New Castle County Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

A Day with the Alpacas at Painted Sky Alpaca Farm

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | Noon–2 p.m.

Painted Sky Alpaca Farm | 95 Knight House Lane, Earleville, MD 21919

Alpacas are cute, gentle and ready to spend an afternoon with Blue Hens! Join us fellow UD alumni at Painted Sky Alpaca Farm, where you’ll have the chance to learn about these unique animals during a guided tour and see the process of turning their fur into everyday items we wear.

Plus, you’ll get to actually hang out with some alpacas. After the tour, you’ll have the chance to visit the gift shop to see and buy some finished alpaca products. It’s fun for all ages, get your tickets today!

Cost: $10; children younger than 10 are admitted for free.

Note: Registration and refund deadlines are Friday, October 25. No walk-ups permitted. Limit six tickets per party.

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Yuletide Cocktail Reception at Longwood Gardens

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 5:30–9 p.m.
5:30–7 p.m. Explore the Gardens
7–9 p.m. Yuletide Cocktail Reception in The Terracotta Room

Longwood Gardens | 1001 Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Start your holiday season in style with Blue Hens and friends at a Longwood Christmas. Explore the world-renowned grounds and enjoy the illuminated trees and the stunning tunnel of lights.

Afterwards, stick around for a Yuletide cocktail reception featuring wine, beer, assorted sodas, sparkling water, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a coffee station. Register early as this event sells out every year. We can’t wait to see you there!

$60: admission to Longwood Gardens and the cocktail reception
$40: cocktail reception only (Longwood Gardens annual members only)
$5 of each ticket purchased will be donated as a gift on your behalf toward UD's Botanical Garden.

Note: Registration deadline is November 26. Refund deadline is November 20. No walk-ups permitted. Limit four tickets per party.

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There are no additional events scheduled at this time; however we are busy planning more (see below for the list of our past events)!

If you have an idea for a great networking, social or sporting event or a service project, please contact Kate Bailey.

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Get Involved

The New Castle County Alumni Club averages 6 to 8 events a year. We are always looking for ideas for events and volunteers to help plan them! If you are interested, email or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:

President, Tammy Good, AS00
Vice President, Clay Rowe, BE11
Special Events Chair, Eileen Brown, EG07
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Gary Ulrich, BE15
Young Alumni Co-Chair, Michael Reynolds, HS17
Communications Chair, Melanie Smith, AS11
Treasurer, OPEN
Regional Giving Chair, Erica Erbeck, EHD15

Past Events Include:

Golf and Lunch at Deerfield Country Club
Tour of UDairy Creamery
Carolina Mudcats vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball Game
Dinner at Vita Nova
Delaware to the World: Newark
Wilmington Wine Tasting Class
Delaware Blue Coats Basketball Game and Fieldhouse Tour
Brewery Tour & Tastings at Midnight Oil Brewing Co.
Yuletide Cocktail Reception at Longwood Gardens
UD vs. JMU NCAA Playoffs Football Watch Party
Tour & Tasting at Dew Point Brewing Co.
Philadelphia Union Soccer Match & Stadium Tour
Spin Class and Little Bob Tour
Delaware Taco Festival
Blue Rocks Baseball Game
I Heart UD Giving Day Happy Hour
Behind the Scenes at Winterthur Museum: A Saturday Symposium
Dinner at UD's Award-Winning Vita Nova Restaurant
Pottery Workshop at the Delaware Art Museum
Yuletide Cocktail Reception at Longwood Gardens
Fall Wreath-Making Class
Delaware Taco Festival
Blue Hen Spin Class and Little Bob Tour
Life After UD: Navigating Life as a Young Alum in the Real World
Sushi Making 101
Family Farm Day
Blue Hens on the Bay
Phillies Game & Reception
Pasta Making and Dinner at Caffé Gelato
A Day at the Delaware Children's Museum
Dare to Care Brandywine Creek Cleanup
Dewey Day
Philadelphia Union Soccer Game and Tailgate
Design with a Splash of Wine at the Chesapeake Inn
World Rowing Championships - UD Men's Crew Send-off and Fundraiser
"Clay Date" at the Delaware Art Museum
Valentine's Day Ice Skating
Family Bowling
Tailgate Food and Beer Pairing
Happy Hour at Two Stones Pub Naamans
Paint Class at Timothy's
New Castle County Alumni Soccer: Rapids @ Union
Welcome to the Neighborhood Crab Cruise
Dare to Care at the Food Bank of Delaware
BYOB Painting Class
Tailgate Foods Cooking Demonstration
Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics WNBA Game & Reception
Philly Union Game & Tailgate
Happy Hour at Tyler Fitzgerald's, Wilmington
Volunteer at UDance
Cooking Class with Chef Dana Herbert ('98 BE)
UDAA Pre-game Event at Women's Basketball Home Game
Holiday Decorating Party at St. Michael's School, Wilmington
UD Football Watch Party at Grotto's Wilmington
UD Day of Service - NCC Alumni at Castle Hills Park
The Making of the Philadelphia Int'l Flower Show Presentation
Philadelphia Union v. D.C. United Game & Tailgate
Sweet & Savory Dough Class at Vita Nova
Pasta and Sauces Cooking Demo at Vita Nova
College Day at AT&T National Golf Tournament

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