The Yankee Datebook
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.
1858. E.T. Holmes of Boston installs the first burglar alarm.
Try out telemark gear from some of the best companies in the world, take lessons, and watch the experts. Through Feb. 25. Sunday River, Newry, ME. 207-824-3000; sundayriver.com
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, based on the moon cycles, this is one of February’s best days for entertaining guests.