What To Do: Carve up some fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times One of the most eagerly-anticipated autumn events in the area is “The Great Pumpkin Carve” (Chadds Ford Historical Society, Route 100, Chadds Ford, 610-388-7376,www.chaddsfordhistory.org) which is running now through October 21. The colorful event began with the carving competition on October 19. Live entertainment, hayrides and hot food are featured all...

Chrysanthemum festival blooms at Longwood

Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival is on view now through November 19. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Autumn is in full swing and so is the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, when the 4-acre grand Conservatory is bursting with fall’s quintessential flowers. From the thousands of colorful Chrysanthemum blooms to the one-of-a-kind Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum, the Chrysanthemum...

YMCA offers free membership to 7th graders

Chester County seventh graders, you’re going to want to get to the YMCA right now. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is proud to continue its 7th Grade Initiative, which offers any seventh grader in Chester County a free one-year youth membership. Kids simply need to bring a school ID, roster or report card, along with a parent or guardian, to their local branch to register. After registering, their...

Free denture cleaning, inspection Oct. 27

VALLEY — Rainbow Valley Dental will be hosting a free denture cleaning and inspection on Friday October 27th, from 8am – noon. During this free event dentures will be ultrasonically cleaned and inspected by a licensed dentist.  Attendees will also be treated to refreshments and free samples.  Individuals who attend this event will receive 10% off new or replacement dentures.

What To Do: Kennett Symphony opens 2017-18 season

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times On October 14, it will be time for “Opening Night” for the 2017-2018 season of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County (610-444-6363m, http://www.kennettsymphony.org). The show, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m., is being held at Unionville High School on Route 82 in Kennett Square. The KSCC concert will feature Michael Hall as Conductor and Andrew Staupe...

What To Do: Unionville Fair means time for fall fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unionville Community Fair Each year, one of the first area events to welcome autumn is the annual Unionville Community Fair (101 East Street Road, Unionville, http://www.ucfairinc.org). The fair, which is running now through October 8, is a real down-home country fair with a cow milking contest, farm equipment displays, cow pie bingo and a farm market. It...

What To Do: Kennett Brewfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When an area event has been around for more than two decades, it definitely qualifies as a Chester County tradition. The Kennett Brewfest has reached that plateau. The Kennett Brewfest, which will be held on September 30 in downtown Kennett Square, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Scheduled to run from noon-5:30 p.m., the Kennett Brewfest provides...

Job and career fair, Oct. 4

EXTON — The PA CareerLink – Chester County, in partnership with the Chester County Workforce Development Board and the United Way Financial Stability Center will host a job and career fair on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be held at the PA CareerLink – Chester County offices in Exton.

What To Do: Downingtown FallFest shines on Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Things will be hopping in Downingtown on September 24 when the Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Downingtown join forces to present the 11th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000,http://downingtownfallfest.com). The...

What To Do: Chester County Restaurant Festival dishes up good times

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/viewprogram.php?id=29), which has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats, is closing in on its fifth decade This year, the free...