Italian Opera Lunch Talk

Bring your lunch to Middletown Library to hear Joseph Erdeljac talk about Italian operas. Part of the library's Listening At Lunch series, the program will share excerpts from selected operas and Erdeljac will moderate a group discussion. Today's program is the first in a two-part discussion of


; the next session is April 15. Works to be featured in future discussions include

La Traviata

(April 19 and April 26) and


(May 10 and May 17). Call the library at 610-891-8622 for more information.

Day: Today and specific Thursdays through May 17.

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Middletown Library, 21 N. Pennell Rd., Media.

Art Festival and Reception

A tribute to the integration of art and spirituality, the second annual art festival at the Church of the Saviour will showcase more than 90 pieces of artwork created by artists from the church and community. The show will feature oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, photography, fabric art and more. Tomorrow's opening reception from 7-9:30 p.m. will include refreshments and live music. Call 610-688-6338 for more information or visit


for directions.

Day: Tomorrow to Sunday.

Time: 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday.

Location: Church of the Saviour, 651 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne.

Brandywine Hills Races

The Brandywine Hills Point to Point is a day of three-mile horse races through the the Brandywine Valley Association's Myrick Conservation Center. The day includes eight races and the Senior Field Master's Chase. There will also be children's stick-pony races, egg hunt and face painting as well as adult races. Proceeds from the event will benefit the BVA's watershed education programs. Call the BVA at 610-793-1090.

Day: Sunday.

Time: Gates open at 11 a.m. and the first race begins at noon.

Location: Myrick Conservation Center, 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Rd., West Chester (Pocopson Township).

Fee: Admission is free with per-car parking charges: $20 for general admission; $45 for preferred parking or $100 for finish-line parking.


A concert of Hebrew music in high baroque, Hoshanna! will feature recently discovered, grand-scale Hebrew cantatas from 18th-century Italy and Holland composed in the styles of Handel and Haydn. Performed by Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare with sopranos Sheryl Heather Cohen and Nell Snaidas, bass David Newman, and the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. For more information, call 610-896-1011.

Day: Sunday.

Time: 3 p.m. pre-concert talk; 4 p.m. concert.

Location: Haverford College, Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

Invisible Children

Rosemont College will screen the 2003 documentary on Uganda's "night commuters," thousands of children as young as 8 years old who migrate each night from villages to nearby towns to avoid being kidnapped by the rebel group that takes children from their homes and forces them to join the rebellion. Call 610-527-0200, Ext. 2332, for more information.

Day: Tuesday.

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Rosemont College, McShane Auditorium, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont.

Disaster Preparedness

The Red Cross will discuss what you should know and do in the event of an emergency. Carol Aldridge will cover disaster preparedness for families and individuals. Topics will include being informed, making a plan, and putting together emergency supplies. Call 610-688-6246 for more information.

Day: Wednesday.

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Location: Wayne Senior Center, 108 Station Rd., Wayne.