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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/06/12 - 01/08/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Air Mobility Command Museum - VC-9C Air Force Two Exhibit
Recurring daily
Various times
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! Discover the newest addition to the museum, formerly known as Air Force Two, this aircraft transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. For more information, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php or call (302) 677-5938.

Paint, Pattern & People Exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Mansion and Gardens

Recurring until January 8, 2012

This exhibit sheds new light on distinctive local variations of furniture, presenting rare examples for which the maker or family history is known. The exhibition is accompanied by an iPod tour, a film, and special house tours as well as a fully illustrated, 304-page publication. Join us for an in-depth exploration of this diverse region and its various creative expressions. For more information, visit http://www.winterthur.org/?p=876 or call 800.448.3883. 

Open Studio and various exhibits at the Delaware Children’s Museum

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Explore exhibits designed by one of the nation's foremost museum designers to hold the interest of kids of every age – from toddlers to preteens – with fresh things for them to discover as they grow. Visitors can explore seven exhibits and 37,000 square feet of interactive fun. For more information, visit http://www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org or call (302) 654-2340.

1st Annual National Arts Program - State of Delaware Employee Exhibition

January 06 – 27, 2012

Don't miss this chance to view the creativity of the State of Delaware employees and their family members by viewing their artwork in Delaware's National Arts Program exhibition. On view in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Office Building.  For more information, visit http://www.artsdel.org/

Harrington Raceway and Casino – Friday Night Live!

Show times 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Try your luck at gaming at the Harrington Raceway and Casino. Plus, every Friday in the Gold Room, you can find the area's hottest entertainment. This Friday, January 6, 2012, enjoy “The Legendary Teenagers” with their unique doo wop sound. For more information, visit http://casino.harringtonraceway.com/ or call 888-887-5687. 

First Saturdays in the First State (Special lectures “War of 1812 Comes to Lewes” and “Food for Thought”)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First State Heritage Park

Explore a variety of special programs and events developed at each historic site for the first Saturday of each month in Dover. Themed exhibits will be open throughout the various sites including the John Bell House, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Welcome Center. For more information on times and exhibits, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp.

Family Fun on Saturdays – Beachcombing at Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday, January 7, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Nature discoveries, history and art projects are all part of the fun! Please dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required; walk-ins accepted if space is available. All ages; $4 per person. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore/index.asp or call (302) 227-2800. 

Bellevue’s Winter Woods at Bellevue State Park

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bundle up and join us as we explore the happenings in Bellevue’s winter woods. We’ll be hiking for about an hour and a half, so hot chocolate and marshmallows are included! This program costs $5 per person and is appropriate for all ages. Please call (302) 761-6963 no later than 4 p.m. Friday, January 6th to register. Meet at the Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/bellevue/programs/

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Recurring weekly

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Free admission on Sundays, thanks to support from AstraZeneca. For more information, visit http://www.delart.org/home.html or call 302-571-9590.

Edwin McCain at World Café Live at The Queen

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy American singer-songwriter and musician Edwin McCain at the refurbished Queen Theater. For ticket information, visit http://queen.worldcafelive.com/ or call 302-994-1400. 

For more event calendars visit: 

http://visitdelaware.com/  

http://visitdover.com/  

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/  

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/  

http://www.destateparks.com/  

Bonus trip ideas:    

Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/ 

Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/  

 


 

Categories: Things to Do

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 6:15 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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