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Magic, Science, Dinos Among Distractions During February School Vacation

Dinosaurs rule this February vacation. See what else is happening around the state to keep your kids busy on their time off. >> The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven presents Dinosaur Days Saturday to Tuesday, Feb. 13 to 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.)....

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Machines In Motion' At CT Science Center

    Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Machines In Motion' At CT Science Center

    During the Renaissance, cultured men were expected to be learned across a broad range of disciplines. This gave rise to the phrase "Renaissance man." Leonardo da Vinci outdid them all. He became one of the greatest European artists of the era — rivaled only by Michelangelo — and an extraordinarily...

  • Mt. Southington Hosts Winter Carnival, Cardboard Box Race

    Mt. Southington Hosts Winter Carnival, Cardboard Box Race

    Mount Southington Ski Area celebrates the cold with a family-friendly Winter Carnival & Cardboard Box Race Saturday, Feb. 20. Food will be offered on the outdoor deck with music entertainment, Valentine the Clown will entertain — and don't miss the race at 4 p.m., where you can either participate...

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  • A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

    A Few Good Reasons To Visit New England Beaches In Winter

    I love Cape Cod. Hardly a summer goes by that I don't brave the traffic backed up at the bridges at least once to visit the beaches, eat fried clams and explore the shops lining Provincetown's Commercial Street. But one of my favorite visits was a weekend I spent at the Cape in January. Crowds...

  • Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

    Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

    Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety...

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  • Are You A Creator, Tinkerer, Dreamer? A Makerspace Is Your New Gathering Spot

    Are You A Creator, Tinkerer, Dreamer? A Makerspace Is Your New Gathering Spot

    If you love a good project and you are a "maker, creator, tinkerer and dreamer," a few new places, or makerspaces as they are called, are available for you to collaborate and innovate. MakeHaven, 266 State St., New Haven, is a member-driven nonprofit that brings creative people together to work...

      • Court Jesters, AKA Harlem Globetrotters, At XL Center

        Court Jesters, AKA Harlem Globetrotters, At XL Center

        Meadowlark Lemon, the most famous Harlem Globetrotter, died at the end of last year, but the team continues to entertain with astounding basketball court gags played for comic effect. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. Magic Pre-Show tickets allow...

          • Free Winter Puppetry Slam At UConn

            Free Winter Puppetry Slam At UConn

            The 2016 UConn Winter Puppet Slam features the Puerto Rican puppetry troupe Papel Machete, the Brooklyn-based Great Small Works (led by John Bell, director of UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry), Zach Dorn from Florida and Hamden's Kim Mikenis, plus new works by student and faculty...

              • Salisbury JumpFest: Beer, Bonfires, Skiing And Dancing

                Salisbury JumpFest: Beer, Bonfires, Skiing And Dancing

                Show the cold who's boss at the 90th Annual Salisbury Winter JumpFest, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-14. The weekend festivities includes ice carving and a human dogsled race, plus the main event, which is the big 20- and 30-meter jumps. There will be beer, bonfires and plenty of food to...

                  • Sleep With The Fishes On Valentine's Day At Mystic Aquarium

                    Sleep With The Fishes On Valentine's Day At Mystic Aquarium

                    Looking for a family-oriented Valentine's Day? You and your loved ones can spend the night sleeping next to the elusive octopus or the soaring rays, visiting animal exhibits and completing a scavenger hunt during Mystic Aquarium's Valentine's Day Family Overnight on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 14 and...

                      • Life Of Hartford Artist Charles Porter Profiled At Library

                        Life Of Hartford Artist Charles Porter Profiled At Library

                        In honor of Black History Month, the Hartford Public Library offers a look at the life of Charles Ethan Porter — a local African American artist — by Craig Hotchkiss, retired high school history teacher and former education program manager at the Mark Twain House, and by Elisabeth Petry, attorney,...

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