Smyrna Mansion Offers History Lesson in Architecture

The 7,000-square foot, 16-room space will host a MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival dinner.



William Temple was governor of Delaware for a scant eight months, from May 6, 1846, to Jan. 19, 1847.

His mansion in Smyrna has stood for almost two centuries.

Under its many ornate roofs, the mansion offers a history lesson in architecture. The older Federalist section has 9-foot ceilings, simple mantels and refined ornamentation, in keeping with the stately, balanced architectural form popular from 1785-1830. Built around 1860, the newer Italianate section is a large and lavish celebration of the Victorian era, with 13½-foot ceilings, carved marble mantels and exuberant plaster moldings.

In all, the manse encompasses 7,000 square feet with 16 rooms, including the former servant quarters, plus four-and-a-half baths, a walk-in pantry and a laundry room. 

The current owner is Ruth Bower, who loves every square inch of her home, from the depths of the cavernous basement to the top of the cupola.

“I have always dreamed of living in a grand old house and living in a small town where you can walk to the post office,” she says. “In Smyrna, I found both.”

There are more than 400 surviving structures in Smyrna on the National Register of Historic Places. When Bower bought her house in 2002, the structure was showing its age.

Her first order of business was to replace the mansion’s many roofs to stem the tide of water damage. She installed central air in the public spaces on the first floor and updated the heating system, but opted to retain the massive radiators.

“I love the old radiators and the sounds they make,” she says. “The hissing, the filling with water, is part of the charm.”

Early on, during a bathroom renovation, Bower was horrified when workmen tossed the original sink in the trash.

“After that, they were afraid to throw anything away,” she says. “They even kept the nails.”

(left) Bower added a large kitchen and casual dining space that features raised-panel cherry cabinetry and an eight-burner professional-style BlueStar gas range. (right) Owner Ruth Bower says she “always dreamed of living in a grand old house and living in a small town where you can walk to the post office.”

The Age of Grandeur

William Temple was a prosperous merchant who was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1844 and became speaker in 1846. At 32, he became the First State’s youngest governor when Gov. Thomas Stockton and his constitutional successor, Senate Speaker Joseph Maull, died within two months of each other.

Temple died in 1863, soon after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was 49. 

His obituary describes him as “emphatically a man of the world, possessing those rare qualities calculated to win every man and repel none.”

That might also describe Temple’s impressive home, which boasts such architectural elements as a sweeping staircase, gothic arched doors and a ballroom with a pair of elaborately carved marble mantels.

As it was in the 19th century, the ballroom remains a gathering place. In recent history, it has been a meeting space for civic groups, including the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to enhancing the downtown district through preserving its unique historic character.

“It’s a lot of fun talking with other people who love old houses,” Bower says. “I have learned so much from them.”

On May 16, the Temple mansion and its sister house, the J.R. Clements Mansion, will be the setting for an elegant game dinner that reflects the days when Smyrna was known as Duck Creek. (Naturally, duck is on the menu.) The event is one of many festivities that are part of the MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival.

“I keep the ballroom minimally furnished so there is room for a lot of people,” Bower says. “For the game dinner, we will set up tables there.”

She found a long, tufted red velvet Victorian sofa at Canterbury Used Furniture in Felton. Several times a year, she looks for antiques at estate auctions at Crumpton, near Chestertown, Md.

A rosewood grand piano was purchased from the previous owner. She bought the ornately carved wooden sideboard from a neighbor. Mounted and framed Rococo-style porcelain figurines were a gift from her 97-year-grandmother, who displayed the pieces in her own home for half a century.

Previous owners sold off a few chandeliers and at least one massive door. But the magnificent plaster moldings and ceiling medallions remain in place and are remarkably intact except for a few patches of water damage.

Bower is searching for an artisan who has the skills to make the repairs.

“I had someone from Winterthur come out and take a look at the moldings,” she recalls. “He suggested I contact someone from the White House.”

(left) The mansion boasts such architectural elements as a sweeping staircase and gothic arched doors. (middle) On May 16, the mansion will be the setting for an elegant game dinner as part of the MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival. The dinner will reflect the days when Smyrna was known as Duck Creek. Naturally, duck will be on the menu. (right) Bower discovered splendid stained glass doors and a transom festooned with colorful fruits while visiting Paris.

Making the House Her Own

Over the years, the mansion has lost some of its architectural details, including the quoining that defined the corners of the facade. The decorative brickwork was lopped off when siding was added. Distinctive chimney pots were removed in the 1970s, when the home was converted, briefly, to apartments; one pot has been repurposed as a garden ornament in a neighbor’s yard. 

Bower isn’t certain what was mounted on top of a post on the cupola, although she suspects it was some sort of decorative object.

“So far, I haven’t been able to locate a photograph, records or anyone who knows what might have been there,” she says.

As the latest in a line of homeowners, Bower is intent on faithfully restoring the house, as well as making improvements for future generations. 

A banker, she lived and worked in England for a year and a half soon after she bought the property. Living abroad provided her with an opportunity to shop for fixtures and architectural salvage in Europe. 

In Paris, she discovered splendid stained glass doors and a transom festooned with colorful fruits. The brass and crystal chandelier in the kitchen also came from the City of Light.

Both found a new home in a large kitchen and casual dining space Bower added to the house, a project two years in the making.

“The whole town would stop by and ask how the kitchen is coming,” she recalls. 

In keeping with the opulent millwork throughout the mansion, she chose raised-panel cherry cabinetry detailed with beading in a deep, rich stain. The focal point is an eight-burner professional-style BlueStar gas range crowned with an elaborately carved hood.

“They make them in Reading, Pa., and the burners really do look like blue stars when you turn them on,” she says.

A super-size island accommodates several cooks.

“This is my pierogi factory,” she says. “Making pierogis with my mother is one of my favorite traditions.”

A large wooden beam and truss that once supported the back of the house remains in place, although the wall that surrounded it is gone. Her contractor suggested removing it and installing a modern, engineered beam but Bower opted to stick with the original. “The beam was non-negotiable,” she says. “I had to save it.”

What was once a cramped, utilitarian kitchen has been reborn as a cozy sitting room. Bower uncovered the fireplace, which had been hidden behind cabinets. She repurposed small wood planks removed during the renovation into a mantel shelf.

“I’m happy to find a place for those scraps of wood,” she says. “Every piece of this house is precious to me.”     

Get the Look
  • Don’t rewrite history. Installing central air and a modern heating system often requires cutting through wood and plaster to install vents. To minimize the impact on her Victorian home, Ruth Bower opted to cool only the first floor, tucking vents beneath the staircase and in other barely perceptible locations.
     
  • Share the love. Blessed with a ballroom, the homeowner kept the day-to-day furnishings to a minimum, allowing her to set up multiple tables when she hosts fundraisers and civic groups in her home.
     
  • Salvage pieces of the past. In Paris, the homeowner became smitten with exuberantly colored stained glass doors depicting fruits. Her first thought was to install the panels and uplighting in the ballroom. But when she added a new kitchen to the house she opted to hang the panels on sliders providing a grand entry to that space.
     
  • More is more. A grand house calls for grand statements. During the winter holidays, Bower decks the mirror in the foyer with lavish garlands of magnolia leaves. The kitchen boasts an eight-burner range and a super-size island.
     
  • Celebrate your home’s history. In the library, Bower displays a document penned by William Temple, who served as governor in the mid-19th century, and also signed by Joseph Comegys, Esq. She enjoys gathering clues as to how the house looked and functioned over time. 

 

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Telephone: 165-026-89744

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

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
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Join the Fund for Women on September 30th as we celebrate ALL DAY in all 3 counties. A special breakfast in New Castle County honoring First Lady Carla Markell, lunch at the Biggs Museum with our...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Varies throughout each county
, DE


Website »

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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This camp is offered to boys and girls ages 5-15.  Morning and afternoon sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and afternoon is from 1-4 p.m....

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

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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

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

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

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

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

Cost: $0-$27

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

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

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation invites toddlers and their parents, grandparents, and caretakers to the new Copeland Maritime Center for adventures in early learning. Toddler Tuesdays encourages...

Cost: $6 per child

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

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

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

Cost: $0.00

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

Cost: $10.

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Varies

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

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

Cost: $899

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

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

Cost: $85

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

More information

Join the Fund for Women on September 30th as we celebrate ALL DAY in all 3 counties. A special breakfast in New Castle County honoring First Lady Carla Markell, lunch at the Biggs Museum with our...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Varies throughout each county
, DE


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$27

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from...

Cost: Members Free. $5.00-$20.00

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

Cost: free

Where:
, DE

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

Cost: $0.00

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

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

Cost: 0-$2

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

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

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

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
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Zumba sessions every Wednesday in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the banks of the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes.  Free

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Varies

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
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Cost: Sponsorship Available

Where:
The Rookery Golf Course
6152 S Rehoboth Blvd
Milford, DE  19963
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
Telephone: 302-746-4666
Contact Name: Peggy Dolby
Website »

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

Cost: $899

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


Telephone: 165-026-89744

More information

Join the Fund for Women on September 30th as we celebrate ALL DAY in all 3 counties. A special breakfast in New Castle County honoring First Lady Carla Markell, lunch at the Biggs Museum with our...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Varies throughout each county
, DE


Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$27

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0.00

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


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

More information

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

Cost: 12 tickets $10

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Browseabout Books

Rehobeth Beach, DE

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

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

Where:
Coverdale Farm Preserve
543 Way Road
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Telephone: 302 645 2795
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $85

Where:
Smyrna Opera House
7 W South St.
Smyrna, DE  19977
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The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by painter Steve Rogers called, The Waters Around Us, during the month of August. Ships, boatyards,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French St.
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Join the Fund for Women on September 30th as we celebrate ALL DAY in all 3 counties. A special breakfast in New Castle County honoring First Lady Carla Markell, lunch at the Biggs Museum with our...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Varies throughout each county
, DE


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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal Public Pier
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Telephone: 302-429-7447
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A Matter of Balance Fridays, Aug. 7–Sept. 25 Time: 9–11 a.m. Location: Bayhealth Kent General, 640 S. State St., Pavilion 1, Dover Program geared to adults aged 60 and over....

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General
640 S. State St.
Dover, DE
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Acting Camp In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions....

Cost: $25 Crew Camp $300 Acting Camp

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

Cost: $0-$27

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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

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

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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

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

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

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
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Join us for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

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

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Phillip's Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy.
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215.731.2000 ext.206
Contact Name: Jennifer Mansfield
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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. ...

Cost: $5 per person

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Books
Bethany Beach , DE

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
The Everett Theatre
47 W. Main Street
Middletown, DE  19709
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Sponsor: The Everett Theatre
Telephone: 302-540-8561
Contact Name: Chris Everett
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Meeting every Friday, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, 640 s. State Street, Dover, 7:30 pm., Private Dining Room #3 in the basement. For those who have, or think they may have a gambling problem....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  For updates, “like” us on Facebook:  facebook.com/visitbethanybeach and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Monday nights at dusk.  Starting in September movies are moved to Friday nights. For a list of the movies visit the towns website, www.townofbethanybeach.com under Activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach
1 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. ...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
First State Heritage Park
Johnson Victrola Museum
375 S. New Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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On the Beach: Yoga, 8-9 a.m. Sundays (Donation); Boot Camp, 8-9 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ($10 per person); Pilates, 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays ($15 per person); Kids Class, 7-8...

Cost: Varies

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

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 S. Justison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Join the Fund for Women on September 30th as we celebrate ALL DAY in all 3 counties. A special breakfast in New Castle County honoring First Lady Carla Markell, lunch at the Biggs Museum with our...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Varies throughout each county
, DE


Website »

More information

The event for women looking to break down barriers, leap over fear, and build the lifestyle they deserve through open, honest conversations by Internationally known women speakers and...

Cost: 35.00

Where:
University of Delaware Goodstay Center
2600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The Link Institute for Social & Economic Change
Telephone: 302-317-1550
Contact Name: Veronique Link

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

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

Where:
Silver Lake
Dover, DE


Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: 302-239-2334
Contact Name: Kiri Rowan
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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with a variety of work by new and returning artists. Art on display includes pastel and oil paintings, drawings, collage and photography. Summer...

Cost: free

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

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Get a close-up look at a hive and gain practical beekeeping knowledge.  Don't miss this great opportunity for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike. Protective veils will be available. (If you...

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

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

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult $60 Youth $40

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $0-$27

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.1000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-$20

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


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Telephone: 610.388.100
Website »

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August 8-August 31: “Art of the Print” Four Gallery Artists present work in Wood cut, Serigraph and Intaglio printing.  Opening Reception Saturday August 8th 5:00-7:30PM.  Peninsula Gallery...

Cost: free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E Savannah rd
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 302-645-0551
Contact Name: BJ Clark
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Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated...

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Regular Admission - Free on Sunday

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


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

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

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

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

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The Starboard Restaurant is all-in when it comes to fundraising in style with a side of quirky fun. The goal of the event is to have a great time and raise awareness for breast cancer in a way that...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Starboard
Dewey Beach , DE


Sponsor: Team Dash for the Cure & The Starboard
Telephone: 302-465-1970
Contact Name: Suzy Casey
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Free at the Kimmel Organ Demonstration Featuring Rudy Lucente, organist Verizon Hall Saturday, August 8 at 1pm   Join us for a very special Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ demonstration...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 0-$14

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

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

Cost: $8.00

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $22-$125

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

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

Cost: $22-$125

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

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

Cost: $0.00

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

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

Cost: Member: $7 / Member: $12

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

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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