2017-11-22 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Wednesday

November 22

Grades Seven-and-Over Book Club Discussion of “The Scourge,” by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Interfaith Service Annual interfaith Thanksgiving service, people of all faiths and backgrounds invited to come together in unity and peace, Temple Shalom, 7 p.m.

Thursday

November 23

Newport County YMCA Pie Run Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item, the 5-mile road race and 3-mile noncompetitive walk start and end at the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m., register, fees vary, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/newsevents. php.


Come see the nautical holiday spirit along Newport Harbor’s waterfront on Friday, Nov. 24. Parade and light contest begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Goat Island causeway. Bowen’s Wharf Merchants’ Association will present live Carribbean Christmas music performed at “The North Pole” by steel pan percussionist Aaron Abrahamson Cote & Panoramic View. Come see the nautical holiday spirit along Newport Harbor’s waterfront on Friday, Nov. 24. Parade and light contest begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Goat Island causeway. Bowen’s Wharf Merchants’ Association will present live Carribbean Christmas music performed at “The North Pole” by steel pan percussionist Aaron Abrahamson Cote & Panoramic View. Seamen’s Thanksgiving Day Dinner The public is invited to a buffet of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon-2 p.m., 401-847- 4260, seamensnewport.org.

Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner A complimentary Thanksgiving Day dinner for anyone who wishes to break bread and share fellowship, Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, noon-3 p.m., 401-683-4005.

Friday

November 24

Foreign Film Series “The Kid with a Bike” (PG-13), French with English subtitles, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Walk and learn the history of early American holiday traditions, Museum of Newport History, 127

Thames St., Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 1-2, 4-5 p.m., $10-$15, add $5 to your ticket to receive a keepsake lantern, reservations encouraged, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Illuminated Boat Parade Decorated boat parade and contest, 6:15 p.m. start at Goat Island Causeway, view from various points around Newport Harbor, including the Newport Yacht Club, open to the public, Bowen’s Wharf and Bannister’s Wharf, newportshipyard.com.

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

Wasted Talent Show Live stand up comedy, headliner Brian Beaudoin from ABC, plus three other comics, evening hosted by Doug Key, Dockside, 8 p.m., $15, for reservations email thewastedtalentshow@gmail.com

Saturday

November 25

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

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals in Newport Harbor aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island Lighthouse, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 1-3 p.m., $5-$42, reserve, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Harry Potter Party Crafts, activities and screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Nov. 24.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 24.

Sunday

November 26

Guided Bird Walk Bring binoculars and join experts as they prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Custom Silhouettes Get your portrait done through the traditional art of silhouettes, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., reservations suggested, 401-841-8770 or Eventbrite.com, program information at newporthistory.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tour 1 p.m. See Nov. 25.

Library Movie “Where Soldiers Come From,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

November 27

Needles Galore Knitting Group Knitting for beginners and experienced knitters, instruction provided, Jamestown Free Public Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tween Time Children ages 8-12 learn basic coding skills with Bee-Bots, Newport Public Library, 4 p.m., register, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, best for ages 4-and-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tuesday

November 28

Brown Bag Book Discussion Bring a salad or sandwich, drinks provided, and discuss a book,

newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Library Movie “The Beautiful Fantastic” (PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Movie Matinee “Silence,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ Enjoy Island Moving Company’s holiday ballet, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., Nov. 28-30, 4 and 7 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on your 3-D or other projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012/PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Fiction Book Club Teens discuss “Legacy of Kings,” by Eleanor Herman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

November 29

Computer Workshop Learn the basics of Google’s free bloggers program, workshop not intended for commercial or professional blogging, computer experience and a gmail account required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ 4 and 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Pell Lecture “A Comparative Analysis of Left, Right, and Failed Ethnic Nationalism,” Salve Regina’s O’Hare Academic Building, at Ochre Point and Shepard avenues, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, register, 401- 341-2927, pellcenter.org/events.

Thursday

November 30

Color Group An adult activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEAM Club Children ages 7-12 learn simple science concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ 4 and 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 28.

Friday

December 1

Jamestown Book Sale Holiday book sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Nov. 24.

Colony House Opens Costumed interpreters perform hymns sung in Colonial Newport, Colony House, Washington

Square, 4-6 p.m., donations welcome, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Redwood Opening Reception “Modernity vs. Tradition: Art at the Parisian Salon, 1750-1900,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Bingo Night F.O.P.A. Lodge #8 hosts a Bingo night, raffles, 50/50, food, Vasco De Gamma Hall, Fenner Ave., doors open at 5:30 p.m., 401-849-8865.

Movember Fundraiser All of the evening’s proceeds to support men’s cancer research, Audrain Museum, 6 - 9 p.m., $45.

Official Opening of Christmas in Newport Proclamation from the mayor, tree lighting, cannon salute, live entertainment, Washington Square, 6 p.m., 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org.

Opening Reception with the Artist “Curious Things from Small Beginnings Grow: Quilts by Diane Goulston Robinson,” Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-413- 1467, stgeorges.edu.

Salve Regina Performance Musical showcase, Newport Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casino theatre.

Saturday

December 2

Jamestown Book Sale 10 a.m. See Dec. 1.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Hull Cove, Jamestown, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Santa’s Workshop Visit with Santa, crafts, two free carousel rides, goody bag, a free ride on the mini train, and cookie decorating, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Ave., noon-3 p.m., $5, 401-845-5800, cityofnewportri.com.

3-D Print a Gift Children in grades 6-12 create a gift and have it printed on the 3-D printer, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Orchestra Concert The Newport County Orchestra performs, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $5-$8, free for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/ casino-theatre.

Bowen’s Wharf Christmas Festivities Frosty the Snowman, 4:30 p.m., Christmas carol sing-along with live music, 5 p.m., tree lighting and Santa’s arrival by boat (weather permitting), 6 p.m., Bowen’s Wharf, bowenswharf.com.

Spring Bull Reception “Les Petites Oeuvres” features the sale of small artistic gems in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, stoneware and other media by local artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., the sale continues through December, 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Swanhurst Chorus Performs Swanhurst Chorus presents “Notes from New England: New England Composers Old and New,” United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 8 p.m., $15, tickets at the door, or reserve, 401- 324-9820, swanhurst.org.

Sunday

December 3

Jamestown Book Sale 10 a.m. See Dec. 1.

Preserve Your Family Story An introduction to the ways you can share your family history, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Music Appreciation Program Learn about the English influence on music in Europe from 1350-1600, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodibrary.org.

Portsmouth Free Public Library Tree Lighting The tree lighting takes place when Santa arrives at 6 p.m., followed by Santa greeting each child indoors, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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