Things to do for fun this week

aheymann@vagazette.com

10 Continuo Organ and Harpsichord Recital: This concert features Rebecca Davy, music director at Bruton Parish. 8-9 p.m. Thursday, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, 201 W. Duke of Gloucester St. Free.

9 Bay-Friendly Gardening: Karen Duhring, a coastal scientist at VIMS, will explain how the choices we make in our gardens and landscapes affect water quality and aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay’s waterways. 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5537 Centerville Road. $5 suggested donation; register at bit.ly/growjun19.

8 York River Concert Band: This ensemble was formed more than 27 years ago by members of the former Newport News Shipbuilding Band. It has been active in the Tidewater area since then. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St. Free will donation.

7 Piracy, Political Intrigue and Human Tragedy: Virginia’s First Africans: Historian and author, Martha McCartney, will share her ground-breaking research from the United Kingdom’s National Archives on the circumstances surrounding the 1619 arrival of Angelo and the colony’s first Africans. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road. Free; register at rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov or 253-4572.

6 Williamsburg Players present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum": Get ready for Williamsburg Players’ last production of the season: the story of a slave in ancient Rome who tries to win his freedom by setting his master’s son up with a courtesan. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, James-York Playhouse, 200 Hubbard Lane. Tickets $12-$20; purchase at williamsburgplayers.org or 229-0431.

5 Free Summer Movies on Prince George Street: Mary Poppins Returns: Bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch this movie. Free popcorn will be provided by Middle Peninsula Insurance. Dusk, about 8 p.m., Sunday, 400 block of Prince George St. Free.

4 Community Drum Circle: Bring your drum and join the fun. There will be a limited number of drums available for sharing on a first come, first served basis. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Billsburg Brewery, 2054 Jamestown Road. Free.

3 Benjamin Franklin's Amazing Glass Instrument: Join Dean Shostak for a 45-minute concert with music and stories of Ben Franklin's musical invention, the Glass Armonica. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, 325 E. Francis St. Included with admission.

2 Forensic Fridays: Join director of archaeology at Historic Jamestowne, David Givens, as he presents forensic cases that the Jamestown Rediscovery team is investigating. 10-11 a.m. Friday, Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Parkway. $15; purchase at historicjamestowne.org or 856-1250.

1 Sounds of Summer Concert Series: This week’s concert features the Right On Band. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and stay until the sun sets. 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water St, Yorktown. Free.

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