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These events for children and families are free unless a fee is noted.

Performances "SEASONS OF LIGHT" -- Through Dec. 20. Friday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday at noon, Tuesday-Thursday at 10 and 11:30. Adults $5, children $4. Reservations recommended. Discovery Theatre, Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-1500.

"THE SHOEMAKER & THE Christmas Elves" -- by Theater VI, Friday at 10 and noon, for grades K-3. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1701 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

"SESAME STREET LIVE" -- Friday at 10:30 and 7, Saturday at 10:30 and 2:30, Sunday at 1 and 4:30. $13-$21. Patriot Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or 202-432-7328.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" -- read by Charles Williams to the accompaniment of Hesperus, Friday at 6. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER" -- through Dec. 29. Friday at 7, Saturday at 11 and 1. $13. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"A HOLIDAY HAPPENING" -- through Dec. 28. Friday at 7; Saturday at 1, 4 and 7; Sunday at 1 and 4. $7. The Young Artists Theater, Cherry Tree Center, routes 29 and 216, Laurel. 301-604-2844.

"THE SNOW QUEEN" -- through Jan. 12. Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Sunday at 2. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Classika Theatre, 4041 S. 28th St. Arlington. 703-824-6200.

"HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAYS" -- Saturday at 9:30 and 11. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372.

"GENERAL FOOLISHNESS" -- by Magic Window, Saturday at 10. $6. Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. 703-792-4218.

"CHRISTMAS STORIES FOR CHILDREN" -- through Dec. 21. Saturday at 11, 1 and 3. $8. Comedy Sportz Theatre, Fourth floor, Ballston Commons Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-486-4242.

"THE NIGHTINGALE" -- part of the Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration, Saturday at 11. Ages 5 and up. $6, $5 seniors and students. Perilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

NSO KINDERKONZERTS: "Imagine This!" -- Saturday at 11 and 1. $13. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"BABES IN TOYLAND" -- Saturday at 11 and 2. $9, show only. Reservations recommended. West End Dinner Theatre, 4615 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-370-2500.

"AMELIA BEDELIA" -- through Jan. 12. Saturday-Sunday at 12:30 and 3. $7.50. Reservations recommended. BAPA's Imagination Stage, Level Two, White Flint Mall, 11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-881-5106.

"A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS" -- through Dec. 22. Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30. $6. Reservations recommended. Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-5331.

"CINDERELLA'S WISH" -- by Landless Theatre, through Dec. 29. Saturday-Sunday at 2. $8-$10. Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

"BRASS OF PEACE" -- holiday concert, Saturday at 4. Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd., Alexandria. 703-256-2956.

"HOLIDAY VAUDEVILLE" -- Saturday-Sunday at 6, with Steve "The Whistler" Herbst, the Alexandria Kleztet, the Amazing Josini (Saturday) and magician Mark Mitton (Sunday). Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

"ALICE IN WONDERLAND" -- dance concert by Centre de Dance, Saturday at 7:30. $12, free for age 1 and younger. Trinity Theater, 36th and O NW. 202-337-0268.

U. OF MARYLAND PHILHARMONIA Ensemble -- Sunday at 3, conducted by Richard Scerbo in Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Saint-Saens's "Carnival of the Animals." Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

"HOLLY FOLLIES" -- Monday at 10 and noon. $5. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1701 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

"CHRISTMAS CAROL PUPPET Show" -- through Dec. 20. Tuesday-Thursday at 10. For ages 3 to 12. $2, reservations required. Clearwater Nature Center, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton. 301-297-4575 (TDD: 301-699-2544).

"The Nutcracker" PUPPET CO. PLAYHOUSE -- through Dec. 29. Friday at 10 and 11:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 and 11:30. $6. Reservations recommended. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-6668.

WASHINGTON BALLET -- through Dec. 22. Friday at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7, Sunday at 1, Thursday at 7. $33-$53. The Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. 202-432-7328.

MANASSAS DANCE COMPANY -- Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 5. $20, $16 seniors and children. Stonewall Jackson Senior High School, 8860 Rixlew Lane, Manassas. 703-257-1811.

MOMENTUM DANCE THEATRE -- in a jazz, hip-hop "Nutcracker," Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3. $15, $12 students with ID, $8 ages 9 and younger. Hine Junior High School, Seventh and Pennsylvania SE. 202-432-7328; for information, 202-785-0035.

ALEXANDRIA BALLET -- in a shortened version of "The Nutcracker," through Dec. 22. Saturday and Sunday at 12, 1:30, 3 and 4:30. $12, $9 children. Athenaeum, 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0456.

CLASSIKA THEATER -- in an adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's story, with puppets and live actors, through Jan. 29. Saturday-Sunday at noon. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 4041 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-824-6200.

MIA SAUNDERS School of Ballet, Saturday at 2 and Sunday at 3. $10, $8 seniors, $6 students. Centreville High School Theatre, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. 703-830-2558 or 703-222-5730.

CROSSROADS DANCE PROJECT -- in "The Gift of the Nutcracker," an adaptation of the classic, Saturday at 2:30 and 7. $10, $8 seniors and children 10 and younger. Thomas Jefferson Community Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 301-263-2861.

ROCKVILLE CIVIC BALLET -- Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. $7, $5 seniors and children 12 and younger. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville. 240-314-8690.

NATIONAL BALLET -- through Dec. 21. Saturday at 3 and 7:30, Sunday at 3, Monday-Thursday at 10:30. Hallam Theater at Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Tickets for the 10:30 shows are $15. Prices for other performances are $12-$24. 301-218-9822 or 301-261-0261.

CENTER FOR BALLET ARTS -- in a condensed version of "The Nutcracker," Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3. $10, $9 students, $8 seniors and children 12 and younger. Fairfax High School Theatre, 3500 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-273-5344.

INTERNATIONAL BALLET THEATER -- Wednesday at noon, Thursday at 10 and noon: $7. Thursday at 7: $10, $8 students and seniors. Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly. 301-277-1701 (TDD: 301-277-0312).

Special Events "PASSPORT FRIDAYS" -- Friday at 1, "Reptile World." National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall, 17th and M NW. 202-857-7700.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA -- Saturday from 8:30 to 11. All-you-can-eat, adults $6, children $3. Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 10620 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. 301-929-8000.

"IMAGINASIA" -- Kathak dance class, Saturday and Sunday at 10. Art-related activities for ages 6 to 14, Saturday and Sunday at 2. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-357-2700 or 202-357-4880, Ext. 422.

"WILD WEST WINTER FUN" -- Sleigh rides, hayrides, petting zoo and activities at Old Mine Ranch, Saturday-Sunday from 10 to 5. $8. 17504 Miner Rd., Dumfries. 703-830-0831.

"GIFTS FOR KWANZAA" -- Craft workshop for families, Saturday at 1:30. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ORNAMENTAL GLASS DESIGN -- Create a stained glass window out of plexiglass and cellophane at the National Building Museum, Saturday 2 to 4, for ages 4 to 8. $9. Museum open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 5. Fourth and F NW. 202-272-2448.

"NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY" -- with the Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters, Sunday after the Washington Ballet's 1 p.m. performance. $135 includes a performance ticket. Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-362-3606, Ext. 135.

"HANSEL & GRETEL TEA PARTY" -- The Darnall's Chance House will be decorated like a gingerbread house, and children can listen to a reading of "Hansel and Gretel," Sunday at 2. Ages 5 and up. Adults $15, children $12; reservations required. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010 (TDD: 301-699-2544).

"LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS" -- Learn about code-breaking and censorship through various activities, Sunday from 2 to 4. Ages 9 and up. $2; requisite adult companions free. The Women's Memorial, Ceremonial Entrance, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. 703-533-1155 or 800-222-2294.

"BEJEWELED & BEDAZZLED" -- Art activities inspired by the Judith Lieber purse exhibit, Sunday at 2:30, for ages 5 to 12. Free with museum admission: $5, seniors and member guests $3, students $1, family $8, children under 12 free. Pre-registration required. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1727.

"B.M.A. BIRD COUNT" -- Hands-on activity for families, Sunday at 2. Free with museum admission: $7, $5 students and seniors, free for ages 18 and younger. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. 410-396-7100.

HOLIDAY TEA AT THE HAY-ADAMS -- Author Cheryl Barnes reads from her book, "Woodrow the White House Mouse," Sunday at 3. $35, 12 and under $30; price includes tea, snacks and a signed copy of "Woodrow the White House Mouse." 202-333-8741.

"THE NUTCRACKER TEA" -- The Nutcracker, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy will take part in a "Nutcracker"-theme tea on Monday-Wednesday at 11 and 2 and Thursday at 11. $42. Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. 703-506-4300, Ext. 2502.

Nature NATIONAL ZOO -- Grounds open daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., most animal buildings and Amazonia open 10 to 4:30 (exceptions are posted). Seal and sea lion training at 11:30, elephant care sessions at 11 most days. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-673-4800.

NATIONAL AQUARIUM -- More than 1,000 specimens of aquatic life, including an alligator exhibit. Open daily 9 to 5. Adults $3, ages 2 to 10 75 cents, under 2 free. Department of Commerce Building, 14th and Constitution NW. 202-482-2825.

BALTIMORE AQUARIUM -- The National Aquarium in Baltimore features a marine mammal pavilion, an Atlantic coral reef exhibit and a South American rain forest. Timed-entry tickets required. Open Friday 9 to 8, Saturday-Thursday 9 to 5. Admission $17.50; seniors $14.50; ages 3 to 11 $9.50 (under 3 free); $5 for all on Fridays after 5. Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. For information, 410-576-3800; for advance tickets, Ticketmaster, 202-432-7328 or 410-481-7328 (service charges added).

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR CENTER -- Interior Department science and environmental education center offers interactive exhibits and films. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5760.

ROCK CREEK NATURE CENTER -- Planetarium shows: "The Night Sky," Saturday and Sunday at 1 for ages 4 and up; "Women in the Stars," Saturday and Sunday at 4 for ages 7 and up; planetarium show for younger children, Wednesday at 4 for ages 4 and up. Free planetarium tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show. 5200 Glover Rd. NW. 202-895-6070.

ARLINGTON PLANETARIUM -- "Tis the Season" show, Friday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 1:30 and 3. $2.50, seniors and ages under 12 $1.50. Reservations recommended. 1426 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6070.

OWENS SCIENCE CENTER PLANETARIUM -- "Terrible Teddy," Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 10 and 12:30. "Rudolph Flu," Saturday at 11 and 1:30. $4, $2 students and seniors. 9601 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. 301-918-8750.

POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK -- Holiday crafts workshop, Sunday from 1 to 4; $12, reservations required. 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington. 703-528-5406.

WATKINS NATURE CENTER -- 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301/249-6202.

Places to Visit CAPITAL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM -- Exhibitions: "Cuba: En Foco," photographs by Cuban children, through Dec. 31; "Make It Move," about the mechanics of motion, through Jan. 5; "Brain Teasers"; "Japan: Through the Eyes of a Child"; "Chemical Science Center"; "Mexico"; "Animation"; "Cityscapes." Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 to 5. $7, seniors $5, ages 2 and under free. 800 Third St. NE. 202-675-4120.

MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER -- Exhibits: "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body," through Jan. 1; "Dino Digs," about dinosaurs native to Maryland; "Chesapeake Bay"; "Outer Space Place." Hands-on exhibits and demonstrations of scientific principles. IMAX films screened hourly. Planetarium show, hourly. Admission, including planetarium show and IMAX, is $16, seniors $14, ages 3 to 12 $12.50. Open Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday noon to 5, Monday-Thursday 10 to 5. 601 Light St., Baltimore. 410-685-5225.

PORT DISCOVERY -- Interactive fantasy structures, mechanical sculptures and related activities. Open Friday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5, Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 5. $11, ages 3 to 12 $8.50, under 3 free. 35 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-727-8120.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ROSE Hill Manor Park -- "Museums by Candlelight," tour and activities, Saturday from 2 to 7. 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-694-1650.

MEDIEVAL WORKSHOP -- Carve stone and create a gargoyle, Saturday 10 to 2. $5. Reservations required for groups larger than 10. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts NW. 202-537-2934.

CLAUDE MOORE COLONIAL FARM -- Visit a re-creation of an 18th-century family farm, Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday from 10 to 4:30. $2, seniors and ages 3 to 12 $1. 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557.

NATIONAL COLONIAL FARM -- The mid- 18th-century tobacco plantation is open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday from 10 to 5. Adults $2, under 12 50 cents; $5 maximum per family. 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. 301-283-2113.

OXON HILL FARM -- The working farm is open daily from 9 to 4:30, with farm demonstrations and tours. Oxon Cove Park, 6411 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-1176 (TDD: 301-839-1783).

COLVIN RUN MILL -- "Country Christmas at Colvin Run," with crafts, caroling, snacks and Santa, Saturday 4 to 7: Adults $5, children $2. "American Girl Holiday Tea," Sunday at 2: $10. Tour the 19th-century gristmill 11 to 5 daily except Tuesday: Adults $4, children $2. 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-2771.

PEIRCE MILL -- Tour the 1820 flour mill Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday noon to 5. At Beach Drive and Tilden Street NW, in Rock Creek Park. 202-426-6908.

DARNALL'S CHANCE HOUSE MUSEUM -- Gingerbread house contest and show, through Dec. 14. Open daily noon to 4. $1. 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010.

OLD STONE HOUSE -- Tour the 1765 structure Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday noon to 5. 3051 M St. NW. 202-426-6851.

SULLY HISTORIC SITE -- The restored 1794 mansion, furnished with Federal-period antiques, is open from 11 to 4 daily except Tuesday. Hourly guided tours $5, students $4, seniors and ages 5 to 15 $3. 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. 703-437-1794.

"KINGDOM OF THE SWEETS" -- Tour the Snowflake Forest, Candyland Lake and the Sugar Plum Tea Room, Monday and Wednesday-Friday from 10 to noon and 3:30 to 5:30, Saturdays 3 to 5 and Sundays noon to 2. Donations will go to Children's Hospital and the Casa Materna orphanage in Naples, Italy. Ballet Petite, 4701 Sangamore Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-6882.

WASHINGTON DOLLS' HOUSE and Toy Museum -- Antique dolls, doll houses, toys and games. Adults $4, seniors $3, under 12 $2. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 5236 44th St. NW. 202-244-0024.

TROLLEY MUSEUM -- Ride European and American trolleys with Santa during "Holly Trolleyfest," Saturday-Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m.; $3, seniors and ages 2 through 17 $2, under 2 free. Northwest Branch Park, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring. 301-384-6088.

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS -- Saturday and Sunday 11 to 5, operating G-gauge layouts and other model trains by the Chesapeake, Allegheny & Blue Ridge Large Scale Railway Society. North Gate Plaza, 13832 Georgia Ave., Aspen Hill. 202-726-3333.

B&O RAILROAD STATION MUSEUM -- Permanent exhibits include a diorama depicting the trip of Tom Thumb, America's first scheduled passenger train. Adults $4, seniors and students $3, under 13 $2. Open Friday-Saturday and Monday 11 to 4, Sunday noon to 5. 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. 410-461-1944.

ELLICOT CITY B&O RAILROAD Station Museum -- Holiday Model Train Exhibit, through Jan. 26. Adults $4, seniors and students $3, under 13 $2. Open Friday-Saturday 11 to 4, Sunday noon to 5. 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicot City. 410-461-1945.

Library Programs ASPEN HILL -- Stories and activities for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 10:30. 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville. 301-871-2094.

AURORA HILLS -- Stories for ages 2 to 4, Thursday at 10 and 11. 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. 703-228-5715.

BADEN -- Stories for ages 2 to 5, Thursday at 10:30. 13603 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-888-1152.

BELTSVILLE -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15. 4319 Sellman Rd. 301-937-0294.

BLADENSBURG -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 10:45. 4820 Annapolis Rd. 301-927-4916.

BOWIE -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Monday at 1. 15210 Annapolis Rd. 301-262-7000.

ELLEN COOLIDGE BURKE -- Stories in Spanish, Saturday at 11. Stories for ages 3 to 6, Wednesday at 6:30. Stories for ages 2 to 5, Thursday at 11. 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-838-4598.

CENTREVILLE -- Stories and songs for ages 2 to 6, Monday at 10:30. Stories and activities for ages 2 to 3, Tuesday at 10:30. Stories for ages 2 to 6, Wednesday at 7:30. 14200 St. Germaine Dr., Centreville. 703-830-2223.

CHANTILLY -- Stories for ages 1 to 5, Wednesday at noon. 4000 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly. 703-502-3883.

DOLLEY MADISON -- Stories for ages 2 to 6, Friday at 12:30. Carousel Muppets's "Holly Follies," Saturday at 1. Stories and activities for ages 2 to 6, Monday at 7:30. Stories and activities for ages 3 to 5, Wednesday at 10:30. 1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean. 703-356-0771.

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS -- Storytime for ages 3 to 5, Wednesday at 10:30. 5904 Kolb St. 301-883-2700.

GEORGE MASON -- Stories and activities for ages 2 to 3, Wednesday at 10:30. 7001 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-256-3800.

GLENARDEN -- Stories for ages 4 to 5, Thursday at 10:30. 8724 Glenarden Pkwy. 301-772-5477.

GREENBELT -- Stories for ages 5 to 8, Tuesday at 7, and for ages 3 to 5, Thursday at 10:15. 11 Crescent Rd. 301-345-5800.

HILLCREST HEIGHTS -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30. 2398 Iverson St. 301-630-4900.

HYATTSVILLE -- Stories in Spanish and English for ages 3 to 6, Saturday at 10:30. Family storytime, Monday at 11. Stories for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 11. Stories for ages 3 to 6, Wednesday at 7. 6530 Adelphi Rd. 301-985-4690.

JOHN MARSHALL -- Stories for ages 5 and younger, Friday at noon. The Rainbow Company, Saturday at 2. Stories and activities for ages 2 to 5, Wednesday at 10:30. 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

JUANITA THORNTON -- Activities for ages 4 to 10, Saturday at 4. 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-576-7114.

KENSINGTON PARK -- Stories and activities for ages 3 and up, Saturday at 11. Round House Theater School, Saturday at 3:30. 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. 301-897-2211.

KINGSTOWNE -- Crafts for ages 7 to 12, Monday at 3. Stories and activities for ages 3 to 5, Wednesday at 10:30. 6500 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

LARGO-KETTERING -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Thursday at 11. 9601 Capital Lane, Upper Marlboro. 301-336-4044.

LAUREL -- Stories for ages 6 to 9, Wednesday at 3. $5. Stories for ages 3 to 6, Wednesday at 7 and Thursday at 10:30. 507 Seventh St. 301-776-6790.

MARTHA WASHINGTON -- Stories and activities for ages 2 to 5, Friday at 2. Stories and activities for ages 3 to 5, Thursday at 10:30. 6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. 703-768-6700.

MOUNT RAINIER -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 11. 3409 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. 301-864-8937.

NEW CARROLLTON -- Activities for ages 3 to 7, Saturday at 10:30. 7414 Riverdale Rd. 301-459-6900.

NORTH COUNTY -- Stories and activities for ages 4 and up, Wednesday at 7. 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. 410-222-6270.

OXON HILL -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Thursday at 11. 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. 301-839-2400.

POHICK -- Stories and activities for ages 6 to 12, Monday at 2:30. 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke. 703-644-7333.

PROVINCES -- Animal visit for ages 2 to 6, Wednesday at 7. 2624 Annapolis Rd., Severn. 410-222-6280.

RESTON -- Stories and activities for ages 4 to 7, Monday at 3. Stories and activities for ages 4 to 6, Thursday at 2. 11925 Bowman Towne Dr. 703-689-2700.

SEVERNA PARK -- Activities for ages 2 to 7, Monday at 4. 45 McKinsey Rd. 410-222-6290.

SHIRLINGTON -- Stories and activities for ages 3 to 7, Wednesday at 7. 2786 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. 703-228-6545.

SPAULDINGS -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Saturday and Thursday at 10:30. 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights. 301-817-3750.

SURRATTS-CLINTON -- Stories for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 10:15, 11 and 11:45. Family storytime, Wednesday at 7. 9400 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. 301-868-9200.

THOMAS JEFFERSON -- Stories and activities for ages 2 to 3, Wednesday at 10:30. 7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-573-1060.

TYSONS-PIMMIT -- Kaydee Puppets, Saturday at 2 and 3. 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-790-8088.

UPPER MARLBORO -- Stories and activities for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 11. 14730 Main St. 301-629-9330.

WOODROW WILSON -- Art activities for ages 6 to 12, Tuesday at 3:30. Stories and crafts for ages 3 to 5, Tuesday at 10:30. 6101 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church. 703-820-8774.