January 1st – 9th: Tales Tombstones Tell, New Years Day Dances and Classical Guitar Performance and Discussion

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

122315folkdancingNew Years Day Dances, January 1st

Everyone Welcome – No partner or experience needed 2:00-5:00 pm Folk Dancing with IFS (band) 5:00-7:00 pm Pot Luck Supper 7:00-10:00 pm Contra Dance with live music. Arden Gild Hall.

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122315flintMasterclasses at the Flint Collection, January 4th – 9th

These master classes will be open by audition only to a limited number of advanced players interested in immersing themselves in both familiar and unfamiliar works and composers from Italy. Participants will perform each day in class and have ample practice time on instruments from the Collection. Classes are also open to auditors. 9 am to 4 pm each day. The Barn at Flintwoods, Wilmington.


Kent County

122315cemetaryTales Tombstones Tell, January 2nd

Delaware’s cemeteries record our history and reflect our ever-changing world. Presented by Ed Okonowicz of the Delaware Humanities Forum Speaker’s Bureau, this program will examine tombstone architecture and inscriptions of memorials. This program is made possible by the Friends of Old Dover. The Old State House, Dover.


122315movieForeign Film Series: Marie’s Story, January 6th

Marie’s Story (2014) Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself. 95 min. PG-13 French with English subtitles, PG-13. Dover Public Library.


Sussex County

122315guitarFree Classical Guitar Performance and Discussion, January 9th

Dr. Danielle Cumming, professor of guitar at Salisbury University, will discuss the guitar’s popularity as a classical instrument and perform works by Bach, Bizet, de Falla, Gershwin and others during a combined R.A.V.E. (Rising Artist and Venue Expansion) and Musical Perspectives program. Dr. Cumming will take questions and also highlight works that the VIDA Guitar Quartet will perform during its January 16 appearance at Coastal Concerts. Georgetown Public Library.



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