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,...

What To Do: Before a ‘Super’ Sunday, Plein Air and more on Saturday

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Plein Air in Chadds Ford Okay, it’s a given that most of you will be hunkered down Sunday to watch all 19 hours of pregame — and of course, Super Bowl 52 featuring the Philadelphia Eagles. Even if you don’t love football, there’s local pride, the commercials — and yes, the food. So, even from here, we can see the big red crossout on your...

What To Do: Remembering the art of Weymouth

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth “Frolic” did more than just frolic and lead the carriage parade each year at Winterthur’s Point-to-Point event. In addition to his roles as founder and board chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, a philanthropist, and a land and cultural conservationist, George A. “Frolic” Weymouth...

What To Do: Warm up with fun winter options

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times If you’re able to block out the winter weather and want to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend, you do have some interesting options. The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art...

What To Do: Longwood celebrates new fountains with Gilbert & Sullivan

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times HMS Pinafore at Longwood Gardens. In addition to the re-opening of its fountains in June, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is hosting a special live production by the Savoy Company on June 9 and 10. The Savoy Company, which is the oldest amateur theater company in the world, is dedicated solely to the production...

What To Do: Chester County Antiques Show is back

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times History and antiques go hand-in-hand – especially at one special event in Chester County every spring. From April 7-9, the 35th Annual Chester County Antiques Show (610-692-4800, http://www.chestercohistorical.org), a major fundraiser for the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS), will be held at the Phelps School (583 Sugartown Road, Malvern).

What To Do: Time for Kennett Winterfest

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Something special is brewing in Kennett Square this weekend — a popular annual event known as the Kennett Winterfest. Usually, tickets are already sold out by this time but this year some tickets remain. The Fifth Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 25 from 12:30-4 p.m. at 600 South Broad Street in Kennett...