On your to-do list this week: Make a plan for Halloween. We asked some health experts what they were doing, given that some of the usual traditions may be off the table. And get outside! We have places to pick apples, and a recipe for apple-cider donuts. Lastly, this week: some good advice about whether you’re being nosy or if you should intervene.
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It’s apple-picking time. But if you want to grab your own fresh off the tree, you’d better do it fast: A late spring frost means the season is shorter than normal. Nick Vadala found eight spots where you can still pick some pommes, though some require reservations if you want to go on the weekend, so check first and call ahead.
Here is one highlight from our weekly events calendar:
🚗 Drive-In Movie Night at IKEA South Philly (Movie / in-person / drive-in) Catch an outdoor screening of A League of Their Own this Saturday when the Pennsylvania SPCA teams up with South Philly’s IKEA for a drive-in screening in its sprawling parking lot. ($40-$200 per car, Oct. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., pspca.org, map, add to calendar)
What are epidemiologists with kids doing on Halloween? Grace Dickinson asked local medical experts how they’re making the holiday fun for kiddos. Here were some of their ideas:
More cool ideas in Grace’s full story.
When should we mind our own business right now, and when should we butt in? Elizabeth Wellington looked at how to decide in a time when social rules all around us are changing. Are you helping or being a Karen? Here are some questions to help you know what to do.
More useful advice in Elizabeth’s full story.