HARVEST THRESHING DAY -- Today, 1-4 p.m. Swing a flail and more. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. $3, seniors and ages 3-12 $2. 703-442-7557.

ALICE EVE COHEN -- Today at 3 and 4:30 p.m. The storyteller performs "The Balinese Frog Prince" and "Manu and the Fish." Howard Community College, Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $9. 410-480-9950.

ST. MARTIN'S DAY LANTERN FESTIVAL -- Today at 3 p.m. Ages 3-10 with an adult. Make a paper lantern and learn about the German tradition. Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd., College Park. Free. 301-927-3013.

KATY KELLY -- Monday at 7 p.m. The local author discusses her book, "Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me," in which an 8-year-old girl moves to Washington. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-986-1761.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB -- Opens Wednesday. Through Jan. 9. Ages 4 and older. A staging

of the E.B. White tale. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. $10-$15. 301-280-1660.

THE NUTCRACKER -- Opens Friday. Through Dec. 31. Ages 5 and older. The Puppet Co. has new scenery for their annual production. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. $7. 301-320-6668.

PETER AND THE WOLF -- Friday at noon and 2 p.m.

The classic tale is told with marionettes and rod puppets.

S. Dillon Ripley Center,

1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $10. 202-357-3030.

CIVIL WAR THANKSGIVING REENACTMENT -- Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reenactors entertain and host a dinner, 1862-style. Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5171.