2016-01-14 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

January 14

LEGO Thursdays All LEGO bricks are provided, creations usually 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 This program, featuring read-alouds, songs, activities and a craft, is designed to support emerging readers and promote school readiness, children ages 5-7 attend independent of their parents, registration required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Flying Dragons Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Art After Dark Live music, early evening guided tours for children, late-night tours for adults, an all-ages scavenger hunt of the permanent collections, crafts, refreshments, astronomers with high-powered telescopes talk about myths, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

'The Champions' Documentary about the pit bulls rescued from the fighting ring of Michael Vick, 6 p.m. (optional) pre-film reception, 7:15 p.m. screening followed by Q & A, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., $15, $25 includes pre-film reception, newportfilm.com.

The Fashions of Downton Abbey Learn about the lives and fashions of the residents of Downton Abbey, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Friday

January 15

Baby Story Time Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., children ages birth to 24 months with an adult, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10 drop in and enjoy a beach bounce, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m- 5 p.m., 401-845-5810, for up-to-date schedule, visit cityofnewport.com/beach.

Baby Signing Time Children and their parents or caregivers learn signs through stories, songs and a simple craft to promote early communication, reduce frustration and build self-confidence, taught by Lauren Drain, a certified baby signing instructor, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Knitting is the New Yoga Knitting workshop for beginners and those with some experience, bring US 10 (long) size knitting needles, 2 skeins of solid color worsted weight yarn, 1 large eye tapestry needle, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Library Film Series Enjoy popcorn while watching “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011), starring Judi Dench, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Owl Prowl Learn to identify owls by sight and call before heading outside, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., ages 6 and up, $10-$12, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Enjoy improv by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 16

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan.15.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 can drop in and build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, tours weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Middletown Library LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with a caretaker drop in to make creations, LEGO bricks provided, children can also try to build the surprise LEGO challenge, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Books and Authors Series Join Dianne Grinnell at "Everyone Has a Story," a writing workshop for adults, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., space limited to 25 people, participants encouraged to bring a journal or notebook, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Science Saturdays Teens create 2-D, 3-D or Star Wars snowflakes, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., grades 6-12, register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Winter Lecture Series “Magical Seas Through Inspired Lens,” with Onne van der Wal, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Tween Pipe Cleaner Dragons Children 8-12 celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day by making dragons out of pipe cleaners, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie Watch “Grease” (1978), starring John Travolta, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Baugh Opening Reception “Nina A. Baugh: In Search of a Studio of Her Own,” explores the artwork and life of a young and gifted artist and into daily life on Conanicut Island in the 1920s and 1930s, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., opening reception 6-8 p.m., exhibit shown through March 5, gallery hours Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 15.

Sunday

January 17

Guided Bird Walk Bring binoculars, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 15.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., tours weather permitting, $5-$15, reserve at 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Monday

January 18

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 15.

‘Road to Independence’ Tour Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Tuesday

January 19

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

Tales for Twos A program includes rhymes, finger plays and songs designed to help young people develop verbal skills and promote an early interest in books and reading, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-6 enjoy read-alouds, songs, finger rhymes, movement activities, flannel boards, a craft and play group, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library See “The Martian” (PG-13), starring Matt Damon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30 p.m., registration required, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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.

Teens Cook Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Group Discuss “Room,” by Emma Donoghue, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Arts Around the Fire Monthly networking event by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County, Brenda Nienhouse, executive director of the Newport Performing Arts Center, to speak on progress of the Opera House project, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.org.

Wednesday

January 20

Mother Goose Time Play-based program includes finger plays, songs, books, nursery rhymes for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 2-5 from 11:15 a.m. - noon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Guitar Sing Along Children birth-5 years and a caregiver are invited to sing and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Story Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy read-alouds, finger plays, movement

activities, songs, and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Overdrive for E-Readers Learn to listen to and read library books on an app-enabled device, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., space limited, registration required, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

January 21

Story Time & Baby Book Worms Read-alouds, rhymes and board books for children birth-2 years with a caregiver, 9:30 a.m., ages 3-4 at 11 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Time Stories, songs and a craft, for ages 18-24 months, 10 a.m., older toddlers at 11 a.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers at this monthly book club, bring a lunch and discuss “Murder at Marble House,” by Alyssa Maxwell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Dan Urish presents his book, “Coral, Copra and Concrete: An Illustrated Memoir of Diego Garcia Atoll,” Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841-4052, usnwc.edu.

Computer Class Learn at your own pace, laptops are available or bring your own, staff on-hand to help, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See Jan. 14.

After School Adventure Read-alouds, songs, activities and a craft for children ages 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Book Launch Meet Terry Gaspard and hear all about her new book, “Daughters of Divorce,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

'Chatty Charms' Creation Create a pendant out of Sculpey and jump rings, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., registration is limited to 12 and is online, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Dead Wake,” by Erik Larson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Backyard Composting Learn how to reduce household waste by composting, hear how composting works and discover vermiculture, compost bins are available for purchase, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

RIIFF Comedic Shorts Enjoy Rhode Island International Film Festival comedic short movies, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 22

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 15.

Knitting is the New Yoga 1-3 p.m. See Jan. 15.

Saturday

January 23

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 15.

3-D Printing Club Learn how to use a 3-D printer to design, print and edit your own files, use the library’s printer, best geared for ages 13 and up, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Google Chrome and storage device, register for a free Tinkercad design software account, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tour Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island, the tour is entirely boat based, Market Square, 1-2 p.m., register, confirm date and time, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/ seals.

Going Digital Learn how to use the library’s electronic resources such as free e-books and audiobooks, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., bring your portable device along with your library card, 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Winter Speaker Series "Here’s Looking at US: A Russian Perspective,” with Peter Zwack, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Event “A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen,” Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $15, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

January 24

Nature Discovery Series During the “Interpreting the Winter Woods” program, observe the many changes that the landscape and living things undergo, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m,, $8-$10, recommended for ages 6 and up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsancturary.org.

‘Open Call’ Theater Workshop “Playing With Shakespeare,” with Emmy award-winning actress Laurie Heineman, is for anyone interested in Shakespeare, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 3 p.m., no experience necessary, register in advance, 401-560-0979, jamestownartscenter.org.

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