2016-02-18 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

February 18

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

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.

Live Jazz for Kids Songs kids know and love along with favorite jazz standards, refreshments, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

Computer Class Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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 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.

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.

Blacks in Sports Players Lecture “Newport’s Black Giants: Race, Sport and Community” focuses on 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

3-D Printing For ages 12 and up, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘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.

Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 18.

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

Saturday

February 20

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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 19.

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.

Interactive Living History Program “Liberty or Loyalty,” Colony House, Washington Square, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., admission by donations, 401-846- 0813, newporthistory.org.

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.

Newport Seal Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Necklace Workshop Design and create a necklace, refreshments and supplies included, for ages 11-adults, Downtown Designs Gallery, corner of Broadway and Marlborough St., parking in rear, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., $20, reserve, 401-845-9661, mseitz@lookingupwards.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, 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 Rhode Island

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.

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.

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. 19.

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.

Monday

February 22

Newport Artillery Salute Cannon salute in front of the George Washington statue, Redwood Library lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., noon-1 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Security and Syrian Refugees’ Talk Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

February 23

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-2:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library See “Bridge of Spies” with Tom Hanks, 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.

Arts Around the Fire Newport Health Equity Zone update, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.org.

Book Discussion Discuss “We All Looked Up,” by Tommy Wallach, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Hospital Community Lecture Series “Keeping Your Heart Healthy,” refreshments, complimentary blood pressure screening, lecture at 6:30 p.m., Newport Hospital’s Gudoian conference room, seating limited, reserve, 401-845-1492, newporthospital.org to reserve.

Wednesday

February 24

Blackout Poetry Students in grades 6-12 try their hand at blackout poetry, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday Book Club Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

February 25

Etiquette Lecture At “The Lost Art of Etiquette,” take a look at social etiquette between 1880 and 1940, Isaac Bell House, 70 Perry St., noon, $5-$10, advance registration required, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org.

Computer Class 1:30 p.m. See Feb. 18.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See Feb. 18.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Feb. 18.

Roundtable Discussion “Extensions in the History of the Redwood Library,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Paint Party Mermaid Masterpieces conducts a paint party for adults, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., space limited, registration required, 401-847-9720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

February 26

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Craft Make an origami sun catcher, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Film “Suddenly, Last Summer” (1959) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Children’s Ballet Children of all ages enjoy Island Moving Company’s “Mother Goose,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., $15-$25, 401-847- 4470, tickets at islandmovingco.org or newportmansions.org.

Ballet Opening Weekend Island Moving Company presents, “A Collection of Attitudes 2016,” champagne toast and catered intermission, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., through Feb. 27, $50 and up, 401-847-4470, tickets at islandmovingco.org.

After Dark Party Adult party with live music, food, games of ping-pong and pool to benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Central Clubhouse, 95 Church St., 7:30- 11 p.m,, $20 at the door or online, bgcnewport.org.

Saturday

February 27

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 20.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Middletown Library LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up, LEGO bricks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Newport Seal Tours 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Celebration of African- American History Community Baptist Church Unity Choir, and Newporter Shirley Tyler reads a narrative of the “invisible church,” which were services conducted among slaves, Newport

Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 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.

Children’s Ballet 3 p.m. See Feb. 26.

‘Contemporary Voices’ Concert The Newport String Project presents “Contemporary Voices,” 20th and 21st century works for strings and percussion, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401- 560-0979, $15-$20, jamestownartcenter.org.

Ballet Opening Weekend 7 p.m. See Feb. 26.

Common Fence Music Enjoy a performance by Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

February 28

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 19.

Winter Tracks and Signs Head to the trails for an interactive walk to learn the basics of identifying animal tracks, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Children’s Ballet 1 and 3 p.m. See Feb. 26.

Music in the Galleries Hear music by the Community String Project’s chamber ensemble, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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