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<cal1>Feb. 17 to April 10

<cal1>"Jack and the Beanstalk." Performances Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is recommended for K – Grade 6 and runs 45 minutes. Tickets are $10, with group rates available. Presented by The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park. For Information and Reservations: 301-634-5380 or visit www.thepuppetco.org

<cal1>Now through Dec. 29

<cal2>"Tiny Tots @ 10." 10 a.m. "Tiny Tots @ 10" is designed for young children ages 0-4. Ticket: $5 adults and children. Email: c.piper@thepuppetco.org or visit www.thepuppetco.org. For reservations, call 301-634-5380.

* Jan. 15 — "Penguins’ Playground" – Saturday, 10 a.m.

* Jan. 22 — "Snow Show" – Saturday, 10 a.m.

* Jan. 26 — "Snow Show" – Wednesday, 10 a.m.

* Jan. 29 — "Panda-Monium"– Saturday, 10 a.m.

* Feb. 5 — "Old McDonald’s Farm"

* Feb. 16 — "Winter Wonderland"

* Feb. 19 — "Magic Toyshop"

* Feb. 23 — "Magic Toyshop"

* Feb. 26 — "Clowning Around"

<cal1>Jan. 12 Through Feb. 6

<cal2>"Aquarium." The actors lead children and caregivers through an underwater world with a giant jellyfish, to a grassy patch where sheep love to graze, and to a garden where lemons create the sun in a pretend sky. Designed for very young audiences: 12 months to 5 years. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10/person; $5/lap seat for children under 12 months. "Aquarium" Magical Moments Workshops will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m.; Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. Tickets: $7.50 per person. Imagination Stage is at 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Visit www.imaginationstage.org or call 301-280-1660.

<cal1>Jan. 14 Through Feb. 13

<cal2>"The Velveteen Rabbit." Applause Unlimited returns with Margery William’s gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand puppets, storytelling, and song, solo puppeteer Christopher Hudert takes children through this classic story of friendship, changes, and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Recommended for PreK – Grade 4. Running time is 45 minutes. Performances: Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. ASL performance, Feb. 6. Tickets $10, group rates available. Call 301-634-5380 or visit: www.thepuppetco.org.

Adventure Theatre continues its literary series with seven popular children’s book adaptations. Experience the journey from reading the books at home to seeing the plays unfold before your eyes. Book Club performances are always on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the theatre in Glen Echo Park. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. $10/family. Call 301-634-2270 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.