2016-01-28 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

January 28

Eight Bells Lecture “Sea Minor: The U.S. Navy’s Secret Torpedo Program of 1862,” with Chuck Veit, 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.

Genealogy Workshop Investigate your family’s history with the help of the Newport Historical Society’s expert staff, 82 Touro St., 2-4 p.m., space limited to 8 attendees, reservations required, 401-846-0813 x110 or e-mail mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

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.

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, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Researching Your Historic Home Presentation and questions, receive a guide to local research resources, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., space limited, registration required, 401-847-8720 or info@newportlibraryri.org.

Book Signing Local author Terry Gaspard discusses her new book, “Daughters of Divorce: Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents’ Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-Lasting Relationship,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Community Lecture Series Newport Hospital presents “Memory Changes as We Age and What to Do about Them,” 11 Friendship St., Gudoian conference room, 6:30-7:30 p.m., seating limited, 401-845-1492 or newporthospital.org to reserve.

Friday

January 29

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.

Friday Flicks and Fun Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver

enjoy a picture book film and a simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Film Series View “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2015), starring Judi Dench, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Saturday

January 30

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, including how to solarize your home, Newport Vineyards Winery, indoors, 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. 29.

New Member Tour New and existing members are invited, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the first half of Henry Fielding’s “Tom Jones” and watch the first half of the film adaptation, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Cannabis Talk Courtney David presents “An Introduction to Cannabis,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Snowflake-Making Fest Create snowflakes with paper, 3-D printing, vinyl cutting, and more, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 1-3 p.m., for ages 10 and up, $5-$15, register, 401-560-0979, alicia@jamestownartcenter.org.

Watercolors for Beginners Create one small work of art with art teacher Julie Shoen Hood, professional artist supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-4 p.m., ages 12 and up, space limited to 12 participants, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book Discussion Newport native Dr. James O’Connell talks about his book, “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., seating limited, doors open at 1:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Makerspace Open Session Work on your own 3-D printer or vinyl cutter project or learn how to do it, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Winter Speaker Series “Art, Music and Literature: Does Evolution Really Explain Everything?” with Kenneth Miller, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3 p.m., $6-$15, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport String Project Open Rehearsal A program of works for strings by Czech master Antonin Dvorak, Edward King House, 35 King St., 3 p.m., all are welcome, newportstringproject.org.

Annual Ceili The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will host their annual St. Brigid’s Mass and Ceili Night, Mass at 4 p.m., Irish dancing and music at 5 p.m. at AOH hall, $5 or $15 per family.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Jan. 29.

Sunday

January 31

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 29.

Newport String Project Concert A program of works for strings by Czech master Antonin Dvorak, Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., admission by donation, newportstringproject.org.

RHS Basketball Fundraiser Benefit for boys and girls basketball programs, O’Briens Pub, 6:30- 9 p.m., $20, 401-418-2093.

Monday

February 1

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 29.

Story Time Songs, stories and a craft for children ages 2-5 and a caregiver, 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, games, rhymes and a playtime, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Drop-In Story Time Portsmouth Free Public Library 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Drop in to make a craft and take it home, best for children ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Teen Makerspace Program Teens use the 3-D printer and vinyl cutter to make projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

February 2

Story Time Stories, songs and a craft for children ages 3-5, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 10 a.m., register,

401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tales for Twos This 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 Enjoy “The Experimenter,” a documentary about experiments that tested ordinary human beings’ willingness to obey authority, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance One-on-one computer assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 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.

Calligraphy for Valentine’s Day Adults learn spacing and lettering skills that can be applied to cards, bring a pencil, eraser and clear plastic ruler, (calligraphy pens, practice paper and clipboards to be provided), Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Foreign Film Series “Le Fils de L’Autre”/The Other Son (France, 2012), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

February 3

Book Group Discuss “Unaccustomed Earth,” by Jhumpa Lahiri, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Story Times Children ages birth-2 with a caregiver enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs and books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 2-5 from 11:15-noon, 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, rhymes, movement activities, songs, games, a craft and/or snack, plus a play group, register, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Basic Skills Computer Workshop Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss and blog about “Scumble,” by Ingrid Law, while enjoying snacks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Recent Advances in Neurosurgery Talk Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., 5:30 wine and cheese reception followed by a lecture, space limited, 401-847- 0295, ext. 112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Poetry Meet-Up A monthly meeting where local poets, both new and experienced,

can present their latest works to an engaged audience of fellow poets, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

February 4

Baby and Toddler Times Group play for babies and yearlings at 9 a.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, stories, songs and a craft for toddlers at 10 a.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Story Time Baby Book Worms program uses read-alouds and nursery rhymes for children birth to 2 years old, 9:30 a.m., time will be provided for

play and a chance for caregivers to network together, Step-Up Story Time for children ages 3-4, 11 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Eight Bells Lecture A talk on the First World War’s Battle of Dogger Bank, 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 Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Jan. 28.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Jan. 28.

Friday

February 5

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 29.

Fundraiser The Have a Heart Cocktail Party and Auction benefits the Potter League for Animals, OceanCliff

Hotel, Ocean Drive, 6-9 p.m., $125 in advance, $150 at the door, 401- 846-0592, potterleague.org.

Raptors Program Spend an evening by the fire learning about different types of raptors, wine, beer and light refreshments, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-8:30 p.m., $30-$35, ages 21 and up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Jan. 29.

Saturday

February 6

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 30.

Children’s Program The Newport String Project presents, “A Mouse Named Fortissimo,” 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, the tour is entirely boat based, Market Square, 11 a.m.- noon and noon-1 p.m., register, confirm date and time, 401-324- 6020, savebay.org/seals.

Winter Speaker Series “Jamie Wyeth, and Family Too,” with Elliot Bostwick Davis, curator at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and author of “Jamie Wyeth,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3 p.m., $6-$15, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Technology Demonstration Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Opening Reception 25th annual Fakes and Forgeries, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Feb. 29, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Benefit A Celebration for Sweet “Hearts” features a cocktail party, small plates and a silent auction for the

Ali Sacco Memorial Fund to benefit the Portsmouth Abbey School and Boston Children’s Hospital, The Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 6 p.m., alisaccomemorialfund.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Jan. 29.

Comedy Show See Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 7

Newport Seal Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 6.

Sew Cool Sewing Club A monthly workshop where children ages 8-12 can learn simple machine sewing techniques while making fun and practical items, all materials included, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., deadline to register for each class is the Friday before each session, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport Historical Society Lecture Dr. Dana Benner presents, “The Native American History of Rhode Island,” Paradise School, Paradise Park, Middletown, 2 p.m., $5-$7, middletownhistory.org.

Winter Concert Series The South County Rounders provide an afternoon of bluegrass, swing, and old-time fiddle and banjo instrumentals, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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