December 7, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Gallery Night

Newport Gallery Night, sponsored by the Newport Gallery Organization, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. where visitors can explore the 28 participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions that Newport has to offer.  More...

Ballard Rocks!

Friends of Ballard Park is offering a home school class in geology on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The class is best suited for children 6 to 12 years old. More...

Volunteers Needed

Friends of the Middletown Public Library need volunteers to help in the library bookstore. An interest in books is highly desired. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the Board of Directors. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Dec. 4 the Newport Police Department responded to 662 calls. Of those, 161 were motor vehicle related; there were 133 motor vehicle violations issued and 28 accident reports. More...

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The St. Joseph’s Church Hispanic community invites all to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, queen of peace and patroness of the Americas. The celebration mass will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. More...

Cookies, Cocoa and Crafts

Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., invites people of all ages to enjoy hot cocoa and homemade cookies, and to make a holiday ornament in the church hall. The church sanctuary will be open for self-guided tours. More...

Night to Shine Dress Drive

Dresses and accessories are being collected for the Night to Shine prom-like event in February for special needs students and adults. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott, 9 Commerce Drive, Middletown. More...

For What It’s Worth

A local brought in a snapshot album of photos of Levin St. and John St. Pictured is 80 John St. taken 7-29-1958. Detailed typed information on the back of each of the dozen pictures; this one titled Swinburne House. More...

Free Computer Workshop

Learn about advance text formatting and editing at a free computer workshop at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. More...

Holiday Open House

Come celebrate the holiday season at an open house with the English Speaking Union, Newport Branch on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to Jan Slee for more details about the event at janslee@cox.net or 401-662-9171.   More...

Fill-A-Cruiser

Join the Middletown Police Department on Sunday, Dec. 10, for their first annual Fill-a-Cruiser Event at the Aquidneck Shopping Center, 99 East Main Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. More...

Book Sale

The Friends of the Newport Public Library will hold its annual Holiday Book Sale beginning on Dec. 8 in the lower level of the library on Spring Street. More...

Eat Healthy, Live Happy

LivFit cooking classes and nutrition education with Kristin Niessink MS, RD, LDN. Make and take home fun and healthy snacks and meals. Learn how to shop on a budget. Classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Dr. More...

VFW Events

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A Christmas meal will be served after the meeting. On Friday, Dec. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice (formerly Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties) will be held on Thursday, Dec.14, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. More...