NEWPORT

Edward King House hosts

book reading, croissants

There will be a book signing, reading, croissants and tea at the Edward King House, 35 King St., on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m.

The reading will be from “CB the Croissant Bird” by William Armitage and Wendy Barry, with illustrations by Shelley K. Shaw. Croissants and tea will be served, and copies of the book will be signed. The event is free and open to the public.

MIDDLETOWN

St. Columba’s hosts

chorus performance

The Narragansett Bay Chorus will sing popular songs in a barbershop style at St. Columba’s Parish Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The chorus is based in Providence and has won more than 15 District Chorus championships in its 60-plus-year history. The concert will feature the full chorus along with featured quartets.

Tickets cost $20. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit StColumbasChapel.org. Tickets also will available at the church.

JAMESTOWN

Pianist will perform

recital of romantics

Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will return after a three-year hiatus to perform in the second concert of the Jamestown Community Piano 2018-2019 season at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The recital will feature works by a trio of 19th century romantic composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt.

Born in Bulgaria, Vlaeva began playing the piano at 5. At 15, she won first prize at the Liszt competition in Italy. She has given solo recitals and appeared with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

The concert is free, with donations collected for maintenance of the community piano and to support future events. For more information, call 423-0515.

MIDDLETOWN

DeBlois Gallery seeking

art for pre-holiday show

The submission deadline is Sunday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Oct. 29, from 1-5 p.m. for “Small Work — Big Ideas” at DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m.

The entry fee is $20 and covers three pieces. Additional pieces are $5. For more information, visit DeBloisGallery.com or call Lisa, 529-2617.

NEWPORT

Pyramid Club hosting

Sunday Jam Session

A Sunday Jam Session with the KB Express will be held at the Pyramid Club, 32 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., on Sunday from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door. The event includes a light buffet. For more information, call 847-4308.

NEWPORT

AARP hosting monthly

meeting, rug hooking talk

The Newport County Chapter of AARP No. 207 will host its monthly meeting at Vasco da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

The guest speaker is Roberta Conti, a veteran of the chapter. She will be giving a presentation and demonstration on rug hooking, which she was 32 years of experience with.

The event is open to all AARP members. Please bring your membership card. The chapter is also collecting canned food for local pantries. For more information, call 846-5146.

TIVERTON

Author shares experience as

‘Sky Goddess,’ with spirituality

Author Rebecca Tripp will talk about her novel, “Secrets of a Metaphysical Flight Attendant,” at the Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Ave., on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

In 1967, Tripp left her sleepy seaside town to navigate a new life at 35,000 feet as a "Sky Goddess" with United Airlines. With barely a flicker of her false eyelashes, she was plunged into a rapidly-shifting world of glamour gods and Playboy bunnies, first-class fliers and spiritual seekers.

As a fun-loving Stew, Tripp literally had the world at her feet. Yet, something was missing. Life was coming at her – not the other way around. How could she take back the controls and create the life she really wanted? Her book is a spiritual memoir that explores the relationship between thought and reality, and proves that we really do have the power to create our lives.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to register, visit TivertonLibrary.org.