2017-03-23 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

March 23

Waterfowl Watch Search the Sakonnet River and Gardiner Pond for waterfowl, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 12:30-2 p.m., recommended for ages 8 and up, register, $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club Each week, children create according to a theme, children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘A Beautiful View’ Art Auction Art auction proceeds benefit the Aquidneck Land Trust and Clean Ocean Access, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7:30 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

20th Century Travel Guides Talk “You Will Find It Handy: Twentieth- Century African-American Travel Guides to Newport, R.I.” talk, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Fly-Tying Workshop Novices and experienced fly-tiers learn to make their own freshwater flies, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

U.S. Foreign Policy Lecture “U.S. Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges to the U.S. and Global Interests,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-9 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

March 24

Love Bash for Animals Potter League for Animals fundraiser includes food and drink, live and silent auctions, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6-9 p.m., $100 in advance, $125 at the door, 401-846-8276, potterleague.org.

Fireside Trivia Night Test your knowledge of nature, birds and Norman Bird Sanctuary trivia, wine, beer and bar snacks served, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-9 p.m., $20-$25, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Comedy at The Brick Headlined by Brendan Eyre from Late Night with Seth Meyers and Comedy Central, hosted by Doug Key, Brick Alley Pub, doors open at 8 p.m., showtime 9 p.m., $15.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

March 25

Jump-Roping Learn single rope and double Dutch jumping moves from basic to advanced, no prior experience required, for ages 8-13, Florence Gray Center gym, 9-11 a.m., Mondays 4-5 p.m., 401-846-4828.

Redwood Book Club Discuss “The Immortal Irishman,” by Timothy Egan, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult create with LEGO bricks, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tours Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, noon and 1 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Spring Equinox Hike Learn about Ballard Park’s history and then hike the trails, Ballard Park, 2-3 p.m., rain date March 26, $5 suggested donation, $15 per group, 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org to register, drop-ins welcome.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to watch “Moana,” snack provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Piano Concert Spanish pianist Daniel del Pino performs at this Newport Music Festival winter concert series event, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 4-6 p.m., $25, box office 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Mystery at the Museum “Spring Surprise,” a 90-minute whodunit, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 24.

Sunday

March 26

Seal-Watching Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See March 25.

Salve Regina Senior Recital Salve’s department of music, theatre and dance presents a senior recital, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casino-theatre.

International Film Series Adults and teens watch “Sur le Chemin d’Ecole/On the Way to School,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival “La Cour de Babel/The School of Babel,” followed by a wine and cheese reception, O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 4 p.m., $15 general admission, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Monday

March 27

Tween Time Children ages 8-12 learn how to make slime to play with and take home, age limit strictly enforced, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jump-Roping 4 p.m. See March 25.

Make It, Take It Crafting Drop-in craft hour, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Movie Maker with Teens Teens learn to compose a personalized movie with the Windows Movie Maker program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Freshwater Fishing Fly-Tying Workshop Families are welcome to attend, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Civil and Human Rights Conversation Talk by a R.I. A.C.L.U. speaker, discussion encouraged, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Book discussion, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 28

Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series Documentary,” Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora,” with discussion, reception follows, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., prices vary, waiting list, to reserve contact Ann Arnold at 401-841-5493 or tpm1@earthlink.net, newportirishhistory.org.

Coloring Club An adult activity, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book Discussion Group Bring a salad or sandwich and discuss a book, drinks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “Jackie” tells the story of Jackie Kennedy’s life following the assassination of J.F.K., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons ages 12 and up explore the Maker Lab, work on projects independently and have questions answered, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

ZUMBA at the Hut The Hut now offering Zumba classes, all fitness levels welcome, 35 Golden Hill St., 6:30 -7:30 p.m., no preregistration required; $5 drop in fee, 401-845-5800.

Teen Fiction Book Club This month’s selection is “Northanger Abbey,” by Jane Austen, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival Screening “Valley of Love,” with Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu, followed by a discussion, O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7p.m., $10 general admission, salve.edu/french-filmfestival.

Pell Center Presentation “Rockin’ the Free World: How the Rock and Roll Revolution Changed America and the World,” by Sean Kay, Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., register, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org/ events.

Wednesday

March 29

Sail Newport Luncheon Hear about Sail Newport’s Campaign for Blue Space and the progress on the construction of its new Marine Education and Recreation Center, includes lunch, Clarke Cooke House, Bannister’s Wharf, noon, tickets online, $40, sailnewport.org, 401-846-1983.

Computer Workshop Explore Internet searching, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

URI Moth Program Learn about winter moths, gypsy moths and sudden oak death, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Drop-in knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

March 30

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See March 23.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See March 23.

Women in Business After Hours At this Newport Chamber event, hear about the history of the founders of Girl Scouts America and today’s growing trends for women in the workplace, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., members $15, nonmembers $25, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Fly-Tying Workshop 6:30 p.m. See March 23.

Salve’s French Film Festival Screening “Hippocrate/Hippocrates, Dairy of a French Doctor,” O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7p.m., $10 general admission, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

‘Godspell’ Salve Regina University presents “Godspell,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., March 30-31, 8 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/events.

Friday

March 31

Origami Workshop Make origami bunnies and candy dishes for Easter, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Leading Ladies Film Series “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn, popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Godspell’ 8 p.m. See March 30.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 24.

Saturday

April 1

Art Exhibit See a photograph exhibit on Newport’s architecture and sports, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. through April 30, newportphotoguild.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See March 25.

Bailey Brook Clean-Up At this Clean Ocean Access event, eliminate marine debris and improve ocean health, noon-2 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

April Fool’s Nature Program Join a naturalist for a special guided hike and animal presentation, recommended for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1:30- 2:30 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Godspell’ 2 p.m. See March 30.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 3-5 p.m., $5-$42, register, savebay.org/seals.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 25.

Common Fence Music Session Americana performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Newport Night Run This 5K run benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation, headlamps, bright colors and glow sticks are recommended, Rogers

High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7:30 p.m., $27-$35, register, newportnightrun.com.

Sunday

April 2

Guided Bird Walk Birding experts and beginners bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Garden Tips and Soil Testing Bring a soil sample for testing by URI master gardeners and get gardening tips, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sundays through Oct. 31, weather dependent, 401-874- 2900,uri.edu/mastergardener.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Artist Talk and Tea Enjoy an artist talk and tea with Kate Blacklock, Newport Art Museum, 75 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., free with museum admission, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

String Ensemble Performance La Bella Musica performs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Soils and Groundwater Program Learn about soils and recharging the groundwater, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 2-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Salve French Film Screening “Loin des Hommes/Far from Men,” O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 3 p.m., preceded by a 2 p.m. reception, $15 general admission, salve.edu/french-filmfestival.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 3 p.m. See April 1.

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