Celebrate the Lunar New at the Franklin Park Zoo, join the band at a Winter Carnival Jamboree, or make Valentine's Day cards at the Eric Carle Museum.

Friday, February 1 

Friday Morning Birds. Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 7:30-9 a.m. Enjoy a guided walk, sharpen your birding skills, and help track migrating and resident birds. Register ahead. Members free; nonmembers $7. massaudubon.org.

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing as you move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Learning Spanish Circle Time. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-10:30 a.m. Learn new words, phrases, songs, and a story in Spanish. For ages 3 to 5. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather and season. Explore the outdoors either in the Discovery Woods or adjacent conservation land. Designed for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Materials Play. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11-11:30 a.m. Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $9, youths $6. carlemuseum.org.

Yarn Art Workshop: Woven Arts. Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester. 4-5 p.m. Join the art yarn projects. Look forward to Valentine’s Day and make special hearts. For ages 7 to 12. Free. mywpl.org.

First Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. A night of museum exploration. The Museum will accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory, or a planetarium show if overcast. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 8 p.m. Follow Percy Jackson as he discovers his father is the Greek God Poseidon and he sets out on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Through Sunday, February 3. $34-59. thehanovertheatre.org.

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Saturday, February 2 

Digame Un Cuento: Spanish Storytime for Spanish Speakers. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy this special story time in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. For ages 3 to 5. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Valentine Card-Making Party. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10-11:30 a.m. Share friendship and love this Valentine’s Day by making unique valentines for your family, friends, or classmates in this hands-on workshop. Registration recommended. Member children $10.20; nonmember children $12. carlemuseum.org.

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Explore the Sculpture park through a fun, snowshoe guided tour. For ages 8 and up. Weather contingent. Member adults $15, youths 8 to 15 $12; nonmember adults $25, youths 8 to 15 $20. Equipment $12. deCordova.org.

Lunar New Year. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a performance by the Imperial Lion Dance Team and celebrate the year of the pig with Guinea hogs. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16.95, youths 2 to 12 $11.95, ages under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.

Groundhog Day: Seeing Shadows. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-in as and take inspiration from Punxsutawney Phil, exploring and discover all things about our shadow. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

42. Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. Watch this telling of Jackie Robinson and the 1947 breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Free. mywpl.org.

Venom. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Watch as a journalist becomes the host of an alien symbiote and acquires super-human abilities and a malevolent alter-ego. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Saturday Storytime. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 2-2:45 p.m. Take a break from the outdoor winter fun as we gather together and relax indoors with seasonal stories of history and nature. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $5, ages under 5 free. fruitlands.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Awareness and Observation Games with PrimiTim. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4 p.m. Practice your awareness and observation skills with some fun interactive games inspired by woodland creatures in our everyday backyard. Register ahead. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

The Great Baldini. Worcester Public Library: Roosevelt Branch, 1006 Grafton St., Worcester. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join for an hour of stupendous magic with the Great Baldini. Free. mywpl.org.

Winter Carnival Jamboree. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Celebrate winter with song, dance and friendship. Live, interactive music by professional musician and educator Marcy Gregoire and her band of local musicians. Join the fun, and while you’re at it, join the band! Bring your own musical instruments, or play some of theirs! For ages 0-8. Tickets $7. facebook.com/events/1506460972789744/

Elements. TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 8 p.m. Witness the ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute band as it recreates the sounds and sensations from the ‘70s and ‘80s super group. Members $25, public $28. natickarts.org.

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Sunday, February 3 

Valentine Card-Making Party. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10-11:30 a.m. Share friendship and love this Valentine’s Day by making unique valentines for your family, friends, or classmates in this hands-on workshop. Registration recommended. Member children $10.20; nonmember children $12. carlemuseum.org.

Singin’ in the Rain. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Science on Screen Jr presents this special showing of the classic song-and-dance movie musical with a discussion on the emergence of ‘talking pictures’. $6. coolidge.org.

First Sunday. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day as you explore the galleries and spaces. Free. museumofrussianicons.org.

musiConnects. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 1 p.m. A concert with a string quartet from musiConnects. newtonfreelibrary.net.