2016-03-03 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 3

Adult Coloring Club Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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 Children ages 5-7 enjoy read-alouds, rhymes, songs and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 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.

Island Foghorns Toastmaster Club Boost your ability to speak publicly, open to the public, Middletown Police Station, 5:15-6:30 p.m., jullil55@aol.com.

Green Drinks Get-Together Green Drinks is an international organization that allows environmentally conscious people to come together, tonight’s meeting is co-hosted by the Aquidneck Land Trust at the Healthy Home Shop, 1844 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Water Film “Flow: How Did a Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?” (2010), Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6 p.m., seating limited, reserve, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Bike Newport Night Fundraiser for bike safety and user education, live music, food, silent auction, raffles, prizes, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., $20, 401-619-4900, bikenewportri.org.

‘An Evening of Lines’ Readings and music, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Presented by St. Michael’s Country Day School Theatre Ensemble, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., free, open to the public, 401-849-5970 x330.

Friday March 4

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com.

Grumpy March Film Series Watch “Grumpy Old Men” (1993), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ 7 p.m. See March 3.

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

Saturday March 5

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 March 4.

Bus Tour of Irish Newport Departs at 10 a.m. from Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., bus returns at approximately noon, aohnewport.org.

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.

Brenton Point Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup, noon-2 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Emerging Artists’ Show More than 100 youth artists will have works on display at the Emerging Artists’ Show, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 1-5 p.m.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ 2 p.m. See March 3.

Books and Authors Series John Enright discusses his new book, “New Jerusalem News,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Presentation and Book Signing “Tales of an Art Dealer: The History of Vose Galleries Boston,” presentation and book signing with Terry Vose, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception Juried photography show, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through March 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Deblois Opening Reception Annual spring open show on the theme “Face It,” Deblois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through March 27, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Opening of ‘Mary Poppins’ Swanhurst Chorus Theater presents “Mary Poppins,” 7 p.m., $35, 401-682-1630, swanhurst.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See March 4.

Common Fence Music David Wilcox performs, Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 8 p.m., $30 in advance, $33 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday March 6

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See March 4.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See March 5.

Emerging Artists’ Show 1 - 5 p.m. See March 5.

‘Mary Poppins’ Dinner Theater 2 p.m. See March 5.

Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Library Winter Concert Series Music by Atwater-Donnelly, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Music Appreciation Lecture Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, discusses popular secular music from the 16th century in Italy, France and England, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., limited seating, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday March 7

Compact of 1638 View Portsmouth’s founding compact of 1638 and hear about the compact’s history, lecture by Jim Garman, president of the Portsmouth Historical Society, Portmouth Town Hall, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Candy Sushi Teens make candy sushi, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday March 8

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “Waking Ned Devine,” 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., space limited, register, 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.

Bracelets Program Children in grades 5-8 make paracord survival bracelets, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Environmental Issues Film “Tapped” is about global water concerns, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday March 9

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “Magisterium: The Iron Trial,” by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, Jamestown Philomenian Library,

26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Writing Group Children in grades 6-12 develop writing skills through group storytelling, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 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.

Founder’s Day Celebration President of the Portsmouth Historical Society, Jim Garman, will give a lecture on the early days of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., seating is limited, call the library to reserve a seat, 401-683-9457.

Thursday March 10

Lecture on Old Houses ‘Maintaining Your Old House,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue, noon, $5- $10, registration required, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Learn what sent the HMHS Britannic to its watery grave, 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.

Adult Coloring 1-3 p.m. See March 3.

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

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See March 3.

Movie Maker Program Teens learn how to use movie maker software, bring pictures and video clips, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See March 3.

Newport Gallery Night View artwork at participating galleries and Newport Art Museum, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art After Dark Enjoy a festive all-ages night out at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Quilt Exhibit Opening 5:30 p.m.: An opening reception for the Washington, D.C.-based Advocacy Project that will hang as part of “A Global Call for Mercy” exhibit will include 18 advocacy quilts, at Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 5:30 p.m., the public exhibit will continue until March 16, 1 – 4 p.m.

Spring Cleaning Presentation Learn how to organize your closet, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Documentary Marc Levitt’s “Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve” details the history of the remains of a Native American coastal village in Narragansett, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Celebrating Ireland Program Irish history and culture in story and song, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 7 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Great Decisions The first of five Great Decisions seminar talks sponsored by the Newport Council for International Visitors is “ISIS Crisis: An Alternative Narrative” by George Kassis, retired UNICEF senior officer, Portofino/Ramada Conference Center, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 7 – 8 p.m., free, open to the public, 401-848-9427, newportciv.org.

Friday March 11

Exhibition Opening See works by New York City artist Richard Polsky, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401- 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

Saturday March 12

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See March 5.

Second Saturdays at the Museum A selection of this year’s short film favorites curated especially for the Newport Art Museum by the Providence Children’s Film Festival,

crafts and a family-friendly museum tour, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.- noon, preregistration encouraged, donations welcome, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Predators Program At “Eat or Be Eaten,” head outside to learn about predators and their prey, activities, live animal presentations, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Departs from City Hall at 11 a.m., continues via Washington Square, Thames St. and Carroll Ave. to St. Augustin’s Church, newportirish.com.

Post-Parade Party Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., noon, $20, advance tickets only, aohnewport.org.

Pheasant Drive Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup at Pheasant Drive Beach, 210 Pheasant Drive, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Newport Seal Tours 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. See March 5.

Post-Parade Family Party Music, dancing, food, contests, the “Hut” (behind Newport Public Library), Golden Hill St., 1-4 p.m., aohnewport.org.

‘Mary Poppins’ Dinner Theater 1 and 7 p.m. See March 5.

Science Saturday Children in grades 6-12 make and race a balloon car, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Murder at the Museum Participate in a family-friendly interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday March 13

Sew Cool Sewing Club Tweens learn the basics of machine sewing while making fun and practical items, materials included, register by March 11, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Bees Lecture At “Liquid Gold: Bees, Beekeeping and Honey,” with Jon Nelson, learn of the importance of bees and beekeeping to the history of our area, Paradise School, Paradise Park, Middletown, 2 p.m., $5-$7, middletownhistory.org.

Musical Sundays Lindsay Straw and Caroline O’Shea perform traditional Irish music, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Music Appreciation Lecture Series “Haydn/Mozart: The Classicists Compared,” with Dr. Edward Markward, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., seating limited, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Navy Choristers Perform The performance will benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Newport Navy Choristers, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $8 general admission, newportnavychoristers.org.

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