2014-11-27 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday

November 26

Christmas at the Mansions

Enjoy The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms decked out with glittering gold and sparking silver for the holidays, The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Reading and Art at Redwood

Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Middle schoolers age 8-12 learn to develop writing skills through fun activities, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Bonfire on Third Beach

Bundle up and kick off the holiday weekend with family and friends, bring blankets and chairs, Third Beach, 5-8:30 p.m., free.

‘If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’

Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Thursday

November 27

Thanksgiving Pie Run

29th annual 5-mile USATF-sanctioned road race over scenic course with panoramic views of Sachuest Beach, starts and ends in front of the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., 8:30 a.m., $30, register at newportrunningclub.org.

Community Meal

Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 12-2 p.m., all welcome.

Friday

November 28

Christmas at the Mansions 9 a.m. See Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Newport Nutcracker

Island Moving Co.’s 13th annual performance of the Newport Nutcracker, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 and 7:30 p.m., advance ticketing required, islandmovingco.org.

Polar Express Train

Capture the magic of the timeless Christmas classic aboard the Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad, 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., advance ticketing a must, newportpolarexpress.com.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on a lantern-lit evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Newport Lighted Boat Parade

The waterfront community’s annual Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade at 6:15 p.m. Illuminated boats will circle the harbor and compete for best holiday decoration prizes awarded by the Newport Harbormaster and community judges. Great views from Newport Yacht Club, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf and waterfront points around the harbor. In case of severe weather, the parade will sail the following day.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

November 29

Gingerbread Mansions

Winners of the annual Newport Mansions Gingerbread Contest revealed at The Breakers, 9 a.m., on display in kitchen through holidays, included with tour admission, newportmansions.org.

Christmas at the Mansions 9 a.m. See Nov. 26.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours

Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

Newport Nutcracker

2 and 7 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Holiday Histories Tour

4:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers

Tour the festively decorated Vanderbilt mansion, enjoy music by Voices of Christmas, Vocal Revolution, pianist John Black, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., advance ticketing at newportmansions.org.

Housing Hotline Dance

Fundraiser for Housing Hotline, DJ Phino, karaoke contest, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Rd., Middletown, 7-11 p.m., $10, $15 couples, 401-846-4896.

Murder Mystery

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Movember Shave-Off

Team Newport Muzzy wraps up their month of fundraising for Movember with a “Fast Times at Mo High” celebration, moustache shave-off, raffles, music, DJ, high school or prom costume attire encouraged, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, 7 p.m.

Common Fence Music

Red Eye Flight’s Thanksgiving gettogether, Common Fence Point Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $18 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Steely Dan tribute by Hey Nineteen, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 30

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Nov. 26.

Seal Watch Tours

11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Historic Site Tours

Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401- 841-8770.

Fort Adams Tours

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

Newport Nutcracker

2 and 6 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Decorate the Brewery

Decorate the Newport Storm Brewery’s visitor’s center and enjoy holiday cheer, 293 JT Connell Highway, 6 p.m., bring non-perishable donations for MLK Center.

Monday

December 1

LEGO Club

Children ages 6-12 build with LEGOs at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., no registration required, 401-847- 8720 x204.

Laughter with Shakespeare

First in three-part series introducing children between the ages 8-12 to the fun, humorous side of Shakespeare, play games, discuss age-appropriate adaptations, and perform, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., registration required, 401-847-0292 x105.

Make It, Take It Crafts

Make gingerbread men at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Holiday Open House

Newport Historical Society’s holiday open house before Christmas in Newport’s opening ceremony, Colony House, 5-6 p.m., music by Newport String Project, free.

Christmas in Newport Begins

6 p.m., Washington Square, see page 14 for complete schedule, christmasinnewport.org.

Monday Night Mysteries

Discuss “The Maltese Falcon,” by Dashiell Hammett, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Tuesday

December 2

Squigglers

Stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs for children 15 months-2 years, Newport Public Library, 1:30 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Saint Nicholas Celebration

Newport Alliance Française, event of newportri@gmail.com

Wednesday

December 3

Reading and Art at Redwood

Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Middle schoolers age 8-12 learn to develop writing skills through fun activities, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

It Must Be Shakespeare

Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Screen and Discuss’ at Redwood

“Young@Heart,” documentary on chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve.

Festival of Lights at Salve

13th annual celebration of hope for peace, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., lighting of the Hindu Diwali diyas, the Jewish Chanukiah, the Christian Advent wreath and the Muslim fanoos, 401-341-2444.

Book Chat for Knitters

Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft project to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x117.

Thursday

December 4

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy” by Rear Adm. David Oliver, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Holiday Histories Tour

4:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Green Drinks

Networking event for the ecofriendly, Chateau & Bungalow, 80 Thames St., 5-7 p.m., 401-619- 0374, kara@6square.com.

NRF Houses Revealed

Presentation on Newport Restoration Foundation properties by Roger Williams University historic preservation students, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., free.

Ed Talks

Fireside lecture series, “Mercury in the Environment: Implications for Waterbirds,” Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Irish Christmas

Moya Brennan, “The Voice of Clannad” and “First Lady of Celtic Music,” brings Christmas show to Jane Pickens Theater to benefit ALS Family Charitable Foundation, 7:30 p.m., $28, janepickens.com.

Friday

December 5

Computer Workshop

IPad tricks and tips, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Fall Hitchcock Series

Newport Public Library screens Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man” (1956), starring Henry Fonda and Vera Miles, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Holiday Histories Tour

4:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Mistletoe Madness

Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, reservations required, 401-683- 4177.

Family Craft Night

Nature-themed crafts for families, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., ages 4+, members $8, non-members $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Anne of Green Gables’

Middletown High School presents “Anne of the Green Gables,” MHS cafeteria, Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $5, 846-7250 or kzahm@mpsri.net.

Saturday

December 6

Undecked Halls

Tour first floor of Doris Duke’s home, closed for the season, visit decorated servants’ wing, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10, $8 ages 5-12, newportrestoration.org.

Winter Growers’ Market

Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

Departs from Museum of Newport History, 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Seal Watch Tours

11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Colonial Newport in Winter

Learn about Newport’s religious diversity, entrepreneurship and how colonial Newporters made their way through the winter, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Weekend LEGO Club

Middletown Library hosts drop in LEGO time, library provides LEGOs, ages 4+ with adult, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-846-1573.

Jamestown Beach Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Hull Cove in Jamestown, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

‘Private Newport’

Author Bettie Bearden Pardee discusses the French homes, follies, and gardens that grace Newport, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., free, 401-847-0292.

Newport County Orchestra

Concert Seasonal favorites and classics, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $8, $5 seniors/students, 401- 341-2295.

Holiday Histories Tour

4:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

‘Anne of Green Gables’

7 p.m. See Friday, Dec. 5.

Common Fence Music

Wholesale Klezmer Band with a cappella quartet Sync or Swim opening, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

December 7

Bird Walk

Bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Open House

Fragrant greens and candle lit windows will get all in a festive mood, Beavertail Lighthouse, 1-3 p.m.

Maher Center Open House Maher Center, 906 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 1-4 p.m.

Musical Sundays Return

Popular series returns to the Newport Public Library with Lindsay Straw and Caroline O’Shea playing Christmas music with an Irish twist, 2 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m., no reservations, free, 401-847-8720 x208 info@newportlibraryri.org.

Tribute Concert for Paul Geremia

Friends and fellow musicians gather to support Paul Geremia on his road to recovery with a musical concert, One Pelham East, 270 Thames St., 2-10 p.m.

Cookie Decorating

Decorate Christmas cookies with pastry chef Lucia, Vanderbilt Grace, 41 Mary St., 3 p.m., $15, bring home treats, reserve at 401-846- 6200.

‘Grinch’ at Pennfield

Kick off the holiday season with a viewing of a holiday classic at The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 3:30 p.m., free and open to 3- 7 year olds and caregivers, pajamas and blankets encouraged, 401-849-4646 or contact@pennfield.org.

Newport Community Symphonic Band

Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $8, $5 seniors/students, 401- 341-2295.

Portsmouth Tree Lighting

Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6 p.m.

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