2018-12-13 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

December 13

Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Yachting Program Learn about the famous and familiar American yachts of City Island, New York, share stories, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 2 p.m., varnishman@gmail.com.

Play Chess Ages 12-and-over welcome, different levels, instruction provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Caroling on Broadway The Off Broadway Neighborhood Association, Christopher Carbone and the Thompson Middle School chorus go caroling, all are welcome to participate, begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Colony House, Washington Square, and continues on Broadway.

DIY Ugly Sweaters Teens bring a sweater and learn how to use the vinyl cutter and heat press to make it ugly, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Adults discuss Christmas stories by Washington Irving and Clement Clarke Moore, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org for details.

Toy Theater Miniature performance of “First Snow,” Tiffany Peay, 152 Mill St., 6 p.m., 401-619-4411.

Holiday Cabaret “A Little Bit of Holiday Mischief” features holiday favorites, open to all, St Mary’s Church, 7 p.m., $10, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Friday

December 14

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale Works by faculty and students of Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Family Holiday Event at the Y Free community event features a bounce house, arts and crafts, children’s games, holiday props set up as a photo booth, concession stand for dinner and dessert, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-9200, newportymca.org.

Holiday Arts Market Juried market of high-quality unique works by local artists, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Holistic Holiday Shopping Cards, crystals and creative gifts, tarot card readings and shopping to support small local businesses, unwrapped toy collection, MIST, 1341 West Main Road, Suite 16, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., misoultraining.com.

Opening Reception and Lecture All are welcome to a lecture regarding the Claggetts of Newport, Colonial clockmakers, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave. 6:30 p.m., reception follows, register, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Holiday Concert “The Reason for the Season” offers sacred and secular Christmas music by the Voices and Unity and RPM Voices of Rhode Island, Mt. Zion AME Church, 101 Van Zandt Ave., 7 p.m., free will offering, 401- 849-3569, mtzion1845@yahoo.com.

‘A Christmas Carol’ Theatrical production by students at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7 p.m., $5 general admission, 401-847-6235, npsri.net/rhs.

‘Christmas in Song’ A Newport Navy Choristers performance to support renovations to the Portsmouth High School auditorium, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., newportnavychoristers.org.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

December 15

Christmas Bird Count Experienced birders bring binoculars and help count the different bird species for data collection, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-10 a.m., register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Victorian Boutique Unique gifts, estate sale items, jewelry, quilted creations, fine crystal, Edward King House, 35 King St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-846- 7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale 10 a.m. See Dec. 14.

Holiday Arts Market 10 a.m. See Dec. 14.

Christmas Bazaar This Christmas bazaar and Greek food sale offers eat-in or take-out food, raffles, white elephant items, handcrafts, silent auction, crafts, St. Spyridon’s Hellenic Hall, 390 Thames St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401- 846-0555, stspyridonchurch.org.

Seal Tour Join experts aboard a Save the Bay vessel to view seals on Citing Rock, binoculars provided, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 1-2 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

‘Hoods Up’ Check out the engines under the hoods of more than 70 cars and rev your own engines on racing simulators, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

French Conversation People speaking all levels of French are welcome to this weekly drop-in conversation group, French Confection, 72 East Main Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., alliancefrancaisenewportri.org.

Holiday Music Performance by the quartet Very Merry Dickens Carolers, Newport Visitors Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., 10:30-11:45 a.m., discovernewport.org.

Wake and Create Guided close-looking tour of works in the galleries followed by art-making activities geared for ages 6-10, their families and caregivers, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., prices vary, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

LEGO Challenge See whose LEGO creation wins a zip-line race, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Holiday Evening at the Mansions Visit the Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., and Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., for the price of one, live music, light refreshments, eggnog and cider, 6-9 p.m., prices vary, reserve, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Christmas Concert Church choir, vocalists, organ, piano, brass and timpani, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 7 p.m., $10 donation, 401-847-0065, stjosephsnewport.org.

Mystery at the Museum “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

‘A Christmas Carol’ 7 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Holiday Dinner Dance Cocktails, seated three-course dinner, dancing, black tie, valet parking, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., general admission $350 Preservation Society members, $400 nonmembers, reserve, 401-847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Sunday

December 16

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders bring binoculars and join a naturalist to prowl the best bird-watching sites, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdnovsanctuary.org.

Seal Tour 10 a.m. See Dec. 15.

‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m. See Dec. 15.

Chamber Music Newport String Quartet with Ethan Wood, viola, and Jacob MacKay, cello, perform Charles Koechlin, Caroline Shaw and Johannes Brahms, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Rhode Island Ballet Theatre Excerpts from the traditional “Nutcracker” and other festive dances, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $25 reserve seating tickets at riballet.org.

Holiday Movie “A Christmas Carol,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Spirits of Christmas Past’ Psychic Fair Newport Mystical Society event, local vendors, card readings, mediums, reiki and energy practitioners, live music, refreshments, cash bar, optional paranormal investigation on the third floor, 3 p.m., $20, Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., noon, $5 admission, 12-and-under free, Newport Mystical Society on Facebook.com.

Monday

December 17

Needles Galore Knitting group for beginners and more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Kids drop in to craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tween 3-D Printing Children 8-12 learn basic design techniques and create a 3-D craft project to be picked up at a later date, first-come, first-served, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare Enthusiasts All are welcome to read Shakespeare, no experience necessary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Mondays, except holidays, 5 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Monday Night Mystery Book Discussion Adults discuss “Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery,” by Andrew Shaffer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

December 18

Ladies Only Group Bike Ride Meet at Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., 6:30-8 a.m., 401-619-4900, bikenewport.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Adults and teens discuss “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” a novel by Gail Honeyman, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:15 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Juliet Naked” (2018/R/comedy/ drama), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Aquidneck Island Chess Club All levels welcome, bring a set if you have one, sets available, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Bring photos and memorabilia and learn how to scrapbook, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30- 6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Adults discuss “George and Lizzie,” by Nancy Pearl, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 19

Third Wednesday Book Club Adults discuss “George and Lizzie, 2:30-3:30 p.m. See Dec. 18.

Grades 5-6 Book Club Discussion of “Greetings from Witness Protection,” by Jake Burt, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children 6-12 learn simple painting techniques and complete a project on campus, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

December 20

Coloring Club 1 p.m. See Dec. 13.

ARC Book Club for Teens Advanced Readers Copies Book Club (ARC) gives teens access to the hottest young adult titles before they’re published to read and review, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed critters from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324- 6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Teens’ Holiday Cooking Teens in grades 6-12 make and decorate a gingerbread house using graham crackers, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Ugly Sweater Soiree Festive food and drinks, prize for best sweater, Audrain Auto Museum, 222 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., $20-$30, 401-856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org.

Thursday Evening Book Discussion Adults discuss “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital,” by David M. Oshinsky, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

December 21

Winter Solstice Fun Children 2-6 celebrate the first day of winter with stories, treats and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30-11 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toy Theater Miniature performance of “First Snow,” Tiffany Peay, 152 Mill St., 6 p.m., 401-619-4411.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Saturday

December 22

Redwood Book Club All are welcome to discuss “Mr. Dickens and his Carol,” by Samantha Silva, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

DYI Bath Bombs Teens make bath bombs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers Includes performance by Larry Brown Swinglane Band, Big Band sounds with singers, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., call 401-847-1000 to inquire about ticket availability, newportmansions.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 15.

‘Messiah’ and Carol Sing Swanhurst Chorus sponsors ‘“Messiah” and “Carol Sing: The Christmas Story” featuring the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah as well as carols, organ selections and the telling of the Christmas story, sing along if you wish, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., $5-$13, $30 family (2 adults and children), 401-682- 1630, swanhurst.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Sunday

December 23

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, reservations strongly suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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