When/Where: Thursday, Jan. 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. / , 454 Main St, Melrose
Why Go? Sign up at 7 to play after the host, Mike Walsh, finishes his 30 to 45 minute set. Musicians may play three to four original or cover songs, without drums.
When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. to noon / 68 S Border Rd, Medford
Why Go? Walk along the southernmost part of the Fells on the Skyline, Reservoir, and Cross Fells trails. At the end, there will be a visit to Pine Hill and Wright’s Tower, where the view includes Medford, Boston, and the Blue Hills in the distance. The trails are steep and rocky in places. Wear sturdy boots and bring at least a liter of water.
When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. / Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St, Stoneham
Why Go? See how otters cope with the cold weather.
Admission: $8 for members/$10 for non-members. For families with more than one child, additional participating 3-4 year olds are $4 each.
When/Where: Saturday, Jan. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. / 97 Locust St, Medford, MA 02155
Why Go? Take the family skating at the indoor rink.