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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 05/11/12 - 05/13/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, enter for your chance to win a private tour of the “Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition” exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens for up to six people with the exhibition curator, Leslie Grigsby, Winterthur’s senior curator of ceramics and glass at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/win-travel-and-share/

Wilmington Flower Market
May 10 – 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The three fun-filled days in May at Wilmington’s Rockford Park is a local tradition that Flower Market is most well known for. You will find a large selection of plants, flowers, merchants, crafts, rides, games, entertainment and food. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aJ0B0.

Spring Wildflower Tour at Mt. Cuba Center
Recurring
Thursdays - Saturday at 10:00 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Spring is a glorious time at Mt. Cuba Center. Experience large drifts of woodland flowers as they ebb and flow through the forest floor weaving a tapestry of pink, blue, and white. Columbines, Quaker ladies, and a plethora of trilliums will greet you as you stroll through the region’s premier native plant garden. For more information, call 302-239-4244 or visit http://ow.ly/aJ0JF

Fun Friday! - Italian Festival! in Lewes
Friday, May 11, 2012
Restaurants in the historic district will be selling a wide variety of your favorite Italian foods during the festival and the specialty shops and businesses will be featuring their own Italian-themed specials that day. Plus, live music! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/aJ0wL

Festa Italiana at the Zwaanendael Museum
Friday, May 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Activities will include an exploration of bocce, a ball game of ancient-Roman origin; and programs on noted Italian explorers including Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Marco Polo, Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) and Giovanni da Verrazzano. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-645-1148.

Little Shop of Horrors performed by Clear Space Theater 
Recurring until May 27, 2012
Friday - Saturday performances at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday performances at 3:00 p.m.
Based on the cult classic 1960’s film of the same name, the hit pop-rock musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS follows Skid Row floral assistant Seymour, who loves two things: exotic plants and his affable co-worker Audrey. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/aJ0zz

Candlelit Cemetery Tour at the historic Christ Church Cemetery
Friday, May 11, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Encounter characters from the past to hear not only tales of the tombstones, but also tales of joy & sorrow from those who are laid to rest within the walls of the churchyard. lantern tours is $5 space is limited; please call to reserve your lantern at (302) 739-9194.

International Migratory Bird Day - Spring Bird Count
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Begins at 7:00 a.m.
Enjoy the scenic views of Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Visitor Center to participate in the Spring Bird Count. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aJ0EX.  

Live Race Season at Delaware Park
Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
First race post time is 1:15 p.m.
Beginning May 12th, join Delaware Park in celebrating their 75th Anniversary of live harness racing. For more information, call (302) 994-2521. 

Brewery Tours at the Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, May 12, 2012 

12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aJ0De or call 302-678-4810.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at one of Delaware’s delicious and affordable restaurants! Search through the statewide listings at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/restaurants/.  

 

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posted on: Saturday, May 5, 2012 11:24 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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