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This Week’s Buzz: February 23rd – March 1st

#SorryNotSorry 

Just spend a few minutes on social media and you can easily see that people get all riled up about all kinds of issues, and nothing brings out the opinions like closing schools because it’s so cold. Not snow, not ice, not bad roads – just … cold. Bitter, raw, freezing, wind chills below zero cold. The coldest its been in our area since 1978 (according to DelawareOnline) – incidentally the same year we started bussing for desegregation, but that’s another blog for another day.

Private and parochial schools largely remained open. One local private school reminded parents that their kids should plan to bundle up for a walk between school buildings; a parochial school leader tweeted to his High School students “Bundle up for your walk across the parking lot to the heated building.”

Me? I could have zipped my kids up in their Lands End fleece-lined all weather jackets, put one of the myriad unmatched gloves on each little hand, started the minivan that spends cold nights in the garage, and driven my children from their heated home in a heated car to their heated public school.

But the school wasn’t closed because of *my* kids inability to safely get there. It was closed for…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, February 23rd

  • 9:30am Makin’ Music Monday at Glen Eagle Square
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  • MaMA Baby Boot Camp 11am-12pm at Tulaa Yoga Studio. Open to 6 week babies and pre-crawling.
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Tuesday, February 24th

  • Tuesday through Thursday select riverfront restaurants will be offering special deals when you show your wristband from skating at the Riverfront Rink.
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  • Kids Yoga at Tulaa Yoga ages 3-8 4pm-5pm
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Wednesday, February 25th

  • All You Can Jump Every Wednesday night 5pm-9pm at Stratosphere
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  • Open Studio: Stamp Art 10am-2:45pm use building brings to create stamp art designs.
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Thursday, February 26th

  • 10:30am Read Aloud Tours at Brandywine River Museum
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  • Toddler Time at Stratosphere from 10am-4pm children under 6 can jump for 2 hours for $10 and one parent is able to jump with them for free. Thursday-Friday
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Friday, February 27th

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm Family Films for Fun at the Brandywine Hundred Library, free, no registration, and snacks provided.
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  • 4:30pm Movie Night at Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • Pirate Ship Exhibit DCM is open until 8pm on Fridays at 5pm pirate hop exhibit and lesson on how to talk like a pirate.
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Saturday, February 28th

  • Used Book Sale at Wilmington Friends School 
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  • Chinese New Year Celebration at Delaware Art Museum
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  • 1pm-4pm Science Saturday at Hagley Museum 
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  • 9am Zoo Yoga at Brandywine Zoo
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  • 10am-5pm Hockessin Art Festival - Fundraiser for the Wilmington & Western Railroad.
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  • Roller skating Saturday mornings 9am-9:45am open to all ages. It includes skate rental, 15-minite warm up, and 30-minute instruction.
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  • Michael’s Kids Club – Personalized Door Hanger 10am-noon
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Sunday, March 1st

  • 10am-noon PNC Arts Alive for Families at Brandywine River Museum
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  • 1pm Children’s Concert at Kennett Symphony at Brandywine River Museum
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  • 11am-4pm Hockessin Art Festival - Fundraiser for the Wilmington & Western Railroad.
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  • Junior Engineers at Delaware Children’s Museum 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm learn about what mechanical engineers do.
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Save the Date
  • March 5th & 6th 9:30am & noon The Rainbow Fish performance at Dupont Theater, Wilminton & at Dickinson HS
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  • March 6th, 7th and 8th Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Aldersgate Church on Concord Pike
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This Week’s Buzz: February 16th – February 22nd

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