If you’re not spending the upcoming February school vacation week carving moguls on the slopes, or working on your tan at some warm-weather beachy spot, no worries. There’s plenty happening around here to keep the kids occupied.
The Wellesley library has offerings, as always:
Tuesday, February 21
Dinosaurs in the Library
Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room, 2pm – 2:45pm
Join us in welcoming Dinoman Dinosaurs! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? Learn all about these ancient beasts using life-sized inflatable models. This program is fun and informative for all ages. Dinoman Dinosaurs! has garnered a “Best Bet” from the LA Times, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared at Boston’s First Night fifteen times.
Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room, 1:30pm – 3:15pm
Drop in to the Library for a screening of Trolls (PG, 92 minutes). This colorful movie is full of adventure, friendship, and hilarity. Popcorn provided. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.
Cross country skiing, Weston ski track
Thursday, February 23
Classic Movie Night, Tootsie — An unsuccessful actor (Dustin Hoffman) disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. Also with Jessica Lange and Teri Garr.
Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room, 6:45pm – 9pm
Join us for winter fun and exploration during February school vacation week. We’ll search for the tracks and signs of Broadmoor’s many winter creatures, learn how animals survive the winter, play games in the snow, drink hot chocolate, and much more! Sign up for single-day sessions or all four. Extended hours are available.
Nashoba Valley, snow tubing.
There’s an onsite lodge where parents can relax while the kids have fun.
179 Great Road, Littleton, MA 01460
There’s also skiing on a separate but nearby mountain.
Wellesley’s outdoor ice skating rinks
Over at the Hunnewell courts by Wellesley High School. Temps look like they will cooperate so there will be plenty of vacation week ice skating fun to be had. There are 2 big rinks for skating and hockey, and one small one for little kids. It’s skating at your own risk, with no supervision or scheduling, and you’ll need to bring your own skates. The rinks are sponsored by Needham Bank.
Public skating at Babson rink
150 Great Plain Ave., Wellesley
Skates rental is available.
Public skate times:
Sunday, 2/19, 2pm – 3:50pm
Tuesday, 2/21, 11am – 12:50pm
Thursday, 2/23, 11am – 12:50pm
Friday, 2/24, 11am – 11:50pm
Public skating at William L. Chase arena in Natick
35 Windsor Ave., Natick
Skates rental is available
Public skate times:
Sunday, February 19, 2pm – 3:30
Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24, 1pm – 2:30
Who needs a blue-sky holiday with all this action right around here? (Don’t answer that.)