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. Stratford Nighthawks Sled Dog Race.

Jan. 18-20. Stratford, N.H. Dogsled teams compete in 15- and 30-mile races. Spectators of all ages can talk to the crews and handlers as they get the teams ready, then watch the races.

; 1-800-698-8939.

2. Hagley's Invention Convention.

Jan. 19-21. Wilmington, Del. A scavenger hunt, showcase of scientists' inventions, and a factory system workshop will teach children how to address problems through creativity.

» READ MORE: www.hagley.org

; 302-658-2400.

3. Long Lake 5th Annual Winter Carnival.

Jan. 19-20. Long Lake, N.Y. Games, skating and snowmobile races, square dancing, a bonfire, and fireworks.

» READ MORE: www.longlake-ny.com

; 518-624-3077.

4. Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 21. Providence, R.I. Storytellers and actors bringing civil rights history to life. Also, a photo display, books about King, and an antidiscrimination activity.

» READ MORE: www.childrenmuseum.org

; 401-273-5437.

5. Open Cockpit Sunday.

Jan. 20. Windsor Locks, Conn. Climb into about 12 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator, and two static flight simulators. Aircraft will include the Vought Corsair of World War II, the North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner, and several helicopters.

» READ MORE: www.neam.org

; 860-623-3305.

6. Adirondack Theatre Festival's "Broadway Begins."

Jan. 18. Glen Falls, N.Y. Annual benefit with the cast of

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. Silent and live auctions.

» READ MORE: www.atfestival.org

; 518-798-7479.

7. 53rd Annual Virginia Boat Show.

Jan. 18-20. Richmond, Va. Display and sale of boats, boating accessories, wakeboards and marine electronics.

» READ MORE: www.agievents.com

; 804-425-6556.

8. Central West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show.

Jan. 19-20. Sutton, W.Va. For hunting and fishing aficionados. 304-765-2032.

9. Stamford Symphony Orchestra "Celebration."

Jan. 19-20. Stamford, Conn. Program includes McKinley, Davidson and Brahms.

» READ MORE: www.stamfordsymphony.org

; 203-325-1407.

10. Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Jan. 18. Harrisonburg, Va. The Grammy-winning African American female a cappella septet uses lyrics, movement, narrative, and sign language to relate history and encourage activism against injustice.

» READ MORE: www.virginia.org

; 540-568-7000 or 1-877-201-7543.

- Elizabeth Fox

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