Great Backyard Bird Count set for Feb. 16-19

The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place Feb. 16-19—in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. This global event provides an opportunity for bird enthusiasts to contribute important bird population data that help scientists see changes over the past 21 years.

To participate, bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at PCS, Feb. 9-24

Rachel Hendrickson and Justin Caizzo star in “Little Shop of Horrors” at Players Club of Swarthmore. Photo by Anne Marie Scalies

Next for the Players Club of Swarthmore is the sci-fi smash “Little Shop of Horrors” about a nerdy florist who finds a chance for success in romance with the help of a man-eating plant. Familiar Alan Menken and Howard Ashman tunes from the show includes “Suddenly Seymour,” “Feed Me,” and “Downtown.” Directed by Ed Donlevie, with musical direction by Pat D’Amato and choreography by Emily Aaron Fishman.

The cast features:

Seymour – Justin Caiazzo 
Audrey – Rachel Hendrickson 
Orin – Dave Gregory 
Mr. Mushnik – Sean Murray
Audrey II – Abrham Bogale*
Urchins: Dana Corvino, Liz Iannacci, Neil Kirchsling , Kat Lemon , Rachel Medori
Puppeteer – Amelia SanFilippo
“Little Shop of Horrors” runs from Friday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 24. Thursday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Also, audiences can meet the artists in a talk back discussion after the Feb. 18 performance. Buy tickets by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111,  at the door or online at