2014-12-24 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday

December 24

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $7, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/ beach.

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.


Dive in for a great time to benefit A Wish Come True, a foundation that grants wishes for sick children. Take the plunge Jan. 1 at noon at Easton’s Beach. Don a costume or a bathing suit for a bit of frozen fun for a worthy cause. After-plunge food and music at Rusty’s and Atlantic Beach Club. Dive in for a great time to benefit A Wish Come True, a foundation that grants wishes for sick children. Take the plunge Jan. 1 at noon at Easton’s Beach. Don a costume or a bathing suit for a bit of frozen fun for a worthy cause. After-plunge food and music at Rusty’s and Atlantic Beach Club. Friday

December 26

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 24.

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

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.

Saturday

December 27

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 24.

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.

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 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.

Holiday Train Ride 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Dec. 26.

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

Holiday Histories Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Dec. 26.

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. 24.

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.

Holiday Train Ride 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Dec. 26.

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.

Candlelight Home Tours 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 reservations required - just drop in, $3 per house, no children under 10, no high heels.

Monday

December 29

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour 11 a.m. See Dec. 26.

Holiday Train Ride 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Dec. 26.

Health Information Members of HealthSource RI will be available to answer questions and help the public sign up for affordable health care, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 12:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

LEGO Club Newport Library invites children 6-12 to drop in and build with LEGOs, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., materials provided, 401-847-8720 x204.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a treasure map 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 30

Holiday Train Ride 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Dec. 26.

Teen Fiction for Adults Adults discuss “All These Things I’ve Done,” by Gabrielle Zevin, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457.

Wednesday

December 31

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Dec. 27.

Holiday Train Ride 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Dec. 26.

Laugh in the New Year Laugh your way into 2015 with interactive improv, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7, 9 and 11 p.m., BYOB, $20, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Newport 375 New Year’s Gala Finale to the city’s yearlong celebration, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $225, reserve at 401-847-1000 x 140.

Fireworks Off Easton’s Beach, 9 p.m.

Thursday

January 1

Jamestown First Day Plunge East Ferry Beach, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., alcohol-free family fun, registration starts at 10 a.m., paddle board race at 11:30 a.m., plunge at noon, warming fire pits, benefits Jamestown PTO and American Cancer Society.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Dec. 27.

Polar Bear Plunge Newport Polar Bears invite all to jump in for the A Wish Come True charity, Easton’s Beach, noon, 401- 846-0028.

Friday

January 2

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Dec. 27.

Saturday

January 3

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Dec. 27.

Kids’ Matinee Free screening of “The LEGO Movie,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., ages 6-12 and families, drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Free Show Bruce James Comedy Hypnosis show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 4

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.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Dec. 27.

Downton & Desserts Kick off the fifth season of Downton Abbey at the Jane Pickens Theater, start with a British dessert bar at 8:30 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $15, janepickens.com.

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