2015-02-19 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

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.

‘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.

Ballard Park Illuminated Garden Walk a magnificent blooming winter garden of thousands of lights, quarry meadow of Ballard Park, intersection of Hazard and Wickham Roads, access through the Hazard Road entrance, wear hiking shoes/ boots, bring flashlights, 6-9 p.m., free, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

Third Thursdays Films “Shorts of Love,” selections from 2014 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 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,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. 19.

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.

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.

Ballard Park Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 19.

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

Newport Night Run Newport’s 5K race for education benefits Newport Public Education Foundation, starts and ends at Easton’s Beach, 7 p.m., all ages, adults $33, students $29, register at newportnightrun.com.

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. 19.

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

Beach Polo Newport International Polo players and ponies put on a match on the sand, Easton’s Beach, 3 p.m., free.

MakerSpace Open Studio Open community workshop with new MakerSpace technology at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., all ages and abilities, drop in, 401-847-8720 x208.

Ballard Park Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Murder Mystery 7 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

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. 19.

St. Practice Day Rescheduled: Fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., 1-4 p.m., light food, music, raffles, $25.

Genealogy Workshop Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts genealogy workshop using databases and online and print resources, 2658 East Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., 401-683-9457.

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.

Sunday Movie Matinee Free screening of “Chef” (2014) at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

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.

Beach Polo 3 p.m. See Feb. 21.

Monday

February 23

Make It, Take It Crafts Celebrate the 100th day of school with a craft at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

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.

State Rep. Forum Rescheduled: House District 75 constituents invited to meet state Rep. Lauren H. Carson, to discuss issues, ideas and concerns, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., check laurencarson.com for schedule changes due to weather.

Bertice Berry at Salve As part of Multicultural Education Week, SRU hosts the stereotype defying Bertice Berry, who had a doctorate in sociology by age 26 and become an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne with her own talk show, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-3480.

Tuesday

February 24

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

Teen Fiction for Adults Book Club Meet to discuss “Ketchup Clouds,” by Annabel Pitcher, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

February 25

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.

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

‘You’ve Crossed the Line’ at Salve As part of Multicultural Education Week, SRU presents “You’ve Crossed the Line,” a competition show that brings comedians and education to the forefront of civil and human rights efforts to address freedom of speech, equality and diversity, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-3480.

Thursday

February 26

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 Savings Institute Bank & Trust, 1430 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-1608.

NIM Networking Newport Interactive Marketers’ gathering, Midtown Oyster Bar, 449 Thames St., 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. presentation, all welcome, marketers, business owners, designers, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, sue@designatededitor.com, register at bit.ly/NIMevents.

Hospital Lecture Series Cardiologist Joseph Weiss, M.D. will discuss the cardiovascular benefits of exercise, 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.

RISCA Fellowship Night Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition showcasing works by Rhode Island artists, writing fellowship writers and musicians present, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., 401-341-2981, gallery@salve.edu.

Local Author Talk The Friends of Jamestown Library present author J.J. Partridge, author of “Scratched,” 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Extensions Dance Concert Extensions Dance Company performs, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-341-2250.

Friday

February 27

Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens “Marnie,” (1964), starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Executive Directors’ Dinner Fundraising dinner cooked by the executive directors of the Norman Bird Sanctuary and newportFILM in Mabel’s Studio on the NBS campus, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6 p.m., $55, advance ticketing only, 401-846-2577.

Midwinter White Party Escape winter doldrums at the Newport Art Museum’s winter party, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-11 p.m., members $20, non-members $50, space is limited, reserve at 401-619- 7990 or newportartmuseum.org.

Extensions Dance Concert 8 p.m. See Feb. 26.

Saturday

February 28

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Feb. 19.

Redwood Lecture John Grosvenor will speak on Peter Harrison, architect of the Redwood Library, Touro Synagogue, and Brick Market Place, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Books and Authors Series Barbara Krauthamer will discuss “Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Extensions Dance Concert 2 and 8 p.m. See Feb. 26.

Family Movie Night Newport County YMCA hosts family movie night with “The LEGO Movie,” 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, doors open at 6 p.m., screening at 6:30 p.m., free slice of pizza for children, free admission for parents, concessions available, $3 members, $5 non-members, 401- 847-9200.

Common Fence Music Singer/songwriter Lori McKenna performs, 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 Concert Neil Diamond tribute by R.J. McArthur, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 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.

Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast St. Patrick’s Day committee fundraising brunch at Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $10, special family rates, newportirish.com/events.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Feb. 19.

Dancing at Forty Steps Irish Heritage Month kicks off at the Cliff Walk’s Forty Steps, Narragansett Ave., 2 p.m., aohnewport.org.

Musical Sundays Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song with Mary King, Phil Edmonds, and Dan Lanier, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Sunday Movie Matinee Free screening of “The Theory of Everything” (2014) at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

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