There are tons of events going on this weekend – you’ll probably have a tough choice deciding which to attend. Clearly, there’s no excuse to sit at home, so just take a peek at our suggestions on the best bets for weekend fun right here in W.Y.D, which stands for What You’ll Do, and see if you can come up with the perfect plan.
We pull these ideas off our community calendar, which you can find on the right side of WYDaily.com. Submitting to the calendar is free and easy, so make sure to add upcoming events for your group or organization.
This weekend there are several fundraisers going on, including Kiwanis Club’s 3rd Annual Shamrock the Burg. Also, the Iron Chef competition is on the list, and so is PechaKucha night. What does that mean? Read on to find out!
The Boxwood traditional music weekend is going on over the next few days; as part of this, the Williamsburg Library is hosting a concert on Friday night. Chris Norman (flute, whistle, smallpipes), Kim Robertson (celtic harp), and Eamon O’Leary (voice, guitar and tenor banjo) will present a program of Celtic music from the British Isles and Maritime Canada – if you want more details, check out the calendar. Also part of the Boxwood event: Irish music jam session at the DoG Street Pub on Saturday night and a Celtic music workshop on Saturday at Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norge. The full schedule is on the event website.
The Williamsburg Choral Guild’s winter concert is this weekend. The guild will present “Glorious Chorus” on Sunday at 4 p.m., with Artistic Director Jay BeVille conducting. The performance will feature organist Rebecca Davy, outstanding soloists and an instrumental ensemble in a program that pairs Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Handel’s “Dixit Dominus.” Dr. Sterling Murray will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 3 p.m. at Williamsburg United Methodist Church on Jamestown Road. Look at the calendar for details.
Theater and Film
You know what Thursday means – that’s right! A free flick at the library! March is music month for the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Thursday Afternoon Film Series, with four classic Hollywood musicals being shown at 2 p.m. in the Library Theatre. This week they’ll be showing “The Glenn Miller Story” (1954). James Stewart plays Glenn Miller in this charming biopic about the trombone-playing big band leader. Anthony Mann directs and June Allyson costars with special appearances by Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa. Songs include “Moonlight Serenade,” “String of Pearls” and “In the Mood.” The calendar has all the details.
Williamsburg Christian Academy is hosting the musical “The Wizard of Oz” this weekend on Friday and Saturday. Check the calendar to get ticket and show time information.
Talks and Classes
Here’s another event that’s part of the Boxwood weekend: Our Savior’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norge is hosting a penny whistle class on Thursday; the class will be taught by celebrity flutist Chris Norman. What are penny whistles? We weren’t sure either until we checked – just ask Google! Whistles are available for loan or for purchase for $10. This class is geared to young people, but all ages are welcome. The calendar has details.
Date Night Ideas
Stop by the PechaKucha event Saturday night at the New Town Art Gallery and get a dose of creativity! PechaKucha allows people to share their creative imaginings using 20 slides that are viewed for 20 seconds each. The calendar has all the information on this event.
Thursday night is the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association’s Iron Chef competition at Colonial Heritage’s ballroom. Nine competing chefs will be teamed up in groups of three across three teams to create an appetizer and main course from a mystery basket of ingredients, and guests will get to watch and have delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine. What a fun date! You can still get tickets at the door – the calendar has more details.
The Kiwanis Club’s 3rd Annual Shamrock the Burg is going on Saturday night, with proceeds benefitting Avalon, Bacon Street, Community Action Agency and Jamestown 4H. You’ll get to sample some Guinness Draught and hear traditional Celtic/Irish pub music by Glasgow Kiss. Look at the calendar to get more information and get in on the fun!
Saturday evening is also the fourth annual Chesapeake Experience Wine Event Fundraiser. Chesapeake Experience is a group that creates on-the-water, hands-on, educational experiences for students, teachers, and the general public to increase stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. There will be all kinds of wines to taste, plus food and a silent auction. Proceeds will support the group’s scholarship program. Check out the calendar to get more details.
Soroptimist International of Williamsburg is holding its annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday to help support its scholarship programs. The event will feature fashions by Lilli of Ghent and a silent auction and raffle. Soropimist International is a group for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Check out the calendar for details.
The Jamestown High School Athletic Booster Club is holding its twelfth annual Swamp Run, 5K run/walk and one-mile and .25 mile fun runs at JHS on Saturday. The calendar has details.
Odds and Ends
Norge Dental Center is hosting a free dental care day on Saturday for people who can’t afford to visit the dentist. The local dentist’s office is offering the program as part of Dentistry From the Heart, a nonprofit made up of dentists and their staff who provide free dental work for people who need it. Plan to come well before the 8 a.m. open time. “Even though our doors open at 8 we encourage you to arrive much earlier to ensure you get seen,” the website says. “In the past we’ve had patients arrive just after midnight.” Here’s the calendar link.
Just a reminder – even though it’s still cold outside, local farmer’s markets are open! The Toano market is open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Forge and Richmond Roads, and the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Merchant’s Square. From eggs and meat to veggies and flowers, you can get bags full of goodies at either location.
The William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy is now accepting applications for its 3rd annual five-day training program in special education advocacy to be held July 28 through Aug. 2 — register soon, as the class is filling up. Here’s the calendar link with more information on how to register.