2015-02-12 / Calendar

Winter Festival 2015

Below is a sampling of events featured at Newport’s 10 day celebration of winter fun. For the latest updates and more information, visit newportwinterfestival.com or call 401-847-7666.

Friday, Feb. 13

Make Your Own Marshmallow Snowman Destination Chocolate, 15 Bowen’s Wharf, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $6/$5 with bracelet, 401-847-1223.

Polar Pineapples Outdoor carved ice bar, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Goat Island, 4-9 p.m., 401-851-1234.

Beatlemania Relive the Revolution with members from the cast of Beatlemania, bring your dancing shoes, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 9 p.m., $20/$15 with bracelet, VIP tickets also available, 401-847-7666.

Saturday, Feb. 14

Ice Sculpting Demonstration Ice sculptors will use chisels, chain saws and blow dryers to create their masterpieces, 12 Long Wharf Mall, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., sculptures on display until they melt, FREE.

Chili Cook-Off Area restaurants, caterers and local fire departments compete to see who has the best chili in town, Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Ave., 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., adults $10/$7 with bracelet, children (6-10) $3/$2 with bracelet, children under 5 free, tickets at door.

WINE-ter Fest 2015 Indoor “Ice Wine” bar wine tasting and gourmet edibles, Newport Vineyards, 909 E. Main Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., $20/$18 with bracelet, reservations suggested, info@newportvineyards.com, 401-848-5161.

Hearts in Glass Stained glass presentation, 82 Valley Road, Middletown, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 2:30 – 4 p.m., $15/$10 with bracelet, reservations requested, stainedglassnewport@gmail.com.

Pasta Making Join the Vanderbilt Grace chefs for a hands-on pasta making class and lunch, children welcome, Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 41 Mary St., $30/ $15 with button, reservations suggested, 401-846-6200.

Polar Pineapples See Feb. 13 for details.

Eagles Tribute Band- Another Tequila Sunrise Dance the night away to your favorite Eagles songs, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Goat Island, 8:30 p.m., ticket prices vary, $20 up, $15 with bracelet, 401-847-7666.

Sunday, Feb. 15

‘Ice Age’ Newport Visitor Center, 23 Americas Cup Ave., 11 a.m., watch the movie “Ice Age” and snow cones will be served, free event.

Children’s Fair Fun-filled activities, music, and continuous entertainment, Hyatt

Regency Hotel, 1 Goat Island., 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., adults and children $7/$4 with bracelet.

Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig Book reading and performance by Island Moving Co.’s Junior Company, 3 Charles St., 2 and 3 p.m., adults and children $5/$4 with bracelet, additional child $2, 401- 847-4470.

WINE-ter Fest 2015 See Feb. 14 for details.

Pasta Making See Feb. 14 for details.

Tropical Drink Contest Competition and samplings for audience, Gas Lamp Grille, 206 Thames St., 9 p.m., 401-845-9300.

Monday, Feb. 16

Pancake Breakfast Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 9-11 a.m., 15 percent discount with bracelet.

Children’s Fair Family fun with face painting, balloon creations, arts & crafts, reptiles, music and live entertainment, Hyatt Regency Newport, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., adult and kids $7/$4 w/bracelet.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Make Your Own Piñata Kids learn how to make piñatas, Diego’s Restaurant, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, 10-11 a.m., $5/$4 with bracelet, 401-619-2640.

Teddy Bear Story Time Bring your favorite Teddy bear and listen to musical storyteller Christopher Carbone, Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 America’s Cup Ave., 11 a.m., $3/free with bracelet.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Warm Winter Sing-Along Kids ages 0-5 enjoy winter songs and dance activities with musician Sarah Gardner, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., free, drop in.

Newport Seal Safari Narrated guided seal safari, departs from Old Port Marine, Sayer’s Wharf, 12:30 p.m., adults $18/$16 with bracelet, children 10 and under $14/$12 with bracelet, 401- 847-9109.

Princess Party Join the “Frozen” sisters at Ocean- Cliff for a party fit for a princess, 1-3:30 p.m., princess attire encouraged, $6/free with bracelet, 401- 847-7666.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Tribute to Miles Davis Trumpeter Doug Woolverton performs tribute to the jazz great, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 7:30 p.m., $25/$22.50 with bracelet.

Friday, Feb. 20

Dream. Design. Make. Open studio with multiple digital fabrication technologies, Fab Newport, 1 York St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $30/$25 with bracelet.

Horseback Beach Trail Rides Newport Equestrian Academy, 281 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., 12 and 2 p.m., 15 percent off with bracelet, reservations required, 401-848-5440.

Beach Polo Newport Polo match at Easton’s Beach, 3 p.m., free, newportinternationalpolo.com.

Sunday, Feb. 22

‘Amazing Race’ Touro Synagogue hosts family activity, scavenging for answers around colonial Newport, begins at Patriots Park, 85 Touro St., registration at 1:30 p.m., race runs 2-3:30 p.m., free with bracelet.

Beach Polo 3 p.m. See Feb. 21.

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