• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Virginia-The Oyster Capital of the East Coast

Oysters are celebrated all along Virginia’s Coastal Region including two major annual oyster festivals.

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The town’s streets are closed to vehicle traffic and become filled with oyster booths, seafood dishes, music and crafts. The festival highlight is the oyster shucking contest which draws spectators from around the world.

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth!

Come by BOAT or come by LAND and enjoy everything oyster and more!  The charming Town of Urbanna closes it’s streets for this big celebration of oysters and the heritage that surrounds it.

Over 50 food vendors with of course, OYSTERS!!  Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, but also lots of festival food fare as well.

Unique Arts and Crafts along Community Row takes you the town marina to see historical boats and exhibits on the conservation of the bay, watermen and the oyster industry.

7:00 pm on Friday is the Fireman Parade and 2:00 pm on Saturday is the Oyster Festival Parade, home town fun with the shiners, marching bands, cool cars, beauty queens and floats.

Check out the historic 1766 Old Tobacco Warehouse/Scottish Factor Store museum, learn all about the history of oysters and boats and the Mitchell Map

In the village find the Antique Auto Show, children’s activities and music concerts!

Don’t miss the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday behind the Firehouse.  Somebody has to eat those shucked oysters – be in the audience!

Local Virginia Wine Tastings and boutique oyster samples from local Rappahannock River Oysters available for 21 years old and over for $10 on Friday and Saturday.

Admission Fee: Parking Fee $10/Friday and $20/Saturday $2/Water Taxi

Dates/Time:
Friday, November 06, 2015 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Saturday, November 07, 2015 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)

 

Directions

 

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Other Upcoming Virginia Oyster Festivals

Urbanna – Nov. 6, 7 – Urbanna Oyster Festival

Wachapreague – Nov. 7 – Island House Oyster Roast

Saxis – Nov. 7 – Saxis Island Oyster Roast

Gloucester – Nov. 7 – TOGA Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

Warsaw – Nov. 8 – Fall Oyster Crawl on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Suffolk – Nov. 8 – Passion for Paws Picnic, Whiskers Wine Tasting, & Oyster Roast

Topping – Nov. 14 – From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock: Oysters for Life

Lancaster – Nov. 14 – MBW Museum Oyster Roast: Shuckin’ & Jivin’ on the Lancaster Green

Machipongo – Nov. 14 – Merroir & Terroir – Oyster Extravaganza

Afton – Nov. 14 – 15 – Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery

Melfa – Nov. 14 – Oysters a la Carte

Reedville – Nov. 14 – Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Oyster Roast

Newport News – Nov. 14 – Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast

Onancock – Nov. 20 – 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster & Wine Lovers’ Weekend

Machipongo – Nov. 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast

Chesapeake – Nov. 21 – Oyster & South Festival

Irvington – Nov. 21 – Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts & Ale

Cape Charles – Nov. 28 – Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast

Heathsville – Dec. 5 – "Oysters and Oldies" Christmas Oyster Roast

Chincoteague Island – May 7 – Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Chincoteague Island – Oct. 8 – Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

Love Sport? Love Art? Love music?

The City of Williamsburg, a known "bicycling community" and a designated "Bike Friendly Community" by The League of American Bicyclists, is a perfect location for Spoke & Art, a one-week long combination sport, art and culinary event that will take place on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street (formerly the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum) beginning today through Sunday, September 27, 2015. 326 West Francis Street in Colonial Williamsburg. image

Under the Spoke & Art tent you will find a pop-up sports bar, The HandleBar, with a big screen TV to watch the races in real-time; fresh, local restaurant food and beverage for purchase and a gallery of sports paintings, sculptures and photography curated by John Lee Matney, owner of Linda Matney Art Gallery, plus a large display of Las Bicicletas bicycle sculptures in three sizes to purchase and enjoy.

Come out for lunch everyday and watch the race LIVE.

There are many more events like morning yoga sessions, business night, and the Williamsburg Celebrates Art Contemporary Artisans Show. A list of all the events can be found at www.spoke-n-art.com.

Spoke & art kickoff night

Monday 9/21 from 5-9 PM

 

imageCome on out to kickoff this week of fun and excitement.  The DOG Street Pub Running Club will be ending their weekly 5K run under the tent. Legend has it that they love to drink a beer or two when they’re done, so why not join them?

Live music by The Hark.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Dog Street Pub.

More events here

July 4th Independence Day Celebration-2015- Williamsburg VA

 

july 4th williamsburg va fireworksThere’s no better place to celebrate independence than the town where so much history was made.(Williamsburg VA)  Bring your family and spend the holiday with us this July 4th.

As darkness falls, high flying aerial fireworks visible from much of the Historic Area in Williamsburg celebrate our nation’s birthday. The best places to see these spectacular fireworks are from Market Square, Palace Green, or the Public Hospital grounds. Parking is available at the Visitor Center but, due to heavy traffic, shuttle bus service to the Historic Area is not available from 8:45 until 10:45. Shuttle bus service is available with or without tickets on the 4th of July.

Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m., and a whole day of special programming precedes them.

LIGHT UP YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY AT AMERICA’S BIRTHPLACE

Join us in Williamsburg for a vibrant and patriotic Fourth of July celebration. With a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a leisurely picnic in the Palace Garden and a dazzling display of fireworks—you’ll want to come early and stay late into the evening.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN “THE REVOLUTIONARY CITY”

Begin your Independence Day celebration with our special morning militia muster in “The Revolutionary City” and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Spend your afternoon touring the city before the  evening Independence Day Celebration.  Our stunning fireworks display—and your participation with glow sticks—finishes out the night.

JULY 4TH, 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG VA

Colonial Williamsburg’s programs begin with “Salute to the States” at 10 a.m. on July 4 on Market Square behind the Courthouse. A special militia muster in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of our nation salutes the 13 original colonies. The Fifes and Drums perform, flags of each state are displayed, and music and cannons celebrate the event.

The Declaration of Independence is our nation’s founding document and announces a vision of a new society in which “all men are created equal.” A special interpretation at noon at the Capitol gives voice to “the People’s” document.

During “Music for the Fireworks” at 8 p.m. behind the Courthouse on Market Square, Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums perform a concert of patriotic music. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. and can be enjoyed on Palace Green or from Market Square.

Parking is available at the Visitor Center. Due to heavy traffic, shuttle bus service to the Historic Area is not available between 8:45 and 10:45 p.m. Shuttle bus service is available with or without Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and park at the Visitor Center and take Colonial Williamsburg’s buses to the Historic Area. No ticket is required to enjoy this program.

Event Schedule July 4th, 2015

10 a.m.
Salute to the States behind the Courthouse

11 a.m.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Courthouse steps

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Colonial Faire at various locations including tomahawk throwing, cannons, drills, 3-legged races, quoits, and crafts (admission ticket required)

1:30–3 p.m.
Colonial Auction at Market Square

5–9 p.m.
Historic Tavern dining available
Reservations required

8:15–8:45 p.m.
Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Perform

8:45–9:15 p.m.
Illuminations of Market Square and Palace Green

9:10 p.m.
Salute to the Nation: A special tribute to our Armed Forces

9:20 p.m.
Fireworks begin

Parking and Transportation

Take advantage of free parking at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, where you can purchase admission tickets and use our shuttle bus service. Please note that the pedestrian bridge to the Revolutionary City will be closed to traffic from 9:15 to 10 p.m.

Shuttle Schedule

9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Every half hour from the Visitor Center to all regular stops

8–9 p.m.
Express service ONLY from the Visitor Center to the Palace stop

9–11 p.m.
NO SERVICE*

11 p.m.
Regular service to all stops

Free Movies in Colonial Williamsburg start June 14,2015

Enjoy FREE movies each summer Sunday evening outdoors on Prince George Street in Colonial Williamsburg. . Movies start  June 14, 2015 and run through August.

Many thanks to the folks at  Blue Talon Bistro with help from the City of Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and local businesses for making this happen.

Are you feeling motivated yet?  Well, good.  Dust off your lawn chair, grab the kids and come down to Prince George Street every Sunday night – starting June 14 with "Maleficent"!

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2015 Summer Sunday Movie Schedule

  • June 14: Maleficent
  • June 21: Paddington Bear
  • June 28: Into the Woods
  • July 5: The Box Trolls
  • July 12: Alexander and the Terrible, No-Good, Really Bad Day
  • July 19: THE GRINCH – XMAS IN JULY!! (Toys for Tots fundraiser)
  • July 26: Hook (Robin Williams)
  • Aug 2: Big Hero 6
  • Aug 9: To Have & Have Not – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
  • Aug 16: Cinderella
  • Aug 23: Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • Aug 30: Hunger Games: MockingJay

Traffic Alert -Run for the dream this weekend in Williamsburg VA

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, and Sunday, May 31, 2015, Williamsburg will host the fourth annual Run For The Dream 8K & Half Marathon to benefit the Achievable Dream Academy.

To ensure runner and pedestrian safety, the City of Williamsburg Police Department will manage changes in traffic patterns and reroute traffic for the race. Motorists should expect traffic delays and drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to their destination.

Both races will start at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center and finish on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Primary roads of the course include: Bypass 60, Capital Landing, Colonial Williamsburg, Scotland, Richmond, York, S. England, Newport, S. Boundary, and Jamestown.

Click the link below for specific traffic notification information:

Run for the Dream Traffic Impact 2015

 

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Free admission for Military to Colonial Williamsburg for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Tomorrow through Monday, May 22-25. 2015 — Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission tickets to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen and their immediate dependents. 

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The “Honoring Service to America” ticket provides admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, including the daily “Revolution in the Streets” program, the Capitol and the Governor’s Palace, 30 historic trades sites and the military encampment, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of founder John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The tickets also include an Orientation Walk, a tour that provides an overview of Colonial Williamsburg and its restoration, free shuttle bus service to and from the Regional Visitor Center, a viewing of the movie, “Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot,” and free parking at the Visitor Center.

The service member need not be present, and free “Honoring Service to America” tickets will be provided to dependent family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, form DD 214, as identification of service. These weekend-long admission tickets are available at the Visitor Center. 

A Memorial Day commemorative program begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 on the Palace Green. Wreaths will be placed at the Palace, Bruton Parish Church and the French gravesite to honor those interred on or near those sites from the American Revolution, the Civil War and other conflicts. A procession with Fife and Drum support will begin at the Palace and proceed to each site, where prayers will be recited and volleys fired. This service is free and open to the public.

More info here

Happenings in Williamsburg VA May 11-17-2015

Kingsmill Championship
May 11 – 17

Come see the best women golfers in the world play at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia in the 2015 LPGA Kingsmill Championship. 

Family Fun Fest
May 16, 11 am – 4 pm

Enjoy petting animals, inflatable rides, hands-on activities, family entertainment with music and contests too! Touch-a-Truck is back for all ages! 

Runaway String Band
May 15, 7:30 pm

Brings together 4 long-time area musicians whose mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old time, and swing music builds on the spirit of the old time string bands.

Williamsburg Womens Chorus 50th Anniversary concert
May 15, 7:30 pm

WWC celebrates its 50 years of choral music with a spring concert featuring two commissioned pieces for this event.

A Chefs Garden Tour & Tasting -Vegetable Variations
May 16, 10 am – 12 pm

Take a tour through our historic gardens; experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table.

Bridles & Bow Ties
May 16, 5 – 9 pm

Riverside Health System is proud to sponsor the Dream Catchers 8th Annual fundraising event. Event includes tours, riding demonstrations, cocktails, oysters and champagne.

Endangered Species Day at the VLM
May 15, 1 – 4 pm
View endangered species items from the museums non-live collection and enjoy crafts, 1-4 p.m.

Healthy, Wild and Well Day at the VLM
May 16, 10 am – 4 pm

This special day of health and wellness at the Virginia Living Museum highlights the importance, and fun, of healthy living! 

Salute to the Military Red, White and Blue 5K
May 16, 8:30 am

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, in partnership with local merchants and area military installations, invite military and civilian runners of all ages to participate in the 9th Annual Armed Forces Red, White and Blue 5K.

Art Workshop Water Media, Color, and Pattern with Vera Dickerson
May 14 – 16, 9 am – 4 pm
This special 4-day workshop will give attention to learning how to construct a strong, connected composition, how to break those rules we learned and take chances to make our art memorable and personal.

Regional Musical Traditions
May 14, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Explore the differences between music of the Tidewater, Piedmont, and back country regions of Virginia with visiting scholar and fiddler Nikos Pappas.

Artist Reception Art Wolz at York Hall
May 16, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Celebrate Spring Come and meet local artist, Art Wolz, and view his wood carving and water color demos. He will be demonstrating and print signing.

Choral Evensong
May 17, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The beautiful service of Choral Evensong will be sung at Bruton Parish as part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of their historic church building. 

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm

Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days.

Gone with the Wind Showing
May 17, 4:40 pm

The Kimball Theatre is hosting a special screening of Gone with the Wind as part of their Classic Film Series.

Smith and Wade
May 16, 7 pm

Enjoy an evening of live music featuring Dick SMITH and Cabot WADE of the SMITH-WADE Band. Youll hear everything from acoustic ballads to Top 40.

Take Your Kid Mountain Biking
May 16, 9 am
Members of the Eastern Virginia Mountain Biking Association will be on hand to instruct on basic safety, skills and lead family friendly rides on the take your kid mountain biking segment of Kids to Parks Day.

Stargazing
May 16, 7:30 – 11:45 pm
Join the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers for a night of wonder and discovery. Away from the city lights, the broad cliffs above the York River are perfect for observing planets, and other features in the night sky 

Tyke Hike
May 16, 10 am
Is your toddler ready to explore the woods and get in touch with the natural world? Join us on Kids to Parks day on a hike for 2-4 year old children to make friends with the outdoors.

Historic Organ Recital
May 16, 10 – 10:30 am

An informative and engaging organ recital will be given by Sarah Bland on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel.

Candlelight Choral Concert
May 16, 8 – 9 pm

Choirs of Christ Church School, directed by Mark Parsons, will perform a varied program of choral music 

Candlelight Organ Recital
May 14, 8 – 9 pm

Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, will perform


Happenings in Williamsburg March 2015

March 1 – 8

PechaKucha Night
Mar 7, 7 – 9 pm

PechaKucha Nights are a fun evening of creative sharing. Friends from the community are invited to share their stories, passion, talent in a fast and fun format.

Yorktowns Cabin Fever Concert Series
Mar 5, 7 pm

Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. 

Berkeley Homeschool Month
March, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm daily
During the month of March, Berkeley will offer a special rate to homeschooled students and their families. Enjoy a guided house tour and learn 18th century life on a plantation.

19th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival Holiday Inn Patriot
Mar 4 – 7, 10 am – 11 pm

The 19th Annual Williamsburg Film Festival celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood with vintage films, memorabilia dealers, and guest stars from past films and television.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Voices Divine & Sublime
Mar 8, 4 pm

A program that spans four centuries of choral music, with piano, organ and woodwind quintet accompaniment and two vocal soloists. Conductors: Jay BeVille and Garry Sloan.

Next Generations Wine Dinner
Mar 5, 6:30 – 9 pm

Whether your status is Taken, Available or Complicated, youll enjoy tasting, learning about and incorporating some new wines into your social network!

FA Film Showing of  Verdi’s Opera ‘La Traviata’
Mar 6, 5 – 8 pm

Presented by Opera in Williamsburg,  Colonial Italian-American Organization and New Town Art Gallery. This is a film of the live performance by Opera in Williamsburg which took place at the Kimball Theatre on April 23rd, 2013.

The Hard Road Trio
Mar 7, 7:30 pm

Original Southwestern blend of Americana and Bluegrass music from the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. Perfect three-part harmonies, spartan arrangements and awesome mandolin playing are hallmarks of this trio. 

Auntie Ms American Cottage:  Art Workshops -Wet Felted Flower Class with Artist Barb Risucci
Mar 7, 9 am – 12 pm

Join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower.

Behind Closed Drawers
Mondays through Mar 30, 2 – 3 pm

Drop in to get a close look at Textiles of the Early South, one of the museums newest exhibitions. Then, peer into the textile study drawers and examine additional clothing and needlework from Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

C.A. Swanson Hornsby Jr. Memorial at Fords Colony
Mar 7 & 8

Junior golf tournament for boys & girls that are High School & Middle School age golfers. Tournament is run by the College Prep Golf Tour.

 

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 4, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 9 – 15

VSO Haydns Sinfonia Concertante
Mar 12, 8 pm

Four stars of the VSO stage join forces to perform Haydns charming Sinfonia Concertante, a work that allows each of them to display their virtuosity as musicians.

Williamsburg Players presents The 39 STEPS
Mar 12 – 28, See website for times

Inspired by Hitchcocks classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. 

Shamrock the Burg
Mar 14, 6 – 10 pm

Get out your GREEN and cheer on SPRING! At the Williamsburg Community Building. Featuring live music by Glasgow Kiss, Guinness Draught and corned beef and cabbage.

Abstractive Landscapes Painting Workshop
Mar 14, 10 am – 4 pm

Bring a landscape photo of your own and painting materials, including a variety of brushes, at least one canvas and acrylic paints.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans at Water Street Grille
Mar 14, 11 am – 10 pm

Celebrate St. Patricks Day with Water Street Grille. Enjoy Irish themed specials, games and live music throughout the day. Call 757.369.5644 for more info.

Symphonique: Swing into Spring
Mar 15, 5:30 – 10 pm

Annual Black Tie Preferred Gala Benefit for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Two Rivers Country Club in Governors Land. Contact: 757.419.8815

Stitching Together a National Identity
Mar 15 – 17

Explore regional variations in American textiles of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and discover the forces that molded them.

Virginia Living Museum presents: Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Mar 14, begins at sunset

Free sky observing begins at sunset. Enjoy music accompanied by dazzling laser light effects in three planetarium shows.

Renaissance Wine Dinner at Giuseppes Italian Restaurant
Mar 15, 5 pm

Its A Tribute to the times of Da Vinci! In honor of the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, we will celebrate with Italian foods enjoyed during the Renaissance.

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Mar 14 Sep 7

Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.

Gesture: Abstract Expressionists
Mar 9, 7:30 pm

Sarah Eckhardt will discuss the wide range of artists techniques in abstract expressionism through iconic paintings in the VMFA collection.

To Be Seen as an American
Mar 11, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didnt accept societys limits on what they could accomplish. See website for details.

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 11 & 14, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 16 – 22

Military Through the Ages at Jamestown Settlement
Mar 21 – 22, 9 am – 5 pm

Hundreds of re-enactors present centuries of military history in one weekend. Re-enactors, depicting soldiers from 64 A.D. through modern times, demonstrate a variety of weapons and military tactics, field communication and medical treatment.

Williamsburg Players Childrens Theatre presents Happily Ever After
Mar 21, 11 am

This show contains the most hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers iconic works. In this adventure, the engaging performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

What is a Family?
Mar 18, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn about the legal and social challenges slaves and free blacks in colonial Virginia face as they strive to keep family together. At the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Senior Champions Celebration
Mar 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening of art, music, food and fun! Featuring art from the Innovative Senior Champions Program and art by featured artist of the New Town Art Gallery.

Death from the Skies
Mar 16, 7 pm

Asteroid impacts! Cometary debris! Extinction level events! These are the topics covered in this science-based but fun look at giant impacts from cosmic objects.

Oxen: Source of Power
Mar 18 – Jun 10, 11 am – 12 pm

Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads.

Open Mic night at Water Street Grille
Mar 17, 6 – 9 pm

Enjoy your evenings with open mic night at the Water Street Grille. Call 757.369.5644 for more information.

 

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

Remember the Ladies
Sundays through Mar 15, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meet with ladies of Williamsburg as they discuss what the promise of Independence and the coming war means to them.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

An Uncommon Soldier
March 18, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

 

March 23 – 29

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Opens for the Season!
March 27, 10 am
Busch Gardens opens for the 2015 season on March 27 and offers fun for the whole family with thrilling roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options and kid-friendly attractions.

Williamsburg Home Show
Mar 28 – 29, see website for times

This event affords homeowners the convenience of comparative shopping 100 local companies showcasing the latest products and services in remodeling, decorating and landscapingall in one convenient location.

Beer Dinner and Steal the Pint Night at Water Street Grille
Mar 26, 6:30 – 9 pm

Join us for a fabulous dinner topped off with brews from Hardywood Park Brewing Company. Steal the Pint Night featuring the Hardywood Park Brewing Co. Buy the beer and steal the glass

March Wine Dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant
Mar 27, 6:30 – 9 pm

Join us for one or all of our international wine dinners. This months dinner features wines from South Africa. $. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information. 

Art in the Garden: Adult Plein Air Painting and Sketching
Mar 28, – 11:30 am

Bring your chair, an easel, a sketchpad, or a nature journal and get to know the seasons! Artist Linda Miller will kick off each session with a botany overview for artists. 

Cornhole and Party benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project
Mar 28, 1:30 – 10:30 pm

The Parrotheads of the Philinsula (The Parrothead Club of Williamsburg) annual fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Guitars for Vets.

To Be Seen as an American
Mar 25, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet three black women who didnt accept societys limits on what they could accomplish. Lydia rose from slave to entrepreneur; Katie Marie was educated but lacked resources; Clara Byrd Baker fought for equal rights in the 20th century.

Lecture The Nabis Painters- Post Impressionists and Modernism
Mar 23, 7:30 pm

Jan Ledbetter will present the Nabis who exerted a major influence on the art produced in France during the late 19th century.

Oyster Roast at Water Street Grille
Mar 29, 12 – 4 pm

Join us for our great Oyster Roast! All you can eat: raw, roasted or steamed. Purchase your tickets in advance and save. 

Watercolor Workshop with Robin Poteet
Mar 28 – 30, see website for times

Special 3-day Workshop. Each day begins with a demo and discussion. Topics include (1) Landscape, (2) Architecture with Figures, (3) Portrait.

Women’s History Month at Colonial Williamsburg:

An Uncommon Soldier
March 25 & 28, 12 – 1 pm

This program explores the experience of women in the ranks and on the battlefield.

Wild, Weird, Wonderful Women
Wed through Mar 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Discover and discuss strange and interesting objects associated with women and learn how and why they became part of Colonial Williamsburgs collections.

March 30 – 31

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4 Transitions to Jazz
Mar 30 – 31, 8 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill. 

NASA Science: Looking Outward, Inward, Homeward
Mar 31, 6:30 pm

NASA science pushes the boundaries of our knowledge about Earth, our Solar System and the universe. Learn about it in this talk by Dr. Ellen Stofan, principal advisor on NASAs science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments.

Yorktown VA announces events for 2015

Looking for new and exciting events to enjoy with your family and friends this year? Yorktown VA announces its main event line-up for 2015.

Listed below are some of the events and festivals in Yorktown for the coming year. Among the special events returning this year are Yorktown Market Days, Pirates Invade Yorktown, Blues, Brews & BBQ, Art at the River, Shagging on the Riverwalk Concert Series, Military Band Concert Series, Virginia Symphony Concert, Yorktown Art Stroll, Yorktown Day, Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series, Yorktown Wine Festival, and the full Christmas event line-up, including the annual Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade. New events this year include the Sister Cities French Market and Lafayette’s Hermione Voyage 2015 with Yorktown being the first port of call in the United States. Up to date events calendars can be viewed and downloaded  at www.visityorktown.org

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Wine, Chocolate, New Construction

Saturday, February 14, 1-4pm valentines dayAt Liz Moore and Associates, HGTV is our Jerry Maguire and Tom Cruise has got nothing on the Scott Brothers. Really, is there anything more romantic than glittering new appliances and the smell of freshly cut lumber?wine seller williamsburg va And so, we have partnered with our most loved builders (you had us at hello!) in Ford’s Colony to host this special event, and we cordially invite you to come along. On Saturday Feb 14 from 1-4pm tour Tour seven fabulous new homes in Fords Colony, Williamsburg VA, see the latest in building innovations, and oh yes, sample wine compliments of the Wine Seller and a selection of chocolates. Grab that special someone and be prepared to fall head over heels! Each home will feature a different wine to sample and chocolate. Yummmm. Homes prices range from $435k to $975k. Visit all of the homes and receive a coupon good for 10% off your next wine purchase at The Wine Seller in Monticello Marketplace. Oh and if you want to meet Mr Williamsburg, I will be at 158 Blackheath serving wine and chocolate. Please come and see me..   valentine day open houses in fords colony williamsburg va   Print the brochure with addresses here

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Keep the excitement of the New Year going at the Winter Blues Jazz Fest in Williamsburg VA

Chef David Everett and Steve Rose came together to line up an incredible four-day festival from Thursday January 15th to Sunday January 18th 2015
The Winter Blues Jazz Fest will celebrate great food and drinks, great people, and most importantly great music!
The Trellis Restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro and D.O.G Street Pub are excited to be upfront and center during the festival weekend.  
Friday night will be a blast in Merchant Square, with The Trellis Restaurant serving drinks and fancy street food, including Sheppard’s Pie and Fish Cakes under the big tent. 

Chef David Everett and Steve Rose came together to line up an incredible four-day festival from Thursday January 15th to Sunday January 18th 2015 The Winter Blues Jazz Fest will celebrate great food and drinks, great people, and most importantly great music!
Saturday night your favorite bartenders Mel and Stephanie will be serving The Trellis Restaurant’s signature Kentucky Apple and Whiskey Sour cocktails during the Mixology and Music event at the Williamsburg Lodge, and on Sunday a ticket to the Jazz Brunch at The Trellis Restaurant includes a two-hour live performance by the Butterbean Jazz Trio, a special brunch menu and a delicious champagne cocktail.
You can see the line up of all the musicians, get more information about each event and buy tickets by visiting the Winter Blues Jazz Fest

Garden Club of Virginia Hosts Symposium 2015 in Williamsburg

The Garden Club of Virginia is throwing a fabulous party and you’re invited! Symposium 2015 is Monday, Feb. 2-Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg. This three-day celebration of Virginia includes short courses, excursions and lectures. Topics include gardening, floral design, landscape design, interior design, Virginia history and conservation successes.

The Garden Club of Virginia is throwing a fabulous party and you’re invited! Symposium 2015 is Monday, Feb. 2-Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg. This three-day celebration of Virginia includes short courses, excursions and lectures. Topics include gardening, floral design, landscape design, interior design, Virginia history and conservation successes.

Ticket holders can go behind-the-scenes at Colonial Williamsburg art museums and visit a LEED-certified building at The College of William and Mary. Guided garden walks, and cooking and tasting demonstrations will take place at Taste Studio at Colonial Williamsburg.

A Virginia fashion design industry runway show will feature top commonwealth designers at an evening of fashion, food and meet-the-designer fun. At the “Photos and Flowers Cocktail Party,” Scenic Virginia photo contest-winning images will be displayed along with flower arrangements inspired by the photographs. Landscape and interior design expert James Farmer will work with the Colonial Williamsburg products team to create tablescapes for porch living.

Symposium 2015 Williamsburg’s grand finale is Snipped! — an iron-man flower arranging competition by noted American flower arrangers:

• Michael Grim, co-owner of The Bridgehampton Florist and floral consultant for Ina Garten’s Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa.

• Sybil Sylvester, owner of Wildflower Designs and photo stylist for Southern Accents and Southern Living.

• James Farmer, landscape and interior design consultant; author whose books include A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook and Porch Living; and editor-at-large for Southern Living

Live music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s will be provided by the Smith Wade Band.

Flower arrangements will be judged by Flower Magazine Editor Margot Shaw, Colonial Williamsburg floral design Director Clark Taggart, Richmond floral guru David Pippin and Frank Robinson, GCV honorary member and president and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Symposium 2015 attendees will also enjoy VIP shopping opportunities in Merchants Square, the Symposium 2015 Boutique and the SCARPA designer shoe trailer, as well as lunches and cocktail parties.

Registration info here

Williamsburg VA Christmas Events December 1-7th 2014

Grand Illumination 2014
Dec 7
Light Up Your Evening with fireworks, bonfires, and the lighting of candles in the windows or cupolas of public buildings and private homes. Celebrate as live musical performances and a dazzling display of fireworks cap off a weekend of holiday events.

Williamsburgs Annual Christmas Parade!
Dec 6, 8:30 am

This years Christmas Parade theme: A Storybook Christmas.  Our community parade promises to be a great family event featuring floats, bands a mnage of animals and the jolly ole Elf himself, Santa Claus! 

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 6, 7 pm

The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights starting at 7pm, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances and complimentary hot cider.

A Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Dec 1 – Jan 4, 2015 

Holiday traditions of the 17th- and 18th-centuries are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from Dec. 26-31 and Jan. 2-5, musical entertainment of the period.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec 5, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops
Dec 6 – 7, 1:30 pm & 3 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops, all your favorite music of this festive season. At the Kimball Theatre.

Kimball Theatre Hurrah For the Holidays
Dec 5, 7 pm

The excitement of Radio City Music Hall comes to Williamsburg in a festive experience for the entire family. This lively musical revue features precision kick line dancers and holiday favorite.

Wine & Design presents: Holiday Snowman Wine Bottle Painting Project
Dec 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Holiday Snowman Wine Bottle Painting Project. You must register and pay online for this special class. We will be using our regular acrylic paints and also textured paints too.

Christmas Market on Main
Dec 6, 10 am – 3 pm

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, youre sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main.

Yankee Candle Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec 7, 10 am – 7 pm

Join Yankee Candle Village as we light up the holidays! Sing along with Christmas carolers as Santa lights the Village Christmas Tree at 5pm 6pm.

Green Spring Garden Club Christmas Homes Tour
Dec 6, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

The 55th Annual Christmas Homes Tour, presented by the Green Spring Garden Club, Inc., will take place on Saturday, December 6, and features houses decorated with holiday florals.

Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation
Dec 6 –  Jan 1

The mansion will be decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeleys gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley.

New Town Welcomes the Holidays
Dec 5, 5:30 – 8 pm

Bring the family and ring in the Holidays in New Town. At 7:30. the lights will come on welcoming the Holiday Season. 

Holiday Music in New Town
Dec 1 – 18 (see website for times)

Come enjoy holiday music in New Town! We will have various groups performing throughout the month.

Exquisite pottery by local ceramic artist, Russell Turnage
Dec 1 – 31

New work by ceramic artist, Russell Turnage . Exquisite and functional pieces for everyday use and special occasions.

New Town presents Where Holiday Wishes Come True
Dec 2 – 4, 5 – 8 pm

Get a chance to win $50 to your favorite New Town establishment! See website for details.

Celtic Night at the Kimball
Dec 6, 7:30 pm

Delight in an entertaining evening of Celtic music and fun. Popular local group Poisoned Dwarf performs solely on acoustic instruments for their own brand of Irish traditional music. 

A Candlelight Christmas Historic Homes in Charles City offer Progressive Tours during the Holiday Season
Dec 6, 3:15 – 7 pm

Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations.

Watermens Museum Annual Oyster Roast
Dec 6, 12 – 3 pm

Reminiscent of Chesapeake Bays Golden Days, when our shores contained billions of oysters. At the Yorktown Waterfront.

Berkeley Plantation Christmas Wreath Workshop and Tour
Dec 6

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeleys trees.

This Century Art Gallery Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Dec 5, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Join us to explore the wonderful world of Living Wreaths perfect for the Holidays.

A Christmas Carol Street Theater Merchants Square
Dec 5, Times Vary

Enjoy a hilarious 30-minute street theater production of the Christmas classic from the Virginia Theatre Machine.

Yankee Candle : Make Your Own Blown Glass Ornament!
Dec 6 – 7, 11 am – 6 pm

Create a blown-glass holiday heirloom with the help of the Chrysler Museum Mobile Glassblowing Studio Team.

Father Christmas Strolls the Square Merchants Square
Dec 6, see website for details.

Greet Father Christmas in the Square on weekends throughout the season.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted 3D Santa Head with Artist Valerie Johnson
Dec 6, 9 am or 12:30 pm

Come join us to create a needle felted 3D Santa Head just in time for the Holidays.

Colonial Williamsburg: Wine, Wit & Wisdom: British Fortifications
Dec 6, 2 – 4:30 pm

Join Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis for a flavorful study of sherry, port, and madeira.

This Century Art Gallery Holiday Workshop Glass Etching
Dec 4, 2 – 4:30 pm

Etching glass is easier than you think and makes the perfect gift!

Historic Organ Recitals at the Wren Chapel
Dec 4 – 6, 10 am

All are welcome to join us for a recital on the historic 18th-century organ in the Wren Chapel.

WILLIAMSBURG CHORAL GUILD CAROLS AND HOLIDAY SONGS
Dec 6, 1 – 3 pm

Sing carols and holiday songs with members of the Williamsburg Choral Guild.

Make Your Own Ceramic Ornament (Youth)
Dec 6 – 7, 10 – 11 am

Everybody likes homemade gifts for Christmas!

Annies Needle Arts Festival
Dec 4 – 7, 8 am – 5:30 pm

Annies Needle Arts Festival is a four-day cross-stitch and needle art event sponsored by Just CrossStitch magazine.

 

Click here for Christmas in Williamsburg Information

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Ice skating returns to Williamsburg at Mid County Park

James City County Parks and Recreation welcomes winter with cool fun at Mid County Park! The County’s seasonal synthetic ice rink, previously located in New Town, has moved to Mid County Park to offer users more space and an improved skating surface.

Iceburg, the Skate Rink at Mid County Park, opens for the winter season Nov. 15-March 1. To accommodate more guests, the operating season was expanded. The relocation to Mid County Park also offers rink visitors access to more amenities including picnic tables and shelters, indoor restrooms and heated facilities, more ADA accessible parking and walking routes as well as full use of the popular and nearby Kidsburg playground as another fun recreational offering. All park facilities will remain open during skate rink operating hours.

There are weekday, weekend and winter break hours. The rink is open daily – weekdays 5-9 p.m. and weekends noon-9 p.m. The rink is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Operation hours may be adjusted based on weather conditions, participation numbers and special events. Also check out jamescitycountyva.gov/iceburg regularly for the complete list of themed skating nights and festivities.

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Skating is $8/adult and $7/youth ages 6-17, and the fee includes the skate rental. James City County and Williamsburg residents can skate for $7/adult and $5/youth ages 6-17, including skate rental. Youth ages 5 and younger skate for free. Season passes are also available for families, adults, youth and seniors ranging from $30-65 per person depending on residency. The rink will maintain a supply of skates ranging from children’s 9 to women’s 10 to men’s 13.

There is no age requirement, but everyone entering the rink must wear skates. Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

The surface of the open-air skate rink is made of an EZ Glide 350 synthetic ice surface, offering a smooth surface suitable for all skating activities. Synthetic ice has a similar surface to ice, and almost anything that can be done on refrigerated ice can be performed and perfected on this synthetic ice. While synthetic ice is about 65 percent of the speed of real ice, there is risk of injury from falls and collisions. Skaters of all ages and abilities will find the surface as a safe and enjoyable alternative to refrigerated ice.

During the seasonal operation of the Skate Rink, the park’s basketball courts will be closed through March 7. Please visit the County parks offering basketball court options: Ironbound Park, 150 Magazine Rd., Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Memorial Hwy. and the Warhill Sports Complex, 5700 Warhill Trail which features four courts with lights. Two indoor courts are also available at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. For a one-time fee of $10, County residents can purchase a Daily Card, good for two years. The Card provides free access to the Center fitness equipment and courts on three days – Thursdays, 1-3 p .m.; Fridays, 6-8  p.m.; and Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.

For more information on skating, group rates or to schedule private functions, please call 757-259-5360.

Grand Illumination 2014 at Colonial Williamsburg

imageIlluminations—firing guns into the air and lighting fireworks—were commonly used during the 18th century to celebrate major events such as great military victories, the birthday of the monarch or the arrival of a new colonial governor. To usher in the season, Colonial Williamsburg carries on this tradition  with its annual Grand Illumination on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. when candles are lit in the windows of public buildings, shops and homes. Live entertainment also begins at 5pm on four outdoor stages at Palace Green, Market Square, the Gaol and Capitol building.

.At 6:45 p.m. the Fifes and Drums march down Duke of Gloucester Street, and guests are invited to join in.

At 7 p.m., fireworks will fill the sky over the Historic Area from four locations: the Governor’s Palace, Market Square, and the north and south sides of the Capitol building.

Colonial Williamsburg Ambassadors, wearing special badges, will be available to assist guests, making it easier for guests to get the most out of their holiday experience. The Ambassadors will be stationed in the Historic Area, Visitor Center and other high traffic areas to hand out broadsides, answer questions, and guide and direct guests.

 

Schedule of Events 2014

Come to experience the Revolutionary City dressed in timeless natural decorations on a walking tour or take in a live auction on the Market House stage. Then, enjoy a relaxed dining experience and musical performances before the fireworks light up the sky

Choose from more than 20 guided and self-guided tours throughout the Revolutionary City—all included in a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.

10:30 a.m.–
8:15 p.m.
Guided tours, dining events, live music, and shopping throughout the Revolutionary City, historic taverns, and resort restaurants
12 p.m. Market House Auction begins
4 p.m. Grand Illumination Supper at the Williamsburg Lodge
5 p.m. Candles are lit in public buildings and homes
5 p.m. Entertainment begins on outdoor stages at Palace Green, Market Square, Gaol, and the Capitol
6:45 p.m. Fifes and Drums play Grand Tattoo
7 p.m. Fireworks at Governor’s Palace, Market Square, and the Capitol
8 p.m. A Grand Medley of Entertainments at the Kimball Theatre
9:30 p.m. Buses to the Revolutionary City resume operations until 10 p.m

Parking and Transportation

Please park at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and take the shuttle buses to the Revolutionary City.

Shuttle Schedule

9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Every half hour from the Visitor Center to all regular stops
5:30–6:45 p.m. Express service ONLY from the Visitor Center to the Palace stop
6:45–9:30 p.m. NO SERVICE*
9:30–10 p.m. Regular service to all stops

More info here

What to do in Williamsburg Nov 1-9 2014

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Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation
Nov 2, 9 am – 4 pm

Celebrate the first English speaking Thanksgiving in the New World. Join us for a day dedicated to history, food, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner & more.

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Colonial Williamsburg Chocolate Symposium
Nov 2
Guest scholars and artisans join our Historic Foodways staff in this exploration of the customs, tastes, and history of this magical, revered food. Learn the 400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisanal.

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Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend
Nov 8 – 9

Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, strolling entertainment, and much more await you as you start or finish your holiday shopping. 

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The Schooner Alliance in Yorktown
Through  Nov 2
It’s the last week of the season for the Schooner Alliance! See website for details. In Yorktown at Riverwalk Landing.

Veterans Day Weekend at Colonial Williamsburg Courage or Cowardice
Nov 8 – 11

Join us as we honor Americas veterans in a celebration of their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve our country.

Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering
Nov 2, 11 am – 3 pm

Merchants Square will showcase the inaugural Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering with a collection of antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square.

A Touch of Earth Featured Artist of the Month Bob Oller
Nov 1 – 30

Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Specializing in paintings and sculptures.

The Indigenous Chesapeake
Nov 1, 10 am

Explore the material culture and historical life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians during this daylong special event.

A Dewey Decibel Concert- New West Guitar Group
Nov 7, 7:30 pm

Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein, New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble.

A Dewey Decibel Concerts Brock McGuire Band
Nov 8, 7:30 pm

The Brock McGuire Band is fronted by two of Irelands most celebrated traditional musicians: Paul Brock and Manus McGuire.

Veterans Day Dinner Dance Celebration DoubleTree by Hilton
Nov 8, 6 – 11 pm

Come join a celebration to honor all veterans.  The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Swing Team Lindy 101 perform. Includes Dinner, tax and Gratuity. Tickets available at 407-340-4920 o 757-870-4487

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Nuno Felted Scarf with Artist Valerie Johnson
Nov 8, 10 am – 12 pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow Creations, in this unique workshop to make a beautiful nuno felted scarf that can be worn for all seasons. Also see: Art Workshops Tea Cozy/Silly Hat; Guinea Hen/Fat Cat
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2nd Sunday Festival
Nov 9, 11 am – 5 pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.

Williamsburg Choral Guild Songs of Praise, Voices of Advent
Nov 9, 4 pm

A festive program featuring J. S. Bachs brilliant Magnificat opens the Guilds 39th season, with chamber orchestra and five vocal soloists. 

The Mariners Museum and Park present: Military Appreciation Weekend
Nov 8 – 11, 9 am – 5 pm

It’s Military Appreciation Weekend ! Celebrate Veterans Day at The Mariners Museum and Park!

Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Nov 8

Free sky observing (weather permitting) begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Then stick around for the laser light shows. See website for schedule.

Yorktown Victory Center Fall lecture series Revolutionary War The Men Who Lost America.
Nov 4, 7 pm

Dr. Andrew OShaughnessy, professor of history at the University of Virginia, will challenge stereotypical explanations of Britains failure to win the American War of Independence.  

Williamsburg Library presents Raiders of the Lost Art
Nov 3, 7:30 pm

Raiders of the Lost Art Criminal activity in the Art World. This series is presented by This Century Art Gallery in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. See website for details.

Beyond the Edge of the Sea
November

Explore the diversity of life deep in the oceans wilderness in Beyond the Edge of the Sea. At the Virginia Living Museum. highlights the work of scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen.

The Iroquois in Williamsburg Observing the Siege
November 8 & 9

Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.

Frogs and Friends
Nov 8, 9 am – 5 pm

Enjoy a day filled with amphibian-related exhibits, activities and programs at the Virginia Living Museum. Learn ways to help the frogs and friends around you.

Art Workshop VMFA Oil Painting Basics Workshop
Nov 1, 10 am – 4 pm, with lunch break

SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Marjorie Perrin! See website for complete information.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Comedian Landry and Friends
Nov 1, 8 pm

Comedian Landry: Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Landry first hit the stage in 2006, and has been on the fast track ever since. At the DoubleTree Hotel.

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VIRGINIA THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL AT BERKELEY PLANTATION

imageOn Sunday November 2, 2014 come and celebrate the first English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World at Berkeley Plantation in Charles City VA.  Join in for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts and jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt Woodlief & his men.  Nowhere can you find a more exciting, more educational or more enjoyable way to add to holiday traditions than a beautiful fall day at Berkeley Plantation

 

Sunday, November 2, 2014
@ Noon
Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030-3339
(Directly off scenic Rt. 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg)
Festival & Plantation Gardens/Grounds Free
Car Parking $5.00 Donation
Bus Parking $20.00 Donation
House Tours 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Click here For information  or Call 888-466-6018

 

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Urbanna Oyster Fest Nov 7-8 2014

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The town’s streets are closed to vehicle traffic and become filled with oyster booths, seafood dishes, music and crafts. The festival highlight is the oyster shucking contest which draws spectators from around the world.

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We’ve got Oyster, Oyster, Oysters and whole lot more! One of a kind artisan craft vendors, renowned artists, fantastic oyster exhibits illustrating our colorful waterfront history, fireman’s parade, oyster festival parade, waterfront activities, live music and other performances over the full two days of the event, Oyster Festival Queen & Little Miss Spat crowing, Oyster Shucking Contest featuring CHAMPION Shucker DEBORAH PRATT!  The Town of Urbanna Welcomes you and your family to come join in the fun!  Come by boat and anchor at the marina or in the harbor, park you cars just across the bridge from the town and catch a hay ride in! 

The Saturday parade of the Urbanna Oyster Festival has become the focal point of the weekend. It has grown from an event featuring antique cars and floats to a parade encompassing a large Shriners contingency, numerous marching bands, and beauty queens and their courts from across the state. This is an annual tradition that cannot be missed.

November 7/8, 2014

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Second Sundays Festival Brings Artisanal And Musical Fun To Prince George Street in Williamsburg VA

Every second Sunday in Colonial Williamsburg, Prince George Street is filled with artists showcasing their crafts and musicians performing up and down the street.

The 2nd Sundays Festival takes place every month, except for January and February, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It goes along the upper block of Prince George Street and extends down North Boundary Street. Local artists pay in order to showcase their work while multiple musicians preform live at different stages throughout the festival. The director of 2nd Sundays, Shirley Vermilion, created the event in 2010. Vermilion grew up in the Northern Neck of Virginia and lived in both Seattle and Richmond before she moved to Williamsburg in 2001.

“Williamsburg for a long time felt like it was all about history,” Vermilion said. “It was all it really did and Colonial Williamsburg kind of did everything, and that was what drove it.”

Vermilion was surprised when she found out that some of her neighbors in Williamsburg ranged from mystery novelists and children’s book authors to potters. However, Vermilion found out that it was difficult for them to display their work unless they left Williamsburg, as local opportunities were limited.

Vermilion originally decided to reserve her local clubhouse and feature around 15 local artists in a show she called First Colony Arts Bazaar. According to Vermilion, the show was well-attended and well-loved.

Some of the artisan-friendly booths at the festival. COURTESY PHOTO / SHIRLEY VERMILION

Some of the artisan-friendly booths at the festival. COURTESY PHOTO / SHIRLEY VERMILION

“I always thought, ‘here we are a tourist town; we need something like this downtown,’” Vermilion said.

In 2010 Vermilion contacted the Blue Talon Bistro executive chef and owner David Everett and general manager and owner Adam Steely to ask if they would help her facilitate an art festival on Prince George Street.

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Duesies are coming to the Burg ! Duesenberg Tour 2014 – Southern Style

The Duesenberg Tour – a fleet of some of the country’s most rare classic automobiles will tour Greater Hampton Roads on October 19-25  and they will come to Williamsburg VA on Oct 19th, 2014  Duesenbergs, usually seen only at classic car shows or on screen, are hard to miss – especially when 21 of them travel together. 
In recent years some of those fortunate few who own Duesenbergs have driven them together on week-long tours, usually in the western part of the country.  Dwight Schaubach, a Suffolk VA businessman and Duesie owner, wanted to bring the vintage cars from all across the county to their first tour in Virginia and North Carolina in the “Duesenberg Tour 2014 – Southern Style.”  The tour will take the luxury autos from their tour base in Williamsburg to North Carolina as well as the Eastern Shore of VA. 
Glamour and quality define the Duesenbergs. One of the luxury car’s most recent screen roles was in “The Great Gatsby” with Leonardo DiCaprio driving a 1929 Duesenberg Model J.  Inaccurate, perhaps, because the movie was set in 1922 but the car radiated an aura of wealth and class that was all Gatsby – and is all Duesenberg.

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After touring Smithfield, the tour will continue down VA10 to Suffolk and on to Hertford, Edenton and Duck in North Carolina. Their return to Williamsburg on Wednesday will bring them back up VA 10 in the late afternoon to the ferry in Surry. 
The 80+ year old Duesenbergs are the creation of two German brothers, August and Frederick Duesenberg, self-taught engineers who specialized in experimental and sports cars. In 1920 the brothers opened a plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, to produce top-of-the-line passenger cars. Their innovative Model A’s came with straight eight engines, single overhead camshafts and four wheel hydraulic brakes. 
Tom Mix and Rudolph Valentino were among their celebrity customers but production lagged, sales struggled and the company went bankrupt in two years. In 1925 Cord Automobile bought the company – and the brothers’ expertise – to build luxury cars with the Duesenberg name. The company produced probably fewer than 800 vehicles, priced from $15,000 up and sold to the rich and famous including The Duke of Windsor and Clark Cable as well as other well-to-do.  But in 1937, as the country sunk into the Depression, the factory closed. Only an estimated half of those fabulous cars may still exist. Retired late night talk show host Jay Leno reported owns several of those – Schaubach owns two.

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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ROSEWELL’S ANNUAL BARBECUE AT THE RUINS

Every year in fall, people spent an entertaining afternoon on the lawn surrounding the historic ruins of one of Colonial America’s grandest mansions. Enjoying the barbecue feast, pleasing music and a wonderful silent auction, exalts the imagination of the outstanding lifestyle that was lived by three generations of the Page family. Thomas Jefferson was a frequent guest at the mansion along with many historic personalities who shaped our country. The annual barbecue is the largest fundraiser to support the expenses associated with maintaining the Rosewell Ruins preserving the historic site for future generations. Local businesses as well as many individuals and families help make this possible with their donations.

The Rosewell Foundation is looking forward to host all these history interested parties joining year by year or being new to the historic site and searching for more information about. Whatever the relationship to Rosewell is, the event will relive a day in history in everybody’s mind.

Please call or visit the visitor center to order your tickets in advance.

The Annual Barbecue at the Rosewell Ruins is this Sunday, October 19th 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Tickets are $25 per Adult and $12.50 per child (6 – 12) Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling The Rosewell Foundation visitor center at 804-693-2585.

BBQ – and sides , Live Band , Silent Auction

The ruins of one of the finest mansions built in the colonies sits on the bank of the York River in Gloucester County, Virginia.

Begun in 1725, Rosewell was home to the Page family for more than 100 years. John Page, grandson of the builder, attended William and Mary with Jefferson. It was here that the two young patriots first began to explore what lay ahead of the emerging nation in which they would play such an important role.

Begun in 1725, Rosewell was home to the Page family for more than 100 years. John Page, grandson of the builder, attended William and Mary with Jefferson. It was here that the two young patriots first began to explore what lay ahead of the emerging nation in which they would play such an important role.

Though slightly changed by a later owner and ravaged by time and economic hardships, Rosewell was still regarded as a place of grandeur and importance. Through the years following the war between the states, parties and dances continued in the Great Hall. Finally, in 1916, a tragic fire swept the mansion leaving a magnificent shell which is testament to 18th century craftsmanship and dreams.

What remains are the four chimneys, the east wall with its regal compass head window complete with carved keystone, the wine cellar and enough of the walls that one may sense the proportion and scale of this unique structure. The fourth and last family to own Rosewell donated the ruins site to the Gloucester Historical Society in 1979. Since 1995, the Rosewell Foundation has taken on the mission of preserving, studying, and presenting this historic ruin.

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What to do in Williamsburg VA Oct 7-12, 2014

Williamsburg Winerys 2012 Adagio Release Party
Oct 10, 6:30 -9:30 pm
Join the Williamsburg Winery as they commemorate the release of their 2012 Adagio. Descend a candle-lit staricase into a red carpet as you make your entrance, complete with photographers and immerse yourself in the them of "Adagio."

VA Fashion Week
Oct 10 –11, Fri 7-10pm, Sat 5-10pm
Emerging designers, models, and artists from Virginia and around the world come together.   Highlights are the NY/European style runway shows as well as entertainment, exhibits, and  celebrations of all things fashion.

Colonial Williamsburg: The Wall that Heals
Oct 9– 13, open all hours
Williamsburg welcomes The Wall that Heals to the lawn of the Public Hospital and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg at the southwest corner of Francis and Henry streets Oct. 9-13. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 9, with a welcome by the newly appointed president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Mitchell B. Reiss.

Lake Matoaka Amphitheater presents 3rd Annual Williamsburg Wine & Jazz Festivial
Oct 10-12 Visit website for times & ticket prices.
The 3rd Annual Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival takes place October 10th 12th, 2014, with three days of live jazz and wine appreciation during Columbus Day Weekend. This years theme is Taste The Groove featuring regional jazz artists, select wineries and food.

2nd Sunday Festival
Oct 12,11:00am – 5:00pm
Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays. 
 

New Town Chili n Tunes
Oct 11, 4-7pm
This is the first New Town Chili N Tunes event featuring unlimited chili provided by local restaurants inside Legacy Hall followed by a fantastic outdoor concert beginning at 7:30 by a Journey tribute band, Trial by Fire.

This Century Gallerypresents: Faking it A look at the History of Art Forgery Williamsburg Library
Oct 6, 7:30 pmTo be held at the Williamsburg Library on Monday, October 6th starting at 7.30 pm. The subject is Faking it A look at the History of Art Forgery by Donald Schrader.

Kimball Theatre A Grand Medley of Entertainment
Oct 6– 27, 7:30 pm
Owen Murdocks company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling show, but things arent going well. Everything that can go wrong, does!

 

Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour
Oct 10, 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.

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale
Oct 10-13, 2014 Check center-specific extended sale hours
Dont miss the annual Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale at Williamsburg Premium Outlet Center. Enjoy savings on top of our everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

Chalkapalooza 5K New Town 2014
Oct 12, 10am – 5pm
A family friendly fun run through beautiful New Town, Williamsburg! 3.1 miles of extreme color stations and plenty of fun surprises before and after the event. We are proud to present the first annual Chalkapalooza 5k! 

In the Trenches Tour
Oct 7, 10:00 am
  Guests get an inside the ropes tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.

Yorktown Victory Center Fall lecture series Revolutionary War The Importance of the Second War of Independence to America and the World
Oct 7, 6:15pm booking signing – Lecture starts at 7:00pm
Award-winning author Dr. George C. Daughan will discuss how the War of 1812 fundamentally changed the relationship between the United States and Great Britain, just as the War of Independence did, and how this led to the partnership between the two great English-speaking countries in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Kimball Theatre presents My Daughter, My Mistress; My Mother, My Slave
Oct 10– 31, 12:00 p.m.
Upon arriving at Monticello, her new home, Betty Hemings is reunited with Martha Jefferson. The young woman she raised will now be Bettys new mistress! How will they deal with the new relationship? What harsh truths must they face that will forever alter the lives they once knew? Colonial Williamsburg admission pass required.

 

Lets Twist Copper!
Oct 7, 10am – 5pm
Come watch Gail Eldred twist and shape copper wire into earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces.  Shell demonstrate how you can repurpose copper into beautiful one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Open Mic Night at Cogans
Oct 8, 7:00pm
Come out on Wednesday Night for the variety of musicians performing that is Open Mic Night at Cogans. Great sounds, up and coming acts, and cool fun. The shows begins at 7:00pm. Original music is always encouraged too! See you there.

Premium Outlets Pink Event
Through  Oct 31, 2014 at 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.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents: Robert Mac with Matty Litwack
Oct 10, 8pm
Robert Mac is an award-winning comedian, motivational humorist, and Master of Ceremonies. He was the Grand Prize winner of Comedy Centrals Laugh Riots national stand-up competition, and has also appeared on Last Comic Standing.

Where Outer Space Meets Air talk at VLM
Oct 11, 6 pm
Learn how astronomers see through the atmosphere to study celestial objects in a free talk by NASA scientist Ann Martin, Where Outer Space Meets the Air We Breathe: How the Atmosphere Affects Studies of our Universe and our Earth. Then, stay for the VLMs monthly evening planetarium shows.

Curators Artifact Tour
Oct 8, 3:00 pm
During the Curators Artifact Tour, senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display.

Cogans Deli & Sports Pub presents Jonny Waters & Co
Oct 10, 8-11pm
Cory Jonathan Waters & Alex Jolly of Jonny Waters NC based band, comes back to New Town Williamsburg! A perfect blend of the blues, rock, country & orginals!

GO APE! Announces Treetop Junior Nights at Height
Oct 10, 7pm, 7:30pm, and 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,  Designed for ages 3 12.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Oct 11, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Music by The Blue Notes. Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goats milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. 

Yorktown Market Days Hours Extended for Fall Festivial!
Oct 11,8 am -3:00 pm
Yorktown Market Days will extend its hours to celebrate autumn with a Fall Festival and will include childrens activities, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and hay maze, and live musical entertainment.

Williamsburg Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament
Oct 11, 2014
Tournament-At-A-Glance: Double elimination. Mens/Womens Singles | Mens/Womens Doubles | Mixed Doubles 18-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70+ 70 player limit.

 

Archaeology Day
Oct 11, 10:00 am
In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season. Also includes historic trades demonstrations, living history programs and special tours. 

Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Oct 11-11,at sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 pm
Free sky observing begins at sunset (weather permitting) at the Virginia Living Museum. Choose among four shows in the planetarium: the astronomy program Virginia Skies at 7:30 p.m., and the laser-and music shows ElectroLaze at 8:30 p.m., Laser Doors at 10, and Dark Side of the Moon at 11:30.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Wet Felted Flower Class with Artist Barb Risucci
Oct 11, 9:00am 12:00pm & 12:30pm 3:30pm
Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower. 

Re-enactment play of the York Town, Virginia Tea Party of 1774
Oct 12, 12:30 pm
Performances by the York Town Tea Players and The Fifes and Drums of York Town.  Free.

Virginia NSA Fastpitch Tournament
Oct 11– 12, 2014
National Softball Association Fastpitch Tournament

 

What’s happpening in Williamsburg VA Oct 1-5, 2014

4th Annual Gallery Crawl
Oct 2, 5-10 pm
An evening of art, wine tasting, meeting new friends and enjoying old friends as you are shuttled on deluxe chartered buses to locations in Merchants Square, City Square, the Bed and Breakfast District, The Arts District, and High Street. Ticket prices are $40.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 
Oct 3-5
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.

Merchant Square Birthday Bash / Right On Band
Oct 3, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
We had so much fun last year that we are going to do it again! Celebrate in Merchants Square with a blowout birthday bash on Duke of Gloucester Street! Music 7 9 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor concert with Right On Band-the worlds greatest 70′s party band. Food & Bar 6 9 p.m.

An Occasion for the Arts
Oct 4-5, 10:00am – 5:00p
Each year, on the first weekend in October, AN OCCASION FOR THE ARTS brightens the streets around Colonial Williamsburg with a celebration of the Visual and Performing Arts.Art Show & Music Festival. Two-day event in its 46th year will again showcase superlative regional, national and international visual and performing artists. 

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series
Oct 3, 6:30  -8:30 pm
This week: Boot Roost. York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Yorktown Wine Festival
Oct 4, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Best of Virginia in Yorktown. The event will showcase some of Virginias finest wineries and promises to be the one of the biggest and best festival in Yorktown. Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or Shine.

Premium Outlets Pink Event
Oct 1– 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.

Williams & Mary Theatre Season opens with Big Love
Oct 2-5, 8pm Thur – Sat; 2pm on Sun.
The William and Mary Theatre begins its 2014-2015 season on October 2nd with Charles Mees Big Love. Inspired by the Greek play, The Suppliants by Aeschylus, Big Love puts a modern twist on an ancient tale of feminism, family ties, and domestic violence.

Free Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Oct 4-5, 10:00 am – 7:00pm
In conjunction with the Occasion for the Arts, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) will be open free of charge. Enjoy exhibitions of quilts, ceramics, furniture, silver, paintings, keyboard instruments and much more.

Berkeley, Edgewood & Shirley Plantations present Hauntings Tales & Tours
Oct 4, 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.

GO APE! Announces Treetop Junior Nights at Height
Oct 3 –7pm, 7:30pm, and 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.

Quirks of Art presents: Atlanta Artist Houston Llew
Oct 3, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet-and-Greet with Atlanta Artist Houston Llew. His glasses on copper creations, called Spiritiles, are one of our all-time best-selling lines and have become widely-collected in the area.

Riverwalk Restaurants Wine Festival Dinner
Oct 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurants wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun. Tickets at www.villageevents.org.

The Art of Taste! Presented by: Blue Talon Bistro, The Trellis Restaurant & DoG Street Pub
Oct 4-5:  11:30am-4pm both days
Its a rare occasion when we get together with our sister restaurants for a special event (who are we kidding; it feels like every other weekend). October 4th & 5th the Blue Talon Bistro is joined by the Trellis Restaurant & DoG Street Pub to study the art of taste.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents John Knight with James Paulk
Oct 3– 4, 8:00pm
John Knight has been doing comedy for more than twenty years. He has been described as an every man storyteller with a deadpan cutting edge. He is a regular in Atlantic City, Vegas, and performs on the Major Cruise Lines.

The Corner Pocket OKTOBERFEST!
Oct 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm
OKTOBERFEST  Were doing it up right with an Oompah band, Schnicklefritz & the Oompahs and German beers on Tap, and delicious German food on the Menu   Its a rollicking good time on the patio. These oompahs know how to throw a party!

Book Talk with Ron Schechter at Swem Library
Oct 5, 4-6pm
William & Mary associate professor of history Ron Schechter will be discussing his new graphic history, Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness and Nationalism. Book signings and refreshments to follow talk. Open to public; parking available in the lots behind the library. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu.

Prime46forty Restaurant- Dinner and Jazz Tonight!
 Oct 4- 9:30pm
This week: Good Shot Judy. We feature live jazz every Saturday night  in our bar although the bands are also visible (and audible) from our dining room. Enjoy the original abstract art created by our artist in residence Vicki Foster from Richmond, VA.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Oct 4, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goats milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. 

Quirks of Art presents: Jazz singer Leah Suarez
Oct 4, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Art & Soul: Vintage Voices, 7-10PM. We are pairing Charleston Jazz Singer, Leah Suarez with Richmond artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold for a one-of-a-kind event under a tent on Prince George St. -tickets required.

MAD about Chocolate features FALLacy or Fantasy?
Through Oct 31, Tue-Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Chocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters.

Cogans Deli & Sports Pub presents Runaway String Band
Oct 4, 8-11pm
Great Americana show from Runaway String Bands Doug Austin, David Paddock & Lynn & Barry Trott

Riverwalk Restaurants Wine Festival Dinner
Oct 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurants wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun.

The Art of Taste! Presented by: Blue Talon Bistro, The Trellis Restaurant & DoG Street Pub
Oct 4, 11:30-4pm both days

Its a rare occasion when we get together with our sister restaurants for a special event (who are we kidding; it feels like every other weekend) to study the art of taste.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted 3D Pumpkin Workshop with Artist Valerie Johnson
Oct 4, 9:00 11:00am

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow creations and have fun learning to create a unique felted sculpture.  In this new workshop you will be learning the basics of needle felting while making a harvest pumpkin just in time for the Fall holidays.
 

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Felted 3D Day of the Dead Skull with Artist Valerie Johnson
Oct 4, 12:30pm 3:00pm

Come join Artist Valerie Johnson of Flying Cow creations and have fun learning to create a unique felted sculpture. In this new workshop learn the basics of needle felting while you create a colorful and interesting Day of the Dead skull.

A can’t-miss party to benefit the Williamsburg Land Conservancy

The Williamsburg Land Conservancy is proud to announce their new fundraiser, Creekside Conservancy Celebration. The event will be held on Saturday, October 4th from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at Nettles Creek Farm on Bush Neck Road. Thanks to the generosity of David and Stephanie Allen, landowners who placed a conservation easement on their 158-acre farm, attendees will enjoy a fun-packed evening along the shores of Nettles Creek. Presented by Eastern Virginia Bank (EVB) and Middle Peninsula Insurance and Financial Services, the Celebration promises to be one of the fall season’s best events!

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The evening includes music by the famous Midnight Movers. The Midnight Movers are a powerhouse of authentic soul and Motown sounds, led by the dynamic trumpeter and vocalist Curtis Pope. There are no continuously working groups more intertwined with American soul music. The Midnight Movers made their mark behind the scenes, backing up, touring with, producing, and arranging many of the genre’s most famous artists, including, Isaac Hayes and the Isley Brothers. The band is perhaps most famous, however, for its decades-long collaboration with "Wicked" Wilson Pickett.
Fresh oysters, food catered by the Two Drummers Smokehouse, beer, wine and a music powerhouse will make this a can’t-miss event! Gather your friends and purchase a table for 10; cost is $1,200. You’ll have a place to rest after you’ve danced to the great sounds of the Midnight Movers! Individual tickets are $100.

It’s a rain or shine event! In the case of inclement weather, we’ll move the party into the barn and under a big tent. It just doesn’t get any better than this!
Purchase your table or tickets today; we are limited to the amount of tickets we can sell, so don’t wait! Remember, it’s all for a great cause, the Williamsburg Land Conservancy. We’re the ones making sure our community stays greener and doesn’t become just another stop along Interstate 64. Support our efforts and have a great and memorable evening. Now that’s a winning combination!

When :Saturday, October 4, 2014, 5-10 p.m.

Where
:Nettles Creek Farm, Bush Neck Road, Williamsburg, VA

Visit www.williamsburglandconservancy.org or call 757-565-0343
for more information or to purchase your tickets.
Proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Land Conservancy

Attire is resort casual – No jacket required and boots welcome.

Directions to Nettles Creek Farm, 2001 Bush Neck Road

Travel on Centerville Road to Jolly Pond Road and turn. Stay on Jolly Pond to Bush Neck Road and turn. There will be signs to direct you to Nettles Creek Farm.

Purchase tickets here

What to do in Williamsburg VA September 22-28 , 2014

 

Click for area events during Williamsburg Fall Arts

September 22 – 28

ShinDIG at Jamestown
Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00pm
Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

A Taste of the James
Sep 27, 2-6pm
This event will feature many different tastes including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational childrens activities.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Sep 26– 28, 10am – 10 /11pm. (check website for schedule)
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.

Third Annual Yorktown Art Stroll
Sep 28, 11 am – 6 pm
This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series
Sep 26, 6:30 -8:30 pm
Featuring: The Kevin Mac Experience. York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. 

Colonial Williamsburg Speaker Series presents General Anthony Zinni
Sep 22, 11am – 2pm
How and when should America use force on the worlds stage? Retired four-star general and CEO Anthony Zinni discusses the decision-making process for taking military action, our current national ideology, and the interwoven relationship between politics and the military at this special luncheon and lecture event.

Calling All Parrot HeadsPIPE Concert, benefit for Housing Partnerships Inc., at Lake Matoaka
Sep 27, 7pm | Doors open at 5pm
Parrots of the Caribbean #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the CountryBar None. Buy your tickets online and save! Food and beverages will be available on site.

Pipa Solo Concert Williamsburg Regional Library
Sep 26, 7:30- 8:30 pm
Bring your friends and come listen to the enchanting sounds of pipa , a traditional Chinese music instrument. With over 2000 years of history in China, the lute-like pipa has the shape of half a pear and takes its name from pi and pa, plucking forward and plucking backward, respectively.

Fall Native Plant Sale at the Virginia Living Museum
Sep 27-28, Sat: 9 am – 4pm|Sun: noon to 4pm.
Choose from an incredible array of beautiful plants and many other native trees, shrubs and perennials for a variety of gardening sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museums horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Scott Long and Friends
Sep 26 & 27, 8:00 pm each night
Nationally touring comedian Scott Long has been working non-stop for 2 decades. Seen on NBC and Fox TV and heard on 100?s of radio shows including the Bob and Tom Show, ESPN, Fox Sports, and the XM comedy channel.  For 10 seasons he was a writer of the sketches for the NFL pregame show.

Yorktown Market Days
 Sep 27, 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
Music by "Phil Poteat" this week. Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days.  Free.

Williamsburg Farmers Market Arts Month
Sep 27, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goats milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Music by Orion.

Colonial Williamsburg presents A Palace Concert: From the Collection
Sep 23, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation.  Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia. A special evening of music featuring The Governors Musick and original instruments from Colonial Williamsburgs collection.

Colonial Williamsburg presents Music for Viols in Concert
Sep 24, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia . A rare musical event with members of The Governors Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. 

Colonial Williamsburg presents Thomas and Sally or the Sailors Return
Sep 25, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. 

Colonial Williamsburg Pints & Pairings Oktoberfest
Sep 27, 2 4 pm
Oktoberfest What is fall without Oktoberfest? Start your celebration a little early with this unrehearsed, fun-filled installment of Pints & Pairings. Join Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen for a journey through the tastes of German brews and Bavarian foods. Join our experts for a lively session.

Berrets Taphouse Grill presents 4th Annual Virginia Oyster/Wine/Beer Tasting
Sep 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Featuring oysters from across our area and wine and beer from across Virginia. Oyster shucking demonstrations, oyster tasting lessons. Oyster shell recycling, music and other food available for sale.

Berkeley Plantation Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Daily | 9:30am 4:30pm
Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeleys amazing history.

Paint Night at Riverwalk Restaurant
Sep 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
We provide all supplies. You will be using non-toxic, acrylic paints on a 16″ x 20″ canvas, We provide step-by-step instructions from professional artists. Take home your masterpiece at the conclusion of the event. Admission. Tapas menu and wine & cocktails offered at happy hour prices.

ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Sep 27, 1:30am-8:00pm
Happy 200th Birthday, Star-Spangled Banner! Join us for a special day of concerts, lecture, and film celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Therell be something for everyone, including an interactive concert for families. Event ticket required; some events also require Colonial Williamsburg admission.

Art in Historic Churches Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Sep 23, 8:00 pm
Organ Recital  John Cannon, Organist from Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series.

New Quarter Park Wednesdays on Your Wheels
Sep 24 5:30- 7:00pm
Wednesdays on Your Wheels, a youth mountain bike race series to be held at New Quarter Park, invites kids ages 3 to 18 to enjoy the parks new mountain bike trail designed especially for children.

Holiday Open House at Williamsburg Celebrations
Sep 26-27, 8:00am – 9:00pm
Get a jump on your holiday decorating and explore the new seasonal offerings at WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations. Stop by for demonstrations of ways to decorate your home in the spirit and style of WILLIAMSBURG. Find out about apple fans, bow making, tablescapes, and more. Meet Mr. Greenhow and a representative of our collectibles vendor Byers Choice.

Colonial Williamsburg presents Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg
Sep 26, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Event in Colonial Virginia. The Governors Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow.

WILLIAMSBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN Plant Sale
Sep 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Art of the Garden Fall Perennials and Shrubs, Butterfly-friendly plants, Mums, Garden Artists & Crafters Native Plants, Perennials, Daffodils & Bulbs, Iris, Fall Mums, Garden Books & More! Cash, check, credit cards accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.

Pick Your Paddle at York River State Park
Sep 27, 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.
Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us.  You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures!  Learn something new and exciting  as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and dont worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak).


 

421 N. Boundary Street | P.O. Box 3495 | Williamsburg, VA 23187-3495
800-368-6511 | 757-229-6511 |
Contact Us

ShinDIG at Jamestown: An Evening of Barbeque & Bluegrass to Benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project

imageCome and join in the fun at  the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown to benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. Enjoy bluegrass music with our very own Archaeology Director Bill Kelso and the Who Ever Shows Up Band from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Dale House Café on Jamestown Island.

The Williamsburg-based band features eight musicians including Bill Kelso, banjo; Doug Burgoyne, guitar; Jack Cowardin, fiddle; Rob Foos, dobro; Bobby Hornsby, bass; Rennie Howard, banjo; Ellen Kelso, bass; and Steve Robertson, guitar.

Soak in the views of the James River while you enjoy music and a BBQ dinner provided by Carrot Tree Kitchens. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the archaeological research, educational programs and operations of the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne

Tickets are $30 per person and include the BBQ dinner.Tickets must be purchased online in advance. An email confirmation will be sent after the ticket purchase is made. Tickets will NOT be mailed to participants.

Thursday, September 25, 2014  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Gates open at 5:45 pm

Buy tickets here

Classes starting soon for Williamsburg Area Learning Tree

Along with The Christopher Wren Association for Lifelong Learning  the Williamsburg Area Learning Tree (WALT) offers enlightening, unique and fun opportunities for everyone, young and old, in greater Williamsburg to learn something new.

From the beginning, as a public service project ,WALT has strived to create an environment for those who have an enthusiasm for a subject to share their knowledge with others. Today more than 50 classes are offered each spring and fall.

WALT courses begin in September  Classes are listed with their title, instructor, dates and times and are  available online at www.wuu.org/walt

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How to sign up: Classes are open to everyone of all ages. Look
over the complete course descriptions including class locations that
vary. Register on-line through PayPal or mail in the form below
with your check. Classes fill up quickly so register early. Registrations are
accepted until the class begins.

WALT Classes this year include:

Family Caregiving: Beginner to Expert ,Dr. Mom’s Essential Oils First Aid, Interior Design Trade Secrets, Art with Forgotten Jewelry, Treating & Preventing the 4 main causes of Plantar Fasciitis, Mah Jongg Strategy, Medicare 101–, Make It & Take It: Beginner Painting, Principles of Training for Running, Aromatherapy 101 and Home Remedies, Paranormal Investigating 101, User Friendly Spanish–, Japanese for Beginners–, Adventures in Sailing–, Past, Present, & Future: Williamsburg Geology–, Household Document Organization – The Process–, Coffee House Drawing for all levels–, Hearing: How it Works & Its Influence on your World–, Riding the Rollercoaster: Is it a Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market?–, Adult Social Dating Sites for Newbies-, Intro to Qigong–, Watercolor & Acrylic Workshop–, Savvy Social Security Planning–, Voice Coaches –, 65 Years Young, What Medicare Eligibility means to You–, Building & Playing a Didgeridoo–, Rhythm Moves Presents: Recreational Music–, Easy, Fun Energy Food in a Bowl–, Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra–, Bridge for Beginners–, The 24 Form Taiji–, Beginning Blues Harmonica–, Intro to Guided Journaling for Health & Wellness–, Chinese for Beginners – Level 1, Retirement: Making your Money Last–, Household Budgeting–, Intro to Handmade Books–, Social Security: Your Questions Answered–, Boost your Health, Fun with Energy, Mozzarella 101, Telling Your Story: Journaling after Brain Injury, My Aching Back: 5 Key Self-Help Tips, Mah Jongg for Beginners, Bringing Balance to Your Budget, Strong Girl Leadership Training, Managing as a Caregiver: Make life Work, Create the Life You Want, Servants: "Downton Abbey" in America, Quiet the Inner Critic, Oils of the Holy Bible, Dynamic Communications,

Click here for class list

WALT is a not-for-profit education program that brings you and your neighbors together to share in the excitement and fun of learning.  Individuals in our community have stepped forward to offer their knowledge of a subject that they love so that the rest of us can learn from them.  With the help of these people and many businesses and service organizations, we present this catalog of classes.

If you have any questions or suggestions contact:
Jill Whitten – Program Coordinator
Williamsburg Area Learning Tree (WALT)
3051 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA  23185-2391
757-220-9975
walt@wuu.org

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to Yorktown Saturday, August 30

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Benjamin Rous, returns to Yorktown at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 for its 18th annual outdoor concert. This year’s concert will be held at Riverwalk Landing on Water Street in historic Yorktown. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and picnic baskets. image

A just-for-fun blue ribbon judging for the most creative picnic set-up will be awarded prior to the concert. The award-winning Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform a pre-concert show at 6 p.m.

The symphony concert is funded by community contributors from organizations, businesses and individuals along with sponsors, York County, York County Arts Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, whose financial support makes it possible. The volunteer Celebrate Yorktown Committee annually raises $24,000 to present this free-to-the-public evening of music for the enjoyment of the community.

Event parking information is as follows:

• Plan to arrive early as parking is expected to fill up in Yorktown.

• Event parking will be available at the York County Courts and Office Complex, Administration and York Hall buildings on Ballard Street, and the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace on Water Street.

• Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

• Limited Handicap parking available in the lower level of the parking terrace. No rain date is scheduled for the concert. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520 for updated information.

For additional information, visit http://www.visityorktown.org or call 890-4490

East Coast Surfing Championship in VA Beach Celebrates 52nd Year Aug. 17-24

North America’s Oldest Running Surfing Competition will return to the shores of Virginia Beach.

More than 200 professional surfers come to compete for their share of a $125,000 total pro cash purse and ASP 4-Star points in the surfing competition at the heart of the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) beach sports festival. And, with nearly 1,000 entries in a variety of competitive levels, ECSC more surfers participating than any event in the world.

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But ECSC is about more than just surfing. Over the past half century, ECSC has evolved into a unique weeklong celebration of beach sports, sounds and culture.  Recognized for years as one of the top events in the southeastern U.S., hundreds also take part in other competitions including BMX biking,  skimboarding, volleyball, an oceanfront 5K run, a swimsuit competition and more.
Live bands also perform for free on an oceanfront stage throughout the weekend. Country star Natalie Stovall and The Drive will perform Thursday night, Aug. 21, The Voice semi-finalist Bria Kelly will perform Friday evening, Aug. 22 and the Plain White Ts will take the stage Saturday night, Aug. 23.
There are fees to participate in competitions, but all other activities are free and open to the public.
For full details and a schedule of events, visit SurfECSC.com.