2015-11-25 / Calendar

Newport This Week

Wednesday

November 25

Children’s Story Time Books, songs, finger plays and a craft for children ages 2-5, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11:15 a.m.-noon, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions Enjoy music, tours and decorations at three mansions decked out in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3, 401-847-6000, newportmansions.org.

Karaoke Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Thursday

November 26

Thanksgiving Pie Run The Newport Running Club’s annual Pie Run, 8:30 a.m., starts and ends in front of the Newport County YMCA, newportrunningclub.org.

Friday

November 27

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts Sale Buy ceramics, jewelry, paintings, prints and more, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Celebrating Veterans’ Film Series Watch “Mrs. Miniver,” a film about WWII, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4:30-5:30 p.m., weather permitting, $15 per person, reservations suggested, 401-847-8770, newporthistorical.org.

‘Polar Express’ Train Ride Friday-Sunday through Dec. 20, prices and times vary, 401-295- 1203, newportpolarexpress.com.

Holiday Boat Parade Decorated boats motor through Newport harbor and compete for the best decorated in various categories, 6:15 p.m.

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

Saturday

November 28

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the second half of Gabrielle Walker’s “Antarctica” and watch the second half of the BBC version of the film, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tours Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge, one-hour seal tours are entirely

boat-based, two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse, Bowen's Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, 1 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and public school vacation days through April 24, prices vary, 401-324-6020, savebay.org.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401-847-3777.

Books and Authors Series Historian Kate Clifford Larson discusses her new book, “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., registration is not required but seating is limited, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Murder at the Museum Enjoy the interactive murder mystery “Naughty or Nice,” set during Christmas 1892, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., $10-$30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Sunday

November 29

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ The Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra presents Handel’s “Messiah,” St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 3 p.m., $10-$30, 401- 521-5670, ricco.org.

Monday

November 30

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Story Time For children ages 2-5 along with their parents or caregivers, the program features books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Drop In Story Time Children enjoy stories and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a craft to bring home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., best for children ages 3 and up, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Hand-Painted Holiday Miniatures Brief demo, materials provided to make ornaments, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., through Dec. 1, 6-8:30 p.m., reservations requested, 401- 848-2787, newportartmuseum.org.

Calligraphy Workshop Make gifts using calligraphy, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., Mondays through Dec. 21, 6-9 p.m., sign up, 401-848-2787, newportartmuseum.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

December 1

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport Washington Square, features proclamation from the mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute and live entertainment, 6 p.m., 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org.

Story Time Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m., for children ages 3-5, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tales for Twos Two-year-olds enjoy read-alouds, rhymes, fingerplays and songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Preschool Story Time Children enjoy read-alouds, songs, finger rhymes, movement activities, flannel boards, a craft and play time, Middletown Public Library, 11-11:30 a.m., for children ages 4-6, registration required at the Children’s Desk or call 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch “A Year in Provence-Winter" (1993), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Enjoy reading with other Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rare Earth Minerals Discussion The Learning Center at Channing Church presents “Rare Earths: Why We Should Care,” a program about rare earth minerals and the related serious gap in U.S. security and manufacturing prowess, 2nd floor of Aquidneck Pizza, 27 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6:15 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. program, $18, register in advance, 401-846-0643 or office@channingchurch.org.

Wednesday

December 2

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Wednesday Morning Thematic Book Group Discuss uncommon viewpoints of WWII and the book “Code Talker” by Chester Nez, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Story Time 10 a.m. See Dec. 1.

Mother Goose Time Play-based program includes finger plays, songs, books, nursery rhymes for children ages birth-2

with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Toddler Story Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy story time, songs, games, and a craft/and or snack, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., registration is required at the Children's Department or at 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Children’s Story Time Books, songs, finger plays and a craft for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11:15 a.m.-noon, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

December 3

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Baby Bookworms Read-alouds, nursery rhymes and board books and play time, parents can network, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., birth to 24 months, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Time Stories, songs and a simple craft for children ages 18 months-2 years, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10- 10:45 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Step-Up Story Time Read-alouds, story time and a craft, Newport Public Library, 11 a.m., for children ages 3-4, registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Baby Time Socialization and group play, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Holiday Tea Enjoy this tea served to celebrate the holidays in the fashion of the late 1800s, white gloves and lovely hats are welcome, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1:30-3 p.m., $5, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

After School Adventure Read-alongs, activities and a craft, Newport Public Library, 3:45 p.m., for children ages 5-7, registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Winter Life of Mammals Lecture Learn about local mammals’ physical and behavioral adaptations necessary for life in the cold and take a short walk to comb our winter habitat for signs of mammalian activity, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $8-$10, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Review of the Middle East Jim Buxton presents a review of the ethnic, religious, sectarian, governmental and socioeconomic factors that create friction in the Middle East, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., seating limited, reserve at the library or at 401-846-1573, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

December 4

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Mistletoe Madness Glen Manor House’s second annual Mistletoe Madness features food, dancing, open bar, coffee, and dessert, Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, 7-11 p.m., $65, reservations required, space limited, 401-683- 4177, glenmanorhouse.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Saturday

December 5

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Christmas Book Sale Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Club Drop in to make creations, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, for children ages 5-12, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Clean Ocean Access Beach Cleanup at Hull Cove, Jamestown, noon-2 p.m., 401-465-0628, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Fall Hike Take a guided hike and learn more about Ballard Park’s ecosystems, which include a vernal pond, quarry meadow and woodland forest, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, $15 per group, register, 401-619-3377, rain date Dec. 6, education@ballardpark.org.

Books and Authors Series Victor Bevine discusses his book "Certainty,” based on a true story that took place in Newport just before the U.S. entered World War I in which a number of sailors accuse a local clergyman of sexual impropriety, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport County Orchestra Holiday Concert The Salve Regina University Chorus and Madrigal ensembles perform a variety of masterworks of holiday favorites, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $5-$8, 401- 341-2297, davispd@salve.edu.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Bowen’s Wharf 45th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30 p.m., Christmas carols and singalong

with live music at 5 p.m., tree lighting and arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat weather permitting, 6 p.m., Bowen’s Wharf, bowenswharf.com.

Book Signing and More Speak with local author Jane Sigal, prepare and taste French hors d’oeuvres, book signing of “Bistronomy: Recipes from the Best New Paris Bistros,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5-6:30 p.m., $10-$12, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Annual Little Picture Show Opening Reception Find small artistic gems in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, stoneware and other media by local artists, gala reception, 5-7 p.m., exhibit runs through Dec. 31, 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.org.

Murder at the Museum 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Common Fence Concert Ben Glover opens for Gretchen Peters, Common Fence Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, 8 p.m., Portsmouth, $20 in advance, $23 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Swanhurst Concert “Tis the Season: A Traditional

Christmas” features old and new carols, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door, $10 for full-time students, 401-682-1630, swanhurst.org.

Sunday

December 6

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Nov. 25.

Guided Bird Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Santa Claus at The Breakers The jolly old elf visits with children and hears their Christmas wish list, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-3 p.m., regular admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Christmas Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See Dec. 5.

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Portsmouth Library Tree Lighting Tree lighting at 6 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives on a fire truck.

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