This Week’s Buzz: August 7th – August 13th

Road Trip Back in Time

As our family road tripped this week, I was reminded of the road trips of my youth – the station wagon, sitting in the “way back” sometimes, waist-only seat belts and paper maps, once a very long ride with no AC. No EZ Pass so we kids would always wake up at the tolls. John Denver and Simon & Garfunkel on the 8 Track.

Today? Two kindles, an iPod touch, two mini iPads, a laptop and two iPhones accompanied us over the river and through the woods. Podcasts for the grownups, head phones for the kids, and a navigation screen on the console and Waze should we want to try a different route. Quite a bit different than it was a generation ago. The kids can hardly believe it when we tell them about it.

I propose a 70s and 80s theme park, where we can…
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Buzz This Week
Monday, August 7th

  • August is Peach Month at Highland Orchards
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  • 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in the Parks – Tonight is in Rockford Park
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Tuesday, August 8th

  • $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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  • 2-8:30pm Family Movie Triple Feature! at the Kirkwood Library
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Wednesday, August 9th

  • 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 10th

  • 9am-4pm Railroading Summer Day Camp at the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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  • 10:30am Storytime at the Brandywine Zoo
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  • 6-8pm WSTW Family Fun Night at the Brandywine Zoo
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Friday, August 11th

  • 10:30am Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum
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  • 2-4pm Friday Family Films for Fun and Ice Cream Party and Sidewalk Chalk Show at the Brandywine Hundred Library
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  • 5-8pm $5 after 5pm at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • 6pm & 7:30pm The Okee Dokee Brothers at Longwood Gardens
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  • 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in the Parks – Tonight is in Bellevue State Park
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, August 12th

  • 9am-4pm Farm Fun Days at Coverdale Farm Preserve
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  • 1-4pm SCIENCE SATURDAY: MATHEMATICS IN NATURE at Hagley
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  • 6:30-10pm Night at the Museum at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
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Sunday, August 13th

  • 12-4pm Touch a Truck event in West Chester
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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 18th – End Summer Bash at the Delaware Children’s Museum
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  • August 19th – Family Program: Gathering for August Quarterly at the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage in Wilmington
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  • August 20th – World Helicopter Day at the American Helicopter Museum
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  • August 20th – Longwood member Night at The Creamery in Kennett Square
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  • 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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