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Kids Euro Festival: The Fencing Champion

Ten year old Ruben is one of the best fencers in the club. Having already won nearly every title in Denmark, this season he faces some of the toughest and most talented fencers in Europe. A lot is a stake for Ruben so he has to find the strength deep inside himself to overcome his anxiety and control his temper if he is going to win the big European championship. Ruben's best friend Marie is fencing too. Alongside the drama that is played out on the fencing platform, an even greater story is unfolding about a friendship between a boy and a girl in their early teens - a time when many things change. 

This short documentary film from Denmark is twenty-nine minutes long and is presented in Danish with English subtitles.

Recommended for children ages seven years old and up.

After the film screening, explore treasures from around the world in Hillwood’s mansion and enjoy the magnificent gardens, including the special exhibition, Four Seasons.

This event is part of the Kids Euro Festival taking place throughout the Washington, DC area from October 26 to November 6. The largest children's performing arts festival of its kind in the United States, Kids Euro Festival has annually offered more than 100 free events for children and their families since 2008. 
This Festival is presented by the 28 embassies of the European Union and more than 20 American cultural institutions, and is made possible by the European-American Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the United States, Washington Performing Arts, the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, and DC Public Libraries.

Family Fun Days

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

Discover the magic of Hillwood with your whole family as you explore the gardens and French and Russian treasures.  Arts and crafts, dance instruction, and food enhance the festive atmosphere and provide entertainment for the whole family. 

These annual events and festivals are specially geared toward families:

For more to explore with children at Hillwood, also check out our Student Visits Girl Scout Programs and Preschool Series.

Dina Merrill Film Program

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

Enjoy classic cinema, short films, and documentaries in the magnificent surroundings of Hillwood’s estate. 

Marjorie Post enjoyed entertaining guests with screenings of first-run films in her Pavilion. Her tradition of entertaining through film continues at Hillwood through the generous support of her youngest daughter, Hollywood actress Dina Merrill.

Annual screenings include: