Around Town: Feb.28

Join the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) at Springfield Mall for the Arthritis Foundation’s evidence-based Walk with Ease Program. This free program is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in your ability to be physically active, and improve your overall health, a press release said. Participants receive the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease Guide Book; a guide to walking for better health, improved fitness and less pain. Information is shared at each session and then the group walks, each at his or her own pace.  The program is held three days each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. beginning March 4 through April 12. Walk for good health and meet new friends at Springfield Mall. Call COSA at 610-499-1937 to register.

Arborist Sam Seo, Delaware Center for Horticulture’s community forester, will lead participants in understanding basic pruning tools and techniques that will enhance the beauty and health of their plants on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tackle the woody plants in your landscape with confidence at the end of this workshop, which includes a lecture, demonstration, and supervised hands-on pruning. Light refreshments provided; please bring your own pruners, if you have them. Without pruning, trees and shrubs can become hazardous, aesthetically unappealing, and shorter-lived than otherwise. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers.

Tickets are now on sale for the Unionville High School production of “Little Shop of Horrors” scheduled for 7 p.m. March 14-16. A cast of over 60 students brings this unique sci-fi musical comedy to life.  The music, by master composer Alan Menken, is in the style of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown and includes several well-known tunes such as "Suddenly Seymour" and "Somewhere That's Green." The plot follows nerdy floral shop worker Seymour who would do or give anything to gain the love of his co-worker Audrey. The depth of his desire is tested when a strange and menacing addition to his floral shop brings him sudden and unexpected popularity. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com. Prices are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $12 students/seniors.

West Chester University’s Wells School of Music will hold the 29th annual Jazz Festival, running March 20-23. All events are staged in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High Street, West Chester. Events Wednesday through Friday are free and open to the public. Parking is also free outside of the Swope Music Building. For full listings and details visit https://www.wcupa.edu/music/jazzfest.aspx

Celebrate wildflowers at Mt. Cuba on April 28.

Mt. Cuba Center’s annual Wildflower Celebration returns on Sunday, April 28. This annual free celebration at the botanical garden highlights Delaware’s native wildflowers and invites people of all ages to go wild with hands-on activities, nature play, and live music. This year’s celebration features music from Flatland Drive Bluegrass Band and guitarist Jenn Minor, gardening demonstrations from Mt. Cuba Center’s experts, an Ikebana flower arrangement demonstration, lawn games, face painting, story time, arts and crafts, and science exploration stations, among other activities. See the full schedule of programming here. RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

 

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