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The weather forecast might be gloomy for this weekend, but there are still tons of fun opportunities to be taken advantage of in the Historic Triangle.
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Catch A Show
This Thursday’s afternoon movie at the Williamsburg Regional Library is “Airport,” a disaster movie staring Burt Lancaster as the manager of an airport facing a massive snowstorm. As always, the show is free and will begin at 2 p.m.
William & Mary Theatre is presenting “The Blue Room” from Thursday through Saturday at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. This play follows the story of 10 sexual encounters and the effects digital and social media have on modern relationships. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s original play “La Rhonde” and directed by Christopher Owens, this show is sure to make viewers contemplate complexity of modern relationships. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for faculty and staff. This show is not suitable for children.
The year is 1719, and you have the opportunity to sit in on the trial of one of the most famous pirates in history: a member of Blackbeard’s crew. Head over to the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg every Thursday this month to witness “To Hang a Pirate,” a historical re-enactment of the trial of Israel Hands. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $18.
You can also head to the Capitol on Friday for “Cry Witch” to help decide the fate of Grace Sherwood, a woman accusing of witchcraft in the colony in 1706. Attendees can stand as members of the jury in this candlelit inquiry against Grace, asking questions of witnesses, weighing evidence and then making the final decision –is she guilty of witchcraft? Tickets are $18 a person and program times are at 7:30 and 9 p.m. This event is not appropriate for small children.
Help Out a Cause
Kings of Glory is hosting a Children’s Consignment Sale on Friday and Saturday. Head over and shop a great selection of children’s clothing, maternity clothing, nursery and children’s furniture, baby equipment, toys, games and more. The money from the sale will go to benefit the church’s National Youth Gathering and Preschool Tuition Assistance Program. The sale takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring a jar of peanut butter to donate to FISH on Friday and get in an hour early.
Head over to Sticks Kebob Shop on Friday to enjoy some delicious kebobs and raise money for the American Red Cross all at once. From 4 to 9 p.m. if you mention the Red Cross when placing your order, 10 percnet of your meal price will be donated to the nonprofit. Don’t miss your chance to do some good for people in need and enjoy some tasty kebobs.
Bounty of Autumn
The Williamsburg Farmers Market will be fully stocked with fresh corn, fruits, baked goods, flowers and more this weekend from 8 a.m. to noon on Duke of Gloucester Street. 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.
Welcome fall at the Stone House Presbyterian Church Fall Festival and Bonfire on Saturday. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the whole family can turn out to enjoy crafts, cakewalks, a bounce house and more. Stick around after 6:30 p.m. for a bonfire with s’mores. This event is free and open to the public.
Hickory Neck Episcopal Church is offering a “Blessing of the Animals” at 4 p.m. Sunday. Bring your pets of all sizes, great and small, to receive a blessing from the clergy. The Heritage Humane Society will also be on site to provide information about their animal foster care program. This event is free and open to the public.
Are you brave enough to sign up for Colonial Williamsburg’s Ghost Walk? Every day during the month of October groups will set out from Shield’s Tavern and take a tour of the most haunted locals in the Revolutionary City. Tours depart at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 for 13-and-up, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6.