2018-01-04 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 4

Eight Bells Lecture “World War II Rhode Island,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu.

Jamestown Color Group An adult activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In Children of all ages drop in to build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, 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.

Portfolio Review High school and college students and adult artists preparing for the admissions process or submitting work to a show bring their portfolios to get feedback from curators, museum educators and art school admission counselors, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-5:30 p.m., sessions also on Jan. 11 and 18, $35 per session, go to as many as you like, different reviewers each time, reserve, 401-619-7983, newportartmuseum.org.

Clean Ocean Access Open Meeting The public gets information on Clean Ocean Access’s environmental projects and how to volunteer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

E-Reader and Overdrive 101 Learn how to download content on your tablet or e-reader using Overdrive, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

January 5

Middletown Baby Time Play Group Children 2 and under drop in to enjoy board books and toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Beach Bounce An activity for children 2-10, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Mon. and Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $7 general admission, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com/beach.

GameOn Children 8-16 are supervised in this active-motion video game arcade including Xbox Sports, Nintendo WII Just Dance and more in a fun teen night club setting, Pulse Gym, 5 Merton Road, 6-11 p.m., free open session, 401-619-5505, pulsenewport.com.

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

Saturday

January 6

Winter Rarities Ecotour A day trip to several birding hot spots in the region, designed for all birding skill levels, recommended for adults and mature teens, some low-impact walking, binoculars recommended, bring food and water, dress warmly with appropriate footwear, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $70-$80, register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 5.

Fort Adams Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a beach clean-up, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Fort Adams, noon- 2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals in Newport Harbor aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island Lighthouse, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, 1-3 p.m., $7-$42, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Snowflake Making Workshop Children 5-12 make snowflakes to decorate the Children’s Department and to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception “Winter Blues A Cool Interpretation,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Jan. 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Jan. 5.

Sunday

January 7

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 5.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 1 p.m. See Jan. 6

Monday

January 8

Babies and Yearlings Program A program for children up to 18 months, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 5.

Redwood Story Time Children 3 and under with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and toys, Redwood Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Preschool Story Time Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Family Story Time Stories, songs games and rhymes, for all ages, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction for beginning knitters and project assistance for more experienced knitters, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Drop in to craft, best for children 4 and over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30- 5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

Tuesday

January 9

Portsmouth Story Time Children 3-5 enjoy stories, songs and a craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Middletown Playful Preschoolers Story Time Children 3-5 with an adult enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft or activity, and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discussion of “Sudden Death,” by Alvaro Enrigue, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Matinee “Victoria and Abdul” (2017/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teens’ Advanced Reader’s Copy Book Club Teens read advanced reader’s copy books before they are published, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Knitting 101 Learn the basics of knitting and how to start and finish a basic project, for ages 18-and-over, bring size 10 Takumi bamboo knitting needles and a ball of Lion’s Pride Woolspun, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., register, waiting list, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

January 10

Redwood Toddler Open Play Children 2-4 with a caregiver play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Portsmouth Story Time 10 a.m. See Jan. 9.

Middletown Toddler Story Time Read-alouds, songs, rhymes, movement, a craft or activity and play time for children 20-36 months, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jamestown Story Times Children 2 and under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-Along Children 5-and-under with a caregiver drop in for guitar music, singing and dancing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Learn computer basics in this hands-on workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion of “Paper Things,” by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Animal Advocacy Lecture Learn about effective animal advocacy and humane lobbying, Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., consider preregistering, 401-846-8276 x120 or EleanorH@PotterLeague.org.

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

Climate Change Lecture Hear about current predictions about the effects of climate change primarily regarding implications for Jamestown, but also about Rhode Island and New England, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

January 11

Portsmouth Toddler Story Time Two-year-old children enjoy songs, finger plays, a story and craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 10-10:45 a.m., 401-683-9457 x4, portsmouthlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In 3 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Portfolio Review 5 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Teen Crafting Program Teens in grades five and up craft and enjoy pizza, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

January 12

Middletown Baby Time Play Group 10 a.m. See Jan. 5.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 5.

GameOn 6 p.m. See Jan. 5.

Newport Children’s Theatre Production See “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Jan. 13, 2 and 7 p.m., Jan. 14, 2 p.m., $8-$12, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Saturday

January 13

Saturday Stories Children 1-4 and a caregiver enjoy read-alouds, rhymes, songs and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Chinese New Year Traditions Family program featuring youth performers of the Rhode Island Kung Fu and Lion Dance Club, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Seal Tour Watch seals on Citing Rock in Newport Harbor from a Save the Bay vessel, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 11 a.m.- noon, $17-$22, register, 401-203- 7325, savebay.org/seals.

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.

Newport LEGO Club Children 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 Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up the beach, supplies provided, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Weaver Cove, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Teens’ Popcorn and Cocoa Teens in grades 6-12 enjoy cocoa and make popcorn flavors and concoctions, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Production 2 and 7 p.m. See Jan. 12.

NAM Winter Lecture Series “Art in Public Places,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m.,

$8-$15, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Tinker Club Children 5-12 build with a variety of materials including Lincoln Logs, Bristle Builders, Crystal Climbers, KEVA Planks and Play- Mags, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teens’ Dinner and a Movie Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” and pizza, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Sunday

January 14

Guided Bird Walk Bird watchers of all levels bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the trails, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 5.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up the beach, supplies provided, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Sandy Point, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Production 2 p.m. See Jan. 12.

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