2015-01-08 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 8

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work networking event, Serenity Day Spa, 42 Valley Rd., Middletown, 8-9 a.m., members free, non-members $10, register at 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents John Duchesneau and Kathleen Troost-Cramer on “Fort Adams: A History,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free, open to the public but advance reservations and security arrangements required, limited seating, 401-841- 2101.

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Exhibit Opening Opening reception for the Boys & Girls Club show, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 4:15 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Teen Maker Studio Teens learn to use maker technology, 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6:30 p.m., snacks, free, drop in, free, 401-847-8720 x206.

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

‘Occupied Newport’ The Newport Historical Society presents “Tales from a Revolutionary City under British Rule,” Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Historic Hill Association Meeting Following a short business meeting, Dr. Robert Russell, Coordinator of Cultural and Historic Preservation at Salve Regina University, will address the group, public welcome, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6-8 p.m., 401-261-3980.

Volvo Race Update Learn about the fate of Vestas Wind, events at Abu Dhabi, forecast for the challenges of the leg to Sanya, and the Newport stopover in May, Hyatt Regency Hotel, on-screen presentation begins at 6 p.m., admission includes clam chowder and snacks, $25 Sail Newport members, $30 non-members, volvooceanrace.com.

Friday

January 9

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $7, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/ beach.

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.

Clay for the Community Jamestown Arts Center hosts bowl-making event to benefit Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s Empty Bowl fundraiser in March, 18 Valley St., 5-8 p.m., all ages and abilities welcome, free, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Sleeping Beauty Newport Children’s Theatre presents the classic, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., $12, $6 children under 12, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Scottish Dancing Session with Jamestown Scottish Dancers, Conanicut Senior Center/ Grange, 6 West St., 7 p.m., $5.

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

Saturday

January 10

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 9.

Saturday Book Club Discuss “The Forgotten Garden,” by Kate Morton, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401-683-9457.

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

Bilingual Story Time Children ages 3-12 and their families invited to listen to stories in English and Spanish, songs and poems, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads first cleanup of the new year, Burma Road and Greene Lane in Middletown, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea, cleanoceanaccess.org.

MakerSpace Open Studio Open community workshop with new MakerSpace technology, 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., all ages and all abilities, drop in, free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Winter Lecture Series Begins Darrell West, of the Brookings Institution, kicks off the series with “Billionaires: Reflection on the Upper Crust,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

‘Words into Poetry’ Poetry reading and writing workshop led by Ocean State Poets, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 846-1573 x5.

Opening Reception Watercolor art exhibition by Paula Visnoski, Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 5 p.m.

YMCA Movie Night “Penguins of Madagascar” screens at the Newport County YMCA, 172 Valley Rd., Middletown, doors at 6 p.m., screening at 6:30 p.m., $3 members. $5 non-members, free slice of pizza for children, free admission for adults, 401-847-9200 x118.

Sleeping Beauty 7 p.m. See Jan. 9.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 9.

Free Concert J. Geils Band tribute by Danny Klein’s Full House, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 11

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 9.

Genealogy Workshop Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts genealogy workshop using databases and online and print resources, 2658 East Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Jewish Film Series Opens “Sweet Lorraine”(1987), Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, 1:30 p.m., 401-846-3318.

Sleeping Beauty 2 p.m. See Jan. 9.

Sunday Afternoon Music Series The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library present The South County Rounders with Matt and Judy Bolles, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Monday

January 12

Art Lab Explore sculpture with aluminum foil, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 5+, preregistration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Shoot Hoops Boys and girls grades 5-8 invited to skills clinic and exhibition with the Bryant University Bulldogs, Hill House Arts and Athletics Center, St. Michaels’ Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 3:30-5 p.m., free, canned goods donations accepted for the MLK, 401-849-5970 x365.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction and assistance with Nancy Mowbray, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-5 p.m., drop-ins welcome, 401- 423-7281.

LEGO Club Children ages 6-12 build with LEGOs at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., no registration required, 401-847- 8720 x204.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make peel and stick snow people at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Monday Meditation Training Michaela Kennedy offers guided approach to mindfulness training and developing your own meditation practice, all ages and ability levels welcome, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6:30 p.m., $10, 401-258-9680.

‘Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport’ Keith Stokes will present “American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport,” sponsored by Humanists of Rhode Island, Edward King House, 35 King Street, 7 p.m., free, contact 401- 871-0828 or info@humanistsri.com for more information.

Tuesday

January 13

Health Information Members of HealthSourceRI will be available to answer questions and help the public sign up for affordable health care, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847- 0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “The Teapot as a Work of Art,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Tuesday Book Group Discuss “Middle C,” by William H. Gass, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Wednesday

January 14

Pell Elementary Open House Learn more about Newport’s elementary school, Dexter St., 1 p.m., 401-842-1900 x20107.

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

Young Writer’s Workshop: Adventure Writers Middle schoolers age 8-12 learn to develop writing skills through fun activities, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

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

Thursday

January 15

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “A Nearly Perfect Copy: A Novel,” by Allison Amend, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic,” by Professor Charles Edel, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841- 2101.

After School Adventure Independent children ages 5-7 enjoy read-alouds, songs, activities and crafts at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., designed to support emerging readers and promote school readiness, registration required, sign up at the Children’s Desk or call 401-847- 8720 x204, all materials provided for this free program.

Creative Conversations Trinity Repertory Company Artistic Director Curt Columbus and Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky discuss the upcoming production of “Middletown” and what it means to be a community in today’s world, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401-423-7281.

Hops and Home Brewing Learn how to grow hops and make fine brews with Sanne Kure- Jensen, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Thursday Book Discussion The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “The Sound of Things Falling,” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x208.

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

Friday

January 16

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 9.

Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens “North by Northwest” (1959), starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Owl Prowl Learn about the nocturnal raptors and head out in search of owls, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third

Beach Rd., Middletown, 6 p.m., ages 6+, members $8, non-members $10, early registration encouraged, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

January 17

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished in “Rogue’s Island,” departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. See Jan.10.

Tween Crafts Tweens ages 8-12 create winter snow globe scenes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., registration required, all materials provided, 401-847-8720 x204.

Author Discussion Author Rich Little discusses researching his book “Cold Case to Case Closed,” on Lizzie Borden, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2 p.m., register at 401-683-9457.

Books and Authors Series Lizzie Stark will discuss her book, “Pandora’s DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Winter Lecture Series Ben Gardell presents “From Art to Body Parts: The Present and Future of 3-D Printing,” on how cutting edge, multi-material prototyping and fabrication is set to revolutionize manufacturing, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music Matt Turk & Young Fish School Global Jazz Ensemble, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $18 advance, $21 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Maroon 5 tribute by Hands All Over, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 18

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.

Discover Colonial Newport Learn how colonial Newporters made their way through the winter, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $15, $5 children 5-12, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. See Jan.10.

Sunday Movie Matinee Free screening of “The Hundred- Foot Journey,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7281.

The American Band Concert American Band presents “Shades of Blue,” including music by Bach, Vaughn Williams, and Sousa, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $6, theamericanband.org.

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