Puppet festival being staged

The Washington Montessori School in New Preston is presenting its eighth annual puppetry festival on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. this month.

The lineup at WMS located at 240 Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202) will include two more shows: "The Fairy Circus" by the Tanglewood Marionettes, featuring more than 20 hand-crafted marionettes, Feb. 15, and an original show, "The Pirate and the Pea" by Crabgrass Puppet Theater Feb. 22.

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door. Children under 2 will be admitted for free.

For more information, call 860-868-0551 or visit www.washingtonmontessori.org/puppetshows.