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. Winter Blues Festival.

Ellicottville, N.Y. Jan. 9-10. Live blues entertainment in restaurants throughout the village. 716-699-5636;

» READ MORE: www.ellicottvilleny.com


2. Fishing Expo and Boat Show.

Timonium, Md. Jan. 8-11. Buy bass, saltwater, offshore and freshwater fishing tackle and accessories; see boats covering more than 70,000 square feet; and attend seminars led by fishing experts. 410-838-8687;

» READ MORE: www.fishingexpo.com


3. Chinese New Year Spectacular.

Boston. Jan 10-11. The show at the Opera House is based on heroic legends and modern tales of courage, with exciting choreography, stunning costumes and thundering drums. 617-259-3400;

» READ MORE: www.divinearts.org


4. Toy and Train Exhibition.

Greensburg, Pa. Through Jan. 31. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art extends the holiday season with this festive exhibition of antique and modern toys and trains. 724-837-1500;

» READ MORE: www.wmuseumaa.org


5. Outdoor Sportsmen's Show and Garden State Deer Classic.

Edison, N.J. Jan 8-11. Annual show offers hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure exhibits, with fishing tackle, hunting supplies and all-terrain vehicles for sale. 732-417-1400;

» READ MORE: www.gsoss.com


6. Dinosaur Day Festival.

Martinsville, Va.

Jan. 10. Discover where dinosaurs roamed, what they ate, and how they lived, at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Paleontologists will be on hand for dinosaur fossil presentations. 276-634-4141;

» READ MORE: www.vmnh.net


7. Presidential Letters Exhibit.

Newport, R.I. Though 1-15. A collection of letters written by more than 30 American presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, can be seen at the Newport Art Museum. 401-848-8200;

» READ MORE: www.newportartmuseum.org


8. Full Moon Party.

Lake Placid, N.Y. Jan. 10. Cascade Ski Center celebrates the full moon by lighting trails for evening skiing, with bonfires, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Live entertainment inside. 518-523-9605;

» READ MORE: www.cascadeski.com


9. Folk and Bluegrass Concert.

Charleston, W.Va. Jan. 10. Grammy Award-winner Tim O'Brien will perform folk, swing and traditional bluegrass music. 304-561-3570;

» READ MORE: www.theclaycenter.org


10. New Year's Resolution Walk.

Glastonbury, Conn. Jan. 10. Dress warmly and start off the New Year with a guided tour on the trails of 48-acre Earle Park. Families are welcome. 860-633-8402;

» READ MORE: www.ctaudubon.org


- Erica Lamberg