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July family events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

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Glory of Stories
Fridays Preschoolers enjoy a story reading, a trip through the galleries and an art project at the Delaware Art Museum. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

editor’s pick DCM Summer Block Party
Thru July 30 Join in a construction extravaganza at the Delaware Children’s Museum, where kids can make their own city. 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Terrific Tuesdays
Thru Aug. 28 This summer at Winterthur, Terrific Tuesdays focus on art conservation, with several hands-on activities for kids. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

Red, White and Zoo!
July 1 Wear red, white and blue to the zoo and enjoy patriotic games, crafts and live animal presentations in honor of our troops present and past. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org

Holiday Biggs Kids: Stars and Stripes
July 4 Kids celebrate America’s birthday by creating flags to wave during the fireworks. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

editor’s pick Doktor Kaboom’s Interactive Science Comedy Show
July 7 With a name like Doktor Kaboom, these science experiments are bound to be a blast. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31570 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville, 436-3015, freemanstage.org

Journey from Caterpillar to Butterfly
July 10, 17, 24 Children ages 4 to 8 and their grownups experience a metamorphosis at the Mt. Cuba Center. 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, 239-4244, mtcubacenter.org

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
July 12-15 The Possum Juniors present this classic adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo. 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, 856-4560, possumpointplayers.org

Billy Jonas
July 13 Though not an original Jonas brother, this percussion-based performer holds his own to entertain all ages in a kind of one-man “Stomp” show. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

editor’s pick Lunch Money
July 14 The Peanut Butter and Jams Series welcomes an indie-rock band with a penchant for the stuff of childhood. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com

Roses & Noses
July 14 Each family will create a fresh, fragrant flower arrangement during this workshop at the DCH. Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org

Hagley’s Creek Kids – Black Powder
July 17, 22 Kids learn about the different uses of black powder, from stone cutting to explosives. Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org

Music Play-Date
July 18 Enjoy a social drop-in session of summer music and fun, best for children ages 1 1/2 to 7. Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org

Willy Wonka Junior
July 20-29 See the Premier Centre for the Arts’ production based on “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, including the score from the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” 27 Anderson St., Middletown, 378-1384, pcade.com

Wild West Robbery
July 29 Black Bart and his gang once again seize the train for an old-fashioned family-friendly shootout. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-1930, wwrr.com

Advanced Explorer Mornings
July 30-Aug. 1 Kids ages nine and older experience “Brandywine Inside and Out,” including guided tours and projects inspired by landscape art, the Brandywine Conservancy’s River Trail and native plant gardens. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org