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 are...

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 Chadds...

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 Broad...

What To Do: Celebrating Wayne Thiebaud at Brandywine River Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Wayne Thiebaud, Boston Cremes, 1962, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 in. Crocker Art Museum Purchase, 1964.22.© 2022 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Two of the area’s most respected museums – Brandywine River Museum of Art and American Swedish Historical Museum — are introducing new exhibitions of art this weekend. The...

What To do: Despite winter weather, much to do this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chestnut Hill on Ice Surprisingly, there are quite a few activities on the weekend activities schedule at a usually slow time of year. However, with a (possibly) major snowstorm zeroing in on the area, many of the events could get postponed or cancelled because of the weather. Whether we get 10 inches of snow or just a dusting, go online or call about...

What To Do: Longwood sparkles in winter

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens in winter. Visitors to Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) during the next two months might find themselves singing lyrics from a song thought of as a Christmas carol but is really a lot more – lyrics such as… “In the lane, snow is glistenin’,  A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight,  Walkin’...

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: Salute to veterans continues this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Museum of the American Revolution With Veterans Day happening in mid-week this year, a few events were held on the actual holiday (November 11), some were held last weekend, and some are scheduled for this weekend. Now through November 14, the Museum of the American Revolution (101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, www.amrevmuseum.org) will pay tribute...