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...

What To Do: The spooky and just plain fun in abundance this weekend

Hayrides at Hagley By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend, there is a wide variety of activities that can keep people of all interests occupied. Not surprisingly, the schedule is top-heavy with Halloween-related attractions and events. Fortunately, for those who don’t care about Halloween – or have already reached a saturation point with the marketing for the holiday —...

Santos named Director, Research and Conservation at Longwood Gardens

Kate Santos Longwood Gardens announced Wednesday the appointment of Kate Santos, Ph.D., as Director, Research and Conservation, to lead the organization’s science-based activities, strategically driving excellence in research, conservation, land stewardship, and ecology with local, national, and global impact. Santos comes to the position having 15 years of experience leading for-profit business...

What To Do: Unionville Fair is back and bigger than ever

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Cows at a previous Unionville Community Fair Each year, a sure sign that autumn has arrived is the weekend when the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org) is held – the first weekend in October. The fair, which is running now through October 3, is a real down-home country fair with farm equipment...

What To Do: Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance celebrates the Corvette

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times A classic Corvette There is one American sports car that stands out above all the rest – the Chevrolet Corvette. The ’Vette has been on a plateau all its own ever since it was introduced in 1953. The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance also is on a plateau all its own. The Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance is the premier concours event in the...

What To Do: Fresh air, live music combine for summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Stoneleigh This is the time of year to enjoy outdoor activities and there are plenty of special events this weekend that fill the bill – including several that combine nature and live music. Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden (1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, stoneleighgarden.org/garden/home/) will present a “Summer Garden Tour” on July 10 from...

What To Do: Celebrating the stars and stripes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Betsy Ross House This a busy time of the year for the United States flag. Many Americans like to display their flags on holidays – especially Memorial Day Weekend and Independence Day. Sandwiched between the two patriotic holidays is another special day for the Stars and Stripes – Flag Day. On June 14, 1777, Congress passed the first Flag Act, adopting...

What To Do: Philadelphia Flower Show takes it outside

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  The Philadelphia Flower Show The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show (phsonline.org) has been a staple in Philadelphia since 1829. The massive annual show, which is the nation’s longest-running horticultural event, typically draws more than 250,000 people to Philadelphia every year. The show, which is presented every year by the Pennsylvania Horticultural...

What To Do: Wine, festivals and so much more this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The calendar of events for this weekend features a wide array of interesting things to do – food and wine events, garden attractions, animal-related events, full moon activities and even a monster convention. On May 22, the 10th Annual Skippack Spring Wine Festival (Skippack Pike, Skippack, 610- 584-1155, http://winetober.com) will be held along the...