2018-02-01 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

February 1

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.

Jamestown LEGO Club Children of all ages build with LEGO bricks, children 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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., 401-236-2561, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Friday

February 2

Beach Bounce An activity for children 2-10, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Monday and Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $7 general admission, 401- 845-5810, cityofnewport.com.

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, 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, 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 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

February 3

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 2.

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 story time 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.

Newport LEGO Club Children 5-12 build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a family friendly beach clean-up, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Gull Cove, Portsmouth, Route 24, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.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, 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., $17-$22, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

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.

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 Feb. 2

Sunday

February 4

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Seal Tour 1 and 2 p.m. See Feb. 3.

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

Community Barn Dance An intergenerational barn dance, no experience necessary, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 3-5 p.m., donations welcome, newportstringproject.org.

Monday

February 5

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 Feb. 2.

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

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.

Teen Charity Cards Teens make a card for a local charity group, art supplies and snacks provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.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

February 6

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.

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 Matinee Watch “Battle of the Sexes,” (2017/ PG-13), starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Open Gaming for Teens Teens play board, video and other games, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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

Painting Program Teens participate in a painting program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Introduction to Embroidery Participants 18-and-over learn the basics of embroidery and take home a completed project, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

February 7

Tech Club A staff member leads a discussion on a technology topic, the rest of the time is for questions, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10- 11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “Take Me with You,” by Catherine Ryan Hyde, drop-ins

welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Toddler Open Play Children 18 months to 4-years-old with a caregiver play with toys, puzzles and instruments, 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.

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

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

Economic Update Luncheon Newport Chamber of Commerce event focusing on economic security in Rhode Island, Vue, 1 Casino Terrace, noon-1:30, $30 members, $35 nonmembers, reserve, 401- 847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Grades 1-2 Book Club Discussion of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” by Richard Atwater, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Redwood Treasures Special collections staff present a sampling of vast offerings from the vault, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Black History Month Lecture and Exhibit “Legacies of Slavery & Freedom: A Family Journey Through the Atlantic World," with Ken Stokes, followed by Q&A, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportpubliclibrary.org.

Family Nature Night Meet animals and learn what makes reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds unique, recommended for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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

February 8

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, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Portsmouth Toddler Time Two-year-olds enjoy songs, finger plays, a story and a craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., 401-683-9457 x4, portsmouthlibrary.org.

New England’s 1938 Hurricane Illustrated lecture on New England’s 1938 hurricane, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., register, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See Feb. 1.

Art After Dark Includes an artist talk, 5 p.m.; dance performances, 6 and 7:30 p.m., gallery games, snacks and cash bar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., members free, $10 nonmembers, $5 suggested donation for dance performance, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

3-D Printer Open House The 3-D printer is running, laptops are available to check out the software, watch an object be printed, librarian available for questions, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

U.S. Foreign Policy Lecture Public lecture, “Assessment of U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘The House of Blue Leaves’ The public is welcome to see Salve Regina students perform “The House of Blue Leaves,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Feb. 8-9, 7 p.m., Feb. 10, 2 and 7 p.m., Feb. 11, 2 p.m., $15, $10 seniors/military, $8 Salve students, faculty and staff, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/casino theatre.

Friday

February 9

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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Charcuterie Workshop Learn the basics of preparing elaborate cheese and charcuterie plates for any occasion and leave

with a platter for two, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center gallery, 26 Liberty St., 5-8 p.m., $35 members, $40 nonmembers, $35 materials fee, register, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Tango 6 p.m. See Feb. 2.

‘The House of Blue Leaves’ 7 p.m. See Feb. 8.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Saturday

February 10

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Second Saturday at the Museum Get a guided tour of a selection of portraits, decorate your own cardboard frame and use it to strike a pose for a professional photographer, bring home the frame and a copy of your #selfie, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., program free with museum admission ($10-$15), free to 18-and-under and members, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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, Market Square, 10 a.m.-noon, $5-$42, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Feb. 3.

Dyeing to Wear It Workshop This workshop’s focus is the design and function of the classic silk scarf, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., 1 p.m., $75-$100, materials fee, $35, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

E-Book/Audio Book Overdrive Class Bring your device and library card and learn how to download e-books, audiobooks, and stream movies through the free, library provided platform known as Overdrive, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Atwater-Donnelly Concert At this all-ages concert, this husband and wife duo blends vocals with an array of instruments, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NAM Winter Speaker Series “Jazz Age Design: America Goes Global Then and Now,” with Sarah Coffin, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., reserve, $8-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘The House of Blue Leaves’ 2 and 7 p.m. See Feb. 8.

Valentine Craft Party Children 5-12 make Valentine themed crafts and enjoy cookies, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 3.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Feb. 2.

Sunday

February 11

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels join experts and prowl the best birdwatching sites, 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 Feb. 2.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 10 a.m. See Feb. 10.

Piano Concert Liana Paniyeva performs, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423- 1762.

‘The House of Blue Leaves’ 2 p.m. See Feb. 8.

International Film Series The Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library present “The Women’s Balcony” (2016 release from Israel), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5:25 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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