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NH February School Vacation Week

Monday, February 24, 2014

February school vacation week is upon us, and New Hampshire parents with school-age children are wondering... what are we going to do?!

Luckily, many businesses all over New Hampshire are planning some wonderful activities for vacation week. Check out the NH Events Calendar at NHEvents.com fun in your area, or visit our Free Things To Do Page for some free local event listings and at-home activities. Maple sugar will be running soon at some NH sugarhouses; check out our NH Maple Sugar Page, sponsored by Journey's End Maple Farm, for contact information to a sweet-shack near you!

To get your planning started, here are some February Vacation featured events statewide. The NH Events Calendar has activities for students of all ages! Activities and planning for these events will keep kids occupied and happy! Let us know what your plans are this week by sharing in the comments section below!


Monday, February 24
Mom and Me Painting "Dolphin's Dance" at The Canvas Roadshow!
Bedford, NH

Mom and me painting with The Canvas Roadshow in Bedford. We offer art as entertainment and social painting time. What a great way to enjoy your day off from school together.

Memorial Blood Drive ( Sgt Ryan Wilmot )
Milford, NH

Blood Drive hosted in loving memory of Sgt Ryan Wilmot, at VFW Milford, NH. Pizza from Foodee's will be served.

Tuesday, February 25
Bubble Day
Dover, NH

Kids can learn to measure bubbles, make different shaped bubbles, and experiment with bubble designs. This mid-winter bubble laboratory promises to be lots of fun. All bubble activities are included with paid admission to the museum.

SNOW camp - It's SNOWtime Like Winter
Hollis, NH

When school is out spend your days playing at Beaver Brook! We will explore the woods and trails while looking for signs of animals and discovering nature in the winter. If there is snow, we will build snow forts and go on adventures with snowshoes! Activities include: searching for animal tracks, making bird feeders for attracting birds here and at home, discovering the science of snow, eating s'mores around the campfire and lots more. We will have indoor activities too, making crafts and playing games.

Family Day at Muse! We'll be painting 'Rainbow Mare' today.
Manchester, NH

Try out Muse Paintbar, a combination between a painting instruction studio that serves food and light fare in downtown Manchester. You'll leave with a painting that our instructor will walk you through step-by-step. And yes, we'll still serve wine/beer to the parents if they need it in our Family Day sessions.

Wednesday, February 26
DIY All Natural Lip Balm and Sugar Scrubs
Hollis, NH

This class will teach you about using and preserving herbs and food for your health and nutrition. By utilizing organic and high quality ingredients you can create products that are better than many you can buy. You can also save money when you learn these skills. This class will involve creating your own lip balm and sugar scrubs from all natural ingredients. Many items make wonderful gifts. It's easier than you think!! Price includes all needed materials

Kids Kreate Series
Milford, NH

Art Happens offers after school art classes on Wednesdays 3:45-5:45 for kids ages 8-12 $25 per child Learn some of the ways of the great masters.

SNOW camp - It's SNOWtime Like Winter
Hollis, NH

When school is out spend your days playing at Beaver Brook! We will explore the woods and trails while looking for signs of animals and discovering nature in the winter. If there is snow, we will build snow forts and go on adventures with snowshoes! Activities include: searching for animal tracks, making bird feeders for attracting birds here and at home, discovering the science of snow, eating s'mores around the campfire and lots more. We will have indoor activities too, making crafts and playing games.

Thursday, February 27
"Owl Moon" with Center for Wildlife
Dover, NH

Bring your sleeping bags and join us under our education pavilion to read the classic children's book by Jane Yolen, "Owl Moon". Following the reading of the book, stay for the chance to meet some of our owl wildlife ambassadors up close! Our educators will share with you what owls are doing this time of year and all of the adaptations that make owls such amazing birds!

SNOW camp - It's SNOWtime Like Winter
Hollis, NH

When school is out spend your days playing at Beaver Brook! We will explore the woods and trails while looking for signs of animals and discovering nature in the winter. If there is snow, we will build snow forts and go on adventures with snowshoes! Activities include: searching for animal tracks, making bird feeders for attracting birds here and at home, discovering the science of snow, eating s'mores around the campfire and lots more. We will have indoor activities too, making crafts and playing games.

Family Day at Muse! We'll be painting 'Aztec Sunflowers' today.
Manchester, NH

Try out Muse Paintbar, a combination between a painting instruction studio that serves food and light fare in downtown Manchester. You'll leave with a painting that our instructor will walk you through step-by-step. And yes, we'll still serve wine/beer to the parents if they need it in our Family Day sessions.

Friday, February 28
Making Stuff Workshop
Dover, NH

The Children's Museum of NH is hosting PBS Nova's "Making Stuff" program, featuring free curriculum and creative supplies. Children can explore all of the different materials and use their imaginations to create structures, art pieces and more.

Kidgit's Book Blast
Nashua, NH

A day that celebrates books and the joy of reading! We will be having a book drive at our Book Blast Event. Please bring your gently used books to donate to our book drive. The event will also have interactive activities, crafts and special goody bags for all Kidgits members who attend. The event is free to Simon Kidgits Club members, and non-members can sign up for a $5 annual fee or participate by making a $5 donation to the Simon Youth Foundation.

Disney's Elsa at Cowabunga's Hooksett!
Hooksett, NH

Join us for this special event!! Picture time, games and lots of interactive fun with our special guest! Admission is $10 per child. Adult and babies (non-walkers) are free. Please remember socks! Socks are required to bounce! Cowabunga's allows you to bring in your own food and drink, we just ask that it be NUT FREE and that it be consumed in the lobby. We do have snacks, ice cream, drinks and pizzas available for purchase at the front desk.

Gaelic Storm
Plymouth, NH

Gaelic comes back to the Monkey after a high octane sold-out show last March! More than a decade has passed since Gaelic Storm appeared in the blockbuster movie "Titanic" as the lively steerage class band, but Gaelic Storm has continued to thrive. Combining both classic originals and fresh new arrangements of Celtic music with a unique blend of world rhythms, the members of Gaelic Storm infuse the show with their own spunky Irish wit for a wildly entertaining experience.

Mardi Gras Fest - College Day
Waterville Valley, NH

The Gravel Project Band makes their debut at Waterville Valley for Mardi Gras! Beer specials and college lift ticket discounts will be on tap!

Spring Fling - College Day
Waterville Valley, NH

Hit up the Buckets deck for live music and beer specials! Lift ticket specials for college students!

Family Day at Muse! We'll be painting 'Firefly Lamp' today.
Manchester, NH

Try out Muse Paintbar, a combination between a painting instruction studio that serves food and light fare in downtown Manchester. You'll leave with a painting that our instructor will walk you through step-by-step. And yes, we'll still serve wine/beer to the parents if they need it in our Family Day sessions.

St. Patrick's Day Painting Project at The Canvas Roadshow
Bedford, NH

It's time to get ready for St. Patrick's day as you create your own special St. Pat's masterpiece. At The Canvas Roadshow, we offer art as entertainment and socialpainting time.

Mom and Me Painting "Peace Sign" at The Canvas Roadshow!
Bedford, NH

Mom and me painting with The Canvas Roadshow in Bedford. We offer art as entertainment and social painting time. What a great way to enjoy your day off from school together.

Saturday, March 1
Fire Building Workshop
Hollis, NH

Heat up your winter with new fire skills! Fire keeps us warm, gives us light, and cooks our food. Come explore the landscape for the best fuel, enjoy fire-making challenges, and learn to start a friction fire using a primitive bow-drill! Everyone will make their own bow-drill kits with materials provided by staff. Join us and take a step toward your mastery of fire! Equipment List: Please bring a knife for carving, notebook, snack, something to drink, and clothes for being inside and out.

CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship
Manchester, NH

The 7th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship showcases the incredible on ice talents of New Hampshire firefighters and police, who bring their passion and skills to the ice at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester in this highly competitive game of "Good vs. Good". This annual fundraising event supports vital programs and services at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Make sure to wear your red or blue to cheer for TEAM POLICE or TEAM FIRE at this year's event.

The Reel WV Film Festival Showing
Waterville Valley, NH

We want to know what you see at WV! WV Film Festival allows riders, and skiers to capture their version of WV in a 1-2 minute segment.


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