Friday, Feb. 3

Carspeckin Scott Gallery at 1707 N. Lincoln St. in Wilmington will have an opening reception or Joshua Morton and his abstract and figurative pieces at 5:30 p.m. The show continues through February. For more information, call 302-655-7173.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Bring the whole family to Longwood Gardens on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township to celebrate Black History Discovery Day. Various cultural activities and performances by guest artists will be ongoing through out the day. Stop by the Terrace Restaurant to taste a special selection of food inspired by the discoveries of agriculturalist George Washington Carver. All activities are included in the regular garden admission. $12 adults, $6 ages 16 to 20, $2 ages 6 to 15, free under 6. Call 610-388-1000 or visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

Midway Girls Softball Registration for girls ages 5 to 18 will happen today, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at Harmony Grange on Limestone Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the www.midwaygirlssoftball.org or call 302-494-5450 for more information.

The West Chester Bird Club will travel to Shark River Inlet and North Shore in New Jersey. Shark River is actually a bay that, along with feeder streams and nearby marshland, is referred to as an estuary, a unique ecosystem where salt and fresh water come together. Call trip leader Martin Page at 610-359-9887 for details.

The Seventh Annual Chili and Soup Cook-off will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington. Adults $5 and children under 12 free. For detail call 302-994-5646.

Pennsylvania Dental Hygienist's Association, registered Dental Hygienists, local Dentists and Senior Dental Hygiene Students will be giving free dental sealants for children ages 6 to 13. Teeth determined to already have decay will not be eligible for sealant placement. There will be free oral hygiene instructions and home care kits to all children. This event takes place at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Volunteers in Medicine at 300 B Lawrence Drive in West Chester. Call Alberta Landis, RDH at 610-836-5990 ext 107 for more information.

The Avon Grove Charter School will have a spaghetti dinner at the school cafeteria, 110 E. State Road, West Grove, from 3 to 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under. Take-outs are available. All proceeds benefit AGCS high school Italy trip. For more information, call 610-255-4510.

Monday, Feb. 6

Kennett Square Pre-school Co-op open house begins at 9 a.m. and goes through to 2:45 p.m. at the Church of Advent. For more information contact S. Morgan at 610-444-1553

Wednesday, Feb. 8

You are invited to join the Chester County Art Association to explore the newly renovated Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Leave the art center lower parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and leave New York at 3:45 p.m. $45 for members and $55 for non-members, fee included deluxe transportation, snacks, coffee, tea and pastries on the way and heavy snacks on the return. Fore more information visit www.chescoart.org or call 610-696-5600.

Friday, Feb. 10

Limestone Presbyterian Church presents Stephen Schwartz's "Children of Eden" musical in the church sanctuary at 7 p.m. Performers include 33 students from 11 area schools. The show is based on the Book of Genesis. The show continues on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 302-234-0861. Admission is free.

Saturday, Feb. 11

A Valentine's jazz performance from singer-composer Pyeng Threadgill at the conservatory in Longwood Gardens at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Threadgill's music combines everything from African American spirituals to R&B and blues. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 ages 16 to 20, $2 for ages 6 to 15, free under 6. Longwood Gardens is on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township.

The Second Annual Valentine Breakfast for men and women will be held at 8 a.m. at limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington Delaware. Speaker: Kathleen Campanella. Tickets: $5. For detail calls 302-994-5646.

The next concert for TurtleDove Folk Club will be Crooked Still at 8 p.m. at West Grove Friends Meeting Hall. More information visit www.turtledove.org.

Hagley Museum and Library will celebrate Black History Month with a film festival featuring five films Hagley has produced which are based on oral history interviews with some of Delaware's leading African America. The festival, which takes place in Hagley's Library building, is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Longwood Gardens celebrates Valentine's Day with weekend strolling violinist enhances the romantic ambiance from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 ages 16 to 20, $2 for ages 6 to 15, free under 6. 610-388-1000 or visit www.longwoodgardens.org. Event continues on Sunday.

Sunday, Feb 12

Area artists are invited to participate in CCAA's All Media Juried Exhibition. CCAA will receive artwork both Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition is open to all. Artist can submit two pieces for jurying, there is no size limit and both 2-D and 3-D works are eligible. Three excellence awards with cash prizes and three honorable mentions will be presented at the Opening Reception, Friday, Feb. 17 at 5p.m. For more information call 610-696-5600 or visit www.chescoart.org.

The West Chester Bird Club invites you to join them to the Tyler Arboretum. It is an enjoyable walk where many feathered winter residents have been spotted included the Red-breasted Nuthatches. There is a $5 admission charge. Call trip leader Judy White at 610-983-9139 for details.

The Hagley Museum and Library celebrate Valentine's Day with Victorine's Valentine Day, held in Hagley's Workers' Mill, where the focus is on people and family history. There will be love stories from the nineteenth century told and time to enjoy ginger bread hearts and make Victorian Valentines. Admission is $11 for adults and $9 for students and senior citizens and $4 for children five and under. Call 302-658-2400 weekdays for more information or visit www.hagley.org

Rex's Bar in West Chester will hold a show of Renegade Art Propaganda 6 to 10 p.m. All ages encouraged, there is no smoking in the gallery.

The Chester County Choral Society will present it's second annual dinner and song fund raiser, "Music and Amore," to be sponsored and held at the Radley Run Country Club. It will be a Valentine themed evening, and the ticket price includes a sumptuous buffet, romantic musical entertainment, a silent auction of unique items and services and a tax-deductible charitable contribution. Tickets are $45. For more details or to make reservations go to www.chestercountychoralsociety.org

The Hadley Memorial fund 43rd annual season presents a concert by artist currently studying at the Curtis Institutes of Music. The concert will start at 3 p.m. at the Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 101 Old Kennett Road. Seating is limited. All Hadley programs are free. For weather postponements and announcements call 610-444-1855. Lower Brandywine Church, 302-658-2326.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Lower Delco Lady Wildcats AAU Basketball Club will be holding try-outs for girls in the Tri-State area. The try-outs will take place at gym sites in Delaware County. There will be teams in each age bracket from 9 to 16 years old. For all the latest information on try-out dates and gym sites please check the wildcats Web site at www.lowerdelcowildcats.com or contact Club Manager Eileen Ross at 610-459-9267. Continues through March 1.

Thursday, Feb. 16

The West Chester Bird Club has scheduled a tour of Ontario Canada through Feb. 21, the Algonquin Provincial Park and beyond. The meeting of southern hardwood forests with northern coniferous forests within the Algonquin Park results in the presence of birds from both forest zones. Call trip leader Larry Lewis for brochure and reservations 484-340-7672.

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