2018-01-25 / Calendar

Calendar




Thursday

January 25

Wellness Week Events and discounts, various venues, through Jan. 27, discovernewport.org/newport-wellness-week.

The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer Get a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at the gardens of Chanticleer, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $10-$15, reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/adult-lectures-workshops.

STEAM Club Children 7-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Teens bring photos and memorabilia to scrapbook, library provides materials, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., registration requested, 401-847-8720 x206, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Opening reception for “Focal Point,” Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual open juried entry photography show, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Jamestown Arts Center Talk “Shifting Your Lens: Creating Greater Possibility and Peace in Challenging Relationships,” with Kim Fuller, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 26

Newport Baby Play Time Children 2-and-under with a caregiver enjoy toys, music and board books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Bilingual Spanish Story Time Bilingual stories, special activities and free play for infants to 8-year-olds, caregiver must be present, activities focus on children 3-5, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Music Fest Chamber Music Series Features violinist Sirena Huang and pianist Robert Koenig, reception follows, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $40, reserve, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

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, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 27

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 26.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman from Moscow,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

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, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Author Talk, Writing and Book Signing The public is invited to join R.I. native and best-selling author Ann Hood for conversation and writing, reception and book signing, Salve Regina’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 1-4 p.m., RSVP salve.edu/annhood.

NAM Winter Lecture Series Edward Achorn, editorial pages editor of the Providence Journal, presents “The Scoop: The Fate of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $8-$20, reserve, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Static Electricity STEM Lab Explore the power of static electricity, best for ages 4-and-over,

Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Family Movie Children 6-12 and their families enjoy “My Little Pony the Movie” and a light snack, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Mystery at the Museum “I Do and I Die,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 26.

Sunday

January 28

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels bring binoculars and prowl the trails with experts, 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. 26.

Advanced Winter Hiking Hike snowy ridge trails and take in the panoramic scenery, return inside for hot chocolate and tea, participants are encouraged to bring lunch, snowshoes welcome but not necessary, recommended for active adults, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $12-$15, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seal Tour 11 a.m.-noon. See Jan. 27.

Newport String Project Featured are works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Schoenfeld, performed by musicians of the Newport String Project, along with special guests Jeff Louie, piano, and Elizabeth Stefan, viola, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., admission by donation, proceeds support Newport String Project, 401-847-0292, newportstringproject.org.

Concert Enjoy “Cowboy and Lady,” featuring Tyler James-Kelly of the Silks and Jess Powers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

January 29

Babies and Yearlings Program Children up to 18 months with a

caregiver enjoy a short program and play time, 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. 26.

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

Redwood Story Time Best for children 3-and-under with a caregiver, enjoy stories, songs, playful movement, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30- 11:30, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Middletown Family Story Time Children of all ages drop in to enjoy stories, songs, games and rhymes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

Tween Time Puzzle Craft Children 8-12 design puzzles and enjoy puzzle crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Tech Take-Apart Teens explore the inner workings of everyday electronics, disassemble printers, computers, desk phones and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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 30

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.

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.

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.

Library Matinee “Get Out” (2017/R), horror/mystery/ thriller, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Bring your devices and passwords 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.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read works by Shakespeare, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Teen Fiction Book Discussion Discussion of “Last True Love Story,” by Brendan Kiely, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

January 31

Portsmouth Story Time 10 a.m. See Jan. 30.

Redwood Toddler Open Play Children 18-48 months with a caregiver enjoy open play, toys, dolls, instruments, puzzles and a train table, 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 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org

Preschool Dance Party Children 5-and-under with a caregiver shake, shimmy and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Presentation “Love, Cecil,” a documentary about Cecil Beaton, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film in the ballroom followed by a discussion with the director, $35, space limited, reservations strongly recommended, 401-649- 2784, newportfilm.com.

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

February 1

Newport Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 9:30 a.m., children 3-4 with a caregiver, 11 a.m., register, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Landscape Lecture “Amazing Groves: Landscape and Memory at Bristol’s North and South Farms,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., reserve, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org/learn/ adult-lectures-workshops.

Eight Bells Lecture “The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant,” by Charles W. Calhoun, Seamen’s Church Institute, 12 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu/news-and-events/ events.

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.

Book-Writing Workshop Author Roger Marshall gives a book-writing workshop, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays through March 8, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

February 2

Adult Craft Program Adults learn to design and create with wine corks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Very Funny Film Series “Going in Style” (PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NAM Opening Reception Opening reception for the winter exhibition at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Tango Beginner Argentine tango, no partner or dance experience needed, wear leather or suede-soled shoes, St. Paul’s, 12 Marlborough Ave., 6-7:15 p.m., Fridays through March 23, go whenever you want, no registration, just drop in, $10 suggested donation, 401-846-0966.

Artist Reception View Isabel Mattia’s exhibit, “Trace/ Erase,” St. George’s Hunter Gallery, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., stgeorges.edu.

Salve Regina Concert Jazz trio concert, Salve Regina’s Angelus Hall, 8 p.m., open to the public, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/ casino-theatre.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 26.

Saturday

February 3

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

Family Valentine’s Program Valentine-themed family storytime with crafts and games, leave with a party favor and a valentine to give, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org. .

Seal Tours 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. See Jan. 27.

NAM Winter Speaker Series “The Stories Behind the Art of Edward Hopper,” with Carol Troyen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $8-$20, reserve, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception “Fakes and Forgeries,” Spring Bull

Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Feb. 28, springbullgallery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 26.

Sunday

February 4

Seal Tours 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. See Jan. 27.

Music Appreciation Program A presentation on music of the Renaissance, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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