2016-12-22 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

December 22

Ornament Day Stop in and make free ornaments, crafts 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 Coloring for adults, materials provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

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

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 23

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10 enjoy a beach bounce, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., prices vary, cityofnewport.com/beach.

Classic Holiday Film Series “Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), popcorn provided, 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. 22.

Saturday

December 24

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 23.

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.

Monday

December 26

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 23.

Tuesday

December 27

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.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 23.

Seal-Watching Tour Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, tour from 11 a.m.-noon, $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club A mix of fiction and nonfiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “Dr. Zhivago,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life-Sized Board Games Children ages 4-12 play jumbo Connect 4, life-sized Jenga, use jumbo playing cards and try out oversized checkers and Scrabble, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

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

Book Discussion All ages are invited to discuss “Illuminae,” by Amie Kaufman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 28

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 23.

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.

Preschool Dance Party Children ages birth-5 shake, shimmy and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Seal-Watching Tour Noon. See Dec. 27.

Vacation Movie for Kids “The Secret Life of Pets,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed in the Children’s Room after the program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fabric Crafts Tweens ages 9 and up make a no-sew fleece hat, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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.

Family-Friendly Funnies Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

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

Thursday

December 29

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 23.

Color Club 1 p.m. See Dec. 22.

Seal-Watching Tour 1 p.m. See Dec. 27.

Kids’ Film “Finding Dory,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Friday

December 30

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

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 23.

Noon Year’s Eve Party Children ages 6-12 make a variety of New Year’s crafts and enjoy light refreshments, at the stroke of noon balloons will drop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 1 p.m. See Dec. 27.

Movie at Jamestown Library Tweens and teens enjoy “Miss

Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Saturday

December 31

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 23.

Middletown LEGO Club Children drop in to build with LEGO bricks and can try to build the surprise LEGO challenge, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 p.m. See Dec. 27.

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 Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 7, 9 and 11 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Sunday

January 1

Happy New Year!

Jamestown First Day Plunge Event registration, 10 a.m.; paddle board race, 11:30 a.m.; plunge at noon, East Ferry Beach, Jamestown.

Polar Bear Plunge Brave souls take a dip in the ocean at noon to benefit A Wish Come True, an organization that grants wishes for sick children.

Seal-Watching Tour 3 p.m. See Dec. 27.

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