September 3rd – 10th

    The 103rd Arden Fair

    Every year, the Arden Fair and Antiques Market is held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Fair features handmade crafts (many of which are local), antiques, used books (inside Gild Hall), plants, live music in the Shady Grove, children’s rides, a variety of foods, an Art Show, Gild booths and more. Admission and shuttle buses are free. The Arden Club is a non-profit organization with the proceeds from the Fair going towards the Arden Gild Hall where the public can come and see many concerts and shows and participate in many instructional programs available throughout the year. The Village of Arden, September 4th, 10 a.m.

    Art on the Town at DCCA

    Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, September 10th, 5 p.m.

    Biggs Kids: Woodland Vases

    What child can resist picking up sticks during a walk through the woods? Put that gathering impulse to good use, save them for making a woodsy vase at the Biggs Museum. Bring 10 sticks (1/4” diameter) collected by your child to decorate a woodland vase. Biggs Museum of American Art, September 4th, 2 p.m.

    Genealogy Series: Tips and Tools for using the United States and Special Census Records

    Learn to track your family members decade by decade. Obtain information on their births, marriages, immigration, naturalization, military service, and occupations. No other resource is as comprehensive as the U.S. Census. This workshop can help lay the groundwork for successful family research and is the second in a series of genealogy workshops presented Nancy Lyons, a highly respected genealogist whose programs have been well received by beginners and advanced genealogists alike. Delaware Public Archives, September 4th, 10:30 a.m.

    Opera for All

    Spend an hour with the Young Artists of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Caftritz Young Artist Program and learn opera basics and performance techniques. This engagement of Washington National Opera is a Delaware Performing Arts Presenters Initiative project, made possible through funding by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, September 4th, 10 a.m.

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