August 31, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Secret Garden Call for Volunteers

The Newport Secret Garden Tour is seeking volunteers for the “On and Off the Avenue Tours,” which will take place Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

Toys are not just for children. Pictured is a plastic-and-tin windup toy from the 1950s of a cowboy sitting in a car. It is unmarked and does not have a box. The original box is really important for toy collectors. More...

Free Oliver Hazard Perry Tours

Free Oliver Hazard Perry tours will be held Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 at Fort Adams, from 1-4 p.m. Those interested in volunteering or joining the festivities should email Gretchen at gretchen@ohpri.org or call 401-841-0080.   More...

AARP Tax Volunteers Needed

The AARP Tax Aide program is looking for volunteers for its fall training and certification classes. The program assists seniors and lower income tax payers in preparing and filing tax returns. More...

French Lessons

The Alliance Française of Newport is offering French Language lessons, beginning Sept. 12. Classes will be offered at both the beginner and intermediate levels and are being taught by Salve Regina University professor Dean de la Motte. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will kick off its next session on Saturday, Sept. 9, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 0869, will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Library Month

September is library card signup month at Portsmouth Free Public Library. With a library card, you can borrow books, movies and audiobooks at libraries around the country. More...

Exploring Taxes

The Middletown Tax Exploration Sub-Committee will meet on Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Station’s Community Room. The public is invited to attend. More...

New Voices Welcome to Join Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers is seeking new singers in all voice ranges for the 2018 musical season. More...

Newport Rec Fall Sign-Ups

Newport Recreation is now accepting registrations for fall youth and adult activities. Registrations may be completed online at register.communitypass.net or in the office at 35 Golden Hill St. More...

Special Needs Soccer Team Starts in Sept.

The Newport Shooting Stars, a special needs soccer team for athletes in Newport County, is welcoming players, regardless of ability. Athletes compete under the guidance of a special needs coach or with the help of a buddy. More...

Sail Newport Housewarming Gala

Sail Newport will celebrate the opening of its Marine Education and Recreation Center and the launch of expanded educational programming with a housewarming gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Sail Newport Sailing Center. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Aug. 21 through Monday, Aug. 28 the Newport Police Department responded to 1,332 calls. Of those, 195 were motor vehicle related; there were 170 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accident reports.  More...

Swanhurst Seeks Singers

Singers in all sections are needed to join Swanhurst Chorus, Rhode Island’s longest continually performing choral ensemble, for the 2017- 18 season. Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at St. More...

NUWC Retirees

The NUWC retirees group will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 6 for a noon luncheon at McGovern’s Restaurant, 310 Shove St., Fall River. Admission is $17. Reservations are not required. For more information, call Bev Ferris at 401-846-4292.   More...

Bereavement Support Group

The Visiting Nurse Services announces a new bereavement support group, Building Bridges, to start on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and run for six consecutive Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the VNS Portsmouth office, 1184 East Main Road. More...

Nutcracker Auditions

Island Moving Company will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday, full-length ballet production of “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff” on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 3 Charles St. Performances run from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2. More...