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What to do in Williamsburg VA Oct 13-19, 2014

Yorktown Day
Oct 19, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
October 19th, 1781: – The surrender at Yorktown was a decisive victory by a combined force of American and French Army troops, led by Generals Washington, and Rochambeau, over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. This was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Oct 17-19, 10am – 10/11pm.
Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream offers chills and thrills to guests brave enough to venture into this cursed park. Navigate through Wendigo Woods, one of five Terror-tories; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp on Ripper Row or explore six haunted houses waiting for those daring enough to enter the park after dark.

Berkeley, Edgewood & Shirley Plantations present Hauntings Tales & Tours
Oct 13, begins at 3:30 at Shirley Plantation, continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood
This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic homes in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour .

Yorktown Victory Celebration Yorktown Victory Center
Oct 18,– 19, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Military life and artillery demonstrations mark the 233rd anniversary of Americas momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Yorktown Day on October 19 features a parade and commemorative and wreath-laying ceremonies in historic Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield.

New Town Art Gallery and Opera in Williamsburg
Oct 15, 6- 8 p.m.
New Town Art Gallery and the cast of Opera in Williamsburg will be hosting a curtain-raiser for Gaetano Donizettis opera Lucia di Lammermoor on Wednesday, October 15th between 6-8 PM.  The cast will be performing several arias from the opera.

Kimball Theatre A Grand Medley of Entertainment
Oct 13, 7:30 p.m
Owen Murdocks company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling show, but things arent going well. Everything that can go wrong, does!

Jamestown Settlement presents: Peter Firstbrook
Oct 14, 3:00 p.m.
Author and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Peter Firstbrook will speak in Jamestown Settlements Robins Foundation Theater at 3 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, on the exploits and accomplishments of Captain John Smith, the subject of his new book, A Man Most Driven.

Premium Outlets Pink Event
Through Oct 31, Mon – Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm
Williamsburg Premium Outlets  is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs our community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Simon Information Center located in the Food Court to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores.

Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour
Oct 17, 5:30 PM
Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeleys hauntings, hor doeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.  Reservations required.

MAD about Chocolate features Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy
Through Oct 31, Tue-Sat, 9 am – 6 pm
Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy, new art by Connie Desaulniers.  Bearing the color-saturated trademark of Connies art, the new paintings and sculptures include a series on Objects of Desire, plus other food and sculptural art.

Williamsburg Library presents: A Dewey Decibel Concert LCV Project
Oct 16, 7:30 pm
Dewey Decibel Concerts LCV Project -  Join Louis C. Vangieri  for a delightful concert experience. He performs a blend of instrumental folk, country, swing, pop, traditional, soft jazz, bluegrass, classical, nostalgia and well-written original works. Cost: This concert is free charge and tickets are not needed.

Kimball Theater presents Thomas and Sally or the Sailors Return
Oct 16, 7:30 p.m.
Can Sally resist the advances of the Squire and stay true to her Thomas until his return from the sea? Find out as member of The Governors Musick and guest performers join the four-member cast. Thomas Arnes 1760 afterpiece Thomas and Sally or the Sailors Return was the first fully sung English play performed on the American stage.

William & Mary School of Education: Reading between the Wines
Oct 17, 6:00 pm
Join best-selling author Adriana Trigiani and Literacy for Life for scrumptious food, delicious wine, exciting live and silent auctions, and a presentation by Adriana! The event is Friday, October 17th at 6 PM at the William & Mary School of Education Building, 301 Monticello Ave. in Williamsburg. All proceeds directly benefit Literacy for Life.

How and Why Rain Gardens Learn and Grow Educational Series, Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Oct 18,10:00 – 11:30 AM
Master Gardener Carol Fryer has designed rain gardens for James City County homeowners and developments, and will provide information about their construction in home gardens.  With Powerpoint slides and demonstrations, she will suggest suitable plants and locations in typical environments.

New Town Art Gallery Welcomes Back Wood Turner Bill Casto
Oct 15– 19
Bill Casto,  a former William & Mary football coach and Apprentice School Athletic Director, creates nationally competitive wood sculptures. He uses driftwood from local waters and weathered wood to carve interpretive or stylized pieces of art.  He attempts to capture the essence of the wildfowl rather than a realistic duplication of his subject.

Toshi Yoshida exhibit at Muscarelle Museum of Art
Oct 16-Jan 11, 2015: Tue – Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM|Sat – Sun: Noon – 4 PM | Monday: Closed
Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995 October 16, 2014 January 11, 2015 Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and  unique experience  in Williamsburg.

Meet Capt. Don Molina: English Captive, Spanish Spy
Oct 18, 12 and 2 pm
Meet Don Diego de Molina, a Spanish commander, who was captured near a Virginia Fort in 1611. He will be allowed an interview with those wishing to meet him but beware he is alleged to be a Spanish spy!

GO APE! Announces Treetop Junior Nights at Height
Oct 17, 7pm, 7:30pm,& 8pm
Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 12.

Cogans Deli & Sports Pub presents The Delvers
Oct 18, 8-11pm
The Delvers (Howard Anby, Jay Shenk, Michael Glass & David Merrill) perform an eclectic blend of swing, blues, roots country, rock, jazz and Americana. The members have been making music together in various incarnations both casual and professional for more than 25 years. They feature a song list ranging from Gershwin to the Grateful Dead.

Kimball Theatre: Yue-Kiln Ceramic Music Concert
Oct 18, 7-8:30 pm
Interested in music and Chinese culture? This unique performance is a must-see! Yue-Kiln Ceramic Music refers to a form of traditional Chinese music using ceramic instruments (known in Chinese as ou). The rare art has become a dynastic treasure since the 8th century, and is popular among commoners as well as the elite.

Night of the Living Museum
Oct 18, 2 5-8 p.m.
Are you ready for a wild night of scary animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving and mad scientists? Night of the Living Museum returns to the Virginia Living Museum for its 15th year. This is a non-scary Halloween event for families with kids ages 12 and under. Come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal.

A Touch of Earth presents artist Bob Oller
Oct 18, 1-3 pm
Come see special guest. Bob Oller, as he will be sketching or sculpting. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists.

Fright Light Laser Show
Oct 18, 8 p.m.
Its a howling good time in the Virginia Living Museums Abbitt Planetarium with this frightfully awesome mix of terror-ific tunes! Wild and weird laser images accompany songs from Black Sabbath, Garbage, The Who and so many more! Come enjoy this laser spook-tacular! This program is family-friendly; inappropriate lyrics have been eliminated or blanked.

A Touch of Earth presents artist Bob Oller
Oct 18, 1-3 pm
Come see special guest. Bob Oller, as he will be sketching or sculpting. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Flying Cow Creations Trunk Show with Artist Valerie Johnson
Oct 19, 11:00am 4:00pm
Come out and visit Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations as she presents an exciting trunk show featuring some of her latest creations. Needle felting and paper mache are Valeries specialties.

This Century Art Education Center Art Workshop Painting the Clothed Figure with Jan Ledbetter
Oct 20, 9:00 am. – 4:00 p.m.
SPECIAL WORKSHOP! Creative, interactive workshop on figure painting. Learn to create dynamic, original designs. All skill levels welcome. All mediums welcome.

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