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November events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment


Celebration of Tourism
NOV. 2 Celebrate tourism in Kent County with an awards luncheon and silent auction at the Sheraton Dover Hotel. (800) 233-5368, 21stcelebrationoftourism.eventbrite.com

Wine and Cheese Party
NOV. 2 Make your way to the Rehoboth Beach Museum for a sampling of wines and cheeses from around the world.

editor’s pick Punkin Chunkin
NOV. 2-4 This world championship event is a Sussex County classic. It’s a gourd-geous thing to witness. punkinchunkin.com

editor’s pick Downtown Fall Fitness Fest
NOV. 3 This free event in and around Rodney Square focuses on children’s sports and wellness. 425-5500, downtownwilmington.com

18th-Century Market Fair
NOV. 3 First State Heritage Park re-creates the autumn market fairs held in Dover in the mid-1700s. 739-9194, destateparks.com/heritagepark

Holiday Fair
NOV. 3 The Rehoboth Art League hosts more than 30 artists selling their wares. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

editor’s pick Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
NOV. 7-11 Rehoboth’s five-day festival showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films, including features, documentaries and shorts, at the Movies at Midway. 645-9095, rehobothfilm.com

editor’s pick Delaware Antiques Show
NOV. 9-11 “Tastemaker” Carolyne Roehm is the keynote speaker this year at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. (800) 448-3883, winterthur.org

Artisans Show
NOV. 9-11 The Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn features regional artisans offering original work in various media during its annual fine craft show. 239-2434, ccarts.org

Smyrna Opera House Art Show
NOV. 9-DEC. 16 This annual show features local and regional artists and kicks off with an opening-night reception. 653-4236, smyrnaoperahouse.org

Christmas Boutique and Book Fair
NOV. 10 The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park offer crafts, books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, food and homemade baked goods at the Biden Center. friendsofcapehenlopen.org

editor’s pick The Perfect Gift
NOV. 12-14 Start or finish your holiday shopping, and support local organizations at the same time. Attend the preview party on NOV. 12, then shop both days for $10 at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington. christmasshopfoundation.org

The Art of Beer
NOV. 15 Join the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and Fordham Brewing Company for an evening of beer and food pairings. 656-6466, thedcca.org

I Love To Write Day
NOV. 15 Schools, libraries, bookstores, writing groups and others celebrate the 10th anniversary of this grassroots campaign started by author John Riddle of Bear. ilovetowriteday.org

Holiday Auction & Tastes of Milford
NOV. 15 Sample the best of Milford’s restaurants and bid on items at the Rookery North at Shawnee (formerly Shawnee Country Club). 422-3344, milfordchamber.com

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society Luncheon
NOV. 17 James Diehl, author of “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware,” is the luncheon speaker at Kings Creek Country Club. rehobothbeachmuseum.org

Yuletide at Winterthur
NOV. 17-Jan. 6 Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library gets all gussied up for the holidays and offers special events, performances and workshops throughout the season. winterthur.org

editor’s pick A Longwood Christmas
NOV. 22-Jan. 6 Twinkling lights (half a million of them), thousands of poinsettias, trees galore, lit fountains and daily concerts await visitors to the gardens. Tickets must be purchased in advance. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour
NOV. 23-24 Get inside real artists’ studios on this annual Thanksgiving weekend tour. artstudiotour.com

Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses
NOV. 23-DEC. 30 The Amstel House in New Castle is decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in Colonial times. At the Dutch House, celebrate St. Nichols’ Eve. 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org

Christmas at Hagley
NOV. 23-Jan. 1 Like the 19th-century families who lived on Hagley’s Workers’ Hill, make Victorian Christmas decorations and ornaments, and enjoy holiday cookies, and the “dear old tree.” 658-2400, hagley.org

editor’s pick A Brandywine Christmas
NOV. 23-JAN. 6 Holiday displays include an extensive O-gauge model railroad, a Victorian dollhouse, and thousands of critter ornaments on trees at the Brandywine River Museum. (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

editor’s pick Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
NOV. 24 On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, downtown comes alive with marching bands, floats, dance troupes, special guests, politicos and, of course, Santa. 655-5288, wilmingtonjaycees.com

Chocolate Fest
NOV. 24 Enjoy chocolate, candy, a holiday marketplace and an ice-carving competition at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. doverdowns.com

Arden Holiday Shop
NOV. 25 Find gifts by local artists at The Arden Gild Hall along with lunch served by the Saucy Luncheon Crew. 475-3126, ardenclub.org