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The Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center in Newport is open in late November through (usually) March-  see the web site for more info.
Family or "Open" ice skating is also available... most Sundays at Portsmouth Abbey Rink (2pm to 4pm) 683-0621

 

FARMERS/GROWERS MARKETS - Winter Market: The Aquidneck Grower's Market
                 Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Newport Vineyard & Winery, 909 East Main Rd. (Rte 138), Middletown. A wide variety of locally grown fruit and vegetables will be available through the winter in addition to fresh breads and pastries; locally sourced fresh seafood; pasture raised meat and eggs and changing weekly artisan vendors.

December 1 - until he's done - Portsmouth: Santa Claus makes his Yearly Tour
           
Starting at about 6pm each night (Mon - Sat) Santa and some local helpers will be touring Portsmouth's neighborhoods as he does each year. Not sure if it is just a pre-Christmas run through, or if there is some "list checking" going on. Better be nice! For more information and to keep up with the schedule see Santa's Schedule and Map page.

December 6 - Newport: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Bowen's Wharf
        Festivities from 4:30 - 8:00pm. The waterfront will be bathed in holiday lights and the Christmas season begins in Newport! Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30 pm, followed by the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 5 pm, a Newport city official lights the 30-foot tree at 6 pm immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting) or by sleigh. Join us for a magical evening of charm, fun, and good cheer — FREE Admission. Restaurants, shops & galleries are open before and after the event until 8pm. (Hot chocolate and light snacks will be for sale if you just want a snack!)
        Please note: Bowen's Wharf parking lot will close at 4pm for the Tree Lighting. Bowen's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 401-849-3478 www.bowenswharf.com

Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27 - Newport: UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke's Mansion in Winter
     10am to 3pm What went on while the owner was gone? UnDecked Halls offers an authentic look at winter holiday and caretaking traditions at Rough Point, the Newport mansion of heiress, philanthropist, art collector and world traveler Doris Duke. Tour the first floor before enjoying refreshments in the decorated staff dining room, not normally open to the public.Tours are held Saturdays, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 and 12/27 from 10am to 3pm (every half hour). $10, $8 ages 5-12. For more information and tickets see Newport Restoration Foundation

 



Previous year's events (below) that we haven't gotten current information to update yet.
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old listing - please check backDecember -- - Portsmouth: 30th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Program at Portsmouth Free Public Library
      Be there before 6pm at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Santa will be coming to visit the Library! Cocoa and cookies will be served in the Library lobby. Santa will light the tree right after his arrival on a fire truck at 6 PM. Then he will talk to each child and give each one a candy cane. This event is a fun way to kick off the holiday season. Bring a camera!

old listing - please check backDecember -- - Middletown: Holiday celebration of the arts at Middletown Public Library
            6:30pm at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road. Join us at the Middletown Public Library for a fun holiday celebration of the arts! Living Literature, an association of performing artists in the Rhode Island area, celebrates the written word through readers' theater-style performances of non-dramatic literature. Tanya Anderson, (Trinity Repertory, Radio Free Emerson and the Gamm Theatre) will perform with Dave Rainbow, (Trinity Repertory, the Gamm Theatre and Perishable Theater). Together, they will share the history of how "The Greatest Gift," a short story self-published in 1943 by Phillip Van Dorn Stern, went on to become Frank Capra's 1946 classic Christmas film, "It's a Wonderful Life." Event is Free and no registration is required.

 

old listing - please check backDecember 13 & 19 - Portsmouth: Teen Book Club programs at Portsmouth Free Public Library
       at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd. Teens in grade 6 - 12 are invited to join the Portsmouth Free Public Library's Teen Book Clubs. Teens read and review new books. Let the publishers know what you think!! The middle school club (grades 6 - 8) meets on Dec. 19th at 7 pm. The high school club (grades 9 - 12) meets on Dec. 13th at 2:30 pm. Reviews can be found at www.portsmouthteenbookreview.blogspot.com. New members are welcomed. For more information call Sue at 683.9457.

 

old listing - please check backDecember --- Middletown: 8th Annual Christmas Craft Fair
            10am-4pm at Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. See our talented Crafters & Vendors with their Holiday Creations & Products. Proceeds of all of our raffles will go to Hasbro Children's Hospital. Door Prizes for the first 100 customers. Arts & Crafts for the Kids. Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at 2pm on both days. Raffles, Food, Baked Goods, Music & More. Free Admission & Parking.Hosted By: Cherish the Moments, LLC

old listing - please check backDecember --- Newport: Before and After Tour of Historic Homes at Fort Adams
           11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Fort Adams. This Christmas in Newport event includes tours of the Officers' Quarters in Fort Adams State Park. Tours include access to the original quarters, within the walls of Fort Adams, as well as of the four historic homes in the Park. These homes will be decorated for the holidays by the families who currently reside in them. Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 day of event. For more information see this site

old listing - please check backDecember -- - Portsmouth: 4-H Horse Club riders Christmas Caroling and escorting Santa Claus
            at Noon, Common Fence Point neighborhood. Two 4-H horse clubs, the Aquidneck Riders of Portsmouth and the Team Riders of Richmond RI, will be Christmas caroling on horseback through the streets of Common Fence Point. The merry band of festively dressed carolers will head out from the VFW Hall on Anthony Road around noon. Santa Claus will be on board an 18-passenger wagon pulled by a team of Belgian draft horses.
           This year, the clubs are collecting canned goods for U.S. troops serving overseas (no pork, please). They invite you to come out and join the fun but to keep your pets inside for the safety of the riders.
           4-H is a youth development program that empowers its members to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, "learn by doing" experiences encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. Community Service and Citizenship are key components of the 4-H program. For more information about RI 4-H, go to www.uri.edu/4h.

old listing - please check backDecember -- - Newport: The St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble will perform in concert at Emmanuel Church
        7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. (corner of Dearborn & Spring Streets), Newport. Back for the third year in a row, the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble, (Russia) will present a concert of music for the Holidays as part of the festival of Christmas in Newport. Folk songs, and music of holiday cheer will delight all from youngsters to seniors and you will be dazzled by this Russian ensemble's vocal sound, rhythmic precision and sheer joy of singing. It is a concert not to be missed. Suggested Donation: $20 Adult, $15 Seniors, Children 12 and under are free. Free parking is available in the church parking lot on Dearborn Street. For more information contact the church office at 401-847-0675 or visit www.emmanuelnewport.org.

old listing - please check backDecember -- - Portsmouth: Teen Fiction Book Club for Adults at Portsmouth Free Public Library
      10:00am at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd. Do you love to read teen fiction. But you're not a teen anymore? The Portsmouth Free Public Library has the book club for you! Come discuss Marlene Perez's "Dead is the New Black" . Check out your copy of the book at the library. For more information call Sue at the library at 683.9457

old listing - please check backDecember --- Portsmouth: Have questions about using the internet, email or ebooks? Get help at Portsmouth Free Public Library
      2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd. Have questions about using the internet, email or ebooks? Bring your tablet, your laptop and your passwords or use our laptops and get your questions answered at the Portsmouth Free Public Library. For more information call Sue at the library at 683.9457.

December -- - Middletown: Local Writer's Chat Session at Middletown Public Library
          1:00pm  at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road.The Middletown Public Library is summoning local writers ages 18 and up to gather for informal chat sessions with the aim of supporting our community's unsung Hawthornes and Brontes. Whether you want to share your work for fun, receive constructive feedback, talk about the writing process, exercise your craft through group writing exercises, or simply socialize with other writers, please come and share your writerly thoughts and needs! No registration required. Call the library for more details 401-846-1573.

old listing - please check backDecember -- - Newport: Swanhurst Chorus presents the 21st Annual “Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story”
      Swanhurst Chorus under the direction of conductor Jonathan Babbitt offers the 21st Annual "Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story", a beloved tradition of Christmas in Newport, on Saturday, December 21st at 7 PM. The "Sing" will take place at Emmanuel Church,. This special evening will feature much of the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah as well as beloved carols, plus selections by Swanhurst's Chamber Singers and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring your own score and sing along or just sit and be immersed in the glorious sounds of the season. Scores will be available for rent. A festive "Wassail Bowl" reception for all will follow. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 maximum per family. For more info, call 401-682-1630 or visit www.Swanhurst.org.

old listing - please check back - Through Jan -- - Newport: Gingerbread House, Newport Marriott Hotel
       Come Visit the Famous Gingerbread House in the lobby of the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America's Cup Avenue.

2012 listing - please check back - December 1 - Newport: Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation invites you to Breakfast with Santa
           9am – 11am at the Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham Street (corner of Bellevue Ave). Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, visit with Santa and make a holiday craft. Rose Island gift shop items and gift certificates will be available. RILF Members $10 Adults/$5 Children under 12. Reservations required call 401-847-4242. Proceeds to benefit Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation.

2012 listing - please check back - December 7 - Newport: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Newport Skating Center
       5:45 pm - 6:30pm at the Newport Yachting Center Skating Rink. Join us for the official kick-off to the winter season with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - Visit with Santa, listen to carolers, and snack on free cookies and cocoa as we kick off another skating season. Admission is free for all. After the ceremony, public skating will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with admission $7 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under.
       Amica Coat Drive: December 7th - January 27th: Amica Insurance and the Newport Skating Center partner up every year to collect coats for Newport families in need. Last year, we collected over 600 coats for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport; this year, we are setting a goal of 700! Those who donate a new or gently used coat will receive a 2-for-1 admission that can be used any time this season.

2012 listing - please check back - December 8 & 9 - Jamestown: The Jamestown Community Chorus presents its holiday concert, "A Celebration of Carols"
        Saturday -7:30 PM, and Sunday- 3 PM, at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. The Chorus will perform Benjamin Britten's work "A Ceremony of Carols", accompanied by the Rhode Island Philharmonic's principal harpist, Hyunjung Choi. The program will also include English carols, popular holiday selections, and an innovative interpretation of the Hallelujah Chorus. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and children. For more information, and to reserve tickets, call 401-423-1574 or visit the Chorus' website at jamestownchorus.wordpress.com.

2012 listing - please check back - December 15 - Portsmouth: Breakfast with Santa
        from 8 AM to 11 AM at theVFW Hall, 822 Anthony Road, Portsmouth. Tickets: $6 per person or $16 for family (2 adults/ 2 kids). Proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 50.

2012 listing - please check back - December 11 & 18 - Newport: Skate with Santa at Newport Skating Center
      between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Join Santa on the ice whether you are naughty or nice! Skate with the big man himself at the Newport Yachting Center Skating Rink. Santa will be visiting with all the kids after he skates, so bring your camera to capture the perfect holiday photo under the stars!
       Amica Coat Drive: December 7th - January 27th: Amica Insurance and the Newport Skating Center partner up every year to collect coats for Newport families in need. Last year, we collected over 600 coats for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Newport; this year, we are setting a goal of 700! Those who donate a new or gently used coat will receive a 2-for-1 admission that can be used any time this season.

 

2012 listing - please check back - Through Sunday, January--, 2012 - Newport: Christmas at the Newport Mansions
        Make lifelong memories with a visit to the Newport Mansions during the holiday season. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle, as you tour The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, decorated with period-style ornaments, trees, and evergreens. All three houses are open daily for tours. Winter Passport ticket for admission to all three houses is $28 for adults, $9 for children 6-17, children under 6 free. More information and tickets at www.NewportMansions.org or call (401) 847-1000. 
        Visits with Santa Claus: The jolly old elf will visit each of the mansions during December. Bring your children and your camera! Santa will make public appearances from noon to 3 p.m. at The Breakers on December 4, Marble House on December 11 and The Elms on December 18. Eggnog and cookies will be served. Included in regular daytime admission.
       
        Holiday Evenings at Newport Mansions: Take a leisurely self-guided tour through opulent Gilded Age mansions as you enjoy continuous live holiday music and sample holiday sweets, eggnog and cider. Adult admission $28 in advance, $35 at the door, children 6-17 $10, children under 6 free. More information and tickets at www.NewportMansions.org, or call (401) 847-1000.
                at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue: Saturdays, November--, December 3 & 10, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                Holiday Evening Duet: The Elms and Marble House: Saturday, December --, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 367 Bellevue Avenue and 596 Bellevue Avenue. See both houses for the price of one.
       
        Holiday Dinner Dance
: December --, 7 p.m. at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Avenue. Join us for our 10th annual Holiday Dinner Dance, with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a seated dinner and dancing in the Great Hall of The Breakers. Advance reservations required. More information and reservations, call (401) 847-1000 ext. 140.

 

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Portsmouth: Open House at The Pennfield School
      8 am - 10 am. at The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Avenue. Come and meet the Head of the School, Rob Kelley, see a morning assembly, and tour Nursery - 8th grade with a current parent. To RSVP or schedule a private tour anytime, contact Kristin Emory at 401 849 4646 ext 147 or .

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Portsmouth: "The Spirit of Christmas" Arts & Crafts Festival at St. Philomena School
      10 am – 4 pm. at St. Philomena School, 324 Cory's Lane. A selection of the finest New England artisans will be showcasing their work at St. Philomena School. What better way to express your warm wishes to family and friends than with a unique gift handmade by our local artisans. Be sure to bring your children for "Breakfast with Santa" from 9:00-11:00!!! FREE Admission, FREE Parking. Donations of non-perishable goods are kindly appreciated.

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Portsmouth: Common Fence Music Series
       See The Spring Standards - alternative singer/songwriters, 8pm (doors open at 7pm for a pre-show "Folk Tail-Gate Party") at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd. For more information and reservations click here

 

 

 

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Newport: Fort Adams Festival of Lights
           8am to 8pm at Fort Adams. $2 Entry Fee includes One Voting Ballot, Additional Ballots available for $2. Ample FREE parking. Public Restrooms in the Park Visitor Center. FREE Round-Trip Trolley from Downtown Visitor Center provided by Viking Tours! The Fort Adams Festival of Lights will benefit the Fort Adams Trust & the James L. Maher Center
Departing hourly beginning at 10am
           8 – 10am: Tree Decorating on the Parade Field of Fort Adams
           10am – 6pm: Christmas Stroll, Public Viewing & Voting, Hot soups, hot beverages & sweets available for purchase, Various activities & entertainment
           6pm: Voting Closes
           7pm: Winners Announced & Cash Prizes Awarded

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Middletown: Holly Days at the Norman Bird Sanctuary
      11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Celebrate the holidays with fun family activities, crafts, Mabel's Polar Express, tree lighting and more! Pre-registration is strongly recommended! 401-846-2577.  Pre-registration Fees: Adults $5, Non-members $7; Children (3-12)- $3, Nonmembers $5; Children under 3 are free; (All tickets will be $2 extra the day of the event)

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Tiverton: Winter Art & Artisan Fair
        Sat. 10am-4pm; Sun from 11am - 4pm at The Meeting House, 3850 Main Road, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton, RI (Rain or Shine). A unique, boutique artist showcase set in beautiful & historic Tiverton Four Corners Village! Shop for one of a kind holiday gifts from some of the best local artists & artisans. Leisurely browse, meet the Artists & see their amazing offerings. Make this year unique, memorable & sustainable by giving the gift of a local, handmade treasure. Free and open to the public! Donations will be accepted to benefit the Four Corners Arts Center. Arts and Artisan

previous year listing - please check back - December-- - Tiverton: 6th annual Christmas Craft Fair (2011)
        10am-4pm at Knights of Columbus, 28 Fish Road,Tiverton. Join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair This is a Craft & Vendor event, where you could purchase holiday items for your shopping needs.Gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Show specials, discounts & More. Free Admission & Parking. web site

previous year listing - please check back - December -- (raindate --) - Newport: Fort Adms Festival of Lights Tree Decorating Ceremony
          As part of Christmas in Newport, this charity event, cosponsored by Fort Adams Trust and James L. Maher Center, will be held on the Parade Field. Includes visit from Santa, story-tellers, entertainment and tree lighting cermony at 5pm. Cash prizes for best tree. Food and hot beverages for purchase. Entry fee with voting ballot $2. Rain date Sunday, December 11. For more information visit www.fortadams.org or contact Laurie at 401-619-5801 or email .

previous year listing - please check back - Decmber -- - Newport: Newport Arts & Crafts Show
           10am to 4pm at Newport Elks Lodge#104, 141 Pelham Street(corner of Bellevue Ave). Artisans from around New England will be displaying their crafts for purchase. Hand made items such as knitted sweaters, stained glass, pottery, art, photography, cards, jewelry, jams, candles, soaps, mazes, puzzles, adult & kids hand made clothing, hand bags, silk scarves, wood work, and so much more. We will be collecting items for the Potter League Shelter. Please remember our friends by bringing a toy, food, paper towels and blankets. Kate Begin will be with us representing Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island. She will have for purchase Murano Glass Jewelry. All proceeds go to the cause. For more information email Becky A Hanos .

 

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Portsmouth: Common Fence Music Series
       See Annual Winter Solstice Concert - Aine Minogue Irish harpist & vocalist with Brendan Bulger, Fiddler, 8pm (doors open at 7pm for a pre-show "Folk Tail-Gate Party") at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd. For more information and reservations click here

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Newport: The Schola Cantorum of St. John's will offer its Annual Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols
      4:00 pm at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, located on "The Point" at the corner of Washington and Willow Streets, Newport. The Schola Cantorum of St. John's will offer a Festival of Christmas Lessons & Carols for families. The service is patterned after that presented at King's College, Oxford, opening with "Once in Royal David's City". Repertoire will include ancient chant, traditional carols and hymns, as well as wonderful new settings of older texts, and will make full use of St. John's beautifully restored Hook & Hastings organ. For further information, please call the Parish Office at 848-2561 or Organist/Choirmaster Jonathan F. Babbitt at 401-682-1630. A free will offering will be taken. Swanhurst Chorus web site


previous year listing - please check back - December --- Newport: St. John’s Annual Christmas Bazaar
      10 AM – 2 PM. Books, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, handbags, art work, and more!! A light luncheon will also be available to enhance your shopping experience! Held at the Guild Hall, corner of Washington & Willow Street on “The Point” in Newport.

 

previous year listing - please check back - December-- - Newport: Newport Gallery Night events at the Newport Art Museum
     at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. Artist Kim Salerno will talk about her room-size installation, Big Miniature, now on view at the Museum. Salerno's talk begins at 5:30 pm.
     The MUSE exhibition, which has been curated by students from Portsmouth High School, East Bay Met School and Rogers High School, opens on Gallery Night with a reception running from 5 - 7 pm. The exhibition, on view in the Museum's Griswold House through January 9, 2011, is the culminating project for young people enrolled in MUSE, the Museum's innovative school-to-work museum studies program. The Newport Art Museum has expanded MUSE to include paid internships and continues to offer the program through local schools thanks to a $134,000 "Museums for America" grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2009.Admission is free to these events. The Museum is open until 8 pm on Newport Gallery Night.  For more information call (401) 848-8200 or visit www.newportartmuseum.com

 

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Portsmouth: Greenvale Vineyards 12th Annual Warm Up for the Holidays Open House
     From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road in Portsmouth, along the Sakonnet River. Greenvale Vineyards will host its 12th Annual Warm Up for the Holidays Open House. The event is held to welcome Newport County visitors and locals alike to celebrate the holiday season.
This year's Warm Up for the Holidays features live music with Dick Lupino on bass and vocals, jazz singer Tish Adams, and Kent Hewitt on piano for holiday favorites and jazz everyone can sing along to. The day also includes vineyard tours, tastings of Greenvale Vineyards' delicious wines, and local food samples from various vendors. Tastings are $15 per person and include a sample of six varieties of our award winning estate-grown wine and a logo wine glass souvenir. Along with local food we will be serving mulled wine, selling gift baskets, and offering fun activities for children as this is a family friendly holiday event!

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Portsmouth: Holiday Open House at the Glen Manor House
     2 pm to 4pm at the Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Drive. Performances by: Island Senior Chorus, Position One School of Dance, Portsmouth High School Vocal Ensemble and Chorus, & Special guest - Kate Grana. Santa Claus arrives at 2:45! Please come listen to this great holiday event and enjoy the free coffee, punch and fine deserts.

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Newport: Newport Art Museum's Music in the Galleries
     All concerts begin at 2 pm in the Newport Art Museum's Griswold House at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.  "Music in the Galleries," is a Sunday afternoon concert series at the Newport Art Museum sponsored by NewportFed.  This FREE Holiday Concert features the Navy Band Northeast's Woodwind Quintet Crosswinds. For more information call (401) 848-8200 or visit www.newportartmuseum.com

 

 

previous year listing - please check back - December -- - Newport: Lunch with the Artist - "Versions of the Nativity: Art in an Envelope", Discussion with Richard Tyre at the Newport Art Museum
     12 pm at the Newport Art Museum's Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. "Versions of the Nativity: Art in an Envelope"is the topic for "Lunch with the Artist". This informal noontime discussion about greeting card art will be hosted by Richard Tyre and is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members. Guests can sit back and learn, or join the discussion. Participants may bring lunches. "Lunch with the Artist" is weather dependent. For more information about this event, weather cancellations, or the Newport Art Museum call (401) 848-8200 or visit www.newportartmuseum.com

 

previous year listing - please check back - December -- Newport: Artisans by the Bay - Master Artisans Holiday Show & Sale
            10am to 5pm at Elks Lodge, Corner of Bellevue Avenue & Pelham Street in Newport. Free Admission & Free parking. Please donate 1 or 2 non-perishable food items (donating to a local food pantry)
            A list of some of the items you can purchase:• Wearable & Decorative Clothing • Furniture • Blown Glass • Decorative Gourds • Textiles • Venetian Jewelry • Industrial Jewelry • Beaded Jewelry • Alpaca yarn, shawls, etc • Nantucket Baskets & Nantucket Handbags • Woodturning • Stained Glass • Copper works - Lanterns • Note Cards & Paper Weights • Photography & Photo Illustrations • Original One-Of-A-Kind Santa Dolls. Also, Artisan Food Cafes: • Custom House Coffee & Gift Baskets (Organic) Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI • Organically Good - Sandwiches • Salads • Market • Catering • Yacht Provisions- Bristol, RI • Sweet Berry Farms - Pastries - Middletown, RI

 

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