The Buzz Ware Village Center (BWVC, a.k.a. “The Buzz”) is located at 2119 The Highway, Arden, Delaware, 19810. The building was renamed in 1973 in memory of a longtime trustee of Arden and Ardentown, an Ardencroft Director, a respected community leader and an excellent graphic designer, Hamilton D. “Buzz” Ware, who died in 1968.
The original Arden School, a public school, built of two surplus wooden World War I military buildings, was dedicated in 1925, but burned down in 1945. The three main rooms of the current structure were built in 1946 to 1947, and was considered somewhat innovative for schools of its time. It had radiant heat, abundant windows, and direct access to the outside from each classroom. A fourth room was added in 1950.
The Arden School was racially integrated two years before the U.S. Supreme Court decision barring segregation, and in spite of Delaware’s policy of segregation at that time. The Arden School had six grades from the late 1920s until 1969, when it was reduced to a Kindergarten building and finally closed, as a Public School, in 1973.
Since that time, the Center has been run by the BWVC Committee of the Town of Arden, with help from Ardentown and Ardencroft. If you would like to use “The Buzz” for an event, please use the contact form to get in touch with the building manager. Availability can be researched using the online calendar.
Upcoming & Inspiring Jester Art Space Events at the Buzz
Check out all the cool workshops and sketch Jester Art Space events for 2024!
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the beautiful Buzz Ware Village Center.
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TAI CHI at the Buzz
Tai chi classes are ongoing at the Buzz, led by Ardentown resident Jill Emery.
Tai chi is a sequence of slow movements and breathing, designed to improve overall health & well-being. Class will meet on Monday/Thursday/Saturday at 9am either outside of the Buzz (dress appropriately if chilly) or in rooms 1 and 2. It’s not necessary to attend all classes, they are not sequential.
The class will start with gentle stretching and qigong exercises, then work on a Yang-style tai chi sequence. No experience necessary, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No fee, but there will be a donation collection for the Buzz. Jill is a certified tai chi instructor as well as being certified to teach karate and Scottish Country Dancing, and experienced in teaching movement to adult learners. Jill can be reached at 215-518-1727 or [email protected] with any questions.
The Buzz Ware Village Center opens its doors for service to the community. Please help us to continue to keep our lights on and the doors open for future recreational and educational events. Your donations are gratefully accepted.
Donations can be dropped off at The Buzz Mailbox, marked as such, and located across the street from the facility; or mailed to: The Buzz Ware Village Center, 2119 The Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19810.