Residents in Springdale are gearing up for a spectacular celestial event, a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
will host a Total Eclipse Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the homestead on Marion Avenue in the borough.
During the party, the Rachel Carson Homestead and its trails will be open for brief tours. There also will be crafts and snacks.
Glasses will be available for viewing, or those attending can bring a shoe or cereal box to make their own viewer.
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The eclipse path will stretch from Salem, Ore., to Charleston, S.C. Those outside the path, including Pennsylvania, will still see a partial solar eclipse.
A total eclipse hasn't crossed the United States from sea-to-sea since June 8, 1918.
To register for the Total Eclipse Party, call the Springdale Public Library at 724-274-9729.
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