Tuesday, Feb. 17

Preschool Program: "Footprints in the Snow," 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, N.H. See the movement of life on the snow. Siblings welcome. $8 for N.H. Audubon members, $11 for nonmembers (per adult/child pair). Registration required. 603-668-2045 or www.nhaudubon.org.

Family Game Night, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cavallaro Room, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Registration is not required. For all ages and grades. 978-373-1586, ext. 630, www.haverhillpl.org.

Reading With Hawk, 4 p.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For grades kindergarten through three. Registration required. 978-372-1732.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Drop-in Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. For ages 2-5. Registration is required. 978-373-1586, ext. 630, www.haverhillpl.org.

Astonishing Adaptations Homeschool Program, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. For ages 6-11. Indoor and outdoor activities. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Free, but space is limited. Advance registration required. 978-465-5753.

Best Friends Game, 6:30 p.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For grades six through 12. Registration required. 978-372-1732.

It's Puzzling, 2 to 5 p.m. in the Cavallaro Room, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles, mazes, and more. For all ages and grades. Registration is not required. 978-373-1586, ext. 630, www.haverhillpl.org.

Friday, Feb. 20

Pumpernickel Puppets, 1 p.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For ages 3 and up. Registration required. 978-372-1732.

Family Movie Day, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Auditorium, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill. Registration is not required. For all ages and grades. 978-373-1586, ext. 630, www.haverhillpl.org.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Awesome Owls, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Learn about the natural history of owls and search for them on the refuge. For ages 6-10. Indoor and outdoor activities. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Free, but space is limited. Advance registration required. 978-465-5753.

Mardi Gras Family Party, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Parish Hall, 196 Main St., North Andover. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Includes dinner, music, crafts, games, door prizes. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Available at the Pastoral Center until Feb. 16. 978-683-5982.

Sunday, Feb. 22

BIRDS OF PREY AND NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Presented by Jim Parks and Julie Anne Collier of Wingmasters. For families with children 5 years and older. See live birds of prey up close and Native American artifacts such as shields, headdresses, clothing and jewelry. Registration required. $12 per person, $10 for Mass Audubon members. 978-887-9264.

COME DRAW WITH ME: WINTER BIRDS AND WINTER WEEDS, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For children ages 7-11. Learn how to compose pictures using pencil and pen, chalk, pastel, and cut paper techniques. No drawing experience necessary. $14, $12 for Mass Audubon members. Registration required. 978-887-9264.

Feb. 24-25

Vacation Week two-day program for students in grades one through eight, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandown Town Hall, N.H. on Main Street. Participants will spend time in activities such as organized games, crafts, snow tubing at McIntyre Ski area in Manchester; an in-house movie complete with popcorn and drink. Cost is $55 per child and includes both days and all activities. Please note there is not a one-day program rate available. Registrations must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, to avoid a late fee. Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis and must include a $5 per child late fee. Hosted by Sandown Recreation. Payment for all activities is by check or money order only and made payable to Sandown Recreation. No cash is accepted. Mail payments to: Sandown Recreation, P.O. Box 644, Sandown, NH 03873 or placed in a sealed envelope marked "Sandown Recreation" and dropped off at Town Hall during regular business hours Monday through Thursday. For more information call 887-1872 or e-mail sandownrecreation@comcast.net.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Teddy Bear Story Hour, 6:30 p.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For all ages. No registration required. 978-372-1732.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Babysitter Training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 11 to 14, at the Atkinson Community Center, Atkinson, N.H. Gain the skills every baby sitter needs, and every parent are looking for! Learn how to ... provide basic care, perform first aid, handle common baby sitter problems, and much more! Cost per attendee is $40, which includes training class and lunch. For more information or to register call Noriko at 362-5531. Payment is due on Feb. 16, make your check payable to Town of Atkinson and put " Babysitter Training" on memo area. Space is limited so please reserve your seat early.

Nature Tots: Furry Friends, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. For ages 3-5. Preschoolers will learn about furry mammals through stories, songs and finger plays. Indoor and outdoor activities. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Free, but space is limited. Advanced registration required. 978-465-5753.

Friday, Feb. 27

Nature Tots: Furry Friends, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. For ages 3-5. Preschoolers will learn about furry mammals through stories, songs, and finger plays. Indoor and outdoor activities. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Free, but space is limited. Advanced registration required. 978-465-5753.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Special Pet Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. at Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St., Groveland. For Pre-K through grade 3. Registration required. 978-372-1732.

Sunday, March 8

14th annual Haverhill Train Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill. Operating displays of model trains, model trolleys, dealers in train items, railroad videos. $4 for adults, $1 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. Benefits the high school band. 978-373-0704.

Thursday, March 12

Nature Explorations with Native American Storytelling, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For ages 6-10. Program is held once a month. Children will listen to a story and then go for a walk. Children are allowed to bring a parent if they wish. Cost is $9 per walk, $7 for Mass Audubon members. Registration required. 978-887-9264.

Saturday, March 14

Certified Babysitter Course, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., open to students in grades 5-8. The course will take place at Town Hall on Main Street, Sandown, N.H. Cost is $40 per person and includes handouts, reference book and lots of interaction and problem-solving techniques. Participants need to bring a bag lunch and drink. Snow date is March 21. Hosted by Sandown Recreation. Payment for all activities is by check or money order only and made payable to Sandown Recreation. No cash is accepted. Mail payments to: Sandown Recreation, PO Box 644, Sandown, NH 03873 or placed in a sealed envelope marked "Sandown Recreation" and dropped off at Town Hall during regular business hours Monday through Thursday. For more information call 887-1872 or e-mail sandownrecreation@comcast.net.

Thursday, April 2

Nature Explorations with Native American Storytelling, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For ages 6-10. Program is held once a month. Children will listen to a story and then go for a walk. Children are allowed to bring a parent if they wish. Cost is $9 per walk, $7 for Mass Audubon members. Registration required. 978-887-9264.

Ongoing

Baby Lap Sit. Tuesdays, 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library. For children ages 1 to 24 months. Includes music, action rhymes and stories. 85 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. 603-382-6011.

Story Hour Preschool Playtime, Mondays, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Plaistow Public Library. For children 4 and 5. The six-week session focuses on the ocean. Free to card holders. 85 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. 603-382-6011.

Toddler Time, Tuesdays, 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library. For children ages 1 to 24 months. Stories, games and snacks. The six-week session focuses on the ocean. 85 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. 603-382-6011.

Winter Weekend Birding, Sundays, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, N.H. Learn to identify birds. Families welcome. Binoculars and bird guides will be on hand. Free to N.H. Audubon members, $5 for nonmembers. www.nhaudubon.org.

February Fun Vacation Camp, Monday through Friday, Feb. 23 through 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center. For ages 6-10. Learn about nature in winter. Children should bring their own lunches and snacks and be prepared to be outside. Cost is $40 per day for N.H. Audubon members, $50 per day for nonmembers. 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, N.H. To register, call the Audubon Centralized Camp Registration Center, 603-224-9909, ext. 333, or www.nhaudubon.org.

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