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This Week’s Buzz: September 26th – October 2nd

Community 

It’s been a fractious and polarizing election season – and with the first debate this week, it’s far from over. Him or Her? Red or Blue? Black Lives Matter and Common Core and avoiding traffic on 141 and where to park for soccer on Saturday mornings – everyone has an opinion. It seems that no one can agree on anything.

But this week in the Brandywine Valley we have been able to agree on this: community matters. Our hearts are with the Wilmington Fire Department and the Leach and Fickes families, as are the hearts of so many. Before the names of the deceased had even been announced, the N. Wilmington Moms Facebook group had already started a meal train. Community matters. There’s a tiny girl in the Hockessin area in the fight of her life against Stage IV Neuroblastoma – and scores of people sporting “I’mWithZoe” bracelets and $60k raised on her go fund me page to help the family clean Zoe’s environment so they can protect her immune system, and so they can travel to evaluate her condition. Community matters. Our girl scout leader broke her leg this summer – and the scout families and other families swooped in to help. Community matters.

Community matters. In Delaware and …

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Featured Buzz

Don’t miss Get the Picture! 
Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration
at the Brandywine River Museum of Art,
on view through October 9.

Enjoy the magic of our family-friendly children’s storybook art exhibition and the gorgeous riverside gardens!

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Buzz This Week
Monday, September 26th

  • 3-5:30pm LEGO® Engineering Challenge (ages 5+) at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Tuesday, September 27th

  • 9:30am Green By Nature: Fun With Veggies at Coverdale Farm
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  • 10am & 10:45am – Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
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  • 2-3pm Storytime & Craft at Linvilla Orchards
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Wednesday, September 28th

  • 10am Back-to-School Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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  • 11am – 2:30pm Farm Fun Days with Storytime! at Coverdale Farm
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Thursday, September 29th

  • 10:00am Book Babies at the Kirkwood Highway Library
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  • 10:30am – Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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Friday, September 30th

  • 10:30am Flannel Friday at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 10:30am Glories of Stories at the DE Art Museum
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  • 5:30-9pm Brew at the Zoo – Tickets on sale now.
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Saturday, October 1st

  • 9am-4pm Saturdays at Coverdale Farm
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  • 10am-4pm Grand Opening Celebration of the Delaware History Museum and the new Center for African American Heritage in Wilmington
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  • 10am-5pm Harvest Moon Festival at Coverdale Farm
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  • 10am-4pm Fall Harvest Festival at the Newlin Grist Mill
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  • 10am-4pm – Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur Museum
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  • 2pm – The Little Mermaid at the DE Children’s Theatre
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  • Fall Sleep Under The Stars at Carousel Park
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Sunday, October 2nd

  • 10am-5pm Harvest Moon Festival at Coverdale Farm
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  • 11am-2pm PNC ARTS ALIVE FIRST SUNDAYS FOR FAMILIES at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 12:30-4:30pm – Steamin’ Day – Simple Machines at Auburn Heights
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  • 2pm – The Little Mermaid at the DE Children’s Theatre
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Save the Date
  • October 7th – Parent’s Night Out: Halloween Theme at the DE Museum of Natural History, Pre-registration Required
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  • October 7th-9th – Delaware Auto Show at the Chase Center on the Riverfront
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  • October 12th – Fall Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, Pre-registration required
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  • October 15 & 16 – Celebrate Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum
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Perfectly Enough

We work so hard as parents. And every week, we talk here about ways we can do better. Get the morning routine going, don't yell, get outside, take care of yourself, be present, read, and on and on and on. For this week, know that what you are doing is enough. You love your children enough to keep trying, to stay endlessly hopeful. And that is enough. It is humorous at times just how much pressure we put on ourselves. We have to see that and laugh. So watch this. Then you can go back to making your list for the week. xo Dr. Amy Mom Truths, Here's What Happens Inside a Mom's Head … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: August 22nd – August 28th

Ready or Not. (NOT)  It’s almost time. Haircuts, first day outfits, those little chalkboards or printed out signs with the first day info on them (this is something we’ve never remembered but maybe this is our year?). Practicing getting up early and … [Read More...]