ONGOING

"Sealed in Glass, Stone, and Tin," an exhibit at the Museum of Small Town Life in Dover, through Dec. 31. (316 S. Governors Ave., Dover; 302-739-3261)

"Emeline Hawkins: Her Journey from Slavery to Freedom on the Underground Railroad," at the New Castle Court House Museum, through Dec. 31, 2009. (211 Delaware St., New Castle; 302-323-4453)

"Rediscovery Through Recovery," an exhibit of artifacts salvaged from a British ship that sank off Lewes in the 18th Century, at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, through Dec. 31, 2009. (102 Kings Highway, Lewes; 302-645-1148)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Oct. 31-Nov. 1: American Finals Rodeo 31, Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington South Dupont Highway, Harrington. (302-398-3269, www.apra.com/afr.cfm)

2009

Feb. 20-22: Hockessin Art Festival. Hockessin Memorial Hall. (1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; 302-239-5279; www.wwrr.com)

March 7: Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (229 Rehoboth Ave.; 302-227-6181; www.rehomain.com/downtown_happenings/chocolate.htm)

March: Opening of "Shipbuilding in the First State," Delaware Visitors Center and Galleries, Dover. (406 Federal St., Dover; 302-739-4266)

April 17-19: "Meals from the Masters Weekend," a culinary extravaganza of food and wine in Wilmington. Various locations. (302-656-3257, www.mealsfromthemasters.com)

May 16: A Day in Old New Castle, an 85-year tradition of touring private homes and gardens. Various locations. (877-496-9498, www.dayinoldnewcastle.org)

May 29-31: NASCAR triple-header weekend, Dover International Speedway. (1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover; 302-883-6500; www.doverspeedway.com)

June: Opening of "Simple Machines," John Dickinson Plantation. (340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277)