2015-12-03 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

December 3

Christmas in Newport Dozens of events, concerts, and special activities all month long, see the Christmas in Newport calendar, pages 11-15 or visit christmasinnewport.org.

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

Holiday Tea 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, 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 look 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, Portsmouth Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., seating limited, reservations requested, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

December 4

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

Drama Production The Middletown High School Drama Club presents, “May the Farce Be with You,” 130 Valley Road, 7 p.m., $5, 401-846-7250, mpsri.net.

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.

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

Saturday

December 5

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

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.

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

Newport Seal Tours Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island, one-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse, boat leaves from Bowen's Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, 1 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and

public school vacation days through April, prices vary, 401-324- 6020, savebay.org.

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.

Science Saturday At “3-D Printer Creations,” create an ornament or small gift, printing will start but may not be completed until later in week, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., for children grades 6-12, sign up, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport County Orchestra Holiday Concert The Salve Regina University Chorus and Madrigal ensembles perform a variety of masterworks of holiday favorites, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $5-$10, 401- 341-2297, davispd@salve.edu.

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

Beat Santa Road Race Sixth Annual Beat Santa 5K, proceeds benefit the Rhode Island Road Runners, Seaconnet Sportsman’s Club, 145 Sakonnet Drive, Portsmouth, 4:30 p.m., rirr401. wordpress.com.

Bowen’s Wharf 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.

Drama Production 7 p.m. See Dec. 4.

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.

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.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Dec. 4.

Sunday

December 6

Christmas in Newport Dozens of events, concerts, and special activities all month long, see the Christmas in Newport calendar on pages 11-15 or visit christmasinnewport.org.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

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 lists, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-3 p.m., regular admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Beavertail Light House Open House Holiday open house, gift shop open, Jamestown, 1-3 p.m., beavertaillight.org.

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

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Dec. 5.

Christmas at Whitehall Seasonal music, lift a cup of wassail and learn about festivities in the 1730s, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown,

donations welcome, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-0831, whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

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

Monday

December 7

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

Story Time Songs, finger plays and a craft for children 2-3 years with a caretaker, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Drop-In Story Time Stories, songs, games, and rhymes and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., for children ages 2-6, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

No-Bake Cookies for Teens Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m. 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

December 8

Christmas in Newport Dozens of events, concerts, and special activities all month long, see the Christmas in Newport calendar on pages 11-15 or visit christmasinnewport.org.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

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 Read-alouds, songs, finger rhymes, movement activities and flannel boards followed by a craft and play group, Middletown Public Library, 11-11:30 a.m., children ages 4-6, registration required, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss current and award-winning fiction and nonfiction, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library "A Year in Provence-Spring"’ (1993) screens, 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.

Newport Restoration Seminars See a showcase of discoveries made this semester by RWU students who have been researching Newport Restoration properties, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., space limited, to reserve, call 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Marco Polo Presentation Lecture, slideshow and book signing, refreshments, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 7 p.m., 401-849-4646 or contact@pennfield.org to RSVP.

Wednesday

December 9

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

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.

Carbone Holiday Performance Families are invited to sing along and dance with Christopher "Kavi" Carbone to a fun holiday music performance, a canned food for the Martin Luther King Center is requested, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Story Time Read-alouds, finger plays, rhymes, movement activities, songs, games, a craft/and or snack, followed by a play group, Middletown Public Library, 11-11:30 a.m., children ages 2-3, registration required, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Story Time 11:15 a.m.-noon. See Dec. 7.

Kids’ Book Club "The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk,” by Liesl Shurtliff, for children grades 3-4, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

December 10

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

Baby Bookworms Read-alouds, nursery rhymes, 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.

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.

Eight Bells Lecture Author Ken Dooley will discuss his new book, “Relentless Pursuit: The Untold Story of the U.S. 5th Air Force’s 39th Fighter Squadron,” the book has a strong Rhode Island connection with the life and death of Cranston native, 2nd Lt. Robert E. Thorpe, Brett Hall, the former Chaplains’ School, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841-4052.

Creative Coloring Group Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursdays LEGOs provided, creations are usually dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Dec. 3.

'MUSE' Exhibition Opens Opening reception for the “MUSE Exhibition,” a show curated by local high school students in the Newport Art Museum’s MUSE programs, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Gallery Night Art galleries offer evening hours, the Newport Art Museum is free, 5-8 p.m.

Art after Dark Enjoy guided tours, art-making opportunities, refreshments, live music and demonstrations, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-10 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Make an Origami Box Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Calligraphy for the Holidays Patricia Nannini shows the basics of calligraphy for cards, table settings, gift tags and more, bring a pencil, eraser, a clear plastic ruler, and calligraphy pens; practice paper provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

December 11

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

Hand-Painted Holiday Miniatures Workshop An instructor provides brief demos and a variety of fun objects to make hand-painted holiday miniature scenes and vignettes in acrylic paint to hang on wreaths, mantels and trees, Newport Art

Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-noon, through Dec. 12, $60, sign up, 401-848-2787, newportartmuseum.org.

Film Series See “The Holiday,” Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

'A Christmas Carol' St. Michael’s Country Day School students perform this holiday classic, 180 Rhode Island Ave., free, 7 p.m. and Dec. 12, 2 p.m., 401-849- 5970, smcds.org.

The Dickens Christmas Feast Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Company for a Victorian celebration of the season to include a choral concert, dancing, a fourcourse meal and mingling with costumed characters from Newport’s Gilded Age as they try to restore good humor to a local “Scrooge,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-10 p.m., $115- $140, tickets at 401-324-9436 or newportartmuseum.org.

Christmas in Song The Newport Navy Choristers’ performance benefits The Artillery Company of Newport , St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, children/seniors $5, family $20, newportnavychoristers.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Dec. 4.

Saturday

December 12

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

Holiday Art Market Over 25 artists, designers and craftspeople were selected to sell their high quality and unique work, including paintings, glass, jewelry and clothing, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Story Fun Stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft for children ages 2-4, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood’s Holiday Open House and Concert Enjoy cider and cookies, 1-4 p.m.,

includinga3p.m.concertby the Newport String Project and Boston-based guest musicians, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reserve at 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Saturday Movie Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

'A Christmas Carol' 2 p.m. See Dec. 11.

Books and Authors Series Rhode Island-based author Judith Boss discusses her novel, “Deception Island,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., registration is not required but seating is limited, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Sparky’s Puppets Children ages 4-12 enjoy “Sparky’s Puppets: Stories from Snowy Lands,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 40-1-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Sunday

December 13

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 3.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Guided Hike 11 a.m.-noon. See Dec. 6.

Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list, refreshments, 596 Bellevue Ave., noon-3 p.m., regular daytime admission, 401-847-1000, www.newportmansions.org.

Sew Cool Sewing Club A monthly workshop where tweens can learn simple machine sewing techniques while making fun and practical items, materials included, deadline to register is Dec. 11 , Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Community Chanukah Events Enjoy a history "answer hunt" for children and adults at the Loeb Visitors Center, Spring St., 2 p.m., open to everyone, from 3-5 p.m., enjoy a traditional Chanukah party at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., light the Chanukah candles and stay to enjoy the latkes, music, dancing, children's entertainment and more, reservations strongly recommended, email cji@tourosynagogue.org.org.

Chanukah Party Children ages 3-7 with a caretaker enjoy a Chanukah party, Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, 3-5 p.m., open to the entire community, RSVP at 401-447-0323.

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