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 Dead....

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 —...

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: 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: KBC celebrating sixth anniversary

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Enjoying a drink in an outdoor setting is always a well-liked activity. This weekend, there are several events around the area that feature that kind of scenario. On June 26, the Kennett Brewing Company (109 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, http://kennettbrewingcompany.com) will present its Sixth Anniversary Party, which is billed as “an all-day...

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: Winterthur Point-To-Point returns with changes

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Winterthur Point To Point Every year for more than four decades, Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) hosted the annual Winterthur Point-to-Point Races on the first weekend in May. The event was one of the Brandywine Valley’s most cherished traditions. Last year, COVID-19 caused a shutdown that knocked out traditions...

What To Do: With warmer weather, time to get outside

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  For some, a pleasant spring weekend means it is time to kick back with friends and enjoy sipping on favorite wines. For others, it’s a time to get outdoors and enjoy nature’s colorful display of wildflowers, emerging plants and spring blossoms. This weekend, there are events around the area to satisfy either party and even one that reaches out...

What To Do: Cherry blossoms bloom into our region

By Denny Dyroff,  Entertainment Editor, The Times Morris Arboretum This is the time of year to get out and appreciate one of nature’s most brilliant displays – cherry blossoms in bloom. A great place to observe cherry blossoms and see a lot of other spring flowers in bloom is the Morris Arboretum (100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-247-5777, www.morrisarboretum.org). One of the...