Snow jumping

CONNECTICUT The annual Jumpfest Winter Festival is Feb. 7-9 at Satre Hill in Salisbury. The highlight, the Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships, is Feb. 9. The weekend starts Feb. 7 with a chili cook-off at 6:30 p.m., followed by target jumping and the human dogsled race; Feb. 8 features a youth Nordic jumping competition.

Agatha Christie mystery

DELAWARE Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware present "The Mousetrap" through Feb. 9.

Vroom, vroom

MARYLAND The 2014 Motor Trend International Auto Show rolls into the Baltimore Convention Center with the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more Feb. 6-9. www.motortrendauto

Sleighbells ring

MASSACHUSETTS Enjoy a Sleigh Rally Feb. 1 in Sturbridge. Antique sleighs will be pulled by horse breeds including Arabian, Clydesdale, and miniature.

Film fest

NEW JERSEY The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2014, runs through Feb. 16 and features new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and documentaries. Rutgers University-Voorhees Hall, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick.

Let the games begin

NEW YORK The Empire State Games are Feb. 6-9 in Lake Placid. An amateur athletic festival, this year's sports include cross country & alpine skiing, biathlon, figure skating, women's hockey, bobsled, skeleton, and luge.

Sprucing up

PENNSYLVANIA The Central PA Spring Home Show Expo is Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Silver Moon Lane. Experts will show the latest in flooring, sunrooms, and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, home security, roofing, custom kitchens, energy- efficient windows, and exterior products, as well as the newest ideas in decking and landscaping designs.

Beer tastings

RHODE ISLAND Celebrate the best beers brewed in the Ocean State at Rhode Island Brewfest 2014, Feb. 1 in Pawtucket. About 40 breweries will present 125 beers to sample.

Fun in the snow

VERMONT Grafton Ponds Winter Carnival 2014 is Feb. 8. Enjoy a day of fun in the snow. Admission includes all-day snow tubing, a bonfire with treats, and ice skating.


VIRGINIA Find the exhilaration of winter sports and games, dress in your finest at the Lost & Found Fashion Show, discover the Secret Skier, and see doublecross races at Winterfest Weekend, Feb. 7-9, at Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen.