If your Valentine is an art lover,  why not romance him or her with a visit to the Brandywine River Museum to see a new show by a famous Brandywine Artist whose last name is not Wyeth!

Though mentored by his friend Andrew Wyeth, George A. Weymouth not only became a great artist in his own right, he also became the founder and Board Chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. This local art legend passed away in 2016, but this exciting 65-piece show reminds us how skillfully he brought to life the heart and soul of people and places that often go unnoticed.

Titled "The Way Back" Weymouth painted it in 1963.

Like a shy person being charmed into conversation by an outgoing stranger, Weymouth's paintings charm us into looking at everyday things, people and places in a new and beautiful light.

Don't miss this opportunity to share art and flowers (like those featured here) with someone special.

AND IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON DINNER AFTERWARDS, check out our online Dining Guide for lots of ideas!
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LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610.388.2700
Exhibit runs through May
Read more about the Weymouth Exhibit

If you and your sweetheart love the crooners, Fly her (or him!) to the Moon...with a couple of tickets to Harrah’s Valentine's Show starring Pete Cannella.

On Saturday, Feb. 10th Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Race Track whisks you back in time to the days when crooners ruled the Vegas Strip...
Hosted by Rotation Record's, Pete Cannella and his orchestra will deliver a night you won't forget. Pete has one of the most iconic voices of today and will wow you with how well he covers and delivers great songs by the great singers.

VIP Valentines Special:
Table for 4, up front with a bottle of Champagne included for about $100
Doors open at 7PM
Must Be 21+ to Enter w/ Proper ID!
There is an eight (8) ticket limit for this event.

AND MAKE PLANS NOW for the biggest oldies bash in the area!

The region's most talented oldies acts will perform together February 18th in a star studded show hosted by Jerry Blavat -- the man many credit with having invented the oldies craze. A broadcasting pioneer, Blavat was the first disc jockey in the early ’60s to play music from the '50s! Born in South Philly, he's also became a local icon, hosting live dances and his own independent radio show where he broke many top acts like the Four Seasons and the Isley Brothers.

SEE THE FABULOUS GREASE BAND, OLD NEWS BAND & JOE STAFFIERI!
Local DJ Mark the Spark will be spinning all of your favorite oldies in between sets.

Get Tickets via Ticketmaster via this Event Facebook Post
Doors open at 6PM and be non-stop from 6PM to 10PM inside the Block Entertainment Center. For information email theblock@harrahs.com Must be 21+ w/ Proper ID.


LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Race Track
Harrah's Philadelphia Website
777 Harrahs Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
484-490-1800
I'm not sure if the two octopuses above are just dating or mating, but they seem close... 

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even deep sea Octopi do it ;)  
If you and your science geek sweetheart want to know more about what Octopuses do - you can do it at Scott Arboretum's Octopus Book Lecture on Valentine's Day.

Just sail over to the Arboretum's library in the next week or so and pick up two copies of a new book by Sy Montgomery, "The Soul of an Octopus." Read it, then bring it with you to an "Only in Delco" Valentine's Day literary event where the author will share her passion for the tentacled-topic of mollusks.

I found this interesting lecture event while casting my net for unusual ways to celebrate love - and this one should score big points for creativity.  Plus it's FREE...so RSVP now to reel-in a deep sea adventure.

Lecture Details: 
Date:          Wed., February 14, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Cost:                                 Free and open to the public
Location:                          Scott Horticultural Library
Special Note:                  Register NOW! Call 610-3288025

Scientists only recently recognized the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animal’s color-changing techniques. With her “joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures” (Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk in a funny and profound way.

LOCATED: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
The Arboretum is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more info call Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025
500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081

For those looking for a Valentine event with more history than mystery, the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Valentine Tavern Talk is all about Colonial "Chocolate & Courtship..."

On Thursday, February 15th from 7-9pm, the Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts an over-21 Valentine Talk about love and chocolate in the Colonial Era. 

Guests will watch chocolate-making demonstrations by Mars’ American Heritage Chocolate, and receive dating advice from General George Washington  (Yikes! I know he slept around a bit, but this could go very wrong...)

You will taste 18th century chocolate pairings, learn about courtship in the Colonial period and more! Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person at the Society or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older. Click for more info and tickets!

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more!

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Current Visitor Center, Museum Store & Exhibit Hours
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
610-388-7376
Chadds Ford Historical Society Website

The Wayne Art Center is expressing love through Art, Food, Cookies and WhiskeyDoes it get any better than that?!!!  I think not!  

Since the earliest Valentine’s Day celebration, women have received most of this holiday's attention.  But today we are pleased to see that there are fun family events like Artful Cookie Baking and even a ‘manly’ Valentine Celebration where love's embrace starts with good whiskey.  Frankly I'd like to elbow my way in to both events!

There's also a very 911-ish sounding art exhibit opening on Valentine's Day called “Heart Attack” that features a gallery full of works inspired by love lost and found. 

No idea how to cook a romantic dinner? The Art Center is hosting “Recipe for Romance” Cooking Class and Dinner.
Feb. 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
Bring your significant other to this  hands-on cooking class
which is followed by a delicious 4-course dinner.  BYOB. Reservations required!

FAMILY COOKIE BAKING 
Feb. 10th, 1-3pm, $25 pp
Your little ‘cookie monsters’will love this special personalized Valentine Cookie baking experience. You'll create delicious heart shaped cookies and personalize them with little words and sayings to celebrate the holiday of love! Then pack them up and give them out as gifts for your own loved ones!
Click Here to Register Now!

MEN'S NIGHT OUT Whiskey Tasting 
Feb. 20th, 7-8:30 - $35 pp
Warm up this winter with "Men's Night Out" Whiskey Tasting! The Beverage Director for Teresa's Cafe, Chris Peters, will also be in the house for a whiskey tasting. Chef Andy Dickerson will also return with a cooking demonstration and plenty of food to sample.
Click Here to Register Now!

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they're a little pricey for most guys...in more ways than one ;)
But we found a way to give your significant other diamonds for about $70 a couple!  The only problem is that they're stolen diamonds...and they’re worth killing for!

Wait Until Dark opens February 8th at Hedgerow Theatre.  Directed by Jared Reed, this innovative and suspenseful thriller follows housewife, Susan Hendrix, recently blinded in a car accident.

Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susan is terrorized by a group of criminals who believe she has the stolen diamonds they seek. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion in one of the most thrilling scenes in dramatic history.


Come see what lurks in the shadows...

THE CRITICS SAY:
“…a vulnerable woman discovering unexpected resources that allow her to turn the tables on her assailants is still the main draw…goosepimply climax…a gripping finish.” —The Los Angeles Times.

Preview: Thurs., Feb. 8 at 7:30  - Tickets $20
Opening Night Fri., Feb. 9 at 7:30pm - REgular Adult Tickets $35 - Seniors $32 - Those 30 and under just $20
Special Matinee Wed., March 7th at 2pm
Tickets and Times

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
64 Rose Valley Rd
Rose Valley, PA, 19063
610.565.4211


No, it's not creepy to bring binoculars when you go bird-watching. The birds don’t care - and both the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and the Park at Historic Newlin Grist Mill encourage it!

Heinz Refuge was America's First Urban Refuge and it is proud of its role in preserving, restoring, and developing the natural area known as Tinicum Marsh and promoting environmental education opportunities like nature walks.

The refuge protects a variety of habitats for birds in the highly urbanized landscape of greater Philadelphia. It has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. While most of the 300 plus avian species identified at the refuge utilize it as a migratory stopover, more than 80 species have been recorded nesting on the refuge over the years.


Sun, Feb 18th 9-11am - Birds on Ice with volunteer Gregg Gorton
Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migrations. This monthly education Walk guarantees a different species every times.  Meet at the Visitor Center and feel free to borrow binoculars.  The pace is relaxed and walking surfaces are flat, but please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for cold weather. No registration required. No charge.

Sun, Feb 25th 9-11am - Bird Walk with Edie Parnum
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Walk participants meet by the Visitor Center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required. No charge.

Heinz Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Calendar Web Page
  • Refuge trails are open every day, sunrise to sunset, free of charge. 
  • Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. 
  •  Binoculars and fishing rods are available to borrow at the Visitor Center front desk.
  • There are more than 10 miles of trails
LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19053
215-356-19153

Newlin Grist Mill is an historic site and 160-acre park where
numerous outdoor activities take place, year round.
Or Take a Bird Walk at the Newlin Grist Mill in the Brandywine 
Take a Naturalist-led Bird Walk at Newlin - Sat Feb. 24th 9-11am 
No Charge

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join them for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. You will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Families and beginners are welcome!
Newlin Grist Mill Website
219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
610.459.2359 






“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.”

— Tom Paxton

Don't miss a chance to hear Anne Hills in person at the Lansdowne Folk Club on Thursday, February 22nd!

Anne is a renowned American folk singer-songwriter who was born in 1953, to a family of missionaries in Moradabad, India.  She grew up in Michigan and studied at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, where she played in a band with Chris Brubeck and Peter Erskine.

Anne did several collaboration albums with other artists including a 1998 contribution to tribute albums for Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs. During the 2000's she collaborated with Tom Paxton and sang in a fourpiece called Fourtold with Steve Gillette, Mangsen, and Michael Peter Smith.Click here to purchase tickets

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050
Phone: (484) 466-6213
Lansdowne Folk Club Website
Folk Club art rendering by John Kelly Green at www.johnkellygreen.com

Star of the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Darlene Love is an adored American musical icon - and you can see her one night only at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Rolling Stone called her "One of the greatest voices of all time." Find out why on February 15, when she takes the stage for a 90-minute power packed show that will have you jumping to your feet, begging for more! 

Since the early ‘60s as part of Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” hit factory, and as the lead singer on “He’s a Rebel,” Darlene Love has done it all from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Grease and Hairspray.
Darlene Love performs at her Hall of Fame Induction, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen. Photo: Rollingstone.com

In the early years, Love’s background vocals behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.

The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances.

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
Date: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $38 – $46 • Members save $2
Click here to order tickets now!
Box Office: 610-622-1189
601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
90 minutes with intermission
Give a CANINE VALENTINE to your child!
You're never barking up the wrong tree when you teach children to love reading - and that starts with learning how to read better. 

The Media-Upper Providence Free Library has a very cool, canine-assisted reading program for children called PAWS for Reading and its held February 6th from 4 to 5pm.


Like love is for adults, reading for kids is sometimes a struggle.  So children 5 and up are invited to practice their reading skills in a safe, non-judgmental environment by reading to a specially-trained therapy dog.  Please register for a 10-minute slot by calling 610-566-1918. This program runs on the first Tuesday of the month from January-May.

The Media-Upper Providence Free Library is a nonprofit organization providing  materials and services for the public’s educational, recreational and vocational needs. The Media Library Association was organized by the Woman’s Club of Media in 1901 and became a member of the Delaware County Library System in 1981.

LOCATION: On our Main Streets
1 East Front Street, Media, PA 19063
Contact  610-566-1918
Monday through Thursday 10 am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
Sunday 1pm to 4pm (closed in July & August)



It is only fitting that Delaware County's renowned Symphony should perform a Valentine's Week concert where violin and piano bring to life two famous pieces performed by two exceptional talents!

Don't miss this fabulous presentation featuring the Baroque era's stunning piece The Four Seasons Violin Concerto by Vivaldi -- and Beethoven's challenging Second Piano Concerto. 

DCS Artist In Residence, Jennifer Nicole Campbell (picture right, above) will perform Beethoven's always challenging Second Piano Concerto, done in three movements.  He composed it at age 17 as a piece to display her virtuoso piano playing technique.


DCS Concertmaster Nina Vieru (pictured left above) will then perform the ever popular and emotionally expressive The Four Seasons Violin Concerto by Vivaldi. The concerto is a group of four violin concerti which gives musical expression to each season of the year.

The concert will include a brief discussion and explanation of the concert by Musical Director, Dr. Robert Whalen.
  • Tickets are $15 or $12 for seniors/students. 
  • Children under 12 (one child per paying adult) are admitted free. 
  • Upon presentation of the Delaware County or Montgomery County Library card two tickets may be purchased for the price of one regular admission ticket the day of the concert. 
  • There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre and the Life Center is handicapped accessible. 
  • For information call 610-879-7059 

AND REMEMBER:  All of these GREAT DATES would be perfect with a meal - and nobody does food, wine and spirits like Delaware County!