What You’ll Do: Feb. 6-9

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W.Y.D2We’ve entered February, also known as the start of the sniffly season. There are still plenty of chances to go out of the house and enjoy all that the Historic Triangle has to offer, from a children’s music concert to a race for a good cause. This weekend has nearly as many events as there will be changes in the weather.

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Williamsburg Regional Library’s Thursday Afternoon Film Series takes a different look at Valentine’s Day for the month of February, programming movies that deal with the Other Woman and conflicted love affairs. This week, watch “Back Street” (1941), which features Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullavan. The film starts at 2 p.m. in the Library Theatre.

Bring the kids to sing and clap along Saturday morning with singer-songwriter Betsy Q. She will be performing at 11 a.m. at the Kimball Theatre, as a fundraiser with Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Focus.

Bentley Boyd, creator of the “Chester the Crab” comics, will be at the Williamsburg Regional Library this weekend. Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, he will share insight into his creations and give advice to students who hope to become artists.


Providence Classical School will be holding a Classroom Tour Day Open House, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Families are invited for a light breakfast starting at 8 a.m., following by an overview of the school’s education style. Guests are welcome at any time throughout the day to tour classes and meet staff.

On Thursday evening, Williamsburg Montessori School is hosting a middle school open house. Starting at 6 p.m., guests can come to learn about the Montessori approach and curriculum.

The Williamsburg Montessori School will also hold an International Festival, starting at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Historic Triangle Services Center. The third annual event will feature a scavenger hunt, tables with crafts and snacks by continent, and student and individual performances.

Health and Wellness

Thursday starts a five-week series of seminars called “Caring For You, Caring For Me” Education and Support Program. The classes are designed to address the needs of those engaged in elder care, for family and professional caregivers. The first one is 4 p.m. Thursday at the York Senior Center.

Greenfield Senior Living of Williamsburg and Encompass Home Health present a free blood pressure screening by a licensed health care professional. Guests should arrive at Greenfield Senior Living at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and can also learn healthy eating tips and recipes.

Give Kids a Smile, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, provides free dental care to children eligible for Medicaid or from low income families. Reservations are requested, but not required. Read the Hometown story to learn more.


Tribe men’s tennis takes on Liberty Thursday evening. The match starts at 6 p.m. at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. The team will play again at 10 a.m. Saturday, also at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. They will play against South Carolina State.

WYDaily and The Tide are sponsoring the Toano Middle School Icy 8k and 1 Mile Color Run, happening Saturday morning at the. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and free children’s activities will include bounce houses and face painting. The race benefits the Running Trail Fund for Toano Middle School and the PTSA.

William & Mary’s women’s tennis team will play off against Penn State Saturday. The 11:30 a.m. match is at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. Find more women’s tennis Sunday when the Tribe takes on Wake Forest. The match begins at noon.

This and That

The Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association is holding an event for lawyers and law students Saturday. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by discussion of court cases and law topics in front of a panel. The sessions will be at the Marshall Wythe Law School at William & Mary.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Williamsburg resident Cherokee Edwards will be signing his motivational book, “The Champion Within,” at the Quarterpath Recreation Center. The book encourages readers unleash their inner champions to overcome life’s obstacles. The event is free but advance tickets are required.

King of Glory Church and School is holding “From the Heart…For the Kids,” which supports school scholarships. A silent auction starts at 3:45, and a chili cook-off dinner (separate tickets) will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live auction at 6:15 p.m.

SpiritWorks Foundation: Center for the Soul presents a weekend of activities with Reverend Becca Stevens. Titled “Love is the Most Powerful Source of Social Change in the World,” the schedule includes many sermons by Stevens, who has founded a nonprofit for women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.