Stories by the Fire, Summer Celebration Concert, Edible Book Festival and more to do this week (July 25-31)

There are plenty of things to do as we head into the final week of July.

Some highlights include a free Stories by the Fire event (featuring tales of Theodore Roosevelt) at New Quarter Park, the Edible Book Festival at Tabb Library in Yorktown, a Summer Celebration Concert (featuring The Fray) at Busch Gardens and the Spotlight on the Peninsula business networking event in Hampton.

If you’ve ever wanted to start learning the basics of the Spanish language, James City County Parks & Recreation will soon be hosting a free, virtual “Conversational Spanish for Adults” class. The class will meet Mondays on Zoom, August 8- September 26, but registration is required by July 29.

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Special Events

Friday, July 29

  • Slam Connection Open Mic Night – Book Warehouse (Williamsburg). The Writers Guild of Virginia and Slam Connection are hosting a family-friendly open mic night on July 29. Poets, singers, comedians and musicians are welcome to sign up and perform. Slam Connection is a youth and community poetry initiative based in Williamsburg. The organization hopes to empower youth, encourage healthy discourse, and push people to express themselves through the medium of spoken word/slam poetry. 6:30 pm.

Saturday, July 30

  • A Splash of the Arts – Mill Point Park (Hampton). Families with school-age children can enjoy a series of free arts and entertainment events on Saturdays throughout the month of July. Activities will feature music, art, theater, storytelling, dance and more. This program is made possible by Hampton City Schools, Arts for Learning, the Virginia Affiliate of Young Audiences, the Hampton History Museum and Downtown Hampton Development Partnership. See the website for the full events schedule. Free. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Barbecue the Southern Way – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). Joe Haynes, author of the book Virginia Barbecue: A History, will share the story of southern barbeque and discuss recipes and offer tips you can use to cook southern-style barbecue at home. Free. 11:00 am.
  • Cone with a Cop – Baskin-Robbins (Williamsburg). Kids 12 and under can share a free ice cream cone with a local police officer at this event. This event is a spin-off of “coffee with a cop” but is geared toward children. 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Movies Under the Stars: “Encanto” – Chickahominy Riverfront Park (Williamsburg). Kids and families are invited to attend this movie under the stars in Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The scheduled feature is Encanto (PG). Weather permitting. Free. 8:30-10:00 pm.

Multi-Day

  • Southeastern Guns & Knives Show – Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton). The Southeastern Guns & Knives Show is an organized, legal event that aims to promote understanding of shooting sports and an appreciation of American history. There will also be opportunities to view historic as well as contemporary weapons. $13. July 30, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and July 31, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • The Mystical Arts of Tibet – The American Theatre (Hampton). The Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a sand-painted mandala, inspiring personal reflection and promoting planetary healing. See the website for a full schedule of events. This event spans multiple days (Thursday, July 28-Sunday, July 31). Free.
  • 10th Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival – Hampton Roads Convention Center (Hampton). The Hampton Roads Tattoo Festival is a one-of-a-kind event in the region and attracts a wide variety of artists from around the globe. There will be live music and entertainment, tattoo contests, live tattooing and more. Fully-catered concession stands will also be available. Those interested in getting tattooed at the show are encouraged to set up an appointment after viewing the featured artists on the event’s website. This event will take place on Friday, July 29 (12:00 – 11:00 pm) Saturday, July 30 (11:00 am – 11:00 pm) and Sunday, July 31 (12:00 – 8:00 pm). Admission is at the door and is $25 for one day, $45 for all three days or $35 for military for all three days.

Live Music

Wednesday, July 27

  • Summer Breeze Concert Series: Party Fins – Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg). This summer concert series will run every Wednesday through August 31, 2022. This week’s performance will feature Party Fins, a band that brings Jimmy Buffet’s music to life. Free and open to the public. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
  • Moonlight & Music – New Quarter Park (Williamsburg). Enjoy acoustic music from local musician Joe Duggan in the beautiful surroundings of New Quarter Park. Free. 6:30 pm.
  • Port Warwick Summer Concert Series: Tidewater Drive Band – William Styron Square (Newport News). Port Warwick’s Summer Concert Series returns with high-energy music from Tidewater Drive. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, food and a drink. Weather permitting. Free. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Thursday, July 28

  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series: The Adrian Duke Project – Riverwalk Landing (Yorktown). This week’s summer concert features The Adrian Duke Project. Lawn chairs, blankets and small coolers are permitted. Free. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
  • Music Under the Stars: Noncomissioned Officer Concert – Magnolia Park (Ft. Eustis). The U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, now in its 90th season, will perform at Magnolia Park. (Please note: in order to access the park at Ft. Eustis, all guests 18+ must complete this pre-authorization form in its entirety and email it to the contact on the form. Processing can take one week. Alternatively, attendees can choose to undergo on-site ID verification and a vehicle search.) Free and open to the public. 7:00 pm.

Friday, July 29

Saturday, July 30

  • Historic Organ Recital with Norman Elton – Wren Chapel (Williamsburg). Thomas Marshall, organist at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, will give a recital on the Historic English Chamber Organ, which dates back to the 18th century. Open to the public. 10:00 – 10:30 am.
  • The Fray – Busch Gardens (Williamsburg). See a live concert by popular American rock band The Fray. This event is part of Busch Gardens’ Summer Celebration Concert Series and is included with park admission. 7:00 pm.

Guitarist Joe King of The Fray performs at a concert. The Fray will be performing at Busch Gardens on July 30, 2022. Entrance to the show is included with standard park admission. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Outdoor Recreation

Saturday, July 30

  • Disc Golf Clinic – New Quarter Park (Williamsburg). Meet at the park office to participate in this free disc golf clinic, taught by local Colonial Disc Golfers Club members. You’ll learn the basics of playing and participate in disc golf leagues, games or tournaments. Registration ends July 28; register here. 9:00 – 11:00 am.
  • Pathways to the Past – York River State Park (Williamsburg). Discover how some of the trails in York River State Park intersect the colonial history of the region. You’ll hear about how late archaeologist Jerry Traver found the remains of plantation sites and identified areas of importance. $4 per person. Standard parking/admission fee also applies. 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • As Far as the Stars Night Hike – York River State Park (Williamsburg). Hike with staff from York River State Park on a magical natural journey through the night. Included with standard parking/admission fee. 8:30 – 10:00 pm.

History

Wednesday, July 27

  • Director’s Series: Dr. Keisha Blain – Jamestown Settlement (Williamsburg). Join Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Executive Director Christy S. Coleman and Dr. Keisha Blain, a professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University, for this conversation on Black freedom struggles and their impact on American history. Dr. Blain has written extensively about African American history and is a regular contributor for BBC, NPR and other national and international media outlets. This event will be offered both virtually and in person. Admission is $10; tickets must be purchased in advance online. 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 30

  • The British Invasion Walking Tour – Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters (Yorktown). This walking tour follows in the footsteps of the British Redcoats who occupied Yorktown in August 1781. It includes stops at the original British fortifications, the headquarters of Lord Cornwallis and the locations and activities of the 7,700 British troops. Begins at Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters. Tickets are $10; free for children under 12.
  • Stories by the Fire: Tales of Theodore Roosevelt – New Quarter Park (Williamsburg). Enjoy a story by the fire, featuring Tales of Theodore Roosevelt. S’mores will also be available to snack on. Good for all ages. Seating is limited. Meet at New Quarter Park’s Fire Circle. Registration ends July 28; register here. Free. 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

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Films

Tuesday, July 26

  • Art House Café Film Series: “The Beatles: Get Back, Part 1” – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). This film series brings an art house flavor to your Tuesdays while providing opportunities to hear from film experts, enjoy light refreshments and have a discussion after the film. The July 26 featured film is The Beatles: Get Back, Part 1 (2021); PG-13. 2:00 – 4:40 pm.

Thursday, July 28

  • Throwback Thursday Film Series: “The Sugarland Express” – Williamsburg Library Theatre (Williamsburg). The Throwback Thursday Film Series, now in its 19th year, features a variety of classic movies for an adult audience. This week’s featured film is The Sugarland Express (1974); PG-13. 2:00 – 3:50 pm.

Arts/Crafts

Tuesday, July 26

  • Adult Paint Night – Main St. Library (Newport News). Create a personalized painting under the guidance of local Artist Wanda Basley. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. For adults 18+. 5:00-6:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 27

  • 3D & D – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Adults and kids alike will learn the basics of 3D printing and make their very own figures and game pieces in WRL’s Makerspace – either for Dungeons & Dragons or just for fun. For ages 9 through adult. Space is limited; call to register for one of two sessions. 6:00 pm.

Thursday, July 28

  • Intro to Cricut Design Space – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). If you’d like to get started working with a Cricut, this is the class for you. You’ll learn the basics of Cricut Design Space, the software you use to make your creations. 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Saturday, July 30

  • Cricut Creative – Grissom Library (Newport News). Design your own coffee mug using a heat press and the design of your choice. For adults ages 18+. Registration is required. 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Multi-Day

  • Peninsula Watermedia Society Exhibition – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). The Peninsula Watermedia Society of Virginia presents its 2nd Annual Member Only Exhibition, featuring the work of water media enthusiasts of all skill levels living on the Virginia Peninsula and in the Tidewater area. This exhibit will run Monday – Friday, July 25 – September 9, 2022. A reception will be held Friday, August 12th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Through the Eye of a Naturalist – Williamsburg Library Gallery (Williamsburg). This photo display features images taken by members of the Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists. The exhibit offers glimpses into a naturalist’s inquiring mind and showcases images capturing brief moments when light, shade, and perspective enhance detail, color, and form. This exhibit runs July 18 – August 31.

Health & Wellness

Saturday, July 30

  • Indoor Cycle 101 – James City County Recreation Center (Williamsburg). Learn everything you need to know to enter into the “spin” world, including how to set up your bike properly to enjoy your indoor cycling experience and stay injury-free. No bike experience needed. For ages 14+. Free. 10:00-10:45 am.
  • Yoga – James City County Recreation Center (Williamsburg). Adults ages 18+ with disabilities are invited to attend this yoga session, offered in partnership with The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. Participants will move through a series of postures to allow the body to become flexible and attain a state of deep relaxation. Free. 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Classes/Lectures

Monday, July 25

  • Hangul: Learn the Basics of the Korean Alphabet – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). Come to this free class to learn the simple Korean alphabet! You’ll learn to recognize – and maybe even read – the simple Korean alphabet in less than half an hour. For ages 13 through adult. 1:00 pm.

Saturday, July 30

  • Teacher Professional Development: Ancient Rome – Mariners’ Museum (Newport News). Educators are invited to attend a Teacher Professional Development session, focusing on Ancient Rome. The session will include a behind-the-scenes tour of Museum artifacts, rare books, cartography and more. All educators are welcome; pre-registration is required. Included with $1 admission. 9:30 – 12:30 pm.

Books/Writing

Thursday, July 28

  • Writer’s Workshop – Grissom Library (Newport News). Instructors Howard Manly and Angie Taliferro will lead this group in focusing on a new writing element every month. This workshop meets every fourth Thursday. For adults 18+.
  • Bridgerton Book Club – If you love the Bridgerton Netflix series, this book club is for you. The club will explore the novels that inspired the hit show. The first discussion is for “The Duke and I,” and will be accompanied by tea and scones. Participants will also try their hands at making feather quilts. Registration is required; for adults 18+. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, July 30

  • Edible Book Festival & Contest – Celebrate books and food at Tabb Library’s Edible Book Festival. This event will feature light refreshments, craft stations and a food-themed story time. The highlight will be an Edible Book Contest, during which community members can create book-related art out of food. People and groups can enter the contest by filling out the Edible Book Contest Entry Form, available here. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Hilarious Book Pun and “A for Effort.” A People’s Choice winner will also be selected by attendees. Forms are due by Friday, July 29 at noon. This event is good for all ages. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

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Business

Friday, July 29

  • Spotlight on the Peninsula at Hampton 757 Makerspace – The 757 Makerspace (Hampton). The Virginia Peninsula Chamber and The 757 Makerspace invite the public to attend this information session and networking opportunity with local community stakeholders and leaders. It will feature networking time, refreshments and a presentation by The 757 Makerspace leadership, with a Q&A session. Free. 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Gaming

Tuesday, July 26

  • Dungeons & Dragons (18+) – Tabb Library (Yorktown). Start a new ongoing campaign or take part in a one-shot campaign during this D&D event at the library. Registration is recommended; light refreshments will be provided. This event is for new and experienced players alike. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Markets

Thursday, July 28

  • City Center Farmers Market – City Center at Oyster Point (Newport News). Find fresh, healthy, farm-to-table foods like produce, beef, jams and local treats at this Farmers Market, every Thursday through September 1. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Saturday, July 30

  • Williamsburg Farmers Market – Duke of Gloucester Street and P4 parking lot (Williamsburg). Shop from producers of locally grown produce, baked goods, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, fresh bread, honey and more. Visa, Mastercard, SNAP and W&M express are now accepted. 8:00 am – noon.
  • Yorktown Market Days – Riverwalk Landing (Yorktown). Shop for seasonal produce, freshly baked goods, honey, handmade soaps and candles, artwork and more from local creators and artisans. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Buckroe Beach Farmers Market – Buckroe Beach (Hampton). Enjoy local produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, jarred foods and much more every Saturday through Oct. 29. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  • Toano Open Air Market – 7891 Richmond Road (Toano). Shop safely every Saturday while supporting local farmers, artisans, pollinators and a variety of other vendors. Pre-ordering is recommended to ensure product availability. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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Just for Tweens and Teens

Williamsburg & Yorktown

Wednesday, July 27

  • Tween DIY Night: Water Bottles – James City County Library (Williamsburg). Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are invited to craft and create water bottle stickers with their very own artwork. A water bottle is included or participants can bring their own. Space is limited; call to register. 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Friday, July 29

  • Teen Makerspace Hours – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Join other teens to make crafts at WRL’s Makerspace on select days. Come with a project or make a sticker using Cricut machines. For ages 13-18 only. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Life Skills Lounge – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Teens 13+ are invited to attend a series of weekly teen workshops on the skills they’ll need to be more independent and, eventually, live on their own. They’ll learn essential skills alongside other teens, from cooking hacks to sewing buttons. Each session includes a make and take (or eat) element for a hands-on experience. The July 29 theme is Safety Skills, and participants will make their own First Aid Kit to take home. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Multi-Day

  • Teen Craft Kit – Tabb Library and Grafton Annex (Yorktown). Tweens and teens in middle and high school are invited to pick up a free Ocean in a Bottle Craft Kit at Tabb Library or Grafton Annex, while supplies last. Monday, July 25 – Sunday, July 31.

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Tuesday, July 26

  • Teen Craft Night – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). Teens ages 12-17 are invited to compete in a t-shirt design challenge at this teen craft night. Registration is required. 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
  • DANCE2FIT with Tweens & Teens! – Main St. Library (Newport News)- Tweens and teens are invited to stop by the library for this group exercise class. 7:00 – 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 27

  • Teen BioBlitz – BioBlitz is a fun, engaging STEM program where teens will work together in a group to discover the biodiversity of our shared backyard. Participants should bring their smartphone, as the free National Geographic iNaturalist app will be used during this program. For ages 12-17. Registration is required. 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Real Talk for Teens – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). A member of the Newport News Police Department personnel will talk to teens about how to stay safe, when to call for help and how to learn situational awareness. For ages 12-17. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Kids & Families

Monday, July 25

  • Rigamajig Building – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Kids are invited to stop by the Schell Room and build whatever they’d like with the library’s giant Rigamajig building set. This drop-in activity is available between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Zumba Dance Practice – Tabb Library (Yorktown). Kids in grades K-5 are invited to attend Zumba dance practice every Monday from July 11 through August 1. The practices will prepare for a Zumba Dance Recital on Monday, August 8. Enrollment is limited to 30 children per session. 10:15 – 11:15 am.
  • Super Smash Bros. Open Play – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Kids and teens ages 9-18 are invited to play Super Smash Bros with Nintendo Switches on the big screen in the Williamsburg Library Theatre. 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Tuesday, July 26

  • Puppet Storytime – James City County Library (Williamsburg). Children ages 3+ are invited to sing and dance with puppets, enjoy books and flannel board stories and participate in other activities. 10:00 am.
  • Catch-a-Craft – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Kids can get creative with a new craft every week at this event. No registration is required; drop-in any time during the craft room’s open hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
  • Terrific Tuesday – James City County Library (Williamsburg). Kids and families can enjoy story time and the summer sunshine with lawn toys and other activities. Weather permitting. All ages welcome. 10:30 am.

Wednesday, July 27

  • The Little Mermaid – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). Hilarious duo Lenny and Mabel will provide this fun take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale. The story follows a mermaid who wishes to become human and win over the heart of a prince. This show will be held at Williamsburg Library (10:00 am) and James City County Library (1:00 pm).

Thursday, July 28

  • Virginia Living Museum: A Day in the Wild – Williamsburg Library and James City County Library (Williamsburg). Live a day in the life of the wild animals of Virginia and meet some of them along the way. This program will be held at Williamsburg Library (10:00 am) and James City County Library (1:00 pm).
  • Summer Science & Crafts – Tabb Library (Yorktown). Kids in grades 3-5 will learn about ocean pollution, including what pollution in the ocean looks like and whether or not sea creatures know the difference between plastics. Kids will also learn how to reuse plastic in a craft. 10:30 – 11:30 am.
  • Storytime & Craft – Williamsburg Library (Williamsburg). This children’s program will feature stories and crafts with a different theme each week. Pick up a ticket at the Youth Services desk starting an hour before the program to reserve a spot. This week’s featured craft theme is Shapes. 6:00 pm.

Friday, July 29

  • Puppet Storytime – Stryker Center (Williamsburg). Children ages 3+ are invited to sing and dance with puppets, enjoy books and flannel board stories and participate in other activities. 10:00 am.
  • Catch-a-Craft – James City County Library (Williamsburg). This program encourages kids to get creative by trying out a new craft. Drop-in any time while the craft room is open. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Fun Fridays on the Square – City Square Plaza (Williamsburg). Kids of all ages are invited to attend this all-ages story time every Friday on City Square outside of the Williamsburg Library. The program will feature children’s games, activities and snacks. Weather permitting. 10:30 am.

Saturday, July 30

  • Saturdays @ Frink – Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (Williamsburg). WRL’s Bookmobile features something to make, do, learn, and play every Saturday at Abram Frink Jr. Community Center. This week’s theme is Digital Navigation. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  • Free Disc Golf for Youth – New Quarter Park (Williamsburg). Youth under the age of 17 are invited to play disc golf for free at New Quarter Park. Check in with the park office for a pass.

Multi-Day

  • Programs for Kids & Families at York River State Park – York River State Park will have a number of programs for kids and families this weekend. Most are included with park admission. For a full list of this week’s events, click here.
  • Summer Kids Dream $3 Movie Series – Movie Tavern in Williamsburg. Movie Tavern will be offering $3 movies as part of its Summer Kids Dream Family Film Series all summer long through September 1. See website for a list of upcoming movies, showtimes and additional details.

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Newport News & Hampton

Monday, July 25

  • Robotics Club – Main St. Library (Newport News). This robotics club features different activities on select Mondays. Participants will build their own robots, learn to code and more. This week, kids will make their own creations with 3-D pens. For kids 6-11. Registration is required. 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
  • MOANA Movie Monday – Main Library (Hampton). Children ages 3-12 are invited to this showing of MOANA at the library. 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
  • Rec n Roll – Burbank Neighborhood Park (Hampton). Starting in July, the Rec ‘n’ Roll Scuttle Bus will hit the streets to bring recreational activities to local neighborhoods in Hampton. It’s loaded with recreation equipment and games, which are geared toward kids 5-12 but are inclusive and open to all age groups. The bus will operate two days a week and visit one park each day, weather permitting. It will be at Burbank Neighborhood Park on July 25. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
  • Pirate Party – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). This fun event for kids ages 3-10 will feature pirate-themed activities, crafts and treats. Registration is required. 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 27

  • Excellent Explosions! – Grissom Library (Newport News). Kids will use household items to create dramatic chemical reactions at this fun event. For ages 6-11. Registration is required. This event will be held outside, weather permitting. 11:00 am.
  • Family Fun Finale! – Main St. Library (Newport News). Families are invited to come to the Summer Reading Challenge Family Fun Finale. There will be games, crafts and popsicles. The amazing magician, Jonathan Austin, will also stop by at 1:00 pm. This event will mostly take place outside. All ages welcome; registration is not required. 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Rec n Roll – Eason Memorial Park (Hampton). Starting in July, the Rec ‘n’ Roll Scuttle Bus will hit the streets to bring recreational activities to local neighborhoods. The bus will be at Eason Memorial Park on July 27. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Thursday, July 28

  • Family Fun Days – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). Families and kids of all ages are invited to have some outdoor fun at this event. 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Summer Reading Finale – Grissom Library (Newport News). Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading challenge with a performance by talented magician Jonathan Austin. 6:00 pm.

Friday, July 29

  • Summer Reading Finale Celebration – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). Kids of all ages are invited to attend this summer reading finale celebration, featuring a fun-filled show by magician Jonathan Austin. 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
  • Lego Club – Main St. Library (Newport News). Kids ages 6-11 are invited to put their imagination to work and build their best Lego creations. 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Multiple Days

  • Summer Meals @ Pearl Bailey – Pearl Bailey Library (Newport News). Meals will be served Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 12 noon at Pearl Bailey Library through August 26. This program is for youth 18 years old and under. The lunches are provided by The Virginia Peninsula Food Bank.

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Future Events to Note

Mondays, August 8-September 26

  • Conversational Spanish for AdultsVirtual, hosted by James City County Parks & Recreation. Begin your journey into the Spanish language with this introduction to conversational Spanish. You’ll learn terms for weather, months, days, animals and more. Each week will feature new activities. Class will be conducted via Zoom. Register by July 29. Free.

Thursday, August 25

  • Free Breakfast Event – Riverwalk Restaurant (Yorktown). Brigadier General John Kline from Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be discussing “The Value of International Relationships” during this breakfast event organized by Sister Cities Yorktown. To register, email contact@sistercitiesyorktown.org. Registration is required. Early registration is recommended as this event is expected to be popular. Free. 9:00 am.

Saturday, August 27

  • Pawpaw Festival – Historic Endview (Newport News). Come out to celebrate and enjoy a sample of the pawpaw – America’s largest native fruit. There will be nature trail tours, live music, talks, kids activities and information tables. This fun event will be led by members of the Virginia Master Naturalists Peninsula Chapter as well as representatives from Butterfly Society of Virginia, Virginia Bee Society, Hampton Roads Bird Club, Leave No Trace, Newport News Waterworks, Foxy Lady Press, and Peninsula Tree Stewards. Free. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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