2017-02-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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

Jamestown LEGO Club 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.

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 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.

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’ 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- 9457, 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.

Author Talk Shamus Flaherty talks about his book, “Treehugger,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

February 17

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

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.

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.

Winter Art Show Reception to see artwork by Studio 57 artists from Looking Upwards, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., free.

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.

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

Saturday

February 18

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

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.

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.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

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.

Winter Art Show Artwork by Studio 57 artists, DeBlois Gallery, noon-5 p.m., and Feb. 19

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 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.

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 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.

Caddy Lunch Hear former Newport CC caddies tell the tales, Hibernian Hall, 3-5 p.m., light snacks, cash bar.

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 Feb. 17.

Sunday

February 19

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Guided Bird Walk Birding masters and beginners bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the best bird-watching

spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 538 East Main Road, 8-10 a.m., 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser Major parade fundraiser in honor of the Grand Marshal featuring light food, music and raffles, O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., 1-4 p.m., $25, newportirish.com.

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

Community Baptist Choral Event The voices of Unity Choir present “This is My Song: Our Story Told by Spirituals,” Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4 p.m., free will offering, 401- 847-1707.

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.

Monday

February 20

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Seal-Watching Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 17.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770 for reservations, newporthistory.org.

Jump-Roping 4 p.m. See Feb. 18.

Tuesday

February 21

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Hand-Sewing for Kids Children in grades K-5 create a wintry hand-sewing project with instruction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 17.

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

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Winter Crafting Children drop in to make a variety of crafts, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Computer Workshop Learn some tools used in portrait retouching, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.- noon, intermediate computer skills required, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 18.

Newport Chamber Seminar “Using Talk Radio to Grow Your Business,” bring a bagged lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1 p.m., free to members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1608, newportchamber.com.

Animal Experiences Meet, touch and learn about a variety of animals, best for ages 2 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, noon-1 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Matinee at the Library “Queen of Katwe” (2016), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teens Learn to Paint Teens are given painting instruction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Assistance Get tips and tricks to help you get the most from your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Paint Time Children in grades 6-12 create a work of art, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium 5 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Maker Lab Open Studio All patrons 12 and up check out the Maker Lab and work on projects independently, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Group Discuss “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Exercise Talk Learn cardiovascular benefits of exercise, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Arts Around the Fire Artists, writers, performers and audiences engage with colleagues about events and accomplishments in the Newport County cultural community, Clarke Cooke House, 24 Bannister’s Wharf, newportarts.org.

Wednesday

February 22

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Seal-Watching Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 17.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Discover Colonial Newport Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 19.

Newport Artillery Salute A salute by the statue of George Washington, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11:30 a.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Book Share Students in grades K-5 are invited to share the titles of one or two books that they have recently read and liked and leave the library with some free books to keep, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1-1:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Coloring for Adults Use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 8-12 get painting instruction and create a project on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Firehouse Theater Show Family-friendly vacation show, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Chess Club Chess instruction and play for ages 13 and above, all levels of experience, drop-ins welcomed, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Small Business Lecture The focus is about Rhode Island’s small business climate and trends, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7:10-9 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

February 23

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Airnimations Stage Show Families with children ages 4-12 enjoy an entertaining balloon art show, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 20.

Tween Painting lesson for children ages

8-12, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., space limited, register, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Color Club 1 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium 5 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Dinner and a Movie “Splash” (1984), with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, pizza and popcorn plus an optional project, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Newport Eats’ Lecture “The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context and How It Relates to You,” Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, space limited, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Illuminated Garden Thousands of lights in the trees and quarry meadows along with student exhibits, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 6-9 p.m., through Feb. 25, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 18.

Friday

February 24

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Redwood Book Sale Included are a wide range of earlyand mid-20th century fiction, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., through Feb. 25, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 18.

Seal-Watching Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Picture Book Putt-Putt Families with children ages 4-12 play miniature golf at the library, meet some picture book characters at each hole, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Illuminated Garden 6 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Cabaret Artist Performs An inspiring evening of song and story by cabaret artist Patrice McKinley, St. Paul’s, 12 Marlborough St., 7 p.m., donations accepted to support St. Paul’s recovery missions, all welcome, no one will be turned away, 401-846-0966 to reserve.

Saturday

February 25

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Jump-Roping 9 a.m. See Feb. 18.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m.-noon. See Feb. 18.

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 Noon and 1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Beach Polo Exhibition polo matches organized by Newport Polo, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 1 p.m., through Feb. 26, weather permitting, 401- 846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Museum Speaker Series “Challenges, Opportunities and Environmental Issues Facing the Global Ocean,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets, $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families watch “Storks” and enjoy snacks, Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Illuminated Garden 6 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Newport Polo Film Premiere of “Sacred Ground,” a film documenting the 25th season of the Newport International Polo Series, 7 p.m. cocktail party to meet and greet the filmmakers, 8p.m.film,followedbyaQand A, $12 in advance at janepickens.com, at the door if available, nptpolo.com.

‘Barrel of Laughs’ Comedy Show Features comedians from around the region, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8 p.m., general admission $28 at the door, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Sunday

February 26

Newport Winter Festival Final day of festival; activities include a polar plunge at noon, block hunt with prizes, and activities for all ages at Easton's Beach, newportwinterfestival.com.

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Brunch Family brunch fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 9 a.m. followed by live Irish music, 1 p.m., $5-$10, free to children under 3, newportirish.com.

Beach Polo 1 p.m. See Feb. 25.

Seal-Watching Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Piano Concert The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents Viktor Valkov in a program featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., reception follows, saintmatthewsjamestown. weebly.com.

Dancing at the Forty Steps Official opening event of the 40th annual Newport Irish Heritage Month, live traditional Irish music and dancing, Cliff Walk at the end of Narragansett Ave., 3 p.m., weather permitting, aohnewport.org.

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