January 12, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Jamestown Library to Review Design Proposal

The Jamestown Library Trustees Building Committee will review an initial proposal for the library renovation by Mohamed Farzan of Newport Architecture on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. at the library. The public is welcome to attend. More...

‘A Day On Not Off’

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “A Day On Not Off” will present a full day of programs and events on Monday, Jan. 16. All programs are sponsored by the Newport County branch of the NAACP and are free, except for the luncheon. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Navy Environmental Cleanup Discussion

Learn about progress of environmental cleanups of old Navy sites on and near the west side of Aquidneck Island at an open meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott, 9 Commerce Drive, Middletown. More...

Winter Moth Talk

The winter moth is an invasive pest introduced into North America from Europe. A free public workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Preschool Open Gym

The Newport Recreation Department will be hosting Preschool Open Gym beginning Monday, Jan. 9, at The Hut on Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. for children up to five years of age to run and play. More...

Free Steak Dinner for Blood Donors

The Knights of Columbus, Council #256, is holding its annual blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3 - 8 p.m. A free steak dinner and a $5 Dunkin Donuts coupon will be given to all donors. The drive is run by the RI Blood Center. More...

Arts Around the Fire

Newport’s Arts and Cultural Alliance’s monthly networking event, Arts Around the Fire, starts a new year of creative exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Salvation Café. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to hear speeches given by members or to speak themselves. More...

Children’s Theatre Auditions

Newport Children’s Theatre will hold open auditions for children ages 8-18 for its spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Jan. 20, at Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth. More...

Adult Walking

The Newport Recreation gym welcomes back adult walkers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. At The Hut, walkers can enjoy a warm, safe place to exercise during the cold months. There is a $1 drop-in fee per visit. More...

Marine Archaeology Meeting

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road. More...

Horse Association Meeting, Jan. 18

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the VFW Post in Tiverton on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. More...

Winter Ecology Class

The topic for the next Friends of Ballard Park’s home-school class is on winter ecology. The program, geared for 7- to 12-year-olds, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 2 through Monday, Jan. 9, the Newport Police Department responded to 465 calls. More...

Friends of the Disabled Outreach

The Friends of the Disabled will host a community outreach meeting on Friday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at CCRI. The RI Parent Information Network will be there to share information about its organization, services and who it supports. More...