2016-03-17 / Calendar

Newport this week

Thursday

March 17

Read/Eat/Chat 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.

Pain Management Talk Learn about pain medications and options to effectively manage pain, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1 p.m., open to all, reservations required, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

The Color Club Adult coloring program, coloring books and pencils provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Class Computer skills for work or play, learn at your own pace, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30 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 Children ages 5-7 enjoy read a louds, rhymes, songs and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Maker Space Program Vinyl-cut stickers and T-shirt iron ons, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Island Foghorns Toastmaster Club Open House Boost your ability to speak publicly, Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road, 5:15-6:30 p.m., jullil55@aol.com.

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, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 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, 7-8:15 p.m., free, open to the public, 401-848-9427, newportciv.org.

Friday

March 18

Friends Book Sale Hardcover, softcover, CDs, DVDs, everything 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 Toe-tapping performance melded with prose of nature writers, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Mabel’s Studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-9 p.m., $20 members, $25 nonmembers, 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’ Swanhurst Chorus Theater presents “Mary Poppins,” 7 p.m., 401- 682-1630, swanhurst.org.

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

Saturday

March 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See March 18.

Sunday

March 20

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

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

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.

Spring Equinox Hike Explore trails at Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date March 26, suggested donation $5, $15 per group, register or drop in, 401-619-3377, education@ballardpark.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.

Monday

March 21

Friends Book Sale 12:30 - 9 p.m. See March 18.

Craft Project Make tissue paper flower pens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., space limited, registration required, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

March 22

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

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

Tuesday Matinee at the Library See the drama/romance “Brooklyn,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance One-on-one computer assistance on topic of your choice, 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.

Craft Night at the Library Projects include glass magnets and cork pendants, materials provided or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Identity Theft Talk Linda Bouchard teaches awareness and prevention regarding identity theft, the number one crime in the U.S., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7 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 23

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

Scam Alerts for Older Adults Learn the latest scams targeting seniors, how to spot and avoid them, what to do when it happens and where to report it, Edward King House, 35 King St., 10-11 a.m., open to all, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Adult Coloring Program Coloring materials provided, participants may bring their own supplies, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cooking with Alex Chef Alexandra Day teaches some recipes accompanied by wine, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6 p.m., $10, 21+ event, reservations required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See March 22.

Thursday

March 24

The Color Club 1-3 p.m. See March 17.

Computer Class 1:30 p.m. See March 17.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See March 17.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See March 17.

‘The Stamp Act in Newport’ Lecture Learn how newspapers reported the tension and turmoil in Newport from the time the Stamp Act was enacted in 1765 until its repeal in 1766, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-846- 0813 x110 or email mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

Teen Scavenger Hunt Hunt, snacks, small prizes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See March 17.

A Night to Remember Newport Rogers prom fundraiser with local “celebrity” models for runway fashion show, Newport Art Museum, 6 - 8 p.m., suggested donation $25, anighttoremembernewport.com.

Portsmouth History Lecture “The Early Years of Portsmouth,” with Jim Garman, town historian and president of the Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Woodcock Walk Slide show on the American woodcock followed by an interpretive walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Great Decisions Series “The Rise of ISIS: Gulf Security in the New Middle East,” with Professor Heidi Lane, Ph.D., Naval War College, Portofino/Ramada Conference Center, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 7-8:15 p.m., free, open to the public, 401-848- 9427, newportciv.org.

The Art of Deception Seminar Dr. Eric Shaw, professor of operations at the Naval War College, explores the history and psychology of deception and its application through examples from the visual and performing arts, including

fine art, stage magic, theater and literature, Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-846-0643.

Comedy Night Several comedians perform, proceeds to purchase pediatric trauma kits for local fire department response teams, sponsored by the Aquidneck Island Kiwanis Club, Hyatt Regency, 7:30 p.m., 401-846- 4290, amarshall41186@yahoo.com.

Friday

March 25

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.

Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night An evening with three comedians, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., $20 advance, $22 door, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Saturday

March 26

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See March 19.

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

Weekend LEGO Club Drop in to make a creation, try building the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road., 11 a.m.-noon, children 4 and up with an adult, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-noon, all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

March Mystery Month A reading and book signing by Michael Sears, author of “Saving Jason,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Makerspace Open Session Work on your own project or learn how to do one with a vinyl cutter or 3-D printer, computers available, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Computer Lab Children ages 8-12 experiment with Scratch, a computer programming tool developed by MIT, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., space limited, reservations required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie “If I Stay,” snacks and an optional activity, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Murder at the Museum 7-8:30 p.m. See March 19.

Sunday

March 27

Happy Easter

Newport Seal Tours 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. See March 19.

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