2017-11-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 2

Managing Newport’s Veteran Trees Hear from the experts who care for the diverse and exotic collection of historic trees on Preservation Society properties, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Eight Bells Lecture The public is welcome to a Naval War College Museum’s lecture on “Stanley Johnston’s Blunder: The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret Behind the U.S. Navy Victory at Midway,” by Elliot Carlson, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, free, 401-841-7276.

Jamestown Adult Coloring Group Adults are invited to drop in to color, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In Drop in and create with LEGO bricks, children 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teens Cook Teens learn how to take ramen from unhealthy to wholesome without losing any of the deliciousness, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m.

Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser This Newport County YMCA fundraiser includes food, wine and silent auction, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5-8 p.m., $70 general admission, $150 VIP tickets for reception prior to event, reserve, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/newsevents.php.

Opening Reception Reception for Jamestown Arts Center member’s show, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through Dec. 2, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Extensions Dance Company Performance The Extensions Dance Company has become known for its athletic, dynamic aesthetic and jazz and contemporary concert dance styles, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Nov. 2-3, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 and 8 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/casino-theatre.

‘Tell Newport’ Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Friday

November 3

Newport Restaurant Week Various Newport and Bristol County restaurants offer $16 for a

three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner, through Nov. 12, facebook.com/NewportRestaurantWeek.

‘Cornucopia’ Cornucopia preview party: Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.: adults enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while viewing and shopping for fine arts and handmade artistic products, $30 in advance, $35 at the door; Cornucopia Fine Arts Sale: Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 401-849-4646, pennfield.org/development/ cornucopia.

Blink Gallery Exhibit and Reception Enjoy “Serendipity,” a photography exhibit by John Repoza, and a reception, Blink Gallery, 478 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., blinkgalleryusa.com, 401-619-3717.

Providence Children’s Film Fest Jury Meet Fun, engaging and free gathering for film-loving families where kids and parents watch and review films for selection in the 2018 Providence Children's Film Festival, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

'Our Town’ The CBC Players present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Our Town,” Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, Nov. 3-4, 7 p.m. and Nov. 5, 4 p.m., advance tickets at various locations, $10-$12; at the door, $12-$14, 401-423-1651.

Extensions Dance Company Performance 8 p.m. See Nov. 2.

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

Saturday

‘Cornucopia’ 9 a.m. See Nov. 3.

Race for Open Space A 5K run/walk on the Sakonnet Greenway Trail to benefit Aquidneck Land Trust, strollers and leashed dogs welcome, starts and ends at The Glen, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. check-in, 10:30 a.m. race, fee varies, register, 401- 849-2799, ailt.org/5k.

STEAM Play Day Features LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Taylor’s Point Beach Clean-Up Clean Ocean Access hosts a beach clean-up at Taylor’s Point, Taylor’s Lane, Little Compton, bring a reusable mug for tea or coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Veteran Documentary "Journey Home to the U.S.S. Arizona," a documentary for PBS, features R.I. native and WWII Navy

veteran Raymond Haerry, who was aboard the battleship the morning it was bombed in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, interactive panel discussion follows, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 1 p.m., free for veterans and students, janepickens.com.

Extensions Dance Company Performance 2 and 8 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Meet the Author Sara Baker talks about her book, “The Timekeeper’s Son,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Dance Performance Performances by Ali Kenner Brodsky and Co. and Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 and 7:30 p.m., $15- $20, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception A reception for “Les Petites Oeuvres,” featuring the sale of small artistic gems in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, stoneware and other media by local artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., the sale continues through December, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Deblois Opening Reception A reception for the Invitational Fine Artists and Craft Artisans Show and Sale, Deblois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through Dec. 24, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

‘Ghost Stories’ Vignettes from various artists centered on the theme of ghost stories, 6:30 p.m. live music, dance and art followed by a 7:30 p.m. reception, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., $11 performance only, $16 performance and reception, space limited, attendees are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at newportarthouse.org/ rewind-tickets, performance recommended for ages 12-and-over, reception is strictly 21-plus, 810- 938-3124.

Swanhurst Cabaret “Give Our Regards to Broadway,” show tunes and cabaret numbers performed by Swanhurst Chorus and friends, small appetizers and cash bar, Fenner Hall (Vasco da Gama Club), 15 Fenner Ave., 7 p.m., $20 adults, $10 children, $50 per family, purchase at 401-324- 9820 or swanhurst.org.

‘Our Town’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 3.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 3.

Sunday

November 5

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Piano Concert English pianist Martin Jones performs, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations welcome, 401- 423-0515.

‘Journeys Onward’ Opening Reception Veterans’ experiences in art and words, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., exhibited through Dec. 2, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Witherbee School Open House Visit this one-room schoolhouse, exhibits include history of Middletown schools, Revolutionary War, U.S. flag, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., demonstration of an 1890s school day, 2:30 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Music and Politics On a newly-restored console Victrola, hear music and political speeches from the past as they were heard by the people of that era, children welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Film Screening “Art in the Face of War,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Our Town’ 4 p.m. See Nov. 3.

Monday

November 6

Make It, Take It Crafts Drop in to make a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Shakespeare Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

Tuesday

November 7

Coloring Club An adult activity, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Library Movie Watch a movie matinee, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Bring your device and get tech help from a reference librarian, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film Screening Watch a movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Teens’ Open Gaming Program Teens play classic board games and use the new PS4 on a big screen TV, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Parenting Book Club Discuss “How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk,” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Free-Style Drum Circle No experience necessary, drums and percussion instruments are provided, and/or bring your own, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., 401- 846-0966.

Pell Center Lecture “Avoiding a Sea of Fire: Dealing with a Nuclear-Armed North Korea,” Salve’s O’Hare Academic Building, at Ochre Point and Shepard avenues, 7-8:30 p.m., register, Eventbrite.org.

Wednesday

November 8

Faux Stained-Glass Project Transform a regular 8-by-10 picture frame into a faux stained-glass window hanging, for ages 16-and-over, Newport Public Library, 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Kids’ Art Children ages 6-12 learn different art techniques and create a painting on canvas to bring home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

STEM Science Lab Drop in to create, experiment and engineer, best for ages 4-8, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, Middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon “Life on Aquidneck Island during the British-Hessian Occupation, 1776-1779,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free for Redwood members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Historical Society Lecture “A Family and a Fortune,” with author Rebecca Fraser, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30-7 p.m., free, RSVP, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Acupuncture for Pets An introduction to veterinary acupuncture, lecture and live demonstration, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., preregister at 401-846-8276 x120 or EleanorH@PotterLeague.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Jane,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m. reception, 7:15 p.m. film, followed by Q&A, $15 film and Q&A, $25 reception, film and Q&A, newportfilm.org.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss “The Dogs of Bedlam Farm,” by Jon Katz, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, all are welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Everybody Chorus Concert “Songs Our Family Sang,” Grange/ Senior Center, 6 West St., Jamestown, 7 p.m., free will offering, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Thursday

November 9

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Jamestown Adult Coloring Group 1 p.m. See Nov. 2.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In 3 p.m. See Nov. 2

Construction Club Children ages 5-8 enjoy free play and building with materials such as Lincoln Logs and Bristle Builders, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Providence Art and Design Film Festival Screening “Loving Vincent,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., space limited, $10, purchase online or at the door, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Aquidneck Island’s Wild Turkeys Short walk and presentation on Aquidneck Island’s thriving wild turkey population, for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown,

6:30-7:30 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Coyote Presentation Learn about coyotes in Jamestown, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

November 10

Foreign Film Series “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

‘Wonder’ Book Celebration Children ages 6-12 celebrate the

book “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio, children need not have read the book, activities included, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Live Auction Preview and silent auction, 6 p.m., live auction, 7 p.m., St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 401-847-5571, stcolumbascchapel.org.

Providence Art and Design Film Festival Screenings “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography,” 5:30 p.m., “The Challenge,” 7:30 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., space limited, $10 per film, purchase online or at the door, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Saturday

November 11

Second Saturday at the Museum “The Visual Delights of Abstract Painting,” family program, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free for members and children under 5, others free with price of admission, register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Weaver Cove, bring a reusable mug for hot coffee, Burma Road,

Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Mystery at the Museum “St. Nick’s Sinister Secret,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

‘Voices in Harmony’ Concert Student vocalists from Salve and Bryant universities perform, reception follows, Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casino-theatre.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 3.

Sunday

November 12

Guided Bird Walk Bring binoculars and join experts as they prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

BAFL Art Market Artisan market, live music and art demos, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., newportarthouse.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 3.

Community Barn Dance All ages and no experience necessary for this barn dance, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 2-5 p.m., 401-848-2561.

Music of the Renaissance Lecture A lecture on music of the Renaissance accompanied by selected pieces from that time period, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., free, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Four Bridges’ Concert Enjoy a concert by Four Bridges, an acoustic quartet specializing in bluegrass, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 4 p.m., $20 cash or check, at the door or at the office, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.- Fri., 401-847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Veterans’ Day Jam Session The public is invited to a Veterans’ Day jam session featuring the R & B group Chops Turner and Friends, light buffet included, Pyramid Club. 32-34 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4-8 p.m., $10, information or tickets, call 401-847-4308.

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