What To Do: ‘Stolen Legacy’ at Penn Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hannibal Lokumbe In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Penn Museum (33rd and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, 215-898-4000, www.penn.museum) is presenting “Stolen Legacy” by Hannibal Lokumbe at 7 p.m. In partnership with internationally renowned artist, composer, and educator Hannibal Lokumbe, the Penn Museum presents “Stolen Legacy,”...

YMCA doubles down on family-friendly fun

YMCA staff welcomes members and guests to the West Chester Area YMCA, one of seven branches hosting free open houses this month. During the cold month of January, when winter blues are likely to set in, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) invites area families to leave the house for a dose of good, old-fashioned family fun. Between January 21 and 28, YMCA branches across Chester County will open...

Blood drive, Friday, in New Garden

New Garden Township is partnering with American Red Cross to hold a blood drive here at the township building. TO REGISTER: please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: newgarden to schedule an appointment. When: Friday, January 13th, 2023 Where: 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19250 Time: 10:00 am.m to 3:00 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

LCH to offer new Health and Happiness workshops

Starting January 17, 2023, LCH will offer new Health and Happiness workshops to the community. These workshops will provide helpful information on various topics as well as tips to make life easier and more enjoyable. Each session will be presented in English and in Spanish every third Tuesday of the month in the LCH Kennett Square office. Each month LCH will offer a new topic on health and happiness. Topics...

What To Do: Celebrating ‘Three Kings’ at Kimmel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Three Kings/Dia de Reyes With all the holiday celebrations in November and December, the list of activities and special things to do has been like a smorgasbord. Now it’s January and the list looks like a menu at an upscale steak house with just a handful of red meat dishes and a few side items. Fortunately, the Kimmel Cultural Campus (Broad and Spruce...

Kennett Winterfest 2023 will feature old favorites, new breweries, and winter-warming spirit

Kennett Winterfest The eleventh annual Kennett Winterfest will return to 600 S. Broad Street, Kennett Square, on Saturday, Feb. 25, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of beers from over 60 of the region’s finest breweries. Winterfest, one of the area’s premier craft brew events, will also feature live music with Dylan Zangwill, food trucks, and plenty of warm community...

YMCA of Greater Brandywine CEO Day announces her retirement in June

Denise Day, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, announces retirement after 37-year career with the YMCA. WEST CHESTER – If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Denise Day, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), you’ve sensed the passion that she pours into all that she does. From leading a team of more than 2,000 staff to serving the more than 50,000 members...

What To Do: Time to ring in 2023

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Mushroom Drop New Year’s Eve is about partying – dining, drinking, welcoming the new year and…partying. On New Year’s Eve, Kennett Square will be partying in style when the Mushroom Festival and Kennett Area Restaurant & Merchant Association are again hosting the annual Mushroom Drop. The 10th Annual Mushroom Drop – a.k.a. “Midnight...

What To Do: Christmas day events for non-Christians

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  It’s Christmas week, which means that it is the penultimate weekend for holiday attractions. There are also several other non-holiday attractions on tap for the next 10 days. Christmas-influenced music, advertising, TV shows and events are everywhere. It is virtually impossible not to be affected by the Christmas holiday season — but not everyone...

WMCA opens all branch amenities from Dec. 26 – Dec. 31

The Welcome Desk at the Lionville Community YMCA, one of seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine that is welcoming Chester County residents and visitors to use branch amenities for free during the Gift of Health. December is often associated with holiday celebrations, time with loved ones and exchanging gifts. This December, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) has a special gift for the...