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If you’ve checked out our Events Guide, you already know about all the interesting Fourth of July celebrations taking place in the Historic Triangle area over the next few days. For those who are looking to more than honor the red, white and blue, we’ve compiled a short list of non-Independence Day themed goings-on around town this weekend.
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Grab Some Grub
Carrot Tree Kitchens is hosting an “All You Can Eat Crab Pickin’” night this Friday at its Yorktown location. For $34.95 a person, guests can partake in an all-you-can-eat steamed blue crab buffet. For those with smaller appetites pricing per crab is available. There will also be a hot dog and barbecue menu for those who aren’t seafood-inclined.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market has all your Fourth of July picnic needs covered, so don’t forget to stop by between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday before you head out to the day’s festivities. Vendors will be fully stocked with fresh corn, fruits, baked goods, flowers and more, and the LCV Project will be performing from 9 to 11 a.m. to get shoppers in the holiday mood. The market accepts cash, major credit cards, William and Mary Express and SNAP.
Stop by the Toano Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up all your produce for the week. While you’re there, peruse the variety of items available at Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs and Heidi’s Home Grown. The market will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up around noon.
Want to keep the fun going after Saturday night’s Independence Day festivities? Waypoint Seafood and Grill will be holding their monthly Jazz Brunch starting at 11 a.m. Sunday morning. Good Shot Judy, a native Virginian jazz trio, will be performing, and the kitchen will be serving up locally sourced and inspired entrees that celebrate the palate of the Chesapeake region. Reservations are encouraged and can be made here.
This week the Williamsburg Regional Library is kicking off a new family-oriented summertime event, “Storytime and Craft at WRL.” Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. children are invited to come out to the Williamsburg branch of the library for a story and complementary craft. This week the theme will be “Pigs.” This event is free and open to the public.
Families are encouraged to come out and take advantage of Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s free admission day this Sunday. Guests of all ages will enjoy looking at the variety of art objects that PFAC currently has on display and finding out more about the myriad of classes and events that the center has to offer.
Kids with a passion for the outdoors should check out the monthly Kid’s Fishing Fanatic Tournament this Saturday at York River Park’s Woodstock Pond. Bring your own gear and try your hand at catching bass, bluegill and crappie. Prizes will be awarded for the largest catches of the day. Participation is free, parking is $4.00 and tackle and bait will be provided. Call 757-566-3036 to make your reservations.
Do Something New
History buffs won’t want to miss historian Carson Hudson’s lecture on the Lincoln assassination as told through photographs of the time period. This hourlong presentation at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Thursday morning will give attendees a unique perspective on one of America’s most famous murders, but guests should be warned that some of the images displayed may be disturbing. The lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. and admission is $12.99 for adults and $6.49 for children.
Grace Episcopal Churchyard will be kicking off its summer concert series at 5 p.m. Sunday. This free event will feature music from a number of different genres, ranging from classical to blues to Celtic to contemporary. Pack a picnic and a few lawn chairs and come on out to enjoy the show.