2014-11-13 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 13

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Nature Story Time

Parents and preschoolers meet at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., story paired with themed activity, free but registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security,” by John- Clark Levin, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.


Old Fashioned Barn Dance Common Fence Music and the Newport String Project will host a free family afternoon of old fashioned fun on Saturday, Nov. 22, re-creating a pioneerday style barn dance with the authentic hoedowns, reels, square dances, and games that early American settlers enjoyed. Young and not-so-young, families and singles, everyone is invited. The Rusty Pickup String Band will provide toe-tapping tunes and experienced dance “caller” Jim Hicks will make even the fanciest dances seem easy. The program is part of the Horn of Plenty Music celebration and runs 2-4 p.m. at Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth. For more information, visit commonfencemusic.org or call 309-256-0043 Old Fashioned Barn Dance Common Fence Music and the Newport String Project will host a free family afternoon of old fashioned fun on Saturday, Nov. 22, re-creating a pioneerday style barn dance with the authentic hoedowns, reels, square dances, and games that early American settlers enjoyed. Young and not-so-young, families and singles, everyone is invited. The Rusty Pickup String Band will provide toe-tapping tunes and experienced dance “caller” Jim Hicks will make even the fanciest dances seem easy. The program is part of the Horn of Plenty Music celebration and runs 2-4 p.m. at Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth. For more information, visit commonfencemusic.org or call 309-256-0043 Shakespeare in Middletown

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

YMCA Wine Tasting

Newport County YMCA hosts holiday wine tasting at the Atlantic Beach Club, 5-8 p.m., wine, cider, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, music by Honky Tonk Knights, $50 advance, $55 door, contact Sara Meirowitz at 401-847-9200 for more information, newportymca.org.

Opening Reception

Reception for “Pieces of String,” exhibit by Justin Kimball, Salve Regina University’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, corner of Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 5-8 p.m., artist talk at 6 p.m. in DiStephano Lecture Hall next to gallery, 401-341-2981.

Newport Gallery Night

Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, free admission to the Newport Art Museum, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

NBS Annual Meeting

The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s annual meeting and volunteer appreciation party at Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., wine tasting and light fare, RSVP at info@normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Ajax’

Salve Regina University’s Pell Center presents “Ajax: A Community Conversation About Returning Veterans,” the one-act Greek tragedy introduces audiences to the emotional trauma of war, a community conversation about the issues facing veterans of America’s recent wars follows, Megley Theater, Antone Academic Center, Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 7 p.m., free, 401-341-2927.

Friday

November 14

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Computer Workshop

Introduction to Web browsing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847- 8720 x208.

Lunch with the Author at NBS

Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts lunch at Paradise Farmhouse with guest Ellen Stimson, author of “Mud Season” and “Good Grief,” 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12-2 p.m., $35, includes a paperback copy of “Mud Season,” tour of farmhouse, reserve at 401-846-2577.

Holiday Histories Tours

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Project Feederwatch Launch

Learn how to participate in the Project Feederwatch program, what kinds of food attract particular birds, and who you can expect in your yard this winter, build bird feeders out of recycled materials, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seamen’s Meeting

Seamen’s Church Institute hosts annual meeting, 18 Market Square, 6 p.m., reception follows, 401-847- 4260.

Saturday

November 15

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Winter Growers’ Market

Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Artisans Craft Fair

Crafters from across New England display jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, more, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free.

Redwood Book Club

Meet to discuss “Without Feathers,” by Woody Allen, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the 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.

Tour of the Month

Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos leads a two-hour walking tour of the Point, exploring the Townsend and Goddard workshops, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, limited space, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Portsmouth Beach Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Gull Cove fishing area, off Route 24/138N just before the Hummocks Road and Common Fence Point exits, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

MakerSpace Open Studio

Learn about new maker technology, 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, etc., Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847- 8720 x208, info@newportlibraryri.org.

Children’s workshop on Wampanoag music, dance and crafts, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., ages 3+, members free, nonmembers $2, reserve at 401-847- 0295 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Murder Mystery

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Hamlet’ at JAC

Brown Trinity Rep MFA Programs present “Hamlet,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, $5 seniors and students, 401-560- 0979.

Free Concert at Grand

Fleetwood Mac tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Step Afrika!

Dance concert blending percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance, and influences from other dance and art forms, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 9 p.m., 401-341-2915.

Sunday

November 16

Newport Restaurant Week

Last chance until spring to enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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.

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.

Fort Adams Tours

Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, tours depart daily at 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Genealogy Workshop

Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts genealogy workshops designed to help people trace their roots by using databases and other online and print resources, 2658 East Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., individualized help available, register at 401- 683-9457.

‘Cymbeline’ at JAC

Brown Trinity Rep MFA Programs present “Cymbeline,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 3 p.m., $10, $5 seniors and students, 401- 560-0979.

31st Annual Taste of Newport

Taste of Newport benefiting Child & Family, an extended cocktail party with tasting stations and a new elegant seated dining option, Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., 401-849-2300, advance ticketing at childandfamilyri.com.

Alliance Française de Newport

Presentation by Commandant Marc Moreau in French, with images showcasing the beauty of France, Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., public welcome.

Monday

November 17

LEGO Club

Children ages 6-12 build with LEGOs at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., no registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Make It, Take It Crafts

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

Irish History Lecture

The Museum of Newport Irish History hosts Dr. Kurt C. Schlichting, of Fairfield University, on “The Irish Immigrants in Newport: A Question of Upward Mobility,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., IHM members $3, non-members $15, reception follows, reserve at 508-826-0134 or maeves@hotmail.com.

Tuesday

November 18

Lunch with the Artist Series

Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Mark Rothko: Is Modern Art Simply Color & Line?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Tuesday Book Group

Discuss “The Good Lord Bird,” by James McBride, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208.

Arts Around the Fire

Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, 6 p.m.

NIM Meeting

Newport Interactive Marketers host free event with Drupal developer and agency lead John Picozzi on how to create successful consultant/client relationships, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., register at bit.ly/NIMevents, for more information email sue@designatededitor.com.

Third Tuesday Book Club

Discuss “The Secret Keeper,” by Kate Morton, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Poetry Workshop

Poets and poetry enthusiasts meet to share and respond to each other’s work, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, free, all welcome.

‘In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’

The Pennfield School hosts filmmaker Denis Belliveau for screening of “In the Footsteps of Marco Polo,” chronicling his two-year odyssey tracing the entire route, Q&A to follow, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 7 p.m., free, reserve at 401-849-4646.

Wednesday

November 19

Reading and Art at Redwood

Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Middle schoolers age 8-12 learn to develop writing skills through fun activities, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

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.

Life of the Mind Salon

Redwood Library presents Christopher L. Pastore on his book, “Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England,” 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.

Book Signing Fundraiser

Meet Gail Alofsin, author of “Your Someday is Now,” at a wine and cheese reception, book signing and talk, Newport Public Library, 5:30 p.m., proceeds benefit the library, $25, includes a copy of the book, register at 401-847-8720 x100.

Concert at NBS

Heifetz International Music Institute students perform at Mabel’s Studio, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $25, $20 members, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Photo Guild Meeting

Guild members Sylvia Hampton, Jack Renner, Sue Wermuth present, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

‘Mid-Muzzy Extravaganza’

The 12-member Newport Muzzy team will show off their fundraising moustaches in celebration of the halfway mark, The Wharf Pub, 37 Bowen’s Wharf, 7-10 p.m., free apps.

Thursday

November 20

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Home Squadron: The U.S. Navy on the North Atlantic Station,” by James C. Rentfrow, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Read/Eat/Chat

All are invited to discuss two short books, “Lost Newport” by Paul Miller and “A Guide to Newport’s Cliff Walk: Tales of Seaside Mansions & Gilded Age Elite” by Ed Morris, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Thursday Book Discussion

The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “Longbourn,” by Joe Baker, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x208.

Third Thursday Film Series

Jamestown Arts Center screens six short films from the 2014 R.I. Film Festival, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

November 21

Computer Workshop

Downloading ebooks and audiobooks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Fall Hitchcock Series

Newport Public Library continues with favorites by the master of suspense with “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956), starring James Stewart and Doris Day, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Polar Express Train

Capture the magic of the timeless Christmas classic aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., advance ticketing a must, newportdinnertrain.com.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Saturday

November 22

Christmas at the Mansions

Enjoy The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, decked out with glittering gold and sparkling silver for the holidays, The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Guided Hike

Free guided hike along portions of Norman Bird Sanctuary’s trails, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., family friendly, register at 401-846-2577.

Seal Watch Tours Begin

Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 1 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

‘Roll Up the Rug’ Barn Dance

Afternoon workshop and old style family barn dance, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony St., Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., free, all ages, featuring The Rusty Pickup String Band with champion caller Jim Hicks teaching simple steps, co-sponsored with The Newport String Project, 309-256-0043.

Teen Fiction for Adults

Adults discuss “Enclave,” by Ann Aguirre, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Books and Authors Series

Marc Seifer will discuss his latest book, “Framed!: Murder, Corruption and a Death Sentence in Florida,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Murder Mystery

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Heifetz on Tour’ Concert

Jamestown Arts Center presents Heifetz International Music Institute students in concert, 7:30 p.m., 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $25, $15 seniors and students, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Horn of Plenty Music

Fourth annual harvest of Rhode Island and Southern New England talent featuring Will Houlihan & Haunt the House, Bob Kendall Band, Rusty Pickup String Band, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks family band, original music, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony St., Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $20 advance, $23 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Comedy and Magic at Grand

Mystery Lounge, magic and comedy, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 23

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.

Christmas at the Mansions

9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 22.

Seal Watch Tours

Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 1 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

Music in the Galleries

Enjoy a live concert by Sync or Swim a cappella group, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission.

Polar Express Train

4:30 and 6:15 p.m. See Nov. 21.

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