2017-02-23 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

February 23

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.

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 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, 11 a.m.- noon and noon-1 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

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.

All-Age Read-Aloud Children have stories read to them, books chosen are for older listeners, not preschoolers, winter craft follows while supplies last, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1-1:45 a.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tween Art Class 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 Group 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.

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.

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.

‘Great Decisions’ Lecture Series “Prospects of Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Portofino Restaurant, Ramada Conference Center, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 6 p.m. to mingle, 6:30 p.m. lecture, newportciv.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 Interactive mystery, “A Grim Gala,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324- 9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Friday

February 24

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 17.

Redwood Book Sale Included are a wide range of early and 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. 23.

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.

Seal-Watching Tours 11 a.m. and noon. See Feb. 23.

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.

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

Saturday

February 25

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 23.

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. 23.

Redwood Book Sale 9:30 a.m. See Feb. 24.

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.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Seal-Watching Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

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, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 7 p.m. cocktail party to meet and greet the filmmakers, 8 p.m. film followed by a Q and A, $12 in advance at janepickens.com, at the door if available, nptpolo.com.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 23.

‘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.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Feb. 24.

Sunday

February 26

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

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Feb. 23.

‘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., prices vary, newportirish.com.

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

Seal-Watching Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

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.

Sunday Bloody Funday Learn to paint, step by step, O'Briens Pub, 4-6 p.m., reservations in advance requested, bexkillian@gmail.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.

Monday

February 27

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Tech for Teens Teens learn to create their own decorating decals, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2:15 p.m., registration requested, walk-ins accommodated according to computer availability.

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

Tween Cupcake Decorating Children ages 8-12 decorate and snack on cupcakes, age limits strictly enforced, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Book club for mystery fans, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

February 28

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

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion Bring a sandwich or salad, drinks provided, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, books available at the circulation desk, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Manchester by the Sea,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Get tricks and tips 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.

Tech Help Bring your questions and devices or use the library’s laptops, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons ages 12 and up are invited to check out the Maker lab, staff help with trouble-shooting and questions, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Young Adult Book Club This month’s selection is “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” by Mark Twain, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

March 1

Preservation Society Lecture Series Learn about the work of the Providence Preservation Society, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 8:30-9:30 a.m., seating limited, register, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “News of the World,” by Paulette Jiles, walk-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Photography Basics In this two-part series (part two on March 8), learn the basics of your digital camera with a manual setting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., register once, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss “The Tale of Despereaux,” by Kate Di Camillo, pick up the book and register at the circulation desk, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 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.

Thursday

March 2

‘Politics and Pancakes’ Series Governor Gina Raimondo speaks at this Newport County Chamber of Commerce event, buffet breakfast, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 8-9:30 a.m., $30 members, $35 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1608, newportchamber.com.

Color Group 1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

LEGO Club 3 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Art Show Reception Reception for “Elements,” a Conanicut Island Art Association event, Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave., conanicutartassociation.com.

Newport String Project Concert “Marimba and Strings” gives a short tour of 20th and 21st century music, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7:30-8:30 p.m., admission by donation, newportstringproject.org.

Extensions Dance Company Concert Salve’s Department of Theatre, Music and Dance invites the public to see an Extensions Dance Company concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $15 general admission, 401-341-2250.

Friday

March 3

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Leading Ladies Film Series “Rear Window” (1954), starring Grace Kelly, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Mother Goose’ at Rosecliff Children ages 3 and up enjoy Island Moving Company’s ballet, “Mother Goose,” photo opportunities with the actors, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., 401-847- 4470, islandmovingco.org.

Island Moving Company Ballet “A Collection of Attitudes,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., through March 4, prices vary, 401- 847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Saturday

March 4

Tour of Irish Newport See sites of Irish interest, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 9:30 a.m. coffee and danish, 10 a.m. bus tour, donations accepted, reserve, 401-841-5493, aohnewport.org.

Meet the Author Series Meet Sheila Connolly, author of three mystery series, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tours Watch seals aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour the Rose Island lighthouse, 2-4 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

‘Mother Goose’ at Rosecliff 3 p.m. See March 3.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance Swanhurst Chorus presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 6:30 dinner served, 7 p.m. show; March 5, 1:30 p.m., lunch served, 2 p.m. show, 401-682-1630, swanhurstchorus.org.

Opening Reception “Hot and Cold Wax,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibit shown though March 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Salvation Army Choir Concert The Salvation Army Songsters perform a choir concert, CCRI auditorium, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., 6:30 p.m., 401-846-3234.

Island Moving Company Ballet 7 p.m. See March 3.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Common Fence Music Dom Flemons performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $30 in advance, $35 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

March 5

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.

‘Mother Goose’ at Rosecliff 1 and 3 p.m. See March 3.

Grand Marshal Roast A roast honoring A. Claire Dias, grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, St. Augustin’s Church hall, 2 Eastnor Road, 1:30 p.m., $25 in advance, ticket information, 401-846-5081, newportirish.com/ events.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance 1:30 p.m. See March 4.

Celebrating Ireland Celebrate Ireland in story and song with Mary King, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Islands of Brittany Talk Learn about the islands of Brittany with a focus on the traditions and history of their people, the program is in French, questions are in English, Salve Regina’s DiStefano Lecture Hall, Antone Academic Center, 56 Lawrence Ave., 2 p.m., reserve, 401-601-5515 or afnewportri@gmail.com.

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