2014-03-27 / Calendar

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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.

‘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.

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.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with drama “War Witch (Rebelle),” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., 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,” including 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

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

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.

Movie Night at the Y Popcorn, pizza, and “Frozen,” YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, doors open at 6 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m., members $3, non-members, $5, parents admitted free.

Stand Up for Education Comedy night benefit for Middletown Education Collaborative with Ace Aceto and his All Stars, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 7-11 p.m., light fare, cash bar, live and silent auctions, $35.

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

Saturday

March 29

March Into Reading Salve Regina University hosts “A Celebration of Children’s Books,” O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free, children’s discovery rooms, author/ illustrator presentations, book signings, exhibits, 401-341-3157.

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.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

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 March 27.

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

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 non-members, limited seating, reserve at 401-846- 2577 or normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Alt-Americana Concert Common Fence Music presents Poor Old Shine, handcrafted alternative Americana band on the rise, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

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

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.

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.

‘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.

Seal Watch Tours 12 and 1 p.m. See March 29.

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.

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.

French Film Festival “Renoir,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 2 p.m., 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.

Monday

March 31

After School Piano Concert Cuban-born pianist Carlos Fagundo playing French and Spanish music, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 3 p.m., 401-423-0515.

Make It, Take It Crafts “Fly High with a Colorful Kite,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Tuesday

April 1

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.

The Friends International Film Series “The Grocer’s Son” (France), screens at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., refreshments at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., free, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

French Film Festival “Something in the Air,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

Wednesday

April 2

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.

‘Oh Yes I Can’ Panel Five women share their non-traditional career paths, Boys & Girls Club, 95 Church St., 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Charter Review Public Forum Public invited to discuss matters regarding the Charter Review, Newport Police Station, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

‘Pandora’s Promise’ Documentary exploring nuclear power as the answer to energy dilemma, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., free, sponsored by Channing Memorial Church.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft project to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x117.

‘Islam in Post-9/11 America’ Lecture Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Andrea Elliott, of The New York Times, will present "One Decade, Many Lessons: Islam in Post-9/11 America,” Salve Regina University, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 7:30 p.m., free, reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu or 401- 341-2927.

Thursday

April 3

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the USS Essex During the War of 1812,” by George Daughan, 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 Rosemary Mahoney discussing, “For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind,” 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.

Author Talk Christian McBurney on his new book, “Kidnapping the Enemy,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401- 683-9457.

Swing Into Spring Swing Into Spring fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Atlantic Beach Club, 6-10 p.m., dinner, dancing to Wayz and Means, silent and live auctions, $65 in advance and $75 at the door, 401-846-4828 x102, a.novik@mlkccenter.org.

‘As Long as It’s Fun’ Herb McCormick presents “As Long as It’s Fun,” his biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Island Books, 575

East Main Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., 401-849-2665.

French Film Festival “Rust and Bone,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/frenchfilm.

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

Friday

April 4

Newport Restaurant Week Sample the best Newport has to offer, three courses at lunch for

$16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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

NMAI National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

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.

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

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

Saturday

April 5

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Fashion Symposium Costume Society Symposium, “No Rules: Fashions Without Boundaries,” will explore designers and connoisseurs who refused to be constrained by social boundaries, begins at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., and ends at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave, 9 a.m., $70, 401-846- 4152 x122, liz@newportrestoration.org.

Saturday Book Group Discuss “Swamplandia,” by Karen Russell, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Jamestown Library Book Sale Something for everyone, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401-841-8770, newporthistorical.org.

‘The Balancing Act’ at NBS Kids ages 4+ examine the interrelationships between plants, animals, and the environment with games and activities, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, must be accompanied by an adult, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Meteorology Lecture Glenn Field, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, will visit Newport Public Library to discuss the weather of the past and his work in forecasting, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x115.

Rainbow Loom Youngsters create bracelets at the Redwood, ages 8+, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., materials provided, free, drop in, 401-847-0292.

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

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, March 29.

The Carper Family Concert Common Fence Music presents The Carper Family, stunning threepart harmonies over bluegrass, old-time, country and swing, 933

Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Comedy at Grand Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 6

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Garden Help URI Master Gardeners offer info on gardening and free soil analysis, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., 10 a.m.-noon, 401-846-4152 x 122.

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., 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Jamestown Library Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See Saturday, April 5.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “The Kings of Pastry,” 50 Bellevue Ave., reception begins at 1:30 p.m., film and discussion follow, free but space limited, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

‘Rustle Up Some Grub’ Conclusion of two-part series on entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs as a source of nutrition, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 3 p.m., members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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