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Take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by getting out and about in the Historic Triangle this weekend.
Hear some live music, learn a little about history or get in the spirit of the season by making a donation to those in need in the Greater Williamsburg area this winter. There is no time like the present to create a fun memory to finish out 2015.
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.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Start your Sunday right with “Kegs and Eggs” at Alewerks. Stop by the taproom from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday to enjoy a made-to-order omelette with all the fixings, plus a craft beer or two. Stick around afterward to enjoy some live music as you enjoy a Craft Beer Red Eye, made with local Texas Beach Bloody Mary Mix.
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.
“Wine, Wit & Wisdom” is celebrating Christmas in Virginia this Saturday. Join Sommelier Noreen Graziano for a festive and interactive tasting of Virginia wines and small bites featuring local, artisanal ingredients. The fun starts at the Williamsburg Lodge at 2 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $50.95 per person.
Expand Your Knowledge
Head over to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg for “A Mother’s Difficult Choice: Hopes, Fears and a Good Trade.” It’s 1789 and the war is over, but Miriam, a free black laundress, and Betsy, a white widow, are unsure of what the future holds. Join them for a unique and engaging look at a fascinating period of history- the show starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and tickets are $4 in addition to museum admission.
Stop by Schmidt’s Flowers & Accessories any day in December for a do-it-yourself wedding floral class where you can learn everything you need to know about how to make corsages, boutonnieres and bouquets. Classes are offered daily and are $15 per person; pre-registration is required.
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.
Liz Moore & Associates is collecting coats and food for the needy this holiday season. Drop off your donation of nonperishable food items, winter coats, sweaters, mittens, gloves, scarves and hats at the New Town office by Dec. 17. All donations will be passed on to Grove Christian Outreach Center and FISH.
Stop by Cogan’s Deli on Friday and Saturday night for great food and live music from the Dog Street Boys. While you are there, pick up a schedule of future musical performances. The upcoming lineup includes the best in local rock and R&B. The fun starts at 8 p.m. both nights.
Bust out your best ugly sweater and head over to Alewerks for an Ugly Sweater Party. From 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, enjoy pint specials for everyone and anyone wearing an ugly sweater – plus live music by the Lovecats. A portion of the proceeds will go to Child Development Resources so don’t miss you chance to have some fun and get in the holiday spirit.