2014-02-07 / Calendar

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Winterfest Magic Folks in the know expect the chill of the season to ease just a bit with the arrival of the 26th annual Newport Winter Festival on Feb. 14. Newport will be jam-packed with energy, fun, and events galore from Feb. 14-23 with over 150 activities of all sorts - comedy, music, film, food, family festivities and even contests on the beach - on tap. This year’s theme, “Winter Latitudes and Tropical Attitudes,” embraces all that is fun about Newport year round and packs it into a ten-day period right in the middle of winter – when we need it most. Visit newportwinterfestival.com for a full listing of events. Winterfest Magic Folks in the know expect the chill of the season to ease just a bit with the arrival of the 26th annual Newport Winter Festival on Feb. 14. Newport will be jam-packed with energy, fun, and events galore from Feb. 14-23 with over 150 activities of all sorts - comedy, music, film, food, family festivities and even contests on the beach - on tap. This year’s theme, “Winter Latitudes and Tropical Attitudes,” embraces all that is fun about Newport year round and packs it into a ten-day period right in the middle of winter – when we need it most. Visit newportwinterfestival.com for a full listing of events. Thursday

February 6

Cookbook Sale By Friends of the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Green Drinks Monthly gathering of eco-friendly community, Asterisk, 599 Thames St., 5:30 p.m., Karla Simmons of Simmons Organic Farm discusses eating local and organic, 401-841- 8833.

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.

Cookbook Sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 6 for details.

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.

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 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 “Go Dancing in Red,” celebrate Heart Month at monthly ballroom dance gathering, lessons and social dancing, Common Fence Point Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 7-10 p.m., $12, 401-230-3420.

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

Saturday

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach Rotunda features four bounce houses for kids up to age 10, 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.

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

Cookbook Sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 6.

Bilingual Story Time Children ages 3+ and their families are invited to hear stories in Spanish and English with related activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11:30 a.m., registration not required, drop in, 401-847- 8720 x204.

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 Lecture 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.

African-American Poets in Dialogue Bruce Wayne Gains discusses George Moses Horton, the first slave in America to have his poetic protests published, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., registration not required, drop in, 401-847-8720 x115.

Gardening Expert Talk Local gardener Kristen Green, author of “Plantful,” will discuss how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices, Island Books, 575 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m.

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.

Redwood Writers Club for Kids Kids in grades K-3 hear stories and write their own, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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, an all-female music and dance ensemble playing Africaninfluenced 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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. See Saturday, Feb. 8.

Save The Bay Exploration Center Kids of all ages see and touch creatures of the sea, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., savebay.org/ aquarium.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor on the M/V Alletta Morris, see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 10 a.m., savebay.org/seals.

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.

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.

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.

Monday

February 10

Beach Bounce 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. See Saturday, Feb. 8 for details.

Computer Workshop iPad Tricks and Tips, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make Valentines hearts, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Civil War Medical and Sanitary Conundrums Middletown Public Library, 900 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401-846- 1573.

Tuesday

February 11

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.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Braque & Cubism:

What is ‘Realism’ in Art?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Art-ventures Kids 5+ explore art of making beautiful geometric designs with simple shapes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., registration required, 846-1573.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “The Pale King,” by David Foster Wallace, Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Valentine Chocolate Party Kids ages 6+ make Valentine craft projects, treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., free but registration is required and space is limited, sign up at the Children’s Desk or call 401-847- 8720 x204.

Wednesday

February 12

Neo Noir Film Screening “The Long Goodbye” (1973), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Redwood Writers Club for Kids Kids in grades K-3 hear stories and write their own, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Atwood Lecture at Salve Dr. Justin Dyer, of the University of Missouri, will discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m., pellcenter@salve.edu, 401-341-2927.

Teen Movies “Warm Bodies,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., pizza, snacks, hang out, free, 401- 847-8720 x208.

Thursday

February 13

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “A Star for Mrs. Blake,” by April Smith, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 841-7276.

Teens Make Chocolates Teens make your own chocolates, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Opening Reception “Picturing War,” with photographs by Claire Beckett and Suzanne Opton, opens SRU, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5 p.m., panel discussion in the DiStefano Lecture Hall from 6-7 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401-341-2981.

‘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, 5-8 p.m., Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library open, newportgalleries.org.

‘Antigone’ SRU Theatre Dept. presents the classic tragedy at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $10, $8 seniors, military, students, 401- 341-2250.

Friday

February 14

Winterfest Begins Newport celebrates its 26th Winter Festival February 14-23.

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

Discover Colonial Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport Walk through the heart of the thriving colonial metropolis on a lantern-lit stroll with a guide in colonial costume, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Valentine Day Party Light buffet and live jazz by Mike Rollins & Co., Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m. – midnight, $15 in advance or $20 at the door, call 401-662-7988 for tickets.

‘Antigone’ 8 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 13.

Laughter and Love Improv Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 9:30 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

February 15

Save The Bay Exploration Center 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. See Sunday, Feb. 9 for details.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and sunset ride at 4:45 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Sunday, Feb. 9 for details.

Winter Lecture Series “Tales from the Auction World,” by art appraiser Robin Starr, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Antigone’ 2 and 8 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 13 for details.

Redwood Writers Club for Kids Kids in grades K-3 hear stories and write their own, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Sunday

February 16

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.

Scenic Train Rides 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. See Saturday, Feb. 15.

Working Waterfront Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants, sailors and merchants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood, begins at the Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Sunday, Feb. 9 for details.

Plunge for Police Parade Fundraiser for Aquidneck Police Parade, Third Beach, Middletown, 12 p.m., donation $15 for plungers from the general public, $10 for emergency responder plungers, $10 for spectators, post-plunge party at Aquidneck Pizza.

‘Antigone’ 2 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 13 for details.

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

Newport String Project Winter chamber music concert, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., family-friendly, members free, non-members $5, call 401- 847-0292 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rhody Beer and Cheese Five locally brewed beers paired with five locally made cheeses to show off R.I. artisan agriculture, ages 21+ only, Newport Storm Brewery, 293 JT Connell Rd., 6 p.m., ages 21+, $10, 401-849-5232.

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