2017-01-19 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 19

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Stolen Masterpiece,” by Nora Agostini, 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., members free, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1608, newportchamber.com.

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.

Tween/Teen Jewelry-Making Workshop Children in grades 5 and up make fused glass pendants, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-5 p.m., space limited, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., prices vary, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Cabin Fever Snack Making Make Rice Krispy snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Documentary Screening Watch “First Face: The Buck Stops Here,” about the Gilbert Stuart image of George Washington which is featured on the one dollar bill, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 20

Small Business Assistance Program Information Session Panel discussion for small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn about nontraditional lending programs, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 9-11 a.m., free to members and nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

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

STEAM Story Time Children ages 3-5 learn simple science concepts through stories, rhymes, songs, activities and crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Leading Ladies Film Series See “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), starring Judy Garland, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Emmanuel Church Movie Night Bring take-out and enjoy “Singin’ in the Rain,” with Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, Emmanuel Church hall, 42 Dearborn St., 6 p.m., open to the public, donations accepted, 401- 847-0675.

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

Saturday

January 21

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 20.

Family Book Club Families read a book on the list for children in grades 2-8 and join the group for a fun discussion, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2698 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., space limited, register, 401-683-9458, portsmouthlibrary.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 10 a.m.-noon, $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Redwood Orientation and Tour Learn the benefits of membership at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-noon, register, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.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.

Museum’s Winter Speaker Series Archaeologist Tess Davis discusses the destruction of important cultural artifacts by ISIS and what can be done about it, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $6-$15, tickets can be ordered online, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jump-Roping Learn single rope and double Dutch jumping moves from basic to advanced, no prior experience required, for ages 8-13, Florence Gray Center gym, 95 Church St., Saturdays 9-11 a.m., Mondays 4-5 p.m., 401-846-4828.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 20.

Sunday

January 22

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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 20.

Seal-Watching Tour 10 a.m.-noon. See Jan. 21.

Island Moving Company Day Open rehearsal of “Mother Goose,” 1 p.m.; Newport Academy of Ballet open house, 2 p.m.; IMC Day proclamation on Washington Square and champagne toast, 3:30 p.m.; reception in main studio, 3:45 p.m.; RSVP, islandmovingco.org.

Jamestown Artist Film A series of short documentaries featuring Rhode Island artists, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

January 23

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 20.

Tech for Teens Teens get hands-on experience with Scratch programming, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2:15 p.m., registration requested, 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 p.m., space limited, first-come, first-served, 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.

Jump-Roping 4-5 p.m. See Jan. 21.

Tuesday

January 24

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

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch “Denial” (2016), starring Tom Wilkinson, Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall, 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 your tech questions, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Teen Vinyl Program Teens bring in a T-shirt or cloth bag to decorate, make stickers or wall decals, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Stormwater Presentation Clean Ocean Access provides information about the Island Waters Project and how residential green infrastructure can reduce stormwater runoff on Aquidneck Island, Newport Public Library, 6-7 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Wednesday

January 25

Cultural Connections’ Lecture A presentation by Valerie Talmage, executive director of Preserve Rhode Island, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon-1 p.m., register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Electronic Resources Program Learn how to use various electronic resources that are available at Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve a seat, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport County Chamber of Commerce Event Current and future entrepreneurs network, Saltwater, 49 America’s Cup Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, register, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

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

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 26

Technology Seminar Learn how Microsoft Excel can help at tax time, bring laptop or tablet for hands-on practice, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 45 Valley Road, Middletown, 8-9 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

LEGO Thursdays 3-4 p.m. See Jan. 19.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Jan. 19.

Stylize Hats and Mittens Bring hats and mittens to stylize, materials, snacks and simple sewing instruction provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Opening reception for “Rocks and Rust” photography exhibit, public welcome, appetizers, music, door prizes and more, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Rhode Island Shellfish Lecture Sarah Schumann talks about her book, “Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage,” Newport Historical Society Research Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, space limited, reservations suggested, 401- 846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Breakers Lecture Explore memories, history and tales of The Breakers, cocktails and appetizers, La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., RSVP by Jan. 24, $25 minimum donation, 401-845-3259.

Friday

January 27

Economic Update Luncheon “Climate Change and Our Changing Coastline: Keeping Coastal Communities in Business,” Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., $35 members, $45 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Healing Sound Journey Let the powerful frequencies of Tibetan and quartz crystal singing bowls, flutes, gongs, ocean drums, rain sticks, and more provide a sound journey to heal the noise of everyday chaos, all are welcome, St. Paul’s, 12 Marlborough St., 7-8:30 p.m., optional donation $15, 401-846-0966.

Saturday

January 28

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 20.

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

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Jan. 21.

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

Preserving Your Family Photos Photo-preservation basics, includes low-cost solutions, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 1-2 p.m. See Jan. 21.

Lecture “The Synergy between Technology and Fashion,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Writing Your Family Memoir Learn how to write and self-publish your family history, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Owl Prowl the trails after dark in search of owls, have hot chocolate and a chance to meet a captive owl after the hike, recommended for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 4:30-6 p.m., rain date Jan. 29, $10-$12, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Mystery at the Museum’ Performance Interactive mystery, “A Grim Gala,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324- 9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Sunday

January 29

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 20.

Seal-Watching Tour 1-2 p.m. See Jan. 21.

Newport String Project Performs Enjoy music by Dvorak, Maconchy and Mendelssohn, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., suggested donation begins at $10, newportstringproject.org.

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