10 for the Road

You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.

1. 15th Annual Providence Boat Show. Jan 3-6. Providence, R.I. Powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, inflatables, and boating equipment, services, and accessories at one of New England's largest winter boat shows.

; 401-846-1115.

2. Waterville Valley Winterfest. Jan 5. Waterville Valley, N.H. Dinner, silent auction, and ski race with local celebrities.

» READ MORE: www.waterville.com

; 603-236-8311.

3. Salem Stampede Championship Rodeo. Jan 4-6. Salem, Va. Rodeo with bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, and bareback and saddle bronc riding. 540-375-3004.

4. Ellicottville's Winter Blues Festival. Jan 2-6. Ellicottville, N.Y. Up to 15 live performances from regional blues entertainers.

» READ MORE: www.ellicottvilleny.com

; 716-699-5636.

5. Cranapalooza. Jan 5. North Conway, N.H. Rodeo-themed event with night skiing on 11 trails, performances by Pay the Piper and Mr. Phil, face painting, and free giveaways.

» READ MORE: www.cranmore.com

; 603-356-5544.

6. 12th Annual Moby Dick: The Marathon. Jan 3-4. New Bedford, Mass. A nonstop reading of the American classic to commemorate Herman Melville's departure aboard the whaling ship Acushnet.

» READ MORE: www.whalingmuseum.org

; 508-997-0046.

7.The Snow Won't Stop Us: Mountain Bike Slalom. Jan 5. North Creek, N.Y. Downhill mountain bike race in the snow for the fun of participants and spectators.

» READ MORE: www.goremountain.com

; 518-251-2411.

8. East Coast Firearms Show. Jan 4-6. Greenwich, Conn. Antique and sporting firearms and custom knives.

; 914-248-1000.

9. Emancipation Proclamation Observance. Jan 5. Newport News, Va. Reenactments, storytelling, and history lessons to honor the day the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.

» READ MORE: www.newsomehouse.org

; 757-247-2360 or 757-247-2380.

10. Stamford Symphony "Exploring the Orchestra." Jan. 6. Stamford, Conn. Concert to engage children's creativity and allow them to participate in "Peter and the Wolf."

» READ MORE: www.stamfordsymphony.org

; 203-325-1407.

- Elizabeth Fox

10 for the Road

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