Bits & Pieces for Sept. 30

• The
Delaware Museum of Natural History opens “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the
Cretaceous” Saturday, Oct. 2. It’s a hands-on exhibit where visitors can find
and communicate with others in their "herd," cooperate in defense
strategies, use a dinosaur's sense of smell to find food, cool off in the
waters of a jungle stream, observe fish and insect life and design their own
dinosaur. The exhibit runs through Jan. 9. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children (3-17) and
free for children 2 and younger. For more information call 302-658-9111 or

• The Civic
Association of Chadds Ford will hold its annual meeting 7 p.m. on Oct.
19 at the Brandywine River Museum. The speaker will be Dr. George W. Franz,
President of the Chadds Ford Historical Society who will trace the founding and
preservation of the Chadds and Barns-Brinton Houses and there will be live
music by Skip Barthold. The association will donate funds raised for the
Brandywine Battlefield Park to Linda Kaat, president of the Friends of the
Battlefield Park.

• The Great Pumpkin Carve returns to the Chadds Ford
Historical Society meadow Thursday, Oct. 21 5-9 p.m. each night. Carvers will
work their magic before the lights go out and the carvings are lit by candles.
Visitors can also see the creations Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, between 5
and 9 p.m. Admission is $5 adults
18 and up, $3 for kids 7 to 17, free for children 6 and under.

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