What better way to celebrate President's Day than to meet Abraham Lincoln, a great American president?
Concord Museum hosts a visit with Honest Abe, performed by Steve Wood, on Monday, Feb. 18, 1-2 p.m., in the Franklin Lyceum in the museum's Rasmussen Education Center. Tickets $10/adult; $6/child for members, or $16/$8 for non-members, at 978-369-9763, ext. 216, or www.concordmuseum.org. Other activities during the week include daily crafts, tours of the Concord Museum highlights exhibit and the popular Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday, Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m., and again 2-3 p.m. Space is limited; reservations by phone at number above are required.
MCC's Corporate and Community Education & Training program is offering a variety of fun courses designed for ages 10-15 on Feb. 19-22. Courses focus on introductory computer programming, art, and babysitter training. To enroll or learn more, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining or call 800-818-3434. Here's a sampling of courses.
Scratch Programming: Use Scratch programming language and build a variety of games. Learning will include art, design, planning and programming. In addition, the usage of Scratch will be extended to Raspberry Pi and Arduino, enabling participants to control devices like sensors, motors, LEDs and fans. (9 hours) Cost: $200.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink: Enjoy "everything but the kitchen sink" art projects! An open studio for a multitude of art exploration. You will be exposed to different art media, water color and acrylic painting, and a variety of techniques to perfect your artistic talents. (28 hours) Cost: $235
Automation & IOT w/ Raspberry: Learn how to use the data they gather and present it using professional visualization tools and software. Concepts of electronics, basics of Python programming, home automation, and IOT concepts will also be introduced. This class is for ages 13-15. (9 hours) Cost: $225
American Red Cross Babysitter's Training: Kids ages 11-15 will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, and learn about basic childcare and first aid. (7 hours) Cost: $100.
Dracut Access TV
TV Camp for kids runs Tuesday, Feb. 19, through Friday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $60 for the week. DATV is at 91 Mill St. Call 978-957-5522, email email@example.com, or visit www.dracuttv.org.
Lowell National Historical Park
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum hosts the "Stuffie Storytime and Sleepover" on Monday, Feb. 18, 10-11 a.m., as part of Kids Week. Bring a favorite stuffed animal to the Boott for a story hour and craft, then leave your stuffed friend for a free overnight at the museum. The next day, staffers will share a full report of what your pal did. Hint: It involves learning how a loom works. This is a free event. Visit www.lowellkidsweek.org for info on all activities.
Discover the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature at Stone Zoo. From gila monsters to bats, tarantulas to cotton-top tamarins, the natural world is filled with incredible biodiversity. Chat with zookeepers and stop by the education station in the Animal Discovery Center to learn more about the unusual animals that call Stone Zoo home. The zoo is at 149 Pond St., Stoneham.
Museum of Russian Icons
The Clinton museum hosts its "Pop-up Makerspace: Plastics!" on Tuesday, Feb. 19-Sunday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn how to recycle used plastic milk jugs, yogurt containers, plastic bags and more into colorful art works, saving landfills from trash and brightening the world with art. Free with admission. Visit www.museumofrussianicons.org.
Compiled by Nancye Tuttle and staff.,