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What You’ll Do: Oct. 3-6

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The first weekend in October brings An Occasion for the Arts’ 45th annual Art Show with an array of craft vendors lined up for the Merchants Square event. If you’re looking to get a little art and a little food and drink, Blue Talon is offering Occasion for Taste, which features craft beer, artisan distillers and more than 100 wineries. If art events aren’t your style, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is hosting a Revolutionary War Lecture Series.

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.

Arts Month

The Yorktown Wine Festival begins at noon Saturday on Water Street in Yorktown. Wineries from across the state, as well as art and food vendors and entertainment, will be at the event, which will go on rain or shine. For admission information, visit the calendar.

An Occasion for the Arts is hosting its 45th annual Art Show from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Merchants Square. More than 170 visual artists will display paintings, jewelry, photographs and other fine crafts. For full details, visit the calendar. Look for a full WYDaily article on this event later this week.

Alongside An Occasion for the Arts, Blue Talon will be offering Occasion for Taste on Saturday and Sunday. The event features craft beers, artisan distillers, more than 100 wines and an all-day buffet. For more information, including ticket pricing, check out the calendar.

This Century Art Gallery has a variety of art classes lined up for Thursday. At 9:30 a.m., adult students can learn how to paint realistic flowers and leaves. At 3 p.m., adult students can take a class on the history and techniques of papier mache and will create their own papier mache item. At 6 p.m., adult students of all skill levels in oil and/or acrylic can take part in a painting class.

Film and Performance

Williamsburg Regional Library’s Thursday Afternoon Film Series is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown win with a month of films about horse racing. On Thursday, the 1937 film “A Day at the Races” will play at 2 p.m. Find out more about this film and others scheduled for the month in the calendar.

Tailgate Down will play the final performance in the “Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series Friday. The band takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. for this completely free event on Water Street. For full details, visit the calendar.

The Williamsburg Regional Library will also host several performances of “The Woman in Black” — a play about a widowed British solicitor sent to a remote village where he realizes there’s a deadly secret— in a joint venture with Panglossian Productions. The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Get the details in the calendar.

Lectures and Meetings

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is hosting a Revolutionary War Lecture Series. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the third lecture in the series will take place at the Yorktown Victory Center. For more details about the series read a full WYDaily article or visit the calendar.

The Williamsburg area League of Women Voters is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday about illiteracy in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Speakers include Dr. Richard Long of the International Reading Association and Glenn Marshall of the “Adopt a School” initiative for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. Get the details in the calendar.

VCE Family Focus at York River Baptist Church is hosting Active Parenting Now, a class for parents with children ages 5 to 12. The class meets Thursdays for six weeks, beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Find out what the class covers, as well as additional details, in the calendar.

Farmer’s Markets

The Toano Farmers Market provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables Saturday. The market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the corner of Forge and Richmond roads in Toano. The calendar has more details.

Also on Saturday, the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. Local produce can be found at the market that’s located in Merchants Square at 402 W. Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg. See the calendar for more details.

The Williamsburg Pottery will feature fresh local produce and other items at their farmer’s market beginning 9 a.m. Saturday. Seasonal fruits and vegetables will be offered for sale. The calendar entry has more information.

The Norge Williamsburg Small Animal Sale and Market on will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tractor Supply Company in Norge. There will be produce and canned goods as well as a variety of vendors selling crafts and home items. Goat kids, potbelly piglets, chickens, ducks and other animals will also be for sale. Check the calendar for full details.

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