2015-12-23 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday

December 23

Christmas at the Newport Mansions Enjoy music and tours at three mansions decorated in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3, closed on Christmas Day, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Holiday Crafting Drop In Children of all ages are invited to craft for the holidays, materials provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

December 24

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Friday

December 25

Merry Christmas!

Annual Christmas Day Brunch Seamen's Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 9-11 a.m., free and open to the public, 401-847-4260.

Saturday

December 26

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Redwood Book Club Discuss James Joyce’s “The Dead” and watch the film adaptation, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport in Winter On this walking tour, hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship and learn how Colonial residents made their way through the winter, tour departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $5-$15, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Candlelight House Tours Maps are available at the Newport Visitors’ Center for the candlelight tours of historic private homes, 4-7 p.m., $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different houses open each day of tour, 401- 741-5920, christmasinnewport.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions and learn how Newporters recognized the holidays, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $5-$15, reservations suggested, tour departs weather permitting, lasts approximately 75 minutes, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

Improv Enjoy and evening with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m, general admission, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Concert Enjoy a tribute to the band AC/DC by Dirty Deeds, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 10 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

December 27

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Road to Independence Tour Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, tour departs at 11 a.m., weather permitting, reservations suggested, $5-15, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Candlelight House Tours 4-7 p.m. See Dec. 26.

Monday

December 28

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Story Time Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, and find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” tour departs at 11 a.m., weather permitting, from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., $5-$15, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Toe Jam Puppet Band Variety Show Best for children ages 2 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Tuesday

December 29

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

UnDecked Halls Enjoy an authentic view of Doris Duke's mansion in winter and hear stories about her holiday in Hawaii away from Rough Point, tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., tours offered every half hour from 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., $10 adults, $8 for children ages 5-12, free for children 5 and under, order tickets online or pay at the door, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Winter Crafts Children ages 5-12 make a winter-themed craft, cookies and hot chocolate served, registration required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Assistance Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 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.

Tuesday Night Book Club Discuss “Belzhar” by Meg Wolitzer, refreshments provided, 6-7 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Fiction Book Club Discuss “A Separate Peace,” by John Knowles, 6:30 p.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Wednesday

December 30

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Mother Goose Time Nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years and a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Toothpick Treasures Build with toothpicks, marshmallows and gum drops, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 watch “Minions,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Family-Friendly Holiday Show Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., general admission $10, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Dec. 29.

Thursday

December 31 Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Improv Enjoy improv by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, family-friendly show at 7 p.m., other shows 9 and 11 p.m., $20, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

New Year’s Eve Concert Enjoy music by the Atlantic Ave. Band, Newport Grand, 150 Kalbfus Road, 8:30 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Friday

January 1 Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Jamestown First Day Plunge Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy family fun, 11:30 a.m., penguin paddle board challenge (register), and the noon plunge, East Ferry Beach, benefits Jamestown VFW and Jamestown Senior Center, 401- 423-7260.

Polar Bear Plunge Newport Polar Bears invite all to jump in for A Wish Come True charity, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., noon, 401-624-7673 or 401- 781-9199.

Saturday

January 2

Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

Winter Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

LEGO Quest Children ages 5-12 will complete a special challenge with LEGO bricks, 11 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween Animation Learn about animation in this hands-on workshop offered by the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Opening Reception With “Poetry in Art,” enjoy artistic vision inspired by verse as local artists express their favorite line of poetry in art, opening reception 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Jan. 31, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Dec. 26.

Sunday

January 3 Christmas at the Newport Mansions See Dec. 23.

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

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