2017-03-09 / Calendar

CALENDAR



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 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 and 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 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.

Kinsale Reception Public invited to join the Mayor and city in welcoming the Kinsale delegation, Newport City Hall, 5-6 p.m.

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.

Museum’s ‘Art after Dark’ Program Artist talk, toy theater performance, film and conversation ($10 tickets online or at the door, space

limited), and more, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.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.

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., 6 p.m., newportirish.com/events.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance Swanhurst Chorus presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., March 10, 11, 17 and 18, 6:30 dinner served, 7 p.m. show; March 12, 1:30 p.m. lunch served, 2 p.m. show, 401-682-1630, swanhurstchorus.org.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18 general admission, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

March 11

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.

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.

Creative Movement Program Enjoy a morning of movement with your child, led by R.I. native Revka Hovermale, freelance dance and theater teacher, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., prices vary, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult create with LEGO bricks, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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, face-painting and more, Martin Recreation Center (“The Hut”), Golden Hill St., 1-4 p.m., newportirish.com.

Closing Reception and Panel Discussion Closing reception for “Bridging Patterns” and a discussion on “Outsider” Art and arts-based programs for adults with developmental disabilities, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance See March 10.

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 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 10.

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 10.

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.

Monday

March 13

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

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

Make It, Take It Mondays A 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.

Jump-Roping 4 p.m. See March 11.

Poetry Month Presentation The Friends of Jamestown Library present R.I. poet, David Cashman, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 14

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

Tuesday Book Club Discuss “My Brilliant Friend,” by Elena Ferrante, newcomers always welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee War movie “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016), rated R, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Business EXPO and Job Fair Demonstrations, live entertainment and more, Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, 4-7 p.m., $3 general admission, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons ages 12 and up check out the Maker Lab and work on projects independently, staff available for questions and trouble-shooting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gardening Series Learn best practices for starting seeds this spring, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

March 15

Computer Workshop Learn some basic computer skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Book Club Teens discuss “Scythe,” the first novel in a new series by National Book Award-winning author Neal Shusterman, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Woodcock Walk Learn about the American woodcock, then walk through the fields in search of them, recommended for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., rain date March 16, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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.

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

Thursday

March 16

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Wolcott,” by Marjorie G. Jones, 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, register, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See March 9.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See March 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.

Bike Newport Night Live music, oysters, Velosprints, auctions, prizes, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., $30, tickets can be purchased in advance at bikenewportri.org., proceeds benefit Community Bike Projects, 401-619-4900.

Chex Mix Creations Teens create Chex mixes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., materials provided, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Homegoing,” by Yaa Gyasi, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Harp Program “Humor and the Harp” with Mary King, an evening of hilarity and music, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 7-8 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

March 17

Leading Ladies Film Series “West Side Story” (1961), featuring Natalie Wood, popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance See March 10.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 10.

Saturday

March 18

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

Newport MOPS Fair EFC Newport MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), a grassroots movement connecting moms, handcrafted goods by local women-owned businesses, Newport Athletic Club, 66 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 401-847-1490.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Clean-Up Clean Ocean Access hosts a beach cleanup at Pheasant Drive Beach, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., supplies to collect debris are provided, 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Skiathos Sister City Show Mayors of Skiathos and Newport to speak at an art show inspired by Greek culture, includes storytelling, crafting and more, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 1 p.m.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance See March 10.

Seal-Watching Tours 2-4 p.m. See March 12.

‘Arts Behind the Scenes’ A presentation featuring St. John Church’s historic Hook and Hastings organ, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 3 p.m., $10-$12 tickets available at newportarts.org/ events, 401-848-2561.

Mystery at the Museum “Spring Surprise,” a 90-minute who-dunnit, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10- $30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Knights of Columbus Irish Night Dinner, dancing, Irish step dancers, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $15, information and tickets, Brian Geer, 401-743-3789 or council home at 401-846-8800.

Sunday

March 19

Guided Bird Walk Beginning and master bird watchers bring binoculars, join experts and prowl bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘It’s a Bug’s World’ Expo Thousands of insects, interactive displays, activities, demonstrations and artwork, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Concert Alexandre Moutouzkine and students play the piano and the flute, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423-0515.

Jamestown Water Initiative “The Care and Feeding of Your Well,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 2-4 p.m. See March 12.

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