What You’ll Do: Aug. 27-30

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The Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers is hosting an air show in celebration of National Model Aviation Day this Saturday.
The Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers is hosting an air show in celebration of National Model Aviation Day this Saturday.

Whether you’re looking to sign up for dance classes, learn about model planes or network with business people in the Historic Triangle community, this week’s edition of What You’ll Do has you covered.

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Theater and Dance

Colonial Williamsburg will continue to present staged readings of 18th-century plays at the Raleigh Tavern this week in order to narrow down which show will be awarded a full production later in the year. A presentation of “The Busie Body” by English playwright Susanna Centilivre will be presented. On Friday you can catch Robert Munford’s “The Candidates.”Finally, you can see “Wild Oats” by John O’Keefe on Saturday. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission to each show is $18 for ages 13 and up, $9 for ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under.

The Virginia Regional Ballet Academy is hosting an open house at both the Williamsburg and Yorktown locations Saturday. Interested parties can check out the studios, meet the instructors and register for classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Calling all dancers: To mark its 20-year anniversary, Centerstage Academy is hosting an open house celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. This event will feature performance by students, faculty and alumni on an outdoor stage, in addition to free food and children’s activities. Come out and enjoy magic shows, face painting, a photo booth and Disney character visits. While you’re there check out the upcoming class schedule and get to know the studio’s instructors. This event is free and open to the public.

Young audiences will love “Little Citizens,” a show all about the stories, ideas and struggles of America in her infancy, designed just for kids. The Art Museums at Colonial Williamsburg will be hosting this special production at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, so don’t miss your chance to discover what it was like to be a citizen in our country’s earliest days. Admission to the show is included with museum ticket.

Meet Interesting People

Looking for a chance to network with business leaders and entrepreneurs in the Historic Triangle? The come on out to this month’s Business Connection After Hours on Thursday at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. From 5 to 7 p.m., you can meet and chat with business owners and leaders in the area and build relationships that will benefit your own business endeavors. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate the end of summer at the Williamsburg Baptist Church’s Ice Cream Social from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Members of the community are invited to come out and meet Jon and Tanya Parks, who minister to the Roma people in Slovakia and have many stories and life lessons to share from their three years spent living abroad. Guests can enjoy free ice cream and hot dogs while they get to know this remarkable couple. This event is free but donations to support the Parks’ work in Slovakia are appreciated.

Interested in learning about how to become a writer? The Williamsburg Regional Library is hosting a workshop led by local author Frank Milligan this Saturday on that very subject. Miller is the award-winning author of “Time to Write: Discovering the Writer within after 50” and will be sharing his wisdom with all comers. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Colonial Virginia Aeromodelers are celebrating National Model Aviation Day on Saturday with a special air show at their headquarters on Tomahund Drive. The show will include model airplanes, jets, warbirds, stunt planes, rockets, helicopters and more. Several CVA members will be on sight to answer questions, and the Chick-Fil-A cow is even slated to make an appearance. This free show begins at 11 a.m.

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.

Everything Else

The Williamsburg Regional Library’s Thursday afternoon movie this week is “Tombstone,” the 1993 telling of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday’s showdown at the O.K. Corral. The screening of this classic Western will begin at 2 p.m., and admission is free. This movie is rated “R” and is not advised for children under 17.


William and Mary Women’s Soccer will play East Carolina in its home opener at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field on Friday evening at 7 p.m. Both teams are unbeaten, with the Tribe coming off a two win weekend at the James Madison Tournament; 5-1 over Seton Hall and 3-0 over then nationally ranked Georgetown.

Poisoned Dwarf will be performing at Grace Episcopal Churchyard on Sunday, so pack a picnic and come on out to enjoy traditional Irish tunes. The show starts at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.