Stuff to do over February vacation

Homegrown preschool kids at The Farm Institute. —David Welch

Saturday, Feb. 25

Fun and Games at MV Community Horse Center

10 am-11:30 am

Family fun drop-in class for children ages 4 to 8 at MV Community Horse Center. Pony rides, obstacle courses, games, and more! Fee is $20 per child. No registration required.


MV Community Horse Center, 55 Misty Meadows Lane, West Tisbury

Kids’ Program: Tracking Animals in the Winter

10:30 am-11:30 am

Kick off your February break by joining the West Tisbury library and Felix Neck to learn what animals do during the winter season, and how to identify tracks, scats, and signs of our Island’s active winter species. This event is for ages 6 and up. Sign-up is encouraged, but not required. Please call the library to sign up. This event is free and open to the public.


West Tisbury library, 1042 State Road, West Tisbury

Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, March 3

February Break Family Movie

1 pm

Join the West Tisbury librarians for a family-friendly movie about a kindhearted giant, rated PG. Popcorn will be served. Free.


West Tisbury library, 1042 State Road, West Tisbury

February Break Teen Movie

1 pm

Join the West Tisbury librarians for a movie about peculiar children with special powers, rated PG-13. Popcorn will be served. Free.


West Tisbury library, 1042 State Road, West Tisbury

Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 2

February Farmer for a Day

10 am-12 pm

Find out what happens at the FARM in winter. Take on the life of a farmer by working together to complete chores and work in the greenhouse. Collect and pack eggs, work on a homesteading project, or even check on our mother ewes for signs of labor (and of course for newborn lambs). Ages 6 and up. $28 members, $35 nonmembers.


FARM Institute, 14 Aero Avenue, Edgartown

Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Saturday, March 4

Seuss Scavenger Hunt

10 am-4 pm

Search for favorite Seuss characters throughout Oak Bluffs Public Library. A perfect activity for those on-Island over the school break. Kids of all ages (both readers and nonreaders) encouraged to join the fun and earn a prize.


Oak Bluffs Public Library, 56R School Street, Oak Bluffs

Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Friday, March 3

Felix Neck: Animal Instincts

9 am-3 pm

Come to Felix Neck for winter fun and exploration during your school vacation week. We’ll search for tracks and signs of Vineyard creatures and learn how different animals survive the season. For kids grades K to 5. Come one day or all four; other days’ themes include Day and Night, Habitat Quest, and Wild Nature. Registration required. $62 members, $72 nonmembers.


Felix Neck, 100 Felix Neck Drive, Edgartown

Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 2

Winter Break Fun at MV Community Horse Center

MV Community Horse Center offers two special classes for children ages 6 to 10, Feb. 28 and March 2. Each class includes rides, obstacle courses, art activities, and fun horse games. Preregistration required; each class is limited to 12 participants. $30 per child.


55 Misty Meadow Lane, West Tisbury

All week long

Island libraries offer a variety of special events for the winter break this week. Visit any of the libraries and pick up your “passport,” then take it with you to any special event you attend and earn a “stamp.” After three stamps, take your passport to the library and pick up your treasure. You can visit the same library all three times, or mix it up and try three different libraries during the week.