley, a former chairman of the Democratic party in Delaware and director of government affairs for Delmarva Power; Mike Harkins, former director of the Delaware River & Bay Authority; and the late Dan Frawley, a former mayor of Wilmington.

The pals traditionally started their St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a lunch, then had a driver take them on a tour of Wilmington hotspots that celebrate Irish-American heritage. As they were about to make the rounds in 1993, they talked about adding an element that paid tribute to the namesake of the day, a fifth-century Catholic missionary and bishop.

“We wanted to begin the day around fellowship and friendship,” Farley says. “We wanted to do something significant instead of immediately running to a bar and tavern. The day is about St. Patrick himself.” Growing up as Roman Catholics, they knew that St. Patrick, who brought Christianity to the island at a time when many inhabitants were still Druids, is a primary saint in Ireland.

The friends recalled with fondness the breakfasts that followed First Holy Communions in their youth. “You go to Mass and to the church basement afterward for breakfast. It’s a big to-do,” Farley says. “I said, ‘Why don’t we start our day with that?’ We can do what we want afterward, but we start it on a good note and invite our friends.” If there was any money left over, it could go to a scholarship.

Farley, who was inspired by similar events in Boston, shared the idea with the Rev. James Francis Trainor, then pastor at St. Mary’s-St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Trainor suggested that the society hold the communion and breakfast at St. Patrick’s. The name fit the bill.

The first meeting of the St. Patrick’s Day Society was held at Trainor’s residence. “His cook made us Irish stew,” says Harkins, who laughed when he recalled being the only Republican in the room.

Founding members included some heavy hitters who’ve had impressive careers, including John Carney, current governor of Delaware; John Casey, a former director of the Delaware Economic Development Office; Bill Kooser, executive director of the St. Patrick’s Day Society; former Wilmington Mayor Tom Maloney; John J. McMahon, currently the state Secretary of Labor; attorneys Larry Sullivan and Jim Sullivan; and Wilmington city Councilwoman Loretta Walsh, to name a few.

Harkins and Farley stepped up as co-chairs, and each committee member agreed to sell 10 tickets for the breakfast, which would be held in the church basement and catered by Gallagher & Gallagher. Unfortunately, Frawley did not live to attend the first event, which sold out. There was a small amount of money left over—about $300—so Trainor recommended that the society donate the proceeds to St. Patrick’s Center, which primarily served seniors at that time.

Given the movers and shakers who started the St. Patrick’s Day Society, it did not take long for the breakfast to attract leading figures on the state’s business and political stage, including then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden. Governors, mayors and county executives have been members of the St. Patrick’s Day Society. The event quickly became known as “the toughest ticket to get in town,” Harkins says, “and we clearly outgrew the church basement.” He talked to Charles Cawley, a founder and head of MBNA, which dominated the business and philanthropic scene in Delaware in the 1990s. Cawley wrote a check for $7,500 and offered his headquarters—which held 600—for the breakfast. In 2010, the meal moved to the current location, the DoubleTree by Hilton, on King Street.

With every year came more sponsorships and more sold-out breakfasts. The interest gave the society members the idea for a sponsors’ dinner the night prior to the main event. Originally held at St. Mary’s, it moved to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church’s hall on South Broom Street in Wilmington, where it is held today.

Comedy after communion

Annual events in churches or after communion sound like somber affairs. Far from it. Up to 450 people attend the sponsors’ dinner, which is scheduled this year for March 15. Repeat performers include the “Three Mikes”: attorney Mike Kelly, former Wilmington city Councilman Mike Hare, now with the Buccini/Pollin Group, and former New Castle County Sheriff Mike Walsh. The men trade barbs, much to the delight of the audience.

The next day, the celebration begins at St. Patrick’s Church when the choir begins to sing at 7:15 a.m. The Mass begins at 7:30. The congregation isn’t surprised to see a Del-ebrity pass the contribution basket. Former Vice President Joe Biden took a turn while still a senator. Needless to say, their presence encourages donations.

After Mass, the attendees form an informal parade behind bagpipers wearing traditional garb and mounted police officers. They head down King Street to the DoubleTree, where up to 700 sit down for the breakfast. Not everyone at the breakfast attends the Mass. The church can’t accommodate so many worshippers, and not all the participants are Catholic. Nor is everyone Irish-American; there’s a mix of backgrounds.

For 25 years, Farley has taken the stage as the master of ceremonies. This year will be his last. “We tell jokes, and people are nice enough to laugh,” Farley says. “I’ve told the same jokes for 25 years, and they’re a great audience.”

Along with the meal, attendees enjoy a 30-minute comedy routine. Past headliners have included comedians Joe Cuddy, Joey Callahan, Joe Conklin and Big Daddy Graham. (A ribald joke once slipped into the routine while the bishop was in attendance, much to the members’ surprise.) Many of the performers are Irish-American, a few are from Ireland and, over the years, many have performed for free.

Perhaps it’s the cause. Or maybe it’s the comedy. Either way, it’s not uncommon to see opposing attorneys chuckling alongside each other and political rivals sharing a table.

In addition to the meals, the society each year awards the Daniel Frawley Community Service Award and the Father James Trainor Scholarship Award, which honors the pastor, who died in 2004.

Striving to meet the need

The dinner and breakfast have a steady attendance. Breakfast tickets are $50, and sponsorships start at $500. Securing a corporate sponsorship has become a challenge in these post-recession days, says Joe Farley Jr., who, with Hare and Sean Healy, is co-chair of the St. Patrick’s Day Society. Not only are there fewer sponsors to go around, there are more nonprofits vying for them, Farley Jr. notes.

“They have a tougher job in a more difficult economy, and they’re still hitting their numbers,” Farley Sr. says with pride. “They’re more engaged in social media, and they know what to do to stay relevant. They’ve done one hell of a job.”

Meanwhile, the St. Patrick’s Center has experienced a higher demand for services. Founded in 1971 on Wilmington’s East Side, the center opened to provide social, physical and emotional support to seniors on fixed incomes. But as the community changed, the center broadened its reach.

“We are still serving seniors on a fixed income, but they are increasingly raising their grandchildren,” says Michael McDermott, a society member and chairman of the board of St. Patrick’s Center. “There is a need for emergency food, supplemental food for families. There is an inferno of food insecurity on the East Side of Wilmington.”

More than 800 people regularly use the center’s services. About 25 people alone use the clothing bank. The center’s grocery club has 587 regular members and serves more than 360 children a week. The center also provides a fresh produce program.

The center provides a place to rest, counseling and transportation. There is a breakfast program and respite for the homeless, who can visit during the day and wash their clothes. “It’s people in need serving people in need,” McDermott says. “Most of the part-time employees punch out and then get in line.”

Farley Jr. says it helps to take prospective sponsors to the center to witness the services and the need for them. “If you can just get them over to see the place, they’re blown away,” he says. “I don’t know how the center does what it does on a daily basis. There’s not enough money. No matter how much we raise, it’s not enough.”

But that doesn’t stop them from trying. “It’s too important to walk away from,” Farley Jr. says.

Executive members of the St. Patrick’s Day Society include (from left) state Rep. Helene Keeley, Sean Healey, Mike Hare, Joe Farley Jr., Joe Hickey, Kira McDonnell, Colleen Corrado and Shawn Randall.//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

The Delaware way

What’s the secret of the society’s enduring success? Harkins says it’s the society’s ability to recruit influential board members, who are required to sell tickets and secure sponsors.

The society, which now numbers 90 people, gets together in the fall to start planning. There are committees and subcommittees, monitored by captains. Every member is a volunteer, and there is no executive director, so there is little overhead.

Though three men came up with the idea, the society includes women. “Some of the strongest and most vocal members of society over time—and the highest performers in terms of herding and staying on message and focused on the mission—have been women like Loretta Walsh and Rep. Helene Keeley,” McDermott says. “Women who have long served the city in various capacities have come to recognize the value of the society and the mission it accomplishes.”

Longtime society members are passing the torch to the next generation. Joe Farley Jr. became a society member in 1997 when he was 23. “These young men are in their 40s, and they’ve taken an active interest in our community,” Farley Sr. says. “Thanks to their interest, this event continues.”

McDermott sees fathers and sons working alongside mothers and daughters. There are siblings and cousins on the board. “They rally together because they know how important the cause is and that it’s enduring,” McDermott says. “That’s the beauty of it.”

The members and their families do more than organize the dinner and breakfast. They take clothing and other supplies to the center and volunteer. In doing so, they connect as a family and as neighbors. “It’s a link to Wilmington,” McDermott says. “It’s close to my heart.”

Farley Sr. would agree. On the day of the breakfast, suburbia is supporting the city, and corporate America is supporting the poor who live in the shadow of the city’s high-rise office buildings, he says.

When Farley, Harkins and Frawley first hatched the idea for the communion breakfast to salute St. Patrick’s Day, they never “in a million years” would have predicted that the event would raise so much money for such an important cause for so many years, Farley says.

“It was a simple idea,” he concludes. “Now it’s part of Delaware culture.”

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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​Christiana Winds are Eileen Grycky, flute; Christopher Nichols, clarinet; John David Smith, horn; and Lynn Moncilovich,  bassoon, with Guest Artists Merideth Hit Estevez, oboe, and...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
University of Delaware Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

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: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

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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Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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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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Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates active learning through music, movement, and the exploration of objects in a warm and...

Cost: $5 per child and $5 per adult with paying child

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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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
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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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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
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Tuesday, October 23 6:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall Join us for an illustrated talk as lecturer Peter Brown celebrates the rescue of Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, England. Purchase...

Cost: $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember.

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 »

More information

Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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Show More...
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In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

Cost: Free!

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On our trips to Mt. Cuba, you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover at our secluded picnic grove...

Cost: Adults: $15; Seniors (60+): $14; Children (2-12): $13; 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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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
Website »

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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
View map »


Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
Website »

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

More information

Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
Website »

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Join us for a 6 course celebration of the animals from Foster's Farmhouse as we say farewell to Chef Dave at his last beer dinner in Wilmington!  Presented by Executive Chef David Foster  Head...

Cost: 75

Where:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
620 Justison Street
Wilmington , DE  19801
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Sponsor: Food Shelter PR
Contact Name: Ellie

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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

More information

Under the direction of James Ancona, the UD Symphonic Band presents a concert featuring works by Persichetti and Bernstein, plus a suite from the score of the Academy Award-winning animated film...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Amstel Ave. and Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

Cost: Free!

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

Get lost in a book during Mt. Cuba’s Story Time in the Gardens. Children are invited to visit the gardens on Thursday mornings for a story from a nature-themed children’s book. Intended for...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
View map »


Sponsor: Mt. Cuba Center
Telephone: 302-239-8883
Contact Name: Sara Stevenson
Website »

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
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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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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Eliminate that double chin.  RSVP to learn more about coolsculpting: https://coolnet.force.com/CoolEventLandingPage?id=7015A000001ye48QAA

Cost: FREE

Where:
Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Telephone: 302-998-8007
Contact Name: Nicole Drolet
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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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Adults learn a craft technique and make a work of art to take home. Wine and refreshments will be available in the café while you create.  $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Oct 25 Costume...

Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Each month, the DelArt Readers will select a book, collection of articles, or film with a creative slant. These boundary-crossing readings will provide opportunity to question, debate,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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In the Studio, an exhibition of drawings by Charles Allan Guerin, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from October 5-26, 2018. Guerin received a 2018 Honorable Mention from the Delaware...

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: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Holiday Sale Oct 26, 8AM to 2PM Oct 27, 8AM to Noon   Holiday decorations, furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, original art,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Cokesbury Residents Association
Telephone: 302-235-8578
Contact Name: John Prince

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Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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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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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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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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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 for Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton , DE  19806
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Sponsor: Delaware Art Museum

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant to host customer appreciation day at the end of October with drink and food specials. On Friday, October 26, Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant, which...

Cost: Please see menu

Where:
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
1709 Lovering Ave
Wilmington, DE
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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
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Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Come wearing your most stylish, creative or creepy costume and join the partygoers for CCArt's annual bash. Tasty bites, cocktails (cash bar), silent auction including arty objects, unusual...

Cost: $13-$20

Where:
Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row & Rt. 82
Yorklyn, DE  19736
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Sponsor: Center for the Creative Arts
Telephone: 302-239-2434
Contact Name: Terry Foreman
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Duane Cottrell, director. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Amstel Ave. and Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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Gather around the bonfire with us, and be transported back in time through stories of local folklore and history by our gifted storytellers. Each community, each state, are threads in the fabric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gre
500 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Telephone: 130-299-99001
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Friday night after the game FUN just got better thanks to Main Event Entertainment’s new Friday Night FUN and Games pass. Students 18-years-old and under can keep the Friday night excitement...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: 302-722-9466
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Holiday Sale Oct 26, 8AM to 2PM Oct 27, 8AM to Noon   Holiday decorations, furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, original art,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Cokesbury Village
726 Loveville Rd
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Cokesbury Residents Association
Telephone: 302-235-8578
Contact Name: John Prince

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Opening Reception with Live Blue Grass Music - Friday, October 5, 5 – 8 PM. Michele’s favorite places to paint are the most remote areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. She creates lush...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host their 3rd annual Believe to Achieve 5k fun run/walk on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Hooper’s Landing Fitness Trail in Seaford....

Cost: $15.00/person

Where:
Hooper's Landing Fitness Trail
1019 Locust St
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-536-5395
Contact Name: Nanticoke Weight Loss
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Create your own succulent pumpkin for a gift or table centerpiece. All materials (pumpkin, succulents, mosses, berries, lots of beautiful things) will be provided, just bring a box for your fall...

Cost: $38, includes all materials

Where:
Inland Bays Garden Center
38320 Muddy Neck Road
Frankford, DE  19945
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Sponsor: Inland Bays Garden Center
Telephone: 130-253-91839
Contact Name: Liz Nalle
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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Peter Sculthorpe's unique vision extends from rural Pennsylvania to the rugged Northeast Coasts of Maine, Oregon, and Newfoundland. Sometimes, his complicated paintings are devoid of life and...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Strasburg Spooktacular is a family-friendly Halloween celebration at Strasburg Rail Road’s picturesque Groff’s Grove. Passengers will board the train at East Strasburg Station traveling to the...

Cost: Adults(12+) $19 Child(2-11) $13 Infants(0-1) $4

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 186-672-59666
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove or 2½-hour...

Cost: Adults: $15-19; Seniors (60+): $14-18; Children (2-12): $13-17

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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Since the early 20th century, abstract art has prompted audiences to consider how the materials, shapes and subjects found within an artwork form the viewer’s response to it. Abstract art...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall
30 North College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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In recent years, the Arctic has occupied a central place in urgent climate change discussions. However, the Indigenous peoples of the region have long understood the need to respect an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old College Gallery
18 East Main St.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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Self-educated mineralogist George F. Kunz assembled several renowned mineral collections throughout his lifetime. This exhibition highlights the last of his assembled collections, purchased by...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Mineralogical Museum
225 Academy Street
Penny Hall
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
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Join us for our Halloween Tie-Dye & Cookie Decorating at the cafe. All Supplies Included (t-shirt with instruction from a local artist and half dozen cookies for decorating) Costume prices...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
Whereabouts Cafe
214 Peoples Plaza
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: Whereabouts Cafe
Telephone: 302.836.3365
Contact Name: Whereabouts Cafe
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LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East...

Cost: 70-80

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 East Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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ARDEN in MOTION: An Improvisational Dance Workshop  with LIVE Music by the Arden in Motion Collective One Sunday Monthly, September-December 2018...

Cost: $15 Donation

Where:
Arden Gild Hall, Lower Level
2126 The Hwy
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Arden Folk Dance Gild
Website »

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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

LURAY PRODUCTIONS NEW YEARS EVE Monday, December 31, 2018            7:30 PM - Midnight Minquadale Memorial Hall 129 East Hazeldell Avenue  -  New Castle, DE 19720 EMCEE: George...

Cost: $70 per person

Where:
Minquadale Memorial Hall
129 E. Hazeldell Avenue
New Castle , DE  19720
View map »


Sponsor: Luray Productions
Telephone: 302-559-0607
Contact Name: Lois Lipton Parker
Website »

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Life’s richness is examined in Michael Doyle’s paintings, in which one finds intimate portrayals of interiors and landscapes.  Doyle’s expressive brush strokes are accentuated by his...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Have a perfectly spooky time in the dark at Winterthur with actor David Keltz portraying Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man show as well as creepy crafts and spirits—to drink! Take a chilling tram ride...

Cost: $38 per Member. $45 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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This first event of the 2018-2019 Arts at Covenant Series is a scream for the entire family! This fun and interactive program will feature seasonal music from The Nightmare Before Christmas,...

Cost: $5.00 per person/$20 maximum per family

Where:
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
503 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: The Arts at Covenant
Telephone: 302-743-1201
Contact Name: Ryan Pryslak
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HALLOWEEN AT OBEROD A benefit event to support The Delaware Contemporary generously hosted by Chrissy Hitchens and Vance Kershner. Saturday, October 27, 2018 7 - 10 PM Your spirit is being...

Cost: $150

Where:
Oberod Estate
400 Burnt Mill Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-656-6466
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This fun-filled 2-hour event is a great way to experience the exciting sport of curling. Event includes a lesson on delivery and sweeping lasting about an hour, followed by about an hour of actual...

Cost: 45

Where:
Patriot Ice Center
101 John F. Campbell Rd.
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Diamond State Curling Club
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​UD's premier choral ensemble is directed by Paul D. Head. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students. Advance tickets are available through the CFA Box Office,...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
St. Helena's Catholic Church
602 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 302-831-2578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
Website »

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Rumors is Simon’s classically elegant, door-slamming farce, that will leave you laughing in the aisles!  Performances are at 8pm on Friday/Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.  Buy tickets online at...

Cost: $12-$20

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh

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