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November family events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment


The Little Mermaid Jr.
NOV. “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is next up for the little ones at the Premier Centre for the Arts in Middletown. 27 Anderson St., Middletown, 378-1384, pcade.com

Biggs Kids: Silhouettes
NOV. 3 Kids ages 5-10 experience the art of silhouette-cutting when the Biggs Museum participates in Dover’s 18th-Century Market Fair at First State Heritage Park. Dover, biggsmuseum.org, destateparks.com/heritagepark

editor’s pick Pirate Adventure Day
NOV. 4 Story performer Michael Boudewyns reads from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and kids enjoy crafts and a scavenger hunt at the Brandywine River Museum. U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

Steamin’ Days
NOV. 4, 24 Chug on out to the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve for tours, rides, demos and other activities. 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, 239-2385, auburnheights.org

Catapults, Trebuchets and Sling Shots
NOV. 6-12 Find out what a trebuchet is when the Delaware Children’s Museum pays homage to Sussex County’s Punkin Chunkin. 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

editor’s pick Holiday Open House
NOV. 10 There’ll be free hayrides, hot cider and s’mores. cooking and wreath-making demos, and food samples at Fifer Orchards. 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming, 697-2141, fiferorchards.com

Angelina Ballerina
NOV. 10 Vital Theatre Company, producer of the long-running family show “Pinkalicious: The Musical,” presents the premiere of “Angelina Ballerina: The Musical” at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. 226 S. State St., Dover, 678-5152, schwartzcenter.com

editor’s pick Snooze at the Zoo
NOV. 16-17 An insider’s tour and live animal encounters, along with a pizza dinner, a bonfire and s’mores, are just a few reasons to hunker down for an overnight stay at the Brandywine Zoo. 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org

Suzi Shelton
NOV. 17 Having performed at Lincoln Center and the White House, Shelton rocks parents and kids alike as part of the Peanut Butter and Jams series. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com

Family Fun: Seed Scouts
NOV. 17 A “seedy” event at The DCH is perfect for families with kids ages 4-10. Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org

Family Floral Arranging
NOV. 17 With items brought from home and help from the folks at Winterthur, create a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
NOV. 23-25, NOV. 30-DEC. 2 The Second Street Players present a family holiday musical based on the Roald Dahl story. Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St. Milford, 422-0220, secondstreetplayers.com

Santa Claus Express Weekends
NOV. 24-DEC. 23 Get photos with the kids when you ride the rails with the man himself. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-1930, wwrr.com

Sunday Studio Series
NOV. 25 On the last Sunday of this month, a family activity revolves around the museum’s “12×12” youth exhibition. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

Junie B. Jones
NOV. 27-28 The DuPont Theatre presents this first-grader’s adventures on stage in both Wilmington and Dover. duponttheatre.com

editor’s pick Christmas with the Celts
NOV. 29 This Irish group performs carols on traditional Celtic instruments. Dancing ensues. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 1-800-37-GRAND, thegrandwilmington.org