2014-03-07 / Calendar

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Justice for Sherwood Forest If you’re in the mood for a sweet tale with a bit of intrigue and lots of fun, the St. Michael’s Country Day School production of “Robin Hood” might be just the ticket. A cast of fifth-through-eighth grade students will bring the exploits of the outlaw folk hero and his band of merry men to life as they seek justice for the residents of Sherwood Forest. St. Michael’s is at 180 Rhode Island Ave. and the performances are Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 401-849-5970 x330. Justice for Sherwood Forest If you’re in the mood for a sweet tale with a bit of intrigue and lots of fun, the St. Michael’s Country Day School production of “Robin Hood” might be just the ticket. A cast of fifth-through-eighth grade students will bring the exploits of the outlaw folk hero and his band of merry men to life as they seek justice for the residents of Sherwood Forest. St. Michael’s is at 180 Rhode Island Ave. and the performances are Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 401-849-5970 x330. Thursday

March 6

‘The Legacy of Katherine Warren’ Public policy fellow Alyssa Lozupone will discuss Katherine Warren, a leading force in the founding of The Preservation Society of Newport County, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, register at newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 x154.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “An American Knight,” by Victor “Tory” Failmezger, 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 Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Revere Teapot Lecture Gerald W.R. Ward will discuss the Newport Historical Society’s rare rococo-style teapot crafted by Paul Revere, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., NHS members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Green Drinks Monthly gathering of eco-friendly community, Oliver Hazard Perry, 29 Touro Street, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood’s spring salon series kicks off with Dr. Eric J. Shaw discussing his experiences as captain of America’s tall ship USCGC Eagle, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-9282 x112.

‘Robin Hood’ St. Michael’s Country Day School production of “Robin Hood,” 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., free, 401-849-5970 x330.

Manhattan Short Screening of Manhattan Short’s feature project, “Everyone’s Going to Die,” watch film and vote, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

March 7

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.

Redwood Opening Reception Redwood Library reception to unveil

“Portraits of Interiors: Interior Illustrators in Newport Collections,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-6 p.m., free, 401-847-0292.

Open Mic Night John Hillman and Graham Gibbs host open mic night at Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-9 p.m., 401-842- 0008.

‘Robin Hood’ 7 p.m. See Thursday, March 6 for details.

Friends of Newport Music Festival Concert Winter soiree featuring Claire Huangci playing works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky/Pletnev, Chopin and Wagner/Liszt, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7 p.m., $25, available at door, 401-846- 1133.

Musical Tribute to 375th Original instrumental, vocal, and dance performances salute Newport’s history, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $25 limited seating, reserve at 401-556-4490 or lceglie@yahoo.com.

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

Saturday

March 8

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.

Beach Cleanup Meet to clean up Sachuest 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.

Building Shelters and Forts Family adventure event building shelters and forts in the yew forest, ages 4+ accompanied by adult, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577.

Family Fun Days Redwood Children’s Library hosts hour of multigenerational playtime with toys, puzzles, coloring pages, books, fun for kids, parents and grandparents, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, all welcome, 401- 847-0292.

March Mystery Month James T. Shannon discusses his new book, “Dying for Attention,” (replacing Katherine Hall-Page), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

‘Robin Hood’ 7 p.m. See Thursday, March 6 for details.

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, 3 and 4 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “Herb and Dorothy,” by Megumi Sasaki, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members free, non-members $10, students $3, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff Ballet for kids of all ages at Rosecliff mansion, 548 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., adults $25, children 18 and under $15, tickets at newportmansions.org.

‘A Funny Thing Happened’ Swanhurst Chorus’s annual tribute to Broadway with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” dinner theatre, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Hall Ave., 6:30 p.m., 401- 682-1630, tickets at swanhurst.org.

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

An Evening of Music The Newport String Project. Dvorak Bagatelles Op.47 and Beethoven Piano Trio Op.1 No.1, Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., 309-256-0043, newportstringproject.org

Common Fence Music Renegade retro band The Sweetback Sisters returns to Common Fence Music, 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.

Temple Shalom Spring Concert Cantor Fred Scheff and friends perform Broadway and pop tunes, Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, 8 p.m., $36, 401-885- 6073.

Free Comedy Show Davin Rosenblatt and Joe Currie perform at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 9

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-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.

‘A Funny Thing Happened’ 1:30 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

The Search for Captain Cook’s Ships Presentation on the progress made in finding two of Captain Cook’s lost ships, Newport Historical Society, Paradise School, Paradise Avenue and Prospect Street, 2 p.m., 401-849-1870.

‘Philomena’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff 3 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

Choristers Concert Newport Navy Choristers presents “Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $7 adults, $5 seniors and children 12 and under, $18 families, tickets at door.

Monday

March 10

Cybersecurity at Pell Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is keynote speaker at panel discussion on “The National Cybersecurity Framework and Beyond Networking,” at breakfast at 8:30 a.m., panel at 9 a.m., Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., free but seating is limited, reserve at 401-341-2927 or pellcenter@salve.edu.

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

Scam Alert Rhode Island Attorney General sponsors free presentation on how to avoid identity theft and scams, Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St., 6 p.m., public welcome.

Plant Fossils Steve Emma, president of Rhode Island Mineral, will discuss plant fossils from the Carboniferous era found in Portsmouth, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-846-1573.

Author Talk in Jamestown Friends of the Jamestown Library will present local author James Keller discussing his new book, “Three Islands in My Life and Ministry,” 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 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 “Were There Any Good, Successful Women Artists between 1830 and 1930?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” by Ben Fountain, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

Art-ventures Kids 5+ learn to draw a simple folk-art pig with pencil and pastels, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

E-Books and More Portsmouth Free Public Library’s free program showing how to get started using library e-books and audiobooks and enhance computer skills, 2658 East Main Rd., 5:30 p.m., bring devices, questions and passwords, register at 401-683- 9457.

Book Publishing Talk Friends of the Jamestown Library will present “Write Your Children’s Book (and How to Get It Published),” with Peter Mandel, author of 11 picture books for children published by Simon & Schuster, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

China Lecture Dr. Henry Rosemont Jr. will discuss “China: Competition or Cooperation?” Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free, sponsored by The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church.

Wednesday

March 12

Afternoon Fun at Redwood Environmentally-themed afterschool stories and crafts activities for kids in grades K-4, programming in partnership with the Friends of Ballard Park, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., all are welcome, snacks, 401-847-0292.

Teen Video Teens learn to make videos with music, snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

Thursday

March 13

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Proceed to Peshawar: The Story of a U.S. Navy Intelligence Mission on the Afghan Border, 1943,” by George Hill, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

St. Patrick’s Story Time Kids ages 4+ enjoy the luck of the Irish with St. Patrick’s Day-themed crafts and story time, snacks, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., registration required, call 401-846-1573.

If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., Newport Art Museum hosts gallery talk at 6 p.m., Redwood Library open, newportgalleries.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, who will discuss scientific realism in film, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-9282 x112.

Reading and Book Signing Island Books hosts Rosemary Mahoney, author of “For the Benefit of Those Who See,” 575 East Main Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., 401-849- 2665.

Friday

March 14

Volvo Ocean Race Breakfast Chamber of Commerce members and business owners breakfast to discuss impact of upcoming Volvo Ocean race, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., reserve at 401-847-1608, newportchamber.org.

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Free screening of “Dallas Buyers Club,” first in a series of three recent Oscar-nominated films, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Opening of “Luke Randall, Multimedia: Art and Invention,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-9 p.m., performance at 8 p.m., 401- 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘A Funny Thing Happened’ 6:30 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

Saturday

March 15

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parade steps off at 11 a.m. sharp in front of City Hall, continues to St. Augustin’s Church.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss “Washington, D.C.” by Gore Vidal, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401- 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Seal Watch Tours 12 and 1 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

Electricity Fun Kids ages 8+ are invited to learn about electricity and create “electric artwork” with the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, non-members $2, 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Woodcock Walk Learn about woodcocks then go on an evening interpretive walk to witness the sky dance of the aerial acrobats, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6 p.m., space limited, for ages 8+, members $6, non-members $8, call to reserve, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘A Funny Thing Happened’ 6:30 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

Celtic Rock Concert The Screaming Orphans, four sisters from Donegal, Ireland perform, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 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.

Seal Watch Tours 12 and 1 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

‘A Funny Thing Happened’ 1:30 p.m. See Saturday, March 8 for details.

March Mystery Month Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of romantic suspense, discusses her work, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

Irish Music at Jamestown Library The Friends music series presents Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song, with Celtic harpist Mary King, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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