5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: May 12 - 18

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Happy Mother's Day! Here are some fun, family, indoor activities for you and your kiddos since it's supposed to be a wet, messy weekend!

GuGu Drum Group from Shanghai @ Mayo Performing Arts Center

Friday, May 12 @ 7:30 pm

This award-winning Shanghai drum group presents a dynamic, athletic and energetic theatrical drum drama that speaks to ancient Chinese traditions. This high-energy show is based on timeless Chinese proverbs, fables, and fairy tales.

Tickets $29 - $59

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Mother's Day Craft at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

9 Main Street, Madison, NJ

Saturday, May 13, 11 am - 3 pm

Children can make a special Mother's Day craft when they visit the museum today. Separately, families can learn just how New Jersey got its nickname with the museum's current exhibit The Garden State: Living off the Land in Early New Jersey. Check out an odd assortment of tools - from bee smokers to cradle scythes - that 18th and 19th century farmers used to survive and meet a new generation of Garden State farmers who are working to make the distance from farm to table a little bit shorter for today’s families.

Adults $5, Children and Seniors $3

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Story Time: Elephant & Piggie @ Short Stories

Saturday, May 13 @ 11 am

This week the theme is Elephant and Piggy! The Thank You Book will be read and kids and parents can write postcards to people we'd like to thank.

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Mother's Day Cooking Class @ Healthy Italia

Sunday, May 14, 6-8 pm

Create your own pizza at this BYOB cooking class. Also on the menu: Ricotta Gelato with caramelized oranges...yummmmmm!

$95 per person

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Kids Cooking Class @ Healthy Italia

Tuesday, May 16, 3:45 - 5:15 pm

On the menu: salad, pizza with homemade toppings and a dessert of choice.

$55

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