2018-03-22 / Calendar



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.

Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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Teens Advanced Readers Copies Book Club Teens discuss unpublished books they’ve read, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.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., register 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, reserve, email hrockwood@newporthistorical.org.

Author Event Share memories of the Kennedys when they summered in Newport as Ray Sinibaldi shares his experience as the author of “John F. Kennedy in New England,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., reserve, 401-846-7426 x2, 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, 6-9 p.m., cocktail attire, $100 with reservation, 401-846-8276, potterleague.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.

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 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 24

Fiddlefest Golden Bantam String Band and Newport String Project student performance, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Indoor Pow-Wow and Spring Gathering Live music, dancing, items for sale, grand entry at noon, hosted by the Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council, Columbus Club, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-5

p.m., free admission, donations welcome to support St. Joseph’s Indian School and the council’s charities, aquidneck_indian@verizon.net.

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.

Battle of the Eras Former North End take on the current players in a community basketball game, Boys & Girls Club Gym, Florence Gray Center, 6 p.m., free.

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.

Opening Reception New exhibit “Juxtaposition” opening, Jessica Hage Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., 401-835-7682, jessicahagen.com.

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 Club 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 23.


March 25

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels join experts to find the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 10 and 11 a.m. See March 24.

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, 49 Touro St., 1 p.m. talk, 1:15 film, $12, box office, 401-846-5474, showtimes, 401- 846-5252, janepickens.com.

Paint Pouring Class Learn a technique for pouring paint on canvas to create a bold design that can stand alone as a work of art or as a dynamic background for a painting, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 2-4:30 p.m., $20-$25 with a $5 materials fee, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

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 2 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.


March 26

Needles Galore Knitting instruction for beginners and project assistance for the more experienced knitter, 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.

Tween Time Children 8-12 design and construct their own fidget spinners, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare Remembered Friends gather to read and enjoy works by the Bard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen DIY Workshop Teens make pin-back buttons, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet,” by M.C. Beaton, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.


March 27

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion Discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Library Matinee “The Shape of Water (2017), starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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 Series Learn about the importance of including pollinator plants in your garden, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Special Exhibition Curator’s Lecture “Art for Art’s Sake,” with Ashley Householder, Preservation Society of Newport County’s curator of exhibitions, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org.

Fiction Book Club Teens and adults discuss “My Life in Black and White,” by Natasha Friend, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.


March 28

Grades 7-and-Up Book Club Discuss “Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes,” by Jonathan Auxier, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Cooking Class Learn from a chef and sample food and wine, 21-and-over event, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Holistic Dance Fusion of martial arts, dance and yoga for all abilities and fitness levels, 12:30 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, free, 504-535-0257.

Bike Newport Night Fundraiser for the Big Blue Bike Barn Midtown Oyster Bar, 6-9 p.m., $30

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.


March 29

Easter Egg Hunt Children 2-5 bring a basket or bag and hunt for Easter eggs, event goes by quickly so arrive on time, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See March 22.

STEAM Club Children 6-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Art supplies and food provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Egg Decorating Teens choose between the classic dyeing of eggs that they can snack on or paint their own designs, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.


March 30

Seal Tours 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., March 31, noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m., April 1, 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., $17-$22, register, 401-423- 7325, savebay.org/seals.

Flashlight Egg Hunt Children 8-10 bring a basket or bag and hunt for Easter eggs, Toppa Field, Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-845-5800, cityofnewport.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 23.


March 31

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Elks Lodge, Pelham Street, 9-11 a.m., $6, reserve, 401-845-5800, cityofnewport.com.

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch Visit with the Easter Bunny, hunt for candy-filled eggs, and enjoy brunch, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., reserve, prices vary, 401-847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Touro Park Easter Egg Hunt Children 3-7 bring a basket or bag and hunt for Easter eggs, Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, 10 a.m., 401-845-5800, cityofnewport.com.

Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Toss Suggested ages for the hunt are pre-K to grade four, participants bring a bag or basket; ages for the egg toss are grades four and over, Godena Farm, 891 North Road, Jamestown, 10-11 a.m., rain location Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, weather updates posted on the Jamestown Women’s Club Facebook page.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the second half of Edward

Wilson’s “Half Earth,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See March 24.

Bailey Brook Watershed Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up the Bailey Brook watershed, located behind the Aquidneck Shopping Center, East Main Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Seal Tours Noon and 1 p.m. See March 30.

Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Children 2-12 are invited to an Easter egg hunt, includes food, fun and games, Florence Gray Center, 1 York St., 2-4 p.m., 401-846-3064.

Intro to iPhone Photography Bring your phone and learn about filters, editing, sharing and printing images, and basic photography principles, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tinker Club Children 5-12 drop in for 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 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 23.


April 1

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., reservations strongly suggested, $5-$15, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Seal Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See March 30.

Community Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt The community is invited to brunch and an Easter egg hunt, St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, 11 a.m., 401-846-9567.

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