CONNECTICUT Mr. Gilbert's Railroad Exhibition continues to Jan. 18 at the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden. Just after World War II, the A.C. Gilbert Co. introduced its American Flyer Trains, known for lively movements and sound, and bright lights.

On the ice

DELAWARE Outdoor ice skating continues at the Riverfront Rink in Wilmington through Feb. 28. $7 ages 13 & up and $5 ages 12 and younger. Skate rental is $3.

Motor Trend Auto Show

MARYLAND The 2015 Motor Trend International Auto Show pulls into Baltimore Jan. 1-4 with more than 30 manufacturers showcasing their latest models.

Norman Rockwell holiday

MASSACHUSETTS "Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays" continues to Feb. 8 at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. It features a selection of the artist's enduring holiday images and the painting "Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas."

Outdoor Sports Show

NEW JERSEY The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show will take place January 8-11 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison. There will be 200-plus exhibiting companies.

Fishing Derby

NEW YORK The annual Central Adirondacks Fishing Derby in Indian Lake is Jan. 17. Enjoy a competitive day fishing for northern pike and perch. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at Byron Park Building.

National anthem exhibit

PENNSYLVANIA "Star-Spangled Banner: Harrisburg's Connection to our National Anthem" runs to Jan. 15 at the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg.


RHODE ISLAND FirstWorks presents Mummenschanz in Providence on Jan. 22 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The Swiss mask theater troupe has brought myth, mystery, and laughter to generations of audiences across four continents with its nonverbal theatre.

Build an igloo

VERMONT Igloo Build at Montshire Museum in Norwich is Feb. 14. Learn the inside scoop of building a simple-yet-elegant igloo and other snow dwellings from an expert Dr. Bert Yankielun, author of "How to Build an Igloo and Other Snow Structures." Indoor activities and presentations included throughout the day.

At the rodeo

VIRGINIA The Salem Stampede Championship Rodeo is Jan. 9-11 at the Salem Civic Center in the Shenandoah Valley. Contestants from across the United States compete for national recognition in this IPRA-sanctioned rodeo.