January 11

Thursday/10 a.m.

The Tempest

World Under Wonder presents this tale of magic, deception, revenge, and marriage. Learn what happens as Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, plots revenge against his foe. Appropriate for age 8 and up.

>> Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, N.H.

>> TBA

>> claremontoperahouse.org


January 13 to 15

Fri to Sun/10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sleigh Ride Weekend

Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides and explore the dairy farm and restored farmhouse. In observance of Martin Luther Kind, Jr., Day, the documentary, A Time for Justice, will be shown hourly.

>> Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $4 to $14

>> billingsfarm.org


January 13

Sat/11 a.m.

The Dragon King

The Dragon King is based on a Chinese folktale about an intrepid grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King and his answers to why he has not let it rain on the land above. Meet the puppets and puppeteers after the show.

>> Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, N.H.

>> Free

>> hop.dartmouth.edu


January 20

Sat/6 to 8 p.m.

Full Moon Fiesta

Travel by snowshoe, ski, or snowboard to sample light food and hot beverages offered by local restaurants. All proceeds benefit Recreation and Parks Assistance Program and the Lebanon Outing Club. Bring your own mug, spoon & bowl. Preregister online.

>> Storrs Hill Ski Lodge, 60 Spring Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> $10/per person, children ages 6 to 12 $5, 5 and under free, $30 max per family

>> lebanonnh.gov


January 21

Sun/9 a.m.

Ice Day

Gather the family, bundle up and share a New England tradition! Ice cutting by gas powered saw and finished by hand will be demonstrated by volunteers. Ryder Corner School House will be warm and welcoming with hot beverages, homemade baked goods and hot soups available to purchase.

>> Muster Field Farm Museum, Harvey Road, North Sutton, N.H.

>> Free admission

>> musterfieldfarm.com


January 21

Sun/11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Introduction to Belly Dancing

Try something really different and fun — explore the ancient and mysterious art of belly dance in this workshop designed for anyone over age 7. No experience required. Register online.

>> Gymnasium, Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian Street, White River Junction, Vt.

>> Free

>> hartfordrec.com


January 21

Sun/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Upper Valley Trails Alliance Skate-a-thon

Enjoy spectacular scenery along the 4.5 mile groomed skating trail during this noncompetitive day of ice skating. Pre-register for free skate rentals (while supplies last), hot chocolate, soup and a raffle ticket. Earn an extra raffle ticket for every lap around the lake. Proceeds support the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and maintenance of the ice skating trail.

>> Lake Morey Inn and Resort, 1 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, Vt.

>> Adults, $20 to $25; kids, $10 to $15

>> uvtrails.org


January 24

Weds/10 to 11 a.m.

ArtsPower: Nugget & Fang

This colorful musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend?

>> Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, Vt.

>> $6

>> pentaglearts.org


January 27

Sat/7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

17th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby

Youth Anglers will be placed in age appropriate divisions based on the number of registered participants. Trophies will be awarded. Food and refreshments, fishing holes, bait and limited equipment will be available. Preregister at the Hartford Recreation Office or online.

>> Dewey’s Pond, Hartford, Vt.

>> $5

>> hartfordrec.com


January 31

Wednesday/10 a.m.

The 13-Story Treehouse

Who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse? The deluxe model Andy and Terry call home is equipped with a bowling alley, secret underground laboratory and self-making beds. In this play adapted from a book, the forgetful friends are set to stage their own first-ever play but…they need to write the script! Recommended for grades 1 to 7.

>> Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> $4 to $10

>> lebanonoperahouse.org

February 2

Fri/5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dinner with Jack Frost

A taste of New London and beyond! This outdoor dinner takes place on the town green with area restaurants offering different courses to a meal. Tiki torches and campfires will keep us warm. Fun for the whole family!

>> New London Green, 375 Main Street, New London, N.H.

>> Adult $14, couple $26, family of 4 $50, children 9 and under $5

>> nl-nh.com


February 3

Sat/11 a.m.

Middle Eastern Dance Club and Soyeya African Dance Troupe

The Middle Eastern Dance Club shares dances of the Arab world and the Middle East while Soyeya shares dances from Zimbabwe, Ghana and other African nations. The audience will get a chance to learn about these dances and learn some moves as well.

>> Alumni Hall, Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, N.H.

>> Free, no tickets required

>> hop.dartmouth.edu


February 4

Sun/9 a.m.

Ledyard RedZone 5k Run/Walk

A family friendly, stroller friendly, dog-on-a-leash friendly, fun run and walk takes participants along the Wilder Pedestrian Path and the back roads of the Wilder Village. Proceeds benefit Hartford Parks and Recreation program scholarships.

>> Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian Street, White River Junction, Vt.

>> $15 if preregistered, $20 same-day registration

>> hartfordrec.com


February 6, 13 and 17

Tues/5 to 7 p.m. (classroom)

Sat/9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (field trip)

Let’s Go Ice Fishing

For ages 10 to adult. N.H. Fish and Game provides two days of classroom instruction on the basics of ice fishing. The third meeting is an exciting field trip where you put your new skills to the test! Register with Lebanon Recreation and N.H. Fish and Game.

>> City Council Chambers, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, N.H.

>> Free

>> lebanonnh.gov


February 8 to 11

Tues to Sun/Times vary daily

102nd Newport Winter Carnival

For several days, the small town of Newport, N.H., is transformed into a winter wonderland landscape of activities: midnight skating, pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn wagon rides, fireworks, games, food and music.

>> Newport, N.H.

>> newportwintercarnival.org


February 17

Saturday/10:30 a.m.

Igloo Build

Help an igloo-building expert build an insulated, sturdy house, strong enough to support the weight of a polar bear, using nothing but water and a handsaw. The Igloo Build is fun for the whole family.

>> Montshire Museum of Science, One Montshire Road, Norwich, Vt.

>> Included with Museum admission

>> montshire.org


February 17

Saturday/10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

David’s House Lazy Loop Loppet & Chili Cook-Off

Activities for everyone with the net proceeds to benefit David’s House, which serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving treatment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Hourly guided and instructional tours of Lazy Loop and a challenging S’no-Obstacle course.

>> Center at Eastman, 6 Club House Lane, Grantham, N.H.


>> eastmannh.org


February 23

Friday/1 to 1:45 p.m.

Modern Times Theater

Modern Times Theater delights crowds with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past. Parents themselves, the duo strives to present high quality entertainment for the whole family.

>> Gymnasium, White River School, 102 Pine Street, White River Junction, Vt.

>> Free

>> hartfordrec.com