2017-02-09 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

February 9

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

Valentine Book Sale Nancy’s Book Store, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-7 p.m., $4 bag, 401-846-1573.

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.

‘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., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dewey’s Readers Read nonfiction that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘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. 9.

Redwood Library Book Sale Books include a wide range of early and mid-20th fiction titles, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

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, space limited, 401-849-0700 to reserve, newportmusic.org.

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

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

Saturday

February 11

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards Winery, indoors, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.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. 10.

Redwood Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. See Feb. 10.

Valentine Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Feb. 9.

‘Design and Build’ Workshop Design and make jewelry and key

rings out of LEGO bricks, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., prices vary, register, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Save the Bay Splash Event cancelled, savebay.org.

Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access coastal cleanup, Gull Cove fishing area, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.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, 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 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. 10.

Sunday

February 12

'This Magic Moment' Tarot card readers, mediums, artists and music, presented by Newport Mystical Society, Newport Elks Lodge, 1-7 p.m.

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

Monday

February 13

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

Needles Galore Knitting instruction, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tweens Only Open 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 Crafting Drop-in craft hour, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jump-Roping 4-5 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Chocolate Making Make some tasty treats, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

February 14

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 Use some of the tools used in portrait retouching, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.- noon, intermediate computer skills required, space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Book Club Discuss Anthony Marra’s short story collection, “The Tsar of Love and Techno,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., newcomers welcome, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee Watch “The Light between Oceans,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7820, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Get tips and tricks to help you get the most from your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:45 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Independent work time to check out the lab and equipment and to work on your projects, guidance provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., for ages 12 and up, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

February 15

Fashion Lecture “Fashion and Satire: Illustrative Insights,” by Orson Lowell, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $5-$10, reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Microsoft Word 16 Level 2 Learn more advanced skills in this workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Book Club Children in grades 7 and up discuss “Eragon,” by Christopher Paolini, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 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.

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.

Newport Photo Guild Talk Local photographer Onne van der Wal speaks, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., open to the public, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

NewportFilm Documentary “One Big Home,” followed by conversation with director Thomas Bena, Newport Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., newportfilm.com.

Pell Center Lecture “The 1916 Easter Rising and the Origins of Modern Irregular Warfare,” Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., register, 401- 341-2927, pellcenter.org/events.

Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., register, 401- 341-2927, pellcenter.org/events.

Community Discussion David Stookey, author of “How to Climate-Proof Your Personal Finances,” gives a talk followed by discussion and refreshments, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., 401-847-0675.

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 16

Newport Playhouse Show Opens “Romantic Comedy,” Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., prices vary, 401- 848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 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, nonmembers $10, reserve, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Color Club 1 p.m. See Feb. 9.

LEGO Thursdays 3 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about an artist then create a work in that artist’s style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Feb. 9.

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.

Introduction to Zentangle Adults ages 18 and up learn how to create a Zentangle tile, materials provided, 6-7 p.m., register, waiting list, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Prohibition in Newport County Lecture Learn how Prohibition affected Newport County from Portsmouth Town Historian, Jim Garman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 683-5497, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Documentary “Buddy, the Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

February 17

Newport Winter Festival Citywide festival offers music, food, festivities and fun, through Feb. 26, newportwinterfestival.com.

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

Seal-Watching Tours 1-2 and 2-3 p.m. See Feb. 11.

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

Norman Bird Sanctuary Program Learn about local raptor species and meet two of them by the fire in Mabel’s Studio, wine, beer and dessert are served, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., $30-$35, a 21+ event, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

February 18

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Feb. 11.

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

Living History Event “Colonial Food for Thought,” a living history event, Colony House, Washington Square. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss William Faulkner’s short story “Barn Burning,” and watch the film adaptation, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $10-$15, 401-841-8770 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

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

Newport Bridal Show Newport Wedding Magazine presents the area’s biggest bridal show, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., and OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door, tickets at newportweddingexpo.com.

Meet the Author Chandra Manning discusses her book, “Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Introduction to Social Media Platforms An overview of some of the most popular platforms followed by a question and answer period, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 11.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Feb. 10.

Sunday

February 19

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 10.

Discover Colonial Newport Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship, African-American heritage and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $10-$15, 401- 847-8770 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

Movie Watch “Theeb” (2014), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rhode Island Wind Ensemble Performance The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble performs its annual winter community concert, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation to benefit Seamen’s Church Institute, riwe.org.

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