2013-11-21 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 Duddey 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.

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.

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.

Backyard Bird Feeding Learn about common backyard birds, their feeding habits, how to use feeders to attract birds, make your own bird feeders, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., members $5, non-members $8, reservations required, 401-846-2577.

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.

Third Thursdays Short Film Series Documentary shorts from the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Coffee Tasting Free tastings of coffees from around the world, Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 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 Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., drop in.

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.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

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, 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.

Free Comedy at Grand Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

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, decorated with holiday splendor, The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org.

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.

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

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

Polar Express 4 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Monday

November 25

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

E-books Workshop E-books with 3M Cloud and Overdrive, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

Tuesday

November 26

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

Tuesday Books in Jamestown Discuss “The Power of One,” by Bryce Courtenay, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Fiction for Adult Readers Discuss “Birthmarked,” by Caragh O’Brien, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Portsmouth Coal Mine Historian Jim Garman presents at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., reserve at 401-683-9457.

Arts Around the Fire Monthly networking event for artists and art lovers, Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., this month’s theme is arts in the schools, newportarts.org.

Wednesday

November 27

Bon Fire in Middletown 5:30-8:30 at Third Beach.

Christmas at the Mansions See Nov. 24.

‘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.

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

Thursday

November 28

Thanksgiving Pie Run 28th annual 5-mile USATF-sanctioned road race over scenic course with panoramic views of Sachuest Beach, starts and ends in front of the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, 8:30 a.m., $25, register at newportrunningclub.org.

Community Meal Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Sq., 12-2 p.m..

Friday

November 29

Winter Gardening Interactive program on how to extend the growing season, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 3 p.m., members $5, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577.

Newport Nutcracker Island Moving Co.’s 12th annual performance of the Newport Nutcracker, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., advance ticketing required, islandmovingco.org.

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.

Holiday Open House Newport Historical Society’s annual holiday open house, with costumed interpreter reading “The Night Before Christmas,” free, Colony House, 4-5 p.m.

Newport Nutcracker 2 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Nov. 22.

Decorate the Brewery Decorate the Newport Storm Brewery’s visitor’s center and enjoy holiday cheer, Connell Highway, 6 p.m., bring non-perishable donations for MLK Center.

Holiday Evenings at The Breakers Tour the festively decorated Vanderbilt mansion, enjoy music by Voices of Xmas Victorian Carolers, Vocal Revolution, pianist John Black, refreshments, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., advance ticketing at newportmansions.org.

Free Concert at Grand Joshua Tree plays tribute to U2, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

December 1

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.

Newport Nutcracker 1 and 6 p.m. See Nov. 29.

Touro’s 250th Rededication of Touro Synagogue in celebration of its 250th anniversary, 2 p.m., followed by Hanukah party, reservations required, rsvp@tourosynagogue.org.

Portsmouth Tree Lighting Santa, holiday music, cocoa, cookies and candy canes, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 5:30 p.m., Santa arrives at 6 p.m.

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.

Christmas in Newport Begins Newport’s monthlong celebration of the Christmas season kicks off in Washington Square at 5 p.m., tree lighting, cannon salute, bonfire, live entertainment, christmasinnewport.org.

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