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Puppetry Festival in McLean Slated for February 20

The 2016 Puppetry Festival is slated for Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. At the festival, children will be able to enjoy two puppet shows and learn how to make their own puppets.

Featured on the bill are Crabgrass Puppets of Halifax, Va. and the New York-based company Jim West Puppets. The event is designed for children ages 4 and up and consists of two 45 minute shows along with self-guided stations where children can learn to make puppets. The stations will be open during the duration of the festival.

Jim West Puppets will perform “Aesop’s Fables” at 10:30 a.m. and Crabgrass Puppets will perform “African Adventure Tales” at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the festival $10 for McLean Community Center tax district residents and $15 for everyone else. For more information, visit or call 703-790-0123 (TTY: 711).