2015-11-05 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

November 5

LEGO Thursdays LEGO bricks are provided, creations are dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-0573, middletownlibrary.org.

Bird Feeding Basics Learn about bird identification and behavior while helping birds survive the harshest months of the year, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Culinary History Preservation Based on her recent book, “The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites,” Dr. Libby H. O’Connell presents a slide lecture about food in America, beginning just after the Civil War and ending with the close of World War I, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., Preservation Society members $10, general admission $15, advance registration required, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Rose Weaver Talk Rose Weaver, a Rhode Island icon, shares her remarkable life story as a singer and actress in her talk "Rose: Weaver of Story and Song,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Connecting the Dots’ Lecture Robert Van Petten presents “Connecting the Dots: A Career in Photography,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-9 p.m., 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Trivia Challenge $500 in weekly prizes, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Friday

November 6

Baby Story Time For babies ages birth to 2 years with a caregiver, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownlibrary.org.

Newport Restaurant Week Enjoy a 3-course lunch for $16 and a 3-course dinner for $35 at some of the area’s finest restaurants, through Nov. 15, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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

Saturday

November 7

‘Race for Open Space’ 5K Run and Walk Race on Aquidneck Land Trust’s Sakonnet Greenway Trail, $20 entry fee, proceeds benefit ALT’s operations, register, 401-849-2799.

Annual Harvest Fair Raffle with cash prizes, a quilt raffle, silent auction, white elephants, theme baskets, children's activities, food court and baked goods, St. Joseph's Church, 5 Mann Ave., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-0065.

Unique Boutique Craft Fair Professional local artisans offer hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items including clothing for adults and children, jewelry, pottery, totes and handbags, vintage linens, stained glass, wooden items and home d├ęcor, Easton's Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., Nov. 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

LEGO Club Work by yourself or with friends, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.- noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult, drop in anytime between 11 a.m.-noon to build something amazing, try building a surprise LEGO challenge, LEGO bricks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 6.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays through Dec. 12, 401- 847-3777, greenvale.com.

Books and Authors Series Michael Morse, retired rescue captain of the Providence Fire Department, comes to the library with his dog, Mr. Wilson, to discuss his book, “Mr. Wilson Makes it Home,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fall Hike Take in the changing leaves at Ballard Park and learn about the site’s history and its ecosystems, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, $15 per group, 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org to register, drop-ins welcome, rain date Nov. 8.

Science Saturday Design and test a loop the loop roller coaster marble run, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Olde Town Ghost Tours Take a lantern-lit tour with a professional guide to discover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of Newport, tours depart at 5 p.m., Saturdays in Nov., rain or shine, from Fathom’s Restaurant at the Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., tours last approximately 90 minutes, walking less than one mile, ghosttoursofnewport.com.

Opening Reception at DeBlois Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show, original art by local artists and artisans, reception 5-7 p.m., show runs through Dec. 24, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Opening Reception at Spring Bull “From Abstract to Realism” features works by Richard Harrington, Elena Obelenus, Kathleen Morton and Maryann Tirocchi, reception 7 p.m., show runs through Nov. 30, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Concert at Channing Heart Parsonsfield with Ian Fitzgerald opening, Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 6.

Comedy Show “The Whole SHE-BANG!” at Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 8

Guided Bird Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org. Unique Boutique Craft Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Nov. 7.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 6.

Genealogy Workshop Series Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Jesus Saviour Church’s Penny Social Vie for 100 items and enjoy free refreshments, 1 Vernon Ave., 1-5 p.m., doors open at noon, 401- 847-0065.

Surviving Cancer Through Poetry Carol Anderheggen reads from her new book, “Writing Down Cancer, a Journey of Dreams and Nightmares,” accompanied by David Dragone on the violin, fellow poets Heather Sullivan and David Dragone read a selection of poems, 2:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday

November 9

Story Time For children ages 2-5 along with their parents or caregivers, the program features books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Drop-In Story Time Children ages 2-6 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownlibrary.org.

Needles Galore Meet the second Monday of each month to receive assistance and instruction from Nancy Mowbray, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children ages 3 and up make a craft and take it home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownlibrary.org.

Paper Airplane Contests Create your own paper airplanes and compete for height, distance and more, bring a coat if weather permits outside contests, supplies and snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

November 10

Preschool Story Time Designed for children ages 4-6, stories, songs, movement activities and flannel boards, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownlibrary.org.

Story Time Stories, songs and a craft for children ages 3-5, registration required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “Redeployment,” by Phil Klay, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library See “Woman in Gold” (2015) with Helen Mirren, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Music Seminar Composer John Prevendi discusses how the basic elements of music, such as rhythm, harmony, melody and instrumentation, relate to music of different cultures and explores how we can use music to bring people together in a multicultural world, Channing Church parish hall, 35 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $5, register at office@channingchurch.org or call 401-846-0643.

Karaoke Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Wednesday

November 11

Afternoon Adventure Children will play, hike the trails and test their navigational skills with a scavenger hunt, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, for children ages 7-12, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, preregistration recommended, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

‘Privilege: A Legacy of Inequality’ Keith Stokes and members of the African Alliance of Rhode Island present a different view of the dialogue begun with “Traces of the Trade,” a film about Rhode Island’s involvement in the slave trade, and discuss the contemporary conditions in the U. S. and

how some benefit from privilege while others continue to suffer the effects of historic inequality, Trinity Church’s Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, doors open at 7 p.m. for light refreshments, talk at 7:30 p.m., 401-846-0660.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Nov. 10.

Thursday

November 12

Toddler Time Stories, songs and a simple craft for children ages 18 months-2 years, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10- 10:45 a.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

JAC Members’ Show Opening Reception The exhibit showcases works in the area and beyond, reception 6-8 p.m., exhibit Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Dec. 5, works by Didi Suydan are shown in the small gallery during the show, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Baby Time Socialization and group play, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Eight Bells Lecture “Whips to Walls: Naval Discipline from Flogging to Progressive Era

Reform at Portsmouth Prison” will be discussed by Rodney Watterson, Brett Hall, Newport Naval Station, noon, free and open to the public but advance reservations are required for those without base access, limited seating, 401- 841-4052.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30 p.m. See Nov. 5.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Nov. 5.

Newport County YMCA Annual Wine Tasting More than 150 wines and beers are offered along with hors d’oeuvres and food shops, proceeds benefit the YMCA’s community support campaign, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5-8 p.m., $65, VIP reception 4-5 p.m., $150, 401-847-9200 x109, newportcountyymca.org.

Gallery Night Area art galleries are open in the evening, Newport Art Museum galleries are open and admission is free, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art After Dark Enjoy guided tours, art-making opportunities, refreshments, demonstrations and live music, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-10 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Redwood Award Presentation and Lecture An evening to honor author, historian, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, who will receive the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture and talk about his new book, “The Wright Brothers." Although event has been sold out, call 401-847- 0295 x115 to be added to waiting list, alve’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Commons, 5:30 p.m., $35, redwoodlibrary.org.

Middle School Book Club Teens in grades 6-8 read and review books and then keep the books, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 7-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org. Trivia Challenge 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 5.

Dance Performance Salve Regina Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance presents Winter ’15 Extensions Dance Co., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $5- $15, 401-341-3163, newportcasinotheatre.com.

Friday

November 13

‘Handmade Holiday’ Workshop Enjoy holiday merriment in this festive clay workshop, make ornaments, plates and other ceramics, no experience necessary, 12:30-3 p.m., Fridays, through Dec. 11, sign up online or call 401-848-2787, newportartmuseum.org.

Celebrating Veterans Film Series Watch “The Best Years of Our Lives,” with Myrna Loy, Fredric March and Dana Andrews, three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have irreparably changed, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

High School Book Club Teens in grades 9-12 read and review new books and then keep the books, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Cornucopia Fine Arts Sale Preview Party Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., $25 donation, 401-849-4646, pennfield.org.

Climate Change Talk The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee presents Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on climate change, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Murder at the Museum Take part in an interactive murder mystery set at Christmas in 1892, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., $10-$30, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 6.

Dance Performance 8 p.m. See Nov. 12.

Saturday

November 14

Cornucopia Fine Arts Sale This major fundraiser for Pennfield School shows and sells art from a gathering of artisans from New England, funds raised are directed to the John R. Pedrick Faculty Endowment and arts education and enrichment programs, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25 donation, 401-849-4646, pennfield.org.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Celebrate America Recycles Day, bring broken doll parts, the wheels missing a truck, and homeless puzzle pieces and transform them into sculptural art, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-noon, children ages 3-10, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Country Bazaar Theme baskets, white elephants, homemade craft items, a bake table, and a silent auction, St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-846-9567.

Craft Fair Craft and bake tables, lunch is available, the thrift shop is open, Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-846-7076.

Story Fun Children ages 2-4 enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Seal Tours Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge, one-hour seal tours are entirely boat-based, two-hour tours include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse, Bowen's Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, 1 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, and public school vacation days through April 24, prices vary, 401-324-6020, savebay.org.

Girl Scout Adventures Bring your troop for team-building activities, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-3 p.m., children ages 7-12, $5, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays through Dec. 12, 401-847- 3777, greenvale.com.

Make Something Saturdays Children ages 3 and up drop in to make a craft to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-826-1573, middletownlibrary.org.

Books and Authors Series Emergency room doctor Jay Baruch reads from a collection of fiction entitled “What’s Left Out,” Q & A to follow, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., seating limited, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dance Performance 2 and 8 p.m. See Nov. 12.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to watch “Inside Out,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

9/11 Prose and Poetry Dr. Edward McCrorie, Professor Emeritus of English at Providence College, reads from his new book, “Pretend Ballads,” inspired by the children who lost their fathers on Sept. 11, 2001 and Dr. Beatrice Beebe, Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, provides psychoanalytic insights to the experiences the children of Sept. 11 encountered, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

3-D Printing FabNewport’s Steve Heath demonstrates 3-D printer usage, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Drama Presentation of ‘The Tempest’ Presented by Brown/Trinity Rep. MFA programs, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, 8 p.m., tickets online and at the door, $12 general admission, $6 seniors and students, jamestownartcenter.org.

Gold Exchange Fundraiser Diamond Hill Jewelers will test and weigh jewelry, if an offer is accepted the owner will be paid immediately, a portion of the day’s

buy-back sales will benefit Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Zumbathon Charity Event Dance to benefit the Housing Hotline energy program, no experience necessary, all ages welcome, turkey basket, door prize, raffles and refreshments, Florence Gray Center, 1 York St., 6:30 p.m., $10, bring a blanket, coat, hats, gloves or a heater, ggeorge@cityofnewport.com.

Concert at the Point Enjoy music by the Kropp Dusters, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. concert, $15 in advance, $18 at the door, 401-683-0585, commonfencemusic.org.

Comedy Night Fundraiser The Portsmouth Lions Club hosts its first annual comedy night fundraiser featuring three professional comedians, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, $20, cash bar and appetizers available, proceeds benefit local charities and school and athletic organizations, portsmouthlc.org.

Sunday

November 15

Guided Hike Discover natural history and animal signs, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 11 a.m.- noon, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Nov. 14.

Conducting Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, discusses Handel's “Messiah” and his approach to conducting the famous oratorio, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Drama Presentation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Presented by Brown/Trinity Rep. MFA programs, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, 3 p.m., tickets online and at the door, $12 general admission, $6 seniors and students, jamestownartcenter.org.

Genealogy Workshop Series 1-3 p.m. See Nov. 8.

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