2016-04-07 / Calendar

Calendar

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

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.

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.

Teen Writing Group Children in grades 6-12 participate, snacks provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main

Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.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.

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.

Salve Theater “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical, addresses issues such as AIDS, teen pregnancy and abortion, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, newportcasinotheatre.com.

Friday April 8

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, and find out why this colony was known as “Rogue’s Island,” tour departs at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, from the Museum of Newport History, $5-$15, reservations suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 7.

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

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

Salve Theater 8 p.m. See April 7.

Saturday April 9

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.

Colony House Tours Explore the significant history of the Colony House and Washington Square, and view an original Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, tours depart weather permitting from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., general admission $15, space limited, reserve at 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in and build with LEGO bricks, 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 7.

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.

Salve Theater 2 and 8 p.m. See April 7.

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.

Teen Movie “The Hobbit” screens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

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 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.

Colony House Tours 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See April 9.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See April 7.

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 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.

Spring Book Sale 1-5 p.m. See April 9.

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.

Salve Theater 2 and 8 p.m. See April 7.

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.

Newport Seal Tours 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. See April 9.

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-filmfestival.

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 Café 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.

Monday April 11

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 8.

Newport Seal Tours 3-4 p.m. See April 9.

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 Meet the printer and the programs or work on an existing project, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday April 12

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

AARP Life Reimagined Checkup Explore where you are in life and what your next move could be, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss Salman Rushdie’s book “Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “The Big Short” (R) screens, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

A ‘Reading Fur Fun’ Afternoon Children ages 6-12 read to a certified therapy dog, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

1916 Easter Rising Lecture Fifth and final talk of the Museum of Newport Irish History, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 6 p.m., currently full, for wait list call 401- 841-5493.

Fused Glass Program Artist Deenie Pacik walks children in grades 4 and up through the process of fused glass, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-730 p.m., registration required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

French Film Festival “La Religieuse/The Nun” screens, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., general admission $10, salve.edu/frenchfilm festival.

Wednesday April 13

Kids’ Book Club “The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire,” by Tui Sutherland, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., children in grades 5-6, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Book Club “Library of Souls,” by Ransom Riggs, Jamestown Philomenian

Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, for children in grades 7 and up, register, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Writing Group 3:30-4:30 p.m. See April 7.

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 Ray Rickman, former president of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, discusses slavery in Newport and showcases the oldest slave document in Rhode Island, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112.

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.

Thursday April 14

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See April 7.

Friends Book Auction Rare and antique books are auctioned, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-7 p.m.,

401-867-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See April 7.

Eight Bells Lecture “Sailor in the White House” explores Franklin D. Roosevelt’s extraordinary skill as a blue-water sailor, 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.

Pre-K Spring Story and Stroll Series Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., $5 per program for one child and one parent, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See April 7.

Gallery Night Participating art venues offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art After Dark Tours, gallery talk, stargazing, 5 p.m., “First Light Funeral” with New Orleans-style funeral for the fernleaf beech tree scheduled for removal and a picnic on the lawn, 7 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Automobile Lecture “The Road to the Automobile: Newport and the New Machine,” Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP to mdelaire@newporthistory.org or call 401- 846-0813 x110.

Artist Talk A talk by New York City artist Richard Polsky, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Swing into Spring’ Fundraiser All proceeds benefit the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6-11 p.m., facebook.com/newportmlk.

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., 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

French Film Festival “Hiroshima Mon Amour” screens, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., general admission $10, salve.edu/frenchfilm festival.

Friday April 15

Friends Book Auction 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See April 14.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. See April 9.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 8.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tour See seals on Citing Rock and tour Rose Island, departs from Bowen’s

Ferry Landing, Market Square, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

April Film Series Screening of “Steve Jobs,” (2015), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Eyes on Amphibians An evening of nature exploration to learn about amphibians and which species can be found in Rhode Island, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., for ages 5 and up, $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 8.

Saturday April 16

Newport Daffodil Days Festival Activities and events, plus discounts, certificates and more by participating business for those wearing a festival pin, April 16-24, daffodillion.com/daffydays.

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

Friends Book Auction 10-11 a.m. See April 14.

Colony House Tours 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See April 9.

Dabble and Doodle the Daffys Capture the beauty of thousands of daffodils by creating your own masterpiece, materials provided, Cliff Walk between Shepard and Narragansett avenues, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 9.

Volunteer Day on Rose Island Some of the jobs are painting, gardening and washing windows, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., pack a lunch, sign up and get departure details at 401-847-4242, roseislandlighthouse.org/events.html.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 9.

Girl Scout Tree Safari Examine the trees of Ballard Park and complete a tree guide to take home, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain date April 17, $5 register individually or as a troop at education@ballardpark.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tour Noon-2 p.m. See April 15.

Walking Tour “A Breach of Unity: Religion and Revolution in Ezra Stiles’ Newport,” departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space limited,

reservations suggested, 401-841- 8770.

Library Week LEGO Challenge Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to create a scene from a favorite book, LEGO bricks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Common Burial Ground Tour Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history, departs from Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 1 p.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations required, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport Daffodil Days Festival Opening Ceremonies Muskets are fired, family fun, games, live music, conga line, crowning of the Daffodil King and Queen, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, 2-3 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Tree Hike Hike at Ballard Park and learn about its trees, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date April 17, $5 suggested donation, 401-619- 3377 or education@ballardpark.org to register, drop-ins welcome.

Nano and Color Workshop Learn about nano-scale, do handson experiments and make thin films, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., for ages 8-12, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Murder at the Museum 7-8:30 p.m. See April 9.

Common Fence Music John Gorka performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

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

Sunday April 17

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 9.

Colony House Tours 10-11a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See April 9.

Photographing Daffodils Get tips on how to take daffodil photos, participate in a photo contest, Cliff Walk just north of Shepard Ave. at Salve Regina’s O’Hare Hall patio, 10-11:30 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 10.

Daffy Doggies on Parade Dress your dog in daffodil-themed attire then parade to Queen Anne Square, 1 p.m. from Wag Nation, 92 William St., or 1:30 p.m. from Black Dog, end of Bannister’s Wharf, prizes, daffodillion.com/daffydays.

‘Open Call’ Theater Workshop “Playing with Shakespeare,” with Emmy award-winning actress Laurie Heineman, is for anyone interested in Shakespeare, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 1- 3 p.m., no experience necessary, register in advance to reserve a spot, walk-ins welcome if space allows, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Guitar Recital Classical guitarist Hermann Hudde performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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