September 6, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Bike to Newport’s Secret Garden Tour

The Benefactors of the Arts are partnering with Bike Newport to promote biking to the Newport Secret Garden Tour on Sept. More...

Lending a Hand

Newport Hospital is looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand and share their talents in a variety of positions, such as providing relaxing hand massage and Reiki, recreational therapy aide, greeter, wheelchair escort or gift shop assistant. More...

‘Making Government Work in Middletown’

The Middletown Public Library will be presenting a series of six workshops entitled “Making Government Work in Middletown.” The workshops will provide an opportunity to learn more about the governing framework of the Middletown community More...

Creative Communities Collaborative

A launch party is being held Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. for the Creative Communities Collaborative. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, will hold its next session on Saturday, Sept. 8, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Handgun Course

Newport Rifle Club will offer Basic Pistol, a National Rifle Association course, Saturday, Sept. 8. The content is designed for those with little or no handgun experience and is a combination of classroom instruction and closely supervised live fire. More...

For What It’s Worth

At a house call, in Bristol, recently I was shown an oil painting that had been in the same family for over 70 years. More...

Youth Choir and Free Piano Lessons

Ten students in grades 3 and 4 will be chosen to receive free piano lessons for 16 weeks beginning Sept. 28. The program is offered through the Choir School of Newport County to students who currently qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.  More...

Wellness Panel Discussion

The Newport Hospital Community Lecture Series continues with a panel discussion on wellness on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gudoian Conference Room. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. Open to all persons with diabetes and no appointment or referral is needed. More...

Cranston-Calvert Hearings

At the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Board, on Monday, Sept. 10, the board will review the Cranston-Calvert School development. More...

Waterfront Commission

The public is welcome to attend the next monthly meeting of the Newport Waterfront Commission on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thames Street Armory. The meeting will be on the lower level, enter the building from the Ann Street pier side. More...

Photo Guild

The Newport Photo Guild will begin its new season of programs on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

French Lessons

The Alliance Française of Newport is offering French language lessons, beginning Sept. 11. Classes will be offered Tuesday evenings at both the beginner and intermediate levels. More...

Half Way There

Newport A.O.H. is hosting the “Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day Party” on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost to attend this parade FUNdraiser is $15 and includes food, entertainment, and beer and wine. More...

Vegan Potluck

Bring a vegan dish with a card listing all ingredients for four to share, no cheese, eggs, butter, yogurt, or other dairy-based foods, meat, fish, or shellfish. Also, bring own plates, flatware and a bag to carry dirty dishes home in. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Aug. 27 through Monday, Sept. 3 the Newport Police Department responded to 801 calls. Of those, 180 were motor vehicle related; there were 144 motor vehicle violations issued and 36 accident reports. More...

Free Adult Education Classes and Tutoring

Free adult education classes in speaking and writing English and in preparation for the General Equivalency Degree (GED) test are being offered by Education and Career Pathways at East Bay Community Action Program. More...

Managing Chronic Pain

The Edward King House, in conjunction with the Community Health Network, is offering a free, six-week, chronic pain self-management program on Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Wellness Workshops

Newport Mental Health is holding a series of free wellness workshops, “Managing Your Physical & Mental Health Wellness,” beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and running every other Wednesday until Nov. 7. More...