Events calendar: Wednesday, March 21

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Children’s programs

  • Hillwood’s March preschool series, “Fanciful Heroes,” will take children ages two to five on an imaginative tour of the estate that includes hunting for dragons and making hero’s capes. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. $10 to $12 per session. Ticket includes one child and one accompanying adult; additional adults $18 each. Hillwood Estate, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.

Classes and workshops

  • Stretch some muscles while surrounded by art at Yoga in the Galleries. Bring your own mat; blocks and blankets are also recommended. 10 a.m. $10 per class; $5 per class for Museum Members. The Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Classes are held every Wednesday.

Discussions and lectures

  • The National Capital Planning Committee will hold a public discussion for parks and open spaces. 6 p.m. Free. National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th St. NW, Suite 500N. 202-482-7200. There will be a second open house on April 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Films

  • Director Karim Moussaoui will attend a screening of his debut film, “Until the Birds Return,” which examines contemporary Algeria from the perspectives of three loosely-related characters. A conversation with Moussaoui will follow. 8 p.m. $12.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000.

Performances

  • Bowen McCauley Dance, the only dance company in the D.C. area to offer a free weekly dance class for people with Parkinson Disease and their caretakers, will perform the choreography of the company’s founding artistic director, Lucy Bowen McCauley.  6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The Korean Cultural Center will present “Touching Time,” a performance from the Shin Dance Company that blends signature movement styles with themes of Eastern philosophy. 7 p.m. Free; RSVP required. The Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. NW. 202-587-6152.

Special Events

  • The D.C. Open Doors will host a seminar entitled “Homebuyers’ Informational Session” where it will provide mortgage assistance loans to people interested in buying a house or condo in D.C. Free. 6:30 to 8 p.m.  District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Ave. NW. Bill Milko, (202) 777-4663.