READ YOUR HEART OUT
Snap up some bargains this week at the annual Friends of the Westerly Library Holiday Book Sale. The sale will begin on Tuesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m., and is free for Friends members or $15 for non-members. The sale continues Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no cost for admission Wednesday through Saturday. On Saturday, a bag of books will cost $10. For more information, call 401-596-2877 or visit westerlylibrary.org/friends-library.
IT’S OUR TOWN
Catch a performance of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” this weekend when Westerly Drama presents the classic play on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Produced by Jon L. Peacock and Alana Rader of the Colonial Theatre, the play features students from Westerly High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door at Babcock Hall Auditorium, 23 Highland Ave., Westerly.
Stop by Babcock-Smith House on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a holiday marketplace full of homemade cookie platters and baked goods, handmade decorative greens, artisan-crafted soaps, hearty soups to go and plenty of raffle baskets. The charming, well-stocked Joshua’s Store will be open during the sale. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Hear the immortal words of Tiny Tim Saturday at 2 p.m. when the Colonial Theatre presents a live reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with music at the Babcock Hall Auditorium, 23 Highland Ave., Westerly. Proceeds will go to the Westerly High School Drama Club. A donation of $10 is requested. To RSVP, email ColonialTheatreRI@gmail.com.
YOU’RE A MEAN ONE
Take in the Grinch on Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. when the United Theatre presents the classic Dr. Seuss animated film, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on the big screen. Free coffee, cocoa, and treats will be offered to anyone who attends while supplies last. The movie will be shown once every half hour during the Annual Holiday Stroll and Luminaria in Downtown Westerly. For more information, visit unitedtheatre.org.
LA GRUA CENTER
Hear Sonia Bettencourt and Guitarras do Atlantico on Saturday at 5 p.m. when La Grua Center and Stonington Portuguese Holy Ghost Society join forces for a concert featuring fado, the folk music of Portuguese urban cafes and ancient ports. Tickets are $15; those 18 and under are admitted free. Head to the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society following the concert for fish tacos, chourico, kale soup and more. For more information, visit LaGruaCenter.org.
SANTA CHECKS INTO THE OCEAN HOUSE
Looking to visit with Santa? Head to the Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Westerly, on Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 where children will have the opportunity to visit and take a picture. The cost is $40 per visit for up to two children.
CHRISTMAS BAND CONCERT
Head to the Westerly Armory Sunday at 2 p.m. when the Westerly Band will present its annual Christmas Concert, directed by Alison Patton. Expect to be treated to a variety of familiar holiday selections designed to appeal to all ages. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5, free for children age 5 and under, and will benefit the Westerly Armory Restoration.