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What’s up for this week in and around Newport: December 3 – 9


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

Sunday, December 3rd

2017 Newport Holiday Stroll

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

11 am to 4 pm – Broadway Holiday Walk-About

1 pm – Exhibition On Screen: Canaletto & The Art Of Venice at Jane Pickens Theater

1 pm – Sparkling Wines of Moet Hennessy Tasting at Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk

2 pm to 4 pm – Christmas Cookie Decorating at Vanderbilt Grace

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – Sunday, December 3rd

  • Christmas at Whitehall Museum House, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Enjoy wassial and Christmas treats while viewing 18th century Whitehall by candlelight. Sponsored by the Colonial Dames of R. I. Free, donations welcome. 401-848-2351. www.WhitehallMuseumHouse.org
  • Visit with Santa Claus at the Breakers 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
  • Newport Community Band Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Flute Ensemble performing holiday favorites. Admission $8, $5 seniors, students. 401-341-2295, or email: davisp@salve.edu.
  • Joint Advent Service of Lessons and Carols (incense free) 5 p.m., St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow Sts., Advent carols with congregational hymns, sung by the combined choirs of St. John’s Church, Emmanuel Church, with the professional choristers of the Choir School of Newport. Free will offering. Child Friendly for ages 5 and up. 401-848-2561. www.saintjohns-newport.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.

Monday, December 4th

10 am – Intermediate Water Colors at Portsmouth Arts Guild

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

6:30 pm –  City of Newport Planning Board Meeting

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 4th

  • 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.
  • 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.

Tuesday, December 5th

11:30 am – City of Newport Newport Canvassing Authority Meeting

4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Senator Euer Constituent Meeting at Jamestown Arts Center

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 5th

  • 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 6th

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

3:30 pm & 8:15 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – City of Newport Historic Spring Project Council Workshop

6 pm – Bill Nye: The Science Guy at Jane Pickens Theater

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 6th

  • The Nativity of Christ puppet show, 7 p.m., The United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown. The Christmas story in music and larger than life puppetry. Free will donation. 401-849-5444 or 401-849-3535  www.ucc.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.

Thursday, December 7th

8 am – Experiencing St. Michael’s at St. Michael’s Country Day School

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

12 pm – 8 Bells Lecture Series at Seamen’s Church Institute

2 pm – National Theater Live: Young Marx at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm & 7:30 pm – Three Billboards at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm – Holiday Sip ‘n Shop at OceanCliff

6 pm – Making Spirits Bright: Cocktail + Truffle Making Class at Newport Vineyards

6:30 pm – Documentary Screening: Birds of Rose Island at Jamestown Philomenian Library

6:30 pm – Winter Wine Pairing Dinner at Jo’s American Bistro

7 pm – Senator Euer Constituent Meeting at Newport Public Library

7 pm – 10th annual Singing For Shelter at Channing Memorial Church

7 pm – Holiday Cabaret at Edward King House

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 7th

  • 10th Annual Singing for Shelter Acoustic Christmas Concert 7-9:30 p.m., Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. Various Local Musicians. For the benefit of Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter. $18 in advance, $20 at the door, (Children with an adult are free). Tickets, call 401-835-7209 or MGorman20@COX.NET.
  • The Nativity of Christ puppet show, 7 p.m., The United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown. The Christmas story in music and larger than life puppetry. Free will donation. 401-849-5444 or 401-849-3535  www.ucc.org .
  • Holiday Caberet, Edward King House, 30 King St., 7 p.m. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is this year’s theme. Holiday favorites sung by members of the Newport County Community Chorus. $10 suggested donation. 846-7426. www.edwardkinghouse.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.

Friday, December 8th

2017 Newport Holiday Stroll

8 am – City of Newport Trust & Investment Commission

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

4 pm – Seas & Greetings at Bayberry Inn

4 pm to 9 pm – A Fork in the Road – Food Truck Friday! at Ragged Island Brewing

5 pm – Grand Opening and Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Newport Skating Center

6 pm – Dashing Through The Snow at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

6 pm – Autocrat Pint Night at Brick Alley Pub!

7 pm – Comedy Christmas Carol at St. John the Evangelist Church

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

The Bit Players

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 8th

  • 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 recommended. Walk in space may not be available. $15/adults; $10/NHS members and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • 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.
  • Newport Skating Center Grand Re-opening & Tree Lighting,  5 p.m., Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf. Celebration with a sprinkle of holiday magic. Santa and The Elves, carolers & treats. 401-846-3018. www.NewportSkatingCenter.com .
  • The Nativity of Christ puppet show, 7 p.m., The United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown. The Christmas story in music and larger than life puppetry. Free will donation. 401-849-5444 or 401-849-3535  www.ucc.org .
  • Christmas Concert: The Reason for the Season, 7 p.m., Mt. Zion A.M.E Church, 31 Van Zandt Ave., An evening of contemporary and traditional Christmas music by the Voices of Zion. Free will offering. 849-3569. mtzionamel@verizon.net
  • A Christmas Carol, 7p.m. at the Guild Hall of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St. A unique interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic by What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Company. Tickets $20, students 415 are available at www.saintjohns-newport.org and at the door. 401-848-2561.
  • Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Concert to benefit Portsmouth Historical Society. Admission $12 adults, children/seniors/PHS members $8. $25 Family 849-1135. www.newportnavychoristers.org
  • St. George’s School Service of Lessons & Carols, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. The birth of Jesus is told by lesson and song. Congregational singing and carols by the school choir and hand bell choir. 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.

Saturday, December 9th

2017 Newport Holiday Stroll

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

10 am – UnDecked Hall at Rough Point

10 am – Christmas Craft Fair at Knights of Columbus

10 am to 12 pm – Second Saturday: Embellishing Hand-Built Ceramic Ornaments at Newport Art Museum

10 am to 3 pm – Holiday Arts Market at Jamestown Arts Center

11 am – Holiday Open House at Redwood Library

12 pm – Christmas Open House at Newport Irish History Museum

12 pm – Beach Cleanup at Gull Cove

12 pm – Arts & Crafts Extravaganza at Portsmouth Arts Guild

1 pm – Surf Club’s Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the Martin Luther King Center

1 pm – Book Signing: Christopher Price – “Drive For Five” at Barnes & Noble in Middletown

1 pm – Coca, Cookies & Crafts at Channing Memorial Church

6 pm – Holiday Evening at The Breakers

6 pm – Dashing Through The Snow at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant

7 pm – Comedy Christmas Carol at St. John the Evangelist Church

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

Christmas In Newport Calendar Of Events – December 9th

  • 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 and active duty military with ID. Weather permitting. Reservations: 841-8770.
  • The Emmanuel Church Woodwind Trio performs at Seamen’s Church Institute, 11-12 p.m., 18 Market Sq. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  • A Visit With St. Nick, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Newport Visitor Information and Transportation Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave. Bring your Christmas wish list and visit with Santa at the Largest Gingerbread Lighthouse in New England. Free but visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to fill the sleigh for local community food pantries. 401-849-8048. www.DiscoverNewport.org .
  • Open House Tour of Seamen’s Church Institute, 12 p.m., 18 Market Sq. Behind the scenes tour of this 1930 waterfront institute, featuring the chapel of the Sea which was designed and painted by the well-respected artist Durr Freedley, living in Newport in the early 1900s. Free. 847-4260. www.seamansnewport.org
  • Trinity Christmas Silver Tea, 12-4 p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Holiday high tea. $12. 862-4474.
  • Christmas Open House at the Irish Museum, 12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, 648 Lower Thames Street. Free. View the exhibits while enjoying Celtic holiday music, eggnog and cookies. Free admission. Celtic-inspired bracelets and lapel pins available for sale with proceeds to benefit the Museum. 3:30-4:30 p.m., caroling by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men Singers. For more information visit: www.NewportIrishHistory.org/events.htm or contact  NewportIrishHistory@gmail.com
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Christmas Carol, 7p.m. at the Guild Hall of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St. A unique interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic by What Cheer, Shakespeare? Theatre Company. Tickets $20, students 415 are available at www.saintjohns-newport.org and at the door. 401-848-2561.
  • Christmas Choral Concert, 8 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
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