2013-11-14 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 14

America’s Playground International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts presentation on Newport’s rich sporting history, 194 Bellevue Ave., 9 a.m., free, register at programs@tennisfame.com.

Opening Reception SRU hosts James Baker’s “From the Hermetic Museum,” Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, 5-8 p.m., salve.edu.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, Redwood Library open, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Dr. Timothy Demy, of the Naval War College, on “A Dreadful Thing: C.S. Lewis and the Experience of War,”Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

“Trashed” in Portsmouth NewportFILM offers free screening of documentary “Trashed,” examining the damage to the food chain caused by poor waste management, starring Jeremy Irons, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, snacks at 6 p.m., screening at 7 p.m., newportfilm.com.

SVF Lecture “Arthur Curtiss James and the Swiss Village,” by Brian Stinson, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but limited seating, register at 401-848-7229 x10 or lynne@svffoundation.org.

Friday

November 15

Computer Workshop Beginning Excel, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720 x208.

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., open for self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Learn about 18th century holiday traditions during a lantern-lit stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 4:30 p.m., $12, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Free Concert at Grand Merchants of Cool plays tribute to Bad Company and Foreigner, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Saturday

November 16

Redwood Book Club Discuss John M. Barry’s book, “Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Winter Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, St. Mary’s Church Hall, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Mad Science Saturdays Kids 5+ learn about ‘slime science,’ experiments and hands-on fun, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401- 841-8770.

Coastal Cleanup Clean Ocean Access hosts beach cleanup at Sandy Point in Portsmouth, 12-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

RI Genealogy Workshop Trace your roots with a series of workshops on ancestor searches, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 12:30-2:30 p.m., free but attendance limited, register at 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Free China’ at NPL Screening of “Free China,” by Michael Perlman, award-winning director of “Tibet: Beyond Fear,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Coffee Tasting Free tastings of coffees from around the world, Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 1-3 p.m.

Polar Express Begins Capture the magic of the timeless Christmas classic aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., advance ticketing a must, 401-841-8700, newportdinnertrain.com.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Nov. 15 for details.

Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “A Merry Murder Mystery,” a holiday whodunit at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

SRU Dance Concert SRU Dance, Salve Regina’s largest student-run dance organization, will present “Can’t Hold Us,” with tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, Irish step and line dancing, Rodgers Recreation Center, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Brown/Trinity Rep production at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Common Fence Music Concert The Stray Birds, roots musicians and singer/songwriters from Lancaster County, Penn., 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

November 17

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841- 8770.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

SRU Dance Concert 1 p.m. See Nov. 16 for details.

Musical Sundays Ken Bonfield presents “History of the American Fingerstyle Guitar,”

combining an informal narrative with traditional guitar music, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Open Mic Sunday Open mic at Portsmouth Public House, 600 Clock Tower Square, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m.

Gallery Talk Curator Nancy Grinnell discusses exhibition, “The Art of Sea-ing,” focusing primarily on the work of William H. Drury, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown Movie Matinees Free screening of “Man of Steel,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280.

‘Twelfth Night’ Brown/Trinity Rep production at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 3 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Polar Express 4 and 6:30 p.m. See Nov. 16 for details.

Full Moon Hike Interpretive night hike on the Norman Bird Sanctuary trails, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 4:30 p.m., members $5, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsancturay.org.

Taste of Newport Fundraiser for Child & Family, Hyatt Regency, 5:30 p.m., tickets at childandfamilyri.com or 401-849-2300.

Monday

November 18

‘A Writer’s Dozen’ Newport Historical Society exhibit featuring 12 historically significant desks, including one used by Declaration signer William Ellery, Seventh Day Baptist, 82 Touro St., Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, newporthistorical.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make high flying paper airplanes at drop-in craft time at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required.

R.I. Poet Laureate Series Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate Emeritus (1999-2006) Tom Chandler reads, with guest Heather Sullivan, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Tuesday

November 19

Economic Update Breakfast Panel discussion on the impact of sea rise, Newport Yacht Club, 8:30- 10 a.m., members $15, non-members $20, register at newportchamber.com or call 401-847-1608.

Pre-K Storytime Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “What’s Really Going on in The Last Supper?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “1858: British Treaties with China and Japan: HMS Furious at Shanghai, the Peiho, and Yeddo,” with Jonathan Parkinson, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Art-ventures Kids 5+ make self portraits, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., bring a picture of your child to use while drawing, registration required, 401-846- 1573.

Colonial Clothing Children grades 3-5 learn about the clothing styles and health habits of colonial ancestors and how their customs and traditions impact us today, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., dress up opportunities, drop in.

‘Inequality for All’ Screens Documentary follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap, SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6:30 p.m., reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu or 401-341-2927. Third Tuesday Book Group Discuss “Unbroken,” a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

November 20

Preservation Lecture Dr. Charles Watkins, former coordinator

of Salve Regina University’s Cultural and Historic Preservation Program, will present “A Perfect Storm: The Battle to Save 18th Century Newport,” The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, reservations required, 401-847-1000 x154 or newportmansions.org.

Film Noir Series Newport Library presents the classic, “Kiss Me Deadly” (1955), with Ralph Meeker as L.A. private eye Mike Hammer, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

After School Stories and Crafts Kids in grades K-4 enjoy stories, arts and crafts, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

State of the Arts Initiative Workshop on latest efforts to make Newport County a vibrant arts community, Newport Visitors Center, America’s Cup Ave., 5:30 p.m.

Teen Movie Join other teens for pizza and the movie, “Friday Night Lights,” Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Photo Guild Presentation by Ron Rosenstock, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., free, all welcome, 401- 848-8200.

Thursday

November 21

Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed story time with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members $6, 401-846-2577.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Art Forger,” by B.A. Shapiro, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Brian Dudley discussing his book, “Invasion Stripes: The Wartime Diary of Captain Robert Uhrig, USAAF and the Dawn of American Military Airlift,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Life of the Mind Salon Brown University’s James Patterson discusses his newest book, “The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Canada,” by Richard Ford, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Gaspee Lecture Author Rory Raven discusses his book, “Burning the Gaspee: Revolution in Rhode Island,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Short Film Series Documentary shorts from the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7p.m, $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

November 22

Computer Workshop How to Search the Web, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Nov. 15 for details.

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

Saturday

November 23

Christmas at the Mansions Enjoy The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, all decorated with glitter and gold for the holidays. The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Winter Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market begins at winter location, St. Mary’s Church Hall, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Thanksgiving Stories and Crafts Favorite Thanksgiving tales and a holiday craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 4+, free but registration is required, 401-846-1573.

Middletown Authors Circle Local authors 18+ meet at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1-3 p.m.

Author Talk Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy discuss the aftermath of the Whitey Bulger trial and the updated edition of their book, “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice,” that was released last month, Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m..

Native American Presentation Kids of all ages are invited to learn about Native American culture with the Aquidneck Indian Tribe, show and tell, drumming, dancing, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Glow Fundraiser Jamestown Arts Center’s fall fundraiser with illuminated artworks, light bites, drinks, silent auction, music, dancing, 18 Valley St., 7-10 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Horn of Plenty Blues Concert Common Fence Music hosts Michael Troy, Allyson Calley, Will Houlihan and bottle rocket dance band The Throttles in this fall celebration, harvest soups and baked goods available, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., tickets $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

November 24

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Christmas at the Mansions Visit The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, all decorated with glitter and gold for the holidays. The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

Jamestown Movie Matinees Free screening of “Blackfish,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280.

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