2018-12-06 / Calendar



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 Club 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.

Harp Concert Katherine O’Neill and guest artist Grace Cloutier perform, reception follows, St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m. 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.

Green Drinks Opportunity to meet people interested and involved in environmental, conservation, and sustainability issues. Tennis Hall of Fame, Members Lounge, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Knitting 101 Adults learn the basics of knitting, bring U.S.-size 10- or 6-mm wood, or bamboo needles if possible, 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.


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.

Concert Holiday music includes an old-fashioned sing-along, St. Mary’s Church, 11 a.m., free and open to the public, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

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

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

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.


December 8

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 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.

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.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to help clean up Gull Cove, Route 24, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.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, 1-2 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

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 Decorations Learn the basics of 3-D design and printing to create a holiday decoration, best for ages 9-and-over, younger children welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Artist Reception “W-Intermission,” salon-style exhibit features a variety of media and genres, enjoy art and champagne, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, 491 Thames St., 2-5 p.m., 401-612-6121, coastalcontemporarygallery.com.

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., $12-$15/ advance, $17/door, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.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.

Newport Music Festival Presentation “A Musical Christmas,” St. Mary’s Church, corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9, 2 p.m., $5-$25 tickets at 401-849-0700 or 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, Dec. 9, 1 p.m., $5, salve.edu/events.

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.

Choral Concert The public is welcome to this Salve performance, Ochre Court, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., $5-8, free to Salve students with university ID, salve.edu/events.

SantaCon Santa Claus convention for charity, participants bring an unwrapped toy or two for Toys for Tots and parade around Newport beginning at Perrotti Park, 39 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45-8 p.m., santaconnewport.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Dec. 7.


December 9

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.

Broadway Holiday Walk-About Features carolers, local and regional makers and merchants lining the sidewalk, Newport City Hall tree lighting, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Seal Tour 1 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Movie Matinee and Food Raiser Free event, screening of “Elf,” special guest appearance and prize for best costume, Jane Pickens Theater, 1 p.m., admission is a nonperishable food item, janepickens.com.

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.

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

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.

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 back 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.


December 10

Maker Monday Children ages 5-12 take a self-guided course on how to make their own Star Wars game, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Kids drop in to craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Read to a Dog Children 5-12 read to a therapy dog, bring a book or use one of the library’s, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., must sign up for a 10-minute time slot, 401-847-8720, x204, newportlibraryri.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.

Teen Painting Area teens in grades 6-12 learn how to make circle mandala paintings out of basic household items, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.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.

Hanukkah Celebration Festival of Light Hanukkah Celebration features music by the Touro Band and complimentary kosher latkes, doughnuts, punch and a lighting of the menorah, all are welcome, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., goodwill offering accepted, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.


December 11

Library Movie “Missing” (2018/PG-13), mystery/ drama starring Debra Messing, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Crafting Children ages 4-12 drop in anytime between 3-6 p.m. to craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Aquidneck Island Chess Club All ages and levels welcome, bring a set if you have one, sets available, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.


December 12

Gingerbread House Project Teens make gingerbread houses with graham crackers, Newport Pubic Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fiber Therapy Drop in to knit and crochet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Car Museum Movie Night “Trains, Planes and Automobiles” (1987/comedy), popcorn, soda, living room seating, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-9 p.m., members free, general public $8, 401-848- 2277, newportcarmuseum.org.


December 13

Essential Oils Workshop Explore natural solutions for more energy and better sleep, make a small travel-sized pillow spray, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-noon, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Coloring Club 1 p.m. See Dec. 6.

Yachting Program Learn about the famous and familiar American yachts of City Island, New York, share stories, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 2 p.m., varnishman@gmail.com.

Play Chess Ages 12-and-over welcome, different levels, instruction provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Caroling on Broadway The Off Broadway Neighborhood Association, Christopher Carbone and the Thompson Middle School chorus go caroling, all are welcome to participate, begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Colony House, Washington Square, and continues on Broadway.

DIY Ugly Sweaters Teens bring a sweater and learn how to use the vinyl cutter and heat press to make it ugly, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program All are welcome to discuss Christmas stories by Washington Irving and Clement Clarke Moore, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org for details.

Holiday Cabaret “A Little Bit of Holiday Mischief” features holiday favorites, open to all, St Mary’s Church, 7 p.m., $10, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.


December 14

Holiday Event at the Y Free community event features a bounce house, arts and crafts, children’s games, holiday props set up as a photo booth, concession stand for dinner and dessert, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-9200, newportymca.org.

Exhibition Lecture and Reception All are welcome to a lecture regarding the Claggetts of Newport, clockmakers, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave. 6:30 p.m., reception follows, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘A Christmas Carol’ Theatrical production by students at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7 p.m., through Dec. 15, $5 general admission, 401-847- 6235, npsri.net/rhs.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Dec. 7.


December 15

Seal Tour 10 a.m. See Dec. 8.

‘Hoods Up’ Check out the engines under the hoods of more than 70 cars and rev your own engines on racing simulators, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Dec. 16, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

French Conversation 10:30 a.m. See Dec. 8.

Holiday Music Performance by the quartet Very Merry Dickens Carolers, performs, Newport Visitors Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., 10:30-11:45 a.m., discovernewport.org.

Wake and Create Guided close-looking tour of works in the galleries, followed by art-making activities geared for ages 6-10, their families and caregivers, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., prices vary, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

LEGO Fun 11 a.m. See Dec. 8.

LEGO Challenge See whose LEGO creation wins a zip-line race, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Chamber Music Newport String Quartet with Ethan Wood, viola, and Jacob MacKay, cello, perform Charles Koechlin, Caroline Shaw and Johannes Brahms, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Holiday Evening at the Mansions Visit the Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., and Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., for the price of one, live music, light refreshments, eggnog and cider, 6-9 p.m., prices vary, reserve, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Dec. 8.

‘A Christmas Carol’ 7 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Dec. 7.


December 16

Seal Tour 10 a.m. See Dec. 8.

‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m. See Dec. 15.

Holiday Movie “A Christmas Carol,” TV movie, 1999/PG-13, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Spirits of Christmas Past’ Psychic Fair Newport Mystical Society event, local vendors, card readings, mediums, reiki and energy practitioners, live music, refreshments, cash bar, visit spirits on third floor, paranormal investigation, 3 p.m., $20, Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., noon, $5 admission, 12-and-under free, Newport Mystical Society on Facebook.com.

Verdant Vibes Winter Warmer Verdant Vibes, special guests and local legends perform multimedia works for instruments and electronics, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7:30 p.m., $10, $20 at the door, 401-401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

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