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Books, Air Power, and More: News Briefs (April 22, 2022)

The USAF Thunderbird aircraft performers aerial maneuvers during the Wings Over Columbus 2022 Airshow (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jake Jacobsen)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Here are some important news and notes in brief from in and around the Historic Triangle.

Williamsburg Book Festival Accepting Applications from Authors

Williamsburg Book Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Oct. 1, 2022, is currently accepting applications from authors. The festival’s Board will be accepting applications through May 25. Each application will be considered through a juried process. Upon completion of the application, authors who are applying for the first time are asked to mail a copy of their book for consideration in the juried process. An application does not guarantee a spot during the festival. For more information or to apply, please visit the website for the Williamsburg Book Festival.

Air Power over Hampton Roads to Return in 2023

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) has announced that its air show, Air Power over Hampton Roads, will return in 2023, with tentative dates set for May 5-7. The community-favorite event will include flight demonstrations to include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and JBLE’s F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team (which have both already confirmed). Additionally, there will be STEM-related booths, food, and more. JBLE will soon announce a community-wide competition to create a logo for the 2023 air show. For more information, please follow the Facebook page for JBLE.

Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) to Host Spring Festival

The community is invited to celebrate springtime with the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL), 515 Scotland St. The event will include animals, live music and crafts. There will also be local organizations there to talk about gardening, the importance of pollinators and more.

Freedom Park Hosts Spring Photo Contest

Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Rd., in James City County is hosting a spring photo contest through Friday, May 13. Voting will be open to the public from May 20 through the last day of spring on June 20. Entries are limited to two per participant and each photo is limited to 10 MB. Visit here to enter. For more information about the contest, call (757) 259-4022.

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