1 Arden Club Calendar The Highway, Arden, DE MAY 2018 Printed on 100% post-consumer fiber paper. ARDENSINGERS GILD Spring 2018 Production Gilbert & Sullivan s Patience April and May 4-5, 2018 at the Gild Hall May 12, 2018 at the Smyrna Opera House Stage Director: David Leavitt Music Director: Helene Furlong Rehearsals for our Ardensingers Spring 2018 show, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Patience", are underway. However, we always welcome assistance with the production (e.g. costumes, set painting & construction, stage make-up, directing parking, props, etc.). If you are interested in getting involved with the production, please contact John Trexler at or (484) Ticket prices are $17 Adult, $14 Senior, $5 Child/Student in advance and $20 Adult, $17 Senior, $7 Child/ Student at the door. For more information, visit Fall 2018 Production Robin Hood and the Singing Nun A panto, by Stuart Ardern Nov. 10, 16 & 17, 2018 at 8pm / Nov. 11 & 17, 2018 at 2pm at the Arden Gild Hall Stage Director: Ken Mammarella Music Director: Helene Furlong The Ardensingers are really looking forward to presenting this raucous musical pantomime featuring heroic outlaws, wicked sheriffs, usurping princes, and a running parody of a well-known musical. Come out and cheer our heroes and hiss at the villains! The show is appropriate for all ages, with humor ranging from the slapstick to subtle adult humor. To current and prospective Ardensingers: This show requires a large, diverse cast, including motivated young actors. Visit our Auditions Page for more information.
2 WRITERS GILD A 2-hour Mini-retreat for Writers, with Cookies and Discussion May 8 7:00 p.m. The Arden Writers Gild strives to change and improve our community by exploring the gifts of literature. We find both unity and diversity by sharing the knowledge, intelligence and humor of past and contemporary writers. Our Guild expands our ability to integrate the world of the written word into our lives and our community. We encourage all ages to find the pleasures of reading, the enjoyment of the spoken word and the growth of perspectives which the written word affords. Our youth are the future thinkers, the past serves as their roadmap; current readers, writers and poets carry the message. *We invite all ages from 6 to 96; exceptions may be made if you bring a note from your parents.* We encourage young writers/poets and everyone to attend! Bring original writings for sharing or just bring yourself. Come early cookies are warm upon arrival and go quickly. Pony rides and hot-air balloon rides will resume as weather permits. LIBRARY GILD Evening with the Author: Arden Library Series Fay Hoh Yin Saturday, May 12 7:30 Arden Gild Hall A biologist at DuPont for 26 years, Ms. Yin will describe her Chinese family's trials over three generations, and sign copies her book for those in the audience. Yin narrates the trials of her family at the end of the Chinese empire, and the challenges facing every-day people. Born in Beijing in 1932 and unsettled by the World War II effects on her family, they fled the route on the map, settling in Taiwan in Yin then came to America for college, as had her father before her. All are welcome. This is not a fee to attend, but donations would be much appreciated. 2 THE ARDEN CLUB CALENDAR MAY 2018
3 FOLK DANCERS GILD May 2018 Arden Folk Dance Schedule May 2 Wed: Jenny Brown leading Folk dancing and some English dancing, 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5 others. May 3 Thu: Scottish/English dancing with Terry Harvey, 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5. May 6 Sun: Upper Gild Hall - Contra Dance with Kathy Talvite & Friends (band), Rebecca McCallum - fiddle (from Connecticut), Mara Shea - fiddle (from North Carolina), Kathy Talvitie piano, Perry Shaffrin (caller), Dance Lesson 1:30-2 PM Dance 2-5 PM. Members $9, others $10, Students $5, Kids 13 and under FREE. May 6 Sun: Lower Gild Hall - Arden In Motion - Stretch! Move! Explore! Get rejuvenated as you are lead through stretching and informal dance/movement improvisation to live music featuring WOZ (band) and members of the Arden Drum Circle. Requested Donation: $15 Adults, Seniors $5, Kids under 12 free with adult. May 9 Wed: Israeli dance lead by Sharon Kleban, 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5. May 16 Wed: Bob Witt & Friends leading Folk dancing 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5. May 23 Wed. Israeli dance lead by Marilyn Metter & Friends, 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5 others. May 30 Wed: Eric Mosley leading says: Come out and join us on the dance floor for an awesome fusion of country, pop and soul, line and couples dance with 6:30 PM LESSONS ranging from beginner to intermediate. 7:00-9:30 PM $4, $5 others. June 3 Sun: Contra Grip It! Rip It! With Rich Myers (on mandolin) and Friends - on all other instruments, Ann Fallon (caller), Dance lesson 1:30-2 PM Dance 2-5 PM. Members $9, others $10, Students $5, Kids 13 and under FREE. Ice Cream provided by Folk Gild, bring a treat to share! POOL open as well. For more information, call or Find us on Facebook: Arden Folk Dance, or on our website: Ardenclub.org BRIDGE GILD We play in the Bratten Room of the Lower Gild Hall the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Bridge Gild meeting dates for May are the 3rd and 17th. Our June dates are the 7th and 21st. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for non-members. SEE YOU THERE! MAY 2018 THE ARDEN CLUB CALENDAR 3
4 DINNER GILD Join Us for the Last Three Dinners of the Season Each week the specific menus will be on the Arden Club website under the Dinner Gild sub category as specifics become available. They will also be posted on Arden Dinner Gild Facebook page and Ardenistas. Remember your reservation (call or send an to must be made prior to 6:00 pm the Thursday before the dinner. Please honor this 6pm request as the cooks must begin shopping! It is most important that you tell the reservationist (1) your name; (2) who s coming (member, non-member, child), (4) if you would like the vegetarian alternative, and (5) if you know in advance if you will be taking your dinner home with you. Remember take-out containers are sold for $1 each. Our prices remain: Members $11; Non-Members $13; Children $6 and Leftovers $6. What s for Dinner? May 5: Chicken in Mole Sauce, sofrito, brown rice, warm tortilla with honey butter, fresh salsa with tortilla chips, and mocha bread pudding with hot caramel sauce. The vegetarian option is stuffed roasted poblano peppers with vegetarian mole sauce. May 12: Writer s Gild Baked chicken with sundaes for dessert; more to follow as date draws closer! May 19: Annie Gutsche will prepare her wonderful Chinese noodles with peanut sauce! COOKING LESSONS BY EDMOND Anyone wanting to learn more about food and beverages, Edmond Bischoff would like to start an educational format weekly classes to include hands on cooking and baking. If interested, please contact Edmond A painless way to contribute to the Club Anyone who uses "Amazon Smile" for purchases on-line, can mark the Arden Club as an organization to which Amazon will donate a small % for every purchase. The Club is a 501(c3) organization. Thank you! 4 THE ARDEN CLUB CALENDAR MAY 2018
5 CONCERT GILD For our first fall concert announcement we have a co-production between Arden Concert Gild and the Jewish Federation of Delaware. As a club member you get the news first! Lisa Loeb Sunday December 9, PM early show! $30 general public ($25 members) Venue Presale: Wednesday May 9, am Local General On Sale: - Friday - May 11, am Local Lisa Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song Stay (I Missed You) from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles "Do You Sleep," "I Do" and "Let's Forget about It and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale. Her albums Tails and Firecracker were both certified Gold. Lisa continues to craft irresistible pop songs for the 21st century, while designing Lisa Loeb Eyewear, writing children's books, and supporting non-profit causes. Shady Grove Music Fest Save the date! Saturday July 14, 2018 Noon to 9 PM Eight Bands, Lineup to be announced soon! Visit for more information. MAY 2018 THE ARDEN CLUB CALENDAR 5
6 SHAKESPEARE GILD Twelfth Night Performances in June Shakespeare Gild s summer production will be Twelfth Night directed by Mary Catherine Kelley. This year s cast includes the following people: Orsino: Jason Fawcett Olivia: Kerry Kristine McElrone Viola: Michelle Jacob Stradley Malvolio: Rob Hull Feste: Liam Freeh Sir Toby Belch: Dan Tucker Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Henry Moncure III Maria: Elizabeth Varley Fabian: Petra Deluca Antonio: Clayton Stacey Captain/Priest: Tom Wheeler Curio/officer: Stevie Allen Valentine/officer: Henry Moncure IV Production directed by Mary Catherine Kelley Tickets go on sale May 15 or ardenshakes.com (NO TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS) June 8, 8pm June 15, 16, 8pm; June 2pm June 22, 23, 8pm Members still $10; Non-members $12 SWIM GILD The Arden Swim Club opens for summer 2018 on Saturday, May 27 at 12 noon! Need to pay your dues? Go to to print out your dues form. Fill it out and bring it along with your check to the Need to purchase guest passes? Members can purchase guest passes for $8 each. Don't belong to the pool and need a day pass? You can buy one for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Board members wanted: The Pool Board welcomes any new potential board members who are interested in making our pool better! 6 THE ARDEN CLUB CALENDAR MAY 2018
7 DRUM CIRCLE The Arden Drum Circle, open to all, is held the third Sunday of each month, from 1:00-3:00 PM. In cold or wet weather, we meet downstairs in the Gild Hall. When the weather warms, we will play outside the Gild Hall, often on the Shady Grove Stage. Bring your drums and/or percussion things and join in, or just come and enjoy the session! We are part of the Concert Gild of the Arden Club. To be added to our list, please send a message to MEMBERSHIP FORM Time to Renew? Check your mailing label on the back page. The end date of your Club membership is there. To renew, send in this form. Questions? Call Debbie Ricard, , or visit the Membership page of our website, To correct an address or ask about expiration dates, please call Pat and Linda Toman at Name(s) Address City State Zip Phone(s) To learn about the benefits of Clubhouse and higher levels of Pathways memberships, visit the Membership page of our website: Regular and Pathway Memberships Adult: 18-64, $20 Senior: 65 and over, $15 Junior, 3 17, $7 Household (all at one address): Maximum = $50. *Clubhouse Path level: 1 membership, $75 *Rocky Walk level: 1 or multiple memberships, $150 *The Glen level: 1 or multiple memberships, $300 *Indian Circle level: 1 or multiple memberships, $500 *Milky Way Path level: 1 or multiple memberships, $1,000 *Eligible for year-end drawing of valuable prizes I am enclosing $ Date of Application Make checks payable to The Arden Club, Inc. Mail this form and your check to The Arden Club, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE MAY 2018 THE ARDEN CLUB CALENDAR 7
8 The Gift of Membership Spring and Summer holidays, graduations, weddings and birthdays are a wonderful opportunity to give the gift of Arden Club membership to your family, friends and colleagues. The Arden Club offers events and activities that embrace diverse interests and appeal to all ages. Gilds include Ardensingers, Bridge Gild, Concert Gild, Dinner Gild, Folk Gild, Gardeners Gild, Library Gild, Scholars Gild, Shakespeare Gild, Writers & Poets Gild and Arden Swim Club. Best of all, residency in the Ardens is not required for membership. A gift of membership with The Arden Club is a gift that has value all year. Club members are eligible for discounts at many Gild events including dinners, concerts, theater performances, and more! Annual Membership Fees $20 for Adult Members, ages 18 through 64 $15 for Senior Members, age 65 and older $7 for Junior Members, ages 3 through 17 $50 for Household Membership, includes all adults and children residing at the same address Pathway Patron Memberships (Special support with benefit packages increasing with donation levels) $75/Clubhouse, $150/Rocky Walk, $300/The Glen $500/Indian Circle & $1000/Milky Way Find more information about the benefits of membership in the Arden Club brochure. Because the Arden Club is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, membership dues and many other contributions to the Arden Club are tax deductible to the donor. Arden Club, Inc The Highway Arden, DE Non-Profit Rate US Postage Paid Permit #80 Wilmington, DE Address Service Requested