2017-12-28 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

December 28

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, 10 a.m.-noon, $7-$42, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Beach Bounce An activity for children 2-10, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Dec. 28-29 and Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 6-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $7 general admission, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/beach.

Raptor Encounter Children learn about and see up to three live raptors, best for 3-and-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.- noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Family Movie “Leap!” (2016), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 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.

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

Friday

December 29

Middletown Baby Time Play Group Children 2-and-under drop in to enjoy board books and toys, Middletown

Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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, 10- 11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon, $17-$22, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 28.

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.

Noon Year’s Eve Party Children 6-12 celebrate the new year with crafts, games, snacks and a countdown to noon, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Animated Movie “Despicable Me 3,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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

Saturday

December 30

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 28.

Seal Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Dec. 29.

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, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

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.

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.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Dec. 29.

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. 29 at 5 p.m., or call today for availability, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.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.

Sunday

December 31

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 28.

Seal Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Dec. 29.

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 recommend

ed, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

New Year’s Eve at the Firehouse Theater Enjoy improv, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, shows at 7, 9 and 11 p.m., $20, reservations recommended, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Monday

January 1

Seal Tours See Dec. 29.

Jamestown First Day Plunge The event, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., includes music, paddle board race, family fun, plunge begins at noon and helps raise money for the Will Kitts Memorial Fund to benefit the Jamestown eight grade Washington, D.C. trip, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, and Jamestown Historical Society, East Ferry, registration and other information on facebook.com.

Polar Plunge Brave souls take a dip in the ocean to support “A Wish Come True,” an organization that grants wishes for sick children, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., noon, if forming a team and/or raising funds for the event, visit awish.org., those not plunging but wishing to volunteer call 401-781-9199.

Tuesday

January 2

Portsmouth Story Time Children 3-5 enjoy stories, songs and a craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Playful Preschoolers Story Time Children 3-5 with an adult enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft or activity, and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Movie Matinee “The Glass Castle” (2017/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Wednesday

January 3

Morning Book Group Discuss “The Bear and the Nightingale,” by Katherine Arden, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown Toddler Story Time Children 20-36 months enjoy read-alouds, songs, rhymes, movement, a craft or activity and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.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.

Grades 1-2 Book Club Discussion of “Ivy and Bean,” by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall, 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

January 4

Portsmouth Toddler Time Two-year-olds enjoy songs, finger plays, stories and a craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Eight Bells Lecture “World War II Rhode Island,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu.

Clean Ocean Access Meeting Get information on Clean Ocean Access’s environmental projects and how to volunteer, Newport

Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

E-Reader and Overdrive 101 Learn how to download content on your tablet or e-reader using Overdrive, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

January 5

Middletown Baby Time Play Group 10 a.m. See Dec. 29.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Dec. 28.

Saturday

January 6

Winter Rarities Ecotour A day trip to several birding hot spots in the region, designed for all birding skill levels, recommended for adults and mature teens, some low-impact walking, binoculars recommended, bring food and water, dress warmly with appropriate footwear, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $70-$80, register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 28.

Fort Adams Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a beach clean-up, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Fort Adams, noon- 2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 28.

NAM Winter Lecture Series “Assessing the Trump Presidency,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., general admission $8-$20, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

January 7

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Dec. 28.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 1-3 p.m. See Dec. 28.

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