2017-11-30 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

Exhibition Opening New sculpture by Peter Bradley Cohen, Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, 219 Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, 7-9 p.m., 401-619- 2701, newportcontemporaryart.com.

Friday

December 1

Holiday Lantern Tour Walk and learn the history of early American holiday traditions, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4-5 p.m., $10-$15, add $5 to your ticket to receive a keepsake lantern, reservations encouraged, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

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.

November 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 Diana 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/casinotheatre.

Saturday

December 2

Jamestown Book Sale Holiday book sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 3, 1-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Hull Cove, just off Beavertail Road, 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, projects ready for pick up in a week, 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.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec. 1.

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.

Mystery at the Museum “St. Nick’s Sinister Secret,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.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 1 p.m. See Dec. 2.

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.

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

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.

Monday

December 4

Needles Galore Knitting Group Knitting instruction for beginners and project assistance for more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts 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

December 5

Film Screening Watch “This Beautiful Fantastic” (2016/PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Ninja Party Children ages 5-12 enjoy Ninja themed activities and crafts,

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Teen Gaming Night Friendly competition including use of the PS4 console, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Parenting Book Club Discussion of “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World,” by Michele Borba, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 6

Book Group Discussion of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” by J.D. Vance, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10- 11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wintertime Celebrations Families with children of all

ages participate in music, songs, dancing and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop The focus is on Microsoft Word and Windows 10, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 1 and 2 Book Club Discussion of “Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds,” by David Adler, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Yes! Dance! Yes! Dance! affirms the power of movement, creativity and expression, all are welcome, experience not necessary, St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., 5:45-6:45 p.m., 401-846-0966.

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

Thursday

December 7

Eight Bells Lecture A discussion of Rhode Island in World War I, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon- 1 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu.

Color Group 1 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Thursday LEGO Drop-In Children of all ages drop in to build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, children 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Point Christmas Tree Lighting The St. John’s adult choir and Professional Choristers lead carols, Storer Park, 6:30 p.m.

Rose Island Birds Naturalist Gerry Krausse shares his footage of the birds on Rose Island, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

December 8

Newport Library Holiday Book Sale Books, CDs, DVDs and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Dec. 8 and 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 10, 1-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Foreign Film Series “Osama” (PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec. 1.

‘A Christmas Carol’ What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Company performs its own modern and unique interpretation of “A Christmas Carol,” St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 7 p.m., through Dec. 9, tickets are $20, $15 for students and are available at saintjohns-newport.org and at the door, 401-848-2561.

Talk and Film Buddhist teachings and a film about a medical mission to Mustang, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Navy Choristers Perform The Newport Navy Choristers present “Christmas in Song,” proceeds benefit the Portsmouth Historical

Society, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., newportnavychoristers.org.

Saturday

December 9

Newport Library Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m. See Dec. 8.

Ornaments Workshop Decorate ceramic ornaments, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., fee is the cost of museum admission, free to members and children under 5, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Redwood Library Open House Christmas carols, book displays, scavenger hunt, children’s crafts and refreshments, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Take a Selfie with Santa On this day of the Kiwanis tree sale, children can see Santa, profits go to the purchase of pediatric trauma kits for EMTs on Aquidneck Island, Iron Gate Office Building, corner of East Main Road and Forest Avenue, Middletown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-846-4290.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Event Holiday festival arts and crafts sale, fun and treats for all ages, craft workshop, Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery, 2697 East Main Road, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa visits from noon-2 p.m., portsmoutharts.org.

Gull Cove Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Gull Cove, Portsmouth, on Rt. 24 North about one-half mile before

the Sakonnet River Bridge, for all ages, bring a reusable mug for coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

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., through Dec. 10, $5-$42, register, 401-203- 7325, savebay.org/seals.

Tween Movie and Zentangle Children ages 8-12 create a Zentangle while watching “Nightmare Before Christmas” (PG), snacks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families view “Despicable Me 3,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘December Lights’ Concert The Jamestown Community Chorus performs, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Dec. 9, 4 p.m., Dec. 10, 3 p.m., $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $12 students, 401-423-1574 to reserve, jamestownchorus.com.

Owl Prowl Learn about owls, hike to hear and spot them, go indoors to meet a captive owl and enjoy hot chocolate, recommended for ages 8-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 4:30-6 p.m., rain date Dec. 16, $10-$12, register, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Skating Center Festivities Grand opening includes tree lighting, skating demonstration, Santa and the Elves, DJ, Pell School Choir, skating follows, Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 5 p.m., 401-846-3018, newportskatingcenter.com

Holiday Evening at The Breakers Enjoy live music and refreshments, stroll through the decorated rooms, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

‘A Christmas Carol’ 7 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Christmas Choral Concert Salve students perform, Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Ave., Dec. 9, 8 p.m.; Dec. 10, 3 p.m., $8 general admission, $5 students and seniors, free to the Salve students, faculty and staff, reservations suggested, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/events.

Sunday

December 10

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.

Newport Art House ‘BAFL’ Brunch, art and flea market, live music, art demos, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., newportarthouse.org.

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