Monday, December 11, 2023

What You’ll Do: Sept. 11-14

W.Y.D2Whether your choice of literature is Austen or fairy tales, this weekend has events well-suited to book worms. There are also chances to support environmental science scholarships or local pet health, as well as remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

If you’re looking for Williamsburg Fall Arts programs, click here to see the list of this week’s events.

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 Submitting to the calendar is free and easy, so make sure to add upcoming events for your group or organization.

Sept. 11 Commemoration

The William & Mary National Security Law Society will hold a free presentation Thursday on the prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted for his role in the September 11 attacks. David J. Novak, a member of the prosecution team of United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui will speak at 3:30 p.m. in room 141 at the law school.

Cub Scout Pack 414, which built a memorial garden at the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, will host a ceremony there Thursday evening. The program starts at 7 p.m., with first responders in attendance, and the public is welcome.

Plays and Presentations

Watch four Chinese Kung Fu masters perform Thursday, at a free program sponsored by the William & Mary Confucius Institute. A reception starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Dodge Room in Phi Beta Kappa Hall, followed by the show at 7:30 p.m.

Hear your favorite fairy tale characters take the stand in “Grimm v. Cinderella,” a libel case presented by William & Mary Law School students. The audience at the Kimball Theatre decides if Cinderella is guilty of libel against her stepmother. The program starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The local chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America will host a lecture Sunday by the JASNA president Iris Lutz on houses in Austen’s life and fiction. The talk will be followed by “The Milliners – A Female Revenge,” a comedic play by Panglossian Productions. The event starts at 2 p.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library, and is free to JASNA members and those in period clothing. Read more about the organizations and its Austen programs here.

Support a Cause

Benefits Personal Training Studio will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday afternoon. The event starts at 2 p.m., with raffle prizes for those donating.

Gowns for Hounds, a charity that sells used formal and wedding dresses to fund grants for vet bills, will hold a sale event Saturday at Absolute Dance in Grafton. There will be gently used and sample wedding gowns, flower girl outfits and wedding accessories available for purchase. Read more about Gowns for Hounds here.

A pig roast Saturday afternoon honors the memory of Mike Johnson, a resident who was killed in action serving in Afghanistan in 2009. With live music, games and prizes, the fifth annual Peninsula Pig Party raises money for scholarships to study environmental science in Johnson’s memory. The event goes from 4 to 10 p.m. at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill.

Warhill High School will host its annual fall festival Saturday with food, music, collectible cars and a vendor fair. Funds support student and teacher programs, and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tribe Athletics

William & Mary’s field hockey team takes on Rutgers this Friday night. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Busch Field. The team returns at noon Sunday to play Louisville.

Tribe Football takes on Norfolk State for its home opener Saturday. Coming off a win against Hampton last week, William & Mary will play at 7 p.m. at Zable Stadium.

Paint Your Way

Walk-ins are welcome at This Century Art Gallery’s Open Studio time from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The program kicks off this week at TCAG’s Education Center on Westover Avenue, and continues weekly through December, with a few exceptions. There will be a model and easels for use, but artists are asked to bring their own supplies.

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