This Week’s Buzz: November 27th – December 3rd

Holidays in Two Acts

The holidays are here and like the leading player in Pippin sings, we’ve got magic to do. In fact, that might be the Opening Number in the future smash Broadway musical I will one day write called “Moms in December.” Picture it. It opens with a few friends over a fun Sunday morning brunch at someone’s house, with champagne and quiche and friends saying how nice their Thanksgiving was … and then the brunch is suddenly interrupted by a flash of lightning and the ghost of Christmas present arrives and says to hurry up and drink that bubbly because you’ve got shopping to do, and cards to write, and gifts to wrap, and handwriting to disguise, and an elf to hide, and a credit card to pay off, and reservations to make, and groceries to buy, and cookies to bake … and teacher gifts and something for the bus driver and don’t forget the office grab bag and what are you wearing to the holiday party and did you line up a sitter and the curtain comes down on Thanksgiving weekend.

Scene Two. Same moms, looking decidedly less festive, pushing their carts through Target and talking about how they really do want to shop small, but the stores aren’t open at 8 pm when moms are done carpooling and dinner-making and homework-reviewing. They sing together “We love our town, and we love those shops, but shopping small is for people that are RE-tired …. and not just … tired!”

Scene Three. Same moms, but on …
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Buzz This Week
Monday, November 27th

  • Today is Cyber Monday – What Does it Mean?
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  • 8am-5pm Coleman’s Christmas Tree Farm
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  • 11am Baby Story Time at the Route 9 Library
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Tuesday, November 28th

  • Today is #GivingTuesday – What Does It Mean?
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  • 11am Toddler Tales at the Woodlawn Library
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Wednesday, November 29th

  • 10am Preschooler Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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Thursday, November 30th

  • 9:30am &12pm ‘TWAS THE NIGHT at The Playhouse in Wilmington
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Friday, December 1st

  • 9:30am Using Cool Tools – Screwdrivers at Ashland Nature Center
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  • 10:30am Glory 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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  • 5-9pm Holiday Open House at Rockwood
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  • 5:30-10pm Parents Night Off Camp: Super Sleuths at the DE Museum of Natural History, reservations
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  • 6-8pm Winterfest in Newark, DE
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  • 7pm The Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble on Concord Pike
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  • 7:15pm QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
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Weekend Buzz
Saturday, December 2nd

Sunday, December 3rd

  • 8am Christmas Tree Train on the West Chester Railroad
    Take you to Wiggins Christmas Tree Farm
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  • 9-10:30am Breakfast with Santa at Longwood, Reservations and tickets
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  • Starting at 10am Kool Beans and Desserts By Dana present Brunch With Santa and Paw Patrol/Frozen at The Delaware Association Of Police on Lancaster Ave.
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  • 11am-2pm Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair at Congregation Beth Emeth (330 W. Lea Boulevard in Wilmington)
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  • 12:30pm & 2:30pm SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
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  • 2pm Shrek The Musical at the Delaware Children’s Theater
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  • 3pm Holiday Sing at the Delaware Music School, Wilmington
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  • 6pm Nutcracker by the Wilmington Ballet
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Save the Date
  • December 6th Children’s Christmas Party at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • December 8th Parents Night Off Camp: Reindeer Express at the DE Musuem of Natural History
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  • December 8th Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the Brandywine Creek State Park
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  • December 8-17 Brandywine Ballet – Nutcracker
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  • December 9th BREAKFAST WITH THE TRAINS at the Brandywine River Museum
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  • December 10th Ho Ho Ho- The Santa Claus Chronicles, Pillow Play at the Newark Library
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  • December 10th Breakfast with Santa at the DE Musuem of Natural History
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