2013-12-05 / Calendar

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Pinette Show Sunday A reminder from the Newport Comedy Series: The originally scheduled Sept. 1 comedy show starring John Pinette at the Newport Yachting Center will be held Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Newport Hyatt Regency. Those holding Sept. 1 tickets can use those tickets; no ticket exchanges necessary. A limited number of tickets will be sold outside the Hyatt ballroom starting at 5 p.m. when doors open. Seating is general admission. For more information, visit newportcomedy.com. Pinette Show Sunday A reminder from the Newport Comedy Series: The originally scheduled Sept. 1 comedy show starring John Pinette at the Newport Yachting Center will be held Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Newport Hyatt Regency. Those holding Sept. 1 tickets can use those tickets; no ticket exchanges necessary. A limited number of tickets will be sold outside the Hyatt ballroom starting at 5 p.m. when doors open. Seating is general admission. For more information, visit newportcomedy.com. Thursday

December 5

Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed storytime with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members $6, 401-846-2577.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Thomas C. Hone discussing his book, “The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy’s Greatest Victory,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Middletown Book Sale Two bags of books for $8, get another bag free, Middletown Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1-7 p.m.

‘If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Legendary Locals’ Talk Annie Sherman will discuss her book on Newport notables, “Legendary Locals,” Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Living Literature Middletown Public Library offers “The Greatest Gift,” a two-character presentation by Philip Van Dorn Stern that was the inspiration for Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night,” 700 West Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Channing Land Use Lecture Gail Darrell, lecturer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, on community involvement in land use decisions, parish hall behind Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-846-0643, office@channingchurch.org.

Friday

December 6

Middletown Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. See Dec. 5.

Computer Workshop iPad Tips and Tricks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x208.

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., open for self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

Skating Center Opens Newport Skating Center opens for the season at the Yachting Center, 5:30 p.m., tree lighting, skating performance, caroling, cookies and hot chocolate, Santa, public skating begins at 6:30 p.m., skatenewport.com.

IYRS Holiday Party Community open house with holiday cheer, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Restoration Hall, 449 Thames St., 5:30-8 p.m., 401-848-5777 x204.

‘A Christmas Carol’ Middletown High School drama club presents the Dickens classic, 130 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., 401-846- 7250.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

December 7

Winter Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, St. Mary’s Church Hall, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Middletown Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Dec. 5.

Holiday Book Sale Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., cider and cookies, 401-423-7280.

Winter Bird Walk Birding walk at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., bring binoculars, heavy precipitation cancels.

Author Talk Urban anthropologist Elizabeth Greenspan discusses her book, “Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x115.

Handmade Holiday Crafts Teen and adults welcome to make bags, tags, boxes, jewelry, ornaments and more at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2-4 p.m., free, register at the circulation desk or call 401-683-9457, bring hot glue gun and scissors.

Opening Reception Opening of 23rd annual “Les Petites Oeuvres” exhibition, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., springbullgallery.com.

Holiday Reception DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., 5-7 p.m., debloisgallery.com.

Ballroom Dancing “Rhythm Is Going To Get You,” monthly ballroom dance gathering, lessons and social dancing, Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 7-10 p.m., $10, 401-230-3420.

‘A Christmas Carol’ 7 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble Concert Common Fence Music hosts Brian Bender’s dynamic klezmer band, traditional Eastern European folk music, harvest soups and baked goods available, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., tickets $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Dec. 6 for details.

Free Concert at Grand RJ McArthur plays tribute to Neil Diamond, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

December 8

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble Workshop Free workshop for all ages, funded by The New England Foundation for the Arts, Levi H. Gale House, 89 Touro St. (use Division Street entrance), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., bring instruments and dancing shoes, register at commonfencemusic@yahoo.com.

Holiday Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See Dec. 7.

‘Elf’ at Jane Pickens Annual screening of holiday film, free with donation of canned goods to benefit the MLK food pantry, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 2 p.m.

‘Grinch’ Screening Bring a blanket, wear PJs and watch “The Grinch” at Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 3-4:15 p.m., free and open to 2-6 year olds and caregivers, 401-849-4646.

Monday

December 9

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Drop-in craft time at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required.

Poetry Reading Members of Ocean State Poets present original works and works in progress, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-847-8720 x103.

Tuesday

December 10

Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Tenth of December,” by George Saunders, Newport Public Library, 1 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Computer Help Help with computers/devices available, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., registration required, 401-423-7280.

YA Gaming Young adults gather for board games, computers, Wii, snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., all welcome, 401- 847-8720 x206.

Wednesday

December 11

After School Stories and Crafts Kids in grades K-4 enjoy stories, arts and crafts, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

NewportFILM Screening of “Blood Brother,” documentary about a young man who travels to work with HIV-infected orphans, filmmaker will Skype after presentation, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 7 p.m., $12, newportfilm.com.

‘Oh, Yes I Can!’ Panel of five accomplished women in non-traditional careers will talk about the challenges they faced and overcame to reach their goals, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 7-8:30 p.m., dessert, free, 401-846-4828.

Thursday

December 12

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for a Modern Era,” with Benjamin Armstrong, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Santa at the Library Children ages 4+ listen to Santa read holiday stories and lead holiday songs, ornament crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., no registration, drop in, free, 401-847-8720 x204.

Opening Reception Reception for opening of Newport Art Museum students’ showcase, 26 Liberty St. (behind museum), 4-6 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Colonial Special Operations Talk Christian M. McBurney discusses his book, “Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott,” Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770.

Friday

December 13

Gingerbread Castles Kids ages 5-12 learn to build a gingerbread castle, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., registration required, space limited, 401-423-2217.

Holiday Fun at the Y Night of free family holiday fun, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-9200.

Owl Prowl Learn about and hike to see these nocturnal raptors, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

A Dickens Christmas Feast The Marley Bridges Theatre Co. celebrates Victorian Christmas at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., with an interactive evening of dining, song and holiday cheer, reservations required, tickets newportartmuseum.org.

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ Seventh and eighth graders at St. Michael’s Country Day School acting workshop present the Dr. Seuss classic, Hill House Arts and Athletics Center, 7 p.m., free, 401- 849-5970 x330.

IYRS Lecture Series Ben Hall, vice-president of Hall Spars and Rigging, will discuss designing, tooling and manufacturing advanced composite structures, IYRS, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-848-5777 x204.

Saturday

December 14

Saturday Book Club Discuss “The Dressmaker,” by Kate Alcott, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

Redwood Children’s Party Holiday theatre and caroling at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., Newport Children’s Theatre performs “The Night Before Christmas,” music by Christopher Carbone, members free, non-members $2, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112.

French in Newport Walking Tour Explore the heart of 18th century Newport and learn about the year 12,000 French soldiers and sailors lived here during the American Revolution, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, reserve at 401-841-8770. Science Saturday Middletown Library hosts hands-on experiments for ages 5+ with “Sink or Float, Titanic Edition,” discover how the Titanic could sink, build an

unsinkable ship, 11 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

Christmas Tour of Historic Fort Adams Homes See page 1.

Christmas Doggie Parade Canine stroll, treats and Santa fun, Black Dog General Store, Bannister’s Wharf, 2 p.m.

Author Talk Professor Douglas Thompson, Connecticut College, discusses his book, “The Quest for the Golden Trout: Environmental Loss and America’s Iconic Fish,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x115.

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ 2 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Screen and Discuss Series Redwood Library shows “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” 3 p.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-0292, x112.

Parents Night Out YMCA offers parents a chance to get out for the evening at a minimal cost, pizza, activities, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 4:30 p.m., register at 401-847-9200.

A Dickens Christmas Feast 7 p.m. See Dec. 13 for details.

“JCC On the Air: A 1943 Radio Broadcast” Jamestown Community Chorus presents concert performed as a Christmas-in-wartime radio show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., $15, $13 seniors, 401-423-1574.

Sunday

December 15

Musical Sundays Newport Public Library hosts holiday concert and festivities at the Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., free, a cappella group Very Merry Dickens Carolers will perform, light refreshments, 401-847- 8720 x103.

RI Chorale at Redwood Chamber Choir of the R.I. Civic Chorale performs at Redwood Library, members free, non-members $12, limited seating, 3 p.m., follows open house 1-3 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

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