2017-02-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

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

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited to create with LEGO bricks, children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, materials provided, 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.

Slavery Talk Discussion on the effect slavery had and continues to have on Rhode Island, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., seating limited, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

February 3

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

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 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 Feb. 3.

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 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.

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, reservations, call Kevin at 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.

‘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 p.m. See Feb. 3.

Sunday

February 5

Newport County Days See Feb. 4.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 3.

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.

Monday

February 6

Valentine Book Sale Nancy’s Book Store, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 9:30-3:30 p.m., $4 bag, 401- 846-1573.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 3.

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

Jump-Roping 4-5 p.m. See Feb. 4.

Make It, Take It Mondays Drop-in craft hour, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

February 7

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

Computer Workshop In this three-part series, learn some of the tools used in portrait retouching using Photoshop Elements 14, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, space limited, register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Valentine Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Feb. 6.

Matinee at the Library “A Man Called Ove,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Independent work time to check out the lab and equipment and work on projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

February 8

Valentine Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Feb. 6.

Computer Workshop Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016, 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 “Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” by Kate Dicamillo, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Bird-Feeding Program Learn bird-feeding basics and make a bird feeder, recommended for ages 8 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Read 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 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 Speaker Series A presentation by Reverend Erik Larsen on "Ministering to Merchant Mariners,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, space limited, reserve, 401-847-4260 or 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

February 9

Color Club 1 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Valentine Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Feb. 6.

LEGO Thursdays 3-4 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Feb. 2.

‘Art after Dark’ Program Storytelling, portrait sketching, gallery talk, film (register), Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Green Screen Photos Make crazy pictures of yourself, instruction and materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dewey’s Readers 6:30-8 p.m. See Feb. 8.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Enjoy Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Newport Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $8- $15, newportcasinotheatre.com.

Friday

February 10

Newport Chamber Seminar Learn the key elements of planning events, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 9-10 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Valentine Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Feb. 6.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 3.

Newport Music Festival Concert Reception followed by music on cello and guitar, St. Matthew's Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 6-9 p.m., $35, newportmusic.org.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 8 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Improv 8 p.m. See Feb. 3.

Saturday

February 11

Jump-Roping 9-11 a.m. See Feb. 4.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 3.

Valentine Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Feb. 6.

‘Design and Build’ Workshop Design and make jewelry and key rings out of LEGO bricks, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., $8-$10, register, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Save the Bay Splash Quarter-mile obstacle course followed by a cold water plunge, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., warm up afterward with heaters and hot chocolate at the Exploration Center, check-in begins at 10 a.m., splash at 11 a.m., $15-$30, virtual splash $30, savebay.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Feb. 4.

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

Seal-Watching Tours 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, 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Lecture at the Museum “Albert Bierstadt-The Accidental Artist of Manifest Destiny,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets $6-$10, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Personal Growth Workshop “Be Your Own Best Valentine,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 2 and 8 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Valentine Craft Party Children ages 5-12 make a variety of Valentine-themed crafts, hot chocolate and cookies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Food and Wine Reception Enjoy food and wine pairings, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., $125, register, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

‘Mystery at the Museum’ 7 p.m. See Feb. 4.

Sunday

February 12

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 3.

‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 2 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “Mabel Norman and the Cultural Landscape Legacy of Paradise Farm,” Paradise School, corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Library Winter Music Series The quartet Bella Musica performs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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