2018-03-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

March 29

Easter Egg Hunt Unless raining, 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 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.

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.

Friday

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 Street, 8 p.m., 401-845-5800, cityofnewport.com.

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.

Saturday

March 31

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-higher, 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 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.

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-1 p.m. and 1-2 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.

Basic Spanish Conversation People of all ages and skill levels converse in Spanish, led by a Spanish speaker, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Channing Coffee House Features performances by local songwriting musicians, coffee and tea served, attendees are invited to bring a dessert to share or make a suggested donation of $5 or more to support the church, Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., coffeehouse@channingchurch.org.

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

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 23.

Sunday

April 1

Sunrise Service Easter Sunrise service, Easton’s Beach rotunda, 6 a.m., all welcome, presented by Calvary United Methodist Church youth group, 401-847-6181.

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 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 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.

Monday

April 2

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Seal Tours 2-3 p.m. See March 30.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children 3-and-over make a craft to bring home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30- 5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Brick Market Book Club The club is open to all, discuss “If Jane Should Want to be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture, and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island,” Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 5-6 p.m., reservations encouraged, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.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

April 3

Newport Chamber Seminar “Social Media Tune-Up,” Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

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

Seal Tour 3-4 p.m. See March 30.

Senior Tech Club Seniors drop in to get technology questions answered, discuss a tech topic of interest, and share tips with peers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., April 3, 6-7 p.m., April 4, 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Clean Ocean Access Open Meeting Learn about the latest results from COA’s environmental programs and ways people can make a difference, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Pell Center Lecture “The New Cold War: Russia, Political Warfare, and Western Democracy,” Salve Regina’s O’Hare Academic Center, 7-9 p.m., register, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Wednesday

April 4

Business Seminar Learn how to organize your business, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8-9 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Morning Book Group Discuss “The Stranger in the Woods,” by Michael Finkel, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Senior Tech Club 10 a.m. See April 3.

Economic Update Luncheon Tax reform 2018 outlook, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., noon-1:30 p.m., $35 Newport Chamber members, $45 nonmembers, street parking or $5 valet parking, noon- 1:30 p.m., register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Seal Tour 3-4 p.m. See March 30.

Life of the Mind Salon An attorney discusses two recent Supreme Court cases, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Thursday

April 5

Eight Bells Lecture “U-Boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942,” by Ken Brown, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, $10 suggested donation, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See March 29.

Seal Tour 3-4 p.m. See March 30.

‘Sky Above, Earth Below’ Opening Reception Open, all-media juried show, music, refreshments, voting for People’s Choice, public invited, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Rhode Island’s Brown Family Lecture “Grappling with Legacy,” about the Brown family of Rhode Island, book-signing follows, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 5:30 p.m., donations welcome, RSVP to newporthistory.org or call 401- 841-8770.

Quilt Talk and Trunk Show Quilters by the Sea invite the public to a quilt lecture and trunk show with Shannon Shirley, refreshments break, stay for quick business meeting and members’ show, St. Philomena’s, 324 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., $5, quiltersbytheseari.com.

Living Literature Event “The Hate U Give,” for teens and adults, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

April 6

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were

punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Playhouse “Exit Laughing,” Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., times and prices vary, through May 12, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Greater Newport Works A career event and job fair for the greater Newport area, includes educational seminars and campus tours, CCRI, 1 John Chafee Blvd., 1-4 p.m., 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Seal Tour 4-5 p.m. See March 30.

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.

‘Footloose’ The Portsmouth High School drama club presents “Footloose,” 6:30 p.m., through April 7, 401- 683-2124.

‘Kick It Up for Education’ Fundraiser for Middletown public schools includes live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 7-11 p.m., $30 in advance, $40 at the door, middletowneducationcollaborative.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 30.

Saturday

April 7

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See March 31.

Melville Park Stewardship Day Work on the trails and eliminate litter at Melville Park, 181 Bradford Road, Portsmouth, and clean up Stringham Road, noon-2 p.m., 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Poster Contest and Movie Children 6-12 watch “A Dog’s Purpose” (PG), grades two and higher are welcome to create an original poster in support of the Potter League’s “Be Kind to Animals Week” to take place the first week in May, supplies and refreshments available, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

ProJo History of R.I. Project All are invited to bring pre-1938 photos to be scanned for the Pro- Jo History of Rhode Island Project, Jamestown Museum, 92 Narragansett Ave., 4-6 p.m., 401-423-7202, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception “Artboretum: Creative Cultivations,” DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through April 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception “Stilleven,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through April 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com. ‘Footloose’ 6:30 p.m. See April 6.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See March 31.

Newport Night Run This 5K run for all levels benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation, Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7:30 p.m., prices vary, register online or on site, newportnightrun.com.

Common Fence Music Performance by Trio Da Kali, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See March 30.

Sunday

April 8

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.

Clean-Up at Fort Adams Clean up the park and improve ocean health, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Volvo Ocean Race Newport Pep Rally and the Rhode Island Cup The event starts with a park clean-up, includes Newport Rugby vs. Providence Rugby for the R.I. Cup, beer garden, kids’ fun, food available, Volvo Ocean Race updates and highlight videos, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Adams State Park parade field, 90 Fort Adams Drive, volvooceanracenewport.com.

Middletown History Lecture “The Rhode Island World War I Centennial Commission,” with Matthew McCoy, Paradise School, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Eyes on Amphibians Learn about Rhode Island amphibians, and then take a guided intermediate-level hike to spot them, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2:30-4 p.m., rain date April 15, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jazz An afternoon of jazz with the Lois Vaughan Quintet, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2:30-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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