2014-01-17 / Calendar

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MLK Jr. Weekend Events A full complement of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances are slated across the island to mark the civil rights icon’s birthday. The Newport County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is sponsoring programming for the whole family, with a torch run, birthday celebration, luncheon, and worship events on tap. For a full schedule see page 4. MLK Jr. Weekend Events A full complement of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances are slated across the island to mark the civil rights icon’s birthday. The Newport County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is sponsoring programming for the whole family, with a torch run, birthday celebration, luncheon, and worship events on tap. For a full schedule see page 4. Thursday

January 16

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliott and the American Renaissance,” by curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World,” by Lincoln Paine, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

‘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.

NHS Talk Dr. Elyssa Tardif presents “They Gets a Bad Name by the Widow: Dinah Sisson’s Disbanding of the Free African Union Society,” Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x103.

Short Film Series “Short Films of Art & Design,” from the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 17

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach Rotunda features four bounce houses for kids up to age ten, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $7, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/beach.

Computer Workshop Introduction to computers and the mouse, 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.

NBS Begins Lunch Tours Guided tour, with lunch at the Paradise Farmhouse, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12 p.m., $12, reserve at 401-846-2577.

‘Evening’ at Casino The International Tennis Hall of Fame screens “Evening,” shot in and around Newport, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., ITHF members free, non-members $12, reserve at 401-324-4072 or programs@tennisfame.com.

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

Saturday

January 18

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 17.

Winter Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, St. Mary’s Church Hall, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Art Marathon Twelve-hour art event where members of the community are invited to draw, write and make art, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., bring supplies, dry media or watercolors only, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., free, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15 members, $12 non-members, 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours One hour seal watch tour with

Save The Bay guides aboard M/V Alletta Morris, departs from 142 Long Wharf Dock, intersection of Long Wharf and Washington Street, 1 p.m., 401-301-SEAL.

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.

Books and Authors Series Richard J. King, senior lecturer at Williams College and Mystic Seaport, will discuss his new book, “The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

Puppet Show Roy Drew presents interactive puppet show with songs, stories and silliness, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, non-members $2, 401-847-0292.

Winter Lecture Series Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Conn. state archaeologist, will present “The Mystery of Vampires in New England,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 17.

Free Concert at Grand Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, by Cash is King, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 19

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.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 17.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15 members, $12 non-members, 401-841-8770.

Food, Folk & Fun Seamen’s Church Institute kicks off monthly series with Billy Mitchell, brunch at 11:30 a.m., music runs 12:30-2 p.m., 18 Market Square, $15, proceeds support community meal program, reservations required, 401-847-4260.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 1 p.m. See Saturday, Jan 18.

Monday

January 20

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Beach Bounce 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 17.

Souls & Stones Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art, learn about the diverse people buried there, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15 members, $12 non-members, 401-841-8770.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401- 619-1511, fortadams.org.

Seal Watch Tours 1:30 p.m. See Saturday, Jan 18.

Tuesday

January 21

Pre-K Story Time 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.

Portsmouth Library Book Group Join the library staff for a discussion of “A Moveable Feast,” by Ernest Hemingway, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

January 22

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.

Thursday

January 23

“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.

Teen Craft Pinterest button jewelry, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., free, materials provided, snacks, 401-847-8720 x206.

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after-hours gathering at St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $25, 401-847-1608.

Opening Reception Redwood Library hosts opening reception for artist Neal Salisbury’s “Pop – Up Ghost” exhibit, runs through Jan. 26, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., 401-847-0292.

Design Expo “Impact” Opens Jamestown Arts Center series kicks off, 6-9 p.m., 18 Valley St., 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

“Two Who Dared” Free screening of documentary about a secret rescue operation conducted by an American husband and wife team during World War II, Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., free but donations accepted, 401-338-5329.

Friday

January 24

Beach Bounce 10 a.m. – 5p.m. See Friday, Jan. 17.

Computer Workshop Beginning Word 2007, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x208.

NBS Lunch Tours Guided tour, with lunch at the Paradise Farmhouse, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12 p.m., $12, reserve at 401-846-2577.

Saturday

January 25

Ballard Park Winter Hike Guided hike along the park’s trails and quarry, meet at Hazard Road entrance, 10 a.m., dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes, bring binoculars, $5, RSVP to education@ballardpark.org.

Teen Books for Adult Readers Adults discuss “Monstrous Beauty,” by Elizabeth Fama, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Winter Lecture Series Dr. Victoria Reed, Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will discuss her experiences as an “art detective,” in “To the Victor go the Spoils? Intricate Legalities of Plundered Art,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Author Visit Author Marguerite Vaillancourt will read from her latest book, “Chased from Eden,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” New interactive murder mystery opens at Newport Art Museum, 7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music MC Tom Duksta hosts the 15th Gathering of Fiddlers & Fishermen, open mic tribute to the sea, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open and music begins at 6:30 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $15 – early ticketing suggested, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

January 26

Genealogy Workshops Begin Portsmouth Free Public Library offers monthly workshop on how to trace your roots, 2658 East Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., space limited, reservations required, 401-683-9457.

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