2017-03-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

March 2

‘Politics and Pancakes’ Series Gov. 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 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.

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.

‘Great Decisions’ Series A talk on U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Ramada Inn Portofino Conference Room, 45 East Main Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.org.

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 Regina'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 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 “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.

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

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 March 3.

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.

Beach Clean-Up Clean Ocean Access leads a public clean-up of Brenton State Park, Ocean Drive, noon-2 p.m, gloves and other materials provided, info@cleanoceanaccess.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., March 4, 10 and 11, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show; March 5 and 12, 1:30 p.m. lunch, 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 Interactive mystery, “A Grim Gala,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Common Fence Music Dom Flemons performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $30 in advance, $33 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 3.

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.

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

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

Swanhurst Chorus Performance 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.

Easter Egg Decorating Adults and teens decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, register, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Genealogy 101 A three-part series for beginners, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., space limited, register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tours 2 p.m. See March 4.

Opening Reception The Portsmouth Arts Guild holds an opening reception for the Emerging Artists’ show, Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., portsmoutharts.org.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Program Meet animal ambassadors up close in this hands-on program, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 3-4 p.m., $8- $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown Arts Center Talk “Thoughts from the Bubble, Art in (Perpetually) Troubled Times,” presented by ‘Tony Estrella, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Traditional Irish Music Live traditional Irish “session,”

famiy-friendly, Fastnet Pub, 1 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., aohnewport.org.

Monday

March 6

Beach Bounce 10 a.m. See March 3.

Maker Monday Children ages 5-12 learn about a couple of the library’s Maker resources, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jump-Roping 4 p.m. See March 4.

Water Protection Program Learn about protecting the quality of wellwater, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30- 8:05 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 7

Portsmouth Founders’ Day Event View the original 1638 Portsmouth Compact, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road, time TBD, portsmouthhistorical.org.

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

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

Tech Art Children in grades 6-12 use the library’s computer pieces to make a key ring or pull for their backpack, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 4-5 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio All patrons ages 12 and up have independent work time in the Maker Lab, staff on hand for questions and trouble-shooting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Forgotten Farms,” 6 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 7 p.m. film, followed by conversation, Portsmouth Abbey School auditorium, 285 Cory’s Lane, newportfilm.com.

SRU Improv Salve Regina University Improv Fest, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 6:30 p.m., through March 8, $10 general admission, firehousetheater.org.

‘Yes! Dance’ YES! Dance! affirms the power of movement, creativity and expression, all are welcome, no experience necessary, St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., 6:30 p.m., 401-846-0966.

Empower Book Club Discussion of books in the personal development genre, drop-ins always welcome, this month’s selection is “Daring Greatly,” by Brene Brown, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

March 8

Coloring for Adults Bring colored pencils and pages or use the library’s, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tween Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “The Birchback House,” by Louise Erdrich, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers An adult book discussion of “Moby-Duck,” by Donovan Hohn, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

SRU Improv Fest 6:30 p.m. See March 7.

‘Art Speaks’ Program A slide presentation by photojournalist Daniel Forster, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Photo Guild Meeting Photographer Clint Clemens presents a retrospective look at how photography, film directing, building design, yacht design and an addiction to solving complex problems all make sense, Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., open to the public, newportphotoguild.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet 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 Presentation Teresa Crean presents, “Assessing Coastal Risk and Planning for Resilience in Rhode Island Municipalities, Businesses and Neighborhoods,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, register, 401- 847-4260, megan.seamens@gmail.com.

Chess Club Instruction, coaching and mentoring for all levels, open to ages 13 and up, drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

March 9

Eight Bells Lecture “Goat Island and the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station,” by Richard Simpson, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841- 7276.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See March 2.

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

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See March 2.

Teen Friendship Bracelet Program Teens make a friendship bracelet, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-874-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Historical Society Lecture “The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver: U.S. Slave Trading in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1795-1809,” Newport Historical

Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, register, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

‘Great Decisions’ Series A talk on Russian security policy, Ramada Inn Portofino Conference Room, 45 East Main Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.org.

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

Author Talk Meet romance author Marie Force, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Hibernian Hall Concert Legendary music by the Wolfe Tones, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 8 p.m., $40, aohnewport.org.

Friday

March 10

Big Daddy Award and Pre-Parade Party Bill and Karen Cardinal are honored, party includes live music, DJ, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., free, newportirish.com/events.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance See March 4.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 3.

Saturday

March 11

Jump-Roping 9 a.m. See March 4.

Maker Space Open Session Learn what you can do with the 3-D printer and vinyl cutter, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibraryri.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Starts at City Hall on Broadway, goes to Carroll Ave. at St. Augustin’s Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., newportirish.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration Live music, Irish step dancers, facepainting and more, Martin Recreation Center (“The Hut”), Golden Hill St., 1-4 p.m., newportirish.com.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance See March 4.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 4.

Common Fence Music Jay Unger and Molly Mason perform, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $28 in advance, $30 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 3.

Sunday

March 12

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

Swanhurst Chorus Performance See March 4.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “Farmscapes to Country Estates: A Survey of Middletown’s Historic Resources,” Paradise School, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Music Series Enjoy music by the Slackwater String Band, with Ed McGuirl and Tom Perrotti, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Navy Choristers Performance The Newport Navy Choristers perform “Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., prices vary, newportnavychoristers.org.

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