2016-12-15 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

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

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited, participants aged 7 and younger 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.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss nonfiction that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Holiday Open Studio An Open Studio by the artists at Beach Studios, 146 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m.

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 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.

Friday

December 16

Baby Story Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy finger plays, bounces, stories and fun, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Saturday

December 17

Islander Craft Fair, More than 25 artisans and vendors, Santa will also be on hand for breakfast, Middletown High School, 130 Valley Road, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Community Tree Decorating and Santa Visit Bring an ornament and help decorate the tree, 1 p.m.; Santa arrives at 2 p.m. and reads a Christmas tale, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 401-847-4260.

Family Nature Crafts for the Holidays Children of all ages and their parents make nature-themed holiday gifts, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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 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 Dec. 16.

Sunday

December 18

Christmas Caroling on Horseback Aquidneck Riders 4-H Club sings Christmas carols on horseback through the streets of Common Fence Point, departing from the VFW, 822 Anthony Road, 11 a.m., everyone welcome to join in, for the safety of the riders, keep pets inside, nonperishable food collected for veterans.

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.

Monday

December 19

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

Drop-In Story Time Children ages 4-6 drop in for stories, songs, games, rhymes and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Crafting Drop-In for Kids Children make an ornament, holiday card or a piece of jewelry, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Tween Sewing Workshop Children ages 8-12 learn how to hand stitch and create a project for a gift, age limits strictly enforced, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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

December 20

Coloring Club Adults drop in to color, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10- 11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Crafting Drop-In for Kids 3 p.m. See Dec. 19.

Computer Assistance Tips and tricks to help you get the most from your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 p.m., register, 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.

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. 15.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry,” by Gabrielle Zevin, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 21

Toddler Story Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy read-alouds, songs or rhymes, movement and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jamestown Story Times Children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, 10:15-10:45 a.m.; children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tween/Teen Book Club Children in grades 7 and up discuss “The Scorpio Races,” by Maggie Stiefvater, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Crafting Drop-In for Kids 3 p.m. See Dec. 19.

Free Tutoring Volunteer tutor Kermin Liu, Esq., offers free tutoring, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3:30-5:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Program Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques and create an art project on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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 Chess 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 22

Ornament Day Stop in and make some free ornaments, ornaments at the beginning of the day are a bit easier for little ones, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Color Club 1 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Crafting Drop-In for Kids 3 p.m. See Dec. 19.

Holiday Growers’ Market Local products and produce, plus a selection of artisan vendors for gift shopping, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 3-7 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Friday

December 23

Classic Holiday Film Series “Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Crafting Drop-In for Kids 3 p.m. See Dec. 19.

Saturday

December 24

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., $10-$15, newporthistorytours.org, 401-841- 8770 to reserve.

Sunday

December 25

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Breakfast Seamen’s Church Institute holds a Christmas breakfast, open to the community, 18 Market Square, 9-11 a.m., free, 401-847-4260.

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