October 15-16 Lighthouse Challenge Children 11 and under climb free with adult. lighthousechallengenj.org. Most lighthouse hour 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. see schedule.
October 15 Saul Wildlife Sanctuary Fall Stewardship Day 9 a.m. to noon at 9 Old Mill Lane in Rose Valley. Fight Invasive Species.
October 15 Studying weeds at "Out with Invasives," an event in collaboration with Christiana Conservancy, and members of the Hale Byrnes House at their site along the White Clay Creek. at the Hale Byrnes House Halebyrnes.org. Well-behaved children always welcomed $5 at the door includes coffee and dessert 9:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
October 15 Swarthmore Horticulture Society Spring Bulb Sale at the Swarthmore Farmers Market in the Swarthmore Borough Hall parking lot, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
October 15 Plein Aire Painting a three week 15, 22,and 29 course on Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For Adults at the Media Arts Council Gallery 609-B W. State Street in Media. $50/session.
October 15 and 16 Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 15 Fairmount Park Bike and History Tour 10 a.m. Members Free, Non-Members $10.00.
Additional information and a complete schedule can be found by calling (610) 583-0788 or visiting www.OcTrolleyFest.org
A perennial favorite of OcTrolleyFest is the Art Contest sponsored by Sharon Savings Bank, open to 5th graders with prizes awarded for the best trolley picture. "They are all variations on a theme," said Jan Haigis who helps coordinate the event, "and it is wonderful to see the creativity and talent of our young people." The artwork will be on display at Sharon Savings Bank, Chester Pike in Darby to the end of October.
A new feature this year is the Scarecrow-Selfie Adventure where participants make scarecrows from recycled materials (gallon milk jugs and wire coat-hangers. etc), decorate those scarecrows, take pictures with the scarecrows at the many historic sites accessible by public transportation throughout the region, and then post the pictures to Facebook. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, the largest number of sites, etc. The contest is free to enter and will run until October 25th.