2014-03-21 / Calendar

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Thursday

March 20

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and his 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion,” by Dr. Erik J. Chaput, 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 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 to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents Dr. Sam Coale, professor of English at Wheaton College, on his experiences teaching American culture and literature abroad, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

NewportFILM Screening of “Finding Vivian Maier,” the story of one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. screening, 8:30 p.m. post-film Skype conversation with director Charlie Siskel, $30, newportfilm.com.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

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

‘Incarceration Nation’ Salve Regina University panel discussion on the high incarceration rate in the U.S., Bazarsky Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., reserve at 401-341-2927 or pellcenter@salve.edu.

Friday

March 21

NMAI 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.

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.

Boys & Girls Club Week Kick-Off BGC Week kick-off party at the Central Clubhouse, 95 Church St., 6-9 p.m., free, all welcome, 401- 847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.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.

‘A Birder’s Guide’ Premiere R.I. premiere of “A Birder’s Guide to Everything,” benefit for Norman Bird Sanctuary, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, doors at 6 p.m., screening at 7 p.m., $15, janepickens.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 22

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.

Marine & Composites Industry Career Day Explore maritime industry program options and connect with employers at International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., register at iyrs.edu.

Railroading Tour Guide and train conductor Chuck Flippo discusses 150 years of railroading on a special riding tour on the Old Colony & Newport Railway, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Know Before You Go: Hudson River School Preview Newport Art Museum’s pre-trip discussion on the Hudson River

School and paintings of that style in the collection, by Nancy Bredbeck, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., refreshments, members free, nonmembers $8, drop in, 401-848- 8200.

Bilingual Story time Children ages 3 and up are invited to hear stories presented in Spanish and English with related activities, no registration required for this free program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11:30 a.m., 401-847-8720.

March Mystery Month Robert Kolker, best-selling author of “Lost Girls,” discusses his work, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

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.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 3 and 4 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

‘A Funny Thing Happened’ 6:30 p.m. See Friday, March 21.

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

Free Concert at Grand Fleetwood Mac tribute by Tusk, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 23

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.

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.

Jewish Film Series “Genghis Cohn” (1993), a dark mystery comedy, screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1:15 p.m., hosted by Newport Havurah, free, discussion moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Martin, Roger Williams University.

Music in the Galleries Newport Art Museum hosts acoustic/ folk musician Hann Cassady, free with museum admission, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 848-8200.

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal Watch Tours 4 and 5 p.m. See Saturday, March 22.

French Film Festival Opens Salve Regina’s popular festival kicks off with an opening reception in McAuley Hall at 6:15 p.m., followed by romantic comedy “Populaire” at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, $10, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

Monday

March 24

Boys & Girls Club Week Event Zumbatonics and movies at all clubhouses, Central Clubhouse at 95 Church St., Park Holm Club at 1 York St., Oxbow Farms Club Respect at 257B Rogers Ln. Middletown, 3-6 p.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.org.

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

Conservation in R.I. Salve Regina University panel discussion on changing climate, habitat loss, wildlife poaching, exploring the conservation issues that impact the Ocean State, O’Hare Academic Center, Room 260, 6 p.m.

Author Talk in Jamestown Friends of the Jamestown Library will present award-winning Rhode Island author Rosemary Mahoney, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 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.

Jamestown Book Group Discuss “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” by Robin Sloan, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., free, new members welcome, 401-423-7280.

Boys & Girls Club Week Event Wanna Play Olympics, Park Holm Clubhouse, 1 York St., 4-6 p.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.org.

Arts Around the Fire Monthly gathering of artists and art lovers, Natasha Harrison, executive director of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, will discuss artists in residence, Salvation CafĂ©, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, all welcome, newportarts.org.

Teen Fiction for Adults Book Club Adults who enjoy teen fiction invited to discuss “The Scorpio Races,” by Maggie Stiefvater, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with psychological thriller “In the House (Dans la maison),” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $10, 401-341- 2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

Wednesday

March 26

Boys & Girls Club Week Event Painting and scavenger hunts at all clubhouses, Central Clubhouse at 95 Church St., Park Holm Club at 1 York St., Oxbow Farms Club Respect at 257B Rogers Ln. Middletown, 3-6 p.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.org.

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 Movie “Forrest Gump” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., snacks, drop in, free, 401-847- 8720 x206.

Thursday

March 27

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Morenci Marines: A Tale of Small Town America and the Vietnam War,” by Kyle Longley, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Boys & Girls Club Week Event Club Spirit Day & Workout Video World Record Attempt at all clubhouses, Central Clubhouse at 95 Church St., Park Holm Club at 1 York St., Oxbow Farms Club Respect at 257B Rogers Ln. Middletown, 3-6 p.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.org.

Opening Reception “Shape, Color, Light,” paintings by Catherine Kehoe, opens at SRU, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5 p.m., artist presentation in the DiStefano Lecture Hall from 6-7 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401-341-2981. Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents “Living, Out Loud: Writers Riff on Love, Sweat and Fears” featuring essayists Paula Ganzi Licata, Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, Barry Dougherty, Robin Eileen Bernstein and Iyna Bort Caruso reading from their works, 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.

Salve Film Festival “War Witch (Rebelle),” Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $10, 401-341- 2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

‘L’Orgue Mystique’ Recital Organist Rich Spotts performs at St. Mary’s, corner of Memorial Blvd. and Spring St., 7 p.m., free will offering.

Art Heist Lecture Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, will discuss “The Great American Art Heists,” in-

cluding the Gardner’s own in 1990, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7281, jamlibdirector@gmail.com.

‘The Fantasticks’ Opens Salve Regina University presents “The Fantasticks,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $10, $8 military and seniors, $5 students, 401- 341-2250.

Friday

March 28

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.

Gravity’ Free screening of “Gravity,” part of Oscar-nominated film series, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Boys & Girls Club Open House Celebration including a talent show, free swim, moon bounce, rock wall and more at Central Clubhouse, 95 Church St., 3-8 p.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.org.

Eyes on Amphibians An evening of nature exploration to learn about amphibians, hike to Red Maple Pond, ages 7+, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Housing Hotline Fundraiser Benefit to support island’s homeless, dinner and Larry Brown Orchestra, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Hall Ave., 6 p.m., $25, tickets at door.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See Thursday, March 27.

Saturday

March 29

Charlie’s Tree Safari City of Newport’s Forester Charlie Ridolf and Friends of Ballard Park’s educator Jaclyn Lewandowski will lead a hike through Ballard Park, corner of Hazard and Wickham roads, meet at the Hazard Road entrance, 10 a.m., dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes, $5/$15 per group, reserve at education@ballardpark.org, rain date April 5, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Boys & Girls Club Week Event Family swim at the Central Clubhouse, 95 Church St., 12-2 p.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-6927 x17 or dbailey@bgcnewport.org.

History of R.I. Music Owen Trainor performs music of the early 20th Century, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2 p.m., 401-683- 9457.

March Mystery Month Tim O’Mara returns to discuss his new book, “Crooked Numbers,” the sequel to “Sacrifice Fly” and the second book in his Raymond Donne series, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See Thursday, March 27.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, March 22.

Chamber Music at NBS The Newport String Project and guest Paul Cienniwa perform in Mabel’s Studio, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m., dessert and music, $15 members, $20, limited seating, reserve at 401-846-2577 or normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Sunday

March 30

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.

Food, Folk & Fun Seamen’s Church Institute’s monthly series, with Lisa Couto, brunch at 11:30 a.m., music runs 12:30-2 p.m., 18 Market Square, $15, proceeds support community meal program, reservations at 401- 847-4260.

‘Rustle Up Some Grub’ Part one in two-part series on entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs as a source of nutrition, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Musical Sundays Aubrey Atwater presents Celtic and traditional music and songs for Irish Heritage Month, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x108.

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

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 p.m. See Thursday, March 27.

Salve Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with historical drama “Renoir,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 2 p.m., $10, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

Musica Dolce Chamber music concert at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 2 p.m., $20, $10 students, children under 12 are free, tickets at door, 401-423-0407.

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