67 Great Dates
Are you trying to make a great first impression? Rekindling the flame with your betrothed? Help has arrived, as Matt Amis has done the work for you.
By Matt Amis Published April 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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Birds and Bees
Whether it’s birds, bees, Italian fountains or native azaleas, there’s no shortage of romantic imagery among the 1,000-plus acres of beauty at Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa., 610-388-1000). Tour the majestic East Conservancy this month for Lilytopia, a celebration of lilies and their latest hybrids. From Azalea Woods to Magnolia Bend, the many gardens and meadows at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate (U.S. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600) provide an array of natural splendor. Tap into your inner child while frolicking through the fairy tale-esque Enchanted Woods, or take a guided walk through Winterthur’s quarry garden.
Learn the rumba, straighten your steps for your wedding day or attend regular open dance parties at Blue BallRoom (1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 984-2583), Wilmo’s hottest dance studio. The staff of instructors is comprised of seasoned dance pros that stress fun above all else.
Starliters is a dance studio led by former disco king Brian Wells, who conducts dance classes at various locations throughout Wilmington on Tuesday and Thursday nights year round. Wells says many of the singles who attend class have found love in their dance partner. His monthly dances are usually held at Talleyville Memorial Hall (3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-9911).
Get your groove on at Fire and Ice lounge in Dover Downs Hotel and Casino (1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 800-711-5882), where cold beers from ice-encrusted taps set the stage for DJ sets and a series of themed dance parties every night of the week.
So your intended thought the silver medal performance of Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White looked hot. You need to lace up. Choose either of two University of Delaware ice arenas (831-2868). Nurse your sore ankles with hot chocolate and a soft pretzel from the café. Nearby is The Pond, former training grounds of Olympian Johnny Weir. Get moving and hold each other tight at Skating Club of Wilmington (1301 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington, 656-5005). The 60-plus-year old club holds public skating Saturday and Sunday afternoons this month for just $10.
Why not enrich your date’s cultural side with one of the state’s flagship arts groups: the Delaware Theatre Company (200 Water St., Wilmington, 594-1100). This month, be sure to catch “The Foocy,” a whimsical fairy tale from a troupe of Philly artists. After the show, take your ticket to one of several area restaurants for a discount (check DTC’s Website for an updated list).
Few can match the fun of the Wilmington Drama League, (10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 764-1172), the group that consistently breathes life into a wide array of crowd-pleasers, from “RENT” to “The Producers” to “Death of a Salesman.” This month watch the group relive the Bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
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