2016-03-31 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday March 31

Eight Bells Lecture “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.

Lecture “Voices from the Back Stairs–Domestic Servants in New England” illustrates the diversity of domestic service in the 18th and 19th centuries, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon, $5-$10, advance reservations requested, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.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 readalouds, 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 works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m.,

401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Speaking Workshop The Island Foghorns Toastmasters give a workshop on containing your fear and impromptu speaking, 5:30 p.m., islandfoghorns.com.

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

Mommy and Baby Yoga For mothers and babies from 6 weeks to almost walking, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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.

Jamestown Community Theatre 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 5K run to benefit the Newport Public Education Foundation, Rogers High School, 7:30 p.m., newportnightrun.com.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday April 2

Toastmasters Speech Contest Representatives of local Toastmasters clubs compete in the area

level Toastmasters’ annual International Speech and Table Topics Contest, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., open to the public, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org, islandfoghorns.org.

Bailey’s Brook Watershed Cleanup Clean Ocean Access, in partnership with Salve Regina University, Aquidneck Land Trust, and the Town of Middletown, cleans up Bailey’s Brook watershed, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., email info@cleanoceanaccess.org if you plan to participate.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

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.

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.

Salve Student Recital Salve Regina’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance presents a student recital featuring vocalists and instrumentalists performing selections from a wide range of musical styles, including classical, contemporary and musical theater, Angelus Hall, behind the university’s chapel on Ochre Point Ave., 4 p.m., open to the public, 401-341-2295.

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.

Jamestown Community Theatre 7 p.m. See April 1.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See April 1.

Sunday April 3

Garden Help and Soil Testing Master gardeners help with gardening questions and soil testing, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Windmill Tour Tour Prescott Farm’s historic 1812 windmill, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-noon, 401- 849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours 10 a.m.-noon and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See April 2.

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.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

Water Fowl Watch Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Genealogy Workshop Start a search for your roots in this three-part series with Lynda Rego, genealogy columnist for East Bay Newspapers, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Identity Theft Workshop Learn how to protect against identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America, Middletown Public Library, 2-4 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Music Appreciation Series Dr. Edward Markward discusses symphonists Bruckner and Mahler in his talk “Bruckner/Mahler: Confidence and Doubt,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., seating limited, reserve, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre 3 p.m. See April 1.

Winter Concert Series Enjoy music by the Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

French Film Festival Begins The Salve Regina festival opens with “3 Coeurs/Three Hearts,” O’Hare Academic Center, 4 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese opening reception, McAuley Hall, 6 p.m., salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Monday April 4

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

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

Tuesday April 5

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

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library View the comedy/drama “Youth” (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.

Foreign Film Series “La Lengua de las Manposas,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

French Film Festival Screening of “Bande de Filles/Girlhood,” O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., general admission $10, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Wednesday April 6

Wednesday Morning Thematic Book Group The current theme is “travel the world with short stories,” discuss “The Thing around Your Neck,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

Computer Workshop Learn basic skills and terminology through lectures and hands-on tutorials, for those with little or no prior experience, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., seating limited, registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss “Switch,” by Ingrid Law, and blog about the conversation, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Young Minds in Motion This 4-week STEM program for children ages 8-12 explores the concept of building things that move using different types of energy, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Series Fergus M. Bordewich discusses his new book, “The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese, 6 p.m. talk, free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, 401-847-0292 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy and Book Chat On the first Wednesday of every month, Book Chat for Knitters (crocheters and others) is held in conjunction with Fiber Therapy and Book Chat, bring your latest project and share your thoughts on what you’ve been reading, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday April 7

Eight Bells Lecture “The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944,” with Ian Toll, 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.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

The Color Club 1-3 p.m. See March 31.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See March 31.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See March 31.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See March 31.

Colonial Life Talk “Food, Faith and Fellowship in Colonial New England,” Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $5 general admission, RSVP to 401-846-0813 x110 or email mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

French Film Festival “Timbuktu” screens, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., general admission $10, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Great Decisions A lecture entitled “Meeting China Halfway” with Professor Lyle Goldstein Ph.D., Naval War College, Portofino/Ramada Conference Center, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, 401-848-9427, newportciv.org.

Friday April 8

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

PHS Theater Portsmouth High School Drama Club presents “Grease,” 120 Education Lane, 6:30 p.m., $5-$10, 401- 683-2124, portsmouthschoolsri.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 1.

Saturday April 9

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in and build with LEGO, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 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.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

Spring Book Sale Vintage and semi-rare books as well as like-new nonfiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

PHS Theater 6:30 p.m. See April 8.

Sunday April 10

Guided Bird Walk Bring binoculars, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 p.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 1.

PHS Theater 1 p.m. See April 8.

Rising Tides Conference “Keeping History Above Water” is a national, multidisciplinary conference on saving historic structures and neighborhoods in the face of rising tides, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., April 10-13, $295, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Genealogy Workshop 1 p.m. See April 3.

Sew Cool Sewing Club Tweens learn the basics of machine sewing while making fun and practical items, materials included, register by Friday, April 8, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “Relentless Pursuit: The Untold Story of the U.S. 5th Air Force’s 39th Fighter Squadron,” with author Ken Dooley, Paradise School, Paradise Park, Middletown, 2 p.m., $5-$7, middletownhistory.org.

Musical Sundays at the Library String quartet La Bella Musica performs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

French Film Festival Matinee coffee and pastry reception for film attendees, 2 p.m., screening of “Deux Jours, Une Nuit/Two Days, One Night,” 3 p.m., Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, $15 general admission, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Poetry Reading A selection of poems are read, then David Dragone reads from his new book, accompanied by music from members of Community MusicWorks, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Second Sunday CafĂ© Presentation and book signing of “Investment: A History,” with Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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