2014-02-28 / Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

Eight Bells Lecture

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue with two noon lectures next week. On Tuesday, March 4 Prof. John Maurer will present “Great Power Naval Rivalries between the Two World Wars.” Maurer and Professor Christopher Bell are the editors of “At the Crossroads Between Peace and War: The London Naval Conference of 1930.” International relations and arms control efforts were the intent of the conference, but, as the history of the subsequent fifteen years demonstrates, that intent was not realized.

Victor “Tory” Failmezger will discuss his book, “An American Knight,” on Thursday, March 6. This is the story of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion during World War II as told in the letters of Lt. Thomas Peter Welch. From stateside to North Africa, to Salerno, Anzio, and crossing the Siegfried Line, Welch saw it all.

The Eight Bells series is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve and arrange for base access, call 401-841-2101 at least one work day prior to event.

Ash Wednesday Services

The Chapel of Hope will hold Ash Wednesday services on March 5. Catholic Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. and the Protestant Imposition of Ashes will be held at 6:30 p.m. For more information on Ash Wednesday services and the upcoming

Lenten Bible studies, call 401-841-2234.


Intramural Volleyball runs March 24 - May 23 at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center and is open to active duty, retirees, reservists, dependents and DoD Civilians ages 18 and over.

Teams must pay a $100 refundable forfeit fee and there is a $15 fee for DoD civilians. Matches will be played Monday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Teams may have 6-15 players and must have shirts with numbers by the first game.

There will be a meeting for coaches and captains on Wednesday, March 5 in the fitness center office at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 401-841-3154.

Navy Band Northeast

For those of you who cannot wait until Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade to hear the Navy Band Northeast, consider heading to URI on Wednesday, March 6 when the band’s Protocol Combo will perform a jazz history concert at 12:30 p.m. The concert will be at 80 Upper College Rd.

Spouse Trivia Night

Military Spouses of Newport is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Trivia Night event at Buskers in the upstairs lounge on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Dress up in your favorite St. Patrick's Day garb and join in for trivia fun. Tables will be set up for teams to eat and play together.

Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and winning teams. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Register at milspousenewport.org.

Spouse Club Scholarships

Every year, the Military Spouses of Newport offers scholarships for graduating high school students residing in the greater Newport area who are dependents of active duty, retired, or deceased military personnel. They also offer a scholarship for spouses in postsecondary education, certification, or professional programs. Visit milspousenewport.org for eligibility criteria and application forms. Completed applications are due by April 5 to: Military Spouses of Newport, Attn: Scholarships, PO Box 5115, Newport, RI 02841.

Choristers in Concert

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” on Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church at 1697 East Main Rd. in Portsmouth. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and will benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Choristers.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under, with an $18 maximum for a family. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact Pat McGue at 401-849- 1135 or JoAnn Loewenthal at 401- 849-4823 or visit newportnavychoristers.org.

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