Boo: Your guide to local Halloween happenings and fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Glow Halloween activities are starting to fill up the area events calendar faster than a ghost can appear and disappear in your neighborhood. The following is a look at what to expect at many of these events. One of the most ambitious area Halloween attractions is “The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience” (www.theglowjackolantern.com).

What To Do: A mysterious First Friday in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Friday is August 3 and that means it is August’s first Friday. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9...

What To Do: Turk’s Head will again rock West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Turk’s Head Music Festival The Turk’s Head Music Festival in West Chester (Everhart Park, Bradford Avenue and Everhart Street, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.turksheadfestival.com) just keeps rocking hard and rolling on —   year-after-year. The 36th Annual Turks Head Music Festival will be held on July 15 from noon-8 p.m....

What To Do: First Friday looms large

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Amazingly, it’s already July. And, the start of the month means that it’s time for First Friday events. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend the evening in West Chester or Lancaster. On July 6, West Chester will host its version of First Friday (downtown West Chester, http://www.downtownwestchester.com). First...

What To Do: Get your Gilbert & Sullivan on at Longwood

 By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Great flower gardens, an impressive fountain show and live performances of a classic theater piece all can be found at one location this weekend — Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). On June 8 and 9, Longwood is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest...

What To Do: Longwood’s fountains, parades, Devon Horse Show and so much more

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Longwood Gardens Memorial Day Weekend is a time for weekend getaways, barbecues and traditional events. It is also a great time to visit Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org). The biggest attraction at Longwood right now is the Festival of Fountains, which is running now through September 30. With fountains that jet...

What To Do: Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point is Sunday

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Brandywine Hills Point to Point race. Without a doubt, the Brandywine Valley has established a reputation for being horse country. It is an area with many horse farms and an annual calendar filled with equestrian events. Year after year, the local equestrian schedule features an array of top-flight horse shows, dressage events, Grand Prix events...

What To Do: Shake off those winter blues, the Easter Bunny is coming

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times West Chester Railroad Easter is just over a week away and this weekend offers a wide array of holiday events to enjoy. The Easter Bunny is known for hopping around but not always. There are times when he (or she) opts for a different form of locomotion – with real locomotives. Sometimes, instead of bouncing along the ground, the big happy rabbit rides...

What To Do: Wearin’ of the green starts this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilmington Even though next Saturday (March 17) is officially St. Patrick’s Day, this weekend is St. Patty’s Day Weekend for many area residents — a weekend when everyone’s homeland is Ireland and green is the preferred color for everything (clothes, food, hair, milkshakes, decorations and even beer and wine). Dating...

What To Do: Philadelphia Flower Show blooms this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, the Times The Philadelphia Flower Show Spring and its beautiful flowers will be here soon. But, you don’t have to wait another five or six weeks to be awestruck by the beauty of Mother Nature’s floral offerings. All you need do is make a visit to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia,...