By the book

CONNECTICUT Eight award-winning children's book artists from the New Haven area, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, have curated an exhibition of their work, with an eye toward revealing the process of creating picture books. Show ends Jan. 3. www.newhavenarts.org

We're off!

DELAWARE The Delaware Children's Museum in Wilmington hosts the first-ever, licensed traveling exhibition based on the beloved Wizard of Oz movie classic. Ends Jan. 26. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org/wizard-of-oz/

A week of fun

MAINE During the Children's Festival in Newry, Jan. 12-17, enjoy an entire week dedicated to families with activities including scavenger hunts, live entertainment, movies, and themed Perfect Turn kid's clinics. Special evening performances are also scheduled. Kids can ski, snowboard, rent, learn, and stay - all for free! sundayriver.com

Celebration continues

MARYLAND Chesapeake City's monthlong Victorian Christmas celebration continues through Jan. 3 on both sides of the C&D Canal with a blizzard of holiday lights and spectacular lighted displays along the waterfronts. chesapeakecity.com/

String's the thing

MASSACHUSETTS The Borromeo String Quartet, one of the most sought-after string quartets in the world, plays Jan. 11 in Rockport. rcmf.org/classical-concerts/1-11-14.html

Da-da-da daaaa

NEW JERSEY Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, arguably the most famous piece of classical music ever written, will be performed Jan. 10 by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in an all-Beethoven program at NJPAC in Newark. Pinchas Zukerman conducts. www.njpac.org

Slide in 2014

NEW YORK Enjoy skiing, boarding, tubing, and other family fun, along with live entertainment, to ring in the New Year on Jan. 1 at North Creek in the Adirondacks. www.goremountain.com

Holiday lights

PENNSYLVANIA The light show at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley continues through Jan. 5. You can drive in your own car or take an open-air wagon ride, weather permitting. shadybrookfarm.com

Here come the brides

RHODE ISLAND The Southern New England Bridal Expo is Jan. 5 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This is the 20th annual expo, and it is the largest bridal show venue in southern New England. southernnewenglandbridalexpo.com/

Celebrate country music

NORTH CAROLINA Celebrate the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & stories from the American South on Jan. 11 in Shelby. earlscruggscenter.org/