Showing posts with label things to do on Delmarva. Show all posts
Showing posts with label things to do on Delmarva. Show all posts

Friday, May 4, 2012

Saturday, May 5th - Donation Day at the Delmarva Discovery Center

Come explore the Delmarva Discovery Center on Donation Day and choose your own admission price!

Always wondered what’s inside of the Delmarva Discovery Center?

Love the museum and want to give a special donation?

On Saturday May 5th visitors will be given an envelope to return at the end of your tour with your chosen donation enclosed.

Donations will be anonymous unless you wish otherwise.

This is your chance to visit the Delmarva Discovery Center, a 16,000 square foot living museum of the cultural and natural history of the Eastern Shore. See our 6,000 gallon aquarium, learn about Native American history, try your hand tonging for oysters or climb aboard our replica Steamboat.

This is your museum! Come see what it’s all about!

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact the Delmarva Discovery Center at 410.957.9933

Thursday, February 23, 2012

REPTILE FESTIVAL at The Delmarva Discovery Center

This year's Reptiles Alive shows will be about the Rainforest! In the show Rainforests Alive, brand new to the Delmarva Discovery Center this year, learn who is the real king of the jungle!

Also just added, face painting from 12 to 4pm!

Come see Reptiles Alive, l.l.c at Saturday, February 25th at the Delmarva Discovery Center.

The Reptile Festival hosted by Reptiles Alive! is a favorite every year. Visitors experience a wildly exciting and education program appropriate for all ages, and discover reptiles from all corners of the world! Shows are free with paid admission to the Discovery Center.

Also meet the DDC's resident reptiles, make a children's craft, have your face painted, and learn about the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas!

Piggy the baby cornsnake, hatched at the DDC, will make his debut!

Check out or call 410.957.9933 for details!

Friday, March 18, 2011

This Saturday At The Delmarva Discovery Center

The Delmarva Discovery Center

Saturday, March 19, 2011

12:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Vernal Pool Herp Search

"'Herps' are reptiles and amphibians. March is a great time to look for amphibians in vernal, or temporary spring pools. Join us for a fun afternoon and learn how to become a citzen scientist as you record your data for the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas! Search will either be in Cypress Park or we will carpool to nearby areas. Meet at the DDC, and wear clothes and shoes that can get muddy! You may want to bring a camera to document your finds."

For more info go to:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Saturday At Delmarva Discovery Center


Dr. Seuss Day!!

Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character!

A reading of Dr. Seuss' book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish at 2:00 PM with a costume contest immediately following.

Winner of the costume contest will receive a free family membership to the Discovery Center

Saturday March 5, 2011
1:00 PM until 3:00 PM

50% OFF admission for locals.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Delmarva Discovery Center ~ REPTILE SHOW

Delmarva Discovery Center
Open  10:00 AM  until 4:00 PM
Saturday  February 26, 2011
Cost:  $10.00 adults  
 $8.00 seniors and students 
 $5.00 children
With paid admission to the Center the Reptile show is Free!

For the second year Delmarva Discovery Center will host special guests from Reptiles Alive. The company, based in northern Virginia, will present a host of reptiles for visitors to learn about.  Meet  Dean Martin, the albino python, Sunshine, the African leopard tortoise and  Janice, the American alligator. Listen to the stories about where they live and what they do all day long.

Local artist Jenny Somers  will be there with her wonderful paintings of shore wildlife.
Plenty to do all day.

Shows 1 to 1:30, 2 to 2:30, and 3 to 3:30!
For more information go to:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Delmarva Discovery Center This Saturday


Delmarva Discovery Center

Saturday - February 5

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Come join us for our 2011 Kick Off and Reef Tank Celebration!

50% off admission for locals!

Did you know the DDC has a 90-gallon reef aquarium with live corals? What are tropical animals doing at the Discovery Center? 3.5 to 5 million years ago, the Delmarva Peninsula did not exist and this area was covered by a warm shallow sea. Come learn more about our geological past and view our newest exhibit on February 5th!

Kids, receive a free sturgeon sticker if you find the clownfish at the Delmarva Discovery Center!

12-2 p.m. Dr Whaley, retired professor of geosciences at Murray State University, will bring hands-on fossils representing Eastern Shore marine animals, and discuss the geology of Delmarva.

Brooks Onley, wildlife educator, will be present at the touch tanks to show off our native aquatic animals.

Come touch a horseshoe crab or a whelk!

Check out the fish feedings every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 2 PM!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ocean Downs Casino Now Open

State officials were on hand Tuesday for the grand opening of Maryland's second slots casino.

Ocean Downs opened for business Tuesday afternoon with 750 slot machines available.

Gov. Martin O'Malley led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The line of gamblers and the curious assembled long before, 11 News reporter David Collins said. Even those with long life experiences enjoyed it.

"This is magnificent. I've been to Vegas and I've been around. This is just as good as anything I've seen anywhere else," said former Gov. Marvin Mandel.

The casino is currently operating 750 of its 800 slot machines, including video BlackJack games and a roulette wheel.

The $45 million facility employs 236 people. The building isn't flashy, and owner William Rickman said it's not meant to be.

"We're never going to set the world on fire here. We have 800 machines. We will probably stay at that for quite some time. It is just going to be an addition to the community," he said.

The casino is Maryland's second slots parlor. A 2008 voter referendum allows for five parlors to be built, but the Ocean Downs location, which is about five miles outside of Ocean City, has more restrictions than any other location in the state.

The restrictions were necessary to get the bill passed through the General Assembly, but Senate President Mike Miller took strong exception to them and vowed change.

"This is nonsense personified. This is a great facility. This man had to do it by overcoming every restriction possible," Miller said. "You go to a casino and they offer a group of games. He can't do that here. They offer free food. He can't offer that here. They have a hotel you can stay in. He can't do that. They have a golf course. He can't have that here. They have amusements. He can't have any."

Miller continued, "The only thing he can have is one piano. What kind of nonsense is that?"

The restrictions were necessary to appease residents in and around Ocean City. Many businesses joined in on residents' concerns about slots tarnishing the resorts family image, but the frosty reception shows signs of thawing.

"There are lots of good opportunities out there. I believe hotels are discussing partnerships," said Tom Perlozzo of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

"We are talking with restaurants and golf courses," said Ocean Downs General Manger Joseph Cavilla.

The governor said the casino is a good thing.

"I think the legislation was very narrowly drawn and narrowly crafted, and I do not believe it will be a hurt to Ocean City. In fact, on the contrary, I think it will be an added attraction," O'Malley said.

Few places are open this time of year in Ocean City, and the casino appears to be a welcome adult attraction, Collins reported.

Officials said 5.5 percent of slots proceeds will be set aside for local impact grants, and 60 percent of that will go to Worcester County. Ocean City will get 20 percent of the revenues, and 10 percent will go to the town of Berlin. Another 10 percent will go to the community of Ocean Pines.

After a test run before the grand opening, the casino donated $10,000 in slots revenues to American Legion Post 166 in recognition of its charitable work. The casino management matched the proceeds.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Skip Jack Races Today

Enjoy Delmarva today.........

How wonderful it is to be from the Eastern Shore!
Thanks, Cindi ! Have a great time!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Delmarva Discovery Center This Weekend !!

Special savings exclusively for

Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico, Accomack, & Sussex

county residents…

Visit the Delmarva Discovery Center on

Saturday, July 3 & Sunday, July 4

and receive a discounted rate!

50% off all admissions & one Child FREE with each paid adult

Total admission for a family of 4 – only $10!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wachapreague Carnival Begins Tonight!

The 58th Annual Wachapreague Volunteer Fireman's
Carnival starts tonight, June 23rd, 2010 .
The Carnival is set to run through July 17 and will be open 7:30 until 10:30 nightly.

Carnival will be closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Tonight will be the Miss Wachapreague Pageant with WESR's own Bill LeCato DJing.

Facing painting will also be at the Carnival.

Friday, June 18, 2010

2010 VFW Motorcycle Show

If you are looking for something to do tomorrow with your time may I suggest that you attend the 2010 VFW MOTOCYCLE SHOW. I promise that not only will you find good entertainment and great food but wonderful hospitality to go along with it! The men and women of this VFW are just totally awesome.
Before the day is over tomorrow motorcycles will be parked on both sides, top to bottom, of the grassy hill leading up the drive.

Sorry we will have to miss it this year.



Friday, June 4, 2010

Parksley Spring Festival Is Tomorrow

Saturday June 5, 2010
If you're looking for something to do tomorrow then downtown Parksley, Virginia
is the place to be because there is plenty to do!!
Town yardsale
Car show (open to any participants)
Kids events
Womanless pageant
Creampuff eating contest
Good food (lots and lots of it)
At 9:00 PM a dance at the Parksley Firehouse
country/southern rock band
For more info call: 665-6977 or 709-4655

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

First Trip For "Guided Paddles" Tour

~~I was disappointed to not find this info on the Delmarva Discovery Center website or on their facebook page. ~~
The Delmarva Discovery Center is pleased to offer the first trip in a series of "Guided Paddles" to some of the most beautiful locations along the Pocomoke River.

The trip will delight both expierianced and novice paddlers as the guide Joe Fehrer of the Nasssawango Creek Preserve highlights the scenic beauty and unigue ecology along the way.

The trip will begin and end at The Pocomoke River Canoe Company, located in Snow Hill,MD at the intersection of the Route 12 bridge and the Pocomoke River. Try to arrive at 12:30pm to allow time for canoe rentals and transportation.

This event wil be held on the Pocomoke River. on Saturday, May 29,2010 from 1-5PM. The Limit is 15 boats. The cost per person is $5.00.

Canoe: $40.00, Tandem kayak(will hold 2 paddlers) $40.00, and the Solo kayak: $35.00.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great Weekend At The Mar-Va Theater!!

Entertainment for the whole family!

The Smyrna Fire Company Band

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time: 4:00 PM

Admission: $10.00

Just to mention a few of their performances, this award winning band has performed for 3 presidents, marched in major cities all of the U.S. and in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.

This bands great perfomance will also include the Pocomoke High School Chorus and area fire company color guards.

Music will include patriotic music, show tunes, familiar marches, tributes to our servicemen, and veterens, plus SING-A-LONGS!!

This is going to be great! Don't miss it.