2014-01-31 / Calendar

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The Art of ‘Waterfire’ The Newport Art Museum’s Winter Lecture Series will present “Water- Fire: From an Art Installation to a Global Phenomenon,” with designer Barnaby Evans on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. This award-winning sculpture has been praised as a powerful work of art as well as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance, and serves as a demonstration of the power of art to unite a community. Evans has also created WaterFire installations in Houston and Singapore. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $6 for students. To reserve, call 401-848-8200. The Art of ‘Waterfire’ The Newport Art Museum’s Winter Lecture Series will present “Water- Fire: From an Art Installation to a Global Phenomenon,” with designer Barnaby Evans on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. This award-winning sculpture has been praised as a powerful work of art as well as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance, and serves as a demonstration of the power of art to unite a community. Evans has also created WaterFire installations in Houston and Singapore. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $6 for students. To reserve, call 401-848-8200. 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.

‘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.

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 non-members, 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, 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., 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.

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.

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

Saturday

February 1

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach Rotunda features four bounce houses for kids up to age ten, 175 Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., $7, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/beach.

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.

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.

Art Opening Reception Reception for opening of watercolor exhibition by Paula Visnoski, The Island Heron, 42 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 5:30 p.m.

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

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 31.

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.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Saturday, Feb. 1.

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.

Cookbook Sale By Friends of the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m.

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

Monday

February 3

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.

Cookbook Sale 1-5 p.m. See Sunday, Feb. 2.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make paper bag puppets and enjoy a puppet show, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required.

Author Lecture Frank Grzyb will discuss his book, “Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War,” Middletown Public Library, 900 West Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., free.

First Monday Poetry Poetry writing workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-847-8720 x208.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Public Library group examines “The Daughter of Time,” by Josephine Tey, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

February 4

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.

Cookbook Sale 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See Sunday, Feb. 2.

The Friends International Film Series “Kiseki” (I Wish), from Korea, screens at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., refreshments at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., free, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Black History Lecture The Emmanuel Church Speaker Series presents “Unsung Pioneers of Integration: The African-American Army Engineers Who Helped Build the 1500-Mile Alaska Highway in World War II,” by Heath Twichell, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., 401-847-0675.

Great Decisions Lecture The Council for International Visitors presents the Foreign Policy Association’s “Food and Climate,” Northend Steakhouse, Best Western Mainstay Inn, 151 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. presentation, newportciv.org.

Wednesday

February 5

Cookbook Sale 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See Sunday, Feb. 2.

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.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft project to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720 x117.

Thursday

February 6

R.I. Civil War History Lecture Frank Grzyb will present “Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War,” Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Heifetz on Tour Classical musicians from the Heifetz International Music Institute perform at Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception begins at 6 p.m., performance follows, free, children are welcome, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Aquidneck Land Trust Annual Meeting Annual meeting and dinner at the Atlantic Beach Club, 6 p.m. social with a cash bar and complimentary buffet, meeting at 6:45 p.m., RSVP to Courtney Huth at chuth@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 x19.

Friday

February 7

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

Art Opening Reception Reception honoring Newport Art Museum’s winter exhibits: “Delicate Armour: Works on Paper by Deborah Coolidge,”“Irving Barrett: Avian Aquidneck,”“The Art of Craft: Selections from the Aquidneck Island Region,” and the “Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Have A Heart Cocktail Party & Auction Major fundraiser for the Potter League at the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., preview party and auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., $100 with reservation, $115 at door, or auction only beginning at 6:30 p.m., $65 with reservation, $75 at door, 401-846-0592, potterleague.org.

Executive Directors’ Dinner Fundraising dinner cooked by the executive directors of the Norman Bird Sanctuary and Jamestown Arts Center in Mabel’s Studio on the NBS campus, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6 p.m., performance by a trio of Heifetz International Music Institute alumni, $55, advance ticketing only, 401-846- 2577.

Ballroom Dancing “Rhythm Is Going To Get You,” monthly ballroom dance gathering, lessons and social dancing, Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 7-10 p.m., $10, 401-230-3420.

Saturday

February 8

Saturday Book Club Discuss “My Brilliant Career,” by Miles Franklin, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683- 9457.

Geology Rocks! Visit with the “Rock Man” and learn about rocks, discover artifacts, fossils, rocks you can write with, rocks that glow, family-friendly, free, Sachuest Point NWR, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, drop in anytime between 12-4 p.m., free.

Beach Cleanup Meet to clean up Easton’s Beach with Clean Ocean Access, 12-2 p.m., bring your own cup and Empire Coffee & Tea will provide coffee and cocoa, wear boots and gloves, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Winter Speaker Series “WaterFire: From an Art Installation to a Global Phenomenon,” by Barnaby Evans, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Gilded Age Tea Fundraising afternoon tea to benefit the Newport Public Library, Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., $25, 401-848-4824.

Resume Building Class Learn how to put together an effective resume, Middletown Public Library, 900 West Main Rd., 2:30 p.m., bring a flash drive to store resume, 401-846-1573.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “Mad Hot Ballroom!” 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members free, non-members $10, students $3, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112.

Heifetz on Tour Concert at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $18 members, $20 non-members, $15 students, jamestownartcenter.org.

Common Fence Music Zili Misik, a 10-piece all female music & dance ensemble playing African-influenced new world soul, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $22 advance, $25 door, commonfencemusic.org. Free Comedy Show at Grand Comedy hypnotist Bruce James, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 9

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.

Titanic Presentation Middletown Historical Society presents “Unsinkable,” with Pat Perry of Sneek Peek Productions, on the sinking of the Titanic, Paradise School, corner of Paradise Avenue and Prospect Street, 2 p.m., donations welcome, middletownhistory.org.

Music in Jamestown Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library present The South County Rounders, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7281, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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