2016-11-23 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday

November 23

Thanksgiving Eve Service Interfaith service where the community comes together in thanks and praise, Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m.

Thanksgiggle Special eve of improv comedy by Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 8 p.m., bitplayers.net.

Thursday

November 24

Thanksgiving Day Pie Run Proceeds from the 5-mile run/3- mile walk support the Newport County YMCA’s youth programs and local charities, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m., newportymca.org.

Seamen’s Thanksgiving Dinner The Seamen’s Church Institute will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner, noon-2 p.m., free and open to the community.

Thanksgiving Community Meal The community is invited to share in a complimentary Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2372 East Main Road, noon-3 p.m., 401-423-4005.

Friday

November 25

Parents’ Day Out Black Friday Parents’ Day Out, Newport County YMCA, open to members and nonmembers, priced according to number of children, sign up at the registration desk, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8 a.m.-noon, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were

punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Family Movie “Finding Dory,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Classic Holiday Film Series Watch “White Christmas” (1954), popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Illuminated Boat Parade Decorated illuminated boats parade in Newport Harbor, begins and ends near Goat Island causeway, 6:15 p.m., heads along the Newport waterfront, bowenswharf.com.

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

Saturday

November 26

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Redwood Book Club Discussion of Homer’s “The Iliad,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Seal-Watching Tour Watch seals from a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, departs from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 11 a.m.- noon, $17-$22, register savebay.org/seals.

Adventures in Art Children ages 7 and up make a paper toy called a flex-tangle, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401- 847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Holiday Evening at The Breakers Stroll at your leisure in the decorated mansion, enjoy live holiday music and refreshments, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Mystery at the Museum Interactive mystery, “Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 25.

Sunday

November 27

Guided Hike Hike along the trails, recommended for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age

to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 11 a.m.-noon. See Nov. 26.

Monday

November 28

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 25.

Tween Time Tweens make a Rice Krispies treat and make a simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., age limits strictly enforced, register, 401-847-4800, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Mondays Children’s drop-in craft hour, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Tuesday

November 29

Coloring Club Coloring for adults, supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Movie Matinee Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Draw with Phil Draw for the holidays with local teen artist Phil Reilly, supplies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ Island Moving Company holiday ballet, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 and 7:30 p.m., 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Technology Session Bring your device and a library card and learn how to use the library’s digital resources, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book Discussion Discuss “The Book Thief,” by

Markus Zusak, all ages welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Pell Center Lecture Lessons for the next president from 21st century wars, Pell Center, Young Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., register, 401-341- 2927, pellcenter.org.

Wednesday

November 30

Technology Seminar Go beyond the basics of Microsoft Word, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401- 847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Computer Workshop Internet searching, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Museum of Newport Irish History Lecture “George W. Potter and the Providence Journal’s 1950 Irish Pilgrimage,” Museum of Newport Irish History, 648 Thames St., 6 p.m., 401- 847-7201, newportirishhistory.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet drop-in group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

St. Lucy's Holiday Play “A Christmas Pudding,” St. Lucy’s Parish Center, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, through Dec. 4, 7 p.m., $10, 401-489-1164 to reserve.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Thursday

December 1

Chamber of Commerce Orientation Learn about the Chamber and how to maximize membership benefits, open to new and existing members, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Eight Bells Lecture “The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276.

Color Club Coloring for adults, supplies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m.

Opening Reception Opening reception for “The Variable Line: Master Drawings, Renaissance to Contemporary,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., all are welcome, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

St. Lucy's Holiday Play 7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Friday

December 2

Organizing Events Workshop “Event Designs-Practical Events to Pizzazz,” Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 9-10 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Holiday Book Sale This sale benefits the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cocktails and Conversations Closing party for the members’ show, artists talk about their work, all are welcome, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

St. Lucy's Holiday Play 7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 25.

Saturday

December 3

Holiday Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 2.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Christmas Book Sale This sale supports Jamestown Philomenian Library’s collections and programming, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, projects put on display at the library for two weeks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to create with LEGO bricks and try the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 p.m. See Nov. 26.

Dinner and a Movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” pizza and popcorn, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Annual “Little Picture” show, small art pieces for sale, gala reception, all are welcome, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., through Dec. 3, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers 6 p.m. See Nov. 26.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Nov. 26.

St. Lucy's Holiday Play 7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 25.

Sunday

December 4

Holiday Book Sale 1-4:30 p.m., Newport. See Dec. 2.

Christmas Book Sale 1-5 p.m., Jamestown. See Dec. 3.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 p.m. See Nov. 26.

St. Lucy's Holiday Play 7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

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