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'Charlotte's Web'


Cultivate your imagination when Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., becomes a child's garden of delights filled with activities during its Fabulous Fun Days for Families. Sunday through April 17, entertainment encompassing musical theater, a four-hand piano performance and sing-alongs with children's songwriters is in store to chase away the winter doldrums and welcome the warmth of spring.

Fabulous Fun Days spins into action Sunday with two performances of "Charlotte's Web," 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wilbur is a pig with a problem. Enter Charlotte, the small gray spider, a fine writer and true friend.

Other Fun Day performances include "In My Home Town," with contemporary folk personality Tom Chapin, Feb. 6; the picture book "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" comes to life in a musical production Feb. 13; "Grandparents Day" concert with Red Grammar, March 6; "East Meets West," a piano and rhythm program, March 13; "A Little Princess," presented by the ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, March 27; and "Dreamosaurus With the Dinosaur Babies," a musical theater puppet performance, April 17.

Each event takes place in the 1920s Conservatory Ballroom. Performance tickets include gardens admission and are $13, $7 ages 16-20, and $5 ages 1-15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Longwood Gardens is on U.S. 1 in the historic Brandywine Valley. Call 610-388-1000.

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