Wednesday, November 29, 2023

What You’ll Do: July 16-19

WYDThis weekend offers plenty of events for you and your family. From doing a little yoga to raise money for a child battling cancer to learning more about your trees from a licensed arborist to Shagging on the Riverwalk with Coolin’ Out Band, the Historic Triangle has something for you.

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

Help a Child

Studio South is hosting The Big Give all day – from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m – in an effort to raise money for Jesse Grace Hall, a 6-year-old who is battling cancer. The schedule includes a wide range of classes – with all ages and abilities welcome – that include kids classes, barre, flow yoga and more. Click here to learn more about The Big Give, and here to learn about Jesse Grace’s journey.

The Great Outdoors

The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of concerts. On Friday, enjoy the third show of the series, which will feature local musician Scott Varney and guests performing “a fusion of folk, funk and jazz.” The open-air concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Are you having trouble keeping your trees and shrubs healthy? Come check out “What’s Wrong With My Tree” at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden on Saturday. Licensed arborist Andrew Koenig will be dishing out tips and tricks on how to care for trees, control pests and prevent tree damage. The class will take place at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. A $5 donation to support the Botanical Garden is appreciated.

Warm up your vocal chords and come out for an evening of singing in the great outdoors. Chickahominy Riverfront Park is hosting Karaoke in the Park this Saturday for singers of all ages – kids 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and will take place at 7 p.m., weather permitting,

Markets, Markets, Markets

Yorktown Market Days continue this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Water Street. Shoppers can pick from vendors’ extensive selection of fruits, vegetables, breads, fish, flowers and art.

The Williamsburg Farmers Market has all your Fourth of July picnic needs covered, so don’t forget to stop by between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday before you head out to the day’s festivities. Vendors will be fully stocked with fresh corn, fruits, baked goods, flowers and more, and the LCV Project will be performing from 9 to 11 a.m. to get shoppers in the holiday mood. The market accepts cash, major credit cards, William & Mary Express and SNAP.

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

Kick Up Your Heels

Bring your little one to the Williamsburg Regional Library on Thursday morning for a movement and fun. WRL is hosting a pre-school dance party at 11 a.m. for kids ages 2 to 5 and their caretakers. This event is free and open to the public.

Got your dancing shoes ready? Coolin Out Band is playing Shagging on the Riverwalk on Thursday, so come on out and kick up your heels at Riverwalk Landing. This free event kicks off at 6:30 p.m., so come ready to dance the night away, or bring a lawn chair or blanket to kick back and take it easy watching the festivities. This event is free and open to the public.

Everything Else

Let your children indulge in arts and crafts at the James City County Library. This kid-friendly – and free – drop-in event runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Additional crafting time is scheduled for 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Members of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center with children ages 5 to 12 should come out to the center on Saturday for the new Make and Take arts and crafts program. This free activity is open only to members of PFAC and will begin at 11 a.m.

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