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Nov 3-5: The air over the woods of Sussex County fills with pumpkin projectiles during World Championship PunkinChunkin’. For more, call 684-8196 or visit www.punkinchunkin.com.

 

Nov 4: Rehoboth Art League’s Holiday Fair features more than 40 juried artists exhibiting holiday-inspired gifts, fine arts and crafts. Call 227-8408, or visit www.rehobothartleague.org.

 

Nov 4: More than 20 authors visit the first Delaware Book Festival, including Sebastian Junger (“A Perfect Storm”), Mike Freeman (“ESPN: The Uncensored History”) and David Elliott (“Evangeline Mudd and the Great Mink Escapade”), at First State Heritage Park in Dover. For more information and a complete list of authors, visit www.debookfestival.lib.de.us.

 

Nov 8-12: Screen 100 American and foreign films during the The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Call 645-9095 or visit www.rehobothfilm.com.

 

Nov 9: Winners and losers from the November 7 election ride together in the biennial parade during Return Day, a 200-year-old tradition in Georgetown. Call 855-0722, or visit www.returnday.org.

 

Nov 10-12: Find world-class wildlife paintings, sculptures, carvings and photographs, plus sporting gear for art lovers and outdoorsmen, during the Waterfowl Festival. At 15 venues in Easton, Md. For more, call (410) 822-4567 or visit

www.waterfowlfestival.org.

 

Nov 11: Books, premium seed and homemade baked goods will be for sale during the Birdseed and Book Sale at the Seaside Nature Center in Lewes. Advance seed order forms are available by calling 655-4923. For more, call 645-8983 or visit www.destateparks.com.

 

Nov 11: Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research holds its Giant Yard Sale at Aetna Fire Hall on Ogletown Road in Newark. For more, visit

www.tristatebird.org, or call 737-9543.

 

Nov 18: Exercise away holiday pounds before they happen during the Turkey Trot Walk and Run sponsored by Newark Parks and Recreation. For more, call 366-7060

 

Nov 24: The Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-a-Long in Rehoboth Beach kicks off the holidays. For more, call 227-2772 or visit www.rehomain.com.

 

Nov 24: The Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade happens on King Street in Wilmington beginning at 10 a.m. For more, 655-5288, or visit www.wilmingtonjaycees.com.

 

Nov 24-25: The annual Southeastern Delaware Artist Studio Tour lets you see art in progress at studios in Sussex County. For more, call (800) 962-SURF, or visit www.artstudiotour.com.

 

Nov 25: The Butterball is a 12-dance event featuring contra dancing, waltzing, square dancing, clogging and swing at the Wilmington Montessori School and Arden Gild Hall. For more, call 475-6428, or visit www.strutyourstuffing.org.

 

Nov 27: Dover Festival of Lights illuminates the holidays. For more, call 736-7050, or visit

www.cityofdover.com.

 

Nov 28: Sing in the holiday season during Caroling in Gateway Park in Seaford. For more, call 628-2828, or visit www.seafordchamber.com and www.seafordde.com.

 

Nov 30: Beebe Medical Foundation’s Holiday of Lights illuminates the night. For more, call 644-2900, or visit www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.

 

Nov 30-Dec 3: Lewes’ Christmas Weekend includes Hospitality Nights on Nov 30, the Children’s Beach House Art Show Dec 1-3, and Lewes Historical Society House Tour, Christmas Parade and Caroling in Zwaanendael Park on Dec 2. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

www.leweschamber.com.

 

 

Fundraising Galas

Nov 4: Mosaic presents the Four Seasons Gala, with performances by Mid-Atlantic Ballet and Newark Symphony Orchestra in the ballroom of the UD’s Trabant Center. The gala benefits the ballet, symphony and Newark Arts Alliance. For more, call 266-7266, or visit

www.newarkartsalliance.org.

 

Nov 4: The Thanksgiving Ball and Art Auction for the Beebe Medical Foundation will feature an open bar, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Guests can move to tunes by the nationally honored musicians of the Ken Ulansey ensemble, which will play everything from jazz to swing and even a little bit of Motown. The fun starts at 6 p.m at the BayCenter in Dewey Beach. Tickets range from $175 to $250. Call 644-2900, or visit www.beebemedicalfoundation.org.

 

Nov 15-19: The Night of Lights Celebration for Delaware Hospice will celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary. The Night of Lights at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover will kick off the Festival of Trees that rings in the holiday season statewide with fundraisers in all three counties. A live band will provide entertainment, and there will be refreshments and a silent auction. The fun begins at 9 p.m. Call 678-4444 or www.delawarehospice.org.

 

Nov 18: Mission Possible for the American Diabetes Association at Archmere Academy will feature a catered dinner by J. Scott Catering of Malvern, Pennsylvania, and live music by EBE Barcelona, as well as a special tribute to children with diabetes and all those who attend the ADA Sugar Free Retreat for Kids. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $175 per person, with a discounted fee of $125 for first-time patrons. Call 656-0030 or visit

www.diabetes.org/diabetesgala.

 

Nov 17-19: Celebrate 20 years of Delaware Hospice with a black tie optional gala featuring an It’s a Wonderful Life theme from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin. The event will be held in conjunction with the Delaware Hospice’s annual Festival of Trees. A live band will be featured, along with the dazzling display of trees and wreaths. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 478-5707 or visit www.delawarehospice.org.

 

 

Historical Sites and Museums

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, 653-6872. Thousands of acres of salt marsh, freshwater pools and swamps are home to waterfowl. bombayhook.fws.gov

 

Chadds Ford Historical Society 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-7480. Operates the John Chads and Barns-Briton homes, plus sponsors events throughout the year. www.chaddsfordhistory.org

Dec 2: Candlelight Christmas in Chadds Ford features both private homes and historic sites.

 

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village 866 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, 734-1618. Thousands of artifacts and the restored buildings of Loockerman Landing Village explore 200 years of farming history.

www.agriculturalmuseum.org

Thru Nov 29: “Living Life Close to the Ground”

Thru Dec: “The Dirt on Dirt: Secrets of the Soil”

Nov 3-Jan 30: “Preserving the Landscape”

Nov 11: Wreath and swag workshop

 

Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810 N Dupont St, Wilm, 658-6262. Every month the gallery features artists whose work represents the center’s focus of cultivating a greener community. www.dehort.org

Nov 3: Artist reception

 

Delaware History Center 504 Market St, Wilm, 656-0637. Delaware History Museum, permanent exhibits “Distinctively Delaware” and Grandma’s Attic Kids Museum, plus special exhibits. www.hsd.org

Sept 21-Jan 6: Delaware in the early 1600s

Thru Jan 6: “Complex Relations: Delaware at the Time of First Contact.” In conjunction with the Lewes 375th anniversary, this exhibition explores the interaction between arriving European settlers and those living in what we now call Delaware.

Thru Jan 6: “The Dansey Flag” is an exhibition featuring the only known Delaware regimental flag from the Revolutionary War.

 

Delaware State Museums 739-4266. Eight sites throughout the state open to the public free of charge: Delaware Archaeology Museum, Museum of Small Town Life, Delaware State Visitor Center, New Castle Court House Museum, John Dickinson Plantation, The State House, Johnson Victrola Museum, Zwaanendael Museum.

www.destatemuseums.org/default.shtml

Thru July: “Fighting the Dragon: Firefighting in the State of Delaware” showcases the work of volunteer firefighters at the Delaware Visitors Center and Galleries.

 

The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia,  (215) 448-1200, www.fi.edu

Thru Dec 31: “Animal Grossology” lets visitors explore the more extreme aspects of zoology and natural science in a high-energy exhibit.

Thru Dec 31: “Darwin” is the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on Charles Darwin.

Nov 5: Football Frenzy

Nov 15: Community Night featuring “Darwin

Nov 23-25: Holiday activities

 

Hagley Museum and Library Rt 141, Wilm, 658-2400. Hosts special events on Blacksmith Hill, the Powder Yard and tours of Eleutherian Mills. www.hagley.org

Nov 24-Jan 1: Christmas at Hagley

 

Historic Houses of Odessa Main St., Odessa, 378-4119. Dating back to the 18th century, the five Historic Houses of Odessa each have a unique history and purpose. www.historicodessa.org

 

Longwood Gardens US Rt 1 near Kennett Square, Pa, (610) 388-1000, (800) 737-5500. 1,050 acres of outdoor gardens and 20 indoor gardens, seasonal exhibits. www.longwoodgardens.org

Thru Nov 19: See thousands of mums in spectacular displays during the Chrysanthemum Festival.

Nov 23-Jan 7: Christmas blooms at Longwood Gardens, with thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, narcissus, begonias, cyclamen, tulips, and many other flowers in the 4.5-acre heated Conservatory. Outside, more than 420,000 lights light up the night sky in a colorful display.

 

National Constitution Center 535 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, (215) 409-6600. www.constitutioncenter.org.

Thru Jan 1: “9/11: A Nation Remembers” is an exhibition of original photographs by Jonathan Hyman.

 

Read House and Garden 42 The Strand, New Castle, 322-8411. The 22-room Federal style home was built in 1801 by George Read, Jr. www.hsd.org

Nov 24-Dec 31: Holiday Exhibition lets you tour the house decorated for the holidays.

 

Seaford Historical Society 203 High St, Seaford, 628-9828 or 628-9500. Owns and operates the historic Governor Ross Mansion and plantation and the Seaford Museum. Events include Victorian Teas, Riverfest, Towne and Country Fair, Victorian Christmas and Civil War encampments. www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com

 

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 33rd and Spruce sts, Philadelphia, (215) 898-4000. Advances our understanding of world cultures through research and exhibitions. www.museum.upenn.edu.

Thru Nov 26: “Connecting Cultures: Kids Across the World” features Joan S. Klatchko’s photographs of children.

Thru Dec: “Trouble in Paradise: The Art of Polynesian Warfare”

Thru Feb 26: “Under European Eyes: Conquistadors and Arts of the New World

Nov 12-Oct: “Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun” is an exhibition about Tutankhamun’s boyhood home.

 

Winterthur, an American Country Estate Rt 52, (800) 448-3883 or 888-4600. A former du Pont family home with period rooms furnished with antiques and American decorative arts, special exhibits and manicured gardens, including the Enchanted Woods children’s garden. www.winterthur.org

Nov 10-12: Delaware Antiques Show

Nov 21-Jan 1: Yuletide at Winterthur

 

 

Art Museums and Galleries

Biggs Museum of American Art 406 Federal St, Dover, 674-2111. Fourteen galleries house a collection of American fine and decorative arts, including work by Frank E. Schoonover, the Peale family and the Janvier family, plus special exhibits. www.biggsmuseum.org

Nov 8-Feb 25: Delaware Tall Case Clocks

 

Brandywine River Museum Rt 1, Chadds Ford, Pa, (610) 388-2700. This Civil War-era grist mill houses works by the Wyeth family and American illustrators Howard Pyle and Maxfield Parrish. www.brandywinemuseum.org

Weekends thru Nov 5: Fall Harvest Market

Thru Nov 19: N.C. Wyeth House and Studio Tours and Kuerner Farm Tours

Thru Nov 19: “Factory Work: Warhol, Wyeth and Basquiat” features paintings, photographs, interviews, clippings and audiotapes related to the interaction between three artists.

Weekends thru Dec: Holiday Shops

Nov 24-Jan 7: A Brandywine Christmas

 

Center for the Creative Arts 410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, 239-2434. Art classes for all ages plus exhibits. www.ccarts.org

Nov 11-12: CCArts’ Annual artisans’ Craft Show

 

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February 2018

This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The area’s largest sale of gently used books has been scheduled by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women. The 49th annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
North Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: American Association of University Women
Telephone: 302-428-0939

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By Simon Stephens (playwright of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time") Directed by Matt Pfeiffer REGIONAL PREMIERE! Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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A day of tomfoolery, debauchery and great beer. Come enjoy unlimited beer tastes from the best beers each Delaware brewery has to offer and YOU decide who wins the heavyweight belt for 2018. 

Cost: $29 online, $35 door

Where:
Crooked Hammock Brewery
36707 Crooked Hammock Way
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Crooked Hammock Brewery
Telephone: 302-644-7837
Contact Name: Jon Schorah
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The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., the group is one of six musical ensembles that comprise...

Cost: Free

Where:
Loudis Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ are...

Cost: Free

Where:
2nd and 3rd Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne and Stephanie Dumpson
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on February 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required. As...

Cost: Call for cost.

Where:
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
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Telephone: 302-629-6611 x2288
Contact Name: Nanticoke's Diabetes Education Department
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Soprano Alissa Rose is a native of Billings, Montana whose multi-faceted career has taken her around the United States and abroad.  She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of...

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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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
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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
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An ensemble of five dynamic and brilliant players in their own right, Christiana Winds explores the exciting and unique tradition of wind chamber music from the 18th century to the present. In...

Cost: $15 adults; $10 UD faculty/staff/alumni & seniors; $5 students

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Rd
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Department of Music
Telephone: 130-283-12578
Contact Name: Megan Everhart
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Francesca Russello Ammon will explore the decades following World War II when rapid growth and construction in the United States coincided with a time of large-scale destruction. This author talk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum Soda House
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum and Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Carol Lockman
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Francesca Russello Ammon will explore the decades following World War II when rapid growth and construction in the United States coincided with a time of large-scale destruction. This author talk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum Soda House
298 Buck Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Carol Lockman
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale March 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: Free

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

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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Join us for the Art Loop Opening of Terence Roberts' photography exhibit - Inner Light. This show features light-paintings, photographs made at night of gardens, landscapes, and trees. The...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Art Loop Wilmington
Telephone: (302) 658-6262
Contact Name: Marcia Stephenson
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Based on the Dreamworks animated film, the adventures and antics of NYC zoo animals who escape and end up in Madagascar. Enjoy this rollicking youth musical.  Friday March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.,...

Cost: Free. Voluntary donations.

Where:
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2301 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate Youth Players
Telephone: 302-478-2575
Contact Name: Church office staff
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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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The Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival is a Drama League tradition.  Join us for a fun evening of one-act plays, and vote for your favorite to represent us at the regional festival.  Performances are...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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Cokesbury Village White Elephant Sale March 2nd & 3rd, 2018 Furniture, clothing, jewelry, china, kitchenware, tools, appliances, pictures and picture frames, luggage, lamps, and books.

Cost: Free

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

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Build a model ship at home and enter it into our home-build contest! Build your ship at the Copelane Maritime Center using our STEM-based design plans! Free-play area for all ages, plus many...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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This community-curated exhibition brings together three painters—Alan Soffer, Brian Dickerson, and Moe Brooker—who are attuned to harmonies and contrasts in abstract forms. Each artist...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

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Based on the Dreamworks animated film, the adventures and antics of NYC zoo animals who escape and end up in Madagascar. Enjoy this rollicking youth musical.  Friday March 2nd at 7:00 p.m.,...

Cost: Free. Voluntary donations.

Where:
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2301 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Aldersgate Youth Players
Telephone: 302-478-2575
Contact Name: Church office staff
Website »

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The Ruby Stanley One-Act Festival is a Drama League tradition.  Join us for a fun evening of one-act plays, and vote for your favorite to represent us at the regional festival.  Performances are...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Wilmington Drama League
Telephone: 302-764-1172
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