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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Sponsor: Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidhyalaya
Telephone: 706-691-4666
Contact Name: Krutiben Aghera
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

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Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
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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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept 1, 2016: Lewes Ferry Departure: 8:45 am Cape May Ferry Departure: 4:30 pm   Sundays through August 28, 2016 Lewes Ferry Departure: 9:15 am Cape May Ferry...

Cost: $28/$18/$6

Where:
Departs from Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
, DE

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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

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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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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Every Tuesday in August, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is partnering with Artisans’ Bank to lower admission prices to just $2 per person during Two Dollar Tuesdays. Visitors are invited...

Cost: $2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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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Join park naturalists to explore the nature in your neighborhood. Learn more about familiar animals and discover animals you may not expect live nearby. Drop in each week to check out a series of...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Can-Do Playground, Alapocas Run State Park
4360 Weldin Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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Every Tuesday in July and August; 10:00 am–3:00 pm (drop-in program) Kids ages 3–10 are invited to try fun activities related to the wide world of Winterthur.  In July we will investigate how...

Cost: Members free. $5 per child, one adult per child is free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

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HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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
Website »

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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
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Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

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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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Jeri Kaplan
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Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
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Our summer Lobster Special is back, now on Tuesdays! Join us every Tuesday for dinner starting at 4:30PM and enjoy a whole 1.5 lb lobster, shipped directly to us from Maine, for just $29.95....

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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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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The University of Delaware’s Small Business Development Center (UD SBDC) will host a free Business Resiliency Check-Up from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Milford Public Library for small...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milford Public Library
11 S.E. Front Street
Milford, DE  19947
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Sponsor: Delaware SBDC
Telephone: 302-856-1555
Contact Name: Cindy Small
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Dorothy and Toto travel through the Land of Oz seeking the help of the Wizard. They meet a brainless scarecrow, a tin man who wants a heart, a cowardly lion and witches good and bad. Two actors...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Belly Dance Classes with Zahra (Newark) Open to teens and adults. Open to beginner and intermediate students. Five-week series: Tuesdays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Advanced payment: $52 via PayPal to...

Cost: $15-$52

Where:
George Wilson Center
303 New London Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Wednesdays through September 28, 2016, October 12 & 29, November 9 & 26, December 7 & 31 8:00 am – 7:30 pm Itinerary: 8:00 am Customer Check In 8:45 am Boat departs...

Cost: $35

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes , DE  19958
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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

More information

Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

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

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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
Website »

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The 2016 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers' Market at Rodney Square will begin May 4 and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 26 from 10 a.m. until 2...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rodney Square
between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Downtown Visions and facilitated by the City of Wilmington
Telephone: 302.425.0196
Contact Name: Tucker Casey
Website »

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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free 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 and Tours

More information

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Website »

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The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him out in the world to make his own way. To the lad's surprise the cat is magic! Dressed in fine clothes and stylish boots, the fabulous...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him out in the world to make his own way. To the lad's surprise the cat is magic! Dressed in fine clothes and stylish boots, the fabulous...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
19285 Rd 271
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »

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

Cost: Members free. Included with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

Where:
Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


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

More information

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the sixth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of...

Cost: $18-$20

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


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

More information

Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
Website »

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Wednesdays, June through September, 4:30 pm Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you...

Cost: $5 per person upgrade. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Hagley’s property will be open Wednesday evenings for curious guests and families to bicycle or walk. Visit areas normally closed to foot traffic. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House...

Cost: $2, free for members and children 5 and under

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 130-265-82400261
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Summertime means good tunes and great times at the Penn Museum, where we celebrate our seventh annual Summer Nights Concert Series! Each week brings a new musical experience to the Museum’s...

Cost: Admission is $10, $5 PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
Website »

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Zumba sessions every Wednesday in Lewes Canalfront Park, overlooking the banks of the beautiful Lewes-Rehoboth Canal in Historic Lewes. Free.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Zumba by Kelly, Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park
Telephone: 302-645-2795
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Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn’s sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Much like its name, the band...

Cost: $12 + Fees

Where:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-504-9565
Contact Name: MP Intern
Website »

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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

More information

Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept 1, 2016: Lewes Ferry Departure: 8:45 am Cape May Ferry Departure: 4:30 pm   Sundays through August 28, 2016 Lewes Ferry Departure: 9:15 am Cape May Ferry...

Cost: $28/$18/$6

Where:
Departs from Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
, DE

More information

Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
Website »

More information

 

Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

More information

Join park naturalists to explore the nature in your neighborhood. Learn more about familiar animals and discover animals you may not expect live nearby. Drop in each week to check out a series of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Park
18th and Van Buren St.
Wilmington, DE  19802
View map »


Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
Website »

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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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Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours

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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
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A vain and goofy emperor vows to wear the most beautiful clothes every seen. A clever trickster convinces the ruler that he can make magic clothes that are fabulous, but they can't be seen by...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Epworth United Methodist Church
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

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Gene McClone, from Gentle Palm Karate Academy will lead you through the basic movements of Tai Chi.  Meet at the Josephine Fountain, 1080 North Park Drive, 19802.

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Park
1080 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks
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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: No ticket is required for the Farm Stand or the Museum Store.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
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5 PM – 8 PM Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes DE 19958 Entrance is free to the public.  Come out and listen to this 10 piece band play all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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Want to know how Wilmington's mayoral candidates feel about issues such as transportation, water quality, climate change, land use, and other environmental issues? Seize the opportunity to ask...

Cost: Free

Where:
DuPont Environmental Education Center
1400 Delmarva Lane
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Nature Society
Telephone: (302) 239-2334
Contact Name: Brenna Goggin
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Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water...

Cost: free & $20

Where:
, DE

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Veterans of the local indie music scene, Satellite Go is a call back to the power pop and alternative rock of the 90s. Ex-Members of The Crash, A Year to Forget, and Count Von Count. Delivering...

Cost: $10

Where:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington Upstairs
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Punk Rock Roulette
Telephone: 302-504-9565
Contact Name: MP Intern
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Color Pops, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Su Knoll Horty, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from August 5-26, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, August 5 from 5-7 p.m. This...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
Carvel State Office Building, 2nd Floor
820 N. French Street
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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This native Delawarean learned at a young age that what most people considered to be junk, used up, and discarded had the potential of a new found life only limited by imagination. Her passion for...

Cost: Free with paid park admission

Where:
Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Contact Name: Wilmington State Parks

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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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Visit TheDCH's Urban Farmer, and shop our locally grown, seasonal produce to benefit our Urban Agriculture programs. Supplies are limited, so get there early for the biggest selection of fresh...

Cost: Produce prices vary

Where:
Urban Farm at 12th and Brandywine
12th and Brandywine Streets
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Delaware Center for Horticulture
Telephone: 302-658-6262
Contact Name: Adrienne Spencer
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Our Summer Group Show continues through August with an eclectic mix of art including paintings, drawings, collage, ceramics, and art glass. Summer hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

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 definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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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HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
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Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free 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 and Tours

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Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

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What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Take a leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural...

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

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
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Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this beautiful...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »

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Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

Where:
Phillips Seafood House
14101 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
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Cost: Free (plus shopping)

Where:
The Pavilion in the Garden
510 Duncan Rd
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: Bellevue Community Center
Telephone: 302-762-1391
Contact Name: Market Manager
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The North American Sea Glass Association will host its 11th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival in Ocean City, Maryland,  Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, at the Roland E....

Cost: Sea Glass Soiree $10 per person, Sea Glass Festival $5 per person, Under 12 Free

Where:
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: North American Sea Glass Association
Contact Name: Kim Hannon
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Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
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In 1895 - when the Wilmington & Western was just 23-years-old - Charles Philips traveled the route of the railroad (on his bicycle) to record a series of rare glass plate pictures. These photos...

Cost: $20

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998-1930
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Reserve your spot now and enjoy the Rock the Boat Cruise with Glass Onion! They are Delaware's Premier Rock and Roll party band! This rocking boat departs from Lewes at 5:15pm every Friday...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Cape May Lewes Ferry
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes , DE  19958
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Telephone: 1-800-643-3779
Contact Name: Cape May Lewes Ferry
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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown - the Musical Live at The Everett Theatre! Spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends – from bright,...

Cost: $10-$18

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Private Dining Room #3
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 800-855-2CALLGA
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Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water...

Cost: free & $20

Where:
, DE

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. Join...

Cost: $10

Where:
First State Heritage Park
John Bell House
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
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Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular series Thomas & Friends® returns to the Strasburg Rail Road beginning August 27 for the Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour. This...

Cost: $21+

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Fairfax Flea Market on 9/17/16 from 8:00-2:00 free outdoor event @ Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike, Over 50 Vendors / Vendors $25.00 per space   Rain Date 9/24/16

Cost: free

Where:
Aldersgate Church
2313 Concrod Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Aldersgate
Telephone: 302-388-4514
Contact Name: Sandy Poplos

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Join local birding expert and environmental educator, Kelley Nunn, as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to spot...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members.

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347
Contact Name: Hannah
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The North American Sea Glass Association will host its 11th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival in Ocean City, Maryland,  Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, at the Roland E....

Cost: Sea Glass Soiree $10 per person, Sea Glass Festival $5 per person, Under 12 Free

Where:
Roland E. Powell Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD  21842
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Sponsor: North American Sea Glass Association
Contact Name: Kim Hannon
Website »

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Join a local birding expert and environmental educator as we look and listen for the common (and uncommon!) birds of Bucktoe Creek Preserve. We will be taking short hikes through the preserve to...

Cost: FREE for TLC members, $15 for non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
Telephone: 610-347-0347 x 104
Contact Name: Jenny
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Cost: Adults: $9 Children (3-17): $7 Seniors (60+): $8 Under 3: FREE Members: FREE

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

More information

What was behind the legendary story of King Midas and his golden touch? That is the question to be answered—not with chests full of gold, but with a spectacular array of ancient artifacts,...

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $18; students (with ID) $15; children (ages 6–17) $15

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the...

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

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


Sponsor: DuPont, Glenmede and John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw. Additional support from M&T Bank and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and tours
Website »

More information

Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns. This exhibition asks “Did...

Cost: Included in regular admission and free for members.

Where:
Hagley Museum & Library
201 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: (302) 658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

Library Exhibition: On display in the Winterthur Library from August 8 – October 24, 2016 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera holds many kinds of documents that...

Cost: Free 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 and Tours

More information

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as well as the objects produced as a result of that...

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

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT : Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare Brotherhood and Determination: The Story of Beebe Healthcare, is an historical exhibit that will be on display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Beebe Healthcare 100th Anniversary
Telephone: 302-644-2900
Contact Name: Leanne Prosser
Website »

More information

  Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: Nominal

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »

More information

Take a leisurely 1.5-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a half-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural...

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

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: 302 998 1930
Website »

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Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges.  Rock and roll with physics to explain how acceleration works with lots of loops.  Activities are included in...

Cost: Adults $14, Senior and students $10, Children 6-14 $5, children 5 and under and

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: vanessa spence
Website »

More information

Take a break from the beach and get happy at Phillips Seafood Restaurant’s Happy Hour! After a long winter and all new renovations, Phillips Seafood House is now open for the 2016 season. Sit...

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


Telephone: 215-731-2000
Contact Name: Joseph Day
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel Tours Kalmar Nyckel, the tall ship, is back at our Lewes Ferry Terminal. The ship will be docked at our Public Pier from August 13th to September 5th. Don't miss seeing this...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Cape May Ferry
43 Cape Henelopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »

More information

Join us August 13 to meet Sondra and Ward for their joint show CON-CEP-TION, which includes encaustics, monochromatic and other fabulous works from this dynamic duo!  The exhibit will run through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
View map »


Sponsor: Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
Telephone: 302-227-2050
Contact Name: Gallery Director
Website »

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Join the Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation and Kent County Farm Bureau on August 27, 2016 for an evening of fresh, local Kent County grown food and drink while supporting the Food Bank of Delaware....

Cost: $100

Where:
G & S Dairy
618 Prospect Church Rd
Harrington, DE  19952
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Sponsor: Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation
Telephone: 302-697-3183
Contact Name: Heather Kline
Website »

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Come experience the magical world of Cirque Italia – a show like no other. We are proud to be the first traveling WATER circus in the US! Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water...

Cost: free & $20

Where:
, DE

More information

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown - the Musical Live at The Everett Theatre! Spend a couple of days in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends – from bright,...

Cost: $10-$18

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


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

More information

Summer shortages all across the U.S. Newark, DE— Summer is traditionally a difficult time to collect blood, but this summer the blood supply is at its lowest ever.  “Every...

Where:
, DE

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