2018-11-08 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

November 8

Newport Restaurant Week Specially priced two-course lunches and three-course dinners at dozens of area restaurants through Nov. 11, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Art Exhibit Public, multi-media exhibit highlights scholarly and artistic achievements of faculty in the departments of art and art history, shown through Nov. 18, Salve Regina’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, salve.edu/events.

Field of Artisans Holiday Market Pop-up holiday market, open to all, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., salve.edu/ events.

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.

Decorating with Pumpkins Teens decorate a pumpkin with paint or other materials to make a seasonal creation, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Sunset Bike Ride Includes 16-, 14- and 9.5-mile options, Melville Campground, 181 Bradford St., Portsmouth, 6-7:30 p.m., details/regulations 401-619- 4900, bikenewportri.org.

Essential Oils Presentation Learn about essential oils and their benefits for better health and living, make a small pillow spray sample, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Opening Reception Jamestown Arts Center members’ show, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., shown through Dec. 6, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Author Talk “Myths in American History,” with Frank Grzyb, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., reserve, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film Screening “Looking for Oum Kulthum,” by Shirin Neshat, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., $8-$10, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Friday

November 9

Community Events Collaboration Community groups, organizations, clubs and businesses discuss spring programs and events, collaborate on ideas and themes and avoid duplication of events, topics and dates, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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 Restaurant Week See Nov. 8.

Knitting 101 Bring 6 mm or U.S. size 10 wood or bamboo needles, yarn provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Card-Making Workshop Carve a design into a linoleum block, then ink and use to print multiple cards, bring a couple of images to work from, materials provided, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 1:30-4 p.m., $25, email workshops@portsmoutharts.org, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Artist’s Reception “Forever Flowers” by Peter Dickison, Tiffany Peay Jewel Box, 152 Mill St., 4 - 7 p.m., tiffanypeay.com.

Library Film “If I Stay” (2014/PG-13), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Discuss “The Scarlet Letter,” chapters 13-24, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Opening Reception “Unravel,” includes live music, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, 491 Thames St., 5-8 p.m., 401-612- 6121, coastalcontemporarygallery.com.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

November 10

Harvest Crafts Fair Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-423-1651.

Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., 401- 638-4106.

Craft Fair All Saints STEAM Academy, 915 West Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., allsaintsacademy.org.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 8.

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair Local and professional crafters offer hand-crafted, one of a kind items, Easton's Beach rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fairsandfestivals.net.

Harvest Festival Live music, vendors, bonfire, hay rides, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

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.

Herb Walk Identification and discussion of uses of many edible and medicinal herbs that grow at the farm, Spruce Acres, 1286 East Main Road, Middletown, 11 a.m., note parking guidelines on registration link, 401-849-2799, ailt.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.

Beach Clean-Ups Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Portsmouth’s Weaver Cove and Melville Park, 181 Bradford Ave., noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.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, 1-2 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Teen Crafting for a Cause Teens in grades 6-12 get community service hours by doing projects such as cards for sick kids, instruction and supplies provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Family Movie “Incredibles 2” (PG), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Spiritual Sensations An evening of clairvoyance with medium Andrew Dee, Howard Johnson Hotel, 351 West Main Rd., Middletown, 5 p.m., $55 includes all fees, for tickets call Barbara, 239-200-1174 or andrewdee.com.

Benjamin Franklin Lecture The story of how Benjamin Franklin, the first great American “cosmopolitan,” tried to see the future of globalization in the fortunes of Australia and New Zealand, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-6 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Bring a vegan Thanksgiving dish for four to share, also a plate and flatware to eat with, Channing Memorial Church Parish House, 6 p.m., free, 860-933-2589, 401-846- 0643, islandseasiderabbits@gmail.com.

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.

Voices in Harmony Choral Concert Choral and a cappella ensembles from Salve and Bryant University perform classical and contemporary music, Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., 401- 341-2295, salve.edu/events.

Comedy Night Fundraiser Portsmouth Lions Club raises money to support Aquidneck Island charities, cash bar, raffles, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 tickets, johnmbuttler84@yahoo.com.

Extensions Dance Company Fall Preview The public is welcome to see new works by several choreographers, Q&A, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-341-2422, salve.edu/events.

Improv Comedy 7 p.m. See Nov. 9.

Sunday

November 11

Holiday Bazaar Fundraiser 10 a.m. See Nov. 10.

Holocaust Memorial Program A memorial program for Kristallnacht, the beginning of the Holocaust, screening of a documentary by Newporter Aaron Ginsburg, Touro Synagogue, Gale House, 85 Touro St., 10 a.m., 401-847-4794.

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.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 8.

Seal Tour 2 p.m. See Nov. 10.

Artist’s Reception “View,” by Judy Chaves, Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design, 9A Bridge St., 3-5 p.m., shown thru Nov. 18, 401-835-7682, jessicahagen.com.

Candlelight Concert of Remembrance In observance of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, reception follows, St. John’s Church, corner of Washington and Willow streets, 4 p.m., $10-$15, 401-848-0561, saintjohns-newport.org, tickets available at brownpapertickets.com by searching “Candlelight.”

Four Bridges Bluegrass Quartet Traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, St. Columba’s Chapel church hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 4 p.m., $20, 401- 847-5571.

Monday

November 12

Free Day at the Y Everyone’s invited to a free day at the Y, includes free breakfast, starting at 8:30 a.m., YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 401-847-9200.

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, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opening Adults and families welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Ave., 1-3:30 p.m.

Seal Tour 3 p.m. See Nov. 10.

Military Courage Public Lecture "Elite Souls: The Anatomy of Modern Military Courage," with Dr. Ray Raymond, former senior advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m., salve.edu/events.

Arts Around the Fire Guest speaker Tuni Schartner, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Innovate Newport, Salvation Cafe, 6 - 8 p.m.

Seamen’s Church Institute Event Open to the public, the institute’s annual meeting includes a talk on Rhode Island’s aquaculture industry, raw bar reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the institute’s marine industry educational exhibit, the Discovery Deck, 18 Market Square, 6-8 p.m., $10 suggested donation, RSVP, 401- 847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Tuesday

November 13

Library Matinee “Ocean’s 8” (2018/PG-13), starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rabbit Demonstration Seaside Rabbits present "Handling Your House Rabbit," PetValu, 99 East Main Rd., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., free, 860-933-2589, islandseasiderabbits@gmail.com.

Intro to Machine Sewing Learn about the machine, complete a project, no experience required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ocean Science Talk Talk on the impact of ocean noise on marine life at Clean Ocean Access’s open meeting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Rare Book Appraisal Talk Kenneth Gloss, rare book expert and Antiques Road Show appraiser talks about the value of old and rare books, Q&A session, free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them (or will do at Brattle Book Shop in Boston), Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

November 14

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion of “Stef Soto, Taco Queen,” by Jennifer Torres, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Adults discuss “Following Atticus,” by Tom Ryan, newcomers welcome,

Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Democracy and the Press Discussion of the historical relationship between the U.S. presidency and the press, wine and cheese, Channing Church Learning Center, 135 Pelham St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5 donation requested, 401- 846-0643.

Photography Talk and Exhibit Mike Dooley presents his approach to preparing for and photographing landscapes and seascapes, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., newportphotoguild.org.

‘Newport Castle’ Providence Lyceum film production “Newport Castle” screens at Newport Artillery Company, 7:30 p.m., $10, donations to benefit the Newport Artillery Company.

Car Museum Movie Night “Bullitt” (PG/1968), Academy Award-winning mystery/thriller starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset, living room seating, popcorn and soft drinks, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-9 p.m., members free, $8 general public, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

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 1 p.m. See Nov. 8.

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.

Opening Reception “Winter’s Edge,” all-media, juried show presented by Conanicut Art Association, public welcome, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Jan. 4, artinjamestown@gmail.com, conanicutartassociation.com.

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.

Thursday Evening 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., $5-$10, 401-683-2124.

Friday

November 16

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 3, 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.

‘Tartuffe’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 15.

Improv Comedy 7 p.m. See Nov. 9.

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.

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.

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.

Redcoats at the Redwood At this living history event, more that 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.

‘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 7 p.m. See Nov. 10.

Improv Comedy 7 p.m. See Nov. 9.

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.

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

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

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