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Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with some fiddle music, strawberries, a car show and a journey through York River State Park.
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Enjoy the Arts
Enjoy Fiddle Music of Colonial Virginia with visiting scholar Dr. Nikos Pappas from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Hennage Auditorium. Pappas, who is in town for a monthlong research fellowship, will bring to life sounds of the backcountry, including slave music.
Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents “Musical Voyages,” a celebration of sounds and rhythms from countries of the Asia Pacific, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Williamsburg Regional Library. Admission is free.
Children can learn to sketch with Linda Miller, a local artist and Virginia Master Naturalist, in the Williamsburg Botanical Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Children’s Botanical Sketching Program teaches kids aged 8 to 16 how to draw flowers. Registration is required. Click here to learn more about the class.
The recurring visual and performing arts festival 2nd Sundays will be held on Prince George and North Boundary streets on Sunday. There will be live music, children’s activities and more than 75 artisan booths from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market, located on Duke of Gloucester Street, will feature more than 30 vendors selling spring produce, artisan chocolate, cheese, meats, honey, baked goods and more from 8 a.m. to noon. Jake Fowler will perform live music from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
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.
Yorktown Market Days kicks off its ninth season on Saturday. The market, open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing, will feature more than 35 farmers, artists and vendors offering produce, meat, baked goods, art and more.
This & That
Matthew Whaley Elementary School is hosting its 37th annual Strawberry Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday on the school’s campus. The festival will feature family-friendly fun with games, food, inflatables, face-painting, arts and crafts, music, a Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences station and, of course, strawberries.
Check out the sixth annual Project Lifesaver Car Show, sponsored by James City County Police and Classic Cruisers Car Club, at 10 a.m. Saturday. The car show, hosted at Warhill High School, is open to all hotrod, street rod, sports and show vehicles. A DJ and food vendor will be on site. Donations, which will support Project Lifesaver and Salvation Army food bank, are accepted.
Bring your kids to York River State Park for a full day of educational fun on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to noon, Pick Your Paddle before venturing on an exploration of the wetlands to learn about the wild creatures and ways to protect the river’s resources. From 1 to 3 p.m., join the Roaming Ranger to learn about the park on land. From 4 to 6 p.m., Fossil Frenzy has guests explore a fossil beach to discover relics of old creatures that used to roam the area.