2016-12-08 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

December 8

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

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 with the vinyl cutter, fabric must be dryer-safe, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

‘Art After Dark’ The evening features an opening reception for MUSE students, facilitated micro-memoir writing and read-aloud, and a performance by the Golden Bantam String Band, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Christmas Tree Lighting The Professional Choristers join the St. John’s Adult Choir in caroling

at a revival of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the Point neighborhood, Storer Park, followed by a reception in St. John’s Guild Hall, 61 Poplar St., 6:30 p.m., 401-848-2561.

Documentary Screening Watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Dancemaker” (1998), Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Island Waters’ Public Forum Get an overview of Aquidneck Island’s waters and watersheds and learn new and ongoing efforts to reduce water pollution, CCRI, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., 6-8 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org, signup on Eventbrite.com.

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.

Newport Coffee Cup Comedy Well-known comedians perform to assist with rides for seniors through 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.

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

Holiday Arts Market A curated market of high-quality unique works by local artists, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5:30-7:30, performance by a local singer and dancer at Friday's market, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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.

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

Saturday

December 10

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.

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, 10-11 a.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Up-Cycled Holiday Ornaments Workshop Craft holiday ornaments with a vintage flair from reclaimed materials, supplies provided, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-noon, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Technology Session Use the 3-D printer to make a holiday decoration, Middletown Pub-

lic Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Holiday Arts Market 10 a.m. See Dec. 9.

Christmas Craft Fair This fair is a fundraiser for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Artisan Craft Fair and Boutique Sale This Potter League event features gifts, edibles and photography, Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-846-0592, potterleague.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 Interactive mystery, “Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

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.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Sunday

December 11

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

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.

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

Newport Coffee Cup Comedy 4 p.m. See Dec. 8.

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.

Monday

December 12

RISD Lecture Learn about the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon-1 p.m., Rosecliff, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Economic Update Luncheon This Newport Chamber event features a discussion of the impact of the arts on the economy, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-2 p.m., $25 members, $35 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1608, newportchamber.com.

Maker Monday Children ages 5-12 design projects to be printed on the 3-D printers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Needles Galore Monthly knitting instruction,

Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tween-Only Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, children must bring a T-shirt if they want to use the fabric vinyl, space limited, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 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.

Jewelry Making Make jewelry to keep or give, snacks and supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Adult Coloring Adults drop in to color, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

December 13

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

Tuesday Book Club Discuss David Orr’s, “The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong,” newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Christmas at the Inns Tour Seven participating inns, 1-5 p.m., tickets may be purchased at the Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St. on the day of the tour, $20 for all seven inns, proceeds to benefit Lucy's Hearth.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch “Ocean’s Twelve,” with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Learn tips and tricks to help you get the most from your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on projects independently, for ages 12-adult, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Wednesday

December 14

Animal Tracking Take to the trails in search of evidence of animals in Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Photoshop Elements 14 Computer Workshop People with intermediate computer skills learn how to combine images to make a composite using layers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 5-6 read “The War That Saved My Life,” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Christmas at the Inns Tour Seven participating inns, 3-7 p.m., tickets may be purchased at the Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St. on the day of the tour, $20 for all seven inns, proceeds to benefit Lucy's Hearth.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 are invited to experiment, tinker and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Technology Session 4-6 p.m. See Dec. 10.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss nonfiction that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Chess Club Instruction and play for children ages 13 and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

December 15

Business During Hours A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Dewey’s Readers 3:30 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Sushi Workshop Make yummy sushi creations, supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Thursday Book Group The group reads fiction and nonfiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org. Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Island Park Lecture Learn about Island Park in the

early 1900s, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., seating limited, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

December 16

Improv 8 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Saturday

December 17

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Dec. 10.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Shakespeare's, “Troilus and Cressida,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, materials provided, creations will be displayed for two weeks at 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 create with LEGO bricks, try the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Movie Matinee “The Polar Express,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 2-4 p.m., $5-$42, register, savebay.org/seals.

Holiday Gift-Making Workshop Children ages 6-10 make a variety of holiday crafts, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 10.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Sunday

December 18

Music in the Galleries Combined choirs of St. Mary’s Catholic Church perform, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 2 p.m. See Dec. 17.

Common Fence Concert Aine Minogue’s annual winter solstice concert, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

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