2014-01-10 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

January 9

Business Before Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, Train with Jane Athletics and Pilates, 699 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 8-9 a.m., members free, non-members $25, 401-847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

‘If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Intro to the E-Zone Bring your electronics device and learn how to download free library books and audio books from the Ocean State Libraries, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., bring your library card, PIN, device, password and account information, call 401-423-7280 for more information and to reserve.

Friday

January 10

Beach Bounce Easton’s Beach rotunda ballroom features four bouncy houses for kids up to ten years of age, open Fridays – Mondays until March 2, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $7 per child, 401-845-5810 or cityofnewport.com/beach.

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., open for self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

‘Snow White’ Newport Children’s Theatre production at Portsmouth Middle School, 125 Jepson Lane, 7 p.m., tickets are $10, seniors $8, children under 12 $6, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Owl Prowl Learn about and hike to listen for these nocturnal raptors, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., ages 8+, members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 11

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m., see Jan. 10.

Saturday Book Club Discuss “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

More Geology Rocks! Learn about local geology from Hanging Rock to the Price Neck Rock formation, different topic each hour, best for ages 12+, Sachuest Point NWR, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, drop in anytime between 12-4 p.m., free.

Books and Authors Series Dr. Sylvester “Skip” Sviokla III will discuss his book, “From Harvard to Hell and Back: A Doctor’s Journey Through Addiction to Recovery,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Mad Science Saturday Middletown Library makes learning about volcanos fun, build your own and watch it erupt, ages 5+, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

Winter Lecture Series Begins Darrell West, of the Brookings Institution, kicks off the Newport Art Museum’s 2014 series with “Changes Ahead? A Look Forward to Midterms,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Snow White’ 2 and 7 p.m. See Jan. 10 for details.

Documentary Film Series Redwood Library screens “Buena Vista Social Club,” 3 p.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Common Fence Concert Common Fence Music hosts John Gorka, world-renowned singersongwriter and series favorite, harvest soups and baked goods available, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the folk tailgate picnic, concert 8 p.m., tickets $25 in advance, $28 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 10.

Free Concert at Grand J. Geils Tribute by Danny Klein’s Full House, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

January 12

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m., see Jan. 10.

Musical Sundays Pianist and music historian Owen Trainor will perform and discuss R.I. sheet music, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x108.

Civil War Lecture Middletown Historical Society presents “Rhode Island’s Military Involvement in the American Civil War 1861-1865,” with James McGuire, Paradise School, corner of Paradise Avenue and Prospect Street, 2 p.m., donations welcome, middletownhistory.org.

Music at Library The Friends of the Jamestown Library present The Elderly Brothers, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m.

‘Snow White’ 4 p.m. See Jan. 10 for details.

Monday

January 13

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m., see Jan. 10.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401- 619-1511, fortadams.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make ballerina snowflakes at a drop-in craft time at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required.

Tuesday

January 14

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Glamour Girls’ Lecture The Preservation Society of Newport County will present “Glamour Girls: Newport’s Debutantes in the 1930s,” by associate curator Charles J. Burns, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, register at newportmansions.org or 401-847-1000 x154.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Andy Warhol: Real Art or Just Sensationalism?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “The Round House,” by Louise Erdrich, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Art-ventures Kids 5+ explore art of pointillism by creating colorful owl faces from dots of paint, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

Wednesday

January 15

Neo Noir Film Screening “Klute” kicks off the winter series, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

After School Stories and Crafts Kids in grades K-4 enjoy stories, arts and crafts, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Meditation Lecture Dr. Alan Post discusses “Meditation and the Near Death Experience: the Universal Connection,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., free, register at 401- 846-1573.

Teen Movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” screens at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., free, pizza, snacks, 401-847-8720 x206.

Photo Guild Meeting Members critique night with Christopher Alvanas, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., free, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

January 16

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Carrying the Torch: Maud Howe Elliott and the American Renaissance,” by curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers

$5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World,” by Lincoln Paine, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. NHS Talk Dr. Elyssa Tardif presents “They Gets a Bad Name by the Widow: Dinah Sisson’s Disbanding of the Free African Union Society,” Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Short Film Series “Short Films of Art & Design,” from the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 17

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m., see Jan. 10.

NBS Begins Lunch Tours Guided tour, with lunch at the Paradise Farmhouse, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12 p.m., $12, reserve at 401-846-2577.

‘Evening’ at Casino The International Tennis Hall of Fame screens “Evening,” shot in and around Newport, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., ITHF members free, non-members $12, reserve at 401-324-4072 or programs@tennisfame.com.

Saturday

January 18

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m., see Jan. 10.

Winter Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, St. Mary’s Church Hall, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Art Marathon Twelve-hour art event where members of the community are invited to draw, write and make art, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., bring supplies, dry media or watercolors only, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., free, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Middletown Authors Circle Local authors 18+ meet at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1-3 p.m. Coffee Tasting Free tastings of coffees from around the world, Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 1-3 p.m.

Books and Authors Series Richard J. King, senior lecturer at Williams College and Mystic Seaport, will discuss his new book, “The Devil’s Cormorant: A Natural History,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

Puppet Show Roy Drew presents interactive puppet show with songs, stories and silliness, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, non-members $2, 401-847- 0292.

Winter Lecture Series Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, Conn. state archeologist, will present “The Mystery of Vampires in New England,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

January 19

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m., see Jan. 10.

Food, Folk & Fun Seamen’s Church Institute kicks off monthly series with Billy Mitchell, brunch at 11:30 a.m., music runs 12:30-2 p.m., 18 Market Square, $15, proceeds support community meal program, reservations required, 401-847-4260.

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