2016-12-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

December 29

Giant Gingerbread Lighthouse Open daily, through Jan. 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Newport Visitor’s Information Center, America’s Cup Ave., free, visitors encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.

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

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

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 1-2 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

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.

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

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. 29.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-846- 0813 or 401-841-8770.

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 1-2 p.m. See Dec. 29.

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.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., hear the history of early American holiday traditions, learn how Colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays, reservations required, $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-846-0813 or 401- 841-8770.

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

Saturday

December 31

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 29.

Colony House Tour Visit the historic state capitol, reservations suggested, departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., $15 adults, $10 Newport Historical Society members and active duty

military with ID, $5 children ages 5-12, weather permitting, 401-846- 0813 or 401-841-8770.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship and learn how locals lived in Colonial era winters, departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15 adults, reservations required, 401-846- 0813 or 401-841-8770.

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 2-3 p.m. See Dec. 29.

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, Easton's Beach, Newport.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 and 3 p.m. See Dec. 29.

Community Chanukah Party 3-5 p.m., hosted by Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., come light the Chanukah candles, enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music, dancing, children’s entertainment and more, all welcome, space is limited, reservations are strongly recommended, cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Monday

January 2

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 29.

Seal-Watching Tour 2-3 p.m. See Dec. 29.

Tuesday

January 3

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-6 get to participate with theme-related stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Florence Foster Jenkins” (PG-13), starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Bring your devices and passwords and get help with tech questions, drop-ins welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Get 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.

Wednesday

January 4

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,” by Dominic Smith, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-Along Children ages birth-5 and a caregiver are invited to sing and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop A hands-on workshop to learn how to operate the mouse and keyboard and learn basic computer terminology, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss “The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel,” by Melissa de la Cruz, and blog about the conversations, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build to aid in the development of problem solving, critical thinking and STEAM skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet 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 ages 13

and above, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

January 5

Eight Bells Lecture “Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898,” by Jon Scott Logel, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, usnwc.edu.

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

Web Design Course An introduction to HTML and CSS, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Thursdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, sign up.

Friday

January 6

Toddler Open Play Children ages 2-4 play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-8720.

Saturday

January 7

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 build with LEGO bricks, creations displayed for one week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Sunday

January 8

Guided Bird Walk Birding masters and beginners bring binoculars and join experts as they prowl bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary parking lot, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577.

Film at the Library “La Guerre des Boutons (War of the Buttons)” (1991), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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