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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 02/10/12 to 02/12/12

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 by February 17, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Planning a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day? Check out a collection of romance packages from hotels and resorts statewide at http://www.visitdelaware.com/blog/index.cfm/2012/1/30/Delaware-is-the-perfect-romantic-getaway/.

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.

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward performed by Clear Space Theater Company
February 03 - 19, 2012
Fri-Sat 7:00pm, Sun 3:00pm
A season full of ghosts and high spirits continues with Noel Coward's classic British farce. Gathering information for his next book, novelist and socialite Charles Condomine hires the eccentric psychic Madame Arcati to conduct a séance. After inadvertently summoning the ghost of his dead wife, Charles must defend his new (and living) wife from this vengeful and hot-tempered spirit. Watch the jealousies fly in one of theatre's most notorious cat-fights, complete with the sophisticated humor of one of Britain's wittiest playwrights! To purchase tickets, visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org/ or call 302-227-2270.

Lewes Winter Fest Barkfest
February 10, 2012 - February 11, 2012
Enjoy Valentine Specials in shops and restaurants and some special pet-themed events.
"Yappy Hour" will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant for pets and people who like to yap! The Pet Pageant will Saturday at 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.leweschamber.com/calendar/event/lewes-winter-fest-barkfest-yappy-hour.htm or call 302-645-8073.

Tours of the Old State House
Mondays - Saturdays (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); Sundays (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Old State House and its significance to the State of Delaware's history and heritage. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/sh/sh_main.shtml or call (302) 744-5055. Group tours and student travel opportunities are available.

Lewes Historical Society Valentine's Antiques Sale
Saturday, February 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? The Lewes Historical Society will be hosting an Antiques Sale and an Art Sale on February 11th in historic Lewes, Delaware!
The Lewes Historical Society Valentine's Antiques Sale will be an antique-lovers paradise. Held from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rabbit's Ferry House, the sale will feature antiques and collectibles for yourself or that special someone! Enjoy everything from antique jewelry to classical furniture. The Rabbit's Ferry House is located on the Historical Complex at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in historic Lewes. For more information, visit http://www.historiclewes.org/ or call 302-645-7670.

Valentine's Studio at the Delaware Children's Museum
February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids. Craft a card to give to someone special, decorate a "Heart Smart" card, make designs on the geometry boards and cozy up on the carpets to read and build with family and friends. For more information, visit http://www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org/calendar or call 302-654-2340.

Sunday Brunch at Bonz Restaurant and Lounge
Harrington Raceway and Casino
Sunday, February 12, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy made-to-order eggs and omelets, French toast, waffles and crepes, and so many more of your breakfast favorites. Plus, sink your teeth into fresh carved tenderloin, salads and crave-worthy sides. Reservations are required. Please call 302-398-5348.

Victorine's Valentine's Day at Hagley Museum and Library
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Visitors taste gingerbread, make a Victorian Valentine, write Valentine verses with a quill pen, and design a candy bar wrapper. An exhibit featuring antique Valentine cards and candy packaging will be on display. For more information, visit http://www.hagley.org/events.html or call 302-658-2400.

Treat your Valentine to a night of Elvis at the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a dinner and show with performances by Bob Lougheed and the Mystery Train Band for $69 per person plus gratuity. There will be dancing, a cash bar and a Complimentary Champagne Toast. Plus, for only $79 you and your special someone can stay overnight and receive Breakfast for Two at the Courtyard Newark! For more information, visit http://www.udel.edu/hotel/ or call 302-737-0900.

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/

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdelaware.com/

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

Categories: Things to Do

posted on: Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 10:05 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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