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Fall-themed arts and crafts

Autumn is an optimal time for crafting. As the weather’s getting colder and the rain’s coming back with a vengeance, it’s a great time to focus on creative hobbies. Here are some chances to flex your creative muscle this week and do some fall-themed arts and crafts! First off, check out a paint party — an event where you paint a themed painting with step-by-step instructions. The first of two paint parties taking place this week is from 6-8:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 19, at Starlight Lounge (830 Olive Street) and has the theme “Dead Head!” All art supplies and instructions will be provided to create a Day of the Dead sugar skull-esque painting. The second has the theme “Moon Cat” and takes place from 6-8:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 26, at Viking Braggot (520 Commercial Street, Unit F). Both paint parties are $35 each. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit thirst2create.com. There will also be a couple of scarecrow building events this weekend — a FREE Scarecrow Building Competition from noon-8 pm Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, at Agrarian Ales (31115 W. Crossroads Lane) and a Scarecrow Building and Pumpkin Carving Workshop from 1-3 pm on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Mount Pisgah Arboretum (45901 Frank Parrish Road) for $5. Both scarecrow events provide all the supplies, but ask that you bring your own decorations for personal flair. For more fun, fall crafts, see the full calendar. — Meerah Powell