2018-01-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 11

Portsmouth Toddler 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.

Jamestown Color Group An adult activity, open to all, 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, college students and adult artists portfolio show to get feedback from curators, museum educators Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-5:30 p.m., $35 per artist entry, 401-619-7983, newportartmuseum.org.

Art After Dark Music, creative collaborations, cash bar, gallery activities, art-making and light refreshments, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., 5 p.m., free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Clean Ocean Access Open Meeting Learn about the latest results from Clean Ocean Access’s environmental programs and ways you can make a difference, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-857-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Art Show View works by current and former board members of the Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave., weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., shown through March 22, conanicutartassociation.com.

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/ easton-s-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.

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.

Improv Comedy Laugh as you watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, always BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, buy tickets online, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 13

Guided Hike Learn about Ballard park’s history and unique features, the hike is a little over a mile and includes some steep areas, wear sturdy shoes, , meet at the quarry meadow entrance at 21 Hazard Road, 10-11 a.m., rain date Jan. 14, $10 suggested donation, ballardpark.org.

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., prices vary, 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., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

NAM Winter Speaker Series “Art in Public Places,” Newport Art

Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $8-$20, 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.

Parents Night Out Dinner, play games, swim, and free play in the gymnastics room, for children 3-10, must be potty trained, YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 4:30-8:30 p.m., $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, discounts for more than one sibling, 401-847-9200 x118 or treehouse@newportymca.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 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.

Artist Reception and book signing, George Wayne’s “Anyone Who’s Anyone: The Astonishing Celebrity Interviews 1987-2017,” Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., books available, $25.99, call to pre-order, 401-619-0700, art@ateliernewport.com.

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

Concert in Honor of MLK, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the combined choirs of Community Baptist Church and Mount Zion A.M.E Church present a program of spirituals, gospel music and a brief narration of Black history, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-0292.

Monday

January 15

Super Hero Day at the Rink Celebrating superheroes who keep us safe in our community, Newport Skating Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., $5-$7, free to children under 2, kids who dress up as a superhero or villain get a prize, discounts for community superheroes, such as police, EMTs, fire dept., military, 401-846-3018, newportskatingcenter.com.

Tuesday

January 16

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 x4, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tales for Twos Two-year-olds with a caregiver enjoy read-alouds, rhymes, finger plays and songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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 Discuss “Sudden Death,” by Alvaro Enrigues, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401- 8478720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

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

On-the-Go Crafting Children 4-12 drop in anytime to work on a seasonal craft, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-6 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on your 3-D or other projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Block Island Wind Farm Learn about wind the nation’s farm, Newport first offshore Public  Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., registration suggested, 8401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org. 

Get $3 off each ticket  Discuss “What She Knew,” by Gilly Macmillan, all are welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401- 683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

January 17

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.

Jamestown Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m., children 2-5, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian

Library, 26 North Road, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEAM Story Time Children 3-5 with a caregiver learn simple science concepts through stories, rhymes, songs, an activity and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Computer Workshop At this introduction to Microsoft Word 2016, learn to create, save and print documents, and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 5-6 Book Club Discussion of “Beyond the Bright Sea,” by Lauren Wolk, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Cooking Program Teens make no-bake cheesecake, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Thursday

January 18

Newport Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 9:30 a.m., children 3-4 with a caregiver, 11 a.m., register, Newport Public Library.

Read/Eat/Chat Discuss “Murder at Chateau-Sur- Mer (A Gilded Newport Mystery),” by Alyssa Maxwell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, museum members free, $5 nonmembers, 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., chamber members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed dozens of animals from Narrangansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

Baseball in WWI David Kohnen of the Naval War College discusses the importance of baseball in WWI, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, reserve, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Jamaica Inn,” by Daphne de Maurier, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Friday

January 19

Photography Show Conanicut Island Art Association

annual open juried entry photography show, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, hanging and jurying 10 a.m.-4 p.m., shown through March 14, conanicutartassociation.com.

Parent and Child Yoga Children 1-4 and a caregiver do yoga together, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Very Funny Film Series Enjoy “Florence Foster Jenkins” (PG-13) and popcorn, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Saturday

January 20

Art Exhibits Open Lissa Rivera’s “Beautiful Boy,” through May 20, and various contemporary artists’ “Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home,” through May 6, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

3-D Open Session Learn the basics of 3-D design and fabrication, create your own Tinkercad account, best for ages 10-and-over, younger children welcome when accompanied by an adult, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., reserve, 401-846-1573 or sconner@middletownri.com.

Library Open House Learn all about what the library has to offer, refreshments served, crafts for children and teens, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

NAM Winter Speaker Series Roger Mandle, museum consultant and former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, presents “The Future of Museums,” 2 p.m., $8-$20, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Children’s Art Workshop Children 6-12 create a galaxy in a jar, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Instagram Basics Learn how to create an account, post your own pictures and more, bring your mobile devices, download the app before arriving for class, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Owl Prowl Learn about owls, hike to hear and spot them, go indoors to meet a captive owl and enjoy hot chocolate, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5-6:30 p.m., rain date Jan. 27, $10-$12, register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Sunday

January 21

Motors and Mimosas View the exhibit while enjoying mimosas, coffee and pastries, Audrain Auto Museum, 222 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-noon, $15, 401-856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org.

International Film Series “Intouchables” (French/R), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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