Limelight events for July 27

Canoeing with the Stars – Spend an evening looking at the night sky from a canoe. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday. York River State Park, 9801 York River Park Road. $8-$13, call 566-3036.

First Assembly Day – Joined costumed interpreters in recreating the historic first meetings of the House of Burgesses, 397 years ago. 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday. Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Parkway.

Summer Concerts at Grace Episcopal – LCV Project performs. 5 p.m., Sunday. Grace Episcopal churchyard, 111 Church St., Yorktown. Free.

Science Fun with Professor Tyler – A collection of wild experiments from the depths of William and Mary's chemistry labs to enthrall a younger crowd about energy. 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday. James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Free.

Jay's Jam – Bring an instrument to this acoustic jam session led by Joe Duggan of Joe's Day Off. Sing, play or just listen. 6-8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 7479 Richmond Road. Free.

Linda Matney Gallery opening reception – Thomas Lowell Edwards, an MFA ceramics artist, displays his work. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday. 5435 Richmond Road.

Family Splash Party – Free family fun at the pool with games, prizes and fun. 6-9 p.m., Saturday. Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway.

Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. – StageLights Theatre for Children presents a fast-paced take on the classic tale. 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Saturday. Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St. $8.

Summer Breeze Concert – Blind & Dirty plays original and classic rock favorites. After the concert, Kimball Theatre will screen the Grateful Dead movie. 7-9 p.m., Wednesday. Merchants Square. Free.

"The Gravedigger's Tale" – Virginia Shakespeare Festival closes its season with a new piece that tells the story of "Hamlet" from the gravedigger's perspective. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, 601 Jamestown Road. $10-$20.

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