2017-12-07 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

December 7

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

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

LEGO Thursday 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.

‘Singing for Shelter’ Concert Benefits Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 7-9:30 p.m.., $18 in advance at Lucy’s Hearth, 19 Valley Road, Middletown, $20 at the door, children free with an adult, tickets also at 401-835-7209.

Friday

December 8

Friends of Newport Library Holiday Book Sale Books, CDs, DVDs and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9 a.m.-5 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 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.

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.

‘A Christmas Carol’ What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Company performs its 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., $8-$12, $25 family, newportnavychoristers.org.

Saturday

December 9

Friends of Newport Library Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.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.

Woodwind Concert The Emmanuel Church Woodwind Trio performs at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.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.

Holiday 3-D Printing Find an image, convert it to a 3-D image, then print a cookie cutter out of it, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.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 the 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.

Newport String Project Concert Children ages 4-12 perform, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec. 8.

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.

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, reserve until 5 p.m. on Dec. 8 or call today for ticket availability, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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

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.

Christmas Choral Concert Salve Regina 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.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 1 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Friends of Newport Library Holiday Book Sale 1-4:30 p.m. See Dec. 8.

‘December Lights’ Concert 3 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Christmas Choral Concert 3 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Monday

December 11

Friends of Newport Library Holiday Book Sale Noon-7 p.m. See Dec. 8.

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

Tweens Only Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a shirt if you would like to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., first-come, first-served, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Program Gingerbread workshop for teens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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, middletownlibraryri.org.

Teen String Art Program Children in grades 6 and up design and create their own string art, supplies provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Hanukkah Celebration of Light Lighting of the menorah, music by the Touro Band, food, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., goodwill offering, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Tuesday

December 12

Friends of Newport Library Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discuss “The Coroner’s Lunch,” by Colin Cotterill, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Film Screening “All Saints” (2017/PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

On-the-go-Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Open Studio Night The maker lab is open to teens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Students’ Holiday Recital Jamestown students perform on string instruments, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 13

Friends of Newport Library Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Geology Hike Children ages 6-12 examine and learn about rock types during a hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop Microsoft Word, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Art Children ages 6-12 learn some art techniques and complete a painting on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring

St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion of “A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEM Science Lab Drop in to create, experiment and engineer, best for ages 4-8, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

Thursday

December 14

Color Group 1 p.m. See Dec. 7.

Construction Club Children ages 5-8 enjoy a free play and building program, includes Lincoln Logs, Crystal Climbers and other materials, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gallery Talk A conversation with some members of Newport Art Museum’s Photography Guild, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Opening Reception “In Conclusion,” URI senior art seminar, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 6-8 p.m., exhibited through Jan. 6, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

December 15

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10 enjoy a beach bounce, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 16-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $7 general admission, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/beach.

Kids’ Gingerbread Castles Program Children in grades K-4 decorate their own gingerbread castle, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, call if you cannot attend, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Saturday

December 16

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. See Dec. 15.

Seal Tour Watch seals on Citing Rock in Newport Harbor from a Save the Bay vessel, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 11 a.m.- noon, through Nov. 17, $17-$22, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Saturday STEAM Play Day Features LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational toys,

Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

‘Nutcracker’ Workshop Children ages 3-5 make snowflake crowns and present a snowflake dance for their families, Newport Academy of Ballet, 3 Charles St., 1-3 p.m., $40 includes refreshments and performance, register, 401-849- 8473, islandmovingco.org.

Winter Equinox Hike Learn about winter dwellers at Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date Dec. 17, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Ornament Program Children ages 6-12 create a variety of holiday ornaments, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Chanukah Celebration Temple Shalom invites all to its Chanukah celebration, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, 5 - 9 p.m., lively klezmer music, children’s games and light dinner of traditional Chanukah food, RSVP to Karen Dannin klmdri@aol.com, Martha Ullman marthaullman@gmail.com or Steven Schneller sschneller@cox.net.

Holiday Evening Duet Mansion Tours Enjoy self-guided tours, live

holiday music and refreshments at The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., and at Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., as a package, 6-9 p.m., prices vary, reserve until 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 or call today for ticket availability, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Annual ‘Messiah’ Sing Swanhurst Chorus performs most of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” and carols, reception follows, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., $10, $5 children 12-and-under, $25 maximum per family, 401-324- 9820, swanhurst.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 9.

Common Fence Music The Sweetback Sisters’ country Christmas swing-along spectacular, Common Fence, 95 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

December 17

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. See Dec. 15.

Seal Tour 11 a.m. See Dec. 16.

Fort and Shelter Building Participants explore the outdoors and learn how to make forts and shelters in the yew forest, recommended for ages 4-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2 p.m.,

$8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Music in the Galleries The combined choirs of St. Mary’s Catholic Church perform, Newport Art Museum’s Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free to museum members, museum admission for nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Madeline Meets the Nutcracker Rhode Island’s ballet theatre presents the story ballet of Madeline with selections from the Nutcracker, Casino Theater, 3 p.m., reserved seating, $25 per person, riballet.org, 401-847-5301.

Chamber Music The Newport String Project performs chamber music, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., admission by donation, reserve, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Community Chanukah Party The community is invited to light the Chanukah candles and enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music, dancing and children’s fun, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 3-5 p.m., reserve, 401-847-4794 x201, cji@tourosynagogue.

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