New Castle County Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Yuletide Cocktail Reception at Longwood Gardens

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Longwood Gardens | 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
6:00 p.m. - Timed Ticket Admission
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Yuletide Cocktail Reception in The Terracotta Room

$55 - Admission Ticket & Cocktail Reception
$35 - Reception Only (Longwood annual membership holder)

Start off your holiday season with the UD New Castle County Alumni Club at A Longwood Christmas! This holiday season we pay homage to the Christmas tree with an imaginative display featuring traditional favorites and inspiring new twists. From festive firs suspended from above to towering tannenbaums created from books, stained glass, and other unexpected materials, you can't help but exclaim, "O Christmas Tree!"

Ticket price includes admission to the gardens and the cocktail reception. The reception includes wine, beer, assorted sodas, sparkling water, hors d'oeuvres, assorted desserts & a coffee station.

Register early, as unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

• Limit 4 tickets per party.
• Open to alumni & their guests of all ages.
• The reception includes wine, beer, assorted sodas, sparkling water, hors d'oeuvres, assorted desserts & a coffee station.

Thanks to the UDAA for its generous support of this event!

Refund deadline is Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Registration closes at 4 p.m. December 4, 2018. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Get Involved

The New Castle County Alumni Club averages 10 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, Megan Pettingill, AS10
Vice President, Tammy Good, AS00
Special Events Chair, Eileen Brown, EG07
Young Alumni Chair, Gary Ulrich, BE15
Communications Chair, Melanie Smith, AS11
Treasurer, Clay Rowe, BE11
Regional Giving Chair, Erica Erbeck, EHD15

Past Events Include:

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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