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; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.com. 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