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Here is the Pennsylvania Daybook for Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Please note that listings are subject to change. The daybook will be updated as needed if the organization listing the event provides timely notice.

8:45 a.m. - 9 p.m. PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW — Pennsylvania Horticultural Society officials continue the society's annual "Philadelphia Flower Show" featuring the theme "ARTiculture: Where Art Meets Horticulture," which opened Saturday, March 1, and is scheduled to continue through Sunday, March 9. A partial schedule for Thursday follows.

8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co., an international chain known as "Bartlett Tree Experts" based in Stamford, Conn., and the society present an annual "Tree Care Update" conference.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Public hours.

5:30 - 8 p.m. Philadelphia Style magazine presents a "Girls Night Out" featuring representatives of over 30 Philadelphia-area luxury retailers. Ballroom B.

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th and Arch streets, Philadelphia

Contacts: Alan Jaffe, 215-988-8833 or 267-968-0859 (cell)

Marion McParland, 215-988-8815 or 609-238-9599 (cell)

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. PA HOME PRODUCTS SHOW — Officials from the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg open the 40th annual "Pennsylvania Home Show" at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, scheduled to continue through Sunday, March 9.

2 p.m. An education and outreach coordinator from the Alzheimer's Association's regional chapter, Candy L. Yingling, presents a seminar titled "Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Preparing to be a Caregiver," sponsored by the state Department of Aging. Contacts: Christina Reese, 717-783-1550.

Location: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St. (U.S. Route 22), Harrisburg

Contacts: Wendy A. David, 717-232-5595 or 800-281-5539

10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. HISTORIC CRUISE SHIP-WRITER — Illustrator and writer David Macaulay presents a public lecture at the Free Library of Philadelphia about the SS United States and his forthcoming book about the decaying luxury cruise ship of the 1950s and 1960s, docked along the city's Delaware River waterfront as SS United States Conservancy officials seek funding for restoration efforts, and attends the opening of the Independence Seaport Museum's exhibit "SS United States: Charting a Course for America's Flagship," scheduled to continue through Sunday, Sept. 14.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Lecture. Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, 19th and Vine streets, Philadelphia.

6 - 8 p.m. Exhibit opening. Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. between Chestnut and Dock streets, Philadelphia.

Note: Please notify contact Thomas J. Basile before attending by sending an email to or calling 917-579-2216 (cell) or 855-999-1901

Contacts: Thomas J. Basile, 917-579-2216 (cell) or 855-999-1901

11:30 a.m. CASEY SCHEDULE — During a 2:45 p.m. conference call, interviews with television newscasters and a 2 p.m. news conference with other federal lawmakers in Washington, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey outlines a legislative proposal intended to reduce a backlog in the processing of disability claims by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and discusses a monthly report of VA Backlog Working Group members.

11:30 a.m. Television interviews.

2 p.m. News conference. Senate Radio and TV Gallery, room S-325, U.S. Capitol, Washington.

2:45 p.m. Conference call. Note: To obtain the pass code for the conference call, please notify contact John Rizzo or Alex Miller in advance by sending an email to john(underscore) or alex(underscore) or calling 202-228-6367; to participate in the conference call, dial 202-228-0808 and provide the pass code supplied by the contacts.

Contacts: John Rizzo, 202-228-6367

Alex Miller, 202-228-6367 or 202-527-1077 (cell)

6:30 p.m. CONSTITUTION CENTER-HEALTH OVERHAUL — The chairman of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel, discusses the federal health care overhaul during a free event at the National Constitution Center museum in Philadelphia moderated by the center's President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, and signs copies of his book published Tuesday, March 4, titled "Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System."

Location: F.M. Kirby Auditorium, National Constitution Center, Independence National Historical Park, Fifth and Arch streets, Philadelphia

Contacts: Lauren Saul, 215-409-6895 or 215-409-6700

Sarah Fergus, 215-409-6759 or 215-409-6700

7 - 9 p.m. WOMEN'S HEALTH-PHILADELPHIA — Hahnemann University Hospital surgeon Cynthia D. Hall and Drexel University professors Susan Kellogg Spadt and Kristene E. Whitmore speak during a "women only" health education event presented by the Chicago-based Women's Health Foundation in partnership with the Pelvic & Sexual Health Institute in Philadelphia.

Location: Stratus Lounge, 11th floor, Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, 433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

Contacts: Andrea Cohen, 973-763-1137, 917-209-7163 (cell) or 773-305-8206

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