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best Local Events THROUGH FEBRUARY, Tuesdays It’s Story Time at Wellington Square Bookshop. Ages 1–5 enjoy songs and cookies and listen to stories come alive in the bookshop. 549 Wellington Square, Exton. 10 to 11 am. 610-458-1144;


THROUGH MARCH 3 The Snow Queen. A new musical based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story. Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media. Sun, noon. $12–$15. 610-891-0100; FEBRUARY 2 Winter Carnival & Super Science Saturday at Montgomery School. Kids will enjoy face painting, hands-on projects, games, science experiments and more. 1141 Kimberton Rd., Chester Springs. 11 to 1. Free. 610-601-4342; FEBRUARY 9 Wayne Art Center Family Workshop: Day of Clay. Learn how to create a family of polar bears using clay and sculpting tools. 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne. 1 to 2:30. $35. 610-688-3553;

FEBRUARY 17 Into the Wild Live! with Jack Hanna at Keswick Theatre. Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors and brings his experiences to the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 3 pm. $29.50– $59.50. 215-572-7650; FEBRUARY 18, MARCH 9 Longwood Gardens Presents OrKid Days. Explore orchids first hand at discovery stations, enjoy interactive story reading and join in a family seek-and-find in the orchid-filled Conservatory. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. 9 to 5. Free with gardens admission, $12–$23. 610-388-1000; FEBRUARY 23 Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at Tyler Arboretum. Learn how maple sugar is turned from sap into syrup, then satisfy your appetite with Tyler’s famous all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Snow date March 2. 515 Painter Rd., Media. 8 am to 1 pm. $10–$16, under 3 free. 610-566-9134;

FEBRUARY 10 Chinese New Year Celebration at Delaware Art Museum. Celebrate The Year of the PIG with traditional Chinese art activities, a lion and folk dance, a Chinese yo-yo performance, and a performance by the Renaissance Chinese Opera Society. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. 11 to 3. Free. 302-571-9590; MARCH 2–3 Delaware Mineralogical Society’s Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show. The show features exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, demonstrations and a children’s table. DoubleTree by Hilton, 4727 Concord Pk., Wilmington. Sat, 10 to 5; Sun, 11 to 5. $4– $6. 410-392-6826;


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ART, CRAFT & ANTIQUES.................... THROUGH FEBRUARY 3 Malvern Retreat House Art Show & Sale. Featuring nearly 100 juried artists. The theme this year will be “Water.” Jan. 31, complimentary wine and cheese social, 5 to 8 pm. Malvern Retreat House, McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern. Wed–Sat, 10 to 7; Sun, 10 to 4. Free. Benefits Malvern Retreat House. 610-6440400;

THROUGH FEBRUARY 4 Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 46th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale. Featuring nearly 100 artists’ works in a variety of mediums. Academy Mansion, 560 Sproul Rd., Villanova. Art on display Sat–Sun, noon to 4. Free. MARCH 9, 16–17 37th Annual Chester County Antiques and Arts Show. The show features fine collections from 42 antiques dealers. Benefits the collections, conservation and educational activities of Chester County Historical Society. Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton. Preview Party Mar. 9, 5 to 9, $150–$200. Show hours: Sat, 10 to 6; Sun, 11 to 5. $15. 610-6924800;

BOOKS................................................ FEBRUARY 7, 21 Wellington Square Bookshop. Non-Fiction: Feb. 7, The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed, 7 to 9; Fiction: Feb. 20–21, Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, Wed–Thurs, 2 to 4, Thurs, 7 to 9. 549 Wellington Square, Exton. 610-458-1144;

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