2016-02-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday February 11

Historic Paint Talk “Period-Appropriate Exterior Paint Colors for Your Historic House,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon, $5-$10, advance registration requested, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Learn about naval aviation and the origins of strategic 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 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.

After School Adventure Read-alouds, songs, activities and a craft 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.

Newport Gallery Night The Newport Gallery Organization kicks off this year’s first Newport Gallery Night, view artwork at participating galleries, museums and cultural institutions, 5-8 p.m., free parking available at the Gateway Visitors’ Center and at the Newport Art Museum, newportgalleries.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.

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 “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.

Exhibition Opening Reception Hunter Gallery artist reception for Chris Sancomb’s exhibit “Signals,”

St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., stgeorges.edu.

‘Our Town’ Salve Regina University 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.

Toddler Arts and Crafts Children ages 18 months-5 years hear a story then create an art or craft related to the story, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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 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 upto date schedule visit cityofnewport.com/beach.

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.

Library Film Series 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 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

Jamestown Scottish Dance Learn the basics of Scottish dance, Conanicut Senior Center, 6 West St., 7 p.m., $5, $10 family, 401-423- 1574.

‘Our Town’ 8 p.m. See Feb. 11.

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

Saturday February 13

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, 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. 12.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Learn about the animals of the lunar 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 and up with a caregiver make creations with LEGOs, building bricks 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 to reserve, 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.

Science Saturday Children grades 6-12 look at sourness, sweetness and explosions using candy, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock and tour Rose Island, the tour is entirely boat based, Bowen’s Wharf, 1-3 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., register, confirm date and time, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/seals.

‘Our Town’ 2 and 8 p.m. See Feb. 11.

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

Common Fence at Channing Church 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. 12.

Newport Grand 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 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

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. 12.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of religious diversity and entrepreneurship and learn how locals lived in winter during Newport’s Colonial era, 11 a.m., departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., $5-$15, space limited, weather permitting, confirm, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours 1-3 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. See Feb. 13.

Wind Ensemble Concert The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble performs, Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, additional donations benefit Seamen’s Church Institute, riwe.org. ‘Our Town’ 8 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Monday February 15

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Dovetailing Class Learn dovetailing and Newport drawer construction, the course includes an overview of American and Newport furniture, a visit to the Whitehorne House Museum to study the originals, and a handson workshop dovetailing and assembling a drawer in the manner of the masters, basic woodworking experience is a prerequisite, students should bring their own hand tools, IYRS, 449 Thames St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Feb. 19, register, iyrs.edu/ce or jeffreygreenenewport.com.

Newport Seal Tours Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock, the tour is entirely boat based, Bowen’s Wharf, 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.- noon, register, confirm date and time, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/ seals.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 12.

History Detective Family Tour Discover Newport’s Colonial history, diversity, architecture and role in the Revolution and use a history detective workbook to record observations from clues on

this kid-friendly tour, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, space limited, 401- 841-8770 to reserve, newporthistorytours.org.

Tuesday February 16

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 15.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Road to Independence Tour Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s

role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., tour departs at 11 a.m., weather permitting, 401-841-8770 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

Country Music Film See “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” a biographical story of legendary country singer Loretta Lynn, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Cupcake Decorating Supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tweens’ Maker Day Students in grades 5-8 create their own or provided T-shirts and use the heat press, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Sip and Sculpt for Kids Students create playful camel ceramics with instruction, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., $15-18, recommended for children ages 9-12, space limited, registration required, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.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.

Cancer Film “The C Word” focuses on cancer, 6:30 p.m. film followed by a discussion, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., $5 suggested donation, newportfilm.com.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Light Between Oceans,” by M. L. Stedman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday February 17

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Winter Crafts Children make and take a craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401-683- 9457, 10 a.m., portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 15.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 12.

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.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, and find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” tour departs at 11 a.m., weather

permitting, from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770 to reserve, newporthistorytours.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 6-12 complete an art project on canvas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., registration required, 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, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teens’ Building Challenge Materials and food provided, awards given, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday Night Book Club Discuss “We Were Liars,” by E. Lockhart, see what the book club is all about, or bring a book you are reading and want to talk about or share, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Photo Guild Meeting Guest photographer Michael Di Stefano presents old-fashioned slide show, Newport Art Museum, free and open to the public, 7 p.m.

Thursday February 18

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 15.

Crafts Program Children in grades 1-5 make massive structures using tubes of all sizes, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 12.

‘Staycation’ Story Time Children ages 3-7 and a caregiver enjoy stories and make a craft, space limited, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 14.

Preservation Lecture At “Protecting Your Historic Property with a Preservation Easement,” learn how to provide future legal protections for your historic home and protect the scenic and historic character of your community, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon, $10-$15, advance registration requested, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers at this monthly book club meeting, bring a lunch and discuss Barbara Babcock Millhouse’s “American Wilderness: The Story of the Hudson River School of Painting,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture A study of three major naval operations during World War II, 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 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Spring Planter Program Teens make a decorative planter complete with seeds and dirt, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., materials provided, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Lecture “Newport’s Black Giants: Race, Sport and Community” will discuss how minority sports players transformed Newport’s ball fields into public spaces dedicated to the struggle for equality, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, space limited, RSVP, 401-846-0813 x110 or mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

Watercolor Painting Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., grades 5-adults, registration required, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

11th Annual Illuminated Garden See a blooming garden of lights in the quarry meadow, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, through Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., weather permitting, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday Book Group The group meets on the third Thursday of the month to discuss fiction and nonfiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Short Films The R.I. International Film Festival presents short films, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday February 19

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Toddler Arts and Crafts 10-11 a.m. See Feb. 12.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 15.

Baby Time Play Group 10-11 a.m. See Feb. 12.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Experimental Science Show Mad Science dazzles, entertains and educates with experimental science, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, best for ages 4 and up, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Road to Independence Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 16.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Craft Children ages 5-12 make themed projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Lantern Tour 4:30-5:30 p.m. See Feb. 12.

11th Annual Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 18.

Improv 8 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Saturday February 20

Newport Winter Festival 10-day festival of activities citywide, newportwinterfestival.com.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Story Fun Stories, songs and a craft for children ages 2-4, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Seal Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 15.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 17.

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

Beach Polo Exposition event organized by Newport Polo, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 1 p.m., through Feb. 21, 401-846-0200 for weather updates and information, nptpolo.com.

Gilded Age Tea Finger sandwiches, sweets and tea, proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library, Viking Hotel, 1 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., $28 includes valet parking, space limited, reservations suggested at 401-848- 4813, newportlibraryri.org.

11th Annual Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 18.

Winter Speaker Series Elizabeth Williams, curator of decorative arts at the R.I. School of Design, speaks on Gorham silver, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $6-$10, 401-846-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 watch “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Feb. 12.

Newport Children’s Theatre Production “Peter Pan Poetry Slam,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Grand Concert Neil Diamond tribute, R.J. McArthur performs, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday February 21

Newport Winter Festival Final day of festival activities, newportwinterfestival.com.

Newport Seal Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 15.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 14.

Beach Polo 1 p.m. See Feb. 20.

Musical Sundays Enjoy the Atwater-Donnelly duo, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3:15 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Second Sunday Café The Jamestown Arts Center presents local authors Jay Primiano and Neal Yeomans, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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