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May family events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

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The Sound of Music
May 5-6 St. Thomas More Academy presents this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic at the Schwartz Center. Schwartz Center for the Arts, 226 S. State St., Dover, 678-5152, schwartzcenter.com

Fine Feathered Friend Fest
May 12 Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (who knew?) with bird games, activities and crafts.  Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org

Vanessa Trien
May 12 With two award-winning children’s CDs under her belt, Boston-based singer-songwriter Vanessa Trien brings her show to the Peanut Butter and Jams series. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, worldcafelive.com

Winnie the Pooh
May 13, 19-20 All ages are welcome, but the youngest theater-goers will especially enjoy this classic tale. Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014, dechildrenstheatre.org

Wilmington & Western Railroad
May 13-28 Get on board the “Mt. Cuba Meteor” for a one-and-a-half hour round-trip ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Enjoy the surroundings or a snack during a half-hour layover. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-1930, wwrr.com

Editor’s Pick: Family Fun: Grow Your Own Pizza
May 19 Enhance your family’s pizza night with this workshop at the Delaware Center for Horticulture that shows you how to grow all you need to flavor your own pizza—in one container. Take home some recipes, too. The Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org

Early Childhood: Celebration Saturday
May 19 The Music School of Delaware’s Early Childhood Program celebrates the end of the school year with performances by the kids for children ages 1½ to 7. Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org

The Little Mermaid
May 19-20 “The Little Mermaid” is up next in the Second Street Players’ Children’s Dessert Theatre Series. Second Street Players, Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford, 422-0220, secondstreetplayers.com

DCM Speedway Days
May 19-June 17 Speedway Days are back at the Delaware Children’s Museum. Fun and physics collide during this 30-day celebration featuring race-themed programs throughout the museum including the popular Roller Racers. Delaware Children’s Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Editor’s Pick: MacHomer
May 20 Rick Miller’s one-man vocal performance features impressions of more than 50 voices from TV’s “The Simpsons” in a multimedia take on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” This should be interesting. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org

Are You My Mother?
May 22 The search is on during this musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s picture book of the same name. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com

Editor’s Pick: Fireworks and Fountains
May 26 Music from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” classes up the already-classic Longwood Gardens favorite. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

Sunday Studio Series
May 27 This month at the Delaware Art Museum, children and families can explore origami Chinese robes and symbols. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

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