What To Do: From Winterthur to the White House

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Jacqueline Kennedy Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, www.winterthur.org) looks at American history with a new exhibit and Southern tradition with a special event tonight. On May 13, Winterthur will present a Kentucky influenced event called “Bourbon and Bluegrass.” Keeping the horse race vibe...

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: West Chester Film Festival tops busy weekend of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Spring is here with flowers in bloom everywhere. Winter is now in the rear-view mirror (hopefully) and COVID restrictions are beginning to fade away. Not surprisingly, the area’s schedule of special things is filled to the brim. Three of the area’s popular events have returned this year – a film festival and a pair of art shows – and there...

What To Do: Easter events dominate local event calendar

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Easter is almost here. For some, it’s an important religious holiday. For many, it’s just a commercial holiday focusing on Easter baskets, chocolate candy, decorated hard-boiled eggs and the Easter Bunny. No matter how you look at Easter, reality is that it’s just a week away and special Easter activities are popping up (and hopping up) all...

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: Live music, helicopters and great food

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Carla Auld There are three special events happening in West Chester this weekend that are treats for the senses – sight (helicopters), sound (flutes) and taste (restaurants). On March 5, West Chester University will host the 2022 Philadelphia Flute Day Fair (https://www.philaflutesociety.org/fairevents). The event will be held at Swope Music...

What To Do: Dog show, Turkey-Day parade and yes, loads of Christmas stuff

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The National Dog Show Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so you know that Christmas-related events will be filling the event calendar over the next few weeks. Fortunately for the traditionalists who would prefer Christmas events to get underway after Thanksgiving, there are several special events around the area this weekend that are not holiday-related...

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos celebration in Kennett caps busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Dia de Los Muertos Not all of the spirits that came back for Halloween have gone back to their homes in the netherworld. There is still a reason to hang around for a little longer. November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the...