What You’ll Do: Aug. 13-16

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Learn all about how to take care of your lawn at "Super Turf Saturday."
Learn all about how to take care of your lawn at “Super Turf Saturday.”

From movies to magic shows to gardening workshops, there’s plenty going on in the Historic Triangle this weekend.

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Show Time

Fans of magic can come out to the Williamsburg Regional Library or the James City County Library on Thursday for “Harold Wood Circus in a Suitcase.” This fun-for-the-whole-family magic and comedy show is free and open to the public. The WRL show is at 11 a.m. and the JCCL show is at 2 p.m., so take your pick and come on out.

The Williamsburg Regional Library will be screening two cinematic classics this weekend. On Thursday at 2 p.m. the library will show “High Noon,” a classic 1950s cowboy-western comedy that defined its genre. On Friday, catch the 1 p.m. showing of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.” This Academy Award-winning adaptation of the Harper Lee novel touches on important themes of racism and growing up. Both movies are free and open to the public.

This Friday night, bust out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and head over to “Movies Under the Stars.” This family-friendly event gives kids and their parents an opportunity to enjoy one of last year’s most popular family features, “Planes: Fire and Rescue.” This free event will take place at the Chickahominy River Front Park and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Farmers Markets

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.

Go Outside

Don’t miss your chance to register for “Super Turf Saturday.” This four-hour program on Saturday morning will give attendees all the information they need to have a pristine lawn. Experts from Virginia Tech will be on hand to talk about how to get the lawn you love while also being friendly to the environment. This free event kicks off at 9 a.m. and pre-registration is required. Call 757-564-2179 to register.

New Quarter Park is hosting a Walk and Talk all about deer and ticks this Saturday. From 10 a.m. until noon participants can join in a hike through the park and learn all about the relationship between deer, ticks and humans along the way. This event is free and open to the public.

The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is hosting a “Growing Orchids” class this Saturday. Master Gardener James Pressly will discuss all the basics of grouping orchids and the Freedom Park Interpretive Center. This event is free and begins at 10 a.m.

There will be a wreath laying ceremony celebrating the ending of World War II this Sunday at Williamsburg Memorial Park. Twenty-nine veterans of the Battle of the Bulge in attendance, so come out to enjoy patriotic music and guests speakers. This event begins at 9 a.m. and is free and open to the public.