2014-12-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

Holiday Histories Lantern 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.

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.

Sip & Shop Newport Historical Society’s Museum Shop at Brick Market and Pop-Up Store Long Wharf Mall offer refreshments during evening shopping, 5-7 p.m., 401-841-8770.

Holiday Shop & Stroll Gift wrap stations at Seamen’s Church Institute and Team One, trolley, retailers keep doors open till 8 p.m. for holiday shopping.

Revolutionary War Discussion 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.

Bead for Life Fundraising event for Ugandan women trying to lift their families out of poverty by making beaded jewelry, The Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6-8 p.m.

Travel Writing Author Peter Mandel shows how to turn travel experiences into easy-to-compose blogs or articles, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-423-7280.

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 Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 11.

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.

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.

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 841-8770.

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

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 at 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 Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 3 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

Holiday Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 11.

Newport String Kaleidoscope An evening of 20th and 21st century music for strings, percussion and electronics, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 6.45 p.m. pre-concert conversation with the musicians, 7:30 p.m. performance, admission by donation, newportstringproject.org.

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.

‘Silver Bells’ Concert The Jamestown Community Chorus’ annual holiday concert, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., 7:30 p.m., seasonal favorites, sing-along, and “Light One Candle” by Peter Yarrow, former Peter, Paul and Mary member, $15, $10 seniors/ children, reserve tickets at 401-423-1574 or jamestownchorus.com.

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 active.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.

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.

Jingle Bikes 12-4 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Wild Winter Adaptations Learn about the adaptations that help animals survive the cold winter, meet animals, outdoor walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1 p.m., all ages, members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Elf’ Screening of the holiday classic “Elf” at the Jane Pickens Theater, 1 p.m., free with canned good donation 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.

Silver Tea Edward King House Senior Center hosts annual silver tea, 35 King St., 2 p.m., harp music, reservations required, members $20, non-members $25, reserve at 401-846-7420 or online at edwardkinghouse.org.

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, contact@pennfield.org, pennfield.org.

Quiet Christmas Tea St. Columba’s is offering a quiet Christmas Tea and all are invited to enjoy an oasis of calm during this busy season, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 3-5 p.m., $12 adults, $5 for children under 12, 401-847- 5571.

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.

‘Silver Bells’ Concert 3 p.m. See Dec. 13.

Monday
December 15

‘Grinch’ at Redwood Preschoolers enjoy original cartoon version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Redwood Library’s Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10:30 a.m., games and treats, public welcome, free, register at 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Gingerbread Castles Workshop Children 5-10 learn how to make gingerbread creations, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4 p.m., $5, registration required, space limited, 401-423-7280.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a snowflake craft at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

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 Last in 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’s Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., registration required, 401-847-0292 x105.

Holiday Craft Special Create festive and edible holiday decorations, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., ages 4-12, pre-registration required for materials, 401-846-1573.

All Abilities Yoga Free basic yoga class with deep breathing for relaxation and stress reduction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Tuesday
December 16

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.

Jamestown Afternoon Book Group Discuss “The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories,” edited by Alberto Manguel, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

King House Holiday Tours Edward King House, 35 King St., 6-8 p.m., $3, children under 12 free, 401-846-7420, edwardkinghouse.org.

Portsmouth Book Group Discuss “I Am Malala,” by Malala Yousafzai, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Poetry Workshop Poets and poetry enthusiasts meet to share and respond to each other’s work, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, free, all welcome.

Wednesday
December 17

Broadway Caroling Public invited to join the Thompson Middle School Chorus, meet at the Colony House, 3:30 p.m.

Reading and Art at Redwood Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, Redwood Library, 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, Redwood Library, Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 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.

Clean Ocean Access Party Coastal advocacy group holiday soirée, Patagonia, 450 Thames St., 5:30 p.m., cleanoceanacess.org.

King House Holiday Tours 6-8 p.m. See Dec. 16.

Thursday
December 18

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.

Sip & Shop Newport Historical Society’s Museum Shop at Brick Market and Pop-Up Store Long Wharf Mall offer refreshments during evening shopping, 5-7 p.m., 401-841-8770.

Cities By The Sea Holiday Shop & Stroll Gift wrap stations at Seamen’s Church Institute and Team One, trolley, retailers keep doors open till 8 p.m. for holiday shopping.

King House Holiday Tours 6-8 p.m. See Dec. 16.

Third Thursday Film Series Jamestown Arts Center screens program of “Heartwarming Shorts,” short films from the 2014 R.I. Film Festival, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Owl Prowl Learn about the nocturnal raptors and head out in search of owls, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m., ages 6+, members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Friday
December 19

Wintertime Celebrations Families with children of all ages are invited to join Christopher Kavi Carbone for songs, dancing and more to celebrate the joys of the holiday season, Newport Public Library, 10:30 a.m., registration required, free but canned good donation requested, register at Children’s Desk or call 401-847- 8720 x204.

Hanukkah Celebration Edward King House Senior Center celebrates Hanukkah, 35 King St., 2 p.m., free, 401-846-7420, edwardkinghouse.org.

Fall Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” (1958), starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Saturday
December 20

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

December Mini Camp Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts drop-off day filled with seasonal nature exploration, games and crafts, registration and permission form required, pack a lunch for your child, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., members $25, nonmembers $30, register at 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Dec. 13

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.

‘Muppet’ Movie Matinee Free screening of “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., drop in, refreshments, 401- 846-1573.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ at Redwood Newport Children’s Theatre presents “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at Redwood Library’s Les Ballard Children’s Annex, 10 Redwood St., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., members $2, non-members $5, free with the donation of a new children’s or young adult book to the holiday gift drive, refreshments served between performances, register at 401-847-0992 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Holiday Craft Party Newport Public Library hosts free winter craft party for ages 6-12, 2:30 p.m., registration required, space limited, materials provided, 401-847-8720 x204.

Teen Movie Free screening of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., drop in, pizza, 401-847- 8720 x206.

King House Christmas Party Edward King House Senior Center hosts “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Party, 35 King St., 6 p.m., members free, non-members $5, register at 401-846-7420 or edwardkinghouse.org.

Holiday Evening Duet Tour the festively decorated Marble House and The Elms, enjoy music and refreshments, 6-8 p.m., advance ticketing at newportmansions.org.

Common Fence Music Aine Minogue 21st Annual Winter Solstice Concert, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Foreigner tribute by Merchants of Cool, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday
December 21

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.

Chanukah Candle Lighting Party Congregation Jeshuat Israel of Touro Synagogue will host a Chanukah Candle Lighting Party, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 3-5 p.m., latkes, music, dancing, free, reserve at cji@tourosynagogue.org.

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