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November Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center

Title:November Puppet Shows at Durant Arts Center
Date & Time:Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. (Map This)
Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center
Event Details:The National Capital Puppetry Guild in collaboration with the Office of the Arts will present Silly Goose and Val at two family-friendly puppet shows 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on November 18 at the Durant Arts Center, located at 1605 Cameron Street.

Valerie Leonhart Smalkin, ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer was one of the writers, performers, and co-producers as well as the head puppeteer of the Emmy award winning television program It's Kindertime on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR-TV 2. Val’s CD, A Gentle Halloween, received a Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff award in 2015, and in 2016 her follow-up CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!...and Dance!, garnered a Parents’ Choice Approved award. Her current CD, Love Bug! received a Parents’ Choice Recommended award, and made the first cut in the 59th Annual Grammy Award competition. Val continues to perform and compose music designed for the 2 to 10 year old set. As a ventriloquist, Val performs for family and educational events in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York City, California, and Brussels, Belgium.

Reservations per show are $5 for person, including children. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

The Durant Arts Center is managed by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For additional information contact Cheryl Anne Colton at 703.746.5565, or visit

For additional information about the National Capital Puppetry Guild, contact Jeff Bragg at 703.424.5553 or

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail or call 703.746.5565, Virginia Relay 711.
Contact Person:Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director
Contact Phone No.:703.746.5565
Fees:To purchase tickets online, visit, select activity number: 255211.07 Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m. 255211.08 Saturday, November 18, 1 p.m.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Arts, Concerts, Family, Performing Arts, Recreation, Recreation Centers, Toddlers

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