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Before you sit down for a big feast on Easter Sunday, spend some time with your family members around town. From a College of William & Mary lecture to Easter Egg hunts, you and your family will have plenty of events to keep you busy.
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Learn from an Expert
Hear what it would be like to spend your career working in government in Brent Colburn’s lecture, “An Unexpected Resume: Fifteen Years in Campaigns and Government.” Colburn, the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs and the national communications director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday in Morton Hall Room 220 at the College of William & Mary. The event is free and open to the public.
Meet an Author
The William & Mary Bookstore will be hosting several authors for book signings this weekend.
Hunt for Eggs
Kids can enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt a day early with the Easter Egg Extravaganza at Wanner Stadium in the Warhill Sports Complex and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center in the Grove area. More than 10,000 eggs will be hidden for hunts divided by age, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Wanner Stadium and 1 p.m. at the community center. Click here for more information.
Yorktown families can also enjoy a hunt close to home Saturday with the Great Easter Egg Hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lee Hall Mansion at 163 Yorktown Road. Tickets are $5 per child for the event that will feature games, the Easter bunny and great photo opportunities. Click here or call 757-888-3371 for more information.
Art & Music
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center opens its annual “The Original Art” exhibit Saturday. The exhibit, which runs through April 26, is based on a juried competition from the Society of Illustrators. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Rotary Club of James City County presents “An Evening of Magical Tunes” at Kimball Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The operatic event features favorites Claudia Chapa and Yasmine Levi-Ellentu with tenor Cesar Delgado. Musical selections will include opera, musical theater, pop and folk tunes.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market, located on Duke of Gloucester Street, will feature vendors selling fish, artisan chocolate, cheese, meats, honey, baked goods and more with live music by Audio Portrait from 8 a.m. to noon.
Stop by the Toano Farmers Market, held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the pavilion near the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department located at 3135 Forge Road. The market features Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs, Heidi’s Home Grown and more.