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GENERAL INTEREST

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The Providence Flea, an artisan summer flea market, returns for a limited winter engagement at Hope High School. PROVIDENCE JOURNAL FILE PHOTO/STEVE SZYDLOWSKI

Bazaars, fairs, festivals, sales

Art Is Smart Holiday Market: Church of the Annunciation, 175 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston.artissmart.com. More than 45 art and craft artisans, free gift wrapping, children’s Creation Station, specialty foods, performances by local talent. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3, children under 12 free.

Artisan Craft Fair and Boutique Sale: Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. 846-0592, ext. 116; potterleague.org. Showcase by local artisans includes pottery, soaps and lotions, doll clothes, ornaments, blanket, baby gifts, photography, edible gifts, more. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bazaar Studio Sale: St. Mary’s Church, 538 Broadway, Providence. Unique, handmade items including greenery, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, jewelry, accessories, knitted items, personalized ornaments, more. Use Barton Street entrance, black doors on right. Sun 9 a.m.-noon.

Christmas Treasures Artisan Show: Trinity Church, One Queen Anne Square, Newport. 862-4474. Local artisans selling their wares. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

Foundry Artists Association Holiday Show: Pawtucket Armory, Center for the Arts, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket. foundryshow.com/holidayshow.html. Show and sale, including food. Fri from noon-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission free.

Holiday Artisan Faire: TinTown Studio, 40 Haven Ave., Cranston. Exhibit and sale of works by Rhode Island-based artists and designers. Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Bazaar: Wickford Community Center, 36 Beach St., North Kingstown. Vendors, crafts table for children, photos with Santa, refreshments, raffl es. Also VNA fl u shot clinic and eye screenings. Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Craft Fair: Fuller Creative Learning Center, 260 Dover St., East Providence. 228-3903; fullercreativelearning@gmail.com . Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Proceeds benefi t friends of the East Providence Public Library.

Newport Art House Indie Art & Functional Art Holiday Market: Parlor Bar & Kitchen, 200 Broadway, Newport. newportarthouse.org . Arts, crafts, brunch, fl ea market, craft demonstrations, live music. Sun 11 am.-4 p.m.

Jingle Bazaar: Johnston Senior High School, 345 Cherry Hill Rd., Johnston. More than 50 vendors and crafters, family-themed activities, hot food, penny social, character appearances, raffl es, photos with Santa. Proceeds benefi t Johnston dance and performing arts. Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Providence Flea Holiday Market: Hope High School, 324 Hope St., Providence. providence-fl ea.com. Juried selection of handmade, vintage and small-batch gift and food items from 50-plus vendors. Holiday music, food trucks. Ornament Rescue League and ecoRI News in attendance. Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

RISD Holiday Art Sale: Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St., Providence. risdalumnisales.com . Handmade art and design by more than 200 RISD students and alumni working in fi ne art, glass, ceramics, apparel, jewelry, home goods and more. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Winter’s Arts & Artisan Fair: The Meeting House, 3850 Main Rd., Tiverton. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tours Newport Historical Society Tours/ Discussion: 841-8770; newporthistory.org . Tours departs from Brick Market: Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., Newport, and are $15 per person unless specifi ed otherwise. Reservations encouraged. Discover Colonial Newport: Hear stories of entrepreneurship, African American heritage and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. Sun 10:30 a.m. through December. Golden to Gilded: Learn about the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden to Gilded Age summer colony. Sun 10:30 a.m. Rogues & Scoundrels: See where scoundrels lived, pirates profi ted and criminals were punished and learn why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island.” Fri, Mon 10:30 a.m. through December. “The Launch of Rhode Island’s Revolutionary Artillery”: Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., Newport. J.L. Bell, author of “The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War,” discusses how Rhode Island’s artillerists became one of the most respected units of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Thu 5:30 p.m. $5.

Save The Bay Tours: 203-7325, savebay.org/seals. $22, $17 members/seniors/ages 3-12. Winter Seal Watches: Viking Marina, 19 Margin St., Westerly. 90-minute boat ride on Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay Sat 11 a.m. Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport. One-hour tour to view seals resting on Citing Rock off Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.

Etc. Screening Party: Rhode Island Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby at the Conference Exchange, Berkeley Business Center, 30 Martin St, Suite 3A1, Cumberland. rhodeisland@citizensclimatelobby.org. Screening of an episode of National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously”which features the work of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The episode will be preceded by a video message from special guests, including cast members Bradley Whitford and Don Cheadle, along with climatologist Katherine Hayhoe. Attendees are invited to stay for a post-screening discussion. Thu 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

— Jan Flanagan

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