2018-02-22 / Calendar

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Thursday

February 22

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., through Feb. 25, reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn.

Hand-Sewing Program Children in grades 1-5 receive sewing instruction, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Redwood Book Sale A wide range of books at a great price, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Feb. 24, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

George Washington Salute Brief program, wreath laying and a salute by the Artillery Company of Newport on the lawn by the statue of George Washington in honor of his birthday, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Tween Book Bingo and Pizza Children 8-12 enjoy pizza and play bingo for book prizes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 12:30-1:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, supplies provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Cake Decorating Teens learn some cake decorating tips and tricks, cakes, supplies and decorations provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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.

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

Teen Scrapbooking Teens enjoy scrapbooking, art supplies and food provided, 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.

Salve Opening Reception The public is invited to the opening reception for “Transformed by Fire: A Wood Fire Community,” a group exhibition featuring ceramics by Salve Regina art professor Jay Lacouture, 5-8 p.m., includes a 6 p.m. talk by the artist, exhibit shown through March 28, Dorrance Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, Lawrence Ave., salve.edu/events.

Opening Reception The Conanicut Art Association presents “The Works,” entertainment by Matt and Judy Bolles, open to the public, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Preservation Society Lecture “Gilded Age Newport in Color: The African Heritage Experience in Early Newport” focuses on the largely unknown story of African-American life in Newport during the 19th and turn of the 20th centuries, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, reserve, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org/ learn/adult-lectures-workshops.

Volvo Videos at the Jane Pickens “Volvo Ocean Race Newport Update,” cash bar, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., Washington Square, 6 p.m., $5-$20 online, $25 at the door if available, volvooceanracenewport.com.

Library Matinee “Wonder” (2017/PG), movie for the whole family, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Illuminated Garden Thousands of lights sparkle in a series of unique displays, consider bringing a flashlight, Ballard Park meadow, Hazard Road, parking at Rogers High School, 6-9 p.m., through Feb. 24, weather permitting, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m. film, followed by conversation with director, $8-$15, $3 discount with winter festival bracelet, newportfilm.com.

Friday

February 23

Breakers Stable Story Times 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Redwood Book Sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 22.

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., through March 11, $7 general admission, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com.

Interactive African Drumming Concert African drumming and dancing, African-inspired crafts, African art and information about Newport’s African-American heritage, snacks provided, Emmanuel Day School, 42 Dearborn St., 11 a.m., 401-847- 7666, newportwinterfestival.com.

Fruit Creations Teens build a fruit-based bouquet, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Winter Olympics Celebration Children 5-12 learn about the history of the Olympics, enjoy crafts, and play simple indoor Olympic-inspired games, Newport Public Library. 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Bubble Mania Tricky manipulations and juggling with bubbles, comedy for all ages, Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6:30 p.m., $8, $4

with winter fest bracelet, 401-847- 7666, newportwinterfestival.com.

Island Moving Company Event 7 p.m. See March 2.

Puerto Rican Night Benefit Puerto Rican cuisine, music, dancing and auction to benefit those in Puerto Rico affected by hurricanes, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 7-11 p.m., $45, $43 with Newport Winter Festival bracelet, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.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, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Comedy Show Enjoy comedy with Steve Sweeney and Marion Grodin, for 15-and-over, Gurney’s Newport Resort, 1 Goat Island, 8:30 p.m., prices vary, 401-847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com.

Saturday

February 24

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Breakers Stable Story Times 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Colonial Job Fair At this living history event, learn how people made a living in Colonial Age Newport, Colony House, Washington Square, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., donations welcome, 401- 846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Newport Car Museum ‘Hoods Up’ More than 60 automobiles exhibited, engines can be viewed, driving simulators, docents on hand, Newport Car Museum, 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Feb. 25, prices vary, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Redwood Book Sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Newport Children’s Theatre Peter Pan Poetry Slam, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., prices vary, 401-847- 7666, newportartmuseum.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the first half of Edward

Wilson’s “Half Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 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.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a family-friendly beach clean-up, bring reusable mug for coffee, Surfers’ End at Sachuest Beach (Second Beach), Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Meet the Author Local author Marie Schwartz talks about her book, “Ties that Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

STEM Lab Drop in to reveal hidden messages, find a spy’s fingerprints, and more, best for ages 4-and-over, 2-3 p.m., Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Family Movie Children 6-12 and their families view “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (PG), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Writing Party Scribble and Nibble Meet people who share your passion for writing, includes games, motivation and writing, pen and notebook, Gulf Stream Bar and Grille, 1 Lagoon Road, Portsmouth, 4-6 p.m., $15, register, thewritingparty.com.

Movie Night “Toy Story 2” with appearances by Buzz Lightyear and Woody, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., reserve, 401-848-4815, newportwinterfestival.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.

Illuminated Garden 6-9 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Madrigals Cabaret Dinner Dinner with a performance by Salve Regina’s Madrigals chorus, includes selections from popular and musical theater, open to the public, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $35 general admission, $18 for students on the meal plan and children under 12, salve.edu/events/madrigals-cabaret dinner-2.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Sunday

February 25

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the best bird-watching spots, 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. 23.

Breakers Stable Story Times 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. See Feb. 22.

Newport Car Museum ‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Feb. 24.

Immigration Discussion An immigration lawyer speaks about the reality of being a refugee, DACA recipient or an undocumented resident in R.I., United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 11:15 a.m., 401- 849-5444, uccmiddletown.org.

Festival Day Polar plunge to benefit “A Wish Come True,” a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children 3-18 with life-threatening illnesses, noon, block hunt, 12:30 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 401-847-7666, newportwinterfestival.com.

Concert Bluegrass band South County Rounders performs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival Opens Watch film noir “Panique” (1947), O’Hare Academic Center, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 4 p.m., reception follows, $15 public admission, $35 festival pass, free to Salve community with university ID, festival screenings on various dates through March 8, salve.edu/ french-film-festival.

Monday

February 26

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 23.

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

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tween Time Children 8-12 learn to make a bowl out of yarn and a paper plate, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

DIY T-Shirt Program Teens learn how to design their own T-shirt, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., register, 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.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “The Woman in Cabin 10,” by Ruth Ware, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

February 27

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion Discuss “Moonglow,” by Michael Chabon, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:40-4 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.

Gardening Program Learn how to start plants and vegetables from seeds, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fiction Book Club Teens and adults discuss “Mouse Trap,” by Agatha Christie, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival “Fatima,” O’Hare Academic Center, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $10 public admission, free for Salve community with university ID, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Wednesday

February 28

Grades 7 and Up Book Club Discuss “The Speaker: Book Two of Sea of Ink and Gold,” by Traci Chee, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

‘Birding India’ Learn about birds of India with the Ocean State Bird Club, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

March 1

Newport Irish Heritage Month A month-long celebration of all things Irish, newportirishhistory.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Naval War College presents “Fighters Over the Fleet: Naval Air Defense from Biplanes to the Cold War,” by Norman Friedman, Seamen’s Church, 18 Market Square, noon-1 p.m., program is free and open to the public, suggested $10 donation, 401-841-7276, museumeducator@usnwc.edu.

Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Women in Business After Hours “A New Paradigm of Leadership: Awaken Your Inner Mandela,” with Anne Pratt, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $15 Newport Chamber members, $25 nonmembers, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Clean Ocean Access Meeting Learn about the latest results of Clean Ocean Access’s environmental programs and ways you can help, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival “Eastern Boys,” O’Hare Academic Center, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $10 public admission, free for Salve community with university ID, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Dance Performance Salve’s Extensions Dance Company performs, open to the public, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., March 1-2, 8 p.m.; March 3, 2 and 8 p.m., salve.edu/casino-theatre.

Friday

March 2

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Newport Restaurant Week More than 50 participating restaurants in Newport and Bristol counties offer three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, through March 11, discovernewport.org/newport-restaurant-week/.

Very Funny Film Series “A Walk in the Woods” (R/language), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff Children 3-and-over enjoy a one-hour performance by Island Moving Company’s professional dancers, meet and take photos with some of the characters, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., March 2, 4:30 p.m., March 3, 3 p.m., March 4, 1 and 3 p.m., $20-$30, reserve, 401- 847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Lantern Parade and Festival All lanterns are welcome at the parade and festival, especially lanterns from previous parades, no candles, dress warmly, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m. parade, 6:30 p.m. festival, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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.

Dinner Theater Swanhurst Chorus presents “Into the Woods,” Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., March 2-3 and March 9, 7 p.m., March 4, 1 p.m., March 10, 1 and 7 p.m., prices vary, early reservations strongly suggested, 401-324-9820, swanhurst.org.

Island Moving Company Event “A Collection of Attitudes,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $45 general admission, March 3 includes a cocktail reception, $80 general admission, reserve, 401- 847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Dance Performance 8 p.m. See March 1.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Saturday

March 3

Preservation Society Newport County Days Residents of Newport County communities and hospitality employees with proof of I.D. or hospitality employment enjoy free admission to The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave. and Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., through March 4, check schedules for individual properties, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org/events.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Newport Restaurant Week See March 2.

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., through March 4, $17-$22, register, 401-423-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Brenton Point Clean-Up Clean Ocean Access hosts a family and dog-friendly clean-up, materials provided for removing marine debris and litter from Brenton Point and surrounding areas, Ocean Drive, noon-2 p.m., 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Dance Performance 2 and 8 p.m. See March 1.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff 3 p.m. See March 2.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, this scholarship fundraiser includes the Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums, dancers and raffles, BYOB, St. Augustin’s church hall, corner of Carroll and Harrison avenues, 5 p.m., children under five free, $20 tickets bought at Hibernian Hall, Wellington Avenue, from Colleen McCarthy, 401-662- 1423 or Anna Duffy at Discover Newport, 401-845-9110, newportirishhistory.org.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception Show on the theme “Anything Goes,” DeBlois Gallery, 5-7 p.m., shown through March 25, open to the public, 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Spring Bull Opening Reception View “Irish Eyes: An Artistic Celebration of Irish Heritage,” open to the public, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through April 3, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Island Moving Company Event 7 p.m. See March 2.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Feb. 24.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Sunday

March 4

Green Eggs and Ham Brunch Buffet-style fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by an Irish singalong, $10 individuals, family prices available, newportirishhistory.org.

Preservation Society Newport County Days See March 3.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-a.m.-1 p.m. See Feb. 23.

Newport Restaurant Week See March 2.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Exhibit Emerging artists show, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, shown through March 11, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Seal Tours Noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. See March 3.

Mother Goose at Rosecliff 1 and 3 p.m. See March 2.

Musical Pairs with Virginia Eskin Piano concert by Virginia Eskin, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $5-$10, register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Community Piano Concert International pianists Clemens Teufel and Angela Kim perform Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Shubert and Stravinsky, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., 2 p.m., donations welcome, 401- 423-1762, saintmatthewsjamestown.weebly.com.

Salve’s French Film Festival Coffee and pastry reception, 2 p.m., “L’Avenir/Things to Come,” 3 p.m., O’Hare Academic Center, 100 Ochre Point Ave., $15 general public, free for Salve Regina community with university ID, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Dancing at the Forty Steps Official opening event of Newport Irish Heritage Month, live music, singing and dancing, Forty Steps, Cliff Walk, at the East end of Narragansett Avenue off Bellevue Avenue, 3 p.m. weather permitting, newportirishhistory.org.

Newport String Project Performance “Americana: String Quartets by Barber, Montgomery and Snowden,” features Newport String Project along with special guest Elizabeth Stefan, viola, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 3-4 p.m., suggested donations begin at $10, newportstringproject.org.

Choristers Concert “Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” performed by the Newport Navy Choristers, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, 4 p.m., $8 adults, $5 seniors and children, $20 families, newportnavychoristers.org.

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