2017-01-05 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 5

Eight Bells Lecture “Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898,” by Jon Scott Logel, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, usnwc.edu.

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited, participants ages 7 and under 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.

Web Design Course An introduction to HTML and CSS, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Thursdays, through Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, sign up.

Friday

January 6

Toddler Open Play Children ages 2-4 play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-8720.

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10 enjoy a beach bounce, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., prices vary, cityofnewport.com/beach.

Leading Ladies Film Series Watch “Top Hat” (1935), starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Artist’s Reception A reception with Mandy Howe, whose exhibition of mixed-media paintings is on view, includes a musical performance by St. George's Sonic Wallpaper Jazz Combo, Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., free and open to all, 401-847-7565, stgeorges.edu/huntergallery.

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

Saturday

January 7

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 6.

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 10-11 a.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 build with LEGO bricks, creations displayed for one week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Winter Speaker Series “What to Expect from the Next President,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3 p.m., tickets, $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Sunday

January 8

Guided Bird Walk Birding masters and beginners bring binoculars and join experts as they prowl bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary parking lot, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Seal-Watching Tour 10 a.m. See Jan. 7.

Locating Endeavour Latest research on the 1778 Endeavour presented by Dr. Kathy Abbas, hosted by the Middletown Historical Society, Paradise School, Paradise and Prospect streets, 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Film at the Library “La Guerre des Boutons (War of the Buttons)” (1991), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

JAC Talk “Thoughts from the Bubble, Art in (Perpetually) Troubled Times,” with Tony Estrella, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., Jamestown, 4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday

January 9

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 6.

Maker Mondays Children ages 5-12 learn how to design projects using Scratch programming, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

On-the-Go Craft 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.

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

Tuesday

January 10

Tales for Twos Two-year-olds enjoy read-alouds, finger plays, rhymes and songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Those with intermediate computer skills learn about Photoshop Elements 14, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, register, waiting list, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-6 participate with theme-related stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape,” by James Rebanks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee Watch “Snowden” (2016), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Bring your devices and passwords and get help with tech questions, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

January 11

Paying for College Workshop Learn strategies that can potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars per year, Newport Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8-9 a.m., free to members and nonmembers, reserve, 401- 847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Computer Workshop Learn to search and navigate the Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “Mountain Dog,” by Margarita Engle, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Free Tutoring Kermin Liu, Esq., offers tutoring, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3:30-5:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Fabric Class Children make a beaded necklace, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Seamen’s Lecture “Women and Sailing,” with Sheila McCurdy, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, register, 401-847-4260 or email megan.seamens@gmail.com.

Chess Club Instruction and play for children ages 13 and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

January 12

Newport Story Times Children ages birth-2, 9:30 a.m.; children ages 3-4, 11 a.m., register, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited, participants ages 7 and under 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 the artist Alexander Calder and make a hanging mobile in his style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

3-D Fandom Pendants Design and print a 3-D pendant in the Maker Lab, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art Class Give a new medium a whirl during instructor-led demonstrations, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

NHS Lecture Learn about the life and times of Martin Howard, a prominent Colonial figure, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Surf Movie Night Every Thursday enjoy the latest surf movies at Easton's Point Pub with the local surf and skate community and Island Surf and Sport staff, food and drink specials, 116 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Getting Published Get an insider’s view of book publishing with a literary agent, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Prudence Island History Lecture Learn about Prudence Island’s early Colonial era settlements and the island’s transition from an agricultural community to a summer vacation destination, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film Festival Presentation “Yarn” (2016) highlights artists who are redefining the tradition of knitting and crocheting, question and answer session following the film, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10, tickets online and at the door, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Friday

January 13

Baby Play Time Children ages birth-2 and a caretaker drop in for toys, books, music and bubbles, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 6.

'The Neverending Story' Newport Children’s Theatre will present “The Neverending Story,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m., $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Saturday

January 14

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. & Sun. See Jan. 6

Chinese New Year at the Museum Guided tai chi and learn the art of Chinese paper cutting, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to create with LEGO bricks, materials provided, projects displayed for one week, 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 to build the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

New Year Hike Enjoy a guided hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 2-3 p.m. See Jan. 7.

Contemporary Glass Lecture “A Look at Contemporary Glass from a Historical Perspective,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets, $6-$10, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

'The Neverending Story' 2 and 7 p.m. See Jan. 13.

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

Sunday

January 15

'The Neverending Story' 2 p.m. See Jan. 13.

Guided Hike Take a naturalist-guided hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Sunday Afternoon Music Series Matt Bolles performs with the South County Rounders, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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