2014-02-21 / Calendar

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Peter Yarrow at Channing Folk icon Peter Yarrow will perform at Channing Church on Saturday, March 1 as part of Common Fence Music programming. Internationally known for his songwriting, sound quality and commitment to excellence, Yarrow, along with Paul Stookey and Mary Travers, made up the popular folk group Peter, Paul & Mary. The trio produced such standard ‘60s hits as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Puff the Magic Dragon,” and much of their music centered on social issues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 at the door and $30 in advance at commonfencemusic.com. Channing Church is at 135 Pelham St. This is not a food and beverage event. Peter Yarrow at Channing Folk icon Peter Yarrow will perform at Channing Church on Saturday, March 1 as part of Common Fence Music programming. Internationally known for his songwriting, sound quality and commitment to excellence, Yarrow, along with Paul Stookey and Mary Travers, made up the popular folk group Peter, Paul & Mary. The trio produced such standard ‘60s hits as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “If I Had a Hammer,” and “Puff the Magic Dragon,” and much of their music centered on social issues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 at the door and $30 in advance at commonfencemusic.com. Channing Church is at 135 Pelham St. This is not a food and beverage event. Thursday

February 20

Winter Festival Newport celebrates its 26th Winter Festival through Feb. 23.

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.

Animal Experiences Kids ages 4+ learn about a wide range of animals, including snakes, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace,” by Geoffrey L. Rossano and William F. Trimble, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Private Lives of the Impressionists,” by Sue Roe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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, 2 and 3 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

‘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.

How to Navigate Seed Catalogs Aquidneck Island Farmer Jim Garman leads workshop on planning your best garden, Farmaesthetics Apothecary, 144 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., space limited, materials provided, $25 donation supports Garman Farm’s summer internship program, 401-841-0500.

Ballard Park Illuminated Garden Walk through a magnificent blooming winter garden of thousands of lights, quarry meadow of Ballard Park, intersection of Hazard and Wickham roads, access through the Hazard Road

entrance, wear hiking shoes/boots, bring flashlights, 6-9 p.m., free but donations accepted, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Third Thursdays Films Shorts of Love and Affection, selections from 2013 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Last Train to Zona Verde,” by Paul Theroux, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x103.

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

Friday

February 21

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

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour Learn about the changing role of alcohol in Newport, from the thriving colonial rum trade through Prohibition-era smuggling, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., 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.

Seal Watch Tours 3 and 4 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 20 for details.

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.

Owl Prowl Learn about and hike to listen for these nocturnal raptors, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., ages

8+, this is a no flashlight walk, dress for the weather, members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, rain date is Feb. 22, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Ballard Park Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 20 for details.

Madrigals Cabaret Dinner Salve Regina University hosts 16th annual cabaret dinner with student performers, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $35, call 401-4341-2295 for information or reservations.

Saturday

February 22

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.

Redwood Book Group Discuss “Fair Game,” by Valerie Plame Wilson and watch the film of the same name, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., public welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

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.

Scenic Train Rides 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 4:45 p.m. See Friday, Feb. 21 for details.

Save the Seals Campaign Martin Welych-Flanagan discusses his Save the Seals Campaign that has raised money and awareness about harp seals. Sachuest Point NWR, Middletown, 10:30 a.m.

Newport Bridal Show Bridal expo featuring area wedding professionals, Rosecliff and OceanCliff, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., advance ticketing available at newportbridalshow.net.

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished in “Rogue’s Island,” departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

Free Kiddie Movie Matinee Children ages 6+ are invited to a screening of “Monsters University,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401-847- 8720 x204.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 3 and 4 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 20 for details.

Movie Night at the YMCA “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., doors open at 6 p.m., movie starts at 6:30 p.m., members $3, non-members $5, parents free, children get free pizza, 401-847-9200.

Ballard Park Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 20 for details.

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

A Cappella Invitational Third annual New England collegiate competition, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., $15, advance ticketing suggested, call 401-324-4072 or visit tennisfame.com.

Free Comedy Show at Grand The Whole She-Bang, with Jody Sloane, Jenny Zigrino and Jessica Casiano, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 23

Scenic Train Rides 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. See Friday, Feb. 21 for details.

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.

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.

Genealogy Workshop 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.

‘All is Lost’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Musical Sundays Flutist Joy Williams will perform classical and original works, accompanied by Jared Maynard on guitar and Gerard LeDoux on cello, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x108.

Jewish Film Series Free screening of “Annie Hall” (1977), hosted by Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown at 1 p.m., discussion to follow film.

Seal Watch Tours 3 and 4 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 20 for details.

Black History Celebration “This Is My Story,” a celebration of African American heritage, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 33 Van Zandt Ave., 4 p.m., free will offering, 401- 849-3569.

Monday

February 24

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

Civil War Talk Frank Grzyb will discuss his recently released book, “The Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War,” Middletown Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Multicultural Education Week Presentation Internationally renowned Chinese- American documentary filmmaker and author Lee Mun Wah presents “What Stands Between Us,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m.

Tuesday

February 25

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.

Arts Around the Fire Monthly gathering of artists and art lovers, founder of Artists and Scientists as Partners Rachel Balaban on the intersection of the arts and science, Salvation CafĂ©, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, newportarts.org.

Teen Fiction for Adults Book Club Discuss “Ask the Passengers,” by A.S. King, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

February 26

Neo Noir Film Screening “Blood Simple,” (1984), by Joel and Ethan Coen, 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.

Multicultural Education Week Presentation Traciana Graves will discuss “Five Keys to Building a Strong Campus Community,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m.

SVF Lecture Dr. Rosaria Pisa discusses “Traditional Foodways,” Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7p.m., free, reservations required, lynne@svffoundation.org or 401-848-7229 x10.

Shark Lecture The Pennfield School presents Dr. Gregory Skomal on “Understanding the Real Jaws,” 110 Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday

February 27

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “No Substitute for Experience: Chinese Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden,” by Prof. Andrew Erickson and Austin Strange, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after-hours gathering at BMW of Newport, 1215 West Main Rd., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $25, 401- 847-1608.

Irish History Lecture In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. John F. Quinn will discuss the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who was also outspoken on behalf of the Irish, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., Irish History Museum members $3, non-members $15, reserve to Ann Arnold at tpm1@earthlink.net or 401-841-5493.

Black History Month Movie “The Loving Story,” about a biracial marriage, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., free, 401- 847-8720.

Dance Concert SRU’s Extensions Dance Company performs, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $10, $8 seniors, $5 students, 401-341-2250.

Friday

February 28

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., 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.

Dance Concert 8 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 27 for details.

Saturday

March 1

March Mystery Month Author Peter Abrahams will discuss his latest book in the popular children’s Chet and Bernie Mysteries, “The Sound and the Furry,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

Dance Concert 2 and 8 p.m. See Thursday, Feb. 27 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.

Winter Friend-Raiser: Warhol Festive offbeat fundraiser for newportFILM, Christies, 14 Perry Mill Wharf, 7 p.m., cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, silent auction, film-centered fun, Warhol-inspired attire strongly suggested, $75, tickets at newportfilm.com.

Peter Yarrow in Concert Common Fence Music presents Peter Yarrow at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., doors open at 7:30, concert at 8 p.m., not part of the tailgate picnic series, tickets $30 in advance, $33 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

March 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.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast St. Patrick’s Day committee fundraising brunch at Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $10, special family rates, newportirish.com/events. html.

Mysteries of the Exploration Center Learn about the creatures at the Save The Bay Exploration Center, 175 Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m., $10, pre-registration is required online at savebay.org/mysteries, 401-324- 6020.

Dancing at Forty Steps Irish Heritage Month kicks off at the Cliff Walk’s Forty Steps, Narragansett Ave., 2 p.m. newportirish.com/events.html.

Barn Dance The Newport String Project and Common Fence Music present a free old-time barn dance, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 2 p.m., all welcome.

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

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