Around Town Feb. 4 

Mt. Cuba Center suggests that people who have no gardening experience but want to give it a go might consider growing native plants. There are some bullet-proof species to get you started. Garden coach Nancy Bell discusses these plants’ merits and how they have adapted to their local habitats, including soil type, sun and shade patterns, moisture levels, and more. By planting the right plant in the right place, it should thrive with little extra care. Two dates and times are available, Feb. 17, from 10 -11:30 a.m., and Feb. 24, from5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $29 for the online-only sessions. Register here if interested.

Next Saturday, Feb. 13, the Chadds Ford Historical Society will hold a Valentine’s Day drive-through bread sale. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bread is made in the beehive oven at the John Chads House by Chadds Ford’s Lisë Taylor.

The library and photo archives are again open to researchers at the Chester County History Center.

The Chester County History Center’s library and photo archives are reopening to researchers this month, beginning Feb. 4. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visits are up to three hours each and are limited to either morning or afternoon hours. To request a Reading Room appointment or to submit research queries online, contact library@chestercohistorical.org.

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging is sponsoring the nationally recognized Diabetes Self-Management Program for those 60 and older who either have diabetes or care for someone with diabetes. This program will be held online, Fridays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19 and running through March 26. Program costs — including the book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" are covered by COSA so the program is free. Class size is limited and registration is mandatory. To register, contact Ellen Williams at williamse@co.delaware.pa.us or by calling 610-499-1937.

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