What To Do: National Dog Show tops busy schedule of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  National Dog Show If you suffer from cynophobia then don’t even think about visiting the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks, 484-754-3976, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com) this weekend. Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. On November 19 and 20, the National Dog Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – from...

What To Do: Goshen Fair tops list of busy local events this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times August has arrived and that means it’s time for country fairs, festivals, outdoor concerts, big top circus shows and nature-related events. Some of the events – such as the Goshen Fair and Das Awkscht Fescht – have been around for a long time. One of the best summertime fairs is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue,...

What To Do: African American Cultural Fair returns to Coatesville

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Africa will be in the spotlight at two special area events this week – a festival in Coatesville and a concert at Longwood Gardens. The African American Cultural Alliance is inviting everyone to come to Coatesville this weekend. Now through July 30, the group is presenting the Second Annual African American Cultural Fair of Coatesville. The Fair...

What To Do: New ‘Light” installation art at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) is always a special place to visit – especially during the run of its annual “Festival of Fountains.” The 2022 “Festival of Fountains” opened in May and is running through September 26. This summer is even more special because of light. More specifically...

What To Do: BlobFest takes over Phoenixville again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times BlobFest Two of the most over-used and often incorrectly used worlds in the English language right now are “literally” and “unique.” “Literally” means “in a literal or strict sense” while “unique” means “being the only one of its kind.” The annual BlobFest in Phoenixville is unique — literally. In the entire world, there...

What To Do: Just in time for Mothers’ Day, fountain show returns at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens This weekend is a weekend featuring special events which are annual events and special events which are monthly events. The annual events are Mother’s Day events. Mother’s Day weekend coincides with the return of daily fountain performances at Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, www.longwoodgardens.org) is inviting visitors...

What To Do: It’s Spring! Get out there an enjoy it

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens Forget that the temperature dipped to 24 the other night and erase from your mind those snow flurries you saw the other day. It’s spring. It has been spring for almost two weeks. March 20 was the day of the vernal equinox. Warmer weather has arrived. Outdoor garden attractions are staring to open for the season and spring events...

What To Do: Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show tops busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show After a two-year absence during the pandemic, art shows and antiques shows are starting to pop up like croci in March gardens. The 73rd Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show (http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/) will be held March 18 and 19 at the Chadds Ford Elementary School. Founded in 1949 by Betsy Wyeth, the popular...

What To Do: After 2 years, COVID cancellations seem to be over

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens Last year was the 70th anniversary of a popular science fiction movie called “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” This weekend is the two-year anniversary of “The Weekend the Delaware Valley Stood Still.” It was March 13, 2020 when the overwhelming surge in COVID-19 cases forced a standstill for almost all activities and attractions....

What To Do: Kennett Winterfest brings the best of craft brewing

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This is a special time of year in Kennett Square – the time for a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 26 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600 South...