2015-11-19 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

November 19

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Newport Art Museum’s book club, read and discuss Mary Gabriel’s “The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone,” bring lunch, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, $5, members free, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture David Manning presents “Global Arms of Sea Power-The Newport Connection,” an examination of the international military officer programs at the U.S. Naval War College, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841-4052.

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.

After-School Adventure Songs, activity, stories and a craft for children ages 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Popsicle Stick Pizzazz Children in grades 1-5 use popsicle sticks in games and activities, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4-5 p.m., preregister, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Teen Makerspace Program Make a 3-D printed object, your own sticker, or your own T-shirt decal, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

3-D Printing Club Learn to design and edit your own files and print your own designs, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Lecture Ralph Harvard, architectural historian, preservationist and interior designer presents “A Baroque Virginia Treasure House: Landon Carter's Sabine Hall,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., Preservation Society members $10, general admission $15, advance registration required, 401-847-7000, newportmansions.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group The book group reads both fiction and nonfiction and meets on the third Thursday of the month, new members welcome, current selection is Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre’s ‘Encore’ Celebrate 25 years of JCT’s performances, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7 p.m., 401-741-9818.

'Alice in Wonderland' The Portsmouth High School Drama Club presents Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” 120 Education Lane, 7 p.m., through Nov. 21, $5, 401-683-2124, portsmouthschoolsri.net.

Third Thursdays Short Film Series See five short documentaries from the Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401-560- 0974, jamestownartcenter.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 20

Baby Time Children ages birth-2 and their caregivers enjoy socializing during this play group, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Friday Flicks and Fun Children ages 2-5 and a caregiver are invited to enjoy a picture book film and a simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m. 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rum & Revolution Tour with Rum Tasting From the thriving Colonial rum trade through the Temperance Movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community in this tour that ends with a rum tasting, 3:30 p.m., participants must be 21 or older, $30, space limited to 20, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street, newporthistorical.org.

‘Polar Express’ Train Ride Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, entertainment and reading of “The Polar Express,” starts at Greene Lane station, Middletown, first ride starts at 4:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday through Dec. 20, prices and times vary, 401-295-1203, newporpolarexpress.com.

Rose Island Night Fundraising evening for Rose Island, Cappy’s Hillside CafĂ©, 8 Memorial Blvd., 6-9 p.m.

Jamestown Community Theatre’s ‘Encore’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 19.

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

Saturday

November 21

‘Christmas at the Newport Mansions’ Begins Enjoy music, tours and decorations at three mansions decked out in Yuletide finery, through Jan. 3 except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 401-847-6000, times and ticket prices vary, newportmansions.org.

Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Teen Fiction Book Club Discuss Meg Rosoff’s “There is No Dog,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457.

‘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.

Bricks & Sticks Architecture Tour Explore Newport’s exquisitely preserved architecture, from the Colonial era to the Victorian splendor of lower Bellevue Avenue, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., newporthistorical.org.

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

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in and build with LEGO bricks, which are provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 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.

Books and Authors Series Eamon McCarthy Earls discusses his book “Twisted Sisters: How Four Superstorms Forever Changed the Northeast in 1954 and 1955,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Makerspace Open Session Learn how to get started on your own 3-D design or sticker/decal project, use the library’s 3-D printer and vinyl cutter, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Tween Acorn Critters Tweens learn to make critters with

acorns and felt, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween Movie Enjoy “Star Wars,” refreshments and a small project, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Polar Express’ Train Ride First ride starts at 4:30 p.m. See Nov. 20.

Owl Prowl Learn how to identify owl species by sight and call, spend time on the trails then return indoors for hot chocolate and a chance to meet a captive barred owl, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 4:30-6 p.m., rain date Nov. 22, $10 members, $12 nonmembers, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre’s ‘Encore’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 19.

Murder at the Museum Enjoy the interactive murder mystery “Naughty or Nice,” set during Christmas 1892, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., $10-$30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Aztec Two-Step Concert Enjoy the legendary folk rock duo Aztec Two-Step, St. John’s Guild Hall, 61 Poplar St, 7:30 p.m., 401- 848-2561.

Music on the Point Enjoy “Horn of Plenty Music,” doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 401-683-0585, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 20.

Sunday

November 22

Guided Bird Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Christmas at the Newport Mansions’ See Nov. 21.

‘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.

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

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Piano Concert The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents “The Golden Age of Piano,” a program of piano music that would have been heard between 1890 and 1940, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423-0515.

‘Roll up the Rug’ Barn Dance Enjoy an old-time barn dance for the whole family featuring a master dance caller, a fiddle champ, and a performance by the young fiddlers and violinists from the Newport String Project, Boys and Girls Club, 95 Church St., 2-4 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre’s ‘Encore’ 3 p.m. See Nov. 19.

‘Polar Express’ Train Ride First ride starts at 4:30 p.m. See Nov. 20.

Monday

November 23

Universal Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrate the completion of upgrades to the Universal Trail and the new trailhead entryway, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Christmas at the Newport Mansions’ See Nov. 21.

All Ages Makerspace Local 3-D enthusiast Mike Kowalczyk teaches simple ways to get started, works through difficulties on existing projects and shows his printers, built piece by piece himself, 3-D printing only, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30- 8 p.m., registration requested, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

November 24

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

Tuesday Movie Matinee See “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Christmas at the Newport Mansions’ See Nov. 21.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Enjoy reading with other Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

I Love YA Book Group Read and discuss “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult, focus is teen literature, all ages welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Hand-Built Holiday Make simple items to give or keep such as ornaments, spoon rests, soap dishes and bowls, instructions and materials provided using easy clay slab technique, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., 6-9 p.m., 4 sessions, Tuesdays through Dec. 15, $145, sign up, 401-848-2787, newportartmuseum.org.

NewportFilm presents “Can You Dig This,” which follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners in South Los Angeles who discover what happens when they put their hands in the soil, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Sq., 6:30 p.m., newportfilm.com.

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

Wednesday

November 25

Story Time 10-11 a.m. See Nov. 24.

Mother Goose Time Play-based program includes finger plays, songs, books, nursery rhymes for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Story Time Books, songs, finger plays and a craft for children ages 2-5, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11:15a.m.-noon, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Christmas at the Newport Mansions’ See Nov. 21.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Nov. 24.

Thursday

November 26

Thanksgiving Pie Run The Newport Running Club’s annual Pie Run, 8:30 a.m., starts and ends in front of the Newport County YMCA, Valley Road, Middletown, entrants are asked to bring one nonperishable food item to be contributed to a local food bank, $30 for the five-mile run, $25 for the three-mile noncompetitive walk, register, newportrunningclub.org.

Friday

November 27

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts Sale Buy ceramics, jewelry, painting, prints and more, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Celebrating Veterans’ Film Series Watch “Mrs. Miniver,” a film about WWII, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St.,

4:30-5:30 p.m., weather permitting, $15 per person, reservations suggested, 401-847-8770, newporthistorical.org.

Illuminated Holiday Boat Parade Decorated boats motor through Newport harbor and compete for the best decorated in various categories, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday

November 28

Faculty and Student Holiday Arts Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the second half of Gabrielle Walker’s “Antarctica” and watch the second half of the BBC version of the film, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tours 1 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Books and Authors Series Historian Kate Clifford Larson discusses her new book, “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., registration is not required but seating is limited, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30-5:30 p.m. See Nov. 27.

Murder at the Museum 7-8:30 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 20.

Sunday

November 29

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ The Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra presents Handel’s "Messiah," St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 3 p.m., $10-$30, 401- 521-5670, ricco.org.

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