Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Oreo Blizzard

62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute— you can help Dairy Queen help the kids. On Miracle Treat Day, Thursday July 30th, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ locations will be donated to local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These funds help save and improve the lives of sick and injured children in CMN … [Read more...]

National Hot Dog Day + New Hot Dogs at Johnnie’s Dog House

dog with a hot dog

If you haven't been to Johnnie's Dog House on Concord Pike yet, you are missing out. I am not a hot dog person— I might get one from a cart while in NYC or at a ballgame, more for the experience than anything else— but I love Johnnie's. In addition to the amazing variety of dog offerings, they have options for vegetarians (veggie hot dogs, burgers, kielbasa, sweet sausage … [Read more...]

Adoption Fees Waived on “Clear the Shelters” Day

shelter dog

  This is our Jimmy, aka The Dogness. We adopted him nearly six years ago, after the loss of our beloved lab mix, because even though we had three cats at the time the house just didn't feel right without a dog. Jimmy would have been easy to overlook. Unlike most dogs at the shelter, he didn't come running up eagerly when we passed by his cage. But that day, a … [Read more...]

Fun House of Science at the Delaware State Fair


  The Delaware State Fair starts this week and it's gonna be HOT. We've got the skinny on a way to get cool while you're at the fair! The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control invites you to DNREC’s Fun House of Science. All visitors will be given a Game Book that engages visitors in science activities and experiments; visit the … [Read more...]

Delaware Charity Challenge: Sign Up for This INDOOR Winter Triathlon!

Rowing machine

Attention race addicts, charity supporters and wannabe non-couch-potatoes! I'm pretty excited about this Delaware Charity Challenge: a new run-row-bike INDOOR triathlon taking place January 9th at the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront next year. Keep in mind, in 2013 31.1% of adult Delawareans were classified as obese, ranking us 13th in the country. We can do … [Read more...]

Buy Two, Get One Night of Camping Free

Camp Two Nights

  Camping is an inexpensive way to get the kids outside and create memories that last. When I was a kid, I saw all sorts of things in the early mornings while camping that I'd never been exposed to before: squirrels scolding overhead, chipmunks darting around, deer just outside our window. For this city kid, those memories meant enough that I went on to move to a rural … [Read more...]

Goodwill Red White & Blue Sale


  Image via the Goodwill Facebook page Save 50% on furniture, housewares, electronics, shoes, accessories, toys, domestics, handbags, jewelry, music/video and books Friday, July 3rd at any Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County location. I think that covers just about everything other than clothes! ** No other discounts or coupons are applicable. Must be a Goodwill … [Read more...]

Free Museum Admission with Bank of America Museums on Us

cheap things to do with kids delaware

Free museum admission this weekend for Bank of America cardholders! Your B of A or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card gets you in free to 150 museums nationwide, the first full weekend of every month. Around these parts, these museums are participating: In Delaware: DE Art Museum DE Museum of Natural History Philadelphia: Museum of Art National … [Read more...]

Apple Camp is Back! FREE, Ages 8-12


Apple Camp is a FREE three-day workshop where kids ages 8 to 12 "bring their imaginations to life." This summer, they’ll have two options: learn to make movies in Stories in Motion or create interactive books (complete with their own illustrations and sound effects) in Interactive Storytelling. Stories in Motion: Campers will learn everything they need to create their … [Read more...]