2018-03-08 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

March 8

Pre-K Story and Stroll Preschoolers and parents enjoy nature stories then take a nature walk or see an indoor animal presentation depending on the weather, recommended for ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 a.m., $5 for one child and one parent, $2 per additional child per parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

‘God’s Little Acre’ A talk on historic New England burial sites of African-Americans, including Newport’s “God’s Little Acre,” Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival “Voir du Pays/The Stopover,” Salve Regina O’Hare Academic Building, Ochre Point Avenue, 7 p.m., $10 public admission, free for Salve community with university ID, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Friday

March 9

Beach Bounce An activity for children 2-10, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 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.

JAC Opening Reception “Con/textile/ized” presents artists working with textiles and surface design in unique ways, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through April 28, 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 9, 7 p.m., March 10, 1 and 7 p.m., prices vary, early reservations strongly suggested, 401-324-9820, swanhurst.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

March 10

Trolley Tour of Irish Newport Two-hour narrated tours include stops at sites such as the Forty Steps, Ochre Court, the Barney Street Cemetery and the Museum of Newport Irish History, meet at the Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 9:30 a.m. coffee and Danish provided, 10 a.m. tour, second tour at 1:30 p.m., donations accepted, reservations required, contact Mike Slein, farmags@cox.net or call 401-855-5097, newportirishhistory.org.

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

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend Check out the engines in every car at the Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through March 11, $8- $18, children 4-and-under with an adult free, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Rhythmic sounds and patterns through music and movement, guided gallery tour, instrument-making, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., members and 18-and-under free, other participants free with paid museum admission, $10-$15, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a family friendly beach clean-up, Island Park Beach, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.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.

Teens’ Movie and Pizza Teens watch “Wonder Woman” and enjoy pizza, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dinner Theater 1 and 7 p.m. See March 9.

STEAM Lab Children engineer a leprechaun trap by luring him to a pot of gold, best for ages 4-and-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Woodcock Walk Witness the American woodcock’s “sky dance” mating display and learn about these woodland shorebirds, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Knights of Columbus Irish Night Corned beef and cabbage dinner, live music, Irish step dancers, cash bar, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., $17, information and tickets, contact Brian Geer, 401-743-3789, or Michael O’Sullivan, 401-641-3263, newportirishhistory.org.

Newport-Kinsale, Ireland Chefs Exchange Kickoff Several chefs from Kinsale, Ireland, join with local chefs to put on a food-tasting event, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 6-9 p.m., $30, tickets at Hibernian Hall and participating restaurants, newportkinsalechefexchange.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.

Studio 54 Night This fundraiser for NewportFilm includes cocktails, small bites, flip book photo booth, raffle, DJ, disco dancing, 1970s-inspired attire encouraged, Christie’s, 14 Perry Mill Wharf, 7:30 p.m., $75 in advance, $95 at the door, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Common Fence Music Enjoy traditional music from New England to Ireland, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $22 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 9.

Sunday

March 11

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 March 9.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See March 10.

French Lecture “The Sun Never Sets in France” is presented in French, Q&A in English, all are welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4:30, reserve, afnewportri@gmail.com.

Grand Marshal Testimonial Roast Hon. Colleen M. Hastings, Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, is honored with a roast, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment, St. Augustin’s Church hall, 2 Eastnor Road, 1:30 p.m., $25 in advance, tickets at 401-846-5081, or purchase at Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., newportirish.com/events.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “Post-Revolutionary War America,” with Rebecca Schiff, Paradise School, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Tea Features the Ancient Order of Hibernian Men Singers, Edward King House, 35 King St., 2:30-4 p.m., $10, reserve, 401-846-7426 x2, edwardkinghouse.org.

Salve Senior Recital Noah Denzer performs, open to the public, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., salve.edu/casino theatre.

Music Appreciation Program “Mannerism and the Beginning of the Baroque Era,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Irish Music The Exiles perform Irish music, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., free, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

March 12

Explore JPL’s Web Site Learn about the library’s web site, focusing on Universal Class, with over 500 online classes, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Make It, Take It Crafts Children 3-and-over drop in to make a craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.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.

Teen Art Event Teens create a work of art, supplies provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday

March 13

Pell Center Presentation Learn about cyber security and penetration testing, open to the public, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 9-10:30 a.m., register, 401- 341-2927, pellcenter.org/events/ month.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discuss Jonathan Lee’s award-winning novel, “High Dive,” newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Matinee “Darkest Hour” (2017/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Paint Party Participants 18-and-over get step-by-step instructions on how

to create a painting, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., waiting list, register, 401-847-8720 x208, 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.

Basic Embroidery Participants 18-and-over learn four basic hand-sewing stitches and create an embroidered piece of art, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2638 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

March 14

Birds in Rhode Island At this Newport Garden Club open meeting, learn about the status of birds in our state, refreshments served, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847- 8720.

Intro to Photoshop Elements Part 2 Learn how to fix common problems with your images including red eye removal, for those with good computer and mouse skills, prior Photoshop Elements experience not required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Cookie Decorating Teens have a cookie-decorating party, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x206, 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.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group “Folks This Ain’t Normal,” by Joel Salatin, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Car Museum Movie Night “The Italian Job” (PG-13), starring Mark Wahlberg and Donald Sutherland, popcorn and drinks, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., $8, free for members, reserve, 401- 848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Irish Music Performance by The Wolfe Tones, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 8 p.m., $40, reserve, aohnewport.org/show.html.

Thursday

March 15

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “Gaudi: A Biography,” by Gijs Van Hensbergen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See March 8.

Newport Historical Society Open House Drop in to learn about upcoming events, activities and more, refreshments, Newport Historical

Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 1-4 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.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, free to children 3-and-under, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

Newport Historical Society Talk Learn about the Newport spring site findings, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., register, 401-846- 0813, newporthistory.org.

Preservation Society Lecture “The Natural World of Winniethe Pooh,” The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 6 pm., $10-$15, register, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Pollution Knows No Borders Presentation and discussion on how Jamestown’s successful 1950s fight against a North End oil refinery is being relived today in Northwest Rhode Island, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

March 16

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

Celtic Singing and Dancing Step dance lesson at 3 p.m., music program at 3:30 p.m., Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Big Daddy Award and Pre-Parade Party Honored are Bill and Karen Cardinal, live Irish music, bagpipe band and DJ, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., doors open at 6 p.m., 401-846-5081, newportirish.com/ events.

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

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 9.

Saturday

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade The parade steps off from City Hall, 43 Broadway, at 11 a.m., continues via Washington Square, Thames Street and Carroll Avenue to St. Augustin’s Church, rain or shine, 401-846-5081, newportirish.com.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See March 10.

Post-Parade Party Corned beef sandwiches, Irish music, cash bar, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., noon, $20, advance tickets only, 401-847-8671.

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 18, $17-$22, register, 401- 423-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Irish Family Party Alcohol-free family event, drop in for bagpipers, Irish step dancers and other entertainment, food and refreshments, Martin Recreation Center, 35 Golden Hill St. behind the Newport Public Library, 1-4 p.m., newportirish.com/events.

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

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 9.

Sunday

March 18

Seal Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See March 17.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Opening Reception Members non-juried show, 2679 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., shown through April 15, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

International Film Screening “Trash” (Brazil/2015), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Chamber Music Concert Four Kingston Chamber Music Festival artists perform Dvorak, Schubert and Mozart, Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley St., 4:30 p.m., $30, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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