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August family events calendar for Delaware


Hands-on History Cart
Saturdays thru Jan. 5 As part of the “Uncorked!” exhibit, families can try their hand at nipping sugar and grating nutmeg with this interactive display. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

Museum Explorer Morning
Aug. 2 “What’s My Line” is the theme for this activity for kids ages 3 to 10, which includes a guided tour followed by a hands-on art project. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

Biggs Kids: Paper Bag City
Aug. 4 Kids ages 5 to 10 create their own city using paper bags, paint and colored paper. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

editor’s pick DCM Olympics
Aug. 4-12 At the Delaware Children’s Museum, kids (and grown-ups) can go for the gold in the long jump, a beanbag toss, sack races, jumbo bowling and other contests. 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Hagley’s Creek Kids – A Day in the Life
Aug. 7, 12 Learn about life in the 19th century during these final Creek Kids events of the summer. Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org

editor’s pick Birds in Action – Free-Flight Program
Aug. 8-16 See hawks, owls and parrots up close and in flight, and meet Phung Luu, the “bird whisperer.” Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org

Aug. 10 During one of Longwood’s “Light Nights,” this troupe brings Appalachian clogging into the mix of family-friendly activities. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Aug. 11 Take a train ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad and enjoy food and activities at Greenbank Station. Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington,
998-1930, wwrr.com

Music Play-Date
Aug. 15 Take advantage of a social drop-in session of summer music and fun, best for children ages 1 ½ to 7. Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org

editor’s pick Riverfront FamilyFest
Aug. 18 There’ll be plenty of family fun at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, including the Amazing Riverfront Wilmington Race. 815 Justison St., Wilmington, 425-4890 riverfrontwilm.com

Cascading Carlos
Aug. 18 This juggler extraordinaire will show you more than a few tricks of the trade. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31570 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville, 436-3015, freemanstage.org

Nature Nights: Taste Buds
Aug. 20 Learn about plants and animals that come out in the evening when the DCH guides your family on a twilight tour. Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org

Sunday Studio Series
Aug. 26 Kids ages 3-12 combine watercolor paints and salt to cool effect at the Delaware Art Museum. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

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