2014-12-18 / Calendar

CALENDAR

December 18

Thursday

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.

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 Local retailers keep doors open till 8 p.m. for holiday shopping.

Greenhouse Gathering Social Enterprise Greenhouse hosts monthly event at Worldways Social Marketing, 240 Thames St., 5-7 p.m., food, drink, music, free, but reservations required, reserve at eventbrite.com.

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.

Lighthouse Exhibit Opening Collection of Rhode Island lighthouse models exhibit opening, Visitor’s Center, 4- 5 p.m.. on display through mid-January.

Holiday Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 18.

Saturday

December 20

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $7, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/ beach.

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

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.

Discover 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.

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.

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.

Snowy Owls at Sachuest Learn about these famous raptors and walk the refuge trails to spot them, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, 12 p.m., free.

Book Signings Local authors Deb Feingold and Kathleen Troost-Cramer will be at Island Books’ holiday open house, 135 Spring St., 1-4 p.m., refreshments, raffles, 401-849-2665.

‘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, 50 Bellevue Ave., 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 401-847-0292 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.

Holiday Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 18.

Opening Reception Exhibit “The Unnatural & Ancient World,” with works by Dee Vancamp and Jolie Stahl, gallerie ellipsis, 35 Franklin St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 338-5707.

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.

Beach Bounce See Dec. 20.

Arts Behind the Scenes Sneak a peek at preparations for the production of “Newport Holiday,” a family dance performance by Rhode Island’s ballet theatre, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.,

10 a.m., backstage tour and refreshments, $12, reserve online at goo.gl/w9NiMl.

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.

Music in the Galleries St. Mary’s Choir performs, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

Holiday Concert Bach, Beethoven and holiday favorites by woodwind trio Focal Winds, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 6 p.m., free.

Monday

December 22

Holiday Crafting Multiple craft activities for children and teens, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1-4 p.m., ages 5-18, drop in, free, 401-423- 7280.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a holiday photo frame at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 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 23

Pre-K Story Time 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.

Holiday Crafting Multiple craft activities for children and teens, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1-4 p.m., ages 5-18, drop in, free, 401-423- 7280.

Teen Crafting Teens design and create wrapping paper, Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., drop in, snacks and supplies provided, 401-847-8720 x206.

Wednesday

December 24

Holiday Crafting Multiple craft activities for children and teens, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1-4 p.m., ages 5-18, drop in, free, 401-423- 7280.

Thursday

December 25

Merry Christmas to all!

Christmas Community Breakfast Hearty breakfast and community fellowship at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 9-11 a.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-4260.

Friday

December 26

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 20.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Holiday Train Ride Family-friendly 70-minute tour in vintage railroad cars along scenic Narragansett Bay, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., advance tickets at ocnrr.org.

Candlelight Home Tour Visit historic private homes from the 1700s and 1800s: 15 Chestnut St. (1895), 2 Seaview Ave. (1876), 4-7 p.m., no registration required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

Holiday Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 18.

Saturday

December 27

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.

Redwood Book Club Woody Allen’s “Without Feathers,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847- 0292.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter 11 a.m. See Saturday, Dec. 20.

Holiday Train Ride Family-friendly 70-minute tour in vintage railroad cars along scenic Narragansett Bay, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., advance tickets at ocnrr.org.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 2 and 3 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

Candlelight Home Tour Visit historic private homes from the 1700s and 1800s: 42 Second St. (1731), 43 Everett St. (1883), 4-7 p.m., no registration required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

Holiday Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 18.

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

‘Return to Camelot’ Step back to Sept. 12, 1953 when Sen. Jack Kennedy married summer resident Jacqueline Bouvier, learn about the history of the church and the wedding, view pictures and video, listen to the wedding music performed by the organist and choir of St. Mary’s, Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., 7 p.m., $10.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Free Concert Aerosmith tribute by Draw the Line, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

December 28

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 20.

Holiday Train Ride Family-friendly 70-minute tour in vintage railroad cars along scenic Narragansett Bay, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., advance tickets at ocnrr.org.

Candlelight Home Tour Visit historic private homes from the 1700s and 1800s: 20 School St. (1845), 35 Washington St. (1725), 33 Farewell St. (1711), 4-7 p.m., no registration required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

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