2017-01-26 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 26

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.

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.

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 $25 minimum donation, 401- 845-3259.

Friday

January 27

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

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.

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

Saturday

January 28

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, 1 York St., Saturdays 9-11 a.m., Mondays 4-5 p.m., 401-846-4828.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 27.

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 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 create with LEGO bricks, try the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Preserving 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 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 1-2 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Fashion 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 a 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, register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Sunday

January 29

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Seal-Watching Tour 1-2 p.m. See Jan. 28.

Newport String Project 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.

Monday

January 30

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Tween Crafting Children ages 8-12 make 3-D paper snowflakes, snacks provided, age limit enforced, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 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. 28.

Dinner and a Movie “Hairspray” (2007), pizza, popcorn and an optional craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cell Phone Photography for Beginners Learn the basics of using your smartphone camera, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “Murder at The Breakers,” by Alyssa Maxwell, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

January 31

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 “Deepwater Horizon” (PG- 13) with Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Douglas M. Griffin, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Young Adult Book Club Discuss “Beauty Queens,” by Libba Bray, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

February 1

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “Kitchen,” by Banana Yoshimoto, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Homework Tutoring Volunteer tutor Kermin Liu, Esq., offers math tutoring for students actively doing homework, caregiver should remain in the library during the session, register, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3:30-5:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build to develop critical thinking, problem solving and STEAM skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

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

Thursday

February 2

‘Chamber 101’ Members and nonmembers learn how to fully benefit from Newport County Chamber of Commerce membership, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., RSVP, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Eight Bells Lecture Richard Moss’s,“Nixon’s Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and D├ętente,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Jan. 26.

Friday

February 3

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Leading Ladies Film Series “The Philadelphia Story” (1940), starring Katharine Hepburn, popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Art Museum Opening Reception Opening reception for the new winter exhibitions, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Hunter Gallery Opening Reception Opening reception for Timothy Nolan’s “The Sky Hides the Night Behind It,” all are welcome, Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., 401-413-1467, stgeorges.edu.

Improv 8 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Saturday

February 4

Newport County Days Newport County residents enjoy free admission to The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff with proof of residency (driver’s license or other identification with an address), through Feb. 5, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Jump-Roping 9-11 a.m. See Jan. 28.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Hibernation Program Learn about groundhogs, hibernation and other strategies animals use to survive the winter months, then hike in search of animal activity, recommended for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., $8-$10, register, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m.-noon. See Jan. 28.

Meditation for Healthy Living Learn a simple meditation technique, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Museum’s Winter Speaker Series At “Kilimanjaro Like Never Before,” paraplegic monoskier Chris Waddell shares his story, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Gilded Age Tea Enjoy a Gilded Age tea to benefit the Newport Public Library, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., $30, reserve, 401-848-4813, newportlibraryri.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception Reception for “Fakes and Forgeries” exhibit, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Feb. 28, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Newport Murder Mystery 7 p.m. See Jan. 28.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Sunday

February 5

Newport County Days See Feb. 4.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Embroidery Class Learn the basics of embroidery, hot beverages and cookies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., for ages 10 and up, register, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Barn Dance The community is invited to a barn dance, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 2 p.m., 401-847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

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