2015-01-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 29

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.

‘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 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 “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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 30.

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 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., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., ages 4+, members $8, nonmembers $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.

Children’s Author Reading Author Jill Austin reads “RI Loves: Showing Love for the Ocean State from A to Z,” craft to follow, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 11 a.m., 401-423-7280.

LEGO Olympics Children ages 5-11 test skill and imagination in three events, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., registration required, 1-2:30 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Adventure Writers Family Workshop 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 “Till Death Do Us Party,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 30.

Free Concert AC/DC tribute by Dirty Deeds, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 10 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

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.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 30.

Artful Stories Storyteller Tim Johnson will bring two of his favorite children’s books to life, followed by watercolor lesson and art activity, ages 2-6, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., ages 2-6, reservations required, member family $5, non-member family $20, 401-619- 7277.

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.

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

Monday

February 2

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 30.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a Chinese New Year’s dragon at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “Pentecost Alley,” by Anne Perry, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Tuesday

February 3

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.

MakerSpace Open Studio Drop in and use 3-D printing equipment, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 5:30-7:30 p.m., materials fee, 401- 683-9457.

International Film Series The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library continues winter foreign film series with France’s “Comme un chef” ( Le Chef), 26 North Rd., refreshments 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., 401-423- 7280.

Wednesday

February 4

Kids’ Guitar Sing-A-Long Families with children ages 0-5 welcome to sing, dance, and have fun, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Basic Computer Workshop Intro to the keyboard, mouse and computer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

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.

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 x103.

Thursday

February 5

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “They Called Her Reckless,” by Janet Barrett, 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.

Green Drinks Networking event for the ecofriendly community, Green Envy and The Reformed Moth, 8 Franklin St., 5:30-7 p.m.

Make a Custom Clock Electrical engineer Alex Joseph will lead students through the process of designing and building a clock, using a laser cutter and integrating software and hardware, no experience required, FabNewport, 1 York St., 6-9 p.m., members $50, nonmembers $70, register at fabnewport.org, 401-439-0160.

Beer Making Lecture The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library presents Sanne Kure-Jensen on growing hops and brew making, 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Friday

February 6

Opening Reception The Newport Art Museum reception honoring winter exhibits: Earth Took of Earth, by Ashwini Bhat; Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies, by Nancy Friese; Flowers in the Factory, by Deborah Baronas; and the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Have A Heart Major fundraiser for the Potter League at OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Rd., preview party and auction beginning at 6 p.m., $100 with reservation, $125 at door, or auction only beginning at 7 p.m., $75 with reservation, $90 at door, 401-846- 0592, potterleague.org.

‘Almost, Maine’ The Middletown High School Drama Club and The Rogers High School Drama Club present “Almost, Maine,” Rogers High School Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Saturday

February 7

Saturday Book Club Discuss “Harvest,” by Jim Crace, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401- 683-9457.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See Feb. 1.

Winter Lecture Series Karen Sherry presents “New England Life Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

A Gilded Age Tea Traditional English tea to benefit

the Newport Public Library, Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., $28, reservations required, 401- 848-4824.

‘The Art of the Guitar’ Italian guitarist Diego Campagna performs at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

‘Inspired by Folk’ Concert Newport String Project offers an evening of chamber music for violin and piano, featuring music from around the world, Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, pre-concert conversation at 6:45p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m., admission by donation, newportstringproject.org.

‘Almost, Maine’ 7 p.m. See Feb. 6

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

Common Fence Music Singer/songwriter Patty Larkin, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $22 advance, $25 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

February 8

Turtle Time A behind-the-scenes look at the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s animal care program offers youngsters hands-on experience caring for turtles, tour animal facilities, ages 4+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3 p.m., $10 members, $12 non-members, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Musical Sundays Community Baptist Church Choir performs at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208.

Vietnam Veterans’ Lecture Middletown Historical Society presents Frank Grzyb discussing his book “Touched by the Dragon,” on Newport County Vietnam veterans’ experiences, Paradise School, Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., $5 donation, middletownhistory.org.

Sunday Afternoon Music Series The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library presents the Lois Vaughan Jazz Ensemble, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280.

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