Boston-area kids’ events

Old Sturbridge Village

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ANTIQUE SLEIGH RALLY Maybe you’ll feel like singing “Jingle Bells” at this event featuring horse-drawn sleighs dashing through the snow. The vintage sleighs will be pulled by breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Besides watching the sleigh competition, you can ice skate (BYO skates), take a sleigh ride around the Common, and try out an 1830s-style sled. Indoors, see presentations by museum historians, do arts and crafts, and warm up by a cozy fireplace. Feb. 2, rally at 11 a.m., free with admission. Outdoor events weather permitting. Museum hours 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $8 ages 3-17, under 3 free. Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830,

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GROUNDHOG DAY CELEBRATION Will Ms. G the groundhog see her shadow or not? Meteorologist Mish Michaels and other forecasters will be on hand to discuss the implications when Ms. G delivers the forecast for how much longer winter will last. After the weather news, stick around for trail exploration, visits with wildlife and farm animals, nature and farm programs, winter crafts, and story time by the fire. Feb. 2,
10 a.m.-noon, free with admission. Farm open until 4 p.m. $7, $5 ages 2-12. Drumlin Farm, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln. 781-259-2200, www.mass

ELSKA Singer/actress Shelley Wollert invented the character of Elska and the volcanic island off the coast of Iceland where she lives with various quirky friends. In a show that mixes theater, storytelling, and live musical performance, she introduces families to Elska and her Arctic home. Hear the Parents’ Choice Award-winning artist perform in Brookline. Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. $10, $8 kids. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2501,


DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR. Neverland Theatre presents the Disney-fied version of the classic story about a boy, his lamp, and his genie. Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Feb. 3,
1 p.m. Also Feb. 7-10. $16.50. Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. 978-500-8832, www.neverland

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ANNA’S TALKERIA A burrito joint just might be the perfect place to meet your sweetheart when Anna’s Taqueria hosts a speed dating event that begins with mix-and-mingle over burritos, specialty tacos, and Mexican drinks. Timed mini-dates follow. Feb. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. $20, proceeds to Casa Myrna Vasquez. Anna’s Taqueria, 446 Harvard St., Brookline.

GROUNDHOG DAY SAFARI Hunt for signs of animal activity on a winter trek through Stony Brook Reservation’s urban wilds. Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, and bring a water bottle. Hot beverages will be served after the hike.
Feb. 2, 1 p.m. Meet at Bajko Skating Rink, 75 Turtle Pond Parkway, Hyde Park. Call for specific directions.

STRANGE TYPOGRAPHIC TALES The world of pre-Internet graphic arts, design, and printing equipment was strange, indeed. Hear industry expert and Museum of Printing president Frank Romano tell stories about the world of type, and explore exhibits on the evolution of printing. Feb. 2, 10 a.m. $15, reservations required. The Museum of Printing, 800 Mass. Ave., North
Andover. 978-740-0444, www.essex

CHILI COOK-OFF The absence of the
Patriots from the Super Bowl hurts, but maybe 30 different chilis paired with craft beer will help ease the pain. Vote for your favorite at this contest on
Super Bowl Sunday. Feb. 3, noon-3 p.m. Chili tasting free, cash bar. Olde
Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St.,

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