Crochet 101 Class: Learn how to crochet with crochet guru Tisha Sawyer. No previous skills required. 1 p.m. Sunday, Yarn Matters, 7437 Richmond Road. $60.
CIAO of Williamsburg's Italian Film Festival 2017: In "Divorce Italian Style" Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) is desperate to marry his cousin, Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but he is married to Rosalia (Daniela Rocca) and divorce is illegal in Italy. 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 9, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St., free.
Secret Lives of Americans: The groundbreaking documentary series takes an unflinching look at the secrets people keep and the strength it takes to reveal them to friends and family. Screening followed by a panel discussion. 5 p.m. Feb. 9, Williamsburg Landing's Alvin P Anderson Auditorium, free.
Book Launch and Lecture on Civil War in Africa: Drawing on field research in Africa's conflict-affected countries, William & Mary's Professor Phil Roessler outlines a coup-civil war trap and applies his model in African nations, Syria, Iraq and beyond. 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Tucker Hall, room 127a, 350 James Blair Drive, free.
Hearts of Red Tour & Tasting: Tours and tastings will last about 45 minutes and require reservations. Call the winery at 804-966-5896 to reserve your tour and tasting. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. Saude Creek Vineyard, Lanexa. $20 per person $10 per person for current club members.
Nuala Galbari and David Justis Signing The Woods of Wicomico: This children's book tells the story of the peaceful creatures that dwell in the woods of Wicomico and how they band together to prevent the destruction of their home. 2-6 p.m. Saturday, William and Mary Bookstore & Cafe, 345 Duke of Gloucester St..
Beer Dinner at Brass Cannon: A four course meal of gourmet food will be served by Hungry Hungry Arrow and each course will be paired with a Brass Cannon Brewing beer selected to go with it. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Brass Cannon Brewing, 5476 Mooretown Road. $30 per person.
Introduction to Drawing in the Anime and Manga Style for Teens: In conjunction with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VSU instructor Anh Do presents a 6 hour seminar class on drawing in the anime and manga style, including some art history, drawing fundamentals, and practice. Limited seating; registration required at 259-4050. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, free.
An Evening of Passion and Love with Singers of Opera in Williamsburg: With soprano Maria Natale, mezzo-soprano Fiorella Velez, baritone Eric Lindsey. Piano: Abdiel Vazquez. Table seatings, dessert buffet, cash bar. 6 p.m., Feb. 9, Williamsburg Art Gallery, 44a Duke of Gloucester St., $25.
Fossil Frenzy Hike: Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 11, York River State Park, 9801 York River Park Road; pay to park, free to attend. Call ahead for reservations: 566-3036.