Good to Know / April 2019
Just a few things we'd thought you'd like to know this month.
Don’t miss the talk, Q&A and book signing by Chester County resident Lisa Scottoline for her new novel, Someone Knows. This emotional thriller tackles family, marriage and the nature of justice as a disastrous childhood prank changes the lives of four friends. Scottoline, a The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winner with 32 novels, is known for her deep emotion and down-to-earth characters, many with local connections. Sponsored by Main Point Books at Radnor Memorial Library, April 17, 7 p.m., 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne.
Pin on your puzzle-patterned ribbons for Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Get involved in the autism community by attending Autism Awareness events hosted by local organizations. For example, the Brandywine River Museum of Art hosts “Sensory-Friendly Saturday: Adventures in Art” and People’s Light puts on “Relaxed Performances” that allow visitors to “express themselves freely” all year long at the theater. For more, check out AutismSpeaks.org.
During Lawn and Garden Month in April, the sun isn’t the only thing emerging from winter slumber. Dandelions are popping up across area lawns, prompting the age-old debate—to pluck or not to pluck? Some hate the pesky weeds while others love their bright color and versatility. Get creative this spring by harvesting the plants to make dandelion wine, tea, coffee and even jelly. Find recipes for dandelion greens, too—from pizza to pesto. More healthy ideas at ThePrairieHomestead.com.
Find love and romance on Lancaster’s five driving tours of “kissing bridges”—another name for covered bridges—named for all the couples who have crossed them over the years. Explore scenic Amish countryside, parks, preserves and historic villages for a charming outing as you learn unique stories surrounding the 20-some bridges. Check DiscoverLancaster.com for PDF maps of the driving tours to explore with your sweetheart, along with ideas for other things to do along the way.
Catch a ride with conductor Peter Cottontail through the beautiful Lancaster County farmland on Strasburg Railroad’s Easter Bunny Train. Then, help your little ones search for yummy hidden treasures in the Easter tradition. Hop on down the bunny trail this Easter with this fun, family-friendly adventure, from April 19 to 21. First-class tickets, $28; coach, $4–$19. 301 Gap Rd., Ronks, StrasburgRailroad.com.
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