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  • 3 things worth the drive this weekend

  • For some people, Friday's arrival means putting Dover in the rear view mirror. We have a few suggestions for where to go, from 10 miles to 100 miles, there's plenty to do this weekend.

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  • For some people, Friday's arrival means putting Dover in the rear view mirror. We have a few suggestions for where to go, from 10 miles to 100 miles, there's plenty to do this weekend.
    10 TO 50 MILES
    • WHAT  Coastal Cleanup Day
    • WHERE  Various locations statewide
    • WHEN  9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15
    • COST  FREE
    • MORE INFO  www.dnrec.delaware.gov
    Making beaches beautiful  With the passing of Labor Day and schools back in session, it seems like summer is officially over. But, you can get one more trip to the beach in by volunteering to help with the clean up efforts happening statewide Saturday morning. From sites like the Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area in Dover to Fox Point State Park in New Castle and Lewes Beach in Lewes, there are more than enough sites that could use some tender love and care following a hectic outdoor summer season this year. You'll be soaking up some sun, meeting new people and, maybe most importantly, positively impacting Delaware's coastal environment.
    Registration is preferred but volunteers will not be turned away. There are a few rules, though: Wear gloves, dress appropriately for the weather and keep the communication with site captains open.
    For a complete list of sites and instructions, visit www.dnrec.delaware.gov.
    30 MILES
    Milton celebrates vintage  Maybe it’s the state of the economy of the cyclical nature of trends but antique purchases, from furniture to clothes to home accessories, are on the rise. People seem to love to be able to say that something is “vintage.”
    And, if you have a passion for breathing new life into old pieces, you may not want to miss the Outdoor Antiques Show in Milton. More than two dozen dealers from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., will be on-hand with furniture, pottery, art and other antiques.
    Event organizer Kathryn Greig said to expect a little bit of everything.
    “There will be primitive, formal, country and Victorian antiques, and collectibles including bottles, advertising and Delaware memorabilia,” Greig said.
    The show officially starts at 9 a.m. However, if you want to see everything before it gets picked over, show up at 7:30 a.m. Early birds will pay a little more but $10 may be worth it to the avid antiques lover.
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    80 Miles
    • WHAT Red Bull Flugtag Philadelphia 2012
    • WHERE Camden Waterfront, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ
    • WHEN 11.am. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15
    • COST Free
    • INFO www.redbullflugtagusa.com
    Humans take flight in Philly  What is it about "crash and burn" contests that are just so much fun to watch? Maybe it's the possibility of what could happen or maybe it's simply a schadenfreude-type love of seeing who will fail.
    Whatever the reason, Redbull Flugtag events may be one of the most entertaining crash and burn events around. Pronounced "floog-tog," Flugtag means "flying day" in German and spectators will see dozens of teams who have been preparing for months, creating man-powered flying machines that look like everything from actual planes to flying toilets to Santa's sleigh or flying cheeseburgers. You never know. The goal is to get that machine to fly the farthest. The current record is 228 feet and more than 30 teams have been chosen for Flugtag Philly.
    And, whether you choose to watch by land or by sea, expect to see some crazy machines powered by some crazy-costumed aviators.
    For more information like directions and allowed verses non-allowed items, check out the FAQ page at www.redbullflugtagusa.com.