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Chocolate Lovers Alert! Enjoy a Sweet Taste of History

Tom and I, your MAD2Go dynamic duo, spent a fabulous three days in Bethlehem in August 2012. (More about that soon.) Since it’s only a two hour drive from my home state of Delaware, I may HAVE to go there for this event.

M2G.13.02.08ChocLuvBethlehem.ChocolateLovers.11321_sFall in love with chocolate this February at Historic Bethlehem‘s Goundie House! Uncover chocolate’s bittersweet past and the delicious role it plays in American history through an engaging presentation that highlights where chocolate originated and how it was made in colonial times. Then, enjoy a hands-on, chocolate-making demonstration and the sweet taste of a cup of hot chocolate, made the colonial way with historically accurate American Heritage Chocolate®.

Call 610.691.6055 for more information.

 

A chance to eat chocolate and learn about its American Heritage; what’s not to love? You can even enjoy a romantic carriage ride. Clip this out and stick it on the fridge so your sweetie will get the hint.

Chocolate Lovers: Enjoy a Sweet Taste of History

Chocolate Lovers: Enjoy a Sweet Taste of History

 

Chocolate Lovers: Enjoy a Sweet Taste of History

February 9 and 10

12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Valentine’s Day, February 14

4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

 

 

 

Carriage Ride with a Valentine

February 9 and 10

12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Valentine’s Day, February 14

4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

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1810 Goundie House

505 Main Street

Bethlehem, PA 18018

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Paperless System at Dover International Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Photo Courtesy of Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2013 season; it will offer its customers Flash Seats®, an innovative, paperless ticketing system that gives ticket holders electronic venue access using nothing more than their credit card.

Flash Seats is the electronic ticketing system of Dover International Speedways ticket provider, Veritix®, and includes a number of great benefits for fans. Flash Seats allows fans to conveniently swipe in on race day with no paper tickets, using a credit card; to easily transfer tickets to anyone electronically, anytime, anywhere, right up to the start of the event; and to eliminate lost and stolen ticket issues.

“By implementing Flash Seats, the track is moving into the modern era of ticketing, while also promoting a greener, more eco-friendly ticketing option,” said Mark Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing for Dover Motorsports, Inc. “In addition, the Flash Seats capabilities create a number of benefits for fans, such as electronic ticket transfers and having your tickets live on your credit card, much like an airline check-in.”

Dover, the first NASCAR track to utilize Flash Seats, will offer the new ticketing option as a replacement for print-at-home tickets, and as an alternative for traditional track-printed tickets. Customers can select “Flash Seats” during the checkout process, at which point tickets will be applied to their credit card. On event day, all the customer will have to do is swipe their credit card to be scanned at the gate for entry.

“As the only NASCAR track to use Flash Seats, Dover is putting itself at the forefront of ticketing technology and showing its commitment to fans by giving them a system that is convenient and easy to use,” said Guy Villa, vice president of sales for Veritix.  “We know that Dover fans will appreciate the flexibility that Flash Seats offers.”

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit http://www.DoverSpeedway.com


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DELAWARE ART MUSEUM HOSTS FREE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Photo courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

Photo courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to welcome the seventh annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 16. Presented in conjunction with Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, this festive, free celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a dragon art scavenger hunt, a dragon dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Dance Troupe and Yo-Yo Club, and a special musical performance by Taiwanese Music Ensemble of New York. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will also be on view. There is no Museum admission during Chinese New Year and all galleries will be open throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway

Wilmington, DE 19806


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DELAWARE ART MUSEUM NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum    Photo Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum
Photo Courtesy of Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum’s lively New Year’s Eve Celebration returns for its second year on Monday, December 31 from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. This entertaining and elegant holiday party will feature delicious food, an open bar–including a special peppermint cocktail and champagne toast at midnight–music, and more!

Guests will enjoy dancing, drinking, and a special movie screening projected on the side of a gallery wall. A sweet and savory fondue bar stocked with cheese, chocolate, cakes, and fruit will also be available. The countdown at midnight will include noisemakers, clappers, champagne, and a live broadcast of Times Square.

Guests are also invited to stroll through the Museum’s galleries and special exhibitions, including the Centennial Juried Exhibition. This exciting exhibition features a variety of media–drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation–from 97 artists living either within the State of Delaware or within 100 miles of the Museum.

Ring in an artful New Year and purchase your tickets ($65 – $75) today by calling 302-351-8512 or online at http://www.delart.org. Valet parking is included in the ticket price.


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FORMER OUTBOARD POWER BOAT RACERS WANTED

Start of marathon race at Capt. Sam’s, Bushwood, MD – 1970
(courtesy, David Nelson and CalvertMarineMuseum).

Traci Cimini of the Calvert Marine Museum Society sent word that The Calvert Marine Museum is documenting the history of outboard power boat racing for a new exhibit in 2013 and would like to hear from you. Outboard power boat racing was one of the largest and most popular spectator sports in Southern Maryland after World War II.  Thousands of fans flocked to venues like Capt. Sam’s in Bushwood, Abell’s Wharf in Leonardtown, and Swann’s Pier in Piney Point.  Most racers were members of the Southern Maryland Boat Club.

The Calvert Marine Museum is interviewing former racers and gathering photographs and memorabilia for the new exhibit on display in 2013.  A reunion of former racers and family members is planned for June of the same year.  If you have information that you would like to share and can help, please contact Robert Hurry at 410 326-2042 ext. 35 or email at hurryrj@co.cal.md.us.

www.calvertmarinemuseum.com


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A Good Deal Supports a Good Cause

Dover International Speedway’s annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Donors will receive a free pace car ride around the Monster

Our good friend Gary Camp sent us this information of interest to all NASCAR fans.

Carrying on a tradition established more than five years ago, Dover International Speedway will honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive. The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

The Monster Mile and Blood Bank of Delmarva first teamed up in 2006 for this event, and its success has made it an annual occurrence since.

Photo Credit: Blood Bank of Delmarva

All donors will be offered the opportunity to take a pace car ride around the one-mile, concrete oval with Track Historian George Keller, who has not missed a NASCAR race weekend or other motorsports event in Dover since the track opened in 1969. In addition, 94.7 WDSD-FM will broadcast its morning show from the blood drive, with Sky Phillips and the Wake-Up Crew live and on-site from 5 to 10 a.m.

The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 11 is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rollins Center Ballroom at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. To make an appointment, call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visit http://www.DelmarvaBlood.org. Although appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors are welcome and will be taken if time permits.


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Danica Patrick added to Monster Mile Club

Patrick joins Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman for exclusive question-and-answer sessions

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My friends at Dover International Speedway sent word that Danica Patrick, driver of the GoDaddy.com Chevrolet in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series, will appear for a question-and-answer session in the Monster Mile Club at 11 a.m. before the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Joining Patrick on the schedule for the morning’s Q&A sessions are two-time Dover winner Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 Best Buy Ford, and three-time winner at the Monster Mile Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

Patrick, one of the most recognizable figures in all of sports, is running a full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for the first time this season in the No.7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, as well as a limited, 10-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule in the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet. The Sunday, Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Monster Mile serves as one of those 10 races.

Fans in the Monster Mile Club will have the opportunity to hear all about Patrick’s experiences in both series this year, a recap of her performance in the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race from the day prior, her plans to jump into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full time in 2013 and much more.

The Monster Mile Club opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 with a continental breakfast. Trackside Access begins at 8:30 a.m. with the hosted question-and-answer sessions with Patrick, Kenseth and Newman following later in the morning. An all-you-can-eat lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until the start of the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at 2 p.m., at which point the Monster Mile Club will close.

NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 28-30, 2012 with the Sept. 30 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Sept. 29 “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sept. 28 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.

For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.