The Yankee Datebook
In 1976, the once-fledgling band’s dream of hitting it big takes another step toward coming true when “Dream On,” from Aerosmith’s debut album, is rereleased as a single and reaches number 6 on the charts.
1909. Massachusetts native W.E.B. Du Bois founds the NAACP.
Warm Up at Wildcat: The ultimate couples’ event. Two ski for the price of one on Valentine’s Day. Wildcat Mountain, Pinkham Notch, NH. 800-255-6439, 603-466-3326; skiwildcat.com
Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival: Boat tours, birds of prey demonstrations, music. Through Feb. 18. Townwide, Essex, CT. 800-714-7201; ctaudubon.org
Throngs of New England schoolchildren begin their winter vacation, making this week one of busiest at local ski hills.