Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Animal lovers can learn what forest critters do when the icy chill of winter is upon them. This interactive event allows guests to make wildlife food for the area’s animals and create a children’s winter wildlife snow-track craft. Make sure and bundle up as guests are taken on a guided hike along the center’s trails. Visitors can also explore the rest of the museum, including Your House, My House, a brand new exhibit about different dwellings from around the world.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 8. $3.50-$10.50; free ages 2 and younger, and members. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500, www.gwinnettehc.org.
“The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West” at Cinemark Tinseltown 17
Opera lovers experience a simulcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “La Fanciulla del West.” The three-act production was written by Giacomo Puccini and is based on the play “The Girl of the Golden West.” It originally premiered in 1910 in New York City. This version comes straight out of the Big Apple, too. And fans can watch it from the comfort of the movie theater’s stadium seats.
1 p.m. Jan. 8. $15-$22. Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 134 Pavilion Parkway, Fayetteville. 770-460-7226, www.cinemark.com.
Jon Waterhouse, for the AJC