2014-12-18 / Calendar

Calendar of Events


Enjoy refreshments and holiday music at the Hyatt Regency Newport Saturday and Sunday morning, Dec. 20 and 21. Soprano Alyssa Silvia, 14, a sophomore at Portsmouth High School, sang Christmas carols with accompaniment by pianist Lois Vaughan at the hotel’s caroling event for guests on Dec. 13-14. (Photo by James Merolla) Enjoy refreshments and holiday music at the Hyatt Regency Newport Saturday and Sunday morning, Dec. 20 and 21. Soprano Alyssa Silvia, 14, a sophomore at Portsmouth High School, sang Christmas carols with accompaniment by pianist Lois Vaughan at the hotel’s caroling event for guests on Dec. 13-14. (Photo by James Merolla) Thursday, December 18

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, tours weather permitting, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

December Owl Prowl, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, program appropriate for ages 6 and up, dress for outdoor weather, $8 members, $10 non-members, 401-846-2577 x 25, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Friday, December 19

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 18 for details.

Newport School Dept. Jazz Group, 6 - 7 p.m., Armory Antiques and Marketplace, 365 Thames St., indoors, free.

Saturday, December 20

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Rough Point Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rough Point, tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the decorated staff dining room, not normally open to the public, tours offered every half hour, adults $10, children under 12 $8, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour, 11 a.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum and Shop, listen to stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship, and how Newporters made their way in winter during Newport’s colonial era, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, weather permitting, 401-841-8770 x116.

Strolling Carolers, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency, Newport Hotel and Spa, cozy up by the fireplace, enjoy some milk and cookies and listen as storytellers read children’s holiday favorites, free.

Hoppy Holidays Open House, 12 - 6 p.m., Coastal Extreme Brewing Company, 293 JT Connell Rd., $10.

Bird Mini Camp, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Norman Bird Sanctuary, actionpacked day of nature exploration, games and crafts, appropriate for grades K-6, $25 members, $35 non-members, 401-846-2577 x 25, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Santa Visit and Tree Decorating, 1 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 2 p.m. Santa will visit and read a classic Christmas tale, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Handmade Holiday Craft Party, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., for ages 6 – 12, registration required, free, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 18 for details.

Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, Spring and Dearborn streets, Swanhurst’s chamber sing ers present a portion of Handel’s Messiah and beloved carols, bring your own score and sing along or sit and enjoy the sounds of the season, scores available for rent, festive wassail bowl reception, $10, $5 for children 12 and under, $25 maximum per family, 401-682- 1630, swanhurst.org.

Sunday, December 21

Strolling Carolers, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency, see Dec. 20.

American Girl Doll Holiday Party, noon - 3 p.m., Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St., crafts, cookie decorating, doll fashion stroll, $15 per child, adults free, all children must be accompanied by an adult, advance reservations required, 401-845-5800.

Nutcracker, Holiday Dance Concert, 3 p.m., Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Rhode Island’s ballet theatre show for children and families, $25, riballet.org, 401-847-5301.

Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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

Christmas Carols, 4 – 7 p.m., Armory Antiques and Marketplace, 365 Thames St., 4 - 5 p.m., Christmas music by the Focal Winds Ensemble and from 5 - 7 p.m. Christmas carols sung by Tiernan Chase & Company Singers, outdoors, free.

Monday, December 22– Wednesday, December 24

The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms open for holiday tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,newportmansions.org.

Check out the winners of the Newport Doorway Contest. Addresses listed on page 2.

Child Friendly Candlelight Service, 6 p.m., Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham St., traditional service geared for families and lots of singing, 401-619-5109.

Child Friendly Christmas Pageant, 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 401-846-9700.

Thursday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

Re-broadcast of the 28th Annual WADK Christmas Concert, 9 a.m., featuring Marley Bridges Theatre Company choral ensemble and Larry Brown’s Swinglane Orchestra, tune to WADK AM1540 Radio.

Friday, December 26

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4 - 7 p.m., maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center mid-December, $3 per house, payable at the door, different houses open each day, no advance reservations.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, 11 a.m., tour departs from the Brick Market Museum, 127 Thames St., weather permitting, see where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, 401-841-8770.

Holiday Train Ride on the Old Colony and Newport Railway, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., Newport Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 70-minute narrated trip along scenic Narragansett Bay aboard historic rail cars, reservations suggested, adult coach $10, senior coach (60 or older) $8, child coach (13 or younger) $6, first class (parlor car) is $15 regardless of age, children must be at least 7 years old to ride the parlor car, reservations suggested,

order tickets at ocnrr.org or 401-849-0546.

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m. see Dec. 18 for details.

Saturday, December 27

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4 - 7 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rough Point, see Dec. 20.

Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour, 11 a.m., see Dec. 20 for details.

Holiday Histories Walking Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 18 for details.

A Return to Camelot, 7 - 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., learn about the history of the church and “return in time” to 1953 when the Kennedy wedding took place, musical selections from the wedding will be performed, $10, 401-619-0127.

Sunday, December 28

Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4 - 7 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 4 p.m., Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., candlelight service, 401- 846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

Christmas Carols, 4 - 7 p.m., Armory Antiques and Marketplace, 365 Thames St., outdoors, free.

Monday, December 29

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour, 11 a.m., see Dec. 26.

Holiday Train Ride, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Rose Island Lighthouse Trailer, noon-3 p.m., 365 Thames St., will be open weather permitting, 401- 847-4242.

Tuesday, December 30

Holiday Train Ride, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Wednesday, December 31

Holiday Train Ride, 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., see Dec. 26 for details.

Thursday, January1

Happy New Year!

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