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Weekend Guide: March 14-17

THURSDAY 14 Rapunzel The Puppet Co. uses “coloring-book” charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in this production of Rapunzel, which is designed to delight younger audiences. Recommended for ages 3-9. $12, 11 a.m., The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, MD. Preschool Nature Series See, smell, hear and touch your …

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Celebrate Youth Art Month in the DMV!

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to celebrate, promote and recognize the value of art and art education for all children. Participating in art can do wonders for your child’s development — from aiding in self-expression to developing social skills and increasing academic performance. So take part …

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Weekend Guide: March 7-10

THURSDAY 7 Thunder Knocking on the Door This Tony Award-nominated blues musical is full of humor and heart. Come out and enjoy this story of hope and resilience mixed in with great tunes and a little bit of magic. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., $20-$32, Creative Cauldron at Art Space, …

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Weekend Guide: Feb. 7-10

THURSDAY 7 Maple Sugaring Days February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Experience an American tradition — maple sugaring! Have some family-friendly fun while you learn about the entire maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch them boiled down …

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Weekend Guide: Jan. 31-Feb. 3

THURSDAY 31 Teen Lego Challenge What can you make with just a handful of Legos? Have your teen join in for a Lego challenge and find out! Participants will be tasked with coming up with imaginative creations using only a cup’s worth of Legos. Grades 6-12. FREE, Central Community Library, …

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Weekend Guide: Jan. 17-20

THURSDAY 17 Opening Reception — Night; The Railroad: Terron Cooper Sorrells Join artists and art lovers to celebrate the opening of “Night: The 28th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition” and “The Railroad: Terron Cooper Sorrells.” Artists explore nocturnal themes in this year’s juried exhibition. Whether it be the night sky, darkness …

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Weekend Guide: Jan. 10-13

THURSDAY 10 Get to Know Girls on the Run of NOVA Learn more about Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia (GOTR NOVA) and the meaningful GOTR programming you can bring to your school or community site. Enjoy a quick bite and the opportunity to chat with the staff! FREE, 10301 …

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Weekend Guide: Dec. 21-23

FRIDAY 21 Discovery Theater’s Seasons of Light This seasonal show celebrates the warmth of many holidays filled with light. Learn the history and customs of Devali, Ramadan, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the First Nations’ tradition of the Winter Solstice at this fun, interactive event. Ages 5-10. $3-$8. 10:15 …

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Weekend Guide: Dec. 14-16

FRIDAY 14 Christmas Illuminations Join Mount Vernon for an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music. Take a stroll through the estate while being serenaded by local choirs, visit with re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment and learn 18th-century dance moves from costumed guides in the Greenhouse. …

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