Limelight, Nov. 8-12

Impressionist Paintings and Gardens: The Williamsburg Regional Library’s Talks@2 series continues as the library’s Ann Marie Weissert discusses Impressionist painters and how they used new techniques of light and color to paint beautiful gardens. 2 p.m. Monday at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St. Free.

Cowboys Uncorked: Dream Catchers, which offers therapeutic horse-riding services to children and adults with special needs, is bringing back its rodeo-themed fundraiser for a sixth year. The event includes country line dancing, games and local celebrity “arrestees” raising mock bail donations. 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the Williamsburg Winery, 5800 Wessex Hundred. $75, tickets available online at or by calling 566-1775.

Minguet Quartett: The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents an internationally renowned string quartet performing classical and contemporary pieces. 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. $15 or $5 for students. For ticketing information, visit .

Santa’s Arrival: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Santa comes to town for a day full of activities, including carriage rides, a petting zoo, hot cocoa and more. For a complete schedule, visit . Saturday at Yankee Candle, 2200 Richmond Road. Free admission.

‘Music of the People: American Folkways’: The Williamsburg Choral Guild presents a celebration of American folk songs, both secular and religious, brought to life by the chorus, orchestra, pianists and soloists. $20 in advance or $25 at the door, students $10; for tickets, visit .

2nd Sundays Williamsburg: The recurring event celebrates unique art and local artists — and music — throughout the streets surrounding Colonial Williamsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 423 Prince George St. Free.

Patriotic Fanfare: The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra celebrates Veterans Day with interactive demonstrations and an instrument petting zoo. 11 a.m. Saturday at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free.

Student Film Showcase: The middle and high school students of William and Mary’s Youth Filmmaking Institute, in its sixth year, garnered hands-on filmmaking experience at the college Nov. 4-5. This public screening showcases the short films they created as a result. 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kimball Theatre. Free.

‘Dandelion Wine’: The Williamsburg Players’ latest production, Ray Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine,” follows a man back in time, where he must come to terms with a life-changing summer. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the James-York Playhouse, 200 Hubbard Lane. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and children, available online at or by calling 229-0431.

Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 2’: The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Williamsburg Classics Series continues with a concert featuring Zoltán Kodály’s “Dances of Galanta,” Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and Beethoven’s second symphony. 8 p.m. Thursday at Crosswalk Community Church, 5100 John Tyler Highway. Tickets start at $25, available at

Birkenmeyer can be reached by phone at 757-790-3029.

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