Monday, January 24, 2011

The Glass Menagerie ~ University of Delaware's REP/PTTP

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

January 27th ~ February 27th

Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts

Directions and Parking

Check website for times and pricing.

"The greatest of all American plays."
- The Wall Street Journal

Amanda, clinging to youthful memories of being wooed by scores of rich and handsome suitors, is determined to find her daughter a husband, but Laura, crippled and painfully shy, plays with her collection of glass animals and lives in a world of her own. Amanda's son, Tom, an aspiring poet in a dead-end job, secretly dreams of escape. This powerful and delicate masterpiece will touch your heart and stir your emotions.

Click here to see an

interview with director

John Langs


About the REP/PTTP

The University of Delaware Professional Training Program/Resident Ensemble Players is a powerful and unique marriage of a resident professional acting company and a conservatory training program. Operating like two sides of a single coin, the PTTP and the REP are each distinctive aspects of one artistic mission that manifests itself in a theatre organization that is greater than the sum of its parts.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Programs for Homeschoolers at the Brandywine Zoo!

Two Programs:

“Animals and Their Young”

February 10
10am - 12:00 noon

Love is in the air this month and shortly thereafter comes babies! Learn interesting facts about the mysteries of zoo babies like: gestation periods of up to TWO years; special diets for moms to be; how porcupines are born; and much more!
PRE-Registration strongly suggested.
$8 per person
$6 per Delaware Zoological Society Member
ONE adult is free per family.

“Wonders of Water!”
March 11th
9:30am - 12 noon
Brandywine Zoo and Wilmington State Parks offer a unique cooperative program “Wonder of Water!” Water makes the world go ‘round! We’ll meet in the Zoo’s Education Building then begin the morning with a round trip hike at the Brandywine Creek. Learn how flowing water changes the landscape and how people can change the course of water and history! Back at the zoo, a live animal program will focus on how animals change water and water changes animals! This is an outdoor program, so dress comfortably for the weather! Strollers recommended for small children.
Registration is required
ONE adult is free per family.
$8.00 per person

Nicole Goodsell
Education Outreach Coordinator
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr. Wilmington, DE 19802
phone: 302-571-7850 x224


Dollar Days at Hagley!

Admission only $1.00
Saturdays during February and March!

Hagley, where the du Pont story begins, is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. Enjoy the museum’s diverse offerings including a tour of Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont ancestral home; interactive exhibits; demonstrations; decorative arts; and the beautiful landscape. And now with Hagley’s Dollar Days, there’s every reason to visit!

Route 141
Wilmington, Delaware.
(302) 658-2400

Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale!

March 3-6
Concord Mall

4737 Concord Pike
Brandywine Hundred ~ Wilmington

42nd annual AAUW Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale
More than 50,000 used books, 1,000 vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, a "Wizard of Oz" collection and other items will be sold at the 42nd annual Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women.

Most items are 75 cents to $5, with collectibles priced up to $100*
Starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, most categories go to half price (except for collectibles). All day Sunday, the branch will sell you a supermarket brown bag for $7, which you can fill from all categories (except for collectibles).

* Female students in Delaware are encouraged to apply for college scholarships that the sale funds.

For more information:
(302) 428-0939


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Classical Conversations ~ Informational Meeting!

Thursday, February 10th

7:00 PM*

Trinity EC “The Lighthouse” Church

66 South Limerick Road

Royersford, PA 19468

Have you read The Well-Trained Mind?


Are you giving your children the Tools of Learning?


Do you want to simplify your homeschooling?

Learn more about the classical education method and get an overview of the Classical Conversations program. Be encouraged to know there are other parents out there, like you, wanting their children to have the benefit of a classical education. Students already in the program will be there to show you what they have already learned this year!

Classical Conversations' grammar students learn a Timeline with 160 events, US Presidents, memory work in History, Geography, Science, Math, English, Bible, and Latin. Each week, children have a chance to practice their oral presentation skills, participate in a fine arts lesson, as well as a science project. Older grammar students also have the option of taking classes in writing and English grammar. High school level classes meet for debates and discussions to encourage rhetoric thinking through subjects from a Biblical perspective.

* A copy of The Core, by Leigh Bortins, the founder of Classical Conversations, will be given away to anyone who comes with 2 friends!

For more information:

Dana Schulze

Outreach Coordinator

610-792-3744 home

484-792-1387 cell



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Iowa Testing at City Gates Academy!


$55 for City Gates Academy families
$65 for non-CGA families

March 28, 29, 30

9-12, please plan to arrive at 8:45

City Gates Academy
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
1314 Foulk Rd, next to the Brandywine Library
(Parking and test entrance in the rear of the church.)

Checks payable to: City Gates Academy
Must be received by February 11th
No refunds will be given.

Mail completed form and payment to:
Cheryl Cooper
104 Bridleshire Ct
Newark, De 19711

email -

These are tests which are approved for standardized testing and can be submitted with portfolios. They are thorough in the assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses. If you have a 7th grader and are considering transitioning them to local high schools, this is the year to obtain these. They are requested as part of the admission process.

Results in 6-8 weeks.



Invention Convention ~ This Weekend at Hagley!

January 15, 16, 17, 2011

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free for Hagley members.
$5 for adults
$3.50 per child
(Free for children three and under)

Bring your Young Inventors to Hagley!
Hagley's Invention Convention is three full days of inventing, experimenting, hands-on fun, and interactive educational entertainment for families.

* Tinkering Tables - take apart gadgets to see what makes them tick!
* Invention station - build your own incredible invention and apply for a Hagley patent!
* Factory System - join a working assembly line to experience how the factory workshop system revolutionized the way inventions are made!
* Patent Model exhibit - examine Hagley's collection of patent models made by real inventors!

New show each day
11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
* Cool Chemistry
* Miracle Workerz' Amazing Robots
* Fun with Physics

Enter using Hagley's Buck Road East Entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware.



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Delaware Children's Theater ~ Pippi Longstocking!

A musical play adapted from the popular stories by Astrid Lingren.

This is an absurd and rollicking story of Pippi, who lives without any grownups and embodies all the freedom and power that every child imagines. We laugh with her as she struggles to adapt to life in a small town. Pippi's adventures are full of hilarity that appeals to the child in all of us.

Opens Saturday, January 15

Runs Saturday and Sunday for the rest of January!

Tickets are $12
Call box office and leaved a message.



Brandywine YMCA Super Sitters Class!

Register now!

Be a top baby sitter!
Learn the correct way to take care of infants and children.
Pool safety class included.
For boys and girls ages 11 and up.

Jan 19, 2011 – Feb 9, 2011
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$39 full members / $78 program members

Water Safety
Tuesday, Feb. 1
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

For information call:
478-9622 x27



Sunday, January 2, 2011

FREE Lecture: Bulgarian Illustrator Iassen Ghiuselev at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts!

Saturday, January 22

Mr. Ghiuselev was the winner of the 1994 Illustrator of the Year Award at the Bologne Book Fair, winner of the 1997 Best Book of the Year Award by the Buchkunst Foundation, and 2004 winner of the Silver Medal by The Society of Illustrators, New York.

This event is co-hosted by Delaware College of Art and Design and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801