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This Week’s Buzz: February 20th – February 26th

Sometimes You See It Right When It Happens 

I’m pretty sure that I attended my last class Valentine’s Party this week. It’s not a big deal to go or not go to the Valentine’s Party – not like missing a recital or a play or an award, which we will likely all do at some point or other and feel terrible about until we make up for it by attending the next thing. The Valentine’s Party is Officially No Big Deal – two other moms and a grandmother were there, and we helped with set up and clean up and handed out juiceboxes and cupcakes coated with Red Dye #3 and after about 45 minutes we said goodbye and I made some copies for the PTO and went on my merry way. Officially No Big Deal.

But … there were no 4th grade moms milling about in the school. The 5th grader traded valentines with her classmates but there was no sign up genius for sending in sliced apples or cookies. I think 3rd grade is the end of the line for Valentine’s Parties.

What else is the end of the line for?
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Buzz This Week
Monday, February 20th

  • All New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  today in honor of Washington’s Birthday.
  • 10am-2pm – Presidents’ Day STEM Camp for Kids at the American Helicopter Museum
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  • 10am-3pm Delaware Children’s Museum Open Today
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  • 11am-2pm OrKid Day at Longwood Gardens
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  • 9am-3:30pm Winter Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, Pre-registration
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  • 9am-4pm Presidents Day Camp at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Pre-registration
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Tuesday, February 21st

  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: All Sorts Of Spots at Ashland Nature Center
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  • Toddler Tales, Book Babies, and Rhythm, Rhyme, & Story Time at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Wednesday, February 22nd

  • Toddler Tales, Book Babies, and Rhythm, Rhyme, & Story Time at the Hockessin Public Library
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  • 7-9pm – Beautycounter presents STINK! an award-winning documentary at Theatre N at Nemours
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Thursday, February 23rd

  • 6-9pm – 10TH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL at the Chester County Historical Society
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Friday, February 24th

  • 10:30am- Glories of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm $5 After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 5:30-7:30pm – SCRABBLE in the City Literacy Delaware Happy Hour FUNdraiser, Copeland Center at the Kalmar Nyckel, Pre-Registration 
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  • 6-9pm – 10TH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL at the Chester County Historical Society
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, February 25th

  • 8am-1pm Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • 11am – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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  • 12:30-4pm Kennett Winterfest in Kennett Square, PA
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  • 1-3pm Family Fun Weekend at UD’s Fred Rust Ice Arena in Newark, DE
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  • 1-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: PUMP IT UP! at Hagley Museum
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  • 2pm – Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 6-10pm Mardi Gras Dinner Party Fundriaser for the Ministry of Caring
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Sunday, February 26th

  • 11am – We Kids Rock – Full Band Show at The Kennett Flash
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  • 2pm – Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 1-3pm Family Fun Weekend at UD’s Fred Rust Ice Arena in Newark, DE
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  • 4:30pm Children’s Writing Workshop with Kelly Hurtt at Hockessin Book Shelf
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Save the Date
  • February 28th – Preschool Playtime at The Independence School
    Free and Open to the Public
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  • March 3rd – The Wilmington Concert Opera’s Dream Gala at Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore, PA
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  • March 4th – The Wilmington Concert Opera’s Dream Gala at the Cathedral of St Peter in Wilmington, DE
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  • March 4th – Celebrating Dr. Seuss at the Ashland Nature Center
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  • March 4th – 2nd Annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest and Event at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
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  • March 5th – Newark Symphony Concert of “Swan Lake” at The Independence School
  • March 5th – Spring Fashion Show at the Athleta Store in Glen Eagle Square
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  • March 18th & 19th – St. Mary Magdalen 19th Annual Tag Sale
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  • March 18th – Girls’ Science Expo at the American Helicopter Museum
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