Top 10 for Feb. 13-19

10 A Year of Making: Breakerspace: Gears and Mechanics: Find out what makes clocks tick by taking them apart. Keith Clayton-Kastenholz from Williamsburg Clocks will educate makers in the parts and operation of these and other mechanical items. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Free.

9 Anime and Craft: Perler Keychains: Youths 11-18 are invited to watch anime and create their own fan art: a 9-bit perler keychain. 1 p.m. Monday, Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St. Free; register at 259-4050.

8 Couples Date and Paint Night: Sign up with your significant other and enjoy a fun paint event. Together you will create two canvases that can be hung side by side or as stand-alone canvases. BYOB. 6-8 p.m. Friday, Artfully Yours, 1303 Jamestown Road; $40, tickets can be bought at

7 Meet Dr. King: The professional actors of Bright Star Theatre illuminate the concepts of freedom, integration and equality through the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recommended for children in grades preschool to fifth grade. 1 p.m. Saturday, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free.

6 Sending Humans to Mars: How? Why? And When?: A talk by former NASA Mars Exploration Program Scientist and now College of William and Mary Research Professor of Applied Science, Joel Levine. 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway. Free; $5 suggested donation to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

5 J.M. Randall's Enterprises Pretty in Pink Sweetheart Gala: With a champagne fountain, dinner, dancing and raffle, this party is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In addition to all the fun you’ll have, a portion of the proceeds will go to the breast cancer charity Here for the Girls. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg, 50 Kingsmill Road. Tickets $79 for a single; $149 for couples; tickets at eventbrite.comor

4 Audio Visual: Music in Art: From Picasso’s framed collages to Man Ray’s iconic photographs, the audio has greatly influenced the visual in 20th century 2-D and 3-D works of art. The lecture is given by Margaret Hancock, a professional writer in the art and philanthropy world. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Free.

3 Historic Memory and Racial Amnesia at Jamestown: Join the historian Mark Summers, as he discusses how Jamestown became a Confederate “Lost Cause” shrine in the 19th century, and how in the early 20th century African-American history was ignored and African-American visitors were denied admission to the park. 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Parkway. Free with admission.

2 Pink Flamingo Hike: While there are no pink flamingos native to Virginia, you will see a few fake ones at this event. Discover what birds live in the area and why they are much better adapted than the plastic importers. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, York River State Park Amphitheater, 9801 York River Park Road. Free.

1 Virginia Opera presents An Evening of Opera & Broadway: This event highlights some of the most beloved pieces the opera has to offer, as well as popular musical theater show tunes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Parking $4 per vehicle.

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