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THURSDAY | FEB. 20

“Orphie and the Book of Heroes,” The Kennedy Center, Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. A musical journey about a young heroic orphan and Greek mythology. Through Feb. 23. $20. 202/467-4600; kennedy-center.org.

FRIDAY | FEB. 21

“Orphie and the Book of Heroes,” The Kennedy Center, Family Theater. See Thursday’s listing.

SATURDAY | FEB. 22

Fredericksburg Kids Expo, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. For kids of all ages and their parents, check out toys and games, sports, learning, safety, camps and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buy tickets in advance at a discount or full price at the door. 540/548-5555;

fredericksburgkidsexpo.com.

Celebrate Black History Month, Barnes & Noble, 1220 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. Storytime and activities. 3 p.m. Free. 540/785-8152; bn.com.

“Orphie and the Book of Heroes,” The Kennedy Center, Family Theater. See Thursday’s listing.

SUNDAY | FEB. 23

Fredericksburg Kids Expo, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

Auditions for “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” Stage Door Productions, Massaponax High School, 8201 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg. Prepare a short monologue and song; choreographed movement will be taught. For audition times, monologue scripts and song selection, visit stagedoorproductions.org. Open to all grade-school children regardless of experience. Also runs tomorrow. Performances scheduled for May 2-3. 540/903-3808.

“Orphie and the Book of Heroes,” The Kennedy Center, Family Theater. See Thursday’s listing.

MONDAY | FEB. 24

Auditions for “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” Stage Door Productions, Massaponax High School, 8201 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg. See Sunday’s listing.

TUESDAY | FEB. 25

Storytime Classics, Barnes & Noble, 1220 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. Storytime and activities. 10:30 a.m. Free. 540/785-8152; bn.com.

WEDNESDAY | FEB. 26

The Peking Acrobats, Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Juggling, tumbling, magic and more. 7:30 p.m. $32-$48, children half-price. 888/945-2468; hyltoncenter.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Built to Amaze,” Richmond Coliseum, 601 Leigh St., Richmond. Today through March 2, showtimes and prices vary. 800/745-3000; ringling.com.

THURSDAY | FEB. 27

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Built to Amaze,” Richmond Coliseum, 601 Leigh St., Richmond. See Wednesday’s listing.

ONGOING

“Blue’s Clues Live! The Most Spectacular Place,” Riverside Children’s Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg. Blue and Steve lead the audience on a clue-filled quest. Saturdays through March 15, with select Tuesday and Thursday matinées. $18 for lunch and show. 540/370-4300; riverside dt.com.

Children’s Activities and Classes, City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation, various ages, locations and dates. Valentine’s activities, science, art, cooking, more. 540/372-1086; fredericksburgva.gov/parksandrec.

Preschool Storytime at the Wilderness Library, 6421 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove. Stories and a craft. 11 a.m. every Thursday. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Free. 540/854-5310; ocplva.org.

Railroad Museum and Train Rides, 11700 Main St., Fredericksburg. Bring the family, tour restored railroad cabooses, and see tools and equipment used by railroad workers. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Free; donations accepted. 301/653-7983; rcnrhs.com.

“Be the Dinosaur” exhibit, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. Explore the lost world with animatronic dinosaurs, exhibits and games. Through May 11. Free with museum admission. 804/864-1407; smv.org.

UPCOMING

“Ramona Quimby,” Louisa Arts Center Youth Theater, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning books by Beverly Cleary. Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. 540/967-5200; louisaarts.org.

“Lego Movie” Building Event, Barnes & Noble, 1220 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. Children ages 4 and older are invited to build a scene from the movie. 3 p.m. Free. Call for reservations. 540/785-8152; bn.com.

“Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!” Bella Arte Gallery, 3734 Winterfield Road, Midlothian. Celebrating 75th anniversary of “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” with Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection. March 15-30. 804/794-1511; bella-arte.com.

“Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries,” Paramount Theater, 215 East Main St., Charlottesville. Tuesday, April 15. 6 p.m. $19.50-$45. 434/979-1333; theparamount.net.

To announce kid-related activities, email weekender@freelancestar.com with “Kid Stuff” in the subject line.

 

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