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Sundays through May 6: Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market The ground is frozen, but you can still acquire fresh foods from Hudson Valley merchants. Products include: chicken, duck, beef, pork, lamb, honey, maple syrup, vegetables, fresh mozzarella, prepared foods, baked goods, gluten-free products, jams, jellies, dried spices, beef jerky, spirits, and more. 10 a.m.±2 p.m. 115 Liberty Corners Rd, Pine Island, 845.258.4998   

Feb. 5: Hunter Mountain Snow Bowl Get into Super Bowl Sunday form when you head down the race course in honor of your favorite NFL team wearing your favorite jersey and carrying a football all the way across the finish line. All ages welcome, and touchdown dances are encouraged. Wear a Super Bowl contender's jersey and participate for free, or wear another jersey and participate for $5. Prizes will be awarded. 12 p.m., cost of a lift ticket.  Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave., Hunter, 855.821.9208;  www.huntermtn.com 

Feb. 9–11: Times Union Home Expo In its 38th year, this home show is the largest and longest running consumer expo in the Capital Region with more than 8,000 attendees. It features new products, helpful hints, fresh ideas, and great deals with hundreds of experts. Vendors include remodelers, boats, tractors, RVs, builders, decorators, and home improvement experts in the area to help you compare and shop for your home needs. Fri. 3±8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.±6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.±5 p.m. See website for varying costs. Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany, 518.454.5828; www.timesunionhomeexpo.com 

Feb. 10: 31st Annual WinterFest in Clifton Park Keep warm this winter with some hot soup, singing, and sleigh riding. This fun event features the Taste of Clifton Park Best Soup Contest, a Clifton Park Idol singing competition, a community chorus performance, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a winter nature tour, face painting, and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Clifton Park, 518.371.6667; www.cliftonpark.com

Feb. 10: Sticky: Valentine's Show A combination of short immersive plays that take place in a bar with musical and comedic improv. Sticky was started in 2000 by David Marcus and Libby Emmons of Hudson Valley Improv and has successfully grown over the years. This entertaining troupe performs their Valentine's Show with opening act Lauren Knowles. 7 p.m., $20. The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St, Poughkeepsie, 845.471.1966; www.hudsonvalleyimprov.com

Feb. 17: President’s Style Torchlight Bash at Belleayre Mountain An evening of family fun skiing the mountain at night in a torchlight parade in honor of our former Presidents. Food and beverages will continue after the lifts stop spinning in Groomers Pub & Lounge. Live music will be playing in the great room and the torchlight parade will begin at dark with a night-time jam. 5 p.m., costs vary.  Belleayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, 845.254.5600; www.belleayre.com 

Feb. 24: 21st Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta Hosted by the Women's Studio Workshop, more than 1,000 handmade clay bowls, mugs, and tumblers are created throughout the year by staff and local artists to be purchased and filled with a free helping of delicious chili at this yearly fund-raising event. Enjoy live musical entertainment and raffle drawings while enjoying various types of chili for meat-lovers and vegetarians. Guests can also buy a paper bowl, and bottomless bellies can purchase additional servings. 2 p.m., $5 prior to 4 p.m., free admission after 4 p.m. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge; www.wsworkshop.org


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Famous Love Stories of the Gilded Age will have you swooning around Valentine's Day. Enjoy a Valentine tea and a chocolate treat while listening to stories of true love and devotion researched by Staatsburgh curator Maria Reynolds. Each year new and interesting stories of romance are retold for participants. Reservations required. Feb. 10–11, 1–4 p.m., $30. Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Old Post Rd, Staatsburgh, 845.889.8851; www.nysparks.com

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