Lots to do in Southern Delaware Week of May 9, 2017

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Tuesday, May 9
 
An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs, Cape Henlopen State Park
 
Thursday, May 11
 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach
 
Friday, May 12
 
Birding Field Trip, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Milton
Dewey’s Golden Jubilee, through the 14th
Beach Driving Clinic, 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
Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Dewey Beach Pop Fest, through the 13th
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach
Nunsense: A-Men, Riverfront Theater, Milford
 
Saturday, May 13
 
Birding by Boat at Trap Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Run the Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Wildlife from the Water, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Petals in the Park, Cape Henlopen State Park
Discover Battery 519, Cape Henlopen State Park
Candles and Candies @ Trap Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Feeding Frenzy, Cape Henlopen State Park
Discover Battery 519, Cape Henlopen State Park
Gallery Talk Series, Rehoboth Art League
Spring Wagon Rides at Trap Pond, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen State Park
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach
Nunsense: A-Men, Riverfront Theater, Milford
 
Sunday, May 14
 
Spring Youth Fishing Tournament, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Boat Trip, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Mom's Day in the Park, Delaware Seashore State Park
Boating Through History, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Pontoon Grab Bag, Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach
Nunsense: A-Men, Riverfront Theater, Milford
 
Monday, May 15
 
 
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 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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