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New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presents an original musical adaptation “Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow St. Concord, MA. Nine Performances: December 13-22. Evenings at 7:30pm on Dec. 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 and Matinees at 2:00pm on Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22. Purchase tickets by phone 24/7 @ 877-746-9755 or visit their tickets page, newlifefinearts.org/tickets, for online ordering, more details and special pricing offers.
December 2-20 – The musical talents of RI school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays which will take place at the RI State House. The concert series, organized by the RI State Council on the Arts, will feature music of the season, performed by students from schools throughout the State of RI. The performances are all in the Rhode Island State House. All concerts are free and open to the public. A one page holiday concert flyer can be found at arts.ri.gov/holiday.
December 6-8 – Come hear the REAL Christmas story at Greater RI Baptist Temple 671 Greenville Avenue in Johnston, as they present a A Greater Christmas. There will be a special teen service with Teen Evangelist Adrian Burden Friday night at 7:00pm, a children’s service with child Evangelist Ed Dunlop Saturday at 2:00pm and an adult service Sunday morning at 10:30am. Transportation is available. For more information call the church office at (401) 231-4796 or visit gribt.com.
December 6 & 7 – New Hope Christian Church, 1436 G.A.R. Highway, in Swansea, MA (near the Swansea Mall) will be having a Craft Fair on Friday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. Event includes quality crafters, bake sale as well as a time to sit and relax with refreshing, appetizing desserts. The craft fair at will be benefiting the Missions Ministry.
December 7 – A Winter Wonderland Bazaar will be held at Phenix Baptist Church, 2 Fairview Avenue, West Warwick from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Included are handmade gift items, bake table, snowflake cafe, white elephant sale and a kids only gift shopping room (helpers on hand for purchase help and free gift wrapping!) For more information call (401) 821-1618.
December 7 – Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter is hosting their annual Crafting for Critters Christmas Craft Fair at the Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Road, Warwick, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed in this facility so please leave them at home. All proceeds will benefit the homeless animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter. For more information call (401) 467-2692.
December 7 – Rock The Bay will present Christ Is Christmas at His Providence Church, 1275 Fall River Avenue (Namco Plaza), Seekonk, MA 7:00-8:30pm. A collection of non-perishable food items will be taken for the His Providence Food Pantry. A free will offering will be taken to fund future TK Ministries events. For directions and info about this and other TK Ministries events go to rockthebay.org.
December 8 – Lighthouse Christian Centre continue their services at their new location, La Quinta Inns & Suite, 4 Universal Blvd, Coventry, RI at 10:30am. Their name is also changing to NEW ENGLAND WORSHIP CENTER. Nursery will be made available for new born to age 6 and Children’s Church for grades 1 to 7.
December 11 – Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI, will be presenting a Christmas Play, “My Heart’s Desire” at 6:30pm. For more information call (401) 849-5550.
December 13 – Crimson Rain will be at the Mt. Pleasant Community Coffeehouse 262 Academy Avenue in Providence at 7:30pm. Free refreshments. For more information call (401) 351-2347.
December 14 – Jonas Woods and his wife Becky will be performing an all-ages concert to benefit House of Hope Rhode Island’s life-changing ministry to troubled teens and their families. The concert begins at 7:00pm at Sacred Exchange Fellowship, 75 Division Street in Warwick. Tickets are $12.00 each and may be purchased at the door, by mail or on line at houseofhoperi.org.
December 14 – The Jamestown Community Chorus presents “JCC On the Air: A 1943 Radio Broadcast”, at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown at 7:30pm. One performance only. The concert takes the form of a Christmas 1943 radio show, and will include a singalong, and much more. Members of the Jamestown Community Band will play instrumental selections. Tickets $15, $13 seniors/students. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (401) 423-1574, or visit jamestownchorus.com.
December 15 – There will be a free concert of Handel’s “Messiah” at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 9 New London Avenue, West Warwick at 3:00pm. The concert will include Part I-The Christmas Story and the Hallelujah Chorus and will feature four prominent Rhode Island soloists with a 40-voice choir. The vocalists for this choral masterpiece will be accompanied by a professional string quartet and harpsichord. The church has handicapped parking and accessibility. A free will offering will be accepted at the concert.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Providence Rescue Mission, located at 627 Cranston Street in Providence, is in need of volunteers. Volunteers are needed weekdays 9:00am to 3:00pm and Saturday afternoons for Blessingdales, their clothing store. All positions are available managers, assistant managers, stock clerk, quality control clerk, store associates. Minimum commitment is 2 or 3 hours per month. (several positions will require more hours).
Volunteers are also needed weekdays and Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm and weekday evenings for their Volunteer Center. All positions available from data entry to telephone representatives and everything in between. Minimum commitment is 2 or 3 hours per month (several positions will require more hours) Various other volunteer opportunities are available. Minimum commitment is 2 or 3 hours per month (several positions will require more hours).
If you are interested in learning more about these exciting volunteer opportunities or joining the Mission Volunteer Ministry Team; please call Matt at (401) 301-9485 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center provides help for victims of domestic violence. For information about their services, or to get help, call (401)738-1700.
The RI Blood Center invites you to donate blood and help assure that a safe and adequate blood supply is maintained. Visit one of the centers in Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket, Middletown, Narragansett or stop by a blood drive held throughout the state. Visit www.ribc.org or call 800-283-8385 to find the most convenient place to donate.
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS The Samaritans of Rhode Island will hold several free informational workshops throughout the state on teen suicide prevention awareness for parents and caregivers. Participants can learn the warning signs and what to do if a family member or friend threatens suicide, and learn about resources available to help. No registration needed. For dates and locations, visit www.samaritansri.org, or call (401) 272-4243.