A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in corn fields. Leave the indoors with today's Groupon: for $30, you get admission to the Taste of Fall event at the Suzanne Morgan Center, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 (a $60 value).
Sponsored by the Junior League of Philadelphia, the Taste of Fall event marks summer’s end with a plethora of autumn-themed stations and activities. Tables tower with farm-fresh produce such as hay, melons, and gourds, perfect for decorating a front patio or creating a scarecrow to ward off bill collectors. Elsewhere, local eateries such as Firinji, Elevation Burger and Triumph sauté and simmer specialty dishes for transfixed crowds, regional artists sport their creations, and live music strums and hums through the crisp autumn air. Beer and wine samples glint in the afternoon sun, entertaining adults as young ones practice chimpanzee imitations in the kids’ activity area, where pumpkin and cookie decorating and face painting keep pint-sized attendees amused. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Junior League's signature focus, Project Green: Using Nature to Nurture, which creates community gardens, sponsors natural-science programs, and connects local families to the environment through stewardship of neighborhood parks and heart-to-heart conversations with lonely trees.