What You’ll Do: Oct. 15-18

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The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is hosting a "Plein Air," or open air, sketching and painting workshop on Saturday. (Courtesy Williamsburg Botanical Garden)
The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is hosting a “Plein Air,” or open air, sketching and painting workshop on Saturday. (Courtesy Williamsburg Botanical Garden)

This weekend in the Historic Triangle you can run a 10K to raise money for breast cancer research, learn how to make your own oil-infused vinegar and check out a candidate meet-and-greet to prepare for the upcoming election.

If you need even more inspiration for weekend plans, check out our Yorktown Day event guide.

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Get Informed

The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate meet-and-greet for the upcoming James City County Supervisors races in the Berkeley, Roberts and Stonehouse districts. Make sure you’re prepared when Election Day rolls around by coming out to chat with the people on your ballot. This free event will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the James City County Government Center.

Thinking about getting a graduate degree in education? The College of William & Mary School of Education is hosting a prospective grad students day on Friday. Come check out the school’s state-of-the-art facility, meet with faculty and chat with current students about their experience. This free event begins at 3 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Get Artistic

Sue Coe, an internationally renowned artist and activist, will be discussing her work and industrial animal agriculture – also known as factory farming – in a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at Tucker Hall. Coe will explore the suffering and environmental issues that arise out of factory farming and the relationship between politics and art.

Grab your easel and head over to the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to enjoy some open air sketching this weekend. The final of a series of three “Plein Air” workshops is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday. Linda Miller will kick off the session with an overview of the garden’s plant life, after which participants can move about and sketch or paint at their leisure. This program is free but a $5 contribution toward the maintenance of the garden is appreciated.

Come enjoy the sounds of southern Appalachia on Saturday at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Brian Peters and Jeff Davis will be exploring the legacy of Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles through their astounding collection of songs. In addition to playing selections of folk music, Peters and Davis will also share exerpts of Sharp’s diary and share photographs of mountain life. This program begins at 4 p.m. and a $5 ticket in addition to museum admission is required.

Come out to PechaKucha Night on Saturday to enjoy an evening of fast paced presentations- 20 images run for 20 seconds each, and the challenge for the presenter is to keep up with their own narrative. Topics can vary widely, and the evening is always a great surprise with pure inspiration. This event is free and will take place at the Williamsburg Regional Library at 7 p.m.

Get Outside

Looking to get in the Halloween spirit? Go Ape! is hosting a special Halloween-themed outdoor experience for kids every Friday and Saturday from now through Oct. 30. Kids ages 3 to 12 or anyone taller than 3-foot-3 can participate in a fun-filled course of tree-to-tree crossings, obstacles and two zip lines at 20 feet above the ground. Admission is $27 per person.

Beyond Boobs! is hosting a “Run for the Hills” 10k and Family Fall Fest this weekend to raise money in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Head over to the Warhill Sports Complex to explore the roads and trails that wind through the beautiful fall foliage as you take part in a one mile fun-run, 5K or 10K. Even if you aren’t in the mood to run, grab the family and enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, entertainment and food samplings at the Fall Fest. This event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and registration varies depending on the race. Click here for more info.

Pickleball players of all skill levels ages 18 and up are invited to come out and participate in the Williamsburg Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament this Saturday at Jamestown High School. Players will be organized by age group and participate in a double elimination style tournament. The fun begins at 8 a.m. and registration is $25 per person.

Get Shopping

The Williamsburg Farmers Market has all your summertime picnic needs covered, so don’t forget to stop by between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday. Vendors will be fully stocked with fresh corn, fruits, baked goods, flowers and more. 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

This Thursday’s Williamsburg Regional Library afternoon movie is “The Towering Inferno,” a classic 1970s disaster flick. When a fire breaks out in a San Francisco high-rise, the fire chief and the building’s architect have to partner up to save lives and bring about justice. This screening is free and open to the public and will begin at 2 p.m.

The string and vocal trio Low Lily will be performing a concert at the Williamsburg Regional Library this Friday at 7:30 p.m. This talented group will explore the roots of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for friends of the library and college students and $10 for kids under 17. To reserve a ticket call 757-259-4070.

Join Carol Schmidt of the Herb Society of America this Saturday at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden to learn all about herb-infused oils and vinegars. Schmidt will share recipes, tips and tricks for making interesting herb-infused oils and for how to use them. This program will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center at 10 a.m. and is free, but a $5 donation to the garden is encouraged.