Here are some things to do this weekend, Dec. 13-15, in and around Bristol and Warren:
Linden Place Mansion offers “The Clancy Legacy Celtic Christmas” concert on Friday at 7:30 pm – a fireside concert in the ballroom honoring both the holidays and winter solstice. The Clancy Legacy includes some of the next generation of performers descended from the Clancy Brothers of Ed Sullivan fame in the 1960’s. Aoife Clancy is on vocals and bodhran, Robbie O’Connell plays the guitar and sings and George Keith plays the fiddle and concertina. Tickets are $20 general admission, $16 for Linden Place members and $12 for Colt Circle members. Call to reserve tickets at 401-253-0390.
The Baptist Church in Warren holds its annual “Christmas Cookie Walk” on Saturday starting at 9 am. The sale goes on until all the cookies are gone. A wide variety of homemade and hand-decorated frosted, filled, sugar, and gingerbread cookies will be sold at $8 per pound. Come early for the best selection.
Linden Place Museum on Hope Street in Brsitol offers a storytelling event on Saturday afternoon. Actor and master storyteller Robb Dimmick will read two holiday books starting at 2 pm: “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas and “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. The event takes place in the ballroom and is open to all ages. It is part of the museum’s month-long celebration of the holiday season. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and include admission to tour the festively decorated Linden Place Mansion. Members of Linden Place receive a $2 discount. Admission is free for Colt Circle members.
The Greater Tiverton Community Chorus, directed by Beth Armstrong of Bristol, presents its winter concert, Breath of Heaven, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol on Saturday at 7 pm. The concert will feature Shubert's Mass in G and other holiday music accompanied by a string orchestra. Tickets can be purchased at a discount price of $10 online. Choosing the “will-call” option will have your tickets held at the door. You can also purchase tickets from chorus members at this price prior to the day of the concert. Tickets at the door are $12.
A Parenting Support Group will meet Sunday at 6 pm in the Tildsley Building at St. Michael’s Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol. This group is for parents of preschool and school age children who want to discuss the everyday challenges they encounter in raising children, including building self-esteem, problem-solving together, safety issues, holiday stress and any other concerns. A mental health professional facilitates discussion. Call Jennifer DeWolf at 401-935-3359 by Friday if you plan to bring children.