2014-01-24 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 23

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.

‘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.

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

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 Beginning Word 2007, 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 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.

Newport String Project Concert Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, op. 8 and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (after Pulcinella) for violin and piano, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 4 p.m., free, newportstringproject.org.

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

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 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.

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.

‘Saturday Night Widows’ Talk Author Becky Aikman will discuss her book, “Saturday Night Widows,” Newport Public Library, 2 p.m.

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.

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.

Party for Clean Ocean Access Local advocacy group’s major fundraiser at Easton’s Point Pub, 116 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 7 p.m., three bands, a DJ, slides and videos from local photographers, food, raffle prizes, tickets $20, on sale now at the pub, info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ New interactive murder mystery opens at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 24.

Free Concert at Grand Steely Dan tribute by Hey Nineteen, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 26

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.

Opening Reception Outstanding art work from R.I.’s middle and high school students, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 12 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401-341-2981.

‘Saint Practice Day’ Fundraiser The St. Patrick’s Day committee is hosting a benefit for the annual parade, O’Brien’s Pub, 1-3 p.m., $25.

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.

Honoring Timmy Smith Local musicians honor Timmy Smith, Tavern on Broadway, 2-9 p.m., $10 suggested donation.

‘Enough Said’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m.

Jewish Film Series Begins Touro Synagogue screens “The Golem” (1920), at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 4 p.m., free.

Monday

January 27

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.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make lion masks to ring in the Chinese New Year at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required.

E-Readers Workshop Learn how to use devices to download e-books, Beginning Word 2007, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

Tuesday

January 28

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.

Newport Interactive Marketers No-host networking event with presentation on resources available from URI’s Business Engagement Center, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., register at http://bit.ly/1dvFMqG.

Arts Around the Fire Monthly gathering of artists and art lovers, Newport’s 375th anniversary committee will discuss the upcoming festivities, Salvation CafĂ©, 140 Broadway, 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar.

Wednesday

January 29

Neo Noir Film Screening “The Getaway” with Steve Mc- Queen and Ali McGraw, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 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.

Redwood Author Talk National Book award finalist David Kertzer will discuss his new book, “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception

at 5:30, talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Thursday

January 30

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Marines Take Anbar: The Four Year Fight Against Al Qaeda,” by Professor Richard Schultz, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Author Reading Laura van den Berg, author of “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” and “The Isle of Youth,” will read from her works, Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, 6 p.m.

‘Outstanding Women’ Lecture Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design for the Museum of the City of New York, will present “Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5 for Preservation Society members and $10 for nonmembers, reserve at 401-847-1000 x154 or newportmansions.org.

Chinese New Year Learn about the Year of the Horse, hands-on demonstrations of Chinese arts and crafts, presented by the Confucius Institute at the University of Rhode Island at Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., free, all ages welcome, drop in, 401-683- 9457.

‘Adapting to a Changing Climate’ Panel discussion on how climate change will affect Rhode Island and how the state should be preparing for these changes, Salve Regina University, Bazarsky Hall, 7 p.m., pellcenter@salve.edu, 401- 341-2927.

Friday

January 31

Computer Workshop Intro to Excel 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.

Teen Xtreme Video Night Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., jamestownartcenter.org.

Saturday

February 1

Sachuest Birding Meet an Audubon guide in the Sachuest Point NWR parking lot and head for the shore to look for winter birds, 10:30 a.m., ages 10+, $12 adults, $6 children, dress for cold and wind, 401-949-5454, asri.org.

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

Handmade Valentines Afternoon of crafting gifts, ages 10 to adult, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2-4 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Winter Lecture Series “Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of JFK” by Ted Widmer, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Books and Authors Series Barbara Krauthamer, associate professor of history at the University of Mass., will discuss her book, “Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, Jan. 25 for details.

Free Concert at Grand Tribute to Aerosmith by Draw the Line, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 2

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.

Snowy Owls of Sachuest Point Join Shannon Griffith for a talk and a walk at Sachuest Point NWR to look for Snowy Owls, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., free.

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.

‘Captain Phillips’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m.

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