Learning to Be Happy: What Is the Secret to Happiness?

What is the secret to happiness? Some say it’s meditation.



Happiness—we all seek it and want to know the secret of it. Happiness research has become something of a cottage industry in recent years. Self-help books line the shelves of bookstores and libraries. Motivational speakers mentor—and make—millions on the how-tos of finding it.

Many of us fall into the trap of seeking happiness through material possessions or external circumstances—many of which are beyond our control. It’s as if there’s a tape loop inside our heads constantly replaying the words “if only.” If only I had “blank,” I’d be happy. Happiness becomes an elusive thing, just beyond the humdrum of the daily grind.

Happiness—we all seek it and want to know the secret of it. Happiness research has become something of a cottage industry in recent years. Self-help books line the shelves of bookstores and libraries. Motivational speakers mentor—and make—millions on the how-tos of finding it.

Vicki Mazik credits meditation with helping her cope with her cancer diagnosis. Photo courtesy of Vicki MazikMany of us fall into the trap of seeking happiness through material possessions or external circumstances—many of which are beyond our control. It’s as if there’s a tape loop inside our heads constantly replaying the words “if only.” If only I had “blank,” I’d be happy. Happiness becomes an elusive thing, just beyond the humdrum of the daily grind.

Experts have long pondered the secrets to happiness, discovering that the path to that coveted state does not center on material possessions. Indeed, research has shown that once basic human needs are met, wealthy people are really no happier than their less affluent peers. What’s more, the happiest people in the world reside in Panama—the world’s poorest country—while the least happy live in Singapore, its richest.

So what is the secret to happiness? No one knows for sure but a team of neuroscientists led by Dr. Richard J. Davidson at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, appear to be on to something. It seems that a phenomenon known as neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to reorganize itself in response to changes in the environment—may play a role in our ability to be happy.

Using MRI technology, the researchers were able to view the left-sided anterior region of the brain—the area associated with positive mental states. They documented increased activity in this region of novice meditators who participated in an eight-week mindfulness meditation course.
In addition, the researchers also found that meditation stimulated the limbic system, the area of the brain that regulates emotions. Expert meditators with more than 10,000 hours of practice showed the greatest amount of activity in this area and appeared to have permanently altered their brains to generate positive thoughts—even when they weren’t meditating.

This means we can choose—and learn—to be happy. Indeed, from a Buddhist perspective, meditation is a way of eliminating suffering from our lives. If we meditate, we will experience less suffering and therefore more happiness. But the goal of Buddhist practice isn’t really happiness as we imagine it, but rather something more like peace or self-fulfillment.

“Happiness is fleeting, so it’s much more about fulfillment than happiness,” says Alison Smith Driscoll, certified meditation instructor at Empowered Yoga in Wilmington. “A problem arises when we say that happiness is the goal because it’s a set-up for failure.”

Indeed, meditation teachers say you shouldn’t be seeking a pleasurable state or any other state for that matter. Rather, you should observe things—your breath, your emotions, sensations, sounds—without making value judgments. So while anxiety normally feels bad, if you encounter it while meditating, you’re supposed to examine it in as detached a way as possible, doing your best to see it as neither good nor bad, just “what is.” This cool detachment allows us to see our emotions more clearly, leading them to loosen their grip on us.

“Suffering is optional,” says psychologist Doris G. Lauckner, Ph.D., a meditation instructor at the Insight Meditation Community in Lewes and chair of the community counseling program at Wilmington University. “Buddhism talks about the two arrows. The first arrow is whatever pain you have, but the second arrow is the thoughts and actions around it that creates the second level of suffering that is avoidable.”

The aim is simple: to pay attention—to be “mindful” or “in the moment.” But our experience rarely has this quality. A lot of the time we find ourselves engulfed in emotions way past their expiration date: self-pity, anger, wish fulfillment, fear. Pointless thoughts about what could have been or what could be—“only if”—do nothing to enrich the present. Meditation teaches that the only place we can experience the flow of life—and creative thought—is in the now. Not surrendering creates psychological and physical tension, which inhibits that flow. And the more we try to suppress an unpleasant thought, the more it recurs.

Andrea Winward Kennedy, instructor/owner of The Yoga Studio in Lewes, leads a class. Photo by Ron Dubick“If I try to hold it in, I’m distracted because it’s on my mind,” says Andrea Winward Kennedy, instructor/owner of The Yoga Studio in Lewes.

It can be a real shock to discover how much runaway thinking we actually engage in and how that causes suffering. “As you start to practice meditation, you’re going to notice the quality of your thoughts, and you’re likely to come to the conclusion that you might be a little insane because you’re going to find that the thoughts are very repetitive,” says Nick Edge, teacher and member of the Insight Meditation Community in Lewes. “They’re almost always based on fear or desire: either chasing after or pushing something away.”

It is very hard to develop the concentration necessary to calm the inner maelstrom, but therein lies the route to self-awareness and contentment. “When you’re left without words and your mind does shut down, when the gap between thoughts gets bigger and bigger and you’re in the gap, what you’re left with, that’s your pure essence—not the ego,” says Edge.

Indeed, meditation is the process of cultivating compassion for ourselves and others, offering the realization that we are all naturally perfect and whole. “There is no concept for self-loathing in Tibet,” says Smith Driscoll.

Mindfulness, then, is not about ecstatic states. It’s comparatively humdrum. Moreover, it’s not a fast track to blissful happiness. In fact, it can be rather unsettling as it works with painful experiences. But going with what is can also be liberating.

Andrea Winward Kennedy goes with the flow. Photo by Ron Dubick “I allow myself to feel how I feel because I know I’m not going to get stuck there,” says Winward Kennedy. “I’m not afraid to cry. I know that I cry, then it passes. Some people are afraid to feel because they’re afraid they’re going to get stuck there. I think I witness myself going with the flow.”

Vicki Mazik, owner/instructor at Zen Yoga Room in Newark, credits the grounding effects of meditation with helping her cope with the cancer diagnosis she received last year. “I’m now cancer-free, but whatever the outcome was I was OK with it,” she says. “You can live in a crisis situation as long as you’re present and negative thoughts aren’t entering your mind. I was present every day. I appreciated little things around me: my dog, my fiancé and the sunshine.”

Western psychology has finally discovered what Buddhist monks knew centuries ago: that the most powerful way to happiness is developing compassion for oneself and for others. Contemporary positive psychology states that people are generally happy and that money doesn’t necessarily buy well-being. Moreover, while happiness is influenced by genetics, people can learn to be happy by developing optimism, gratitude and altruism.

“That’s what meditation practice is about—cultivating those kinds of states of mind,” says Lauckner.

Is there something larger, deeper and more lasting than mere happiness? Those who practice meditation say there is and believe they’ve found it.

“’Happy is not a word I’d use to describe myself, but I am content,” says Carlyle Hoof, 62, who works in mental health services for the state of Delaware. “Things don’t bother me the way they used to. I would get a lot more attached to an issue. Now I just go with the flow.”

Joe DiGiovanni got involved with meditation last year after taking some yoga classes to correct a back problem. He says it’s helped lower his blood pressure and has allowed him to cope better with stress. It has also given him a different perspective on the “grass is greener” syndrome so many of us fall prey to.

“You come to realize you don’t need the big car or the big house,” says the 45-year-old sales and marketing professional from Trolley Square. “Those things are nice but they don’t last. The economy can go down, people can get sick. I’m much more appreciative of the smaller things in my life—when I’m spending time with my daughter, or I’m surfing or with my family.”

Margaret Badger welcomes the opportunity to just quiet her mind for a while. “I work 70 ro 80 hours a week,” says the 40-something musician who teaches piano and voice at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington. “So I always have something I’m thinking about, or preparing or planning for or writing down. Doing something where I can just turn off my brain is kind of exciting.”

Lauckner views meditation as a complement to her work as a psychologist. “I’ve heard people say that therapy takes you to normal neurotic, and meditation takes you to happy,” she says. “By meditating on a day-to-day basis, I’m less reactive. I don’t jump emotionally. I take my time to think things through and make better choices. I feel like I have tools to cope that I didn’t have before.” 


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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
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
View map »


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
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 »

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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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
View map »


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
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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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
View map »


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 »

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
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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
Website »

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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
View map »

More information

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 »

More information

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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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 »

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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
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
View map »


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

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
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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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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 »

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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
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
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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
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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: 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
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
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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

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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
View map »


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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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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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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