September 29, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Trees from Seed

Whether you’d like to plant native trees in your own yard, or help propagate seedlings to be planted in Newport’s parks and along our streets, your help is needed. More...

Eco-Depot Oct. 1

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be hosting an Eco- Depot for household hazardous and electronic waste on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. More...

‘Saplings & Spirits’

A reception and special champagne trolley tree tour will be held Friday, Oct. 7, to benefit the Newport Tree Society. The “Saplings & Spirits” event, in memory of Ronnie Dick, will be held at Snug Harbor from 6-8 p.m. More...

Fabrication Fridays

Families and friends are invited to FabNewport for fabrication fun. There will be full access to the lab on Fridays from 3-8 p.m. Activities include coding with fab coaches, laser and vinyl cutting, and 3-D printing. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4487 will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. at the Post, 51 Underwood Lane, Middletown. All VFW members are encouraged to attend. A weekly fish fry is also held on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. More...

ALT 5K Training

The Aquidneck Land Trust will host its ninth annual Race for Open Space 5K along the Sakonnet Greenway Trail on Saturday, Nov. 5. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate as individuals, teams or families. More...

Skatefest

Jamestown Parks and Recreation will host its 10th annual Skatefest on Friday, Oct. 7 (rain date Oct. 8) beginning at 4 p.m. at the Jamestown Skate Park (behind Lawn Avenue School). The event consists of a skate, dance and music competition. More...

Rookie Rugby

The Newport County Youth Rugby Football Club is offering boys and girls, ages 7-18, the opportunity to learn and play non-contact rugby free of charge on Wednesdays through Nov. 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Toppa Field, rain or shine.  More...

Call for Crafters

Artisans and crafters are invited to participate in the Broadway Street Fair, Saturday, Oct. 8. To reserve a spot, contact Melissa at mseitz11@gmail.com. The fee is $50, deadline is Oct. 3.   More...

For What It’s Worth

An area resident requested a valuation for a circus poster advertising a venue for Newport. Small size but colorful and in excellent condition, not many of these have survived. More...

Arnold Civic Award Nominations

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the fifth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award. Nominees must be a resident of or work in Newport County. More...

Pickleball 101

Adults are invited to learn the basic rules and strategies at Pickleball 101. Pickleball can be described as a combination of ping pong, badminton and tennis. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30- 7 p.m. The public is welcome to hear speeches given by members or to speak themselves. More...

Yachting Center Update Oct. 13

At the Friends of the Waterfront’s upcoming annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, guest speaker Sam Bradner, partner from Peregrine Group, will give an update on what’s happening with the Yachting Center property. More...

Sports Grant

The Michael E. McCarthy Youth Sports Grant is now accepting applications for the fall cycle. More...

Gleason Memorial Fundraiser

Local charities that provide outdoor educational and recreational programs to children from Aquidneck Island will benefit from the first Stephen J. Gleason Memorial Fundraising dinner dance on Saturday, Oct. More...

Navy 5K by the Bay

Registration is open for the Surface Navy Association 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29, at sna5k.org. There will also be a separate one-mile event for children ages 3-12. Costumes encouraged. Race will be timed by Racewire and held rain or shine.   More...

‘Tolling of the Boats’

The 65 submarines and the 4,389 men lost during war and peacetime operations will be honored at the annual “Tolling of the Boats” ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Capt. Dennis R.D. More...

Water Main Flushing

As part of the Newport Water Division’s ongoing maintenance, a water main flushing program in designated areas will begin Sunday evening, Oct. 2, and continue through Oct. 20. More...