Solving the Puzzle of Delaware's Education System

Delaware's Office of Innovation and Improvement is putting together an approach to improve struggling schools.


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DORRELL GREEN DESCRIBES THE YEAR-OLD OFFICE OF INNOVATION AS A "500 PIECE PUZZLE."// PHOTO BY JOE DEL TUFO

 

The name of the year-old entity in Delaware's Department of Education—the Office of Innovation and Improvement—makes its mission clear.

It must find new ways to make Delaware's struggling schools better.

"It's almost like a 500-piece puzzle," says Dorrell Green, who took on the challenge of leading the office in August 2017 after serving five years as assistant superintendent in the Brandywine School District. "Each piece represents something. I've got to be the conduit to put the whole thing together."

It's a task that’s easier said than done.

While Green's mission is statewide, the work during his first year on the job focused primarily on the Christina School District, helping develop a complex memorandum of understanding that establishes a framework designed to strengthen educational opportunities for elementary and middle school students who live in the Wilmington portion of the Christina district. In that role, he was thrust into the middle of groups that have been historically at odds—the governor's office and the Department of Education on one side, and the Christina district and board of education—not to mention its teachers union—on the other.

 

"It's almost like a 500-piece puzzle. Each piece represents something. I've got to be the conduit to put the whole thing together" —Dorrell Green

 

It took nearly six months for the memorandum to come together, and the heavy lifting remains to be done: working out the details associated with consolidating Christina's five Wilmington schools into two, extending both the school day and school year, placing wellness centers in the schools, and transforming another school building into a "dual generation center" that would house kindergarten, childcare and other services for preschoolers on the lower floor and counseling, job training and education for adults upstairs.

Those jigsaw pieces should fall into place during the current school year. The shuffling of students and staff would begin next September.

"We're changing the nature of the conversation, we're changing some relationships that historically haven't been so good," Green says, acknowledging that his work thus far has been less about implementing change and more about laying the groundwork for it.

While he emphasizes the "sense of urgency" of his assignment, he does not underestimate its difficulty. "The seeds we are planting now we may not reap in my professional lifetime," he says.

But those who know Green say he has the skills and mindset to get things done. As a former principal of Bayard Middle School, "he's lived it and has been there. He understands what every principal is going through," says Jeffers Brown, principal of Christina's Stubbs Elementary in Wilmington.

"He's an extremely compassionate and creative person. He's able to identify the resources you need," says Matt Auerbach, principal of Brandywine's Mount Pleasant Elementary School.

While the proposed consolidation of Christina's Wilmington schools into two buildings serving first through eighth grades drew much attention earlier this year, that is only part of the solution, Green says.

Or it might not be the solution at all.

"Consolidating schools in and of itself will not lead to change," warns Atnre Alleyne, executive director of DelawareCAN, an advocacy group that prioritizes student needs over adult convenience and promotes increased community engagement on education issues. "We still need dramatic action before we can conclude whether [the memorandum of understanding] is a win for students or merely an adult way to plan and strategize."

 

Apples to oranges

Up and down the state, there are schools that provide examples of what Green would like to see—schools with high percentages of children living in poverty, with high percentages of students classed as English-language learners that have nevertheless managed to beat the odds and demonstrate high levels of proficiency on the state's Smarter Balanced Assessment. Outsiders—and some education insiders too—look at schools like Booker T. Washington Elementary in Dover, Kuumba Academy Charter School in Wilmington and Laurel Middle School and ask, channeling their inner Frank Sinatra, "if they can do it there, why can't we do it everywhere?"

Indeed, two decades ago, when state law authorized creation of charter schools, one of the oft-repeated promises was that reforms and innovations that proved successful at the charters could be imported into traditional public schools and replicated there. By and large, that has not happened, in part because charters and traditional schools have tended to operate within separate silos, but also because schools that appear on paper to have similar demographics aren't necessarily alike.

"There is poverty throughout the state, but it's not an apples-to-apples comparison," says Mike Matthews, president of the Delaware State Education Association. He speaks of the different types and levels of trauma—commonly referred to as "adverse childhood experiences"—that affect students' lives.

"All poverty is bad," Matthews says. "But in Felton, for example, the issue may be unemployment, but if a child has to walk to school, it might just be a long walk. In Wilmington, the issue may be unemployment, but the child walking to school might also fear dodging bullets."

 

"There is poverty throughout the state, but it's not an apples-to-apples comparison." —Mike Matthews, president, Delaware State Education Association.

 

Also, as much as educators like to talk about curriculum, there's no disputing that "education is a people business," says Paul Herdman, president and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware, an education advocacy organization. "We have to invest more in training and support for our teachers and principals."

"It's not programs, it's people," adds Rick Gregg, the Christina superintendent, offering his explanation for why "you can't pick up a program that works in one place and just plop it into another."

Experience and training are key components in building successful schools, but teachers whose resumes are loaded with such credentials are more likely found in the suburbs.

In one recent school year, Alleyne says, there were 12 teachers with national certifications at Red Clay’s suburban North Star Elementary School, but only two teachers with those certifications in all of the high-need elementary schools in Wilmington the state had labeled "priority schools."

"A lot of our conversations about education are 'talent agnostic,'" focusing on programs and infrastructure rather than the individuals responsible for implementation, Alleyne says. "These are the conversations people don't want to have. It's uncomfortable to say some people are not doing their jobs well, or that they’re just average."

"We have turnover, and we often find that our novice teachers wind up in city schools," Gregg says.

The question of incentivizing and training teachers in order to provide more stability was among the issues the Christina administration and its teachers' union completed negotiating as the school year began. The agreement calls for extending the school year by up to 20 days, with incentives for teachers that include additional training, smaller class sizes for kindergarten through grade three, additional support staffing in the schools, plus tuition reimbursement and a $4,000 one-time bonus for making a two-year commitment to teach in the city.

 

"These are the conversations people don't want to have. It's uncomfortable to say some people are not doing their jobs well, or that they're just average."— Atnre Alleyne, executive director of DelawareCAN

 

"Teachers don't go into the profession for the money," Matthews says, noting that it will take more than higher pay to bring them into—and keep them at—high-need schools. Good working conditions, training and strong, stable leadership are more important, he says.

The difficulties associated with replication are magnified in larger school districts, says Merv Daugherty, outgoing superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District, which serves low-income students in Wilmington, blue-collar neighborhoods in Elsmere and Newport, upper-middle-class communities like Hockessin and Pike Creek, and affluent enclaves like Centreville and Greenville.

Smaller districts, like Laurel, might have a couple of elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. "We have seven high schools, a wide gamut of students and programs," Daugherty says. "Our size requires us to take actions systematically."

"It's easier to get a handle when dealing with one school as opposed to four schools," Gregg says. "Each one of our schools has a different population, and different challenges."

Dale Kevin Brown, who led the turnaround at Booker T. Washington before retiring in 2016, doesn't entirely agree. "You can't transplant but you can replicate the process"—researching the needs of the school community and providing the appropriate training for the staff, he says. But the specifics of the school improvement plan will vary from school to school, depending on what the research into the building's needs turns up.

One of the problems Brown faced at Booker T. Washington was a sharp cutback in funding when grants under the old Race to the Top program ran out. That limited the additional services the school could provide—like extra meals and after-school instruction and enrichment—but the funds previously spent on professional development enabled teachers to continue doing a better job of meeting their students' needs, he said.

 

Collective impact

If differences in children's experiences outside school, variations in the quality and credentials of the staff, and the size of the school districts themselves present hurdles to replicating success from building to building, how then do schools move forward?

Secretary of Education Susan Bunting listed some possible directions for Green's office when she announced his hiring. They included: convening principals from district, vo-tech and charter schools to share best practices; leveraging nonprofits and community centers to support schools and students; supporting school improvement efforts and targeting resources to struggling schools in Kent and Sussex counties; spreading best practices across the state for improving outcomes for students in need; and ensuring that schools are trauma-informed and offer wellness services.

Green speaks often of "collective impact," meaning "how we can provide the most support we can" by connecting schools with organizations that care about children and their families and are willing to help educators achieve their goals.

Daugherty agrees. "Partnerships are vital for a school system," he says, rattling off the names of groups like the Police Athletic League, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA and multiple community centers in Wilmington. "We’ve got to get out of our silos in education."

In Christina, the district already has partnerships with an array of organizations, including Children & Families First, the Delaware Center for Justice, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Delaware Futures, Green says. In addition, Gov. John Carney's Family Services Cabinet Council is developing fresh linkages to support students and their families in Wilmington. For example, through the Department of Services to Children, Youth and their Families, behavioral health therapists have been positioned in Christina and Red Clay middle schools.

And there's no lack of willingness among community organizations to help struggling schools.

To make his point, Green mentions a meeting in July at Bayard, which is destined to house first through eighth grades when Christina's city schools are realigned, that drew representatives of 16 agencies.

That's a lot of potential help, but getting it to the table is only the first step. Not only do stakeholders have to be aligned with a shared vision, Green says, but "we also have to determine who does what well."

 

Dorrell Green took the challenge of leading the Office of Innovation in August 2017 after a stint as the assistant superintendent for the Brandywine School District.// Photo by Joe Del Tufo

 

Making those assessments isn't easy, Alleyne says. School leaders may be more comfortable working with agencies that have familiar names than they are with startups. He recalls approaching school leaders four years ago looking for support for TeenSHARP, the Saturday mentoring program that prepares low-income minority high school students for college that he and his wife, Tatiana Poladko, had started in New Jersey in 2009. One school district jumped in, he says, "but the others said, 'Let's see how it works with Colonial.'" After working with about 25 students from Colonial's William Penn High School in 2015, TeenSHARP has grown to draw more than 125 participants this year from multiple school districts.

Establishing and organizing new partnerships will be essential in Christina, Green says, in part because the memorandum of understanding calls for a longer school day and a longer school year for the schools in the Wilmington portion of the district. The General Assembly this year approved $1.5 million in "opportunity grants" that can be used to help fund these programs, but all the additional costs have not been determined. It is likely then, that business or foundation grants and services developed by nonprofit organizations will be among the puzzle pieces Green will help put together.

As one example, Green points to the Summer Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit that reached more than 2,000 low-income children statewide from kindergarten through middle school in each of the past two years by developing partnerships with community centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs and school districts, most notably Red Clay and Colonial. The program's data shows that 86.5 percent of its participants in 2017 reversed their "summer learning loss," the prime reason for the widening achievement gap between low-income and middle-income students, and that 66 percent of those participants actually improved literacy skills during the summer.

This past summer, the collaborative's middle school program, called Tyler's Camp, served students in the Red Clay and Colonial districts and in Sussex County by providing a curriculum of project-based learning exercises within a summer camp environment. Green, Gregg and Catherine Lindroth, the collaborative’s founder and executive director, have begun to explore the possibility of bringing Tyler's Camp to a Christina school next summer, or possibly developing an after-school program based on the camp model.

"The collaborative puts summer programs together well, and they connect resources. The same can be said for TeenSHARP," Green says. "But they serve niche groups, and we want to broaden their impact."

One likely use of some of the $1.5 million in supplemental funding to Christina would be to pay for professional development for teachers assigned to Wilmington schools. Teachers in Red Clay and Christina got a jump-start on trauma-informed training over the summer when the Delaware State Education Association used a portion of a $253,000 grant from the National Education Association to provide a pair of role-playing workshops on what it's like to live in poverty.

One goal of the workshops, Matthews says, is to "give teachers tools to address their concerns, to help them work with students and the issues they bring to school." And, he says, if teachers say they had success applying what they learned to their classroom management, "we can go to the governor and the General Assembly and say the state should be doing more" to offer such training statewide.

 

Many questions remain

As the Christina district moves through this year of planning the transformation of its Wilmington schools, and as Green's office expands its efforts into other areas of the state, several key issues remain unresolved.

Some have questioned whether the $1.5 million in opportunity grants will be enough to make a difference. For more than a decade, reformers have urged a rewrite of the state's 70-year-old school funding system. Patchwork revisions over the years have made the system more complex. Reform advocates say the state needs a system that allocates more money to schools whose students have the greatest educational needs.

"The kids who need the most help are getting the least," Herdman says. "National experts say our system is one of the most outdated in the country."

Delaware is one of the few states in the nation that does not specifically allocate extra funds to schools that have high proportions of low-income students and high proportions of English-language learners.

 

"The kids who need the most help are getting the least," —Paul Herdman, president and CEO of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware

 

The Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, created by former Gov. Jack Markell to recommend improvements to public education in the city, made the case for statewide funding improvements from 2015 through 2017 but never gained sufficient traction in the General Assembly. One funding enhancement the commission sought, increasing allocations for children with special education needs from kindergarten through third grade, was approved this year.

The funding system has forced districts to rely more heavily on outside organizations. "We're locked in by funding," Daugherty says. "It's the grants that we have to get to keep going."

"A one-year grant is nice, but you can't build around it," Herdman says. "You're just putting a Band-Aid on a bigger problem."

Then there's the question of measurement: How will one determine whether reforms, in Christina or anywhere else in the state, are effective?

Improvements in test scores are just one marker, and so are measurements like graduation rates and college acceptances, Green says. But it's not just academics, it's also reducing absentee rates, reducing discipline referrals and increasing family and community engagement.

"Change will be more qualitative than quantitative," he says.

Relying strictly on numbers won't work, because that's essentially the "No Child Left Behind myth" that every child would eventually be performing at grade level.

"I might not be successful in changing the lives of 100 percent of the children I come into contact with," Green says, "but that doesn't mean I don't care for 100 percent of them."

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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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Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

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Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
Website »

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NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
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
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

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: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

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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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

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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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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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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
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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
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 »

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

Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
Website »

More information

Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

More information

NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
Website »

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
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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What: Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles today announced "Santander Holiday Snaps," a free family-friendly event to kick off the holiday season that will take place on...

Cost: Advanced registration is required for a scheduled photo time at “Santander Holid

Where:
Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Sponsor: Santander
Contact Name: Gabrielle
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​Juliana Osinchuk has performed internationally to great critical acclaim. Her "superior technique, discipline and talent" (Los Angeles Times) have dazzled audiences and critics in solo 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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Family and professional caregivers, as well as individuals who are living with early-stage dementia, are invited to attend "Creating a Caring Community," the Alzheimer's...

Cost: $45 to $100

Where:
Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center
1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
Telephone: 215-561-2919
Contact Name: Kristina Prendergast
Website »

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Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

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: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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

Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

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

TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

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

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

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

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

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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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

Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
View map »


Telephone: (302) 722-9466
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

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

Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

More information

NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
Website »

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

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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Shop and Party: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 7-9 p.m., Temple Beth El, 301 Possum Park Rd., Newark, DE 19711. Bring a friend and enjoy light refreshments while you shop many popular vendors in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Temple Beth El
301 Possum Park Rd
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Temple Beth El
Telephone: 302-366-8330
Contact Name: Temple Beth El Office
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Visiting Guest Artists the Calidore String Quartet present a program that includes Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Robert Schumann's String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No....

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Gore Recital Hall
University of Delaware Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road
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...

Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

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: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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

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

Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Health Services, in conjunction with CHEER and Care DE and the Manor House, will hold a Parkinson’s support group on Thursday, November 15 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the Manor...

Cost: 0

Where:
Manor House
1001 Middleford Road
Seaford, DE  19973
View map »

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

TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466

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

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

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

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
View map »


Telephone: (302) 722-9466
Website »

More information

Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
Website »

More information

NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
Website »

More information

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center located at 600 N. Market...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Library & Cultural Center
600 N. Market Street Extended
Seaford, DE  19973
View map »


Sponsor: Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: 302-629-6224
Website »

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

Wine University: Pinot Noir Thursday, November 15th from 6-7PM $40/person Includes 4 wine tasting pairings prepared by our chef Reserve your pour (302) 658-5125  

Cost: $40

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


Telephone: 302-658-5125
Website »

More information

Join us for an exclusive preview event to learn more about the 2019 Performance Series. Register at delart.org. Image: Photograph by Becky Oehler...

Cost: Free

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


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The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (NKFMDDE) is bringing its premier food and beverage event to the beach. With over 200 guests anticipated, this business casual...

Cost: $50

Where:
Atlantic Sands Hotel
1 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth, DE  19971
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Sponsor: National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware
Telephone: 410-726-8732
Contact Name: Nicole Scharf
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By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Jackson Gay  Described as the “comic poet of middle class life,” Ayckbourn creates a black comedy of domestic madness. Susan’s life is far from perfect. A...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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​Tom Palmer directs the UD Jazz Ensembles, who present a program of jazz standards and big band sounds, including pieces by Herbie Hancock, Johnny Mercer, Rogers & Hart and Clifford Brown.  ...

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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Interlace, an installation of sculpture and paintings by Kevin Bielicki, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 2-30, 2018. Bielicki received a 2018 Artist Fellowship in Visual...

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: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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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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  Strasburg Rail Road welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for the family favorite event Day Out with Thomas November 16 - 18. Enjoy a 25-minute train ride with Thomas,...

Cost: 21.00 (Pius tax) Thomas - 27.00 (Plus tax) Percy

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

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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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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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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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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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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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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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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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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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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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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Festival of Trees- The Summit, Hockessin Friday, November 16- Sunday, November 18 Friday- 12-4pm ~ Sip & Shop 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday – 10am-4pm The Summit 5850 Limestone...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Summit
5850 Limestone Rd
Hockessin, DE
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
Telephone: 302-478-5088
Contact Name: Rayna Gray
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Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
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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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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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Give back during the Thanksgiving season by ordering a dessert from the Easy As Pie fundraiser! Proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring's House of Joseph II (housing for individuals living with...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
, DE


Sponsor: Ministry of Caring
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NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
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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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Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

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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  Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 43rd year.  This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School (UHS) student...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unionville High School
750 Unionville Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Unionville High School PTO
Telephone: 484-832-8173
Contact Name: Diane Micklin
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Come join us for an information session on PRP (platelet rich plasma)! We will have live demos of PRP Vampire Facials and PRP Hair Restoration. Wine and appetizers will be provided. Come...

Cost: free

Where:
MagnifaSkin Medspa
3901 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: MagnifaSkin Medspa
Telephone: 302-505-1000
Contact Name: Christy
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Validating the Afterlife Be inspired by internationally acclaimed psychic medium, Roland Comtois, in this gallery event as he imparts powerful, life-changing messages from the spiritual realm to...

Cost: $50

Where:
Unity of Rehoboth Beach
98 Rudder Road
Millsboro, DE  19966
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Sponsor: Heart Rock Healing
Telephone: 610-597-4767
Contact Name: Kathleen McGinley
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By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Jackson Gay  Described as the “comic poet of middle class life,” Ayckbourn creates a black comedy of domestic madness. Susan’s life is far from perfect. A...

Cost: 15-32

Where:
Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Rd.
Newark, DE  19716
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Telephone: 302-831-2204
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"Twas’ The Night Before Christmas" is Griffin Theatre”s Special Gift to the community with tickets being a $2 donation!   The classic poem comes to life as the...

Cost: 2.00

Where:
The Griffin Theatre
1701 South DuPont Highway
St. Georges, DE  19733
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Sponsor: The Griffin Theatre
Telephone: 130-231-43532
Contact Name: Michelle Truban
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Known for his incomparable voice, Randy Houser will bring his hits to The Event Center at SugarHouse Casino on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for his show go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 10...

Cost: $49-$69

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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The Ardensingers are presenting a raucous musical pantomime featuring heroic outlaws, wicked sheriffs, usurping princes, a company of nuns, and a running parody of a well-known...

Cost: $5 - $20 Child/Senior/Adult

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Ardensingers
Telephone: (484) 319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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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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Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the...

Cost: General admission is free

Where:
Hockessin Delaware
The Summit 5850 Limestone Road, Hockessin DE 19707
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice

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Linda Ford ~  "The Journey Continues" Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, November 2, 5 – 8 PM New work by Linda Ford includes encaustic paintings, oil...

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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  Strasburg Rail Road welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine and his best friend Percy for the family favorite event Day Out with Thomas November 16 - 18. Enjoy a 25-minute train ride with Thomas,...

Cost: 21.00 (Pius tax) Thomas - 27.00 (Plus tax) Percy

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

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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Our November (Nov 17) class will be a DIY Tabletop Fall Floral Arrangement. Bring your own container, or we’ll provide one. Using seasonal, and local if possible, material, you will create a...

Cost: $40, all materials included.

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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The community is invited to a vendor fair to help stock the shelves of the Healing Harvest inpatient food closet at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The vendor fair, held at the Seaford Moose Lodge...

Cost: 0

Where:
Seaford Moose Lodge
22759 Bridgeville Highway
Seaford, DE  19973
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Sponsor: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

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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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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 »

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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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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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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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Festival of Trees for Delaware Hospice, presenting selections from our holiday concert series, "Christmas Memories" featuring old favorites like the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" and "Believe"...

Cost: free will offering

Where:
The Summit
5850 Limestone Rd
Hockessin, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
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The Center for the Creative Arts presents its Annual Artisan Show on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 10am-5pm. Admission is $5, which includes both days. Children 12 and under are...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
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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TO BE DETERMINED Hugh Atkins & Jenna Lucente November 1 - 28, 2018 Opening reception: November 2  |  5 - 9 PM, during Art Loop Hugh Atkins The figures in these...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466

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Career & Animal Science Workshop: Wildlife Rehabilitation Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wildlife rehabilitators help nurse injured or sick animals back to health with the ultimate...

Cost: $10-$8

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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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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Main Event Entertainment is celebrating its 20thbirthday by giving away FREE arcade play, a chance to win a full-size PAC-MAN arcade game and more! Beginning Nov. 7, Main Event will give its fans...

Cost: $0

Where:
Main Event Entertainment
2900 Fashion Center Blvd.
Newark, DE  19702
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Telephone: (302) 722-9466
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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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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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Festival of Trees- The Summit, Hockessin Friday, November 16- Sunday, November 18 Friday- 12-4pm ~ Sip & Shop 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday – 10am-4pm The Summit 5850 Limestone...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Summit
5850 Limestone Rd
Hockessin, DE
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice
Telephone: 302-478-5088
Contact Name: Rayna Gray
Website »

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NOVEMBER GIFT CARD SALE HAPPENING NOW! Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus all month long!  The perfect gift for anyone on your list, plus a little extra for them or you!...

Cost: varied

Where:
Harry's Hospitality Group
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
View map »


Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 130-247-53000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
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

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

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
Website »

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SABA IV, A SMALL ART BUYING ADVENTURE Saturday, November 17, 2018 Patron Preview: 6 - 7 PM | Open Party: 7 - 9 PM Join us for our exciting, annual small art buying adventure! Build your art...

Cost: $25 - $100

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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  Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 43rd year.  This annual art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School (UHS) student...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unionville High School
750 Unionville Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Unionville High School PTO
Telephone: 484-832-8173
Contact Name: Diane Micklin
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Discover your inner secret agent at Shake It Off for Parkinson’s Gala at the Mendenhall Inn in Chadds Ford, PA. Dress to impress as your favorite James Bond character at this casino-inspired...

Cost: 125

Where:
Mendenhall Inn
Route 52
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Shake It Off
Telephone: 215-680-4560
Contact Name: Betty Stewart
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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: 45.00

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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The concert, under the baton of Guest Conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman,  opens with George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351,  followed by ...

Cost: 0 - $20

Where:
Newark United Methodist Church
69 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 302-369-3466
Contact Name: Business Manager
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The concert opens with George Frederic Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351,  followed by  Alan Hovhaness Concerto No. 3 Diran for Baritone Horn & Strings, OP. 94, featuring Trombone...

Cost: 0 - $20

Where:
Newark United Methodist Church
69 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 302-369-3466
Contact Name: Business Manager
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"Twas’ The Night Before Christmas" is Griffin Theatre”s Special Gift to the community with tickets being a $2 donation!   The classic poem comes to life as the...

Cost: 2.00

Where:
The Griffin Theatre
1701 South DuPont Highway
St. Georges, DE  19733
View map »


Sponsor: The Griffin Theatre
Telephone: 130-231-43532
Contact Name: Michelle Truban
Website »

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By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Jackson Gay  Described as the “comic poet of middle class life,” Ayckbourn creates a black comedy of domestic madness. Susan’s life is far from perfect. A...

Cost: 15-32

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


Telephone: 302-831-2204
Website »

More information

The Ardensingers are presenting a raucous musical pantomime featuring heroic outlaws, wicked sheriffs, usurping princes, a company of nuns, and a running parody of a well-known...

Cost: $5 - $20 Child/Senior/Adult

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Ardensingers
Telephone: (484) 319-2350
Contact Name: John Trexler
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Join us at The Block at Harrah's Philadelphia for a night of rock music with Winger and FireHouse! For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Cost: $36

Where:
Harrah's Philadelphia
777 Harrah's Boulevard
Chester, PA  19013
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Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the...

Cost: General admission is free

Where:
Hockessin Delaware
The Summit 5850 Limestone Road, Hockessin DE 19707
Hockessin, DE  19707
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Sponsor: Delaware Hospice

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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A Halloween Tradition Thrives in Delaware By Richard Pethel​ Wilmington, DE - The performance group known as Frankie's Midnight Runners (FMR) is a shadow cast that hosts ‘The...

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235 W. 10th St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
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