2016-12-01 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

December 1

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.

Redwood 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 “A Christmas Pudding,” St. Lucy’s parish center, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., $10, 401-489-1164.

Friday

December 2

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 Dec. 1.

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

Saturday

December 3

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

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Book Signing Meet Annie Sherman, author of “Legendary Locals of Newport,” Newport Mansions Store, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, noon-2 p.m., 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Christmas Book Sale Barely-used books, wrapped on Saturday only, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 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 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, 2-3 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access provides gloves, trash bags and pickers, Hull Cove, Jamestown, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

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. 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers Stroll at your leisure in this 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.

St. Lucy’s Holiday Play 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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.

Common Fence Concert Performance by Fishel Bresler and Tzibeles, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $18 in advance, $20 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfence.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Dec. 2.

Sunday

December 4

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

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

Seal-Watching Tour 2 p.m. See Dec. 3.

Christmas Concert “Celebrating the Joy of Christmas,” St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 3

p.m., general admission $20, reservations strongly recommended, 401-423-1651, 401-423-1421.

St. Lucy’s Holiday Play See Dec. 1.

Monday

December 5

Holiday Book Sale 12:30-7 p.m. See Dec. 2.

On-the-Go Crafts Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a seasonal craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30- 5 p.m., 401-847-8720, 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.

Tuesday

December 6

Holiday Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Dec. 2.

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

Wendy’s Workshop Make a hanging crystal snowflake, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30-noon, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee Watch a film at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read the work of the Bard, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Preschool Bedtime Stories Children wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal or blanket and hear stories, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:15 p.m, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 7

Holiday Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Dec. 2.

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “The Miracle on Monhegan Island” by Elizabeth Kelly, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., drop-ins welcome, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wintertime Celebrations Children of all ages participate in songs, dancing and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Photoshop Elements 14 for those with intermediate computer skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown and blog about the conversation, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Owl Prowl Hike and listen for owls, have hot chocolate, and meet a captured barred owl close up, recommended for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., rain date Dec. 8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

Thursday

December 8

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 1.

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages create with LEGO bricks, children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about a different artist then make a creation in that style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Vinyl-Cut Sweater Styling Bring your own sweater and style it with the vinyl cutter, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Newport Gallery Night Participating venues are open and host special events, 5-8 p.m., 401- 935-8591, newportgalleries.org.

Documentary Screening Watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Dancemaker” (1998), Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Newport Coffee Cup Comedy Fundraiser Well-known comedians perform to assist the Newport Coffee Cup Project, Firehouse Theater, 7 p.m., $22.

Friday

December 9

Classic Holiday Film Series “Christmas in Connecticut” (1945), popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gingerbread Castle Workshop Open to children ages 5-10, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Skating Center Opening The Newport Skating Center will open with a tree lighting, America’s Cup Ave., 5 p.m.

Scottish Dance Class Learn the energetic steps for Scottish dancing, similar to contra dancing, Jamestown Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., Jamestown, 7 p.m., $10 per class, 401-423-1574.

Saturday

December 10

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Dec. 3.

Seal-Watching Tour 10 a.m. See Dec. 3.

Technology Session 3-D printing session, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Program Children ages 3-10 learn how Rhode Island plants and animals get ready for winter, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Woodwind Trio Performance The Emmanuel Church Woodwind Trio performs at Seamen's Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 11 a.m.-noon, followed by a tour featuring the exhibition “Wood, Wind & Water: The Genius of F. Spaulding Dunbar," 401-847-4260.

Holiday Inn Tour Tour eight of Newport’s finest hotels, inns and unique bed & breakfast properties, check in at the Hotel Viking to receive a map of all properties on the self-guided tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $20, free to children 12 and under, proceeds to benefit the Newport YMCA Wahoos swim team, newportymca.org.

Holiday Open House Live music, tours, vintage Christmas book exhibit, children’s crafts, refreshments, visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Unlocking the Clues’ Party Students in grades 4-8 participate in the Race to Read Book Hunt Challenge, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30- 2:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Winter Hike Learn about winter dwellers at Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date Dec. 11, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.

Baroque Concert Jamestown Community Concert performs “Christmas Baroque,” Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m., $12-$15, tickets at 401-423- 1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Sunday

December 11

ESU Open House See the historic Gibbs-Tillinghast House decorated for the holidays, refreshments, visit with members of the Newport English Speaking Union, 142 Mill St., 5 – 7 p.m., 401- 662-9171, janslee@cox.net.

Art Market Newport Art House presents a community art market, Parlor bar & Kitchen, 200 Broadway, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-855-4691, newportarthouse.org.

Christmas at the White House Historical interpreter Pat Perry will relay her tours of gone by Christmases at the White House, hosted by the Middletown Historical Society, Paradise School, Middletown, 2 p.m., $5, 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

Baroque Concert 3 p.m. See Dec. 10.

Skating Center Opening

The Newport Skating Center will open Friday, Dec. 9 with a tree lighting, America’s Cup Ave., 5 p.m.

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