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Posted on: March 26, 2018

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March 30

  • Enjoy a hike at York River State Park on Friday, March 30 from 10 a.m. until noon with the Taskinas Trek. The Taskinas Creek Trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging hikes in eastern Virginia. Experience the elevation changes of rollercoaster-like ravines. Keep an open eye for eagles in flight and muskrat taking a swim. Take in the panoramic views of the marsh and observe the wildlife.
  • Friday Night Flights at Charly’s Aiport Restaurant return on Friday, March 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! Come celebrate the start of the season with amazing homemade food, airplanes and live music from the BillyJack Duo.
  • Come relax, unwind and create a unique piece of art or decor for your home at the DIY Workshop during “Open Shop.” The DIY Workshop will be open on Friday, March 30 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. During “Open Shop,” you pick the size, the design and the colors. DIY Workshop provides the instruction and support. Materials are included.
  • Exercise and drink for a cause during Poses and Pints on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. on the deck at Billsburg Brewery. For $10, attendees will get an hour yoga class, a beer and a charitable donation. Half of the proceeds from this event will be given to Heritage Humane Society. Just bring your mat, wear something that you can move freely in and be prepared for a great time! Bottoms up and Namaste!
  • Learn about great blue herons during A “Heronious” Point of View on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. until noon at Woodstock Pond at York River State Park. Did you know that a breeding colony of great blue herons is not a rookery, it is a herony? Experience the sights and sounds of these iconic birds as they build nests and tend to their young along a terrific view of Woodstock Pond and the York River. A friendly ranger will have a spotting scope, binoculars and field guide information handy as you enjoy a day of hiking or biking.
  • Meet Joan Pierce, a dauntless Englishwoman of early Jamestown on Saturday, March 31 at Historic Jamestowne. Arriving on the ship Blessing in August of 1609, Joan 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. This program is at the Hunt Shrine, is included with paid admission and will be repeated at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Easter Activities

  • Kick off your Easter weekend on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with the inaugural Billsburg Bunny Hops 5K and Easter Egg Hunt with Mettle Events and Billsburg Brewery. This is a fun 5K followed by a great post-race party including food, entertainment and some of B2’s signature beers. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for children. This will be a fun, family-oriented (dogs too!) event at Billsburg Brewery.
  • Join James City County and Williamsburg Parks & Recreation on Saturday, March 31 for the annual Easter Egg Extravaganza at the Warhill Sports Complex baseball fields! Bring an Easter basket and camera! Please use the 5700 Warhill Trail entrance off of Longhill Road to avoid tournament traffic at the other end of the park. Refreshments available for purchase. An afternoon Easter Egg Hunt for ages 7 and under takes place at the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (8901 Pocahontas Trail) from 1-2 p.m. For more information, visit the Facebook event. Starting times vary by age:
    • 2 years and under - 10 a.m.
    • 3 years - 10:10 a.m.
    • 4 years - 10:20 a.m.
    • 5 years -10:30 a.m.
    • 6 years - 10:40 a.m.
    • 7 years - 10:50 a.m.
  • An Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Historic Jamestown Island at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1. All are welcome. Williamsburg Clergy from different Churches will lead the Interdenominational Worship Service. There is a ten-minute walk from the parking area. It is recommended to wear shoes suitable for walking on wet ground. Bring a lawn chair and an extra jacket. This event is being held in cooperation of the National Park Service and the Preservation Virginia. For more information, please call 757-258-1132.
  •  Join the Williamsburg Winery for an Easter brunch and feast on an extensive buffet featuring fresh, local selections on Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be two reservation times available. Reservations are required by calling 757-258-0899 extension 192. Cost is $49 per person with a $15 children’s rate available for children 12 and under. Buffet includes water, tea and coffee. Price excludes alcohol, gratuity and applicable taxes. Menu is available online.

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