What To Do: Fall into Let’s Choose Health Run in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times When autumn arrives, there are ethnic food festivals almost every weekend. The schedule for the next week has events featuring Mexican, Greek, Indian, German, Chinese, Latin and Polish food. This weekend, Anson B. Nixon Park (North Walnut Road, Kennett Square, www.AnsonBNixonPark.org) will be the site of “La Comunidad Hispana 1st Annual 5K and...

What To Do: Restaurant Festival dishes it up this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=29) has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats for almost 40 years. This year, the free festival, which will be held on September 16...

What To Do: Mushrooms and more to kick off fall events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Mushroom Festival After three decades, anniversaries begin to take on a special significance. This weekend marks the 33rd anniversary of the annual Mushroom Festival in downtown Kennett Square (http://mushroomfestival.org). The Mushroom Festival supports the old southern Chester County axiom “There’s a fungus among us.”

What To Do: Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Hard to believe but we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially screeches to a halt. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over because the new school year has already begun. One thing that will never change about the Labor Day Weekend...

What To Do: Don’t get bugged by event at Tyler Arboretum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Bugs and Butterflies People often tend to squash or swat away insects when they encounter them — but that’s not always a good thing. There are many insects who deserve respect and need your love. This weekend, bug lovers will join with the staff at Tyler Arboretum (515 Painter Road, Media, 610-566-9134, www.tylerarboretum.org) for a special...

What To Do: Music under the stars at Longwood

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times You can enjoy a two-for-one treat if you visit Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) on August 18. The featured attraction will be a concert by Kennett Symphony of Chester County at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood’s Open Air Theater. Visitors to the site will also be able to check out Longwood’s amazing...

What To Do: Old Fiddlers’ Picnic celebrates 90 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Imagine turning 90 and still be bursting with energy. Well, that’s what is happening with the Chester County Old Fiddlers’ Picnic (Hibernia County Park, off Route 340, Wagontown, 610-383-2812, http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks). The lively annual event, which is scheduled for August 11, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Known originally...

Applications for Longwood Gardens Fellows Program now open

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Applications are now available for the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience focused on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals. Interested individuals should visit longwoodgardens.org/fellows-program for program and application information. Applications are due October 1.  

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...

What To Do: With a break in the weather, get outside for summer fun

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Goshen Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...