April 15th – 22nd: Daffodil Day, Science & Engineering Festival and Photo Beach Bash

Daffodil Day (courtesy: facebook.com/winterthurmuse)

Daffodil Day (courtesy: facebook.com/winterthurmuse)

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

041516flowersDaffodil Day, April 16th

Henry Francis du Pont used his collector’s eye in assembling hundreds of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Winterthur’s Sycamore Hill. The day’s events will include special tours, kids’ crafts, and a children’s daffodil show. Members free. Included with admission. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

 

041516sinbadSinbad, April 22nd

Actor and comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. He is best known for making it sound profound without being profane. Sinbad’s comedy is about stories, and boy does he tell stories! The Grand Opera House, Wilmington.

Kent County

041516gearsMakerfest – USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 16th

The Dover Public Library is hosting a STEM Makerfest on Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m! Educators, engineers, tech enthusiasts, science clubs, and hobbyists will be on hand to showcase their STEM related designs and innovations. There will be interactive programming and exciting demonstrations for all ages! Admission is free. Dover Public Library.

 

041516illuminationCreating Illuminations with Susan Kelly vonMedicus, April 20th

Award-winning iconographer Susan Kelly vonMedicus will begin both workshops with a 30 minute PowerPoint on the history of illuminated manuscripts followed by a 2.5 hour intensive workshop on hand-painted gilded “Versals”, or initials. All work will be on real vellum using the finest 23K gold leaf, inks, feather quills, mineral pigments and egg tempera paints. Materials are included and your artwork is yours to keep, open to all skill levels. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.

Sussex County

041516camera2016 Photo Beach Bash, April 17th

Learn. Imagine. Create. is the theme for the 2016 Annual Photo Beach Bash. Three professional photographers will present informative programs – Ed Heaton, Mollie Isaacs, and Joe Brady. The day will culminate with the Keynote Address by Eddie Tapp, Canon Explorer of Light. There will be many activities in addition to the photography programs – a chance to have your images critiqued, an exhibition of award winning images, vendors, door prizes and more! All this for an early-bird ticket price of $25.00 for a full day of activities and fun! Explore and expand your photographic horizons! Learn the tips and techniques of the pros. Imagine how you can take your images beyond the ordinary. Create compelling compositions that move your photography to the next level. From the novice to the expert, these photographers will have something for everybody. Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach.

 

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