2015-01-15 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 craft 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.

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

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 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.

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, registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Give Kids the World’ Fundraiser Zumba for a good cause with Zaida Humphrey, Hyatt Regency, Brenton Hall Ballroom, 6-8 p.m., $10, wear gym attire and shoes.

Saturday

January 17

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 16.

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

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.

Weekend LEGO Club Middletown Library hosts drop-in LEGO time, library provides LEGOs, ages 4+ with adult, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-846-1573.

Author Discussion Author Rich Little discusses researching “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 “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.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 16.

Discover Colonial Newport Learn about Newport’s religious diversity, entrepreneurship and 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.17.

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.

Monday

January 19

YMCA Open House Families welcome to tour and participate in classes, blood pressure screenings, refreshments, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-847-9200, newortymca.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 16.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. See Jan.17.

Tuesday

January 20

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.

Portsmouth Library Book Club Discuss “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

January 21

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.

‘If It’s Wednesday, 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.

Photo Guild Meeting Monthly gathering of the Newport Art Museum’s Photo Guild, with critique of members’ images, public welcome, free, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

January 22

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Battleship Cove,” by James Gay, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public, advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

After School Adventure Independent children ages 5-7 enjoy read-alouds, songs, activities and craft 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.

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.

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

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after-hours gathering at Cluny School, 75 Brenton Rd., 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-1608.

‘Issues Through the Lens’ The Emmy-winning documentary “Where Soldiers Come From,” tells the story of young people enlisting, going to war, and coming home wounded, often to negative or indifferent treatment, Newport Public Library, 6 p.m., free, sponsored by Channing Church.

‘Value of the Book’ Join rare book dealer Ray Rickman to discover the value of books you might have, up to three books assessed, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Author Reading Local Author Michael de Angeli will read from his new novel,” Making Better Babies: A Novel of Science and Suspense,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7281.

Friday

January 23

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 16.

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 evening 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.

Saturday

January 24

Winter Lecture Series Martha Werenfels on “Re-envisioning Newport: Preserving Four Landmarks for Public and Private Use,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Books and Authors Series Author Nicholas Dawidoff, author of “Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football,” will discuss his experi- ences observing and reporting on the 2011 New York Jets, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Seal Watch Tours 2 p.m. See Jan.17.

Party for Clean Ocean Access Local advocacy group’s major fundraiser at Easton’s Point Pub, 116 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6 p.m., bands, a DJ, slides and videos from local photographers, food, raffle prizes, tickets $20, on sale now at the pub, info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Common Fence Music A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen #16, with MC John Fuzek, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $15, commonfencemusic.org.

Murder Mystery “Till Death Do Us Part,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

January 25

Seal Watch Tours 3 p.m. See Jan.17.

Opening Reception Outstanding art work from R.I.’s middle and high school students, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 12-5 p.m., awards at 2 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401- 341-2981.

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

Musical Sundays Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto performs, Newport Public Library, 3 p.m., no reservations, free, 401-847-8720 x208, info@newportlibraryri.org.

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