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    5 things to do in and around Boston

    A Presidents’ Day family fest at the JFK Library, a moonlight owl expedition at Mass Audubon, a really big home show, and more

    The JFK Library and Museum has a host of activities on tap for its annual Family Festival  on Presidents’ Day.
    Russ Campbell
    The JFK Library and Museum has a host of activities on tap for its annual Family Festival on Presidents’ Day.

    February 17

    ENTER THE SNAKE

    Boston’s Chinatown rings in the Year of the Snake with its annual Lion Dance Parade, starting at Beach Street and Harrison Avenue at 10 a.m. Follow any of several Lion Dance troupes throughout the day as they visit Chinatown businesses to scare away the evil spirits with dancing, drums, and firecrackers.

    Arts Emerson
    Arts Emerson screens Steven Soderbergh’s 2010 documentary “And Everything Is Going Fine.”

    GRAY MATTERS

    Arts Emerson screens Steven Soderbergh’s 2010 documentary And Everything Is Going Fine, about his friend, the monologuist Spalding Gray, at 1 p.m. at the Paramount Center. Gray’s widow, Kathie Russo, one of the film’s producers, and his son Forrest, who composed the film’s score, make an appearance after the show. Tickets cost $10. 617-824-8400; artsemerson.org

    February 18

    HAILING THE CHIEFS

    The JFK Library and Museum has a host of activities on tap for its annual Family Festival on Presidents’ Day. Kids can make a stovepipe hat or log cabin, design their own White House china, or play a game of presidential bingo. Museumgoers can also hear presentations by reenactors portraying Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Adult admission is $12; free for kids under 17 this Monday. 617-514-1600; jfklibrary.org

    February 21-24

    WHOLE LOT OF HOME GOODS

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    Planning a home improvement project? Look for inspiration among some 500 products and innovations on display at the New England Home Show at the Seaport World Trade Center. The event also features a woodworking expo, crafts pavilion, and even a battle of the bands. Tickets cost $12.newenglandhomeshows.com

    February 22-23

    A REAL HOOT

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    Head to Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. on Friday or 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for a Full Moon Owl Prowl, a guided expedition in search of screech or great horned owls found in the sanctuary. Preregistration required; the fee is $12. 508-655-2296; massaudubon.org/broadmoor

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