Tuesday, October 3, 2023

What You’ll Do: May 22-25

W.Y.D2Memorial Day kicks off pool season with plenty of events for the whole family this weekend, either indoors or out.

Looking for Memorial Day events happening over the weekend? See the Hometown section for a roundup of events honoring the military.

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

Learn Something New

The Peninsula Chicken Keepers will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Dr. Kristen Front, a veterinarian at Grafton Animal Hospital, will discuss basic chicken anatomy, wellness and health problems.

Explore the secrets of Historic Green Spring House in a one-night class Thursday presented by the Williamsburg Area Learning Tree. Cary Carson and Roger Guernsey will present their research on Gov. Sir William Berkeley’s mansion home. The class starts at 7 p.m. in the Schell Room at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

The Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist Church will host a PechaKucha Night on Saturday. PechaKucha is a unique, fast-paced presentation format where speakers show 20 slides for 20 seconds each on a subject. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the free program starts when it gets dark enough.

The Nelson Academy of Irish Dance will hold an open house Saturday at their location on Strawberry Plains Road. Starting at noon, guests will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming summer camps and the school’s dance program for children and adults.

Get Outside

James City County celebrates the start of the summer season with the opening of its two outdoor pools this weekend. There will be door prizes given out each hour of the event, starting at noon Saturday at Chickahominy Riverfront Park and Upper County Park.

James City County Parks and Recreation will host a night of Karaoke in the Park on Saturday. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, where children 12 and must be accompanied by an adult.

See it On Screen

Watching “The Anonymous People,” a film discussing addiction, on Friday evening. Presented by SpiritWorks Foundation, the documentary starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a flick under the stars Friday night at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The scheduled feature is “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” which will play at 8:30 p.m.

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