What To Do (Mothers’ Day edition): Kennett Symphony at Winterthur

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kennett Symphony at Winterthur Sunday is Mother’s Day which means there will be a wide array of special events to celebrate the occasion – and that it will be virtually impossible to get reservations at area restaurants at this late date. Winterthur (Route 52, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-888-4600,www.winterthur.org) will welcome mothers on Mother’s...

What To Do: Chester County Day celebrates 82nd anniversary

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County Day (locations around Chester County, 610-431-5301, www.chestercountyday.com) is one of the oldest annual events in the Brandywine Valley. On October 7, the 2023 Chester County Day, which will be held in and around West Chester, is celebrating its 82nd anniversary and is honoring the 130th anniversary of Chester County Hospital. Chester...

What To Do: A holiday weekend for love

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hagley Museum Valentine’s Day 2023 is just a few days away — February 14. That means that married couples, lovers, boyfriends and girlfriends, boyfriends and boyfriends, engaged couples, girlfriends and girlfriends, sweethearts and event pet owners and their pets will be celebrating the annual romantic holiday this weekend – and celebrating...

What To Do: Winter blues? Wine and chocolate might help

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Chaddsford Winery February can be a cruel month. It’s the dead of winter with bare trees, grey weather and cold winds. But there are ways to fight off the depression that mid-winter can cause – especially chocolate and wine. A recent review by Belgium researchers assessed the current research on the complex relationship between chocolate and mood....

What To Do: Kennett Brewing Co celebrates 7 years

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. From June 24-26, the Kennett Brewing Company (http://kennettbrewingcompany.com) will present its Seventh Annual Anniversary Party. While in previous years, the event was a one-day affair, the...

What To Do: Devon Horse Show, Memorial Day Parade lead busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Devon Horse Show Memorial Day has arrived and many of the area’s traditional events for the holiday are back – including the Devon Horse Show and Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day Parade The Devon Horse Show (Lancaster Avenue, Devon, 610-688-2554, www.devonhorseshow.org) is one of the oldest events of any kind in the state. No-one on earth...

What To Do: Kennett Winterfest brings the best of craft brewing

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This is a special time of year in Kennett Square – the time for 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 Annual Kennett Winterfest (http://kennettwinterfest.com/) will be held on February 26 from 12:30-4 p.m. in a tented area near 600 South Broad...

What To Do: As Winter (hopefully) winds down, enjoy cold weather activities

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Winterfest Weekend This is the time of year when the adventurous can get outside and enjoy a variety of winter festivals and other outdoor winter-themed events. This weekend will undoubtedly be a weekend of wintry weather with West Chester having forecast lows of 20 degrees on Friday, 17 degrees on Saturday and 26 degrees on Sunday. So – bundle up,...

What To Do: Let’s get prehistoric

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This weekend, there will be a dinosaur showdown featuring two travelling animatronic dinosaur exhibits touching down at different locations – “Dino & Dragon Stroll” in Oaks and “Jurassic Quest” in Philadelphia. From January 15-17, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Station Avenue, Oaks, 800-677-4677, www.phillyexpocenter.com) will be...

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...