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July 9 to 31

<cal2>"Aquarium." 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Appropriate for ages 1 to 5; tickets are $10, with a $5 lap seat for children under 12 months. At Imagination Stage's Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theater, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Tickets may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660.

<cal1>Now through July 17

<cal2>"The Great Dinosaur Mystery". Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Puppet Co. presents "The Great Dinosaur Mystery." Recommended for PreK – Grade 4. Running time is 50 minutes. Tickets $10, group rates available. Call 301-634-5380 or visit: www.thepuppetco.org.

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 5

<cal2>"Charlotte’s Web." Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Adventure Theatre presents "Charlotte’s Web." E. B. White’s popular tale of love and devotion takes theatergoers to Zuckerman’s Farm, where the delightful runt pig Wilbur appears headed for the dinner table — as a main course, not as a guest! Yet he is saved by the remarkably crafty spider, Charlotte, and the whole town begins talking about it. Some pig! Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Tickets $15. Call 301-634-2270 or visit: adventuretheatre.org.

<cal1>July 22 to Sept. 4

<cal2>"The Wizard of Oz." Ticket are $10 adults and children. Presented by the Puppet Co. Playhouse. Set at the Kansas State Fair in 1900, live actors tell a story within a story using a wide variety of puppet styles, including masks, tabletop puppets, marionettes and moving-mouth puppets. Show times are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 301-634-5380 or www.thepuppetco.org.

<cal1>July 22 to Aug. 14, 2011

<cal2> The Wind in the Willows. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Tickets are $10-$22, with group rates available. This musical retelling of the classic is faithful to the novel and features the characters Mr. Toad, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Badger. At Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Visit www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>Now through July 31

<cal2>"Tiny Tots @ 10." 10 a.m. "Tiny Tots @ 10" is designed for young children ages 0-4. The program features master puppeteer Bob Brown. The lights stay on, the doors stay open, and everyone has a great time! Tickets are $5. All individuals must have a ticket, including babes-in-arms. Running time is 30 minutes. Email: c.piper@thepuppetco.org or visit www.thepuppetco.org. For reservations, call 301-634-5380.

* July 6 — "Second-Hand Stars"

* July 9 — "Penguins’ Playground"

* July 10 — "Old McDonald’s Farm"

* July 13 — "Penguins’ Playground"

* July 16 — "Dragon Bandwagon"

* July 17 — "Teddy Bear’s Picnic"

* July 24 — "Baby Bear’s Birthday"

* July 27 — "Baby Bear’s Birthday"

* July 31 — "Kooky Kreatures"

* Aug. 3 — "Old McDonald’s Farm"

* Aug. 6 — "Old McDonald’s Farm"

* Aug. 7 — "Clowning Around"

* Aug. 10 — "World on a String"

* Aug. 13 — "World on a String"

* Aug. 17 — "Clowning Around"

* Aug. 20 — "Clowning Around"

* Aug. 21 — "Penguins’ Playground"

* Aug. 24 — "Panda-Monium"

* Aug. 27 — "Panda-Monium"

* Aug. 31 — "Merlin’s Magic"

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.