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Calendar Highlights

Shamrock the ‚ÄėBurg - Williamsburg Community Building - Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg, in partnership with Culturefix will hold its annual fundraiser, Shamrock the ‚ÄėBurg.¬†The Fighting Jamesons will perform, enjoy a traditional Irish meal, dance exhibition by The Brothers Pelletier, spiced rum tastings, Aleworks, raffle and more.¬†¬†Tickets and more information at williamsburgkiwanis.org

Help Kiwanis address food insecurity in our community. Purchase an Irish Blessing meal and a needy member of the community will receive a St. Patrick's Day dinner. More Info 

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Excursion: Fossils of the James - Chippokes State Park - Friday, Mar. 17 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Did you know that 11 to 3 million years ago Chippokes, the James River, and most of the Tidewater area of Virginia was all under water and at the bottom of the Claremont Manor Sea? Join an interpreter on an adventure through the Fossil Beds of Chippokes to see what we can find… More Info 

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St. Patrick's Day Craft Party - Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (AFCC) Friday, Mar. 17, 5 pm - 7 pm

THIS FRIDAY! Venture to the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (AFCC) for a St. Patrick's Day Craft Party.  Open to all ages! Come enjoy treats, crafts and FUN!  More Info

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Ain't Misbehavin' - Williamsburg Players - Opening Night Friday, Mar. 17 at 7 pm

Friday Is the OPENING of Ain't Misbehavin’! Show runs from March 17 through April 2 at the Williamsburg Players.

Ain't Misbehavin' brings to life a rowdy time when the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new music known as Swing. Info and tickets visit here

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The Matsiko World Orphan Choir (FREE)- Fort Magruder Hotel - Friday, Mar. 17 at 7 pm

The Matsiko World Orphan Choir is currently on a 10-month tour of the United States and will soon stop in Williamsburg to share their songs of hope with local audiences. Since its inception in 2008, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir has united orphaned and vulnerable children from India, Peru, Uganda, Nepal, Liberia, and The Philippines with the purpose of sharing their stories of personal empowerment in the face of loss, hunger, and seeming hopelessness. Matsiko accomplished this through the power of music, dance, and storytelling, as well as highlighting the importance of education to break the cycle of poverty. The organization is dedicated to providing opportunities for every child to thrive and reach their full...More info

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration - Billsburg - Friday, Mar. 17 from 7 pm to 11 pm

Speedquizzing Trivia first then DJ Matt Chambers turns up the fun with a great night of MUSIC until closing. Nomads will be serving a special Irish menu starting at 4pm & The Hungry Pug will be on site for both lunch & dinner. More info

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St. Patricks Day Party w/ Cody Christian Trio w/ Kudlz - Two Drummers Smokehouse - Friday, March 17 from 6 pm to 9 pm

Make your plans to celebrate with us this St. Patrick's Day at Two Drummers Smokehouse on Friday, March 17th.Cody Christian Trio & DJ Kudlz will be providing the entertainment and you know the Wade's always provide the amazing food & beverages. More Info

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Happenings in the Hennages this weekend!

  • Good Stories About Great Stuff -¬†Friday, March 17 at¬†10:30 a.m. ‚Äď 11:15 a.m.
  • Presentation: Trades Talk¬†‚Äď Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m.¬†
  • Museum Discoveries: Crafting the Collection¬†‚Äď Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Almost Past Service -¬†Saturday, March 18 at 7 pm

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Williamsburg Farmers Market - Merchants Square - Saturday, Mar. 18 from 8 am to noon

Get ready to wander down Duke of Gloucester and enjoy your favorite vendors and a few new ones too!  Over 30 vendors will be there with Spring produce, meats, prepared foods and baked goods. See this week's vendors and who is playing live music HERE

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Military Through the Ages - Jamestown Settlement - Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 18 - 19 from 9 am to 5 pm

BIG Annual Event! Come with the family and experience centuries of military history all in one weekend...Romans, Vikings, knights. Privateers, sailors, soldiers. patriotic music and artillery salutes - during Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored Military Through the Ages events. 

Enjoy the boogie-woogie sounds of the Ladies of Liberty, Comparative artillery firing demonstration, Unit re-enactments on the demonstration field, a military pass-in-review will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday and the event will feature recognition of the Best Unit Impression....

See the full schedule of events for both Saturday and Sunday here:  More Info

Reminder**Local residents have free admission to this museum - check link to see if your zip code qualifies! 

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St. Paddy's Day Winter Market - Yorktown Waterfront - Saturday, Mar. 18 from 10 am to 2 pm

The last Winter Market in Yorktown is Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 2 pm and bring the kiddos because it is a St. Patrick's Day themed market! Kids can collect candy, toys and other goodies at 8 participating businesses around Historic Yorktown! Bring bags or buckets for collecting your booty! Check out nearly 60 vendors and artists selling locally grown, produced, and crafted products. You won’t see four-leaf clovers (maybe glass ones), but you will find a vast selection of baked goods, prepared soups, gourmet chocolates, homemade candles, dog treats, local art.... More Info

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Women of the Moose Lodge Spring Fling - 5429 Richmond Road (behind Carolina Furniture) - Saturday, Mar. 18 from 9 am to 2 pm

Come and shop the Women of the Moose Lodge (WOTM) Spring Fling Crafters & Vendors Fair which supports various local non profits.  Enjoy donuts, coffee and baked goods available for purchase as well as raffles. Enjoy a fun day out and shop for a cause!  More info

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Sensory Easter Egg Hunt (FREE) - My Place Playground - Saturday, Mar. 18 from 10 am to noon

¬†Join James City County Parks and Recreation in a stress free, sensory friendly environment to hunt for Easter Eggs! Event held at ‚ÄúMy Place,‚ÄĚ the inclusive playground adjacent to the JCCRC. Registration required; More info

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JCC Parks & Rec Summer Job Fair - Government Center - Saturday, Mar. 18 from 10 am - 1 pm

Looking for a new job? Come to the Summer Job Fair -same day, onsite interviews available! Seasonal, part-time and on-call positions available. Competitive salaries and flexible schedules! Job openings include: lifeguards, recreation leaders, assistant recreation supervisors, therapeutic recreation leaders, instructors, park attendants  and more. Details

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St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Copper Fox Distillery on Saturday, Mar. 18 from 3 pm - 7 pm

Enjoy music from Aaron O'Grady (he is direct from Ireland)!  Plus some of the best area Irish Dancers! Moto Crepes will be there too! A perfect mix of fun, food, music, dancing, and of course, drink! More Info

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Almost Past Service (Women's History Month Event) - Evening Program CW - Saturday, Mar. 18 at 7 pm

It is a fact of life that death brings on a great change. The Washington estate is no different. After the death of General Washington, the entire estate of Mount Vernon is turned on its head, given his last wishes. Join Mrs. Washington as she seeks advice from her enslaved woman, Doll, about the great decision ahead and the change it will bring to the entire family.

The program will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee, Executive Producer and Host of WHRO's Another View, with special guest Dr. Lynn Price Robbins, historian, and scholar for the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon.

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Berkeley Middle School presents Shrek Jr. The Musical - Friday, Mar. 17 - Sunday, Mar. 19

Come support our Middle School students as they present Shrek Jr. The Musical.  Tickets are Adults $9, Children/Students $7. 

Shows:Friday, March 17 at 7 pm (SOLD OUT)Saturday, March 18 at 7 pmSunday, March 19 at 2 pm

More info and to purchase tickets visit here

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Stargazing - York River State Park - Saturday, Mar 18 at 7 pm to 10 pm

Join the Virginia Peninsula Stargazers as they point out the different items of our solar system in the night sky.  They will have the equipment.  Just bring your curiosity.    This is a sky forecast dependent event.  If the sky is predicted to be overcast, the event will be cancelled by 3pm on day of....More Info

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Open Mic with Chesapeake Bay Writers -Stryker Center - Sunday, Mar. 19 from 1 to 3 pm

Come to read or to hear local authors share their stories. Audience is welcome, even if you’re not reading! . More Info

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Billy Joe Daniel - a Kultivated Koncert Series with DJ Kudlz at VBC - Sunday, Mar. 19 from 2 - 5 pm

Here at The Virginia Beer Company, we love local live music! And no one embodies the spirit of local love and live music more than DJ Kudlz. More Info

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Spring Equinox Ritual and Ostara Egg Hunt - Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists - Sunday, Mar. 19 from 4 - 6 pm

Whether you follow the Old Farmer's Almanac adage that March comes "in like a lion, out like a lamb" or follow the weather prognostications of Punxsutawney Phil, you may feel change is coming as the Wheel of the Year turns from Yule to Ostara.

Whether change is welcomed or dreaded, it is inevitable and we will prepare. So please join us for the WUU Spring Equinox Ritual/Ostara Egg Hunt within the Sanctuary and around the campus grounds. See events and times here..

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Open Door Concert - Presbybop / Cantori - Williamsburg Presbyterian Church - Sunday, Mar. 16 at 4 pm

Presbyterian minister and renowned jazz pianist, Bill Carter, had an idea: gather some of the world's great jazz musicians and take them to church. The resulting quintet, Presbybop, has received national awards for integrating the arts with ministry. For this performance, the quartet joins with the local choral ensemble, Cantori. Each ensemble will present their own selections, before combining forces in the second half of the program... More info here..

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Upcoming Events

Rita's First Day of Spring FREE Ice Giveaway - Monday, Mar 20 from 12 pm - 9 pm

Rita's Annual First Day of Spring Ice giveaway is back for everyone! More info

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Fido Fest ūüźĺJamestown Beach Event Park - Saturday, Mar. 25 ūüźĺ 10am ‚Äď 2pm

Don’t miss the PAW-TY! Grab the leash and get to the park with your furry friend for a fun time! Family and dog-friendly activities, entertaining demos, games, contests, fabulous food ($) and community vendors will also be present. Co-sponsor: Heritage Humane Society More Info

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Auditions: The Spitfire Grill The Musical - Williamsburg Players - Sunday, March 26th and Monday, March 27th at 7 PM

Song:
Please prepare 32 bars of any musical theatre song. The characters at the Spitfire Grill are all experiencing challenges in their lives, so a heartfelt song that touches upon something meaningful to you would be a great choice to showcase your emotional connection to the material. Feel free to show off character choices, different voices, facial expression, physicality and range.
Note ‚Äď an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. No recorded music please.

Sides will be read from the show.  For available roles and more info visit here. 

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CW Lights - Governor's Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg - Opens March 31

Colonial Williamsburg Lights a Palace Garden Glow Event is returning this spring. Experience this family-friendly evening experience in the Governor's Palace Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg.
DATES: March 31 - April 22, 2023
TIMES:
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    8:30 pm - 9:30 Pm
    9:00 pm - 10:00 PM
This magical glow event will transform Colonial Williamsburg's world-class gardens into the star of the show, illuminating the Spring bloom like never before. there are musicians playing the sounds of the finest 18th-century entertainments as you and your family stroll through the enchanted gardens.

Read more about this event, get tickets and see the pictures we took from our review of the event here

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Trader Joe's Kids Tours! - Trader Joe's Williamsburg - April 3, 5 and 6

Sign up the kids for Trader Joe's Kids Tours! They are free and they are back right in time for Spring Break!! Find foods to match the rainbow, tour behind the scenes, and shop around the world! To see the times and to sign up visit here

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Afternoon Tea - Williamsburg Inn - April & May Dates (these will sell out)

Everyone loves Afternoon Tea events at the Williamsburg Inn, which is why they always sell out so fast.  This year they have a gluten free option and two different themed teas.  Click on either below for booking dates and time! 

Easter Afternoon Tea at the Williamsburg Inn ‚Äď April 6 ‚Äď 8, 2023¬†

Mother's Day Tea at the Williamsburg Inn - May 11 - 13, 2023

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Summer Camp Fair! - JCC Parks & Recreation Center - Sunday, April 16 from 11 am to 3 pm

Mark your calendars!  It is coming! The Summer Camp Fair!  There will be up to 50 camps, local and regional plus 200 goodie bags filled with swag for the first 200 families!  It is a FREE event.  And yes, we already have some live animals coming so definitely bring the kids! 

Learn more about the event here

Sign up to have a booth here

Sign up to be in the Goodie Bags here

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On Going Events

WRL Youth Art Show - Stryker Center - Monday - Friday through March 31 from 9 am - 5 pm

WRL invited middle school and high school students in James City County, York County, and the City of Williamsburg to share one original work of art to be displayed in the Stryker Center during the month of March 2023.¬† Exhibit hours:¬†¬†Monday ‚Äď Friday, 9:00 a.m. ‚Äď 5:00 p.m.¬†between March 1 and March 31 Show is free and open to the public¬†More¬†here.

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76th Annual Garden Symposium NOW Registering - Colonial Williamsburg - Registration deadline: April 7

Colonial Williamsburg’s 76th Annual Garden Symposium Explores History, Horticulture and Archaeology, April 27-30

The event is offered both in-person and online and will feature presentations by horticulturists, historians, archaeologists and designers ‚Äď including English garden designer¬†Lady Xa Tollemache, gold and silver winner at London‚Äôs Chelsea Flower Show and creator of gardens at England‚Äôs stateliest houses including Castle Hill, Wilton and her own family‚Äôs double-moated Tudor Helmingham Hall.¬†¬†More Info

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News

Buc-ee's first Virginia location will be in New Kent!

The first Buc-ee's location to open in the State of Virginia will be in New Kent! What is a Buc-cee's? We are glad you asked....it is....(keep reading)

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Deals & Special Offers

Advertise in our Summer Camp Fair 2023 Goodie Bags!

Want to reach families who attend Summer Camp Fair on Sunday, April 16, 2023? Well, here is a great way to reach those parents! Every year will fill the Summer Camp Fair Goodie Bags with participating buisnesses' & nonprofits' coupons, brochures, magnets and other items they send us. Then the first 200 families to attend Summer Camp Fair get a bag.... More info

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Love Movies? Love to Save $? Check out this Regal Groupon!

We love a good deal save 33% on movie tickets at Regal in New Town! Tickets are valid until Dec 31, 2023! More info

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Good Neighbor Pass - best local deal around - but here is what you may not know...

As you may have noticed this pass is mentioned in many of the above events.  If you are wondering more about it and how to get one....well follow this post.  Your Good Neighbor Pass offers discounts on food and beverage and shopping in Colonial Williamsburg stores and resort eateries. If you are a local resident or you teach or work in the area (see post for details) you may qualify for the Good Neighbors pass which gives you unlimited entrance to Colonial Williamsburg museums, historic trade house and discounts on tickets you purchase for friends and family. Here are all the benefits of this pass! 

Free Admission for Locals* to the Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum in Yorktown

To show appreciation for their neighbors and to honor their commitment to the area, local residents receive free admission to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with proof of residency. Who is eligible?* visit here for zip codes and details! 

Spring Sports & Classes

Catalillies Play Cafe Opens in Williamsburg! Offering Classes, Open Play, Parties and More!

Catalillies Play Cafe provides a safe space for kids 7 and under to enjoy indoor play while their caretakers relax in a cafe space with clear sight lines to supervised play. Sign your little one up for a couple hours of fun while you enjoy some down time or get a few hours of work done. Also offering private event space, classes, drop off opportunities, birthday parties.. More 

Spring Registrations! Sports & Classes

JUNIOR CLINIC SERIES
Ages 7-15
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Each session includes 5 clinics
Rate: $109 per child per session

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Session 1: March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21
Session 2: April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25

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Get Golf Ready - Golden Horseshoe Golf Club - Registering Now

This FUN introductory adult golf program is designed to get new golfers comfortable with the game in 5 sessions.  The program will cover all aspects of golf from square one including fundamentals, etiquette, rules and terminology.  The lessons are taught in small groups, are very informative, interactive and always lots of FUN! Learn more and register

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Travel

We Stayed in the Firefly Lane House - An Airbnb Adventure

If you have been watching the Firefly Lane Netflix Series based on the book by the same name you have undoubtedly noticed the home that the main character lives in...well, we stayed there once and....(read more)

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Jobs

Looking for a Job or Looking to Hire?

Our jobs page is busy!  Click here to see jobs available or list a job you need filled.  Search for a job for free.  List a job for $10.99 for one month!  Visit here...

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Daily Calendar

Our Daily Calendar has great things to do - some online but more and more are now in person!

Events are back!  Check out our Daily Calendar and find fun things to do! 

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What to Read...

What to Read Next...

From fiction to non-fiction we are bringing you a list of curated books that may be just what you were looking for...Kristy, our resident bookworm has been updating this list with more and more titles! If you have a recommendation let us know!   Find more here

Shopping!

NEW Burg Shirts Colors! Get your Burg Wear!

Unisex Tshirts that show your love of The Burg while being fashionable and oh, so soft! New Colors just in! Check out all options online. Shirt in photo is Heather Slate.

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