What To Do (Mothers’ Day edition): Kennett Symphony at Winterthur

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Symphony at Winterthur Sunday is Mother’s Day which means there will be a wide array of special events to celebrate the occasion – and that it will be virtually impossible to get reservations at area restaurants at this late date. Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) will welcome mothers on Mother’s...

What To Do: Flip Circus brings its big top to Plymouth Meeting

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Flip Circus When the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus closed down a few years ago, it pretty much marked the end of big touring productions which featured an array of performing animals. It also pretty much evened the playing field for touring circuses – except for the esoteric Cirque du Soleil touring productions. And it opened the door...

What To Do: It’s all about Mom this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Symphony at Winterthur Sunday is Mother’s Day which means there will be a wide array of special events to celebrate the occasion – and that it will be virtually impossible to get reservations at area restaurants at this late date. Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) will welcome mothers on Mother’s...

What To Do: With Spring in bloom, time to get out and enjoy nature

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Winterthur Spring is here with flowers in bloom everywhere. Not surprisingly, the area’s schedule of special things to do is filled to the brim with both indoor and outdoor activities. The recent warm weather has been beckoning people to come outdoors. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org)...

What To Do: Spring is coming and events are blooming everywhere

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Back to Bend Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org) just opened its 2023 season. This weekend, Winterthur is kicking into gear with a special event called “Back to Bend,” which will be held on March 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors are invited to celebrate the early bulb display...

What To Do: Santa’d-out? Non-holidays events available this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The calendar is filled to the brim with holiday events. There are tree lightings and parades all over. Santa Claus is everywhere – having breakfast, having brunch, riding trains, listening to gift requests and posing for pictures. Many of these activities are running daily now through the end of the year. There is a much smaller list of non-holiday...

What To Do: Holiday events take center stage

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Thanksgiving has passed and Halloween 2022 is ancient history. That that means the Christmas season is in full swing – the all-encompassing holiday season with Christmas carols providing the audio background and an endless barrage of Christmas sales and ads in full assault mode. Fortunately, there are many non-commercial holiday activities celebrating...

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: Spooky times dominate local event schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Great Pumpkin Carve This is the time of year when there are so many Halloween events on the calendar that you could visit four a day each day from now until October 31 and still not see them all. There are also numerous harvest festivals, fall foliage events, hayrides and other outdoor activities on the local schedule. One of the most popular...

What To Do: Busy weekend of events to celebrate with your favorite Dad

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The West Chester Railroad Father’s Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and...