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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

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...