Snow boots on the ground

Pennsylvania. Bundle up and head to Moraine State Park for an annual celebration, with snowshoeing, ice skating, hiking, dog-sledding demos, cross-country skiing, chili cook-off. Winterfest, Portersville, Jan. 16. www.visitbutlercounty.com/events/8406-m/6th-annual-winterfest-moraine-state-park

Sawdust special

Maryland. Interested in fine woodworking and woodturning projects? This show has tool exhibitors, woodturning seminars for all experience levels, and demos by clubs and guilds. At the Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace. The Woodworking Shows, Timonium, Jan. 8-10. www.thewoodworkingshows.com/webapp-shows/Baltimore

Tiny travels

Connecticut. Enjoy a new galaxy and landscape constructed entirely from Lego bricks, including 500 mini-figurines, spaceships, vehicles. At the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. A Billion Bricks 3: Galactic Travels, Stamford, through Feb. 7. www.stamfordmuseum.org/lego.html

Way cool

New York. Snowshoe relay, cardboard box sled derby, snowmobile parade, bonfire, and other wintry delights at this seasonal event in the Adirondacks. Long Lake Winter Carnival, Long Lake, Jan. 16. www.iloveny.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Long-Lake-Winter-Carnival/

Keeping track

Delaware. Take a walk with a botanist (dress warmly) and learn winter plant identification at the Ashland Nature Center, noon to 3 p.m. New Year's Plant Count, Hockessin, Jan. 10. www.delawarenaturesociety.org/AshlandNatureCenter

Nonconformist art

New Jersey. Collages, artists' books, and mixed-media objects created by a Russian conceptual artist whose work was part of dissident culture, on exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity, New Brunswick, through March 6. www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

Time past

New Jersey. Collection of clocks on display at Peachfield, the house museum of the state chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, a preservation and history group. Includes tour of house, built in 1759. Showcase Sunday, Westampton, Jan. 17. www.colonialdamesnj.org/events/

Cultural performances

Maryland. Storytellers, dancers, musicians, and artists will perform at this family event, with hands-on arts activities for all. At the Walters Art Museum, inspired by exhibit on Islamic culture. Islamic Arts Family Festival, Baltimore, Jan. 9. www.thewalters.org/events/event.aspx?e=4135

Constructive idea

Delaware. Special program for parents and kids, using recycled and unusual materials to build architectural structures. At Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, noon to 3 p.m. Build It Better, Wilmington, Jan. 17. www.thedcca.org/content/free-family-programs

Weather wonderment

Pennsylvania. Snowy fun on a special day at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center. Snowball fights, relay races, and other activities, plus cookies and hot chocolate. Snow Day Saturday, Punxsutawney, Jan. 16. www.visitpa.com/pa-events/snow-day-saturday