2014-12-04 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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

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.

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 with Moya Brennan

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 Thursday, Dec. 4.

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.

Salve Dance ‘We Run This’

SRU Dance concert with hip hop, jazz, tap, lyrical and Irish step by more than 120 performers, Rodgers Recreation Center, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., donation of at least $1 to benefit Andrea Rizzo Foundation, children young enough to sit on an adult’s lap are free.

‘Anne of Green Gables’

Middletown High School presents “Anne of the Green Gables,” MHS cafeteria, Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $5, 401- 846-7250 or kzahm@mpsri.net.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

December 6

Undecked Halls

Tour first floor of Doris Duke’s home, now 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.

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.

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.

Salve Dance ‘We Run This’

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

Winter Waterfowl

Scan for migrating and over-wintering waterfowl at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Third Beach property, spotting scopes and binoculars encouraged but not required, dress for the cold, 1 p.m., ages 12+, members $6, non-members $8, call to register and for meeting details, 401-846-2577 x15, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Private Newport: French Style and Sensibilities’

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 Dec. 4.

Spring Bull Opening Reception

Opening of 24th annual “Les Petites Oeuvres” exhibition, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers

Tour the festively decorated Vanderbilt mansion, enjoy music by Dyadic Duo: Andy Maddock and Ying Sun on guitar, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., advance ticketing at newportmansions.org.

‘Anne of Green Gables’

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

Murder Mystery

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

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.

Free Comedy at Grand

Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

December 7

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.

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.

Beavertail Light Open House

Holiday open house, Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, 1-3 p.m., beavertaillight.org.

Maher Center Open House

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

Tribute Concert for Paul Geremia

Local musicians support Paul Geremia on his road to recovery, One Pelham East, 270 Thames St., 2-10 p.m., $25.

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.

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.

‘Three Amigos Poetry’

Current and former R.I. Poets Laureate Rick Benjamin, Tom Chandler and Lisa Starr discuss poetry, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., free, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Portsmouth Tree Lighting

Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401- 683-9457.

Monday

December 8

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.

Make It, Take It Crafts

Make a Christmas tree scratch art ornament at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Laughter with Shakespeare

Second 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.

Tuesday

December 9

Pre-K Story Time

Santa story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library’s Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lunch with the Artist Series

Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Goya: What is the Purpose of Clothes in Art?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Burning Shore,” by Ed Offley, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841- 2101.

Tuesday Book Group

Discuss “Americanah,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Rose Island Fundraiser

Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation silent auction fundraiser, Speakeasy Bar & Grill, Thames St., 5:30-8:30 p.m., $20, hors d’oeuvres, music by John Erikson, cash bar, 401-847-4242.

Pell Center Lecture

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy hosts “Staying Afloat: Adapting Waterfront Businesses to Rising Seas and Extreme Storms,” with three speakers discussing the challenges of rising sea levels for waterfront businesses and strategies to prevent or minimize damage, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m., register at 401-341-2927 or pellcenter@salve.edu.

‘Value of the Book’

Rare book dealer Ray Rickman will discuss book values, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., bring up to three books for assessment, 401-683- 9457.

Wednesday

December 10

Art Lab

Rorschach-inspired print making, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 5+, register at 401-846-1573.

Redwood Children’s Party

Children ages 2-14 are invited to enjoy a reading of a Christmas classic, share treats, and welcome a special guest, Redwood Library, Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., members free, non-members $2 per child or donation of one new children’s or young adult book per family for gift drive, registration required, 401-847-0292 x105.

‘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.

‘We Took the Ferry’

Premiere of documentary produced and directed by Jamestown’s Bob Sutton, discussion follows, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., refreshments, 401-423-1820.

Thursday

December 11

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World,” by Kristie Macrakis, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Pre-K Story Time

Story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library, Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown

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

Newport Gallery Night

Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, free admission to the Newport Art Museum, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

‘Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island’

Christian M. McBurney will discuss the role espionage played during the Revolutionary War, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Ed Talks

Fireside lecture series, “Rising Seas, Shrinking Habitat: Marsh Birds & Rhode Island,” Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Friday

December 12

Computer Workshop

Google tools, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Holiday Fun at the Y

Night of free family holiday fun, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., arts and crafts, games, music, bounce house, 401-847-9200.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’

St. Michael’s Country Day School drama students present “Miracle on 34th Street” on campus, Hill House Arts and Athletics Center, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 6 p.m., free, 401-849-5970 x330.

Dickens Christmas Feast

Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season, Newport Art Museum, 7 p.m., dinner, dancing, holiday choral concert, advance ticketing required, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

Saturday

December 13

Master Class in Travel Photography

Newport Photo Guild hosts daylong workshop with Bob Krist, CCRI Newport Campus, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., 9 a.m., $50, limited seating, newportphotoguild.org.

Jingle Bikes

Jump on a power-generating bike and light up the lights, Patagonia, 450 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Colonial Newport in Winter

11 a.m. See Dec. 6.

Portsmouth Beach Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of beachfront from Corey’s Lane southward, off West Main Rd. near Portsmouth Abbey, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

Cookie Making

Two hours of holiday cookie-making fun, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 12:30-2:30 p.m., free but space limited, ages 10-18, supplies provided, register early, 401-846-1573.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’

2 p.m. See Friday, Dec. 12.

Books and Authors Series

Author John K. Fulweiler Jr. will discuss “A Swim: A Block Islander Who Refused to Drown,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

‘Words into Poetry’

Workshop with members of Ocean State Poets, readings, discussion, open mic, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Seal Watch Tours

3 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers

Tour the festively decorated Vanderbilt mansion, enjoy music by pianist John Black and New England Tenors, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., advance ticketing at newportmansions.org.

Dickens Christmas Feast

7 p.m. See Dec. 12.

Free Concert at Grand

Cash is King tribute to Johnny Cash, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

December 14

Christmas 10K Run and 5K Walk

The 31st annual Christmas 10K Run and 5K Walk fundraiser supporting Women & Infants Hospital oncology patients, Rogers High School, 10 a.m., register at 401-846-0042 or coolrunning.com.

Kara Sundlun Book Signing

Talk show host Kara Sundlun will sign her new book “Finding Dad,”,based on her relationship with her father, former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun, Swift Morris Interiors, 69 Mill St., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 401-849-3229.

Jingle Bikes

12-4 p.m. See Dec. 13

‘Elf’

Screening of the holiday classic “Elf” at the Jane Pickens Theater, 1 p.m., free with canned good donations to support Martin Luther King Community Center, janepickens.com.

Christmas Open House at Glen Manor

Performers, refreshments, music, Santa, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., Santa arrives at 2:45 p.m., 401-683-4177, glenmanorhouse.com.

Holiday Fun Workshop

Need some extra time for yourself to get ready for the holidays? Bring your children to a Holiday Fun Workshop at The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, 2:30-4 p.m., children ages 4-6, cooking, hip hop instruction, story time, $15, 401-849- 4646, pennfield.org, pennfield.org.

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.

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