2015-03-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

Sailing on the Big Screen Volvo Ocean Race update with Brad Read and Alvimedica crew, "Sailing on the Edge" with Kenny Read and the plan for Comanche, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 6:30 p.m., $12, under 21 free but reservation required, janepickens.com.

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

Manhattan Feature Film Project Rescheduled 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 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’ 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.

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.

Ballroom Dance Monthly “Rhythm Is Going to Get You” event at Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 7-10 p.m., salsa lesson at 7:30 p.m., social ballroom until 10 p.m., $10, dtdballroom.com.

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.

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 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 13.

Murder at the Museum 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.

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.

Ring in Spring! Jamestown Arts Center hosts free kids crafts event and DIY hot chocolate bar, bring your own mug or purchase a JAC mug for $12, 18 Valley St., 10 a.m.-noon, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ 1:30 p.m. See March 13.

Musica Dolce Chamber music concert at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 2 p.m., $20, tickets at door, 401-423-0407.

French Film Festival Opens Salve Regina’s popular festival kicks off with an opening reception in McAuley Hall at 6:15 p.m., followed by romantic comedy “On My Way” (Elle s'en va), at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, $10, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Monday

March 16

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 one child and a parent, additional child $2, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

State Rep. Forum 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.

Tuesday

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Play Date Irish-themed story time, activities, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10:30 a.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts Children ages 5-10 are invited to make St. Patrick's Day crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., free and all materials provided but registration required, visit the Children's Desk or call 401-847-8720 x204.

Arts Around the Fire Networking event for artists and art enthusiasts, Sail Newport’s Brad Read will speak briefly about the upcoming North American stop of the Volvo Ocean Race in May, Salvation CafĂ©, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, all welcome, newportarts.org.

Portsmouth Library Book Club Planning meeting for the upcoming year, bring book ideas, all welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-683-9457.

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.

‘Raising Gentle Men’ Jay Sullivan, author of "Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge," will discuss his memoir detailing the two years he spent living at Alpha Boys School, an orphanage in Jamaica run by the Sisters of Mercy, O’Hare Academic Center, DiStefano Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., free.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with romantic comedy “2 Autumns, 3 Winters” (2 automnes, 3 hivers), O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $5, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Wednesday

March 18

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 Internet safety, 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 Lt. Col. David McIllece, U.S. Air Force, on “India Changes Course,” Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.org.

Photo Guild Meeting Monthly meeting of the Newport Art Museum’s Photo Guild, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m., presentations by Carole Kenny, Frank Leith, and Paul Mello, free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

March 19

Early Aviation Lecture Author Lawrence Goldstone discusses “Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies,” detailing the feud between the nation’s great air pioneers, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members $5, non-members $10, register online at newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 x137.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis," by Robert Edsel, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 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.

Teen Scrapbooking Teens welcome to bring friends and favorite photos and learn how to make great scrapbooks, supplies and snacks provided, free, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

Bike Newport Night Fundraiser for Bike Newport at Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., music, raffles, indoor bike racing, and a silent auction, $10, bikenewport.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “The Interestings,” by Meg Wolitzer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Films “Shorts from the UK and Ireland,” selections from 2014 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Pell Center Lecture Gen. Peter Zwack, recently retired military attaché in Moscow, will present "Ukraine, Russia and the West," a candid conversation about developments in Eastern Europe and the future of U.S.-Russian relations, Pell Center, Young, Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-341- 2927, pellcenter@salve.edu.

Friday

March 20

Newport Restaurant Week Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 6-12 will build with LEGOs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with the classic war film “Grand Illusion,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., $5, 401-341-2250 or salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Evening with the Raptors Adults ages 21+ enjoy refreshments in front of the fire while learning about the different types of raptors and how to ID them in their natural habitat, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7-8:30 p.m., members $30, non-members $35, space limited, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

March 21

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20.

Spring Book Sale Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

March into Reading Event Salve Regina University hosts author and illustrator presentations, book sales and signings, special exhibits, and discovery rooms designed by education majors,

O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Pheasant Drive Beach, Portsmouth, 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, 1 and 2 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 14.

Common Fence Music Foghorn Stringband performs, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $25, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Comedy Joe Briscoe performs “So I Got Fired From That Job,” Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

March 22

Newport Restaurant Week See March 20.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See March 21.

Spring Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See March 21.

Jewish Film Series Touro Synagogue hosts screening of “The Matchmaker” (2012), Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 1:30 p.m., followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Martin, free but donations welcome.

Books and Author Series March Mystery Madness at Newport Public Library with Anne- Marie Sutton, who uses Newport's Gilded Age as a backdrop for her novels, 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

French Film Festival The Salve Regina University festival continues with the animated “Ernest & Celestine,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 2 p.m., $10, reception, 401- 341-2250 or salve.edu/french-filmfestival.

Newport String Project Concert Redwood Library hosts Newport String Project program of masterworks for string quartet by Haydn and Mozart, 50 Bellevue Ave., begins at 2:15 p.m. with pre-concert talk, performance at 3 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, admission by donation.

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