The MacMillans Rehab a Georgian Home Near Odessa

Living History: The MacMillans lovingly rehabbed an 18th-century house near Odessa.



At a Glance

Who The MacMillan family
What Georgian rehabilitation
Where Odessa

 

The land surrounding Fairview, the grand home built by a Revolutionary War officer in 1773, has evolved dramatically over the centuries, from prosperous wheat farm to burgeoning suburbia.

But the house has been a constant, remaining remarkably unchanged, down to the original key in the massive front door.

“Nobody felt the need to rip things out and start over, which is truly wonderful,” says Katie MacMillan.

She and her husband, Col. Douglas Reed MacMillan, have been faithfully bringing back Fairview, steadily working for 18 years. Their 12-year-old daughter, Mary, is growing up there.

“Mary is the one who reminded me that this is a home, not a museum, when I was dashing around getting ready for a group of school children who were coming for a tour,” Katie says.

Reed MacMillan’s fascination with 18th-century architecture began in 1988 during a visit to Williamsburg, Va., where he and Katie celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

Both had grown up in circa 1960 split-level homes. But as they walked the streets of the Colonial city, they were smitten by red brick buildings constructed in the Georgian style, an architectural movement from 1720-1840 that celebrated symmetry. Picture columns flanking a central entry, windows balanced on either side of the door and chimneys positioned on both sides of the house.

“I fell in love with the Georgian style of building,” Reed says. “From then on my goal was to own and live in an 18th-century home.”

 

The MacMillans preserve ties to Fairview’s agricultural history by keeping horses. Photograph by Ron DubickTHE ROAD TO THIS OLD HOUSE

Six years later, Katie got stuck in a traffic jam on U.S. 13 on her way to the beach. In search of an alternate route, she drove down Old State Road, just outside Odessa but with a Middletown postal address, where she spied a large Georgian house with a for sale sign outside.

The MacMillans immediately contacted the real estate agent, who told them they were too late. A contract had just been signed on the house, which had been vacant for more than five years.

“I was disappointed, but only a little bit, because we knew the house needed a lot of work,” Katie recalls.

Months later, the agent called back. The sale had fallen through. Were the MacMillans still interested?

Katie was less enthusiastic than her husband. But it didn’t take long for her to develop a bond with the old house.

“After one week, I felt at home, at ease and comfortable,” she recalls.

That said, the property required a monumental effort to undo the damage caused by years of neglect.

“The fields were so overgrown you couldn’t see two feet in front of you,” Katie says.

Inside, rain was pouring into a dilapidated second-floor bathroom.

“I closed the door and didn’t open it again for two years,” she says.

With so many projects on the to-do list, it was difficult to know where to begin. The MacMillans made a pragmatic choice. The house didn’t have a washer or dryer—or even hookups for them in the basement. So they installed a second-floor laundry room.

 

 Raised-panel cupboards flank the fireplace in the dining room. Photograph by Ron DubickHISTORIC GUIDELINES

In establishing a comprehensive game plan, the couple also consulted the “Secretary of the Interior’s Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties,” published by the National Parks Service. The government recommends choosing one of four approaches: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration or reconstruction.

Because their home suffered from deferred maintenance, the MacMillans focused on rehabilitation, a strategy that emphasizes retaining and repairing of historic materials, with some latitude for replacement because the property is deteriorated.

In the years before the Internet, they relied on the printed word for insights and information.

“We read books: how to wire, how to do plumbing, how to plaster,” Katie says. “You just can’t go into a room and paint something. It has got to be scraped. It has got to be sanded.”

An important part of their studies involved learning to take on projects without risking their personal safety.

“You really must know how to turn the water supply off before repairing a broken pipe and know how to shut off the power before replacing a broken electrical outlet,” Reed says.

Over the years, the MacMillans restored plaster walls, upgraded plumbing, installed a picket fence around the garden and took on myriad other tasks.

“I can hit a nail pretty good now,” Reed says.

One of their largest undertakings was stabilizing the foundation of a two-story addition that had shifted over time, as witnessed by a slope in the floor.

“We always know where to find the dog’s ball because it rolls to the back wall,” Katie says.

They decorated the house with furniture that is traditional in feeling instead of 18th-century antiques. Reed notes that people tend to steer clear of rooms that are filled with precious pieces.

At Fairview, the family enjoys each and every room.

 

Stunning millwork defines 10-foot ceilings. Photograph by Ron DubickTO THE MANOR BORN

Even at its worst, the house retained its sense of grandeur. Opulent dentil moldings punctuate the roofline. Solid wood shutters on the first story are outfitted with locks for security. The louvered shutters on the second-story windows enable air to flow into bedrooms. Many of the 12-over-12 windows maintain the wavy panes of glass installed nearly two and a half centuries ago.

Behind the house is a three-seater outhouse, the ultimate in pre-plumbing luxury. On humid summer days, you can detect the scent of a wood fire in the smokehouse.

Inside, the front door retains its original, massive lockbox. Ten-foot ceilings are defined with lavish moldings, a sign of the prosperity of the original owner, Maj. James Moore. After being held prisoner for two years during the Revolutionary War, he went on to grow grain on 171 acres. He founded a newspaper.

Spacious raised-panel cupboards flank the fireplaces in both the living room and the dining room. Moore would have used cupboards to tuck away china and other possessions befitting a man of means. The MacMillans use the cupboards to store electronics and Mary’s toys.

“This house had built-in stereo cabinets way ahead of its time,” Katie says.

Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts an adjoining dressing room. The bedrooms are outfitted with large closets, a rarity in Colonial days.

Records indicate that Moore owned as least one slave, a manservant who lived in the house. His room is spare and small, in contrast to the spacious proportions and extravagant finishes in the rest of the house. The ceiling is just over 6 feet high.

“The only reason we can think of is that having a low ceiling made the room easier to heat,” Katie says.

Originally, the kitchen was separate from the main house, which reduced the risk of fire. Over the years, a connecting room was constructed between the house and the kitchen, which is now a room for casual dining.

The MacMillans inherited a tired kitchen that had last been updated in the 1960s. It needed to be torn out and done over, which presented the couple with a restoration dilemma.

Should they knock down walls to make the kitchen larger and brighter? Or should they stay within the footprint and install a kitchen that was in keeping with the style and age of their home?

“In the end, we decided to maintain the integrity of the house,” Katie says.

 

The front door retains the original lock and key. Photograph by Ron DubickJUST RIGHT

Most of the land was sold off generations ago. Wheat fields have been supplanted by a bumper crop of housing.

Fairview was spared from development due to its status as a home on the National Register of Historic Places. The 3.5 acres that remain provide room for gardens, Mary’s playhouse and a barn that is home to Wally, an Appaloosa saddle horse, and Rye, a miniature horse the family adopted through an equine rescue service.

“We have lots of privacy, as well as nice neighbors, so it’s just right,” Katie says.

The gardens have sprouted a cornucopia of artifacts left by previous residents of Fairview. Among the finds: broken pottery, old bottles, nails, hinges, a stirrup iron and the stone foundation of a long-gone outbuilding.

“Every time we dig a new garden we pull up treasures,” she says.

 

Get the Look
  • With some exceptions, most pieces of furniture  are antique in feeling, though not in age. Photograph by Ron DubickWalls can talk—and homeowners should listen. Look to the original architecture for input in renovating an old house. The MacMillans decided not to knock down walls during a kitchen project in order to maintain the integrity of the property.
  • It’s a home, not a museum. The MacMillans have decorated their house with family pieces and other furniture they have collected over the years rather than antiques that require extra special care.
  • Prioritize your list of projects. Fairview had lots of history but no laundry room. Installing a washer and dryer was at the top of Katie MacMillan’s to-do list.
  • Channel your inner handyman. The MacMillans did nearly all the rehabilitation work on their home themselves. They learned new skills by reading how-to books.
  • Harken to history. Fairview was once a large farm. Only a few acres remain, but the current owners maintain that tie to agriculture by keeping horses.
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

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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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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

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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Tuesdays in July and August 10:00 am–3:00 pm   Hands-on crafts and games based on things in the museum, garden, and library teach kids ages 3–10 about an assortment of opposites, while...

Cost: Members and children under 2 free; nonmembers: $5 per child and one adult; addit

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

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As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Every Tuesday, March–November, 10:30–11:30 am Meet in Galleries Reception Atrium. Wee Ones is now offered every week! This early childhood series intended for children ages 3-5 incorporates...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

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: Tours & Reservations

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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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Rehoboth Beach Film Society Announces New Theater Content Series The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces an exciting new theatrical experience series. Through a partnership with online theater...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

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Our summer lobster special is back!  Every Tuesday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day, join us for a 1.5 lb whole lobster, shipped fresh directly to us from Maine.  This summer-only...

Cost: 29.95

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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Jack and his magic beanstalk take the stage in Rehoboth this summer. This sparkling one hour production will delight family members of all ages. Two actors bring the story life with...

Cost: $10, Children Under 3 Free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
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Mr Toad leaps onto the Rehoboth stage from the pages of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's novel The Wind in the Willows. Toad and his friend The Mole hop into a mighty motorcar and carve...

Cost: $10, Children Under 3 Free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Childrens Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Telephone: 130-222-76766
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Peter and Tinkerbell and all the familiar characters take the stage in Rehoboth this summer. This sparkling one hour production will delight family members of all ages. Two actors bring the...

Cost: $10 Children under 3 free!

Where:
Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre
19285 Holland Glade Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-227-6766
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Ready to roll the dice and try your luck? Join us for this year's Lucky 7 Shuttle Tours to Atlantic City. Enjoy round-trip ferry foot passenger passage from Lewes, round-trip motor coach...

Cost: $37

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

The 2017 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 3rd and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 25th from 10:00 AM. until 2:00 PM, except...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Downtown Visions
Telephone: 302-425-0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
Website »

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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

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Winterthur's horticulture interns share their behind-the-scenes experiences in the Winterthur Garden in this conversational-style presentation, one that has become an annual tradition!...

Cost: Free for Members and included with admission

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 & Tours
Website »

More information

Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

More information

This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

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


Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

More information

  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

More information

Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
View map »


Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
Website »

More information

Bring your canine companion to Hagley for this week’s Bike and Hike. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per...

Cost: $2 per person,

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Visitors Center entrance
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music...

Cost: $10

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Penn Museum
Telephone: 215-898-2680
Contact Name: Rachelle Kaspin
Website »

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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
820 N. French Street
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center 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,...

Cost: Drop-in rate of $10.

Where:
Brown Center, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

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The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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

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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Story Time at the Brandywine Zoo Every Thursday May-September at 10:30am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Takes place outside in the main zoo, and may include a...

Cost: Zoo Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive,
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Thursdays, May – September, 10:30 - 11am Enjoy fun animal stories read by our own zoo story-telling team! Story time takes place in the otter circle, in the main zoo, and may include a craft,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

Where:
Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
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The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the...

Cost: Free

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 & Tours
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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MAUDIE OPENING AT THE CINEMA ART THEATER Starting on July 21th the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present MAUDIE. Based on a true story, the drama charts the unlikely...

Cost: $8 - $10

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Loosen up after a long day with a retro-inspired happy hour by Toscana and Mad Men-era illustrations on view in the exhibition The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner. Mingle with friends...

Cost: Free admission to the Museum on Thursdays after 4:00 p.m.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Lewes Ferry Terminal 43 Cape Henlopen Dr Lewes DE 19958 5:30 – 8:30pm Come out and enjoy a FREE, live concert on the Lewes Terminal Lawn. 7/13/2017 Fabulous Hubcaps (Oldies)...

Cost: Prior to June 26th $30 - Adult $15 - Child (under the age of 12)

Where:
Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1.800.643.3779
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Enjoy sunset cocktails and creative food offerings on the Patio at the Hilton Christiana. Live acoustic entertainment takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Get...

Cost: $0 admission

Where:
Hilton Christiana
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Hilton Christiana
Telephone: 302-631-1551
Contact Name: Katie McNally
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A summer classic - lobster! Join us for our Cigars & Stars New England Lobster Bake!  Dinner includes premium open bar, live music, and a fabulous menu featuring whole Maine lobster, sweet local...

Cost: 120.00 per person, inclusive

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Judy Champion
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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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Summer Group Show & Framing Sale Our Summer Group Show includes a large variety of styles & media with work by new artists & Gallery favorites. Paintings, wood collage, ceramics, art glass and...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
Website »

More information

The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

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


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

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


Website »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
View map »

More information

First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free 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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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October.   Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: AT&T
Website »

More information

This is a great summer program for youths aged 7-17.  You will learn the ins and outs of staging a musical and have lots of fun.  Camp is from July 5-28, Monday through Friday, from 1-5:30pm. ...

Cost: $500.00

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


Telephone: 302-764-3396
Contact Name: Kathy Buterbaugh
Website »

More information

  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-571-7747
Website »

More information

Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
View map »

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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
View map »


Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
Website »

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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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 Lewes Departure – 5:15pm Return - 7:00pm (arrives 8:25pm) Reservations Suggested: 1-800-643-3779 or book online Lewes Ferry Terminal 43 Cape Henlopen Dr Lewes DE 19958   Fridays July 7-...

Cost: $18/ Adult (14 yrs & older) $9/ Child (6 - 13 yrs) FREE/ 5 yrs or less Includes:

Where:
Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Explore the Galleries and grounds after hours. Enjoy music, a beer garden, and a sunset tram ride around Winterthur’s barns and outbuildings. The beautiful Relecting Pool area will come alive...

Cost: Free

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 & Tours
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Tutto Fresco has live entertainment every Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Call for details. http://tuttofrescode.com/

Where:
Tutto Fresco
514 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE  19809
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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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All you can eat breakfast buffet for $14.99! Hot and fresh, start your day with all the right ingredients!

Cost: $14.99

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
View map »


Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

More information

DRIVERS EDUCATION Ages: 15 years 6 months & up The YMCA provides state certified Driver’s Education programs which meet all of the instruction requirements for your teen to obtain a Delaware...

Cost: $485

Where:
Dover YMCA
1137 South State Street
Dover, DE  19901
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The Delaware Museum of Natural History's summer exhibit: In the Dark, from June 24-September 4. The dark is mysterious. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration...

Cost: Free with Paid Admission

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


Telephone: 130-265-89111
Website »

More information

The dark—a place of mystery. Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has...

Cost: Free with Admission

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

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This comprehensive and lively installation explores the work of one of America’s original “Mad Men.” McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) created advertising campaigns for a variety of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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As the title suggests, the Peninsula Gallery’s next exhibition will involve twelve artists all presenting work that is 12 inches square.  This the first time the gallery has mounted such...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Peninsula Gallery
Telephone: 130-264-50551
Contact Name: Tony Boyd-Heron
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ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING JULY 25–OCTOBER 8, 2017 Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their...

Cost: Members free. Included with admission, $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The years 1860–1920 witnessed sweeping changes in book design, inspired by technological developments, marketing strategies, and shifting ideas about art. This exhibition will explore examples of...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Spend a summer Saturday at Hagley and plunge into the fun of water with water balloon games, boat races, and more. Activities are included in admission and free to members. Use Hagley’s main...

Cost: Admission: Adults: $14; Students and Seniors: $10; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5

Where:
200 Hagley Creek Rd,
Visitors Center entrance
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Keeper Talks Daily, June–August Join our zoo keepers for daily talks about the animals here in the Zoo. Topics and animals change daily, so there’s always something new to...

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Assemblage is a group of 17 women artists from the greater Philadelphia area. While the artists exhibit individually throughout the region, they work toward exhibiting collectively once a year. The...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Are you interested in learning more about what volunteer opportunities the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation has to offer? Consider attending our Volunteer Open House at our shipyard in Wilmington, DE from...

Cost:

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E 7th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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First Wednesday of the month, March–October; 10:30–11:30 am Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join us for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend...

Cost: Members and children under 2, free. $5 per child, one adult per child admitted f

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19735
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Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery will host a FREE weight loss seminar on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 am at the Hampton Inn located at 18826 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach. This seminar is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hampton Inn, Rehoboth
18826 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Telephone: 302-536-5395
Contact Name: Nanticoke Weight Loss
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  Happy Hour Phillips Seafood Restaurant- PSH   ABOUT THE EVENT: Join us at Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland for Happy Hour! Relax at our bar, lounge or patio to enjoy some of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Seafood
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD  21842
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities — from April through October.   Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: AT&T
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Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace.  Our crew don pirate...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
1124 E. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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  Creature Feature is a close encounter with one of our zoo education animals. Meet a scaled, furry, or prickly friend; ask questions and learn more about these animal ambassadors who live at...

Cost: Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids $5; free for under 3yrs and members.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Phillips Seafood House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Ocean City
14101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD   21842
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Get your crab pickin' skills ready - we're offering up a $19 Crab Feast at the Seafood House in Ocean City! Your Crab Feast includes: 5 medium crabs quarter pound steamed shrimp 2 pieces of...

Cost: $19

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 410-205-1200
Contact Name: Phillips Seafood

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Enjoy live music and support your local community at the West Side Farmers Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Cool Spring Park! Every first Thursday is our Kid's Day with facepainting,...

Cost: free

Where:
Cool Spring Park
W 10th St. at N. VanBuren St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: West Side Grows Together
Contact Name: Sarah Lester
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Adults: $37.99, Children 9-12: $16.99, Children 5-8: $8.99 and Children 4 & unde

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, Maryland is now open for another season of delicious, fresh seafood, with an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet, traditional a la carte menu and carry-out counter....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phillips Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Ave
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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Catch the early bird each day at Phillips for special savings on our buffet and menu dining at Phillips Crab House in Ocean City! BUFFET DINING Enjoy $4 off each adult buffet if you are...

Cost: 19.99

Where:
Phillips Seafood Crab House
2004 Philadelphia Avenue
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: Phillips Seafood
Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Sydney Chin

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