2016-03-10 / Calendar

Newport This Week

Thursday March 10

Historic Homes Lecture “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 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.

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 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.

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

Art After Dark 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 An opening reception for the Washington, D.C.-based Advocacy Project that will hang as part of “A Global Call for Mercy,” exhibit includes 18 advocacy quilts, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 5:30 p.m., the public exhibit continues 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 Works by New York 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.

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

Saturday March 12

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.

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, 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 Street and Carroll Avenue to St. Augustin’s Church, newportirish.com.

Weekend LEGO Club For children ages 4 and up with an adult, LEGO bricks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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 Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock, the tour is entirely boat based, Bowen’s Wharf, one-hour tours at 2 and 3 p.m., register, confirm date and time, 401-324-6020, savebay.org.

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’ Swanhurst Chorus Theater presents “Mary Poppins,” 1 and 7 p.m., 401-682-1630, swanhurst.org.

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.

Artists’ Reception “Performing Decay” explores three photographers’ treatment of deteriorating subjects, 6-9 p.m., exhibited through April 9, Open Aperture Art Gallery, 13 Touro St., 401-619-4627.

Channing Coffeehouse Open mic performers at 7 p.m., folk and blues tunes by Little Black Heart at 8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, coffeehouse@channingchurch.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.

Salsa Night Learn salsa, meringue and bachata, refreshments, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7-10 p.m., $18- $20, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See March 11.

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.

Newport Seal Tours 2 and 3 p.m. See March 12.

Opening Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild non-juried art show features new works by local artists in many media,

the Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., exhibited through April 10.

Music Appreciation 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 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.

Second Sunday Café Audio-visual presentation on the history of the piano, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m. $5- $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday March 14

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

All-Ages 3-D Printing Learn how to use the 3-D printer, bring a laptop or use a computer at the library, for all levels, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday March 15

Eight Bells Lecture “My Falklands War and the Importance of Corporate Memory,” 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.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library See “Spotlight,” 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.

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.

Third Tuesday Book Club Vote on books for the coming year, refreshments, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Karaoke Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Wednesday March 16

Ballard Park Program Teams identify rock samples and classify soil profiles, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., ages 7-12, $5, ballardpark.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 7 and up discuss “Prodigy,” by Marie Lu, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register,

401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Collaborative Tech Learn how to download free music, digital magazines and indie movies, 3-D demonstrations, transfer VHS format to DVD format, get help with your iPhone and iPad, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Photo Guild Meeting At the exhibit “Time Machine,” Michael Rice returns to explore the incorporation of both long exposures and time lapse photography, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m. show and tell, 7 p.m. meeting, free and open to the public.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See March 15.

Thursday March 17

Floral Still Life Workshop Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., through March 20, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers for the Newport Art Museum’s monthly book club, bring lunch and discuss “Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade,” by Rachel Cohen, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture “God and Sea Power,” 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 Club 1:30-3:30 p.m. See March 10.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See March 10.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See March 10.

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

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See March 10.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Station Eleven,” by Emily St. John Mandel, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Short Films Screening Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Irish/U.K. short films, 7 p.m., $10 donation, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Great Decisions A talk on the role of Pakistan in the global war against terrorism, 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 18

Friends Book Sale Everything is priced at $1, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grumpy March Film Series “Grumpier Old Men” (1995), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.,

2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

The Well Coffeehouse Once-a-month Christian coffeehouse featuring area musicians and performers from various walks of life and affiliations, The Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 7-9 p.m., free admission and refreshments, wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Newport String Project Performance Norman Bird Sanctuary, Mabel’s Studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-9 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Comedy Night Local comedians, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions to support Middletown public schools, Viking Hotel, 1 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 21+ event, tickets at the door or online, mecmec.org.

‘Mary Poppins’ 7 p.m. See March 12.

Saturday March 19

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See March 12.

Friends Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. See March 18.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See March 12.

March Mystery Month Local author Paul McGoran talks about crime fiction, the writing life, and getting published, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Stomp Out Bullying Children meet USA National Miss Maine, Drew Graves, who is promoting her “Stomp Out Bullying” campaign, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Collaborative Tech 2:30-4:30 p.m. See March 16.

Irish Night Dinner, music, dancing, performance by Irish step dancers, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 6 p.m. doors open, $15, tickets and information Brian Geer, 401-743-3789, or 401-846-8800.

‘Mary Poppins’ 7 p.m. See March 12.

Common Fence Music Music by Mo Kenney with Cricket Blue opening, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $18 advance, $21 door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday March 20

Friends Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See March 18.

Nature Discovery Series Learn about animal behavior inside then hike to observe the first signs of spring, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., rain or shine, $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Music Appreciation Series Dr. Edward Markward discusses symphonists Bruckner and Mahler, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., seating limited, call to reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

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