It’s that time again – the weekend. We’ve been a little light on inclement weather, although a place called “The Weather Channel” keeps talking about some storm with a name heading this way in the next day or so. We sure wouldn’t let a storm – even if it does have a name – ruin our weekend plans.
You shouldn’t either – but you do need to have plans in order to keep ‘em.
Here are our best bets for the weekend ahead. We’ve probably missed a few things – we don’t even pretend to know it all – so leave your best bets in the comments section below.
This little shopper went to market
The City of Williamsburg’sFarmers Market was just voted best medium-sized market in the U.S. and will officially claim those bragging rights Saturday morning at 9 with a ceremony involving local and state luminaries – like Mayor Jeanne Zeidler. (Read all about the award and ceremony here.) If you’ve had enough of the Williamsburg market, head on down to the Yorktown market on the Riverwalk. It’s open Saturday, too, from 8 a.m. till noon.
Meet me at the fair
OK, full disclosure here: We may not go to the fair because of commitments involving a paint brush and living room. But we think you should consider going to the New Kent County Fair because it sounds like a whole lot of old-fashioned fun. By that we mean a punt, pass and kick contest Friday night, bingo, a 5K Saturday morning (and a special division for those age “50 and better”), a parade, contest to see who can run the bases fastest and more. Oh – lots of inflatables for the kids, too. Did we mention it’s free? It is. Click here for more details, which you’d already know if you were a regular reader of our calendar.
Altruism and a little something for you, too
Time is running out to take advantage of the York County library’s school supplies for fines program. That’s where you get a little amnesty from your overdue fines – no questions asked! – just by bringing in the overdue item with some school supplies for area kids who will need them come next month. The program runs through Saturday – you can read more about it right here.
Fancy the flute? Check out this
Grace Episcopal Church Yorktown on Friday at 8 p.m. is the place for a Flute Fancies – a Recital to Benefit Lackey Free Clinic. Suzanne Daniel is on flute; Crystal Jonkman is on piano. Five dollars gets you in to a lovely parish hall filled with interesting art and possessing an amazing view of the York River – read more about it here. And remember there are few places that do more good for people than the Lackey Free Clinic, which is where your five bucks will be put to good use.
Dream Catchers, the riding school that does great things for kids out in Toano, has a horse show Saturday. It’s free admission, with concessions available on site. If you have young people who love horses among your family members, this is the place to be. If you just love horses and children who are at their best atop a horse, same deal. Click here for more details.