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Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods Creates the Perfect Setting for an Enchanted Summer Day

Photo courtesy of Winterthur

WHAT: Winterthur’s Enchanted Summer Day

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

WHERE: Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware

Fairy princesses, enchanted woodsmen, and all magical beings are invited to run, skip, and play at Winterthur’s Enchanted Summer Day on Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a full day of crafts, games, and face-painting as the Celtic tunes of roving musicians fill the air. Craft a silly crown while you marvel at a magician’s amazing sleight of hand. Create magic wands and magnificent mice at the arts and crafts table, and savor delicious ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery. Dance around the Maypole, or learn how to pot a basil plant in the fantastical surroundings of this special children’s garden.

Families are also invited to explore the museum on the Once Upon a Family Tour or in Winterthur’s Touch-It Room. Capture your favorite moments from the day with a digital camera and enter your photos into the Enchanted Summer Day photo contest. The winner will receive a family membership (or renewal) to Winterthur—good for a whole year. This is a rain-or-shine event; if raindrops threaten, the magic moves inside. Most Enchanted Summer Day activities are included in Winterthur’s regular admission. For more information about the event, visit


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“Photo Courtesy of CMM”

Your chance is NOW to build a 16-foot wooden canoe! The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) and Patuxent Small Craft Guild are scheduling requests for the “Build a Boat by Appointment” program. Invite your family and friends to join in the fun and choose two consecutive Saturdays or any two days of your choice. Hours of class are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No experience necessary.

With simple hand tools and guidance from experienced instructors, your canoe and paddles will be assembled and ready to paint at the end of the second day. A fee of $600.00 for Calvert Marine Museum members and $650 for non-members includes all materials necessary to complete one canoe and two paddles. Youth groups and children ten years and up are welcome in the company of an adult.

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The Calvert Marine Museum offers a similar class in building a 12-foot rowing skiff. The cost for the skiff is $950.00 for members and $1,000.00 for non-members. A sailing version, including sail, spars, daggerboard, and rudder is an option for an additional $800.00.

For more information, details, and scheduling, please contact George Surgent at 410-586-2700 or For more information about events and programs at the Calvert Marine Museum: