Calendar of Events





Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m., Pulitzer-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses his new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.  Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. Wine and cheese served at 5:30.

Complimentary for members, $10 for guests. Call 401.847.0292 to register, or go to


Thursday, November 2, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Holiday Wine Tasting for the Newport County YMCA. fundraiser includes food, wine, and silent auction, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown. $70 general admission, $150 VIP tickets for reception prior to event, reserve, 401-847-9200 or go to php


Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 26th anniversary of the Cornucopia sale. Annual fine arts sale will be held this year on Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is $3 donation (FREE for children under 18).Professional artisans from all over New England will display for sale their works of art including woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, home decor and other finely-made crafts. Celestial Gala at Pennfield School. Vendors, food and wine.  Go to  Preview party on November 3, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


Friday, November 3 to Monday, November 12, Newport Restaurant Week,  an annual event  encouraging both residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. Today, Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. For information , go to


Saturday, November 4, 2:00 p.m. tp 3:00 p.m., Meet the Author Sara Baker talks about her book, “The Timekeeper’s Son,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720,


Saturday, November 7th 10:30 a.m.,  Race for Open Space 5K Run & Walk of  The Aquidneck Land Trust.  start/finish at The Glen,715 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth – Next to Newport Polo).Check-In / Registration: 9:00 – 10:15 AM    Entry: $25 – Ages 19+   |   $15 – 18 & under   |   $60 – Family (limit four per household) Military discount: 50% off for active, reserve, retired and dejpendents. 




November 9 through December 31, A Christmas Carol.  Trinity Repertory Company presents directed by Angela Brazil and Stephen Thorne. A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses with supporting sponsors Amica Insurance and Hasbro, Inc. This year’s production is dedicated to Stephen Hamblett and his love for the story of A Christmas Carol. Trinity Rep’s 54th season is sponsored by Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).  Tickets are on sale by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at, or in person at the theater’s box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence.


WEdnesday, November 15 to Thursday, December 6, 10th Anniversary Holiday House Designer Showhouse, New York City.   At the Academy Mansion, 2 West 63rd Street. Top designers show the most elegant and au courant designs, benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness.  Iris Dankner, founder's, new book on Holiday House's History will be for sale.  Gala opening night and ribbon cutting at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 14.  For information and tickets, go to


Thursday, November 23,  All day, THANKSGIVING





Friday, December 1  5:00 - 7:00 p.m. , Opening Reception Modernity vs. Tradition: Art at the Parisian Salon 1750-1900 Exhibition.  The signal aesthetic space of modern spectacle culture, the Parisian Salon exhibition is reconstituted through nearly three centuries of prints, pamphlets, press images, and published criticism: from the livrets of the nascent eighteenth-century public to the culminating presentation of the Parisian Universal Exposition of 1900. At the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Free and all are welcome.

December 27 through 30, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Christmas in Newport House Tour. Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 46th year,The lights are meant to simulate candlelight, and are the brainchild of Christmas in Newport founder Ruth Myers, who wished to recapture the candlelit holidays of bygoneays. Christmas in Newport raises thousands of dollars for charity each  year.  Go to





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