2018-03-15 / Calendar



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 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.

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 Learn about and help feed 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 by 4:30 p.m., 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 Winnie the 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.


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, newportirishhistory.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/events.

Improv Comedy 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.


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, newportirishhistory.org.

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 “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 March 16.


March 18

Global Warming Presentation A presentation on global warming by coastal geologist Janet Freedman, open to all, United Congregational Church’s Farnum Hall, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 11:30 a.m., 401-849-5444.

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.


March 19

Explore JPL’s Web Site Take advantage of E-Zone for films, music E-print and audio books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-2:30 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.

Tween Open Maker Lab Children 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a shirt to try the fabric vinyl, first-come, first-served, 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.

Teen Craft Program Teens make pet rocks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30- 7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rabbit Demonstration "Happiness and Your House Rabbit," Newport Public Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 860-933-2589, islandseasiderabbits@gmail.com.

‘Unveiled’ A one-woman show by Rohina Malik portraying five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world who serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil, Q&A follows, open to the public, Salve Regina’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Building, 7 p.m., salve.edu/events.


March 20

Library Matinee “Coco” (2017) 3-D computer-animated fantasy adventure film, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Business Expo Local businesses showcase their products and services, entertainment, raffles, food and wine tastings, panel discussion, Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, 4-7 p.m., $5 general admission, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Irish in Newport Lecture “The Newport Pre-Famine Irish Community in Transition: 1836- 1846,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., reception follows, $5-$20, reserve, 401-841-5493, newportirishhistory.

Third Tuesday Book Club Book titles for the next 11 months are suggested and voted on, new members welcome, pizza and dessert provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.


March 21

Grades 5-6 Book Club Discussion of “The Scourge,” by Jennifer Nielsen, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Children 6-12 learn art techniques and make a painting on canvas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Bike Newport Night Fundraiser for Bike Newport’s Big Blue Bike Barn includes live music, food, auction, oysters, VeloSprint racing, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., $30, 401-619- 4900, info@bikenewportri.com, tickets at Eventbrite.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.

Photographers’ Guild Program Short guild meeting, then members share recent work with attendees, open to the public, Newport Art Museum’s Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.


March 22

Pre-K Story and Stroll Preschoolers and parents enjoy nature stories, and 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.

Teens Advanced Readers Copies Book Club Teens discuss unpublished books they’ve read, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Interactive Marketers Public Event Free and open to the public, the evening includes networking and a presentation on professional and personal organization, Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., registration suggested at bit.ly/NIMevents.

Jamestown Community Theatre “A Year with Frog and Toad,” Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., March 22-23, 7 p.m., March 24, 2 and 7 p.m., March 25, 2 p.m., $7-$12 in advance, $10-$15 at the door, jamestowncommunitytheatre.com.


March 23

Public Historians’ Talk “Myth, Memory, History and Heritage,” a discussion with a panel of public historians, Colony House, Washington Square, 10 a.m.-noon, reservations required, email hrockwood@newporthistorical.org.

Author Event Share memories of the Kennedys when they summered in Newport with Ray Sinibaldi as he shares his experience as the author of “John F. Kennedy in New England,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., call 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Hunter Gallery Opening "Urbanscapes," oil paintings by Nick Paciorek, exhibited through April 20, St. George’s Hunter Gallery, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., 401-413-1467, stgeorges.edu.

‘Love Bash for Animals’ A benefit for the Potter League for Animals, sit-down dinner, cocktails, live music, auctions, video, Atlantic Resort Newport, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6 p.m., cocktail attire, $100 with reservation, 401-846-8276, potterleague.org.

Youth Night at the YMCA 6-9 p.m. See March 16.

Jamestown Community Theatre 7 p.m. See March 22.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Fireside Series At this 21-and-over event, sit by the fire in Mabel’s Studio and enjoy a trivia night testing your knowledge of nature, wildlife and Norman Bird Sanctuary, raffle, complimentary wine, beer and snacks, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7-9 p.m., $20-$25, reserve, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 16.


March 24

Spring Equinox Hike Learn about the 13-acre site while exploring the miles of trails, Ballard Park, quarry meadow entrance, 21 Hazard Road, 10-11 a.m., rain date March 25, suggested donation of $5, $15 group, register, 401-619- 3377 or visit education@ballardpark.org, drop-ins welcome.

Spring Floral Basket Design Workshop Create a unique spring-inspired display with guidance by a floral expert, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-noon, $40, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Toastmasters’ Speech Contest The public is invited to watch an area-level toastmasters’ speech contest, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Jamestown Community Theatre 2 and 7 p.m. See March 22.

Family Movie Children 6-12 drop in with the family to enjoy “Ferdinand” (PG) on the big screen, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Mystery at the Museum “Double Jeopardy,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Newport Music Festival Concert The Hermitage Piano Trio performs Beethoven, Glinka and Dvorak, includes reception, Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $50, reservations strongly suggested, tickets at the door if available, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Boys and Girls Gala Awards gala, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 7-11 p.m., 401- 847-6927, bgcnewport.org.

Common Fence Music Anais Mitchell performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m. $28 in advance, $31 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 16.


March 25

Cezanne Talk and Film Redwood Library’s executive director, Benedict Leca, presents an introductory overview of Cezanne followed by “Exhibition on Screen: Cezanne, Portraits of a Life,” Jane Pickens Theater, 1-3 p.m., $12, box office, 401-846-5474, showtimes, 401-846-5252, janepickens.com.

Island Moving Co. Performance “Carnival of the Animals,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 2:30 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre 7 p.m. See March 22.

Bird Program Learn about common and uncommon birds in Rhode Island, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Music in the Galleries Ariel and Victor perform a variety of genre, guest flutist, Virginia Sindelar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., $10-$15, reserve or pay at the door if tickets are available, cost includes visiting the museum, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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