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This Week’s Buzz: July 25th – July 31st

This is Not A Democracy 

A friend was driving her kids to the beach recently. Bicker, argue, question, request, bicker, argue, question, request. For 90+ miles. Somewhere near Milford, she told them that there would be no more questions, no more arguing, no more requests, and in fact no more talking AT ALL until they got to Lewes.

The two-year-old kept right on insisting on snacks and entertainment. The rising 3rd grader accepted this and quieted down. The rising 5th grader thought about it for a minute, and launched into a well-argued soliloquy on the constitution and how we, as Americans, are guaranteed certain freedoms and one of them is freedom of speech and so her mother was violating her constitutional rights by telling her she could not speak for the duration of the trip.

TRUE STORY.

Ummm, I hate to be the one to…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, July 25th

  • Opening Night of St. Catherine’s Festival 2016
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Tuesday, July 26th

  • Kids’ Day at the DE State FairYouth aged 12 and under get in free!
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  • 10am – Summer Movie Express 2016 – $1 Family fun movies at Regal Peoples Plaza Stadium 17 in Newark, DE
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  • 10am-3pm Terrific Tuesday at Winterthur Museum
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Wednesday, July 27th

  • 11am – 2:30pm Farm Fun Days with Storytime! at Coverdale Farm
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  • 10am – Summer Movie Express 2016 – $1 Family fun movies at Regal Peoples Plaza Stadium 17 in Newark, DE
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  • 5-8pm Bike Rodeo by the Police Dept in Handloff Park, Newark
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  • 5-8pm Hagley Bike and Hike Evening 
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Thursday, July 28th

  • 10:30am – Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 6pm & 7pm – Family River Cruises at the Wilmington Riverfront
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  • 8pm The Brandywiners present: Shrek the Musical at Longwood Gardens
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Friday, July 29th

  • 10:30am Glories of Stories at the DE Art Museum
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  • 1pm & 7pm – The Jungle Book by Missoula Children’s Theatre with a cast of local youth at The Grand
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  • 5-7pm $5 Fridays at the DCM – Dog Days of Summer Event
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  • 8pm The Brandywiners present: Shrek the Musical at Longwood Gardens
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Saturday, July 30th

  • 9am-4pm Saturdays at Coverdale Farm
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  • 10am-5pm Fantastic Fibers at Hagley Museum
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  • 5-9pm Dancing in the Park and Food Truck Festival at Glosgow Park
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  • 8pm The Brandywiners present: Shrek the Musical at Longwood Gardens
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Sunday, July 31st

  • 5pm – Home Blue Rocks Game – Sunday Family Funday
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  • 6pm – Family Night at DE Shakespeare Summer Festival: The Comedy of Errors at Rockwood Park
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Save the Date
  • August 3rd – Ursuline Academy Lower School Early Childhood Olympic Games Rain date August 4th
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  • August 3rd – Nightscape Opens at Longwood Gardens
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  • August 5th –Ballet in the Park, presented by Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance in Stapler Park
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  • August 5th – Parent’s Night Out: Summer Fun Theme at the DE Museum of Natural History. Pre-registration required.
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  • August 6th – The Harper Academy of Irish Dance Open House & Registration
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  • August 6th – Firefly Festival for Families at the Ashland Nature Center
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  • August 6th – Breakfast with the Beasts at the Brandywine Zoo, Pre-registration required
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  • August 6th –Night at the Museum: Community Overnight & Star Party at the DE Museum of Natural History. Pre-registration required.
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  • August 7th – Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights
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  • August 12-14 Chinese Festival at CACC, 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, Delaware, 19707.
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  • August 13th – Family Fun Day at Carousel Park
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10 Tips for Traveling With Kids

Ready to head to the beach?  Or maybe dreaming about what vacation was like BEFORE kids?  I remember crying with my sister-in-law on our first vacation with babies. This was NOT a vacation AT ALL!  It was the same work in a new place and babies ALWAYS get new teeth, fevers and diarrhea on vacation!! Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration but that is how it felt!  So what can you do to be prepared and actually enjoy your getaways? 1.  Adjust your expectations.  Lying on the beach when you have young children is unpleasant at best.  Sand eating, sunburn, hat hating and wandering are just some experiences that will need your constant attention. Try to divide up the vacation childcare with your spouse or a trusted caregiver so that you can get … [Read More...]

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This Week’s Buzz: July 4th – July 10th

Survivor  Summer survival, I’m learning, is all about lowering expectations. Here’s a quick guide on how to do that: Step One: Adopt these three simple mantras. 1. I can’t care about everything. 2. Done is better than perfect. 3. That’s not MP … [Read More...]