2015-01-22 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 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.

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.

Newport Music Festival Concert Friends of the Newport Music Festival present Eric Ruske and Coline- Marie Orliac in a program of music for French horn and harp, reception in parish hall precedes concert, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 5:30-8 p.m., $30, newportmusic.org.

DIY Jewelry Making Teens meet in Program Room to make jewelry, snacks and supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30 p.m., drop in,401-847-8720 x204.

‘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, 300 Spring St., 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,” Building Better Babies: A Novel of Law, Science, and Suspense,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423- 7281.

Friday

January 23

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 part two of 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.

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

Saturday

January 24

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 23.

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

Winter Lecture Series Martha Werenfels on “Re-envisioning Newport: Preserving Three 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 experiences 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 Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 2 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

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.

New Murder Mystery “Till Death Do Us Part,” interactive murder mystery opens at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $25, newportartmuseum.org.

Free Concert Journey tribute by The Great Escape, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 25

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 23.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 3 p.m. See Jan.24.

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.

‘Serenade’ of Strings Newport String Project presents a concert for string trio, including works by Schubert, Kodaly, and Beethoven, Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, 3:15 p.m. pre-concert conversation, 4 p.m. performance, admission by donation, newportstringproject.org.

Monday

January 26

Multi-Age Story Time Youngsters 2-6 enjoy 30-minute program of stories, songs, games, and rhymes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., no registration required, 401-846- 1573.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make hot rod car stickers at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

LEGO Club Newport Library invites children 6-12 to drop in and build with LEGOs, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., materials provided, 401-847-8720.

Tuesday

January 27

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.

Jamestown Afternoon Book Group Discuss “Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America,” by Mark Perry, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., 401-423-7280.

NIM Networking Newport Interactive Marketers hosts first open mic tip night, Midtown Oyster Bar, 449 Thames St., 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. open mic tips for success, all welcome, marketers, business owners, designers, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, sue@designatededitor.com, register at bit.ly/NIMevents.

Hospital Lecture Series Dr. Eric Radler, director of hospital medicine, will discuss the role of the hospitalist and the type of care they provide, Newport Hospital, 11 Friendship St., Gudoian Conference Room, just off the main lobby, free, blood pressure screenings 6-6:30 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m., refreshments, reserve at 401-845- 1492 or newporthospital.org.

Teen Fiction for Adults Book Club Meet to discuss “Feed,” by M. T. Anderson, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

January 28

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 weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

SVF Lecture SVF Foundation presents Drake Patten discussing the homesteading renaissance in “What’s Your Back Yard Got to Do with Farming?” Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but reservations required, 401-848-7229 x10, rkate@svffoundation.org.

Thursday

January 29

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters,” by Bernard Cole, 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.

‘Fitting Into the Past’ An introduction to living history and re-enacting presented by expert staff from Newport and Rhode Island historical societies, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., free, register at newporthistory.eventbrite.com, 401-841-8770.

Pajama Story Time Children of all ages enjoy story time in their PJs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Book Talk Author Gloria Merchant will discuss “Pirates of Colonial Newport,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Atwood Lecture at Salve Steven Horwitz, Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics and department chair at St. Lawrence University, will discuss “The Great Recession: A Failure of Government Not Markets,” as part of the Atwood Lecture Series, SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., reserve at 401- 341-2927 or pellcenter@salve.edu.

Friday

January 30

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 23.

Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens “Psycho,” (1960), starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847- 8720 x208.

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

Saturday

January 31

Winter Tracks and Signs Fun interactive walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary to learn the basics of identifying tracks and signs of local animals, dress for winter weather and trail conditions, 583 Third Beach Rd., 10:30 a.m., ages 4+, members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss the first half of Homer’s “Odyssey” and then watch the first half of Stanley Kubrick’s “Space Odyssey 2001,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Children ages 4+ get creative with LEGOs at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

Adventure Writers Redwood Library hosts series of indoor and outdoor challenges at the Norman Bird Sanctuary for youngsters 8+ and families to help inspire adventure stories, 583 Third Beach Rd., 1-4 p.m., dress warmly, free but registration required, 401- 847-0292 x105.

Teen Movie Free screening of “Miracle on Ice,” Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., drop in, pizza, 401-847-8720 x206.

Winter Lecture Series Greg Fater presents “Root for the Home Team: The Great and Proud Century of Newport Baseball,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, nonmembers $15, students $6, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Murder Mystery 7 p.m. See Jan. 24.

Sunday

February 1

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.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. See Jan. 24.

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