Bits & Pieces for Sept. 23

• Pennsbury Township is holding a “Picnic in the Park” 3-6
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25. Held in the township park, the event features live
music, food, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, raffle prizes and games for the
kids. The cost is $5 per car. Bring your own food or buy food from vendors. The
rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26.

•Seasonal flu vaccines, mist and
injections will be available for ages 3 and up at the Unionville High School
cafeteria Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The vaccines are free for students
through high school and $20 for adults. Medicare Part B is accepted for those
without HMO supplemental insurance, a press release said. No appointment is
necessary. Call B Korban at 610-347-1600 x 3058, or CCHD 610-344-5562 with
questions. The clinic is sponsored by the CCHD & UCF School Nurses.

• The Kennett Symphony,
under the direction of Maestra Mary Woodmansee Green, will perform “Beethoven’s
Ninth” at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Hall on Saturday, Oct.
16, at 8 p.m., and Lincoln University’s International Cultural Center on
Sunday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. For tickets or information, call 610-444-6363 or
visitwww.kennettsymphony.org. Student and group discounts are also available
by calling the symphony office.

• Dr. Peter Gleickwill speak on “Water in the 21stCentury: New Thinking
for a Sustainable Future” at the Stroud Water
Research Center’s8thannual gala, The Water’s Edge.Gleick,co-founder and president of
the Pacific Institute, anonpartisan research organization dedicated to fostering
environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.The event will be
held 6 p.m., Oct. 7, in the ballroom at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.

Longwood Gardens’ new East
Conservatory Plaza, featuring the first terraced lawn in the United States
designed by landscape architect Kim Wilkie and the largest indoor green wall in
North America, will open to the public on Oct. 9. The new gathering space and
venue for educational talks, horticultural demonstrations and special events
continues Longwood founder Pierre S. du Pont’s legacy of creating unique spaces
that integrate into the natural landscape. To
mark the opening, the East Conservatory Plaza will feature special events and
tours highlighting the environmental aspects of the project from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m.

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