Insurance for seniors

Area seniors will be offered a free seminar on Medicare and other health insurance options Tuesday, presented by trained volunteers from Pennsylvania's APPRISE insurance consultation program. The program, sponsored by the Chester County Department of Aging, will cover Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, and prescription benefits. Call 610-344-6035 to reserve your spot.

Date:

Tuesday

Time:

2 to 4 p.m.

Location:

Exton Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway (next to the Exon Square Mall), Exton

Fee:

Free

Spring Bloom Festival

Jenkins Arboretum is celebrating "The Spirit of Renewal" during its Spring Bloom Festival. The garden showcases rhododendrons, azaleas, wildflowers and spring ephemerals against the natural backdrop of Pennsylvania woodlands. Take a self-guided botanical tour of the clearly labeled plant collections along the one and a half miles of paved paths. What a great way to teach kids about nature (or learn something yourself!). Call 610-647-8870 or visit

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Date:

Festival continues through May

Time:

8 a.m. to sundown, seven days a week

Location:

Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon

Fee:

Free

Antiques show

Brandywine River Museum will host its 37th annual antiques show this weekend, featuring more than 30 dealers from across the United States. Items for sale include American and English furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts, Oriental and European porcelain, rugs, and other fine collectibles. Flutes and Friends Trio will perform during the antiques show on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. A preview party is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. For information, call 610-388-8318 or visit

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Date:

Saturday through Monday

Time:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location:

Brandywine River Museum, Route 1 and South Creek Road, Chadds Ford

Fee:

$10 includes museum admission

Raising happy children

Rick Foster, coauthor of

How We Choose to Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People

and the newly released

Choosing Brilliant Health,

will be at Lansdowne Friends School Tuesday to talk about his books and to present a workshop about "Health, Happiness and Families - How to Raise Happier Kids." A question-and-answer session will follow the event. Adults only, please. Call 610-623-2548.

Date:

Tuesday

Time:

7 p.m.

Location:

Lansdowne Friends School, Meeting House, 110 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne

Fee:

$10

'Historic Houses' art show

Chadds Ford Historical Society is currently hosting

Historic Houses Through Artists' Eyes

, a show of artistic images of the John Chads and Barns-Brinton houses. The show features art from the society's collection including work by Andrew Wyeth and Barclay Rubincam alongside renditions by 30 other artists and craftsmen. The works are in oil, watercolor, pencil and pastels, quilts, needlework and pottery. Call 610-388-7376 or visit

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Date:

Now through Dec. 6

Time:

Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends through Aug. 31

Location:

Chadds Ford Historical Society, Creek Road (a quarter mile north of Route 1), Chadds Ford

Fee:

Free

- Megan Wilkins