New Castle County Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Yuletide Cocktail Reception at Longwood Gardens

Wednesday, December 6

6:00 p.m. - Timed Ticket Admission
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Yuletide Cocktail Reception

Longwood Gardens  |  1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
The Terracotta Room  |  lower level of The Terrace

Sorry, this event is now sold out.

$50 Admission ticket & cocktail reception
$30 Reception only (Longwood annual membership holder)

Start off your holiday season with the UD New Castle County Alumni Club at A Longwood Christmas!

More than 50 trees in classic Christmas tones of silver, gold, white and red boast elegant laurel garlands and sparkling crystal ornaments reminiscent of the splendor of Versailles. Outdoors, marvel as colorful fountains dance to holiday music and stroll amid a wonderland of a half million lights. Strolling carolers and daily holiday sing-alongs fill the Gardens with a festive air.

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.

Refund deadline is November 22, 2017.

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

3-Mile Hike in White Clay

Sunday, December 10
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

White Clay Creek State Park | 1475 Creek Road, Newark, DE 19711

Cost: Free

Join us for a scenic 3-mile walk through the woodland and open grass of White Clay Creek State Park. Be ready to spot deer or other woodland creatures as this area is a thriving habitat. It may be chilly, so wrap yourself up in warm clothes suitable for hiking. The loop begins and ends at the Nature Center.

Arrive at 10:50 so that you have time to park and warm up before the hike that will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. Bring friends and family to get some fresh air with fellow Blue Hens!

Registration closes December 9, 2017.

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Get Involved

Do you want to help plan an event for Blue Hens in the area? 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 Kleiman, EHD15

Past events have included:

  • 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
  • Young Alumni Happy Hour
  • Sushi Making 101
  • Service Happy Hour and Raffle
  • Family Farm Day
  • Blue Hens on the Bay
  • Phillies Game & Reception
  • Pasta Making and Dinner at CaffĂ© Gelato
  • A Day at the Delaware Children's Museum
  • Happy Hour and Pajama Drive
  • 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
  • Quizzo
  • Tailgate Foods Cooking Demonstration
  • Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics WNBA Game & Reception
  • Philly Union Game & Tailgate
  • Happy Hour at Tyler Fitzgerald's, Wilmington
  • Alumni 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
  • UD Alumni at the Blue Rocks
  • 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
  • Tailgate Food Demonstration Class

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