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Posted on: November 16, 2017

What's Going On This Weekend?

Nov. 17

  • Attend Bring Your Bike Back to Life! Gears, Sprockets and Pedals at the James City County Marina on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. Brush the cobwebs off your 10-speed, your beach cruiser or your BMX racer! Don’t worry about the flats or the rust. Bring the bike and supplies; we’ll provide the tools and tips needed to get you ready to ride the Virginia Capital Trail, cruise to Jamestown Island or hit the terrain at Freedom Park! Register online using class code 811801-A. Cost is $5 for residents and $10 for others.
  • Enjoy a free Pure Barre Community Class at the indoor field at the WISC on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. to raise donations for our local FISH Food Bank. Canned goods will be accepted at the event. Bring all friends and family for this pop up class, infused with core work, isometric movement, as well as a cardiocentric section to really get the heart rate pumping! Please pre-register online and email with any questions.
  • Learn about Medicinal Herbs: Myths, Stories and How to Grow on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at Freedom Park. Briscoe White, co-owner of The Growers Exchange which began in 1985 and over the years has become a successful web-based business, will share his knowledge on growing herbs. White’s workplace is in Charles City where his farm covers 650 acres and includes 10 greenhouses. The Growers Exchange ships over 100,000 herb plants of 160 types each year. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The program is free, although a $5 donation to help the garden grow is appreciated. For more information, contact White by email at Weather permitting, Master Gardeners will be in the garden after the program to answer questions and talk about what is in bloom.
  • Nothing goes together better than a warm drink and crafts! Get your craft on at Coffee and Create: Holiday Edition at DIY Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. Select any design from their holiday album and choose your size. RSVP on their Facebook event. Class is limited to 12 people and cost varies based on project size.
  • Join professional mosaic artist, Tina Crawford to create a beautiful address number plaque for your home or someone else's at Artfully Yours on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. The artist will provide all materials and they may differ slightly. If you have questions or wish to incorporate a special piece of china or broken glass object into your mosaic, please contact the studio at 757-253-6932. Cost is $45.
  • Always wanted to learn how to knit? Here is a perfect opportunity to learn at Yarn Matters. A new session of Knitting 101 begins on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Additional classes in the session will be on Dec. 2 and 9. You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch and bind off. This is for knitting newbies and people who need a refresher course. Cost is $60 and does not include materials. To sign up, call 757-585-4344.
  • Meet Joan Pierce, a dauntless Englishwoman of early Jamestown on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Historic Jamestowne. Arriving on the ship Blessing in August of 1609, Pierce remembers her first winter as a “starving time” – when 340 colonists were reduced to 60. Reunited in the spring of 1610 with her husband who had been shipwrecked on Bermuda, she has seen the ensuing years as a struggle to survive “martial law” and war with the Virginia Indians. The marriage of John Rolfe to Pocahontas brought not only peace to the settlements along the James, but renewed optimism for economic stability thru the growing of tobacco. Mistress Pierce’s account will give voice to the early colonists and the challenges met by one of the earliest female settlers in colonial Virginia. This program is at the Hunt Shrine at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and is included with paid admission.
  • Join the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers for a night of wonder and discovery for stargazing at York River State Park on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5:30-11:45 p.m. Away from the city lights, the broad cliffs above the York River are perfect for observing constellations, planets and other features in the night sky. There is no fee for this program.
  • Get your laugh on at the Comedy Club of Williamsburg with Mike Easmeil with Brent Blakeney on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Easemeil performs clean, clever comedy that pokes fun of himself, his family and life's absurdities.
  • Join the Williamsburg Winery Cycling Club for a group ride on Sunday morning! Join cycling enthusiasts from The Williamsburg Winery team on a casual 40 mile group ride through the Historic Triangle and back to the Winery for wine and brunch specials at the Gabriel Archer Tavern! Ride registration is from 8:30-9 a.m. Group leaves promptly at 9 a.m. There is no fee to participate!

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