2015-02-05 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

Power of Love Opening reception for Conanicut Island Art Association’s photography show “The Power of Love,” exhibit runs through Feb. 26, Jamestown, Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5 – 7 p.m., artinjamestown.org.

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

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

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.

Girls Sports Clinic Salve Regina University’s seventh annual sports clinic features different stations led by SRU coaches and athletes, girls in grades 2-6 invited to learn the basic skills of different sports, free clinic, pizza, Rodgers Recreation Center, Ochre Point Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-341- 2247, kelly.scafariello@salve.edu.

‘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.

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

Saturday

February 7

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 6.

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

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.

Easton’s Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Easton’s Beach, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 1 and 2 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

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, showing how classical composers have been inspired by folk melodies over the centuries, Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, pre-concert conversation at 6:45 p.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.

Free Comedy Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 8

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 6.

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.

Sonnambula Concert Early music group Sonnambula will present a program of music from the golden age of Spanish Theater featuring soprano Camille Zamora and Esteban La Rotta on baroque guitar in Trinity Church’s Honyman Hall, 3 p.m., 401-846- 0660.

Monday

February 9

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 6.

Needles Galore Nancy Mowbray offers knitting instruction and assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-5 p.m., all 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 a scratch art monster valentine at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Free Yoga All levels welcome at basic yoga class, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401- 423-1228.

Tuesday

February 10

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 “Frans Hals: the Greatest Portraitist of the Middle Class,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $8, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200.

Tuesday Book Group Discuss “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Valentine Chocolate Party Children 6-12 make crafts, enjoy candy treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., free, register at 401-847-8720 x204.

Wednesday

February 11

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 Customization and accessibility, 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., 5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Farm to Table’ Panel Salve Regina’s Pell Center hosts panel discussion on “Farm to Table: Farming, Food Production and Their Consequences,” Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu or 401-341-2927.

Thursday

February 12

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Afghanistan: A Distant War,” by Robert Nickelsberg, 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.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to the Newport Art Museum and gallery talk by artist Ashwini Bhat at 5:30 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Teen Cupcake Decorating Teens decorate and enjoy cupcakes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30 p.m., snacks, drop in, free, 401-847-8720 x206.

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.

Eiffel Tower Lecture Author and historian Jill Jonnes presents “Eiffel’s Tower,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, register at newportmansions.org or 401-847-1000 x137.

Mushroom Hunting Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt on enjoying the safe hunting and cooking of wild mushrooms found in the state, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., register at 401-847-8720.

‘Beast on the Moon’ Salve Regina Theatre Dept. production, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $15, $10 seniors/ military, $8 students, 401-341- 2250.

Friday

February 13

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 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.

Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens “The Birds,” (1963), starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport Step back to the heyday of this thriving colonial metropolis on a lantern-lit stroll, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Opening Reception Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition showcasing works by Rhode Island artists, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 6-9 p.m., 401-341- 2981, gallery@salve.edu.

‘Beast on the Moon’ 8 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Saturday

February 14

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Feb. 7.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

Children’s Book Sale Friends of Newport Library will hold a special children’s book sale through Feb. 19, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.

Tween Sweet Treats Tweens 8-12 invited to make candy apple creations and other sweet candy treats, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., free but registration required, 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.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

Life at the Whitehorne House Step back to 1820 with costumed interpreters and discuss daily life, housework, child care and local gossip, Samuel Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $8,

Portsmouth Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Gull Cove fishing area, off Route 24/138 North 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.

Winter Lecture Series Brad Read presents “World Class Sailors in a World Class Town: A Preview of the Volvo Ocean Race & its Impact on the Newport Sailing Community,” 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 Janet Barrett will discuss “They Called Her Reckless,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 - 3 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

‘Beast on the Moon’ 2 and 8 p.m. See Feb. 12.

‘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.

Rum and Revolution Tour Departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 3 p.m., $25, weather permitting, space limited, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Sunday

February 15

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.

‘Beast on the Moon’ 2 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Barn Dance The Newport String Project and Common Fence Music present a free old-time barn dance, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 2 p.m., all welcome, admission by donation.

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