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October 15, 2018

What’s up for this weekend in and around Newport: December 15 – 17



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

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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 Sweater 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

10 am – 4 pm – 4th Annual Christmas Treasures Show! at Trinity Church

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

Sunday, December 17th

8 am – A Day of Grace at SpaFjor at Hotel Viking

10 am – St Petersburg Men’s Ensemble at Emmanuel Church

11 am – Dashing Through The Snow at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

11 am – Nutcracker Tea at Hotel Viking

11:30 am – Channing’s Cookie Contest at Channing Memorial Church

2 pm – 4th Annual Choral Concert by St. Mary’s Choir at Newport Art Museum

3 pm – Mozart, Prokofiev and Bacewicz at Redwood Library

3 pm – Holiday Performance and Gala Celebration at Casino Theater

 3 pm – Chamber Music with Newport String Project at Redwood Library

3:30 pm – HOLIDAY SIP, SHOP & STROLL at Casino Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 17th

  • St. Petersburg (Russian) Men’s Ensemble In Concert, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. This ensemble will present a dazzling concert of Russian choral music and folk songs for the season. $20 suggested donation for the 2 p.m. concert. 847-0675. www.emmanuelnewport.org
  • 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. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770
  • Visit with Santa Claus at the Elms noon-3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point 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
  • Touro Synagogue Chanukah Party,  Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue will host a community Chanukah Party from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St. Come light the Chanukah candles and stay to enjoy latkes and all the trimmings, music, dancing, children’s entertainment and more. We welcome you to join us. Space is limited and reservations are required. Please email cji@tourosynagogue.org or call 401-847-4794 X201.
  • Rhode Island Ballet Theater presents Madeline meets the Nutcracker, 4 p.m. Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Rhode Island’s Ballet Theater, with excerpts from The Nutcracker and Madeline. $25 per person. 401-847-5301. www.ribt-nm@cox.net

 

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