Three Rivers and Three Peoples Hike: Hike along the Woodstock Pond and Mattaponi Trails in honor of the shared history of African, European and Native Americans who made their homes nearby. 10 a.m. to noon Monday at York River State Park. $4 parking per vehicle.
Mixed Media Art Show: Winter provides a wonderful excuse to check out the latest paintings, pottery, jewelry and other works of more than 300 local artists on display. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Gallery at York Hall, 301 Main St., Yorktown. Free.
Williamsburg Bird Club Bird Walk: Bright and early, check out the sights and sounds of local birds with a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 8.-10 a.m. Saturday, meeting at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Free.
Italian Film Series at WRL: The library film celebration continues with “Bread and Chocolate,” about an illegal Italian immigrant who loses his job after being arrested and fears for his future. 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.
Daughters of Eve: The Tidewater Virginia Historical Society explores the history of women in colonial Virginia. 3 p.m. Sunday at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg’s Hennage Auditorium. Included with museum admission.
A Multicultural Celebration of Music, Song and Dance: Accordion Renaissance presents a performing arts tribute to a variety of cultures, including Ireland, Greece and Turkey. 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free; $10 donation suggested.
Patriotic Fanfare at WRL: The Virginia Symphony Orchestra salutes the troops with this family presentation, including interactive demonstrations and an “instrument petting zoo.” 11 a.m. Saturday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.
Classical Transcriptions: John Bullard performs the banjo unlike anything you’ve heard before through his classical style. 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road. Free.
MarsCon 2018: For the 28th year, this convention celebrates science fiction, fantasy, gaming, cosplay and more. Friday through Sunday at the DoubleTree Williamsburg Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road. $50 for adults, $25 for children 6-12 and free for those younger than 6. Day passes also available. Info: marscon.net.
Winter Blues Jazz Festival: The four-day festival returns for a fourth year of music from local and visiting musicians across a myriad of venues, including the Williamsburg Winery and Muscarelle Museum of Art. Thursday through Sunday at various locations. Tickets start at $25; the Sunday Jazz Wind Down at Amber Ox Public House is free but ticketed. For a complete schedule and tickets, visit winterbluesjazzfest.com.