The Alchemy Club and the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Club at Missouri Western State University will host a fun and educational event called Pumpkin Blast at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, starting in Agenstein Hall, room 324. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will begin with chemistry demonstrations inside, followed by exploding pumpkins and other explosive activities outside.

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