May 9th – 16th: National Train Day, Pinocchio and La Cenerentola

Hey Delaware, are you looking for something to do this weekend? We have some recommendations on what’s happening around the First State.

New Castle County

050714trainsNational Train Day at Auburn Heights, May 10th

In 2008, Amtrak initiated National Train Day as a chance to spread the word about the history of trains in the United States and the advantages of rail travel. This year, in celebration of trains, the Marshall Steam Museum will host a special event on May 10, 2014. Featuring rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad, electric trains demonstrations, special train-themed activities, and more and is bound to bring out the kid in all of us. Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights.

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Mother’s Day at the Symphony!, May 11th

Symphony Series Concerts are held at The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Road. Here our patrons are treated to outstanding acoustics of the modern 900-seat Auditorium. Parking for NSO patrons is free in the school’s lot. This season all Symphony series concerts EXCEPT December 7 are scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday afternoons. May 11th program includes: Janáček Sinfonietta, Borodin Prince Igor, Polovetsian Dances, Tchiakovsky Overture 1812, Op. 49. The Independence School auditorium

Kent County

050714smyrna“We’re Back!” SOH Follies!, May 10th

The SOH Follies are back! This musical variety show will feature all the most talented singers in town and something for everyone. Not to be missed! Smyrna Opera House.




Pinocchio presented by The Children’s Theatre, Inc. May 10th & 11th

Set in Italy, this version tells the beloved tale of Pinocchio, a boy-sized puppet built by the caring puppet maker, Geppetto. Knowing of his longing for a son, the Blue Fairy brings Pinocchio to life as a reward for Geppetto’s remarkably generous spirit. From the Land Of The Toys to the belly of a whale, Pinocchio learns that no love is greater than that of a parent for a child. Schwartz Center for the Arts.


Sussex County

050714metRehoboth Beach Film Society presents: Met Opera Live in HD series presents ”La Cenerentola”, May 10th

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming. Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score. Cape Henlopen High School Theater.


050714lewesThe History & Impact of the Beatles, May 12th

The Beatles lasted as a musical group for less than eight years. However, their influence went beyond the world of popular music and impacted Western culture, past the 1960s generation, in areas of fashion, popular culture, politics, and entertainment. This presentation will provide a history of the group and examine how these four talented performers both influenced and were changed by their times. Lewes Public Library.










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