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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 February 2015

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
 

Iceburg Skate Rink is Open!
Please visit jamescitycountyva.gov/iceburg for fee information
Location: Mid County Park, 3793 Ironbound Rd.
Event Website

Join us at ICEBURG, the coolest place in James City County this winter! The County’s seasonal synthetic ice rink, previously located in New Town, is now in Mid County Park to offer users more space and an improved skating surface. There is no age requirement, but everyone entering the rink must wear skates. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Operation hours may be adjusted based on weather conditions, participation numbers and special events. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/iceburg or call 757-259-5360 for details, fees and the complete list of themed skating nights and festivities! Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

November 26, 2014 - March 01, 2015
 
 

Spring Lecture Series: Colette Loll, “Fakes, Forgeries and the Art of Deception”
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
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Dive into an immersive and highly emotional adventure with Fakes and forgeries were once the dirty little secret of the art world.Today, forgery scandals are making big news, spurring a growing public interest in deciphering these costly mistakes. Join curator Colette Loll as she discusses prolific forgers from the 20th century to the present day, and describes how their infamous legacies beguiled the art world. Colette Loll is the founder of Art Fraud Insights. She is also a contributor to The Mariners’ Museum’s exhibition, B is for Buttersworth, F is for Forgery. For more information: visit MarinersMuseum.org/Lectures or call (757)596-2222.

January 22, 2015 - July 03, 2015
7:00 PM
 

The Terrace Room Restraunt Month Dinner
Location: Terrace Room 136 East Francis St. Williamsburg, VA 23185
Event Website

Executive Chef Travis Brust and his culinary team at the Terrace Room in the Williamsburg Inn are serving a prix fixe three-course dinner menu for $30, plus tax and gratuity.

January 27, 2015 - March 31, 2015
 

Tavern Ghost Walk
Adults $12; Children (under 12) $7
Event Website

This family-friendly tour is suitable for all ages and can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. It's a spirited, interactive peek at the 21st-century folklore of the Revolutionary City.

January 30, 2015 - June 16, 2015
 

Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D
See MarinersMuseum.org for pricing information
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Event Website

Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences into earthly worlds that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave audiences in thrall as they begin to understand the enormity of the world they can’t see.

February 02, 2015 - April 30, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 

Coffee: The World in Your Cup
See MarinersMuseum.org for pricing information
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Event Website

From the plant to your mug, explore the world's most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone's favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.

February 21, 2015 - September 07, 2015
9:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty at the Muscarelle Museum
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Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty will comprise more than 25 outstanding drawings by the Renaissance genius, including the precious sketches in the Codex on the Flight of Birds and the delicate Study for the Head of an Angel, which Sir Kenneth Clark considered “one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.” Williamsburg is one of only two venues for this extraordinary exhibition. You must pre-schedule the day (not time) of your visit. Museum open Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun 10 am - 5 pm

February 21, 2015 - April 05, 2015
 

W&M Theatre Presents "Crowns"
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William & Mary’s Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance presents the gospel musical "Crowns" by Regina Taylor: Feb. 26–March 1, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for military, $10 for groups of 10+, and $7 for students/children.

February 26, 2015 - March 01, 2015
 
 

ASL Spring Showcase
Location: Warhill Sports Complex

Spring Showcase for the Atlantic Soccer League.

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015
8:00 PM
 

Civil War Overnight Adventure
Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Event Website

Pack your pajamas and your sleeping bag and head over to The Mariners’ Museum on Friday, February 27 for our overnight all about the Civil War's Battle of Hampton Roads. Designed for children ages 7 – 12 and their favorite adults, participants will join the navy and learn about life aboard the American Civil War ironclad Monitor. We’ll also learn about music from the Civil War, play 19th century games, and talk to a conservator who is helping protect the artifacts brought up from the Monitor wreck. Museum admission on Saturday, Feb. 28 is included in the cost. For more information and pricing details, visit us on the web at MarinersMuseum.org

February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 AM
 
 

ASL Spring Showcase
Location: Warhill Sports Complex 5700 Warhill Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Event Website

The Atlantic Soccer League will host their annual Spring Show Case in Williamsburg. A fun filled weekend of competitive youth soccer.

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 

Crowns
Location: Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall (601 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185)
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An untimely death sends a troubled teen to her grandmother down south and head-first into a rite of passage into African American history and traditional African culture. Guided by a community of spirit working hat queens, her journey provides her with a greater understanding of herself. Based on the indelible portraits created by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry of black women and their church hats, this critically acclaimed medley of music, dance and storytelling simultaneously celebrates identity while demonstrating the importance of family, faith and of course fashion.

February 27, 2015 - March 01, 2015
 

Telling the Story
Location: Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road, Williamsburg Virginia
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Share a part of your history in this interactive storytelling program! Join Dylan Pritchett of the Virginia Black Storytellers as he shares stories of growing up in our community and encourages participants to share their stories as well! Bring your stories, or just come to listen! For ages 18+. Light refreshments provided.

February 28, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
 

Introduction to Watercolor Painting Workshop
$70
Location: This Century Art Gallery's Art Education Center, 110 Westover Ave., Williamsburg, Va. 23185
Event Website

Fundamentals of watercolor painting. Learn about materials, basic strokes, painting on wet and dry paper, and handling the medium. Students will build skills regarding what they hear and see, not only by trying the basics as they are demonstrated, but also painting a simple still live. Visit artist website:WWW.ARTBYELIZ.COM.

February 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 

Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Location: Bushin Martial Arts Academy 551-A Merrimac Trail Williamsburg, Virginia
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Increase your self- confidence and learn life-saving skills in this self-defense seminar taught by certified martial arts instructor, John Nguyen. No experience necessary – open to all females age 12+. The seminar is free, but donations for the Alzheimer’s Association will be accepted. Space is limited, so please call (757) 253-2622 to RSVP

February 28, 2015
12:00 PM
 

Alzheiemer's Awareness Night
Location: Kaplan Arena at William & Mary Hall 751 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg
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Join us for Alzheimer’s Awareness night as the William & Mary Men’s basketball team takes on Towson. Wear purple to show your support.

February 28, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM