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.

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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!

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