The Washington Ballet
Washington, DC

Originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day, The Washington Ballet (TWB) was incorporated as a professional company in 1976 and is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB has built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, and with its first artist-in-residence, Choo San Goh, set the tone for the company's emergence as a powerhouse among national ballet companies. Contemporary pieces by Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe and Nacho Duato expanded the repertoire, as did Neoclassical masterworks and fresh interpretations of 19th century classics.

Today, under the leadership of Artistic Director Septime Webre, along with the guidance of the Board of Directors, TWB continues to pursue its three part mission to bring joy and artistry of dance to the nation's capital, to provide the highest caliber of dance training and to serve and involve the entire community.

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Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia, Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Williamsburg & Yorktown, November 27-29
Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.  At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution and trace the bounty of a 1780s farm from field to kitchen.
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Newseum “Yes, Virginia” Family Day
Washington, DC, November 29
Visit the Newseum for our annual “Yes, Virginia” Family Day, where kids of all ages will be able to enjoy a feast of fun holiday activities, treats and programs.
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Snow Wonders - Children’s Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth, Fri & Sat nights, Nov 28 - Dec 27
Snow will fall from the sky, music will fill the air and we hope it brings back fond memories from other places you may have lived and enjoyed in the past. Also other holiday special events at the museum.
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Winter Christmas Festival - Amazing Farm Fun @Ticonderoga
Chantilly, weekends until Christmas
Christmas trees (choose/cut o& pre-cut) plus outdoor activities, fire pits to keep you warm and make s’ mores or roast hot dogs.
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A Colonial Christmas, Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Williamsburg & Yorktown, December 1-January 4, 2015
“A Colonial Christmas” offers a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions with special tours and interpretive programs and, December 26-31 and January 2-4, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony. At the Yorktown Victory Center, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampments and glimpse holiday preparations on a 1780s farm.
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Victorian Christmas Open House - Museum of the Confederacy
Appomattox, December 7, 2014, 1pm
Adults and children will be taught how to make simple Victorian style decorations for their Christmas Tree. One ornament of special interest will be a butterfly patterned after one made by Mrs. Jefferson (Varina) Davis and hung on the White House of the Confederacy’s Christmas Tree.  Santa will be here to hear the special wishes of the children and to have his picture taken with them. All activities will be in or near the Robertson Family Education Center at the Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox.
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Family Engineering Day - Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
Winchester, December 8
Fun filled activities focus on family teamwork and creative problem solving.
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Build Your Own Edible Stadium - Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Portsmouth - December 13, 11am-12pm
This holiday season, bring the kids to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum for a sporty twist on an
old holiday favorite. Kids can build their own sports stadium from graham crackers, icing, sprinkles
and other treats. Whether it is a football stadium, baseball stadium or hockey rink, your kids will enjoy creating their own edible masterpiece.
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Children's Museum Challenges! - Children's Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth - December 22-24, 10:30, 12:30, 2:30 & 3:30
Take the chill off with our daily challenges. Relay races, games, contests, and obstacle courses will have your heart racing with anticipation.
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Noon Year’s Eve - Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, December 31, 2014, 10am - 1pm
Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we launch 2,015 bouncy balls using liquid Nitrogen at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, construct a geodesic globe and much more.
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Cinderella - Encore Stage & Studio
Arlington, January 9-18, 2015
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, a young girl, nicknamed Cinderella by her cruel stepsisters, dreams of leaving her work behind and becoming a princess. When the Prince throws a ball, she finally gets her chance. With a little bit of magical assistance from her fairy godmother, Cinderella just might win the heart of her very own Prince Charming. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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