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Puppet Shows at the Durant Center

Title:Puppet Shows at the Durant Center
Date & Time:Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center, 1605 Cameron St. (Map This)
Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center
Event Details:Family puppet shows are fun for the very young and the young at heart. Performances are on select Saturdays and take place at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Durant Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA.

November 16: Silly Goose and Val perform "All Things Fall"
Val’s award-winning and participatory performance features 40 minutes of music, puppets, ventriloquism, dancing, singing to delight audiences of all ages. With bold voice talents and contagious dances, little ones get up, move, and laugh together.

Ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer Valerie Leonhart Smalkin has performed across America as well as in France and Belgium. She was one of the writers, performers, and co-producers as well as the head puppeteer of the Emmy-Award winning It's Kindertime on Baltimore’s WMAR-TV. Her three albums—A Gentle Halloween, Sing! Sing! Sing!... and Dance!, and Love Bug!—all received Parents’ Choice awards. Her book, Springtime Dance, earned gold in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in 2014. She has earned several grants from the Maryland State Arts Council as a solo performer and actively performs and composes music for ages 2 through 10.

The Puppet Shows at the Durant Center are part of the family-friendly programs of the Office of the Arts, a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

For additional information or to request reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 703.746.5565.
Contact Person:Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director
Contact Phone No.:703.746.5565
Fees:All puppet show tickets are $6. To purchase tickets online, enter as guest and scroll to your tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.
Audience:Anyone may attend

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