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This Week’s Buzz: January 16th – January 22nd

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Pre-School 

Or, should I say: I learned it all when my children when to pre-school. Play fair. Make friends. Try new things. Find comfort when you are sad and spread joy when you are happy. Be kind, even when you don’t know someone’s name.

I learned that last one with my wingmom – we were friends for nearly a year before we met and actually learned each other’s names. See, my daughter was in the fours and her son was in the threes and her next one was in the twos and we both had littles that didn’t go to school yet – and so we’d give each other the wink/nod/smile in the parking lot and she’d leave her infant in the carseat while my toddlers were getting buckled in. She’d run her two into school and by the time I had the stroller folded, she’d be back in the parking lot and her tiny little one would have never left the warmth of the minivan.

Never having attended pre-school myself, all of my personal early education was at…

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Monday, January 16th

  • All New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • 10am – Registration opens for Makin’ Music performance at Glen Eagle Square in Little Nest Portraits. For Monday Jan. 23rd. 
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  • 9am-3:30pm MLK Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, registration
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  • 9:30am-4:30pm MLK Day: Scientists Make A Difference at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 10am-3pm Delaware Children’s Museum Open Today
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  • 10am – 4pm Invention Convention at Hagley Museum
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  • 10:30am-2pm MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY OF SERVICE at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 11am-2pm OrKid Day at Longwood Gardens
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Tuesday, January 17th

  • 11am – Storytime at Barnes & Noble, Christiana Mall
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  • Indoor Play on Soft Playground and Ballocity Arena at Oasis Family Fun Center
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Wednesday, January 18th

  • 10:30am – Jitterbugs at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • Join YMCA of Delaware in January – Pay NO Joiner Fee
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Thursday, January 19th

  • 9:30am & 12pm – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and Other Treasured Stories at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
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  • 5-7pm Summer Day Camp Open House at Bellevue State Park
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Friday, January 20th

  • 10:30am- Glories of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 4:45pm – Zootopia Movie Night at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 2nd showing at 6:40pm
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  • 5-8pm $5 After 5pm DCM Scavenger Hunt at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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Saturday, January 21st

  • Eat Like a Pirate Performances and The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia
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  • 5:30pm – The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s Hootenanny Hoedown, at Hartefeld National Golf Club.
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  • 7:30pm JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Sunday, January 22nd

  • 9am-12pm Sunday Morning Bowling specials at the following locations:
    Bowlerama
    First State Lanes
  • 10am-4pm Free Admission to the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 2pm JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 3-9pm – Sunday Night is Family Night at Toscana to go
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Save the Date
  • January 28th – Summer Day Camp Open House at Brandywine Creek State Park
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  • February 2nd – Community Camp Fair at Tower Hill School
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  • February 4th – Zoo Camp Open House at the Brandywine Zoo
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This Week’s Buzz: December 26th – January 1st

First Annual Here’s the thing about traditions - they have to start somewhere. Think of every tradition your family has - and this season is simply FULL of them. How did they start? Who had that first idea to do a certain thing a certain way? And … [Read More...]