Aging is a blessing, as proven by the fact that babies are never allowed to drive, walk upright, or cash in an IRA. Explore ulterior benefits of age with today's Groupon: for $21, you get one admission to Encore: The Festival, held Saturday, June 4, at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, Pennsylvania (up to a $43 value).
Encore: The Festival presents an array of talks, entertainment, and activities centered on the pursuit of purpose and vitality as one ages. A cavalcade of speakers tackle topics of health, happiness, and heart, such as best-selling author Dan Buettner, who brings the experience garnered from his world travels to a discussion of greater longevity through lifestyle and diet, and theologian Leonard Sweet, who explores the importance of community and communication throughout life. Apply your organ of Corti to the appreciation of performances by the Grammy Award–winning Blind Boys of Alabama, guitarist Toby Walker, and Christian-fusion jazz band Salt & Light.
Arts and fine crafts following the themes of vitality and passion inhabit Artisan Alley for perusal and purchase, and festivators can gain a higher perspective with an included tethered hot air balloon ride. The festival's schedule of invigorating events runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.