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Get Vaccinated 💉

(Community / in-person / multiday) The delta variant is causing COVID cases in the region to increase. Make a plan to get vaccinated; there are many places throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey — CVS, Rite Aid, neighborhood rec centers, and more — where you can get your free COVID-19 shot. (phila.gov)

The Culture Collective Block Party 🎉

(Community / in-person / music) Fill your weekend with music, dancing, food, local shopping and a chance to enjoy time with the community at this free block party. (Oct. 16, noon-5 p.m., 65 N. Broad St., eventbrite.com)

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours 🧑‍🎨

(Art / in-person / community / multiday) Take in the art and workspaces of more than 300 artists at Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, the largest tour of art and creative studio space in the country. The event includes virtual and in-person events that span dozens of Philadelphia neighborhoods. Events are free and registration is not required. (Oct. 16-17, 20, 23-24, various locations, philaopenstudios.org)

Sankofa Fest 🎉

(Community / in-person / kid-friendly) Sankofa Community Farm celebrates 10 years of serving the neighborhood along with its African Diaspora experience at an afternoon festival at Bartram’s Garden. This Sunday, bring the family for a day of music, dancing, food, and more. (Oct. 17, noon-4 p.m., 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., bartramsgarden.org)

Night of Lights💡

(Art / in-person / community) Chestnut Hill Conservancy brings its participatory art display along Germantown Avenue back for its fifth year. A mix of interactive activities including storytelling, light installations, and photo booths bring this year’s celebration to life in new ways. Come meet local artisans, hear stories from neighborhood oral historians, and support local businesses at this Chestnut Hill tradition. (Through Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., Germantown Ave. between Highland and Willow Grove Ave., chconservancy.org)

Terell Stafford & the Temple University Jazz Band with Christian McBride and Joey DeFrancesco 🎶

(Music / in-person) This is a celebration of the release of Without You, No Me: Honoring the Legacy of Jimmy Heath, which calls attention to the Philadelphia jazz sax great who died last year at age 93. The performers will include not only trumpeter Stafford and the Temple ensemble he directs, but renowned Philly bassist McBride and organist DeFrancesco. (Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., 1937 N. Broad St., templeperformingartscenter.org)

Picture Me Philly 🎨

(Art / in-person / outdoors) Learn the essentials of landscape drawing at this free outdoor pastel drawing class. Classes are open to all, whether you’re new to the art world or a renowned sketch artist. All art supplies are included. (Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m., 30th and Market Sts., schuylkillyards.com)

Story Time with Pineapple, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove 📚

(Nature / in-person / multiday) What’s better than a free, all-about-nature Sunday morning story time on a porch? How about all that plus a live chicken named after a tropical fruit? Bonus: For two hours after the story, admission to the John James Audubon Center and Fledgling Trail is free. Ages 2-6. (Sundays through Oct. 24, 9-10 a.m., 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, pa.audubon.org)

Scarecrows in the Village at Peddler’s Village 🎃

(Seasonal / in-person / kid-friendly) They’re back. One hundred sets of straw-stuffed outfits line the walkways of Peddler’s Village, vying for your vote in hopes of coming home on Halloween with $500 tucked into a back pocket of their scarecrow khakis. Ages 2+. (Free, through Oct. 30, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, peddlersvillage.com)

Lights Out Philly 🐦

(Seasonal / in-person / multiday) Humans aren’t the only ones going through it lately. Migratory birds making their way South for the winter are dealing with disorienting artificial light that causes deadly nighttime collisions. The easiest thing to do to help yellowthroats and their feathered friends: Turn off those outdoor bulbs before you go to bed. Age 6+. (Free, through Nov. 15, 12-6 a.m., birdsafephilly.org)

Phillypumptrack 🚴‍♂️

(Biking / in-person / multiday / kid-friendly) Volunteers have dug out the gaps between the person-made hills along Parkside, and the track is ready for bike riding. You don’t need to have your own dirt bike, BMX bike, or even helmet: Those are available to borrow, free of charge. Closed-toe shoes, masks, and for riders under 18, signed waiver required. Ages 5+, with 5-and-under days to be announced. (Free, Tuesdays-Saturdays through October 30, noon-5 p.m., based on weather and volunteer availability, Parkside Ave. N., phillypumptrack.org)

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