The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware on January 29, 1999 · Page 69
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The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware · Page 69

Wilmington, Delaware
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Friday, January 29, 1999
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20 THE NEWS JOURNAL FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 1999 Take the Kids Family fun aplenty at Longwood Gardens and Grand By TARA LYNN JOHNSON Special to The News Journal Saturdays are Fabulous Fun Days for Families through April at Longwood Gardens' Conservatory Ballroom. TheaterworksUSA performs a stage adaptation of the E.B. White classic "Char-lufte's Web" at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Charlotte the spider spins the words "some pig" in her web and makes Wilbur a prize pig who is allowed to stay on the farm forever. Other activities Saturday include a Pot-a-Plant; a plant hunt for flowers, bonsai and insect-eating plants; and the children's garden with topiary rabbits, fountains and a maze, all kid-sized for easy accessibility. Upcoming Fun Days performances include a Tom Chapin folk concert on Feb. 6 and a musical adaptation of "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" Feb. An will 13. In March, events include a Grandparents Day concert with children's performer Red Gram-mer; an "East Meets West" musical program comparing songs, dances and customs from 19th-century Russia and the United States; and "A Little Princess" theater show. In April comes "Dreamo-saurus with the Dinosaur Babies," a musical theater-puppet show. Admission for each event is $13, ages 16 to 20 $7, ages 1 to 15 $5. Reservations suggested. Long s' Q: Why did the baby chick cross the road? A: To get to the mother side. Alexa Windsor, age 9 Wilmington Q: Which dogs come from bpam? A: Cocker Spaniards. Amanda McGowan, age 8 Wilmington Q: Why don't skeletons play church music? A: They have no organs. Nick Fink, age 10 Bear Send your funniest jokes, with name, birth date, city and state, to: Just for Laughs The News Journal 55hours plus Box 15505 Wilmington, DE 19850 Fax:324-2415 e-mail: . . y LAUGHSy HA HA HA! i - r adaptation of the famous tale "Charlotte's Web" be staged Saturday at Longwood Gardens. wood is on U.S. 1 near Kennett Square, Pa. For more information, call (610) 388-1000, Ext. 100. The Grand Opera House in Wilmington begins its Family Film Series Saturday with a showing of "Born Free," the 1966 film that tells the story of Elsa the lioness, who was adopted by two game wardens in Kenya. The unrated film, which will be shown at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be followed by a presentation by the Brandywine Traveling Zoo. On Feb. 6, an unhappy orphan girl discovers and is transformed by "The Secret Garden" on her uncle's estate. The film is rated G. LUNCH OK IJINNI-K 25 off C'.ctu Mii In kmkI wltlx a llll f $5.c r more Not Vdllcl ofi Iflollcluyn. Expiration date 2499 " - The Feb. 13 movie will be J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," the 6tory of Frodo the Hobbit and his friends who try to destroy a Ring of Power sought by an enemy. The film is rated PG. Show times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is adults $5, ages 5 and older $3, 4 and younger free. The Grand is at 818 Market Street Mall. For more information, call 652-5577. Junior thespians ages 7 to 12 can explore their creativity in the "Come Act With Me" after-school acting class at Candlelight Music Dinner Theater in Arden. The classes will be held Feb. 17 through March 24. Children must be able to read, have an interest in performing and be willing to participate in theater games. The fee is $75. Registration by Jan. 31 is required. For more information, call 475-2313. It's not Mount Vesu vius, but it's still a volcano and it's inside the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. It will erupt during a Volcanic Bash this weekend. Kids have been "building" the volcano all month in preparation for the big bang, which will occur during "The Volcano Show" at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Other activities include African storytelling at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, and a sing-along and craft project at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum's current interactive exhibit is "Let's Make Music," with gigantic instruments and karaoke-style stage. Regular hours OPEN 24 HOURS only $1.59 1? LUNCH OK mJNNHK 25 off :ciimmi In k(mkI wltli M llll of $4.00 or more. Not vhIUI oil I lollclHyn. Fxplratlon date 2499 WiWrwJ are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $6.95, younger than 1 free. The museum is at 210 N. 21st St. For more information, call (215) 963-0667. Other activities for children: Theater "Juvle," one-act play about the residents of a juvenile detention center, and "The Frogs," one-act play taken from a Greek playwright's satirical lampoons. 8 p.m. Frl. and Sat. Second Street Players Youth Theatre, Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford. $5. 422-0220. "On the Westward Trail: Stories of the American Expansion," tor grades 1-8; an American history lesson through folk stories and songs. 11a.m. Sat. Society for the Performing Arts, 300 W. State St., Media, Pa. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 children. (610) 566-4020. "The Three Little Pigs," musical adaptation of children's story. 2 p.m. Sat. Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, N.J. $7 advance, $9 at door. (800)394-1211. Nature and science Delaware Museum of Natural History, Del. 52, near Greenville. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat.: make a craft. Also, "Natural Wonders," activities, short films, stories and crafts with a parent, for ages 4-5, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 20. $36, $30 each additional child. "Science Explorers" (second- and third-graders) learn about "Animals, Ecology and the Earth" through experiments, nature walks and interactive activities, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 through April 24. $40, $35 each additional child. Registration is required. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sun. $5, $4 seniors and ages 3-17, 2 and younger tree. 658-9111. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive at Brandywine River, Wilmington. 1 p.m. Sun.: "Nature's Cliffhangers: the Andean Condor" program, guided tour, hands-on activities and beverage. $5. 571-7788. Franklin Institute, 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Science museum with hands-on educa Super Bowl Game Is On TV Af Ilk QoCAm Casttie uiMi & Restaurant ACways CotHpCintoHtary U-PooC SAritp wltA Purchase Of entroo 4r JfAA. - tO IfAX. mm (oi New "Combo Breakfast" $4.99 2 Errs any style, 2 Pancakes 2 Sausage Links & 2 Bacon Strips Served Seven Days 5am till 1 lam - No Holidays Plus Regular Breakfast Specials Starting at $1.99 All M.-ijor Credit 2722 Concord I'lke, Wilmington, tional programs and exhibits. Films at the four-story, wrap-around Tuttleman Omnl-verse Theater. Call (215) 448-1111 or (215) 448-1200 tor show times. Museum hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.-Thu.; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7.50-514.75 adults, $7.50-$12.50 ages 4-11. New Jersey State Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden. $10.95, $9.50 65 and older and students, $7.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (609) 365-3300. History Delaware History Museum, Market Street Mall at Fifth Street, Wilmington. "Grandma's Attic," leam-and-play discovery center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays only. $2 ages 12 and younger. Also "Distinctively Delaware," exhibition highlighting the people, places, events and products that make Delaware unique. $4, $3 seniors and students, $2 ages 17 and younger. Noon to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 655-7161. Hagley Museum, Henry Clay Mill Gallery, off Del. 141 near Greenville. "Easy Does It! How Machines Make Life Easier," a hands-on exhibit of pulleys, levers, wheels. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. (Winter hours, weekends only, through March 12, except for holiday Feb. 15. One guided tour 1:30 p.m. weekdays.) $9.75, $7.50 studentsseniors, $3.50 ages 6 to 14, 5 and younger free. 658-2400. Winterthur Museum, Del. 52, near Centreville. $13 adults, $11 seniors and students, $9 ages 5-11,4 and younger free. 888-4600 or (800) 448-3883. Fun and games Blue Cross RIverRInk, Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street near Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Weekend skating sessions: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 5:30 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. $6, younger than 4 free. (215) 925-RINK. Wilmington Library, 10th and Market streets, Wilmington. 2 p.m. Sat. movie: "Legend of the North Wind." 10 a.m. Wed.: The Buffalo Soldiers," songs, stories, arti-. facts and authentic costumes. Storytelling times 10 a.m. Tue. and Thu. Free. 571-7412. Gverv Da uay wmt Cards Accented DM 19110.1 (South of ftp Buys) i m m m mrt m RSOfMB I K'l: (.WZ) 47H-77U1 lax: M)2) 47H-7710

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