2014-07-24 / Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY


Klezmer Concert at Touro Touro Synagogue will present a concert featuring the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary. The free concert will take place in Patriots Park on Touro Street. Klezmer music originated in the villages and ghettos of Eastern Europe where itinerant Jewish troubadours would travel from town to town performing at weddings and other joyous events. With its lively beat and distinctive sound, klezmer music, which is similar to a big band sound or jazz, has enjoyed a renaissance on both the concert stage and as dance music in recent years. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Colony House. Klezmer Concert at Touro Touro Synagogue will present a concert featuring the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary. The free concert will take place in Patriots Park on Touro Street. Klezmer music originated in the villages and ghettos of Eastern Europe where itinerant Jewish troubadours would travel from town to town performing at weddings and other joyous events. With its lively beat and distinctive sound, klezmer music, which is similar to a big band sound or jazz, has enjoyed a renaissance on both the concert stage and as dance music in recent years. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Colony House. St. Mary’s Intergenerational Choir

St. Mary’s Catholic Church offers an intergenerational choir at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. All are welcome to join the choir, regardless of age. During the summer months, interested visitors to the church are welcome to sing with the choir as well. A brief warm up rehearsal before Mass begins at 9:15 a.m. The stairs to the choir loft are in the back of the church, near the Memorial Boulevard door. For more information, contact Cody Mead at cwmead@yahoo.com.

BridgeFest Artisan Show at Trinity

Trinity Church will host an artisan craft fair on the lawn overlooking Queen Anne Square during Bridge- Fest, July 28-31. The show runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and will feature a different assortment of local artisans and live acoustic music each day.

Vacation Bible School

Emmanuel Church will offer Vacation Bible School the week of Aug. 11-15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The theme will be Caring for God’s Creation, focusing on stewardship, gardening, recycling and more, with activities, songs and Bible stories. The program is for children ages 3-10 and the cost is $25. Register by Aug. 4 by calling 401-847-0675.

Food Bank Benefit

Channing Memorial Church will host the “Songwriters in the Round” concert to benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank on Tuesday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Allysen Callery, Mark Cutler, Bob Kendall, and Ken Shane will perform. Suggested donation is $15. Channing is at 135 Pelham St. Boys Choir Concert

Trinity Church will present the Maryland State Boychoir in concert on Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. The 55-member choir will come to Newport from a recent tour to the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and Iceland. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Weeders Wanted

St. Mary’s Community Garden (located to the south side of the thrift shop, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth) is up and running for the season, growing fresh vegetables for several local charities, including the Martin Luther King Center, Lucy’s Hearth, and the Salvation Army. Volunteers are sought to help weed the garden. Hours are flexible but all help is welcome. No experience required. Call 401-846-9700 for more information.

Emmanuel Book Club

The next meeting of the Emmanuel Church Book Club is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. The book to be discussed is “The Shack,” by William P. Young. The group meets monthly in the Guild Room at the church, 42 Dearborn Street. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information contact the church office at 401-847-0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

Jesus Saviour Bazaar

Jesus Saviour Church will hold its annual summer bazaar on the church’s Vernon Avenue grounds Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, from 7-11 p.m. each evening. The bazaar will feature bingo, games, white elephants, malassadas, and nightly dinner specials. A raffle drawing for cash will be held every night at 11 p.m.

‘Quarter ‘Til with Bach and Friends’

Take a 15-minute break during your weekends this summer to enjoy an organ meditation of music at Saint John the Evangelist by Bach and another composer, played on the church’s Hook and Hastings organ. Watch Peter S. Berton’s hands as he plays, via video, at 8:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 2:45, 5:45, and 8:45 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until Labor Day. A donation of 25 cents is requested to benefit the organ restoration fund.

Saint John the Evangelist is at the corner of Washington and Willow streets. Call 401-848-2561 for additional information.

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