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There are just a few short weeks of summer left before the air turns cool and the kids head back to school, so take advantage of all the outdoor family fun going on around the Historic Triangle this weekend.
Take the kids to a magic show, a nature program or a concert. If you’re looking for some grown-up fun, check out a wine tasting or night of classical music.
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Get Into Gardens
The Master Gardeners of Williamsburg are meeting Thursday to learn about plant communities of the mid-Atlantic tidal salt marshes. Dan Summers of the Virginia Living Museum will be leading the program and members of the general public are welcome to attend. The lecture begins at 9 a.m. and will take place at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Admission is free.
Music lovers should check out the Williamsburg Botanical Garden’s “Music in the Garden” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The Tangent Trio, composed of Sophie Leruth and Luther Millison on violin and Mayee Chen on cello, will be performing everything from classical music to pop favorites. Guests can relax in the garden and even enjoy a glass of wine as they take in the sounds on the night air. Admission is free but a $5 donation is appreciated.
The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is hosting a free children’s program, “The Life of Bees,” this Saturday. Kids of all ages can learn about the parts of a bee, its lifecycle and the vital services that it provides to our gardens. Contact Sherry Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and find out more information.
The Bounty of Summer
Yorktown Market Days continue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Water Street. Shoppers can pick from vendors’ extensive selection of fruits, vegetables, breads, fish, flowers and art.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market will be fully stocked with fresh corn, fruits, baked goods, flowers and more this weekend. Shoppers can also enjoy live music from Eliza Greer and an exhibit from the Master Gardeners on trees and shrubs. The market accepts cash, major credit cards, William & 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.
See A Show
This week’s selection at the Williamsburg Regional Library’s weekly movie afternoon is “The Magnificent Seven.” This 1960s Western is the story of seven gunslingers hired to protect a Mexican village. The show will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday and admission is free.
The “Bonfire on the River” summer music series return to Yorktown this Thursday. From 6 to 9 p.m., Bonfire Magazine will be celebrating summer on the water with food trucks, vendors and live music. Guests can also take a free tour of the Watermen’s Museum and learn about its summer offerings. This event is free and open to the public.
Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Take them to KIDabra! This fun-filled show will include magic, ventriloquism and comedy the whole family is sure to enjoy. The show will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at the Doubletree by Hilton Auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids and tickets are available at the door.
Get out and get some exercise for a great cause this Saturday. Child Development Resources is holding a Superhero 5K in the Vineyards of Williamsburg to raise money for babies and toddlers in the Historic Triangle. Whether you’re participating in the 5K or the 1-mile “fun run,” put on your best superhero costume and enjoy walking or running along a winding trail through the Vineyards. Registration is $45 for the 5K and $30 for the “fun run.” Ticket and registration info can be found here.
James City County Parks and Recreation is offering free health screenings all day Saturday. Come out to the Parks and Recreation building to get info about your blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol. No registration is required.
Wine lovers won’t want to miss “Wine, Wit & Wisdom: A Tale of Four Cabs” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and wine expert Noreen Graziano will lead this interactive and educational wine tasting that’s all about Cabernet Sauvignon, “the king of red grapes.” Tickets are $45.50 per person and the tasting will take place at the Colonial Williamsburg Taste Studio.