2016-03-24 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 24

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-alouds, rhymes, songs and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘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 Fans gather to read works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library,

700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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., Jamestown, 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.

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

Saturday March 26

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.

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

Weekend LEGO Club Children 4 and up with an adult 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, 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 Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock, the tour is entirely boat based, Bowen’s Wharf, 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., register, confirm date and time, 401- 324-6020, savebay.org.

Portsmouth Annual Easter Egg Hunt Children bring a basket or bag to collect eggs, Brown House, Glen Road, 1 p.m. main hunt, 1:15 p.m. toddler hunt, 1:30 p.m. story time with Cindy Killavey, free, donations welcome, onaquidneck.com/brownhouse.

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

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See March 25.

Sunday March 27 Happy Easter

Newport Seal Tours 2 and 4 p.m. See March 26.

Monday March 28

Spring Drop-In Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a spring craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Book club for mystery fans, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5-7 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday March 29

Coloring Club Coloring for adults, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:15 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

AARP Life Reimagined Checkup A talk to help understand where one is in life and what could be done next, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library See the drama “Room” (R), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26

North Road, 1:30-3:30 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.

Book Discussion Discuss “Carnival at Bray,” by Jessie Ann Foley, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday March 30

Watercolor Guild Class Explore watercolors using different techniques and media, Middletown Public Library, 700

West Main Road, 1 p.m., requires six-week commitment, Wednesdays through May 4, space limited, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday Night Book Club Discuss “Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future,” by A.S. King, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday March 31

Eight Bells Lecture A lecture entitled “Militant Irish Nationalists Invade Canada in 1866,” with Bill McCone, 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.

Great Decisions A lecture entitled ‘“Cuban-U.S. Relations in Transition: A Story of Contradictions,” with Ambassador Paul Taylor, Portofino/ Ramada Conference Center, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, 401-848-9427, newportciv.org.

Friday April 1

Newport Restaurant Week Three-course lunches, $16, and dinners, $36, participating eateries, through April 10, facebook.com/newportrestaurantweek.

April Film Series Watch “Irrational Man” (2015) with Emma Stone, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Theatrical Presentation The Jamestown Community Theatre presents “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $7-$10 in advance, $10-$12 at the door, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Newport Night Run A 5-K run to benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation, Rogers High School, 7:30 p.m., newportnightrun.com.

Saturday April 2

IYRS Career Day Annual marine industry career day, IYRS Newport campus, 449 Thames St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, iyrscareerday.com.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours See seals on Citing Rock and tour Rose Island, departs from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 10 a.m.-noon and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401- 203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Common Burial Ground Tour Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there, departs from Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $5- $15, space limited, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Books and Authors Series Tim O’Mara reads from one of his mystery books, followed by Q & A, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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