Activities available throughout greater Williamsburg

Williamsburg Pipes & Drums—Practice at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 253-7656.

Williamsburg Women’s Chorus—Welcomes new members for the spring season. E-mail Ann Porter, for membership information.


Williamsburg Players—Presents: "I Never Sang for my Father’’ Jan. 17-Feb. 2; "Steel Magnolias’’ April 4-20; "Chicago’’ June 6-22. Subscription forms available online on the box office page at Season tickets are $65.

Candlelight tours—Conducted by Revolutionary Tours 8 p.m. daily. $10. Meet at 7:45 in front of the Kings Treasure in Merchants Square. 592-9254.

Family Maternity Center—Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 7-8:30 p.m. Adults, second and fourth Wednesday days. Siblings, first and third Wednesdays. Free. Register at 259-4233.

Ghost Lantern Tours—Williamsburg Colo­nial Tours at 8:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $10 and $8. Meet at 8:15 p.m. in front of the Craft House, Merchants Square. 565-5996.

Ghost tours—Original ``Ghosts of Williamsburg’’ tour of Colonial Williamsburg 8 p.m. daily $11. Tickets at the General Store.

Igniting the Hope tours—At Lackey Free Clinic 8:30 a.m. first Wednesdays and 4:30 p.m. third Thursdays. RSVP to Sue Salva, 886-0608, ext. 251, or at

Tavern Ghost Walks—Family-friendly guided walking tours in Colonial Williamsburg. Meet in front of Shields Tavern. Tickets $12, $7. Tour times and ticket info at or 80 447-8679.

Williamsburg’s Ghostly Tales—Stories of Williamsburg’s ghosts, both legendary tales and more recent sightings. $12, and free for ages 6 and under. or 345-3786 for days and times.

Walk About History—Two-hour walking tour introduces Williamsburg’s colonial history and the people and places that helped shape that period in time. Adults $19, ages 7-13 $16. or 345-3786.

Working Waterman’s Cruise—Watermen’s Museum offers, departing directly from the pier at the museum at 5 and 7 p.m. Fridays. Capt. Eric Thomas of Hoggchoker Charters joins Capt. Donald West aboard the 42-foot deadrise Lady Diane. Help West as he hauls and baits crab pots, learn about the York River’s most dangerous catch and try your hand at tonging for oysters, all aboard a traditional working vessel. $30 for adults and $15 children. Life preservers provided. Light refreshments available. Make reservations with David at 887-2641 or Eric at 804 642-9961.


4-H—New Kent and Charles City need adult volunteers to work with the 4-H club program, for occasional, short-term, special interest or regular club volunteers. 804 829-9241.

ACT-SO—Volunteers needed to help with recruiting students, coaches, mentors and qualified judges in the area of the sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts and business. 253-0841.

American Red Cross—Colonial Virginia chapter needs volunteer representatives from various ethnic-cultural groups to serve on a diversity task force. Jean Smith, 253-0228. York-Poquoson chapter needs disaster action team members, blood services help and instructors for CPR training and HIV/AIDS community presentations, as well as for blood pressure readings. 898-3090.

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg—Serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 229-3535 to volunteer or for more information.

Avalon—Needs volunteers for life skills education, child care, office support, property repair and maintenance. Avalon offers training based on the involvement desired. Training is geared for teens and adults and is held as needed. Mini-training can be offered on request. 258-5022.

Big Brothers Big Sisters—Of Greater Williamsburg provides one-to-one relationships in which volunteers give guidance and friendship to a child where there is a need for an outside adult relationship. 253-0676 to volunteer.

Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater—Needs volunteers to visit with patients at the Virginia Oncology Associates office in Williamsburg. or 461-8488.

Child and Family Connection—Translator to provide assistance to the Spanish-speaking community by helping families locate child care. 229-7940.