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Find Events & Things to Do in the Historic Triangle

Below you will find special business events, networking opportunities and more from the Alliance, plus member events.  If you are looking for tourism-related events, please check out the Visit Williamsburg calendar.    If you are an Alliance member and would like your event listed here, please contact us.

 

Events for November 2014

This Century Art Gallery Workshop - VMFA Oil Painting Basics Workshop
$95.00
Location: This Century Art Gallery's Education Center
Event Website

SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Marjorie Perrin! This program was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

November 01, 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 

5th Annual Queens Lake Community Arts & Craft Show
Free
Location: 234 East Queens Drive, Williamsburg, VA

The show features artisans from Queens Lake and the local community. Items for sale include needlecrafts, handmade jewelry, home décor, herbal items, ceramics, greeting cards, seasonal decorations, photography, books from a local author and more! There will be a concession for morning coffee and lunch. Contact information: Anne Brown Hailey, abrownhailey@cox.net, 220-3280

November 01, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
 

The Beloved Women of Chota
Colonial Williamsburg Admission Required
Location: Governor's Palace Stage
Event Website

Discover what goes into producing American Indian public history. Join the cast of "The Beloved Women" for a behind-the-scenes look at Colonial Williamsburg's special programming. Veteran actors and line producers discuss their work in theater, film, and television. Explore Native American culture, history, and civic engagement in a question-and-answer session, moderated by a cultural anthropologist.

November 01, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
 

The Indigenous Chesapeake: Past & Present
Historic Jamestowne Admission Required
Location: Historic Jamestowne
Event Website

In commemoration of American Indian Heritage Month, explore the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians. Enjoy demonstrations of Algonquian cooking and foodways. Examine the Powhatan peoples' 17th-century politics and early relationships with the colonists of James Fort. Engage with Daniel Abbott, a Nanticoke descendant from the Eastern Shore, as he demonstrates and discusses tool making, weaponry, and uses of flora and fauna. This program is presented jointly by Historic Jamestowne and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Historic Jamestowne is jointly administered by the National Park Service and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (on behalf of Preservation Virginia) and preserves the original site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

November 01, 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
 

Colonial Williamsburg Presents Chocolate Symposium
Visit website for details
Location: Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Event Website

Colonial Williamsburg presents “400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisan” Nov. 2-4. From its early use as a ceremonial beverage and an important crop in Mesoamerica to its transformation into one of the most popular foodstuffs in the world, chocolate has been carried up mountains, crossed oceans and flown into outer space. Guest speakers include Howard-Yana Shapiro, global director of plant science and external research, Mars Inc. and adjunct professor in the college of agriculture and environmental sciences at the University of California at Davis. Shapiro helped map the cacao gene and is one of the foremost scholars in the field of cacao propagation.

November 02, 2014 - November 04, 2014
 

7th Annual Halloween Candy Collection Drive
Location: New Town Dental Arts

Bring us your excess, uneaten and unopened candy November 3rd through November 6th weekdays between 10am-3pm each day. All the candy we receive will be donated to our troops and military organizations.

November 03, 2014 - November 06, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
 

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART - A LOOK AT ART CRIME IS THE TOPIC FOR CENTURIES OF ART @ YOUR LIBRARY
Location: Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St
Event Website

The Centuries of Art @ Your Library art lecture series examines forgery in arts in a free program on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St. The program is followed by a reception sponsored by This Century Art Gallery. Visit wrl.org or call (757) 259-4070 for more information. Art crime has become a multi-billion dollar industry, one branch of which is the looting and black market trade of art and artifacts from tombs and temples–the world’s oldest treasure troves. Market demand for antiquities has had catastrophic consequences for many of the world’s ancient sites. Streamlining of the industry has caused an ever-increasing flow of goods to all parts of the world. Who are the winners and losers in this game, and who in ultimately to blame? Dr. Minich received her PhD in Art History from VCU. She is currently an adjunct professor of Art History at the University of Mary Washington Centuries of Art @ Your Library is a partnership between This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg Regional Library and the VMFA. These programs have been organized by VMFA Statewide, and are supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

November 03, 2014
7:30 PM
 
 

Revolutionary War Lecture Series Returns to Yorktown Victory Center
Location: Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water Street, Yorktown

"The Men Who Lost America" with Dr. Andrew Shaughnessy The Yorktown Victory Center will host a series of free public lectures with a Revolutionary War theme on Tuesday evenings this fall, with guest scholars speaking at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Theater. Admission to the lectures is free, with advance reservations recommended by calling 757.253.4572 or email rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov. 757.253.4838

November 04, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 

1st Annual Litter & Recycling Expo
Free and open to the public
Location: Legacy Hall, New Town | 4301 New Town Ave., Williamsburg
Event Website

Calling all James City County citizens, businesses, students and families to learn more about local recycling and litter prevention efforts! Exhibitors, demonstrations, games and activities will be ongoing throughout the day. Sponsored by the James City Clean County Commission. For more information, call 757-259-5376.

November 07, 2014
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 

Honoring Service to America
Location: Colonial Williamsburg
Event Website

Free Admission for Military* Veterans Day Weekend Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their direct dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for the entire Veterans Day weekend—November 7–11, 2014. Explore the Revolutionary City, hear the stirring cadences of the Fifes and Drums, join in the patriotic events, and browse the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

November 07, 2014 - November 11, 2014
 
 

Observing the Siege: The Iroquois, Lafayette, and Washington
Location: Wythe Property
Event Website

Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.

November 08, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
 

Observing the Siege: The Iroquois, Lafayette, and Washington
Colonial Williamsburg Admission Required
Location: Wythe Property
Event Website

Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.

November 08, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 

Veteran's Day Gala
$59 Includes dinner, tax, gratuity & concert
Location: DoubleTree By Hilton Kingsmill, Williamsburg
Event Website

Take a veteran to dinner & thank them for our freedom Featuring The World Famous GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA. With an appearance of the Lindy 101 Swing Dance Team. Benefiting AID OUR VETERANS Cocktails 6pm, dinner 7pm Concert & dancing 8pm to 11pm

November 08, 2014
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
 

Observing the Siege: The Iroquois, Lafayette, and Washington
Location: Wythe Property
Event Website

Visit with Generals Lafayette and Washington as they prepare for the siege of Yorktown and confer with their recently arrived Indian allies.

November 09, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
 

A TALE OF TWO SOFASs: BELTER AT VMFA IS THE TOPIC FOR CENTURIES OF ART @ YOUR LIBRARY
Location: Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street
Event Website

The Centuries of Art @ Your Library art lecture series examines forgery in arts in a free program on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St. The program is followed by a reception sponsored by This Century Art Gallery. Visit wrl.org or call (757) 259-4070 for more information. Following several years of new research and an extensive conservation campaign, a magnificent pair of sofas in the VMFA collection have emerged with a captivating history and a distinctive look. Produced by the celebrated furniture maker John Henry Belter over 160 years ago, the near-identical sofas graced the homes of powerful American businessmen and socialites alike — including the last private owner of the Hope Diamond. Their story is replete with Gilded Age elegance and Jazz Age intrigue. Dr. Elizabeth L. O’Leary, retired associate curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her current projects include an upcoming exhibition about Robinson House, the 1850s farmhouse on the VMFA campus. Centuries of Art @ Your Library is a partnership between This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg Regional Library and the VMFA. These programs have been organized by VMFA Statewide, and are supported by the Paul Mellon Endowment.

November 10, 2014
7:30 PM
 
 

Veterans' Day Art Exhibits

Paintings, water colors, sketches and drawings of the Civil War. Located at at York County Historical Museum on Main 408 Main St. in Yorktown.

November 11, 2014
 
 

Salute to our Veterans
Location: Providence Classical School, Easter Circle, Williamsburg
Event Website

Honoring our veterans! The staff and students of Providence Classical School invite local service personnel from past and present to attend their annual Veteran's Day program. Students perform songs of freedom and other patriotic tributes. Keynote: Brigadier General Jim Golden, US Army Ret.. Veritas Hall (Bldg 5000), Providence Classical School, Easter Circle, Williamsburg. 565-2900. Park in Veritas school lot

November 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
 

Distinguished Scholar Lecture
Event Website

From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890 to 1929 Join us for our Distinguished Scholar Lecture: From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890 to 1929 and meet renowned jewelry expert Andrew Prince. As the designer responsible for jewelry and accessories for period dramas including "The Young Victoria" and the PBS series "Downton Abbey," Prince will share insights on the fashionable characters and events of the era. November 15, 5:30 p.m. $5 event ticket in addition to admission.

November 15, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
 

Free Webinar - "Cyber Security Risk Management: Strategies for Minimizing Small Business Risk"
Location: PBMares
Event Website

PBMares is pleased to offer a FREE WEBINAR for business owners, CEOs, CFOs and IT professionals. Information security risks to small businesses What to do in the event your data is breached Tips for maintaining a sound defense against hackers

November 19, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
 

This Century Art - Art Workshop – Still Life and Floral Workshop with Robert Johnson
$145.00
Location: This Century Art Education Center
Event Website

SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Robert Johnson! Demonstration in the morning and painting still life in the afternoon. Artist paints in oil but all mediums are welcome. Visit our website for more details: www.ThisCenturyArtGallery.org

November 22, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 

Legacy CCL Shootout
Free
Location: Warhill sports Complex - 5700 Warhill Trail, Williamsburg

Soccer Tournament for Boys and Girls Ages 10-18 from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and other states

November 22, 2014 - November 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 

York County Sports Complex -Winter Hours
Location: York County Sports Complex
Event Website

Winter operating hours will begin at the York County Sports Complex on Saturday, November 1, and continue through Saturday, February 28, 2015. During that time the sports complex will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the complex will remain open to allow nightly activities to conclude. The complex may be closed during periods of inclement weather. The facility is located at 412 Sports Way in Yorktown. For more information about the York County Sports Complex, please call 890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec.

November 01, 2014 - February 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

Colonial Williamsburg Presents Chocolate Symposium
Visit website for details
Location: Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Event Website

Colonial Williamsburg presents “400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisan” Nov. 2-4. From its early use as a ceremonial beverage and an important crop in Mesoamerica to its transformation into one of the most popular foodstuffs in the world, chocolate has been carried up mountains, crossed oceans and flown into outer space. Guest speakers include Howard-Yana Shapiro, global director of plant science and external research, Mars Inc. and adjunct professor in the college of agriculture and environmental sciences at the University of California at Davis. Shapiro helped map the cacao gene and is one of the foremost scholars in the field of cacao propagation.

November 02, 2014 - November 04, 2014
 

Grand Opening Celebration - Spring Arbor Assisted Living
Location: Spring Arbor Assisted Living & Memory Care, 935 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg

Please join us for a Grand Opening Celebration of our new Cottage! RSVP by Octobe 27, 2014757-565-3583 or email wmmktg@hhhunt.com

November 05, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
 

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY PARKING DURING STRYKER CENTER PROJECT
Event Website

Construction fencing is scheduled to go up around the Stryker Building on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The fencing will take away a minimum of 30 parking spaces from the Williamsburg Library parking lot for at least 12 months. Alternative parking is available at these sites: - In the parking garage on North Boundary Street - Around the Community Building - On Armistead Street - On North Boundary - On Scotland Street - In the Prince George Parking Garage (230 North Henry Street) The parking will be monitored closely throughout construction and additional strategies will be implemented as circumstances warrant.

November 05, 2014
 
 

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY PARKING DURING STRYKER CENTER PROJECT
Event Website

Construction fencing is scheduled to go up around the Stryker Building on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The fencing will take away a minimum of 30 parking spaces from the Williamsburg Library parking lot for at least 12 months. Alternative parking is available at these sites: - In the parking garage on North Boundary Street - Around the Community Building - On Armistead Street - On North Boundary - On Scotland Street - In the Prince George Parking Garage (230 North Henry Street) The parking will be monitored closely throughout construction and additional strategies will be implemented as circumstances warrant.

November 12, 2014
 
 

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY PARKING DURING STRYKER CENTER PROJECT
Event Website

Construction fencing is scheduled to go up around the Stryker Building on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The fencing will take away a minimum of 30 parking spaces from the Williamsburg Library parking lot for at least 12 months. Alternative parking is available at these sites: - In the parking garage on North Boundary Street - Around the Community Building - On Armistead Street - On North Boundary - On Scotland Street - In the Prince George Parking Garage (230 North Henry Street) The parking will be monitored closely throughout construction and additional strategies will be implemented as circumstances warrant.

November 19, 2014
 
 

WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY PARKING DURING STRYKER CENTER PROJECT
Event Website

Construction fencing is scheduled to go up around the Stryker Building on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. The fencing will take away a minimum of 30 parking spaces from the Williamsburg Library parking lot for at least 12 months. Alternative parking is available at these sites: - In the parking garage on North Boundary Street - Around the Community Building - On Armistead Street - On North Boundary - On Scotland Street - In the Prince George Parking Garage (230 North Henry Street) The parking will be monitored closely throughout construction and additional strategies will be implemented as circumstances warrant.

November 26, 2014