10 for the Road

Posted: January 15, 2012

10 for the road

Connecticut. Take a literary tour through history with visits to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Library and the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. A tour of the Stowe house, 77 Forest St., provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. 860-522-9258. Twain's house, 351 Farmington Ave., is lighthearted and unpredictable. Admission is by guided tour only. 860-247-0998.

Delaware. Dollar Days at the Hagley Museum and Library, which collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise, means admission is $1 on Saturdays in February. 201 Hagley Creek Rd., Wilmington. Daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Maine. Dan Zanes & Friends appears Feb. 4 at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, Univ. of Southern Maine Portland campus, 88 Bedford St. It's a rockin' interactive dance party.

1 p.m.; $10. 207-842-0800.

Maryland. 11th Annual World of Pets Expo and Educational Experience has entertainment, education, shopping. Jan 27-29 at Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Friday 2-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 800-800-9694; www.worldofpets.org.

New Jersey. Jan. 28 brings Mount Holly's 19th annual Fire and Ice Winter Festival. Sample chili entries and watch ice sculptors compete in this National Ice Carving Association sanctioned event. Children will enjoy various activities. Rain or shine, carvers start at 10 a.m. with the results announced by 4 p.m. The festival is at the intersection of High, White, Washington & Mill Sts.

New York. "The Snowy Day and Art of Ezra Jack Keats" features more than 80 original works by the award-winning creator of "The Snowy Day," the first modern full-color picture book to feature an African-American protagonist. Through Jan. 29 at the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., New York City. Adults $12; seniors $10; children free. All free on Saturdays. 212-423-3200.

Pennsylvania. Winter Lights Festival/Celebrating the Arts, Jan. 28-Feb. 2 at Ann Street Park, Fifth Street between Ann and Catherine, Milford. The annual celebration of ice skating, sculpture, food and music begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 28 with "Fire and Ice - The Rise & Fall of the Norse Gods and/or Viva La Vida," based on the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. www.winterlightsfest.com

Rhode Island. Northeastern International Auto Show is Feb. 2-5 at Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. See 2012 model cars, trucks, crossovers, vans, and SUVs. Thursday noon-10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Adults, $9; seniors, $6; children ages 7-12, $4. www.providenceautoshow.com.

Virginia. Charlottesville Restaurant Week is Jan. 23-29 at various locations. The three-course meals are $26. (Beverages, tax, and gratuity not included.) http://cvilleyum.com/

Washington, D.C. Don't miss the only U.S. appearance of the Anglo-Saxon Hoard, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Ends March 5. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW. Adults $8. http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events.

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