10 Middle School Social: Spend the night at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Center on the clip and climb wall or enjoy a game of laser tag. Light refreshments will be provided. 7-10 p.m. Friday, Williamsburg Indoor Sports Center, 5700 Warhill Trail. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; register thewisc.com.
9 A Year of Making: Video Game Building with Bloxels: Build and play your own 16-bit game with Bloxels tools and software. 1 p.m. Sunday, James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Ages 10 and older. Free; register by calling 259-4050.
8 Walk and Talk: In the American Forests National Register of Big Trees, New Quarter Park is included as the site of one remarkably large tulip poplar. Molly O’Liddy will walk with participants to the “very big tree.” 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Drive. Free.
7 Legacies of 1619: Freedom and Slavery at Jamestown: Join Jamestown Rediscovery Manager of Public Programs, Justin Bates, as he discusses the events of the summer of 1619, the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in the Virginia colony. 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Historic Jamestowne, 1398 Colonial National Historic Parkway. Free with admission.
6 Friday Mountain Bike Ride: Join Margie McCarthy and Fran Lenahan for a fun pace mountain bike ride in the woods. Ride will be about 90 minutes. 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Conte's Bike Shop, 4900 Courthouse Street. Free.
5 Doc, My Knees Hurts: Dr. Rory Sandberg, Riverside Orthopedic, Sports Medicine & Physiatry Specialists, will lead a discussion about knee pain and treatments for the aging population. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Riverside Doctors’ Hospital, 1500 Commonwealth Avenue. Free; register at riversideonline.com.
4 The Legacy Ball: Teens Celebrating Black Excellence: This black-tie event sponsored by YELL Youth Group honors and celebrates African American history. Heavy hors-d'oeuvres will be served and music will be provided by a live DJ. For ages 13-19. 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Ave. Tickets $10; purchase at everbrite.com.
3 Golden Age of Mysteries: Between the two World Wars, authors in England and America created new rules for mystery writing that would forever change their genre. Learn more about the authors and books that made up the Golden Age of mysteries. 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Stryker Center, 412 N Boundary Street. Free.
2 ‘Chocolate Wings’: The Williamsburg Music Club will present this mini-musical about Bessie Coleman, the first female African-American/American Indian to receive a pilot's license. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bruton Parish Lewis Hall, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street. Free.
1 Our Lady of 121st Street: After Sister Rose’s death, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But her dead body has been stolen. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $7-$15, free for W&M students: call 221-2674 or online at wm.edu/offices/boxoffice.