−Forever Young in Concert @ Sandywoods Center for the Arts8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Featuring some of Rhode Island’s best songwriters and musicians, Forever Young performs the best of Neil Young’s acoustic and electric songs. The group channels the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and the instrumentation of Neil Young’s bands Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield, the Stray Gators and the International Harvesters.+8:00 pmForever Young in Concert @ Sandywoods Center for the Arts
−Chace-Cory Open House @ Chace-Cory House10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shop for Tiverton-themed holiday gifts and goodies at an open house hosted by The Chace-Cory House, the early 18th century home of the Tiverton Historical Society.+10:00 amChace-Cory Open House @ Chace-Cory House
−Holiday Craft Show @ Newport Elks Lodge10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft Show
Saturday, December 8, 2012
10am – 4pm
Newport Elks Lodge
141 Pelham Street
For more information call Becky A Hanos 401-835-7699+10:00 amHoliday Craft Show @ Newport Elks Lodge
−Portsmouth Arts Guild Open House @ The Portsmouth Arts Guild10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family-friendly event features live music, artist demonstrations activities for kids and holiday refreshments. The Guild is currently featuring a show of its members works through Dec. 16.+10:00 amPortsmouth Arts Guild Open House @ The Portsmouth Arts Guild
−Holiday Open House @ Maxwell House12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Massasoit Historical Association hosts a holiday open house at the Maxwell House. Guests can sit by the fire and sip a cup of spiced tea in the Higgins Room and in the kitchen there will be open-hearth cooking demonstrations. Laura Chaney will be demonstrating her skill in cutting paper, known as scherenschnitte (paper-snipping) in German ornaments. Guests will be able to make their own paper ornament. Maxwell’s Mercantile will be open with an assortment of baked goods and gifts.+12:00 pmHoliday Open House @ Maxwell House
−Roger Williams University Presents Dance Theatre “In Concert” @ RWU Performing Arts Center2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Four acclaimed choreographers will perform original works with the Roger Williams University Dance Theatre troupe in a presentation of Dance Theatre “In Concert” at Roger Williams University.
From Thursday, December 6 through Sunday, December 9, members of the public are invited to attend the season-ending production of the Roger Williams University Dance Theatre.
The renowned guest artists performing with RWU Dance Theatre are Sean Curran, Helen Simoneau, Kathy Gordon Smith and alumna Jane Leary. Dance students have been working with these guest artists on the upcoming performance, as well as rehearsing with faculty and student choreographers all semester for the production of Dance Theatre “In Concert.”
Sean Curran has taught extensively at the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Harvard Summer Dance Center, and the Boston Conservatory of Music. He will perform “Here Now,” a performance created in memory of Kelly Wicke Davis, the founder of the Roger Williams University Dance Department and a close friend of Curran’s.
Canadian choreographer Helen Simoneau has performed her choreography at several international dance festivals and won numerous awards in North America and Europe. She will perform “Flight Distance II” with students she has been working with throughout the semester.
The choreography of Kathy Gordon Smith, faculty artist and choreographer at Rhode Island College, has been described as stylish and athletic. She has worked with students over several weeks on “Hello Only Ends in Goodbye,” which is set to an original composition by RWU Dance and Performance Studies accompanist, Michael DeQuattro.
RWU alumna Jane Leary’s piece, “How Sweet the Sound,” reflects her curiosity and exploration of the definition of “grace.” The sound score is a collaborative compilation of the dancers’ voices sharing their thoughts of what grace means to them. Leary lives in New York City and is performing and choreographing professionally.
In addition to works presented by these guest artists, there will also be works performed by RWU dance faculty members France Hunter and Gary Shore and original choreographed performances by dance majors Nicole DeWolfe, Kelsey Heineman and AshleyAnne Brown.
Dance Theatre “In Concert” performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center on the University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8. Matinee performances begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9.
The event is open to the public; tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call (401) 254-3626.+2:00 pmRoger Williams University Presents Dance Theatre “In Concert” @ RWU Performing Arts Center
−Storytelling by Len Cabral @ Mt. Hope Farm3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The acclaimed storyteller returns to Mt. Hope Farm for “Winter Tales and Folk Stories.” Guests will be welcomed with hot cocoa, coffee and cookies along with a holiday sing-along. Audience members are asked to bring along a new or gently used children’s book to be donated to Bristol Good Neighbors for distribution to local families in need. Space is limited, so reservations are requested.+3:00 pmStorytelling by Len Cabral @ Mt. Hope Farm
−Living Outdoor Nativity @ First Baptist “Old Stone” Church6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
First Baptist “Old Stone” Church hosts this dramatic, high-energy outdoor celebration of the birth of Christ featuring live animals. Afterwards participants will return to the church to sing Christmas carols then enjoy dessert and children’s crafts. Dress warmly.+6:00 pmLiving Outdoor Nativity @ First Baptist “Old Stone” Church
−A Celtic Christmas Concert @ St. John the Baptist Church7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The nonprofit Greater Tiverton Community Chorus’ holiday concert series features several guest musicians including Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle and Phil Edmonds on penny whistle. The show will feature traditional pieces such as a “Celtic Silent Night” and a holiday version of “Danny Boy” to the familiar tune of “Suo Gan.”+7:30 pmA Celtic Christmas Concert @ St. John the Baptist Church
−Christmas Craft Fair 2012 @ Knights of Columbus10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for our 7th Annual Christmas Craft Fair
A Craft & Vendor Fair
See our talented Crafters & Vendors with their
Holiday Creations & Products.
This is a fundraiser for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Proceeds of all of our raffles will go to them.
Door Prizes for the first 100 customers
Arts & Crafts for the Kids
Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at 2pm for both days
Raffles, Food, Baked Goods, Music & More
Saturday & Sunday
December 8 & 9, 2012
Knights of Columbus
7 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Come Early-Stay Late
All are Welcome
A Family Event for all
Free Admission & Parking
Hosted By: Cherish the Moments, LLC+10:00 amChristmas Craft Fair 2012 @ Knights of Columbus