What To Do: Nothing beats a summer fair

Also: Lots to do with Dad this Fathers’ Day By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Summer kicks off in the area June 21, when St. Joseph’s Church in Downingtown holds its annual Community Festival. Summertime has arrived and warm weather agendas are usually filled with fun events — especially festivals and country fairs. The attraction of a summer fair is timeless. The glow of...

What To Do: Winterthur’s Point To Point

Also: Ideas for a fun day with Mom By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Without a doubt, there will be a bustle of activity this weekend at Winterthur” (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600, www.winterthur.org) with the climax being the Winterthur Point-to-Point Races — an event that has become one of premier attractions in the Brandywine Valley each year. This year’s 38th annual...

What To Do: Made in The Americas

Winterthur looks at Asian influence on American design By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library looks at the impact of Asian sensibility on American designs in its “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia” display. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Route 52 just south of the Pennsylvania state line, Wilmington, Delaware, 800-448-3883, http://www.winterthur.org)...

What To Do: Pancakes at Tyler Arboretum

Also: Sportscard and Outdoor shows come to area By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tyler Arboretum holds its annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration Sunday. For a family event that is both fun and educational, it’s hard to top the annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration at the Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter Road, Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org). The...

What Do To: Tiffany featured at Winterthur

Also: Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and last gasps of summer By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winterthur Museum in Delaware presents “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light” opening this weekend. Three things usually come to mind when people hear the name “Tiffany” — Tiffany lamps, fine jewelry by Tiffany and the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” All three will be included...

What To Do: Get out there! It’s Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t plan to stay in — outdoor events and great weather highlight holiday weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times It’s time for the annual Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show and Sale this weekend in Chadds Ford. If it’s Memorial Day Weekend in the Brandywine Valley, it’s time once again for the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show and Sale. The popular annual event...

What To Do: It’s spring, get out there for festivals and fun

Flowers, Chester County Studio Tour, cars, Shrine circus and tons more fun things to do By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times “Peonies and Primroses” are featured Sunday at Winterthur, just one of many great outdoor activities in the area this weekend. Spring is “bustin’ out all over” and some of the best places to enjoy it are the top-caliber historic sites and tourist attractions around...

What To Do: If it’s Mothers Day, It’s Willowdale

From Steeplechases to local stages, there’s lots to do with Mom this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The 23rd Annual Willowdale Steeplechase takes place Sunday, complete with the annual tailgating competition, antique cars — and of course, the hats. It’s Mother’s Day on May 10 and you can go the traditional route and take mom out to a nice dinner. But, if you’re looking...

What To Do: Easter Weekend offers lots of activities

Brunch, zombies, point-to-point and more for your holiday fun By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times This is Easter Weekend. Ride the rails with the Easter Bunny this weekend on the West Chester Railroad. But, you don’t need to be told that because every store has an abundance of Easter candy displays, markets are touting sale prices on Easter hams and department stores are hawking Easter outfits...

What To Do: Saluting local German heritage folk art

Also: Carmen at First State Ballet, Wyeth exhibit at Brandywine By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is featuring the opening of a major new exhibition “A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life.” When German immigrants began settling in America in the 1700s, they brought with them a lot of traditions — culinary, religious...