Calendar

Dec
13
Fri
Christmas Carol Sing @ Varnum Armory
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Do you miss the sound of carols being sung by a choir? Come listen to some of Rhode Island’s finest choristers as we offer you an evening of seasonal favorites in the historic Varnum Armory on beautiful Main Street in East Greenwich. What started last year on a whim is shaping up to be a wonderful annual way to get in the Christmas spirit. Bring your friends and the whole family.
FREE Admission.
(Last year, after the carol sing, the choristers went to a few area restaurants and “choir-bombed” unsuspecting diners with Christmas music and spirit. “The look on the faces of people when they heard the beautiful singing was worth the whole night for all of us,” said Pierre Masse, one of the participants. Who knows what will happen this year!)
Dec
14
Sat
Winter’s Eve Juror’s Coffee & Conversation @ East Greenwich Library
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Above: Cindy Horowitz Wilson’s award-winning photograph.

Join us for a conversation with Lorena Pugh, Juror, 2019 Winter’s Eve 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

153 entries were received. Twenty-six makeup the exhibition. On opening night, Lorena said, “What you see on the walls is a representation of the quality and diversity this Winter’s Eve call brought forth from RI, CT, MA and NY. I felt as a judge, my job was to choose the best works regardless of how they would hang together.” We know there’s more to the story. Come listen as Lorena shares her expertise, explains how the participants of the current exhibition were selected and the decisions made during the installation, as well as answers our questions.

Working in oils as a contemporary realist, Lorena has received a number of national and international awards. She earned a BFA from Pratt Institute and attended classes at the Art Students League, the School of Visual Arts and Rhode Island School of Design. Lorena has recently finished a two-year project to produce a body of work relating to Narragansett Bay. The project culminated in a show at Dryden Gallery in Providence RI this October, with partial proceeds going to an environmental group for the bay. She is also represented by Renjeau Gallery in Boston; Coastal Contemporary Gallery in Newport R.I., and PS Gallery in Litchfield, Conn.

Children’s Holiday Tea Party @ The Old Jail
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build memories and enjoy lots of family fun at a Victorian Holiday Tea Party on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Old Jail, 110 King Street in East Greenwich. Sponsored by the EG Historic Preservation Society, this is a real tea with sweets and savories, hot chocolate, mulled cider and tea – all served on real china in a space decorated for the occasion. Photos with Santa, a Rhode Island keepsake for each child, crafting a holiday ornament, a lesson on Victorian tea etiquette, songs and a story and a raffle are all part of this festive event. Youngsters up to age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The party runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children, with discounts for members of the Society (log on to members page, then go to events to receive discount). Tickets are available online at www.eghps.org and the deadline to order is Dec. 7. This is a fundraiser to help the society preserve the circa 1796 Old Jail building on the East Greenwich waterfront. Note: The event is on the second floor and is not accessible to people with mobility difficulties.
Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour (aka Luminaria) @ Stone Ridge neighborhood
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association will be holding its annual Luminaria on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 5-9pm with a rain date of Sunday, December 15.  This is a long-standing neighborhood tradition spanning over 30 years. Our neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays which includes our traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,800 lit lanterns. People from all over Rhode Island come to slowly drive through and enjoy the displays.

Directions: Follow Middle Road west of Route 2 to second right (Stone Ridge Drive).

Dec
15
Sun
A Joyful Christmas Concert @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
A Joyful Christmas Concert @ St. Luke's Episcopal Church
All are welcome at St. Luke’s annual Christmas concert featuring the children’s St. Cecilia Choir, the adult Canterbury Choir, and the always festive Three Amigos. A cookie reception will follow the concert.

 

Dec
21
Sat
Menorah Lighting at Town Hall @ East Greenwich Town Hall
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Chanukah celebration at Town Hall in East Greenwich. Chanukah begins at sundown, Sunday, Dec. 22, and goes through Monday, Dec. 30.

 

Jan
9
Thu
Hidden in Plain Sight: Substance Abuse in Our Communities @ Cole Middle School
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Substance Abuse/Use continues to be one of our nation’s largest concerns. Young people are especially impacted. On Thursday, Jan. 9, at Cole Middle School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hidden in Plain Sight looks to provide insight into a major issue.
Please come and learn how teens struggle with peer dynamics, cultural norms and other factors that lead to using substances. You will be listening to experts, drug-free teens and individuals in recovery. In addition, Hidden in Plain Sight will offer an opportunity for caring adults to hear the latest facts and findings.
If you desire additional information regarding this insightful program please contact me at 401-230-2246 or rhoughtaling2@verizon.net. Hope to see you Jan. 9.