Limelight, March 7-11

Sphero class: Kids 8-11 can learn the basics of coding with the help of app-enabled orbs known as Sphero Robots. 4:30 p.m. Friday at the James City County Library. Free, registration required by calling 259-7733.

Italian Film Series at WRL: “Terraferma” explores the story of an Italian fisherman and his family wrestling with breaking the law to help illegal immigrants stranded at sea. 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.

Friday Friends Ride: Enjoy a friendly bike ride with the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. 10 a.m. to noon Friday departing from Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway. Free, visit for more info.

Astronomy for Everyone: Astronomer Kevin Manning presents a family-friendly program about the universe, leading up to heading outside for a look at the stars through a telescope. 5:30 p.m. Friday at the James City County Library. Free.

Elegant Accomplishments: Women in Early Music: 7 p.m. Friday at Colonial Williamsburg’s Raleigh Tavern Apollo Room, 413 E. Duke of Gloucester St. $19 adults, $9.50 kids 6-12, visit for tickets.

Bird Walk at Lake Matoaka: Explore the heart of Williamsburg along Lake Matoaka and the woods near William and Mary. 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Matoaka. Free.

17th Annual Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K Run/Walk: Traverse a course starting at the high school and blazing through Greensprings Trail in support of the Jamestown High School Athletic Booster Club. 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Jamestown High School, 3751 John Tyler Highway. Pre-registered adults $20 and students $15; race day $25 for all. Fun runs are free.

Williamsburg Farmers Market: The farmers market returns with more than 30 vendors selling artisan chocolate, cheese, meats, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps. Timothy Seaman performs 9-11 am. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in Merchants Square. Free.

Wine Expo: Sample 50-plus wines, cheeses, oysters and desserts to support the Victory Peninsula YMCA of Yorktown. 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, Yorktown. VIP admission $55, general $45; for tickets, call 875-1522.

Scheherazade and a Philip Glass Fantasy: Guest conductor Eric Jacobsen joins the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a celebration of composer Philip Glass and epic storytelling with “Scheherazade.” 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 Avenue for the Arts, Newport News. Tickets start at $25, available at

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