2015-12-10 / Calendar

Calendar of Events

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Candlelight House Tours Members of the Newport Artillery Company will mark the entrance to private homes featured on the annual candlelight tour Dec. 26-28. Candlelight House Tours Members of the Newport Artillery Company will mark the entrance to private homes featured on the annual candlelight tour Dec. 26-28. Thursday, December 10

Newport Doorway Contest, deadline to enter for Dec. 11 judging, info@christmasinnewport.org.

Newport Gallery Night, 5-8 p.m., member galleries, museums and cultural institutions are open and host special events, artists, demos, etc., free, newportgalleries.org.

Students' Impressions of Christmas in Newport, Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., student K-12 art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport postmark, United States Postal Service, free, light refreshments, 401-846-9410, a sample of the artwork will be on display at the U.S. Post Office main lobby, 320 Thames St., from Dec. 11-18.

A Living Nativity, 6 – 6:30 p.m., presented by Cluny School, 75 Brenton Road, live animals and choral music enhance the reenactment of the “first Christmas” under the stars, hot chocolate and sweets, bring a blanket and flashlight, free, rain date is Dec. 16, 401-855-2252, clunyschool.org/ events.

Friday, December 11

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4:30 p.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., hear the history of early American holiday traditions, learn how Colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays, reservations required, $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-841-8770.

Ladies Night and Preview Party for the Artisan Craft Fair and Boutique Sale at Potter League for Animals, 5-7 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 401-846-0592 x116, potterleague.org.

Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Lucy’s Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown, concert to benefit

the Artillery Company of Newport, $10 adults, $5 children/seniors, $20 family, 401-849-1135, newportnavychoristers.org.

St. George’s School Service of Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m., 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, the birth of Jesus told by lesson and song, congregational singing and carols by the school choir, free, 401-847-7565, stgeorges.edu.

Saturday, December 12

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., Saturday Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Jan. 1, free.

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday, learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century, tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public, tours offered every half hour, $10 adults, $8 children under 12, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Christmas Treasures at Trinity Church, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, local artisans, seasonal items, free, 401- 862-4474, trinitynewport.org.

Artisan Craft Fair and Boutique Sale at the Potter League for Animals, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 401- 846-0592 x116, potterleague.org.

Open House at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 10 a.m - 5 p.m., 194 Bellevue Ave., activities for whole family, donate a canned good for a local food bank and enjoy free admission to the museum, tennisfame.com.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 11 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship and learn how locals lived in winter during Newport’s Colonial era, $15 adults, $10 for Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children 5-12, reservations required, weather permitting, 401- 841-8770.

Emmanuel Church Handbell Choir performance, 11 a.m. - noon, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, free, 401-847- 4260.

Christmas Open House at the Newport Irish History Museum, noon to 4:30 p.m., 648 Thames St., 3:30-4:30 p.m., caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men, view exhibits, enjoy Celtic holiday music and refreshments, free, newportirishhistory.org.

House Tour of the Seamen’s Church Institute, noon, 18 Market Square, behind the scenes tour of the 1930 waterfront institution, featuring chapel frescoes by artist Durr Freedley and “Navies in Miniature” exhibit, free, 401-847-4260.

Santa at the Brick Market Place, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Thames St., free.

Sparky’s Puppets present “Stories from Snowy Lands,” 2:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., lower level program room, watch Jack Frost bring a snowman to life, see a bear go ice fishing and visit a toymaker on a wintry day, for children ages 4-12 and their families, no registration required, 401-847-8720 x 204.

"A Child’s Christmas in Wales," by Dylan Thomas, 3 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., reading of classic holiday story with festive chamber music and carols by Aurea: The Alchemy of Music & Words, $30 general admission, $25 seniors, $8 students, 401- 847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 11.

Holiday House Tour at the Edward King House, 6-9 p.m., 35 King St., tour of the house, classical harpist and refreshments, 401- 846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., performances by the Salve Regina Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance, $8 general admission, $5 seniors, 401-341-2295, stjeand@salve.edu.

Sunday, December 13

Artisan Craft Fair and Boutique Sale at the Potter League for Animals, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 401-846- 0592 x116, potterleague.org.

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

Holiday Ornament Workshop, noon to 1:30 p.m., DeBlois Gallery, 123 Aquidneck Ave., led by Lisa May, registration required, 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Touro Synagogue Chanukah for the Community, 2-5 p.m., Loeb Visitors Center, 52 Spring St., 2 p.m., a history hunt for children and adults, followed by a traditional Chanukah party from 3-5 p.m. at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., light the Chanukah candles, enjoy latkes, music, dancing, children’s entertainment and more, free, open to the community, reservations strongly recommended, cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House, 2-4 p.m., 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, local talent, Santa arrives at 2:45 to greet children, free, 401-683-4177, info@glenmanorhouse.com.

Christmas Choral Concert, 3 p.m., see Dec. 12.

Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s, 3-5 p.m. with sittings at 3 and 4 p.m., Chapel Parish Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, bring your friends and enjoy an oasis of calm in a busy season, $12 adults, $5 children under 12, 401- 847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Blue Christmas, a Community Prayer Service of Remembrance and Peace, 4 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, discover hope and experience healing at this worship service and fellowship afterward, 401-846- 9567, stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Music for the Christmas Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St., brass, organ, handbells, choir and an opportunity to sing some favorite carols, free, 401-847-1749, music@fpcnewport.org, re-schedule date is Dec. 20.

St. Petersburg (Russian) Men’s Ensemble in Concert, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Russian choral music and folk songs for the season, $20 suggested donation, 401-847-0675, admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

Monday, December 14

Christmas Concert for Charity, 6:30 p.m., Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, performance by Wakefield Concert Band, $10, 401- 390-1746.

Tuesday, December15

Caroling Along Broadway, 3:30 p.m., begin at the Colony House steps, caroling with Christopher Carbone and the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association to Equality Park, free, 401-481-5135, amy@amyhoag.com.

Christmas Crafts at Homewood Suites, 5-7 p.m., 348 W. Main Road, Middletown, holiday craft time for children 3 and older accompanied by an adult, free, reservations requested, 401-848- 2700.

104th annual Medieval Christmas Pageant, 7:30 p.m., St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, candlelit service and portrayal of the Christmas story, free, 401-847- 7565, stgeorges.edu.

Wednesday, December 16

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., Saturdays Thursdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Jan. 1, free.

“A Living Nativity” presented by Cluny School, rain date if event canceled on Dec. 10.

WADK Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Newport Marriott, America’s Cup Ave., featuring Marley Bridges Theatre Company Choral Ensemble and Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra, free, nonperishable food items accepted for local charities, 401-846-1540.

Thursday, December 17

Christmas on the Point, 7 p.m., Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St. at Willow St., a merry concert of organ music, caroling, and traditional reading of the Christmas story, suggested donation $15, seniors/students $10,

children ages 5-12 free, 401-848- 2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Friday, December 18

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 11.

Annual DeBlois Gallery Holiday Party, 5-7 p.m., 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Holiday Dance Party at the Edward King House, 7 p.m., 35 King St., no partner or dance experience necessary, $25 in advance, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Saturday, December 19

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m, see Dec. 12.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour, 11 a.m., see Dec. 12.

Santa Claus arrives at Clock Tower Square, noon-2 p.m., Rt. 114 in Portsmouth, cookie decorating, free.

Hoppy Holidays at Newport Storm Brewery, 12-6 p.m., 293 JT Connell Road, annual Christmas open house celebration with guided tours, entertainment and snacks, $10, rmello@newportstorm.com.

Community Tree Decorating and Santa Visit at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 1 p.m. for tree decorating, bring an ornament and help decorate the tree, 2 p.m. Santa arrives and will read a classic Christmas tale, free, 401-847-4260.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4:30 p.m., see Dec. 11.

Christmas in Sign, presented by the James L. Maher Center, 5 p.m., Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. , Christmas and holiday music performed in sign language under black lights, free, 401-846-4600, mahercenter.org.

Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story, by Swanhurst Chorus, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, Spring and Dearborn streets, Handel’s "Messiah" and carols, bring your own score and scores available for rent. A festive “Wassail Bowl” reception will follow, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, $25 maximum per family, 401-682-1630, swanhurst.org.

Sunday, December 20

Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, noon-3 p.m., 367 Bellevue Ave., the jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish lists, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

American Girl Doll Holiday Party, presented by the Newport Recreation Dept. and Edward King House, 2-3:30 p.m. at the Edward King House Senior Center, crafts, cookie decorating, doll fashion stroll, $15 per child, adults are free, all children must be accompanied by an adult, advance reservations required, reservations limited, 401-845-5800.

Rhode Island’s Ballet Theatre Holiday Dance Concert, 3 p.m., Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, a holiday dance show for children and families, $25 per person, 401-847-5301, ribtnm@cox.net.

Christmas Pageant with Live Nativity, 4-7 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, see the Holy Family, sing with the angels and heavenly hosts, greet the wise men and pet the sheep, refreshments, 401-846-9567, stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Monday, December 21- Wednesday, December 23

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Newport Visitor's Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free.

Thursday, December 24

Christmas Eve Services at Island Churches

Friday, December 25

A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS TO ALL

WADK Radio Christmas Concert, 9 a.m., On WADK AM1540.

Saturday, December 26

45th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m., maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center in mid-December, $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different houses open each day Dec. 26 -28, 401-741-5920, no advance reservations are necessary, christmasinnewport.org.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour, 11 a.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society, see Dec. 12 for details.

Holiday Lantern Tour, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., see Dec. 11 for details.

Sunday, December 27

Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m., see Dec. 26.

Christmas Lessons & Carols, 9 a.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, hear the stories of the season, sing your favorite carols at this combined service, followed by an open house at the rectory, 401- 846-9700, smcportsmouth.org.

Road to Independence History Walking Tour, 11 a.m., departs from the Museum at the Brick Market at 127 Thames St., the Newport Historical Society, riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, $15 adults, $10 NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, reservations required, 401-841-8770. Tickets can be purchased at tour departure point, weather permitting.

Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Sq., 4 p.m., a candlelight service featuring the choir and clergy of Trinity Church, freewill offering, 401-846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

Monday, December 28

Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m., see Dec. 26.

Rogues & Scoundrels History Walking Tour, 11 a.m., departs from the Museum at the Brick Market at 127 Thames St., see where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” reservations required, 401-841-8770, $15 per person, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, tickets can be purchased at the tour departure point, weather permitting.

Tuesday, December 29

UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., see Dec. 12.

Wednesday, December 30

Lessons and Carols at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 7 p.m., Spring St. Readings and carols for the Christmas season, as well as festive choral music from Gregorian chant to modern compositions, sung by St. Mary’s Parish Choirs with guest singers, free.

Thursday, December 31

New England’s Largest Gingerbread Lighthouse, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Newport Visitor Information Center, America’s Cup Ave.

Friday, January 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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