April events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Great Delaware Kite Festival
April 6 Enjoy kite-flying contests, demonstrations by professional flyers, and a visit from the Easter Bunny at Cape Henlopen State Park. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

April 7 This Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation inaugural event features a 5K and 10K walk/run. bunnypaloozarun.com

Lewes Tulip Festival
April 12-15 Celebrate Lewes’ Dutch heritage with various activities at sites throughout the town. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

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editor’s pick Blue Rocks Home Opener
April 13 Wilmington’s boys of summer host the Frederick Keys. There’ll be fireworks, too. 888-2583, bluerocks.com

Spring Dewey
April 13-15 The “Greyt Little Greyhound Event” in Dewey Beach is a weekend of fun for hounds and humans. deweyspring.info

Middletown Designer Show House
April 13-May 20 Check out Middletown’s Designer Show House at 206 S. Broad St. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Private group tours are available on Thursdays. 378-2977, middletownmainstreet.com

Second Saturday Art Walk
April 14 Visit MOSAIC’s downtown Rehoboth Beach fine art galleries for new exhibitions and receptions from 2-5 p.m. 227-2050, mosaicrehoboth.com

Flea Market
April 14 Browse the day away during a flea market at the Seaside Nature Center in Cape Henlopen State Park. leweschamber.com, friendsofcapehenlopen.org

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Get Ready for Earth Day
April 14 Take in conservation exhibits and gather information at the Zwaanendael Women’s Club in Lewes. 945-1936

editor’s pick The Hair Affair
April 15 This style event and competition at the Biggs Museum in Dover showcases whimsical and artful hair designs from local salons, along with music, hors d’oeuvres, champagne, beauty demonstrations, and a silent auction. 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Rehoboth Designer Show House
April 20-May 6 On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, view a 1920s Rehoboth cottage (with an indoor lap pool) that’s been transformed into a home for the modern family. Sponsored by the Village Improvement Association. 10 Fourth St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2598, rehobothbeachvia.org

editor’s pick Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
April 21 View some of the area’s finest kitchens and savor cuisine from local chefs and food purveyors at the Junior League of Wilmington’s annual tour. 652-0544, jlwilmington.org

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Ocean To Bay Bike Tour
April 21 Join more than a thousand cyclists for a ride through the beaches, bays and beyond. The 5-, 30- and 50-mile routes all begin and end in Bethany Beach. 539-2100, bethany-fenwick.org/biketour.htm

Amateur Radio Electronics Expo
April 21 Ham radio operators and electronics enthusiasts gather for equipment displays, demonstrations, and forums that focus on advances in technology and radio communications. Sussex Technical High School, 17099 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, 537-4755

Walk for Autism
April 21-22 Autism Delaware hosts this event on April 21 at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington, and on April 22 at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. delautism.org

City Restaurant Week
April 23-28 This Wilmington event features two-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $35 at various eateries. cityrestaurantweek.com

West Chester Film Festival
April 27-29 See short films submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. (484) 639-9237, westchesterfilmfestival.com

editor’s pick Ag Day
April 28 It’s a day of tours, exhibits, demos, animals, kids’ activities, music and food on the grounds of University of Delaware’s Townsend Hall in Newark. 831-2508, ag.udel.edu/events/agday/2012/index.html

Bug & Bud Festival
April 28 This 9th annual event in Milford celebrates the ladybug and spring blooms with arts and crafts vendors, food and live entertainment. 839-1180, downtownmilford.org


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