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Monday, January 16, 2017

Events Calendar

Here you will find events that are taking place in and around Newport, Rhode Island.

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Dec
7
Wed
New Exhibit “This Is No Drill: The United States Enters World War II” is on NOW! @ Naval War College Museum
Dec 7 2016 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 2017 @ 4:30 pm
New Exhibit "This Is No Drill: The United States Enters World War II" is on NOW! @ Naval War College Museum |  |  |

This is No Drill features artifacts related to the events at Pearl Harbor including a metal fragment of USS Arizona, and a diorama by Robert D. Bracci entitled, “Last Liberty,” which depicts a poignant scene on the evening of 6 December 1941, as many of Arizona’s crew prepare to go ashore for what will turn out to be their final evening of rest and relaxation. Also on display is a Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve uniform worn by American Alex Cherry, and models of Japanese naval aircraft used in World War II.

The Museum is open to the public 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Mondays -Fridays throughout the year, and noon to 4:30 P.M. on weekends during June-September. It is closed on holidays. Reservations are required 7 business days prior to your visit. For reservations please call (401) 841-4052 or e-mail museum@usnwc.edu.

Jan
7
Sat
Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost @ Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery
Jan 7 – Mar 19 all-day
Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost @ Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery |  |  |

Anchor Bend Glassworks is excited to announce our Winter Show “Arctic Blast: Experiments in Frost.” Showcasing modern sandblasting & silvering techniques. Frosted handblown glass Anchors, Waves, and Sea Creatures are the centerpieces of this show.

Jan. 7th through Mar. 19th

Open Fri. & Sat., 10a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 11a.m.-5p.m. Private viewings available by request.

Jan
17
Tue
Quit Smoking…for Good! @ Middletown Courtyard Marriott
Jan 17 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Quit Smoking...for Good! @ Middletown Courtyard Marriott |  |  |

Ready to Quit Smoking? Hypnosis can make it happen!
Join this group session and be done with cigarettes for good!

Jan
20
Fri
LuLaRoe Paint Party @ Fort Adams McMacken Community Center
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LuLaRoe Paint Party @ Fort Adams McMacken Community Center |  |  |

Join Becky from Mermaid Masterpieces and Yensi from LuLaRoe for some fun!!!

We will start with you coming and selecting a fresh pair of leggings – INCLUDED in your ticket price!!!

After you pick, you will continue the fun and socializing by painting a painting that’s taught step by step so you can bring home a masterpiece!!!

This is for just $50 a person!!! You need to pay in advance to hold your spot.

We look forward to seeing you!!!

Jan
26
Thu
Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History @ Newport Historical Society Resource Center
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm
Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History @ Newport Historical Society Resource Center |  |  |

The Newport Historical Society’s current programming initiative Newport Eats focuses on food and foodways. Keeping to this popular topic, the Society is pleased to host author Sarah Schumann for the January 26th, 2017 talk Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History.

The shellfish in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island’s salt ponds have provided people with sustenance for over 2,000 years. Over time, shellfish have gained cultural significance, with their harvest becoming a family tradition and their shells offered as tokens of appreciation and represented as works of art. Schumann’s book covers the history of Rhode Island’s iconic oysters, quahogs and the well-known and lesser-known species in between, which she will highlight during her talk. She will offer the perspectives of those who catch, grow and sell shellfish, as well as of those who produce wampum, sculpture and books with shellfish — particularly quahogs — as their medium or inspiration.

A fish worker, fisher (wo)man, writer and advocate, Sarah Schumann’s fisheries activities take her from to the waters of Narragansett Bay, where she fishes for conchs, quahogs, oysters and razor clams to Bristol Bay, Alaska, where she works as a salmon cannery machinist for three months each summer. Her advocacy activities include developing a climate change adaptation blueprint with Rhode Island’s fishing industry and coordinating the activities of a small nonprofit, Eating with the Ecosystem, that aims to design and promote a “place-based approach to sustainable seafood”. She worked with the Coastal Resources Center, R.I. Sea Grant, and URI’s Coastal Institute to write her book Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History (2015).

Jan
28
Sat
January Owl Prowl @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
January Owl Prowl @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

Join NBS for the last owl prowl of the winter season. Prowl the sanctuary trails after dark in search of native owls. Learn how to identify owl species by sight and call before heading out on the trails. You will listen for wild owls who are setting up their nesting territories. After our night hike, return indoors for hot chocolate and a chance to meet our captive Barred Owl Micah up close.

Jan
29
Sun
Dvorak, Maconchy and Mendelssohn at Ochre Court @ Ochre Court
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dvorak, Maconchy and Mendelssohn at Ochre Court @ Ochre Court |  |  |

The Newport String Project returns to the beautiful surroundings of Ochre Court at Salve Regina University for high energy program of chamber music for strings.

Newport String Project directors, Ealain and EmmaLee will be joined by new Associate Musician Josie Davis for a performance of Dvorak Miniatures for Two Violins and Violas. The afternoon will also feature Elizabeth Maconchy’s String Quartet No. 3 and perennial favorite Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings.

Feb
3
Fri
Providence Boat Show 2017 @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Get ready for the boating season! The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop early and gather all the information and inspiration you’ll need to enjoy your time on the water come springtime. You’ll find out what the boating industry has in store for you with our wide selection of the latest in boats, gear, and equipment.

Providence Boat Show 2017 @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Get ready for the boating season! The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop early and gather all the information and inspiration you’ll need to enjoy your time on the water come springtime. You’ll find out what the boating industry has in store for you with our wide selection of the latest in boats, gear, and equipment.

Providence Boat Show 2017 @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Get ready for the boating season! The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop early and gather all the information and inspiration you’ll need to enjoy your time on the water come springtime. You’ll find out what the boating industry has in store for you with our wide selection of the latest in boats, gear, and equipment.

Providence Boat Show 2017 @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Get ready for the boating season! The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop early and gather all the information and inspiration you’ll need to enjoy your time on the water come springtime. You’ll find out what the boating industry has in store for you with our wide selection of the latest in boats, gear, and equipment.

Providence Boat Show 2017 @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Get ready for the boating season! The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop early and gather all the information and inspiration you’ll need to enjoy your time on the water come springtime. You’ll find out what the boating industry has in store for you with our wide selection of the latest in boats, gear, and equipment.

Providence Boat Show 2017 @ Rhode Island Convention Center
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

Get ready for the boating season! The Providence Boat Show is the best place to shop early and gather all the information and inspiration you’ll need to enjoy your time on the water come springtime. You’ll find out what the boating industry has in store for you with our wide selection of the latest in boats, gear, and equipment.

Feb
4
Sat
It’s Great to Hibernate @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
It's Great to Hibernate @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

Did the groundhog see its shadow or do we have an early spring headed our way? Join NBS educators to learn more about our nation’s favorite season-predicting rodent, hibernation and other strategies animals use to survive the winter. After meeting animal ambassadors, we will hike the trails searching for signs of animal activity.

Feb
8
Wed
Bird Feeding Basics @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bird Feeding Basics @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

It’s not too late to feed birds! Watching birds at a backyard feeder is a great way to learn about bird identification and behavior while also helping birds survive the harshest months of the year. NBS’ interactive program will cover a wide range of topics from seeds to storage to help transform your back yard into a winter oasis for our feathered friends. Families will have an opportunity to make a bird feeder out of natural materials!

Feb
17
Fri
Evening with the Raptors @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Evening with the Raptors @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

Spend a cozy evening by the fire in Mabel’s Studio, learning about local raptor species, adaptations that make them skilled hunters, and how to identify them in their natural habitat. NBS’ Red-tailed Hawk and Barred Owl will both make an appearance; proceeds directly support our care of these non-releasable wild birds. Wine, beer and dessert will be served. This special program is offered only once a year, and is a perfect after-dinner outing.

Feb
18
Sat
Colonial Food for Thought: A Newport Eats Living History Event @ Colony House
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

In 1777, Newport was occupied by British troops and a blockade prevented trade to the island. A population with a sophisticated palate, used to trade goods from all over the word, was now forced to eat local. What did people eat 240 years ago to survive the harsh winter and war-torn environment?

The Newport Historical Society will host costumed interpreters for Colonial Food for Thought: A Newport Eats Living History Event. They will share insight on what foods were eaten, when, and why, from tea to pickling, oysters to chocolate, and soldiers’ rations to spices!

This event, part of the Newport Historical Society’s Newport Eats history of food programming initiative, is offered on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10am-1pm at the Colony House on Washington Square. Admission is free. Try your hand at a colonial-inspired stamping craft. Flour sack towels yours to keep, $5 each.

Feb
23
Thu
The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You @ Newport Historical Society Resource Center
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm
The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You @ Newport Historical Society Resource Center |  |  |

Sue AnderBois, Rhode Island’s first Director of Food Strategy, will discuss the soon-to-be-released Rhode Island Food Strategy, how it was developed, major key initiatives of the strategy, and how it relates to all Rhode Islanders.

Mar
5
Sun
Meet the Animal Ambassadors @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Animal Ambassadors @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

If you love animals, stop in for this hands-on experience at NBS! Meet animal ambassadors up close, and learn what reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds all have in common. Don’t forget your wildlife questions—we will discuss local species and what you can do to help protect our scaly, slimy, furry and feathered friends.

Mar
15
Wed
Woodcock Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Woodcock Walk @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

Join NBS staff to learn more about the special adaptations of the American Woodcock, an elusive woodland shorebird that begins its early mating season before many other species. The highlight of this program is a twilight walk through the woodland-bordered fields as we search for displaying Woodcocks. The wonderful “sky dance” of this aerial acrobat is a reminder that spring is on its way.

Mar
23
Thu
Waterfowl Watch @ Norman Bird Sanctuary
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Waterfowl Watch @ Norman Bird Sanctuary |  |  |

March is a great time to observe waterfowl such as ducks, geese, and swans that have traveled to overwintering grounds here in RI. Join us as we search the Sakonnet River and nearby Gardiner Pond for waterfowl. Along the way we will learn the importance of shape, size, and field marks while exploring an often-overlooked family of birds. Parking is at the Third Beach Education Center (across from Peabody’s Beach). Dress warmly for the weather.

Apr
1
Sat
Newport RFC vs. Mystic River Rugby @ The Joseph "Jay" Kirwin Memorial Rugby Pitch
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Kick-off will be at 1:00 pm

B-side Match to follow A-Side Match

https://www.facebook.com/events/113065575811265/

Jun
4
Sun
2017 Newport 10 Miler @ Fort Adams State Park
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – Jun 4 @ 10:30 pm

We are excited to announce the fifth annual Newport 10 Miler benefiting the Fort Adams Trust!

The course prominently features Newport’s scenic coastal views and ends with a truly unique finish as participants enter Fort Adams through the north gate and finish on the parade field.

This is a limited field event and has sold out each of the past two years. Runners will recieve finisher medals, technical tee-shirts, free participant photos, post race beer (21+ participants only) and names on bibs (if registered before April 30)!

Registration will open on September 26th!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1727243337526607/

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