2016-11-17 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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

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 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.

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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m.

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,” 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., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

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., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

SVF 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.

Salve’s Extensions Dance Company Performance A dynamic, athletic program, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., through Nov. 19, $8-$15, tickets available immediately prior to performance at the box office or online at tinyurl.com/salvecasino, 401-341-2250 to reserve.

Friday

November 18

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.

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 Holiday Fair Preview Night Preview night for Nov. 19 fair, 5-8 p.m., includes a lasagna dinner, 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.

Salve’s Extensions Dance Company Performance 8 p.m. See Nov. 17.

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

Saturday

November 19

‘Christmas at the Newport Mansions’ Begins Three Preservation Society mansions are decked out in Yuletide finery, includes music and tours, through Jan. 2, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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 Holiday Fair Local crafters, silent auction, books, tea room, the magic of Skip Daniels, homemade baked goods, face painting, lunch, 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.

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 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.

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.

Salve’s Extensions Dance Company Performance 2 and 8 p.m. See Nov. 17.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 2:30-4:30 p.m., $7-$42, register, savebay.org/seals.

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.

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.

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

Sunday

November 20

Santa Hustle Participants don Santa hats and beards (provided with registration) for a 5K and half marathon run/ walk, cookie and candy stations, holiday music and cheer, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 7 a.m., register, santahustle.com/rhodeisland/.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 10 a.m.-noon. See Nov. 19.

‘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.

Piano Concert Five Rhode Island pianists perform, 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, 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, 401-847-5571.

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

Monday

November 21

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 18.

Make It, Take It Mondays Drop-in craft hour for children, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

November 22

Coloring Club An adult activity, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Movie matinee, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Draw with Phil Join local teen Phil Reilly to work on cards and original prints for the holidays, supplies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-

7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Learn tips and tricks to get the most from your computer, 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 Read the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Nov. 17.

Owl Prowl Learn how to identify owl species by sight and sound before heading out to the trails and listening to night owls, return indoors for hot chocolate and to meet a captive owl up close, for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30-8 p.m., rain date Nov. 23, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Wednesday

November 23

Jamestown Story Times Children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, 10:15-10:45 a.m., children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Toddler Story Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy read-alouds, songs or rhymes, finger plays, movement and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-847-1583, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Thanksgiggle Special eve of improv comedy by Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 8 p.m., bitplayers.net.

Thursday

November 24

Thanksgiving Day Pie Run Proceeds from the 5-mile run/3- mile walk support the Newport County YMCA’s youth programs and local charities, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m., newportymca.org.

Thanksgiving Community Meal The community is invited to share in a complimentary Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2372 East Main Road, noon-3 p.m., 401-423-4005.

Friday

November 25

YMCA Event Black Friday Parents’ Day Out, Newport County YMCA, open to members and nonmembers, priced according to number of children, register at the registration desk, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8 a.m.-noon, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 18.

Family Movie “Finding Dory,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3

p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Classic Holiday Film Series Watch “White Christmas” (1954), popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale All gifts made by faculty and students of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 3-8 p.m., 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions and learn how Colonial Newporters recognized the holidays, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4 p.m., $15 general admission, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

Illuminated Boat Parade Decorated, illuminated boats parade in Newport Harbor, begins and ends near Goat Island causeway, 6:15 p.m., heads along the Newport waterfront, bowenswharf.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 18.

Saturday

November 26

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Nov. 19.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale 10 a.m. -4 p.m. See Nov. 25.

Arts and Crafts Extravaganza An event sponsored by Turning Around Ministries, Inc., a community outreach/prison aftercare program, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-846-8264.

Artisan Holiday Sale Potters of Newport County holiday sale, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Redwood Book Club Discussion of Homer’s “The Iliad,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 19.

Seal Tour Watch seals from a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, departs from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 11 a.m.- noon, $17-$22, register savebay.org/seals.

Adventures in Art Children ages 7 and up make a paper toy called a flex-tangle, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 watch “Finding Dory,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Nov. 25.

Holiday Evening at The Breakers Stroll at your leisure in this decorated mansion, enjoy live holiday music and refreshments, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Nov. 19.

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

Sunday

November 27

Holiday Fine Craft Show Artisans by the Bay present their handcrafted gifts, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Guided Hike Hike along the trails, recommended for all ages, 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 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 20.

Seal Tour 11 a.m.-noon. See Nov. 26.

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