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This Week’s Buzz: August 14th – August 20th

The Next Frontier

Because I’ve been at this parenting thing awhile, friends and friends of friends that have become friends, are starting to send their children away to college. I keep seeing it on Facebook … tearful moms, nervous dads, lots of hugs, cute dorm decor. They are sending their kids off to the next frontier, where they will have to solve their own problems and choose their own breakfasts and hopefully mom and dad won’t be tracking their iPhones. UD students move in later in August. Some schools have already started.

Incoming first year students at the University of Virginia move in to their dorms on Friday.

Our hearts are with the Charlottesville community and the people who – in Virginia and everywhere – stand up for what is right even in the face of those holding flaming torches and swastika flags. Our hearts are with the officers charged with keeping the peace. Our prayers are with their mothers. We are sending them the strength to tuck the extra long dorm sheets around the beds so very tightly in order to set their children loosely upon their new frontier, armed with love and history and family and not torches and fear.

Many of us will be
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Buzz This Week
Monday, August 14th

  • 10am Registration Open for Aug. 21st Performance of Makin’ Music at Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center
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  • 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in the Parks – Tonight is in Rockford Park
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Tuesday, August 15th

  • $2 Admission every Tuesday in August at the Museum of Natural History
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  • 10am-3pm Terrific Tuesdays at Winterthur Museum
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  • 1pm Children’s Storytime at Woodside Creamery
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Wednesday, August 16th

  • 10am Summer Kids Club at Penn Cinema in Wilmington
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 5-8pm Bike and Hike Night at Hagley
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  • 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in the Parks – Tonight is in White Clay Creek State Park
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Thursday, August 17th

  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 6pm & 7pm Family Night on the River Taxi in Wilmington
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  • 6-9pm 3rd Thursday on State Street in Kennett Square
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Friday, August 18th

  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm End Summer Bash at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in the Parks – Tonight is in Bellevue State Park
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  • 7pm Blue Rocks Game – Fireworks after the game
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, August 19th

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 9am-4pm 2017 Middletown Olde Tyme Peach Festival
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  • 10:30am-2:30pm SUMMER SATURDAYS AT HAGLEY
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  • 1-3pm Family Program: Gathering for August Quarterly at the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage in Wilmington
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  • 4-7pm Escape the Powder Yard, Free event for teens at Hagley
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Sunday, August 20th

  • 12-4pm World Helicopter Day at the American Helicopter Museum
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  • 1:30pm Blue Rocks Game – Sunday Family Funday
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  • 6-9pm Longwood member Night at The Creamery in Kennett Square
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  • 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in the Parks – Tonight is in Bellevue State Park
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Save the Date
  • August 21st – Solar Eclipse Events & Programs at the New Castle County Libraries
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  • August 21st – Solar Eclipse Party at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • August 26th – Yorklyn Pool and Tennis Club 50th Anniversary Party and Auction (PRE-SALE)
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  • August 27th Big Bugs and Butterflies event at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • September 2nd – 110th Arden Fair in North Wilmington
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This Week’s Buzz: July 31st – August 6th

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