2016-02-04 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

February 4

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.

LEGO Thursdays LEGO bricks are provided, creations are 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.

Green Drinks The first monthly meeting of 2016 will be at Newport Biodiesel, which is partnered with 2,000 restaurants to fuel a greener New England, 312 Connell Hwy., 5:30 p.m., greendrinks.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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Technology Demonstration Use a 3-D printer, VHS to DVD converter, and a vinyl record to an MP3 machine to change old formats into new ones, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., limited to five participants, registration required, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

February 5

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.

Annual NAM Members’ Opening Reception Enjoy new works of art and the announcement of prizes awarded for the Newport annual juried exhibition, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Saturday

February 6

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 Feb. 5.

Children’s Program The Newport String Project presents, “A Mouse Named Fortissimo,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., children ages 4-12, 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.

Scouts’ Animal Tracking Brownies and Junior Scouts hike and learn to identify animal tracks and more, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5, drop in or register, 401-619- 3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

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.

Ballard Nature Hike Hear about Ballard Park’s history and winter dwellers, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., suggested donation $5 per person, $15 group, drop in or register, 401-619- 3377, education@ballardpark.org.

Technology Demonstration 3:30-5 p.m. See Feb. 4.

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

Portsmouth Abbey 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, Vanderbilt Grace Hotel, 6 p.m., alisaccomemorialfund.com.

Newport Postcards Opening Reception Opening reception for “Postcards from Newport,” a small affordable works show at Kristen Coates, 57 America’s Cup Ave., 6–9 p.m., 401- 619-4760, kristencoates.net.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Feb. 5.

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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 5.

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

Sunday Gallery Sunday Event begins at Stoneacre Pantry at 1 p.m., guided gallery walk and tours of Spring Bull Gallery, Ben Butler Fine Art, The Open Aperture and Roger King Fine Art, ending with a lively Salon at the Newport Art Museum at 4 p.m.

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.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture 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.

Monday

February 8

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 5.

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.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Chinese New Year Drop-In Crafts Children ages 2-12 celebrate the Year of the Monkey and make a monkey craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Tuesday

February 9

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “In the Light of What We Know,” by Zia Haider Rahman, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch the romantic comedy “A New Leaf,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30- 4:15 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Learn Calligraphy Materials provided, refreshments, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., $50, space limited, reservations required, 401-846- 4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Wednesday

February 10

Story Time 10 a.m. See Feb. 9.

Jamestown 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 a.m.-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 rhymes, stories, songs, finger plays, a craft and/or snack, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Ballard Park Program Children ages 7-12 take to the trails and search for adventure, learn basic compass skills and how to read a trail map, Hazard Road, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club This month’s book is “H.I.V.E: Higher Institute of Villainous Education,” by Mark Walden, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., children in grades 5-6, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Valentine Chocolate Party Children ages 5-12 make Valentine-themed crafts while enjoying hot chocolate and candy treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cooking with Alex Chef Alexandra Day shows how to prepare some recipes to celebrate Valentine’s Day, wine included,

Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., $10, for ages 21 and up, register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Club Discuss a nonfiction book that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

February 11

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

Story Times 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.

Historic Paint Talk “Period-Appropriate Exterior Paint Colors for Your Historic House,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon, $5-$10, advance registration requested, 401-847- 851, newportmansions.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Learn about naval aviation and the origins of bombing, 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 1:30-3:30 p.m. See Feb. 4.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See Feb. 4.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Feb. 4.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Feb. 4.

Electric Valentines Use paper, conductive paint pens, batteries and tiny lightbulbs to create electric valentines, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Art Speaks’ Lecture Tonight’s subject is “Gargoyles: The History and the Myth,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Art after Dark “Of Myths and Celebrations” features myths from around the world, guided tours, live music, crafts, and a scavenger hunt, view the sky with telescopes, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., members free, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Opening Reception Hunter Gallery artist reception for Chris Sancomb’s exhibit “Signals,” St. George’s School, 6 - 7 p.m., stgeorges.edu.

‘Our Town’ Salve Regina University theater production of “Our Town,” Casino Theatre, 8 p.m., 10 Freebody St. $8-$15.

Friday

February 12

Newport Winter Festival Experience a 10-day festival full of food, music and fun, through Feb. 21, newportwinterfestival.com.

Valentine Crafts Redwood Library offers toddlers a chance to create valentines , 10 Redwood St., 10-11 a.m, 401-847- 0292.

Baby Time Play Group Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., for ages birth-2, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 5.

Baby Signing Time Children birth-2 and caregivers learn signs through stories and songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Film See “The Long, Hot Summer” (1958), starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Lantern Tour Feel transported in time to the heyday of Newport, meet at the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4:30-5:30 p.m., weather permitting, $10-$15, space limited, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

‘Our Town’ See Feb. 11.

Saturday

February 13

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 12.

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 6.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 5.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Learn about the animals of the new calendar, make a traditional paper lantern, museum tour, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-noon, donations welcome, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Valentine Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Children ages 4-6 with a caregiver make creations with LEGO bricks, which are provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Creative Survival Tour Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free, meet at the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., space limited, $10-$15, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

LEGO Club LEGO bricks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, for children ages 5-12, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Seal Tours 1-3 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. See Feb. 6.

‘Our Town’ 2 and 8 p.m., Salve University theater production of “Our Town,” Casino Theatre.

Winter Speaker Series “An Unscripted Encore,” with Ed Shea, president and art director for Second Story Theatre in Warren, R.I., focuses on the theater and its beginnings in Newport, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3 p.m., $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Nature Discovery Series Search the Sakonnet River and Gardiner Pond for water fowl, Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Third Beach Education Center, 2-3 p.m., rain or shine, $8-$10, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Tween Fun with Fondue Children ages 8-12 have fun with fondue while making and decorating chocolate treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie Watch “The Avengers: Ultron,” eat pizza, make optional duct tape crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Concert The Slambovian Circus of Dreams performs at a St. Valentine’s celebration, Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Feb. 5.

Concert Music by Dirty Deeds, AC/DC tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 10 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

February 14

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 12.

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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 5.

Beginners’ Knitting Class Bring size 8 needles no longer than 10 inches long and a skein of worsted weight yarn, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-2:30 p.m., for ages 13 and older, space limited, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tours 1-3 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. See Feb. 6.

‘Our Town’ Salve University theater production of “Our Town,” Casino Theatre, 8 p.m.

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