What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos in Kennett

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican-American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead. It is a festive day when families remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away. Kennett Square will be celebrating “Dia de Los Muertos” on November 3 with a special event...

Art Watch: WC annual fall gallery walk & First Friday art stroll in Kennett

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll – both happening this Friday October 6th from 5-9pm. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening. Food, drinks...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.    Send...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times 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 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...

What To Do: Nothing says summer like a Hootenanny

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny One of the area’s nicest summertime family events is Camphill Kimberton’s Hootenanny, a popular festival of local music and food. The event will be held on July 8 from 3-9 p.m. at Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, 610-935-0300, www.camphillkimberton.org). The roster of musicians for...

What to do: It’s a First Friday weekend!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its ninth Annual Winter Plein Air Event at its Barn Visitors Center March 4 There will be something special in the air in Chadds Ford this weekend – art. On March 4, the Chadds Ford Historical Society will host its ninth annual Winter Plein Air Event at its Barn Visitors Center (1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford,...

Art Watch: Playing games at the Art Trust

Plus, four First Friday art gallery openings By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times First Friday is always exciting as it heralds in new art shows for the month, and usually entertains us with fun, free, and friendly artist receptions that involve food, wine and lots of lively conversation. The most unusual new art show by far, very far, is the “Twister” exhibition opening at The Art Trust...

What To Do: No ‘Laboring’ to find First Friday fun

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Budweiser Clydesdales will be making a First Friday visit to West Chester. If you take a glance at the calendar, you might be surprised to see that we’re already into September. You might also notice that September 2 is the first Friday of the month. When the first Friday of the month comes around, it’s a good time to spend an evening in the heart...

Art Watch (extra): Art abounds for First Friday

First Friday events in Kennett, West Chester highlight schedule By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday from 6-9pm, Mala Galleria at 206 East State Street will hold the opening reception for “New Leaf”, paintings by local artist Joanne Mark. New Leaf debuts her recent exploration of new techniques to increase the textural complexity of her works as she turns over a new artistic...

What To Do: Spring comes into bloom at Flower Show

Also: Multiple options to enjoy March’s First Friday By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times A harbinger of the coming spring: the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which opens Saturday. Even though spring is almost a month away and snow keeps entering the forecast, you can get into a springtime mood by attending the 2016 PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)...