2015-02-26 / Calendar



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.

Fellowship Night Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition showcasing works by Rhode Island artists, 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 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.


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.

Jamestown Scottish Dance Try royal Scottish country dancing, Conanicut Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., 7 p.m., wear soft-soled shoes, all ages, $5, $10 family, 401- 423-1574.

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.


February 28

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.

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 screening “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.


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. 28.

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

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.

‘Star Drek’ Temple Shalom’s lighthearted fundraiser, 233 Valley Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $10 adults, $7 ages 12 and under, 401-846-9002.


March 2

Nature Play Time Parents and pre-K children join Norman Bird Sanctuary educator for fun-filled nature play time, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:15 a.m., dress for the weather, $5 includes 1 child and 1 parent, additional child $2, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Dr. Seuss Story Time Children ages 3-10 will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and National Read Across America Day, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Pell Honors Lecture at Salve Dr. Gary Gregg, of the University of Louisville, will discuss how George Washington took on the role of symbolic leader of the nation and how he used the office of president to set the tone for his countrymen and establish the foundations of national unity, SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, 6:30 p.m., 401-341-2927.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “Headhunters” by Jo Nesbo, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.


March 3

Volvo Ocean Race Informational Breakfast Newport retailers, restaurants and hotels invited to learn about opportunities during the May Volvo Race, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, 49 America's Cup Ave., 9-10:30 a.m., register at 401-847- 1608.

Meet/Eat/Chat A “getting to know you” lunch with the Newport Art Museum’s executive director and staff, 12 p.m., 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

International Film Series The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library continues winter foreign film series with Germany’s “Bella Martha” (Mostly Martha), 26 North Rd., refreshments 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., 401-423-7280.


March 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 The Internet series, browsers and searching, 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.

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.

Great Decisions Seminar The Newport Council for International Visitors Great Decisions discussion with Jim Buxton on “Sectarianism in the Middle East,” Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.org.

‘Science under Attack’ Panel Salve Regina’s Pell Center hosts panel discussion on “Science under Attack: Politics, Policy and Science in America,” with speakers to address questions about American attitudes towards science, often obfuscating fact with opinion, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu or 401- 341-2927.

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.


March 5

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work networking event, Nando's Gallery on Thames, 491 Thames St., 8-9 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register at 401-847- 1608.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Sheppard of the Argonne,” by G. William Weatherly, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ St. Michael's Country Day School Theatre Ensemble will present "Alice in Wonderland," Hill House Arts and Athletics Center, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., free, 401-849- 5970 x330.

Manhattan Feature Film Project Screening of “Patrick’s Day,” a provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone, viewing audiences are polled as part of the project to determine whether film is deserving of a wider release, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Humor and the Harp’ Mary King presents “Humor and the Harp,” an evening of hilarity and heavenly music, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 7 p.m., free but seating limited, reserve at 401-683-9457.


March 6

LEGO Club Children ages 6-12 build with LEGOs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 ext. 204.

Celtic Music and Storytelling Workshop Children learn Celtic traditions of storytelling through song and dance with Mary King and Phil Edmonds, Irish step dancing instruction, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., free but registration required, call 401-847-0292 x105 or visit the Children's Page at redwoodlibrary.org to register.

RISCA Exhibition Artists Talk Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship artists discuss their work, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 6-8 p.m., 401-341-2981, gallery@salve.edu.

Newport Music Festival Concert Latitude 41 trio performs at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 6 p.m., concert and reception, $30, tickets at 401-849-0700 or newportmusic.org.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ 7 p.m. See March 5.


March 7

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.

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

Rats Edition Behind the scenes look at the animal care program at Norman Bird Sanctuary, meet and learn about domestic rats and their care, hands-on fun, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ 2 p.m. See March 5.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff Ballet for kids of all ages at Rosecliff mansion, 548 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., adults $25, children 18 and under $15, tickets at newportmansions.org.

Exhibit Opening DeBlois Gallery hosts opening reception for ceramists Lee Segal and Valorie Sheehan, 134 Aquidneck

Ave, Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Opening Reception Reception for “Honoring the Ceramic Tradition,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., springbullgallery.com.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Swanhurst Chorus’ annual tribute to Broadway with “Annie Get Your Gun,” dinner theatre, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Hall Ave., door at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m., 401-682-1630, tickets at swanhurst.org.

New Murder Mystery Debuts Marley Bridges Theatre Co. presents “8 Feet under the Earth,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

Soulshot Concert Reggae band Soulshot performs at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $15, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Bollywood’ Benefit NewportFILM's 4th annual friendraiser embraces all things Bollywood, Christie's Restaurant, 14 Perry Mill Wharf, 7-11 p.m., costumes encouraged, $75, newportfilm.com.


March 8

‘An American Icon’ Lecture Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, will speak on the music of Leonard Bernstein, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., free, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112.

Sunday Afternoon Music Series The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library presents Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song with Mary King, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Choristers Concert Newport Navy Choristers present “Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $7 adults, $5 seniors and children 12 and under, $18 families, tickets at door.

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