2018-11-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 29

Coloring Program An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ Ballet by Island Moving Company, Rosecliff, 584 Bellevue Ave., Nov. 29-30, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., prices vary, reservations recommended, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program All are welcome to discuss Stephen Nissenbaum’s “The Battle for Christmas,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Escape the Museum’ Game Kids in grades 5-8 enjoy pizza and adventure to work their way out of a locked room by solving a series of puzzles and riddles, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Portsmouth Then and Now Illustrated lecture showing scenes from Portsmouth many years ago and the same scenes as they are today, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Christmas’ Lecture “The History of Christmas in New England,” The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Ukulele Workshop Introduction to playing the ukulele for ages 13-and-over, ukulele and music stand required, music provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Screening Surfing film, “Momentum Generation,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m. film followed by conversation, $15, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Friday

November 30

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, newporthistorytours.org.

Friends Holiday Book Sale Materials for all ages are sold, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Dec. 1, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions and how Newporters observed the holiday on an evening walk, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4 p.m., $10-$15, advance tickets, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ See Nov. 29.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

December 1

Friends Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Rogers H. S. Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale Decorated wreaths in traditional, coastal and other handcrafted designs, some undecorated wreaths, five- to eight-foot Fraser and Balsam trees, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Lower Thames St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., or while supplies last.

Friends Holiday Book Sale New and barely-used books for sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal Tour Join experts aboard a Save the Bay vessel to view seals on Citing Rock, binoculars provided, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 10- 11 a.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

French Conversation People speaking all levels of French are welcome to this weekly drop-in conversation group, French Confection, 72 East Main Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., alliancefrancaisenewportri.org.

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

Art Exhibit “Poltergeist” by Boyd Totin, St. George’s Hunter Gallery, 372 Purgatory Ave., closes Feb. 1, 401-847-7565, stgeorges.edu.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a shoreline clean-up at Hull Cove, Jamestown, noon-2 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Holiday High Tea Annual silver tea includes sandwiches and goodies, holiday music, and items for sale such as designer wreaths and greens, crafts, ornaments, hostess and holiday gifts, the historic church is open for tours, Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 1-4 p.m., $12, 401-846- 0660, trinitynewport.org.

Kids’ Holiday Crafts Children 5-12 create holiday crafts and enjoy treats, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport County Orchestra Concert All are welcome to this concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $10 general admission, salve.edu/events.

Official Opening of ‘Christmas in Newport’ The official opening of the month-long celebration of the holidays, “Christmas in Newport,” features a proclamation from the mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, live music, Washington Square, 5 p.m., 401-849-6454, christmasinnewport.org.

Spring Bull Holiday Party Celebrate the gallery’s 29th anniversary, enjoy the annual Little Picture Show’s small, artistic gems in a variety of media, exhibit changes as sold pieces are replaced, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Holiday Evening at the Breakers Stroll through the decorated rooms, enjoy live music and light refreshments, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, advance payment recommended, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Holiday Show Opening Annual holiday show opening reception, group show exhibiting works by the gallery’s artists thru Dec. 31, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., 401-835-7682, jessicahagen.com.

Chamber Ensemble Concert The Seele Musical Chamber Ensemble performs works by Handel, Scarlatti and Telemann, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7-8 p.m., $15, children free, seelemusicale.com.

Mystery at the Museum “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Sunday

December 2

Photos with Santa Bring your camera for a one-of-a-kind family photo with Santa, Audrain Auto Museum, 596 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., photo included in admission price, 401-856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org.

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders bring binoculars and join a naturalist to prowl the best bird-watching sites, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdnovsanctuary.org.

Rogers H. S. Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Seal Tour 10 a.m. See Dec. 1.

Advent Workshop Children and families make Advent and Christmas decorations, soup and sandwiches provided, Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, 11 a.m., free, open to the public, register, 401- 683-4005, Pumcri.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Holiday Open House Refreshments, gift shop open, Beavertail Lighthouse, Ft. Getty, Ft. Getty Road, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Friends Holiday Book Sale 1-4 p.m. See Nov. 30.

JPL Holiday Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Navy Band Holiday Concert “Jazz for the Holidays,” Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, 2 p.m., Navy Band Northeast on Facebook.com.

Whitehall Museum Open House See this 18th-century museum by candlelight while enjoying a Colonial Christmas with wassail, treats, live period music and carols, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations welcomed, 401-848-2351, whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Band Concert The Newport Community Symphonic Band performs, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $10 general admission, salve.edu/ events.

Portsmouth Free Public Library Tree Lighting Outdoor tree lighting takes place when Santa arrives at 6 p.m., then indoors for Santa to greet each child, cocoa and cookies served, Portsmouth Free Public Library. 2658 East Main Road, 5:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Monday

December 3

Friends Holiday Book Sale Noon-7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Needles Galore Knitting group for beginners and more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare Enthusiasts All are welcome to read Shakespeare, no experience necessary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Mondays, except holidays, 5 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Ukulele Workshop 6:30 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Kids’ Crafting Children drop in to make a craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Table Game Mondays Play modern favorites such as Settlers of Catan and classics such as chess and checkers, all ages, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

December 4

Friends Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Library Matinee “Alpha” (2018/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Open Studio for Teens Teens with a working knowledge of 3D printing, vinyl cutting, sewing machines, record players or button making are welcome to use the lab’s resources for independent work, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Aquidneck Island Chess Club All ages and skill levels welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Ocean Science Speaker Series Brown University engineering students present findings on Clean Ocean Access’s marine trash skimmers on Aquidneck Island, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Concert The Jamestown Band performs at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 7-8:30 p.m., 401-423-1762, stmatthewsjamestown.org.

Wednesday

December 5

Friends Holiday Book Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Wednesday Morning Book Group The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month, today’s discussion is on “A Place for Us,” by Fatima Farheen Mirza, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ben Franklin Lecture “Ben Franklin at the Sign of the Three Mariners,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Religious Iconography Presentation Jane Parrillo speaks on religious iconography with a focus on St. Lucy’s icon of the Blessed Mother displayed in the church to the left of the altar, all are welcome, St. Lucy’s parish hall, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-6153.

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on projects independently, use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and more, for all ages, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

December 6

Eight Bells Lecture “The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots who Waged a Secret War Against Japan,” by Sam Kleiner, McMacken Community Center, Fort Adams, 402 Monroe Road, noon, free and open to the public, reservations not required, 401-841-7276.

Coloring Program 1 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Harp Concert Katherine O’Neill and guest artist Grace Cloutier perform, reception follows, St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 and 7 p.m., donations accepted, 401-423-1421, stmarkjtn.org.

Teen Art Class No experience or skill required, materials supplied, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Knitting 101 Adults learn the basics of knitting, if possible, bring U.S. size 10, or 6 mm wood or bamboo needles, yarn provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Dreaming of Sugarplums’ A behind-the-scenes documentary about young dancers at Island Moving Company performing “Newport Nutcracker” at Rosecliff, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

December 7

‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI’ Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen. Jack Reed speak at the launch of this two-year project with Clean Ocean Access to tackle marine pollution by addressing land-based waste and litter, The Mooring Restaurant, 1 Sayers Wharf, 10-10:30 a.m., RSVP, healthysoilshealthyseasri.eventbrite.com.

Holiday Music for Kids Children 12-and-under with a caregiver enjoy an interactive family concert of holiday music, canned or dried food donation appreciated, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30-11 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Film “Words and Pictures” (2013/PG- 13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gingerbread Castles Program Kids in grades K-4 decorate their own gingerbread castle, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, if unable to attend after registering, contact the library, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Saturday

December 8

Art Exhibit “The Claggetts of Newport: Master Clockmakers in Colonial America,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

French Conversation 10:30. See Dec. 1.

LEGO Fun 11 a.m. See Dec. 1.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to help clean up Gull Cove, Route 24, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Seal Tour 1 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Redwood’s Holiday Open House Christmas carols, scavenger hunt, kids’ crafts, refreshments, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Teen Crafting for a Cause Community service projects for teens, supplies and instruction provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Holiday Movie Families enjoy “The Polar Express” (PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Community Chorus “An Old-Fashioned Christmas,” Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 4 p.m., Dec. 9, 3 p.m., $12-$15/ advance, $17/door, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Holiday Evening at the Breakers 6 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Newport Music Festival Presentation “A Musical Christmas,” St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 7:30 p.m., $5-$25 at newportmusic.org.

Common Fence Music “The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Sing-Along Spectacular,” Portsmouth High School, 120 Education Lane, 8 p.m., $25 advance/$28 door/$23 members, commonfencemusic.org.

Dance Performance The public is welcome to Salve’s “Kill the Lights,” which includes 22 dances of various styles, Rodgers Recreation Center, 7 p.m., $1 minimum donation for charity, salve.edu/events.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Choral Concert The public is welcome to this Salve performance, Ochre Court, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., $8-$10, free to Salve students with university ID, salve.edu/events.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Nov. 30.

Sunday

December 9

Photos with Santa See Dec. 2.

Dance Performance 1 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Seal Tour 1 p.m. See Dec. 1.

Newport String Project Concert Holiday music from Newport String Project students, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception “La Famiglia” highlights artists who have exhibited at Atelier Newport since its inception in 2016, public welcome, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., exhibited through Jan. 20, 401-619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Newport Music Festival Presentation 2 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Jamestown Community Chorus 3 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Choral Concert 3 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Owl Prowl Learn how to ID owl species by sight and call then go on the trails, then inside to enjoy hot chocolate and see a barred owl, for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 4:30-6 p.m., $12-$14, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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