2019-01-17 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 17

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

Yachting History Society Discussion All are welcome to share stories of early “one designs,” International Yacht Restoration School, 149 Thames St., 2 p.m., free parking passes at ground floor office, varnishman@gmail.com.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed critters from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324- 6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Toastmasters Learn how to enhance public speaking and leadership skills with the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club, open to the public, Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road, Middletown, 5:30 p.m. networking and set up, 5:45-7 p.m. meeting, islandfoghorns.org.

Exhibit Opening Reception Conanicut Island Art Association photo exhibit, “The Best in Snow,” food and prize presentations, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5-7:30 p.m., public welcome, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Oreo Challenge Teens in grades 6-12 taste Oreos and try to figure out the flavors, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘ARC’ Book Club Advanced Readers Copy Book Club (ARC) gives teens access to the hottest young adult books before they’re published, and then discuss over snacks, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday Evening Book Discussion Adults discuss “Exit West,” by Mohsin Hamid, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

January 18

Youth Night Fridays Grades 4-8 enjoy basketball, swimming, art space, gymnastics center fun, bring water bottle, swimsuit and towel, 6-9 p.m., arrive by 6:30 p.m. to be included in pizza count, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, $10-$12, 401- 847-9200, newportymca.org.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $18, 401- 849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 19

Newport Wellness Week Health and wellness events, various venues, through Jan. 25, discovernewport.org/newport wellness-week.

Kids’ Winter Crafting Preschoolers up to fifth graders drop in to craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Hoods Up’ Check out the engines under the hoods of more than 70 cars and rev your own engines on racing simulators, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Jan. 20, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Wake and Create Art program for children 6-10 with a caregiver, today’s theme is geometric design and patterning in Islamic art, Newport Art Museum’s Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, tickets highly recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

LEGO Fun Children 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

U.S. Politics Lecture "Putting Together the Pieces in U.S. Politics Today," Q&A, conversation, tea, coffee, light fare and desserts, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $15-$20, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Vegan Potluck Free vegan potluck, bring a vegan dish for four to share, along with a plate and flatware, Channing Church’s Parish House, 135 Pelham St., 6 p.m., cosponsored by Seaside Rabbits and Channing Church’s Green Committee, islandseasiderabbits@gmail.com, 401-846-0643 or 860-933-2589.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 18.

Sunday

January 20

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.

Community ‘Bodypump’ Launch Class is free and open to the community as part of Newport Wellness Week, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8 a.m., Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m., 401-847-9200, marciannea@newportymca.org.

Guided Bird Walk Count as many bird species as you can with an experienced guide, learn how to identify common year-round residents and seasonal migrants, all birding levels welcome, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m. See Jan. 19.

Chamber Music Musica Dolce performs pieces by Bach, Brahms, Poulenc, Beethoven and Mozart, instruments include piano, clarinet, violin, viola and cello, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations, musicadolce.org/20182019-season.

Concert of Gospel Music The combined choirs of Community Baptist Church and Mount Zion A.M.E. Church present a program of spirituals, gospel music and brief narration of Black History in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday

January 21

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.

Shakespeare Enthusiasts All are welcome to read Shake- speare, no experience necessary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Mondays, except holidays, 5 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Community ‘Bodypump’ Launch 5:30 p.m. See Jan. 20.

Tuesday

January 22

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.

Professional Violinist Speaks Betty Hauk, a professional violinist who played for President Kennedy at the White House, talks about her life and hearing loss, short musical selections and Q&A, Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., 12:30- 1:30 p.m., free, RSVP, msaunders@mlkccenter.org.

Library Matinee "Old Man and the Gun" Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Adults drop in with devices, passwords and library card if using Overdrive or Libby and get assistance from librarians, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Drop-In Gadget Help Adults bring in their devices and learn the basics of how to get the most of them, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rooster Readers Book Club Children in grades 3-5 talk about books nominated for the R.I. Children’s Book Award, today’s discussion is on “Dream Jumper,” by Greg Grunberg, work on a related activity, registration preferred, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Bring photos and memorabilia and learn to scrapbook, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Aquidneck Island Chess Club All ages and levels welcome, bring a set if you have one, sets available, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Wednesday

January 23

Ladies Only Group Bike Ride Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., 6:30- 8 a.m., bikenewport.org.

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.

Silent Book Club No mandatory readings or discussions, teens just relax for an hour, read whatever they want, and enjoy a few snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Painting Class Children 6-12 learn simple painting technique and complete a paint project on canvas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 7-and-Up Book Club Teens discuss “Children of Blood and Bone,” by Tomi Adeyemi, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Shakespeare A lively reading of selected works from the Bard, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:45-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Drop in to knit and crochet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

January 24

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.

‘Rosecliff-Hangers’ Meet at the newly-refurbished rose garden to hear tales of intrigue and murder, part of the history of the property, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., advance ticket purchase required, $10-$15, 401-847-1000 x178, newportmansions.org.

Chess Club For beginners and more advanced players, ages 12 to adult, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Concert Performance by The Naticks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

DIY Sock Puppets Teen activity, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., registration preferred, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

January 25

Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.

Youth Night Fridays 6 p.m. See Jan. 18.

Charity Fundraiser The Mosaic Club holds a party and game night for charity, bring a game or deck of cards, Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 6 p.m., $25, for information and tickets contact Maggie Wiggins, 401-841-9008.

Saturday

January 26

Puppet Film and Fun Short films and art projects for children 7-and-over accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., $5 per person, reserve, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Redwood Book Club All are welcome to discuss “Fogland Point,” by Doug Burgess, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Tween Crafting Program Featured craft is picture frames, for ages 8-12, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-2 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Classical Guitar Concert Mychal Gendron presents “Espana: Spanish Masterworks of the 17th- 20th Centuries,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Museum’s Speaker Series “The Character of the Artist and the Artist as a Character,” with Ben Davis, national contemporary art critic for Artnet News, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $15-$20, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Local Author Visit Rebecca Killian reads her new children’s book, “Meet Little Bexda!” to ages 4-9, books available for purchase and signing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal Tour Join experts aboard a Save the Bay vessel to view seals on Citing Rock, binoculars provided, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 2-3 p.m., through Jan. 27, $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

Owl Prowl Learn how to ID owl species by sight and call, and then listen for wild owls on a short hike, return indoors for hot chocolate and meet an owl, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, register, 5-6:30 p.m., rain date Feb. 2, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 18.

Sunday

January 27

Reading Across R.I. Event Attendees enjoy a preview performance by Living Literature and receive a paperback edition of ‘What the Eyes Don't See,” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, panel discussion of the book, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 1-3 p.m., $20 at Eventbrite.com, sales end at noon.

Film Screening Aquidneck Island public Jewish film series screening, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-4:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

‘Outlander’ Event “Outlander” cast finale party and live podcast, Old Colony House, Washington Square, 5-10 p.m., $91.81 (includes registration fee), tickets at Eventbrite.com.

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