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  • 3 events to check out beyond Dover this weekend

  • Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
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  • Big Bad Wolf will blow houses down with musical chops
    WHAT “The Three Little Pigs,” presented by OperaDelaware
    WHEN 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE OperaDelaware, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington
    COST $5-$10
    INFO Visit operade.org or call 858-8063
    The tale of “The Three Little Pigs” will be retold using the music of Wolfgang Mozart in a new opera at OperaDelaware in Wilmington on Saturday.
    This event will be a perfect introduction to opera for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
    Sung in English, this version is of “The Three Little Pigs” was adapted for kids and reveals how the three pigs learn the importance of reading books while attempting to build a house that’s wolf-proof. “The three Little Pigs” opera was written and compiled by nationally-renowned composer and arts educator John Davies.
    A class reunion to die for
    WHAT “Fatal Reunion,” presented by New Candlelight Theatre
    WHEN 6 to 10 p.m., Friday
    WHERE New Candlelight Theatre, 2808 Millers Road, Wilmington
    COST $5-$10
    INFO Visit nctstage.org or call 475-2313
    Tonight will be nothing less than a suspenseful and thrilling evening as the New Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington present the murder mystery/dinner show “Fatal Reunion.” This show is for mature audiences only.
    Produced by Without A Cue Productions, “Fatal Reunion” will transport theatergoers back in time to the year 2006, where they’ll rejoin their classmates at the 20-year reunion of Wetfield High’s class of 1986. Guests will certainly relive the decadent 80s in this show. Plus, they’ll see how their classmates have changed over the years in entertaining fashion.
    Motown legends come to Harrington Casino
    WHAT Martha Reeves and the Vandellas featuring Glenn Leonard’s Temptations in concert
    WHEN 7 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Harrington Raceway & Casino, 15 W. Rider Road, Harrington
    COST $30
    INFO Visit casino.harringtonraceway.com or call (888) 887-5687
    The Exhibit Hall at Harrington Raceway & Casino will host the legendary female group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas on Saturday. The show will feature guests Glenn Leonard’s Temptations.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Vandellas are a soul group that became famous in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown Records. The group included singer Martha Reeves, who eventually worked her way up to becoming the lead singer of the group. The Vandellas released a string of hits including “I’m Ready For Love,” “Jimmy Mack” and the Motown anthem “Dancing In The Street.”
    After leaving the famous label in 1972, Reeves continued to expand her musical horizons, establishing herself as a singer-songwriter with few limitations. She sang rock, jazz, country, gospel, blues and classical.
    Back leading the Vandellas, Reeves and the group are spreading their soulful sound around the country with a new lineup of singers and old-school tunes.

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