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Family and learning events worth seeking out in Washington this week

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Looking for family-friendly or educational events this week?

From art produced by young people to a puppet show for young people, there's plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this week.

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D.C. Prep's Anacostia Elementary Campus February Open House - Morning Session

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First, charter school D.C. Prep is hosting an open house at its Anacostia campus. You are invited to hear a 15-minute overview of D.C. Prep, tour the facilities and apply on-site.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 10-11 a.m.

Where: D.C. Prep's Anacostia Elementary Campus, 1409 V St. SE

Price: Free

Click here for more details, and to RSVP

Spring 2019 Workshop: Call 'Em As You 'Ear 'Em

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Next, you are invited to this workshop on the subtleties of English pronunciation. Led by AU's Linguist-in-Residence, you will learn things like whether "flour" and "flower" are pronounced identically, how many syllables there are in "file" and how to use phonetic transcription as a tool for sharpening hearing.

When: Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Butler Boardroom, American University

Price: $60 regular, $20 student

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Skepticism in the Age of Fake News

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Then, John Cook, research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, offers this free workshop on how to tell truth from "fake news" in the age of social media. 

When: Saturday, February 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Neighborhood Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW

Price: Free

Click here for more details, and to register

Xi Zeta Omega Chapter: Youth Service Awards and Youth Oratorical Contest

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On Sunday, join the Xi Zeta Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for this free showcase at the Kelly Miller Middle School in Northeast Washington. Under the theme "Take Me to Harlem," you'll enjoy visual and performing arts from young artists, as well as an oratorical contest and an announcement of service award finalists.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th St., NE

Price: Free

Click here for more details, and to RSVP 

Shakespeare for the Young: Adventures in Arden

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Finally, the Atlas Performing Arts Center plays host to this interactive puppet show. Based on Shakespeare's play As You Like It, the performance for young people aged 4-10 includes both recorded and live music. Tickets are currently half off.

When: Saturday, February 23, 9:30 a.m.

Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE

Price: $6

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets


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