What To Do: Outdoor music as hot as the weather this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times It’s the middle of July but with the blistering heat wave in the area, it feels more like the middle of August. There are plenty of activities on the weekend calendar but many are outdoor activities so people might have second thoughts about attending. Friday’s high is expected to be 95 degrees with a heat index that makes it feel like it’s...

What To Do: Once again, it’s time for Blobfest!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Blobfest If something is “one of a kind,” it has to be special. The Blob Fest is one of-a-kind and very special. In the entire world, there is just one BlobFest and it’s held every year right here in Chester County. “The Blob” is a low-budget horror film that was filmed at the Colonial Theatre and other locations around Phoenixville in...

What To Do: First Fridays filled with fun in the area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 5, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com)....

What To Do: Kutztown Folk Festival highlights busy week

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that one of the summer’s most popular annual Pennsylvania events gets underway. The 70th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival (Kutztown Fairgrounds, off Route 222, Kutztown, 888-674-6136,www.kutztownfestival.com) opens on June 29 and runs through July 7.

What To Do: Kennett Memorial Day Parade tops busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. One of the most popular traditional events is Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day Parade (West State Street, Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com). The parade, which honors the area’s veterans, is scheduled for May 27.

What To Do: Sheep and Wool Day at Springton

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times “Sheep and Wool Day” at Springton Manor Farm (860 Springton Road, Glenmoore, 610-942-2450, www.chesco.org/ccparks) is an event that has become a popular annual spring tradition in Chester County. This year’s “Sheep and Wool Day” is a free family event that will be held on April 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors will be able to observe demonstrations...

What To Do: Easter, Earth Day and more celebrations

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is the weekend that Easter Egg hunts will be omnipresent. Brightly-colored Easter eggs will be everywhere. The only place with more eggs might be in a large seafood restaurant specializing in shad roe dishes. Fortunately, there are more events this weekend than just Easter Egg hunts – like Earth Day events. Earth Day has been becoming more...

What To Do: Longwood Gardens ‘blooms’ into spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tulips at Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is a living example of the old saying that “when one door closes, another door opens.” After another multi-week successful run in 2019, Longwood’s “Orchid Extravagaza” closed last weekend.

What To Do: Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Art by Kathy Ruck at Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale When spring arrives, it marks the beginning of the annual season of area art shows and antiques/craft fairs. One of this area’s best art shows is scheduled for this weekend. The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show (http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/) will be held March 22 and 23 at the Chadds...

What To Do: Philly Flower Show means Spring is coming

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times The Philadelphia Flower Show This is the time of year we all could use some flowers to brighten the day. Sure, there were holiday poinsettias and Valentine’s Day arrangements but that’s really not a whole lot of flowers. With the weather grey and dreary and spring still a long time off, flowers could be a real mood-lifter.