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    Maple madness to a bottle warmer

    Old Sturbridge Village Maple Days celebration.
    Old Sturbridge Village Maple Days celebration.



    Treat the family to a sweet getaway during Old Sturbridge Village’s Maple Days celebrations (March 2; 8-9; 15-16; 22-23). Learn how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England, and how the process has evolved. At Freeman Farm, see costumed interpreters use maple products in period foods. Ages 17 and younger admitted free of charge when accompanied by adult paying regular admission, $24. Maple Days Family Package offers one-night accommodations for two adults and two children; two-day admission; tour of local maple sugaring operation including maple syrup and sap tasting; voucher for one quart of maple syrup; and Sunday brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern, from $199. Couples-only package, from $179. 800-733-1830,


    Party in style at the 10th annual Kennebunkport Festival, an event that showcases Maine’s top chefs, wine and beer makers, artists, and musicians (June 3-7). Enjoy sunset cocktail receptions; intimate gourmet dinners hosted in private homes prepared by top chefs; a gala wine, food, and dance party; grand tasting event on the water; art shows; after parties; casual outdoor concert for families at the Captain Lord Mansion; and more. In addition, local restaurants offer an evening of special prix-fixe menus. Website lists chefs, events, and travel guide. Tickets $15-$200 per event. 207-772-3373, ext. 124,


    For a wee bit of blarney and plenty of fun, head to Falmouth Village’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations (March 14-17). Throughout the weekend businesses on Main Street will feature green-dot sales, Irish-themed menus, traditional music, step dancing demonstrations, shamrock scavenger hunt, and more. On March 17 the town and many establishments add an O’ to their names, and visitors can cheer the Hat Parade down Main Street. Stay at participating B&Bs offering St. Patrick’s Day packages and enjoy an authentic Irish breakfast, cooking demonstrations, and surprise treats.;




    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, a luxury oceanfront property, invites families to enjoy new amenities and experiences with its Effortless Escape promotion. Treats begin at check-in with lemonade and a treasure chest of toys (for kids), and a glass of champagne (for parents). In room, complimentary tote bag and flip-flops await each guest. Ages 5-12 like Aquanuts, a supervised kids’ zone with climbing walls, pirate play area, and dress-up costumes. Ages 13-17 favor COAST, with DJ lab, mini-spa, photo studio, and GoPro cameras. Parents unwind in Eau Spa with customized massages, skin treatments, salon, and fitness room. Picnic bicycles allow families to explore a 14-mile trail with gourmet lunch and beach blawnket. In the evening, enjoy s’mores at the firepit. Package from $499, includes up to $600 in resort credits. Reserve by March 31 for stay through April 30. Promo code WINTER. 888-328-0170,


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    The 25th anniversary season of the Savannah Music Festival in Georgia features an international roster of artists across the spectrum of the musical arts, including chamber and symphonic music, Americana, folk and traditional, jazz, blues, and world music (March 20-April 5). This year’s festival offers more than 100 productions, including new collaborations and commissioned works. Featured artists include Taj Mahal, Robert Cray Band, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Aoife O’Donovan, Avi Avital, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and more. Tickets $15-$85. 912-525-5050,



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    Now you can stop worrying about heating your child’s bottle while traveling. Prince Lionheart, a family-owned business in California, sells On-the-Go Bottle Warmer for harried parents. It’s simple to use: Press a button for instant heat that activates without batteries or electricity. Remains warm for hours, and can be used with all bottles and baby food jars. Nontoxic. Boil in water to reuse. $17.