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October 16, 2018

What’s up for this week in and around Newport: December 10 – 16


Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport County this week.

Sunday, December 10th

2017 Newport Holiday Stroll

9 am – Brunch With Santa at Hotel Viking

10 am to 12 pm – Motors & Mimosas at Audrain Automobile Museum

11 am to 4 pm – NEWPORT ART HOUSE, BAFL (BRUNCH, ART, & FLEA MARKET) at Parlor Bar & Kitchen

1 pm – Elf at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm – Pops Ensemble Holiday Concert at Naval War College

3:15 pm, 5:30 pm & 7:45 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Opening Party at The Kings Lens & Friends

7 pm – Christmas Concert at First Presbyterian Church

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 10th

  • Golden to Gilded Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people. Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House noon-3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The Jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions.org
  • Traditional Christmas Tea at St. Columba’s Chapel Parish Hall, 2-4 p.m.,Sittings at 2 & 3 pm, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Bring your friends and enjoy an oasis of calm in a busy season. $12 adults, $6 children under 12. 847-5571. www.stcolumbaschapel.org
  • Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 14th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 15th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  • Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House, 2-4 p.m., 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth. Free. 683-4177. info@glenmanorhouse.com
  • Holiday Silver Tea, 2-4 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Including an old fashioned holiday sing along. $10 per person. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org
  • Christmas Choral Concert, 3 p.m., Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. Performances by the Salve Regina Chorus and Madrigals. $8 general admission, $5 seniors, students. 401-341-2295.stjeand@salve.edu
  • Music of the Season, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett St. Brass, organ, handbells and vocal choir, and an opportunity to sing some favorite carols. Free. 847-1749. email:  music@FPCNEWPORT.ORG.   In the event of inclement weather the re-schedule date is Dec. 17th.

Monday, December 11th

1 pm – City of Newport City Council/School Committee Liaison Subcommittee

4:30 pm – Teens: Gingerbread House Making at Newport Public Library

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 11th

  • Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 14th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 15th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  • Road of Independence Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution. Reservations recommended. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • Caroling on Broadway 3:30 p.m., Starting at the Colony House and sponsored by the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association. Join local musician Christopher Carbone, Thompson Middle School chorus and OBNA in a Caroling along Broadway. 401-481-5135. www.amy@amyhoag.com
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m.,at Jesus Saviour Church 509 Broadway. Wakefield Concert Band performing. choirgirlmarie@gmail.com
  • Hanukah Celebration of Light, 7 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St. Featuring lighting of the menorah, the story Hanukah, live music, traditional foods of the season and dancing to the sounds of the Touro Band. Goodwill offering. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org


Tuesday, December 12th

4 pm – 6 pm – HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: FESTIVE HOLIDAY STAMPS at Jamestown Art Center

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

7:30 pm – 106th Annual Medieval Christmas Pageant at St. George’s

 Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 12th
  • 106th Annual Medieval Christmas Pageant,, St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. Candlelit service of the portrayal of the Christmas story. Free. 842-6736. www.stgeorges.edu
  • Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 14th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 15th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations

Wednesday, December 13th

1 pm – Home School Lesson: Ballard Rocks! at Ballard Park

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – City of Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

5:45 pm – Vineyard Vinyasa Winter Yoga at Newport Vineyards

6:30 pm – City of Newport City Council Meeting

7 pm – WADK Christmas Concert at Newport Marriott

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 13th

  • 31st annual WADK Christmas Concert at The Newport Marriott, 7 p.m. 25 America’s Cup Ave. with Larry Brown’s Swinglane Orchestra and a local choral group. Free admission. Donations of non-periishable food items for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center are welcome.
  • Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 14th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 15th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.

Thursday, December 14th

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – 9 pm – FACULTY & STUDENT HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALE at Newport Art Museum

5 pm – Art After Dark at Newport Art Museum

5 pm – December Gallery Night at Newport Galleries

6 pm – 8 pm – Cupcakes and Wine at Newport Vineyards

6 pm – Aficionados & Connoisseurs at Hotel Viking

7 pm – Newport to Nashville Show at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

 Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 14th
  • Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 14th to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 15th. Register your home or business at info@christmasinnewport.org. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Please List Category, Name, Address and DOOR COLOR. Please use natural materials/decorations.
  • Student’s Impressions of Christmas in Newport 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf. Student K-12 art exhibit, commemorative Christmas in Newport postmark, United States Postal Service. Free, light refreshments. 846-9410.
  • Christmas on the Point, 7:00 p.m. Church of St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow Sts. Featuring Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C with choir, Strings, and organ, along with a traditional reading of the Christmas Story. Suggested Donation $15, seniors/students $10, Childeren ages 5-12 free. 401-848-2561.www.saintjohns-newport.org

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Friday, December 15th

10 am – 4 pm – FACULTY & STUDENT HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALE at Newport Art Museum

10:30 am – Holiday Sing-a-long at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm to 5 pm – Holiday Lantern Tour at Museum & Shop at Brick Market

5 pm – CrossPoint Christmas Outreach at Florence Grey Center

6 pm to 8 pm – Ugly Seater Soiree at Audrain Auto Museum

6:30 pm – Dickens Christmas Dinner Train at Portsmouth Junction Station

6:30 pm – Champagne + Caviar Cocktail Party at Forty 1 North

7 pm to 11 pm – OceanCliff Holiday Gala

7 pm – St. Michael’s Country Day School presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 15th

  • Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Reservations Suggested. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  •  Holiday Choral Concert, Edward King House, 35 King St., 11:15 a.m. Holiday favorites sung by the Edward King House Singers. Free. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.org
  • Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Recommended. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 – 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.

Saturday, December 16th

9 am to 12:30 pm – Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

9 am – Christmas Treasures at Trinity Church

10 am to 3 pm – UnDecked Halls at Rough Point

10 am – 4 pm – FACULTY & STUDENT HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALE at Newport Art Museum

1 pm – Nutcracker Workshop (for ages 3 – 5) at Newport Academy of Ballet

2 pm – Winter Hike at Ballard Park

2 pm – St. Michael’s Country Day School presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm to 5 pm – Holiday Lantern Tour at Museum & Shop at Brick Market

5:30 pm – 4th Annual Shortest Day of the Year Ride at Ten Speed Spokes

6 pm to 9 pm – Holiday Evening Duet: The Elms & Marble House

6:30 pm – Dickens Christmas Dinner Train at Portsmouth Junction Station

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 16th

  • UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion in Winter, Rough Point, 10a.m. – 3 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave. Experience the quiet house, see the decorated staff wing, and hear about Miss Duke’s tropical holiday. Learn how Rough Point’s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. Tour the first floor and enjoy refreshments in the staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours offered every ½ hour. Adults $15, children under 12 Free. 846-4152 x122. www.newportrestoration.org
  • Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship during Newport’s colonial era. Reservations recommended. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • Wreaths Across America, Noon., Common Burying Ground, 30 Warner St. Honor our veterans through the laying of weraths on the graves of our county’s fallen heroes. Sponsored by the Surface Navy Association. Free. Free. For more info call 919-999-0234
  • Community Tree Decorating at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq. 1 p.m. for tree decorating, bring an ornament and help decorate the tree. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  • Christmas Story Hour and Bookmark Workshop at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 2 p.m. A variety of classic Christmas tales will be read and kids can make holiday themed bookmarks. Bring a children’s book to share and swap. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  • Holiday Ornament Program at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. at 2 p.m. Children ages 6-12 are invited to create a variety of holiday ornaments. Cookies and candy canes will be served. Registration is required and begins on Dec. 5. Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Rm. Free. To sign up, visit the children’s Desk or can 401-847-8720 X204. www.newportlibraryri.org
  • Newport Holiday Lantern Walking Tour, 4 p.m., Departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walking tour. Learn how colonial Newporters recognized (or didn’t) the holidays. Reservations Required. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. $5 children ages 5 – 12. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • 28th Annual Christmas in Sign presented by the James L. Maher Center, 5 p.m., at the Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St. Christmas and holiday music presented in sign language under black light. Admission is Free 846-0340 x104. www.mahercenter.org
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