Screening followed by chat with film subject at Touro

A screening of the short film “Remembering Dokshitsy” will be followed by a discussion with its subject, Aaron Ginsburg, at the Touro Synagogue’s Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., on Sunday at 10 a.m.

The documentary highlights the efforts of Ginsburg as he helped a local government restore a Jewish cemetery and preserve the memory of Dokshitsy, Parafianov and other villages in Belarus. Hear the story of how he brought together a local in Belarus and a worldwide network of descendants to dedicate a memorial to this Jewish community, and to correct a 1965 Holocaust memorial that denied the Holocaust by failing to mention that the victims were Jewish.

The event is free, but reservations should be made by emailing


Historical society sponsors Veterans Day program

The Tiverton Historical Society will host a program for Veterans Day at the World War II monument at Tiverton Town Hall, 343 Highland Road, on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The ceremony will honor veterans of all wars. For more information, visit


Remembrance service planned by Visiting Nurse

The Hospice Team at Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be holding a nondenominational Service of Remembrance at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The service will honor the memory of those who have died in the past year. Families and friends are welcome. The program will feature inspirational music, reflections, a reading of names and lighting of candles. An informal reception will follow.

The event is free to attend. For more information, call Mary Holland, a bereavement coordinator, 682-2100, Ext. 1613.


Enjoy the ‘View’ at artist reception

An artist reception for Judy Chaves’ “View” will be held at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., on Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

The mini-exhibit is a collection of paintings from Chaves, a well-known figure in the Rhode Island art scene. It will only be open for 10 days, through Nov. 18. The reception is free. For more information, visit


Choirs will perform Candlelight Concert

The Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s Adult Choir and the Trinity Church Choir are all scheduled for the Candlelight Concert of Remembrance at the Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St., on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Tickets cost $15, $10 for seniors and students. The event is co-sponsored by Friends of Music at St. John’s and the Choir School of Newport County. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Four Bridges bluegrass playing at St. Columba’s

Four Bridges, an acoustic quartet specializing in traditional and contemporary bluegrass, will play at St. Columba’s Chapel Church Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Four Bridges performs original music, in addition to the styles of Americana, country and folk, with influences ranging from rock 'n' roll and blues to ragtime. The music is appealing for all age groups and is family-oriented.

Tickets cost $20, and are available at the door or in advance at the church office. For more information, call 847-5571.


Stand-Up Sunday provides yuk-yuks at Blues Café

Under Construction Productions will present Stand-Up Sunday at the Newport Blues Café, 286 Thames St., on Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

This is the first partnership between the café and Under Construction Productions. The event will feature comic and Under Construction Productions founder Jay Are Adams as emcee, as well as comedians Brad Pierce and Mike Murray.

Tickets cost $15 at the door, or $10 advance. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the comedians taking the stage at 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit


Donations needed for Wertens fundraiser

Donations are still being collected for a fundraiser in honor of Hannah Wertens, which will be held at the Thriving Tree Coffee House, 706 Park Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6-9 p.m.

Wertens, 15, passed away in August after a long battle with leukemia. The fundraiser will assist her family with accumulated home and medical expenses while caring for her, and also help to start a scholarship in her memory.

Entertainment will be provided by singer Carrigan Nelson of Portsmouth. There will be dance and karaoke contests, raffles and silent auctions, customized pumpkins and other items for sale in the Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Corner, and light food and refreshments.

For more information or to donate goods or services, contact Tammy Nelson at Tickets will be available at the door for $15, $10 for students, free for children under 12.


Library hosting annual Thanksgiving drive

Amicable Church and the Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Ave., will be partnering again to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to local families in need, with basket pickup at the library on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Families and individuals who are finding it difficult to provide a Thanksgiving meal this year may contact the library to be added to the list of recipients. All recipient information will be kept strictly confidential. Call 625-6796, or email Emily Goodman,