2017-03-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

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.

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, 7-8 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film at the JAC “Tales of Rocky Point Park,” filmmakers’ documentation of the abandoned park, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.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 Swanhurst Chorus presents Rodgers

and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., through March 18, 6:30 dinner served, 7 p.m. show, 401-682-1630, swanhurstchorus.org.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 9 p.m., $18 general admission, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

March 18

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.

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, 390 Thames St., 1 p.m.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance 6:30 p.m. See March 17.

‘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 whodunit, 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.

Improv 9 p.m. See March 17.

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.

Music Composition Presentation Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra, introduces the recent commissioned piece, “I Dreamed a World,” by Roger Cichy, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday

March 20

Tech for Teens Teens learn to download and modify 3-D objects from Tinkercad, parents need to create an account in advance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2:15 p.m., register, walk-ins accommodated if computers are available, 401-847- 8720, newporlibraryri.org.

Tween Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the vinyl cutter, 3-D printer and Scratch programming, bring a T-shirt if you would like to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., space limited, first-come, first-served, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Make It, Take It Crafting Drop-in craft hour, best for children ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Fresh Water Fly-Tying Workshop Families are welcome to attend this free workshop, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 21

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

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons ages 12 and up are invited to use Maker Lab, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Arts Around the Fire “Why Arts Funding Matters,” Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.org.

ZUMBA at the Hut The Hut now offering Zumba classes, all fitness levels welcome, 35 Golden Hill St., Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., no preregistration required, $5 drop-in fee, 401-845-5800.

U.S. Asia Policy Discussion Experts discuss the future of the U.S. Asia policy under a Trump administration, Salve Regina’s Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., register, 401-341- 2927, pellcenter.org.

Wednesday

March 22

Leadership Seminar Leadership seminar, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 9:30-11 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Portsmouth Coloring for Adults Adults color with the library’s materials or bring their own, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques, than create a project on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood’s Electronic Resources Learn how to use Redwood’s electronic resources, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-5 p.m., reserve a seat at 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Planting and Pruning Tips Learn some of the best and worst examples of many aspects of plant management, Newport Public Library, 6-8 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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 up, drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-10 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

March 23

Waterfowl Watch Search the Sakonnet River and Gardiner Pond for waterfowl, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 12:30-2 p.m., recommended for ages 8 and up, register, $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club Each week, children ages 7 and up with an adult create according to a theme, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘A Beautiful View’ Art Auction Art auction, hosted by the Newport County Board of Realtors Business Partners, proceeds benefit the Aquidneck Land Trust and Clean Ocean Access, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7:30 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

20th Century Travel Guides Talk “You Will Find It Handy: Twentieth- Century African-American Travel Guides to Newport, R.I.” talk, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Fly-Tying Workshop Novices and experienced fly-tiers learn to make their own freshwater flies, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

U.S. Foreign Policy Lecture “U.S. Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges to the U.S. and Global Interests,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-9 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

March 24

Love Bash for Animals Potter League for Animals fundraiser includes food and drink, live and silent auctions, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6-9 p.m., $100 tickets, 401-846- 0592, potterleague.org.

Fireside Trivia Night Test your knowledge of nature, birds and Norman Bird Sanctuary trivia, wine, beer and bar snacks served, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-9 p.m., $20-$25, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

March 25

Jump-Roping 9-11 a.m. See March 18.

Redwood Book Club Discuss “The Immortal Irishman,” by Timothy Egan, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m.-noon. See March 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.

Spring Equinox Hike Learn about Ballard Park’s history and then hike the trails, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date March 26, $5 suggested donation, $15 per group, 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org. to register, drop-ins welcome.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to watch “Moana,” snack provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Piano Concert Spanish pianist Daniel del Pino performs at the Newport Music Festival winter concert series event, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 4-6 p.m., $25, box office 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Sunday

March 26

Salve Regina Senior Recital Salve’s department of music, theatre and dance presents a senior recital, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casino-theatre.

International Film Series Adults and teens watch “Sur le Chemin d’Ecole/On the Way to School,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival Opens “La Cour de Babel/The School of Babel,” followed by a wine and cheese reception, O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 4 p.m., $15 general admission, salve.edu/Frenchfilmfestival.

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