2016-11-10 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

November 10

Newport Restaurant Week Participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, through Nov. 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Color Club Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club For children of all ages, participants under 7 must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about an artist then create a work in that style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

3-D Ornament Making Meet in the Maker Lab for 3-D ornament design, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Gallery Night View artwork at participating venues, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art after Dark Portrait sketching, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., free or by donation (does not include admission to the film screening at 6 p.m.), 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Film Providence Art + Design Film Festival screening of “Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun: A Touch of Grace”

(in French with English subtitles), Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10 online or at the door, seating limited, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.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.

Redwood Award Presentation and Talk Gordon S. Wood receives the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture and gives a talk, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 5:30 p.m., $25 tickets, purchase online or call 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories Children come in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket and hear bedtime stories, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:15 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘Value of the Book’ Workshop Participants bring up to three books for market value estimates by an expert, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

November 11

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 10.

Ballard Park Program Children ages 7-12 hike and learn about several animal species, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 10 a.m.-noon, $5, register, 401- 619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Seal-Watching Tour Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, tour from 11 a.m.-noon, $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Scottish Dance Class Learn the energetic steps for Scottish dancing, similar to contra dancing, Jamestown Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., Jamestown, 6 p.m., $10 per class, 401-423- 1574.

Providence Art + Design Film Festival Screening “Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil,” followed by a talk, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., $10 online or at the door, seating limited, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Rose Island Lighthouse Fundraiser Food, fun and silent auction, Cappy’s, 8 Memorial Blvd., 6-9 p.m., 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

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

Saturday

November 12

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 10.

Crafts Fair Food, gifts, unique crafts made by students, All Saints STEAM Academy, 915 West Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-848-4300, allsaintsacademy.org.

Second Saturday at the Museum Jim Weicherding shares his books and leads a lighthouse painting project, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Christmas Bazaar Donovan Manor residents and local businesses to offer holiday gift-giving items, 19 Chapel St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair Items from local professional crafters, Rotunda at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Nov. 13, eventbrite.com.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Program Learn what life was like for local Native Americans many years ago, for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport String Project Presentation Storytelling and music for children ages 4-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tour See Nov. 11.

Family Movie Matinee Watch Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Mushroom Hike An expert shares foraging secrets and the role of fungi along a hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Park entrance, 1-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, or education@ballardpark.org to register.

Harvest Festival Celebrate the completion of the annual grape harvest with music, tractor rides, face painting and more, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., $3 general admission, 401- 847-3777, greenvale.com.

Books and Authors Series William Giraldi discusses his book, “The Hero’s Body: A Memoir,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., newportlibraryri.org.

Blink Gallery Opening Reception Mini art show and sale, each artist has a connection to Newport, varied ages and media, Blink Gallery, 478 Thames St., 2-5 p.m., shown through Jan. 8, 401-619-3717, blinkgalleryusa.com.

Creative Cardboard Designs Interactive program tests building and problem-solving skills, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-4 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Mystery at the Museum Interactive mystery, “Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly,” Newport

Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Portsmouth Lions Club Fundraiser Comedy night, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 tickets at 401-714-3518, pre-show dinner reservations, 401-847-9543.

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

Sunday

November 13

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 10.

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair 10 a.m. See Nov. 12.

Guided Hike People of all ages go on a guided hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 11 a.m. See Nov. 11.

Art Market Newport Art House presents a community art market, 136 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., second Sunday of the month through December, 401-855-4691, newportarthouse.org.

Barn Dance features music by the Rusty Pick Up String Band, Boys and Girls Club, 95 Church St., 2-4 p.m., dance preceded by a performance by the Newport String Project, 401-683-5085.

Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ Discussion Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, leads a discussion on Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, redwoodlibrary.org.

JAC Talk “The Business of Education and Life,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday

November 14

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 11.

Maker Monday Children ages 5-12 learn about the 3-D printer and begin using design software, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Needles Galore Monthly knitting instruction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

On-the-Go Crafts Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a seasonal craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30- 5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween Only Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Mondays Children’s drop-in craft hour, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Teens Cook Teens make a tasty treat, supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Adult Coloring Drop in to relax, unwind and color, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

November 15

Middletown Coloring Club Coloring for adults, supplies provided, open to all, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Matinee in Jamestown Tuesday matinee at the library, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Draw with Phil Draw for the holidays with local teen artist Phil Reilly, supplies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot,” by Mark Vanhoenacker, newcomers always welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Arts around the Fire Monthly get-together where artists and art lovers connect, Francine Weiss, new curator at Newport Art Museum, talks about the museum’s future, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.com.

Newport Drum Circle for Peace Instruments provided or bring your own, St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., 6:30 p.m., arts-incelebration.com.

Preschool Bedtime Stories Children come in pajamas and bring a favorite blanket or stuffed animal and hear stories, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:15 p.m., middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Sealed Letter,” by Emma Donoghue, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org

Wednesday

November 16

‘Terrified of Technology’ Seminar Problem-solving, find, store and

use information, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free to members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Ballard Park Program Children ages 7-12 learn about mushrooms, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop Learn about Internet searching, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen/Tween Book Club Children in grades 7 and up discuss “An Ember in the Ashes,” by Sabaa Tahir, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques and create an art project on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon Series Insight into Vladimir Putin with retired Brigadier General Peter Zwack, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Fabric Crafts Make no-sew flowers, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 846-1573 x3, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss nonfiction that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Photo Guild Meeting Debbie Filkens and Don Farias, two guild members, share their craft, vision and images, free and open to the public, Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m. show and tell, 7 p.m. meeting, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

November 17

Pre-K Story and Stroll Preschoolers and their parents enjoy a nature story and a walk, in inclement weather an animal presentation will take the place of a walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:15 a.m., $5 for 1 child and 1 parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “Calvert Vaux and Touro Park,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Business During Hours’ A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce,

35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Nov. 10.

Tech Help Bring your device, your questions and passwords to get answers to tech-related questions, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3-4 p.m. See Nov. 10.

Dewey’s Readers 3:30-5 p.m. See Nov. 16.

Dinner and a Movie Enjoy pizza, popcorn and drinks while watching “Howl’s Moving Castle,” a movie chosen by the Teen Advisory Board, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Sewing for Kids Children in grades 1-4 learn the basics of hand sewing and take home a holiday craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 4:30-5:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $10 general admission, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Opening Reception “Matthew Solomon: Iterations,” 5-7 p.m., Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, corner of Leroy and Lawrence streets, 5-7 p.m., shown through Dec. 20, salvereginablogs.com/ gallery.

Author Talk Todd Braisted discusses his book, “Grand Forage 1778,” followed by book-signing, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30-7:15 p.m. See Nov. 15.

Co-Parenting Workshop Learn tips on co-parenting for the holidays, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Thursday Book Group Read fiction and nonfiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dutch Island Presentation Learn about the past, present and future of Dutch Island, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Third Thursday Film Presentation See “NetWorks,” six video portraits featuring Jamestown artists, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Lecture Brian Stinson, Newport native and expert on Newport history, talks about Harriet and Arthur Curtiss

James, SVF Foundation, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., space limited, register, 401-848-7229 x10 or kate@svffoundation.org.

Friday

November 18

Knitting Group All knitters and skill levels welcome, guidance provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Opening Reception Festive reception for Conanicut Art Association show entitled “Art is a Gift” includes music, refreshments, bin work, door prizes, Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7:30 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Emmanuel Church Holiday Fair and Preview Night Fair preview night, 5-8 p.m., includes a lasagna dinner, Nov. 19 fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the magic of Skip Daniels, face painting, lunch, a silent auction and more, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 401-847-0675.

'Beyond the Velvet Rope' Opera House Theater fundraiser in honor of Ron Fleming, Clarke Cooke House, 6-8:30 p.m., 401- 619-4599.

Movember A "mid-muzzy" event to benefit male cancer research, Audrain Automobile Museum, 6-9 p.m., $45.

Elks Fundraiser Dinner dance to support Elks charities, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 6-11 p.m., tickets $25 and must be purchased in advance by Nov. 15, available at the Elks Lodge or email hutiii@cox.net.

Saturday

November 19

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Holiday Bazaar Toys, books, jewelry, lunch, crafts, baked items, raffles and more, United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-849-5444.

Emmanuel Church Holiday Fair 9 a.m. See Nov. 18.

Holy Cross Craft Fair Jewelry, candles, Christmas items, knitted and sewn items, baked goods, and more, Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401- 846-7076.

Newport Architecture Walking Tour Discover Newport’s exquisitely preserved architecture from the Colonial era to the Victorian splendor of lower Bellevue Avenue, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, projects put on display at the library for two weeks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to create with LEGO bricks and try the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book-signing Jennifer Trainer Thompson signs her cookbook, “Fresh Fish,” Newport Mansion store, Bannister’s Wharf, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Family Outdoor Adventure Learn how to build forts and shelters, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2 p.m., $8-$10, sign up, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Books and Authors Series Rhode Island author Richard V. Simpson discusses his book “Goat Island and the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Common Fence Music “A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen,” Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $15, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Shakespeare in Jamestown Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A Programs in Acting and Directing present Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” and “The Taming of the Shrew,”

Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., through Nov. 20, $12- $15, jamestownartcenter.org.

Sunday

November 20

Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon Run/Walk Participants don Santa hats and beards (provided with reservation), cookie and candy stations, holiday music and cheer, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 7 a.m., register, santahustle.com/rhodeisland/.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 13.

Piano Concert Jamestown Community Piano Association concert, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423-1762.

Newport String Project Concert Works for violin and piano, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., seating limited, call 401-847- 0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Afternoon Bluegrass Four Bridges acoustic quartet to perform traditional bluegrass, country, rock and ragtime, St. Columba's Church, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 4 p.m., $20.

Shakespeare in Jamestown 7 p.m. See Nov. 19.

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