2017-12-14 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

December 14

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

Construction Club Children 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.

Newport Art Museum Arts and Crafts Sale Newport Art Museum’s faculty and students offer unique holiday gifts, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 15-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Gallery Talk A conversation with members of Newport Art Museum’s Photography Guild, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Fused Glass Workshop Turn the glass you make into a pendant, magnet or wire jewelry, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Friday

December 15

Newport Art Museum Arts and Crafts Sale 10 a.m. See Dec. 14.

Beach Bounce Children 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.

Art Exhibit “Hearths and Hideaways,” a group exhibit, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., shown through March 25, 401-619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Newport Baby Play Time Children 2-and-under with a caregiver enjoy toys, music and board books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Holiday Choral Concert Holiday favorites sung by the Edward King House Singers, Edward King House, 35 King St., 11:15 a.m., 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.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.

Improv Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

December 16

Christmas Treasures at Trinity Find unique gifts and support local artisans, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 846-0660. Beach Bounce 9 a.m. See Dec. 15.

Newport Art Museum Arts and Crafts Sale 10 a.m. See Dec. 14.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of religious diversity

and entrepreneurship, Brick Market Museum, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15 adults, reservations suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

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.

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

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.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Holiday Extravaganza Unique crafts and arts, visit with Santa, bake sale, children and family activities, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-293-5278, porstmoutharts.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Holiday Activities Bring an ornament and help decorate the tree, hear Christmas stories, bring a children’s book to share and swap, make bookmarks, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 1-3 p.m., 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

‘Nutcracker’ Workshop Children 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 Balevery

lard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date Dec. 17, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

Free Gift Wrapping Newport Public Library teen volunteers wrap holiday gifts in the Maker Lab, limit two gifts per guest, while supplies last, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 847-8720 x206, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec 15.

Christmas in Sign Christmas and holiday music presented in sign language under black light, 29th annual event, presented by the James L. Maher Center, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 5 p.m., 401-846-0340 x104, mahercenter.org.

Chanukah Celebration Temple Shalom invites everyone 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 at klmdri@aol.com, Martha Ullman at marthaullman@gmail.com or Steven Schneller at 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 “St. Nick’s Sinister Secret,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

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.

Improv 8 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Sunday

December 17

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

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial Age to Gilded Age, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., $10-$15, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

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.

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble Performance Russian choral music and folk songs for the season, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., $20 suggested donation for the 2 p.m. concert, 401-847-0675. emmanuelnewport.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.

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

Ballet and Gala Rhode Island’s Ballet Theatre’s performance includes the storybook children’s ballet “Madeline” and excerpts from the traditional “Nutcracker,” Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $25, followed by gala elsewhere, reserve, tickets for performance and gala sold separately or combined, 401-847-

5301, riballet.org.

Community Chanukah Party Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue hosts a community Chanukah party, light the Chanukah candles, enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music and dancing, children’s fun, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 3-5 p.m., reserve, 401-847-4794 x201 or email cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Monday

December 18

Preschool Story Time Children 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Redwood Story Time Children 3-and-under with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and toys, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org. Cookie Decorating Children 8-12 decorate and enjoy sugar cookies and gingerbread men, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 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

December 19

Film Screening “Dunkirk” (2017/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Movie Matinee “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Run,” by Ann Patchett, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

December 20

Redwood Toddler Open Play Children 2-4 with a caregiver play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m.; children 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEAM Story Time Children 3-5 with a caregiver learn simple science concepts through stories, rhymes, songs, activities and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 5 and 6 Book Club Discussion of “The Giver,” by Lois Lawry, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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 21

Winter Stories and Crafting Children 2-6 celebrate the first day of winter with stories, treats and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Color Group 1 p.m. See Dec 14.

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.

Teens’ Dinner and a Movie Teens enjoy “Jack Frost” (1998) and food, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

December 22

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Dec. 15.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec 15.

Saturday

December 23

Holiday Hoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Newport County YMCA fundraiser, 4 age groups, free T-shirt, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, check-in and play times vary, $10, register, 401-847- 9200, newportymca.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Dec. 16.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” then view the film adaptation, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers Stroll through the decorated rooms, enjoy live music and refreshments, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, online ticket purchase by Dec. 22 at 5 p.m., or call today for availability, 6-8 p.m., 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 16.

Improv 8 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Sunday

December 24

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Dec. 17.

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