Parke County Maple Fair marks end of winter, when the sap starts flowing

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Winter is nearing the end in Indiana. In Parke County, that means the maple sap is running. Maple syrup producers have already tapped the trees to gather sap for new batches. It's also the time of year when you can meet the producers, sample different grades of maple syrup, enjoy … Continue reading Parke County Maple Fair marks end of winter, when the sap starts flowing

Ride musical lighted seesaws until spring at Boston’s Seaport

Brighten your winter with Impulse, an art installation encouraging urban play on 12 illuminated musical seesaws. You power the seesaws. As you ride, the LED lights and sounds vary in intensity. Impulse returned to the Boston metro area this year and is open until Sunday, April 8. This time, it's downtown at the Seaport Common, … Continue reading Ride musical lighted seesaws until spring at Boston’s Seaport

Watch synchronized skaters compete for U.S. titles in Portland February 22-24

Watch more than 1,600 synchronized skaters from nearly 100 teams compete for a coveted U.S. title Thursday-Saturday, February 22-24, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way in Portland's Rose Quarter. The U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, held annually since 1984, features the top synchronized skating teams in the country at the juvenile, intermediate, novice, … Continue reading Watch synchronized skaters compete for U.S. titles in Portland February 22-24

Artlifting-West Elm’s partnership launch party in Boston on February 17 spotlights homeless, disabled artists

Featured image: A painting from an Artlifting participant finds a home at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (photo credit: Artlifting) Artlifting, a start-up company based in Boston, helps talented homeless and disabled artists sell their works to other businesses like Harvard University, MIT, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Google. Now they've formed a … Continue reading Artlifting-West Elm’s partnership launch party in Boston on February 17 spotlights homeless, disabled artists

Deadline approaching for reserving appraisal appointments at 2018 Antique Appraisal Day in Union, IL

Featured image by Shell Ghostcage, via Creative Commons Do you have some treasures in a closet or the attic that might be of value? Find out their worth at the six annual Antique Appraisal Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum, 6422 Main Street … Continue reading Deadline approaching for reserving appraisal appointments at 2018 Antique Appraisal Day in Union, IL

Zemi Beach House on Anguilla celebrates post-hurricane reopening with discounts

Featured image: Zemi Beach House Resort on Anguilla (photo credit: Zemi Beach House Resort) Seeking a warm Caribbean getaway? The Zemi Beach House, a luxury boutique hotel on Anguilla, reopens February 15 after finishing renovations from the rough 2017 hurricane season. They're offering discounts that includes free nights after staying either three or five nights … Continue reading Zemi Beach House on Anguilla celebrates post-hurricane reopening with discounts

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day February 25 at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Featured image: Fort Concho (photo credit: Fort Concho National Historic Landmark) From 1866 to the early 1890s, four regiments of African American solders nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by the Native American tribes that fought in the Indian Wars, served in the Great Plains and U.S. Southwest. All four regiments were stationed at Fort Concho in San … Continue reading Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day February 25 at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Celebrate Buffalo Bill’s birthday February 24-26 in Colorado and Wyoming

Featured image: William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's grave near Golden, Colorado (photo by Billy Hathom, via Creative Commons) William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a scout and bison hunter in the old American West. He was instrumental in founding the town of Cody in northwestern Wyoming. But he's probably the best known celebrity of all time with … Continue reading Celebrate Buffalo Bill’s birthday February 24-26 in Colorado and Wyoming

Parades, carnival, art contest, and lots of dancing at 81st Charro Days fiesta

Featured image: Dancing in the streets at a previous Charro Days fiesta (photo credit: Charro Days) Charro Days, the Rio Grande's largest fiesta, dances into Brownsville, Texas on Sunday, February 18. The fiesta starts at noon with a big street dance at the Charro Days Headquarters, 455 East Elizabeth Street. Admission is free, and there … Continue reading Parades, carnival, art contest, and lots of dancing at 81st Charro Days fiesta

Play in a world of big and small toys at TOYTOPIA in Tacoma February 16-June 10

What's life like in a giant dollhouse? Can you draw on the world's largest Etch-a-Sketch? (We're talking nearly eight feet tall!) How does it feel being a game piece on a big Monopoly board? Answer all these fun questions at the TOYTOPIA exhibit at the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma. Playtime starts on Friday, … Continue reading Play in a world of big and small toys at TOYTOPIA in Tacoma February 16-June 10