2018-02-08 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

February 8

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.

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 Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., members free, $10 nonmembers, $5 suggested donation for dance performance, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

3-D Printer Open House Check out 3-D printer and laptops, 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 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.

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, 26 Liberty St., 5-8 p.m., $35 members, $40 nonmembers, $35 materials fee, register, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Youth Night at the YMCA Children in grades 4-8 drop in for sports, swimming and gymnastics, YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., $10 members, $12 nonmembers, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/family-programs/.

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

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 10

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

Pruning Trees Demonstration and discussion of the right way to prune trees, Jamestown Philomenian Library,

26 North Road, 10-11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

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 ($8-$15), free to 18-and-under and members, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Carnival of the Animals’ Island Moving Company’s junior company performs Camille Sainte-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals,” event includes music, dancing, a chance for children to move creatively, along with a poetry reading, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-noon, $2 adults, $1 children, reserve, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Dyeing to Wear It Workshop Design your own silk scarf, materials provided, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., 1-4 p.m., $75-$100, materials fee, $35, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

E-Book/Audio Book Overdrive Class Bring your device, password 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.

Parents’ Night Out Children 3-10 and potty trained socialize, swim, and play in the

gymnastics center, pizza dinner, open to nonmembers, YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 4:30-8:30 p.m., prices vary, register in advance, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/family-programs/.

‘Bye Bye Winter Blues’ Opening reception for winter show, “Bye Bye Winter Blues,” Ron Cowie, photographer will be printing cyanotypes “blue prints” throughout the evening, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m.

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. 9.

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. 9.

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

Valentine Making Workshop Make mixed-media valentines for friends and family, enjoy a special storytime featuring Jeanette Bradley’s reading from her picture book, “Love, Mama,” for ages 3-and-over, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 1 p.m., 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Piano Concert Liana Paniyeva performs, reception follows, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations appreciated, 401-423-0515.

‘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.

‘Mardi Gras Mambos’ The Newport Mystical Society presents “The Mardi Gras Mambos,” Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 7-10 p.m., $10, 401- 864-6778.

Monday

February 12

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. 9.

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 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.

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.

Tweens Only Maker Lab Children 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming and bring a shirt if they want to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., first-come, first-served, 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

February 13

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discussion of “If Venice Dies,” by Salvatore Settis, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., noon-1 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Matinee “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (2017/PG), a behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son, C.R. Milne, 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.

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

Flower Workshop for Kids Children in grades 3-5 make their own flower arrangements with the Portsmouth Garden Club and make a Valentine’s Day craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4:30-5:30 p.m., register, 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.

Valentine’s Boot Camp for Couples Proceeds benefit local families in need, YMCA’s functional fitness room, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $15 member/ couple, $20 nonmember couple, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/ event/.

Newport’s Historic Cemeteries Experts give a presentation about Newport’s historic cemeteries and gravestones, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Readings and Music Readings by local R.I. author N.E. (Neil) Yeomans with music by Brenda Bennett and Ed McGuirl, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

February 14

Portsmouth Story Time 10 a.m. See Feb. 13.

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 with a caregiver, 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, activities and crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Basic Skills Computer Workshop Learn about the keyboard and mouse, with a tour of Windows, Microsoft Word and the Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion of “Fortune Falls,” by Jenny Goebel, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Dewey’s Readers Discussion of “The Egg and I,” by Betty MacDonald, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Movie Night at Car Museum View “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” (PG) starring Jeff Bridges,

enjoy popcorn and drinks, Newport Car Museum, 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-10 p.m., members free $8, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Thursday

February 15

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, 10-10:45 a.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., 401-683-9457 x4, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 9:30 a.m.; children 3-4 with a caregiver, 11 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., register, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci,” by Mike Lankford, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, museum members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See Feb. 8.

Book Club Teens’ advanced readers’ copybook club, teens share thoughts about unpublished books they’ve read, more unpublished books and snacks provided, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Living History Talk A recreation of an 18th-century medical lecture by Dr. Hunter gives insight into the latest medical knowledge from England while discussing remedies and cures available at the apothecary shop, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5 RSVP, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Preservation Society Talk Lecture and documentary about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $15-$20, reserve, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org/learn/ adult-lectures-workshops.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

February 16

Newport Winter Festival Festivities, food, music and fun for all ages, more than 100 events city-wide through Feb. 25, 401- 847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com.

Breakers Stable Story Times Children must be accompanied by an adult, Breakers Stable, 53 Coggeshall Ave., 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 9.

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

Seal Tours Watch seals on Citing Rock in Newport Harbor from a Save the Bay vessel, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m., $17-$22, register, 401-423-7325, savebay.org/seals.

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

Opening Reception Opening reception for Looking Upwards Artist Showcase, featuring artists from Studio 57 and Out of the Box Studio, with special guest artists from Thompson Middle School, music and refreshments, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Feb. 24, 401-845-9661, visit Downtown Designs Newport on Facebook.com.

Learn to Tango 6 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Youth Night at the YMCA 6 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Evening with the Raptors Spend time by the fire in Mabel’s Studio, learn about local raptor species, meet Norman Bird Sanctuary’s red-tailed hawk and barred owl, wine, beer and dessert served, Norman Bird Sanctuary, appropriate for 21-and-over, 7-8:30 p.m., $30-$35, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Down with Love: A Cabaret’ Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., prices vary, 508-344-7019, brownpapertickets.com/event.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Feb. 9.

Saturday

February 17

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 16.

Breakers Stable Story Times 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Newport Car Museum ‘Hoods Up’ More than 60 automobiles exhibited, each engine can be viewed, driving simulators, docents on hand, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Feb. 18, prices vary, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Festival of the Arts Local, regional and national artists and artisans, entertainment, face painting, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Newportwinterfestival.com.

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.

Chili Cook-Off Area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili, Gurney’s Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., general admission $4-$10, children under 5 free, newportwinterfestival.com.

Newport Bridal Show The area’s biggest bridal show, Rosecliff, and OceanCliff, 11 a.m. doors open, noon and 2:30 p.m. fashion shows, $15 advance/$20 door, for admission to both venues all day plus free transportation between venues, baby carriages and strollers not allowed, newportweddingexpo.com.

Seal Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See Feb. 16.

Dyeing to Wear It Workshop Make a silk scarf with the blue dye of the indigo plant, use design techniques from the ancient world, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1-4 p.m., $75-$100, $35 materials fee, register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Beach Polo Exhibition polo matches composed of four chukkers (periods of play) for about one hour, weather permitting, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 1 p.m., 401-846- 0200, nptpolo.com.

NAM Winter Speaker Series “Drones: Technological Future of Unmanned Systems,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $8-$15, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Tinker Club Children 5-12 drop in to enjoy free play and building with a variety of materials including Lincoln Logs, Bristle Builders, Crystal Climbers, KEVA Planks and PlayMags, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teens’ Pizza and a Movie Teens watch “Insidious” (2010), a supernatural horror film, and enjoy pizza, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Movie Night “Frozen” and an appearance by Olaf and Anna, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., 401-848-4815, newportwinterfestival.com.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 10.

Valentine’s Latin Dance Night Salsa lesson, 7:15-7:45 p.m., live music, 8 p.m., Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, $20 advance/$22 door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band Jimmy Buffett tribute band “Changes in Latitudes” performs, Gurney’s Newport Resort, 8:30 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com.

Sunday

February 18

Newport Winter Festival See Feb. 16.

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

Newport Car Museum ‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Children’s Fair Music, dancing, reptile show, balloon creations and magic with Lucky Bob, Gurney’s Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com

Beach Polo 1 p.m. See Feb. 17.

Dance Performance Island Moving Company’s junior company presents “Carnival of the Animals,” Island Moving Company, 3 Charles St., 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Music Appreciation Program Learn about music from the early Baroque era, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rhode Island Wind Ensemble Performs Enjoy chamber music, donations benefit Seamen’s Church Institute, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 7-9 p.m., riwe.org.

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