What You’ll Do: Dec. 10-13

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Fynesound will perform at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg’s “A New Nation Trades Tunes” program Saturday. (Courtesy Colonial Williamsburg)

There is plenty of fun to be had around the Historic Triangle this weekend. Whether you want to peruse a farmers market, take up a new hobby or even bring home a new four-legged family member, What You’ll Do has you covered for all your weekend activity needs.

Looking for holiday-themed events? Check out this week’s special edition, What Yule Do.

Want to see your event included in What You’ll Do? We take these ideas from our community calendar, which you can find on the right side of WYDaily.com. Submitting to the calendar is easy – and it’s free – so make sure to add upcoming events for your group or organization.

Shop

The Colonial Italian American Organization is hosting a yard sale in Windsor Forest between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday that will include items such as canopy tents, wine glasses, fire extinguishers, metal shelves, Italian cookbooks and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Stop by the Toano Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up all your produce for the week. While you’re there, choose from a 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.

Check out the Williamsburg Farmers Market this week to peruse the wares of more than 35 vendors offering a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, herbs, potted plants, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers and more. The market accepts cash, credit cards, SNAP and W&M Express. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

It’s that time again. Second Sundays is taking over downtown Williamsburg. Head over to Prince George and North Boundary streets to enjoy live music and dancing, shop the wares of more than 75 different artisans or even enjoy some family-friendly activities like face-painting and balloon art. This free even will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eat

This week’s “Wine, Wit & Wisdom” tasting is all about wines where it’s warmer. Join Commelier Noreen Graziano at the Williamsburg Lodge for an educational and delicious afternoon devoted to wines of the southern hemisphere accompanied by small bites of tasty artisanal foods. Tickets are $50.95 per person and the program begins at 2 p.m. Saturday.

A December tradition continues with Alewerk’s “Kegs & Eggs” on Sunday. Stop by the taproom from noon to 2 p.m. to enjoy a made-to-order omelette and a craft beer or two. Stick around afterward to enjoy some live music from the Train Hoppers.

Learn

Are you interested in beekeeping but don’t quite know how to take the plunge into a new hobby? Look no further than Colonial Beekeepers “Getting Started in Beekeeping” presentation at the Williamsburg Regional Library on Sunday. Come out and learn the basics of beekeeping and why its such an important and rewarding pastime. This free lecture begins at 1:15 p.m.

The James City County Library is hosting “Paws to Read with K-9 Connection” on Sunday to encourage kids to develop their reading skills. Trained therapy dogs will come to the library and listen to children as they read as a fun and creative incentive for this important activity. This event is free and requires a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. The fun starts at 2:30 p.m.

Stop by Jamestown Settlement this weekend to take in the new exhibit, “Clayton & Catesby: Botanical Virginia.” This show will allow viewers to explore and marvel at the beauty and variety of native Virginian plants and includes 17 period hand-colored engravings created by Catesby while he traveled around the colony in the 18th century. This exhibition debuted last weekend and will remain on display daily through February.

Everything Else

In honor of the upcoming movie release the Heritage Humane Society is hosting a “Star Paws, The Pur Awakens” party from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. This event will feature raffles, mascots, popcorn and many adorable animals available for adoption. Stop by the humane society and find your new furry best friend.

Enjoy some lively music Saturday at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg’s “A New Nation Trades Tunes.” Fynesound will be presenting their take on the lively music that came to the New World with Virginia’s earliest settlers, from patriotic ditties like “Yankee Doodle” to Celtic-inspired folk songs. Tickets are $10 in addition to museum admission and the program runs twice, at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Williamsburg Memorial Park is holding its 2015 Holiday Luminary this Sunday. From 5 to 10 p.m., drive through this beautiful display of lights honoring those we have lost- over 2,000 candles have been meticulously placed with the help of Boy Scout Troop 414. You can even design your own luminary bag to honor the dearly departed if you stop by the park’s Custom Care Center earlier in the day. This event is free and open to the public.