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Garden Clubs and the City of Williamsburg Celebrate Arbor Day

To celebrate Arbor Day, on March 10 the Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs and their host, the City of Williamsburg, dedicated a White Pine tree planted in Bicentennial Park under the supervision of Will Fidler, Landscape Superintendent for the City, and Ruth Maruca, Arbor Day Planning Coordinator...

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  • What Happen When You Participate in Art?

    What Happen When You Participate in Art?

    Interactive Closing Ceremony Begins New Gallery Initiative March 31st, 2017 Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC - Members of the public can add their marks to a "Tabula Rasa" kimono in an interactive closing ceremony for "Off the Streets," an exhibition of paper garments made from street...

  • Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church to Visit First Baptist Church

    Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will visit First Baptist Church on Sunday, March 28, and deliver the sermon during the 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service. Bishop Curry, the first African American Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, was scheduled to ring the...

  • Earth Day - Dirt Day 2017 at Waller Mill Park

    Earth Day - Dirt Day 2017 at Waller Mill Park

    Come help Williamsburg Parks and Recreation celebrate our planet at this uniquely fun Earth Day - Dirt Day event at Waller Mill Park. There will be many activities for everyone to participate in. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS• Rotating stations with educational information on recycling, sustainability, clean...

  • Girl Scout Cookie Season Ends March 26

    Girl Scout Cookie Season Ends March 26

    Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast are wrapping up their cookie sale, and March 26 will be the last day to purchase Girl Scout Cookies in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina this year. Customers looking for a cookie booth can enter their zip code into the cookie locator at www.girlscoutcookies.org...

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  • Recycled Art Contest

    Recycled Art Contest

    Share your flair for repurposing discarded items, recycling trash into treasures and creating art from what may have been garbage! Get creative and use material that would be destined for the recycling bin or trash can to create unique pieces of art. WHOAge categories: Elementary, Middle School,...

  • Chairman of James City County Board of Supervisors Plans for the Future

    Chairman of James City County Board of Supervisors Plans for the Future

    Chairman of the Board Kevin Onizuk laid out for the JCC Rotary Club the strategic plan which the county supervisors will follow, starting now and running up to the year 2035. High on his priority list are: guaranteeing the county an unrestricted clean water supply for the indefinite future, modernization...

  • Presbyterian Men host Baptists

    Presbyterian Men host Baptists

    (for the March 25th Virginia Gazette Religion Section)Presbyterian Men host BaptistsThe Men's Fellowship of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church will have breakfast at 8:00 on April 1stin Stevenson Hall. Men and Women from the First Baptist and Williamsburg Baptist Churches will be their guests. Covenant...

  • Williamsburg Business Alliance Donates to Hospice House of Williamsburg

    Williamsburg Business Alliance Donates to Hospice House of Williamsburg

    The Williamsburg Business Alliance made a donation to Hospice House of Williamsburg, a nonprofit charitable organization founded to enhance the quality of living for individuals facing the last phases of life, and to support the people they love. Support services are provided to individuals living...

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  • Were You There? Palm Sunday Program

    Were You There?By Carol VipavetzJoin us at St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Palm Sunday for a stunning presentation of the story of Jesus' death and resurrection. Heather Powell, a New York City based actor, singer, and songwriter who has performed professionally throughout the United States and...

  • Habitat for Humanity speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis

    Habitat for Humanity speaks to Colonial Capital Kiwanis

    The Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital recently heard a program from Habitat for Humanity presented by Mark Hennaman, who is the Director of ReStore Marketing and Community Relations. ReStore accepts donations of furniture, appliances, and other household items that can be sold to raise funds for...

  • 7th Annual Sportsmen’s Banquet And Wild Game Dinner

    Liberty Baptist ChurchYork River Campus8201 Croaker RoadWilliamsburg, VA 23188Exit 231 - B off of I-64 (Croaker Exit) Saturday, March 25, 6 pm You are invited to bring your family and friends to the 7th Annual Sportsmen's Banquet and Wild Game Dinner. Please bring a dish of your favorite game or...

  • The Arc Day Support Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary

    The Arc Day Support Program Celebrates One Year Anniversary

    The Arc has proudly served adults with developmental disabilities in the community since 1976 . In March 2016 they started a Day Support Program that provides classes and activities for a class of 15 at the Abram Frink, Jr. Community Center. The Arc is very grateful for the support of the community...

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  • High School Student Looks for “Gold”—and Finds a Story Worth Telling

    High School Student Looks for “Gold”—and Finds a Story Worth Telling

    When high school junior Nina Robertson decided to pursue a Girl Scout Gold Award, she knew she wanted a project that would resonate with her life experience. A resident of Newport News with an avid interest in writing and education, she decided to combine her experience and interests by writing...

  • Girl Scout Cookie Season Ends March 26

    Girl Scout Cookie Season Ends March 26

    Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast are wrapping up their cookie sale, and March 26 will be the last day to purchase Girl Scout Cookies in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina this year. Customers looking for a cookie booth can enter their zip code into the cookie locator at www.girlscoutcookies.org...

  • 3 facilitators will lead liturgical dance workshop March 25

    3 facilitators will lead liturgical dance workshop March 25

    In keeping with the church theme of "Each One, Reach One," the Temples of Praise Ministry at Saint John Baptist Church will sponsor a Liturgical Dance workshop from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Sessions will include beginning ballet, low-impact movement, pantomime, and more. The workshop...

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  • Classical guitarist to perform at Williamsburg Library

    Classical guitarist to perform at Williamsburg Library

    The fluttering strings of a Grammy-winning classical guitarist and composer will illuminate the Williamsburg Regional Library's theatre Thursday night. Grammy winner Andrew York is journeying from his Los Angeles home for a concert comprised mostly of his own compositions. He will also be tuning...

      • VSO's thoughtful, reverential 'Requiem'

        The Virginia Symphony's programming of Verdi's monumental "Requiem" was a much anticipated event. Certainly one of the most often played such works, the "Requiem" is a blend of opera and things liturgical. A musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass, the "Requiem" is the operatic Verdi...

          • Top 10 things to do this weekend

            10 Bird Walk: Co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Bird Club and New Quarter Park, the two-hour walk is guided, although aviary aficionados can peel off if they'd like. 7 a.m. Saturday, New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Free. 9 Winter High Tea Series: Guest will be with nature photographer Ken...

              • Workshop brings bikers out of hibernation

                Those of us who might be guilty of neglecting our bikes will soon have a chance at redemption. Williamsburg Area Bicyclists and James City County Parks and Recreation are uniting for Bikes out of Hibernation, which promises the opportunity to dust off the chains after a long winter for riders of...

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