Top 10 for Jan. 9-15

10 Liberty Ice Pavilion: Enjoy a family-friendly activity on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Experience the sights and sounds of Merchants Square with a few turns on the ice. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Children younger than 3 free; Youths 3-12 $10; Adults $12. Skate rentals $4.25.

9 ‘Strictly Ballroom’: A romantic comedy, a young dancer's desire for "new steps" incites hysterical panic in the tradition-bound world of Australian ballroom dancing. 2 p.m. Thursday at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Free.

8 Blast from the Past: Artillery in the War of Independence: A special exhibition at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown about artillery used on all fronts of the American Revolution. Daily, during regular hours. Admission $8-$17.

7 A Year of Making: Snap Circuits: Create working electronic circuits in a snap. Try out snap circuits -- real electronic components that link together without soldering. Ages 10 to adult. 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. No registration required. Free.

6 Trio Karénine: Founded in Paris in 2009, the chamber music group Trio Karénine has been praised for its musical integrity and “joie de vivre” by critics and audiences. 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St. Standby seats will be sold at 7:50 p.m. for $20 or $5 for students.

5 Skate, Rattle, and Roll: Beginners and pros will enjoy skating under sparkling colored lights to popular music provided by a disc jockey – with almost 7,000 square feet of skating area at the Dare Elementary School gymnasium, 300 Dare Road in Yorktown. Family Skate (K-5) is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Middle School Skate (6-8th grade) is from 9-11 p.m on Friday. Register online at For questions call 890-3500. $5 per person per session.

4 Track your health/know your numbers: Free health screening that includes a simple finger stick for a non-fasting cholesterol reading, blood pressure and body mass index. Testing and counseling on-the-spot by RN’s. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, at James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road. No registration required. Free.

3 Friendly hours at Mariners’ Museum: Guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the museum in a less-crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting. Friendly Hours are 9-11 a.m., Sunday. Register in advance at $1 admission.

2 Holland Wentz Etheridge and Jim Dees present Recent Works: Growth and Experimentation: The theme for this art show, Growth and Experimentation, refers to both living beings, like trees which are featured in many of the paintings, as well as the artists’ growth and their openness to experimentation. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St. Free.

1 Linda and Robin Williams: The duo performs an Americana mix of bluegrass, folk and classic acoustic country. 7:30 Sunday, at the Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St. $5; $4 for Friends of the Library.

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