Top 10 for Jan. 16-23

10 A Year of Making: Video Game Building with Bloxels: Build and play your own 16-bit game with Bloxels tools and software. Ages 10 and older. 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Call 259-4050 to register. Free.

9 Winter: Time to prune and plan: The VCE Master Gardeners Pruning Team will show you how to care for dormant trees and shrubs during the winter. Plus, get planning tips for year-long garden success. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5537 Centerville Road, Must register at Free.

8 ‘That Thing You Do’: Tom Hanks directed and stars in this comedy about a small-town band that rides one catchy pop song all the way to stardom in the early 1960s. 2 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free.

7 Artifact Adventures: Meet colonists and real archaeologists, participate in hands-on activities and explore the world of the first permanent colony in the New World. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Parkway. Free with admission.

6 Jewish Film Festival presents ‘An Act of Defiance’: A film about a Jewish lawyer risking his career and family to defend Nelson Mandela and nine others who face a possible death sentence in South Africa in 1963. 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free.

5 Footsteps in History: Follow the footsteps of Native Americans, colonists, pirates, enslaved African Americans, abolitionists and more as the puppets of Rainbow Puppets tell the story of the Virginia Peninsula. 1 p.m. Saturday at the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free.

4 16th annual High School Student Show: This show features artwork by students from seven area schools: Bruton, Jamestown, Lafayette and Warhill High Schools; Providence Classical School, Walsingham Academy and Williamsburg Christian Academy. Runs through Feb. 15. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, 110 Westover Ave.

3 The Piedmont Singers present: Love and Madness: A rescheduled concert, featuring 20th- and 21st-century music on the themes of love and madness. 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday in the Wren Building, 111 Jamestown Road. Suggested $15 donation; Students Free.

2 Cabin Fever Carnival: An after-hours family party at the library, with homemade mini-golf, a Candyland cakewalk, giant Connect Four, Plush Pig races, crafts and a magic show. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Free.

1 Winter Blues Jazz Fest: The four-day jazz festival is back Thursday-Sunday, at various locations. Ticket prices vary. To find specific information about locations and times or to buy tickets, visit

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