Here are some things to do this weekend in and around Bristol and Warren:
The Bristol County Chorus performs its 33rd annual holiday concert, “A Bristol Christmas,” on Sunday at 3 pm in St. Mary’s Church in Bristol. Often referred to as the “many moods of Christmas” concert, the performance will feature selections by Handel, Berlioz and Poulenc as well as from “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.” The guest artists this year will be members of the Mt. Hope High School Vocal Ensemble. The concert always includes accompaniment by a professional orchestra.
The Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol invites you to pick out your freshly cut Christmas tree grown locally on a RI tree farm on Saturday starting at 9 am. After browsing for your tree, you can have your child's picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, view seasonal crafts and get your kids involved in activities just for them. Bring a donation for the RI Community Food Bank.
RI Philharmonic violinist Dave Bullock of Warren plays Sunday at the Baptist Church in Warren as part of the church’s 250th anniversary of its founding. It’s the first concert in a year-long concert series. He will be accompanied on piano by his daughter, Sarah Howard. They will play at the Baptist Church’s 10 am worship service and again at 3 pm in the church.
Learn to make a holiday wreath at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol on Saturday at 10 am. Garden manager Gail Read and interpretive horticulturist Kristin Green will share design ideas and assembly tips that allow you to create a one-of-a kind holiday wreath. You will be able to choose your greens from a wide variety of plant material, some of which is pre-cut from Blithewold’s collection of unique evergreens. Bring pruners and gloves if you have them for this hands-on workshop.
A statewide effort to repeal the Common Core Curriculum and PARCC assessment testing in Rhode Island comes to Rogers Free Library in Bristol on Saturday afternoon. The 3 pm meeting is described as “a non-partisan, non-ideological, citizen-driven organizing action to reclaim our kids' educational future.”