2018-11-15 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 15

Read/Eat/Chat All are welcome to bring lunch and discuss “The Muralist,” a novel by B.A. Shapiro, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Coloring Program 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.

Cruising Coastal Waterways Talk Free and open to the public, this Yachting History Society meeting continues its discussion on coastal waterways and sharing stories and literature about cruising, International Yacht Restoration School library, 449 Thames St., 2 p.m., 843- 906-6682, varnishman@gmail.com.

Tween DIY Bowtruckles Children ages 8-12 celebrate the “Fantastic Beasts” movie by crafting their own Bowtruckle, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

ARC Book Club for Teens Advanced Readers Copies Book Club (ARC) gives teens access to the hottest young adult titles before they’re published, read and review them for the next meeting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program All are welcome to discuss William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Learn about and assist in feeding some critters from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, must register by 4:30 p.m., 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

Toastmasters Island Foghorns Toastmasters meets the first and third Thursdays monthly, 5:45-7 pm., Middletown Police Department, 123 Valley Road., islandfoghorns.org.

Thanksgiving Snacks Program Teens in grades 6-12 make a chocolate pretzel turkey jar and seasoned crackers, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-8457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film Festival Jury Night Adults, children ages 5-and-over and families working as a group participate in selecting films for the final program of the Providence Children’s Film Festival, parents must accompany children, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., registration recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Rose Island Fundraiser Food, fun, silent auction, Cappy’s, 8 Memorial Blvd., 6-9 p.m., 401- 847-4242, roseisland.org.

Thursday Book Discussion Adults discuss “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ukulele Workshop Introduction to playing the ukulele for ages 13-and-over, ukulele and music stand required, music provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wild Edibles Presentation A naturalist gives a 90-minute slide presentation on foraging for wild mushrooms and plants, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30- 8 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre “Shrek the Musical,” Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7 p.m., $7-$12 in advance, $10-$15 at the door, jamestowncommunitytheatre.com.

Kicking and Screening Enjoy dance films from local, national and international choreographers, Q&A follows, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Tartuffe’ Portsmouth High School drama club presents “Tartuffe,” 120 Education Lane, 7 p.m., through Nov. 17, $5-$10, 401-683-2124.

Friday

November 16

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.

Christmas Craft Teens and adults make a paper Christmas tree, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Card-Making Workshop Learn to cut your own simple stencils to create multiple cards in various colors, bring a couple of images to work with, materials provided, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 1:30-4 p.m., $25, email workshops@portsmoutharts.org, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Parents’ Night Out Dinner, movie, craft and a story for children in grades K-6, St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, 5-9 p.m., $10 per child, $25 for family of three, register by Nov. 14, saintp525@gmail.com.

Yachting Community’s Thanksgiving Gift Annual Thanksgiving fundraiser by Newport's yachting community for the Martin Luther King Center, Seamen's Church Institute and Newport Community Schools food bank, IYAC, 536 Thames St., 5:30 p.m., $20 suggested donation.

Humanities Happy Hour Learn about the “Jamestown: Rhode Island’s First Line of Defense” Rhode Tour, speaking program, beer and wine by donation, light appetizers, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., register, 401-590-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Opening Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild Holiday Extravaganza Art Show, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., handmade crafts for sale, 1-5 p.m., through Dec. 16, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Movember Fundraiser Team Newport Muzzy kickoff, to raise funds for men’s cancer research, Audrain Automobile Museum, 222 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., $45 in advance, $60 at door, moteam.co/newport-muzzy.

Portuguese Night Dinner Dance All are welcome for dinner, 6:30 p.m., dancing, 7-10 p.m., music by the Silvertones, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, $20 adults, $8 ages 12-and-under, call Mary Silveria, 401-683-0752 or the parish office, 401-683-1343, for tickets.

‘Tartuffe’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 15.

Jamestown Community Theatre 7 p.m. See Nov. 15.

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

November 17

Newport County Days Newport County residents enjoy free admission to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with proof of residency, through Nov. 18, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions Music, tours, spectacular decorations at The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, times vary, through Jan. 1, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Hoods Up Weekend Check out motors and more, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10-4 p.m., through Nov. 18, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

French Conversation People speaking all levels of French are welcome to this weekly drop-in conversation group, French Confection, 72 East Main Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., alliancefrancaisenewportri.org.

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.

Wake and Create Family-oriented art program, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free to members and youth under 18, program included in nonmembers’ museum admission fee, 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.

Harvest Centerpiece Workshop Create a centerpiece for Thanksgiving, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., $40, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Newport History Walking Tour Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $15-$20, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Redcoats at the Redwood At this living history event more than 25 costumed interpreters recreate life in Newport during the height of the British occupation, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2-6 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Community Theatre 2 and 7 p.m. See Nov. 15.

‘Tartuffe’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 15.

Brown Trinity Rep Performances “Julius Caesar,” 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 18, “The Comedy of Errors” (Spanish/ English), 5 p.m., Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., prices vary, 401-590-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Mystery at the Museum “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Nov. 16.

Sunday

November 18

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders bring binoculars and join a naturalist to prowl the best bird-watching sites, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdnovsanctuary.org.

Newport County Days See Nov. 17.

Hoods Up Weekend 10 a.m. See Nov. 17.

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., $5-$15, reservations strongly suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Piano Concert Vassily Primakov and Ben Capps, piano/cello duo, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423-1762.

Jamestown Community Theatre 2 p.m. See Nov. 15.

Brown Trinity Rep Performances 5 p.m. See Nov. 17.

Monday

November 19

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.

Flowering Shrubs Program Learn about new varieties of flowering shrubs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Needles Galore Knitting group for beginners and more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Read to a Dog Children 5-12 read to a therapy dog, bring a book or use one of the library’s, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., must sign up for a 10-minute time slot, 401-847-8720, x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare Enthusiasts All are welcome to read Shakespeare, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Mondays, except holidays, 5 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Table Game Mondays Play modern favorites such as Settlers of Catan and classics such as chess and checkers, all ages, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

November 20

Tuesday Matinee “BlacKKKlansman” (2018/R), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Book Group Monthly discussion of great works of literature, today’s focus is on “What Blooms from Dust,” all are welcome, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 6 p.m., weddings@emmanuelnewport.org.

Adult Book Discussion Discussion of “The Good House,” by Ann Leary, all are welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

November 21

Kids’ Thanksgiving Parade Children 6-12 create balloon characters while watching past Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parades projected on the wall, then march their balloon creations around the library, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Adult Book Discussion 2:30 p.m. See Nov. 20.

Grades 5-6 Book Club Discussion of “Scar Island,” by Dan Gemeinhart, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ Ballet by Island Moving Company, Rosecliff, 584 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Thursday

November 22

Newport County YMCA Pie Run Entrants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item, the 5-mile road race and 3-mile noncompetitive walk/jog start and end at the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m., register, fees vary, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Thanksgiving Dinner All are welcome to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, free, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Friday

November 23

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 16.

Library Movie “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2009/ PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Holiday Lantern Tour Hear the history of early American holiday traditions and how Newporters observed the holiday on an evening walk, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 4 p.m., through Nov. 24, $10-$15, advance tickets, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ 4 and 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 21.

Illuminated Boat Parade Goat Island causeway to King Park and back to the causeway, view from Newport Yacht Club, open to the public, Bowen's Wharf, Bannister's Wharf and points around Newport Harbor, 6:15-9:15 p.m., newportshipyard.com.

Dinner Theater “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas,” Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., various dates/times/prices, through Dec. 31, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

Saturday

November 24

Redwood Book Club Discussion of Alexander Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

French Conversation 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 17.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 17.

LEGO Fun 11 a.m. See Nov. 17.

Seal Tour Join experts aboard a Save the Bay vessel to view seals on Citing Rock, binoculars provided, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 1-2 p.m. and 2-3 p.m., through Nov. 25, $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

Holiday Lantern Tour 4 p.m. See Nov. 23. Lighthouse Lighting and Fun Adults and kids are welcome to enjoy the lighting of the historic lighthouse, carolers, spiked cider, and live music at the Regent Cocktail Club, Gurney’s, 1 Goat Island, 5:30-8 p.m., 401-851-3385.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Nov. 17.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

Sunday

November 25

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 18. Custom Silhouettes Have a custom silhouette made for you in five minutes, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $30, purchase tickets and select a time slot online, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Seal Tour 1 and 2 p.m. See Nov. 24.

‘Newport Nutcracker’ 6 p.m. See Nov. 21.

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