Lots to do in Southern Delaware Week of May 16, 2017

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Tuesday, May 16
Spring Migration Bird Walk, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19
34th Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale, Rehoboth Beach, Through Sunday
Little Rangers, Delaware Seashore State Park
Discover Battery 519, Cape Henlopen State Park
Discover Battery 519, Cape Henlopen State Park
Pontoon Boat Tours, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Fire Power Tour, Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, May 20
Youth Fishing Tournament, Cape Henlopen State Park
Kayak Fishing at Trap Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Driving on the Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park
Wildlife from the Water, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Discover Battery 519, Cape Henlopen State Park
Schroeder: An Artist at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen State Park
Feeding Frenzy, Cape Henlopen State Park
Discover Battery 519, Cape Henlopen State Park
Spring Wagon Rides at Trap Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Sunday, May 21
Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Boat Trip, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Boating Through History, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Wine & Cheese Reception, Cape Artists Gallery
Pontoon Grab Bag, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Monday, May 22
Ongoing Events & Exhibits
The Rehoboth Beach Museum is hosting its 7th Annual Needlework Exhibit. On view are about 100 works of needle art, including samplers, counted cross stitch, needlepoint and three-dimensional needlework known as stumpwork. Subjects range from puppies to mermaids, lighthouses and a replica of a Monopoly board. Admission is by donation. Hours are Friday 10-4, Saturday and Sunday 11-3. Call (302) 227-7310 for information. Through May 21, 2017.
The Rehoboth Beach Museum exhibit, "Angry Waters" opens May 27 2017. The exhibit chronicles the impact of storms on the beach area, telling the story of famous shipwrecks, and demonstrating how the community responded with lighthouses, lifesaving stations, and rebuilding efforts. Through March, 2018. 
The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is currently exhibiting "Rose Color to Gold to Glowing Red: Orville and Ethel Peets in Paris 1913-1914." The exhibit features 15 paintings - eight works by Orville Houghton Peets (1884-1968) and seven works by his wife Ethel Canby Peets (1877-1955). Also displayed are an assemblage of painting materials used by the noted Delaware artists including paint brushes and palettes. Ethel and Orville Peets are credited with bringing fresh, modern ideas to Delaware after their move to Herring Creek near Millsboro in the 1930s. They each influenced the local art-scene in a profound and lasting manner by creating art, teaching classes and holding art forums. Exhibit through December 2017. 
Public Improvements, an exhibit focused on the development of Milford's Police Department and Water & Light Commission, transportation, and early surveying of the town will be at the Milford Museum, 121 S. Walnut Street, until November 18, 2017. 
Discovering Delaware's Maritime Past Display at Zwaanendael Museum explores the DeBraak, a shipwrecked 18th-century British warship including a photo of the hull recovery, reproductions of items aboard ship, and a model of the vessel. 
A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World Exhibit at Zwaanendael Museum utilizes artifacts recovered from His Majesty's Sloop of War DeBraak, a British warship that sank off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798 to tell the story of the vessel, its crew and the historical context within which it operated in the Atlantic World of the late 18th century. 
The Milton Historical Society presents a new exhibit "Paradise Frost: Milton's Frozen History." The exhibit explores a number of topics related to the theme of frozen--including the ice harvesting industry of the early twentieth century, led by notable Miltonian James "Handy" Prettyman and ice cream manufacturing. Artifacts span the 18th through 20th centuries. Through May 29th.
Culinary Coast™ Farmers Markets: For details and info on all the local markets click here...
Visit our website calendar for additional
 ongoing exhibits, performances, and
 events taking place this week. 


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