Around Town Oct. 7

The Great Pumpkin Carve is back. The annual event returns to the Chadds Ford Historical Society Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 14, 15, and 16. More than 70 giant pumpkins will be carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday and Saturday. All three nights will have a kid-friendly haunted trail, raffle prizes, and live music from Kenny & Friends. In addition, each night, "America's Got Talent" contestant, Dylan Zangwill, will be singing on stage from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food, local craft beer, and wine are available for purchase. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $15 for adults 18 and older, $5 for kids 7-17, and free for 6 and younger.

The second Unionville Flu Clinic will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Unionville High School. In addition to the flu vaccine, the clinic will be offering COVID vaccines (Dose 1 and Dose 2) and COVID-19 boosters (based on eligibility criteria and by appointment only). Register here.

Memento Mori Paint and Sip on Oct. 22.

More ghoulishness is on tap on Oct. 22 when the Chester County History Center presents Memento Mori Paint and Sip. Memento mori (Latin for “remember you must die”) is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death and was often expressed in art and jewelry with images of skulls, coffins, hourglasses, and wilting flowers. Using a 16x20" canvas, participants can use these various symbols to create their own unique works of art using acrylic paint under expert guidance. The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 225 N. High Street, West Chester. The cost is $42, with 20 percent off for members. BYOB. Reserve your spot here.

Want some new decorating ideas for the autumn holidays? This season decorate the harvest table this season with a runner or placemats made using natural dyes extracted from goldenrods and walnuts. Learn how to work with natural dyes at Mt. Cuba Center on Oct. 16. Instructor Nichole Gerding discusses historical uses of dyes and how to identify and responsibly harvest local dye-producing plants. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Saturday, Oct. 16. Go here for more information or to register.

Rachel Kohl Library is now open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

Concord Township has decided to postpone the Senior Citizens Expo until next year. The expo was canceled due to uncertainty of the current pandemic and the decline in vendor participation because of the uncertainty.


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