2015-03-05 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

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, non-members $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, 5 p.m.

‘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.

‘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 heartbreaking 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.

Friday

March 6

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.

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.

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.

Little League Fundraiser La Forge Casino Restaurant, 7-10 p.m., $15, proceeds to help upgrade league fields.

Bead for Life In celebration of International Women’s Day, Teas and Javas will host a Bead for Life party, 282 Thames St., 6-8 p.m., music by Alfresco Flutes, 401-662-6640.

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

Saturday

March 7

Winter Growers’ Market Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Garden Pollinators Edward King House Garden Club lecture series, 10 a.m., 10.

Saturday Book Club Discuss “Foreign Affairs,” by Alison Lurie, 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.

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

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 12 and 1 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

NBS Behind the Scenes: 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.

Books and Author Series March Mystery Madness at Newport Public Library with Marc Songini, author of “The Boston Mob,” 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

‘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.

Common Fence Music Legendary Canadian folk artist Garnet Rogers performs, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Elvis Tribute by Robert Black, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 8

Mother Goose at Rosecliff 1 and 3 p.m. See March 7.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See March 7.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ 1:30 p.m. See March 7.

‘Hidden Aquidneck Island’ Middletown Historical Society presents Jim Bailey who has unearthed a multitude of colonial artifacts including household articles, weapons and ammunition, jewelry, and rare coins using a metal detector, Middletown Police Headquarters, 123 Valley Rd., 2 p.m., free, middletownhistory.org.

‘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, focusing on the sacred music, particularly “Chichester Psalms,” 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.

Monday

March 9

Needles Galore Nancy Mowbray offers knitting instruction and assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-5 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a moustache craft at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846- 1573.

Celebrating Ireland Phil Edmonds, Mary King and Dan Lanier in a program of Irish history and culture, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., step dance instruction 6 p.m., music at 6:30 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Tuesday

March 10

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Winslow Homer: Nature as a Violent Unfeeling Enemy,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Tuesday Book Group Discuss “The Spinning Heart,” by Donal Ryan, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208.

Chamber Expo Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s annual consumer expo, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 4-7 p.m., free for members and employees, $3 general admission, free shuttle from Gateway Center, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Pysanky Learn how to make traditional Ukrainian egg folk art with Lisa Schipritt, intricate designs created with wax and dye, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 5:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, register at jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

March 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 Using Internet browsers and searching, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

Reading and Art Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Art Reception for "Marine Paintings by John Mecray," collaborative exhibit with IYRS, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

NIM Networking Newport Interactive Marketers' first open mic tip night, Midtown Oyster Bar, 449 Thames St., 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. open mic, register at bit.ly/NIMevents.

Thursday

March 12

Youth Art Month Opening Opening reception for Youth Art Month exhibition at Newport Art Museum, featuring artwork by students K–8, 76 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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 with gallery talk by exhibiting artist Deborah Baronas at 5:30 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Mushroom Hunting Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt on enjoying the safe hunting and cooking of wild mushrooms found in the state, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-683-9457.

Ecological Landscape Design The Friends of Jamestown Library present Sanne Kure-Jensen, organic grower, beekeeper and horticultural writer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Friday

March 13

Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library screens “Torn Curtain,” (1966), starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Newport Music Festival Concert Spanish pianist Daniel del Pino performs at Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m., reception and concert, tickets at 401-849-0700 or newportmusic.org.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ 6:30 p.m. See March 7.

Holistic Community Networking Public social networking event for local holistic businesses, Ramada Inn, 425 East Main Rd, Middletown, 7 p.m., appetizers, cash bar, $5, see Newport Holistic Community on Facebook for more details.

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

Saturday

March 14

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss the first half of Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House” and watch the first half of the BBC’s version of the film, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parade steps off at 11 a.m. sharp in front of City Hall, continues to St. Augustin’s Church.

Pendragon Concert Irish music by Pendragon, Jane Pickens Theater, 2 p.m., $20, $10 children under 12, janepickens.com.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ 6:30 p.m. See March 7.

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 7.

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.

Irish Concert of Irish music by The Town Pants, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 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.

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