Welcome to the Arden Club

Corona Virus Status

Governor Carney, DPH Announces Major
Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective May 21, most capacity restrictions lifted; Delawareans should follow CDC mask guidance outdoors; larger events still require plan approval from DPH.
Click here to read the full Department of Public Heath’s newly released guidelines.

The Arden Club Board will be reviewing these new guidelines carefully and planning accordingly.

Check back here for the latest news and announcements!

— Concert Gild —


Molly Tuttle, Saturday, May 25th
Low Cut Connie “Tough Cookies”, Saturday, June 5th
Amy Helm, Saturday, June 5th


Full details on the show, at www.ardenconcerts.com under “Shows”

 More Live Streaming Shows!
The Arden Concert Gild Working in Collaboration with
Venues Around the World Brings Amazing Music to Your Doorstep

Find more about these great concerts, purchase tickets here…

— Folk Gild April Events—

Arden In Motion, guided improvisational dance, no experience necessary

International and Israeli Dancing

Virtual Events on Zoom – click here for details

— Scholars Gild —

“From a Taller Tower: The Rise of the American Mass Shooter”
Speaker: Seamus McGraw
Scholars Evening Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 PM, via Zoom
For fifty years now, from the moment a depraved former marine climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower, America has been in the grip of a deadly epidemic of violence. Journalist Seamus McGraw will trace for us the extensive and devastating myths we’ve constructed to shield us from our own cultural culpability for this ceaseless phenomenon.

Find more about this program here…

— Gardeners Gild —

Come to the next Gardeners Gild outing to Chanticleer Gardens in nearby PA on May 22. This outing is taking the place of our regular monthly meeting.
We are also very excited to tell you about our new plans for reorganization!

Details here …

— Library Gild Update —

Oh, do we have some good reads for you this month, so come on down to the Arden Library!
Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4pm, Wednesday from 7:30 to 9pm, and Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5pm.

Only ONE visitor at a time will be allowed in the Library
All visitors are required to wear a correctly fitted face mask
The Library will have hand sanitizer, all entering the Library are required to use it when entering the building

The Library will also offer Curbside pick-up of books reserved from the online catalog found here http://ardenclub.org/library-catalog/  The search function, called “Blocks”, is located on the right side of the Green Banner in the center of the page. Books may be searched by Title, Author, or Subject.   Please email theardenlibrary@gmail to arrange a window of time for pick-up during our regular hours.

Check out these new arrivals!

Thank you for your patronage!

— Shakespeare Gild —

Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 Production!
The Shakespeare Gild is exploring its options for a live performance in the Fall of 2021, we will post more information as time goes on.

— Drum Circle —

The Arden Drum Circle has been hosting ‘pandemic, socially distanced’ Drum Circles outdoors when the weather has been good. We drum on 3rd Sunday’s at 1 pm in the Shady Grove behind the Gild Hall if there is no rain and the temperature is above 50 degrees. There is a possibility that we might be able to drum indoors at the Hall if the weather is bad.

Keep an eye open for my postings in email and on Facebook’s Arden Drum Circle page about whether the weather cooperates with us or if we are able to play
indoors. If you are not on my eMail list and would like to be, contact me at ardendrumcircle@yahoo.com.
If we are outdoors, Bring your own seating and drums or percussion instruments.
You may park cars down Pond Lane on the Shady Grove side if you do not want to walk from the parking lot.

The Arden Club is actively working to apply for any and all Federal, State, and Arts Organizations COVID-19 emergency funds. Given our relatively small size, we are far down the list of organizations seeking help. We are looking at our members, friends, and supporters to help us bridge the gap, consider making a small tax-deductible donation today.  Click here to go to our Donations Page

Please practice all good health practices and stay safe!

 Act, sing, cook, dance, garden, read, listen, swim, play, and think deeply


The Arden Gild Hall is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware in the utopian Arts and Crafts, Single-Tax, Garden-City community of Arden, Delaware.

The Arden Club, Inc. is the cultural umbrella group for many Gilds in the three Ardens: The Village of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft, and the regional community. Most activities take place in Gild Hall, which dates back to 1850 when it was used as a barn for the Grubb family farm. It was substantially renovated in 1910 as the Gild Hall and has served as the center for dinners, concerts, theatrical performances and community gatherings.  The Gild Hall is available on a limited basis for private parties, weddings, and meetings. The grassy amphitheater of the Moonlight Theater sits to one side of Gild Hall, and the Swim Gild’s swimming pool sits behind Gild Hall.


The Arden Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization open to all.