2015-02-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

February 12

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to the Newport Art Museum, 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, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m.

‘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

Newport Winter Festival Ten days of activities to celebrate winter in Newport, see Festival calendar on pg. 10.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

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 Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 10 and 11 a.m., savebay.org/seals.

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.

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.

Rogues and 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, 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 and 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 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 From the thriving colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in Newport, end with a rum tasting for those 21+, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 3 p.m., $25, weather permitting, space limited, reserve at 401-841-8770.

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 Tall Heights, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright, performs, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $18 advance, $21 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Pink Floyd tribute by Think Pink Floyd, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 15

Newport Winter Festival Ten days of activities to celebrate winter in Newport, see Festival calendar on pg. 10.

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 10 and 11 a.m. See Feb. 14.

Scenic Train Rides 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Commerce and Craftsmen Tour Explore the rich colonial history of the Point neighborhood, home to craftsmen, merchants, religious dissenters and more, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, space limited, reserve at 401-841-8770.

‘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.

The Accidental Sisters at CBC The Accidental Sisters, an a cappella vocal ensemble, will perform at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 4 p.m., fundraiser for the Jamestown Medical Fund, accidentalsisters.com.

Monday

February 16

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Feb. 14.

Scenic Train Rides 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $15, 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.

Tuesday

February 17

NewportFILM Youth “Annie: It’s a Hard Knock Life,” documentary about the Broadway classic, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 10 a.m., kids karaoke, 11 a.m. screening, $5, newportfilm.com.

Animal Experiences Kids ages 4-12 explore the many ways that animals survive and thrive in winter and interact with a variety of different animals, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., no registration required, drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Road to Independence 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.

Raptor Encounter Children K+ enjoy live raptors such as owls, falcons, and hawks with the Audubon Society, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Meet/Eat/Chat All are invited to meet Kaveh Mojtabai, from Artscope Magazine, who will demonstrate how artists can become involved with Artscope’s virtual, interactive community, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Teen Movie “The Maze Runner” screens at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Teen Paint Party Artist Jennifer Rolfsema offers step-by-step instructions, Newport Public Library, 3-6 p.m., materials and snacks provided, free, limited space, register at Young Adult desk or call 401-847-8720 x206.

Teen Art & Science Teens/tweens in grades 6-12 create kaleidocycles, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2:30 p.m., free but registration required, 401-683-9457.

Chinese New Year Story Time Celebrate the Chinese New Year with story time and craft party, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3-12, register at 401-846-1573.

Portsmouth Library Book Club Discuss “Pardonable Lies,” a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-683-9457.

NewportFILM Screening of “Red Army,” Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening, $15, $10 students, newportfilm.com.

Poetry Workshop Poets and poetry enthusiasts meet to share and respond to each other’s work, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, free, all welcome.

Wednesday

February 18

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Basic Computer Workshop Files and folders, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m.,

registration required, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Animal Experiences Dave Marchetti offers hands-on way to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, an alligator and some small mammals, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 4 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Arts Around the Fire Networking event for artists and art enthusiasts, Jessica Walsh and Ben Ellcome will talk about a new project of the Women’s Resource Center, Clarke Cooke House, Bannister’s Wharf, 6-8 p.m., cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, all welcome, newportarts.org.

Great Decisions Seminar The Newport Council for International Visitors opens Great Decisions discussions with George Kassis presenting on Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.org.

Photo Guild Meeting Monthly meeting of the Museum’s Photo Guild, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m., presentation on the “Compact Mirrorless Camera Revolution,” free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

February 19

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. and 12 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered,” by Dianne Hales., 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 “Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War,” by Jamie Malanowski, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and

open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Redwood Newport Children’s Theatre performs the classic, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., members free, non-members $5, 401-847-0292.

Chinese New Year Children 5-10 celebrate Chinese New Year by creating a variety of crafts, Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Newport History Bytes Book Talk Newport Historical Society staff discusses the background of newly-published “Newport History Bytes,” Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

“France Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” SRU professor Dr. Dean de la Motte, recently returned from a six-month stay in France on the eve of the Paris terror attacks, will provide background information helpful to understanding the attacks and the unprecedented reaction of the French people, O’Hare Academic Center, Room 260, 6:30 p.m., space is limited, reserve to pellhonors@salve.edu.

U.S. Women and World War II Professor Judy Barrett Litoff presents a program on the experiences of women on the home front as well as those serving in the military during WWII, drawing from her archive of 30,000 letters written by American women during that time, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m. 401-423-7280.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Leonardo and the Last Supper,” by Ross King, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Murder Mystery 7 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Third Thursdays Films “Shorts of Love,” selections from 2014 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 2618 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

February 20

Teen Movie “Divergent” screens at Newport Public Library, 10 a.m., pizza, drop in, 401-847-8720 x206.

History Detective Family Tour Discover Newport’s colonial history, its religious and racial diversity, and its role in the American Revolution on a kid-friendly tour, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5 adults, children free, weather permitting, space limited, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Kids Movie Matinee Children 6-12 invited to view “The Boxtrolls,” Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

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.

Madrigals’ Cabaret Dinner Salve Music Department students perform, Ochre Court, 7 p.m., 401- 341-2295.

Saturday

February 21

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

The Stamp Act Riot and the Road to Revolution Walking tour explores what happened on the days leading up to Newport’s Stamp Act riot and offers a glimpse into life in colonial life on the eve of revolution, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See Feb. 14.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Redwood 1 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Free Comedy The Whole She Bang, all women comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 22

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Jewish Film Series Newport Havurah hosts screening of “The Grand Role” (2005), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1:30 p.m., followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Martin, free but donations welcome.

Music in the Galleries URI vocal ensemble Lively Experiment performs in the galleries of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Cardio Dance-a-thon School program fundraiser with Off the Curb, Elks Club, 141 Pelham St., 2 p.m., $20, instruction provided, all ages welcome.

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