The holiday joy infiltrates our Class Coast this week with the return of some of our favorite seasonal events. Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns with a bounty of yuletide finery (hint hint: 25 Christmas trees, hundreds of fresh flowers and thousands of decadent ornaments) starting on Saturday, along with holiday markets and bazaars throughout the week.

If you're not quite ready to say goodbye to fall yet, we don't blame you. Head outdoors on Sunday for a free guided bird walk with Norman Bird Sanctuary, or learn how to bake and brine a turkey at Newport Vineyards Scratch Series.

Our picks for the week below.

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

COZY COCKTAILS BY THE FIRE

When: 5:00 PM, through December 31
WhereThe Vanderbilt Grill 
Admission: $16 per person hot cocktails, $8 per person s'mores

Stay warm by the fire while roasting marshmallows for s'mores and sipping warm signature cocktails.

 

LIVE MUSIC: NICOLE + BLAKE UNPLUGGED

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Thrive Coffee House
Admission: Free

Celebrate Veteran's Day with live music at Thrive Coffee House. 

 

WILD WORLD OF WHALES

When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Audubon Environmental Center
Admission: $6 adults, $4 kids 4-12

Learn all about the amazing world of whales through hands-on activities, crafts, a scavenger hunt  and more. 

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

TUCK 'N TASTE: STUDIO BARRE CLASS + WINE TASTING

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $31.55

Enjoy a fitness experience unlike any other. Studio Barre Newport will lead you through a barre-based fitness routine overlooking the vineyard. Followed by a Newport Vineyards wine tasting. 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

FLORAL DESIGN CLASS: MAKE YOUR OWN THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE 

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereNewport Harbor Hotel + Marina
Admission: $65

Bring your friends and family and make your centerpieces for your Thanksgiving day table. Classes will be hosted by The Blue Butterfly Florist and The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina. Price includes all your supplies and a glass of wine while you create your masterpiece.

 
TAPROOT + TUNES

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
WhereTaproot Brewing Co.
Admission: Free

Enjoy extended Taproot Brewing Co. taproom hours alongside live music and $10 beer or wine flights. Light nosh from the Taproom kitchen and wine/beer by the glass also available.

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

LECTURE: "REDD'S POND BOATWORKS: STORY OF THE DRAGON"

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
WhereHerreshoff Marine Museum
Admission: $18 for Non-Members

Dragon is a near replica of the 1882 Herreshoff steam launch #94 recently donated to HMM and was built in 2017 by Redd's Pond Boatworks in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Featured in an article by Stan Grayson in Woodboat issue 261 there is nothing quite like it around today. Come for the historical design of this unique vessel and stay for the tale of how an original engine survived over a century to find its way back to sea again.

 

HOPS FOR HUNGER

When: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Newport Craft Brewing
Admission: Free

Enjoy a fresh brew at Newport Craft Brewing & Distillery Co. For each beer sold, Newport Craft will donate $1 to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

 

WINTER WINE PAIRING DINNER

When: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Where: Jo's American Bistro
Admission: $65 per person

Enjoy a special four-course dinner created by Chef Brian Ruffner of Jo's American Bistro with wine pairings by Vicker's Liquors. A collection of seasonal beverages will be served with seasonal hors-d'oeuvres from 6:30 - 7:15 PM, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

 

SCRATCH SERIES: BUTCHERING, BRINING + GRAVY

When: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: $42 per person

Newport Vineyard’s Scratch Series opens the doors to their kitchens for an up-close instruction on how they run a 100% from-scratch culinary program. An intimate group of guests will join Executive Chef Andy Teixeira and his culinary team inside the kitchen to learn the step-by-step process on butchering and brining a turkey plus making a gravy. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of wine before heading into the kitchens for the demonstrations, followed by light fare made from your creations and paired with a second glass of wine.

 

LOREN HOPE TRUNK SHOW

When: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Groove Newport
Admission: Free

Enjoy discounts, bubbly & sweet treats as you shop for the holidays. The Groovy Gator will also be open late for you to get your shop on.

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

KICK IT BY ELIZA RETREAT

When: Through Sunday, November 18
WhereGurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Admission: Visit website for details

Join Eliza Shirazi, founder of Kick It by Eliza, at Gurney's Newport, where she'll be hosting a weekend escape of movement and empowerment. Bring your best friend or simply yourself for a weekend of sweat, music and relaxation. 

 

Mo-Porsche with the Newport Men of Movember

When: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Audrain Automobile Museum
Admission: $47.86, $60 at the door

Join the Newport men of Movember at the Audrain Automobile Museum for a night dedicated to raising money for men's cancer research. Get an exclusive look at the award-winning automobiles from the collection of "Porsche Then & Now" at this mustache extravaganza. Proceeds support Newport Muzzy and distinguished attire is encouraged. Tickets are $45 each ($60 at the door), which includes a cocktail-style evening and open bar.

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Redcoats at the Redwood: A 1778 Living History Event

When: 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Admission: Free

Step into 1778 Rhode Island during Redcoats at the Redwood: A 1778 Living History Event as over 25 costumed interpreters recreate life in Newport during the height of the British occupation. 

 
WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: Free

Enjoy a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass while enjoying live music from Dan Cristo. No tickets required.

 

FAIRY HOUSES + WINE

When: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: Audubon Environmental Education Center
Admission: $30

Get creative and make an enchanting scene using natural materials while enjoying a glass of wine. Fairy houses make beautiful and interesting centerpieces or decorations for the winter season. All materials provided, but if you have something special you would like to use, bring it along.

 

HARVEST BOOZE BAZAAR

When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: First Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Bristol
Admission

Get a free picture with Santa, shop the Ten Thousand Villages Fair, enjoy live music by Andre Arsenault and the Community String Project, a bake sale and silent auction.

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

HOLIDAY ARTS MARKET

When: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
WhereJamestown Arts Center
Admission: Free

A juried market of high-quality unique works made by local artists.

 

WEEKEND MUSIC SERIES

When: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: Free

 Enjoy a wine tasting, lunch or wine by the glass while enjoying live music by jazz, soulful R&B, with a touch of country trio Chel, Bill & Dyl. No tickets required.

 

FREE GUIDED BIRD WALK

When: 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Where: Norman Bird Sanctuary
Admission: Free

Grab your binoculars and join NBS birding experts out on the trails. In the serene natural landscape at NBS, you will count up as many bird species as you can while also keeping an eye out for non-flying wildlife. All birding levels welcome. No registration required, meet in the parking lot at 8:00 AM.

 

AQUIDNECK GROWERS WINTER MARKET

When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Newport Vineyards
Admission: Free

The Aquidneck Growers Market returns to Newport Vineyards for its winter edition featuring local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and more.

 

 

 

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