This Week’s Buzz: June 12th- June 18th

One Day At A Time

Note to fall sports deadlines and early bird registrations: Calm The F— Down. SERIOUSLY. Some of us haven’t even purchased the end of year teacher gifts yet and you’re all “hurry up and sign up for fall soccer you so don’t miss the early bird price” and I’m all “fall? NOOOOOOO.”

Can we just enjoy a teeny bit of summer first before we have to start planning for fall? Why in the world does rec soccer need my registration this week when soccer rosters won’t come out until the week before practices start?

Before my oldest even finishes 5th grade…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, June 12th

  • Last day to buy Tickets for the June 16th Hagley Fireworks Show online
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  • June 12-17 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Carnival, in Bear
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  • 10am Registration open for the June 19th Makin’ Music Performance at Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center
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  • 5:30-10:30pm  Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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Tuesday, June 13th

  • 9:30am Green By Nature Preschool: Turtle Tales at the DEEC
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  • 11am Toddler Tales at the Woodlawn Library
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  • 5:30-10:30pm Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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  • 6-10pm Family Night! at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Carnival, in Bear
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Wednesday, June 14th

  • 10am Early Childhood Family Music Play Date at the Music School of Delaware 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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Thursday, June 15th

  • 10am Springhouse Storytime – “Colors” at the Newlin Grist Mill
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  • 10:30am – Story Time in Enchanted Woods at Winterthur
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  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 5:30pm Spring Concert Series and Youth’s Got Talent in Newark
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  • 5:30-10:30pm Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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  • 6-9pm Third Thursdays on State Street in downtown Kennett Square
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  • 6-10pm Tyler at Twilight at the Tyler Arboretum, Reservations
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Friday, June 16th

  • Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Railroad, tickets
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  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 2pm Friday Family Films for Fun at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 5:30-10:30pm Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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  • 5-8pm Annual Summer Kick Off! at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, June 17th

    • Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Railroad, tickets
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    • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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    • 10am-3pm Enchanted Summer Day at Winterthur
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  • 10:30-2:30pm SUMMER SATURDAYS AT HAGLEY
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  • 11am June Jam with M&M and Friends at the Music School of Delaware in Wilmington
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  • 2-10:30pm Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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  • 6pm Acclaimed singer/songwriter Al Stewart, best known for his classic hits “Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”, “On the Border” and classic albums such as “Modern Times”, “Past, Present & Future”, “Year of the Cat”, appearing at St. Ann’s Hall, Food and drink will be available for purchase. Call 302-654-5519 during business hours of 9am-4pm or by emailing stannschurch@stannwilmington.com.
  • 7:30pm Delaware All-State Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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Sunday, June 18th

  • Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Railroad, tickets
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  • 10am-3pm Father Fest at the American Helicopter Museum
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  • 2pm Delaware All-State Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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  • 1:30pm Golf Umbrella Giveaway and Family Funday at the Blue Rocks Game
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  • 2-8:30pm Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington
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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
  • June 20th – Family Fun Night with WSTW at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • June 24-25 New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Mseum
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  • June 24th – Breakfast with the Beasts at the Brandywine Zoo, Reservations
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This Week’s Buzz: May 15th – May 21

The Finish Line

Twin third graders’ field trip to the Philadelphia Zoo this week – the goal, on paper, was to choose an animal on which to do the end of year research project. The goal for chaperones was to tire out these excited monkeys and get them back on the bus safely and at the appointed time. In order to manage both goals, my co-chaperone WingMom and I raced our six boys all the way to the back, figuring it would be easier to get to the bus on time if we ended up close to the exit.

We managed to navigate six very busy boys to the back of the zoo without too many stops and we were rewarded amply – it was empty and we could easily get up close and personal with all of the exhibits, and (pro tip) it was easy to keep track of our charges because there were very few other people around. Moments later, we were in the otter/red panda area when a zoo official asked us to leave the area because THE RED PANDA HAD ESCAPED ITS ENCLOSURE. Zoo personnel were rapidly arriving on the scene – yellow jackets on bicycles, in golf carts, and on foot, with walkie-talkies and badges.

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Buzz This Week
Monday, May 15th

  • 11am Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, May 16th

  • 9:30am – Green by Nature Preschool
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  • 10am & 10:45am Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
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Wednesday, May 17th

  • 10:30am & 11:15am Jitterbugs at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am-6pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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Thursday, May 18th

  • 10am – Springhouse Storytime “Sharing” at the Newlin Grist Mill
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  • 10:30am Story Time in Enchanted Woods at Winterthur
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  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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Friday, May 19th

  • 10am Beauty and the Beast by the Brandywine Ballet
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  • 10:30am- Glories of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 5-8pm $5 Fridays After 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 5-8pm 2017 Wilmington Grand Prix Cycling – Monkey Hill Time Trial and Kick-off Party
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, May 20th

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 9:30am-2pm Endangered Species Day at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 12-3pm 2017 Fitness Festival at Mount Pleasant Elementary School
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  • 12-5pm 2017 Wilmington Grand Prix Cycling – Grand Prix Street Festival
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  • 10am National Kids to Parks Day at Bellevue State Park
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  • 10am Riverwalk Mini Golf Opens for the Season!
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  • 12-3pm Touch a Truck at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 2pm The Aristocats at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Sunday, May 21st

  • 12-3pm KIDS’ CORNER CREATIVITY HOURS at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 1pm Memorial Day Parade in Newark
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  • 2pm The Aristocats at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 2pm Beauty and the Beast by the Brandywine Ballet
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Save the Date
  • May 24th – Eat ice cream to save the Hockessin July 4th Parade at Woodside Creamery
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  • May 27th – Main Fountain Garden Returns at Longwood Gardens
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  • May 27th – 29th 46TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES SHOW at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • May 28th – Memorial Day Special on the West Chester Railroad
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  • May 29th – 2017 Memorial Day Parade in Kennett Square,PA
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  • June 6th-10th 2017 Greek Festival in Wilmington
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  • June 15th-27th Day Out with Thomas at the Strasburg Railroad, tickets
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This Week’s Buzz: April 24th – April 30th

The Top of the Coaster

We’re almost there, to the top of the coaster where you sit back in the seat and it click-click-click-clicks up and up and if you didn’t know what was coming it would be a slow, enjoyable ride and you could look around and see the the sky and the tops of the trees and for miles in every direction but instead because you do know what’s coming all you can do is look ahead and think when? When? Now? When?

THAT’S what the end of the school year is like. Right now, we are clicking up to the apex. We know what’s coming and we are about to take that deep breath that will help us remain calm and somewhat in control during the series of plummets and twists and turns and rocket starts that are about to happen.

Projects hinted about in March and outlined in April are now almost due. Field trips and brown bag lunches and field day celebrations are all on the calendar THIS MONTH. In the immediate future, 

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Buzz This Week
Monday, April 24th

  • 10:30am – Book Babies at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers now open in West Chester
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Tuesday, April 25th

  • 9:30am & 12pm – Charlotte’s Web by TheatreWorks USA at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
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  • 10am – Storytime and Craft at LInvilla Orchards
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  • 11am – Tuesday Morning Storytime at Barnes and Noble at Christiana Mall
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Wednesday, April 26th

  • 1:30pm Rhythm, Rhyme, & Story time at the Hockessin Public Library
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Thursday, April 27th

  • 10am-1pm Toddler Time at Altitude Trampoline Park in Wilmington
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Friday, April 28th

  • 10:30am- Glories of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 10:30am – Kids Building Character at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 5-8pm Preschool Prom Night at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 6-10pm All you can eat Shrimp Fest at the CCArts in Yorklyn to raise funds for the Hockessin July 4th Parade
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, April 29th

  • 10am – 5pm Maker Fest at Hagley Museum
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  • 10am – 5:30pm Opening Day at Fort Delaware State Park in Delaware City
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  • 11am-2pm Healthy Kids Day 2017 in Kennett Square
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  • 2pm The Aristocats at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Sunday, April 30th

  • 12-3pm KIDS’ CORNER CREATIVITY HOURS at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm CANNON FIRING DEMONSTRATION at Hagley Museum
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  • 2pm The Aristocats at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Save the Date
  • May 1st – Tickets go on sale for the Longwood Fireworks & Fountains
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  • May 5th-7th Tyler’s Annual Plant Sale at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • May 6th – Fairville Fun Fair!
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  • May 7th – 39th Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur
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  • May 7th – 9th Annual Hear We Go 5K Run/Walk & Family Fun Day
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  • May 11th-13th Wilmington Flower Market at Rockford Park
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  • May 12th-14th Cars 3 “Road To The Races” Tour, at the Cherry Hill Mall
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  • May 13th – MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND FAIRY TEA at the Delaware Art Museum, Reservations
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  • May 14th – Mother’s Day Brunch at the Brandywine River Museum
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This Week’s Buzz: April 17th – April 23rd

The Way We Were

Those damn Facebook memories. That damn TimeHop app. All it does is give me a daily reminder, complete with notification on my phone screen, of how fast it all goes. This week, it was a glimpse back to the Easters of yesteryear, complete with My Little Pony toys and footie pajamas and twins with binkies and blankies. Now, there’s deodorant and iTunes gift cards in the Easter baskets. I can’t even remember the last time we had a binky in this house (we do still have the blankies).

It.just.goes.so.fast.

I spent Friday morning at…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, April 17th

  • 9am-4pm Spring Break Camp Week 2 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, registration
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  • 9am-3:30pm Spring Zoo Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, registration
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  • 10am-3pm Delaware Children’s Museum Open
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Tuesday, April 18th

  • 8:30am-5pm DEEC Spring Break Day Camp Tuesday-Thursday
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  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: Egg-cellent Egg Hunt at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 3pm – Special Family Movie Afternoon at the Kirkwood Library
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Wednesday, April 19th

  • 10am – Preschool Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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  • 10:30am – PreK Free Play Day at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 5-8pm $2 Night at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 6:30-8pm Family Fun Night “MATH MANIA” at The Independence School
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Thursday, April 20th

  • 10am Springtime Storytime: “Critter Counting” at the Newlin Grist Mill
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  • 5:30-7:30pm Meet The Museum Day at the Delaware Art Museum
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Friday, April 21st

  • 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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  • 7pm – Blue Rocks Fireworks Friday Game 
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, April 22nd

  • 10am – Race to Save The World – Enoch Lee Memorial 5K/10K 
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  • 11am-12pm Earth Day Celebration with Jungle John at the Woodlawn Library
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  • 11am-2pm Earth Day Celebration at the Ashland Nature Center
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  • 1-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: MAGNETIC ATTRACTION at Hagley Museum
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  • 4-10pm SPRING MIX- AN EARTH DAY MUSIC EVENT in Kennett Square
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  • 5pm – Family Campout At Bucktoe 
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Sunday, April 23rd

  • Free Family Fun Sunday at the DCCA in Wilmington
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  • 10am-4pm 2017 Wildflower Celebration at the Mt. Cuba Center
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  • 11am-12pm Inside Einstein Science at the Albert Einstein Academy, register by 4/21
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  • 2-4pm Cook The Book Family Version! at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 2-5pm A Toast to The Arts Fundraiser for the Darlington Arts Center
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Save the Date
  • April 28th – Preschool Prom Night at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • April 29th – Maker Fest at Hagley
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  • May 1st – Tickets go on sale for the Longwood Fireworks & Fountains
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  • May 5th-7th Tyler’s Annual Plant Sale at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • May 6th – Fairville Fun Fair!
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  • May 7th – 39th Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur
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  • May 7th – 9th Annual Hear We Go 5K Run/Walk & Family Fun Day
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  • May 11th-13th Wilmington Flower Market at Rockford Park
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  • May 12th-14th Cars 3 “Road To The Races” Tour, at the Cherry Hill Mall
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This Week’s Buzz: March 27th – April 2nd

Hippity Hoppity

They say Easter’s on its way. Yes, kids, a large bunny in a bow tie skips through the house hiding eggs and wearing pants and leaves you Mommy’s favorite kinds of candy in a basket – along with sunscreen, goggles, and all the other stuff you’ll need for a quick trip to Florida over spring break. Sounds legit, right?

About as legit as calling a week off from school in the late winter “spring break.” Without being too much of a Debbie Downer, please manage your own expectations. It is likely that there will be very little break in your break, unless your children are spending their break in a different location than you are.

Break will either entail all of you together, possibly…

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Buzz This Week
Monday, March 27th

  • Last week for Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens
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  • 10:30am – Book Babies at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 5:30-7pm Maker Monday at Garfield Park Recreation Center, 26 Karlyn Drive near New Castle
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Tuesday, March 28th

  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: Spring Celebration at Coverdale Farm
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  • 10:30am – WOW! Wee Ones at Winterthur
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Wednesday, March 29th

  • 10am – Preschool Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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Thursday, March 30th

  • 10am – Book Babies at the Kirkwood Library
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  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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Friday, March 31st

  • 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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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, April 1st

  • 9am – Eggstravaganza – Breakfast & Egg Hunt at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, registration
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  • 9am – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Athleta in Glen Mills
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  • 10:30am – BABY GET GOING WALKING CLUB
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  • Photos with the Easter Bunny
    Christiana Mall
    Concord Mall 

Sunday, April 2nd

  • 11am-2pm PNC ARTS ALIVE FIRST SUNDAYS FOR FAMILIES at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • 12-3pm KIDS’ CORNER CREATIVITY HOURS at the Delaware Art Museum
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Save the Date
  • April 3rd – Open House at The Music School of Delaware – Wilmington Branch
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  • April 7th – Parents’ Night Out: Foolish Science Theme at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, registration
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  • April 8th – First day of Easter Fun at Milburn Orchards
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  • April 8th – Egg Hunt in Newark DE
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  • April 8th – A Taste for Art – Fundraiser for Children & Families First
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  • April 9th – Easter Egg Hunt at Frawley Stadium
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  • April 10 – 14 Spring Break Camp Week 1 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, registration
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  • April 14th – Parent’s Night Out: Earth Day at the DEEC in Wilmington, registration
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  • April 14 & 15 Auburn Heights Egg Hunt
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  • April 17 – 21 Spring Break Camp Week 2 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, registration
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  • April 17-21 Spring Zoo Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, registration
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This Week’s Buzz: March 6th – March 12th

And the Award Goes To,

The votes are in. And for work in a ongoing performance piece called “no, you may not have a sleepover” and a recurring role in “42 additional reasons we don’t have an Xbox” the award for the most terrible mother goes to – once again – me.

[Applause]

I’d like to thank the Academy for this honor. It’s especially meaningful to accept this award after having been awarded it so many times before – it shows a level of commitment and persistence that I did not think possible during that one 10K I did where I had to stop and walk several times and during many trial-and-error episodes with various and sundry stylists in the greater 19707.

But my commitment to…
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Buzz This Week
Monday, March 6th

  • 10:30am Book Babies at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 4 p.m.–Close Dinner at Friendly’s in Hockessin, Kids Meals are just $1.99 with the purchase of an adult entrée.
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Tuesday, March 7th

  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: The Wonderful World Of Worms at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 7pm The Original Harlem Globetrotters at the Bob Carpenter Center
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Wednesday, March 8th

  • 10am Preschooler Storytime at Barnes & Noble, on Concord Pike
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  • 10am Wee Have Fun Club – Happy Birthday Owl Babies! at Bellevue State Park
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  • 10:30am & 11:15am Wilmington Montessori Play & Learn at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Thursday, March 9th

  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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Friday, March 10th

  • 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 Dinosaur Night at the Museum at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 6:30-8:30pm Parent’s Night Out: STEM Challenge at the DEEC, registration
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  • 7pm Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, March 11th

  • 10am – Brandywine Zoo Reopens!
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  • 11am-3pm Harriet Tubman Day Celebration/The Underground Railroad in Delaware at the Delaware History Museum
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  • 10am-12pm & 1-3pm From Sap to Syurp at Bellevue State Park, Appropriate for all ages. Register by 4 p.m. on March 9.
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  • 11am – Dance Storytime at Barnes & Noble at Christiana Mall
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  • 12pm – Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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  • 1:30pm – Gypsy, spring musical at Garnet Valley High School
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  • Philadlephia Flower Show in the Convention Center
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  • 2pm – Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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Sunday, March 12th

  • 12-3pm Kids’ Corner Creativity Hours with Family-in-Residence Opening Reception and Sunday Studio at the DE Art Museum
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  • 1-3pm Stone Soup at Ashland Nature Center
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  • 1:30pm St. Patrick’s Day Concert, at the Hockessin Library
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  • 2pm – Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 2-4pm Wilmington Drama League: Pillow Plays, at the Newark Free Library
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Save the Date
  • March 18th – OrKid Day at Longwood Gardens
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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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  • March 22nd, 23rd, & 26th – Student Production of Winne the Pooh at Albert Eistien Academy
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  • March 25th – HUGE ESTATE & GARAGE SALE at Archmere Academy
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  • March 25th – Wine and Dine Downtown Newark
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This Week’s Buzz: February 27th – March 4th

Dear Mother Nature,

Hey girl. On behalf of the moms, I just want to say thanks. I see that we are back to our regularly scheduled programming – but the interruption for a few days of spring temps and bright sunshine this week made a big difference. We got out to Longwood and the playground and we opened our windows and let some fresh air in. We drove with our windows down and maybe turned the radio up a little louder than normal. We may have dug out some old-school Alanis and “thank you India, thank you terror, thank you dis-i-llusion-ment” because thank you for a mid-winter week of sunshine.

It was just.what.the…
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Featured Buzz

Newark Center for Creative Learning

Are you looking for a school where kids love to learn and teachers love to teach? For 45 years, NCCL has been helping young people find their voices through our proven philosophy of small classes, deep learning, project-based curriculum and playing vital roles in our school community—becoming leaders, thinkers and creators. It’s Progressive Education – and it works. Our structured K-8 curriculum includes: mathematics, reading, writing, social studies, science, Spanish, music, art, physical education, and full recess for all ages. Compare NCCL to traditional schools.

Upcoming Open Houses:
Sunday, March 5, 2-4 pm
or Tuesday, March 7, 9-11 am

to see what it’s all about!

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Buzz This Week
Monday, February 27th

  • 10:30am Book Babies at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Tuesday, February 28th

  • 9:30am – Green By Nature Preschool: Ice Ice Baby at the DEEC
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  • 9:30-11am Preschool Playtime at The Independence School
    Free and Open to the Public
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Wednesday, March 1st

  • Winterthur Museum & Gardens Reopens
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  • 10am Wee Have Fun Club – In Like a Lion.. at Bellevue State Park
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  • 10:30am Jitterbugs at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Thursday, March 2nd

  • 10:30am CHILDREN’S READ-ALOUD TOUR at the Brandywine River Museum
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Friday, March 3rd

  • 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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  • 7pm The Wilmington Concert Opera’s Dream Gala at Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore, PA
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, March 4th

  • Blue Saturday Ticket Extravaganza at Frawley Stadium
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  • 10am-12:30pm Celebrating Dr. Seuss at the Ashland Nature Center
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  • 10am-3pm 2nd Annual Lego Shipbuilding Contest and Event at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
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  • 1pm Performance of Jungle Book at Garnet Valley Middle School, Tickets $4 at the door
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  • 1-3pm Dude’s Birthday Party at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 2pm – Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 2pm The Wilmington Concert Opera’s Dream Gala at the Cathedral of St Peter in Wilmington, DE
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Sunday, March 5th

  • 11am-12pm Spring Fashion Show at the Athleta Store in Glen Eagle Square
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  • 12-3pm KIDS’ CORNER CREATIVITY HOURS the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 2pm – Peter Pan at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
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  • 3pm Newark Symphony Concert of “Swan Lake” at The Independence School
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Save the Date
  • March 10th – Dinosaur Night at the Museum at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • March 11th – Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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  • March 11-19 Philadlephia Flower Show in the Convention Center
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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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  • March 25th – HUGE ESTATE & GARAGE SALE at Archmere Academy
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  • March 25th – Wine and Dine Downtown Newark
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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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This Week’s Buzz: February 6th – February 12th

Happy Campers 

It’s February. The damn groundhog tells us that there are six more weeks of winter – but the snowdrops are coming up on the hills at Winterthur and we know that means the crocus and the winter aconite will be next. And then the daffodils. And then the tulips. And then spring break and prom and Point-to-Point and teacher gifts and graduation season and then, and then, SUMMER CAMP.

Life moves pretty fast, as Ferris Bueller – wise beyond his years – told us. If you don’t slow down and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

And by “it”, I mean

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St. Mary’s Early Education Program

The best kept secret in Hockessin is the St. Mary’s Early Education Program! St. Mary’s EEP offers programs for children as young as 2 and through Pre-K, with before- and after-care opportunities to extend the robust half-day program. Attractive pricing and a warm and friendly community makes St. Mary’s the.most.wonderful first school experience for your child. Schedule a tour and see what the fuss is all about.

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Buzz This Week
Monday, February 6th

  • All New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  today in honor of Lincoln’s Birthday.
  • 10am – Registration open for Makin’ Music performance of dancing and singing at Glen Eagle Square in Little Nest Portraits
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  • 11am – Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, February 7th

  • 11am – Storytime at Barnes & Noble, Christiana Mall
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Wednesday, February 8th

  • 10am – Wee Have Fun- Bird Seed Valentines at Bellevue State Park
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  • 10:30am & 11:15am – Wilmington Montessori Play & Learn at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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Thursday, February 9th

  • Half Price Playground Day at Oasis Family Fun Center
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Friday, February 10th

  • 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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  • 6:30-8:30pm Parent’s Night Out: Animals In Winter at the DEEC in Wilmington, Registration
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  • 5:30-10pm Parents’ Night Out: Valentine’s Day at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Pre-Registration
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, February 11th

  • 10am-1pm  “Light Up Your Winter” Family Fun – Electronics and Circuitry exploration Event at Upland Country Day’s new IDEA Center/MakerSpace. Free to the public. 
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  • 11am-3pm Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Rooster at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 11am – Valentine’s Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble, Concord Pike
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  • 11am-4pm – VICTORINE’S VALENTINE’S DAY at Hagley Museum
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  • 1-3pm Family Fun Weekend at UD’s Fred Rust Ice Arena in Newark, DE
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  • 2pm – Drumming & Dancing Family Event at the Music School of Delaware
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  • 7-9:30pm – Parents’ Night Out: Special Buccaneer Edition at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Pre-Registration
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Sunday, February 12th

  • 9:30am-12pm Free Sunday Morning at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 12-3pm Sunday Studio at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 1-3pm Family Fun Weekend at UD’s Fred Rust Ice Arena in Newark, DE
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  • 1-3pm – Valentine’s Day Free Family Sunday at THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY in Wilmington
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  • 1-3pm – Farm Valentines at Coverdale Farm
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  • Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival in Kennett Square, PA
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Save the Date
  • February 15th – Summer Camp Registration for Non-Members Opens of the Delaware Nature Society
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  • February 20 – OrKid Day at Longwood Gardens
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  • February 20 – Winter Day Camp at the Brandywine Zoo, Pre-registration
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  • February 20 – Presidents Day Camp at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Pre-registration
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  • February 23 & 24 – 10TH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL   
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  • February 24 – SCRABBLE in the City Literacy Delaware Happy Hour FUNdraiser, Copeland Center at the Kalmar Nyckel, Pre-Registration 
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  • February 25th – Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at the Tyler Arboretum
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  • February 25th – Kennett Winterfest in Kennett Square, PA
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  • February 25th – Maple Sugaring And Pancake Breakfast at the Ashland Nature Center
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  • February 25th – Mardi Gras Dinner Party Fundriaser for the Ministry of Caring
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This Week’s Buzz: January 30th – February 5th

Here.Comes.February. 

If it feels like it’s been a doozy of a few weeks, you are not alone. The sky has had no sun and the news has had no fun and everyone is dieting off their holiday indulgences and no one is doing anything enjoyable and it’s still dark so. freaking. early and spring feels like a hundred months away.

And yet, and YET, there is promise in what lies ahead. No matter how wintery this winter is, what with the sketchy political news and This Is Us being so sad what with William dying and all, and it’s so so long until spring break and we haven’t even had a real snow day yet, there is promise. Daylight saving time – when yes, we lose an hour but we gain the after-school daylight, is just over a month away. A brand-new…

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http://www.towerhill.org/page/Inside-Tower-Hill/Camp-Fair

St. Ann School has a long history of academic excellence rooted in our Catholic faith and community spirit. Our focus on the educational, spiritual, and social needs of our students results in a vibrant and supportive learning environment at all levels: from our new 3 – year old program through 8th grade.

Learn more at our upcoming Open House and Admission Events 
or contact us today to schedule your private tour!

Join us during our Open House week, January 23rd through January 27th. Tours are offered daily from 9am to 2pm. 

Or Visit at one of our Admission Events!

Wednesday, February 1st Join our 3 and 4yr Pre K classrooms at 9am.

Thursday, February 2nd All School Open House beginning at 9am.

We look forward to sharing our wonderful school and community with you!

Please visit our website at www.thesaintannschool.org for more details.

Contact us if you have additional questions by calling at 302.652.6567.
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Buzz This Week
Monday, January 30th

  • 10:30am Book Babies at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 11am – Stroller Rollers at Bellevue State Park
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Tuesday, January 31st

  • 11am – Toddler Tales at the Woodlawn Library
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  • 11am – Storytime at Barnes & Noble, Christiana Mall
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Wednesday, February 1st

  • 10am – Wee Have Fun- Tracks in the Snow at Bellevue State Park
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Thursday, February 2nd

  • Summer Camp Registration Opens Today for Members of the Delaware Nature Society
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  • 10-11:30am Groundhog Gala at the Ashland Nature Center
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  • 3:30-7pm Community Camp Fair at Tower Hill School
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Friday, February 3rd

  • 10am – Preschool Game Day at the Hockessin Public Library
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  • 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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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, February 4th

  • 10am-12pm Healthy Together Class – Pre-registration and Bank of America Museums on Us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 11am- Disney Reads Day at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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  • 1-2:30pm Zoo Camp Open House at the Brandywine Zoo
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Sunday, February 5th

  • Bank of America Museums on Us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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  • 9am-6pm 2017 Philadelphia Car Show – Last Day of the Show
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Save the Date
  • February 10th –Parent’s Night Out: Animals In Winter at the DEEC in Wilmington, Registration
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  • February 10th – Parents’ Night Out: Valentine’s Day at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Pre-Registration
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  • February 11th – Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Rooster at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • February 11th – Drumming & Dancing Family Event at the Music School of Delaware
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  • February 11th – VICTORINE’S VALENTINE’S DAY at Hagley Museum
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  • February 11th – Parents’ Night Out: Special Buccaneer Edition at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, Pre-Registration
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  • February 12th – Valentine’s Day Free Family Sunday at THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY in Wilmington
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  • February 12th – Farm Valentines at Coverdale Farm
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  • February 12th – Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival in Kennett Square, PA
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  • February 20 – OrKid Day at Longwood Gardens
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