2018-01-18 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

January 18

Read/Eat/Chat Discuss “Murder at Chateau-Sur- Mer (A Gilded Newport Mystery),” by Alyssa Maxwell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, museum members free, $5 nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Business During Hours’ A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., chamber members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Third Thursday Theater Spotlight Get a construction update and special tour of the restoration of the Opera House Theater, Opera House offices, 11 Touro St., second floor, 4:30-5:15 p.m., RSVP at rsvp@operahouseri.org or 401-619-4599.

Portfolio Review Session High school, college students and adult artists show portfolios to get feedback from curators and museum educators, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-5:30 p.m., $35, reserve, 401-619-7983, newportartmuseum.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed dozens of animals from Narrangansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

Baseball in WWI David Kohnen of the Naval War College discusses the importance of baseball in World War I, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, reserve, 401- 846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Jamaica Inn,” by Daphne de Maurier, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Friday

January 19

Baby Time Play Group Children 2-and-under drop in to enjoy board books and toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Redwood Toddler Open Play Children 2-4 with a caregiver play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Photography Show Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual open juried entry photography show, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, hanging and jurying 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., shown through March 14, conanicutartassociation.com.

Beach Bounce An activity for children 2-10, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Mon. and Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $7 general admission, 401-845-5810, cityofnewport.com.

Parent and Child Yoga Children 1-4 and a caregiver do yoga together, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Very Funny Film Series Enjoy “Florence Foster Jenkins” (PG-13) and popcorn, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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

January 20

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. See Jan. 19.

Working Cities Celebration Learn about Working Cities Challenge Grant that Newport received to address local poverty and find out ways to contribute toward Newport’s success, Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Florence Gray Center, 1 York St., 10-11:30, 401-847-6927, kcantwell@bgcnewport.org.

Art Exhibits Open Lissa Rivera’s “Beautiful Boy,” through May 20, and various contemporary artists’ “Domestic Affairs: Domesticity, Identity, and the Home,” through May 6, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

3-D Open Session Learn the basics of 3-D design and fabrication, create your own Tinkercad account, best for ages 10-and-over, younger children welcome when accompanied by an adult, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., reserve, 401-846-1573 or sconner@middletownri.com.

Library Open House Learn what the library has to offer, refreshments served, crafts for children and teens, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org

NAM Winter Speaker Series Roger Mandle, museum consultant and former president of the Rhode Island School of Design, presents “The Future of Museums,” 2 p.m., $8-$20, reserve, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Film Screening South County Filmmakers present the premiere of “Through the Red Door,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., two screenings, 2 and 4:30 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Children’s Art Workshop Children 6-12 create a galaxy in a jar, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Instagram Basics Learn how to create an account, post your own pictures and more, bring your mobile devices, download the app before arriving for class, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Seal Tour Watch seals on Citing Rock in Newport Harbor from a Save the Bay vessel, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 2-3 p.m., $17-$22, register, 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

Newport County Youth Chorus Concert A performance by the Newport County Youth Chorus and MixTapes, Salve Regina’s mixed a cappella group, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 3 p.m., donations appreciated, newportcountyyouthchorus@gmail.com.

Owl Prowl Learn about owls, hike to hear and spot them, go indoors to meet a captive owl and enjoy hot chocolate, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5-6:30 p.m., rain date Jan. 27, $10-$12, register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 19.

Sunday

January 21

Beach Bounce 9 a.m. See Jan. 19.

Wellness Marketplace Newport Wellness Week starts with a Wellness Marketplace, learn about personal fitness training, nutrition, yoga, essential oils and massage/spa treatments, Newport Visitor Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission, Wellness Week continues through Jan. 28 with events and discounts, discovernewport.org/newport-wellness week.

Motors and Mimosas View the exhibit while enjoying mimosas, coffee and pastries, Audrain Auto Museum, 222 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-noon, $15, 401-856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org.

Piano and Violin Concert The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents a concert featuring pianist Constantine Finehouse and violinist Daniel Kurganov, reception follows, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations welcomed, 401-423-0515.

Seal Tour 2-3 p.m. See Jan. 20. International Film Series “Intouchables” (French/R), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

January 22

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 21.

Babies and Yearlings Program Children up to 18 months with a caregiver enjoy a short program and play time, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Beach Bounce 10 a.m. See Jan. 19.

Jamestown Preschool Story Time Children 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11

a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Redwood Story Time Children 3-and-under with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and toys, Redwood Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Middletown Family Story Time Children of all ages enjoy stories, songs, games and rhymes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

Make It, Take It Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, best for ages 4-and-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tweens Only Maker Lab Children 8-12 use the 3-D printer, Scratch programming, bring a T-shirt if you would like to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., space limited, first-come, first-served, 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 Knitting 101 Teens are taught basic knitting, supplies provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “The Sherlockian,” by Graham Moore, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

January 23

Portsmouth Story Time Children 3-5 enjoy stories, songs and a craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tales for Twos Two-year-olds with a caregiver enjoy read-alouds, rhymes, finger plays and songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown Playful Preschoolers Story Time Children 3-5 with an adult enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, a craft or activity and play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion Discuss “The Song of the Lark,” by Willa Cather, newcomers and walk-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Library Matinee Watch “Marshall” (2017/PG-13), a biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Bring your device and get help from a reference librarian, Portsmouth 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.

Maker Lab Open Studio Drop in to work on your 3-D or other projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryr.org.

Cat Yoga Adoptable cats and kittens have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class, bring a mat, not your cat, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $20, register, 401-846-8276, potterleague.org.

Wednesday

January 24

Portsmouth Story Time 10 a.m. See Jan. 23.

Jamestown Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m., children 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Middletown Toddler Story Time Read-alouds, songs, rhymes, movement, playtime and a craft or activity for children 20-36 months, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Explore text formatting and editing, insert images, create tables and columns, utilize email attachments and flash drives to save and share files at a Microsoft Word 2016 workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades Seven and Up Book Club Discuss book one of “The Reader: The Sea of Ink and Gold,” by Traci Chee, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Program Children 6-12 learn art techniques and complete a painting on canvas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Reducing Stress through Meditation Dr. Alan Post describes the benefits of meditation, teaches a simple meditation technique, and holds a short meditation sitting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Immigration Round Table Community discussion on immigration, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45

p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Island Park 1898-1938 Town historian Jim Garman gives an illustrated lecture about Island Park from 1898-1938, food trucks available, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., portsmouthhistorical.org.

Thursday

January 25

Portsmouth Toddler Time Two-year-olds enjoy songs, finger plays, a story and a craft, register if you would like your child to do the craft, 10-10:45 a.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., 401-683-9457 x4, portsmouthlibrary.org.

The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer Get a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at the gardens of Chanticleer, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $10-$15, reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/adult-lectures-workshops.

Newport Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 9:30 a.m., children 3-4 with a caregiver, 11 a.m., register, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

STEAM Club Children 7-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Teens bring photos and memorabilia to scrapbook, library provides materials, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., registration requested, 401-847-8720 x206, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Opening reception for “Focal Point,” Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual open juried entry photography show, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Jamestown Arts Center Talk “Shifting Your Lens: Creating Greater Possibility and Peace in Challenging Relationships,” with Kim Fuller, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 26

Newport Baby Play Time Children 2-and-under with a caregiver enjoy toys, music and board books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Bilingual Spanish Story Time Bilingual stories, special activities and free play for children from

infants to 8-year-olds, caregiver must be present, activities focus on children 3-5, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Music Fest Chamber Music Series Features violinist Sirena Huang and pianist Robert Koenig, reception follows, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $40, reserve, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 19.

Saturday

January 27

Redwood Book Club Discuss Amor Towles’ “A Gentleman from Moscow,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

STEAM Play Day Features LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

NAM Winter Lecture Series Edward Achorn, editorial pages editor of the Providence Journal, presents “The Scoop: The Fate of Newspapers in the Digital Age,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $8-$20, reserve, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Static Electricity STEM Lab

Explore the power of static electricity, best for ages 4-and-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Family Movie Children 6-12 enjoy “My Little Pony The Movie” and a light snack, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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 Jan. 19.

Sunday

January 28

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels bring binoculars and prowl the trails with experts, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Advanced Winter Hiking Hike snowy ridge trails and take in the panoramic scenery, return inside for hot chocolate and tea, participants are encouraged to bring lunch, snowshoes welcome but not necessary, recommended for active adults, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m., $12-$15, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport String Project Featured are works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Schoenfeld performed by musicians of the Newport String Project along with special guests Jeff Louie, piano, and Elizabeth Stefan, viola, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., admission by donation, proceeds support Newport String Project, 401-847-0292, newportstringproject.org.

Concert Enjoy “Cowboy and Lady,” featuring Tyler James-Kelly of the Silks and Jess Powers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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