It’s February Already!

Enjoy the music of the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra as it presents “Winter Idylls – Springtime Visions” on Saturday and Sunday at the Seifert Performing Arts Center in Salem.For more info or tickets

Saturday is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Putnam Pantry Candies, Ice Creams & Café in Danvers.Make your own waffle sundae for breakfast! The smorgasbord will be open from 7:30-12:30 and will feature special breakfast themed items. *portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Colleen Ritzer Foundation and the food bank.

It’s the 23rd Kids’ Carnival in Salem, NH.Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm there will be fun activities, demonstrations, raffles and snacks at the Woodbury Middle School at 206 Main Street.Free Admission!

Garden Dreams Winter Sculptures at The Stevens Coolidge Place in North Andover! Let your imagination and creativity run free where you will design, build and embellish winter sculptures using nature’s bounty. Work as a family, a group of friends or pair up when you arrive and work together as a team to add imaginative sculptural elements to the Stevens-Coolidge gardens. Cocoa will be served to keep your hands warm and busy!This is a drop-in event and your props are welcome. Saturday from 12-3 pm.

Learn the basics of beekeeping, taught by Soney Bees from Haverhill.The class takes place Saturday from 12-3 at the Locally Handmade store on the 2nd floor of the Mall at Rockingham Park.If you haven’t heard of Soney Bees, check out their website where you can see their products and services, including beekeeping start up equipment, swarm removal and yummy and healthy honey products!

Saturday from Noon to 5 pm is the February Open Studios at Western Avenue in Lowell, where over 300 artists will exhibit in the historic mill building. The Loading Dock Gallery kicks off their second art show of the year titled “I Heart…” with a reception that celebrates the work the artists put into this show. As part of the reception, you get a unique experience of speaking firsthand to some of the artists who created artwork featured in this show.There will also be speakers and Navigation Brewing Co. will offer their current brews that are made onsite. Do some Valentine’s shopping and end your day with a delicious Clyde’s Cupcake!

Snowshoes and S’Mores at Appleton Farms on County Road in Ipswich.Take a snowy exploration of Appleton on snowshoes as you loop through the pastures and woodlands and return to the farmstead to warm up by the fire with hot cocoa and s'mores. All ages and abilities are welcome. No experience is necessary. If there isn't enough snow, there will be a hike!Saturday from 1-3

Check out the Winter Farmers’ Market in Newburyport!Stock up on local produce, free range meats, baked goods, crafts and more on Sunday from 10 am – 1 pm.There will be a guest appearance by some special furry friends, too!The market takes place at the Tannery Marketplace Event Tent.

Get ready for your Super Bowl viewing with Sunday Brunch and Blankets!  Make a chunky hand-knit throw or blanket at this fun class hosted by Create and Escape DIY Workshops at the Black Box at 22 Foster Street in Peabody.  Brunch is included with the class, but guests buy their own yarn, which will cost $5 and up at any craft store.  For more info

Want to watch the Super Bowl but not have the mess of a party at your house?Or prefer to drown your Patriots-less Super Bowl sorrows with others like you?Head to one of the local spots hosting a party, including “The Biggest Super Bowl Tailgate Party in Harvard Square” at Beat Brew Hall in Cambridge; the “Bud Light Super Bowl Party” at Nashoba Valley Ski Area; “Super Bowl 54” Party at Chuck’s Tavern in Methuen; “Super Bowl Sunday Party” at Biltmore & Main in Reading; “Super Sunday Eat & Play” at In the Game in Peabody or the “Super Bowl Party” at Boston Billiard Club & Casino in Nashua.

Turn on the news on Sunday and find out if Punxsatawny Phil sees his shadow or not.Then make some popcorn and watch “Groundhog Day” with the kids, or just to relive your younger days while Phil Connors (Bill Murray) relives Groundhog Day over and over again in the 1993 movie.

Open Houses!Come check out this Sunday’s Open Houses, with plenty of time left over to get back and watch the Super Bowl – or maybe just the Super Bowl commercials.Maybe next year you’ll be watching the Super Bowl in your new home!